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2017 Series

Monday, July 8, 2019: 1 Thessalonians 3-4

What in Timothy’s report encourages Paul? In what specific ways have you been encouraged

by someone else’s faith? How do the words of chapter 4:13-18

encourage you with regard to your future?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019: 1 Thess. 5; 2 Thess. 1

What attitude is recommended for all circumstances of life? (1 Thess 5:18) In your prayer today, include a thanksgiving list and a prayer of thanksgiving for some special people in your life.

( 2 Thess 1: 3)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019: 2 Thessalonians 2-3

What are God’s promises whenever we face difficult times? (2 Thess 3:3 and

2 Thess 3:16) What activity can be a source of strength in your life? (2 Thess 2:15)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Thursday, July 11, 2019: Acts 18:19-19:41

Paul brought the Gospel to the city of Ephesus near the end of his Second Missionary Journey ( Acts 18:19-22) He returns to Ephesus as a part of his Third Missionary Journey. The Gospel came in direct conflict with the pagan temple worship (Diana/ Artemis) and resulted in what is called the “Silversmith Riot” (Acts 19: 23-41)

Who was missing in the lives of the twelve men who were disciples of John the Baptist? (Acts 19:1-7) read John 14:16-18.

What did the new believers do when they repented and believed the Gospel? (Acts 19:18-19) Take a few moment and confess your sins to the Lord.(1 John 1:8-10)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Friday, July 12, 2019: 1 Corinthians 1-2

What is the wisdom and power of God? (1 Cor 1:18, 21, 24-25, 27-30; 2:4-5) What are the two contrasting responses to the message of the cross? (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Offer a prayer of thanksgiving for the message of the cross.

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Saturday, July 13, 2019: 1 Corinthians 3-4

What is the root cause of division and strife in the church? (1 Cor 3:1-4)

Who is the true foundation of the Church? What does God want us to know about ourselves and His Church? (1 Cor 3:16) What difference does this truth make in your life?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Monday, July 15, 2019: 2 Corinthians 1-2

What is the main message of chapter 5? How are we to celebrate the resurrection victory of Jesus our Passover Lamb? How is the power of God’s grace described in 1 Cori 6:9-11? Give thanks for specific ways in which the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has changed your life?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 2 Corinthians 3-4

What is the main topic of chapter 7? What is meant by “the weak” or “weak conscience” (1 Cor 8:9-13) What general principle is taught by the apostle Paul in chapter 8?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019: 2 Corinthians 5-6

What was Paul willing to do for the sake of the Gospel? (1 Cor 9:19-23)

What are some of the temptations you face in your life? (1 Cor 10:13)

How does the message of 1 Cor 10:13 encourage you?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Thursday, July 18, 2019: 2 Corinthians 7-8

What important instruction did Paul receive from the Lord? (1 Cor11:23-26)

What do your receive when you partake of Holy Communion? How do you personally examine yourself before you receive the Body and Blood of Christ? How does the Lord want to use you in His Body the Church? (1 Cor 12: 7, 27)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Friday, July 19, 2019: 2 Corinthians 9-10

List the main characteristics of love in 1 Cor 13: 4-7. In these verses exchange the word “love” with “Jesus” as a reminder of His awesome love for you. 1 Cor 14 uses the word “ edify” or in some translations “build up” or “strengthen” (verses 5,12, 26) What are some specific ways you can “follow the way of love” and be a source of edification in your congregation? In your home?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Saturday, July 20, 2019: 2 Corinthians 11-12

What is the Gospel message? (1 Cor 15:1-4) What was one of the false teachings in the Corinthian church? ( verse 12) What illustration is used to explain the resurrection of the body? (1 Cor 15:42-43) Memorize 1 Cor 15:58 and meditate on ways this verse can have application in your life.

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Monday, July 22, 2019: 1 Corinthians 5-6

How has the Lord comforted you in troubled times? (2 Cor 1: 3-5) Are there opportunities to share this same comfort with another person? How certain are God’s many scriptural promises? (2 Cor 1:18-20)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019: 1 Corinthians 7-8

What are the main differences between Old and New Covenant ministry? ( 2 Cor 3 )

Read 2 Cor 4:7. Who is the “jar of clay? What is the treasure inside the “jar of clay”?

How do verses 16-18 in chapter 4 help you cope with the difficulties and challenges of your life?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019: 1 Corinthians 9-10

What is the promise God makes in 2 Cor 5:1-5? What exchange took place at the cross?

(2 Cor 5:21) What are the main points of 2 Corinthians chapter 6?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Thursday, July 25, 2019: 1 Corinthians 11-12


What scriptural promises motivate you in your devotion to Christ? (2 Cor7:1) What do you learn about the Macedoniansin 2 Cor 8:1-7 ? What principles about giving do you observe?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Friday, July 26, 2019: 1 Corinthians 13-14

2 Corinthians 9-10 In 2 Corinthians chapter 9, Paul continues the topic of generosity. How does generosity evoke thanksgiving to God? Is there anyone in your congregation who could benefit from your generosity?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Saturday, July 27, 2019: 1 Corinthians 15-16

2 Corinthians 11-12

The apostle Paul has a concern that some of the Corinthians believers would be led astray fromtheir devotion to Christ ( 2 Cor 11:3) What dampens your enthusiasm and pulls you away from your first love to Christ? How has God worked in and through you during a time of weakness? (1 Cor 12:9-10)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Monday, July 29, 2019: 2 Corinth. 13, Acts 20:1-3

2 Corinthians 13, Acts 20:1-3

Paul makes reference to an upcoming visit to Corinth. Acts 20:1-3 maybe a reference to that visit. In 2 Cor 13, Paul states the purpose for his apostolic authority. What is that purpose?

(2 Cor 13:10) Do you need to be built up in your faith? Make a list and include them in a prayer.

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Romans 1-2

What is revealed in the Gospel? (Rom 1:17) How does Romans chapter 2 help you to appreciate the gift of Christ’s righteousness revealed in the Gospel? Give thanks to the Lord for this wonderful gift of grace.

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Romans 3-4

What does the mirror of God’s law reveal about you? (Rom 3:20) Write out a list of the great things your Savior has done for you? (Rom 3:21-26)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Thursday, August 1, 2019: Romans 5-6

Why can we rejoice in trials? (Rom 5:1-5) How has God demonstrated his love for you? (Rom5:8) Describe what takes place in Baptism? (Rom 6:3-7) How are we to respond as the baptized? (Rom 6:13) Take a moment to offer your life as an instrument of righteousness.

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Friday, August 2, 2019: Romans 7-8

In the light of your own personal struggles with sin, how do you feel reading about Paul’s

conflict? (Rom 7:14-20) How does Rom 8:1 encourage you in your struggle with sin? Make a list of your five favorite verses from the 8th chapter of Romans.

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Saturday, August 3, 2019: Romans 9-10

For whom does Paul have great sorrow and concern and why? (Rom 9:1-5) Are there individuals in your life (family, neighbors or co-workers ) for whom you have a similar concern? Include the names of these individuals in your prayers today. How important is it that those who don’t know Christ hear the word of the Gospel? (Rom 10: 6-15)

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)

Monday, August 5, 2019: Romans 11-12

Rom 11 – God used Israel to bring salvation to the Gentiles (v. 11). Notice how much God’s kindness applies to all people as He works to bring salvation to all. What then is your response to God in the next chapter?

—Ray Cummings (Trinity, Walden)