Bible Study: The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

August 21, 2016

Opening Hymn: LSB 683 Jesus Thy Boundless Love To Me 

Psalm 32 

Creed (Back Cover) 

Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover) 

1) A Prophet rejected 

a) Where is Jesus and what is he doing? 

i) Why is this an issue? 

ii) What are the conflicting thoughts for the people of Nazareth? 

b) What is the real problem? 

i) Do we ever blame a messenger when the real problem is our unbelief in the message? 

ii) How does Jesus respond? 

2) The Death of John the Baptist 

a) Who does Herod think Jesus is? 

i) Why was John the Baptist in prison? 

ii) What are the circumstances that lead to his be-heading? 

b) Who does Herod fear above God? 

3) The Feeding of the 5000 

a) What does this text demonstrate about Jesus? 

i) His power 

(1) He turns a small amount of food into much 

ii) His love for the people 

(1) He feeds them when hungry 

iii) His graciousness 

(1) All ate until they were satisfied with much to spare 

4) Jesus Walks on Water 

a) What does this text demonstrate about Jesus? 

i) His piety and faith 

(1) He trusts in his Father above all things 

(2) He prays at all times 

ii) His love for the disciples 

(1) He goes to save them in their time of need 

iii) His power 

(1) He calms the seas with only His word 

b) What does the text tell us about ourselves? 

i) We often doubt that the Lord is always protecting us 

ii) We often doubt the power of God 

c) Whom does Jesus heal at Gennesaret? 

i) All who came to Him and touched his garment 

ii) In the same way, all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved 

Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327

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