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Sermon Questions for 11/25/12

Posted on November 22nd, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 11/25/12

Morning:

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
Title: Thanksgiving for Grace
Questions:

1. Who is this letter from? To whom?
2. What blessing does Paul place upon the recipients?
3. What is the source of these blessings?
4. Why does Paul thank God?
5. For what does he thank God?
6. What indication do we find here of Paul’s prayers in 1 Thessalonians having been answered?
7. What characterizes the faith and love of the Thessalonians?
8. How is Paul’s boasting here different from flattery?

Evening:

Text: 2 Samuel 22:1-4
Title: In Praise of God’s Mercy
Questions:

1. What was the occasion of this song of David?
2. To what Psalm is it similar?
3. What eight praise filled metaphors does David use to speak of God?
4. Which of these metaphors imply God’s defense?
5. Do any speak of his offense?
6. How does David show that God is his personal helper and not just a helper in general?
7. Does David take God’s help for granted?
8. Why does he call upon the LORD?
9. What is the assured result of his calling?

Sermon Questions for 11/18/12

Posted on November 13th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 11/18/12

Morning

Text: Exodus 20:16
Possible Title: Speaking Truth in Love
Questions About the Text:

What is the ninth commandment?
Why is truth important?
What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?
What is required by the ninth commandment?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 21:15-22
Title: Felling Giants
Questions About the Text:

Who is the enemy here?
What are David’s limitations?
How many battles are described here?
From where did these giants come?
What is the concern of David’s men?
Who carries on the fight?
What is the object of these battles?

Sermon Questions for 11/11/12

Posted on November 8th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 11/11/12

Morning:

Text: Mark 7:14-23
Title: Sin from Within

Questions about the text:

1) What was wrong with the Pharisee’s understanding of religion?
2) From where did Jesus say sin originated?
3) What made a man unclean?
4) What do you observe about the list of sins Jesus gave?

Evening:

Text: 2 Samuel 23:1-14
Title: God’s Wrath & Justice
Questions about the text:

1) Why did David wait three years before inquiring of God?
2) Why was God angry?
3) Who were the Gibeonites?
4) What strange request did they make?
5) How was it met?
6) What were the results?