Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Isaiah

Isaiah 52:13–53:12 - October 18th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Isaiah 52:13–53:12
  2. How is the servant described?
  3. What does the servant do?
  4. How is the servant treated?
  5. Who was the servant sent to?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. How does the servant bring blessing to God's people?
  3. How does the servant come to fruition in Jesus' life, ministry, death, and burial?
  4. What New Testament passages quote these verses?
  5. What does Isaiah 53:10–12 tell us about the divine purpose of the servant's oppression?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does Isaiah point us to Jesus Christ?
  2. What should we believe because of this passage?
  3. How should we think of our sin?
  4. How should we think of our salvation?
  5. How should we live in light of this message?
  6. Sing In Christ Alone to God and to one another.
in Luke

Luke 1:67-79 - December 22nd 2017

Zechariah’s Prophecy

Read Luke 1:67-79

  1. What provokes Zechariah to prophesy?
  2. Why does Zechariah praise the Lord?
  3. Why does he say God has done this? According to what?
  4. Who is the child he addresses in verse 76?
    1. What is he called?
    2. What will he do?
    3. Why will he do those things?
  5. Read Isaiah 9:2, 40:3-5. How does this inform the meaning of Zechariah’s prophecy?

 

Application:

  1. What informs Zechariah’s praise?
  2. Zechariah has been longing for a child for years. But his prophecy has less to do with his family and more to do with God’s plan of salvation. Why is that?
  3. As we think about God’s faithfulness to keep his promises, how should that apply to our lives?
  4. How can we grow in theologically rich thankfulness, like Zechariah? What would that kind of thankfulness look like for us?