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Revelation 4&5 Study Questions

Chapter 4: Take a moment to read the entirety of chapter 4. How many times is the word “throne” recorded. What is the significance of this word? Read Psalm 9:7-8. What does the psalmist say God’s throne is for? How was the one on the throne described? Where else in the Bible do we find the mention of jasper, carnelian, and emerald? What might these colors symbolize? (Hint: read Ex. 28:15-30) Where else in the Bible is a rainbow mentioned?…

Revelation 2-3 Study Questions

Study and reflection Examine the descriptions of Jesus Christ in the seven letters. What do they tell us about him? What implications are there for those churches and for us today? Choose two or three churches to discuss. Were these churches spiritually healthy or unhealthy? What were their qualities? What did Jesus say to strengthen, correct, or rebuke them? In what ways (if any) do we need similar instructions?What does this passage teach us about God (his attributes, ways)? What…

Revelation 1 Study Questions

Revelation 1:3 tells us why this book is important. Reflect on how we can receive the blessing that is promised. What does John expect his readers to do with what he is writing? How might the church in the first century have followed John’s exhortation to “Keep what is written in it…”? How can we do that today? How can we understand John’s statement that “the time is near” in a way his readers might have understood it? (Be careful…

Core Seminar: An Overview of Eschatology

On Saturday January 15, 2023 we spent two hours together overviewing the four major historic positions and viewpoints on Eschatology – or “The End Times”. A corrective note from Pastor Matt: As Pastor Dave brought up in the seminar, I did make one error with regard to Dispensationalism’s take on the timing of the battle of armageddon (Revelation 16:16). In my understanding there is not agreement among Historic Premillennialists about the relationship of the events of Revelation 16:16 to the…

Luke 22:1-38 Study Questions

Luke 22:1-38 What was the significance of the Festival of Unleavened bread called the Passover and what was commanded of the Jewish people during this time? (See Lev. 23:4-14, Duet 16:16 and Exodus chapter 12) When we read that Satan entered Judas, what does this teach us about Judas’s heart? What opportunity did Judas give to the chief priests that they had not had before? 4. Who was sent by Jesus to make preparations for the passover meal?  What instructions…

Luke 21 Study Questions

Luke 21 What did Jesus prophecy about the temple in response to the disciples adoration of it? What questions did this prompt from his disciples? How were the disciples instructed by Jesus to respond to the coming events? List the specific trouble that Jesus described would come before his return? Which of these things are evident in our world today? How should God’s people receive and respond to these warnings? From verses 27-28, what happens when Jesus, the Sone of…

Luke 20 Study Questions

Luke 20:1-47 (Also read Psalm 118) After Jesus entered Jerusalem and cleared the temple, what was intentions of the religious leaders towards him? What were the 3 main questions (over the course of the whole chapter) did the religious leaders used to try to trip Jesus up in the eyes of the people?  How did Jesus respond? Tell the parable of the tenants in your own words.  Who did each set of characters/character represent?  Was the meaning of the parable…

Luke 19:11-48 Study Questions

Luke 19:11-27 What did the people do to try to prevent the man of noble birth from being appointed king and why? For what reasons do people reject appointing Jesus as king in their lives today? What task was entrusted to 10 of the man’s servants while he was gone and what was the outcome of each when the man returned as king? What does the minas represent in the parable? How are we to put our “minds” to work…

The Devotional Life: Panel Discussion #2

The Devotional Life: Panel Discussion #2 If you have experienced a time of a dry season spiritually, what did you do to get through it? What spiritual disciplines did you have to adjust or maintain, and how did you see God work through that? What spiritual discipline do you find to be the sweetest to you right now and why? What discipline would you like to grow in? What impact have spiritual disciplines had on your life over time? What…

The Devotional Life: Spiritual Disciplines

The Devotional Life: Spiritual Disciplines Share your typical spiritual habits with your community group. How did you learn these habits? How have these habits changed? Share a scripture that has helped you grow in obedience to the Lord. How have you seen the Lord draw close and minister to you in a particular trial or difficult circumstance?  What spiritual disciplines helped in this time? How has the following helped you draw close to Jesus? The church Your vocation Serving Evangelism…

The Devotional Life: week 1

The Devotional Life Series: week 1 questions Review the following scriptures: James 1:19-25, James 2:14-16, Luke 8:21, Matthew 7:21-27, John 8:31-32, Colossians 3:17, Ephesians 2:4-10, Mark 12:30-3, 1 John 4:19-21 What is the difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge of God’s word? Why is reading the Bible essential to the life of a believer? What activities tempt you to sacrifice time in the word and in prayer? Would you categorize your time in the word as consistently glancing at…

Luke 18:35-19:10 Study Questions

Luke 18:35-19:10 Study Questions 1. What did the blind beggar do as Jesus approached Jericho? 2. How did people in the crowd following Jesus react to the blind beggar?  What did the beggar do in the face of opposition? 3. Jesus had a mission to accomplish in Jerusalem and yet he stopped to meet the needs of one blind beggar.  What can we learn from Jesus about caring for others in these verses? 4. In what ways would being healed…

Luke 18:9-34 Study Questions

Luke 18:9-34 Study Questions 1. Why did Jesus tell the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector? 2. Compare and contrast the attitudes of the Pharisee and tax collector in this parable. 3. What was the tax collector humble about?  Why is this type of humility exalted by God? 4. Define righteousness.  What is required for a person to be righteous in the eyes of God? 5. Who was preventing people from bringing their children to Jesus and what…