Week 43, One Year Bible Challenge: “The Word of God”

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

This week’s reading October 22-281
Jeremiah 39:1 to 52:34
2 Timothy 1:1 to Titus 3:15
Psalm 90:1 to 100:5
Proverbs 26:1 to 26:19
Next Week’s Reading October 29 to November 4
Lamentations 1:1 to Ezekiel 11:25
Philemon 1:1 to Hebrews 6:20
Psalm 101:1 to 105:36
Proverbs 26:20 to 27:2
Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  • Why did Jeremiah tell King Zedekiah he should surrender to the Babylonians? What did King Zedekiah do, and why? See Jeremiah 38:17-22.
  • What was the fate of King Zedekiah? Jeremiah 39:6-8. Did this king get what he deserved? Jeremiah 37:1-2 and Jeremiah 52:1-3.
  • Jeremiah prophesies terror for the people of Egypt (Jeremiah 46:5), Moab (Jeremiah 48:43-44), Ammon (Jeremiah 49:1-5), and Kedar and Hazor (Jeremiah 49:28-29). Is terror an appropriate consequence for these people? Why?

New Testament

  • Why did Paul mention the mother and grandmother of Timothy? What is the significance of these two women? 2 Timothy 1:3-5.
  • What does 2 Timothy 2:11 mean? “Faithful is the saying: For if we died with him, we shall also live with him.”
  • Why does Paul advise to avoid “foolish and ignorant discussions?” 2 Timothy 2:23. What type of discussion is he referring to? Has it been your experience this type of discussion causes trouble? If so, give some examples.

FOOTNOTE:

  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.

Week 41, One Year Bible Challenge: “Lawlessness”

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

This week’s reading October 8-141
Jeremiah 10:1 to Jeremiah 25:38
Colossians 3:18 to 2 Thessalonians 2:17
Psalm 78:56 to Psalm 84:12
Proverbs 24:28 to Proverbs 25:15

Next Week’s Reading October 15-21
Jeremiah 26:1 to Jeremiah 38:28
2 Thessalonians 3:1 to 1 Timothy 6:21
Psalm 85:1 to Psalm 89:52
Proverbs 25:16 to Proverbs 25:28

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • In Jeremiah 12:1, the prophet asks God, “Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why are evil people so happy?” What is the answer to Jeremiah’s question?
  • Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt. Who can know it?” Is this a universal principle, or just something Jeremiah was directing to certain people in his time? Do his words apply today?
  • What is the point of Jeremiah smashing the clay jar (or bottle) in Jeremiah 19.10? Read the 19th chapter of Jeremiah.

New Testament

  • In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Paul says the church should “encourage one another and build up each other, just as indeed you are doing.” From your personal observations, do you see most believers still following this instruction? Is this an area in which you, personally, could improve? If so, how?
  • God told the Thessalonians it was God’s will for them is to be holy and refrain from sexual immorality. Does this mean they all did so? Does Paul’s advice apply to modern believers? That is, do we all abstain from sexual sin because that is God’s will?
    1 Thessalonians 4:3.

FOOTNOTE:

  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.”

Week 38, One Year Bible Challenge: “Big Fish”

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

This week’s reading September 17 to 231

Leviaghan
Gustave Doré: The Destruction
Of Leviathan (1866)

Isaiah 25:1 to Isaiah 43:13
Galatians 3:10 to Ephesians 2:22
Psalm 61:1 to Psalm 67:7
Proverbs 23:17 to Proverbs 23:35

Next Week’s Reading September 24 to 30
Isaiah 43:14 to Isaiah 62:5
Ephesians 3:1 to Philippians 2:18
Psalm 68:1 to Psalm 72:20
Proverbs 24:1 to Proverbs 24:12

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  • The prophet, Isaiah, said God’s kindness to the wicked did not make them do good. Have you found this observation to be true in modern society? Isaiah 26:10
  • Is talking like a righteous person—using words and phrases that good church people say–better than nothing, even if your heart isn’t really in what you say? Isaiah 29:13
  • Why, in Isaiah 36:11, did the representatives of the King of Judah request the Assyrians speak in Aramaic? Was this a reasonable request? How did the Assyrians respond? Read Isaiah 36:1-20

New Testament

  • Was Jesus Christ cursed, since he was “hanged on a tree?” Galatians 3:10-14.
  • Discuss the analogy of the child under a guardian in Galatians 4:1-7. What does it tell you about the Law and Jesus Christ?
  • Can the Holy Spirit help you resist desires of the flesh? Galatians 5:16. Even the desires enumerated in Galatians 5:19-21? How does this work?

FOOTNOTE:

  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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