Bible Study

Pastor Mark Kirby is very happy to be able to now share his weekly Bible Studies with you.  You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.

 

“Jesus’ 7th Word from the Cross: Into Thy Hands” Bible Study ~ Luke 23:46 ~ 4/3/20
 
Here are the accompanying questions for this study:
 
“Jesus’ 7th Word from the Cross: Into Thy Hands” Bible Study ~ Luke 23:46
  • 1. What are words people use to describe their earthly father?
  • 2. How can bad relationships with sinful human fathers damage our ability to trust our heavenly father?
  • 3. Do you believe in the saying, “like father, like son?”  How do we view this saying when we speak of God and Jesus?
  • 4.  What does Jesus mean when he says, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”  Why does this saying comfort us so much?
  • 5. In reading verses 44 and 45, what does the torn curtain signify to us?
  • 6. Why does John let us know, “Jesus called out with a loud voice?”
  • 7. How do his final words talk about intimacy, trust, and surrender?
  • 8. From the cross, Jesus echoed the words of Psalm 31:5.  Why?
 
 
Jesus’ 6th Word from the Cross: It Is Finished” Bible Study ~ John 19:30 ~ 3/30/20
 
Here are the accompanying questions for this study:
 
“Jesus’ 6th Word from the Cross: It Is Finished” ~ John 19:30
  • 1. Think of ways you have seen duct tape used. What’s the most unusual use for duct tape you have seen?
  • 2. Consider Jesus’ words: “It Is Finished.” What did Jesus finish?
  • 3. What can we learn from our own lives from this sixth word, “It Is Finished?”
  • 4. Why isn’t “self-improvement” enough?
  • 5. Jesus rose from the dead. Through faith in him, you have a whole new life-for eternity.  How does the newness Jesus gives also change our life in the present?  What kinds of old things can be left behind?
  • 6. What did Jesus come to accomplish?  What was his “prime directive?”
  • 7. What was the ‘cup’, the ‘baptism’ that he faced in order to accomplish his mission?
  • 8. Why did Jesus shout out this sixth word, rather than say it quietly?
  • 9. What do we learn from the sixth word about purpose, focus,  and obedience?
  • 10. How is the willingness to suffer vital to finishing one’s mission?
 
 
Jesus’ 5th Word from the Cross: I Thirst” Bible Study ~ John 19:28 ~ 3/25/20
 
Here are the accompanying questions for this study:
 
“Jesus’ 5th Word from the Cross: I Thirst” ~ John 19:28
  • 1. Share a time when you were dehydrated or at least felt that way.  How did it feel to finally take a drink after experiencing incredible thirst?
  • 2. Why do you think Jesus said “I thirst?”  What was the meaning of this?
  • 3. Why did Jesus embrace such unjust suffering?  Why didn’t he stand up for himself and defend his dignity?
  • 4. How many times had Jesus been offered wine?
  • 5. What was a container of wine vinegar doing in Golgotha that day?
  • 6. What was a sponge doing on Golgotha that day?
  • 7. John 19:29 says. “They…put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.”  What is the significance of John specifying a hyssop plant?
  • 8. What do the words, “I thirst,” tell us about Jesus?
  • 9. Think about your own needs today.  What are you thirsty for?
  • 10. What makes it hard for people in general to admit their ’thirst,’ to share their sufferings and their needs?
 
 

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