November 8, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 4:8-30 (esp. vss. 11-14); Isaiah 55
Paul is afraid he has “labored over the Galatians in vain.” Is that possible? Why or why not?

Tuesday Numbers 13, 14; Romans 10:14-21; Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24
Like Paul, why did Moses sometimes feel his labor among God’s people was in vain? What can we learn from this?

Wednesday Galatians 4:11-12; Jeremiah 6, 31
Compare Galatians 4:11 with 4:12: is Paul mad with them or happy with them? Discouraging them or encouraging them? Is there instruction here for the Pastor’s calling to feed and care for the sheep? For the sheep in their response to the shepherd?

Thursday II Samuel 12:1-23; Proverbs 12:1, 13:8, 15:5; Matthew 18:15-20; Hebrews 12:3-11
How should we respond to criticism, rebuke, admonition or even discipline from others? From believers and unbelievers? How does God’s sovereignty fit in with this theme?

Friday Ezekiel 34; John 10; I Thessalonians 2:1-12
How would you characterize the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep in these passages? What applications can you make for yourself, your family, and the church?

Saturday Psalm 19:7-12; Isaiah 52; John 6:22-24, 60-71; I Corinthians 2:1-5; II Corinthians 11:1-5
How should we receive and esteem those who preach the gospel? Why? Because of who they are?