Showing Tue May 15 - Sun Jun 10, 2018

2017 Series

Monday, May 14, 2018: 1 Samuel 1-2

What does Hannah do in response to both adversity and joy? What do you often do first? Hannah’s prayer is similar to Mary’s song (see Luke 1:46-55). How are they similar? To whom is credit given for the goodness they have received?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Tuesday, May 15, 2018: 1 Samuel 3-4

How did Eli react to God’s message to Samuel (3:18)? How should we respond when God’s will seems hard to hear? What can we do when evil seems to win the day?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 1 Samuel 5-6

God’s gifts are for his faithful people. How are those gifts misused in 1 Samuel 5-6? What is the consequence? How do we misuse God’s gracious gifts and what are the consequences for us?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Thursday, May 17, 2018: 1 Samuel 7-8

What sin did Samuel call Israel away from? What other gods might you be serving in your life? What was wrong with Israel’s request for a king? Why do you suppose God granted their request?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Friday, May 18, 2018: 1 Samuel 9-10

What did the Lord give Saul to equip him to be king (10:9)? How has He done the same for you? What promise does Samuel give to Saul as he is anointed (10:1)? How is that promise ultimately fulfilled?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Saturday, May 19, 2018: 1 Samuel 11-12

To whom does Saul give credit for his victory over the Ammonites (11:13)? What does that teach you about the “battles” you may face? What does Samuel encourage Israel to do and not to do? How does the Lord help you with this?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Monday, May 21, 2018: 1 Samuel 13-14

What has God desired from the one who would be king of Israel (13:14)? Who is Samuel referring to? What was Jonathan’s confidence as he prepared to fight the Philistines? What does this teach us about the obstacles we face, and how does that change your attitude towards such obstacles?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 1 Samuel 15-16

What is Saul’s sin in ch.15? In what ways may you have failed to listen fully to the Word God has spoken? What is our hope? What gift is given to David as he is anointed? How is that same gift given to you? How does that gift help you day to day?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Wednesday, May 23, 2018: 1 Samuel 17-18

With what is David armed as he fights Goliath (17:45)? How does David’s victory point us to the victory of Christ? Where do you get David’s “weapon” and how does it help you?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Thursday, May 24, 2018: 1 Samuel 19-20

Why does Saul seek to kill David? Where might you be guilty of the same thing? How can we temper our tendencies toward pride?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Friday, May 25, 2018: Psalms 11, 59

In the Divine Service, we encounter the presence of the Lord. On the Last Day, how will the righteous see God’s presence (Psalm 11:7)? What promises does God give us as we are confronted by our enemies (Psalm 54)?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Saturday, May 26, 2018: 1 Samuel 21, Psalm 34

With what is David strengthened in his journey (21:3-4)? To whom does David turn in his distress (Psalm 34)? What does the Lord promise to do? How have you seen those promises fulfilled in your life?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Monday, May 28, 2018: 1 Samuel 22, Psalm 7

Who protected David in ch.22? Where do you turn for protection? What does God promise you in Psalm 7?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Tuesday, May 29, 2018: 1 Samuel 23, Psalm 27

How did David decide whether to fight in Keilah? Where should you turn when you have tough decisions before you? What assurances do you have when you follow the Lord’s leading

(Psalm 27)?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Wednesday, May 30, 2018: 1 Samuel 24, Psalm 31

What does David show to Saul as Saul is in the cave? Has there been a time when you could have gotten revenge? What did you do and how did it make you feel? How can we find strength to be merciful without fear (Psalm 31)?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Thursday, May 31, 2018: Psalms 52, 56, 120

What is a good response to God’s grace (Psalm 52)? Are you good at doing this? Why do you have no need of fear in your life (Psalm 56:3-4)? What do you have confidence in as you cry out to God (Psalm 120)?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Friday, June 1, 2018: Psalms 140-142

What is your affliction and for what do the righteous give thanks (Psalm 140:12-13)? What is your hope as you pray (141)? How is that hope made sure? Why can you be confident even when you feel lost (142:3)?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Saturday, June 2, 2018: 1 Samuel 25-26

What quality of David comes out in ch. 25? How might you learn from this story? How are the words of Saul in 26:25 fulfilled?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Monday, June 4, 2018: 1 Samuel 27, Psalm 17

Why does David go to the Philistines? How could he do this without fear? Why do we pray in times of need (Psalm 17)? How does God respond?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Tuesday, June 5, 2018: Psalms 34-35

How is Psalm 34:20 fulfilled in Jesus? How do you taste and see the Lord’s goodness? What does God call you to do in response to his righteousness (Psalm 35:27-28)? How might you do that today?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Psalm 63, 1 Samuel 28

Psalm 63:5 says “my soul will be satisfied.” Is your soul satisfied with all that God has given you? Why or why not? Why does Saul go to a medium? What can you learn from this story? Where ought you turn for help and guidance?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Thursday, June 7, 2018: 1 Samuel 29-30

How had David behaved among his enemies, the Philistines? How did David strengthen himself (30:6)? What passage(s) of Scripture strengthen you in times of need?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Friday, June 8, 2018: 1 Samuel 31, Psalm 18

Was the action of the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead toward the bodies of Saul and his men justified? Why? What is Saul’s legacy? What can we learn from him? What ongoing image is used of God in Psalm 18? How is that a comfort for you?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)


Saturday, June 9, 2018: Psalms 121-123

Where do you look in times of need (Psalm 121)? Why can you look there? What eternal gift will you find within the house of the Lord (Psalms 122 & 123)? How does that help you now? Why do you have the right to ask God for mercy?

—Brian Noack (St. John, Sayville)