Bible Reading Plan 

Daily Bible Reading and Devotions 每日讀經靈修

BIBLE VERSE OF THE MONTH 每月金句 - 五月 May 2021

耶穌回答他說:「凡愛我的人就會遵守我的道,我父也會愛他,並且我們要到他那裏去,與他同住。
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
約翰福音 John 14:23.(CUV/ESV)

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2021/5/1


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2021/5/2


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2021/5/3


Reflect: According to what Paul said in v19-23, is there anyone we cannot save for the sake of the gospel?
Prayer: Ask God to give us encourage and wisdom to become all things to all men so that by all possible means we might save some. (V22)

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2021/5/4


Reflect: Prayerfully read v13 couple of times, Does God’s faithfulness give you comfort in things that is happening in your life? 
Prayer: Thank God for always providing a way out so that you can stand up under it. (V13)

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2021/5/5


Reflect: When Paul said about our participation in the Lord’s supper, he emphasized on us being one spiritual body.  What does it mean to you when it comes to the importance of Lord’s Supper?
Prayer: Thank God for the gift of the Lord’s Supper that not only gives us strength and forgiveness of sins, but also unity in Christ Jesus.

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2021/5/6


Reflect: Christian liberty is different from self-centered. What does v14 say about Christian liberty?
Prayer: Ask God to help us how to wisely use our Christian liberty to seek the good of others.

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2021/5/7


Reflect: V12 states that everything comes from God. What does it say about the equality of gender, ethnicity, social status, and etc?
Prayer: Ask God to give us wisdom to handle the inequality issue of the world.

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2021/5/8


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2021/5/9


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2021/5/10


Reflect: Bible says here that those who receive the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner are 'guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.’ v27 How should we examine ourselves before coming to the Lord’s table?
Prayer: Ask God to help us remember what Jesus, the Lamb has done for us on the cross, sacrificing His body and blood for our sins.

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2021/5/11


Reflect: In v4, it writes, ‘There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.’ All of us have different gifts but these gifts serve one purpose, to serve the same Lord.  What happen if one of us did not use the gift? What if that one of us is you?
Prayer: Ask God to strengthen us, to give us courage, to use the gift given to us to serve with one another.

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2021/5/12


Reflect: Our gifts are important in the Kingdom of God for different purposes and reasons.  But how come we still manage to be jealous of other’s gifts and talents?
Prayer: Ask God for forgiveness if we even had a slight thought of jealousy, and ask God to help us appreciate the gifts others have and work together to bring the lost to Christ.

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2021/5/13


Reflect: The most important virtue as a Christian is love.  How is this love affecting you interacting with one another as a Christian? 
Prayer: Ask God to help us love one another, and give us strength to make an effort to love even when it is not easy.

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2021/5/14


Reflect: Tongue speaking may be rare in Christian circle or even in our society. While it should not be discarded, it should not be overrated, either.  When something mentioned in the Bible rarely happen in our society, does it mean it is ignorable and should be rejected?
Prayer: Ask God to help us to be cautious about the topic of tongue speaking, as God does have many ways to communicate with us, ask Him to equip us and give us wisdom.

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2021/5/15


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2021/5/16


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2021/5/17


Reflect: Based on v3 from Friday, ‘the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.’ While each of us may be given spiritual gifts to serve, why did Paul say prophesying is more important? (See v24-25)
Prayer: Thank God for the spiritual gifts we receive from Him, and ask God to guide us uphold the importance of prophesying, ‘a means of building Christian character, of encouraging and strengthening people, and of giving them comfort in their distress.’

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2021/5/18


Reflect: Different spiritual gifts should be put into use in worship to strengthen the church, but in order.  What does it say about the importance of planning a worship service in good order? 
Prayer: Ask God to reveal to us how to use our gifts to strengthen His church. 

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2021/5/19


Reflect: Today when we say ‘scriptures’ we talk about the whole bible, both Old Testament and New Testament.  To the Corinthians, it referred to the Old Testaments.  Today we have both testaments telling us the salvation of Jesus in the forms of prophecy and its fulfillment.  How firmly are you holding to the Word Paul preached to you through this letter today? 
Prayer: Thank God for His grace being with us, ask God to strengthen our faith and hold to Jesus’ faithfulness. 

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2021/5/20


Reflect: To believe in Holy Baptism, we also believe in Jesus’ resurrection, and we believe in our resurrection.  But this is not to say we can waste our lives, which means not having any knowledge of God.  Why? 
Prayer: Thank God for the assurance of resurrection, and ask God to guide us live our lives according to His will.

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2021/5/21


Reflect: Paul talked about the glorified bodily resurrection is unlike everything we’ve known throughout our lives all due to the victory over sin through our Lord Jesus.  Do you truly believe that? 
Prayer: Ask God for forgiveness for our unbelief toward resurrection when we falter in our faith, and pray to God that He would help us 'be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of God’,and to know that in the Lord our labor is ‘not in vain.’ V58

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2021/5/22


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2021/5/23


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2021/5/24


Reflect: Paul traveled a lot for the sake of the gospel.  Are you willing to travel for the sake fo the gospel, or ‘travel’ by calling or texting your neighbors to care for them?
Prayer: Ask God to give us a heart to serve others, willing to make an effort, whether it is money, time, or effort, to care for others.

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2021/5/25


Reflect: One of the easiest things we do in life is to take things for granted.  Paul said to us today, these people who serve the church and its people ‘deserved recognition.’ V18 How would you recognize those who serve in the church?
Prayer: Ask God to open our eyes to see the hard work of church workers and volunteers, and help us to recognize and show appreciation of their work in the church.

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2021/5/26


Reflect: The sufferings of Christ in verse 5 refers to the suffering we endure for the sake of Christ.  What did Paul say about the amount of comfort and strength he experienced and assure us that we will also receive? 
Prayer: Thank God for the comfort and salvation in the midst of distress, and ask God to keep giving us strength to endure for the sake of Christ. 

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2021/5/27


Reflect: We can trust Jesus. We can trust the promises of God.  But when was the last time we doubt God? 
Prayer: Ask God for forgiveness for times we doubted Him, and ask God to give us more faith, trusting His promises.

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2021/5/28


Reflect: What does “obedient in everything” (v9) mean to us? Is it selective obedience? Are we walking the way the Lord leads - in everything?
Prayer: Ask God for forgiveness for our selective obedience, and ask God to help us to be truly obedient in everything.

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2021/5/29


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2021/5/30


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2021/5/31


Reflect: Paul reminds us today that ‘our sufficiency is from God’ (v5).  How does this revelation help our confidence in our ministry?
Prayer: Thank God for using us as His instruments in His ministry.

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