60 Day Bible Challenge Days 11-20

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Day 11 - Beginning to Understand God's Law (Part 2)

Step 1 - Read Exodus 20:1-21. What is the best summary of these laws?

Step 2 - How does your answer change after watching this video

Reading Biblical Law

Step 3 - How does one repair a broken relationship with God after transgressing his Law? 

Atonement

Step 4 - Pray the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) and ask: How does God forgive us our trespasses?

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as your forgive someone who has sinned against you.

Day 12 - Drawing things Together (Summary for days 7-11)

Step 1 - Read Psalm 1 and meditate on the pictures it gives.

Step 2 - Watch this video and then consider the images in Psalm 1 again.

Jewish Meditation Literature

Step 3 - How does this video invite your meditation?

Water of Life

Step 4 - Pray the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) and ask: How do we honor God's name in meditating on the Bible?

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you invite someone else to honor God's name.

Day 13 - Understanding God's Desire to Walk with Us

Step 1 - Read these Bible passages and note who walked with God in Genesis 3:8, 5:22, 6:9, 17:1, 48:15. Who is supposed to walk with God in Micah 6:8?

Step 2 - Read Leviticus 26:12, watch the video and ask, “Who does God want to walk with him?  

These two videos are very similar; choose the one that fits your learning style.

Torah-Leviticus

Leviticus

Step 3 - Watch the video that best fits your learning style and ponder, “How long did God walk with these obstinate people?”

Torah-Numbers

Numbers

Step 4 - Pray the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) and ask: What does it mean for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven?

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you continue to walk with God.

Day 14 - The Covenant Renewed in Deuteronomy

Step 1 - Read Psalm 1 and meditate on the pictures it gives.

Step 2 -What actions accompany walking in obedience with God in Deuteronomy 5:33, 8:6, 10:12, 11:22, 19:9, 26:17, 28:9 and 30:16? Check you answer by watching the video that best fits your learning style.

Torah-Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy

Step 3 - Watch this video and ask, “How do the patterns in biblical narratives help us understand the Bible?”

Design Patterns Biblical Narrative

Step 4 - Pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask: What does it mean for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven?

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you continue to walk with God.

Day 15 - The Heart of the Law (Part One)

Step 1 -Read Mark 12:28-34. “Hear, O Israel…” calls us back to a much earlier place in Israel’s history. Let’s take time to get this right!

Step 2 - Watch this video and ask, “How can I become a better listener?”

Sherma-Listen

Step 3 - Watch this video and ask, “How can I love God from my heart?”

Lev-Heart

Step 4 - Pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask, “What can I do today to do God’s will on earth?”

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you love God as your Abba-Father.

Day 16 - The Heart of the Law (Part Two)

Step 1 - Memorize I John 4:19: “We love, because God first loved us.”

Step 2 -Watch this video and ask, “How can I love God more?”.

Ahavah-Love

Step 3 - Watch this video and ask, “How can I love God from my heart?”

Literary styles in the Bible

Step 4 - Pray the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) and ask: What can i do today to do God's will on earth?"

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you love God as your Abba-Father.

Day 17 - The Heart of the Law (Part Three)

Step 1 - Read Romans 8:14-17 and ask, “How can I grow deeper in this experience?”

Step 2 - Read Romans 8:14-17 and ask, “How can I grow deeper in this experience?”

Nephesh-Soul

Step 3 - Watch this video and ask, “How can I love for God with all that I am?”

Meod-Strength

Step 4 - Pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask, “Lord, how can I better hallow (honor) your name?”

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you love God as your Abba-Father.

Day 18 - Drawing things together (Summary for days 13-17)

Step 1 - Read Deuteronomy 6 and notice how this pattern of meaning is meant to be passed down from generation to generation.

Step 2 - Watch this video and ask, “How do the patterns in biblical narratives help us understand the Bible?”

Design Patterns Biblical Narrative

Step 3 - Watch this video on covenants again and look for the design pattern God used to teach us about Jesus.

Covenants

Step 4 - Pray the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) and ask:How can you hallow (honor) God’s name in the newncovenant?

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you honor God's name.

Day 19 - Deuteronomy 30 and the History of God’s People in the Promised Land

Step 1 - Let’s pause for a few moments and consider where we are in God’s Story. Read
Deuteronomy 30 and notice that it contains a remarkable outline of Israel’s future. They will fail to love God with their whole hearts — an echo of the Shema (“Hear, O Israel” in Deuteronomy 6:4-5) — and they will be dispersed. When their hearts return to the Lord, God will gather them home again. They are commanded to choose life (verses 19-20).

Step 2 - How does this call to “choose life” follow the design pattern laid down in the early
chapters of Genesis?

Torah Genesis 1

Step 3 - We can infer from Deuteronomy 30:6 that we have a heart problem: “The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.” This softens the statement in Deuteronomy 30:11 that “what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.” I John 4:19 reminds us that “we love, because God first loved us.” Review this video on God’s generosity, and ask, “What is our best strategy for loving God with our whole hearts?”

Generosity

Step 4 - Pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask: "What does it mean for God to give us our daily bread?"

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience and be generous with someone else.

Day 20 - Israel’s History in the Promised Land (Part 1)

Step 1 - Read Joshua 24 and compare it to Deuteronomy 30. Why does this new generation need
to reaffirm their covenant with God?

Step 2 - Watch this quick summary of Joshua and ask, “How does this summary describe the
conquest of Canaan? Any surprises?


Joshua

Step 3 - Watch this quick summary of Judges and debate this idea: “How can a human king keep
everyone from doing did which was right in their own eyes?” (Judges 21:25).


Judges

Step 4 - Pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask: What does it mean for God’s will to be done on earth as it
is in heaven?

Step 5 - Take one small step in obedience as you continue to walk with God.

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