Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 14 - January 31, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 14
  2. List all the people mentioned.
    • How many kings are mentioned?
  3. List all the places mentioned.
  4. Who is the conflict between in vv. 1–12?
  5. What happens to the Rephaim, the Zuzim, the Emim, the Horites, the Amalekites, and the Amorites in vv. 5–7?
  6. Who is taken in v. 12?
  7. How does Abram respond in v. 14–15?
    1. What is the result of Abram's action?
  8. Who blesses Abram in v. 18–20?
  9. How does Abram respond to the King of Sodom?
    1. What did we learn about Sodom in chapter 13?

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does the author include vv. 1–7?
  3. What are "bitumen pits" in v. 10?
  4. What does the passage tell us about Abram?
  5. Who is Mechizedek and what's so significant about him?
    1. Where else is he mentioned in the Bible?
  6. Why does Abram refuse the king of Sodom's goods?
  7. How does this passage point to and relate to Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage you to rely upon God?
  2. How does this passage promote humility?
  3. How are you tempted to rely on earthly possessions or people instead of God?
  4. How can we practically help one another when a fellow church member is in trouble?
  5. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another

Psalm 25 - July 5th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 25
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 1–3?
  4. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 4–15?
  5. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 16–21?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 25 in one sentence.
  2. How does Psalm 25 show David's penitent heart?
  3. How does Psalm 25 emphasize God's covenant promises?
  4. How does Psalm 25 point to Jesus Christ?
  5. How is v. 22 different from the rest of the Psalm?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you pray to live in ways of right living like David? 
    1. Do your prayers reflect the prayers of David? If not, how are your prayers different?
  2. Do you regularly confess your sins to God and to members in the church? 
    1. How can you make a practice of regular confession and repentance?
  3. When you face trouble, do you cry to God for deliverance?
    1. What does it look like to depend on God for rescue?
  4. Sing "O How Good it Is" together with one voice.

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