Daily Reading

Thursday, January 27, 2022
January 27th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsI John 2:28-5:20 We read again the last two verses of chapter two because they fit in with the theme of "little children" of 3:1-3.  Remember, the verse number and chapter breaks are later additions to help us find our way around the Bible—they are not part of the God-inspired text.  How can we tell who are the children of God and who are the children of the devil (2:28-...
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
January 26th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJudeI John 1-2 Jude is a half-brother of Jesus but identifies himself as Christ's servant.  He strongly warns Christians to be aware of false teachers who "crept in unnoticed" (verse 4).  What are qualities that identify these false teachers?  Jude 20 begins a section of encouragement concluded by a wonderful benediction.  Are there individuals who come to mind as you ...
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
January 25th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsII Peter 1-3 Peter reminds us of the great resources that are ours as believers (1:3-4).  Because we have these resources, we should resolve to make every effort to grow by climbing the staircase of qualities listed in 1:5-7.  If we do this, the results will be as described in 1:8-11.  All of this is so important that Peter continues to remind us until we can recall it e...
Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsII Timothy 1-4 In this, his last letter, Paul powerfully challenges Timothy to follow his example:  to not be ashamed of the gospel but to be willing to suffer for it (see 1:8 compared with 1:12).  How does II Timothy 2:2 present a multiplication factor for Biblical teaching?  Are you being a good soldier, athlete and farmer (see 2:3-7)?  How does 2:19 hold the sovereign...
Sunday, January 23, 2022
January 23rd, 2022
Preparing for Today's Message:  A"leveling up" sermonRead Hebrews 1:3-4, 2:1, 3a, 3:3, 6, 12-14, 7:25, 8:6, 9:1-10, 14, 5:11, 6:4-6, 11-12Biblical Prayer Focus:Daniel 9:17-19 Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline your ear and hear. Op...
Saturday, January 22, 2022
January 22nd, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsHebrews 10:19-13:25 Hebrews 10:19-25 reviews some of the teaching of the earlier chapters.  What are the "let us" applications found here?  Hebrews 10:26-39 is a stern warning and an encouraging word.  What is someone doing who has heard and understood the gospel but then deliberately keeps on the practice of sinning?  What does a person struggling with sin need to remem...
Friday, January 21, 2022
January 21st, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsHebrews 7:11-10:18   Psalm 110 makes clear that there would be One who would come, Who would be a priest, not in the line of Aaron (Moses' brother), but in the order of the mysterious priest-king called Melchizedek (see Genesis 14).  Why is Jesus better according to 7:23-28?  Christ is not only the better Priest that we need, but He also ministers a better covenant than ...
Thursday, January 20, 2022
January 20th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsHebrews 4:14-7:10 Today our reading begins by teaching about Jesus as the great High Priest (4:14-5:10).  There is then a pause or parenthesis in the author's argument as he warns against apostasy in 5:11-6:12 and as he gives assurance of God's promises in 6:13-20.  The main argument about how Jesus is better resumes in 7:1-10.  Here we find that Jesus is the great High ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
January 19th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsHebrews 1:1-4:13 The supremacy of Jesus is stated in 1:1-4.  Following this, the biblical case is made that Jesus is greater than angels because He is the Son of God (1:5-14) and because He took on true humanity as the Son of Man (2:5-18).  What are the warnings given in light of the supremacy of Jesus in Hebrews 2:1-4?  How is Jesus able to help us (2:14-18)?  Jesus is ...
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
January 18th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsI Peter 3:8-5:14  Peter continues teaching us how to suffer in a manner that pleases God when we are facing trials because of righteousness (versus when we are getting what we deserve for doing wrong).  What must we not do and what must we be ready to do according to 3:14-16?  I Peter 3:18-22 is a paragraph with lots of challenges in it.  The "spirits in prison" may ref...