Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lesson 7 - You Can Be a New Person!

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkeness, revellings, and such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19 - 21.

1. Whoever commits sin is what?
John 8:34 ________________________________________
"His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins." Proverbs 5:22.

"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" Romans 6:16.

2. What are the wages of serving sin?
Romans 6:23 _______________________________________

3. What was the mission of Jesus?
Matthew 1:21 _______________________________________

4. What does it mean to be saved from our sins?
Romans 6:18 ________________________________________

5. Can Jesus really free us from sin's control?
John 8:36 __________________________________________
"For sin shall not have dominion over you." Romans 6:14

6. Can we serve both God and sin?
Matthew 6:24 ______________________________________

7. So what much we do?
Joshua 24:15 _______________________________________

8. When we choose to serve the Lord, what does He cause to happen within us?
Romans 6:6 _______________________________________

9. What may we then reckon ourselves to be?
Romans 6:11 ______________________________________
"How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" "For he that is dead is freed from sin." Romans 6:2,7.

10. We put off the old man, which is what?
Ephesians 4:22 ______________________________________

11. And we put on the new man, which is what?
Ephesians 4:24 ______________________________________
"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17.

12. We receive grace and the gift of what?
Romans 5:17 _________________________________________
"Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe." Romans 3:22.

13. We are made what?
Romans 5:19 ________________________________________

14 How much does this being made righteous cost us?
Romans 5:18 ________________________________________

15. Receiving this gift, we become filled with what?
Ephesians 3:19 ______________________________________

16. We are than a partaker of what?
2 Peter 1:4 ___________________________________________

17. When this happens what is our relation to the sinful habits that once enslaved us?
2 Peter 1:4 ___________________________________________

18. How is a person's life different after being liberated from the servitude of sin?
1 Peter 4:2 ___________________________________________
"For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatrys." 1 Peter 4:3.

19. How does Paul emphasize again the new status of the believers?
Romans 6:22 ________________________________________

20. How should this new status affect our future plans?
Romans 13:14 ________________________________________
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin; but yield yourselves unto God." Romans 6:12, 13.

21. Upon what conditions may we continue to partake of the power of Christ?
Hebrews 3:14 _________________________________________
"If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31.

22. If through unbelief a person falls back into his former passions, what has he probably forgotten?
2 Peter 1:9 ____________________________________________

23. Of what may we be confident?
Philippians 1:6 __________________________________________

24. What is Jesus able to do?
Jude 24 ______________________________________________

25. Is that expecting too much of the Lord?
Ephesians 3:20 _________________________________________

26. Do we need anything that His divine power has not supplied?
2 Peter 1:3 _____________________________________________
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32.

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19.

27. How may we obtain the transforming gift of God's righteousness?
Matthew 7:7 ____________________________________________

28. Then what positive action are we to take?
Romans 6:13 _____________________________________________
"For as he have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness."
Romans 6:19

29. What will our testimony than be?
Psalms 116:16 ______________________________________________

In Light of God's Word...

  • I understand that God is able to put His righteousness in me, making me a new person, free from sin's control.
  • I desire to receive that righteousness of God in my life.

Next Lesson: You Can Be a Friend of God!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Never Absent from the Mind of God

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

To enlarge our views of God's goodness, Christ calls upon us to behold the works of His hands. "Behold the fowls of the air." He says, "they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matt. 6:26.

Though men and women have sinned grievously, they are not forsaken. The hand that upholds the world, upholds and strengthens His weakest child. The great Master Artist, whose skill is infinitely beyond the skill of any human being, who gives to the lily of the field its delicate and beautiful tints, cares for the little sparrow. Not one falls to the ground without His notice...OHC

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lesson 6 Invisible Forces Behind the Scenes

1. Did God create only visible things?
Colossians 1:16 ___________________________

2. What superhuman beings does the Bible mention?
Psalm 8:5 ________________________________

3. Has anyone ever seen an angel?
Numbers 22:31 ____________________________

4. What type of angels were stationed at the entrance to the garden of Eden when man was driven out?
Genesis 2:24 _______________________________
Angels are not the spirits of dead people as some may suppose. No one had yet died when Adam and Eve were driven from Eden. The Bible speaks definitely of the existence of intelligent beings in the universe before the earth was created. (Job 38:4, 7)

5. Are angels very strong?
Psalm 103:20 _________________________________

6. How swiftly do they move?
Ezekiel 1:14 ___________________________________

7. What have they been sent forth to do?
Hebrews 1:14 ________________________________

8. How might we meet an angel some day?
Hebrews 13:2 _________________________________

9. How do angels protect God's people from danger?
Psalm 34:7 ___________________________________

Here are a few stories of angels helping God's people in times of personal crisis: 1 Kings 19: 1 - 8, Daniel 6: 16 - 23, Acts 5: 17 - 23, Acts 12: 5 - 11.

10. How will God protect His people through the calamities of the last days?
Psalm 91:11 ___________________________________

11. Are angels assigned even to children?
Matthew 18:10 _________________________________

12. How does the Bible describe the loyalty of the angels to God?
Psalm 103:20 __________________________________

13. God spared not the angels that did what?
2 Peter 2:4 ____________________________________

14. What is sin?
1 John 3:4 _____________________________________

15. Who is the leader of the rebellious angels?
Revelation 12:9 ________________________________

16. What was he called before he fell?
Isaiah 14:12 ____________________________________

17. What position did he hold in heaven?
Ezekiel 28:14 _________________________________

18. What was he like from the day he was created until iniquity was found in him?
Ezekiel 28:15 ________________________________

19. In three words or less, what did Lucifer do that God cast him out and took away his position as covering cherub?
Ezekiel 28:16 ________________________________

20. What sin did he first commit in his heart?
Ezekiel 28:17 ________________________________

21. Whose position did he covet?
Isaiah 14:13, 14 _______________________________

22. This led to what in heaven?
Revelation 12:7 ______________________________

23. What percentage of the angels (symbolically referred to as 'stars') joined Satan in his rebellion?
Revelation 12:4 ________________________________

24. Did their rebellion succeed?
Revelation 12:8 ________________________________

25. What happened to Satan and his angels?
Revelation 12:9 ________________________________

26. They are now being reserved in what condition until the judgment of the great day?
Jude 6 _______________________________________

The Bible speaks of the fallen angels as "unclean spirits", "evil spirits", and "devils". Their work of darkness is limited to this world. For an illustration of their destructive work upon man and beast when unrestrained by the mighty angels of God. read Mark 5: 1 - 13.

27. What is Satan doing now?
1 Peter 5:8 __________________________________

28. Why has he come to us now in great wrath?
Revelation 12:12 _____________________________

29. What shall we do to stand against him?
Ephesians 6: 11 ______________________________

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. " Ephesians 6:12.

30. What armor do we need?
Ephesians 6:14
Loins girded with _____________________________

Breastplate of ________________________________

(verse 15) Feet shod with _________________________

(verse 16) Shield of ____________________________

(verse 17) Helmet of ___________________________

Sword of __________________________________

which is _________________

31. In what three traps does Satan get people?
1 John 2:16 ________________________________
Although Satan makes his offers appear enticing, his purpose is to destroy people. Job 1: 6 - 22 unveils the real conflict going on behind the scenes over each one of us.

32. What specific action must we take?
James 4:7,8 _________________________________

33. If we stay close to God, what promise may we claim when Satan bombards us?
Isiah 59:19 (last half) ___________________________

34. How are the angels of God affected when we decide to place ourselves on God's side?
Luke 15:10 _________________________________

In the Light of God's Word...
  • I understand that one third of the angels transgressed God's law, were cast out of heaven, and are chained to this earth.
  • I understand that God is preserving the lives of the wicked angels until the final judgment day.
I choose to be on God's side and desire His power to resist the snares of Satan and the other rebellious angels.

Next Lesson: You Can Be a New Person!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jesus Our Best Friend

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

How few are constantly beholding the unseen Guest, realizing that He is at their right hand! How many ignore His presence! Did we treat others as we treat Jesus, what discourtesy it would be thought!

Suppose a friend were with us, and we should meet an acquaintance on the way and direct our whole attention to our new found acquaintance, ignoring the presence of our friend, what opinion would men have of our loyalty to our friend, of our degree of respect to him? And yet this is the way we treat Jesus. We forget that He is our companion. We engage in conversation, and never mention His name... OHC