Sermon Bible Study Guides

in John

John 11:17–27 - 10 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Recap the story from John 11:1–16.
    1. Who had an illness?
    2. What does Jesus do about it?
  2. Read John 11:17–27.
  3. Who are the people in this passage?
  4. What are the places?
  5. How long was Lazarus in the tomb? (v. 17)
  6. Why did the Jews come to Martha and Mary? (v. 19)
  7. What did Martha tell Jesus in vv. 21–22 in your own words?
    1. What did Martha believe about Lazarus? (v. 24)
  8. What question does Jesus ask Martha? (vv. 25–26)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why did Jesus wait four days to visit? (v. 17)
  3. Why was Jesus on his way to Jerusalem? (v. 18)
  4. Why did Martha respond the way she did in vv. 21–22?
  5. What does it mean that Jesus is "the resurrection and the life?" (v. 25)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. How does the resurrection give us hope for today and tomorrow?
  3. What can we learn from Martha in this passage?
  4. How can you encourage a member struggling to hope and believe in Jesus during difficult times?
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in Luke

Luke 24:36–49 - April 19th, 2019

Christ is risen

Read Luke 24:36–49

  1. How did the disciples react to Jesus' greeting? (v. 36–37)
    1. Why did they respond this way? (v. 37)
  2. How did Jesus respond to them? (v. 38–40)
    1. How did the disciples react to this? (v. 41)
  3. Why do you think Luke included that Jesus ate a piece of fish? (v. 41–43)
  4. What was written about Christ in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms? (v. 44; 46–47)
  5. How did Jesus help the disciples understand the Scriptures? (v. 45)
  6. Who is the message of the gospel to be proclaimed to? (v. 47)
  7. Why did Jesus tell them to stay in the city? (v. 49)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. What do we learn about the Old Testament Scriptures?
  3. Why do we need God's help to understand the Scriptures?
    1. How does the change our prayer lives and our daily Scripture reading?
  4. Who are you sharing this good news with? (Pray for one another and the people you are sharing with)
  5. Sing together of our risen Savior Christ Jesus: "Christ is Risen".

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