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Philippians 3:1-14 Questions

Philippians 3:1-14 Questions

“I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST” Philippians 3:1-14, Key Verse: 3:10 1. In what respect is rejoicing in the Lord a safeguard in relation to legalism (1)? What warning did Paul give (2)? How did Paul contrast true circumcision with legalism (3)? 2. What reasons did Paul have to be confident in the flesh (4-6)? What are nominal Christians confident in today? How had Paul’s value system changed and what blessing does Christ give (7-9)? What does “the surpassing worth of…

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Matthew 13:53-14:21 Questions

Matthew 13:53-14:21 Questions

“YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT” Matthew 13:53-14:21 (K. V.: 14:16) “Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’” 1. After teaching in parables, where did Jesus go and what did he do (13:53-54a)? Why were his hometown people offended and how did Jesus respond (54b-57)? Why didn’t Jesus do many miracles there (58)? 2. How did Herod respond to reports about Jesus (14:1-2)? Why did Herod arrest John (3-5)? What led to John’s…

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Matthew 13:24-52 Questions

Matthew 13:24-52 Questions

“THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE…” (Kingdom Parables, Part 2) Matthew 13:24-52, Key Verse: 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” 1. Though a man sowed good seed, what happened to his field (24-28a)? Why didn’t they pull up the weeds (28-30)? What does this suggest about the kingdom of heaven, the…

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Matthew 13:1-23 Questions

Matthew 13:1-23 Questions

ONE WHO HEARS AND UNDERSTANDS (Kingdom Parables, Part 1) Matthew 13:1-23, Key Verse: 23 “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” 1. When and where did Jesus go next, and who gathered around him (1-2)? What did Jesus do (3a)? What is a parable? 2. Read 3b-8. What four kinds of soil…

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Matthew 12:22-50 Questions

Matthew 12:22-50 Questions

WHOEVER IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME Matthew 12:22-50 Key Verse: 12:30  “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” 1. What miracle did Jesus do (22)? Why did people think Jesus might be the Son of David (23)? How did the Pharisees react quite differently (24)? 2. How did Jesus expose their accusation as false and self-condemning (25-27)? Where did Jesus’ power come from and what does it mean that…

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Matthew 12:1-21 Questions

Matthew 12:1-21 Questions

“HERE IS MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN” Matthew 12:1-21 (K. V.: 12:18) “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.” 1. For what did the Pharisees accuse Jesus’ disciples (1-2)? What two Biblical illustrations did Jesus give, and how do they apply here (3-5)? How do Jesus’ words “haven’t you read…” help the Pharisees and us?…

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Revelation 12:1-12 Questions

Revelation 12:1-12 Questions

A MALE CHILD WHO WILL RULE ALL THE NATIONS Revelation 12:1-12, Key Verse: 5 “She gave birth to a son, a male child, who ‘will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.’ And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.” 1. Read verses 1-2. What sign appeared in heaven (1)? How is the woman described and what does she symbolize? What kind of situation was she in? 2. Read verses 3-4. What another sign appeared…

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Isaiah 40:1-11 Questions

Isaiah 40:1-11 Questions

GOOD NEWS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE Isaiah 40:1-11, Key Verse: 40:4 “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” 1. What seems to be the situation of God’s people according to verses 1 and 2? How might the situation of sinful mankind be similar? What is the good news that God proclaims to his people through his servant? 2. Read verses 3-5. What did it…

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Matthew 11:1-19 Questions

Matthew 11:1-19 Questions

THE DEEDS OF THE MESSIAH Matthew 11:1-19, Key Verse: 5 “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” 1. After instructing and sending his apostles, what did Jesus himself continue to do (1; 4:23; 9:35)? From prison, what did John the Baptist hear about and what was his question (2-3)? What expectations might they have had for the Messiah (3:12)?…

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Matthew 10:16-42 Questions

Matthew 10:16-42 Questions

WHOEVER ACKNOWLEDGES ME… Matthew 10:16-42, Key Verse: 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” 1. How would the world treat Jesus’ apostles and what attitude should they have (16)? What kinds of persecution would they face and why (17-18)? At that time, why should they not worry (19-20)? Do you know any examples of this? 2. How intense and personal would persecution become (21-22a)? Who would be saved (22b)? How can one both…

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