Sermon Bible Study Guides

in 1 John

1 John 2:28–3:10 - November 8th, 2019

What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 2:28–3:10
  2. What does John call the recipients of this letter in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What does John command them in 1 Jn. 2:28?
    1. Why does he command this? 
  4. What are the recipients called in 1 Jn. 3:1?
  5. What are they called in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  6. What will happen when 'he' appears in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  7. Why did 'he' appear in 1 Jn. 3:5?
  8. Who is 'of the devil' according to 1 Jn. 3:8?
  9. What are the two characteristics of children of God vs. children of the devil in 1 Jn. 3:10?

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What does it mean to 'abide in him' in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What is 'when he appears' referring to in 1 Jn. 2:28 and who does it reference?
  4. What does 1 Jn. 3:6 mean? After someone becomes a Christian do they cease from sinning?
  5. Why did the Son of God appear according to John?
  6. Why did John include love of brother as an indicator of if someone is a child of God?

How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage give Christians assurance of salvation?
  2. John takes sin very seriously, how would you describe your attitude toward sin?
  3. Who are you regularly accountable to in the church?
    1. Do you confess secret, habitual sin to others?
  4. Who do you hold accountable in the church?
    1. If you don't hold anyone accountable, why not?
  5. How can you apply 1 John 3:8 to your fight against sin?
  6. Sing Jesus Friend of Sinners to God and to one another.
in Luke

Luke 3:1–4:13 - May 31st, 2019


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?

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?

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?"

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