HomeStudy Assignments

Breaking The Word With RHEMA HomeStudy Assignments

Date Assigned - Activity


11 - 18 August, 2022

HOMESTUDY ASSIGNMENT


  1. Read Luke 9:1–17.
  2. Read Luke 9:18-36. According to this passage, what does it take to be followers of Jesus Christ?
  3. Read Luke 9:37–62.
  4. What to look for?
  5. Note the events in this section
  6. Mark all references to time and location
  7. Mark all references to the enemy, demons, evil spirits
  8. In a distinctive way mark every occurrence of the word “follow”.
  9. List everything you learn from the text.

28 July - 11 August, 2022

HOMESTUDY ASSIGNMENT

  1. Re-Read & Mark Luke Chapters 7 & 8.
  2. Be prepared to discuss what you learned from your readings of Luke 7 & 8.


30 June - 28 July, 2022

JULY'S HOMESTUDY ASSIGNMENT


  1. Read Luke Chapters 7 & 8 for context.
  2. Review the Inductive Study Method and how to mark text by watching the streaming sessions on each of the scheduled events on the table above.
  3. We will reconvene live sessions again on 4 August 2022. Be prepared to discuss what you learned from your readings of Luke 7 & 8.

23 - 30 June, 2022


  1. Read Luke 6:1-49 once for context.
  2. Read Luke 6 again this time note the key people, main events, their location, and indications of time. Mark repeating words and phrases. Mark and distinguish them from one another the words: “blessed”, “woe
  3. Look for Jesus’ specific instructions to those He speaks to and list them in your notebook. Don’t forget to mark them as a list in your Bible or on your Observation Worksheet.
  4. Read Luke 6:1-19; Exodus 20:8-11; Exodus 31:12-18; Leviticus 23:3.
  5. According to the Law as laid out in the Old Testament books of the Law, had Jesus violated the Sabbath?
  6. Would Jesus violate the Law?
  7. Cross-reference: read Matthew 5:17-19

16 - 23 June, 2022

Read Luke Chapter 5 for context.

  1. Then read Luke 5:1–16. 
  2. Mark key people, phrases, and keywords. 
  3. Along with all references to time and location, mark:
  4. forgive, forgiveness
  5. sin, sinners - any reference to sin
  6. disciples
  7. Pharisees, scribes
  8. repent
  9. Notice what events are covered in these verses. 
  10. What do you learn about Jesus in these past passages? Write down the main things. Who followed Jesus? Why? What did it cost them?
  11. Next read Luke 5:17–39. 
  • List the events covered in this part of chapter 5. 
  • Examine this text event by event. Note what do you learn about Jesus from each of these events. 
  • Watch Jesus's critic, what they criticize, and how Jesus handles their criticism.

3. Who all did Jesus call in Luke 4 and 5 to follow him? 

  • What kind of people were they? 
  • Answer the 5W's and an H in respect to their calling

9 - 16 June, 2022


  1. As always begins by reading the chapter. Read Luke 4. Once for content and familiarity and then a second time looking for main events and key people. 
  • Mark references to location and time.
  • Mark every reference to demons and unclean spirits, and their pronouns. You might want to use a red pitchfork (it will be easy to spot).

2. Read Luke 4:1-13; Matthew 4:1-11; and Mark 1:10-13. 

  • Now list everything you observed about Jesus’ temptation. Try to clear your thoughts about what you learned in Sunday School, read from some commentary, or heard in a Sunday sermon. 
  • Interrogate the whole event with the 5 W’s and an H.

2 - 9 June, 2022


  1. Read Luke 3:1-38 for observation and marking.
  2. You have identified all references to time, locations, events, and people, now it’s time to mark those keyword and phrases you found. Hint: don’t forget to mark:
  • Jesus
  • John
  • repentance
  • baptism, baptized
  • fire, burn

b. Look at the themes you’ve identified. Now develop a chapter theme for Luke 3.


2. As you read, think on the following topics and questions and join in on next week’s discussion on them:

  1. What are the definitions of “baptism” and “repentance”?
  2. Compare verses 4-6 with Luke 1:17 and 76-77.
  3. What do verses 7-20 teach about John and his message of repentance for forgiveness of sins?
  4. Are there different baptisms mentioned in this chapter or are they all the same? Who is doing the baptism? List your observations in your notebook.
  5. What does “baptize…with the Holy Spirit and fire” mean? Read verses Luke 3:7-17 carefully. As you read conduct a “contrast and comparison”. In other words, what is similar and what is different?

Note: Please don’t try to answer these questions in one sitting. Spread your HomeStudy over the next 6 six days. Remember we will discuss these during next week’s Breaking the Word.

26 May - 2 June, 2022

LAST WEEK'S HOMESTUDY ASSIGNMENT AND DISCUSSION

1. Now that you have read and researched the Passover, read Exodus 12:1-28.

  • Conduct an Inductive Study of this scripture.
  • Interrogate the text asking who, what, when, where, why, and how.
  • Cross-reference the text with Leviticus 23:1-2 and 1 Corinthians 5:7, make note of anything new you've learned.

2. Read Luke 3. 

  • Using a pencil, locate all references to time, locations, events, and people. 
  • Indicate the beginning and end of chapter themes. 

19-26 May, 2022


  1. Read Luke 2:39-40, what do these verses say about Joseph, Mary, and Jesus?
  2. List at least three things you learned from your study in chapter 2.
  3. Research:
  4. Where in the Bible can I find God's proclamation for the Feast of the Passover?
  5. What is it and why did He proclaim it?
  6. When is it and how often does it happen?
  7. What does it represent?
  8. Read Luke 3 for context. Do not mark yet.

13-19 May, 2022


  1. Read Luke 2 again. This time look for keywords and phrases.
  2. Identify key people by draw rectangular boxes and using either colors, shading, and or letters to differentiate them. 
  3. Identify locations by double underlining in green.
  4. Identify any unknown words.
  5. Note words or phrases that identify time. Draw a green clock over them.
  6. Lastly, brake the chapter into sections, identifying themes for each section you identified. Note: Try not to use any themes already listed in your Bible. Create your own. Some Bibles have sections already identified.

Reminder: Spread your assignment over the next six days. Don’t wait until the last day to complete these questions before the next “Breaking The Word” session.

6 - 12 May 2022


Read Luke 1:57-80.

1. Continue marking keywords, phrases, and people if you have not already done so.

2. Pray asking God to show you the rich truths of Zacharia's words and how they apply to your life. Then list them.

3. Finally, now that we have studied Luke Chapter 1, what impact will it have on your life? Write it in your notebook and thank God for what He has shown you through the Holy Spirit.

4. Read Luke chapter 2. Read only, no marking!

5. There is one critical event that happens three times in chapter one. Can you find that event?

21 April - 5 May 2022


  1. So what is the historical context of Luke 1? Are we given any clues as to when this occurs?

a. Look at the references to time you marked. What do you learn about the when of these events? When they begin?

b. Research: refer to any map of Israel in the “Time of Christ”. (Hint: you can use Google or an encyclopedia). Locate:

- the temple, 

- Nazareth, 

- the hill country of Judea

2. There are two “declarations” in this chapter. The first is Mary’s declaration in verses 46–55 and is often referred to as the “Magnificat”, which is Latin for “magnifies”.

a. Read these verses and then write who and what these words focus on.

b. Mark the references to this person. When you finish, think about what you have learned from Mary about this person. As you do, think about this woman, who is she, what's she saying.

1) Is there any relationship between Mary's proclamation and what has happened? If so, what?

2) What do Mary's words tell you about the significance of the child who will be born to her?

3. Research. There are a number of “Herods” mentioned in history, which is the Herod of Luke 1?

4. What did you learn about God from reading Luke 1:67–79?

14 -21 April 2022

What an adventure in God's Word awaits us! We are excited about this study in the Book of Luke. “What you are going to learn, to discover for yourself… what you are going to experience as God Himself teaches you is only going to increase your knowledge of your Lord! And with that will come a new depth of awe of what it means to understand and live with a kingdom perspective on life.” (Copyright 2016 Precept Ministries International)


  1. Your first assignment is to read Luke chapter 1 prayerfully, thoughtfully, paragraph by paragraph. The text of Luke can be found on the Member’s Documents page of this site.


  1. As you read, use a pencil to record in the margin the theme - subject - covered and any repeated words you notice.


2. After reading through Luke 1, observe the text more closely. See what God wants you to know about the people he mentioned in this chapter and the when and where of their lives.


  1. Mark each of the following, including pronouns and synonyms, in distinctive color or combination of colors, so that you can easily distinguish them. (I recommend rectangles in blue with the letter of their first name written above).
  2. Zacharias
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Zacharias’s son John
  5. Mary
  6. Jesus
  7. As you observe people, mark every reference to the whens and wheres. Mark time references with a green circle and two angled lines making clock hands over the word or phrase of time.
  8. In your notebook list, the key information the text gives you about each of these people. This may seem like busy work but remember if God felt it necessary to mention a detail in the Word it might just be important to your understanding.


3. After prayer, look at the first four verses of Luke. 

  1. What purpose do they serve?
  2. What do you learn from them and why is it important? 
  3. What does it tell you about the Gospel account?


Reminder: Spread your assignment over the next six days. Don’t wait until the last day to complete these questions before the next “Breaking The Word” session.

Thursday 7 - 14 April 2022

Continue reading Hebrews 10:5-10.

  1. Read the passage in other translations.
  • Reading your passage in more than one translation can improve your understanding of the passage. Differences in translations may indicate places where the interpretation of the text is debated, or the differences may reflect different approaches to translation (like sticking close to the wording of the original versus adapting the wording to make it sound natural in the language of translation).
  • Make note of one or two differences in the text of the translations you read of your passage. How did the differences affect your understanding of the passage? Are they simply saying the same thing in different words or do they reflect different understandings of the passage?

2. Identify important cross references.

  • Examine relationships between your passage and other passages in the Bible, letting scripture interpret scripture. The idea is that the meaning of an obscure passage might be clarified by other passages with the meaning is more straightforward.
  • Review each cross reference and consider its relevance to your passage. Why is the cross-reference relevant for your passage?

Thursday 31 March 2022, (Week of 24 March -7 April)

Read Hebrews 10:5-10. The writer of the letter of the Hebrew has established that the sacrifices under the law cannot make perfect those who draw near to make those sacrifices. The sacrifices remind them of sins every year because it is impossible for the blood of the bulls and goats to take sins away.

OBSERVE

  1. Mark all references to the Trinity (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit)
  2. Circle all references to sacrifice/offerings.
  3. Place an orange box around sanctified.
  4. Draw a box (any color) around will.

Be ready to discuss your thoughts (during Breaking the Word) on the following (Don't forget to record those thoughts in your notebook):

  1. What is God's will in this passage?
  2. What offering is acceptable? What is not?
  3. If God's will is my sanctification and He offered His Son for it, what can I do to reflect this priority?
  4. Pick one area of your life and list how you can see it grow in holiness.

Thursday 24 March 2022, (Week of 17-24 March)

After rereading John 1:1-18 again reflect and answer the following questions:

  1. Share your thoughts from verse 1 on how it is that, “the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 
  2. In verses 10-12, who is the “Him” that is being spoken of? How do you know?
  3. John testified of this person coming after him, yet, existing before him? Explain this fact.
  4. Will the “Word” ever walk in the flesh again?

Thursday 17 March 2022, (for week of 10-17 March)

  • Reread John 1:1-18 (complete your markings)
  • Conduct a word study on "only begotten" and "fullness"
  • Found in John 1:14-18
  • Use any physical or digital (blb.org or Biblehub.com)concordance.

Thursday, 3 and 10 March 2022 (for the week of 3-10 Mar)

  • Read John 1:1–18 and circle Word, including the pronouns used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases.

Did you notice any synonyms (a word having a meaning that is the same as or very similar) for Word?


  • Read John 1:1–18, again and circle any synonyms, just as you did Word

What did you learn about the word? 

According to verse 1, who is “He” and how is “He” described? 

What does verse 14 teach about the Word?


  • Read verses 14 through 18 and draw a rectangle around the phrase: grace and truth

According to verse 14, what are the characteristics of the Word

Who is being described in verse 18 and how is he described?

Note: Make sure to keep your responses in your notebook.

Thursday, 24 February 2022 (for the week of 24 Feb-3 Mar)

  • Conduct a Psalm 133 & Psalm 134 (Review)
  • For Psalm 134; use the 5 Day Study Guide & Identifying Cross References listed in your Bible or go to http://openbible.info/ and identify the cross references listed there.
  • HINT: go to http://openbible.info/ then scroll down to "LABS" and find "Cross References" below in that list. Click on "Cross References".

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022 (for the week of 17-24 Feb)

  • Using your "Day To Day Study Guide" read, mark and conduct an observation of Psalm 133.
  • Assess Psalm 133 for the three Elements of Interpretation (History, Literature, and Theology)
  • CHALLENGE: If you feel ambitious, conduct the same steps using Psalm 134.
  • Record what you discovered.

Thursday, 10 Feb 2022 (for the week of 10-17 Feb)

  • Review "Day To Day Study Guide".
  • Read, mark and conduct an observation of Psalm 124.