Sermon Bible Study Guides

in 1 John

1 John 1:1-4 - January 25, 2019

THE word of life

Read 1 John 1:1-4  

  1. What senses or actions does John refer to in these verses?
  2. Is John a reliable witness?

  3. What is the thing that John refers to that he has experienced?

    1. What does this phrase "from the beginning" bring to mind?

  4. What ways does he describe it?
  5. What is it that John is proclaiming to them (v. 2, 3 and 4)?

  6. Why does John say he has written this letter?

  7. What does fellowship mean? What kind of fellowship does John want them to have?

Application:

  1. How is our fellowship with one another based upon our fellowship with God?
    1. What are ways you see gospel-centered fellowship in our church?
  2. What does it look like to walk in joy because of Christ?
    1. What are some ways you're tempted to walk in discontentment?
in Mark

Mark 14:1-11 - January 25, 2019

THe Plot to kill Jesus

Read Mark 14:1-11

  1. Why did the chief priests and scribes seek to arrest Jesus and kill him after the feast? (v. 1–2)
    1. Based on what you know from earlier in Mark, what motivated their plot to kill Jesus?
  2. Whose house is Jesus staying at in Bethany? (v. 3)
    1. Why does Jesus associate with a leper like Simon instead of the religious leaders?
  3. What does the woman do to Jesus at the house? (v. 4–9)
    1. How much did the ointment cost?
    2. What was the response of those at the house?
    3. What was the response of Jesus?
      1. How can Jesus place himself above the poor?
  4. Who does Judas Iscariot go to after this? (v. 10–11)
    1. Why does he go to them? 
    2. What did they promise him?

Application:

  1. What can we learn from the anonymous woman about commitment to following Jesus?
    1. Money is mentioned twice in the passage, once with the woman and once with Judas. What is different about their use of money?
  2. Judas Iscariot sought to betray Jesus after following him as one of the twelve disciples. How can you guard against turning against Jesus?
    1. How does the local church help you stand firm until the end?
    2. Who are you helping see and savor Jesus Christ as the Messiah?

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