Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 19 - 3 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 19
  2. Who are the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What is the setting of vv. 1–29?
  5. Where does Lot meet two angels? (v. 1)
    1. Where does Lot ask the angels to stay that night? (v. 3)
    2. What do the "men of the city" ask Lot to do? (v. 5)
    3. What is Lot's counter proposal? (vv. 6–8)
  6. What did the angels come to Sodom to do? (vv. 12–13)
    1. How does Lot respond to their warning and command? (vv. 14–16)
    2. What does the LORD do with Lot? (vv. 16–17)
    3. Where does Lot flee? (vv. 18–23)
  7. What happens to Sodom and Gomorrah? (vv. 24–29)
    1. What happens to Lot's wife?
    2. What simile does the author use to describe the destruction? (v. 28)
  8. What is the setting of vv. 30–38?
    1. What happens there?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does Lot offer his daughters? (v. 8)
  3. Why don't Lot's sons-in-law listen to Lot? (v. 14)
  4. Why can't Lot escape to the hills?
  5. Why does Lot's wife become a pillar of salt?
  6. How did God answer Abraham's prayer from Gen. 18?
  7. Who was saved from God's judgment? Why?
  8. Why does the author include vv. 30–38?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. What do we learn about sin?
    1. What are the dangers of sexual sin?
    2. How can you help a brother or sister involved in sexual sin?
  3. How does the gospel free us from slavery to all sin?
  4. How can you encourage members of the church to fight sin while in quarantine?
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Joel 2:18-32 – November 9, 2018

THE lord will pour out his spirit

Read Joel 2:18-32

  1. How does Joel 2:18 describe the LORD?
  2. What are some phrases/themes in this passage that are also in Joel 1–2:17?
    1. What is different about these phrases?
  3. In Joel 2:18–26, what is the reason the LORD turns from judgment?
  4. What are the promises the LORD makes to his people in this passage?
    1. In what ways does the LORD promise to be with his people in this passage? (e.g. Joel 2:28–29)

Application:

  1. What are some New Testament passages that quote this passage?
    1. How do the New Testament authors interpret it?
  2. What does this passage tell us about the character of God?
  3. How can we praise God from this passage?
  4. Pray for members of the church based on Joel 2:18–32.
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