Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 9:58–62 - 13 March, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 9:57–62
  2. Who are all the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. How many people came and told Jesus something in this passage?
  4. What did the first person tell Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  5. What did Jesus say to the second person?
    1. How did this person respond?
    2. How did Jesus respond back?
  6. What did the third person tell Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  7. What are repeated words/phrases in this passage?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What do the three interactions have in common?
  3. What point is Jesus trying to make?
  4. What does it mean that "the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head?"
    1. Who is the Son of Man?
  5. What is the kingdom of God?
  6. Why does Jesus tell people not to bury their own dead or not to say farewell?
  7. What does it mean to put your hand to the plow?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. When did you first count the cost of following Jesus?
    1. What are some of the costs you have faced?
    2. How has the local church helped bear your burdens?
  2. How do you know if there are things in your life that have become idols? How can you tell if there is something hindering you from following Jesus?
  3. Sing How Rich a Treasure to God and to one another
 
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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.

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