Week 1  *  Sept 14-20
 

Monday, Sept. 14                             

God our helper, by Your Holy Spirit, open our minds, that as we read Your Word, we may be led into Your truth and taught Your will, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Read both texts.  Ephesians 1:13-19 and Ezekiel 36:24-28

What sentence or sentences resonate with you?
 
Why?
 
Ponderings:

What part of Paul’s prayer do you desire for yourself?

Pray for that, in your own words:
 
 

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Living God, help us so to hear Your holy Word that we may truly understand; that, understanding, we may believe, and, believing we may follow in all faithfulness and obedience, seeking Your honor and glory in all we do; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Read the texts out loud. Ephesians 1:13-19 and Ezekiel 36:24-28
 
What words or phrases catch your attention?
 
Ponderings:

Did you notice anything different from yesterday?

Pray Paul’s prayer for someone else.
 
 

Wednesday, Sept. 16

‘When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance…’ 

Ponderings:
What does this promise mean to you?

 

Grant unto us, O God, the fullness of Your promises. Where we have been weak, grant us Your strength; where we have been confused, grant us Your guidance; where we have been distraught, grant us Your comfort; where we have been dead, grant us Your life. Apart from You, O Lord, we are nothing. In and with You we can do all things. In Jesus’ name, amen.                                
 
 

Thursday, Sept. 17

Spend some time praying Paul’s prayer for yourself:

Ask God to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!

Ponderings:
What came to your heart or mind as you prayed this prayer?

 

 

Friday, Sept. 18

‘I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.

Ponderings:
What does this promise mean to you?
 
 
 

Saturday, Sept. 19

Rewrite the portions of Scripture that have been resonating with you this week, in your own words.

Ponderings:
What questions do you still have?
What new insights do you have?
 
 

Sunday, Sept. 20

What are you expecting from God today as you worship?
What have you received from God this past week?

 

On Sunday Sept 20, you will be able to find the sermon here.