DAILY GUIDE

July 2020

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Col 4:2)

Father, teach us not to sin with such abandon. We do it all so easily: Pretend, lie, envy, lust, criticize, brood, ignore, deny, consume, hoard, defame, distort, make excuses, and then expect an easy forgiveness for the asking. God, forgive us for our negligence of your holy character. Let us not misinterpret your patience with our sin as though it were permissiveness. Loving Father, astonish us with a wholesome, godly fear which will not drive us to despair, but cause us to number our days and give us hearts of wisdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen. (source)

Take a moment to confess your sins, knowing that he hears you.

Proverbs Summary

"The reader of Proverbs must seek to understand the various types of people the book describes. The most obvious characters in the book are the wise, the fool, and the simple. Proverbs urges its readers to be wise, which means embracing God’s covenant and living out the covenant in everyday situations (compare 2:2; 10:1). The fool is the person who constantly opposes God’s covenant (1:7b). The simple is the person who is not firmly committed, either to wisdom or to folly; he is easily misled (14:15).

The first nine chapters of Proverbs are “wisdom poems” that urge the reader to pursue wisdom. The main section of Proverbs—the concise, memorable statements of two or three lines—begins in 10:1. Proverbs often seem to be mere observations about life, but their deeper meanings will reveal themselves if the following questions are kept in mind: (1) What virtue does this proverb commend? (2) What vice does it disapprove of? (3) What value does it affirm?" (Source and more)

Scripture Reading

  • July 1 – Psalm 119:161-176; Proverbs 8
  • July 2 – Psalm 120; Proverbs 9
  • July 3 – Psalm 121; Proverbs 10
  • July 6 – Psalm 122; Proverbs 11
  • July 7 – Psalm 123; Proverbs 12
  • July 8 – Psalm 124; Proverbs 13
  • July 9 – Psalm 125; Proverbs 14
  • July 10 – Psalm 126; Proverbs 15
  • July 13 – Psalm 127; Proverbs 16
  • July 14 – Psalm 128; Proverbs 17
  • July 15 – Psalm 129; Proverbs 18
  • July 16 – Psalm 130; Proverbs 19
  • July 17 – Psalm 131; Proverbs 20
  • July 20 – Psalm 132; Proverbs 21
  • July 21 – Psalm 133; Proverbs 22
  • July 22 – Psalm 134; Proverbs 23
  • July 23 – Psalm 135; Proverbs 24
  • July 24 – Psalm 136;Proverbs 25
  • July 27 – Psalm 137; Proverbs 26
  • July 28 – Psalm 138; Proverbs 27
  • July 29 – Psalm 139; Proverbs 28
  • July 30 – Psalm 140; Proverbs 29
  • July 31 – Psalm 141; Proverbs 30

Seven Questions

Ask these as you read and heed each day's Scripture:

  1. What does this passage say?
  2. What did this passage mean to its original audience?
  3. What does this passage tell us about God?
  4. What does this passage tell us about man?
  5. What does this passage demand of me?
  6. How does this passage change the way I relate to people?
  7. How does this passage prompt me to pray to God?

(Source Article and Videos)

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
Amen.

Prayer

Missions

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CCCI Missionary

Hi! We are Seann and Amy Gibson serving in Taiwan since 2000. We run a coffee shop/outreach center near one of the university campuses in Chiayi City where we meet with students for Bible studies, hold activities, and have a regular fellowship meeting where we eat, pray, praise, read the Bible and play together. We are burdened to see young people reached and reaching out to their working class families and communities. To that end, we are reaching, discipling, and equipping uni students and young people for Christ to be reaching, discipling, and equipping their fellow classmates, co-workers, families and communities, particularly those from working class and/or rural areas, the most unreached areas on the island.

Memory Verse

Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,” (Prov 3:13)

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Resources

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