Sermon Bible Study Guides

Obadiah – November 23, 2018

JUDGMENT and Salvation

Read Obadiah

  1. Whose vision is this? Who is it concerning?
    1. Who is Edom? (Read Gen 25:21–26, 30)
    2. Can you think of any other prophets that speak to/about unbelieving nations?
  2. What will happen to Edom? (Obadiah 8–9)
    1. Did Edom expect this to happen? (Obadiah 3–4) Why or why not?
  3. What does v. 10–14 describe?
    1. What are the consequences of Edom's actions?
  4. What does it mean to be an exile (v. 20)?
  5. What will happen to the house of Jacob?
  6. What future promises are made by Obadiah to God's people? (v. 21)
  7. What are themes you see in the book?

Application:

  1. What does this book tell us about God's sovereignty?
    1. Have you ever wondered if God is indifferent to evil? How does the book of Obadiah answer this question?
  2. What will happen to God's enemies on the Day of the LORD?
  3. What will happen to God's people on the Day of the LORD?
    1. Why should Christians in persecution be comforted by the judgment of God's enemies?

    Psalm 121 - August 10th 2018

    Where Does Our Help Come From?

    Read Psalm 121:

    1. What question does the psalmist start with? What does it mean that he lifts his eyes to the hills?
    2. What is the answer he provides to his own question?
    3. What reasons does he give for why the Lord is his help?
    4. There are several different metaphors or word pictures to describe the Lord. Consider each one--what do those different pictures communicate about God?
    5. Can you summarize the general promise this psalm states?

    Application:

    1. What does it practically look like to look to the Lord for help?
    2. How should this shape the way you live? What would look differently, if you were able to live according to this promise all the time?
    3. How should we think about the promise that God will keep you from all evil? Does this mean that Christians cannot sin? What does it mean, and how should we live in response to that promise?

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