Sermon Bible Study Guides
Honor the Prophet
Read Mark 6:1-6
- Where did Jesus go and what astonished the people?
- What did they expect?
- What astonished Jesus and what effect did it have?
- What did Jesus spend his time doing?
Read Mark 6:7-13
- What does Jesus send the twelve to do?
- What does it mean Jesus gave them authority?
- What instructions does he give his apostles and why?
- What was their message and mission?
- What do we learn about Jesus in this passage?
- What do these passages teach us about rejecting Jesus (or those who go in his name)?
- What should we expect?
- How should we respond?
- What warning is there for us?
- Compare and contrast the mission that Jesus has given to the Church/the Apostles in this passage.
- What authority has Jesus given us?
- What are we called to do?
Read Luke 1:67-79
- What provokes Zechariah to prophesy?
- Why does Zechariah praise the Lord?
- Why does he say God has done this? According to what?
- Who is the child he addresses in verse 76?
- What is he called?
- What will he do?
- Why will he do those things?
- Read Isaiah 9:2, 40:3-5. How does this inform the meaning of Zechariah’s prophecy?
- What informs Zechariah’s praise?
- Zechariah has been longing for a child for years. But his prophecy has less to do with his family and more to do with God’s plan of salvation. Why is that?
- As we think about God’s faithfulness to keep his promises, how should that apply to our lives?
- How can we grow in theologically rich thankfulness, like Zechariah? What would that kind of thankfulness look like for us?