- What revelation is given in these chapters concerning (a) the character of God, and (b) His purposes for His people?
- What are the standards of worship and behaviour that God expects of His people? Try to summarize them briefly in your own words.
31 May, 2015
We are stopping here to go back to the book of Acts and finish it. It will take us a little while before we go back to the book of Exodus again.
30 May, 2015
- Consider the parts played by Jethro, Moses and God in this chapter. What can we learn about guidance from this?
- What kind of men are to be chosen as rulers of the people of God? Cf. Acts 6:1-4
29 May, 2015
- What is the significance of the sequence of the two events recorded in this chapter?
- What lessons are taught here about the importance of prayer and its relationship to activity in the life and witness of the church? What further lesson was Israel meant to learn from the defeat of Amalek (verses 14-16)?
28 May, 2015
- What reason is given twice in this passage as to why God allowed His redeemed people to suffer thirst, disappointment, and hunger? Cf. Dt. 8:2, 3; 1 Pet. 1: 6, 7
- What response is demanded from those for whom God provides? In what ways does God’s provision test this response?
Note. 1 Cor. 10: 1-6 indicates that these experiences in the wilderness where spiritual as well as physical and material.
27 May, 2015
- Chapter 14. What can we learn here about God, about faith, and about the completeness of God’s salvation?
- Chapter 15. What does this song of triumph teach us about how to worship God? How ought we to follow its example?
26 May, 2015
- What are the two major responses that God expects from those who are redeemed?
- What lessons about guidance are taught in 13:17-22?
25 May, 2015
- Why did the angel of death pass over the houses of the Israelites? How does this illustrate our redemption in Christ? Cf. 1 Pet. 1:18, 19.
- How were the Israelites to use the lamb’s blood and its flesh? What is the New Testament counterpart of this? Why was unleavened bread used? Cf. 1 Cor. 5:6-8; 2Tim. 2:19.
24 May, 2015
- What lesson can we learn from Moses’s consistent refusal to compromise where God’s command was concerned? What was the source of Moses’s great courage? Cf. also Heb. 11:27
23 May, 2015
- How does Pharaoh’s attitude show the difference between sorrow for the consequences of sin and true repentance?
- Contrast the nature and the consequences both of faith in God’s word, and of unbelief, as illustrated in this chapter.
22 May, 2015
21 May, 2015
Study 04 From The book of Exodus Is: Exodus 6:10-7:-25
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16 May, 2015
Study 21 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 11:19-30
- What was the distinctive feature that from the beginning marked the preaching of the gospel at Antioch, and with what far-reaching results?
- What stages marked the establishment of the church there, and what part did Barnabas play? How can we teach and encourage young Christians?
- Verses 27-30. A young Gentile church helps the older church at Jerusalem. Note the signs of this Church’s vitality, influence and Christian spirit. Cf. 2: 44, 45; 4: 34-37. Does your Christian faith find expression in practical giving like this?
Note. Verse 26. The onlooking world, realizing that this clearly was not a synagogue of Jews, gave them a new distinctive name-‘Christians’
15 May, 2015
14 May, 2015
Study 19 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 10:34-48
- What new truth had Peter learned from the vision? See verses 34, 35 and cf. verse 28. Notice that the work could not develop until Peter had learned this. Is our willingness to learn some divinely-revealed truth hindering God’s work in and through us?
- When Peter addressed Jews, what truths did he use to awaken their conscience (cf. 2:36 and 3:13-15)? What truth did he use now? Do you find any other indications in this address that it was spoken before a Gentile audience? What ought we to learn from these features concerning our presentation of the gospel to non-Christian?
- Consider the character of Cornelius as revealed in this chapter. If he was such a devout man before, what did he gain by believing on Jesus? Cf. 11:13-15
13 May, 2015
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10 May, 2015
Study 15 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 9: 1-19a
- What do these verses reveal of Christ’s power, majesty and glory and also of His compassion, love and grace? Cf. 1 Tim. 1:12-14.
- What task was Ananias given to do? In what way is he an example of the help we can give to a recently converted person?
09 May, 2015
Study 14 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 8:26-40.
- Note how much of active interest and response the Ethiopian was already showing before Philip met him. What more did he need before he was able to go ‘on his way rejoicing’? What similar aids may we use in order to find God and to discover more of His truth for ourselves?
- Learn from Philip (a) the qualities needed in and (b) the methods used by, one man an when leading another person to trust Christ. Are you willing to be sent on such an errand (verses 26, 29)?
08 May, 2015
07 May, 2015
Study 12 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 7:44-8:4
1. In his conclusion (7:44-53) how does Stephen teach the divine origin and yet the inadequacy of both the Tabernacle or ‘tent of witness’ and the Temple or ‘house’ which Solomon built? What charges does he bring against his accusers? To what positive truths here indicated or implied ought we to pay heed?
2. Consider the likeness between Stephen and his Lord in his life, character, and in his death. Where did this likeness come from? How may we follow his example? Cf. 2 Cor. 3:18.
3. What were the results for the Church of Stephen’s witness (a) in suffering (see 8:1, 3) and (b) in expansion (see 8:4, 5; 11:19, 20)? Notice what God can do through one man fully yielded to His service.
06 May, 2015
Study 11 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 7:9-43
Stephen’s speech seeks to show (a) that God’s presence with His people is not limited to a particular place or building (verses 2, 9, 10, 30, 34-38, 44-49); and (b) that far from overthrowing Moses, Christ is the promised Prophet like Moses of whom Moses himself spoke (verse 37).
1. God intended Joseph (verses 9-16) and Moses (verses 20-43) to deliver His people from bondage. Notice (a) the places in which they lived, (b) the work they had to do, (c) the treatment they received from their brethren, and (d) the results they achieved. In What ways do they foreshadow the work of the Lord Jesus Christ?
2. The tragedy of Israel’s spiritual blindness is described in verses 25 and 35-43. How did it manifest itself first in thought, will and desire (verse 39) and finally in action (verse 40-43)? What was its penalty? Does God still deal with His people like this?
05 May, 2015
Study 10 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 6:1-7:8
1. How did the apostles deal with the incipient troubles mentioned in 6:1? What three results followed for the widows, the Seven, and the Twelve? What lessons may we learn from their handling of the situation?
2. Notice three things about Stephen’s life and ministry (6: 5-15): (a) the outstanding features of his life (verses 5, 8); (b) the nature of the persecution against him (verses 11-13); (c) the charges laid against him (verses 13, 14). Cf. Mk. 14:57, 58 and Acts 21:27, 28. What are the indispensable qualifications for, and the possible consequences of, faithful witness for Christ?
1. 6:1. ‘Hellenists’ denote Jews who had lived abroad and spoke Greek. ‘Hebrews’ were Jews of Palestine who spoke the Jewish language.
2. Stephen’s ministry marked a vital stage in the growth of the early church. His teaching ‘first drove a wedge between Judaism and Christianity’
04 May, 2015
Study 09 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 5:17-42
1. In spite of persecution and warnings (cf. 4: 17-21) the apostles continue to witness. Consider the different parts played by the angel (verse 19), the Holy Spirit (verses 20, 32), and Gamaliel (verses 34-40) in making this possible. Do you know something of the same constraint—to speak to other about Christ?
2. Consider the four different reactions of the religious opposition (verses 17, 24, 26, 33). Finally they beat the apostles. Cf. 1Pet. 2:20, 21. Are you afraid to suffer through faithful witness?