Bible Study Questions for January 13th, 2018 | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Bible Study Questions for January 13th, 2018

Saturday at 10:00am EST

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“WATCH — The book of Isaiah is called the ‘Gospel of Promise.’ We should apply it to our daily needs. …Tomorrow you have no business with. We steal, if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s. Every day has enough in it to keep us occupied, without concerning ourselves with the things beyond. Delay to perform a duty is not obedience. The Scripture declares that, ‘Now is the acceptable time.’ The good that can be done today cannot be done tomorrow; and sufficient unto each day are the demands thereof. The model Sermon of our great Master pleads for our daily bread. We need the bread of heaven each and every day.”

From Watches, Prayers, and Arguements, Given to students by Mary Baker Eddy, page 125

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Topic: Holy is the Lord

Moderator: Shahidat from MD

Bible Readings: Isaiah 6; II Chronicles 26

Questions:

  1. Who was King Uzziah and what is the significance of Isaiah’s vision after King Uzziah’s death? (Isaiah 6: 1)
  2. Why did Isaiah think he was undone? — “…Woe is me! for I am undone…” and What action did the hot coal to Isaiah’s lips, represent? (Isaiah 6: 5,6)
  3. What was to be Isaiah’s mission? (Isaiah 6: 8 -11)
  4. What can we learn from this verse? (Psalm 143:10)


Download the Word version of these questions here.

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Bible Study question archive

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January 2018 Bible Study sessions:

Date Moderator
01/13/2018 Shahidat from MD
01/20/2018 Chardelle from PA
01/27/2018 Jeremy from NJ

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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
  • We have Bible studies each week, though we have taken breaks for July and August.
  • 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.
  • Lynda 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 jeremy@plainfieldcs.com. If you are scheduled for an upcoming Bible Study, please submit your questions to both Tom from NY (thomas.a.richards777@gmail.com) and Lynda from PA (lybfree@yahoo.com) as soon as you have them. Thank you!

Click here to listen to Past Bible Studies

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Concordances

The following were recommended by the Metaphysical College:

  1. American Version of the Bible
  2. Twentieth Century New Testament
  3. Weymouth Translation
  4. Goodspeed New Testament
  5. Moulton’s Bible
  6. Moffatt’s Translation
  7. Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, by George Adams Smith
  8. Moffatt Introduction to the New Testament Literature
  9. Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by George Adams Smith
  10. The Greatest English Classic, by McAffee
  11. How to Know the Bible, by Hodges
  12. The Story of Religion, by Smith
  13. How We Got the Bible, by Smith
  14. St. Paul’s Life and Letters, by Smith
  15. Harmony of the Gospels, by Stevens and Butrons

Bible Concordances

  • Nelson’s
  • Young’s
  • Strong’s

Bible Dictionaries

  • Oxford English (best);
  • Hastings (excellent)
  • New Standard (very good);
  • Practical Standard (good)
  • Chamber’s Twentieth Century (good)



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