Sermon Bible Study Guides

in John

John 5:16-30 - 29th May 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read John 5:16-30
  2. Do you notice any repeated words?
  3. Why were the Jews persecuting and wanting to kill Jesus? (v. 15-18)
  4. In what ways does Jesus compare himself to God?
  5. How does Jesus say that he is different from God the Father?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What do you think are the "greater works" that Jesus is talking about in verse 20?
    1. Which work(s) is he comparing to?
    2. Do verses 21-29 help you to see the "greater works" he is talking about?
  2. In verse 24, Jesus promises eternal life to "whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me"
    1. What does it mean to "hear" and to "believe"?
    2. How does this connect with verse 21? 
  3. In verse 25 and in verse 28, the same phrase is used: "an hour is coming..."
    1. Are these talking about different events or one event?
    2. If they are talking about different events, what is the difference between the dead living (v. 25) and those in tombs resurrecting to life (v. 28-29)?
  4. Do you have any questions about the relationship between God the Father and God the Son?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does the relationship between Jesus and God the Father affect us in our daily lives?
  2. Do you have eternal life as it talks about in verse 24?
    1. If not, what more do you need to hear in order to believe?
    2. If yes, when did you first believe? How has hearing the words of Jesus continued to affect you?
  3. What is one thing that you can do this week to live in light of our coming judgment?
  4. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  5. Sing How Sweet and Awesome to God and to one another.
in Titus

Titus Overview - 22nd May 2022

This Bible Study will be a bit different from our normal Bible Study Guides because it covers an entire book of the Bible instead of a chapter or a few verses. If you have time, it may be a great help to read back over the entire book and see what things you didn't notice the first time around. It only takes about 7 minutes to read the entire book of Titus out loud. 

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Flip again through the pages of Titus for a few minutes.
    1. What do you think are some of the most important ideas Paul speaks about?
    2. Do you notice any repeated themes or ideas throughout the book?
    3. What commands does Paul give to Titus? What about for others?
  2. Do you still have questions about anything in the book?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you outline this book (e.g. what is the structure?)
    1. Look for connecting words, commands, or subject changes.
  2. What is the main idea of the book of Titus? Take a few minutes to write a one-sentence summary of the whole book. Compare with others.
  3. Maybe this was your first time reading the book of Titus, or perhaps it was your 100th.
    1. What are some new things you have learned?
    2. What stood out to you the most?
    3. What events from the book do you think are most relevant for Christians today?
    4. What was your favorite part of the book?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How has this book changed you or challenged you personally?
  2. What's one verse you can memorize from the book of Titus? (Titus 3:5 might be a good place to start)
  3. How would you describe a faithful teacher or faithful elder after reading this book?
    1. How will this change how you look for a church in the future?
    2. How can you grow yourself in being a faithful teacher to others?
  4. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made.
  5. Sing Great is Thy Faithfulness to God and to one another.

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