Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 1:46–55 - 26th December, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 1:46–55
  2. Who is speaking in this passage?
  3. Who is mentioned in this passage?
  4. What are the repeated words/phrases?
  5. What are some connecting words? (e.g. for/because/therefore/but)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Who was Mary?
  2. Why does she magnify and rejoice in the Lord? (vv. 48–50)
  3. What do we learn about God in this passage?
    1. What does it mean that God is holy? (v. 49)
  4. What does it mean to fear the Lord? (v. 50)
  5. What themes from the Old Testament are mentioned?
  6. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  7. What is the main point of this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we praise God in light of this passage?
  2. How should God's treatment of the lowly change how we treat the lowly?
  3. How can we help one another grow in our fear of the Lord?
in Luke

Luke 1:67–79 - 19th December, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 1:67–79
  2. Who is speaking in this passage?
  3. Who is mentioned in this passage?
  4. What are the repeated words/phrases?
  5. What time periods are mentioned?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Who was Zechariah? Who was he the father of? (v. 67)
  2. What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? What is prophesy? (v. 67)
  3. Who is Zechariah's prophecy concerning?
    1. What does Zechariah prophecy about this person?
  4. How can we understand Zechariah's prophecy in light of the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we praise God in light of this passage?
  2. What does it look like to live in "holiness and righteousness" before God all our days? (v. 75)
    1. What does it look like to walk into "the way of peace"? (v. 79)

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