Bible 101


The Eternal State

  1. When do believers go there? Immediately! (Philippians 1:23 | 2 Corinthians 5:8)

  2. What’s so great about heaven? Everything! (Revelation 21:1-8)

    1. Everything is New. (Rev 21:1-2,5)

    2. Everything is in God's perfect Presence. (Rev 21:3,7)

    3. Everything that Hurts is gone. (Rev 21:4)

    4. Everything Satisfies. (Rev 21:6)

  3. What's the Alternative? (Rev 21:8)

  4. Matthew 25:46 | Luke 16:24

  5. How do we Get there? (John 14:1-6)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Revelation 21:1-8

  1. Prior to this study, what was your idea of heaven? What have you learned? Why are there so many weird ideas about heaven?

  2. Some people have said, "Heaven sounds boring." Agree or disagree? How would you respond to this statement?

  3. C.S. Lewis said "The gates to hell are locked on the inside." What does that mean? Agree or disagree?

  4. What are you looking forward to the most about heaven?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

2nd Advent

The King is Coming!

  1. What's Next on God's calendar?

    1. Revelation 2-3

    2. Revelation 3:10

      • The Return of Jesus Christ is Promised (Acts 1:11)

      • The Return of Jesus Christ is Imminent (Luke 12:40 | 1 Thessalonians 5:2 | Revelation 16:15)

  2. What happens when Jesus Returns? (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17)

    1. Jesus will come with the saints in heaven. (1 Thes 4:14-15)

    2. Jesus will gather His church. (1 Thes 4:16-17)
    3. John 14:2-3 | Philippians 3:20-21

    4. Jesus will judge the world. (Revelation 6-20)
  1. What do we Do with the truth that Christ is returning? (Matthew 24:36-49)

    1. Word to the Wise: Work and Watch! (Matt 24:46-47)

    2. Word to the Wicked: Be Warned! (Matt 24:48-50)
    3. Matthew 26:29 - I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 and Matthew 24:36-49

  1.  From this message, what new information did you learn about the return of Christ?

  2. How often do you think about the return of Jesus Christ? How does knowing Christ will return affect you?

  3. What aspects of Christ's return do you believe every Christian should agree upon? Why? What aspects do you think we don’t need to agree on? Why?

  4. What Biblical evidence is there for the rapture to take place before the Tribulation? 

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.


The Fulfillment of the Law.

Jeremiah 31:31-34
  1. Who is Jesus?

    1. Jesus is the Christ.

      • Seed of woman that would crush Satan (Genesis 3:15)

      • King and priest like Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:15 / Psalm 110:4 / Genesis 14:18-20)

      • Prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15)

      • Descendent of David on the throne forever (2 Samuel 7)

      • Suffering servant (Isaiah 53)

      John 5:39 - You search the Scriptures bc you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me.

  1. Jesus is God.
  2. Review: John 1:1 | Zechariah 12:10 | Acts 20:28

  1. What did Jesus do for me?
  2. Review: Leviticus 16

  3. What should I do about Jesus?

    • Admit you are a sinner.

    • Believe Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead for you.

    • Confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

    • Daily follow Jesus Christ.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Jeremiah 31:31-34

  1. What does "Christ" mean? Why is this word associated with Jesus?

  2. Read Jeremiah 31:31-34. What are the differences between the Old Covenant and the
    New Covenant?

  3. List a few examples of Old Testament prophecies about Jesus. Why are the OT
    prophecies important?

  4. Why was it necessary for Christ to suffer, die, and resurrect for my sins? Why didn't He
    just say, "I forgive you."?

Breakout Questions:

Have you understood Who Jesus is and what He calls us to? Have you been an active, growing follower of Jesus? Do you feel equipped to be able to tell someone else about Jesus?


Revealing God's Standard and Man's Need

  1. What is the Law?

  2. Compilation of Decrees and Statutes given to Israel through Moses.

    1. The Law made Israel Distinct.
    2. Review: Psalm 147:19-20

    3. The Law reflected Israel's God.

    4. The Law was for Israel's Good.
    5. Review: Deuteronomy 6:24

    6. The Law provided Atonement for sin.

    7. The Law propared the world for Christ.

  3. What was the Purpose of the Law?
  4. The purpose of the Law was to clearly Explain and Expose human Sinfulness, in order to create desperation for Mercy and Grace.

    Review: Galatians 3:19, 22, 23 | Romans 7:7

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read and review the 10 Commandments

  1. How does God's Law reveal His character? What about His character does the Law reveal?

  2. If God already made a covenant with Abraham, why did He make one with Moses/Israel?

  3. What is the purpose of the Old Testament Law?

  4. How would you respond to someone who says, "You have to obey the 10 Commandments if you want to be saved."?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for HBC and other Gospel-centered churches going into Easter weekend. 


The Birth of a Nation

Genesis 12-25
  1. Who is Abraham?

  2. What is a Covenant ?

  3. What is the Covenant God made with Abraham?

  4. Review: Genesis 12:1-3 | Genesis 13:14-16

    1. Land

    2. Descendants

    3. Blessing

    Review: Genesis 15:12-21

  5. What do we Learn from Abraham?
  6. Review: Romans 4:3 --> Genesis 15:6

    Review: Matthew 26:28 | John 3:36

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Review Genesis 12-25

  1. Why is Abraham such an important Old Testament character? What three promises did God make to him?

  2. How were people saved in the Old Testament times, before Jesus came?

  3. Define "faith". How did Abraham display faith? How does your life display you have faith

  4. How would you respond to a struggling Christian saying, "I have faith, I just don't have a lot of faith."?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.