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in Acts

Acts 6:1–7 - 2nd January, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 6:1–7
  2. Who is mentioned in this passage?
  3. What are the repeated words/phrases?
  4. What are some connecting words? (e.g. for/because/therefore/but)
  5. What complaint is mentioned in v. 1?
  6. How do the apostles deal with the complaint in vv. 2–4?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What are differences between Hellenists and Hebrews?
  2. What is 'the daily distribution' in v. 1?
  3. Why did the apostles want to prioritize preaching and praying in v. 2?
  4. What qualifications did the apostles give for who the church as to choose in v. 3?
  5. What can we learn about the roles of elders and deacons from this passage?
  6. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  7. What is the main point of this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can our differences in the church be opportunities for tension and disunity? How do we guard against this?
  2. Pray for our deacons to serve well for the unity of the church.
  3. Pray for the ministry of the word at Covenant Hope Church to be prioritized.
  4. How are you seeking to serve those different from you?
in Luke

Luke 1:46–55 - 26th December, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 1:46–55
  2. Who is speaking in this passage?
  3. Who is mentioned in this passage?
  4. What are the repeated words/phrases?
  5. What are some connecting words? (e.g. for/because/therefore/but)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Who was Mary?
  2. Why does she magnify and rejoice in the Lord? (vv. 48–50)
  3. What do we learn about God in this passage?
    1. What does it mean that God is holy? (v. 49)
  4. What does it mean to fear the Lord? (v. 50)
  5. What themes from the Old Testament are mentioned?
  6. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  7. What is the main point of this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we praise God in light of this passage?
  2. How should God's treatment of the lowly change how we treat the lowly?
  3. How can we help one another grow in our fear of the Lord?

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