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 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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