Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 3:1–4:13 - May 31st, 2019


What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 3:1–4:13
  2. Who did the word of God come to in the wilderness?
  3. What Old Testament prophet is quoted in Luke 3?
  4. What is a repeated theme of John the Baptist's message?
    1. Where do you see that in the text?
  5. Who did the people think John the Baptist might be?
  6. What did Herod do to John the Baptist?
  7. What significant event happened at Jesus' baptism?
  8. How old was Jesus when he began his ministry?
  9. How did Jesus respond to Satan in the wilderness?

What does it mean?

  1. Summari
  2. Why does Luke quote from the Old Testament in Luke 3?
  3. Why did the people think John the Baptist might be the Christ?
  4. Why did Herod put John the Baptist in prison?
  5. What is the significance of Jesus' genealogy?
  6. Why did Jesus go into the wilderness for forty days?

How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus? Who is he?
  2. What can we learn about Jesus' knowledge of the Old Testament?
    1. What would you say to a Christian who thinks they don't need to study the Old Testament?
  3. What can we learn from how Jesus fought temptation?
    1. How can you help members of the church as they are tempted to sin?
    2. Why is it important to know one another personally in the church?
  4. Remind one another of God's faithfulness by singing  "Where Shall I Be?"

Ecclesiastes 8:2–9:12 - May 24th, 2019


What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 8:2–9:12
  2. What are repeated words/phrases in the passage?
  3. What does Eccl. 8:2–9 tell us about man?
  4. What does Eccl. 8:10–13 tell us about the fear of God?
  5. What does Eccl. 8:14–16 tell us about joy?
    1. What does it tell us about man's finiteness?
  6. What does Eccl. 9:1–12 tell us about death and joy? 
  7. What does the Preacher say about God?

What does it mean?

  1. What does the Preacher mean that "it will be well with those who fear God" in Eccl. 8:12?
  2. Why does the Preacher repeat the phrase in Eccl. 8:15
  3. Why does the Preacher continue discussing death in Eccl. 9:1–6?
  4. What does the Preacher mean when he says that love, hate, and envy have already perished in Eccl. 9:5–6?


How should it change us?

  1. How should this passage change how you think about death?
    1. Has the book of Ecclesiastes made you think more about the end of life and the purpose of life?
  2. What certainties do you rely on in your day-today life?
    1. How does your lack of control in life force you to depend on God?
  3. How should our finiteness impact our aspirations and dreams?
  4. What are some things you could seek to enjoy and relish today and tomorrow?
  5. Remind one another of our firm foundation by singing "How Firm a Foundation"

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