Bible Readings: June 17-23

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 17-23

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


Read Ephesians 6:10-24

TAI: How comforting!  THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD!  Would you agree that putting on the whole armor must be done frequently?  Are you strong in the Lord? V10. Have you put on the whole armor of God?  Paul tells believers what they are to do to stand up against evil.  How often do I/we in our prideful state try to stand by ourselves in the battle?  In a world that is filled with evil, heed the words in this section.  Who/what is it that we fight against? —Fill in the blanks:   …fastened the belt of ________________
…having put on the breastplate of ________________
…as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the
________________.In all circumstances…take up the shield of ________________
…and take the helmet of  ________________
…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the ________________ of God

PP: Thank Him for supplying for our every need!  Pray for strength in the Whole Armor of God.  Pray that you would be strong and trust in the Lord, when temptations come.  Pray for the Elders of FBF as they shepherd.

Additional readings: Luke 4:31-37; Psalm 119:97-104; 1 Kings 21-22


Read Philippians 1:1-11

TAI: Welcome to Philippians!  These verses are Paul’s greeting to the Philippians.  What a greeting?  What was Paul’s relationship to the Philippians?  What specifically was Paul addressing as the “work” in (vs 6)?  Who is it that completes this work?  Oh, how comforting to know that God will complete the work of Salvation that he began! A Christian’s eternal security! Can we ourselves add anything?  What did Paul pray for in vs 9?  Where is it that we obtain our righteousness?  …TO THE GLORY AND PRAISE OF GOD. (Vs 11)

PP:  Give thanks to God for the fellowship of the body of believers.  Thank God for his saving Grace in your life!  Take this opportunity to pray for your faith group members.  If you aren’t a part of a faith group, now is a good time to pray about your participation.  Pray for the FBF women meeting this evening for Bible Study.

Additional readings: Luke 4:38-44; Psalm 119:105-112; 2 Kings 1-3


Read Philippians 1:12-20

TAI: Take note of how Paul reflects on his life circumstances and evaluates the impact it has had on the Gospel.  What was his view of the advancement of the Gospel?  How were lives changed by Paul’s relationship with them in prison?  Even in prison the Lord was faithful to Paul.  In vs 17, Paul is calling out those of his day that were preaching Christ in a selfish and insincere fashion.  Yet, he relishes the fact that Christ is preached v 18.  How important are your prayers for other believers and Gospel workers v 19?

PP:  Are you going through some tough times in your life currently or have you just come out of a trial?  Reflect on Paul’s circumstances and notice his attitude and reaction.  Pray for God’s grace in your time of trial.  Pray that you would put all of your circumstances into a Godly perspective.  Focus on the spread of the true Gospel and your calling to share that truth.  Pray for the advancement of the Gospel and that lives would be saved!

Additional Readings: Luke 5:1-11; Psalm 119:113-120; 2 Kings 4-5


Read Philippians 1:21-30

TAI: Jesus Christ is Paul’s reason for living!  When he dies, he will have relief from life’s burdens and be able to focus totally on glorifying God. Vs 21.  Is Jesus Christ your reason for living?  According to vs 22, what was Paul’s role on Earth?  On Earth, Paul knows that his role is to bring souls to Christ and train others to do the same!  Vs 27 worthy of the Gospel…Christians must live consistent with the call of the Christian life.  Our Christian witness needs to reflect what we preach and our beliefs.  Living with integrity as a Christian.

PP: Heavenly Father please give us the mindset so that we may live for Jesus Christ in all facets of our lives!  Thank you, Jesus, for your strength, wisdom and knowledge in your truth of the Gospel!  Pray that you would be quick to share the Gospel.  Pray that you live a life of Christian Integrity!  Pray for the FBF Women’s Bible study meeting this evening.

Additional Readings: Luke 5:12-16; Psalm 119:121-128; 2 Kings 6-7


Read Philippians 2:1-11

TAI: Is Paul questioning whether or not there is encouragement in Christ?  No.  He is pointing to the fact that Christ has set the example of encouragement, comfort, and love. How do we complete his joy in verse 2?  We are to “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than ourselves.” v 3  Remember Christ did not count equality to God v 4.  Christ served!  V8 Jesus, the name above all names!  Note in vs 11 that every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!

PP:  Praise the name of Jesus—“the name that is above every other name”!  Pray that your life would focus on Christian servanthood.  Pray that you would share the love of Christ today and every day.  Pray that you would be an encourager to others today.

Additional Readings: Luke 5:17-26; Psalm 119:129-136; 2 Kings 8-9


Read Philippians 2:12-18

TAI: We are encouraged to have an obedience of divine commands taught that is even greater when Paul has gone.  Working out our own salvation is not of our own works…it is the believer’s responsibility being obedient to the commands found in scripture and a fear and reverence for our Lord (sanctification) v 12.  How are we to do all things v 14?  The reason for doing all things without grumbling or disputing is explained in verse 15.  Do you ever think of yourself as a light in this world?

PP: Give thanks to God that he is the perfect in all things!  Give thanks that God is in control! Praise God for being active in your life. Pray for God’s wisdom and knowledge as you read his word.  Pray for your personal sanctification!  Pray that you would trust in the Lord!  Pray that your heart would be prepared for tomorrow’s service as we worship the Lord in song and word!  Pray that you would be a light in the world!

Additional Readings: Luke 5:27-32; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Kings 10-11


Read Mark 14:32-52

TAI & PP: Note in verse 32 how Jesus goes to pray.  It is so very important that we too must pray frequently and diligently!  Even Peter has issues with staying awake and praying, but Jesus encourages him to be prepared in prayer.  Jesus continues to go away on three different occasions to pray.  Prayer is so important.  The heaviness of these verses is gripping and heart wrenching!  But so important to see God’s plan come to fruition.  Thank Jesus for all that he has done!  Pray for the unsaved people that will be attending the service for a changed heart. Pray for the worship service and all the people involved.  Pray for an abundant life filled with prayer!