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The Bible (5) - Questions

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Interpretation

What was your favorite book or reading material as a kid?

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2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Bible has 2 purposes:

  1. To make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus 
  2. To equip us to live right and good lives

Why are both purposes important? Why the order of these purposes important?

When Paul reminds Timothy about what he learned from Scripture as a kid, what Scriptures was Paul talking about?

Is it a new thought to you that the Old Testament was written to reveal Jesus? Why or why not? Do you have a tendency to read the New Testament without the background of the Old Testament? What happens when you cut the New Testament off from the Old Testament?

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John 5:39
 
You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!
 
2 Corinthians 1:20

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

Once again, what Scriptures is Jesus referring to in John 5? What promises is Paul referring to in 2 Corinthians 1?

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Pastor Karl highlighted these promises that were fulfilled in Jesus ...

  • Eve’s Descendant
  • Abraham’s Blessings
  • Moses’ Prophet
  • The High Priest’s Sacrifice
  • King David’s Son
  • Isaiah’s Suffering Servant

Can you think of another promise that was fulfilled in Jesus?

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1 Corinthians 5:7

Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.

How does the Passover story from Exodus 12 add a richness to the sacrifice of Jesus?

How's your Bible reading going? Have you started the Essential 100?

Karl House