Discussion Questions: Josiah and the Book of the Law

Wednesday:Josiah and the Book
Story Passages: 2nd Kings 22-23, 2nd Chronicles 34
Other Passages: 1st Corinthians 9:23-27, 1st Timothy 4:7-10, 2nd Timothy 3:16-4:8, 2nd Kings 21:10-11, 2nd Chronicles 33:10-16, 2nd Kings 23
Memory Verse: 1st Thessalonians 2:13
  1. How old was Josiah when he began to seek the Lord? How old was he when he had the temple repaired?
  2. Why did Josiah have the temple repaired and cleaned? How did he know to do this, if he didn't have a copy of God's word to tell him?
  3. How many people were involved with the work of repairing the temple?
  4. When Hilkiah found the book, he gave it to a secretary, and the secretary took the book and read it to King Josiah. What was the secretary's name?
  5. When the king heard what was written and realized that Israel had not been following the law, he sent men to ask the Lord about it. What was God's response?
  6. What was the name of the person through whom God spoke his answer?
  7. What did Josiah do when he received God's answer?
  8. What are some things you have learned recently by studying God's word? How can you apply them to your life?
  9. How can you make time in your schedule to study God's word more?
If you need hints to answer some of the questions, look up the listed scripture passages.

Daniel and the Satraps Discussion Questions

Tuesday:Daniel and the Satraps
Story Passage: Daniel 6
Other Passages: Philippians 3:12-16, Psalm 118, Hebrews 13:5-6, Exodus 20:5-6, Isaiah 31:1, Jeremiah 1:17-19, Philippians 3:7-11, Romans 8:28-39, 1st Corinthians 1:17-29
Memory Verse: 1st Corinthians 15:58
  1. If the satraps' job was to oversee each section of the kingdom, why did King Darius need Daniel to oversee the satraps?
  2. Why would Darius enact such a strange law?
  3. Daniel probably could have avoided getting caught if he'd prayed privately, behind closed doors, to avoid being seen. Why did he pray in front of an open window?
  4. How can God expect us to do something that might turn other people against us?
  5. What kind of prize did Paul expect to win?
  6. Unbelievers often think the things of God are foolish. Why do they think this? What gives us the right to believe that we are right and they are wrong?
  7. What are you doing to be faithful to God?
If you need hints to answer some of the questions, look up the listed scripture passages.