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LESSON 20

CONTINUING IN CHRIST

A. BIBLE READING

The Bible is the Christian's food. It is a living book and through it God will speak to you.

1. How did Jesus say man should live? Matt. 4:4 ..........................................................................

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2. What did Jesus say about the Word of God? John 17:17 ........................................................

3. Why is it important to study the Bible? 2 Tim. 2:15 .................................................................

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4. What are the Scriptures able to do for us?

(a) 2 Tim. 3:15 ............................................................................................................................

(b) John 15:3 ..............................................................................................................................

(c) Acts 20:32 ..............................................................................................................................

5. What four things are the Scriptures profitable for? 2 Tim. 3:16

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6. Psalm 119:11 says, "I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You."

From this verse, tell why it is important to memorize the Word of God? ................................

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7. Would reading or hearing God's Word tend to increase our faith? Rom. 10:17 ....................

B. PRAYER

Pray is the Christian's air. Just as air is necessary to keep the body alive, so prayer is essential to keep us spiritually alive for God.

1. What did Jesus say about prayer? Luke 18:1 ...........................................................................

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2. Should you ever stop (cease or give up) praying? 1 Thess. 5:17 ...............................................

3. Why are we to ask or pray? John 16:24 ....................................................................................

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4. How can you be sure that God hears your prayer? 1 John 5:14 ..............................................

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5. How are we to pray?

(a) John 14:13 .............................................................................................................................

(b) 1 John 5:14 ............................................................................................................................

(c) Mark 11:24 ............................................................................................................................

6. What two conditions has God asked you to meet before He will answer your prayer?

(a) John 15:7 ................................................... (b) 1 John 3:22 .................................................

7. What two things does Jesus say we should do to overcome temptation? Matt. 26:41

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C. WITNESSING

As exercise is necessary to our physical health, so witnessing is essential to spiritual health. As we begin to grow spiritually through Bible reading and prayer, we must exercise by putting into practice the things we have learned. This will involve witnessing by the way you live as well as by what you say.

1. What does Jesus tell us to do in Mark 16:15? ............................................................................

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2. What are we called in Matthew 5:14? .........................................................................................

3. Why are we to let our light shine? Matt. 5:16 ...........................................................................

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4. What should our message be to those without Christ?

(a) Romans 3:23 .........................................................................................................................

(b) Romans 6:23 .........................................................................................................................

(c) Romans 14:12 ........................................................................................................................

(d) Romans 10:9 .........................................................................................................................

5. Was the apostle Paul ashamed of the gospel of Christ? Why? Rom. 1:16 .............................

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6. God has promised, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you" (Heb. 13:5). Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would come and make us effective witnesses for Him (Acts 1:8). Should we then be afraid to tell others about the Lord Jesus Christ? ................................................................

7. Has God given us the spirit of fear? 2Tim. 1:7 .........................................................................

8. It is Satan (the devil) who puts fear in our hearts. What will cast this fear out? 1 John 4:18

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