Your heart should start rejoicing as we enter the New Testament this week! I know mine is! Keep going, don’t give up. We are almost through the entire Bible! That should excite YOU!
This week’s reading schedule:
- Day 64 Daniel 9:1 – Hosea 13:6
- Day 65 Hosea 13:7 – Amos 9:10
- Day 66 Amos 9:11 – Nahum 3:19
- Day 67 Habakkuk 1:1 – Zechariah 10:12
- Day 68 Zechariah 11:1 – Matthew 4:25
- Day 69 Matthew 5:1 – Matthew 15:39
- Day 70 Matthew 16:1 – Matthew 26:56
If we were doing this in person as a discussion group, we would pick one of the following and do a presentation on it. I will list them for you with the HOPES that you’ll choose one and dive in, learing more and hiding more of God’s word in your heart. Enjoy!
- What periods are described in Isaiah and who was the original audience?
- Describe God’s call of Isaiah (ch 6). Note that the seraph/seraphim are angels. Their name translates roughly as “burning ones.” Consider this for your presentation.
- The following passages are often called the Servant Songs. What do they tell us?
- 52:13-53:12 (Isaiah 53:4-5 is a particularly good sommary.)
- Does 55: 8-9 describe holiness? What is being communicated by these verses?
- What is the main theme or message of the book of Isaiah?
- What period is described in Jeremiah, and who was the original audience?
- Jeremiah is sometimes called the “weeping prophet.” How does 9:1 illustrate this description?
- See 18:1-11 for an important and particularly poignant image. Consider this for your visual presentation.
- What did the kings think of Jeremiah’s warnings (36:20-26)
- What does 31:33 tell us?
- Does 29:11-14 sugest that there is any hope?
- What is a major theme of the book of Jeremiah
- What period is described in Ezekiel and who was the original audience?
- The book of Ezekiel is known for the strange visions described in it. Consider the following for your visual presentation:
- The glory of God (chapter 1)
- The watchman (3:16-21)
- The valley of dry bones (37:1-14)
- Cherubim (10:9-14)
- Describe the prophecy of the new heart (36:26). What does it mean?
- What is a major theme of the book of Ezekiel?
- What period is described in Daniel and who was the original audience?
- Vegetarians no doubt are excited about Daniel’s refusal oeat the Babylonian diet. Do you think there’s any chance he was just trying to eat kosher (1:1-18)? What else might his refusal to eat from the king’s table represent?
- Many popular sayings have their origin in the Bible. Two originate in Daniel. Describe these scenes and their significance and consider them for your visual presentation:
- Feet of clay (ch2)
- The handwriting on the wall (ch5)
- Daniel includes two important instances in which complete faith is demonstrated. Describe them and consider for your visual presentation.
- Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the fiery furnace (3:8-30)
- Daniel in the den of lions (6:6-28)
- What does Daniel 2:20-21 tellus about God’s presence in the world?
- What is a major theme of the book of Daniel?
WHEWW…that is a lot to think about. But I hope you’ll consider digging deeper and choosing at least one to learn more about.
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This Weeks Study Guide. Week 10: Haggai There is good stuff here, don’t pass this by!
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