Sermon Bible Study Guides

in John

John 2:1-11 - 27th February 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read John 2:1-11
  2. What occasion is described?
    1. Where was it?Who was there?
    2. What problem arises?
    3. What happens?
  3. How does the author describe what happened? 
  4. What response is described?
  5. What conclusions does the author draw?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is the significance of the lack of wine at a wedding?
    1. Can you think of any Old Testament passages which could help us understand 
  2. What does Jesus mean by his response to his mother?
    1. What does it mean that his "hour has not yet come"?
  3. What does it mean he "manifested his glory"?
    1. What does this sign point to?
  4. What is the significance of the author's comment in v.11?
  5. How does this connect to the gospel? (Consider what it shows us about Jesus' identity. Look at the previous context- how does this connect?)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we respond to this sign? 
    1. What does it show us about Jesus? (Consider his character, power, glory.)
    2. How should these answers change how we think, feel, live?
  2. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  3. Sing All Glory Be To Christ
    in Mark

    Mark 8:1-21 - February 16th 2018

    Watch out!

    Read Mark 8:1-21

    1. Where have they been? What has just happened? (Review 7:31-37)
    2. Who is with Jesus? What has been happening in Jesus’ ministry?
    3. Why does Jesus say? How do his disciples respond?
      1. What does this interaction tell us about them?
    4. What happens? How?
      1. How does this compare/contrast with the feeding of the five thousand (6:30-44)? Does it reveal anything new to us?

     

    1. What do the Pharisees do and why?
    2. How does Jesus respond? Why?

     

    1. What does warn his disciples? What does his warning mean? What is leaven and what kind of ‘leaven’ do the Pharisees and Herod have? (Think about the interactions between these groups with Jesus so far in Mark)
    2. How do the disciples respond and why?
    3. Consider each of Jesus’ questions to his disciples. What does each mean? What does Jesus want them to understand? Will they ever understand?
      1. What is the significance of the feedings?

    Application:

    1. What spiritual truths are being revealed by Jesus that his disciples are failing to see?
    2. What do we learn about Jesus’ identity and character?
    3. How can we know and understand Jesus? What keeps us from knowing and understanding Jesus? What is the remedy?