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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 40, One Year Bible Challenge: “Straying from God”

Jeremiah

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

This week’s reading October 1-71
Isaiah 62:6 to Jeremiah 9:26
Philippians 2:19 to Colossians 3:17
Psalm 73:1 to Psalm 78:55
Proverbs 24:13 to Proverbs 24:27

Next Week’s Reading October 8-17
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

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament
Isaiah 61:8 says that God loves justice. Do you observe a lot of justice in this world? Or a lack of justice? Either way, how do you reconcile your observation with God’s love of justice?

God calls his people rebellious, disobedient and obstinate  See Isaiah 65:1-5. It is as if the people purposely went out of their way to insult God. Was there something especially wicked about these people? How would they compare to people in our society today?

The prophet Jeremiah “saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.” Jeremiah 4:23. Compare this vision to Genesis 1:1-3. What can we learn anything about the nature of God in these verses?

New Testament
Is it hard to concentrate on the things mentioned in Philippians 4:8-9? It it even possible to only think of these things?

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. How do you interpret this verse, and how does it apply to your life?

Colossians 1:18 says that God is the head of the church, and the church is the body. In this analogy can there be more than one head? Can other church leaders be the “head” too. What, if anything, does this tell you about the proper structure for the church and God’s role in the church?

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.