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 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 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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