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2017 Series

Monday, July 9, 2018: Psalms 1-2, 15

How does our walk affect how we view God and our relationship with Him?

Is the question in Ps. 15:1 answered in the Psalm or is the true answer in John 3:16?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, July 10, 2018: Psalms 22-24, 47

How does the shepherd answer the cries in Psalm 22, so that Psalm 24 becomes a reality?

Who stands waiting to enter into our lives and how do we respond to Him?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Psalms 68, 89

Psalms like prayer can be general or specific. How is this seen in what we read? Does the personal nature of the relationship of God with David, or us affect how He deals with our sins? What does Grace have to do with it?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Thursday, July 12, 2018: Psalms 96, 100-101

A key word or thought can focus our prayers. What are the key words or thoughts in these psalms? How do they focus the psalms?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Friday, July 13, 2018: Psalms 105, 132

Psalm 105: 1 says, “Make known among the nations what he has done.” How and to what does each Psalm give witness to what God has done? How are promises fulfilled and yet to come key to these psalms?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Saturday, July 14, 2018: 2 Samuel 7, 1 Chron. 17

Where is the House of the Lord? How is this foreshadowing of what Jesus will tell His disciples that He goes to prepare a place for them?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Monday, July 16, 2018: Psalms 25, 29

David had a teachable heart. What is necessary for us to have a teachable heart? Are the voice of the Lord (Ps. 29:3) and the spirit of the Lord the same or different things?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, July 17, 2018: Psalms 33, 36, 39

Psalm 33: 12 is a promise of God. How has that promise become a reality in our nation? How does the attitude in Psalm 36 affect that promise? How important is it for an individual or nation to have the attitude reflected in Psalm 39?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, July 18, 2018: 2 Samuel 8-9

As David won great victories, to whom did he dedicate the victory? Most victors totally destroy the families of those they defeat. David did not! Why did David take this approach and how does it reflect the love of God in his life?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Thursday, July 19, 2018: 1 Chronicles 18

David gave his whole heart to God. How do we see this in his victories? We see that heart in verse 14 as He governs his people. How important is that kind of heart in the leaders of a nation?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Friday, July 20, 2018: Psalms 50, 53

What does Psalm 50 say about the creation giving witness to God? Isn’t it amazing that so many can look at the world around them and deny there is a creator. How does Psalm 53 give light to that reality?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Saturday, July 21, 2018: Psalms 60, 75

How can our attitude and those of the psalmist affect how we view God? How does it affect how we speak to and about God?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Monday, July 23, 2018: 2 Samuel 10, 1 Chron. 19

How would a right understanding of the 8th Commandment have helped Hanun? Sin has consequences! How would a careful examination of the thoughts of others have prevented what happened and its consequences?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, July 24, 2018: Psalms 20, 65

We can approach the Lord with expectation or realization. Which is which in these Psalms? How does this approach inform our pray lives and lives?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Psalms 66-67

Is it easy to praise God when He is molding and shaping our lives? ‘No pain, no gain’ is a reality physically and spiritually. When you receive the blessing (Psalm 67:1) at the end of worship, where do you go with it?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Thursday, July 26, 2018: Psalms 69-70

How do the Psalms reflect Christ’s walk, in our place on earth to the cross? How did Jesus handle Psalm 69:22-28 on the cross?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Friday, July 27, 2018: 2 Samuel 11-12

How often do we try to clean up the mess we make only to make it worse? Why is it so hard to confess our sin to God and receive His judgment? How odd is it for the world when we accept God’s judgment? Why?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Saturday, July 28, 2018: 1 Chron. 20, Psalm 32

Is there a difference in the way man treats his enemies as opposed to the way God treats His enemies? Psalm 32 warns about being like a horse or mule. Would Rabbah, the Philistines, and our fellow man be at a better place if they heed this warning in the light of Psalm 32: 10?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Monday, July 30, 2018: Psalms 51, 86

Both Psalms seek the mercy of the Lord, but there is a difference in tone. What might be the reason for that? David is in a different place in his spiritual walk. How does this affect how he approaches God?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, July 31, 2018: Psalm 122, 2 Samuel 13-14

Can there be peace when you do not confront sin? When you pray for the peace of a city or family, what part does truth play in bringing about that peace?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018: 2 Samuel 15, Psalms 3-4

How often do foes arise because we did not take care of business? Does God have a purpose in letting us stew in our failings?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Thursday, August 2, 2018: Psalms 12-13

Who is the father of lies? How do the lies of the evil one confuse us concerning the love of the Lord?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Friday, August 3, 2018: Psalms 28, 55

It is important for everyone to be heard by another individual and by God. How important is knowing that we are heard help us to get something off our chest? Sometimes our thoughts betray us and confuse us, so that we do not know what is real and what is not. It can be difficult to pray. How can God help us to clarify our thoughts so we can pray?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)


Saturday, August 4, 2018: 2 Samuel 16-17

Words can guide and lead us. How do we evaluate the words of others? How important was that evaluation for David and Absalom?

—David Demera (Risen Christ, Brooklyn)