Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 12:28-37 - December 28, 2018

The greatest commandment

Read Mark 12:28-37

  1. Why does this scribe ask Jesus a question? (v. 28)
    1. What was his question?
    2. What verses from the Old Testament did Jesus respond with?
  2. How does the scribe respond to Jesus' answer? (v. 32-33)
    1. The scribe was testing Jesus, but how is this testing different than the previous groups? (v. 13-27)
  3. What does Jesus say to the scribe and what was the result of the crowd? (v. 34)
  4. What difficult question does Jesus ask in the temple? (v. 35-37)
    1. What does this tell us about the identity of Jesus?
    2. How does the crowd respond to his teaching?

Application:

  1. What does it look like to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength?
  2. What does it look like to love your neighbor as yourself?
    1. How well do you know your neighbors?
    2. What are you doing to love them?
  3. What ways are you tempted to focus on yourself, rather than your fellow church members or non-Christian friends?
in Isaiah

Isaiah 9:6-7 - December 21, 2018

Unto us a child is born

Read Isaiah 9:6-7

  1. What is God's answer of hope to the remnant of Judah?
    1. What four names is the child called?
    2. What do these four names tell us about him?
  2. What does Isaiah tell us about this child's rule?
  3. How will all of this be accomplished? (Look at the end of verse 7)

Application:

  1. Who is the child promised in Is 9:6-7?
  2. Without Jesus, how are we still under the kingdom of darkness?
  3. How can we be a part of Jesus' kingdom?
  4. How can you encourage your fellow church members to look to Jesus?

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