Monday, Sept. 6th: Galatians 1:13-17. What were Paul’s qualifications as a committed Jew? At the time, how did he view his attacks on the church? Why was he enthusiastic about doing wrong? Tuesday, Sept. 7th: Acts 9:1-2. How do you explain Saul’s (Paul’s) zeal for doing wrong? What were his motives & emotions like? How can examining our own motives help us evaluate our actions? Wednesday, Sept. 8th: Acts 9:1-9. What action did God take to open Saul’s eyes? Why was God’s action so drastic? What does this tell us about the sin of self-righteousness? Have you ever acted self-righteously? Thursday, Sept. 9th: Acts 9:3-6. What is the significance of Saul falling to the ground? Why does the Lord identify Himself as Jesus (rather than Lord)? What does this tell us about God? Friday, Sept. 10th: Acts 9:3-6. What do Jesus’ words reveal about His relationship to the church? How can this be an encouragement to you when you face difficulties in life? Saturday, Sept. 11th: Acts 9:3-9. What can we learn from the speechless reaction of Saul’s companions? Why might the Lord have left Saul helplessly blind for three days? Sunday, Sept. 12th: Acts 9:10-14. What did the Lord ask Ananias to do? Why was this risky? What risky things has God asked you to do?
Monday, Sept. 13th: Acts 9:10-14. What have you done outside your comfort zone in response to the Spirit? What happened? Tuesday, Sept. 14th: Acts 9:10-19a. According to the Lord, what was Saul doing in response to his blindness? What does this reveal about Saul? What is your first response to not being able to see? Wednesday, Sept. 15th: Acts 9:10-19a. What purposes for Saul did God reveal to Ananias? Why would suffering be a part of that purpose? What happened when Ananias obeyed? Thursday, Sept. 16th: Galatians 1:13-17. The “but” beginning verse 15 refers to Saul’s vision of the Lord that changed his life. How has God spoken to you about His purposes for you? Friday, Sept. 17th: Romans 13:8-10. What are we obligated to do with a debt? What kinds of debts are there? What debt is Paul referring to here? How did we incur this debt? Saturday, Sept. 18th: Romans 13:8-10. How are we called upon to pay off this debt? When will it be paid in full? What was the most recent payment you made? Sunday, Sept. 19th: Mark 5:21-24a. What urgent need did Jairus express to Jesus? How did Jesus respond to this need? What needs in others has God made known to you? How have you responded?
Monday, Sept. 20th: Mark 5:21-29. What other problems did this woman have (her bleeding made her unclean)? How was it made worse over the years? What obstacles did she face in coming to Jesus? Tuesday, Sept. 21st: Mark 5:24b-34. Why would this woman hope in Jesus after all her earlier disappointments? Why was it hard for her to even touch Jesus’ clothes? Do you ever find it hard to approach God? Wednesday, Sept. 22nd: Mark 5:24b-34. What was Jesus’ response to feeling the power drain? Why would He want to know who touched Him? Why were the disciples baffled by His question? Thursday, Sept. 23rd: Mark 5:24b-34. What was the result of Jesus’ persistence (32)? How did the woman feel revealing herself? Why was it important & good for her to do so? Friday, Sept. 24th: Mark 5:24b-34. What did Jesus say to her? How would His words have added to her healing? Saturday, Sept. 25th: Mark 5:32-36. What bad news arrived? Why had Jesus delayed? What promise did He make to Jairus? Sunday, Sept. 26th: Mark 5:37-43. How did the delay heighten the miracle of the little girl’s resurrection? What was everyone’s reaction?
Jesus said, “Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, & with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” - Matt. 22:37-39