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April 6, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What was wrong about what Peter did?
2) Have you ever found yourself making things from this life equal to Jesus? How do we do that?
3) What are areas in your life where you need to fully surrender to Jesus today?

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April 5, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Do you think the disciples were feeling stressed here? Why or why not?
2) Have you ever been so overwhelmed by a HUGE challenge in your life you didn't know what to do? What happened?
3) What area of your life needs to be re-organized today? Start with the small things and work your way up to finishing big!

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April 4, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Do you think Jesus would have called you in because of your faith?
2) How will the people we allow to be closest to us affect our faith?
3) Who are some of the people you should allow in since they inspire faith in you?

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April 3, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How do we allow things to crowd out the message of the Gospel in our lives?
2) What type of seed do you think best represents your life right now? How has that changed over time?
3) What things are crowding out the Gospel in your life? What do you need to make more room for?

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April 2, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think about the response of the immoral woman toward Jesus? What about the others toward her?
2) When was the last time you broken before the Lord and what was the reason for that happening?  
3) Who is in your life is like this immoral woman and needs to know Jesus? Pray for them.

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April 1, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think of when you think of faith?
2) Talk about a time you had faith in your life and how God answered your faith.
3) What specific issue are dealing with right now that you need to trust God with in faith? Pray about it.

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March 31, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How would you put into words for your life what Jesus was saying verses 41-42?
2) Why do you think we tend to see others minor flaws while ignoring our major flaws?
3) What are some things you need repent of in your life? MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS FIRST!!!

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March 30, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why was it so important for Jesus to pray about this decision?
2) Why is it important for us to pray about our decisions?
3) Are there any decisions you need to pray about right now?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 29, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think Levi followed Jesus?
2) What does it mean to follow Jesus?
3) What is Jesus asking you to leave behind to follow Him today?

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March 28, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How was Peter's response to Jesus related to his catch of the fish?
2) What should be our motivation in following what Jesus says? 
3) What is Jesus asking you to do today?

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March 27, 2016 - Easter Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think the people kept coming and bringing their needs to Jesus?
2) Why should we bring our needs to Jesus?
3) What is it in your life that you need Jesus to touch today?

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March 26, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How did Jesus overcome temptation?
2) What are some practical temptations we all face in life?
3) What do we need to do to overcome temptation daily?

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March 25, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How does understanding Jesus' family tree help us understand who we are in Him? 
2) What do you think of when you think of your own family tree? Why is it important?
3) Find a few names listed in his family tree, and research who they were in the Bible.

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March 24, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What was special about Simeon?
2) How was he able to wait on god to fulfill His word?
3) What can we learn from him as we wait on God?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 23, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this passage challenge you with today?
2) Why was the message being delivered to the shepherds important for you?
3) How can we take the message of Jesus to others?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 22, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why was it important for them to name their baby John?
2) Why is God so interested in obedience in the simple things?
3) What do you need to obedient about today?

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March 21, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How do people seek blessing in their lives?
2) From this passage, what connection is there between blessing and believing?
3) What areas do you need to grow in personally? Find Bible verses that speak to it.

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March 20, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why did God want a virgin to bear His Son?
2) How does Mary's purity challenge us?
3) What do you need to ask the Lord to purify you from today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 19, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think Zechariah and Elizabeth were feeling when they couldn't have children?
2) What did this say about their lives, the fact that Zechariah was serving as a priest and God did honor them with a child? 
3) How can we trust God even when we can't see the answer?

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March 18, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do we struggle sometimes with unbelief?
2) How can we overcome that in our life?
3) What do you need to trust Jesus in today? What does God's Word say about your circumstance?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 17, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What does Jesus' testimony teach us?
2) Why do you think the Roman officer reached this conclusion?
3) Who around you needs to see your testimony during difficult times?

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March 16, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What can we learn from Jesus' response?
2) What happens when we try to justify ourselves to others?
3) How can we be quiet and say nothing when we are being attacked?

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March 15, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think Jesus was feeling at this moment of complete rejection?
2) What can we learn from His response to it?
3) How can we better embrace the process, even when it involves pain?

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March 14, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What is so remarkable about Jesus' response to you?
2) How does betrayal impact us moving forward with our purpose many times?
3) How can we keep moving forward even after we have been betrayed?

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March 13, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Have you ever walked through betrayal before?
2) What hurts the most about it?
3) How can we have the same attitude Jesus did as He faced it?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 12, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think of when you hear the phrase, "be alert"?
2) Why do you think so many people don't really talk about this passage much?
3) How can you and I practically stay alert everyday?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 11, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What are some ways worry affects our lives?
2) Why and how does worry impact our faith?
3) What do you need to trust Jesus to do in your life rather than worrying about it? Do it today!

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 10, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why was what this woman gave more than the others in the eyes of Jesus?
2) What does this story tell us about our need to give generously?
3) How can you be more generous to those around you daily?

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March 9, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Do you think the Sadducees were trying to justify their unbelief in the resurrection in their question to Jesus? Why or why not?
2) Do you know people who "major on the minor in life?" 
3) How can we stay focused on keeping the Gospel at the center of our lives daily?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 8, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this passage speak to you today?
2) Why is it important for us to "bear fruit" and not just look good from a distance in our lives?
3) How can we "bear fruit" in someone else's life today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 7, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think Jesus made forgiveness mandatory before we pray?
2) Why is giving forgiveness so important for us?
3) Is there anyone you need to forgive today who has hurt or offended you?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 6, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why was the blind's man personal plea important?
2) Why do we need to have that personal revelation of who Jesus is?
3) What do you need to see today? Call on YOUR Rabbi!

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 5, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Who do you think the disciples thought anything was impossible after they had been around Jesus?
2) Why do we look at our circumstances as if they are impossible to overcome?
3) What impossible thing are facing in your life that you need to ask God to make possible?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 4, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What can we learn from the actions of the disciples in this passage?
2) What does it mean to be a servant and why does God require this from us?
3) How can you practically serve someone this today and every day?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 3, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Have you ever felt like this father before with the tension between belief and unbelief?
2) Where do you struggle the most with unbelief?
3) Ask the Lord to help you with the areas of unbelief in your life?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 2, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How would the blind man have lived the rest of his life if he had been satisfied with sort of seeing?
2) Have you ever stopped short of seeing everything Jesus wanted you to see because you were satisfied with good?
3) What do you need to fully surrender to Him today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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March 1, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What are some of the things you have seen Christians let into their lives that doesn't belong? What about you?
2) Why do people sometimes focus on the outer things and neglect what's important on the inside?
3) What needs purification in your life today? Ask the Lord to forgive you and purify your mind.

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FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why were the Pharisees actions wrong in this passage?
2) Why is God more interested in our hearts than our words? Why are are actions more important than our intentions?
3) What do you need to do to make sure your actions align with God's heart and purposes?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 28, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why did Jesus and His disciples need rest?
2) What are some benefits of rest for us? How do you feel when you're not rested?
3) How can we find rest in Jesus today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 27, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How does it make you feel knowing Jesus was rejected?
2) Have you ever been rejected? What happened and what did you feel?
3) How can we overcome rejection in our lives?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 26, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How would you have responded if you were the father?
2) What does the fact that He brought Jesus back to his home tell you about the father?
3) How can we have faith instead of being afraid in our lives?

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FEBRUARY 25, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How did God's mercy change this man's life in the story?
2) How has God's mercy changed your life?
3) How can we show God's mercy to others today? Look for ways.

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 24, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How do you think you would have responded if you were one of the disciples in this passage? Why?
2) What are some of the cares in your life that you struggle with?
3) How can we be "melo", knowing that God has our lives under control?

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FEBRUARY 23, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why is soil important for the growth of fruit?
2) What principles from farming the ground teach us how to cultivate fertile soil in our lives?
3) Where do you need to grow the most?

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FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Have you ever felt like it was difficult to know God's will? Why or why not?
2) Why do you think Jesus linked the concept of family to God's will?
3) What are three things you need to take to God personally today regarding your life and His will?

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FEBRUARY 21, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think the disciples followed Jesus when He called? That was radical!!!
2) What hurts do you have in your life that has hindered you from following fully?
3) Pray now to release those things into Jesus' care and allow yourself to heal and move on.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think Jesus hung out with "these" people?
2) Why is it important for us to not look down on anyone because of their appearance or history? What does that do for the sake of the Gospel?
3) Who are some of "these" people you can reach out to today?

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FEBRUARY 19, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What does Jesus' actions speak to you about what you should do to reach out to others who need His love?
2) Why do you think many people are afraid to show God's love like this?
3) What can you personally do to make a difference in the life of someone in need today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 18, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Do you think you would have been able to leave everything and follow Jesus? Why or why not?
2) Why do people sometimes feel like their lives don't have purpose and why is this wrong thinking?
3) What is Jesus calling you to today? Where do you need to follow Him?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 17, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think some of the disciples doubted?
2) How can doubt steal our worship?
3) What do you need to worship Jesus "through" in your life today?

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FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this passage speak to you today regarding Jesus' fate looking like it was sealed?
2) Have you ever found yourself in a position where it seemed as if you fate was sealed? What happened?
3) What are you looking at that appears to be sealed today? Pray about it and trust God.

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FEBRUARY 15, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Have you ever been forced to do something you didn't want to do? Talk about how it made you feel.
2) As a Christian, have you ever been forced into carrying the cross of Christ symbolically? Talk about it.
3) What are some crosses you should always be willing to carry in our society?

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FEBRUARY 14, 2016 - Sunday (Happy Valentine's Day)

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think these people were so easily persuaded to change their their minds?
2) Have you ever been easily persuaded to do something a crowd was doing? What happened?
3) How can we protect ourselves from being falsely persuaded by wrong influences?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 13, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Have ever acted like this disciple and taken matters in your own hands? What happened?
2) Why is it so hard for us not to respond when someone does something wrong to us?
3) What are some specific things you need to trust God with today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 12, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Do you think the disciples had good intentions when they promised to not disown Jesus? If so, why did they?
2) Have you ever had good intentions to do something for Jesus and didn't follow through? Talk about it.
3) How can we move past good intentions to a godly response?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 11, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this passage say to you about Jesus' knowledge of your life?
2) Why do we tend to get overwhelmed when bad things are happening?
3) How can this passage help you better trust Jesus with your life today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 10, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think of when you think of the people who are "the "least" in our society?
2) Why should Christians find ways to give to others? (from the passage and others reasons)
3) What can you give up as an individual or a family to give to someone else in need?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 9, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What does this story say to you about our talents?
2) What are some of the talents God has given you?
3) How can you use them daily for His glory?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What are some things we watch for in our lives? How do we "watch" for these things?
2) What does Jesus' message here tell us about the urgency of our daily watching?
3) How can we practically watch for His return in our lives?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 7, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think of when you hear the "endure"?
2) How is biblical endurance different from what we normally think it is?
3) What is it in your life that you need to patiently wait on God in?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 6, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What does this passage show can happen to us if we only focus on external things?
2) What are the internal things that need to change in your life?
3) Find two Scriptures that speak directly to the change needed, and memorize those this week.

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FEBRUARY 5, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What was the biggest mistake the Pharisees made from this passage?
2) Why does only focusing on the outside miss God's intention for our lives?
3) What areas do you need to allow God to address on the inside of you today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 4, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How does this passage personally challenge you?
2) How does this understanding make living life easier as a Christian? What challenges does it present?
3) How can we love God and others more? What do we need to change?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 3, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you do when you make a choice?
2) How do our choices affect our relationship with Christ, both positively and negatively?
3) In what specific areas do you need to choose to follow Jesus' call today?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 2, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think of when you think of bearing fruit as a Christian? 
2) Why is bearing fruit important to connect with our personal faith? 
3) What are we practically do to bear fruit on a daily basis?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Who is Jesus to you?
2) Why is this question such an important thing for us and everyone else?
3) What can we do today to move past a "historical Jesus" and see Him as THE Son of God?

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