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QUIET TIME

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ONE-YEAR INTERACTIVE

DAILY DEVOTIONAL


Quiet Time Interactive is designed to help you spend time in God’s Word.

THE BIBLE CHANGES YOU The Word of God, the Bible, is the most powerful resource that every Christian has. It changes us as we read it, think about it, and do what it says. The Holy Spirit who lives inside every believer also uses the Bible to speak to us. He takes the words written in the Bible and tells us what God wants us to know for our lives. When something is interactive, it works in a way to have an effect on another. Quiet Time Interactive does just that: it is a tool that helps you to interact with the powerful Word of God and with God Himself, which will have an incredible effect on your life.

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QUICK START GUIDE Follow these simple steps to grow in your relationship with God.

1. ASK – Ask God to speak to you.

Ask God to take the words written in the Bible to tell you what He wants you to know. Ask Him to help you do what He tells you to do.

2. READ – Read and interact with the passage.

Read the verses and answer the questions as they apply to your life.

3. DO – Think of one action to take.

Applying God’s Word is where you do something with what you have read. Here are some easy ways for you to act on what you learned:

• Post a verse or a key thought from the reading on your favorite social media platform.

• Tell or text a friend what you learned.

• Create a very short application phrase and review it throughout the day.

That’s what Quiet Time is all about: spending time with God. 4


My Personal Prayer Journal QUIET TIME

INTERACT ACTIVE


THE CAUSE CIRCLE The Cause Circle is a simple tool that will help you be more intentional about sharing Jesus’ message, the Gospel, with your friends. It is built around three simple priorities: Prayer. Care. Share.

Prayer. Jesus knew how important it was to talk to God about people, before He talked to people about God…and the same is true for us. When we start by praying for the people we are seeking to reach with the Gospel, it prepares their hearts to hear the Good News of Jesus. Care. Jesus often healed the sick, fed the hungry, and helped the hurting. In the same way, we must show love to those we are trying to reach. We do this by listening to them and caring for them. Share. We must lovingly share the Gospel message clearly and confidently. A restored relationship with God is the absolute best news on the planet, so don’t be afraid to ask them to put their trust in Jesus! If they say “No,” or “Not now,” continue the Prayer, Care, Share process. And if they say “Yes,” celebrate! Then get them plugged into a good church, help them grow deeper in the faith, and challenge them to begin their own Cause Circle of Prayer, Care, Share with their own friends.

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MY PRAYER LIST DATE / REQUEST

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DATE / ANSWER


WEEKLY ACTION SHEET DO IT! Write the action step you will take to live out what you have learned this week from God’s Word.

MY CAUSE CIRCLE SH

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CARE: Write how you will show Christ’s love to your lost friend this week.

SHARE: Write where, when, and how you will share the gospel this week. SH

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MY WEEKLY PRAYER REQUESTS

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SUNDAY TRUTH: Ruth 1:1-14

The book of Ruth is an exciting story of God’s great care for His children. It starts with tragedy but ends in the greatest hope we could ever have!

Ruth 1:1 Look at the setting: Time: “when the ______________ ruled” (before Israel had kings) The crisis: ________________ in the land Place: ___________________ How did Elimelech handle his difficult situation? n Tried fixing it himself by moving his family to another country n Prayed to the Lord, asking for help and guidance What is my tendency? Fix it myself Immediately ask God for help

Ruth 1:1-5 Elimelech tried running from his problems, but what tragedies followed? _________________________________________________________________________ What are some difficulties I am facing right now or may face soon? _________________________________________________________________________ God had made a covenant with Israel to bless the land when they were obedient (Leviticus 26:18-20). My difficult situations are not always a sign of God’s judgment, BUT it is a great time to stop and reflect about what God is teaching me! What is one thing that God may be trying to teach me through my difficulty that I listed above? ________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

True or False.

T / F The safest and best place is in God’s will, regardless of the hardships. (Romans 8:28)

Ruth 1:6-14 After losing her family, Naomi decided _______________________________________ . What did Naomi tell her daughters-in-law to do? ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ What did they decide? Orpah: _____________________ Ruth: ________________________ Will I commit to consult God first in my decisions?

nY nN

SHARE IT

Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:

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MONDAY TRUTH: Ruth 1:15-22 Ruth 1:15 Orpah went back to her ___________ and her ____________. Do I usually encourage my friends and family to: go back to their old ways or follow after God?

Ruth 1:16-18 Ruth was at a major crossroads. Is it easier to stay or is it easier to go? Honestly, I feel like it’s: n easier to quit and start something new. n easier to put up with hardship and continue. But does God really call me to just the easy paths? n Y n N Ruth made a big commitment. What did she promise? (vv. 16-17) _________________________________________________________________________ Have I ever made a big commitment? n Y n N If so, what was it, and how am I doing at keeping it? ___________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

Have I ever been tempted to quit? n Y n N There are times when God will move me on, but sometimes He calls me to endure even through difficulty. n I will ask God for guidance and willingness to do as He instructs.

Ruth 1:19-22 Who did Naomi blame for her trials? (v. 20) ___________________________________ But whose choice was it to go to Moab? (v. 2)_________________________________ Do I have a tendency to blame God for my difficult situations?

nY nN

Naomi had her life, a loyal daughter-in-law, and the LORD. Am I portraying the truth about God’s goodness to those around me? n Yes n No n I need to readjust and point others to Christ. Am I willing to believe God is at work even through my difficulties? n Yes n No n I will pray and ask a friend for accountability in this.

SHARE IT

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Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:


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TUESDAY TRUTH: Ruth 2:1-12 Ruth 2:2-3

Ruth had lost her husband and left her country, yet that didn’t stop her. What was she doing here? _________________________________________________ She realized there was a risk of rejection, but she went anyway. Am I starting something new? n School year n Youth Group n Sport n__________________________________ What is my attitude about it? _______________________________________________ Am I willing to seek God in my daily activities so I can see how God is working in my situation? n Y n N Am I willing to risk rejection? n Y n N n I will ask God to grow me in this. n I can see that remaining in self-pity can hinder God’s work in my life.

Ruth 2:3-4 ________ was the owner of the field Ruth “happened” to work in. He was also a relative of Naomi’s. What kind of relationship did Boaz have with his employees? _________________________________________________________________________

Ruth 2:5-7 What kind of testimony did Ruth already have before Boaz even met her? n Bitter like Naomi n Hardworking

Ruth 2:8-10 What did Boaz offer Ruth? __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Ruth responded in humility. Boaz did not owe her anything, but he offered kindness to a stranger. How will I respond to God’s grace to me? n I will thank Him now. n I need to humble myself and realize how much He has done for me.

Ruth 2:11-12 Ruth’s character went before her! She did not focus on her losses but aimed to serve. I have experienced these difficulties: __________________________________________________________ . BUT I am choosing today to believe that God is good (Psalm 25:8) and working in me (Philippians 2:13). n I agree. n I disagree. I will ask a mature believer to pray for me in this:

n today. n tomorrow.

SHARE IT

Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:

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WEDNESDAY TRUTH: Ruth 2:13-23 Ruth 2:13 Ruth responded to Boaz’s kindness with humility and thankfulness. Do these traits characterize my life? Not at all 0 1 2 3 4 5 All the time

Ruth 2:14-16 Boaz did not owe Ruth anything. She wasn’t even one of his workers. But he let himself be an agent of God’s grace! Grace means giving someone something they don’t deserve. How has God done this for me? _____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ How will I show grace to someone today? n I will encourage someone who is down. n I will help someone with a chore/task. n I will ask someone how to pray for them and do it. n _______________________________________________________________________

Ruth 2:17-18 Describe Ruth’s work ethic: ___________________________________ Am I a diligent worker? Not at all 0 1 2 3 4 5 All the time

Ruth 2:19-23 Ruth chose to: work diligently / remain in self-pity. And whom did this affect? _________________ (v. 20) Because of Ruth’s diligent work, Naomi’s perspective changed! Compare Naomi’s attitude in these verses: Ruth 1:20-21: ____________________________________________________________ Ruth 2:20: _____________________________________________________________

True or False.

T / F My actions don’t just affect me!

What is God calling me to do today? ________________________________________ Who could this affect in my life? _____________________________________________ I will ask God to help me obey Him and let my example be used to bring others to Him. n Just prayed this n Added this to my prayer journal

SHARE IT

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Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:


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THURSDAY TRUTH: Ruth 3:1-18

Understanding culture is important. n I agree. n I disagree. In ancient Israel, the custom was for a childless widow to marry the next relative of her former husband (Deuteronomy 25:5-10). That way, one of their kids could then continue the genealogy of the deceased husband. Another law was that family property could not be permanently sold out of the family’s possession (Numbers 27:8-11). In both cases, they needed a relative to redeem (or buy back) the land and the family. This person was called the “Kinsman-redeemer.”

Ruth 3:1-5 Naomi wanted to find Ruth a _________________. Back then women relied on husbands for financial security and safety. Whose benefit was Naomi looking after? ________ Serving others brings great joy. n I agree. n I disagree. Naomi was hoping ________ would be their kinsman-redeemer. (v. 2) What did Naomi tell Ruth to do? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ (Lying down and uncovering a man’s feet was a Jewish practice to humbly request marriage.) How did Ruth respond? (v. 5) _______________________________________________ When someone tells me what to do, I: refuse and do things my own way. / willingly listen and do what is asked. If Ruth disregarded the wisdom of her mother-in-law, what might have happened? _________________________________________________________________________ What do I think will happen if I disregard God’s wisdom? _______________________ _________________________________________________________________________

Ruth 3:6-18 Boaz was unwilling / willing to redeem Ruth and her family. The fact that Ruth requested marriage from ________ instead of another showed that she cared about Naomi’s family instead of her own desires. Only a kinsman could keep Naomi’s genealogy alive. Who is considered the “kinsman-redeemer” of mankind? ______________________ Have I asked Jesus to be my “kinsman-redeemer”? n Y n N n I will talk with ______________________________ from my Cause Circle about Jesus becoming their “kinsman-redeemer.” SH

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SHARE IT

Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:

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FRIDAY TRUTH: Ruth 4:1-12 Ruth 4:1-4 Boaz acted fast because he loved Ruth! But he followed the law and process with integrity. He set out to find the _________________ (v. 1) and gathered _____ elders (v. 2) to make an official court as was the custom in Israel. What is something I really wanted and got last year? _________________________________________________________________________ Did I go about getting it with integrity? n Y n N Do I think about God’s commands when I want something? n Yes n No n I need to reflect on this more. What if Boaz lost Ruth to the closer relative?! Am I willing to follow God even if it means I don’t get what I want? n Yes n No n I need to pray about this. Boaz’s desire to marry Ruth was a good desire. But the process always matters. We must follow God’s commands in that process! n I agree. n I disagree.

Ruth 4:5-6 What did the kinsman-redeemer have to do when he bought the land? __________ _________________________________________________________________________ Why did he reject the offer? (v. 6) ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Was Boaz worried about protecting his name and inheritance? n Y n N Who can protect me and look out for my interests the best? God / Myself

True or False.

T / F I can focus on helping others because I know my God will look out for me.

Ruth 4:11-12 The elders approved / disapproved of Boaz’s marriage to Ruth. Do I seek the counsel of older and wiser believers in my decisions? n Yes n No n Sometimes n I will from now on.

SHARE IT

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Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:


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SATURDAY TRUTH: Ruth 4:13-22 Ruth 4:13- 15

Boaz and Ruth were blessed by God with a __________. If Ruth hadn’t gone out to work in the fields, she would not have met Boaz. What work is God calling me to do today? ___________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ What is a blessing God has given me when I have worked for Him? _________________________________________________________________________ Ruth humbly put herself at Boaz’s feet. Am I willing to humbly surrender to God? Never 0 1 2 3 4 5 Always

True or False.

T / F Following my plan instead of God’s plan could cost me His blessings.

See Hebrews 11:6. God _____________________________________!

Ruth 4:16-22 Naomi was also blessed by her grandson! He was named ___________, which means servant. Israel would also be blessed by Obed because he became the grandfather of _____________, one of Israel’s greatest kings! The world would also be blessed because David would be chosen as the ancestor of the Messiah—our Savior Jesus Christ! (Matthew 1:1-16) Use this word bank to complete the sentences below: God Ruth Boaz _______ had no idea what laid ahead of her when she chose to serve her motherin-law. _______ risked losing Ruth by following the law and asking the closer relative if he would be the kinsman-redeemer. I can trust _______, knowing that obeying Him will lead to the best plan. n I agree. n I disagree. n I will pray about this today! In conclusion, who was blessed by Ruth and Boaz’s obedience? _________________________________________________________________________ Who could be affected by my obedience to God? _________________________________________________________________________ (And some people I won’t even meet!) n I will add to my prayer journal a request to God that I be sensitive and surrender to His leading, and, in turn, be a blessing to others.

SHARE IT

Realizing my Quiet Time isn’t done until I have shared it with someone, this is what I will share: This is who I will share it with:

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MOBILIZE FOR THE CAUSE A guide to share and grow your faith

This guide is designed to help in two ways. For those of you who have recently put your faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and received eternal life, these lessons will show you how to have a meaningful relationship with Jesus and guide you in sharing Jesus with your friends. For those of you who have led a friend to faith in Jesus, these lessons will help you teach your friend how to have a meaningful relationship with Jesus and how to share Jesus with their circle of friends. Jesus said we should go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19–20). As you progress through these lessons, you are joining the greatest cause ever: to reach your generation with the gospel. Remember, God wants to use you, your words, and your life to reach your friends. It’s time to get going and mobilize for THE CAUSE!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Section

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Life with Jesus Lasts Forever - Assurance

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My Story - Testimony

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Life in 6 Words - GOSPEL

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Ask, Admire, Admit

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The Cause Circle

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Quiet Time 457

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Talking to God - Prayer

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The Best Social Network - The Church

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Identify with Jesus - Baptism

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Your Control Center - Scripture Memory

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Your Identity - New Life

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Your Identity - Adopted

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LIFE WITH JESUS LASTS FOREVER List a few things that don’t last. 1. ________________________________ 2. ________________________________ 3. ________________________________ 4. ________________________________ Most everything in our world wears out and needs to be replaced. We get new clothes, new phones, and sometimes new friends. When we are really pressed to think about it, we realize not much lasts forever. That is what makes God’s promise of eternal life, life with Jesus forever, so amazing.

Read Romans 6:23 According to this verse, what has God given to us as a gift?

n A better attitude n Eternal life n The ability to do good works Notice that the verse says eternal life is a gift. If something is a gift, all you need to do is receive it and it is yours; there is no work involved!

Read Romans 3:23 According to this verse, what is it that we all do?

n Seek God n Try to do good n Sin If eternal life, life with Jesus forever, depended on you and me being good enough to deserve it, it would be a lost cause because we all come far short of God’s standard of sinless perfection. We all think, say and do things that disobey God; we all have sin as a part of our “DNA.” We were born with a natural propensity to sin. Think about it: no one had to teach you how to lie, you just did it instinctively.

Read John 3:16 This verse says God gives eternal life to everyone who believes. That is so simple. Anyone who believes in God’s one and only Son (Jesus) can have eternal life, life with Jesus forever. Jesus is God. He was born of a virgin and lived a perfect life without sin. Jesus took the punishment for our sins. He died and rose again, proving He is God and has the power to forgive our sins and give us eternal life. By believing in Jesus, we receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life that lasts forever. 447


Read John 10:28 What promises do you see in this verse? (Check all that apply.)

n I will never perish. n If I am a good person, I receive eternal life. n Jesus gives me eternal life. n No one will take me out of God’s hand. This verse teaches that eternal life is given, it’s not something you work for or something you have to work to maintain. ETERNAL LIFE IS A GIFT THAT LASTS FOREVER! We can have confidence that eternal life is a gift from the loving and never-changing God of the universe. The next time you are thinking about those things that DON’T last forever, let it remind you of the one thing that does last forever, eternal life. Remember, eternal life started the day you believed in Jesus and will last forever. ACTION STEPS

n Each day this week, after waking, take a few minutes to thank Jesus for giving you eternal life that lasts forever.

n Write out a prayer to God thanking Him for the forgiveness of sins.

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Quiet Time Schedule Options The following chart displays the Bible books and chapters for this year’s quiet times. All quiet times cover the same passages each day so the whole family can stay connected to God’s Word. Two schedules have been included or you can create your own for your group or family.

WEEK #

BOOKS - CHAPTERS

2020-21 ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

2021 CALENDAR SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

Ruth 1-4

Aug 23 - Aug 29

Dec 27 - Jan 2

WEEK 2

1 John 1-2

Aug 30 - Sep 5

Jan 3 - Jan 9

WEEK 3

1 John 2-4

Sep 6 - Sep 12

Jan 10 - Jan 16

WEEK 4

1 John 5, 2 John, 3 John

Sep 13 - Sep 19

Jan 17 - Jan 23

WEEK 5

Joshua 1-5

Sep 20 - Sep 26

Jan 24 - Jan 30

WEEK 6

Luke 1-2

Sep 27 - Oct 3

Jan 31 - Feb 6

WEEK 7

Luke 2-4

Oct 4 - Oct 10

Feb 7 - Feb 13

WEEK 8

Luke 4-6, Psalm 3

Oct 11 - Oct 17

Feb 14 - Feb 20

WEEK 9

Joshua 6-14

Oct 18 - Oct 24

Feb 21 - Feb 27 Feb 28 - Mar 6

WEEK 10

Joshua 20-24

Oct 25 - Oct 31

WEEK 11

1 Peter 1-3

Nov 1 - Nov 7

Mar 7 - Mar 13

WEEK 12

1 Peter 3-5

Nov 10 - Nov 14

Mar 14 - Mar 20 Mar 21 - Mar 27

WEEK 13

Luke 6-7

Nov 15 - Nov 21

WEEK 14

Luke 8-9

Nov 22 - Nov 28

Mar 28 - Apr 3

WEEK 15

Luke 9-10, Psalm 4

Nov 29 - Dec 5

Apr 4 - Apr 10 Apr 11 - Apr 17

WEEK 16

1 Samuel 1-9

Dec 6 - Dec 12

WEEK 17

1 Samuel 10-16, Psalm 5

Dec 13 - Dec 19

Apr 18 - Apr 24

WEEK 18

Luke 11-12

Dec 20 - Dec 26

Apr 25 - May 1 May 2 - May 8

WEEK 19

Luke 12-13, Proverbs 10

Dec 27 - Jan 2

WEEK 20

Colossians 1-2

Jan 3 - Jan 9

May 9 - May 15

WEEK 21

Colossians 2-4

Jan 10 - Jan 16

May 16 - May 22 May 23 - May 29

WEEK 22

Esther 1-5

Jan 17 - Jan 23

WEEK 23

Esther 6-10, Luke 14

Jan 24 - Jan 30

May 30 - Jun 5

WEEK 24

Luke 14-17

Jan 31 - Feb 6

Jun 6 - Jun 12

WEEK 25

Luke 18-19, Psalm 100, 1 Samuel 17

Feb 7 - Feb 13

Jun 13 - Jun 19

WEEK 26

1 Samuel 17-20

Feb 14 - Feb 20

Jun 20 - Jun 26

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Quiet Time Schedule Options

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WEEK #

BOOKS - CHAPTERS

2020-21 ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

2021 CALENDAR SCHEDULE

WEEK 27

2 Samuel 5-15

Feb 21 - Feb 27

Jun 27 - Jul 3

WEEK 28

2 Samuel 18-24

Feb 28 - Mar 6

Jul 4 - Jul 10

WEEK 29

Luke 19-21

Mar 7 - Mar 13

Jul 11 - Jul 17

WEEK 30

Luke 22-23

Mar 14 - Mar 20

Jul 18 - Jul 24

WEEK 31

Luke 23-24, Proverbs 13

Mar 21 - Mar 27

Jul 25 - Jul 31

WEEK 32

Acts 1-3

Mar 28 - Apr 3

Aug 1 - Aug 7

WEEK 33

Acts 3-5

Apr 4 - Apr 10

Aug 8 - Aug 14

WEEK 34

Acts 5-7, Psalm 141

Apr 11 - Apr 17

Aug 15 - Aug 21

WEEK 35

2 Corinthians 1-4

Apr 18 - Apr 24

Aug 22 - Aug 28

WEEK 36

2 Corinthians 5-8

Apr 25 - May 1

Aug 29 - Sep 4

WEEK 37

2 Corinthians 9-13

May 2 - May 8

Sep 5 - Sep 11

WEEK 38

Acts 8-9

May 9 - May 15

Sep 12 - Sep 18

WEEK 39

Acts 10-12

May 16 - May 22

Sep 19 - Sep 25

WEEK 40

Acts 12, Jonah 1-4, Proverbs 18

May 23 - May 29

Sep 26 - Oct 2

WEEK 41

Micah 4-7, Acts 13

May 30 - Jun 5

Oct 3 - Oct 9

WEEK 42

Acts 14-16

Jun 6 - Jun 12

Oct 10 - Oct 16

WEEK 43

Acts 16-18, Proverbs 22

Jun 13 - Jun 19

Oct 17 - Oct 23

WEEK 44

2 Thessalonians 1-3

Jun 20 - Jun 26

Oct 24 - Oct 30

WEEK 45

Acts 18-20

Jun 27 - Jul 3

Oct 31 - Nov 6

WEEK 46

Acts 21, Proverbs 11-12

Jul 4 - Jul 10

Nov 7 - Nov 13

WEEK 47

Proverbs 12, Acts 21-23

Jul 11 - Jul 17

Nov 14 - Nov 20

WEEK 48

Acts 24-27

Jul 18 - Jul 24

Nov 21 - Nov 27

WEEK 49

Acts 27-28, Philemon 1-25, Daniel 1

Jul 25 - Jul 31

Nov 28 - Dec 4

WEEK 50

Daniel 1-3

Aug 1 - Aug 7

Dec 5 - Dec 11

WEEK 51

Daniel 3-5

Aug 8 - Aug 14

Dec 12 - Dec 18

WEEK 52

Daniel 6, Titus 1-3

Aug 15 - Aug 21

Dec 19 - Dec 25

WEEK 53

Proverbs 27-29

Aug 22 - Aug 28

Dec 26 - Jan 1

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