Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 14 - January 31, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 14
  2. List all the people mentioned.
    • How many kings are mentioned?
  3. List all the places mentioned.
  4. Who is the conflict between in vv. 1–12?
  5. What happens to the Rephaim, the Zuzim, the Emim, the Horites, the Amalekites, and the Amorites in vv. 5–7?
  6. Who is taken in v. 12?
  7. How does Abram respond in v. 14–15?
    1. What is the result of Abram's action?
  8. Who blesses Abram in v. 18–20?
  9. How does Abram respond to the King of Sodom?
    1. What did we learn about Sodom in chapter 13?

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does the author include vv. 1–7?
  3. What are "bitumen pits" in v. 10?
  4. What does the passage tell us about Abram?
  5. Who is Mechizedek and what's so significant about him?
    1. Where else is he mentioned in the Bible?
  6. Why does Abram refuse the king of Sodom's goods?
  7. How does this passage point to and relate to Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage you to rely upon God?
  2. How does this passage promote humility?
  3. How are you tempted to rely on earthly possessions or people instead of God?
  4. How can we practically help one another when a fellow church member is in trouble?
  5. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another

Psalm 86 - August 9th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 86
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What book of the Psalter is Psalm 86 in?
  4. What does the Psalmist tells us about himself?
  5. What does the Psalmist petition God for?
  6. How are the nations included in his prayer?
  7. What different types of prayers are included in Psalm 86? (e.g. petition, praise, thanksgiving, confession, etc.)

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 86 in one sentence.
  2. How does the Psalmist contrast the wicked and God?
  3. What is the main request the Psalmist asks for?
  4. How does the Psalm connect to the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. In light of this Psalm…
    1. What should we believe about God?
    2. What should we believe about ourselves?
  2. What does this Psalm command us to do in response?
  3. How do you need to crying out to God?
  4. How should you respond on the day of trouble?
  5. Sing "In Christ Alone" in response to this Psalm.
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