Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words I am praying more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Be with me this morning as I read Your word and make the words I read in the Bible, more than just something I am reading. Plant them in my heart, so that I can reap magnificently for your glory! In Jesus name, Amen.
Our readings today can be found in Matthew 3, Mark 1 and Luke 3. Prayer is always a good way to begin and end a Moment with God!
Isaiah had spoken of John when he said,
“He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming!
Clear the road for him!
The valleys will be filled,
and the mountains and hills made level.
The curves will be straightened,
and the rough places made smooth.
And then all people will see
the salvation sent from God.’” Luke 3:4-6
Study Questions on our reading of Matthew 3
Who prophesied in the Old Testament of the ministry of John the Baptist? (3)
What did John call the Pharisees and Sadducees? (7)
What illustration shows the necessity of fruit bearing? (10)
Why was Jesus baptized? (15)
Compare the events surrounding the baptism of Jesus with our new birth. (16-17)
Show how the voice declared that God was in Christ. (17)
What is the difference between a voice and an echo? (3)
Study Questions on our reading of Mark 1
How is the message of John the Baptist basically the same as ours? (4,8) (See also Mt 3:11-12)
How did the teaching of Jesus differ from that of the scribes? (22)
What did the unclean spirit say about Jesus? (24)
At what time of day did Jesus pray? (35)
What phrase shows the missionary burden of Jesus? (38)
Study Questions on our reading of Luke 3
Which gospel writer gave the most detailed history regarding the time of Jesus’ birth? (1)
What is fruit worthy of repentance? (8)
What instructions did John give to the multitudes? (11)
What instructions did John give to the publicans? (13)
What instructions did John give to the soldiers? (14)
How did John consider himself in comparison to Jesus? (16)
Who did John say would baptize with the Holy Ghost? (16)
Luke’s genealogy begins with whom and ends with whom? (23,38)
How is the virgin birth safeguarded? (23)
How old was Jesus when he began his ministry? (23)