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Preparing for Sunday - Ezekiel 1-48 - Part 2

Carefully Think What are some of the first things that come to your mind when you think about the book of Ezekiel? Read 1:1-3. What time period in Israel's history is Ezekiel's ministry? Where is Ezekiel? How does this compare to when and where Jeremiah was ministering? Read 1:4-28. What do you learn about God in this vision? What is being communicated about his attri...

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Preparing for Sunday - Ezekiel 1-48

Carefully Think What are some of the first things that come to your mind when you think about the book of Ezekiel? Read 1:1-3. What time period in Israel's history is Ezekiel's ministry? Where is Ezekiel? How does this compare to when and where Jeremiah was ministering? Read 1:4-28. What do you learn about God in this vision? What is being communicated about his attri...

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Preparing for Sunday - Jeremiah 1-52 - Part 3

Carefully Think How did Judah respond to Jeremiah (26:7-19; 37:11-15; 38:1-6)? Read 30-33 - What are these chapters about? Read 46-51 - What are these chapters about? What reasons can you discern in these chapters as to why God treats the nations as he does? Read 48:46-47; 49:5, 6, 39 - Which nations receive these promises? What does this indicate about God's ultimat...

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New Elder Candidate - Brandon Ferguson

Since 2009, SWBC has been functioning under the biblical polity of biblical eldership. As we move forward together as an eldership and as a congregation, we are all mindful of the need to recognize, develop, and present new elders to the church for affirmation. Presenting new men to become elders of SWBC has been one of the highest priorities of the current elders over the...

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Preparing for Sunday - Jeremiah 1-52 - Part 2

Carefully Think What was Judah's chief problem (2:4, 11-13)? How deeply affected was Judah in their sin (5:1-6)? In what was Judah falsely trusting (7:1-4)? How did Jeremiah's life serve as an illustration for Judah to see their sin and God's judgment (16:1-9)? How did Judah respond to Jeremiah (26:7-19; 37:11-15; 38:1-6)? Read 30-33 - what are these chapters about...

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Preparing for Sunday - Jeremiah 1-52

Carefully Think The following suggestions are to help you get a glimpse of the book as a whole. Read Jeremiah 1:1-19. This chapter is a good overview of many of the themes in the book. What themes do you see emphasized? What do you learn about Jeremiah in this chapter? What do you learn about God in this chapter? What do you learn about Judah in this chapter? What ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Jude 3-7

Carefully Think Read the book of Jude. Who is Jude speaking to in this letter?  For what purpose does he say he is writing? Read Jude 3-7 How does Jude address his audience? Where are those whom Jude is warning the "beloved" about? What are the works of Jesus that Jude mentions by way of reminder?  What is the consequence for rejecting Christ? Prayerfu...

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Preparing for Sunday - Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Carefully Think Read Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12 Make a list of everything you learn about what God, the Father does or is like. Make a list of everything you learn about God's "servant." What does he do and why? What is he like? Who is speaking in 52:13-15? Who is speaking in 53:1-12? How do the speakers of 53:1-12 feel about what the servant of God did and went through? ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Isaiah 40-66

Carefully Think Read Isaiah 40. What do you learn about God? Why would Israel need this vision of God? Read Isaiah 45. According to this chapter, who is Cyrus and how does God use him? Read Isaiah 52:13-53:12. What do you learn about the Lord's Servant? Read Isaiah 55. How does God describe salvation? Read Isaiah 58. What is God looking for in genuine fasting? Read...

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Preparing for Sunday - Isaiah 1-39 (Part 2)

Carefully Think Last week we entered back into our Touring the Old Testament series and the book of Isaiah, specifically, focusing on God's judgment of sin and his confrontation of his own people (chapters 1-12). This week we will focus on chapters 13-39. Read through or briefly skim through chapters 13-24. What is God doing in these chapters and why? What nations are ...

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