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sermon study guide

33rd sunday in ordinary time

november 18, 2012

this week

old testament




1 Samuel 1:4-20

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Hebrews 10:11-14; (15-18) 19-25

Mark 13:1-8


  1. Read the Psalm aloud as your words to God.

  2. Read the Scripture from Mark

  3. Take a moment to meditate on the Scripture.

preparing for the message

  1. Do you believe that life on this planet will one day be destroyed? Why or why not?

  2. If so how do you think it will happen?

  3. What war are you most concerned with right now?

reading the message

  1. What building were they leaving?

  2. What were the disciples admiring?

  3. What was Jesus repsonse?

  4. Where was Jesus sitting?

  5. Who asked him a question?

  6. Did everyone hear his answer?

  7. What did they ask him?

  8. What were they to watch out for?

  9. What will they claim?

  10. What should the disciples expect?

  11. What will happen before the end of time?

  12. When these things happen, what will they indicate?

living the message

  1. What were your impressions as you read this passage and answered the questions?

  2. What does the passage say to you?


  1. Read the Scripture lesson again and take a moment to meditate on the passage.

  2. What is God saying to you?

  3. Thank God for his presence and ask him to apply what you have learned to your life

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