COD 2/10/16

 

What we are reading: Luke 9:1-17

What we are discussing: God’s Provision

  • Why were the disciples to take nothing with them?
  • Why “shake the dust off your feet”? What does that even mean?
  • Herod was listening to gossip. What were the stories he was hearing?
  • How many fish & loaves did they have at the beginning?
  • How many baskets of leftovers did the gather from those 2 fish & 5 loaves?
  • What does all of this teach us?

 

Why are you posting this: Read here. and here.

What version of the Bible are you using: NIV Study Bible(it’s my favorite. It allows to dig in a little deeper and helps to clear up some things as we are reading)

Who is doing this? Your questions seem too simple/or overly complicated sometimes. My almost 15 year old and I decided to dig into Scripture deeper as part of our new year resolutions(actually that was it for us. LOL)

COD 2/9/16

What we are reading: Psalm 90

What we are discussing: Refuge & Death

  1. What is a dwelling place?
  2. What do those definitions of dwelling place mean when we apply it to God?
  3. When you focus on verse 2, what does it say to you?
  4. Verses 3-6 are a reminder that we live under God’s sentence of death, our lives on earth are brief. When faced with the reminder that life is short- How do you respond?
  5. What hope do we have in the face of death?
  6. (verse 8)God knows all of our sins- the ones in the open and the ones in secret. You have to answer for your life and what you’ve done. How does that make you feel?
  7. Life is full of trials, troubles, and trying times. Everyone has them. No man is an island, no one is isolated in the things that happen to them. EVERYONE has things happen. Everyone goes through things. Everyone is facing a rock and a hard place & getting crushed between them. Do you get so focused on your own issues that you forget that other people are facing mountains that seem too high too?
  8. How can we help one person today?
  9. (verse 12) Our days aren’t actually our own. We need to ask God to order our days so we are doing what He needs us to first. Will you pray about that everyday with me?

We can use the remaining verses in this Psalm as a prayer guide.

 

Why are you posting this: Read here. and here.

What version of the Bible are you using: NIV Study Bible(it’s my favorite. It allows to dig in a little deeper and helps to clear up some things as we are reading)

Who is doing this? Your questions seem too simple/or overly complicated sometimes. My almost 15 year old and I decided to dig into Scripture deeper as part of our new year resolutions(actually that was it for us. LOL)

COD 2/8/16

What we are reading: Daniel 3

What we are discussing: Obedience and standing through the fires of life

 

  1. How big was the idol of gold that Nebuchadnezzar had built:
    • Cubits:
    • feet:
  2. What did the king require of everyone?
    • Why?
  3. What happened if they didn’t?
  4. Three men are thrown under the bus for not obeying the edict, who were they?(hint:v12)
    • Why didn’t they?
  5. Verse 15b is a boastful taunt by someone who considered himself above all others. Do you consider yourself better than others? Have you turned yourself into an idol in your own mind?
  6. Verses 16-18 give us the reply of 3 godly men- Do you think your response would be close to this? 
  7. There are 2 words that we should all carry in our faith arsenal – EVEN IF-  Do you think in those terms? Even if I don’t get the car I want, even if I don’t get the job I want, even if I lose everyone I love, even if…even if. God is still good. God is still just. God still has a plan. EVEN IF.
  8. Their response basically poked the bear – the king became enraged, and his anger burned as hot as the furnace. Does your anger ever feel that way?
  9. The fire was so hot, what happened?
  10. What did Nebuchadnezzar see?
  11. When he called Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego out of the fire, what happened?
  12. How is that possible? (mark 9:23, 10:27)

 

Why are you posting this: Read here. and here.

What version of the Bible are you using: NIV Study Bible(it’s my favorite. It allows to dig in a little deeper and helps to clear up some things as we are reading)

Who is doing this? Your questions seem too simple/or overly complicated sometimes. My almost 15 year old and I decided to dig into Scripture deeper as part of our new year resolutions(actually that was it for us. LOL)

COD- 2/3/16

What we are reading: Psalm 63

What we are discussing: Thirsting for more

We did this just a little while ago and I’ve already thought of some things I should have talked over with Aly. Am I finding contentment and joy in my relationship with God? Do I know who I am in Him, and am then able to be content just being in His Presence? Instead of finding fulfillment in worthless entertainment I should be looking into His words for my life. Spending time just saturating myself in the Word without worrying so much about getting something specific out of it to apply to my life. Maybe I don’t always need to be deeper, maybe I just need more of God’s words in my heart.

  1. Have you ever been so thirsty, you feel as if you will die of thirst? You just know your mouth will be a sandy desert when they finally find your body. Do you get bored and restless and fill your time with stuff? (video games, tv, reading books, cleaning, etc…) Do you think that bored, restless feeling is our souls thirsting to be filled with by God? 
  2. Can you pinpoint a time you could devote to reading an extra chapter or verses of the Bible instead of playing a game/watching tv/reading something other than the Bible?
  3. Everywhere we look we are able to see God’s glory and power. Look out the window or door nearest to you and name one thing that could only be created by God’s hand.
  4. We should always have praise for God on our lips. Do you remember to thank Him moment by moment?
  5. Verse 8 should give us hope. We can cling to God’s love and Word in all things- because His love is better than life. What is one verse that gives you hope when life gets rough?
  6. The last 3 verses of this Psalm cover things God has been showing us since we started this- Revenge and letting God take care of things. Are you still clinging to anger about something/someone specific? 

 

Why are you posting this: Read here. and here.

What version of the Bible are you using: NIV Study Bible(it’s my favorite. It allows to dig in a little deeper and helps to clear up some things as we are reading)

Who is doing this? Your questions seem too simple/or overly complicated sometimes. My almost 15 year old and I decided to dig into Scripture deeper as part of our new year resolutions(actually that was it for us. LOL)

Cod-2/2/16

 [p.s. this is late because we had a blizzard and we got lazy, then we scooped tonight and now I need to work on tomorrow’s. I’m behind!;) ]

What we are reading: Jonah 4

What we are discussing: God’s kindness and Jonah’s an angry dude.

I’ve discussed Jonah on my blog before. But time has a way of shifting things and new perspectives come into play. Today we are focusing on Jonah 4. The focus is on God’s kindness even in the face of Jonah’s irrational anger and self pity.

  1. Jonah had an opinion and he had already made it clear to God what it was earlier in the book of Jonah. But now he wanted God to know that he thought it was unfair. And God was making a mistake and IT JUST ISN’T FAIR GOD! Jonah was irritated. Do you ever feel that your solution to a problem is better than God’s?
  2. Jonah knew God was compassionate. He knew that God was full of love. He knew that God was slow to anger. And he knew that God was forgiving. Do you think that is why he felt it was okay to tell God how angry he really was?
  3. Jonah was a drama queen. he stomps his feet and he pouts. He tells God to kill him after He gave Ninevah a second chance. God calls him on it and asks if Jonah really has a right to be angry. Would you be this angry if you were in Jonah’s place?
  4. God provided for Jonah’s comfort even when he was throwing a hissy fit. How has God provided for you recently?
  5. God points out to Jonah that He loves and cares for us all- even when we are as wicked as Ninevah. This isn’t the last we hear of Ninevah in the Old Testament(Nahum) Do you ever feel like Ninevah(forgiven & still sinful) and Jonah(forgiven and full of drama) ?

 

 

Why are you posting this: Read here. and here.

What version of the Bible are you using: NIV Study Bible(it’s my favorite. It allows to dig in a little deeper and helps to clear up some things as we are reading)

Who is doing this? Your questions seem too simple/or overly complicated sometimes. My almost 15 year old and I decided to dig into Scripture deeper as part of our new year resolutions(actually that was it for us. LOL)