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Bible Unit 7 Study Guide
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What does the word "parabole" literally mean in the original Greek?
What do parables teach and how do they do so?
An important concept by adding a story alongside of it
How do parables reveal our hearts' conditions?
-We WANT to hear and are CONDEMNED to change
-Heart is softened
-We don't want to hear and we stand condemned of sinfulness
-Heart is hardened
*According to the parable of the sower, what happened to the seed that fell along the path?
It was eaten by the birds
*What happened to the seed that fell on the rocky place? Why did this happen?
It got scorched and withered up and died because it didn't have deep roots
*What was the end result with the seeds from the rocky place?
It withered up and died
*What happened to the seed that fell in the thorns?
It got choked by the thorns and couldn't grow
*What happened to the seed that fell in the good soil?
It sprouted and produces so much more than what was sown
Of the almost 40 parables recorded in the Synoptic Gospels, only 7 appear in all 3. Why do you think the parable of the sower is among those 7?
Because it describes us, and gives us an idea of what could happen if we don't fall into the good soil
List 3 worries of the world that can choke out the Word of God.
Athletics, what people look like/wear, and friends
What can YOU do on a regular basis to make the "soil" of your life one that is fruitful?
Read God's word daily and follow what He says, help other and show them the Light.
Which soil best represents where you are right now in your life? Explain.
The good soil, because I have put my "roots" in God and I try my best to listen to his commands and listen to him. God also protects me in all that I do and I try to spread his light in what I do.
From the parable of the wheat and tares, the farmer couldn't tell the difference between the plants until when?
Until their seeds formed and until harvest time
How does this connect to what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7:16), when he talks about how you will know false prophets by their fruit?
What we grow (fruit) identifies the kind of person we are.
Who is the only person who can separate the true believers from the false?
What does the parable of the mustard seed and leaven/yeast teach us about God's Kingdom?
There will be judgment and we will be separated as true believers from false believers.
What role might you play to continue the understanding in this lesson of the mustard seed and leaven/yeast about God's Kingdom?
Teaches us about the small beginning of the kingdom and its growing influence through the years.
What is the biggest difference between the parable of the treasure and the parable of the pearl?
One man was looking for treasure, the other wasn't
What does the parable of the treasure and the parable of the pearl teach us about God's Kingdom?
How individuals enter the Kingdom, Some stumble on upon it, and some search it out.
How is the scribe in the householder parable like a pastor today?
It instructs you about things you didn't know before expanding your understanding of God's kingdom
Why do you think Jesus used the parable of the soils in the first half of this chapter to introduce the seven kingdom parables in the second half?
So then we can have something to reflect on
What are the three lesson we learn from the parable of the shrewd manager?
-We should use what money (and all resources) we have to win people to Christ
-The way we use our money determines both our future opportunity and our rewards
-Jesus taught us the proper place of money
What are the three lesson we learn from the parable of the rich fool?
-A person can have all the money he wants or needs and still be covetous.
-A covetous person is looking to overindulge himself.
-There is no point in coveting
What is the most critical question to ask about money?
Is it the Lord of my life?
Where does the mindset behind being covetous come from?
Dissatisfaction coming from comparing your circumstances to someone else.
What does the parable of the rich fool teach us about being a resource steward?
We need to use our resources and use them for other people also, not just for ourselves.
How are we, like sheep, in danger if we wander away from God?
The enemy tries to destroy us if we are wandering from God.
Lost people are described as what to God?
Useless to Him
How did the father describe the son in our third parable?
Dead when he was lost -- but came alive again!
Who do you best identify with in the parable of the Lost Son? Why?
The father, because I have faith in God and know he has a plan
*What question does Jesus ask after telling of the parable of the Good Samaritan?
Who of the three was the one that was a neighbor to the one who fell into the hands of the robbers? -- the one who showed mercy on him
What is a primary way we can show that we love God?
By loving others
At the end of the story about the Good Samaritan, Jesus asks His listeners, "Who was the neighbor to the man?" Who is YOUR neighbor that you need to show love to?
What is the 3-step process for forgiveness that Jesus instructs in Matthew 18?
One to one talking
Then with 2 witnesses
Then in public church
How many times does Jesus tell Peter he should forgive someone who wrongs him?
77 or 70 times 7
When you find it hard to forgive someone, what is important to remember?
Because you owe God so much, but Jesus saved you of your debt
If that's not enough motivation, what else does Jesus warn us about?
If you don't forgive others, God won't forgive you
Why is it important for us to remember that God does not treat all of his people alike?
Everyone has different talents so we need to realize that God will use everyone's gifts differently
A humble Christian knows what is the only good thing in them?
How can we prepare for Christ's return? List the three ways our Bible book lists and briefly explain each one.
Salvation -- Trust God as your Saviour
Service -- Continue to prepare by faithfully serving Christ
Spirit -- Have a spirit of watchfulness
Which Through Line can you connect with waiting eagerly for Jesus' return? Explain.
Disciple-Maker, because we need to make disciples so more people can celebrate in Heaven with us.
What does preparing for Christ's return look like for you personally as an 8th grader?
To always be ready, continue to grow in faith, and trust in him while bringing even more people to Christ.
What does the parable of the minas teach us about wasting our lives?
If we waste our lives, we will be punished
How do some Christians waste their lives?
Not doing what God has called them to do,
What is the first lesson we can learn from the parable of the Talents?
The Lord has given each believer a responsibility to live up to
What is the second lesson we can learn from the parable of the Talents?
God doesn't give everyone the same abilities
What is the third lesson we can learn from the parable of the Talents?
There will be a reward for those who are faithful
What is the final, sobering lesson we can learn from the parable of the Talents?
Some who claim to be servants of Christ prove by their works that they're not
Know 3 characteristics of a faithful servant according the the passages we looked up for lesson 7-11.
Walk in obedience with God, always be thankful, and serve God with humility
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