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in 1 John

1 John 2:15–17 - June 14th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 2:15–17
  2. What does John say not to do?
    1. What are the reasons John gives for this?
  3. What does John say about 'the world'?
  4. What contrast does John make with 'the world'?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is 'the world' according to John?
    1. Why does John warn the readers about it?
  3. What are the 'desires of the flesh' and the 'desires of the eyes' and the 'pride of life'? (1 Jn. 2:16)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How are you tempted to love the world?
  2. How are you tempted to love the things in the world?
  3. How does the book of Ecclesiastes reinforce what John is teaching in 1 John?
    1. What have you applied from Ecclesiastes that helps you obey John?
  4. How can we help each other obey John's message?
  5. Sing "All Glory to Christ" to one another and to God.
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Ecclesiastes 9:13–11:6 - June 7th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 9:13–11:6
  2. What are some repeated words?
  3. What are themes you've seen repeated in the book?
  4. What are some contrasts?
  5. What are the consequences of folly according to the Preacher?
  6. What are the benefits of wisdom according to the Preacher?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why is it better to have the king be the son of nobility rather than a child (Eccl. 10:16–17)?
  3. What does the Preacher mean by "money answers everything" in Eccl. 10:19?
  4. What does it mean to "cast your bread upon the waters" in Eccl. 11:1?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How much of your life is shaped by confident predictions about the future? (Eccl. 11:5)
  2. Do you shelter yourself from the fear of failure by having space only for the predictable in your life? How can you change this?
  3. How can you determine if you are making wise or foolish choices? How is the local church helpful for this?
  4. Sing "Where Shall I Be?" to God and to one another.

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