Remember, in His Word, God has:

  • Something to see – what does the text say
  • Something to understand – what does it mean
  • Something to apply – what does it mean to me
  • Something to praise – for what are you thankful?

(1) Through the Bible

Day 1: Esther 9-10Day 4: Job 7-9
Day 2: Job 1-3Day 5: Job 10-12
Day 3: Job 4-6Day 6: Job 13-14

Next Sunday’s theme is the “remnant” as we consider 1 Kings 17-19. This section of scripture introduces us to Elijah the prophet. It is easy to focus upon the supernatural stories such as the widow’s provision, the healing of her son, and of course his confrontation with the false prophets at Mt Carmel. Yet coming off the tremendous display of the Lord’s power, Eliijah was discouraged. The Lord’s work seemingly did not let to the revival of his nation. Though the Lord was not in the might wind, or the earthquake, or the fire … he was there! And he encouraged Elijah with the promise of a remnant of people. Many OT prophets spoke of this idea of a remnant, and it is a key theme carried in to the NT as well.

(2) Key Passages

Day 1: 1 Kings 18:20-28Day 4: 1 Kings 19:9b-13
Day 2: 1 Kings 18:29-39Day 5: 1 Kings 19:14-18
Day 3: 1 Kings 19:1-9aDay 6: Romans 11:1-6

(3) Key Verses

Day 1: 1 Kings 18:20-22Day 4: 1 Kings 18:30-32
Day 2: 1 Kings 18:23-24Day 5: 1 Kings 18:33-35
Day 3: 1 Kings 18:26-27Day 6: 1 Kings 18:36-39

(4) Pre-readers (in the translation of your choice, quoted below from the NLT)

“My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,    and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves,    just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.”

Proverbs 3:11-12