Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 13 - January 24th, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 13
  2. Who are the people mentioned?
  3. Where did Abram come from?
  4. Who was he with?
  5. What do we learn about Moses in v. 2?
  6. Where did Abram return to in v. 4 and what did he do?
  7. What happened with Abram and Lot?
  8. What was Abram's solution to this problem in v. 8–9?
  9. How did Lot respond?
    1. What does the narrator include about where Lot goes that will be important to us later in Genesis?
  10. Where did Abram settle?
  11. What did the LORD say to Abram after separating from Lot?
    1. Are there any differences between what he said in this chapter as opposed to chapter 12?
    2. How did Abram respond?

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What are some differences between Abram and Lot?
  3. What are some differences between Abram's response in chapter 13 as opposed to last chapter?
  4. How does this passage point to and relate to Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage you to trust God?
  2. How do you exercise faith in terms of God's provision?
  3. How do you respond when God rescues you from trouble?
  4. How can we encourage one another to trust God in all circumstances?
  5. Sing By Faith to God and to one another

Psalm 25 - July 5th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 25
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 1–3?
  4. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 4–15?
  5. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 16–21?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 25 in one sentence.
  2. How does Psalm 25 show David's penitent heart?
  3. How does Psalm 25 emphasize God's covenant promises?
  4. How does Psalm 25 point to Jesus Christ?
  5. How is v. 22 different from the rest of the Psalm?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you pray to live in ways of right living like David? 
    1. Do your prayers reflect the prayers of David? If not, how are your prayers different?
  2. Do you regularly confess your sins to God and to members in the church? 
    1. How can you make a practice of regular confession and repentance?
  3. When you face trouble, do you cry to God for deliverance?
    1. What does it look like to depend on God for rescue?
  4. Sing "O How Good it Is" together with one voice.

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