Week 12, One Year Bible Challenge: “The ‘Wrong’ Element”

Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study

This week’s reading March 19 to 251

The Women of Midian Led Captive by the Hebrews, by James Tissot (1836–1902)
The Women of Midian Led Captive by the Hebrews, by James Tissot (1836–1902)

Numbers 28:16 – Deuteronomy 4:49
Luke 3:23 – 7:10
Psalm 62:1 – 68:18
Proverbs 11:18 – 28

Next Week’s Reading March 26 to April 1
Deuteronomy 5:1 – 20:20
Luke 7:11 – 9:50
Psalm 68:19 – 73:28
Proverbs 11:29 – 12:10

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  1. Chapter 30 of Numbers set out the law by which the father of an unmarried woman, or the husband of a woman could void her legal obligations. Is the purpose of this law to protect women from undertaking foolish obligations?
  2. Why did Moses command that the male children and women (other than virgins) from the Midianite captives be killed? Do we know if this order was carried out?

New Testament

  1. Are Jesus’ actions in this matter a blanket endorsement for us to associate with unsavory people in unsavory places? Luke 5:29-32
  2. What does Jesus mean in Luke 6:5 when he says, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath?”

Link to Discussion Notes (PDF format)


  1. If you are participating in the Saturday morning class, “The One Year Bible Challenge,” you should read the daily materials as set out in “The One Year Bible.” The verses listed on this page will include a couple of extra days each week.

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