Bible Readings: July 15-21

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 July 15-21

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


Read 1 Thessalonians 2:10-20

TAI: Paul continues to describe his ministry to the Thessalonians in verses 10-16.  What sticks out to you?  Do you see the familial theme is verses 11-12?  Do you see the very important distinction he makes in verse 13?  Note the language Paul uses in verses 17-20 when mentioning his separation from the Thessalonians.

PP: Pray for the ministries that Faith Baptist supports, particularly the international missions.  Consider some of the descriptors that Paul uses in this section as you pray.  Pray that the hearers would accept the gospel not as words of man, but as the word of God.

Additional readings: Luke 9:51-62; Psalm 137; 1 Chronicles 29


Read 1 Thessalonians 3:1-6

TAI: Why did Paul send Timothy to the Thessalonians, and what does that tell you about how Paul viewed his work?  How do you view your evangelistic outreach efforts, in light of Paul’s example?

PP:  Pray for Faith’s formal outreach efforts – the Evangelism team, Kingdom Opportunities Team, and the Missions Team.  Pray for the informal outreach efforts occurring at Faith.  Pray for outreach opportunities in your life – at work, at home, in the community, nationally, or internationally.

Additional readings:  Luke10:1-16; Psalm 138; 2 Chronicles 1-2


Read 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13

TAI: Paul is comforted to hear good news about the Thessalonians’ faith.  Are you similarly encouraged to hear good news from Faith’s missionaries?  Is there anything “lacking” in your faith?

PP: Pray for Faith Baptist’s missionaries, that their labors would be fruitful for God’s glory.  Pray that they will continue to faithfully present Good News, in word and deed, to all ends of the Earth.  Praise God for blessing the pastoral staff of Faith Baptist will hearts like Paul’s.

Additional Readings:  Luke 10:17-24; Psalm 139; 2 Chronicles 3-5


Read 1 Thessalonians 4:1-10

TAI: Paul urges the Thessalonians to live holy and pleasing lives to God’s glory, especially to live in sexual holiness.  What areas of your life are you continuing to be sanctified in?  Why is it important to be sanctified?  How are you showing brotherly love?

PP: Praise God for creating human bodies in his image and distinctly male and female.  Ask God for help in striving to live a holy life.  Thank God for setting a standard that only He could attain.  Ask God to unite Faith Baptist and the surrounding communities in brotherly love.

Additional Readings:  Luke 10:25-37; Psalm 140; 2 Chronicles 6-7


Read 1 Thessalonians 4:11-18

TAI: Paul instructs the Thessalonians about how to cope with death in this fallen world, chiefly not to grieve as those who have no hope.  What does grieving as one without hope look like?  Are you guilty of this?  Do not be uninformed, brothers!

PP: Thank God that death on this fallen world is not the end, although death is still the enemy.  Ask God to convict you if you are grieving as one without hope.  Cast your fears on God, and take hope is His promise that “God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.”  Thank God for the hope that only He can provide us.

Additional Readings:   Luke 10:38-42; Psalm 141; 2 Chronicles 8-9


Read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

TAI: What might the imagery “like a thief in the night” suggest about the day of the Lord?  Ponder the phrase “peace and security” in verse 3.  How much do you desire that in your life, and at what cost?  Is it worth having delusional peace and security, if sudden destruction comes next?

PP: Pray that you would not seek peace and security above all else.  Pray that you would seek first the kingdom of God and know that He knows the day of the Lord.  Pray that the people of Faith Baptist will not become complacent but remain vigilant as children of light.

Additional Readings: Luke 11:1-13; Psalm 142; 2 Chronicles 10-12


Read Mark 15:33-47

TAI & PP: One of the most significant passages in the Bible!  Consider the meaning and importance of Jesus saying, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  How horrible?!?  How wonderful?!?  What is the significance of the temple curtain tearing in half?

Praise God for sending His perfect son to be the perfect substitute for us, taking our sin on himself, and satisfying God’s wrath once for all in our place.  Thank God that we can have access to Him because of the sacrifice of Jesus, making the previously required temple sacrifices obsolete.