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Following Jesus -- Course A

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How to Change Yourself

Following Jesus, Course A, Lesson 1


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*1* How did God show His love for us? Answer: God sent to save us from our sins.

*2&3* How should we show our love for God (5:3)? Answer: This is the love of God that we His .

*4* How did the Macedonians give? (a) they gave only their money, (b) they first gave themselves to the Lord, (c) they were stingy. Answer: .

*5* What is the goal of a disciple? (a) to get rich, (b) to become famous, (c) to become like Jesus, (d) to be a party animal. Answer: .

*6* What comparison is made between athletes and Christians? Answer: Athletes control themselves to obtain a corruptible (perishable) , but Christians seek an incorruptible (imperishable) one.

*7&8* Why is the condition of your heart important? Answer: Out of the come the issues of .

*9* What can we know about temptation? (a) there is always a way of escape, (b) sometimes you just have to sin, (c) some people never face temptation, (d) temptation is always easy to overcome. Answer: .

*10* How can we do "all things" that God requires of us? Answer: We can do all things through who strengthens us.

*11* To succeed in God's work, what did Joshua need to do? Answer: He should on God's word and observe to do it.

*12* When should God's word be discussed? (a) while sitting, (b) while walking, (c) while lying down and rising, (d) all of the preceding. Answer: .

*13* How did Jesus deal with every temptation from Satan? Answer: Jesus handled every temptation by saying, "It is ."

*14&15* What should disciples do when we commit sin? Answer: We should of our wickedness and to God.

*16* What should we do about sin? (a) confess and forsake it, (b) hide it, (c) blame somebody else, (d) find a preacher who accepts it. Answer: .

*17* What should we devise? (a) evil, (b) good (c) a way to heaven. Answer: .

*18* What should we ask God to do? (Cf. Matt. 26:41.) Answer: We should pray, " us from evil."

*19* What should Christians do for one another? Answer: We should our trespasses to one another.

*20* In what kind of work should we be steadfast? Answer: We should be steadfast in (give ourselves fully to) the work of the .

*21* Whom will God bless? (a) those who just hear His word, (b) those who just believe, (c) those who hear and do, (d) everyone. Answer: .

*22,23&24* Listed below are several practices we must put off. For each one, tell what must be put on in its place.
** Put off lying (v25), but instead speak .
** Put off stealing (v28), but instead labor, working with your .
** Put off corrupt, unwholesome speech (v29), but instead say what is good or helpful for .

*25* Why did the demon (and others) come back into this man? Answer: It came back because his "house" was , swept, and put in order.

*26* What should we pray regarding temptation? Answer: We should pray that we will not be led into .

*27* What is the effect of keeping evil company? (a) it corrupts good habits, (b) it has no effect, (c) it makes us happy, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*28* What should we hate? Answer: We should hate the congregation (assembly) of .

*29* Why should we not worry about tomorrow's troubles? Answer: Because sufficient for today is its own .

*30* How do we receive eternal life? Answer: By continuing patiently in .

*31* What must we do to reap eternal life? Answer: We must not in doing good.

*32&33* In what should we grow? Answer: Grow in the and of Jesus Christ.

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*34* Do you have changes you need to make in your life to please God?

*35* What do you believe should be your greatest priority in life?

*36* Are you convinced a person can truly change to become pleasing to God if he/she will diligently practice the principles taught in this lesson?

*37* Are you willing to make a diligent effort to apply these principles in your own life?

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