Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 14:26-52 - February 22nd, 2019

Denied and arrested

Read Mark 14:26–52

  1. Who does Jesus say will fall away? (v. 27)
    1. Which disciple denies this? (v. 29)
    2. How does Jesus respond to him? (v. 30)
    3. What is the response of all the disciples? (v. 31)
  2. Who did Jesus take with him to pray (v. 33) 
    1. How does Jesus feel while he is praying? (v. 33–34)
    2. What is Jesus' prayer? (v. 35–36)
    3. When Jesus comes back, what are the three disciples doing?
    4. How many times does this happen? (v. 39–41)
  3. What turn of events happens next? (v. 42)
  4. What sign does Judas use to betray Jesus? (v. 43–45)
  5. What do the disciples do when Jesus is arrested? (v. 27, 50)
  6. Why does Mark include the account in v. 51–52?

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about the certainty of God's Word from this passage?
  2. What does the disciples' denial of Jesus tell us about ourselves?
    1. Where was Peter's confidence when he said he would never deny Jesus?
  3. What does it mean that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak? (v. 38)
  4. What do we learn about the fear of man from this passage?
  5. Remind one another of God's steadfast love, despite our betrayal of him by singing "The Steadfast Love of the Lord" together.
in 1 John

1 John 1:5-10 - February 15, 2019

God is light 

Read 1 John 1:5–10

  1. Who did John hear this message he proclaims from?
  2. What is a summary of this message?
    1. What does the message mean?
  3. What does verse 6 mean?
    1. How does Jesus’ blood cleanse us?
    2. Who is the ‘him’?
    3. Who might this verse describe? How would we know?
  4. How does v. 7 contrast with the previous verse?
  5. Explain verse 8 in your own words.
    1. How can one be cleansed from all their unrighteousness?

       

  6. Compare verse 8 and 10, what differences are there?

Application Questions

  1. What does it mean to walk in darkness?
  2. What does it mean to walk in the light?
    1. What does it not mean? Do Christians never sin?
  3. Does this describe your life?
    1. How can you help other Christians in the church?
      1. What are you doing now towards this purpose and goal?

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