BSFÂ® Lesson 3 Questions
SCHOOL PROGRAMâ€™S MEMORY VERSE: â€œAfter Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, â€˜Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.â€™ â€ â€“ Matthew
FIRST DAY:â€‚ Read the lesson notes with Scripture references.
1.How did the lecture change your thinking and, as a result, your behavior?
2.What lesson in the notes was a practical help in your personal, family, business or church life?
SECOND DAY:â€‚ Read Luke
3.a. What did you learn about Jesusâ€™ life before His public ministry?
b.What different aspects of Jesusâ€™humanity do you find in the following verses?
c.In light of these passages from Hebrews, how do you think the Lordâ€™s being human fit Him to be our sympathetic High Priest?
d.What help do you receive from any of these passages about Jesusâ€™ real human nature?
THIRD DAY:â€‚ Read Matthew
a.How did John the Baptistâ€™s parents and circumstances prepare him for his
b.How have your parents and the circumstances of your early years prepared you to serve God?
a.What extra details about John the Baptistâ€™s message do you find in Lukeâ€™s account?
b.From the Luke passage, how could you apply Johnâ€™s command to three types of people to how Christians should live today?
6.a. What two things does Matthew state that Johnâ€™s baptism represented?
b.Define these two words in the context of Johnâ€™s baptism. (See also Luke
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â€‚7. Read Isaiah
a.How was Johnâ€™s work among his people related to â€œvalleys and mountains and rough places,â€ as Jesus Christ was about to appear publicly?
b.What places in your life are like â€œvalleys and mountains and rough places,â€ and how do the promises of Isaiah
FOURTH DAY:â€‚ Read Matthew
â€‚8. With what did John the Baptist baptize? With what did he not baptize?
â€‚9. List at least three things John said would be true of Jesus, the One to come after John.
10.From the following verses, give the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian.
Joel 2:28â€‚ Ezekiel
11.a. (Challenge) What is the difference between â€œJohn the Baptistâ€™s baptismâ€ and Christian baptism since Pentecost (Acts
b.What help have you received from this study about the Holy Spirit?
FIFTH DAY:â€‚ Read Matthew
Note: It is helpful to read the other Gospel accounts of Jesusâ€™ baptism in Mark
12.a. According to John
b.What outward sign accompanied Godâ€™s words to John?
c.What did God say to Jesus when He was praying and the Holy Spirit came upon Him?
13.a. What did the people have to do when they were baptized, according to Mark
b.Why did Jesus not do this?
c.(Challenge) In your opinion, why did Jesus decide to be baptized? (There are several explanations.)
SIXTH DAY:â€‚ Review Matthew 3.
14.What did you learn about Jesusâ€™ human nature and His baptism that makes you love Him, and how can your group pray for you about this?
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