Discipleship Training (201)

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CHRISTIAN WARRIOR

By: Evangelist, Chuck Farmer
Doctrinal Studies Bible Church
Birmingham, Alabama
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The purpose of this manual is to help equip new believers to live their life with purpose and direction. It teaches how to use God’s operating assets that were received at salvation. The one we will stress the most is the rebound technique and how to walk in the Spirit. What is rebound? Here are some illustrations.


When a boxer gets knocked down in a fight, to continue the fight he must get up again. When a basketball misses the hoop, a player must try to regain possession to continue the game. When a football is fumbled on the field, the team that recovers it has the opportunity to score. In the world of sports, that’s called rebound.


In everyday life when we get knocked down or relapse back into our old ways, giving into our addictions, rebound is the way we pull ourselves up and get back in the battle. Rebound is where you will find new purpose and direction for your life. The spiritual meaning of rebound is that when we fail (sin), we can regain forgiveness and fellowship with God and continue in our Christian walk and growth. Rebound is God’s grace provision for His children to live a victorious life here in the devil’s world. Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared for victory every day and able to claim the promise,

 

(Philippians 4:13) "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 

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Introduction

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(Genesis 1:1) "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

 

What is God like?

The phrase Essence of God or Attributes of God are terms used to refer to God’s personal characteristics. God has revealed something of what He is in the Word, but only He knows Himself fully. We must rely on what is written in the Bible for any understanding of what God is like.

 

 

THE TRINITY

There are three distinct Persons of the Godhead, each possessing the entire essence of deity. The full title of God is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). Each Person is made up of the same divine characteristics, making each equal to either of the other two (John 10:30; 16:15) Therefore, when the Bible speaks of God as being One, it is a reference to Essence.

 

THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Scripture passages referring to the Spirit of God show:

• that the Holy Spirit is distinctly a Person, that is, that He has personality;
• that He is God, that is, that He shares all of God’s eternal attributes; and
• that He has an objective, real ministry in the world during the Church Age, particularly in the lives of Christians.

 

Question: Which way?

Answer: “Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(John 14:6)

 

 

MAN’S WAY (HUMAN VIEWPOINT)

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12)

 

GOD'S WAY (DIVINE VIEWPOINT)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8)

The 10 Commandments - (Exodus 20) and The 2 Commandments - (Matthew 22:36-40)

• Children obey your parents. - (Ephesians 6:1)
• Be not unequally yoked. - (2 Corinthians 6:14)
• Obey authority. - (Romans 13:1-2)
• Flee fornication - (1 Thessalonians 4:3; Galatians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 6:18)

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)

 

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Salvation

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, will not parish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

 

Perhaps the best known verse in the Bible, John 3:16, tells how we can personally benefit from what God had done. To see how this works, fill in your first name in each of the following blank spaces:

“For God so loved ________________ that He gave His one and only Son (Jesus), that if_______________ believes in Him (Jesus), _______________ will not perish (pay the penalty for sin), but _________________ will have eternal life.”

 

How about looking up the following verses and answering the questions?”

 

1. (1 Timothy 1:15)

What did Jesus Christ come into the world to do?

2. (1 Peter 2:24)

How did Jesus take away the sins of the world?

3. (Acts 16:31)

What must a person do to be saved?

4. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

What must a person believe to be saved?

5. (John 3:36)

What happens when you believe in Christ?

6. (John 14:6)

“Jesus said, I am the ___________, and the ___________ and the ___________ ; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

 

Question: Why does a person need to be saved?

Answer: “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.” Romans 5:12

 

Man’s problems started in the Garden of Eden.

(Romans 5:12)“Wherefore as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death (spiritual & physical) by sin, and so death (separation from God) passed upon all men for all sinned (inherited from Adam).”

(Genesis 1:31) In the beginning, God created all things and on the sixth day, He made man. God formed man in His own image of the dust of the earth and He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. “And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.”

 

After God clothed Adam and Eve, He sent them out of the garden, never to return but with a promise that one day He would send a Savior to pay the price for sin (Genesis 3:15). As descendent's of Adam, we are all born with a body and a soul and an OSN, and because of Adam’s sin, we too are all born spiritually dead (separated from God).

 

Think about it: God’s promise provides every person a way to be saved in Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

 

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Spiritual Life

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Do you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor god with your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

 

God has provided for His children to live the victorious Christian life every day. Therefore God gives each believer the indwelling Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation to enable us to live a holy and spiritual life.

The believer is commanded in (Ephesians 5:18), “to be filled with the Holy Spirit.” The believer is instructed in (Galatians 5:16) to “walk by the Holy Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.” When the believer receives the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at salvation, his body becomes the _____________ of the __________ __________ according to (1 Cor. 6:19-20).

 

BEFORE SALVATION: A person’s life is under the complete control and power of his own sin nature. Physically alive but spiritually dead (Romans 5:12).

 

AT SALVATION: God the Holy Spirit takes up residence inside the believer’s life and is the power over the sin nature (1 Corinthians 6:19).

 

AFTER SALVATION: When a believer sins, he hinders the Holy Spirit’s control of his life. This is called carnality (Romans 8:5-7; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3). To put the Holy Spirit back in control of his life, he must confess that personal sin (1 John 1:9).

 

Question: Why does a person DO to be saved?

Answer: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved.” (Acts 16:31; Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

 

(Genesis 4): After Adam disobeyed God by eating the fruit and became a sinner, God banished him and his wife from the beautiful garden and placed an angel with a flaming sword at the entrance to keep them from ever entering it again. Remember that before God cast them out that He made a promise that one day He would send a Savior to pay the price for their sin.

 

Adam and Eve set out to make a new home. Family life was about to begin and the human race would populate the earth. The first child to be born was a son whom they named Cain. Soon, another son was born and they named him Able. Both children had been born into the world with their father’s OSN, separated from God. As they grew, they were taught about the garden, about God and what they must do about the sin issue to have a relationship with God. They were taught that each year they were to bring the offering of a lamb as an atonement (covering) for their sin. It was to be a first born male without blemish or spot. This was the picture of the Son of God, the Lamb of God, who would one day come and take away the sins of the world (John 1:12, 29).

 

Cain and Abel grew and each decided on an occupation (something they liked to do). They were both successful. Cain was a farmer and grew produce, grains, fruits and vegetables. Able was a herdsman and raised goats, camels and sheep.

 

The time of the yearly sacrifice came and each boy brought an offering. Able brought a lamb as he had been instructed. Cain brought the best of his harvest. God accepted Abel’s offering, but Cain’s was rejected. Abel did it God’s way. Cain did it man’s way.

 

God loved Cain and hoped he would change his mind and do as God had commanded. Cain was angered and rebelled toward God’s way (To believe in the Lord Jesus Christ). He would not even listen anymore. He was jealous over Abel’s offering being accepted that he killed him. Cain was banished from the family and his abilities to grow anything was taken away. He became a nomad and dependent on others to provide his food. Cain lived out all his days (with a mark) separated from God because he chose not to do it God’s way. (1 John 3:11-15)

 

We too must come to the place where we deal with salvation man’s way or God’s way.

 

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Eternal Life

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"He who believes in the Son has Eternal Life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36)

 

Eternal life is not obtained nor maintained by being religious, keeping a set of rules, or doing good works. It is obtained by believing that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead to give eternal life. (Eph. 2:8-9)

 

7 SCRIPTURAL APPROACHES TO ETERNAL LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST

 

1. GOD’S TRUTH APPROACH

“Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes Him who sent me has Eternal Life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24; 1 Timothy 2:3-6)

 

2. GOD’S LOVE APPROACH

“For God so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have Eternal Life.” (John 3:16; 1 John 3:16, 4:10, 15- 16, 19; Romans 5:8)

 

3. GOD’S SON APPROACH

“And the witness is this, that God has given us Eternal Life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the SON has the LIFE; he who does not have the SON OF GOD does not have the LIFE. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the SON OF GOD, in order that you may know that you have Eternal Life.” (1 John 5:11-13; John 5:39; 17:1-3; Hebrews 5:8-9)

 

4. GOD’S HAND APPROACH

“I give them Eternal Life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand..” (John 10:28-29)

 

5. GOD’S GRACE APPROACH

“That, as sin reigned in death, even so GRACE might reign through righteousness to Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7)

 

6. GOD’S GIFT APPROACH

“For the wages of sin is death, but the FREE GIFT is Eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23; 5:15-17)

 

7. GOD’S PROMISE APPROACH

“And this is the PROMISE which He Himself made to us: Eternal Life” (1 John 2:25, 5:20; Titus 1:2)

 

If after reading all these scriptures pertaining to Eternal Life, you still believe that there is something you can do to keep you from going to heaven - - Then just don't do it!!

 

Question: What does a person believe to do to stay saved?

Answer:“Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. (1 John 4:13-15)

 

At a time in human history when there was maximum unbelief in the world, God found only one family that believed. God spoke to Noah, and instructed him to build an ark (boat) so that he would have a safe place when the storm hit God had planned to send a flood to destroy all life on the earth (Gen. 6:5-8). The ark was a picture of the promised salvation in Christ. (Matthew 24:35-39)

 

God always lets his people know about His plan of salvation (2 Peter 3:9). If they will listen and believe His word, they will be rescued from what ever comes without fear. (Romans 8:1)

 

Question: What was the difference between the people getting in the ark and those remaining on the outside? (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)

 

Question: What do we have to do to be saved in Jesus Christ? (Acts 16:31)

 

Question: If you want to get in to the Ark of Salvation, read John 10:9 and John 14:6)

 

Answer: You can be saved right now by believing the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:16)

 

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Power Life

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"You, however, are controlled by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (Romans 8:9)

 

When a person accepts Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit comes into (indwells) his life permanently. The Holy Spirit indwells for the purpose of glorifying Christ, but indwelling alone does not guarantee that Christ will be glorified by the believer’s life. For this reason, Christians are commanded to be habitually “filled” with the Holy Spirit.

 

Acts is the book of spiritual power – where it comes from, how it is obtained, and how it is used. The promise of Jesus Christ to his disciples was “He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth…He dwells with you and shall be in you.” John 14:16-17

 

8 WORKS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT SALVATION (ACTS 1:5-8)

1.Baptism

“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:13)

 

2. Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)

 

3. Seals & Earnest

“who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13-14)

 

4. Regeneration

“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved
us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,” (Titus 3:5; John 3:1-8)

 

5. Spiritual Life

“even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved,” (Ephesians 2:5)

 

6. Access to God

“For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18)

 

7. Adoption

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” (Romans 8:14-17)

 

8. Spiritual Gift

“But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (1 Corinthians 12:11) Each believer receives one of these supernatural gifts to function during the Church Age: Pastor/Teacher, Evangelist, Helps, Giving, Mercy, Leadership, Administration, Exhortation, Service.

 

8 WORKS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT SALVATION (ACTS 1:5-8)

 

The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian. (Romans 8:9; Galatians 3:2, 4:6; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

 

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit must be distinguished from the filling of the Holy Spirit.

 

• The Indwelling is automatic at salvation.

• The Filling is a function of the believer’s volition and may be lost through carnality. (Ephesians 4:30)

• The Filling is commanded. (Ephesians 5:18)

• The Filling is regained through confession of Sin. (1 John 1:9; Proverbs 1:23)

 

8 WORKS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT SALVATION (ACTS 1:5-8)

 

The sealing work of the Holy Spirit is the basis for our eternal security. Seals indicate ownership; God owns the believer, having purchased him from the slave market of sin. (Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:20) The believer is sealed as a guarantee of his eternal security. The three phases of salvation are given in Ephesians 1:13-14.

 

• First, you must hear the word of truth, the gospel.

• Then, you must believe the gospel.

• At that point, you are sealed by the Holy Spirit.

 

Question: If a believer sins is he out of God’s family?

Answer: “Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.” Galatians 4:6-7

 

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Spiritual Gifts

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"As each has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." (1 Peter 4:10)

 

Permanent Spiritual Gifts

 

1. Pastor-Teacher

Ability to comprehend, categorize and communicate the Word of God for spiritual growth. His ministry is to study and teach - to feed the flock. (Rom. 12:7; 1 Cor. 12:28-30; Eph. 4:11-13; Heb. 5:13-14)

 

2. Evangelist

“But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (1 Corinthians 12:11) Each believer receives one of these supernatural gifts to function during the Church Age: Pastor/Teacher, Evangelist, Helps, Giving, Mercy, Leadership, Administration, Exhortation, Service.

 

Specialized Service Gifts

 

1. Service

Ability to serve in ministry activities within the local Church body. Deacons, Teachers, Cooks, and Bus Drivers, etc. (Rom. 12:7)

 

2. Exhortation

Ability to exhort in a situation where encouragement and reassurance is needed within the Church body and to help the person to pursue a course which is compatible with the Word of God. (Rom. 12:8)

 

3. Giving

Ability to perceive a need and to give of one’s self and one’s resources to generously meet that need with a grace attitude. This gift supports a large part of the Church ministries. (Rom. 12:8; 1 Cor. 13:3)

 

4. Leading

Ability to take the leadership initiative in some specific function of the Church for others to eagerly follow. (Rom. 12:8)

 

5. Mercy

Ability to identify those who suffer within the Church and to render kindness that encourages their spirit towards hope such as Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Shut-ins and funerals. (Rom 12:8; Acts 9:36-39; 1 Cor. 16:18)

 

6. Helps

Ability to render assistance to some burdensome task within the Church, those in need, widows etc. (1 Cor. 12:28; 16:16)

 

7. Administrating

Ability to coordinate details of the projects, activities and ministries within the Church. (1 Cor.12:28; Acts 6:1-4)

 

The extension and magnitude of your Spiritual Gift ministry will be determined by the consistency of your spirituality (Gal. 5:16-17) and your spiritual maturity (2 Pet 3:18)

 

Temporary Spiritual Gifts

 

Temporary spiritual gifts were to equip the infant church in the transition of dispensation, divine agency, and covenants. Dispensational change from the Jewish age to Church age. Divine agency change from priest nation to church, and covenant change from old to new. (Eph. 1:9-10; Heb.8:13)

 

1. Apostle

This gift was given to those called to establish the Church and the Canon of Scripture.
(Acts 2:42; Eph. 2:19-22; 4:11; 1 Cor. 4:9; 2 Cor. 12:12; Rev. 1:9)

 

2. Prophet

This gift was given to bring divine revelation to believers prior to the canonization of the Scriptures. (Acts 11:27-30; 21:10-14; Rom. 12:6; 1 Cor 12:10, 28-30)

 

3. Discerning Spirit

Associated with the gift of prophesy. It was the ability to detect false prophetic teaching prior to the canonization of the Scriptures. (1 Cor. 12:10; 13:8)

 

4. Different Kinds of Tongues

Ability to speak the truth of gospel of Jesus Christ in an unlearned foreign language to unbelievers present. (1 Cor. 12:10, 28-30; 13:8-10; 14:2-6, 14, 20-28)

 

5. Interpretation of Tongues

Ability to translate an unlearned foreign language being spoken to believers present. (1 Cor. 12:10, 30; 13:8-11; 14:1-13)

 

6. Word of Wisdom

Ability to know the mystery doctrines of the Church Age prior to the canonization of the Scriptures. (Rom. 11:25; 16:25-27; 1 Cor. 2:7-9)

 

7. Word of Knowledge

Ability to enquire into spiritual truths related to the plan of God prior to the canonization of the Scriptures. (Rom. 11:33-36; 1 Cor. 12:8; 13:2)

 

8. Different Faith

Ability to believe a revelation of God’s Will apart from the Scriptures. Associated with miracles and healing. (Acts 12:9; 1 Cor. 12:8-11, 28-30; Not Rom.10:17)

 

9. Working of Miracles

Ability to interrupt the laws of creation to a revelation of God’s Will. Designed to focus attention on gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 12:8-10,28-29)

 

10. Gifts of healing-

Ability to cure any illness (not a process of healing ). Also designed to focus attention to the gospel message of grace salvation. (1 Cor. 12:9, 28-30)

 

The temporary Spiritual gifts were canceled by two events: fall of Jerusalem and the completion of the canon of Scriptures.

 

1. According to (1 Cor.13:8), the gift of tongues and interpretation would "cease" with the fulfillment of (Isa. 28:9-13), one of three messianic signs to Israel - the fall of Jerusalem to Rome in 70 AD. (1 Cor.14:21-22; 1:22)

 

2. According to (1 Cor.13:8-10), the following gifts would be abolished with the completion of the Canon of Scriptures. the word of wisdom, knowledge, prophesy, discerning spirits, effects of miracles, and gifts of healing which focused upon substance of canon and gospel message.

 

Here are six clues that can help you to identify your own Spiritual Gift.

 

1. Understanding the function of the Spiritual Gifts.

2. Be involved in different opportunities of services within the local body and watch for the natural and comfortable function of Spiritual Gifts.

3. Personal inclination toward one of two category's of Spiritual Gifts: Communication and Specialized Services.

4. Personal inclination toward certain gifts (remember they are not natural talents).

5. Often other spiritually mature believers can observe being served by your gift (when it becomes obvious to many of them, it could be your Spiritual Gift).

6. Spiritual Gifts function under the filling of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, your Spiritual Gift will function in the Christian Life as you walk in the Spirit (past experiences can be a clue).

 

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Rebound

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"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

 

Rebound means restoration to fellowship with God and recovery of the filling of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 5:14) Rebound must be understood in the light of relationship with God (Jeremiah 3:13) or positional truth. (Romans 8:1) The frame of reference for rebound is the effectual death of Christ on the Cross, where He paid for our sins. (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 1:7-9) which is extended to the believer in confession. Eternal security is the prerequisite to understanding the rebound technique. (Romans 8:38-39)

 

• The believer sins after salvation, but such sin is categorized as CARNALITY, not loss of salvation (1 Corinthians 3:1-3; 1 John 1:8, 10).

 

• Both carnality and reversionism are results of refusing or rejecting the rebound technique.

 

The mechanics of the rebound technique:

 

1. Confess it! “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

 

2. Conclude it! “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

 

3. Correct it! “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled.” (John 8:11; 1 Peter 4:2-4; 1 Cor. 5:9-11)

 

God Removes it! “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12) “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

 

The alternative to rebound is divine discipline.

 

Warning! “For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
But if we judged ourselves rightly, we should not be judged.” (1 Corinthians 11:31)

 

Suffering! “For those whom the Lord loves he disciplines, and he scourges every son
whom he receives.” (Hebrews 12:6)

 

Death! “If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask
and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin
leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.” (1 John 5:16)

 

Question: What if a person rejects God’s salvation?

Answer: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." (John 3:36)

 

When you were born, your name was written down in God’s Book of Life. Not all names stay in that book. Anyone who dies without believing on the Lord Jesus Christ has his name blotted out. Now there is an awful blank space where his name might have been. On the day of the last judgment the books will be opened for all to see.

 

The Lord Jesus Christ will sit upon the great white throne. With Him will be all believers and the angels of heaven. Before Him will stand all the unbelievers of all time. They have been raised from the dead and must now be judged. They find out that all their works were not good enough to get the to heaven. Only what the Lord Jesus Christ did for them could have made them good enough to live in God’s presence, and they have not believed in Him. It’s too late now. They must go to the lake of fire.

 

Is this fair? Yes, God is a Just Judge. He let them choose where they wanted to go. They made their choice. Now you must make a choice, too. Will you come to God according to His plan? “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him.” John. 3:36

 

Fill in the blanks.

God is keeping books up in _______________________.

 

When you were born. He wrote your name in the Book of _________________.

 

Your name in this book is your pass into ______________________.

 

But to keep your name in it you must _______________________ in the Lord Jesus Christ

 

before you die. If you should die without choosing to receive Christ as your Savior, your name will be ___________ out of God’s book.

 

God writes down every good thing that everybody does in His Book of ____________________.

 

One day all ____________________ will stand before the Lord Jesus Christ to learn why they cannot go into heaven.

 

They will see all their _____________works written in the Book, but they will see that they are still not good enough.

 

To go into heaven they must be as perfect as _________. Is this fair? ________.

 

It is fair because Jesus died to make them as good as He is. Have you made your choice to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Savior? ______________.

 

When? _____________________.

 

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"For is by grace you have been saved, through faith - - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - - not be works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

SALVATION

 

1. What did Jesus Christ come into the world to do? (1 Timothy 1:15)

 

2. How did Jesus take away the sins of the world? (1 Peter 2:24)

 

3. Why was it necessary for Jesus to die for the sins of mankind? (Romans 3:23; 5:12)

 

4. What must a person do to be saved? (Acts 16:31)

 

5. What must a person believe to be saved? (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

 

GOD’S PROMISE:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whosoever believes in Him, will not perish by have eternal life.” John 3:16

 

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ETERNAL LIFE

 

 

1. Is there anything a person can do to lose the promise of eternal life? (John 10:28)

 

2. Whose hand is no one able to snatch a believer out of? (John 10:29)

 

3. What must a person do to have a Father-Son relationship with God? (John 1:12)

 

4. How can a person know for certain that he has eternal life? (1 John 5:13)

 

GOD’S PROMISE:

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36)

 

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SPIRITUAL LIFE

 

 

1. How does a person receive the Holy Spirit? (John 7:38-39)

 

2. How long will the Holy Spirit live in the believer? (John 14:16)

 

3. How does personal sins affect the indwelling Holy Spirit? (Ephesians 4:30)

 

4. In (1 John 1:9) what must a believer do regarding his personal sins and then what does God promise He will do?

 

GOD’S PROMISE:

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

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POWER LIFE

 

 

1. Where does the Christian’s power come from? (Acts 1:8)

 

2. Where does the Holy Spirit reside? (1 Corinthians 6:19)

 

3. In (Ephesians 5:18), what is a believer commanded to do about the Holy Spirit?

 

4. What does the sealing of the Holy Spirit guarantee the believer? (Eph. 1:13-14) [AT SALVATION]

 

GOD’S PROMISE:

“You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9

 

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REBOUND

 

 

1. When a believer confesses his sins, how far does God remove them? (Psalm 103:12)

 

2. What is a believer’s sin categorized as? (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)

 

3. What does God warn will happen if His child refuses to rebound? (1 Cor. 11:31)

 

4. If we confess (name) our sins to God, what does He promise to do? (1 John 1:5-7)

 

5. Why is confession of sin important for the believer? (Ephesians 5:14)

 

GOD’S PROMISE:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us fro all unrighteousness.: 1 John 1:9

 

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"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

 

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The Wide Gate

 

OR

 

The Narrow Gate

 

WE PRAY THAT YOU CHOOSE WISELY

 

 

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