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 27 to February 21
Exodus 8:1-21:21
Matthew 19:13-23:39
Psalm 24:1-28:9
Proverbs 6:1-7:5

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

Next Week’s Reading February 3-9
Exodus 21:22-33:23
Matthew 24:1-27:14
Psalm 29:1-33:11
Proverbs 7:6-8:36]

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • Was the death of the firstborn the worst of the ten plagues? Exodus 12:29-33. If so, why? If not, which plague was the worst. Why did God save the death of the firstborn until last? Or do you think God had additional plagues in mind if Pharoah had not finally relented?
  • In Exodus 14:21 (WEBME) says, “the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” Did it really take all night for the seas to part? If so, why does popular culture often portray the event as only taking a few seconds or minutes?
  • Why did the manna which God provided to his people only last for one day at a time (excpet is lasted an extra day on the sabbath)? Exodus 16:14-23. Do God’s rules for the handling of manna have any application or meaning for modern Christians?

New Testament

What did Jesus mean when he said that “the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these [children]?” Matthew 19:16.

    • Was the mother of James and John out of line when she asked Jesus that her sons be able to sit at his right and left side in His kingdom? Matthew 20:20-22.
    • In Jesus’ parable, a wedding guest was thrown out of the wedding feast for not wearing appropriate wedding clothing. Matthew 22:11-14. Should we take this story to emphasize the importance of wearing our best clothing when we come to church? If not, what is the point of the parable..

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 05, One Year Bible Challenge: “Life’s Not Fair”

Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Group

  • Men’s Bible Study meets every Saturday Morning at Christ the Rock Community Church
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Next Week’s Reading (January 15-21)

Angel of Death
Angel of Death kills the firstborn, Richard Andre (1884)

WEEK 05
Exodus 8:1-21:21
Matthew 19:13-23:39
Psalm 24:1-28:9
Proverbs 6:1-7:5
Next Week’s Reading (January 15-21)
WEEK 06
Exodus 21:22-33:23
Matthew 24:1-27:14
Psalm 29:1-33:11
Proverbs 7:6-8:36
Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  1. In Exodus 12:34 why did the people take their bread dough before it was leavened?
  2. Was Moses’ parting of the Red Sea Instantaneous? If not, how long did it take. Exodus 14:21.
  3. What advice did Moses father-in-law, Jethro, give to Moses? Did Moses follow the advice? Was it good advice? Exodus 18:13-27.

New Testament

  1. Why did Jesus say the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these (i.e. little children)? Matthew 19:13-15.
  2. Explain the meaning of parable of the man with the vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16.
  3. Why was the king angry (Matthew 22:11-13) that a man came to his son’s wedding without wearing his fancy wedding clothes. After all, hadn’t be invited at the last minute? Read Matthew 22:2-14.

Week 6, One Year Bible Challenge: “Blood”

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

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (1890), by Heinrich Hofmann
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (1890), by Heinrich Hofmann

This week’s reading February 5-111
Exodus 21:22-33:23
Matthew 24:1-27:14
Psalm 29:1-33:11
Proverbs 7:6-8:36

Next Week’s Reading February 12-18
Exodus 34:1-Leviticus 7:27
Matthew 27:15-Mark 3:30
Psalm 33:12-37:11
Proverbs 9:1-10:4

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  • Exodus 24:8 refers to the “blood of the covenant.” Is this the same blood and same covenant referred to by Christ in Matthew 26:28?
  • What was the purpose of the blood sacrifices in Exodus 29? Why don’t Jews or Christians still sacrifice animals on an altar?

New Testament

  • Why does Christ refer to wine as “my blood of the new testament?” Matthew 26:28.
  • Why did Judas kiss Jesus when he betrayed him? Matthew 26:48-49.
  • Both Judas and Peter denied Christ. How and why did the result of their sins differ so completely? Matthew 27:3-5

Detailed discussion notes are linked below:

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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