Seeking First His Kingdom Study Questions

Seeking First His Kingdom

Ten-week Bible Study Questions (Nine weeks of questions, as you probably won’t start the devotional until after your first meeting.)

 

Week One (Days 1-7)

  1. Half the battle is noticing when you’re worrying. Were you able to catch yourself worrying this week?

 

  1. What do you typically worry about?

 

  1. Which “kingdom” passage helped you avoid worry the most this week?

 

  1. In what ways did God provide for you this week?

 

  1. Any profound thoughts in your “notes” sections that you’d like to share?

 

Week Two (Days 8-14)

 

  1. Did you catch yourself worrying this week?

 

  1. Which “kingdom” passage helped you avoid worry the most this week?

 

  1. Which “kingdom” passage was the most challenging for you?

 

  1. In what ways did God provide for you this week?

 

  1. Any profound thoughts in your “notes” sections that you’d like to share?

 

  1. If none of the above questions brought up the topic of how important love is (Day 8), talk about it now!

 

Week Three (Days 15-21)

 

  1. (From Day 17) What do you think it means to be prepared. How do we “bring oil for our lamps?” (Matthew 25:1-13)

 

  1. (From Day 18) I like how the slaves think the man is coming back for his money, but the man gives it back to them. Does this change your view of the kingdom? (Matthew 25:14-30)

 

  1. (From Day 19) What do you know about Mother Theresa? How did she live out Matthew 25:31-46? How can we, in order to inherit the kingdom of prepared for us? (Verse 34)

 

  1. In what ways did God provide for you this week?

 

  1. Any profound thoughts in your “notes” sections that you’d like to share?

 

Week Four (Days 22-28)

 

  1. Day 26 was the last day of section one. What have you learned about entering the Kingdom? Were you surprised that Jesus said so many things about it? I was!

 

  1. In what ways has God provided for you this week?

 

  1. Looking at days 27 and 28, what about the kingdom of heaven makes you want to end up there?

 

  1. Anything else from your notes that you’d like to share?

 

Week Five (Days 29-35)

 

  1. From Days 29 and 30, what about the kingdom of heaven struck you particularly?

 

  1. From Day 32, do you think Jesus was thinking about the end of Psalm 22 when he quoted the beginning of it on the cross? (The beginning of it is asking God why have you forsaken me, but the end would have been, “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before Thee. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations.”)

 

  1. From Day 34, after seeking His kingdom for however long you’ve been seeking it, do you speak of it – make its glory and majesty known to others? I’m shy about it – that’s why I wrote about it!

 

  1. What did you learn from seeking His kingdom this week?

 

  1. What has God impressed upon your heart lately beyond what you’ve read in this study?

 

Week Six (Days 36-42)

 

  1. From Days 36 and 37, what did you think of Daniel’s interpretation of the king’s dream, and Daniel’s own dream? What kingdom verses stood out to you?

 

  1. We came back to the New Testament on Day 38. What about the kingdom stuck with you the most from these New Testament days?

 

  1. How has God provided for you this week?

 

  1. Have you lost anything by seeking His kingdom instead of worrying about your money/future/whatever?

 

  1. Anything else from your notes that you’d like to share?

 

Week Seven (Days 43-49)

 

  1. This week’s verses all come from Paul. What do you know about Paul’s story?

 

  1. Which verse stood out to you this week? (Note: This week has a verse about homosexuality. If the group can’t talk about the subject with love and kindness, please agree to end the discussion!)

 

  1. From Day 49, Paul wants us to “walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” What do you think that means? How does it make you feel?

 

  1. How has God provided for you this week?

 

  1. Anything else from your notes that you’d like to share?

 

Week Eight (Days 50-56)

 

  1. From Day 53, Peter says, “in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance and in your perseverance, godliness; and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.” (2 Peter 1:5b-8 and 5:11)

Discuss!

 

  1. Days 54-56 were all quotes from Jesus. Which stood out to you?

 

  1. Do you feel like you’ve made strides in your search for the kingdom in the last eight or so weeks?

 

  1. How has God provided for you this week?

 

Week Nine (Days 57-61)

 

  1. From Day 57, how would you feel about eating and drinking with Jesus in heaven?

 

  1. From Days 58 and 60, Jesus says His kingdom is not of this world, and yet it is “in your midst.” How do you visualize the word “kingdom?”

 

  1. Are there any kingdom statements you think you can bring to mind to replace worry in the future?

 

  1. Has reading kingdom verses instead of worrying changed anything for you?

 

  1. What will you do to stay in His Word and continue to seek His kingdom now that the study is over?
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