Study Guide - January 21-25, 2019
This study guide is designed for the workweek of January 21-25, 2019.
Let’s begin with a simple prayer before we begin our study today. If you don’t know what to pray, consider something like the following:
Father, thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ, and the salvation found only in him. As I study your Word today, please guide me by your Spirit. Help me to understand, believe, trust, and live in fuller view of the truth that sets me free. For your glory, I ask this in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
This Week’s Bible Reading
Let’s now take a minute and complete today’s Bible reading:
After reading, what questions do you have? What encouraged you? What convicted you?
This Week’s Bible Teaching
This short video by our friends at The Bible Project explains the second half of the Gospel of Matthew. Take a few minutes to watch it; it will help explain what you’re reading.
This Week’s New City Catechism
A catechism is a teaching tool designed to help us learn the truths of the Christian faith in Q&A format. Here is this week’s Q&A.
Q4. How and why did God create us?
A. God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.
This Week’s Memory Verse
”So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.”
This Week’s Catechism Teaching
The following video explains the teaching of this catechism Q&A in fuller detail.
Well done. Let’s close our time in God’s Word and truth in prayer. This might be a good time to pray for your daily needs, while also interceding in pray on behalf of your family and friends in need. If you don’t know what to pray, consider something like this:
Father, thank you for not leaving us in darkness, but instead sending the light of your Son, Jesus, into the world. I praise you for your goodness and grace to me, especially as I consider and confess the many ways in which I fall short of your glory every day. Thank you for your mercy and kindness to me. Please [share various concerns and needs]. In the power of your Spirit and in the name of your Son, I pray. Amen.