Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Daniel

Daniel 7 – 11th June, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Daniel 7
  2. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
  3. When did Daniel see this vision?
  4. What did Daniel see? How does he describe:
    1. the four beasts?
    2. the Ancient of Days?
    3. the Son of Man?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What interpretation of the dream is Daniel given?
  2. What does this dream/vision reveal?
  3. Why does God choose to reveal it this way? What effect does it have?
  4. How do chapters 1–6 prepare the reader for chapter 7 (and the following visions)?
  5. What do we learn about the kings/kingdoms of the world? God? The Son of Man? 
  6. How does this passage point to Jesus and the gospel? Can you think of ideas/figures/themes which are repeated in the New Testament from this passage? If so where?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How would Daniel's vision impact God's people in exile? 
  2. Why was Daniel alarmed? Should we be alarmed also? If not how should this chapter effect us?
  3. How should God's sovereign rule over the future of humanity influence you today?
in Mark

Mark 9:2-13 - August 31st 2018

The Transfiguration

Review:

  1. What have we learned about Jesus identity from chapters 1-8?
  2. How has that been shown?
  3. How have people responded differently to Jesus?

Read Mark 9:2-13  (Also consider the immediate context - 8:27-9:1)

  1. Where did Jesus go and with whom?
  2. Is there anything significant about the setting?
  3. What happened at first? (v.2-5)
  4. Who else was there and what is significant about them?
  5. What did Peter say and why? What does it signify? 
  6. What happened next? (v. 7-8) (Consider the details Mark includes, is there anything significant about them?)

 

  1. As they come down from the mountain what does Jesus say? Do the disciples understand? Why?
  2. Who is Elijah? What was the expectation about him? How was it fulfilled? What happened to him? Who might this be referring to?

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus' identity from this passage?
  2. What do we learn about Jesus' mission from this passage?
  3. In light of that how ought we to respond to Jesus?