Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Luke

Luke 1:46-55 - December 15th 2017

Mary’s Song of Praise

Read Luke 1:46-55

  1. How does Mary describe God in this song of praise? (Look at names, titles, and descriptions)
  2. Why does Mary praise God? What has God done for her?
  3. How has God treated different kinds of people in this song?
  4. Why does God treat them differently?
    1. What is God’s posture towards different people any why? (Look for repeated words, ideas, or themes)
  5. Why has God acted to help Israel?
  6. How does that relate to us as the church? (Consider Gen. 12:1-3 - Abrahamic Covenant, and Gal. 3:27-29)
  7. How does the birth of Jesus show God’s mercy to us?

Application:

  1. What does Mary model for us?
  2. What kind of people does the Lord bless?
    1. How can we cultivate this?
  3. What kind of people does the Lord oppose?
    1. How can we fight this?

 

Psalm 107 - August 11th 2017

Give thanks for God’s steadfast love

 

Read Psalm 107:

  1. What are the people called to do and why?
  2. Why were they in trouble?
  3. How does God save them?
  4. How should they respond?
  5. How has God redeemed us (Christians)?
  6. How is our “trouble(s)” similar and/or different to the Israelites?
  7. How should we respond? (consider both corporate applications and individual applications)
  8. How would you define the steadfast love of the Lord?
  9. How can we encourage one another to consider the steadfast love of the Lord?
  10. How does thinking about the steadfast love of the Lord make us wiser?