Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
I praise you, O Lord;
teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:11-12
As we read our Bible each day, I believe that God will place a desire within us to hide certain verses in our hearts. There will be scriptures in our readings that appeal to us and resonate with us. Write these verses down, memorize them, meditate on them and then hide them in your heart. Praise Him for His words and learn the meaning behind the words that you are reading.
I am looking forward to what words God will be using in our reading from today to write on my heart.
Today’s Reading Assignment – Luke 17:11 – Luke 18:14.
“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27
Study Questions for Luke 17:11-37
Read verses 11-12. Where was Jesus going? Where was he at this time? Who did he meet? What was the common bond between this group of Jews and Samaritans?
Read verses 13-14. How did they show respect and trust toward Jesus? How did Jesus respond to their plea? What happened when they obeyed?
Why should they show themselves to the priests? What reveals their faith? (Lev 13:2,17, 45-46; Mt 8:4)
Read verses 15-16. In what ways was one man different from the rest? What do his actions show about this one man? To whom did he attribute his healing?
Read verses 17-19. What did Jesus teach? What blessing did this thankful Samaritan receive? Why?
What does this event teach about the importance of being thankful? Why is it so important? (Ro 1:21; 1Thes 5:18; Ps 118:1) Can you think of any other examples of thankfulness in the Bible?(Lk 10:21; Dan 2:23;4:37; Ps 100:4) What is the result of being thankful?
Study Questions for Luke 18:1-14
Read verse 1. What was the point of Jesus’ parable? Why do people give up instead of praying? Why should they not? (1 Thes 5:16-18)
Read verses 2-5. How does Jesus describe the judge? What does it mean that he did not fear God? Care about people? What effect did this have on him?
What is the prayer topic of the persistent widow? What in her situation might cause her to be so persistent? What does it mean to be persistent? What did the judge decide to do? Why? How is this consistent with his character?
Read verses 6-8. Why does Jesus say, “Listen to the unjust judge”? How is God different from this judge? What does it mean to “cry out to him day and night?” What kind of prayer topics should God’s chosen ones have?
Why is it that God will surely listen to the prayers of his chosen ones? What will God do for them? What does it mean to “bring about justice?” Why don’t people pray? What will be revealed when Jesus comes again?
Read verses 9-14. What does Jesus continue to teach about prayer? To whom did Jesus tell this parable?
Describe the prayer topic of the first man? What was his attitude? What was the prayer topic of the second man? What was his attitude? Which man’s prayer does God answer? Why? What do you learn about God?