Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Joel

Joel 1:1–2:17 – November 2, 2018

The day of the lord

Read Joel 1:1–2:17

  1. What are some repeated words/phrases you see in the passage?
  2. What does Joel describe in 1:1-12?
    1. What response does he call the people to in 1:13-20?
  3. What does Joel describe in 2:1-11?
    1. What response does he call the people to in 2:12-17?
  4. How does Joel 1:1-20 relate to Joel 2:1-17?
  5.  What is the day of the LORD?
    1. What does Joel tell us about this day?

Application:

  1. How should we respond to the coming day of the LORD? (Look at Joel 1:14 and Joel 2:16)
  2. What does this tell us about the character of God?
  3. How can we praise God from this passage?

Ephesians 1 - October 26th 2018

Union with Christ

Read Ephesians 1

  1. Who wrote the book? Who was it written to?
    1. What does the author tell us about himself?
  2. What are some repeated words/phrases you see in the passage?
  3. What does it mean to be in Christ?
    1. Where do you see this in the text?
  4. How does Eph 1:4-11 describe the ways we are blessed in Christ?
  5. What does Paul teach about when Christ chose us? (v. 4)
  6. What is the reason Paul gives for our predestination? (v. 5–6)
  7. Why does Paul "not cease to give thanks" for the believers?
  8. What does Paul pray for them? (v. 17–23)

Application:

  1. List the ways you can praise God for the spiritual blessings he's provided in Christ.
  2. How can you know of you are in Christ
  3. What are ways you see evidence of God's grace in members of the church?
  4. Pray Eph 1:17–23 for the members of the church.

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