S.H.A.P.E.

(A journal system to know Jesus better)

Spending time with God and reading the Bible is the best way to grow in our faith. This system is a tool to help you learn and hear from God through His Word.
 
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you.
Read the passages for the day.
Write down what God has taught you in your journal indicating the date and reference.
 
S – Scripture. Write out the verse or verses that spoke to you.
H – Hear. Listen for God speaking to you about these verses. Write what you hear God say to you in His voice
or draw the picture God brings to your mind.
A – Apply. Write how you will apply what God has said today. Be specific about what you are going to do differently because of what you have learned today.
P – Pray. Write out a prayer you want to say to God.
E – Exalt. Express your thankfulness to God.
 
We also encourage you to keep a list of prayer requests and answers. Be sure to include the dates of the request and God’s answer!
 

Bible Text Overview

Exodus begins in the Egyptian region called Goshen. The people then traveled out of Egypt and, it is traditionally believed, moved toward the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula. They camped at Mount Sinai, where Moses received God’s commandments.

The book covers a period of approximately eighty years, from shortly before Moses’s birth (c. 1526 BC) to the events that occurred at Mount Sinai in 1446 BC.

The overall theme of Exodus is redemption—how God delivered the Israelites and made them His special people. After He rescued them from slavery, God provided the Law, which gave instructions on how the people could be consecrated or made holy. He established a system of sacrifice, which guided them in appropriate worship behavior. Just as significantly, God provided detailed directions on the building of His tabernacle, or tent. He intended to live among the Israelites and manifest His shekinah glory.

More info on Exodus – https://insight.org/resources/bible/the-pentateuch/exodus

More info on 2 Timothy – https://insight.org/resources/bible/the-pauline-epistles/second-timothy

More info on Titus – https://insight.org/resources/bible/the-pauline-epistles/titus

 

Jan Reading Schedule

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