Sermon Bible Study Guides

in James

James 2:14–26 - 5th December, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 2:14–26
  2. What are repeated words/phrases?
  3. How many questions are asked?
  4. Who is mentioned?
  5. What illustrations/examples are given?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Read James 1:16–25
    1. How is hearing/doing the word connected to faith/works?
    2. What causes faith in 1:18?
  2. Why does James use the example of a poor brother or sister being mistreated in vv. 15–16?
  3. How is faith without works similar to the belief of demons in vv. 18–19?
  4. Why does James use Abraham and Rahab as examples?
  5. Since the Bible is multiple books with multiple authors and also one book with one author, how are Paul and James in agreement with their teachings on justification, works, and faith?
    1. Read Rom. 1:5; Gal. 5:6; Rom. 3:28; Rom. 4:1–8
  6. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can you assess your own faith and examine if it is saving faith or dead faith?
    1. Why should we be doing this for ourselves?
  2. How can you help other Christians assess their faith and examine if it is saving or dead faith?
    1. Why should we doing this for one another?
  3. How do you treat poor Christians?
    1. Why is this a sign of if you are a true Christian or not?
in Psalm

Psalm 92 – 17 July, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 92
  2. What are repeated words/phrases?
  3. What are repeated ideas?
  4. What are the connected words in the passage?
  5. What do we learn about God?
  6. What do we learn about man?
    1. What contrasts are made about man?
  7. When does the psalmist say is the occasion for this psalm?
  8. What are some connected words in the psalm?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What works does the psalmist praise God for?
  2. Why is this Psalm connected to the Sabbath? What/when is the Sabbath?
  3. What does the stupid man/fool not know?
  4. What will be the end result of the righteous?
  5. Summarize the passage in one sentence.

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How are you tempted to envy the wicked?
  2. How are you growing spiritually with God's people?
  3. How are you actively resting in God's works?
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