Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 18 - 27 March, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 18
  2. Who are all the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What is the setting of vv. 1–15?
  5. What does Abraham do when he sees three men standing in front of him? (vv. 1–8)
  6. What does the LORD say to Abraham concerning Sarah? (v. 10)
    1. How did Sarah respond? (v. 12)
    2. How did the LORD respond back to Sarah (vv. 13–14)
  7. What are the settings of vv. 16–33?
  8. What does the LORD tell Abraham in vv. 20–21?
    1. How does Abraham respond to the LORD in vv. 22–33?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Who are the three men in v. 2?
  3. Why does Sarah respond with doubt in vv. 12–14?
  4. What is the LORD's plan for Sodom and Gomorrah and why?
  5. Does God change his mind in vv. 22–33? Why or why not?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How can you fight temptation to not believe God's promises?
  3. What is something that is not "too hard for the LORD" that you are failing to believe right now?
in Mark

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?

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