Sermon Bible Study Guides

Ecclesiastes 9:13–11:6 - June 7th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 9:13–11:6
  2. What are some repeated words?
  3. What are themes you've seen repeated in the book?
  4. What are some contrasts?
  5. What are the consequences of folly according to the Preacher?
  6. What are the benefits of wisdom according to the Preacher?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why is it better to have the king be the son of nobility rather than a child (Eccl. 10:16–17)?
  3. What does the Preacher mean by "money answers everything" in Eccl. 10:19?
  4. What does it mean to "cast your bread upon the waters" in Eccl. 11:1?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How much of your life is shaped by confident predictions about the future? (Eccl. 11:5)
  2. Do you shelter yourself from the fear of failure by having space only for the predictable in your life? How can you change this?
  3. How can you determine if you are making wise or foolish choices? How is the local church helpful for this?
  4. Sing "Where Shall I Be?" to God and to one another.
in Luke

Luke 3:1–4:13 - May 31st, 2019

THE MESSIAH'S MINISTRY PREPARATION

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 3:1–4:13
  2. Who did the word of God come to in the wilderness?
  3. What Old Testament prophet is quoted in Luke 3?
  4. What is a repeated theme of John the Baptist's message?
    1. Where do you see that in the text?
  5. Who did the people think John the Baptist might be?
  6. What did Herod do to John the Baptist?
  7. What significant event happened at Jesus' baptism?
  8. How old was Jesus when he began his ministry?
  9. How did Jesus respond to Satan in the wilderness?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summari
  2. Why does Luke quote from the Old Testament in Luke 3?
  3. Why did the people think John the Baptist might be the Christ?
  4. Why did Herod put John the Baptist in prison?
  5. What is the significance of Jesus' genealogy?
  6. Why did Jesus go into the wilderness for forty days?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus? Who is he?
  2. What can we learn about Jesus' knowledge of the Old Testament?
    1. What would you say to a Christian who thinks they don't need to study the Old Testament?
  3. What can we learn from how Jesus fought temptation?
    1. How can you help members of the church as they are tempted to sin?
    2. Why is it important to know one another personally in the church?
  4. Remind one another of God's faithfulness by singing  "Where Shall I Be?"

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