Bible Readings: July 29-August 4

Faith Bible Readings 2019

At Faith Baptist Fellowship, we Love God’s Word and Prayer (Ephesians 6:17-18)! Take the ‘sword of the Spirit’ (God’s Word) and persevere in prayer! In this year, ask God each day to speak directly to you from the Scripture portions you read. Select a quiet place and consistent time to read and pray.

Our plan for 2019 will be similar to previous years with one exception. Monday-Saturday we will focus on one main devotional passage; the additional readings will keep you on track to finish the entire Bible in one year. On Sunday, we will have a passage from the upcoming Sunday sermon along with questions for Faith Group discussion. In addition, we will include a “One Another” passage also for Faith Group discussion and personal application in caring for one another in the body of Faith.

We suggest having a notebook and pen for answering questions and recording your thoughts/insights. Bring this notebook with you to Faith Group for discussions and prayer times.

Download PDF: Daily Bible Readings 2019 Jul 29 – Aug 4

Abbreviations: TAI – Think About It | PP – Prayer Points

MONDAY, JULY 29

Read 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

TAI: Beginning with verse 6 we are commanded. Not an option. Paul required that obedient believers not fellowship with those habitually disobedient believers. Why would you think this would be a good practice—Distancing yourself from those that are habitually disobedient? Paul was an imitator of Christ Jesus. Who are we called to imitate, ultimately? What does this passage say about working? Paul chose not to accept support, instead he chose to do physical labor. What does this passage reveal about our concern for those that are freeloading/lazy? To whom are we to please as we work?

PP: Pray for your obedience to Christ and His ways. Pray that you would be protected from sinning and from those that are practicing disobedience. Thank God for your ability to work! Pray that you are a “happy” non grumbling worker. Give thanks for the times that you are in need and provided. Pray for those that truly are unable to work! That they would find comfort in how the Lord continues to provide for them through others that are able to work.

Additional readings: Luke 12:35-48; Psalm 149; 2 Chronicles 30-33

TUESDAY, JULY 30

Read 2 Thessalonians 3:14-18

TAI: Verses 14 and 15 contain a strong warning in how we are to treat those in sin and disobedience. Again, as reiterated in vs 6 we are to distance ourselves from Sin and disobedience. In vs 15, ultimately, the desire is to see the disobedient person repent and refrain from sinning. All warnings are to be given in a brotherly fashion. Remember we all have our sinful moments and need to proceed accordingly. Verses 16-18 serve as the benediction of this chapter. This truly is bestowing a blessing upon the reader. How comforting!

PP: Again, pray for your personal protection from sin and disobedience. Pray that you will follow the word and out of brotherly love offer correction to your brothers or sisters in Christ that may be in sin and disobedience. Pray for FBF and all the members and attenders protection against sin. Thank God for his Grace and Peace as you go through your life. Take comfort in God’s sovereign hand.

Additional readings:  Luke12:49-59; Psalm 150; 2 Chronicles 34-36

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Read Proverbs 1

TAI: The book of Proverbs is one of the best places to find wisdom from our God! Getting in the habit of reading a Proverb each day of the month is, yes, wise! Remember Solomon’s prayer to the Lord as he was newly crowned as king? 1 Kings 3:9. Solomon asked the Lord for Wisdom—not material items. God was pleased with Solomon’s asking. As you read Proverbs 1, look to the richness and the call to gaining wisdom and shunning sin. God is the source of all wisdom.

PP: Thank God for His words of wisdom! Ask for wisdom in all things in your life! Ask God to give you His wisdom in doing his will and seeking His word! Pray for the Elders of FBF to be granted the wisdom of the Lord as they continue to lead FBF. Thank the Lord for His Sovereign hand on your life. Do not be afraid to Pray for wisdom as you are dealing with a tough situation. Remember, God is with you and He is the source of all wisdom.

Additional Readings:  Luke 13:1-9; 1 Timothy 1:1-11; Ezra 1-2

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Read Proverbs 2

TAI: How important is wisdom to the individual believer? To all believers? What are our roles in gaining Wisdom? Again, in verse 6 we are affirmed in that the Lord gives wisdom. Where will wisdom come into us vs 10? How important is it for us to have wisdom from the Lord? What happens to those that are not under/seeking the wisdom of the Lord? What are the benefits of having the wisdom of the Lord? I pray that you are comforted by these verses as you see the benefits that are granted to those living for the Lord under His Wisdom.

PP: Thank the Lord for His wisdom! Thank the Lord for His protection! Ask the Lord for His wisdom and guidance as you live a godly life. Ask God for His wisdom in sharing the Gospel today! Pray for those that do not have the saving wisdom of Jesus Christ! Pray for the FBF 40th anniversary planning team as they prepare and recognize God in his gift of giving FBF 40 years.

Additional Readings:   Luke 13:10-21; 1 Timothy 1:12-20; Ezra 3

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Read Proverbs 3

TAI: Proverbs 3 is so rich in instruction and promises! Bask in what it has to say. Make it a goal to read this passage throughout your day today! Apply what it has to say. What are we to do with the Lord’s teaching? What are we to keep? With what are we to trust in the Lord…and with how much? Answer: ALL. In all your ways, acknowledge the Lord! Are you honoring the Lord with your wealth and firstfruits? How are we to take the Lord’s discipline? What happens to those that find wisdom?

PP: Praise God for the richness of the words in this passage! Thank God for the promises that He gives in Proverbs 3. Continue the theme of asking God for wisdom! Pray for your protection against sin!

Additional Readings:   Luke 13:22-35; 1 Timothy 2; Ezra 4-5

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Read Proverbs 4

TAI: Another Proverb rich in the Lord’s Wisdom! Are you following the theme? Instruction towards our seeking wisdom and warnings against sin. How are we to look at wisdom? Seeking and having wisdom is likened to a relationship. More and more we are told to seek the words of the Lord! Again, gaining wisdom from the Lord is foundational! We must not take wisdom for granted. The Word of the Lord. How are you doing with crooked speech and devious talk? Are you keeping them far from you? How about your eyes? Are you training them to bounce off of the things that are sinful?

PP: Give thanks to God for His wisdom! Praise him for His instruction! Pray that you are protected from Sin and that the Lord’s wisdom is planted deep in your heart! Be intentional in seeking the wisdom of the Lord! Pray for Pastor Greg Friesner as he continues to prepare to bring the message of the 5 Loves during tomorrow’s message. Pray that your heart would be eager to hear and apply God’s truth. Begin preparing for communion—confessing sin.

Additional Readings:  Luke 14:1-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-10; Ezra 6

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Our desire here at Faith is to build a family of Christ-like believers who are proclaiming a cross-centered gospel and living cross-centered lives. To reach that goal, we have identified 5 Loves to keep us focused. For the next 5 Sundays we will be preaching on these 5 Loves.

Love God – – – Mark 12:30

Love God’s Word and Prayer – – – Ephesians 6:17-18

Love One Another – – – John 13:34-35

Love Our Neighbors – – – Galatians 5:14

Love the Gospel – – – Romans 1:16