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Mark 13:1-37 - January 11, 2019

sign's of the kingdoms culmination 

Read Mark 13:1-37

  1. In Mk 11 Jesus cleansed the temple, now what does he warn the disciples of?
  2. After Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, what question did Peter, James, John, and Andrew ask him?
    1. Why does Jesus tell them to be on guard? 
  3. What does Jesus warn them of in v. 5-23?
    1. What exhortations does Jesus give in these verses? (Look at v. 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23)
  4. What hope is given to those who persevere in v. 24-27?
  5. After sharing a lesson from the fig tree, Jesus warns the disciples in v. 32-37. What similar warnings does he that appeared earlier in the chapter?

Application:

  1. Jesus doesn't answer every speculative question we have. What is the purpose of Jesus' teaching here?
    1. How can we encourage one another to faithfulness?
  2. What encouragement can believers find in this passage?
  3. Which members of the church do you spur on to endure until the end?
  4. Who encourages you to be faithful to Christ until his second coming?
  5. How can you grow in encouraging the church to follow Christ?

Obadiah – November 23, 2018

JUDGMENT and Salvation

Read Obadiah

  1. Whose vision is this? Who is it concerning?
    1. Who is Edom? (Read Gen 25:21–26, 30)
    2. Can you think of any other prophets that speak to/about unbelieving nations?
  2. What will happen to Edom? (Obadiah 8–9)
    1. Did Edom expect this to happen? (Obadiah 3–4) Why or why not?
  3. What does v. 10–14 describe?
    1. What are the consequences of Edom's actions?
  4. What does it mean to be an exile (v. 20)?
  5. What will happen to the house of Jacob?
  6. What future promises are made by Obadiah to God's people? (v. 21)
  7. What are themes you see in the book?

Application:

  1. What does this book tell us about God's sovereignty?
    1. Have you ever wondered if God is indifferent to evil? How does the book of Obadiah answer this question?
  2. What will happen to God's enemies on the Day of the LORD?
  3. What will happen to God's people on the Day of the LORD?
    1. Why should Christians in persecution be comforted by the judgment of God's enemies?

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