Sermon Bible Study Guides

1 Cor 15:1-20 - January 18, 2019

that of first importance

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-20

  1. What does Paul say is "of first importance" in v. 3-4?
  2. After the death and resurrection, who did Christ appear to?
  3. What false doctrine did some in the Corinthian church teach in v. 12?
    1. What are the several implications of this false teaching that Paul warns them of?
  4. How is the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the dead connected?
  5. Why does Paul remind the Corinthian church of the gospel?

Application:

  1. Why is the gospel important for Christians, not just non-Christians?
    1. What is a simple way to articulate the gospel message?
  2. Does your life reflect the hope of the resurrection?
  3. How can you protect the church against false teaching that attacks the gospel?
  4. Is the gospel central to every area of your life? 
    1. How can you remind yourself of the gospel?
    2. How can you remind other members of the church of the gospel?
in Mark

Mark 12:13-27 - December 14, 2018

Traps Set for jesus

Read Mark 12:13-27

  1. Who sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap Jesus in v. 13? (Look back at Mark 11:27-28)
    1. Why did they want to trap Jesus?
  2. How did begin their trap for Jesus? What question did they ask?
    1. Did Jesus fall for their trap? Why or why not? (v. 15-17)
    2. How did they respond to his answer?
  3. Who asked him the next question in v. 18?
    1. What does Mark tell us about Sadducees?
  4. What question did they ask him in v. 19-23?
  5. Why does Jesus say the Sadducees are wrong? (look at v. 24)

Application:

  1. What does it look like to "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's?
  2. What does it look like "[render to] God the things that are God's?"
    1. How does Jesus' teaching in Mark 12:13-17 influence how we live as citizens of kingdom yet also residents of Dubai?
  3. What does this passage tell us of the wisdom and authority of Jesus?
  4. What encouragement and hope does Mark 12:18-27 provide for us in regards to resurrection from the dead?

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