Home Study for September 9 through 14, 2013

Monday – Read James 4:1-10
Why do our human desires so often cause us friction with others and even with God?
What are some things mentioned here that we can do to ensure that we have the right motives when we ask God to work and act in our lives, in the lives of others and in the world?
How does this passage challenge you? How does it encourage you?
How will you respond?

Tuesday – Read Deuteronomy 4:25-31
These are God’s words to His people before crossing into the Promised Land; words that apply to us as His people today.
What promise does God give to those who will seek Him?
What hope does this give you?
What do you need to seek the Lord in in these days?

Wednesday – Read James 1:2-5
If we don’t know what to do, what are we called to do?
Is it good to seek God’s wisdom even when we think we know what to do? Why?
Why does God give us the wisdom we need and seek?
For what do you need God’s wisdom today?
Ask Him to reveal His will to you.

Thursday – Read Matthew 7:12
How do you want to be treated by others?
How does treating other people with love, as God loves us, help them to see Him?
How does this verse challenge you? How will you respond?

Friday – Read Galatians 5:22-26
How does the Holy Spirit in us change the way we view ourselves, how we view others and the choices we make?
How does that help us as we ask, seek, knock and love others?
Invite the Holy Spirit to continue working to develop His fruit in you.

Saturday – Read Matthew 9:9-13

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