Sunday, November 28, 2010

In Love With Christ

For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. Hebrews 7:26.

The character of Christ was one of unexampled excellence, embracing everything pure, true, lovely, and of good report. We have no knowledge of His ever visiting a party of pleasure or a dance hall, and yet He was the perfection of grace and courtly bearing. Christ was no novice: He was distinguished for the high intellectual powers He possessed even in the morning of His life. His youth was not wasted in indolence, neither was it wasted in sensual pleasure, self-indulgence, or frittered away in things of no profit. Not one of His hours from childhood to manhood was misspent, none were misappropriated...

Jesus was sinless and had no dread of the consequences of sin. With this exception His condition was as yours. You have not a difficulty that did not press with equal weight upon Him, not a sorrow that His heart has not experienced. His feelings could be hurt with neglect, with indifference of professed friends, as easily as yours. Is your path thorny? Christ's was so in a tenfold sense. Are you distressed? So was He. How well fitted was Christ to be an example! OHC
See Luke 2:52

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lesson 12 - Questions on Hell

1. What will God rain upon the wicked?
Psalm 11:6 _______________________________________

2. From where will the fire come?
Revelation 20:9 ____________________________________

3. When will this happen?
Revelation 20:7 ___________________________________

(For more information on the thousand years see Lesson 5 )

4. The Lord is reserving the unjust until when to be punished?
2 Peter 2:9 ________________________________________

5. As the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be when ?
Matthew 13:40 _____________________________________

6. How does the Bible describe the agony the wicked will experience?
Matthew 13:40 _______________________________________

7. All the wicked shall have their part in the loake that burns with fire and
brimstone which is what?
Revelation 21:8 _______________________________________

8. How do we know that the place of torment is not underground?
Revelation 20:9 ________________________________________

9. What all will be burned on the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men?
2 Peter 3:7 __________________________________________

10. How does God feel about the punishment of the wicked?
Ezekiel 33:11 _________________________________________

11. Has God willed for certain ones to perish?
2 Peter 3:9 ____________________________________________

12. For whom is the fire prepared?
Matthew 25:41 ________________________________________

13. Who will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone with the beast and false prophet?
Revelation 20:10 ________________________________________

14. What will the Lord do to all the wicked?
Psalm 145:20 ___________________________________________

15. It is better to lose an eye or a hand, instead of having how much of our body cast into hell?
Matthew 5:29, 30 __________________________________________

16. Is one's physical body the only thing that hell will destroy?
Matthew 10:28 _____________________________________________

17. God will punish according to what?
Jeremiah 21:14 ______________________________________________

18. Who will receive many stripes?
Luke 12:47 _______________________________________________

19. Who will receive few stripes?
Luke 12:48 _________________________________________________

20. When the day comes that shall burn as an oven, all that do wickedly shall be what?
Malachi 4:1 ______________________________________________

21. How thoroughly will the day that cometh burn them? And what will be left on them?
Malachi 4:1 ________________________________________________

22. Ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be what?
Malachi 4:3 _________________________________________________

23. The flames will devour them as what?
Nahum 1:10 ____________________________________________

"The candle of the wicked shall be put out." Proverbs 24:20

24. They shall be as though what?
Obadiah 16 _________________________________________________

25. How completely will the fire burn Satan?
Ezekiel 28:18 _____________________________________________

26. Will Satan ever be any more?
Ezekiel 28:19 ______________________________________________

27. What may we conclude about ultimate justice and about God?
Psalm 58:11 ________________________________________________

For more information see Booklet "C", Biblical Expressions and Explanations.
See pages at top.

Next lesson: The Mystery of Godliness

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Virtue of Brotherly Kindness

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 2 Peter 1:7

The Word of God enjoins upon every one of His children: "Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous." 1 Peter 3:8. Now unless godliness was added to patience man would not show that brotherly kindness. In His mission to our world, Christ has shown man the graces of the Spirit of God which when accepted, fashion and mold the entire man, externally as well as internally, by abasing his pride and leading him not to esteem himself highly but to esteem his brother as precious in the sight of God because Christ paid an infinite price for his soul. When man is valued as God's property then we will be kind, amiable, and condescending toward him. OHC

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lesson 11 - The Secret of Immortality

"In him was life; and the life was the light of men." John 1:4.

1. What kind of man are we, mortal or immortal?
Job 4:17 ____________________________________

2. What is your life?
James 4:14 ___________________________________

3. What characterizes God the Father and Jesus the Son?
John 5:26 ____________________________________

4. Who is eternal and immortal?
1 Timothy 1:17 __________________________________

5. God is the only one who hath what?
1 Timothy 6:16 _________________________________

6. Yet for us Jesus has brought to light the possibility of life and immortality through the what?
2 Timothy 1:10 ___________________________________

7. Who only will receive eternal life?
John 3:16 _______________________________________

8. What word describes the fate of everyone else?
John 3:16 _________________________________________

"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life." John 3:36.

9. How does the Bible emphasize that life can enlist only when there is a connection to the Lifegiver?
1 John 5:12 ________________________________________

"For in him we live and move, and have our being." Acts 17:28.

10. What are the two alternatives?
Romans 6:23 ________________________________________

11. At what event will this mortal put on immportality?
1 Corinthians 15: 52,53 _________________________________

12. When will the unfading crown be received?
1 Peter 5:4 __________________________________________

"When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory."
Colosians 3:4.

13. What two trees grew in the midst of Eden?
Genesis 2:9 __________________________________________

14. What was the only tree in the garden from which Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat?
Genesis 2:6, 17 _______________________________________

15. What punishment did God decree for disobedience?
Genesis 2:17 _______________________________________

16. What did Satan say?
Genesis 3:4 __________________________________________

17. What are we told about the devil, the truth and lies?
John 8:44 ______________________________________________

18. Once he sinned, from what tree would Adam have had to eat in order to live forever?
Genesis 3:22 ____________________________________________

19. Because He does not permit sinners to live forever, what did God do?
Gebnesis 3:24 _____________________________________________

20. What river will be in the new earth?
Revelation 22:1 ___________________________________________

21. What will grow on either side of the river?
Revelation 22:2 _____________________________________________

22. Who only will have right to the tree of life?
Revelation 22:14 __________________________________________

23. But don't sinners also have some undying spark of life in them?
1 John 3:15 _______________________________________________

"The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezekiel 18:20. "

24. If we want life, what must we do?
Matthew 19:17 _____________________________________

25. By what means do we seek for immortality and eternal life?
Romans 2:7 _________________________________________

26. What will happen to all evildoers?
Psalm 37:9 __________________________________________

27. Will the wicked be any more?
Psalm 37:10 ___________________________________________

28. Into what will they consume away?
Psalm 37:20 __________________________________________

In the Light of God's Word...

  • I understand that immortality will be given only to the righteous.
  • I understand that no wicked person will live forever.
  • I desire to be given immortality when Jesus comes.

Next Lesson: Questions on Hell

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Cause of All Our Woes

But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day: least any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13.

Mark the words "deceitfulness of sin." Satan always presents his temptations under the guise of goodness. Beware that you yield not to them. One violation of strightforward truthfulness prepares the way for the second violation, and wrongs are repeated, until the heart of unbelief becomes hardened, and the conscience looses its sensitiveness.

Let none flatter themselves that the sins of their youth can easily be given up by and by. This is not so. Every sin cherished weakens the character and strengthens the habit; and physical, mental, and moral depravity result. You may repent of the wrong you have done, and set your feet in right paths; but the mold of your mind and your familiarity with evil will make it difficult for you to distinguish between right and wrong. Through the wrong habits you have formed Satan will assail you again and again and again.

God seeks our real happiness. If anything lies in the way of this, He sees it must first be removed. He will thwart our purposes and disappoint our expectations and bring us through disappointments and trials to reveal to us ourselves as we are... Sin is the cause of all our woes. If we would have true peace and happiness of mind, sin must be removed. OHC