RSBC Bible Reading Plan

"...Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path..." - Psalm 119:105

8/8/22 – Hebrews 5:12-14
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid
Within our church family there exists many different stages of believers growing in their faith. Not only does each believer receive different gifts from God, but each believer is at a different stage of spiritual maturity. Newborn baby believers are growing and maturing. Those stronger in their
food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
faith provide encouragement to those newer in their faith and in their walk with God. Those who are mature teach about righteousness and are trained to distinguish good from evil. Together, both new Christians and those more mature in their faith, are to walk side by side and grow in love and faith in Christ.
Is there a newborn believer in your sphere of influence? How are you helping them to grow and mature? Pray and ask the Lord to lead you to someone with whom you can teach and journey with into spiritual maturity.

8/8/22 – Hebrews 5:12-14
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid Within our church family there exists many different stages of believers growing in their faith. Not only does each believer receive different gifts from God, but each believer is at a different stage of spiritual maturity. Newborn baby believers are growing and maturing. Those stronger in their food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. faith provide encouragement to those newer in their faith and in their walk with God. Those who are mature teach about righteousness and are trained to distinguish good from evil. Together, both new Christians and those more mature in their faith, are to walk side by side and grow in love and faith in Christ. Is there a newborn believer in your sphere of influence? How are you helping them to grow and mature? Pray and ask the Lord to lead you to someone with whom you can teach and journey with into spiritual maturity.

8/9/22 – Ephesians 4:1-4
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you are called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Paul instructs us on the attitude we must have if we are to be unified as a Jesus following community: Lowliness, gentleness, long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity through the bond of peace. Even though Paul is writing to Jewish and Gentile Christians in the 1st century, we can apply this same principle to all our present-day relationships. Do you have any damaged relationships at home with your spouse or your kids? Do you have any conflicts at work? How are you getting along with your neighbors? How are you getting along with brothers and sisters in Christ? Consider your attitude. Are they in keeping with unity? Consider who you might need to be reconciled with today.

8/10/22 – Romans 1:8-12
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because your faith is being reported all over the world … I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you Paul is a great example of a man who always tried to encourage and edify the saints, while ensuring that he did not compromise the truth of the glorious gospel of grace. Paul knew that He had been called to make known how great strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery—which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. When people talk about your faith and our church community, what do they say? What do they see when they look at us? Are they inspired, encouraged, and instructed by your example? What changes might you need to make in order that your faith be more of a shining example to others? Connect with a close and trusted friend this week and ask them to answer these questions of you. Then pray together for a growth plan for the brighter light you can become to those in darkness.

8/11/22 – Romans 14:1a, 14, 19
Accept the one whose faith is weak … Therefore, let us stop passing judgement on one another. Instead make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. … Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Our world is polarized and divided. Humans have staunchly taken sides on any given issue, even issues of faith, and will not be deterred from their position. As a result, we tend to pass judgment on one another and become a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. This always hinder our Christian witness and impair the growth we should experience with each other. Take some time in the presence of the Lord and wrestle with the question: Have I passed judgment on anyone and reject them because of differences and/or preferences? Have I been a stumbling block or an obstacle to someone whose faith is weak? Allow the Holy Spirit to cleanse your heart. NOW, take the difficult step and repair a relationship. Ask for forgiveness. Pursue peace.

8/12/22 – 1 Thessalonians 5:13a; 14
… Live in peace with each other. And we urge, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle ad disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the week, be patient with everyone. God patiently waits for all of us to come to repentance, so we need to have patience with one another. Let us stand shoulder to shoulder with discouraged believers and support them. Those who are fearful, who lack confidence perhaps in themselves or even in their faith. They may be discouraged or worried by the challenges of living a Christian life and the condition of our world. These people need loving instruction from their fellow believers to calm their fears and to build their confidence in the Lord. Who is weak today? Who can you encourage today? Who can you walk with when faith is challenged? Ask the Holy Spirit to bring that person(s) into your heart. Reach out with a call, visit, text, card.

8/13/22 – Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. How do we spur one another on to love and good works? We, Christians, are never judged by the confessions we make, the songs we sing, or the sermons we preach. It is always by how well we love. How much practical love have you manifested? How have you responded to the cry for help from someone near you, someone who is destitute or disappointed, who needs an encouraging word or a helping hand? Who can you spur on today?