Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 18, 2013

THE NEW TESTAMENT 93-DAY CHRONOLOGICAL READING PLAN – Day 70 Assignment

Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 70

I was reading some statuses on facebook and saw this one from Ray Comfort, prior to putting together this assignment, and as always God provided guidance about what I should share for today.

“Most are familiar with how Bonnie and Clyde crisscrossed America, pillaging, and robbing banks. With every offense against the law they made things worse for themselves, until wanted posters with their face and names on them were all over the country. Finally, the law caught up with them, and there was a bloody shootout that resulted in their tragic deaths. Their demise was understandable. You cannot do what they did without serious repercussions. 

However, there seems to be a huge disconnect when that simple principle is applied to God and humanity. We crisscross this life violating God’s Law through lust, lying, theft, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and 101 other sins that are serious offenses against our Creator. Every time we sin we make it worse for ourselves. Our face and names are posted (see John 3:36) and His Law will one day catch up with us. There’s going to be a massive Shootout (see Romans 2: 5-10). But that’s not the end of the story. Bonnie and Clyde weren’t offered amnesty. In Christ, we are.”

No condemnation here…but conviction and then amnesty through Christ our Savior!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0NgARG139w

Today’s Reading Assignment – Romans 8 – 10

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” Romans 8:1-4

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Study Questions for Romans 8 

The Glorious Faith (1-17)

Why is there no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus? What does this mean practically? (1-4)

What are the 2 kinds of people described in verses 5-11? What do physical people think about and talk about? Why can such people not please God? What is the outcome of this kind of life?

What do spiritual people think about? What is the result? (5,6) Who controls the Christian? How is it that believing the death and resurrection of Jesus makes us spiritual people? (11)

What does the Spirit do for us when he dwells in us? (11, 13, 14, 15, 16) How do we know that we are God’s children? What glorious hope does this give us?

The Glorious Hope (18-27)

Read verses 17 and 18. What is the living hope which we have? Why must men and the world still suffer?

Read verses 19-22. Why and when and by whom was the creation subjected to frustration? For what is all creation waiting?

Read verse 23. What does it mean that we have the first fruits of the Spirit? What does it mean to wait for adoption as sons? Why must we wait patiently in hope for God and his kingdom?

According to verses 18-25, what is the glorious salvation plan of God? How does the Spirit help us wait and pray? (26-27) What is his prayer topics?

If God is For Us… (28-34)

Read verse 28. Meditate on the meaning of each phrase “in all things”, “God works for the good”, “for those who have been called according to his purpose”.

Think about a few examples of how God displayed his goodness in history (Gen. 45:4-7, 50:19-20, Ruth 1:11-19, 4:16-22, Job 2:7-10, 42:12-17, Jer. 9:10-14; Acts 2:36). Why does God display his goodness in such ways? (Ps. 100:5, 119:68; Rom. 11:33-36) What is the ultimate good God brings for us? (29) What is the process of God’s plan for us? (30)

What then would be our response to God? (31) How can Christians absolutely be certain about God’s provision in all things? (32)

Why can no one bring charge against God’s children in regard to God’s plan? (33-34) What is the work of Christ for us?

Who Shall Separate Us From the Love of Christ? (35-36)

In what ways is our conviction in God’s goodness tested? (35-36, 2 Cor. 11:23-29; Ps. 44:22) How does absolute trust in God’s love make us victors in life? (35-36)

Read verses 37-39. List the obstacles that would hinder people to believe the love of God.

To what extent do God’s people believe the love of God? (37-39) From this lesson what do you lean about the nature of faith? About the love of God?

“With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it. My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them.” Romans 9:1-3

Study Questions for Romans 9

God’s Sovereign Choice (9:1-33)
True Israel (1-13)

Why does Paul have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in his heart? (1-3) Think about his shepherd heart toward his own people.

What are the privileges that the Israelite’s received from God? (4-5) How did they bear these privileges? (10:3-4)

Who are the true children of God? (6-9) What condition is required to be God’s children? Why isn’t human condition the criteria to be God’s children? (10-13)

The Potter and the Lump of Clay (14-33)

What is the general human thinking of people concerning God’s way of working? Why can’t there be no injustice in God? (15-18)

Why is it unreasonable for men to argue with God about his will? (19-21)

How does God exercise his sovereignty in choosing to show his mercy or his wrath? (22-29)

How does God show, the way of salvation, exercising his sovereignty? (33) Why did the Israelites stumble? (30-32)

“In fact, it says,
“The message is very close at hand;
it is on your lips and in your heart.”
And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:8-13

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Study Questions for Romans 10

God’s Way of Working Shown in the Scriptures (10:1-21)

How is the righteousness that is by faith different from the righteousness that is by the law? (1-8)

What do we have to do specifically to be saved? (9-11) What can we learn about his person when we see God who saves everyone who calls on the name of the Lord? (12-13)

What process does one go through until he can call on the name of the Lord? (14-17) Think about the absolute necessity of preaching the gospel through this.

What was the mind of God toward the people who did not accept the Word preached to them? (18-21) And what was his response toward them?

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