Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Psalm

Psalm 98 – 28 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 98
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   What commands are given? To whom?
    b.   How and why are they given?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you divide up the passage? (Give each section a heading).
  2. What are God's "right hand and his holy arm" referring to? (v1)
  3. What salvation has been made known? (Consider the original audience).
  4. What does it mean he "has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel"?
    4.1 What is his "steadfast love and faithfulness"?
  5. What do we learn about worship from v4-6?
  6. How does God judge in righteousness? (Think about how the gospel answer this question).

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about who God is in the psalm?
    a. What difference does it make?
  2. When are you tempted to doubt God's steadfast love and faithfulness?
  3. How can the truth of this psalm comfort you in those moments?
  4. Do you sing regularly to the Lord? What do you sing about?
in 1 John

1 John 2:28–3:10 - November 8th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 2:28–3:10
  2. What does John call the recipients of this letter in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What does John command them in 1 Jn. 2:28?
    1. Why does he command this? 
  4. What are the recipients called in 1 Jn. 3:1?
  5. What are they called in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  6. What will happen when 'he' appears in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  7. Why did 'he' appear in 1 Jn. 3:5?
  8. Who is 'of the devil' according to 1 Jn. 3:8?
  9. What are the two characteristics of children of God vs. children of the devil in 1 Jn. 3:10?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What does it mean to 'abide in him' in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What is 'when he appears' referring to in 1 Jn. 2:28 and who does it reference?
  4. What does 1 Jn. 3:6 mean? After someone becomes a Christian do they cease from sinning?
  5. Why did the Son of God appear according to John?
  6. Why did John include love of brother as an indicator of if someone is a child of God?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage give Christians assurance of salvation?
  2. John takes sin very seriously, how would you describe your attitude toward sin?
  3. Who are you regularly accountable to in the church?
    1. Do you confess secret, habitual sin to others?
  4. Who do you hold accountable in the church?
    1. If you don't hold anyone accountable, why not?
  5. How can you apply 1 John 3:8 to your fight against sin?
  6. Sing Jesus Friend of Sinners to God and to one another.

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