Week 45, One Year Bible Challenge: “A Better Covenant”

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

This week’s reading November 4-101
Ezekiel 12:1 to Ezekiel 23:49
Hebrews 7:1 to Hebrews 10:39
Psalm 105:37 to 109:31
Proverbs 27:3 to 27:13

Next Week’s Reading November 11-17

From 1890 Holman Bible
From 1890 Holman Bible

Ezekiel 24:1 to 38:23
Hebrews 11:1 to James 2:17
Psalm 110:1 to 117:2
Proverbs 27:14 to 28:1

Discussion Questions:
Old Testament

  • God knew his people intentionally disobeyed him. He referred to the captives in Babylon as “the rebellious house, who have eyes to see, and don’t see, who have ears to hear, and don’t hear.” Ezekiel 12:2. Christ later quoted this passage as He spoke to His disciples. Mark 8:18. What about modern believers—do we (or YOU) see and hear the truth, but still rebel against God?
  • God told Ezekiel to speak against false prophets. Ezekiel 13:1 Why would these false prophets follow their own spirit, rather than speak for God?
  • People often want to punish the guilty to achieve justice. Is this God’s preferred way? Ezekiel 18:23. Would the world be different if we really preferred repentance over punishment?

New Testament

  • Why is the new covenant with Jesus Christ better than the old covenant? Hebrews 8:6.
  • Why does Hebrews 8:10-11 say God’s people “shall not teach, each one his brother”?
  • What is the importance of Hebrews 9:22? Did Christ’s death and resurrection change the Law; or how the Law was implemented?

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 27, One Year Bible Challenge: “Prisoner”

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

This week’s reading July 2-81
2 Kings 20:1 – 1 Chronicles 6:81
Acts 21:18 – 26:32
Psalm 150:1 – 6:10 * Psalm readings repeat at this point
Proverbs 18:9-21

Next Week’s Reading July 9-15
1 Chronicles 7:1 – 21:30
Acts 27:1 – Romans 3:8
Psalm 7:1 – 11:7
Proverbs 18:22 – 19:12

By the Waters of Babylon
By the Waters of Babylon (1883), by Evelyn De Morgan

Discussion Questions:2
Old Testament
How was it possible that Judah had become so far removed from God by the time of Josiah. Why was Josiah so determined to comply with God’s law? 2 Kings 23:21-25
New Testament
Why did Paul bring up the matter of the resurrection of the dead in Acts 23:6-10

FOOTNOTES:

  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.
  2. Discussion notes are online

Week 7, One Year Bible Challenge: “The Offering”

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

This week’s reading February 12 to 181
Exodus 34:1-Leviticus 7:27
Matthew 27:15-Mark 3:30
Psalm 33:12-37:11
Proverbs 9:1-10:4

Next Week’s Reading February 19 to 25
Leviticus 7:28-18:30
Mark 3:31-8:10
Psalm 37:12-41:13
Proverbs 10:5-16

Antonio Ciseri's depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ to the people -- Ecce homo! (Behold the man!).  Painted in 1871.
Antonio Ciseri’s depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ to the people — Ecce homo! (Behold the man!). Painted in 1871.

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • Why does God caution the Israelites to have nothing to do with the foreigners they will encounter (Exodus 34:11-16)?
  • Why did God require the fire on the altar to be kept burning; and not allowed to go out? (Leviticus 6:12-13)?

New Testament

  • What do we make of the message from the wife of Pontius Pilate? Matthew 27:19
  • Why did Pontius Pilate wash his hands after ordering that Jesus be crucified (Matthew 27:24)?
  • What are the consequences of the Jews saying His blood be on us and on our children: Are any/all of these views on the Jews guilt really just disguised anti-semitism?? Is it a fair statement to say that the Jews killed Christ? (Matthew 27:25)
  • What is the importance of the Resurrection to Christians? (Matthew 28:1-10)

Links to Discussion Notes (All notes are the same.  *CLICK* on the link to your preferred 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.

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