Practical Studies


04
Aug 2017
How To Choose the Right Friends

Friendship is good, Ec 4:9-10 Choose carefully: Your future is no greater than your friends You are known by your friends (if they are trouble, guilt by association) Pr 13:20  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. II Pe 2:7b Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: Be Friendly: Pr 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Five Traits The Right Friend Does Not Have: Is Not Comfortable......

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04
Aug 2017
Suggested Memory Verse Starting List

Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Ps 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of......

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16
Jul 2017
Christ-Like Attitudes

It is Scriptural to follow in Jesus Christ’s footsteps: 1 Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. God’s desire is that we be conformed to Jesus Christ’s image: Ro 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. We will be looking at the attitudes exemplified by Jesus that God wants to develop in our lives: 1) Servant-hood Mt 20:26-28, But......

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09
Jul 2017
Prayer and Fasting

65 total verses on prayer and fasting Old Testament (38 verses); New Testament (27 verses) Food is necessary but has gotten many in trouble: Eve, Israel with the golden calf, Corinthian Church (I Co 11:20-22), end times (Mt 24:37-38) Proponents of fasting: (great preachers of the past) Moses the lawgiver (40 days) – Deu 9:18; represented the law David the king – II Sa 1:12 Nehemiah repented for himself and his people and besought God, Ne 1:4 Elijah the prophet (40 days) – I Ki 19:8; represented the prophets Daniel the prophet......

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07
Jul 2017
Bible Teaching on Prayer

Matt 6:5-15, Christ’s lesson on prayer (see separate sheet) – ingredients from Mt 6: adoration, surrender, supplication, confession, victory, motivation Example Prayers – Jesus Jn 17:1-26 – David II Sam 7:18-29 – Hezekiah II King 19:14-19 – Nehemiah 1:4-11 – Moses Ex 32:7-14 We’re commanded to pray: – God wants it because it is good for “us”, Mt 6:8 – Lk 18:1, always – I Thes 5:17, without ceasing – I Chr 16:11, continually – Ps 55:17, evening, morning, noon – I Tim 2:8, everywhere – prayerlessness is sin (disbelief in God)......

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18
Jun 2017
How To Have Victory (Self-Study)

Foundational Truths For Victory 1. What truth is taught in these verses, which must control our reactions to life’s trials. I Chr 16:34; Ps 34:8; 52:1; 100:5; 106:1; 107:1, 8; 118:1, 29; 119:68; 135:3; 136:1; 145:17 ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. What other great truth must guide us as we seek to live victoriously? Je 32:27; Mk 10:27; Lk 1:37; I Co 10:13; Ep 3:20; He 2:18; II Pe 2:9; Re 19:6 ____________________________________________________________________________ 3. What truth is taught in these verses, which must be understood as we struggle with sin? Ge 3:16-17; 39:9; Ps 51:4;......

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15
Jun 2017
3 Biblical Reasons Why You Should Be Baptised

1) Because it was commanded by the Lord In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus told His disciples: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost.” The only way the disciples could obey was to tell people who believed on the Lord to be baptized so they could be obeying the Lord. In Acts 10:47-48, Peter commanded that the new Christians be baptized. 2) Because It Was the First Thing Christians Did After They Were Saved In Acts 8:36-38,......

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07
Jun 2017
How To Know the Will of God

Ro 12:1-2; Ep 5:15-18 It is God’s will for all to be saved: – II Pe 3:9, “Not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” – Jn 6:28-29, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” It is possible to know (understand) the will of God: Ep 5:17, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” 1) We must be ready (prepared) to hear (prove, discern, Ro 12:2) the will of God: – Ro......

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01
Jun 2017
Bible Study for New Christians

Session One: Salvation, The Beginning I. The Record; Read John 3:3-8 A. What does God require of a man to see heaven? __________________________ B. When one is born again, he is given the power to become what (John 1:12)? ____ As God’s child, we may need ________________ (Hebrews 12:5-8), but we will never stop being His child. C. What are some characteristics of being born again? II Corinthians 5:17 1. ________________2. __________________3. __________________ II. Why did Jesus come into the world (I Timothy 1:15)? ___________________________ III. The Bible was written so we......

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31
May 2017
Common Worldly Philosophies To Be Avoided By The Christian

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 Timothy 4:1 Now......

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