Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 11:27–12:20 - January 17th, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 11:27–12:20
  2. Who are the people mentioned?
  3. Who was Abram's father?
  4. Who was Abram's wife?
    1. What does the author tell us about her?
  5. Where was Abram from?
  6. Who called Abram to go?
    1. Where did he call him to go?
  7. What was Abram promised?
  8. How old was he when he departed?
  9. Where did Abram go in v. 10?
  10. What sin did Abram commit in v. 11–13?
    1. What were the consequences of his sin?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does the author include Genesis 11:30?
  3. Why does God call Abram?
  4. From the passage summarize everything we know about Abram.
  5. How does Abram point to and relate to Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. If God called you to leave your family to a land you did not know, how would you respond?
  2. What areas of your life do you need to grow in your trust in God?
  3. Do you ever lie in order to preserve your own reputation? In what ways are you tempted to lie?
  4. Sing Come Ye Sinners to God and to one another

2 Timothy 4:9–22 - December 13th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 4:9–22
  2. What repeated words or themes do you see?
  3. Who are the people mentioned?
  4. What does Paul ask of Timothy (v. 9)?
  5. Who deserted Paul?
  6. Who did Paul ask Timothy to bring with him (v. 11)?
  7. What else did Paul ask Timothy to bring (v. 13)?
  8. How did Alexander the coppersmith treat Paul (v. 14)?
  9. Who stood by Paul and strengthened him (v. 17)?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. Why did Demas desert Paul (v. 10)?
  3. What happened between Paul and Mark previously (v. 11)?
  4. Why did Paul want a cloak, books, and parchments (v. 13)?
  5. How can Paul say the Lord will rescue him from evil deeds when he has experienced physical persecution and almost died?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Have you ever been tempted to desert the faith or faithful friends? Why or why not?
    1. Do you know anyone who has left the faith? What does it look like to stop following Christ?
  2. How has God delivered you when you faithfully proclaimed the gospel and opposition came?
  3. How can you encourage fellow church members to faithfulness like Paul?
  4. God's faithfulness strengthened Paul, how does it strengthen your faith?
  5. Sing Great is Thy Faithfulness to God and to one another.