Category: Family Worship

The Bible Train/Family Worship 4.16-4.22

The Bible Train/Family Worship 4.16-4.22

This week, the Bible Train finishes our time in Judges. We will see the tragic story of Samson and Delilah and we will see Israel reject God as their King. Along the way, we will see Saul coronated and then rejected as king, after which we will see David anointed as king and his triumph over Goliath.

 

Monday Judges 15:1-20
Tuesday Judges 16:1-31
Wednesday 1 Samuel 4:1-11, 5:1-7:2
Thursday 1 Samuel 9:1-10:25
Friday 1 Samuel 15:10-23
Saturday 1 Samuel 16:1-23
Sunday 1 Samuel 17:1-58

 

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What lesson can we learn about presumptuous sins from Samson’s encounter with Delilah?
  2. Why does God say that Israel rejected Him in asking for a king?
  3. Saul is rejected as king after offering unauthorized sacrifices. What does it mean to say that obedience is better than sacrifice?
  4. The story of David and Goliath is one of the most well known in the Bible. What is the real message of the story.
Family Worship 4.9-4.15

Family Worship 4.9-4.15

Wow! The Bible Train has some exciting stops this week. We will see Gideon, the mighty warrior of God, rout the Midianites. If that isn’t exciting enough for you, we will also see the Old Testament’s clearest picture of the the Redemption of Christ’s Elect. Follow that up with the stories of Samuel, one of the greatest prophets to ever live, and Samson, one of the Bible’s most well known characters, and you won’t want to leave the journey.

Monday Judges 7:1-25
Tuesday Judges 11:1-40
Wednesday Ruth 1:1-2:23
Thursday Ruth 3:1-4:22
Friday 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11
Saturday 1 Samuel  3:1-4:1
Sunday Judges 13:1-25

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What parallels can you see between the personality of Gideon and yourself?
  2. What do we learn about our unity in Christ from the fact at Ruth, a gentile, can be found in His earthly family?
  3. Boaz is go’el, the kinsman redeemer. How does this picture Christ and our redemption?
  4. Samu’el means God has heard. What comfort does it provide you to know that God has heard your prayers?
The Bible Train/Family Worship 4.2.18-4.8.18

The Bible Train/Family Worship 4.2.18-4.8.18

This week, in our Guided Tour of the Bible, the action really begins to pick up. We will see the conquest of the Promised Land and the passing away of Joshua. We will find the Children of Israel doing whatever seems right in their own eyes and the raising up of judges to lead the people.

Monday Joshua 10:1-27
Tuesday Joshua 11:1-23
Wednesday Joshua 20:1-9
Thursday Joshua 23:1-16, 24:25-33
Friday Judges 2:6-3:31
Saturday Judges 4:1-5:31
Sunday Judges 6:1-40

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the importance of conquering the Promised Land?
  2. Why did God order the complete annihilation of the peoples of Canaan?
  3. Joshua told the people to choose YHWH or the false gods of Canaan; why were those false gods appealing to the Children of Israel?
  4. What important lessons can we learn, from Deborah’s Story, about the vital role women play in Redemptive History?
  5. Was it wrong for Gideon to ask God to authenticate His call?
The Bible Train (Family Worship) 3.18-3.24

The Bible Train (Family Worship) 3.18-3.24

This week we will see the Lord instructing Moses to take a 2nd Census. The old generation has passed away and the people are preparing to take the land of promise. We will also see Moses address the Host of Israel as he prepares to pass leadership to Joshua.

  • Sunday– Numbers 22:1-41
  • Monday– Numbers 27:1-23
  • Tuesday– Numbers 31:1-54
  • Wednesday– Deuteronomy 4:1-43
  • Thursday– Deuteronomy 8:1-9:6
  • Friday– Deuteronomy 15:1-18
  • Saturday– Deuteronomy 20:1-20

Discussion Questions:

  1. How were Balak and Balaam able to ensnare the people of Israel?
  2. What can we learn from the Angel of the Lord appearing to, and rebuking, Balaam?
  3. Israel worshipped the false god, Baal of Peor. Why was this so offensive to YHWH?
  4. During Moses’ speech, he recounts the 10 Commandments. Why are these so important to the people of Israel? Why are they important to us as Christians?
The Bible Train: Family Worship 3.11 to 3.17

The Bible Train: Family Worship 3.11 to 3.17

As we draw close to the Passover season and to Resurrection Sunday, the Bible Train is rolling toward the House of Israel reaching the Promised Land. We will see the scouting of the land, a rebellion from some of the priests, and a lack of trust in God so troubling that it will cause the Children of Israel to be sentenced to wander in the Sinai Wilderness for 40 years, until an entire generation passes away.

 

  • Sunday– Numbers 11:1-35
  • Monday– Numbers 13:1-33
  • Tuesday–Numbers 14:1-45
  • Wednesday–Numbers 16:1-50
  • Thursday– Numbers 17:1-30
  • Friday–Numbers 20:1-13
  • Saturday–Numbers 21:1-35

 

Discussion Questions

  1. What similarities do you see between your life and the 10 spies who were fearful of the inhabitants of Canaan? Are there areas where you have trouble trusting God?
  2. Why did Korah and his followers rebel against Moses and Aaron?
  3. What parallels can you see between God selecting Aaron as His priest and Him choosing Christians as His people?
  4. The bronze serpent had to be lifted up and gazed upon in order for people to be saved from the serpent’s bite; how does this parallel the Son of Man being lifted up?
The Bible Train (Family Worship) 2/25-3/3

The Bible Train (Family Worship) 2/25-3/3

This week, the Bible Train will take us to Mt. Sinai (the Mountain of the Lord) where Moses will see the glory of YHWH. We will also see YHWH lay out His proscriptions for worship. We will also see the Lord defend His absolute holiness when Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire. We will also see the most important day of the year under the Old Covenant, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). May this week’s readings fill you with awe and worship.

 

  • Sunday– Exodus 33:7-34:11 & Exodus 34:27-35
  • Monday–Exodus 35:30-36:7
  • Tuesday–Exodus 39:32-40:38
  • Wednesday–Leviticus 1:1-17
  • Thursday–Leviticus 8:1-36
  • Friday–Leviticus 10:1-20
  • Saturday–Leviticus 16:1-34

Discussion Questions:

  1. What prevents man from seeing the Lord face to face?
  2. What does the Tabernacle teach us about God?
  3. Why was the fire offered by Nadab and Abihu unacceptable?
  4. How does the Day of Atonement point forward to Christ and the Cross?

 

 

 

The Bible Train: Family Worship for 2/18-2/24

The Bible Train: Family Worship for 2/18-2/24

This week, the Bible Train takes us to the Sinai Peninsula where YHWH will give the Law and will set down the regulations for the Tabernacle, the House of Worship for the Children of Israel.

 

  • Sunday:  Exodus 18:1-27
  • Monday:  Exodus 19:1-20:26
  • Tuesday:  Exodus 23:20-24:18
  • Wednesday:  Exodus 26:1-37
  • Thursday: Exodus 28:1-43
  • Friday: Exodus 32:1-33:6
  • Saturday: Exodus 33:7-34:35

 

Discussion Questions:

 

  1. Why is the giving of the Law the most important event in the Old Testament?
  2. What is foreshadowed by the Tabernacle?
  3. Why was Moses right to be so angry with the Children of Israel for their idolatry with the calf of gold?
  4. We speak of the Lord as being holy; what does that mean?
The Bible Train (Family Readings) 2/11-2/17

The Bible Train (Family Readings) 2/11-2/17

This week, in our guided tour of the Bible, we have some action packed readings. The showdown between YHWH and the false gods of Egypt comes to an end and YHWH is victorious. Following, the Host of Israel leave Egypt and begin their journey to the Promised Land. (Special Note: the journey to the Promised Land is a picture, or shadow, of what we as Christians endure as we journey to the ultimate Land of Promise, Heaven)

 

  • Sunday– Exodus 8:20-9:35
  • Monday–Exodus 10:1-11:10
  • Tuesday–Exodus 12:1-51
  • Wednesday–Exodus 13:17-14:31
  • Thursday–Exodus 16:1-36
  • Friday–Psalm 90
  • Saturday–Exodus 17:1-16

 

Discussion Questions

  1. What are we able to learn about God’s characteristics from the exultant prayer of Moses?
  2. God revealed Himself to Abraham as YHWH Jireh, the God Who Provides. What do we learn of God’s provision with the manna and quail experience?
  3. Another of God’s names is YHWH Shua, the God Who Saves (redeems). What do we learn about God as a redeemer in the Red Sea experience?
The Bible Train/Family Worship 2/4-2/10

The Bible Train/Family Worship 2/4-2/10

After a brief detour through the story of Job, the Bible Train concludes the story of Joseph, this week. Following that, the action begins to pick up in the story of Moses, the Deliverer.

 

  • Sunday Genesis 46:1-47:31
  • Monday Genesis 49:29-50:26
  • Tuesday Exodus 1:1-2:25
  • Wednesday Exodus 3:1-4:17
  • Thursday Exodus 4:18-5:23
  • Friday Exodus 6:1-30
  • Saturday Exodus 7:1-8:19

 

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. In Exodus 3:14, God reveals Himself as I AM. What does this tell you about the Lord?
  2. Each plague attacks one of Egypt’s deities. What message is YHWH sending through the plagues?
  3. What parallels can you find between Pharaoh and people, today, who obstinately refuse to yield to the Lord?
The Bible Train/Family Worship Readings 1/28-2/3

The Bible Train/Family Worship Readings 1/28-2/3

This week’s Bible Train stops are in the life of Joseph. Joseph, like the later prophet, Daniel, is unique in that there is nothing negative mentioned about either one in the Bible. Joseph is a type/foreshadowing of Jesus.

 

  • Sunday- Psalm 1
  • Monday- Genesis 37:1-36
  • Tuesday- Genesis 38:1-38
  • Wednesday- Genesis 39:1-40:23
  • Thursday- Genesis 41:1-57
  • Friday- Genesis 44:1-45:28
  • Saturday- Genesis 46:1-47:31

Discussion Questions

  1. Why does the Psalmist celebrate the godly? What do we learn from the comparison of the righteous and the wicked found in Psalm 1?
  2. God communicates to both Joseph and Pharaoh in dreams. What do we learn about God’s character from the experiences of communicating via dreams?
  3. We see from the experience of Joseph and his brothers that God took something that was intended for evil and turned it around for His purposes. Where have you seen something similar happen in your life?

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