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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?



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?



Acts 17: 22-34
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Acts 17: 22-34

Paul spoke to the men of Athens about the alter to the unknown God.

Paul explained that the unknown God was the Lord and creator of heaven

and earth. He explained that they were all God’s offspring. Paul told them

that now that God had revealed Himself there would be a judgement.

Some believed.

 

V22        *Is the Areopagus a formal place for public speaking?

.              *Was Paul suggesting that it was good or bad that the Men of Athens

.                   were so religious?

.              *What is the difference between religion and faith?

.              *Would it be easier for some to find Jesus if they were  less religious?

.              *Why didn’t Paul go to the synagogue to start his preaching in Athens?

V23        *Could the alter to the “unknown god” be there so people visiting

.                    would be included no matter what god they worship?

.               *Is it possible the people of Athens understood that a true

.                    God existed whom they didn’t know?

.               *How did Paul use this altar to begin preaching?

.               *Would it be hard to tell a philosopher he didn’t know something?

V24         *Does it make sense that God the creator would live in a temple built by

.                   man (1 Kings 8:27)?

V25        *What does God need from man?

V26        *What does “one blood” refer to?

.              *What is meant by preappointed times?

.              *What is meant by preappointed boundaries?

V27        *Does groping for God have anything to do with darkness or blindness?

.              *Is it an important point that God is not far from us?

V28        *What is meant by in Him we live, move and have our being?

.              *Is there a difference between offspring and sons of God?

V29        *Why shouldn’t we think the Divine Nature is like gold, silver or stone?

V30        *What did God overlook and why?

V30,31  *Why will there be judgement?

.              *Who will be the judge?

.              *What is the proof?

V32        *What were the reactions and why?

V32-34  *What is the difference between wanting to hear more and believing



Acts 17:16-21
Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Acts 17: 16-21

While Paul waited for Silas and Timothy to come he became upset.

The city was worshiping idols. Paul reasoned with people in the

Synagogue and in the market place. The people, philosophers, and

foreigners  in the city spent their time discussing new things. They

brought Paul to the Areopagus so he could speak to them.

 

 

V16          *Is our town full of idols?

.                *Does it provoke us to see idols worshiped?

.                *Could the culture of Athens have been an idol as well

.                       as the ones built by craftsmen?

.                *Can the advanced level of cultural thought make the

.                       people more susceptible to accepting so many idols?

.                *Is it possible that our “advanced” culture and wisdom

.                       can trap us into false trust?

V17          *Is it a pattern for Paul to preach in the synagogue?

.                *Would it be safe to assume that Paul was reasoning with

.                        customers for his tents?

.                *Does it look as if Paul was charging into the temples,

.                        turning over tables?

V18          *Could the conversations Paul had, with the Epicurean and

.                        Stoic philosophers, been fascinating considering the

.                        Epicureans believed a person should give the flesh

.                         everything it desires while the Stoics thought the body

.                         needed to be controlled?

.                 *Does believing Jesus rose from the dead fly in the face of

.                         scholarly or philosophic thought?

.                 *Did the scholarly mindset cause them to be interested in

.                         crazy Paul’s faith?

V19-21     *Would these intellectuals find it easy to accept what Paul

.                         was telling them?

.                 *Is it easy for people who know something to understand

.                         an explanation?

 



Acts 17: 5-15
Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Acts 17: 5-15

The Jews who were not persuaded by Paul’s teaching stirred up

a bad crowd from the marketplace. The city got in an uproar. The

mob went to Jason’s house looking for Paul and Silas. When they

weren’t found Jason was taken to the rulers. He was accused of

harboring Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were sent to Berea by the

believers during the night. The people in Berea were more

receptive to Paul’s teaching. They studied the Scripture to check

on Paul’s words. Many believed. The Jews in Thessalonica came

and stirred up crowds. Paul got out of town.

 

V5          *Why did the unpersuaded Jews get so upset?

.             *Why would the unbelieving Jews align with this group?

.             *Does it make sense for the unbelieving Jews to stir up

.                   a mob?

V6         *Had the world been turned upside down?

V5,6     *What if Paul and Silas had been there?

V6,7     *How serious was it to say that there was another king

.                  besides Caesar?

V7         *Was it reasonable to charge that they were saying Jesus

.                  is another king?

V8         *How troubling would this charge be?

V9         *What did they take from Jason and why?

V10       *Why sneak Paul and Silas out at night?

.             *Did being chased out of town crimp their style?

.             *Are we so tenacious in our witnessing, why or why not?

V11       *How different was the attitude in Berea?

.             *How should we be like the people in Berea?

V12       *Why did so many believe?

V13       *Did the news from Berea spread?

.             *How upset must the crowd in Thessalonica have been?

V14       *Why did Paul need to leave, while the others could stay?

V15       Does it mater that Athens was a center of philosophy?