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Psalm 95 – 7 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 95
  2. What commands are given?
    - How are they described?
  3. What reasons are given for the commands?
  4. How is God described?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What kind of psalm do you think this is?
  2. What do v.3-5 tell us about God?
  3. How do they compare or contrast with v.6-7?
  4. How would you divide up the text? Give each section a title.
  5. What happened at Meribah and Massah?
  6. How does "Today if you hear..." and following relate to the first half of the psalm?
  7. What does it mean to "harden your heart"? (v.8)
  8. Why do you think the psalmist wrote the song that way?
  9. How does this passage relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should these verses affect our worship?
  2. Read Hebrews 3:7-4:13. How does the author of Hebrews apply these verses?
  3. How should this psalm affect us "today" and every day" How do we not "harden our hearts"?
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Mark 13:1-37 - January 11, 2019

sign's of the kingdoms culmination 

Read Mark 13:1-37

  1. In Mk 11 Jesus cleansed the temple, now what does he warn the disciples of?
  2. After Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, what question did Peter, James, John, and Andrew ask him?
    1. Why does Jesus tell them to be on guard? 
  3. What does Jesus warn them of in v. 5-23?
    1. What exhortations does Jesus give in these verses? (Look at v. 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23)
  4. What hope is given to those who persevere in v. 24-27?
  5. After sharing a lesson from the fig tree, Jesus warns the disciples in v. 32-37. What similar warnings does he that appeared earlier in the chapter?

Application:

  1. Jesus doesn't answer every speculative question we have. What is the purpose of Jesus' teaching here?
    1. How can we encourage one another to faithfulness?
  2. What encouragement can believers find in this passage?
  3. Which members of the church do you spur on to endure until the end?
  4. Who encourages you to be faithful to Christ until his second coming?
  5. How can you grow in encouraging the church to follow Christ?

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