Sermon Bible Study Guides

Obadiah – November 23, 2018

JUDGMENT and Salvation

Read Obadiah

  1. Whose vision is this? Who is it concerning?
    1. Who is Edom? (Read Gen 25:21–26, 30)
    2. Can you think of any other prophets that speak to/about unbelieving nations?
  2. What will happen to Edom? (Obadiah 8–9)
    1. Did Edom expect this to happen? (Obadiah 3–4) Why or why not?
  3. What does v. 10–14 describe?
    1. What are the consequences of Edom's actions?
  4. What does it mean to be an exile (v. 20)?
  5. What will happen to the house of Jacob?
  6. What future promises are made by Obadiah to God's people? (v. 21)
  7. What are themes you see in the book?

Application:

  1. What does this book tell us about God's sovereignty?
    1. Have you ever wondered if God is indifferent to evil? How does the book of Obadiah answer this question?
  2. What will happen to God's enemies on the Day of the LORD?
  3. What will happen to God's people on the Day of the LORD?
    1. Why should Christians in persecution be comforted by the judgment of God's enemies?
    in Joel

    Joel 3 – November 16, 2018

    THE LORD's Just Judgment

    Read Joel 3

    1. What will happen to Judah and Jerusalem? (v. 1)
    2. What will happen to the nations? (v. 2)
      1. Why will God do this to the nations?
    3. How had the nations sinned against God's people? (Look at Joel 3:2–8)
    4. What does God call the nations to do in Joel 3:9–12? 
      1. What will God do in response to the nations? (v. 16)
    5. Summarize Joel 3:1–16 in one sentence.
    6. What will happen to Judah? (Look at Joel 3:17–21)
    7. Why is the judgment of the nations reason to praise God?

    Application:

    1. Does God have enemies? Who are they in this passage?
      1. How can someone who is an enemy of God become a friend?
    2. Why are many people uncomfortable reading about God's judgment?
      1. What does God's response to the nations tell us about the consequences of sin?
        1. According to Joel, will God leave the guilty unpunished?
      2. Who can endure the Day of the LORD?

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