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 4, One Year Bible Challenge: “God can use EVEN YOU!”

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

  • Men’s Bible Study meets every Saturday Morning at Christ the Rock Community Church
  • 8am to 10am every Saturday morning
  • 11000 Stirling Road, Cooper City, FL 33328
  • For More information, contact Tom Truex @ the church office, 954.680.777p

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633

Next Week’s Reading (January 15-21)
WEEK 4
Genesis 44:1-Exodus 7:25
Matthew 14:13-19:12
Psalm 18:37-23:6
Proverbs 4:11-5:23
Next Week’s Reading (January 15-21)
WEEK 5
Exodus 8:1-21:21
Matthew 19:13-23:39
Psalm 24:1-28:9
Proverbs 6:1-7:5

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  1. During the famine in Egypt, Joseph, on behalf of Pharaoh, obtained all of the people’s money, livestock and land. Why didn’t the people plan ahead and set aside grain for the famine, as Pharaoh did? Genesis 47:13-26.
  2. In modern times, if a business raises prices dramatically during a time of crisis, it is called “price gouging,” and is considered a crime? Was is wrong for Joseph and Pharaoh to take advantage of the Egyptians to get all of their money, cattle, and land? Genesis 47:13-26.
  3. Why were Joseph’s brothers afraid when their father died? Were their fears justified? Why did Joseph let his brother’s off so lightly, after they’d sold him into slavery? Genesis 50:15-21.
  4. Why did Pharaoh want to kill the Hebrews’ baby boys, but not the baby girls? Exodus 1:13-22.

New Testament

  1. Why did Herod think that Jesus was John the Baptist, risen from the dead? Matthew 14:1-12.
  2. Matthew 14:23 contains one of several accounts of Jesus going to a place to pray alone. Should we consider this as an instruction to believers to pray in solitude? Matthew 14:16-23.
  3. Why was Peter able to walk on water? Why did he start to sink? What does this tell you about your faith? Matthew 14:24-33.
  4. What did Jesus Mean when he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven”? Matthew 18:3
COMMENT: This Bible Study is open to all Christian men who want to read the whole Bible in one year. No registration, and no cost. Coffee and donuts.

Week 1, One Year Bible Challenge: “Dominion”

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

This week’s reading January 1-71

Sistine Chapel
Detail from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512
Genesis 1:1-18:15
Matthew 1:1-6:24
Psalm 1:1-7:17
Proverbs 1:1-2:5

Next Week’s Reading January 8-14
Genesis 18:16-31:16
Matthew 6:25-10:23
Psalm 8:1-12:8
Proverbs 2:6-13:15
Adam, Creation, Eve, Genesis, Jesus, Satan, wise men
Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  1. What was the sin(s) that Adam and Eve committed?
  2. God gave man “Dominion” in Genesis, ch. 1. Does “Dominion” include the right to use animals for food?
  3. How are we to “subdue” the earth (Gen. 1:28)? God gave mankind dominion BEFORE they were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Was dominion taken from mankind AFTER the fall?

New Testament

  1. When the Devil offered to give Jesus “all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory,” was he bluffing? That is, did the Devil have the power to deliver such a gift? Matthew 4:8-9
  2. The Devil likes to quote scripture. How accurate is the Devil? See Matthew 4: 1-7

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.

image_pdfimage_print