Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 4:35-5:20 - December 1st 2017

Jesus Calms the storms

Read Mark 4:35-41

  1. Describe the scene, who is there and what are they doing?
  2. What do the disciples presume is going to happen?
  3. What does their question to Jesus show?
  4. Consider Jesus questions to them.
    1. What do his questions indicate?
  5. How do they respond and why?

Application:

  1. What do our fears reveal about us?
  2. How should our faith affect our fears?
  3. What fears are you currently wrestling with and how does Jesus relate to them?

Read Mark 5:1-20

  1. Describe the scene; how does it compare or contrast with the storm?
  2. What does Jesus say/do/command?
    1. How is this different than previously and why?
  3. How does the man with a demon respond to Jesus and why?
  4. What else happens as a result of Jesus calming the demoniac and why?
  5. How does this scene answer the question asked in 4:41 - “Who then is this…?

Application:

  1. What do these passages reveal about Jesus identity and character?
  2. How can we relate to the disciples in the storm and the demoniac?

Psalm 19 - November 24th, 2017

The Law of the Lord is Perfect

Read Psalm 19

Verses 1-6:

  1. What does this section talk about?
  2. What do the heavens do? How often do they do this?

Verses 7-11:

  1. What does this section talk about?
  2. What does the Law do, according to this passage?
  3. How does this passage teach us to think and feel about Scripture?
  4. What is the relationship between the topic in this section and the previous section?

Verses 12-14:

  1. What is the psalmist’s response to this meditation? What does he ask God for?
  2. Why is this his response?
  3. How can God declare him innocent of hidden faults that he actually has?
  4. How can God keep him from sin having dominion over him?
  5. How does the psalmist describe God?

Application:

  1. Why does it matter that the heavens declare God’s glory?
  2. How should we think of God’s Law? How should we use it, according to this psalm?
  3. How can our words and thoughts be acceptable in God’s sight? What should they look/sound like, in order to be pleasing to him?



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