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in Luke

Luke 1:67-79 - December 22nd 2017

Zechariah’s Prophecy

Read Luke 1:67-79

  1. What provokes Zechariah to prophesy?
  2. Why does Zechariah praise the Lord?
  3. Why does he say God has done this? According to what?
  4. Who is the child he addresses in verse 76?
    1. What is he called?
    2. What will he do?
    3. Why will he do those things?
  5. Read Isaiah 9:2, 40:3-5. How does this inform the meaning of Zechariah’s prophecy?

 

Application:

  1. What informs Zechariah’s praise?
  2. Zechariah has been longing for a child for years. But his prophecy has less to do with his family and more to do with God’s plan of salvation. Why is that?
  3. As we think about God’s faithfulness to keep his promises, how should that apply to our lives?
  4. How can we grow in theologically rich thankfulness, like Zechariah? What would that kind of thankfulness look like for us?
in Mark

Mark 5:21-43 - December 8th 2017

Jesus has life-giving power

Read Mark 5:21-43

  1. Describe the opening scene of this passage
  2. Who comes to Jesus? What does he want?
  3. What happens on the way to the house?
  4. How is the woman healed?
    1. How does Jesus explain what has happened?
  5. What news does the ruler of the synagogue receive in the meantime? How does Jesus respond?
    1. How do the crowds at the house respond to what Jesus says?
  6. What does Jesus do?
  7. How does the passage conclude? Why does Jesus tell the family not to tell anyone about this?
  8. What is the relationship between the two stories?

Application:

  1. What do these stories tell us about Jesus’ authority?
  2. What is the role of faith in these stories? How should that affect the way we think about our own faith?
  3. What kind of people does Jesus care for? What does this teach us about who we, as Jesus’ followers, should care for?
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