2022 Q3 | In The Crucible With Christ


PROGRAM 1 (SSP220027)

(June 25 – July 1)

Lesson 1: The Shepherd’s Crucible

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Reading: Psalm 23, Rom. 12:18-21

Memory Text: “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “A Guide for the Journey: The Shepherd”
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Locations on the Journey
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “Unexpected Detour 1: The Valley
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Unexpected Detour 2: The Surrounded Table
Thursday (Shelley Quinn) - “A Certain Promise for the Journey


PROGRAM 2 (SSP220028)

(July 2 – July 8)

Lesson 2: The Crucibles That Come

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Reading: 1 Pet. 4:12-19, 1 Pet. 5:8-11, Rom. 1:21-32, Jer. 9:7-16, 2 Cor. 12:7-10.

Memory Text: “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12, 13, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Surprises
Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “Crucibles of Satan
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Crucibles of Sin
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “Crucibles of Purification
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “Crucibles of Maturity


PROGRAM 3 (SSP220029)

(July 9 – July 15)

Lesson 3: The Birdcage

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Reading: Exodus 14, Exod. 15:22-27, Exod. 17:1-7, Luke 4:1-13, 1 Pet. 1:6-9, Proverbs 3.

Memory Text: “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials” (1 Peter 1:6 NKJV).


Sunday (James Rafferty) - “To the Promised Land via a Dead End
Monday (Ryan Day) - “Bitter Waters
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “The Great Controversy in the Desert
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “An Enduring Legacy
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Trial by Fire


PROGRAM 4 (SSP220030)

(July 16 – July 22)

Lesson 4: Seeing the Goldsmith’s Face

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Reading: Matt. 5:16, 1 Cor. 4:9, Eph. 3:10, Job 23:1-10, Matt. 25:1-12, Dan. 12:1-10, Eph. 4:11-16.

Memory Text: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NKJV).


Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “In His Image
Monday (Ryan Day) - “Faith Amid the Refining Fire
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Jesus' Last Words
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “The Wise
Thursday (John Dinzey) - “Character and Community


PROGRAM 5 (SSP220031)

(July 23 – July 29)

Lesson 5: Extreme Heat

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Reading: Genesis 22, Hos. 2:1–12, Job 1:6–2:10, 2 Cor. 11:23–29, Isa. 43:1–7.

Memory Text: “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand” (Isaiah 53:10, NKJV).


Sunday (John Dinzey) - “Abraham in the Crucible
Monday (James Rafferty) - “Wayward Israel
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Surviving Through Worship
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Surviving Through Hope
Thursday (John Lomacang) - “Extreme Heat


PROGRAM 6 (SSP220032)

(July 30 – August 5))

Lesson 6: Struggling With All Energy

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Reading: John 16:5–15; Col. 1:28, 29; 1 Pet. 1:13; Matt. 5:29; Genesis 32.

Memory Text: “To this end I strenuously contend, struggling with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29, NIV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “The Spirit of Truth
Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “The Divine-Human Combination
Tuesday (James Rafferty) - “The Disciplined Will
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “Radical Commitment
Thursday (John Dinzey) - “The Need to Persevere


PROGRAM 7 (SSP220033)

(August 6 – August 12)

Lesson 7: Indestructible Hope

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Reading: Hab. 1:1–4, Job 38–41, Isa. 41:8–14, Jer. 29:1–10, Heb. 12:1–13.

Memory Text: “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “The Big Picture
Monday (James Rafferty) - “Who Our Father Is
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Our Father's Presence
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “Our Father's Plan for Us
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “Our Father's Discipline


PROGRAM 8 (SSP220034)

(August 13 – August 19)

Lesson 8: Seeing the Invisible

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Reading: Rom. 8:28–39, John 14:1–14, Eph. 1:18–23, Isa. 40:27–31.

Memory Text: “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Our Father's Extravagance
Monday (John Dinzey) - “In the Name of Jesus
Tuesday (James Rafferty)) - “The Power of the Resurrection
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “To Carry All Our Worry
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Still Faithful When God Cannot Be Seen


PROGRAM 9 (SSP220035)

(August 20 – August 26)

Lesson 9: Jacob the Supplanter

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Reading: Phil. 4:4–7, Josh. 5:13–6:20, Psalm 145, Acts 16:16–34, 2 Chron. 20:1–30.

Memory Text: “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4, NKJV).


Sunday (James Rafferty) - “Framework for Praise
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Praying Down Walls
Tuesday (John Dinzey) - “The Life of Praise
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “A Witness Who Convicts
Thursday (John Lomacang) - “A Weapon That Conquers


PROGRAM 10 (SSP220036)

(August 27 – September 2)

Lesson 10: Meekness in the Crucible

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Reading: Ezek. 24:15–27, Exod. 32:1– 14, Matt. 5:43–48, 1 Pet. 2:18–25, Ps. 62:1–8.

Memory Text: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5, NKJV).


Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “Broken Bread and Poured-Out Wine
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Interceding for Grace
Tuesday (James Rafferty) - “Loving Those Who Hurt Us
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “A Closed Mouth
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “Our Rock and Refuge


PROGRAM 11 (SSP220037)

(September 3 – September 9)

Lesson 11: Waiting in the Crucible

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Reading: Rom. 15:4, 5; Rom. 5:3–5; 1 Samuel 26; Ps. 37:1–11.

Memory Text: “But the fruit of the Spirit is...longsuffering”(Galatians 5:22, NKJV).


Sunday (John Dinzey) - “The God of Patience”
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “In God's Time
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “David: An Object Lesson is Waiting
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “Elijah: The Problem of Rushing
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “Learning to Take Delight in the Lord”


PROGRAM 12 (SSP220038)

(September 10 – September 16)

Lesson 12: Dying Like a Seed

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Reading: Phil.2:5–9;Rom.12:1,2;1Sam. 2:12–3:18; 1 Sam. 13:1–14; Zech. 4:1–14.

Memory Text: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; . . . but if it dies, it produces much grain” (John 12:24, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Submission for Service
Monday (James Rafferty) - “Dying Comes Before Knowing God's Will
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Willingness to Listen
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Self-Reliance
Thursday (John Dinzey) - “Substitutes


PROGRAM 13 (SSP220039)

(September 17 – September 23)

Lesson 13: Christ in the Crucible

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Reading: Luke 2:7, 22–24; Matt. 2:1–18; John 8:58, 59; Luke 22:41–44; Matt. 27:51, 52; Rom. 6:23; Titus 1:2.

Memory Text: “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’ ” (Matthew 27:46, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “The Early Days
Monday (John Dinzey) - “Despised and Rejected of Men
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Jesus in Gethsemane
Wednesday (James Rafferty) - “The Crucified God
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “The Suffering God