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Christmas / Matthew 1: 1-17
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Christmas / Matthew 1: 1-17

V1          *How does this verse compare with Gen 5: 1?

.              *How did we get into the family of Adam?

.              *How did we get into the family of Jesus (John 3:3)?

.              *What is the end result of being in the family of

.                   Adam (Rom 5: 12)?

.              *What is the result of being in the family of Jesus

.                   (Rev 20: 12)?

.             *Why is Jesus, David, and Abraham listed in reverse

.                   order?

.             *Was it clear that the Messiah would come from the

.                    line of David (2 Sam 7:11-13)?

.             *Was it clear that the Messiah would come from the

.                   line of Abraham (Gen 22:17,18 & Gal 3: 16)?

V2-6      *Women were not usually mentioned in Jewish

.                  genealogies, why is this different?

.             *Jews were not allowed to marry gentiles, so why are

.                  gentiles listed in the genealogy of Jesus?

V3         *Tamar (Gen38) is here as a sinner, why?

V5         *Rahab (Joshua2)(Heb11:31) is here as a prostitute

.                   with faith, why?

V3,5      *Is it important that one came as a sinner and the  other

.                   by faith?

V5          *Ruth (Deut 23:3)(Ruth 2:10) Ruth came by grace, why?

V6          *Bathsheba the wife of Uriah (2Sam11) isn’t listed by

.                  name, could it be because it was David’s sin that got

.                  her here?

1-17      *Why are genealogies so important to God?



Acts 18: 1-17
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Acts 18: 1-17

Paul went to Corinth. He stayed with Aquila and Priscilla. While Paul

was with them he worked with them. On the Sabbath he reasoned in

the synagogue. Silas and Timothy arrived and Paul testified Jesus is the

Christ. The Jews opposed him so he shook his garments vowing to go

the gentiles. Paul then stayed with Justus next to the synagogue. The

ruler of the synagogue  and his household believed. Paul preached for

a year and a half. The Jews brought Paul to Gallio for preaching contrary

to the law. Gallio refused to hear the case.

 

V1          *Since Corinth was known as being a place to go for sensual

.                  pleasure, was Paul worried about what he would encounter

.                  there?

V2          *Was persecution occurring in Rome?

.             *Didn’t the Romans know the difference between Jews and

.                   Christians?

V3          *Is Paul settling in with a job?

V4          *Is Paul using a tried and true way to witness?

.              *Did this time of witnessing get results?

V5          *Did Paul’s message change? Why?

V6          *Was this a change of focus for Paul?

V7          *When Paul moved on why didn’t he leave town?

V8          *When Crispus believed, was this a breakthrough moment?

V9,10    *Corinth being a sinful place not unlike Vegas and Hollywood,

.                  is it surprising that God had many people in the city?

.             *Do we often think of Paul being afraid?

.             *Is it reassuring to us that Paul was a regular guy, subject to

.                  being afraid?

V11       *For this year and a half was Paul preaching to a different

.                  crowd?

V12       *Was this a new governor?

V13       *What law?

V14-16 *Why did Gallio do what he did?

.             *Is this what separation of Church and state should look like in

.                   the USA?

V17       *What happened to Crispus (v8) that Sosthenes is now ruler of

.                   the synagogue?

.             *Why did this beating occur?

.             *What was to become of Sosthenes (1cor1:1)?

 



Psalm 95 Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Psalm 95     Thanksgiving

V1         *How are singing and joy appropriate when praising God?

V2         *Does coming before His presence with thanksgiving sound

.                  more subdued than singing and joy?

V1,2      *Does us sound like corporate thanksgiving and praise or

.                  personal praise and thanksgiving?

V3-5      *What does God deserve praise and thanksgiving for?

.             *Is there anything God shouldn’t be praised for?

V3         *Praise and thanksgiving for His power and authority?

V4,5      *Praise and thanksgiving for His creation and sustaining of

.                   His creation?

V6          *Are there times when humble reverence is appropriate?

V7          *What is meant by “He is our God”?

.             *Is everyone the people and sheep or only the saved?

V8,9      *Can we think of examples of people hardening their hearts?

.             *As Christians can we harden our hearts?

V8-11    *Does a hard heart indicate anything in a persons heart about

.                   their level of thankfulness?

V1-11    *Does God expect us to be thankful?

.             *How does God react when a hard heart isn’t thankful?