Category: Family Worship

The Bible Train (Family Readings) 2/11-2/17

The Bible Train (Family Readings) 2/11-2/17

This week, in our guided tour of the Bible, we have some action packed readings. The showdown between YHWH and the false gods of Egypt comes to an end and YHWH is victorious. Following, the Host of Israel leave Egypt and begin their journey to the Promised Land. (Special Note: the journey to the Promised Land is a picture, or shadow, of what we as Christians endure as we journey to the ultimate Land of Promise, Heaven)

 

  • Sunday– Exodus 8:20-9:35
  • Monday–Exodus 10:1-11:10
  • Tuesday–Exodus 12:1-51
  • Wednesday–Exodus 13:17-14:31
  • Thursday–Exodus 16:1-36
  • Friday–Psalm 90
  • Saturday–Exodus 17:1-16

 

Discussion Questions

  1. What are we able to learn about God’s characteristics from the exultant prayer of Moses?
  2. God revealed Himself to Abraham as YHWH Jireh, the God Who Provides. What do we learn of God’s provision with the manna and quail experience?
  3. Another of God’s names is YHWH Shua, the God Who Saves (redeems). What do we learn about God as a redeemer in the Red Sea experience?
The Bible Train/Family Worship 2/4-2/10

The Bible Train/Family Worship 2/4-2/10

After a brief detour through the story of Job, the Bible Train concludes the story of Joseph, this week. Following that, the action begins to pick up in the story of Moses, the Deliverer.

 

  • Sunday Genesis 46:1-47:31
  • Monday Genesis 49:29-50:26
  • Tuesday Exodus 1:1-2:25
  • Wednesday Exodus 3:1-4:17
  • Thursday Exodus 4:18-5:23
  • Friday Exodus 6:1-30
  • Saturday Exodus 7:1-8:19

 

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. In Exodus 3:14, God reveals Himself as I AM. What does this tell you about the Lord?
  2. Each plague attacks one of Egypt’s deities. What message is YHWH sending through the plagues?
  3. What parallels can you find between Pharaoh and people, today, who obstinately refuse to yield to the Lord?
The Bible Train/Family Worship Readings 1/28-2/3

The Bible Train/Family Worship Readings 1/28-2/3

This week’s Bible Train stops are in the life of Joseph. Joseph, like the later prophet, Daniel, is unique in that there is nothing negative mentioned about either one in the Bible. Joseph is a type/foreshadowing of Jesus.

 

  • Sunday- Psalm 1
  • Monday- Genesis 37:1-36
  • Tuesday- Genesis 38:1-38
  • Wednesday- Genesis 39:1-40:23
  • Thursday- Genesis 41:1-57
  • Friday- Genesis 44:1-45:28
  • Saturday- Genesis 46:1-47:31

Discussion Questions

  1. Why does the Psalmist celebrate the godly? What do we learn from the comparison of the righteous and the wicked found in Psalm 1?
  2. God communicates to both Joseph and Pharaoh in dreams. What do we learn about God’s character from the experiences of communicating via dreams?
  3. We see from the experience of Joseph and his brothers that God took something that was intended for evil and turned it around for His purposes. Where have you seen something similar happen in your life?
Family Worship 1/21-1/27

Family Worship 1/21-1/27

Our Family Worship readings, this week, will take us on a sidetrack into the world of Job. It is in Job’s story that we learn why bad things happen to “good” people.

  • Sunday  Genesis 31:1-55
  • Monday Genesis 32:22-32
  • Tuesday Job 1:1-2:13
  • Wednesday Job 3:1-4:21
  • Thursday Job 19:1-21
  • Friday Job 40:1-24
  • Saturday Job 42:1-17

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What does Job’s experience teach us about Satan’s power?
  2. Since God is totally in control of our situation, what should our response be when we are in a time of trial?
  3. Does Job’s restoration really mean that God will always return us to prosperity?
Family Readings 1/14-1/20

Family Readings 1/14-1/20

Family Worship: 14 January to 20 January

 

Family dysfunction is the theme of this week’s reading. We will see Jacob and Esau struggle for family supremacy and, in the next two weeks,  we will watch the birth of a nation.

 

  • Monday: Genesis 22:1-24
  • Tuesday: Genesis 24:1-67
  • Wednesday: Genesis 25:19-34
  • Thursday: Genesis 27:1 -28:9
  • Friday: Genesis 28:10-29:14
  • Saturday: Genesis 29:14-30:43

Discussion Questions:

 

  1. What can we learn about faith from Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac in obedience to God’s command?
  2. What can we learn about the Doctrine of Resurrection from the story of sacrificing Isaac?
  3. Abraham said the Lord will provide Himself a lamb. What is foreshadowed in God providing the lamb?
  4. What do we learn about Human Nature from Esau selling his birthright for a bowl of soup?
  5. Why did God withhold children from Rachel while Leah had several? What do we learn about God from this?
Family Worship 1/7-1/13

Family Worship 1/7-1/13

Family Worship 1/7-1/13

This is week 2 of our guided tour of the Bible. This week we will look at God calling Abraham and the beginning of a Covenant People, Israel, who is God’s beloved.

 

  • Sunday: Genesis 11:27-12:9
  • Monday: Genesis 13:1-18
  • Tuesday: Genesis 15:1-21
  • Wednesday: Genesis 16:1-6
  • Thursday: Genesis 17:1-18:15
  • Friday: Genesis 18:16-19:38
  • Saturday: Genesis 21:1-34

 

Discussion Questions

  1. What, if anything, made Abram special enough for God to call him to be the Father of Many Nations?
  2. How will all the nations be blessed through Abraham?
  3. What do we learn about God from His promise of a child to Abraham and Sarah in their old age?
  4. What do we learn about God’s holiness, justice, and mercy from the account of Sodom and Gomorrah.

 

 

A New Beginning: Family Worship Readings 12/31-1/6

A New Beginning: Family Worship Readings 12/31-1/6

We begin our guided tour a day early so that we can have the Bible completed by 12/31/18. Below, you will find 7 days’ worth of readings along with discussion questions and a sample prayer. There is no set formula to use the materials so utilize them in whatever way fits your needs.

 

  • Sunday: Genesis 1:1-2:25
  • Monday: Genesis 3:1-24
  • Tuesday: Genesis 4:1-26
  • Wednesday: Genesis 6:1-22
  • Thursday: Genesis 7:1-8:22
  • Friday: Genesis 9:1-29
  • Saturday: Genesis 11:1-9

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What do we learn about God when we read about Him as the Creator?
  2. The sin of Adam and Eve was that they did not trust the revealed truth of God and disobeyed His commands. In what way’s do you find yourself tempted by the serpent’s whisper, “Did God really say…?”
  3. When God destroyed the world, in the flood, He spared Noah and His family. What does this teach us about the character of God, and especially about how He deals with sin?
  4. When the Tower of Babel was built, what were the men trying to accomplish and why did God stop them.

 

Sample prayer:

Father, please help us to see your truth in Scripture. Help us to know you better and to see the many ways that you deserve glory. In Christ’s Name and for His sake, Amen.

Advent Week: The Redeemer has come; the King is Coming

Advent Week: The Redeemer has come; the King is Coming

At last we arrive at one of the most important weeks in Redemptive History! On Advent Sunday, we celebrate the Incarnation of Christ the Redeemer and we look to the future when Christ the King returns to gather His people into the Kingdom. Our readings this week will take us through the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, The Resurrection, the Ascension, the Rapture, and the 2nd Coming. All praise to Him who sits upon the Throne and unto the Lamb!!

(Instead of Discussion Questions, this week, we will close with the Apostle’s Creed)

  • Sunday: John 1:1-18
  • Monday: John 19-21
  • Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 15:1-30
  • Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 15:31-58
  • Thursday: Acts 1:9-11, Romans 8:34, Ephesians 1:19-20, Colossians 3:1, Philippians 2:9-11, 1 Timothy 3:16, and 1 Peter 3:21-22
  • Friday: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Saturday:  Revelation 1:7

 

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

 

3rd Week of Advent: the Incarnation of Christ

3rd Week of Advent: the Incarnation of Christ

In our 3rd Week of Advent Readings, we consider one of the 3 most important moments in Redemptive History, the Incarnation, the moment when the Divine Son takes on humanity. This Incarnation, is the build up to the crescendo of redemption which came at the cross. It is here, in the birth of the Christ Child, that man’s hope of being restored to relationship with God is finally realized.

  • Sunday:  John 1:1-18
  • Monday: Luke 1:26-38
  • Tuesday: Luke 1:39-56
  • Wednesday: Luke 2:1-20
  • Thursday: Luke 2:21-40
  • Friday: Matthew 2:1-12
  • Saturday: Philippians 2:5-11

Discussion Questions:

  1. Who was Jesus before the Incarnation?
  2. How does Christ coming to earth give man hope of redemption from sin?
  3. In Sunday’s reading, we see Jesus as the Word of God. What does it mean that Jesus is the perfect expression of the Father?
Family Worship- 2nd Week of Advent

Family Worship- 2nd Week of Advent

This week we ask the question, “Who is this Jesus?” In our readings, this week, we look at 7 answers to that question.

  • Sunday- God: John 1:1-18
  • Monday- Sovereign: Mark 5:1-20
  • Tuesday- Servant: Mark 10-35-44
  • Wednesday- Healer: Matthew 9:18-31
  • Thursday- Son of God: Mark 15:20-39
  • Friday- Savior: Luke 19:1-10
  • Saturday- Hope fulfilled: Luke 24:36-49

Discussion Questions:

  1. What can we learn about God from the fact that He entered the human world?
  2. What is God teaching us through the fact that Jesus, the King of Heaven, comes as a servant?
  3. Jesus fulfills our hope of redemption. How does He do this?

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