Sermon Bible Study Guides

in John

John 9:13–34 - January 3rd, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read John 9:1–12 and summarize what happened.
  2. Now read John 9:13–34
  3. Who do the Jewish people take the healed man to and why?
  4. What do some of the Pharisees conclude about Jesus and why?
  5. What do other Pharisees conclude and why?
  6. What do his parents say and why?
  7. What does the man who was healed conclude and why?

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. Did Jesus disobey the Sabbath? 
  3. What does the healed man conclude about Jesus? (v. 30–32)
  4. Consider and compare the differing responses to Jesus (Jews, Pharisees, Parents, Healed man).
    1. How and why do they respond the way they do?
  5. Read John 9:35–41
    1. How do these inform our understanding of the healing?
    2. What is the physical blindness and healing pointing to?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you struggle to believe the truth about Jesus?
    1. Are you tempted to explain away who he is and what he has done?
  2. Are you afraid to identify yourself with Jesus because of how people might respond? (e.g. with friends, colleagues, family members)
  3. Like the Pharisees, are you tempted to think you are better than others because you "follow the rules".
  4. Do you ask God to help you see and know Jesus more?
  5. Sing In Christ Alone to God and to one another.
in Mark

Mark 10:46-11:11 - October 12th 2018

THE KING'S Welcome

Read Mark 10:46-11:11 

(Mark 10:46-52)

  1. What is the setting of the passage?
  2. What is the name of the man who cries out to Jesus? (Mk 10:46)
    1. What does Mark tell us about the man?
    2. What does the man call Jesus?
  3. How does Jesus' response to the man in v. 49-52 reinforce his teaching from Mk 10:45?
    1. What was the result of the man's encounter with Jesus?
  4. How does the man's cry, Jesus Son of David, prepare the way for his triumphal entry in Mk 11:1-11?

(Mark 11:1-11)

  1. What is the setting of this passage? Where is Jesus and why is it important?
  2. Why is the arrival of Jesus on a colt significant?
  3. Why do the crowds shout "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"? 

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus' identity?
  2. What do we learn about Jesus' mission?
  3. What do we learn about faith in Christ?
  4. What does Jesus' foretelling of his death tell us about his obedience to the Father?
  5. Pray for us, and for those gathering with us who aren't Christians, to see Jesus rightly.
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