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Sermon Questions for 12/30/12

Posted on December 27th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/30/12

Morning:

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3a
Title: Be Not Shaken, Troubled or Deceived
Questions:

1. What was the mistaken opinion of some among the Thessalonians?
2. Why does Paul write these words?
3. What do we learn here about Christ’s expected coming?
4. What of the saints at his coming?
5. Why is it important to guard against deception concerning this matter?
6. How should we think of Christ’s future coming?

Evening:

Text: 2 Samuel 22:30-46
Title: My Strength & Power Is God
Questions:

1. In verses 30-32, what does it say about who God is?
2. In verses 33-37, how does God arm and protect His people?
3. In verses 38-43, what happened to David’s enemies?
4. What was God’s response to the prayers of David’s enemies?
5. What promises do we find in verses 44-46?

Sermon Questions for 12/23/12

Posted on December 21st, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/23/12

Morning:

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
Title: The Apostle’s Prayer for Christ’s Church
Questions:

1. To what does the “therefore” refer back?
2. From what went before this passage, what do we know about Christ’s return?
3. For whom does he pray?
4. How does this compare to the prayer of Jesus in John 17:22-23?
5. For what does Paul pray?
6. Why does he tell them he is praying for them, and for what he prays?
7. For what does he pray?
8. In what sense may one be “counted worthy?
9. What is the “pleasure of His goodness”?
10. Why does he pray for what it would seem God promises to do anyway?
11. What is the purpose of God’s work in us?
12. How are we made fit for heaven?

Evening:

Text: 2 Samuel 22:21-29
Title: What Is Our Confidence?
Questions:

1. Was David being self-righteous here?
2. Who may rightly pray or sing these words?
3. What effect should these have on us?
4. In what sense was David blameless before God?
5. How may we say we are righteous?
6. What do we learn here about God’s character in His dealings with men?
7. What contrast do we find in God’s dealing with the proud and humble?
8. How does God lighten our darkness?

Sermon Questions for 12/16/12

Posted on December 8th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/16/12

Morning:

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Title: God’s Righteous Judgment
Questions:

1. Paul sees in the Thessalonians not only evidence of God’s grace, but also of something else in God. What?
2. For what was the suffering of the Thessalonians preparation?
3. What will a just God do?
4. When will this happen?
5. Who will be punished by God?
6. What form will the punishment take?
7. What will be the outcome for who believe?

Evening:

Text: 2 Samuel 22:5-20
Title: Rescue from Disaster
Questions:

1. How does David descript his circumstances?
2. What does David do; and what is God’s response?
3. How does his own frailty (vv. 5-10) with God’s strength (vv. 8-11)?
4. In verses 12-16, what metaphor is used to describe God?
5. How does David describe his rescue in verses 17-18?
6. The metaphor for God’s help shifts from verse 18 to 19; to who is God compared in verses 19 and 20?