Lesson 2-3 The Beginning of the World and Its Problems LESSON TWO The Beginning of the World and Its Problems Introductory Remarks: The Bible tells the history of the world in order to teach specific lessons. (Sermonic) Today we will study the Biblical account of the beginning of the world and its problems. How did the world begin? – Read Genesis 1 As we read this chapter, look for the truths being emphasized by the way it is written.
Lesson 4 The Life, Death, And Resurrection Of Jesus Christ LESSON FOUR THE LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST What books of the Bible record Jesus’ life? Who? His Audience? MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN Each of these four author’s had their own specific backgrounds, perspectives, and specific audiences in mind when they wrote. If we keep this in mind as we read them, it will clear up any alleged discrepancies we might notice.
Lesson 5 A Close Look At God LESSON FIVE A CLOSE LOOK AT GOD Throughout Old Testament history God had promised that some day he would send a Savior. Jesus Christ, who some two thousand years ago, lived, died, and rose again, was and is, the Savior God promised. But who or what is he? Is he a man? Is he an angel? Is he God? As Jesus’ apostles set out to tell the world that their Savior from sin had come, they were met with these same questions.
Lesson 6 The Holy Spirit And His Work LESSON SIX THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS WORK Who Is the Holy Spirit? John 15:26-27: Jesus promised that after his ascension he would send the Holy Spirit to testify about him. The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the trinity (see previous lesson). What Is the Work of the Holy Spirit? Acts 1:4-9: Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would give them power to be effective witnesses for Christ.
Lesson 7 LESSON SEVEN Last week we saw how the Holy Spirit works through the Word of God. This week we will look at how the Holy Spirit uses then Word to turn us to God and to save us. What are the main teachings of the Bible? LAW The first main teaching of the Bible is the law. The law of God is his standard by which he wants us to live our lives.
Lesson 8 God’s Grace Given To Us Through Baptism LESSON EIGHT GOD’S GRACE GIVEN TO US THROUGH BAPTISM So far, we have learned that no one can believe on his own. Only God can make us alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:1-10). God, the Holy Spirit, makes us alive by giving us his grace. God’s grace is his forgiving love for undeserving sinners. When Jesus came and told the world of God’s grace he also instituted two special church acts which would give his people concrete assurance of the forgiveness of sins.
Lesson 9 The Lord’s Supper LESSON NINE THE LORD’S SUPPER What is the Lord’s Supper? Matthew 26:26-28: The Lord’s Supper is the sacrament that Christ instituted on the night before his death. It involves eating bread and drinking wine through which God gives us Jesus’ body and blood. How are Christ’s body and blood present in the Sacrament? Mark 14:22-24: Jesus doesn’t bother to explain how his body and blood are present; he only assures us that they are.
Lesson 10 Lesson 10 What does the Bible say about prayer? Psalm 19:14: Prayer is a heart to heart talk between God and his people. Isaiah 59:1-2: Prayer is a privilege that only Christians enjoy. Galatians 3:26: Prayer is our response to God who has made us his dear children. GOD’S SPEAKING TO US IN LOVE LEADS TO OUR SPEAKING TO HIM IN LOVE How should we pray? John 15:16: We pray in Jesus’ name, that is, trusting in him as our personal Savior from the sin which separates us from God.
Lesson 11 The Christian And Victorious Life LESSON ELEVEN THE CHRISTIAN AND VICTORIOUS LIFE JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION Romans 3:23, 24 Romans 4:4, 5 1. Justification refers to our ———————— just, holy or “not guilty” by God for the sake of Jesus and his work as Substitute. Romans 6:11-14 2. Sanctification refers to our being ———————— from the unbelieving world to lead a God-pleasing life. Romans 5:1 3. Justification is perfect and complete.
Lesson 12 The History Of Christianity LESSON TWELVE THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY When Jesus Christ had finished winning our salvation, he established the twelve disciples as leaders of the church on earth. He then gave them the lifelong job of spreading his good news about God’s love and salvation through Jesus Christ. Then he ascended into heaven to rule over the world until judgment day. What is God’s view of history?
Lesson 13 Churches and Fellowship LESSON THIRTEEN Churches and Fellowship How many Christian churches are there? 1 Peter 2:4-10: There is only one Holy Christian church on earth. It consists of those who have been called out of a sinful and self-centered life and into a life of faith in Christ and love for God and people. (See also Ephesians 3:14-21) It is called Holy because all its members have had their sins removed.
Lesson 14 Christian Marriage and Family LESSON FOURTEEN Christian Marriage and Family God has, is and always will be the God of order. When he first created the world and humankind. He created it with the intent that there be beautiful order. He accomplished this by creating a man and a woman and establishing the basic building block of all human society – marriage and the family that springs from it.
Lesson 15 Making Disciples – Our Highest Calling LESSON FIFTEEN Making Disciples – Our Highest Calling What is our purpose for living? Matthew 28:19-20: God has given us many callings in life. He wants us to rear our children, help the needy, be encouragers for one another, love our spouses, etc. But none of these is our primary purpose for living. The primary purpose we are left on this earth is to turn more people back to God; to make disciples.
Lesson 1 Introductory Remarks 2 Corinthians 4:2 . . . by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. Avoid Scripture Twisting: Eight Basic Rules of Bible InterpretationSubmit Submit Begin with what the passage says, but always ask, “What does the passage mean?”, not what it “says.” Pay attention to the Greek and Hebrew, (For those without language training, an interlinear Biible used in conjunction with a Vine’s Expository Dictionary of new Testament Words or Expository Dictionary of Bible Words is recommended).