A Study on Habakkuk 3

Here’s the sermon if you missed it: Have you heard from God? Are You Filled by God?

  1. Read verses 1&2. What does Habakkuk say about God, and what effect does it have on him? What is the application here for us?
  2. Read verses 3 to 15 and trace back the various bible references Habakkuk picks up on.
  3. Why is it important to look at what God has done in the past?
  4. Read verses 16-19. How does Habakkuk’s attitude shift from chapters 1&2 to here? What has caused the change.
  5. Discuss as a group how the study on this book has challenged, encouraged and helped, and also consider any areas where you may have struggled.
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Habakkuk 2:2-20 A Study

If you missed the sermon you can pick it up here: Blighted or Blessed?

  1. Habakkuk was clearly good at listening to God. What are the kind of things which can stop us from listening to God, and what can we change to help us listen?
  2. Take a look through each of the 5 woes or sorrows and discuss, as a group, what each ‘woe’ might teach us today – particularly discuss the areas you can support each others in the group to consider and avoid modern idols?
  3. What does it mean to be righteous, and what does a life lived by faith in Christ look like?

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A Study on Habakkuk 1:12 – 2:1

This study is based on the passage above and this sermon: I trust you Lord, but…

  1. In which ways does Habakkuk describe God?
  2. What do Habakkuk’s descriptions of God tell us about Habakkuk’s theology?
  3. Look at the questions Habakkuk asks and as a group try to answer them.
  4. Discuss verse 2:1 what is Habakkuk saying here?
  5. Talk through the application of this passage for us here today in 21st century England.
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When God does the unexpected… A study on Habakkuk 1:5-11

This study is based on the passage above and the sermon: Wow That Was Unexpected!

  1. Is it a regular or rare thing for God to answer prayer in the way that Habakkuk received his answer? 
  2. In the sermon we discussed the fact that God’s ways are very different to ours, as a group find as many scripture passages as you can which highlight this and discuss them as you go.
  3. What are we to do when it seems that God is distant or disinterested? And what might be the reasons for that?
  4. As a group discuss the various applications this passage has to our lives?   
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A Study on Habakkuk 1:1-4

Based on the passage and this sermon When we cry out, God where are you!

  1. Talk through what we know about Habakkuk and the time in which he lived.
  2. Why is Habakkuk is upset, is that what God wants?
  3. How do you feel about our own society? What are you doing about it? and what should we be doing? (both in respect of God and the people in our society)
  4. What ‘big questions’ do group members have? As a group, have a try at answering those questions from a scriptural perspective.
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A Study – Micah 5:1-5

Misha’s sermon can be found here: Fulfilled Prophecy?

  1. Discuss, as a group: What needs to happen for the prophecies in Micah and Isiah to be fulfilled.
  2. How will the world be vastly different when Jesus returns and using your imagination try to picture what the reign of Messiah will be like.
  3. What other Old Testament prophecies can you think of that also speak of the return and setting up of the Lord’s kingdom on earth.
  4. Jesus is the light of the world remembering the menorah we saw up on the screen what was the important ingredients needed to keep us burning and why do we keep needing to be refilled.

 

A Study – Mark 16:15-20

Reading – Mark 16:15-20

Based on the sermon: Able to flourish!?

  1. In the sermon we looked at three points in this passage which, over the years, have been taken out of context and so become controversial. Discuss what they were and what Mark’s point was.
  2. Looking at verses 15 and 20; discuss what is meant by go, preaching, the good news, everywhere, everyone.
  3. Verse 19 is a short statement of fact – what does that fact mean for us?
  4. Discuss what it means for us to live in the power of The Holy Spirit.
  5. How are individuals going to apply this to their lives in the days ahead?

A Study on Mark 16:1-14

To engage well with this study you will find it easier if you have first read Mark 16:1-14,  listened to: Do You Believe In The Resurrection? and read So what about the ending of Mark’s Gospel?

  1. How do you feel about the seeming choice of endings shown in most English Bibles?
  2. What do you feel was the main thrust of theses verses (you can disagree with the preacher! – Just discuss why if you do)?
  3. As a group, as you move through this passage, try and explain to each other what each of the scenes looks like, how individuals might feel etc.
  4. What questions do you have about what was going on? As a group try and answer those questions from the bible.
  5. Why was Jesus so concerned about the disciples’ lack of trust… How might we find ourselves lacking in trust, and what is the effect?

Bible Study Mark 15: 40-47

Reading: Mark 15: 40-47

Sermon: Christ was buried…

  1. Read through all the gospel accounts for Christ’s  burial; what do we learn about Joseph of Arimathea from these various accounts?
  2. What is important about Christ’s burial, the tomb, the aloes and Myrrh?
  3. Discuss which OT prophecies were fulfilled by Christ’s burial?
  4. What can we apply from this passage for our own lives (consider the two headings for service used in the sermon alongside any other areas which might come through).
  5. Pray for each other as a group especially that we will be challenged to respond more and more to Christ’s incredible love for us, that we may be  better at recognising the gifts we have and be willing to use those gifts for His service.