Sermon Bible Study Guides

in James

James 1:19–27 – 26 June 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 1:19–27
  2. Who is listed in the passage?
    1. What does James tell us about God?
    2. How does James address his readers?
  3. List repeated words/phrases.
  4. List connecting words (e.g. for, therefore, but, and, if).
  5. What commands or promises does James give?
  6. What comparisons or illustrations does James make?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is 'meekness' in v. 21?
  2. What is the 'implanted word' in v. 21?
  3. What is the 'law of liberty' in v. 25?
  4. What does it mean to 'bridle [your] tongue' in v. 26?
  5. Summarize the passage in one sentence.

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How do you need to grow in applying v. 19?
  2. Do you try to apply the sermon every week? How can you grow in doing this?
  3. What does your speech reveal about your religion? What about your speech in the office? At home? With non-Christians?
  4. How do you care for the marginalized and the vulnerable?

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

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