Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 2 - June 15th 2018

The Anointed King

Read Psalm 2

  1. How are the nations described? What is their attitude towards God?
  2. What is God’s response to them? Why does he respond this way?
    1. What is this meant to teach us about God?
  3. What is God’s plan, in contrast to the plans of the rulers of the earth?
  4. How is the Lord’s Son described?
    1. Who is the Son he is speaking about?
  5. What warning does the psalmist give?
    1. What are the consequences for ignoring this warning?
    2. What is the benefit of listening to this warning?

Application:

  1. How should we respond to the Son? Why?
  2. How does this passage help us respond to opposition we face in the world?
  3. How does this passage help us worship God?
  4. The passage takes loving and submitting to the Son very seriously. Do you view it with the same seriousness? How should this affect our interactions with non-Christians? What about fellow Christians?
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Philippians (Whole Book) - August 4th 2017

Joyful Obedience for Christ's Sake

 

Skim - quickly read over the whole passage/chapter and try to observe the main emphasis.

 

Skim Chapter 1

  1. How would you describe Paul’s tone in the first chapter of this letter?
  2. What is the most important thing to Paul? (note specific verses to answer this)
  3. What does Paul want to encourage in the lives of the church in Philippi? (look at his prayer(s) as well as his instructions)

Skim Chapter 2

  1. What does true humility look like? (make note of different examples that Paul gives)
  2. How does the gospel help us grow in humility?
  3. What is the result of humility?

Skim Chapter 3

  1. What is the great treasure and goal of the Christian life?
  2. How can we press on in the Christian life?
    1. What connection is there between the way we think and act?
  3. Who are some men/women in our church that you (do/should) imitate? (Consider asking someone to begin imitating if you are not already doing so, meet with them, ask them questions…)

Skim Chapter 4

  1. What practical applications does Paul give for standing firm in the Lord? (Look at the whole chapter!)
  2. Where does true contentment come from?
    1. On a scale of 1-10 how content are you?  
    2. How do we learn to be content?
  3. What role does money play in your life? How can it be stewarded to the glory of God?

Summary:

  1. What themes are present throughout the book?
  2. What is one thing you want to apply to your life from the book of Philippians?

Pray for Covenant Hope in light of our series in Philippians.