Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 1:1-25 - March 23rd 2018

In the Beginning...

Read Genesis 1:1-25

  1. What repeated words, phrases, themes do you notice in this passage?
  2. What happened in the beginning? Who was there already?
  3. How did God create? (Consider stages, steps, actions God takes) 
  4. What did God do with his creation? What does that reveal about him?
  5. What was God's creation like? How does that compare with the world we live in?

Application

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How should we respond to a God like this?
  3. What do we learn about God's words?
    1. How should we respond to them?
  4. Lastly, read John 1:1-5, how does this passage help us understand Genesis 1:1-25 more fully?
    1. Are there other passages you can think of that connect Jesus and the creation of the world?

 

Psalm 119:1-24 - August 18th 2017

How should we respond to God’s Word?

Read Psalm 119:1-24:

  1. Who does the psalmist address in the psalm?
  2. What actions does this portion of Psalm 119 encourage in relation to God’s Word? (discuss all these different actions, what they mean, and how they overlap/differ)
  3. In light of this passage how should we feel about God’s Word?
  4. What role does the psalmist have in living according to God’s Word? (what’s our responsibility?)
  5. What does the psalmist ask God to do? (what’s God’s responsibility?)
  6. What is the result of faithfully engaging with and keeping God’s Word? What is the result of not doing so?

Application:

  1. How does this psalm change your view of God’s Word/Instructions?
  2. What if we don’t feel this way about our Bibles? What can we do? How can we encourage one another?
  3. What have been some tools or disciplines which have helped you engage with God’s Word and see it’s effects in your life?
  4. What is the purpose of studying God’s Word? What is the desired goal?
  5. How does this passage fit into the overarching storyline of the Bible and it's message concerning Christ?