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Daniel 9 - 19th November 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Think back to what's been covered in Daniel 1-8.
    1. What were some of the major events?
    2. What was the point of the vision in Chapter 8?
  2. Read Daniel 9
    1. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
    2. What timings are mentioned?
    3. What observations can you make about Daniel's prayer in verses 3-19? (i.e. comparisons or contrasts?)
    4. How is Gabriel described?
    5. What is promised in verses 24?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Where do you think Daniel was reading in Jeremiah?
  2. Read Jeremiah 29:10-14.
    1. What connections do you see?
    2. How might these words have encouraged Daniel while he was in exile?
  3. Why were the 70 weeks decreed?
  4. There are a few characters mentioned in Gabriel's explanation.
    1. Who do you think is the anointed one in verse 25? 
    2. What about the prince at the end of verse 26?
    3. The desolator in verse 27?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can you learn from Daniel's prayer?
  2. Read 1 John 1:5-9.
    1. Why is it safe for Christians to confess their sins?
    2. How can you grow in "walking in the light" (confessing your sins to God and to one another)?
  3. God's promises to "put an end to sin" and "to atone for iniquity" seem far away for Daniel.
    1. Is God teaching you patience through something in your own life?
    2. How can God's word help you to persevere?
  4. How does Jesus fulfill the promises in verse 24?

Trinity: The Holy Spirit - 12th November 2021

Week 3 of our topical sermon series on the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Read the Nicene Creed and Covenant Hope's Statement of Faith Articles on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.

There's no new quiz this week, but if you have not yet taken this short quiz on the doctrine of the Trinity, you should go ahead and do so! If you are doing this in a group write down your own individual answers and then discuss why you chose them before submitting them online. Make a note of the answers you got wrong and take more time to think over the answer.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What do you think are some common misconceptions about the Holy Spirit? 
  2. What passages would you go to in the Bible to consider the Holy Spirit? (Read and discuss them
    1. What does this teach us about the Spirit?
    2. Is that also true of the Son or the Father? 
  3. What does Jesus teach us about the Spirit in John 14:15-31?
    1. What about in John 16:12-15?
  4. What is the Spirit's role in the life of Christians today?
    1. Check out the following places for help: John 14:16–17John 16:8–11Rom. 8:151Cor. 6:11, 1Cor. 12:13, 2Cor 1:22Gal. 5:16,  Ephesians 1:13–14
  5. What other questions do you have about the Holy Spirit?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What is something that you've learned so far in this Trinity series?
  2. How does learning about who God is (a Trinity of Father, Son, and Spirit) affect how you view Him?
  3. How does your understanding of the Holy Spirit affect your assurance of salvation? 

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