Wednesday, March 25, 2020

John 5:19-23

  1. How can the Son can do nothing by himself?
  2. What does it mean by the Father shows the Son what He does?
  3. Vv. 21-23 – What do these verses tell us about the relationship and co-equal positions between the Father and the Son?
  4. Can we believe ONLY in the Father or the Son but not both? What is the problem with that belief?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

10 Steps Toward Christian Maturity


Lesson 1: Who is Jesus Christ?

  • Introduce the Main Idea:
    The purpose of this lesson is to understand clearly who Jesus is to a Christian.
    We learn about who Jesus is from the History, the Bible, and personal experience.
  • Jesus in History:
    • Ask: Who knows what one universal fact that proves Jesus existence in history? (Answer: 2020 is counted from the year historian calculated of Jesus's birth)
      Jesus's birth is the AD and BC timeline in human history.
    • Ask: What other historical facts points to Jesus's existence?
  • Jesus in the Bible:
    • OT Prophecies: See web link lesson (Birth place, manner of death, resurrection) very specific.
    • NT:
      • Jesus's claim that He is God
      • Jesus performed miracles proving that He is God:
        • Power over nature: Turn water into wine, multiply food (out of nothing)
          Ask: Any more you can think of? (Walk on water & calm the storm)
        • Power over disease - recall the events
        • Power over the spirit - Cast out demons
        • Power to give life - raised the dead
      • Jesus resurrected bodily - He ate with the disciple after resurrection
  • Life Application - See web link lesson

Friday, February 21, 2020

John 04:43-54

Believe without Seeing - John 4:43-54
Discussion Questions:
  1. How far between the home of the official and where Jesus was?
  2. What was the official's presumption regarding to who Jesus is and what Jesus can do?
  3. Based on verse 50-52, what was the official's levels of concern/worrying before and after he met Jesus?
  4. Compare the official's faith between verse 50 and verse 53. How the official 'believed' in verse 50 is different from 'believed' again in verse 53?
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Bible Study Methods

Bible Study Tool Sets:

  • Bible Concordance - KJV,
    Alphabetical reference listing of words in the Bible. Each word has a list of verses contains it.
  • Bible Dictionary - KJV
    Provides the definition and descriptions of the listed words
  • Bible Atlas - KJV
    Listing of cities and places in the Bible (with maps)
  • Bible Commentaries - Bible commentaries gives the historical background information, authorship, setting, and theme surrounding the text. One good free commentary is of Bob Utley

Bible Study Methods:
  • 5W's - Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
  • Observation, Interpretation, and Application

Rick Warren Bible Study Steps

  1. Read and make observations.
  2. Ask the right questions
    1. What did this Scripture mean when it was written?
    2. What is the timeless truth behind that God is saying?
    3. How does it apply now to me?
  3. Apply what you’ve learned – From ‘what’ to ‘so what’ – "Interpretation without application is abortion" (RW)
  4. Study systematically: book-by-book, topic-by-topic, or them-by-theme
  5. Read the Bible over and over again

John 5:19-23

WHO IS JESUS? How can the Son can do nothing by himself? What does it mean by the Father shows the Son what He does? Vv. 21-23 – What ...