Showing Mon Oct 1 - Sun Oct 28, 2018

2017 Series

Monday, October 1, 2018: 2 Chronicles 2-3

What are some of the ways that Solomon ensures that the temple will be well built?

Why did Solomon make the temple so ornate?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Tuesday, October 2, 2018: 1 Kings 7, 2 Chronicles 4

How do the temple furnishings compare to some of the furnishings in your church? When is such an expense justified? Most of the items were weighed or measured to show their lavishness; why was the bronze work not weighed?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 1 Kings 8

What was still in the ark of the covenant? What does its presence in the temple indicate?

How many different people and situations are covered in Solomon’s prayer? How might this guide our prayer life?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Thursday, October 4, 2018: 2 Chronicles 5-6

What are some of the details given in 2 Chronicles 5 that are not recorded in yesterday’s reading from 1 Kings 8? On what basis does Solomon expect his prayer to be heard?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Friday, October 5, 2018: Psalms 134, 136

How is God’s role of Creator affirmed in both of these Psalms? What does the structure of Psalm 136 remind you of? When and where might it have been used?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Saturday, October 6, 2018: Psalms 146-150

How do each of these Psalms begin and end? Despite their similarities, what is the unique character of each of these Psalms?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Monday, October 8, 2018: 2 Chronicles 7

What promise does the LORD make to Solomon?

What warning does the LORD give to Solomon?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Tuesday, October 9, 2018: 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 8

How had the attitude toward the Hittites, Amorites, etc. changed?

What motivated the devotion with which Solomon offered burnt offerings?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Wednesday, October 10, 2018: Proverbs 25-26

Which of these proverbs sound familiar? Do you recognize a couple of allusions from the New Testament?

What makes someone a “sluggard” or a “fool”?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Thursday, October 11, 2018: Proverbs 27-28

Who is someone in your life whom you sharpen and vice versa, “as iron sharpens iron”? How so?

In what ways are you “rich”? In what ways are you “poor”?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Friday, October 12, 2018: Ecclesiastes 1-2

Why does the Preacher (or “Teacher” NIV) find all to be “vanity” (or “meaningless” NIV)? What is the author’s first attempt to find purpose in life? Why does it fail?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Saturday, October 13, 2018: Ecclesiastes 3-4

If there is a “time for everything,” what “season” are you in now? How is it different from a year ago? Ten years ago?

“Two are better than one” is sometimes read at weddings. How does it apply to marriage? How does it apply beyond marriage? What is the “third strand”?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Monday, October 15, 2018: Ecclesiastes 5-6

How could someone have wealth and possessions and be unable to enjoy them?

How can more words result in less meaning?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Ecclesiastes 7-8

How is Ecclesiastes similar to the book of Proverbs? How is it different?

Why does the author lament that people do not get what they deserve?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Ecclesiastes 9-10

What is the destiny that comes to all? What gives the Christian hope in the face of it?

What other images are used to describe wisdom and folly?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)


Thursday, October 18, 2018: Ecclesiastes 11-12

Ecclesiastes 11-12

What limits are there to human understanding?

Why do you suppose that there is no end “of making many books”?

—John Young (Our Savior, Fishkill)