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 June 24-30
Abbreviations: TAI – Think About It | PP – Prayer Points
MONDAY, JUNE 24
Read Philippians 2:19-30
TAI: What, according to Paul, sets Timothy apart from others? What can we all learn from Timothy? What words does Paul use to describe Epaphroditus? What grace was shown to him and to Paul as well? Do you share with these men their great love of Christ, the gospel, and the body of Christ?
PP: Write a prayer expressing to God your love for Jesus, his church, and your desire to further the gospel to others.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
Read Philippians 3:1-11
TAI: Write out Paul’s “credentials” as a Jewish leader (vv. 5-6).
What did Paul now consider of “surpassing worth”? What is Paul willing to lose for the sake of Christ? How has the gospel of Jesus Christ completely altered Paul’s perspective on righteousness?
PP: Write out a prayer of thanks and praise to God for the righteousness he has given you through Jesus Christ his Son.
Express also your willingness to give your ALL to him, no matter what the cost.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
Read Philippians 3:12-16
TAI: What is the “it” that Paul presses on to make his own? What makes this possible? Which is harder for you, to…
-forget what lies behind or – straining forward to what lies ahead?
What is Paul’s goal in pressing on? Why is this perspective a sign of maturity, do you think? Notice Paul’s language in this section! He is “straining forward” and “pressing on” and “holding true.” What insight does this language give us on living the Christian life?
PP: Rejoice in prayer that God has a grand future prepared for you in Jesus Christ! Then ask God for his help to forget, strain forward, press on (no matter what challenges and difficulties you face), and hold true to Jesus and the gospel. Pray that our church would be a body that encourages and supports all of us to live this way!
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
Read Philippians 3:17-21
TAI: Why would Paul encourage others to imitate him? Was that egotistical of him? Have you encountered enemies of the cross of Christ? Think about these encounters. How did you discern their opposition to the gospel? What “earthly things” are a temptation to such people? On the other hand, what is the future of believers? How does this great hope encourage you TODAY in your walk with Jesus?
PP: Pray for the enemies of the gospel that you have encountered. Pray for a true gospel awakening, seeing Christ as the Messiah and Savior of the world and faith in Him as the only way to God. Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for the glorious future that you have in Jesus, and pray for that hope and confidence to help you in the practical matters of this day.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
Read Philippians 4:1-7
TAI: How does Paul describe the believers to whom he is writing? Oops – It seems that interpersonal conflicts are not new! What was the church to do about it? In contrast, what healthier perspective is Paul encouraging the believers to have? Comment on each:
Prayer not anxiety:
PP: Turn this marvelous perspective into a prayer, in light of your comments jotted above. Turn your heart to God and his nearness! Rejoice in his goodness, then pray about the things that tempt you to anxiety. Offer these requests with thanksgiving to God, for he is able to supply all the grace and strength you need. Then bask in the wonder of his peace that guards your heart and mind in Christ.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Read Philippians 4:8-13
TAI: “Finally…” Write out in your own hand the healthy mindset Paul commends.
What is Paul’s key to contentment in all circumstances? Are you also able to be content in every circumstance?
PP: Pray through the mindset that you have written down above. “Help me, Father, to think this way!” Then ask also for grace and faith to be content in every situation of life.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Read Mark 14:53-72
TAI & PP: We are reminded that Peter was Mark’s source for much of this gospel. What problem arose with the testimony against Jesus? Why do you think Jesus remained silent at first? When he did speak, why did the chief priest tear his garments? What “blasphemy” did Jesus speak?
Review vv. 26-31 from two weeks ago. How our fickle hearts can change! One moment we are so full of confidence and courage, and the next we fail miserably. Sigh. DEEP SIGH! Surely what is true of Peter is true of us as well.
The prophesy of Jesus is fulfilled. He walks the lonely road.
Pray about these things. Pray for Pastor Dave V and Jayson as they preach on this extraordinary passage.
Pray for Pastor Dana and Christa during their “sabbath” rest.