Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 4:1–8 - December 6th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 4:1–8
  2. What repeated words or themes do you see?
  3. Who are the people mentioned?
  4. Who did Paul charge Timothy in the presence of?
  5. What did Paul charge Timothy to do?
  6. When did Paul tell Timothy to be ready for this?
  7. Why will people not endure sound teaching according to Paul?
  8. What stage of life is Paul writing from?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What does 'by his appearing and his kingdom' mean in v. 1?
  3. What does it mean to have 'itching ears' in v. 3?
  4. What is the work of an evangelist in v. 5?
  5. What type of judgment does Paul expect from the Lord?
  6. What does it mean to 'have loved his appearing' in v. 8?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can you pray for those who preach the Word (elders) to you from this passage?
  2. How can you guard yourself from having 'itching ears'?
    1. How can you guard your fellow members from this?
  3. How does Christ's second coming motivate you to be faithful in this life?
  4. How can you encourage fellow church members to look forward to Christ's coming?
  5. Sing Never Cease to Praise to God and to one another.
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?