Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 20 - 17 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 20
  2. Who are the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What did Abraham tell Abimelech in v. 2?
    1. What did God tell Abimelech regarding this in v. 3?
    2. How did Abimelech respond in vv. 4, 5?
  5. What question does Abimelech ask Abraham in v. 10?
  6. What happens to Abraham at the end of this passage?
  7. What happens to Abimelech at the end of this passage?
  8. What happens to Sarah at the end of this passage?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does Abraham lie?
  3. Compare and contrast Abraham and Abimelech.
  4. What does this passage tell us about God?
  5. What does this passage tell us about Abraham?
  6. How does this passage connect to the gospel? 

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How are you tempted to tell half-truths?
  2. How are you tempted to fear man?
  3. How does this passage teach us to trust in God alone?
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in John

John 11:17–27 - 10 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Recap the story from John 11:1–16.
    1. Who had an illness?
    2. What does Jesus do about it?
  2. Read John 11:17–27.
  3. Who are the people in this passage?
  4. What are the places?
  5. How long was Lazarus in the tomb? (v. 17)
  6. Why did the Jews come to Martha and Mary? (v. 19)
  7. What did Martha tell Jesus in vv. 21–22 in your own words?
    1. What did Martha believe about Lazarus? (v. 24)
  8. What question does Jesus ask Martha? (vv. 25–26)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why did Jesus wait four days to visit? (v. 17)
  3. Why was Jesus on his way to Jerusalem? (v. 18)
  4. Why did Martha respond the way she did in vv. 21–22?
  5. What does it mean that Jesus is "the resurrection and the life?" (v. 25)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. How does the resurrection give us hope for today and tomorrow?
  3. What can we learn from Martha in this passage?
  4. How can you encourage a member struggling to hope and believe in Jesus during difficult times?
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