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in Luke

Luke 1:46-55 - December 15th 2017

Mary’s Song of Praise

Read Luke 1:46-55

  1. How does Mary describe God in this song of praise? (Look at names, titles, and descriptions)
  2. Why does Mary praise God? What has God done for her?
  3. How has God treated different kinds of people in this song?
  4. Why does God treat them differently?
    1. What is God’s posture towards different people any why? (Look for repeated words, ideas, or themes)
  5. Why has God acted to help Israel?
  6. How does that relate to us as the church? (Consider Gen. 12:1-3 - Abrahamic Covenant, and Gal. 3:27-29)
  7. How does the birth of Jesus show God’s mercy to us?

Application:

  1. What does Mary model for us?
  2. What kind of people does the Lord bless?
    1. How can we cultivate this?
  3. What kind of people does the Lord oppose?
    1. How can we fight this?

 

Philippians (Whole Book) - August 4th 2017

Joyful Obedience for Christ's Sake

 

Skim - quickly read over the whole passage/chapter and try to observe the main emphasis.

 

Skim Chapter 1

  1. How would you describe Paul’s tone in the first chapter of this letter?
  2. What is the most important thing to Paul? (note specific verses to answer this)
  3. What does Paul want to encourage in the lives of the church in Philippi? (look at his prayer(s) as well as his instructions)

Skim Chapter 2

  1. What does true humility look like? (make note of different examples that Paul gives)
  2. How does the gospel help us grow in humility?
  3. What is the result of humility?

Skim Chapter 3

  1. What is the great treasure and goal of the Christian life?
  2. How can we press on in the Christian life?
    1. What connection is there between the way we think and act?
  3. Who are some men/women in our church that you (do/should) imitate? (Consider asking someone to begin imitating if you are not already doing so, meet with them, ask them questions…)

Skim Chapter 4

  1. What practical applications does Paul give for standing firm in the Lord? (Look at the whole chapter!)
  2. Where does true contentment come from?
    1. On a scale of 1-10 how content are you?  
    2. How do we learn to be content?
  3. What role does money play in your life? How can it be stewarded to the glory of God?

Summary:

  1. What themes are present throughout the book?
  2. What is one thing you want to apply to your life from the book of Philippians?

Pray for Covenant Hope in light of our series in Philippians.