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: Job15-17Day 4: Job 24-26
Day 2: Job 18-20Day 5: Job 27-29
Day 3: Job 21-23Day 6: Job 30-32

Next Sunday’s theme is “Light to the Nations”. When we think of the work of God’s mission on earth perhaps we most naturally think of the explicit evangelism of the New Testament. However, throughout the Old Testament we see God on mission as well. In fact he declares Israel to be a “light to the nations” (see Isaiah 42 and 49). The “Key Passages” below serve as a basic overview to highlight God’s missional objective, and subsequent call to his people. On Day 4 note the contrast of the two passages chosen: one presents an ideal, whilst the other presents the sad reality of Israel’s failure. Isaiah 49 thus presents the sure hope of a true and faithful “Israel” – the servant through whom salvation comes.

(2) Key Passages

Day 1: Genesis 12:1-3; 18:17-19; 22:16-18Day 4: Isaiah 42:1-9, 18-25
Day 2: Exodus 9:13-16; 19:5-6Day 5: Isaiah 49:1-7
Day 3: Deuteronomy 4:5-8Day 6: Matthew 5:14-16; Luke 2:29-32; John 8:12

(3) Key Verses

Day 1: Genesis 12:1-3Day 4: Isaiah 42:6; 42:20
Day 2: Exodus 19:5-6Day 5: Isaiah 49:6
Day 3: Deuteronomy 4:5-6Day 6: Matthew 5:14-16

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

“I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”

Isaiah 49:6b