Sermon Bible Study Guides

in John

John 2:12-25 - 13th March 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read John 2:12-25
  2. Who are the different people that are with Jesus in this passage?
  3. How does the author describe what happened in the Temple? 
    1. How do the disciples respond?
    2. How do the Jews respond?
  4. How do other people respond to Jesus' signs?
  5. Do you see any repeated words?
  6. What information or insights does the author give us, that the disciples would not have known when these events took place?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is significant about the Passover for Jews?
  2. Why would people be selling animals in the temple?
    1. Why do you think this made Jesus so upset?
    2. Is anger a sin? Why or why not?
    3. When is it acceptable to be angry?
  3. What do the people misunderstand in verses 18-22?
    1. What similarities or differences do you see in verse 17 and verse 22?
    2. For Christians today, where is the temple of God? (John 1:14, 1 Corinthians 3:16)
  4. Do you think it is unreliable to believe in Jesus based on his miracles alone (like in verse 23)?
  5. In verses 24-25, what do you think was in man that Jesus knew?
    1. Do you see any connection between this and the reliability of the people's faith in verse 23? What is the connection?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. God no longer dwells in a building, but rather in the hearts of his blood-bought sons and daughters. If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit now dwells in you as God's temple.
    1. What does this mean for the things we do with our bodies (or even the thoughts in our minds)?
    2. How can you honor God with your body?
  2. Are you tempted to put your faith in miracles, signs, or even people?
    1. What steps can you take to depend on God alone?
  3. Would other people describe you as zealous or indifferent? Passionate or apathetic?
    1. How can you grow in your zeal for what God is zealous for?
  4. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  5. Sing Where Shall I Be?
    in Mark

    Mark 14:12-25 - February 8, 2019

    THE Passover and the supper

    Read Mark 14:12–25

    1. On what occasion did the Israelites first take the Passover?
      1. What did the Israelites sacrifice during this time?
    2. What do v. 13–16 tell us about Jesus and who he is?
    3. Who is the one to betray Jesus in v. 18?
      1. What does Jesus say about his betrayer? (v. 20–21)
    4. What does v. 21 tell us about Jesus' death?
      1. What attribute of God does it reveal?
    5. What is the purpose of the pouring out of Jesus' blood according to v. 24?

    Application:

    1. Discuss why we take the Lord's Supper as a church. What is the purpose?
    2. God's plan of redemption included the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. How does this encourage us to trust God when evil happens to us?
      1. What are some ways you are prone to worry or anxiety instead of trusting God?
      2. How does the gospel free us from this?