Week 33; August 15-21
Ezra 7:1-Nehemiah 9:21; 1 Corinthians 4:1-9:18; Psalm 30:1-33:22; Proverbs 20:28-21:12
Aug.15 Neh. 9:22-10:39; 1 Cor. 9:19-10:13; Ps. 34:1-10; Prov. 21:13
Ps. 34: 1-10; what was the background of this Psalm? What is the central theme of this Psalm?
Neh. 9:23; "You multiplied their children as the stars of heaven, and you brought them into the land that you had told their fathers to enter and possess."
This verse fulfilled God's promise to Abraham in Gen.12. How did this verse point to Christ? Please refer to Gal. 3:14-16.
Prov. 21:13; "Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered."
Where in the gospels do we find similar teaching by Christ? Do you hear the cry of the poor? What do you do about their cry?
Aug.16 Neh. 11:1-12:26; 1 Cor. 10:14-33; Ps. 34:11-22; Prov. 21:14-16
Neh. 12:1; "These are the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,"
Who was Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua? What was their rule in their return from exile? In which area?
Ps. 34:20; "He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken."
Where is the cross of Christ in this verse?
1 Cor.10:1-4; This passage takes us back to the book of Exodus. Where in Exodus do we find the story of the Exodus through the red sea? Also, where is the story of water out of the rock? How do you see Christ in both passages?
Aug.17 Neh. 12:27-13:31; 1 Cor. 11:1-16; Ps. 35:1-16; Prov. 21:17-18
Neh. 13:1; "On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God."
Why Ammonite and Moabite were never allowed to enter God's assembly. How about Ruth the Moabite? Did God change His mind?
1 Cor. 11:8; "For man was not made from woman, but woman from man."
Where in the book of Genesis do we read the creation of the woman out of man? How is the story of God creating Eve out of Adam point to Christ and the church? Please refer to Eph.5:31-32.
Neh. 13:31; "I provided for the wood offering at appointed times, and for the first fruits. Remember me, O my God, for good."
What did Nehemiah mean by "Remember me, O my God, for good?" Did Nehemiah give up? What do you do if your prayers are not answered as you wanted?
Aug.18 Esther 1:1-3:15; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; Ps. 34:1-10; Prov. 21:19-20
Esther 2; Who was Esther?
1 Cor. 11:23-34; how was the last supper and the cross fulfillment of the Passover in Ex.12-14? Where is Christ in both stories?
Ps. 34:7; "the angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them."
How do angels encamp around us? How do you feel as you learn that the angels are serving you? Please refer to (Heb.1:14.)
Aug.19 Esther 4:1-7:10; 1 Cor. 12:1-26; Ps. 36:1-12; Prov. 21:19-21-22
Esther 4; who was Mordecai?
Esther 5, how was the meeting between queen Esther and the king a picture of the church and Christ? Please refer to 2Cor.11:2; Rev. 21:2
1 Cor. 12; what is the purpose of the Spiritual gifts?
Aug.20 Esther 8:1-10:3; 1 Cor. 12:27-13:13; Ps. 37:1-11; Prov. 21:23-24
Esther 8; who was King Ahasuerus?
Ps. 37:11; "But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace."
Where in the Sermon on the Mount do we find the same teaching? Who are the meek? Do you see Christ as meek? In which way?
1 Cor. 13; So "now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
Why is love greater than faith and hope? Do you love others the way is described in this passage?
Aug.21 Job 1:1-3:26; 1 Cor. 14:1-17; Ps. 37:12-29; Prov. 21:25-26
Job 1; who was Job?
1 Cor. 14:1; "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy."
If the prophecies in the Old Testament pointed to Chris, why there is prophecies in the New Testament? Do you think New Testament prophecies also point to Christ? How?
3. Ps. 37:24-26; "God's blessings to those who love Him? Though he falls, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.26 He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing."
According to this passage, how many blessings do we receive? Are you thankful for all the blessings you have?