Fight the Good Fight

Galatians, Psalms, Sermon Preparation

June 21, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 2:11-21 (esp. vss. 11-14); Psalm 72
We see here an example of God’s impartiality; in what way?

Tuesday Isaiah 2:1-5; Isaiah 9:6-7; Ephesians 2
How is the gospel such good news for our world?

Wednesday Galatians 2:11-14; II Samuel 12:1-14; I Timothy 5:17-21
Why was Peter’s behavior deserving of a strong public rebuke?

Thursday Psalm 133; I Corinthians 3; Romans 16:17
Why is unity so important and divisions so wrong in the body of Christ?

Friday Romans 12:9-12 (esp. vs. 18); John 16:33; James 4:1-14
Regarding our relationship with the world: peace, no peace, seek peace, don’t expect peace – which is it?

Saturday Daniel 4; John 19:1-11; Acts 12:20-23; James 1:10; 5:1-6
What should the “great”, rich, and powerful of this world (and the church) learn from these passages?

God Glorified, Not Man

Galatians, Psalms, Sermon Preparation

May 10, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 1:11-21 (esp. vss. 15-21); Psalm 115
How does Paul put God’s glory above all in Galatians 1:11-21?

Tuesday Genesis 32:9-12; II Samuel 7:18-29; John 9
What do Jacob, David, and the man born blind teach us about God and Christ?

Wednesday Deuteronomy 8; Exodus 36:1-2; I Corinthians 10:31; James 1:17
How do we give God the glory in all things?

Thursday John 3:1-14, 6:22-71; Isaiah 35; Ephesians 2:4-9
Why does God receive all the glory for our salvation?

Friday Colossians 3:6-8; Psalm 1; Matthew 7:24-27; Ephesians 4:11-16
How do we stay steadfast and stable, rooted and established in Christ?

Saturday Mark 5:1-20; Acts 9:1-22
See the power of God in Jesus Christ to make us “new creations.” How should we apply this in our lives, our families, and in our witness to others?

Household Religion – Blessings and Applications

Deuteronomy, Psalms, Sermon Preparation

March 8, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 78
What are the blessings here that come from Household Religion?

Tuesday Mark 10:13-31; Ephesians 6:1-4; Genesis 18:19; Proverbs 22:6
What other blessings come from Household Religion in these passages?

Wednesday Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Isaiah 58:13-14; Psalm 73
Do Sabbath blessings also apply to Family Worship?

Thursday I Corinthians 14; I Timothy 3:15
Everything should be done “decently and in order” – even Family Worship?

Friday Psalm 19:1-6; Luke 18:1-8
What are the two most important elements of Household Religion? Why?

Saturday Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Luke 24:13-35
See the Lord Jesus teaching God’s word along the way. How can you do likewise?

The Duty of Family Worship

Deuteronomy, Psalms, Sermon Preparation

February 22, 2009 – Morning Worship

MondayDeuteronomy 6; Psalm 78
Why is the family, i.e. the home, the foundation of spiritual instruction?

TuesdayGenesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 5
How do God’s covenant promises and laws effect the family? The Christian?

WednesdayEphesians 6; Exodus 12:26-27; Joshua 4:1-7
What are Paul’s instructions concerning the family?

ThursdayPsalm 19:7-24; II Timothy 3:14-17
Why should the word of God be central to family life and the individual Christian’s life?

FridayMatthew 7:7-12; Luke 11:1-12; 18:1-8
Why should prayer be a priority in family life? In the Christian’s life?

SaturdayLuke 24:13-35; Deuteronomy 6:1-15
How is this Luke 24 passage an application of the Deuteronomy 6 passage?

Biblical Church Government – Creeds Pt. 2

I John, Psalms, Sermon Preparation

February 8, 2009 – Morning Worship

MondayPsalm 119:1-24; I John 2:18-29
Compare I John 2:19 with 2:27. How do creeds help?

TuesdayPsalm 119:25-56; Ephesians 2:11-22
What is the foundation of Christ’s church?

WednesdayPsalm 119:57-80; John 8:31-59
How does the truth make you free?

ThursdayPsalm 119:81-104; I Timothy 3
Why such rigorous qualifications for officers in Christ’s Church?

FridayPsalm 119:105-144; Romans 12:9-21
What effects should God’s word have on personal relationships?

SaturdayPsalm 119:145-176; Proverbs 4:20-27
How do creeds help our children to know and stay on the narrow way?

Biblical Church Government – Creeds

Psalms, Sermon Preparation, Titus

 February 1, 2009 – Morning Worship

MondayTitus 1:10-2:8; Psalm 78:1-8
Why does the church need creeds (i.e. written statements of our beliefs – ours is the Westminster Confession of Faith)?

TuesdayII Timothy 1:1-14; 3:10-4:5
How was Timothy to know the difference between sound and unsound words?

WednesdayEphesians 4:1-16; Philippians 1:27-2:11
How does the use of creeds affect the unity of the church?

ThursdayPsalm 119:89-112; Jude 3
The church is to contend earnestly for the faith – the truth of God’s word. How do creeds help us to do that?

FridayI Kings 18:20-40; John 18:12-24
We are to teach the truth publicly and openly. Do we need creeds to do that? Why not just the Bible?

SaturdayJeremiah 5; Galatians 1
False prophets and a different gospel – how do creeds help us to distinguish between the true and the false?