Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 13:1-37 - January 11, 2019

sign's of the kingdoms culmination 

Read Mark 13:1-37

  1. In Mk 11 Jesus cleansed the temple, now what does he warn the disciples of?
  2. After Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, what question did Peter, James, John, and Andrew ask him?
    1. Why does Jesus tell them to be on guard? 
  3. What does Jesus warn them of in v. 5-23?
    1. What exhortations does Jesus give in these verses? (Look at v. 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23)
  4. What hope is given to those who persevere in v. 24-27?
  5. After sharing a lesson from the fig tree, Jesus warns the disciples in v. 32-37. What similar warnings does he that appeared earlier in the chapter?

Application:

  1. Jesus doesn't answer every speculative question we have. What is the purpose of Jesus' teaching here?
    1. How can we encourage one another to faithfulness?
  2. What encouragement can believers find in this passage?
  3. Which members of the church do you spur on to endure until the end?
  4. Who encourages you to be faithful to Christ until his second coming?
  5. How can you grow in encouraging the church to follow Christ?
in Jude

Jude- March 2nd 2018

Contending for the Faith

Read Jude 1-16

  1. Who is Jude, according to his introduction?
  2. What did he want to write about?
    1. What is he writing about instead, and why?
  3. What kind of people does he want to warn against?
    1. How would you summarize the images and stories he uses to describe these people?
  4. What will happen to those people who are perverting the grace of God?
    1. How are the perverting the grace of God?
  5. Why does Jude want his readers to be reminded of this?

Application

  1. What can we learn from the contrast between what Jude wanted to write about and what he ended up writing about?
  2. How are the wicked people distorting the gospel? What warning is there for us?
  3. What do the descriptions of these wicked people teach us about how we should think of those who corrupt the gospel? How should or shouldn’t we interact with such people?

Read Jude 17-25

  1. What does Jude want his readers to remember? Why?
  2. How does he encourage them to treat those who are confused by these distorters of the grace of God?
  3. Where does he want them to place their confidence?

Application:

  1. How should we then respond to the reality of ungodly people who claim to follow Jesus?
  2. How should we respond to those who doubt because of these kinds of people?
  3. Overall, how should this letter shape the way we think about the Christian life?