Write out a verse or passage that stands out to you.

    Establish the context to begin with: Who is the author of the book? Who is the author writing to? Why is the author writing?
    Write what the verse or passage says in context: What comes before the verse or passage? What come after the verses or passage?
    Note the repetition of words and phrases, cause-and-effect, ifs and thens, questions and answers, comparisons and contrasts. Does it bring to mind other verses or passages in Scripture? Are there any themes or key phrases?
    What does this say about God?
    What does this passage say about Jesus?
    How does this passage apply to you?
    Is there a sin to forsake?
    Is there a promise to claim?
    Is there an example to follow?
    Is there a command to obey?
    Is there something to be thankful for?
    Is there something to share with others?

Pray the scripture over your life, others, and your prayer list

Write out a prayer to God about what He has shown you

John Piper says – “Strange as it may seem, one of the primary purposes of being shaken by suffering is to make our faith more unshakable.” James helps us to understand that but he doesn’t just stop there. James also helps us to understand what it looks like to stand firm in the midst of the suffering/storms that come our way. Ultimately what we find is that standing firm in the midst of storms doesn’t just mean continuing to believe but showing that belief through obedience, in all areas of life.

July Weekly Reading Plan:

July 19 – James 1:1-8, 1:9-15, 1:16-18

July 26 – James 1:19-27, 2:14-17, 2:18-26

July Monthly Memory Verse: James 2:26

August Weekly Reading Plan:

August 2 – James 2:1-4, 2:5-7, 2:8-13 

August 9 – James 3:1-5, 6-9, 10-12

August 16 – James 3:13-18, 4:1-12, 4:13-17

August 23 – James 5:1-6

August 30 – James 5:7-8, 5:9-10, 5:11-12

August Monthly Memory Verse: James 3:17-18

September Weekly Reading Plan:

September 6 – James 5:13-15, 5:16-18, 5:19-20

September Monthly Memory Verse: James 5:16

March Weekly Reading Plan:

March 1: Ephesians 1:1-4, 5-10, 11-14

March 8: Ephesians 1:15-17, 18-21, 22-23

March 22: Ephesians 2:1-3, 4-7, 8-10

March 29: Ephesians 2:11-13, 14-17, 18-22

March Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

April Weekly Reading Plan:

April 5: Ephesians 3:1-6, 7-10, 11-13

April 19: Ephesians 3:14-17, 18-19, 20-21

April 26: Ephesians 4:1-3, 4-10, 11-16

April Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 3:20-21

May Weekly Reading Plan:

May 3: Ephesians 4:17-24, 25-28, 29-32

May 17: Ephesians 5:1-5, 6-10, 11-17

May 24: Ephesians 5:18-21, 22-28, 29-33

May Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 5:1-2

June Weekly Reading Plan:

June 7: Ephesians 6:1-4, 5-8, 9

June 14: Ephesians 6:10-13, 14-17, 18-24

June 28: Revelation 2: 1-7

June Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 6:1o-11