Sermon Bible Study Guides

1 Cor 15:1-20 - January 18, 2019

that of first importance

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-20

  1. What does Paul say is "of first importance" in v. 3-4?
  2. After the death and resurrection, who did Christ appear to?
  3. What false doctrine did some in the Corinthian church teach in v. 12?
    1. What are the several implications of this false teaching that Paul warns them of?
  4. How is the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the dead connected?
  5. Why does Paul remind the Corinthian church of the gospel?

Application:

  1. Why is the gospel important for Christians, not just non-Christians?
    1. What is a simple way to articulate the gospel message?
  2. Does your life reflect the hope of the resurrection?
  3. How can you protect the church against false teaching that attacks the gospel?
  4. Is the gospel central to every area of your life? 
    1. How can you remind yourself of the gospel?
    2. How can you remind other members of the church of the gospel?
in Mark

Mark 12:38-44 - January 4, 2019

Pride and Sacrifice

Read Mark 12:38-44

  1. Where is Jesus teaching in this passage?
  2. Who does Jesus warn the people about in v. 38-40?
    1. What does he claim they do?
    2. What will happen to them?
  3. How much did the rich people give at the treasury? (v. 41)
  4. How much did the poor widow give?
    1. When Jesus teaches the disciples what does he say the difference is between the two?

Application:

  1. How does the life of Jesus differ from the life of the scribes?
    1. How can you cultivate humility and guard against pride?
  2. What does the widow's offering tell us about what Jesus values verse what the world values?
    1. How does the gospel free us to sacrificially give? 

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