Questions week #1
- How do we control the tongue? Why is it important?
- Proverbs 21:23
- Ephesians 4:29
- Proverbs 15:1, 4
- James 3:2-10
- James 1:26
- Proverbs 17:28
- Proverbs 18:21
- James 3:10
- Matthew 15:11
- Proverbs 10:19
- Proverbs 4:23
- I Peter 3:9
- Matthew 12:34 , 36
- Luke 6:45
What did Jesus do during the three days between death and resurrection?
- I John 1:7-9
- I Peter 3:18-20
- Luke 23:43
- Luke 16:23
- Ephesians 4:9
- Acts 2:25, 27, 31
- Revelation 1:18
- Revelation 20:13-14
- Colossians 2:15
These questions are really good. We desire to answer. Keep in mind the enemy would love for us to be side tracked from our purpose of study. I spoke to someone this week praying for us and she said, “We have awakened a giant monster. He is roaring.” We must guard this class time like a Marine guards Quantico. We must be diligent.
Use the provided scriptures for your personal study time. Write down all you learn. At the end of our time of study on In the Name of Jesus we will address all these important questions. Keep in mind we ain’t no Bible scholars!
Each week as you have questions, write them down. We will research and provide the Scriptures you need to find the answers. Begin to allow the Holy Spirit to be your Teacher. Be discerning. Notice if this is a ploy by the enemy to get you off task and use up your valuable time in studying about the matchless name of Jesus.
In the Name of Jesus (For August 28,2016)
A basket of gifts was placed in the center of the room and attendees were told that the basket of gifts was for them. One jumped up like a kid on Christmas morning, ready to mow down anyone in the way to be the first to get the gift. Took the gift loud and proud. Others slowly, one by one came to receive their gift. Tentatively receiving the unknown gift. One considered trying to get a gift for another, but this is not allowed. Each must receive the gift for themselves. And a few, sat and did not receive a gift ignoring the love with which it was provided and relinquishing any benefits of the gift. But a strange thing happened. NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON who received a gift opened their gift immediately. The gift just sat in front of them. Was it fear? Was it some kind of courtesy? Was it indifference? Was it complacency? Was it rejection of the gift?
Gifts can be given with the intention to bless. Gifts must be received. But gifts are useless unless opened and used for the purpose for which they are intended. Only then are the gifts a true blessing.
This object lesson was used to reflect how the gifts of the Spirit are given. Christ has given them, they are available to all who trust in Him. But the receiver must utilize the gifts for them to change their lives. You must open the gifts and let yourself be washed in the Word. (yep, they were bars of soap)
Prayer prayed over all who are studying with us: Ephesians 1:17-20
Father, we (the leaders) are asking You, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give each one on this journey spiritual wisdom and insight so they may grow in the knowledge of You. We pray that their hearts will be flooded with light so they can understand the confident hope You have given to those You have called--Your holy people who are Your rich and glorious inheritance. We also pray each will understand the incredible greatness of the Father’s power for us who believe in Christ. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand in the heavenly realms. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen
ALL THIS BELONGS TO EACH BELIEVER.
Time for questions and scriptures provided to aid in self study of individual questions. (See attached) We will have some new questions each week for you to ponder.
Encourage you to read the book of Matthew and note all the times faith is mentioned in relation to prayer and the resulting answers to prayer.
Matthew 8:13, 16
Resume answering the questions from last week’s reading of Chapter One
#5. Where does Jesus state God’s will concerning prayer? Write it out.
John 16:23-24New International Version (NIV)
23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
#6. When praying about someone else, what comes into play in the situation?
When praying for another, their will affects the situation. We cannot force our will for them onto them. Exception is in praying for children under age of accountability.
For our own personal prayers, according to James 4:3, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
#7. When praying for someone else’s needs, what can nullify the effects of your faith?
When praying for someone else, their doubt can nullify the effects of my faith.
20 My son, pay attention to my words and be willing to learn;
Open your ears to my sayings.
21 Do not let them escape from your sight;
Keep them in the center of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them,
And healing and health to all their flesh.
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
Questions for the next section: pages 13-14 The More Excellent Name: How It Came
What three ways did E.W. Kenyon say that men obtain great names?
How did Jesus receive His more excellent name?
As we study the truths of God’s Word, where do these truths need to reside?
The _____________is the door to our ____________.
By Inheritance pages 15-21
- When did Jesus inherit His Name?
- When was Jesus begotten?
- Jesus tasted ______________ death for every man.
- What are the three deaths?
- What is spiritual death?
- What separates us from God?
- What happens when you are born again?
- What is God’s nature?
- What is the devil’s nature?
- Through Jesus’ great _______________work, He effectively took care of _____________ death for us.
- What day was He begotten?
- Hebrews 1:4