Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 3:1–4:13 - May 31st, 2019

THE MESSIAH'S MINISTRY PREPARATION

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 3:1–4:13
  2. Who did the word of God come to in the wilderness?
  3. What Old Testament prophet is quoted in Luke 3?
  4. What is a repeated theme of John the Baptist's message?
    1. Where do you see that in the text?
  5. Who did the people think John the Baptist might be?
  6. What did Herod do to John the Baptist?
  7. What significant event happened at Jesus' baptism?
  8. How old was Jesus when he began his ministry?
  9. How did Jesus respond to Satan in the wilderness?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summari
  2. Why does Luke quote from the Old Testament in Luke 3?
  3. Why did the people think John the Baptist might be the Christ?
  4. Why did Herod put John the Baptist in prison?
  5. What is the significance of Jesus' genealogy?
  6. Why did Jesus go into the wilderness for forty days?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus? Who is he?
  2. What can we learn about Jesus' knowledge of the Old Testament?
    1. What would you say to a Christian who thinks they don't need to study the Old Testament?
  3. What can we learn from how Jesus fought temptation?
    1. How can you help members of the church as they are tempted to sin?
    2. Why is it important to know one another personally in the church?
  4. Remind one another of God's faithfulness by singing  "Where Shall I Be?"
in Mark

Mark 15:42–16:8 - March 22nd, 2019

an Empty tomb

Read Mark 15:42–47

  1. Who asked Pilate for the body of Jesus? (v. 42–43)
    1. Who was he and why did he ask for the body?
  2. Why was Pilate surprised? (v. 44–45)
  3. What did the man do with the body? (v. 46)
    1. What was laid against the entrance of the tomb?
    2. Who saw where Jesus' body was laid? (v. 47)

Read Mark 16:1–8

  1. Who went to anoint Jesus' body? (v. 1)
    1. When did they go to the tomb? (v. 1–2)
  2. What was their concern as they went to the tomb? (v. 3)
    1. What happened to their concern? (v. 4)
  3. Who was inside the tomb when they entered? (v. 5)
    1. How is he described by Mark? 
    2. What was their response to him?
  4. What did the man say to them about Jesus? (v. 6–7)
    1. How did they respond to this man's instructions? (v. 8)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. Why is it significant that Jesus actually died on the cross?
  3. How is Jesus' resurrection different from that of Jairus's daughter in Mark 5:35–43? 
  4. How does the resurrection give us hope?
  5. Remind one another of our resurrected Savior by singing: "See What a Morning".

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