SCRIPTURE & FOCUS – Week Of October 10, 2021 – October 16, 2021

A Season Of Change


The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.Isaiah 40:8 (KJV)

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.Isaiah 40:8 (ESV)

Wednesday Corporate Fasting Scripture – Isaiah 58 (ESV); Isaiah 58 (KJV)

Friday End of Week Scripture – Ephesians 3:20-21 (KJV)

Min. Patricia Davis – October 14 – Class 09/10 

Sister Melissa Jerdon – October 15 – Class 04

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***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course were the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). In that stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.

To this end each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and to avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage and significant corrections have been made in the translation of key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***

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Sunday, October 10, 2021For Others’ SakeRomans 14:13-21

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Living Well

Reflect & Pray

What are some of the rules and practices you keep as a believer in Christ? How might they affect other believers who think differently?

Jesus, give me the grace to give way on things that don’t contradict the gospel truth and the love to put the feelings of others above my own.

For Others’ Sake

Monday October 11, 2021 At the King’s Table2 Samuel 9:6-13

Our Daily Bread Focus: Salvation

Scripture(s): Matthew 15:30-31; John 3:16

Reflect & Pray

When are you likely to forget that God protects and cares for you? How could 2 Samuel 9:6–13 encourage you during such times?

Dear Jesus, thank You for saving me and giving me a place at Your table forever. Remind me that I’m Your dear child, and help me to always praise and trust You.

At The King’s Table

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 The Greatest TeacherIsaiah 40:12-14

Our Daily Bread Focus: God’s Attributes

Scripture(s): Job 21:22; Colossians 2:2-3

Reflect & Pray

In what types of situations are you thankful for God’s omniscience? How does knowing that Jesus understands everything encourage you?

Jesus, I praise You as the One who knows everything. Teach me what You want me to learn, and help me to love You with all my mind.

The Greatest Teacher

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Words That EndureJeremiah 36:27-32

Our Daily Bread Focus: Obedience; Repentance

Scripture(s): Deuteronomy 11:1; Acts 3:19; Isaiah 55:11

Reflect & Pray

What has caused you or those you know to ignore the words of God? Why is it vital for you to submit to and obediently follow what He’s instructed?

Father, help me to take Your words to heart, even if they’re difficult to hear. Please give me a heart of repentance—not defiance.

Words That Endure

Thursday, October 14, 2021 A Beginner’s Guide to LifeRomans 6:16-23

Our Daily Bread Focus: Salvation; Faith

Scripture(s): Romans 5:12-13, 15; James 1:15-18

Reflect & Pray

How would you describe what it means to receive the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ? What’s the difference between being a slave to sin and a slave to God and His life-giving ways?

Jesus, thank You for loving me and forgiving me. You paid a debt I couldn’t pay and gave me a gift I couldn’t buy.

A Beginner’s Guide To Life

Friday, October 15, 2021 God’s Plans For YouPsalm 37:3-7

Our Daily Bread Focus: Trust in God; Serving; Identity in Christ

Scripture(s): 1 Peter 1:7-9; Isaiah 58:14; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Reflect & Pray

How does Agnes’ story of living someone else’s life resonate with you? What has God put in your “sealed orders”?

Creator God, You’ve made me in Your image. Help me to know and embrace my calling that I might better love and serve You.

Explore how your identity is rooted in Christ.

God’s Plans For You

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Living WellEcclesiastes 7:1-4

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Living for Christ

Reflect & Pray

What changes will you make in your life today as you think about death? How can you be more conscious about death amid the hustle and bustle of life?

Loving God, help me to remember the brevity of life and to live well today.

To learn more about what happens after death.

Living Well


When God created us, He designed us with a purpose, and He has a master plan for us to fulfill that purpose. No one else can carry out your strategy because He created it especially with you in mind. It’s your responsibility to seek the Lord and unlock your plan.  The key to unlocking your plan from God is FAITH. Without using your Faith, you’ll never tap into all the plans God has for you in this life.

God’s Master Plan is always the best. Sometimes the process is painful and challenging. But don’t forget that when God is silent, He’s doing something for you. God never does His Plan all at once. He takes us step by step, by step because He wants to teach us to “walk by FAITH, not by sight.”

We are God’s Masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. God’s plan for our lives far exceeds the circumstances of our day. God says at Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” God’s plan for us is far better than the plans we made for ourselves. God says in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

God has your Master Plan ready. He is available to help you with it. He is ready now for you to receive and respond. After that, the next step is up to you

“My friends, make time for God every day because He always has time for you.” — Sister Clovia

***The Daily Devotionals are taken from Our Daily Bread Ministries and the Scriptures are from the BibleGateway.***

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