Sermon Bible Study Guides

in 1 John

1 John 4:1–6 - 15 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 4:1–6
  2. What are some repeated words/phrases?
  3. What does John call the recipients of this letter?
  4. What command does John give to them?
  5. What threats do the recipients face?
  6. What tests does John give to them?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is a spirit? How are they seen to be at work according to John?
  2. What does it mean that "Jesus Christ has come in the flesh..." in v. 2?
  3. What is the spirit of the antichrist in v. 3?
  4. Who is "he who is in you" referring to in v. 4?
  5. Who is "We are from God" referring to in v. 6?
  6. How can we understand this passage through the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn about God from these passages?
  2. Do you currently "test the spirits," how?
  3. How are you tempted to downplay false teaching and false prophets?
  4. How do you help other church members know the truth?
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Genesis 23–25:18 – 8 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 23–25:18
  2. Who are the key people in this passage?
  3. What happens to Sarah in ch. 23?
    1. What does Abraham acquire in ch. 23?
  4. What does Abraham ask his servant to do in ch. 24?
    1. Where does his servant go?
    2. Who does his servant meet?
    3. What significant event happens at the end of ch. 24?
  5. What happens to Abraham in ch. 25?
    1. What happens to Isaac?
    2. What happens to Ishmael?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why does the author focus on a transaction of land in ch. 23?
  2. What methods did Abraham's servant use to determine the LORD's work as he searched for Isaac's spouse?
    1. What can we learn from this, what are dangers in applying it to today?
  3. How does Abraham treat Isaac and Ishmael differently? Why?
  4. How can we understand this passage through the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn about God from these passages?
  2. How do you need to change in light of this passage? 
  3. What have you learned through the life of Abraham?
    1. How has your life looked different because of this sermon series?

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