Sermon Bible Study Guides

1 Peter 3:8–12 - 28 February, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 Peter 3:8–12
  2. Who wrote the letter (see 1 Peter 1:1)?
    1. Who did they write to?
  3. What does he tell them to have? (v. 8)
  4. What contrast is listed in v. 9?
    1. What is the purpose of this contrast?
  5. What Old Testament passage is cited in vv. 10–12?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is the main point?
  3. How are unity of mind and sympathy connected?
  4. How is a tender heart and a humble mind connected?
  5. Read the Old Testament citation. Why does he cite from this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How do you work for the unity of the church?
  2. How do you exercise brotherly love?
  3. Who is an example of exercising a humble mind?
  4. What are opportunities you have to "not repay evil for evil"?
  5. Sing There is a Fountain to God and to one another
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Genesis 17 - 21 February, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 17
  2. Who are the people mentioned?
  3. What are some repeated words or phrases?
  4. How does Abram respond when God speaks to him (v. 3, 17)?
  5. What promises does God make to Abram?
    1. What promises does he make about Sarai?
    2. What promises does he make about Ishmael?
    3. What promises does he make about Isaac?
  6. What change happens to Abram and Sarai?
  7. What does Abram do to the men in his house in v. 23?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is a covenant?
  3. What is a covenant sign? (Think back to Genesis 9)
    1. What is the sign in this passage?
    2. What does it mean (v. 14)?
  4. Why does Abraham bring up Ishmael in v. 18 when God promises a son to Sarai?
  5. Why does God change their names?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn from Abraham's response to God?
  2. What can we learn about God's faithfulness?
  3. How does circumcision apply to us today?
  4. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another
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