Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Daniel

Daniel 2 - 28th November, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Daniel 2
  2. What does the king command? What is unusual about his request?
  3. How do all the Chaldean "wisemen" respond?
  4. How do Daniel and his friends respond? 
    1. What does he request?
    2. What happens?
    3. What does Daniel praise God for?
  5. What does Daniel tell the king?
    1. Who does Daniel give credit to?
    2. Describe the dream and its interpretation.
  6. How does the king respond?
    1. What does he say?
    2. What does he do?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What connections are there with chapter 1?
    1. Consider similarities and contrasts.
  2. Why was Nebuchadnezzar troubled by his dream?
    1. Why does he not want to tell his dream?
  3. What do the Chaldean "wisemen" conclude? What does this highlight for the reader?
  4. What do Daniel's actions and words tell us about him?
  5. What do we learn about God in this text?
    1. What are some key verses which emphasize this?
  6. What is the mystery God reveals and how does it connect with the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can you praise God in light of the passage?
  2. How does the knowledge of these truths about God affect our view of the people and circumstances of our lives? (Consider the people/circumstances that the original readers faced)
  3. What can we learn from Daniel's example?
in James

James 1:5–11 – 12 June 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 1:5–11
  2. Who is listed in the passage?
  3. List repeated words/phrases.
  4. List 'connecting' words.
  5. What commands does the James give?
  6. What comparisons or illustrations does James make?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean that God gives 'without reproach' (v. 5)?
  2. What is a 'double-minded man' (v. 8)?
  3. What does it mean to 'boast in exaltation' and 'in humiliation' (v. 9, 10)?
  4. Summarize the passage in one sentence.

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you tend to rely on your own wisdom or rely on God? How is this seen in your life?
  2. Do you tend to rely on or boast in your own riches? How is this seen in your life?
  3. How can you grow in asking God for wisdom?
  4. How does your approach to wealth reveal what you are boasting in?
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