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November 2016

Mission Trips To Burundi & Vietnam


Monday: Read Isaiah 42:1-2. What do we learn about Jesus in these verses? What surprises you about this description of Jesus? What gives you hope?

Tuesday: Read Isaiah 42:2-3. How do the images of a bruised reed and a smoldering wick describe the justice and hope that Jesus brings to life today? Where do you need to have such hope in your life? Where can you bring such justice and hope from Jesus to others today?

Wednesday: Read Isaiah 42:5-7. These verses provide a great description of what it means to serve at Christ Lutheran Church. When we serve, we bring Christ's love in works and words. How do these verses describe what it means for Jesus to be the light of the world? What does it mean for you to be Jesus' light in the world? Hos is your light shining?

Thursday: Read Luke 8:26-29. We read in the book of James (James 2:19) that even the demons know the power of God. These verses are an example of such response to Jesus from the demons possessing this man. Where do you need to pray for an awareness of God's power at work in your life? As you give thanks to God today for who He is, take time to thank Him for His power at work?

Friday: Read Luke 8:30-37. How do the crowds respond to the miracle of Jesus? On of my favorite titles for these verses is: "Solve Our Problems, But Save our Pigs." A times God does a powerful work outside of our comfort zone. Where is God stretching you to see His Power at work?

Saturday: Read Luke 8:38-39. If you were asked to tell all that God has done for you, what would you say? Who can you tell?

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.

Holding Everything Together When Your World Falls Apart


Monday: Titles reveal important information about the person to whom they refer. What are Jesus Christ’s titles in the following passages? John 13:13, Acts 2:36, Revelation 19:16. Summarize what these titles reveal about Jesus?

Tuesday: Read Colossians 1:16-17, Colossians 1:18, Romans 14:9. What do these passages say Jesus is the Lord of? Write your own definition of the word “Lord” as you feel it applies to Jesus.

Wednesday: Read Philippians 2:9-11. How has God exalted Jesus? What does it mean to “exalt”? How will every person exalt Jesus?

Thursday: Read Colossians 1:18. What place should Christ hold in a believer’s life? Read Romans 12:1. What does this passage command us to do? Why should we do this?

Friday: Read Jeremiah 29:11. How do passages like this one from Jeremiah help you to dispel fears? What are some areas in your life where there is fear? What are concrete steps you can take to surrender these areas to King Jesus?

Saturday: Read 1 Peter 5:6-7. Whenever you assume control of your life, you will soon become unhappy and anxious. What did Peter say you can do? Pray that God would help you to do what you just said.  

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.

Sing Together for Joy


Monday: Read Psalm 98:7-8. If you were to picture nature praising God as the psalmist describes, what would your picture of nature praising God look like? Why?

Tuesday: Read Psalm 98:1. How does music enhance your life of worship? Is there a new (or old) song/hymn that speaks powerfully into your life for praising God? Why has it become so special to you?

Wednesday: Read Psalm 98:6. As you go throughout your day today, how can you live your life with the LORD as King? Why is it important to remember no matter what happens (or who is elected), the LORD is still King?

Thursday: Read Psalm 98:2. How did you come to know God as Savior? How might God be using you to lead someone else to know Him? Pray for someone to come to know Jesus who doesn’t know Him as Savior yet.

Friday: Read Psalm 98:9. Take some time to confess your sins to God. Take time to name them. The Good news is the God who comes to judge also comes to reconcile. Ask God for forgiveness. Thank Him for the forgiveness He gives through Jesus.

Saturday: Read Psalm 98:3. Give thanks for God’s gift of salvation in your life. Pick a nation (people group of the world) to pray to come to know Jesus as their Savior.

You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the book The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life by Louie Giglio.

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.


2020s: Look To The Great Work Of The Future


Monday: Read Hebrews 12:1. Therefore in verse 1 refers back to all the heroes of faith from the Old Testament listed in Hebrews 11. As you look at your faith life, who are some of the heroes of faith from your past? What difference have they made in your life of faith? Who might list you as their hero of faith?

Tuesday: Read Deuteronomy 11:1. Why is love such a key word when you think of God’s commands? What happens when love is absent from obedience? What helps you remember God’s great love for you?

Wednesday: Read Hebrews 12:2. What takes your eyes off Jesus? What helps you to keep your eyes on Him?

Thursday: Read Deuteronomy 11:18-21. How did you become a follower of Jesus Christ? Who did God use to connect your hand to His? Who can you pray for to come to know Jesus?

Friday: Read Hebrews 12:3. How are you being encouraged to live out your Christian faith? Who can you encourage today?

Saturday: Read Luke 8:21. What practical change in your daily routine would help you listen to God’s Word better?

You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the books:

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.