Thursday

One Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 3

In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Read all of Ephesians 1:1-2:10

  • What does it mean to you to be “in Christ?”
  • In what sense have you been “redeemed” from slavery? What do you think your life up to now would have been like, if you hadn’t been redeemed? (Ephesians 1:7)
  • “Saved” has become Christian jargon. How can you translate this word into modern speech so people can understand what it really means and why they need it? (Ephesians 2:8-10)

 

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I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you, who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword. Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Read all of Psalm 144:6–15

  • Does this passage challenge what you believe in any way? 
  • What is the good news in this passage that you can share with someone else? 
  • How might this passage affect the way you pray today?
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