Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 3:1-24 - April 13th 2018

the Fall

Read Genesis 3:1-6

  1. Who is introduced in v.1 and what does he do?
  2. What does his question imply and what does it seem to suggest?
  3. Who responds and how? Why is this significant?
    1. Where is the Adam?
  4. What does the serpent say and what effect does it have on the woman and man?
  5. What was God's designed order for the world and what happened to it?

Application:

  1. What do we learn about temptation?
  2. How does the devil seek to tempt us?
  3. How can we fight temptation?

Read Genesis 3:7-24

  1. Working through this whole section - what are the consequences of sin?
    1. Consider in terms of relationships.
    2. Consider in terms of our role(s).
    3. Consider in terms of the world we live in.
  2. How do the man and woman explain themselves?
    1. What does this show?
  3. What signs of mercy and grace are given, even within the context of God's judgment? How is this fulfilled in the story of the Bible? 

Application:

  1. What does this whole chapter teach us about the world we live in?
  2. How should the consequences of sin cause us to think, feel, act?
  3. What is the solution to the fall? How can it's consequences be reversed?

Habakkuk 1:12-2:20 - September 1st 2017

Does God Care About Injustice? (Part 2)

Read Habakkuk 1:12-2:1

  1. How does Habakkuk describe God and what he said he would do?
  2. What is Habakkuk’s second complaint, and how does it relate to his first? (last week)
  3. What tension is Habakkuk wrestling with? What evil are the Chaldeans guilty of?
  4. What does Habakkuk decide to do? (2:1)

Application:

  1. Can you relate to the tension Habakkuk feels about God’s working in the world?

 

Read Habakkuk 2:2-20

  1. Summarize God’s whole answer.
  2. What does God tell Habakkuk to wait for? Why might it seem slow?
  3. What will become of the Chaldeans and why?
  4. What phrase is repeated throughout v. 6-20 and what does it mean?
  5. What different kinds of injustice are they guilty of?
  6. How does God contrast the wicked/righteous, and God/idols? (consider carefully v. 4)

Application:

  1. What does this passage show us about God’s character and work in the world?
  2. How does God’s judgment on evil affect you? (how does it make you feel/live?)
  3. What injustices are you tempted by or guilty of?
  4. How does this passage fit into God’s ultimate plan of redemption in Jesus Christ crucified?

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