Read Your Bible Top

A BIBLE READING OUTLINE FOR ONE YEAR


BY JAMES AND MARY LEE THORNTON

DAILY THOUGHTS FROM GOD'S WORD

This Reading Guide provides you an assortment of Topics for a Year's Reading. The Twelve Topics are broken into Weekly and Daily Units, with each day's reading followed by a Thought to stimulate Further Reflection.

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JESUS

WEEK 1  His Life - My Life

1. Proverbs 8:23-31; Isaiah 7:14; 53:1-2; John 1:1-18
On earth, Jesus revealed God by...

2. Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-38
If an Angel had told me of Jesus' birth, I...

3. Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2
If I could give Jesus a gift, it would be...

4. Psalm 110:1-7; Luke 2:39-51
I would define my Mission on Earth as...

5. Matthew 3:1-4:17; Luke 3:1-4:13
The Greatest Temptation for me would be...

6. Luke 4:14-5:11
Many people rejected Jesus because...

7. John 2
These different aspects of Jesus tell me...

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WEEK 2  A Power To Be Reckoned With

1. John 11:1-46
If I had seen Jesus' Tears, I would have...

2. Mark 2:1-12
The best thing I ever did for a Friend was...

3. Matthew 8:2-4; Mark 1:40-45; 5:12-13
I can show the Power of Love to the untouchables in my Community by...

4. Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52
Had Jesus invited me to join him on the water, I would have...

5. Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
The Person who has had the greatest healing influence in my life is...

6. Matthew 12:9-13; Mark 3:1-5; Luke 6:6-11
When I am opposed for doing good, I...

7. Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 822-25
A Storm that I need Jesus to quiet is...

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WEEK 3  Storyteller

1. Luke 10:25-37
The Characteristics of the Good Samaritan found in my life are...

2. Matthew 20:1-16
Had I been one of the First Workers hired that day I would have felt...

3. Luke 18:9-14; Matthew 6:1-18
If this Tax Collector came to my Church, he would be treated..

4. Matthew 13:1-30,36-43
The Weeds I need out of my life are...

5. Matthew 18:21-35
The most forgiving person I know is...

6. Matthew 25:14-30
The talent I could use more for Jesus is...

7. Luke 15:11-32
In this Parable I identify with...

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WEEK 4  Prince of Preachers

1. Matthew 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5
When "Religious" People try to trap me, I...

2. Matthew 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35
The Area of my Life that I have difficulty submitting to God's will is...

3. John 6:25-59
Of these Promises, the one that is most significant to me is...

4. John 8:15-58
I need to be Set Free from...

5. Matthew 5
One Area I'm going to improve today is...

6. John 12:37-50
If Jesus examined my heart right now, he would find

7. Matthew 25:31-46
I reach out to others by...

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WEEK 5  Gethsemane: His Death

1. Matthew 21:1-17; Luke 19:28-48
Jesus' tears in his Triumph show me...

2. Matthew 26:1-16; Mark 14:1-11
I feel like I once betrayed Jesus by...

3. Matthew 26:17-30; Luke 22:7-38
Had I heard Jesus' Words I would have...

4. Mark 14:32-52; Luke 22:39-53
A Gethsemane Experience I have had was...

5. Matthew 26:31-35,69-75; Luke 22:54-62
I hesitate to confess my Faith when...

6. Matthew 26:57-27:31; John 18:12-19:16
The last time I defended my Faith was...

7. Luke 23:26-56; John 19:16-42
The last time I prayed for my Enemies...

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WEEK 6  Resurrection: Victory

1. Matthew 28:1-15
My life testifies to Jesus' Resurrection because people can see...

2. John 20:1-10
For me to live without Faith in the Resurrection would mean...

3. Mark 16:9-13; Luke 24:13-35
When I have suffered a seeming defeat, I...

4. Luke 24:36-49; Mark 16:14-18; John 20:19-29
In some ways I am like Thomas because...

5. John 21
Peter's relationship with Jesus shows me...

6. Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:1-11
After his resurrection, I would have liked to ask Jesus...

7. 1 Corinthians 15:1-58
His resurrection makes Death...

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HOLY SPIRIT AND GOD

WEEK 7  God: The Creator

1. Genesis 1
Since I am created in God's Image, I...

2. Genesis 2
God assigned work for man so I could...

3. Job 38; Psalm 19:1-4
I am amazed at God's Creation when I...

4. Job 39
My favorite creature that God made is...

5. Job 34:10-29
Since God controls his Creation, I can...

6. Psalm 104:1-31
God not only created the world, He...

7. Psalm 102:25-28; Hebrews 1:9-12
The realization that God doesn't change assures me...

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WEEK 8  God: The Holy One

1. Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 15:1-4
Knowing that God is Holy causes me to...

2. Revelation 4
If I had seen Heaven, I would have...

3. Psalm 99
God's fairness causes him to...

4. Deuteronomy 32:1-6; 1 Samuel 2:2-8
God is my Rock because he...

5. Exodus 3:1-10; 15:11-13
God rescued the Israelites by...

6. Psalm 145:17-21; Luke 1:46-55
A Holy God can rescue me from...

7. 1 Peter 1:13-16; 1 John 1:5-7
As a child of a Holy God, I should…

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WEEK 9  God: His Love

1. Psalm 136
God showed his love to Israel by...

2. Isaiah 63:7-14
A kindness of God I have seen is...

3. Isaiah 43:1-7
A loving God will protect me from...

4. Psalm 89:1-14
Because of God's loving loyalty, I can...

5. Jeremiah 31:1-9; Psalm 31:7-16
Because of God's love, I can rebuild...

6. 1 John 4:7-21
I can spread God's love by...

7. Romans 8:35-39; John 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:16
I need to remember God's love when...

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WEEK 10  The Holy Spirit: Power for Life

1. Matthew 1:18; 3:16-17; 4:1
In Christ's early life, the Holy Spirit...

2. Matthew 10:16-20; 12:25-28; Luke 11:5-13
The Holy Spirit gave them power to...

3. Matthew 28:19; John 14:15-26; 16:13-14
The Spirit is important in believers' lives because...

4. Acts 1:2-8; 2:38; 4:8; 5:32; 9:31
In the first church the Spirit actively...

5. 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:11-14
The Holy Spirit is a guarantee of...

6. Romans 8:1-27; 15:13
A great benefit of the Spirit in my life is…

7. Romans 5:5; Galatians 5:22-25
The Fruit of the Spirit I most need is...

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THE GOOD NEWS

WEEK 11  Sin: Breaking God's Heart

1. Genesis 3
Because of man's sin, Paradise became...

2. Numbers 13-14
The Israelites sinned by...

3. Ezra 9; Nehemiah 1:4-11; Isaiah 64:6-7
One sin that has held me in bondage is...

4. Genesis 18:20-19:29; 2 Peter 2:4-10
A destruction I have seen sin cause is...

5. Isaiah 59: 1-8; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 3:9
The sin I need strength to overcome is...

6. Isaiah 53; Romans 5:6-8; 1 Peter 1:18-21
God's love for me is seen in...

7. Mark 2:15-17; John 4:1-42
Jesus' attitude toward sinners was...

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WEEK 12  Repentance and Forgiveness

1. Psalm 32:1-11
Refusing to admit my sin can only cause...

2. Jeremiah 3:12-22; Ezekiel 18:21-32
God is waiting now for us to...

3. 2 Samuel 11-12:14
When confronted by his sin, David...

4. Acts 3:19-21; 8:5-24; 17:30
God wants us to change because...

5. Romans 2:1-4; 2 Peter 3:1-9
God's attitude toward the sinner is...

6. Isaiah 1:11-17; 44:21-22; 55:6-7
The time to turn to God is...

7. Psalm 103:1-14; Isaiah 1:18; Micah 7:18-19
What I want God to do with my sins is…

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WEEK 13  Grace: What We Don't Deserve

1. Daniel 9:4-19
Man's confession of sin is a plea for...

2. Hosea 1:1-11; 3:1-5; 6:1-3
This story compares God's Grace to...

3. Luke 7:36-48
Like this woman, I need...

4. Acts 10:34-43
I respond to God's Grace by...

5. Romans 3:24-26; 11:1-6; Titus 2:11-14
The Christian doesn't have to be burdened with guilt because...

6. Romans 5:12-21
God's Grace is given to us at the cost of...

7. Ephesians 2:1-10
One beautiful aspect of this Scripture is...

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WEEK 14  Salvation: Heaven's Call

1. John 3:16-17; Romans 5:9-11; Hebrews 5:7-9
Since Jesus willingly died for me, I will...

2. Luke 15:1-10
Thank God when I was lost, Jesus...

3. Acts 9:1-19
What my friends need most is...

4. Matthew 19:16-30
The biggest obstacle to my salvation is...

5. 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10; 1 Peter 1:3-9
It's easiest to focus on eternity when...

6. Titus 3:3-7; Psalm 121
If God is on my side, then...

7. 2 Timothy 3:15; Romans 1:16-17; John 20:30-31
Without the Good News, my life would...

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PRAYER

WEEK 15  No busy Signals!

1. 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Romans 1:8-10
The person for whom I pray daily is ...

2. Matthew 17:14-21; 21:18-22; James 1:2-8
What is lacking in my prayer life is ...

3. Matthew 7:7-11; 15:21-28; John 16:23-27
If I took God's Promises seriously, I ...

4. Mark 1:35-39; Luke 6:12-16; 22:39-46
The best time for me to pray is ...

5. Psalms 51; 69; Proverbs 28:13
I need God's daily strength to conquer ...

6. Daniel 6; 9:1-19
If prayer were prohibited, I would ...

7. Ephesians 1:11-23; 3:14-21; James 5:13-18
I am most prayerful about ...

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WEEK 16  Hearts of Iron ... Feet of Clay

1. Genesis 18:9-33
If I am a Friend of God, when I pray, he ...

2. Psalms 32; 130
A time I was burdened in prayer was ...

3. Exodus 32:9-32; 33:12-23
The person I would like to pray for me is ...

4. 1 Kings 8:12-61
I am most prayerful when ...

5. Psalms 102; 1John 3:21-24
The last answer to my prayers was ...

6. Luke 18:1
I am most persistent in praying for ...

7. Matthew 26:36-46
It is hard for me to pray when …

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WEEK 17  Answered Prayer

1. Exodus 2:23 - 3:10; Psalm 66
God recently delivered me from ...

2. 1 Samuel 1:1-20; Psalm
The longest I have prayed at a time was ...

3. 1 Kings 18:16-46; Psalm 107
Watching God work in my life makes me ...

4. Jonah 1 - 2; Psalm 30
For me, prayer is powerful because ...

5. Daniel 2:1-23; Psalm 116
I need God to give me strength to ...

6. Acts 4:23-31; Psalm 37
Christians I know who have a dynamic prayer life are ...

7. Psalm 18
The last prayer God answered was ...

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WEEK 18  Thanksgiving

1. Acts 27:1-38
I often take for granted the blessing of ...

2. Luke 17:11-19
If I had been healed, I would have ...

3. Psalm 136:1-26
Of all God's Gifts, I am most thankful for ...

4. Psalms 50; 65; 92
Like David, I must never forget God's ...

5. Exodus 15:1-21
I can never forget my deliverance from sin because ...

6. Psalms 100; 111; 113
I thank God most often for ...

7. Matthew 6:5-15; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Most of my prayer time is spent ...

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GROWTH

WEEK 19  Surrender: Long Journey Home

1. Romans 12:1-5; 2 Peter 1:3-8
Spiritual Maturity begins with ...

2. Matthew 12:34-37; Mark 7:20-23; Luke 6:43-45
Maturity continues when one begins to ...

3. Luke 14:25-33
Following Christ calls us to ...

4. Matthew 6:19-21; 1 Timothy 6:6-10
Surrendering my possessions to God is ...

5. Philippians 3:4-9; James 1:9-11; 2:1-5
It's difficult to give up social status when ...

6. 1 Corinthians 10:22-33; Romans 14:19-23
On the controversial issues of life, I am ...

7. Ephesians 5:15-20; Colossians 3:5-17
The surrendered heart is seen in ...

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WEEK 20  Spiritual Maturity

1. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; 1 John 5:11-12; Ephesians 2:1-8
My life in Jesus began when I ...

2. Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 2:6-10; 3:1-4
If Jesus is my Lord, I must accept ...

3. Ephesians 4:1-24
If my new lifestyle is to reflect Jesus ...

4. Hebrews 12:1-3; James 1:2-12; 1 Peter 1:3-7
Being a Believer doesn't shelter me from ...

5. Matthew 7:24-27; Philippians 4:6-13
In uncertainty, I have strength because ...

6. 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Thessalonians 1: Philippians 1:9-11
The area I most want to grow in is ...

7. Ephesians 6:10-18
I know God has equipped me for ...

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WEEK 21  Temptation: Satan's Snare

1. Genesis 3:1-19; James 1:13-15
I know that temptation comes from ...

2. Luke 4:1-4; Matthew 27:3-9; 28:12-15
I feel as if I'm being bribed when ...

3. Luke 4:5-8; Philippians 2:3-4
Most of us tend to compromise when ...

4. Luke 4:9-13; Deuteronomy 6:16-19
Sensationalism tempts me when ...

5. Acts 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:33; Ephesians 5:6-7
Temptations can come through ...

6. Genesis 39:1-12
At times the way out of temptation is ...

7. Hebrews 2:18; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
In my walk with God, he promises to ...

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WEEK 22  Led by God's Word

1. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:19-21
God's Word has convicted me to ...

2. 1 Peter 1:10-12; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 14:37-38
Knowledge of Scripture enables me to ...

3. Matthew 22:29; John 20:30-31; Acts 17:11
I need to search the Scriptures more so ...

4. Proverbs 6:20-23; Deuteronomy 4:1-9; 6:4-9; Joshua 1:6-9
Someone I can share the Word with is ...

5. Psalms 19:7-11; 119:1-40
My spirit is strengthened when I read ...

6. Psalm 119:52-104
The greatest value of Scripture is ...

7. Psalm 119:105-176
My Bible Study could be improved by ...

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DISCIPLESHIP

WEEK 23  Servant-Hood: My Gift to Others

1. Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 9:33-37; 10:35-45
One way I could serve others better is ...

2. Philippians 2:1-8; 2 Corinthians 8:8 - 9:5
To be a servant of God I must learn ...

3. Matthew 5:23-24; 18:21-35
Forgiveness must be part of the Servant's Spirit because .

4. Matthew 7:1-5; Luke 6:37-42
I tend to judge those who ...

5. Romans 12:1-4; 2 Corinthians 10:2-7
A barrier that prevents me from giving myself totally to Christ is ...

6. John 4:34-38; 5:30; 6:38
Jesus' willingness to serve is seen ...

7. John 13:1-17
If Jesus could wash their feet, I can ...

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WEEK 24  The Call to Discipleship

1. Mark 7:1-23; Matthew 15:1-20
I am a Disciple of Jesus if I follow ...

2. Matthew 17:14-20; Luke 9:37-42
My faith is the size of ...

3 Mark 9:38-48
Being Jesus' Disciple could cost me ...

4. Luke 11:37 - 12:3
To eliminate hypocrisy from my life, I ...

5. Matthew 19:16-30
In order to follow Jesus, I have given up ...

6. Luke 6:27-38
The enemy I ask God's blessings upon is ...

7. Luke 16:1-1
If Jesus graded me on how I use his resources, he would give me a ...

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WEEK 25  Giving Him the Key!

1. Luke 5:27-32; John 1:35-51
If the call of Jesus is real for me, I must ...

2. John 7:10-13; 12:37-43
I act like a Secret Disciple when ...

3. Luke 14:25-33
Jesus says a Disciple must be willing to ...

4. Acts 22:1-29; 2 Corinthians 11:22-29
When I see the price others have paid to become believers, I am ...

5. John 13:31-35; Colossians 3:12-17
As his Disciple, I want to be known for ...

6. Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:1-2; Mark 16:15; John 21:15-19
The world will never know Jesus until I ...

7. Philippians 2:1-11,14-18; Colossians 3:1-3
When others look at me, they see ...

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WEEK 26  Discipleship in My Life

1. Romans 12:9-16
To help me follow these commands, I ...

2. Mark 2:1-11
As a stretcher-bearer for Jesus, I must ...

3. Mark 14:1-11; Matthew 26:6-13
My alabaster box that I need to break is ...

4. Jeremiah 1:4-10; Acts 20:22-38
When I am asked to do a task, I ...

5. John 15:1-17
When God commands me to serve, I ...

6. Acts 23:12-22; 25:13 - 26:32
Doing God's work does not guarantee ...

7. Luke 5:12-16; Matthew 8:2-4; Mark 1:40-42
I am going to help the "lepers" in my community by ...

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RELATIONSHIPS

WEEK 27  Fellowship: Spiritual Partners

1. Acts 2:43-47; 4:32 - 5:16; Romans 1:8-13
What impresses me most about the first century Believers was their ...

2. 1 John 3:11-18; 4:7-21
For genuine Fellowship to exist, love must ...

3. John 13:1-17
I can serve others by ...

4. Galations 6:1-6; James 5:19-20
The strength of my Relationships is determined by my ability to ...

5. James 5:16; Matthew 5:21-26; 18:21-35
When I have sinned against someone, I ...

6. Hebrews 10:1-25
The essential ingredient of the early Christian assembly was.

7. Matthew 7:1-5; Ephesians 4:1-16; Philippians 2:1-11
Unity among believers can exist if ...

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WEEK 28  Friends: A Precious Treasure

1. 1 Samuel 18:1-4; 19:1-6; 20
My closest Friend would describe me as ...

2. Acts 9:1-30
Sometimes Friendship involves ...

3. Ruth 1; Acts 11:19-26
The person who is my "Barnabas" is ...

4. Genesis 13:1-12; 14:14-16; Acts 15:36-40
Even the best of friends will have ...

5. Proverbs 17:17; 18:24; 27:6,17
It is hard to tell a Friend the truth when ...

6. John 15:12-16; Philippians 2:19-30
The bottom line of Genuine Friendship is ...

7. 2 Samuel 9; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
I can give a hand of Friendship to ...

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WEEK 29  Family: Mom, Dad and the Kids

1. Deuteronomy 4:9-14; 6:1-9,20-25
I remember my early training as ...

2. 2 Chronicles 33
Manasseh's influence on Amon teaches ...

3. 2 Chronicles 34
My earliest family role model was ...

4. Proverbs 22:6; 3:1-12; 4:1-22; Exodus 20:12
Most of my Religious Training came from ...

5. Psalms 127; 128
The Bible honors the kind of Family that ...

6. Proverbs 23:13,22-25; 2 Timothy 1:3-7
The Family Member whom I have influenced spiritually the most is ...

7. Ephesians 5:21 - 6:4
In a Family setting, submission means ...

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Week 30  Friend of the Hurting Heart

1. Luke 10:25-37
If I had seen the injured man, I ...

2. Ezekiel 16:1-63
The last time I carried a Friend's burden ...

3. Isaiah 6:1-12
To accomplish God's mission for me, I ...

4. Luke 19:1-10; Mark 5:1-17; 14:3
The outcasts I could Minister to are ...

5. John 8:1-11
The person I need to bring to Jesus is ...

6. John 4:1-38
I would treat this woman ...

7. Jonah 3:1 - 4:11
It is hard for me to accept someone ...

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EMOTIONS THAT HURT

WEEK 31  Fear: Sounds in the Night

1. Numbers 13:1 - 14:9
This story of cowardice makes me ...

2. Judges 7
If I had seen that enemy, I would have ...

3. 1 Samuel 17
The thought of facing a Philistine Giant with a slingshot makes me ...

4. Genesis 12:10-20; 26:1-11
I confess that my greatest fear is ...

5. John 12:37-43; Matthew 26:47-56,69-75
When Faith and fear clash, I choose ...

6. Daniel 3
Daniel and his Friends prove that God ...

7. Joshua 1
The Key to overcoming fear is ...

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WEEK 32  Inferiority: Echoes of Defeat

1. Exodus 3:1 - 4:17
Moses and I are alike in that ...

2. 1Timothy 1:12-17
I know God has forgiven me for ...

3. Jeremiah 1:4-19
I can identify with Jeremiah because ...

4. Psalms 139:13-16; 131
My feelings of inferiority come from ...

5. Romans 8:15-17; Ephesians 1:3-6; 1 John 3:1-3
Being God's Child makes me feel ...

6. John 10:27-30; Ephesians 3:12
Because of my Relationship with God, I ...

7. 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
I am important because God gave me ...

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WEEK 33  Depression: Quicksands of Life

1. Numbers 11:1-15; Proverbs 18:14
When depression haunts me, I ...

2. 1 Kings 19
During times of loneliness I need ...

3. Psalm 8; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
I gain strength during my weakness by ...

4. Matthew 8:17; Romans 8:26-28
The Spirit's intercession prompts me to ...

5. Jonah 4
One of the things that depresses me is ...

6. Psalm 42
I would have helped David by ...

7. 2 Corinthians 4:7-18; 11:21-29
In Life's Quick-Sands I Will Remember ...

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WEEK 34  Rejection: Outside the Circle

1. Isaiah 50; 53; 1 Peter 2:7-8
When I have been rejected by Friends, I ...

2. Exodus 2:1-25; 16:1-3; 17:1-7
I might have told the Israelites ...

3. Genesis 37:1-36; 50:19-21
If I trusted God more, I could overcome ...

4. Matthew 10:1-23
God tells me if I reject his Word he will ...

5. John 15:18-25; Mark6:1-13
I usually feel rejection when ...

6. Acts 18:1-16
To overcome rejection I need to begin …

7. Matthew 21:33-46
Sometimes I reject someone because ...

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WEEK 35  Anger: The Enemy Within

1. Genesis 4:1-16; Proverbs 14:17
The last time I was really angry I ...

2. 1 Kings 21
When I don't get my way, I respond by …

3. Esther 1:9-22; Proverbs 27:4
If someone is angry with me, I ...

4. 1 Samuel 20:30-42
I would have told Saul ...

5. Numbers 32:1-15
If the Lord were angry with me, it would be because ...

6. Proverbs 15:1; 19:11-12; Matthew 5:21-26
In order to control my anger, I must ...

7. Proverbs 12:16; Ephesians 4:26-31; Colossians 3:8-9; James 1:19-20
Someone who is angry with me now is ...

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WEEK 36  Revenge: Emotional Landmines

1. Judges 15 - 16
Getting even with Others has cost me ...

2. 2 Samuel 13:23-29; Leviticus 19:18; Proverbs 24:28-29
A person I saw full of Revenge was ...

3. Esther 3; 7:1-10
I try to overcome Revenge by ...

4. Luke 9:51-55; Romans 12:17-21; 1 Thessalonians 5:
I can help Others who are vindictive by ...

5. Acts 6:8 - 7:60
When I have been wronged, I need to ...

6. Proverbs 26:27; 1 Corinthians 6:1-8
I resolved a dispute with a Friend by ...

7. Ezekiel 25:12-14; 1 Peter 2:23-25
Instead of Retaliating, I am going to ...

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EMOTIONS THAT HEAL

WEEK 37  Joy: Goose Pimples of the Heart

1. 1 Chronicles 16:1-36
I usually express my joy by ...

2. 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Psalm 16
The last time I was joyful was ...

3. Luke 15:3-32
The Person I identify with is ...

4. 1 Chronicles 29:1-25
The Gift I have given to God that gave me the greatest Satisfaction is ...

5. Psalm 97
I Rejoice in the Lord because ...

6. Nehemiah 12:27-47
God's People today can celebrate ...

7. Luke 1:5-44
What fills my heart with joy is ...

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WEEK 38  Compassion: Moving Beyond Tears

1. Psalms 32:1-5; 103:3-14; 1 Chronicles 16:34
God's Compassion for me makes me feel ...

2. 2 Samuel 9
A Person who needs my compassion is ...

3. Acts 16:16-36
I can help someone in prison by ...

4. John 10:7-18
Jesus' Compassion was shown by ..

5. Matthew 25:31-46
Jesus wants me to Minister to others by ...

6. Matthew 9:35-38; 14:13-21; 15:32-39; Luke 7:11-17
Being a person of Compassion requires ...

7. Matthew 11:28-30; Galatians 6:1-2
As Jesus lifts my burdens, I can lift ...

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WEEK 39  Patience: Deep Roots

1. Genesis 15; 17:1-19; 21:1-7; Hebrews 6:13-15
I have seen the Rewards of Patience in ...

2. Genesis 26:12-33; Romans 5:3-5
In Isaac's place, I would have ...

3. Job 1:1 - 2:10; 42; James 5:7-11
When troubles come, my Patience ...

4. 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 24; 26
Unlike David, I am Impatient for God to act when ...

5. 1-4 Matthew 27:11-14; John 19:1-11; Hebrews 12:
Jesus' example of Patience teaches me ...

6. Romans 15:4-5; James 1:2-4; Psalm 37:7-9
I would rate Patience as ...

7. Romans 2:2-4; 3:25-26; 2 Peter 3:8-15
I thank God for his Patience with ...

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WEEK 40: Love: Hugs from Heaven

1. Deuteronomy 10:12 - 11:25
My love for God will be shown by ...

2. 1 John 4:8-19; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
My Friends know I genuinely love them by ...

3. Hebrews 13:1-6; Genesis 18:1-16
If I were to treat everyone as an Angel, ...

4. Luke 6:27-36; 1 John 3:11-18
The most loving act I could do today is ...

5. 2 Samuel 1:17-27; John 11:17-44
The last time I cried for someone I love ...

6. Romans 5:6-8; Titus3:3-8
The extent of God's love makes me ...

7. Philemon
A person whom I need to learn to love is ...

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GOALS

WEEK 41  Priorities: First Things First

1. Matthew 6:25-34
I will spend more time ...

2. Deuteronomy 4:29; Psalm 105:4; Philippians 1:20-21
Without Priorities, my life becomes ...

3. 1 Chronicles 28
The successful building of the Temple was the results of ...

4. 1 Timothy 6:11-21; Luke 12:16-21
The Word of God demands that I ...

5. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13
Even in Persecution, the early Christians ...

6. Ecclesiastes 12
Solomon's encouragement was simply ...

7. Matthew 22:15-22; Acts 5:27-32
If human and divine law conflict, I ...

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WEEK 42  Endurance: The Final Lap

1. Philippians 3:12-21
On the Christian Journey I tend to ...

2. 1 Corinthians 16:13; Colossians 2:6-7; Jude 3
In Endurance, I rate Myself ...

3. Hebrews 11:1-6; 1 Peter 4:12-19
Sometimes it's difficult to have Faith ...

4. Hebrews 11:6-40
When I read about these Believers, I ...

5. 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Hebrews 12:1-3
The secret of this Lifestyle is ...

6. 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Revelation 2:10
To endure in times like ours calls for ..

7. 2 Timothy 4:9-22
Tough Times Demand That I become ...

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WEEK 43  Trust: Letting Go

1. Psalms 20; 49:5-15
To have a Victorious life, I must stop ...

2. Psalm 91
When change threatens, I take refuge in

3. Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalms 56:3-4; 57:1-11
Allowing God to work demands that I ...

4. 2 Chronicles 14:2 - 16:14
Like King Asa, I will fail also if ...

5. 1 Samuel 17
The Giant I have trusted God to slay is ...

6. Job 31:24-28; Psalm 52
Trusting God demands that I start ...

7. 1 Corinthians 15:12-32
Death has no Power over me because ...

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WEEK 44  Survival: Coping

1. Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17; Luke 4:16-21; 2 Chronicles 20:15-17
If the Battle is the Lord's, what I need is ...

2. Luke 12:22-31; Psalms 42:11; 40:1-5
The Lesson I need to learn is ..

3. Matthew 18:21-35; Ephesians 4:31-32; Romans 12:9-21
When I have been hurt, I need to ...

4. Philippians 4:6-7,11-13
To trust God to work in my life means ...

5. 1 Timothy 1:15-16; Romans 8:28
In spite of failure God promises ...

6. John 11:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:19-20, 51-52, 56-58
I will rise from the dead because ...

7. Revelation 21 - 22:5
The promise of Heaven makes my life ...

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ATTITUDES

WEEK 45  Materialism: Fool's Gold

1. 1Timothy 6:3-10,17-19
If I inherited a million dollars, I would ...

2. 1 Chronicles 29:12; Ecclesiastes 5:10-19
Every Blessing I have came from ...

3. Deuteronomy 8:13-14; Matthew 19:16-24
Wealth does not have to be a curse if ...

4. Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; 12:13-14
The only thing of real value is ...

5. Matthew 6:19-34
If I will trust God, he Promises to provide ...

6. Mark 14:1-9
I would have told her ...

7. Luke 16:19-31; Hebrews 13:5
My Attitude toward wealth will lead me ...

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WEEK 46  Worldliness: Chasing the Wind

1. 1 Samuel 8:1-20
I find I want to be like the world in ...

2. Job 21:7-16; Psalms 49:16-20; 73:1-20
When worldly people seem to succeed, I ...

3. Job 7:6-10; 8:9; Isaiah 40:6-8
Considerung life's brevity, I value most ...

4. Ecclesiastes 1
This world does not offer Happiness because ...

5. Matthew 10:39; 16:24-26; John 12:23-26
I am going to carry out of this life ...

6. Luke 14:15-24
The Earthly Concern I put above Spiritual concerns is ...

7. 2 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 3:3; 1 John 2:15-17
That Possession that is damaging my Relationship to Jesus is ...

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WEEK 47  Self-Righteousness

1. Deuteronomy 8:11 - 9:6
I would define Self-Righteousness as ...

2. Proverbs 25:14,27; Jeremiah 9:23-24; 2 Corinthians 10:12-18
What I am tempted to brag about is ...

3. Matthew 7:21-23; 9:10-13; 16:6
The Self-Righteousness of the Pharisees is seen in ...

4. Proverbs 29:23; Isaiah 57:15; Micah 6:8; Matthew 5:5
The Rewards of humility are ...

5. Matthew 23:1-12; Luke 14:7-11; 1 Peter 5:5-6
If Jesus were to talk straight to me, he would probably say ...

6. Luke 7:36-50; Romans 10:1-4
When I look at sinners like this, I ...

7. Luke 18:9-14
Self-Righteousness surface in me when ...

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WEEK 48  Afflictions: Roses Amid Thorns

1. Psalm 69:1-21; Isaiah 40:28-31
The Promise of God that brings the most peace is ...

2. Mark 13:9-13; Luke 6:22-23; 21:12-19
Compared to them, my troubles are ...

3. Jeremiah 26:11-15; 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
My view of trials has changed because ...

4. 2 Corinthians 11:22-33; Philippians 1:12-26; 4:10-13
When discouragement comes, I delight in ...

5. 1 Corinthians 4:9-13; Romans 8:17-37; 2 Corinthians 6:3-13
Even in poverty, Victory is mine because ...

6. Job 5:6-26; Ephesians 3:16-20
During struggles, I can have confidence ...

7. Psalm 107; Revelation 7:13-17
God delivered me from Trouble when ...

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THE FUTURE

WEEK 49  Death: Heading Home

1. Genesis 27:2; 1 Samuel 20:1-3; Job 7
The very thought of Dying makes me feel ...

2. Job 14:1-21: James 4:13-17
If I am going to Heaven, I need to ...

3. 2 King 20:1-11; Ecclesiastes 12:1-7; Hebrews 9:27; 1 Timothy 6:7
Death ceased to be my enemy when ...

4. Psalms 23; 49:6-15; 116:15
The Believer does not fear death because ...

5. 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
This reminds me that my Physical Body is ...

6. Luke 16:19-31; Proverbs 11:7; 13:9; 24:19-20
The person I need to prepare for death is ...

7. 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Philippians 1:20-25
I know Heaven in my reward because ...

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WEEK 50  Second Coming of Christ

1. Matthew 24:35-44; Luke 12:35-40
I can be ready for Christ's return by ...

2. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:11
The most comforting Truth about the second coming is ...

3. Matthew 25:31-46
Someone who needs my help now is ...

4. Mark 8:34-38; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-12; Revelation 1:4-8
Someone who needs to know about Jesus' Return is ...

5. 1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Timothy 6:14-16; Titus 2:11-13
The Attitude toward Jesus' return that I need most is ...

6. John 14:1-4; Philippians 3:20-21; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 John 3:1-3
Thinking about this makes me feel ...

7. 1 Corinthians 15:20-58
The most interesting Truth about this is ...

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WEEK 51  Heaven: Home at Last

1. Matthew 5:1-12; 6:19-21; 19:21
Right now, my Bank Account in Heaven would look like ...

2. 1 John 5:1-15
Knowing I have Eternal Life now affects ...

3. Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:4-10
I don't fear death because ...

4. Ephesians 1:15 - 2:10; Colossians 3:1-12
An Obstacle on my road to Heaven is ...

5. John 12:26; 14:1-6; Revelation 7:9-17
The most beautiful aspect of Heaven is ...

6. 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Hebrews 10:32-39
Because of my Relationship with Jesus, I ...

7. Revelation 21:1 - 22:5
John's description of Heaven helps me ...

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WEEK 52:--Hope: New Day Dawning

1. Psalms 33:18-20; 43:5; 146:3-9; 119:74
The most meaningful Benefit of Hope is ...

2. Lamentations 3:17-26
Hoping in the Lord can sustain me in ...

3. Romans 5:1-5; 15:13; Galatians 5:5
I need the Holy Spirit to Strengthen My Hope when ...

4. Philippians 1:20; Titus 2:11-13; 3:7
An expectant hope means that I can ...

5. Colossians 1:27; 1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Peter 1:3
My Hope can be strong since it is based ...

6. 1 Peter 1:13; Titus 3:7; Colossians 1:5-6
Without Hope of Eternity, I would be ...

7. Hebrews 3:6; 6:11-20; 11:1
I need to secure my Hold on Hope by ...

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