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 Imitating God in 1 John

I     Introduce yourself to the text.

M  Meditate on what God is saying through His Word throughout the day.

I     Invite God to reveal Himself as you ponder His Word.

T    Take inventory of where your actions are not aligned with God’s Word.

A    Admit your disobedience to God

T    Trust God’s grace to cleanse your sin

E    Embrace a new way of living that is aligned with God’s Word.

 

Our goal during this series is to allow God’s Word to shape our thinking and actions. Each day we will read that week’s sermon text, allowing it to challenge and shape us into Christ’s image. There will be a specific focus each day, too. By the time summer is over, you will have read the entire book of 1 John seven times. Here is what you will be focusing on each day:

 

Sunday – Introduce the scripture for the week. Read it through several times throughout the day.

Monday – Meditate on what God is saying through that day’s scripture reading. Read the scripture several times throughout the day without any agenda in mind. Allow God’s word to soak into you.

Tuesday – Invite God to reveal Himself as you ponder that day’s scripture. Begin a conversation with God in which you ask Him to reveal how He wants His Word to impact your life.

Wednesday – Take inventory of where your actions are not aligned with God’s Word. Truth has a way of revealing where we don’t measure up. As you think through today’s scripture reading, God will begin to reveal where He wants you to change.

Thursday – Admit your disobedience to God. John encouraged us to confess our sins in 1 John 1:9. As God reveals to you where you need to change, admitting your past mistakes is the first step in obtaining forgiveness.

Friday – Trust God’s grace to cleanse you from your sin. Once you’ve asked for forgiveness, don’t keep dredging up past mistakes. Trust God to make you whole.

Saturday – Embrace a new way of living that is aligned with this week’s scripture. Ask God to give you the resolve to continue on the new path His Word has revealed to you.

 

Weekly Scripture Readings

Week 1    June 2           1 John 1:1-4
Memorize: 1 John 1:3

Week 2    June 9           1 John 1:5-2:2
Memorize: 1 John 1:8-9

Week 3    June 16         1 John 2:3-11
Memorize: 1 John 2:6

Week 4    June 23         1 John 2:12-14
Memorize: 1 John 2:12

Week 5    June 30         1 John 2:15-17
Memorize: 1 John 2:15

Week 6    July 7            1 John 2:18-27
Memorize: 1 John 2:24

Week 7    July 14          1 John 2:28-3:10
Memorize: 1 John 3:7

Week 8    July 21          1 John 3:11-24
Memorize: 1 John 3:16

Week 9    July 28          1 John 4:1-6
Memorize: 1 John 4:1

Week 10  August 4       1 John 4:7-21
Memorize: 1 John 4:12

Week 11  August 11     1 John 5:1-5
Memorize: 1 John 5:2

Week 12  August 18     1 John 5:6-12
Memorize: 1 John 5:12

Week 13  August 25     1 John 5:13-21
Memorize: 1 John 5:13