Sermon Bible Study Guides

Ecclesiastes 3–5:7 - May 3rd, 2019

A Time for Everything

Read Ecclesiastes 3–5:7

  1. List all the different seasons/times the Preacher gives in Ecclesiastes 3:1–8
    1. How would you summarize Ecclesiastes 3:1–8?
  2. What is the reason the Preacher says God's put eternity into man's heart? (3:11)
  3. What do we learn about justice in Ecclesiastes 4:1–16?
  4.  Summarize Ecclesiastes 5:1–7 in your own words
    1. What does the Preacher say about our speech?
    2. What does the Preacher say about making vows to God?

Application Questions

  1. What do the different seasons of life tell us about life under the sun?
  2. How does Ecclesiastes help us from an overly simplistic view of pain and suffering in the world?
  3. How does Ecclesiastes help us not be taken by surprise?
  4. How does the fact that judgment is certain help us walk the Christian life?
  5. What practical steps do you need to take to prevent laziness or being overly busy? 
  6. Glorify God by singing "Behold Our God" together

Habakkuk 3:1-19 - September 8th 2017

Praising God for his justice

Read Habakkuk 3:1-16

  1. How does this passage describe God? What are some of the actions God is described as doing?
  2. What is Habakkuk's response to this 'report' of God's work? What does he feel in response to hearing these things? (v. 2, 16)
  3. What is Habakkuk’s prayer in light of this? (v.2)
  4. What does Habakkuk say he will wait for?

Application:

  1. What is your initial response to this description of the Lord?
  2. How should the power and destruction God carries out shape the way we think about him? How should it inform the way we pray and live?

Read Habakkuk 3:17-19

  1. Summarize Habakkuk’s conclusion in this section.
  2. How is this different from his view of God in Hab. 1?
  3. What is not the basis of whether he will rejoice? What is the basis of his rejoicing?

Application:

  1. How do we remind ourselves that our joy should be in the Lord?
  2. Habakkuk takes strength in the midst of hardship because of promises of God that he knows are coming. What promises of the Lord encourage you?
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