Week 11, One Year Bible Challenge: “Fiery serpents”

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

This week’s reading March 12th to 18th1

Jesus Appears to the Holy Women, by Tissot
Jesus Appears to the Holy Women, by James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)
Numbers 16:41-28:15
Mark 16:1-Luke 3:22
Psalm 55:1-61:8
Proverbs 11:7-17

Next Week’s Reading March 19th to 25th
Numbers 28:16 – Deuteronomy 4:49
Luke 3:23 – 7:10
Psalm 62:1 – 68:18
Proverbs 11:18 – 28

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  1. What was the offense committed by Moses which resulted in God banning him from leading the people into the promised land? Why did God consider Moses’ actions so serious? Numbers 20:1-12.
  2. In Numbers 21:6 the people again complained to Moses. Why did they keep complaining, notwithstanding all Moses (and God) had done for them? Was God’s punishment (the poisonous snakes) too harsh?

New Testament

  1. Jesus tells his disciples what signs to expect. Are we to expect to see these same signs today? Mark 16:14-18.
  2. What do we know about John the Baptist? How was his message and ministry different than that of Jesus? Read John 3:1-18

Link to Discussion Notes (PDF format)

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

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

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

Baby Moses rescued from the Nile (1638), by Nicolas Poussin
Baby Moses rescued from the Nile (1638), by Nicolas Poussin
This week’s reading January 22-281
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 29 to February 4

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. (Exodus 6:29-30) God assured Moses He would give him the words to say.
  2. (Exodus 7:3) Why did God permit Pharaoh’s stubbornness and obstinacy to
    remain? Did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? Why?
  3. (Exodus 7:4-5) How is God’s name exalted both in those that are saved and in
    those that perish. What methods does God use in doing this?
  4. (Exodus 7:7) Is it fair to say that God uses senior citizens?
  5. (Exodus 7:11) How were the magicians able to copy the miracle provided by
    God? Was there any difference between the magicians’ tricks and God’s
  6. miracles?

New Testament

  1. How are we to deal with another Christian who has sinned against us?
    See Matthew 18:15-20
  2. Jesus and the religious leaders are in conflict over tradition. But aren’t
    religious traditions good? Matthew 15:1-3.
  3. What is the “rock” in Matthew 16:18?

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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