Sermon Bible Study Guides

in John

John 11:17–27 - 10 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Recap the story from John 11:1–16.
    1. Who had an illness?
    2. What does Jesus do about it?
  2. Read John 11:17–27.
  3. Who are the people in this passage?
  4. What are the places?
  5. How long was Lazarus in the tomb? (v. 17)
  6. Why did the Jews come to Martha and Mary? (v. 19)
  7. What did Martha tell Jesus in vv. 21–22 in your own words?
    1. What did Martha believe about Lazarus? (v. 24)
  8. What question does Jesus ask Martha? (vv. 25–26)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why did Jesus wait four days to visit? (v. 17)
  3. Why was Jesus on his way to Jerusalem? (v. 18)
  4. Why did Martha respond the way she did in vv. 21–22?
  5. What does it mean that Jesus is "the resurrection and the life?" (v. 25)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. How does the resurrection give us hope for today and tomorrow?
  3. What can we learn from Martha in this passage?
  4. How can you encourage a member struggling to hope and believe in Jesus during difficult times?
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Genesis 19 - 3 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 19
  2. Who are the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What is the setting of vv. 1–29?
  5. Where does Lot meet two angels? (v. 1)
    1. Where does Lot ask the angels to stay that night? (v. 3)
    2. What do the "men of the city" ask Lot to do? (v. 5)
    3. What is Lot's counter proposal? (vv. 6–8)
  6. What did the angels come to Sodom to do? (vv. 12–13)
    1. How does Lot respond to their warning and command? (vv. 14–16)
    2. What does the LORD do with Lot? (vv. 16–17)
    3. Where does Lot flee? (vv. 18–23)
  7. What happens to Sodom and Gomorrah? (vv. 24–29)
    1. What happens to Lot's wife?
    2. What simile does the author use to describe the destruction? (v. 28)
  8. What is the setting of vv. 30–38?
    1. What happens there?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does Lot offer his daughters? (v. 8)
  3. Why don't Lot's sons-in-law listen to Lot? (v. 14)
  4. Why can't Lot escape to the hills?
  5. Why does Lot's wife become a pillar of salt?
  6. How did God answer Abraham's prayer from Gen. 18?
  7. Who was saved from God's judgment? Why?
  8. Why does the author include vv. 30–38?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. What do we learn about sin?
    1. What are the dangers of sexual sin?
    2. How can you help a brother or sister involved in sexual sin?
  3. How does the gospel free us from slavery to all sin?
  4. How can you encourage members of the church to fight sin while in quarantine?
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