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Ecclesiastes 7-12: Life’s Limitations and Purpose

(7, 9, 12) What is the first limitation that we find recurring in verses: 9:2-5, 9:10, 12:1-7? Why then is it better to go to a house of mourning than a house of feasting (7:2)?  Why is this so important? … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1-6: Life With or Without God

(1) Life Without God: Why does the writer say all is vanity in v2-11? (1-6) What pursuits of life does the writer explore in the following passages and conclude are only vanity? 1:16-18 – 2:1-11 – 2:12-23 – 4:1-8, 13-16 … Continue reading

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Proverbs 28-31: The Wise Woman

(28-31) For each of the following topics, answer the following questions:  What is the main point(s)?  What pictures, comparisons, contrasts, or consequences are given to drive home the point(s)?  Can you think of a current example that illustrates the point(s)?  … Continue reading

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Proverbs 22-27: More Practical Matters

(26) Read v1-12. How do these proverbs describe the fool? Taking each proverb in turn, why is each description of the fool fitting? How do you reconcile v4-5? (22-27) For each of the following topics, answer the following questions:  What … Continue reading

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Proverbs 18-21: Practical Matters

(18, 21) How do these proverbs describe the power of the tongue (18:21, see also 15:1, 4, 23; 16:24)? What should we do with our tongues according to these proverbs (21:23, see also 15:28, 17:27-28)?  Why? How might we apply … Continue reading

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Proverbs 14-17: God and Man

(15-17) What do you learn about God in the following proverbs?  What applications are there for your life? 15:3, 11; 16:2; 17:3; see also 21:2 – 16:1, 4, 9, 33; see also 19:21; 20:24; 21:1, 30-31 – 15:8, 9, 26; … Continue reading

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Proverbs 10-13: Way of the Righteous

(10-13) Describe the righteous person’s thoughts, words, and actions (10:11, 31-32; 11:5; 12:5, 10, 26; 13:5). How well does that describe you?  How do you need to change? (10-13) What are some of the results of being righteous? Give an … Continue reading

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Proverbs 1-9: Wisdom

(1) What is the purpose of the book of Proverbs in v1-6? To which three groups is the book written?  Why? (1, 4, 8) What does wisdom teach us (1:1-4, 4:11, 8:1-8)? How are wisdom and righteousness related? (1-3, 8-9) … Continue reading

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I Kings 6-10: The Temple

(6-7) The Picture: How would you describe the temple building and its furnishings?  What is it supposed to convey about God? (6, 9) The Promise: What promise does God make to Solomon regarding the temple in 6:11-13 and 9:4-9?  How … Continue reading

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I Kings 1-5: The Call to Faithfulness

(2) God wanted David’s descendants to walk before Him in faithfulness with all their heart and soul (v4).  What does faithfulness to God look like in the context of v3? Why does faithfulness require us to pay close attention to … Continue reading

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