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Sermon Questions for 03/02/14

Posted on February 26th, 2014 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 03/02/14

Morning:

Text: Matthew 5:4
Title: Promise to Those Who Mourn
Questions:
1. Who and what sort of mourning is this talking about?
2. What sort of mourning is it not talking about?
3. Did Jesus mourn? Did Paul, the apostle, mourn?
4. What promise is made?
5. How are we comforted?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 5:1-9
Title: Correction Refused
Questions:
1. There is a challenge to run, see, know and seek for what?
2. What does God see and find wanting?
3. What two groups does God judge and why?
4. What judgment is coming?
5. Judgment for what offences?
6. Is God just or unjust in his sentence?

Sermon Questions for 02/23/14

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Morning:

Text: Mark 11:27-33
Title: What Authority?
Questions:
1. Who came to Jesus?
2. What did they ask?
3. What were “these things” about which they asked?
4. Why did Jesus answer question with a question?
5. Why will they not answer Jesus’ question?
6. Why did Jesus say he wouldn’t then answer theirs?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 4:23-31
Title: Surprised by Desolation
Questions:
1. Of what does the language of vv. 23-26 remind you?
2. What or who is the cause of all this?
3. What can the hearers do when these things come?

Sermon Questions for 02/16/14

Posted on February 12th, 2014 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 02/16/14

Morning:

Text: Mark 11:12-26
Title: Curse & Cleansing
Questions:

1. Why does Mark “sandwich” the account of the cleansing of the temple between two events related to a fig tree?
2. Was Jesus being cruel cursing a fig tree out of season?
3. Why did Jesus clear the temple of traders and moneychangers?
4. What does forgiveness have to do with prayer?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 4:11-22
Title: Foolish People; Silly Children
Questions:

1. How is the coming trouble described here?
2. What’s wrong with the hearts of the people of Jerusalem?
3. Why the sorrow of vv. 19-21?
4. V. 22: Why are these people foolish and silly?

Sermon Questions for 02/02/14

Posted on February 12th, 2014 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 02/02/14

Morning:

Text: Matthew 5:1-3
Title: Blessed Are the Poor
Questions:

1. Who is the preacher? Where does he preach and to whom?
2. What is the meaning of “blessed” here?
3. What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”?
4. What is this “kingdom of heaven”? Why is it called the “kingdom of heaven”?

Evening:

Text: Psalm 44
Title: Mighty Deeds Not Forgotten in Hard Times
Questions:

1. What is remembered in vv. 1-8?
2. What is the present condition and circumstances of vv. 9-16?
3. What does the Psalmist say of the integrity of those who pray in vv. 17-22?
4. What is the continuing concern and prayer of the Psalmist in vv. 23-26?

Sermon Questions for 02/09/14

Posted on February 5th, 2014 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 02/09/14

Morning:

Text: Mark 11:1-11
Title: Rejoice, Zion, Your King is Come!
Questions:

1. What about these strange instructions for obtaining a mount?
2. What is meant in calling Jesus “the Lord”?

3. What does the response to his entry into Jerusalem mean about the people’s understanding?

4. Why does Jesus go to the temple?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 4:5-10
Title: Disaster and Delusion
Questions:

1. What is the urgency of vv. 5 and 6?
2. What is the warning of?
3. What is the ultimate source of the coming events?
4. Why does v. 11 speak of God deceiving the people and Jerusalem?