Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Acts

Acts 1:1–11 - 11 September, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 1:1–11
  2. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
  3. Who is mentioned in the passage?
  4. Who wrote this book?
  5. What places/times are mentioned?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does the author mean when referring to Jesus' suffering in v. 3?
  2. Why did Jesus order the apostles not to depart from Jerusalem in v. 4?
  3. What is the difference between the 'kingdom of Israel' and the 'kingdom of God'?
  4. What is the ascension and what is the significance of it?
  5. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  6. Summarize the passage in one sentence.

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How do you see the power of the Holy Spirit at work in your evangelism?
  2. How often do you view your circumstances in light of the second coming of Jesus Christ?
  3. How are you tempted to worry in seasons of waiting on the Lord?
in Psalm

Psalm 101 – 4 September 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 101
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   Who is mentioned?
    b.   How are they described?
  3. How does David pledge to live?
    a. What actions does David say he will do?
    b. What actions does David say he won't do?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What categories of action are mentioned? (i.e. how would you group them?)
  2. What does it mean to "ponder the way that is blameless"? (v2)
  3. How would you define "integrity of heart"? (v2)
  4. What "worthless" things might be set before his eyes? (v3)
  5. Who are those that "fall away" and what are their works? (v3)
    5.1 How might the cling to David?
  6. What is/are:
    - "slander" (v5)
    - "a haughty look and arrogant heart" (v5)
    - "practicing deceit" (v6)
  7. How would David "cut off all the evildoers from the city of the Lord"? (v8)
    7.1 Where is the "city of the Lord"?
  8. How would you divide up the passage? (Give each section a heading).
  9. How does this passage relate to Jesus and the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we imitate David's example? (How does the gospel connect?)
  2. In what ways do you personally need to follow David's example in putting off certain thoughts/deeds and putting on others? (Note: putting off = repent of, putting on = pursue)
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