Sermon Bible Study Guides

Ecclesiastes 1–2:26 - April 26th, 2019

All is vanity

Read Ecclesiastes 1–2:26

  1. Explain the meaning of "vanity" in Ecclesiastes in your own words (v. 2)
  2. Explain the meaning of "under the sun" in Ecclesiastes in your own words (v. 3)
  3. List the different categories the preacher addresses as "vanity" in Ecclesiastes 1 and 2.
  4. What does it mean to "toil under the sun"?
  5. How would you summarize the preacher's main message from Ecclesiastes 1 and 2?

Application Questions

  1. What are your impressions of the book of Ecclesiastes?
  2. List three things you would like to change about your life and three things you would like to stay the same
  3. Can you think of instances when you felt you had "gained," only to find that in time you were dissatisfied again?
  4. What strategies do you think people you know, including yourself, use to avoid facing the reality of death?
  5. Sing "Come Ye Sinners" together
in Luke

Luke 24:36–49 - April 19th, 2019

Christ is risen

Read Luke 24:36–49

  1. How did the disciples react to Jesus' greeting? (v. 36–37)
    1. Why did they respond this way? (v. 37)
  2. How did Jesus respond to them? (v. 38–40)
    1. How did the disciples react to this? (v. 41)
  3. Why do you think Luke included that Jesus ate a piece of fish? (v. 41–43)
  4. What was written about Christ in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms? (v. 44; 46–47)
  5. How did Jesus help the disciples understand the Scriptures? (v. 45)
  6. Who is the message of the gospel to be proclaimed to? (v. 47)
  7. Why did Jesus tell them to stay in the city? (v. 49)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. What do we learn about the Old Testament Scriptures?
  3. Why do we need God's help to understand the Scriptures?
    1. How does the change our prayer lives and our daily Scripture reading?
  4. Who are you sharing this good news with? (Pray for one another and the people you are sharing with)
  5. Sing together of our risen Savior Christ Jesus: "Christ is Risen".

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