April 21, 2013 – Morning Worship

MondayNumbers 22

The scene shifts here away from Israelite camp to what is going on in the surrounding nations – why? What does God’s control outside the camp mean for you today?

TuesdayNumbers 22:4–7, 15–17; II Peter 2

What does the Apostle Peter see as Balaam’s sin? How is do we as 21st century Christians in America face Balaam’s temptation?

WednesdayI Kings 13; James 3

Why does God take it so seriously when his ministers disobey his Word? How does this apply to us as individuals and as a church today?

ThursdayMatthew 22:35–23:39

Are Jesus’ “woes” against the scribes and Pharisees an attack on organized religion or is he inveighing against the devastating effect that teachers who seek “wrongful gain” have on those who are taught the Word? How are we tempted to follow in their path?

FridayNumbers 22:22–41; Matthew 18:21–35

How is Balaam’s behavior toward his donkey like that of the unforgiving servant? How is the Angel of the Lord therefore a picture of the irresistible grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

SaturdayPsalm 73; I Timothy 6:2b-21; Hebrews 6:17–20

How does the sure hope of promised blessings in Jesus Christ change our motivations with regard to wealth and status in this world? How might you live out this reality in the choices you make today?