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Weekly Bible texts
for Just Do It Groups

Below is a suggested list of Bible passages for your Just Do It Group each week. If you prefer, you and your group may choose any Bible passages you want (about 8-12 verses) and set any schedule you want.

 

(Note: there is a completely different set of Bible readings for daily use if you read through the Bible in a year. See under "Activites" tab.)

If you do choose to use the suggested passages, you may do that with or without paying any attention to how the whole annual cycle of the SYNC calendar fits together. The logic of the annual cycle gets complicated, including the seven SYNC "seasons" and the relation of the seasons to particular holidays.

 

If that is your kind of thing, explore it and enjoy it, but don't get bogged down there if it isn't. You are trying to listen to God in a Just Do It Group week by week, not prepare for a classroom exam about SYNC.

Jump down to relevant season

Jan. 1, Life - See Yourself iN Christ as a life-bringer who connects, heals, and blesses

Feb. 14, Roots - See Yourself iN Christ as a fruitful branch on the Abraham family tree

Mar. 24, Freedom - See Yourself iN Christ as an activist for the new Era of Freedom 

May 9, Power - See Yourself iN Christ as walking evidence of God's power

Aug. 7, Mercy - See Yourself iN Christ as a forgiveness agent

Oct. 14, Worth - See Yourself iN Christ as an honorable finisher

Nov. 24, Vision - See Yourself iN Christ as a trailer for a movie about the coming world of peace

The calendar dates and the length of the seasons shift slightly from year to year because several of them are linked to holidays that shift with the moon, like Easter and Pentecost.

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Life

Life Season:  Jan. 1 - Feb. 13, 2024

See Yourself iN Christ as a life-bringer who connects, heals, and blesses

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

Jan. 1-7.  Genesis 1.1-13. Creation, part one

Jan. 8-14.  Genesis 1.24-2.3. Creation, part two

Jan. 15-21.  Psalm 96.1-13. What life is supposed to be like

Jan. 22-28.  Genesis 3.1-9. Death gets its foot in the door  

Jan. 29-Feb. 4.  Deuteronomy 30.11-20. The choice of life or death

Feb. 5-6. (Mon-Tue groups only)  John 10.1-10. The shepherd of life 

Feb. 7-13.  Revelation 22.1-7. The river of life and the tree of life

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Roots

Roots Season:  Feb. 14 - Mar. 23, 2024

See Yourself iN Christ as a fruitful branch on the Abraham family tree

 

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

 

Feb. 14-20. Genesis 12.1-8. Abraham, the root of the whole family tree

Feb. 21-27. Exodus 6.1-12. Why Abraham's descendants owed God their loyalty

Feb. 28-Mar. 5. Ephesians 2.11-22. How Jesus enlarged the family tree

Mar. 6-12. Galatians 5.16-26. The fruit growing on the family tree  

Mar. 13-16 (only for Wed-Sat groups). John 15.1-8. The power to bear fruit as a person attached to the Messiah

Mar. 17-23. Colossians 3.11-17. The DNA of the new family of the Messiah

 

Optional additional text on the Roots theme 

Romans 11.17-24  Being grafted into the tree (adopted into the family)

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Freedom

Freedom Season:  Mar. 24 - May 8, 2024

See Yourself iN Christ as an activist for the new Era of Freedom

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

 

Mar. 24-30. Luke 4.14-21. The "Freedom Declaration" of Jesus

Mar. 31-Apr. 6. Luke 13.10-17. Jesus sets a woman free from being crippled

Apr. 7-13. Matthew 21.6-14. Jesus is hailed as the Liberator 

Apr. 14-20. John 10.11-21. Jesus lays down his own freedom so others can be free

Apr. 21-27. Acts 2.22-32. Jesus is freed from death

Apr. 28-May 1 (Sun-Wed groups only). Hebrews 2.14-18. Jesus frees others from the fear of death

May 2-8. John 8.31-38. Obedience to the truth is liberating 

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Power

Power Season:  May 9 - Aug. 6, 2024

See Yourself iN Christ as walking evidence of God's power

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

 

May 9-15. Matthew 28.16-20. Jesus lays claim to absolute power

May 16-22. Acts 2.1-12. The Holy Spirit arrives on Pentecost Day 

May 23-29. Acts 1.6-11. Power to participate in the Messiah's campaign

May 30-June 5. Acts 3.1-16. The power of Jesus's name heals a lame man

June 6-12. John 14.8-14. Doing greater works than Jesus

June 13-19. Ephesians 1.15-23. Christ's power at work in us as his people

June 20-26. Philippians 3.8-14 Living in the power of Christ's resurrection

June 27-July 3. 2 Timothy 1.5-10. The Spirit of power

July 4-10. 2 Peter 1.1-8. All the power we need to live differently

July 11-17. Psalm 110.1-7. The Messiah's triumph over his enemies

July 18-24. Revelation 3.7-13. Help for victims not power holders

July 25-30 (no Wed. group). Acts 16.22-34. A strategically timed earthquake 

July 31-Aug 6. Luke 9.28-36. The transfiguration of Jesus

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Mercy

Mercy Season:  Aug. 7 - Sep. 25, 2023 version 

(2024 update coming)

See Yourself iN Christ as a mercy agent

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

 

Aug. 7-13. Hebrews 9.1-15. The last "Day of Atonement" (Yom Kippur)

Aug. 14-20. Romans 5.1-11. How mercy changes us

Aug. 21-27. Isaiah 53.3-12. Jesus suffered what we deserved

Aug. 28-Sep. 3. Matthew 6.7-15. The "Mercy Prayer"

Sep. 4-10. Luke 24. 36-49. Spreading the message of mercy

Sep. 11-17. Psalm 103.1-12. The Lord's amazing mercy  

Sep. 18 (Mon groups only). Isaiah 54.6-15. God's merciful restoration of his people

Sep. 19-25. Luke 10.25-37. Showing mercy to a victim

Worth

Worth Season -- Sep. 26 - Nov. 25, 2023 version  

(2024 update coming)

See Yourself iN Christ as an honorable finisher

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

Sep. 26-Oct. 2.  Mark 15.15-20. Jesus is beaten and mocked

Oct. 3-9.  Hebrews 12.1-13. We look to Jesus as our example of honor

Oct. 10-16.  Matthew 5.1-12. Jesus blesses those who suffer for him 

Oct. 17-23.  Luke 14.25-33. Paying the painful price of following Jesus 

Oct. 24-30.  John 15.18-25. The world hates those who honor Jesus

Oct. 31-Nov. 6.  Philippians 1.19-30. Loyalty to the death; no intimidation
Nov. 7-13.  1 Peter 4.12-19 Suffering according to God's will

Nov. 14-18. (Tue-Sat groups only) Heb 13.1-6. Caring about others who are persecuted 

Nov. 19-25. Luke 9.20-26. Saving our lives by losing them

Vision
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Vision Season:  Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, 2023 version 

(2024 update coming)

See Yourself iN Christ as a trailer for a movie

about the coming world of peace

Bible texts for Just Do It groups:

 

Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Revelation 11.15-19. The last trumpet (the end of the world)

Dec. 3-9.  Luke 2.8-20. Glory at the birth of Jesus

Dec. 10-16.  Isaiah 60.1-9. God's people shine with his glory

Dec. 17-24.  Colossians 1.21-29. Jesus Christ brings glory into us

Dec. 19-25.  Daniel 7.9-14. The vision of the Ruler of the world

Dec. 26-31.  Revelation 22.12-17. Calling Jesus to come back and fulfill the vision

 

Optional additional text on the Vision theme 

Revelation 21.1-8. The vision of the New Jerusalem​

 

Other options for choosing Bible passages for your Just Do It group

There are many other series of Bible readings available. For example, see a 28-week list of passages that cover the biblical story from creation to the day Jesus ascended to heaven. This list is prepared by the pioneers of the "Discovery Bible Study" method, from which our guide for "Just Do It Groups" is adapted. 

 

You may also choose to go through a book of the Bible one section at a time, using about 10 verses per week. Lots of other lists of Biblical passages on particular topics are also available. Just be careful not to turn your "Just Do It" group into a typical "Bible study" group, since typical groups require a lot of preparation from a leader, they focus on understanding much more than doing, and they do not self-multiply as Just Do It groups are intended to do.

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