E100 Bible Study (Lessons 21-40)

Lessons 21-40

21 – The Ten Commandments (Exodus 19:1 – 20:21)      
We may consider the 10 Commandments to be outdated. When we read Luther’s explanations, it seems to expand the ideas. After reading Luther’s explanations, do they seem relevant?

22 – The Golden Calf (Exodus 32:1 – 34:35)      
What are some of the “things” that people make into “idols”? Why do people make “idols” or false gods?

23 – Joshua Succeeds Moses (Joshua 1:1 – 1:18)      
What examples or sources of guidance do you have to rely on when you face difficult or threatening situations?

24 – Crossing the Jordan (Joshua 3:1 – 4:24)      
Joshua’s men gathered stones to be a sign to future generations. What “stones” will you leave behind to testify to God’s work in and through your life?

25 – The Fall of Jericho (Joshua 5:13 – 6:27)      
Have you ever felt God asking you to do something seemingly impossible? What happened? How did that experience affect your faith today?

26 – Israel’s Disobedience (Judges 2:6 – 3:6)      
What do you think causes people to ignore God’s ways, suffer as a result, see God help them, and then turn away from God again?

27 – Deborah Leads Israel (Judges 4:1 – 5:31)      
What “spiritual mentors” have you learned the most from?

28 – Gideon Defeats the Midianites (Judges 6:1 – 7:25)      
Have you ever felt the call of God to anything that seemed too much for you to handle?

29 – Sampson Defeats the Philistines (Judges 13:1 – 16:31)      
What are some things that got in Samson’s way? Pride? What else?

30 – The Story of Ruth (Ruth 1:1 – 4:22)      
Why do you think this is regarded as such a special story? What can you learn from Ruth and Naomi?

31 – Samuel Listens to God (1 Samuel 1:1 – 3:21)      
Have you ever felt that God was speaking directly to you somehow? How could you tell?

32 – King Saul (1 Samuel 8:1 – 10:27)      
The people rejected God as their king. What role do you think religion has in national life and politics?

33 – David and Goliath (1 Samuel 16:1 – 18:16)      
Do you think David was really courageous or just foolhardy to fight Goliath? How can you judge when it’s right to take on such a fight?

34 – David and Saul (1 Samuel 23:7 – 24:22)      
Is there a coworker, supervisor or other that you find it difficult to get along with? Why do you think that is so? What can you do to help make the relationship better?

35 – King David (2 Samuel 5:1 – 7:29)      
David wanted to build a house for the Lord but that would be for Solomon to do. God had other plans for each of them. Have we consulted the Lord about plans we think we are to do?

36 – David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:25)      
How could David have avoided this tragedy?

37 – King Solomon (1 Kings 2:1 – 3:28)      
If God promised to give you anything you asked for, what would you request? Why?

38 – Solomon’s Temple (1 Kings 8:1 – 9:9)      
The Temple was a special place where God’s glory was present. Do you sense God’s presence clearly when you go to church? How?

39 – Elijah and The Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18)      
The people didn’t trust God to feed them so they worshiped both the Lord and the idol Baal. Is there anything you need that’s so big it’s hard to trust God to provide it?

40 – The Fall of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:1-30)      
Pause today to confess any sin in your life you’re aware of and ask God’s forgiveness for both your wrongs and the wrongs of your nation, also.