Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 1:46–55 - 26th December, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 1:46–55
  2. Who is speaking in this passage?
  3. Who is mentioned in this passage?
  4. What are the repeated words/phrases?
  5. What are some connecting words? (e.g. for/because/therefore/but)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Who was Mary?
  2. Why does she magnify and rejoice in the Lord? (vv. 48–50)
  3. What do we learn about God in this passage?
    1. What does it mean that God is holy? (v. 49)
  4. What does it mean to fear the Lord? (v. 50)
  5. What themes from the Old Testament are mentioned?
  6. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  7. What is the main point of this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we praise God in light of this passage?
  2. How should God's treatment of the lowly change how we treat the lowly?
  3. How can we help one another grow in our fear of the Lord?
in Psalm

Psalm 95 – 7 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 95
  2. What commands are given?
    - How are they described?
  3. What reasons are given for the commands?
  4. How is God described?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What kind of psalm do you think this is?
  2. What do v.3-5 tell us about God?
  3. How do they compare or contrast with v.6-7?
  4. How would you divide up the text? Give each section a title.
  5. What happened at Meribah and Massah?
  6. How does "Today if you hear..." and following relate to the first half of the psalm?
  7. What does it mean to "harden your heart"? (v.8)
  8. Why do you think the psalmist wrote the song that way?
  9. How does this passage relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should these verses affect our worship?
  2. Read Hebrews 3:7-4:13. How does the author of Hebrews apply these verses?
  3. How should this psalm affect us "today" and every day" How do we not "harden our hearts"?
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