Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Micah

Micah 1-2 - 12th June 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Micah chapters 1 and 2.
  2. What are your first impressions about this passage?
    1. How is the style of writing in this passage different than the style in the book of John?
    2. How would you describe the overall mood?
  3. What do we learn about this book from verse 1?
  4. Do you notice any repeated words or ideas in these chapters?
  5. What is significant about these two places mentioned, Jerusalem & Samaria?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What do these verses teach us about God and what He is like?
  2. What were the sins that brought God's judgement?
    1. What makes covetousness or idolatry so evil in God's eyes?
    2. Read Ephesians 5:5 and James 4:1-2. How do these verses help you to see the danger of covetousness?
  3. How were God's judgments against Samaria righteous and just?
    1. Read 2 Kings 17:1-8 to see what happens to Samaria under King Ahaz.
  4. How do you think that the original audience heard these prophecies?
    1. How would you have responded?
    2. What effect did it have on Micah (Micah 1:8)? 
  5. How does the text change in the final verses (Micah 2:12-13)?
    1. What hope is there for God's people?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Perhaps you think that if you were rebuked by God then you would listen, but is this true?
    1. How do you normally respond to correction from others?
    2. Do you ever try to justify your sin or blame others for it?
    3. What can you do to grow to be more humble and teachable when corrected?
  2. Just like the people in Micah's day, we can seek to find teachers and counselors that tell us only what we want to hear.
    1. How can we guard ourselves against this?
    2. How can we help each other in guarding against this?
  3. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  4. Sing Holy, Holy, Holy to God and to one another.

Trinity: The Holy Spirit - 12th November 2021

Week 3 of our topical sermon series on the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Read the Nicene Creed and Covenant Hope's Statement of Faith Articles on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.

There's no new quiz this week, but if you have not yet taken this short quiz on the doctrine of the Trinity, you should go ahead and do so! If you are doing this in a group write down your own individual answers and then discuss why you chose them before submitting them online. Make a note of the answers you got wrong and take more time to think over the answer.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What do you think are some common misconceptions about the Holy Spirit? 
  2. What passages would you go to in the Bible to consider the Holy Spirit? (Read and discuss them
    1. What does this teach us about the Spirit?
    2. Is that also true of the Son or the Father? 
  3. What does Jesus teach us about the Spirit in John 14:15-31?
    1. What about in John 16:12-15?
  4. What is the Spirit's role in the life of Christians today?
    1. Check out the following places for help: John 14:16–17John 16:8–11Rom. 8:151Cor. 6:11, 1Cor. 12:13, 2Cor 1:22Gal. 5:16,  Ephesians 1:13–14
  5. What other questions do you have about the Holy Spirit?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What is something that you've learned so far in this Trinity series?
  2. How does learning about who God is (a Trinity of Father, Son, and Spirit) affect how you view Him?
  3. How does your understanding of the Holy Spirit affect your assurance of salvation? 

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