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?
in Luke

Luke 1:46-55 - December 15th 2017

Mary’s Song of Praise

Read Luke 1:46-55

  1. How does Mary describe God in this song of praise? (Look at names, titles, and descriptions)
  2. Why does Mary praise God? What has God done for her?
  3. How has God treated different kinds of people in this song?
  4. Why does God treat them differently?
    1. What is God’s posture towards different people any why? (Look for repeated words, ideas, or themes)
  5. Why has God acted to help Israel?
  6. How does that relate to us as the church? (Consider Gen. 12:1-3 - Abrahamic Covenant, and Gal. 3:27-29)
  7. How does the birth of Jesus show God’s mercy to us?

Application:

  1. What does Mary model for us?
  2. What kind of people does the Lord bless?
    1. How can we cultivate this?
  3. What kind of people does the Lord oppose?
    1. How can we fight this?