These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

The Kingdoms of our Lord

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, The Eternal Kingdom.

1. Isaiah 52:7; Revelation 11:15-17. Part of the gospel message (the good news) is God rules. How does that fact affect your understanding of the Gospel?

2. Luke 24:25-27. Why do you think the disciples had trouble believing Jesus was the promised king? Why do you think people today have trouble believing the same thing?

3. 1 Samuel 8:4-7; Isaiah 53:3-5; John 19:19-22; Revelation 19:11-21. Why do people and nations reject the idea of being ruled by God who executes justice as well as mercy and righteousness? Why do men still fight against God?

4. Colossians 1:9-14; 1 Peter 2:4-25. How do we live as part of the Kingdom of God now while we wait for our king to return?

5. Acts 1:3-11; 2:1-41. In what way did the events of Pentecost begin the growth of God's kingdom on earth?

6. Matthew 4:17; Acts 8:12; 19:8; 20:25; 28:23, 31. Who preached the kingdom of God? Why do you think the kingdom of God is an important part of the message of salvation by faith?

Optional: Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12; Matthew chapters 27 & 28; Mark chapters 14, 15 & 16; Luke chapters 22, 23 & 24. Isaiah wrote prophesies about the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ who is the king of the kingdom of God. Look for the fulfillment of those prophecies in the accounts of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

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