Bible Readings for June 20-26

James 4

What does it mean to be a friend of the world and how does that make you an enemy of God, according to James?

In what ways are you working to ensure you show humility in your life?

Sometimes we act as if there is nothing we can do to avoid Satan and his schemes but James seems to think otherwise. How are you resisting the devil today? What specific things can you do to accomplish this?

James 5

Why is it at times difficult for us to be patient as we wait for the coming of the Lord?

How often do we confess our sins to one another and pray for each other? How can we do this more?

Galatians 1

In what ways might Paul accuse us today of turning from the gospel of Christ?

Why is it so easy for good followers of Jesus to find themselves caught up in trying to please the people around them, versus God? Why do we worry so much what others think?

How do we receive a “revelation” of the gospel of Christ? How can we work to make sure it is God’s message, not our own?

Galatians 2

How does your story of coming to faith and your involvement in ministry compare to Paul’s?

Have you ever had to call out someone who was not living consistent with the message of Christ (and perhaps they thought they were)? How’d it go?

Does your life show that you have been crucified with Christ and that he lives in you, through faith? In what ways?

Galatians 3

How does our answer to Paul’s question about whether we received the Spirit by the works we do or the faith we have affect our life and actions today?

Why did Christ have to be a curse for us in order to redeem us from our own curse? What sort of gratitude do you feel for him doing so?

How can we live out Paul’s statement that there is “neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for we are all one in Christ” today? In what ways are you working to build up the unity of the Christ’s body, the church?

Bible Readings for June 13-19

Hebrews 12

What weight of sin do you need to get rid of to better run your race of faith?

Who do you look to for help in growing and perfecting your faith? In what ways is looking to humans for help a perilous task?

In what way have you seen the kingdom of God be unshakable?

Hebrews 13

How are you showing brotherly love to others? How can you do this more?

Lift up a sacrifice of praise today: acknowledge God and his goodness to someone you know.

How can you encourage the leaders who watch over your soul today?

James 1

How do you react when you face trails? Is it with joy? Why not?

For what things do you need to ask God for wisdom? How have you already experienced his gift of wisdom?

How can you be a “doer” of the word today, rather than just a hearer?

James 2

In what ways have you seen partiality shown in the church? What steps can we undertake to ensure we avoid doing this?

We often hear that a person cannot work their way into heaven, so we focus more on faith than on our works. Why does James say that works are important?

James 3

How have you seen teachers take seriously their responsibility of teaching the word to others?

Have you ever experienced a time when a slip of the tongue had huge, devastating consequences? In what ways are you working to control your tongue?

Describe the characteristic of someone you know who has wisdom from above. What sort of thing do you do to gain this kind of wisdom in your own life?

Bible Readings for June 6-12

Hebrews 7

Have you ever obtained perfection at something? What about in spiritual life? Why is perfection so difficult to attain?

How does Jesus, the great high priest, bring about perfection for us?

Why is it important that Jesus the high priest was: “holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens”?

Hebrews 8

What does the author of Hebrews mean when he says that the covenant Jesus mediates is better because it is enacted on better promises?

In what ways have you sensed God’s laws put into your mind and written on your heart?

Hebrews 9

Do you ever feel as if God is too perfect to be approached? How does this chapter address that feeling?

What are ways you are willing to sacrifice for others? In what ways does the extent of your sacrifice depend on who you are making the sacrifice for?

In what ways are you eagerly awaiting Christ’s second coming?

Hebrews 10

What are some examples of people trying to “make up” for the sins they committed or the wrongs they have done? Why do these attempts typically fail?

Do you feel confident to “enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus”? How is this confidence demonstrated in your life?

How can you stir others to love and good works today? Have you met with other believers and encouraged them today?

Hebrews 11

How’s your faith? Assured? Convicted? How can you have more faith today?

When you read through this list of people who demonstrated faith, which one stands out to you? Why?

Who are people you have met in your life who have demonstrated faith to you?

How do you feel knowing that all these people of faith did not receive what they had been promised, but they receive that promise with us because God promised something better for us?