Sermon Bible Study Guides

1 Cor 15:1-20 - January 18, 2019

that of first importance

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-20

  1. What does Paul say is "of first importance" in v. 3-4?
  2. After the death and resurrection, who did Christ appear to?
  3. What false doctrine did some in the Corinthian church teach in v. 12?
    1. What are the several implications of this false teaching that Paul warns them of?
  4. How is the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the dead connected?
  5. Why does Paul remind the Corinthian church of the gospel?

Application:

  1. Why is the gospel important for Christians, not just non-Christians?
    1. What is a simple way to articulate the gospel message?
  2. Does your life reflect the hope of the resurrection?
  3. How can you protect the church against false teaching that attacks the gospel?
  4. Is the gospel central to every area of your life? 
    1. How can you remind yourself of the gospel?
    2. How can you remind other members of the church of the gospel?
in Mark

Mark 13:1-37 - January 11, 2019

sign's of the kingdoms culmination 

Read Mark 13:1-37

  1. In Mk 11 Jesus cleansed the temple, now what does he warn the disciples of?
  2. After Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, what question did Peter, James, John, and Andrew ask him?
    1. Why does Jesus tell them to be on guard? 
  3. What does Jesus warn them of in v. 5-23?
    1. What exhortations does Jesus give in these verses? (Look at v. 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23)
  4. What hope is given to those who persevere in v. 24-27?
  5. After sharing a lesson from the fig tree, Jesus warns the disciples in v. 32-37. What similar warnings does he that appeared earlier in the chapter?

Application:

  1. Jesus doesn't answer every speculative question we have. What is the purpose of Jesus' teaching here?
    1. How can we encourage one another to faithfulness?
  2. What encouragement can believers find in this passage?
  3. Which members of the church do you spur on to endure until the end?
  4. Who encourages you to be faithful to Christ until his second coming?
  5. How can you grow in encouraging the church to follow Christ?

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