Bible Study questions for April 23rd, 2016
Saturday at 10:00am EDT
“The Bible — study it, love it, discover its precepts, and live by it. It is a perfect mine of information, inspiration, support. Edward VI, when he had been given the Sword of England, France, and Ireland, said: “There is yet another sword to be delivered to me. I mean the sacred Bible, which is the Sword of Spirit, without which we are nothing, neither can we do anything.” Goethe acknowledges the Bible as his guide, and says it can be used as a means of education “by really wise men.” Greeley said: “It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people.” And Paul says, of course, that it is useful in teaching, in reproof, in correcting faults, and training in uprightness, so that the man of God will be adequate, and equipped for any good work. (See Tim. 3:14-17.)”
from Association Addresses by Una Willard — 1943
Moderator: Tom from NY
Bible Readings: John 11:1-52 ; 12:1,2
- Where was Bethany?
- Why did Jesus wait two days before going back to Judea?
- What did Jesus mean about walking during the day?
- Why did Martha immediately go see Jesus?
- Why did Jesus weep? (see also — Luke 19:41; 2 Kings 8:11; Isaiah 22:4; Jeremiah 9:1; 13:17)
- Jesus did not want to make it known when he raised the daughter of Jairus. How does this compare to the raising of Lazarus? (Luke 8:40-53)
April Bible Study sessions:
|04/23/2016||Tom from NY|
|04/30/2016||Mike from NY|
May Bible Study sessions:
|05/07/2016||Betty S from CA|
Bible Study Instructions
- Bible studies are led by volunteers. If there are no volunteers we do not have a Bible study
- They are held on Saturdays from 10AM to 11AM
- This summer we took a break for July and August. We are now back having Bible studies each week.
- The leader of the Bible study will select a topic. Typically the topic is based on the lesson sermon. However, they can be any topic from the Bible. The Bible study is not Bible notes for the lesson sermon. The purpose is to get to know the Bible better.
- The leader of the Bible study is not a teacher. They develop the questions and lead the discussion. It is up to the attendees to provide answers to the questions.
- Generally, there are about five to seven questions. The reason we don’t have a lot of questions, is that it helps in a couple ways. First, if there are fewer questions, people can spend more time preparing an answer to a question and therefore learn more. Second, fewer questions provides more time for more people to participate in the discussion.
- The leader will send the questions to Tom and Lynda for review. We are both available to help with the questions. The Bible study is a collaborative effort. No one needs to feel they are on their own. We support each other and work together so that it enriches all of us in our understanding of the Bible.
- There is no perfect set of questions. If people don’t participate, a great set of questions could result in a lousy Bible study.
- Jeremy posts the Bible questions each week. The Bible studies are also recorded and available for people to listen to later.
- The Bible study leads off with a quote from MBE and generally one that shows how she encouraged people to read the Bible.
- Volunteers are essential to the Bible study. I encourage everyone to lead a Bible study.
To sign up for Bible Studies:
Moderating the Saturday morning Bible Study is open to all.
If you would like to be put on the schedule for a certain date, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are scheduled for an upcoming Bible Study, please submit your questions to both Tom from NY (email@example.com) and Lynda from PA (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you have them. Thank you!
ConcordancesThe following were recommended by the Metaphysical College:
- American Version of the Bible
- Twentieth Century New Testament
- Weymouth Translation
- Goodspeed New Testament
- Moulton’s Bible
- Moffatt’s Translation
- Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, by George Adams Smith
- Moffatt Introduction to the New Testament Literature
- Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by George Adams Smith
- The Greatest English Classic, by McAffee
- How to Know the Bible, by Hodges
- The Story of Religion, by Smith
- How We Got the Bible, by Smith
- St. Paul’s Life and Letters, by Smith
- Harmony of the Gospels, by Stevens and Butrons
- Oxford English (best);
- Hastings (excellent)
- New Standard (very good);
- Practical Standard (good)
- Chamber’s Twentieth Century (good)