Week 5, One Year Bible Challenge: “Life’s not fair”

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

Let
Let the children come to me, by Vogelstein, Vogel Von (1788-1868)
This week’s reading January 29 to February 41
Exodus 8:1-21:21
Matthew 19:13-23:39
Psalm 24:1-28:9
Proverbs 6:1-7:5

Next Week’s Reading [next week]
Exodus 21:22-33:23
Matthew 24:1-27:14
Psalm 29:1-33:11
Proverbs 7:6-8:36

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • God specified the Passover meal be eaten in one house (the food could not be carried outside), and that no bone of the passover lamb could be broken. Is there any significance to these instructions? Exodus 12:46.
  • What is a “hardened heart?” And why did Pharaoh have one? Exodus 14:1-4.
  • Why does God single out the seven sins named in Proverbs 6:16-19?

New Testament

  • Is it “fair” for the man who worked a full day to receive only a day’s wage,
    when that’s the same pay received by the worker who worked only a short
    time at the very end of the day? Matthew 20:1-16. How does this story relate
    to the kingdom of heaven?
  • Matthew 22:23-32 contains the Sadducees’ question about widow who marries the seven brothers who die in succession. What is the significance of this story?
    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 7, One Year Bible Challenge: “The Offering”

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

This week’s reading February 12 to 181
Exodus 34:1-Leviticus 7:27
Matthew 27:15-Mark 3:30
Psalm 33:12-37:11
Proverbs 9:1-10:4

Next Week’s Reading February 19 to 25
Leviticus 7:28-18:30
Mark 3:31-8:10
Psalm 37:12-41:13
Proverbs 10:5-16

Antonio Ciseri's depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ to the people -- Ecce homo! (Behold the man!).  Painted in 1871.
Antonio Ciseri’s depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ to the people — Ecce homo! (Behold the man!). Painted in 1871.

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • Why does God caution the Israelites to have nothing to do with the foreigners they will encounter (Exodus 34:11-16)?

New Testament

  1. What do we make of the message from the wife of Pontius Pilate? Matthew 27:19
  2. What are the consequences of the Jews saying His blood be on us and on our children: Are any/all of these views on the Jews guilt really just disguised anti-semitism?? Is it a fair statement to say that the Jews killed Christ? Matthew 27:25
  3. What is the importance of the Resurrection to Christians? Matthew 28:1-10

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 5, One Year Bible Challenge: “Life’s not fair”

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

This week’s reading January 29 to February 41

Let
Let the children come to me, by Vogelstein, Vogel Von (1788-1868)

Exodus 8:1-21:21
Matthew 19:13-23:39
Psalm 24:1-28:9
Proverbs 6:1-7:5
Next Week’s Reading [next week]

Exodus 21:22-33:23
Matthew 24:1-27:14
Psalm 29:1-33:11
Proverbs 7:6-8:36

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament
What is a “hardened heart?” And why did Pharaoh have one? Exodus 14:1-4
New Testament
Is it “fair” for the man who worked a full day to receive only a day’s wage,
when that’s the same pay received by the worker who worked only a short
time at the very end of the day? Matthew 20:1-16. How does this story relate
to the kingdom of heaven?

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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