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I Chronicles 11-16: Life & Worship Before The Lord

(11-12) Three times we read that Israel made David their king “according to the word of the Lord” (11:3, 11:10, 12:23).  What is the significance of that phrase? What would it look like for us to live this way? (14) … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 1-10: Walking By Faith

(1-9) I Chronicles begins with nine long chapters of genealogies.  What is the purpose of all these genealogies (see Ezra 2:59-63 and Matthew 1:1-17)? What should we not do with the genealogies (I Timothy 1:3-4)? (1-10) A repeated refrain in … Continue reading

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Job 36-42: God Speaks

(36) How would you describe Elihu’s attitude (v1-4)?  What warning is there for us? What is his argument (v5-23)? (36-37) How would you summarize his words about God in relation to his creation? (38-41) Finally God speaks.  From where does … Continue reading

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Job 29-35: Overcoming Sin and Discouragement

(29-30) How does Job describe his life before his suffering began? How does Job describe his life now? Count the number of times Job uses the words “I,” “me,” and “my.”  What does this suggest to you about Job?  What … Continue reading

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Job 22-28: God and Our Suffering

(22) Of what does Eliphaz accuse Job (v5-9)?  What counsel does he give (v21-30)? In what way is v24-26 good counsel?  Why is delight in riches at odds with delight in God (see also Matthew 6:24)? (23) Job is still … Continue reading

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Job 15-21: Weary with Slivers of Hope

(15, 18, 20) How would you summarize each man’s point? Eliphaz (15:17-35) – Bildad (18:5-21) – Zophar (20:4-29) – (16, 19, 21) How does Job respond to their efforts to “comfort” him (16:1-5, 19:1-5, 19:22, 21:1-3)? What warning is there … Continue reading

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Job 8-14: Miserable Comfort and Slivers of Hope

(8) How would you summarize Bildad’s main point? To what authority does he appeal (v8-10)? (9) His friends think Job’s suffering is because of his sin.  Job thinks God is unjust and uncaring (v20-24).  Who is right?  Why? (9) Job … Continue reading

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Job 1-7: The Problem of Suffering

(1-2) What do you learn about Job in 1:1-5, 1:8, and 2:3? (1-2) One major question this book addresses is: “Why do good people suffer?” What is the partial answer in chapters 1-2? (1-2) A second major question is: “How … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon: A Love Poem

(1-8) Read through the entire book.  Do you think this book is primarily a love poem about a young man and a young woman or an allegory about Christ and His church?  Why? What do you think the human author … Continue reading

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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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