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the bridge reading plan

we commit to a journey of transformation together toward Jesus for the glory of God.

Acts 2:42 - "And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." (ESV) 

Use this reading plan as part of your daily pursuit of fellowship with Jesus as well as sharing the journey with your house church family.

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Week of 1/25/21 - 1/31/21

The Purpose of Jesus- Jesus’ mission is to reconcile fallen creation back into restored relationship with God. As He was sent by the Father in the power of the Spirit, He sends us together on His mission of deliverance to love God, love others, and share His Gospel until He completes the redemption of all creation.

DAY 1: Why did Jesus Come and What's that Got to Do with Us?

Read:

Psalm 8, Genesis 2:2-17, Genesis 3, Mark 1:9-15, 1 John 1:7-2:2

Reflect & PrayWhat are the results of Adam and Eve’s sin in the world? How has/does others’ sin impact you? How has your sin impacted others? What does Jesus call everyone to do? What does He promise to do in return? Pray and acknowledge depth and breadth of our sins and need for Jesus. Confess personal sin in thought, word, and deed. Repent by turning to Jesus and walking in the freedom of forgiveness today.

DAY 2: Proclaim the Good News to All Sinners 

Read:

Psalm 9, Luke 4:16-21, Matthew 9:9-13

Reflect & PrayWhat kind of people did Jesus come for? In what ways did he follow through and save people? Which people in these stories do you identify with and why? How important is proclamation of good news to Jesus? How can you demonstrate the Gospel’s importance today in your speech and actions? Thank Jesus for calling you out of bondage, poverty, and destruction. Ask for help today in seeing and meeting others’ physical and heart needs. Pray for boldness in speaking Jesus’ heart for the physically and spiritually poor, captive, oppressed, and blind.

DAY 3: Eternal and Abundant Life through His Own Life

Read:
Psalm 10, John 6:35-40, John 10:1-18

Reflect & Pray: What was the will of the Father for Jesus? What does it mean that Jesus is the Shepherd and a person is His sheep? What promises are given for those who believe in Him? How does that impact your day today? Spend time talking to God in adoration and appreciation. Meditate on and thank God for the ways Jesus has shepherded you. Praise God for the promise of resurrection and ask Him to help you live with this in mind today.

DAY 4: To Seek, Save, and Change the Lost 

Read:

Psalm 11, Luke 19:1-10, Mark 5:1-20

Reflect & Pray: In what ways does Jesus demonstrate His power in these stories? What evidences the change Jesus brought? How do those delivered by Jesus respond? In what ways is God calling you to learn from and imitate their response? Meditate on the power of Jesus to deliver in any circumstance. List all your problems small or big and give them to Him. Ask God to give one

 

DAY 5: Empowered by the Spirit for Gospel Mission

Read:

Psalm 12, John 20:19-23, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8

Reflect & PrayWhat is the mission Jesus gave His disciples? How does this mission intersect with your life? Do you live life as one “sent” on Jesus’ mission to make disciples? Why or why not? Thank God for saving you and giving you a greater purpose: making disciples of all nations. Ask God to help you to share in His calling where you live, work, and play. 

 

DAY 6: Personal Worship Day

Read:
Psalm 13 

DAY 7: Communal Worhsip Day

Read:
Psalm 14

Gather with your House Church

 

RESOURCES:

SOAP Bible Reading Method: A very simple, yet fruitful approach to personal Bible Study 

Huddle Guide

Additional Questionsfor Huddles or journal prompts

Sermons on Prayer. HERE.

 

 

 

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