Sermon Bible Study Guides

Acts 1:12–26 - 18 September, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 1:12–26
  2. What happened in the previous context?
  3. What ideas/words/themes are repeated in
    1. this passage?
    2. from the beginning of Acts?
  4. Acts 1:12–14
    1. What did the disciples do and why?
    2. Who was there? (Any surprises?)
    3. How is it described?
  5. Acts 1:14–26
    1. Summarize what Peter says.
    2. What qualifications are mentioned?
    3. How did they make their decision?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How does Luke characterize the disciples?
  2. Why was it important to replace Judas?
    1. Why do you think Luke tells us about Judas' fate?
  3. What do we learn about Scripture?
  4. What does it mean to cast lots?
    1. Why do you think they did this? What does it show according to the text?
    2. Should we make decisions today in this way? Why or why not?
  5. How does their witness and ministry compare and contrast with ours?
  6. What aspects of the gospel are mentioned in this passage? What is not? 

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we imitate the apostles? How shouldn't we?
  2. How does this passage give us confidence as Christians?
in 1 John

1 John 5:6–21 - 29 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 5:6–21
  2. What are some repeated words/phrases?
  3. What does John tell us about Jesus Christ?
  4. What does John tell us about the Spirit?
  5. What does John tell us about God the Father?
  6. What does John tell us about Satan?
  7. Why does John write vv. 6–12? (see v. 13)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean that Jesus 'came by water and blood' in v. 6?
  2. What is 'anything' in v. 14 referring to?
  3. What is 'sin that leads to death' in v. 16–17?
  4. Why does John end his letter with v. 21?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can you have assurance of eternal life? Why is assurance so important for Christians?
  2. How can you grow in praying for church members caught in sin?
  3. How can you keep yourself from idols?
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