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Following Jesus -- Course B

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Church Organization And Work - #1

Following Jesus, Course B, Lesson 7


*1* Whose lives served as an example that we should follow? Answer: Paul said he and those who walked like him are our .

*2* What did Paul demonstrate from Old Testament Scripture? Answer: Paul reasoned from Scripture that Jesus is the .

*3* What kind of worship is based on human law? (a) acceptable, (b) authorized, (c) vain, (d) all of the preceding. Answer: .

*4,5* What happens to those who teach differently from the gospel? Answer: Such teachers are and do not have .

*6* How did Jesus purchase the church and make it His? Answer: Jesus gave His life and purchased the church with His .

*7* Christ is the Head and Savior of what group? Answer: Jesus is Head and Savior of the .

*8* How does one enter the kingdom? Answer: To enter the kingdom one must be born of water and .

*9* What work did apostles and elders emphasize? (a) serving tables, (b) prayer, teaching, and watching for souls, (c) caring for widows. Answer: .

*10,11* How did Peter describe the church? Answer: We are a house offering up sacrifices.

*12* What work did the Thessalonian church accomplish? Answer: They sounded forth the of the Lord. (See also Acts 11:22-26.)

*13* What should be accomplished in church assemblies? Answer: We assemble to one another.

*14* How were needy saints here cared for? Answer: Funds were collected and each disciple gave according to his .

*15* What is God's power to save men? (a) the gospel, (b) fun and games, (c) entertainment and recreation, (d) politics, (e) all of these. Answer: .

*16* How did faithful Christians attract people to Jesus? Answer: They attracted people by from God's word.

*17* What kind of warfare are we engaged in (6:12)? Answer: We fight against wickedness in high (heavenly) places.

*18* What kind of weapons do we use in the battle (6:11,13)? Answer: We use, not carnal weapons, but the God provides.

*19* What power do we have to produce faith and save men? (a) human wisdom, (b) preaching Jesus and His death, (c) fun and games. Answer: .

*20* Who should speak to a brother about his sin? (a) one brother alone, (b) then 2 or 3 brethren, (c) then the church, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*21* How do individuals obtain an income (cf. 2 Thess. 3:10)? Answer: Individuals get funds by .

*22* How does the local church obtain a financial income? Answer: God instructed the churches about the for the saints.

*23* Who decides how much an individual should give to the church? (a) the church, (b) the preacher, (c) the giver, (d) all of these. Answer: .

*24* Who controls the individual's money until he gives it (Acts 5:4)? Answer: Peter told the giver that, the money was in his .

*25* If one refuses to care for needy relatives, what is his condition? Answer: One who refuses is worse than an .

*26* If individuals fulfill their duty, will the church be burdened with caring for the relatives of those individuals? (yes or no) Answer: (Yes or no) .

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*27* How do you view the importance of spiritual matters as compared to physical matters?

*28* Should the church emphasis be spiritual or physical?

*29* What means should the church use to attract people?

*30* Should churches operate businesses, schools, political campaigns, gymnasiums, camps, carnivals, etc.?

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