Wednesday (9/18/19)

Remember to take some time to sit, pray, and center your focus on being with Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read.

Read Ephesians 1:6:8

Recite these verses out loud as you work to memorize them.

Some more definitions!

  • Grace:
  • Redemption:
  • Forgiveness:

Why do you think God offers His grace freely?

Have you seen examples of that around you?

How is the word “lavish” differentfrom “freely”? Why do you think Paul (who wrote Ephesians) reemphasizes grace with the word “lavishly”?

Sit and meditate on the phrase, “God reaches out to hold me with lavish grace”.

Tuesday (9/17/19)

Remember to take some time to sit, pray, and center your focus on being with Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read. Recite these verses as you work to memorize them.

Read Ephesians 1:4-5

Today we are going to look up some definitions to really begin to grasp all that has been done on our behalf and the huge transformation that begins in us the moment we give Christ our allegiance.

Define the following words (you may need to look them up):

  • Chosen:
  • Holy:
  • Blameless:
  • Predestined:
  • Adopted:

ŽWhen were you chosen to be adopted as His own?

Why does it say in verse 5 that He chose to do this?

Sit and meditate on the phrase, “I being God pleasure by being apart of His family.”

Give some time throughout today working on memorizing these verses.

Monday (9/16/19)

This week we are following up after hearing Keith explain how we are to “BE transformed by the Spirit.” I hope you enjoyed last weeks study of the work of the Spirit in each of our lives.

This week, we are going to spend time looking at what BEcomes true of us after we “trust in Christ.”

We are also going to invite you to memorize verses 3-14 during the course of this week and spilling into the following weeks- depending on the pace you enjoy!

Start out the morning listening to the song Boldy I Approach from Rend Collective. Remember that we can approach His throne boldly during this time and throughout the day because we are “in Christ”. You can listen to the song on YouTube below:

Read Ephesians 1:1-3

Take some time today with these following questions after reading:

KNOW (what does the text say about God?)

BE (What does the text say about us?)

DO (what is the text calling me to do?)

Sunday (9/15/19)

As we did on Wednesday, spend some time just sitting with the Lord. If you are a visual person, picture walking with Jesus in your favorite place, sitting with Him and just being together.

Sit quietly, it your mind wanders, just gently bring it back. It’s not a rigid time, just learning to be quiet and enjoy Jesus.

Remember that…

He is crazy about you.
He loves you completely and sees all the good/bad & ugly.
He is waiting for you when you wake up.
He enjoys just relaxing with you, No agenda, no schedule, just you.

Saturday (9/14/19)

Take a long slow read through these chapters. Perhaps use a Bible app and have it read to you.

Read John 14-17

  • Pray along with Jesus in John 17.
  • Write out a prayer of your own asking the Holy Spirit to continue His work in you:

Friday (9/13/19)

In the previous devotional pages from Jonah, we got used to answering the questions:

KNOW (what does the text say about God?)
BE (What does the text say about us?)
DO (what is the text calling me to do?)

Take time today to think through those questions from this passage.

Read John 16:5-16




Thursday (9/12/19)

Hopefully you are getting into the habit of asking the Holy Spirit to teachyou as you sit down to read. Pray now.

Read John 15:18-16:4

In 16:1, Jesus says, “All this I have told you so that you will not goastray.” In what we’ve read so far this week, what would make the disciples lose heart and potentially go astray?

  • What situations in your life have caused deep questioning of your faith in you?
  • How did you process through these situations, or have youprocessed through them?
  • Certainly there are hard and unexplainable situations around all of us that cause deep pangs. Has there been a time you have suffered for doing what was right and good to do?
    • Share:
  • How does Jesus’ warning encourage you?

This passage was written to the disciples (plural) and not just one person (not just “me and Jesus”). Today, call/email/text one person in response to today’s reading as a means of being anencouragement to a brother or sister in Christ that might need.