Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 3:1–4:13 - May 31st, 2019

THE MESSIAH'S MINISTRY PREPARATION

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 3:1–4:13
  2. Who did the word of God come to in the wilderness?
  3. What Old Testament prophet is quoted in Luke 3?
  4. What is a repeated theme of John the Baptist's message?
    1. Where do you see that in the text?
  5. Who did the people think John the Baptist might be?
  6. What did Herod do to John the Baptist?
  7. What significant event happened at Jesus' baptism?
  8. How old was Jesus when he began his ministry?
  9. How did Jesus respond to Satan in the wilderness?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summari
  2. Why does Luke quote from the Old Testament in Luke 3?
  3. Why did the people think John the Baptist might be the Christ?
  4. Why did Herod put John the Baptist in prison?
  5. What is the significance of Jesus' genealogy?
  6. Why did Jesus go into the wilderness for forty days?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about Jesus? Who is he?
  2. What can we learn about Jesus' knowledge of the Old Testament?
    1. What would you say to a Christian who thinks they don't need to study the Old Testament?
  3. What can we learn from how Jesus fought temptation?
    1. How can you help members of the church as they are tempted to sin?
    2. Why is it important to know one another personally in the church?
  4. Remind one another of God's faithfulness by singing  "Where Shall I Be?"
in Mark

Mark 9:30-50 - September 14th 2018

True Greatness, true servanthood 

Read Mark 9:30-50 

  1. What was Jesus teaching his disciples about? (v. 30-32)
    1. Did they understand?
    2. When Jesus taught on this before, what was the response of the disciples? (Look back at Mark 9:9-10)
  2. What were the disciples talking about on the way to Capernaum?
  3. Why does Jesus teach on how the first must be last?
  4. Why do you think John told the person to stop casting out demons? (v. 38-41)
  5. Why would it be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone than to cause a little one who believes in Jesus to sin? (v. 42)
  6. Why is it better to enter the kingdom of God crippled than to be thrown into hell? (v. 43-48)
  7. What does it mean for "salt [to lose] its saltiness"?

Application:

  1. Why couldn't the disciples understand Christ when he shared about his death and resurrection? 
  2. How is Jesus' thinking on what it means to be great different than the disciples? 
  3. How should we think about the power of prayer from this passage?
  4. Pray for some members for the church to fight the temptations of sin. (Use the directory and pray for a page)

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