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Talking with Christ: Book 3

(Paperback - Aug 1981)
$5.99 - Online Price

Overview

This classic study helps you learn more about Christ while exploring: - the Church- What is the Bible?- God's Word in Your Life- Principles of Prayer- 4 lessons

Details

  • SKU: 9780891090793
  • SKU10: 0891090797
  • Title: Talking with Christ: Book 3
  • Series: Studies in Christian Living
  • Qty Remaining Online: 22
  • Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
  • Date Published: Aug 1981
  • Pages: 32
  • Weight lbs: 0.11
  • Dimensions: 8.55" L x 5.56" W x 0.20" H
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical; Topical | Home Schooling;
  • Category: STUDY GUIDE
  • Subject: Christian Life - General

Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

The Church

The Church Is Christ's Body

The church is made up of all people who have been given new life by the Spirit of God-people of many denominations, races, and nations. Though scattered throughout the world, we are united in one body with Jesus Christ and with one another.

Every born-again believer is a member of God's family, and is our brother or sister in Christ.

1. Colossians 1:15-20 is a description of Jesus Christ's superiority. Read verse 18. What is Christ's position in the church?

2. What fact about Christ is mentioned in Colossians 1:19?

3. According to Ephesians 1:7, what has Christ obtained for us through his death?

4. What is the evidence that we are born of God, and are therefore God's children and members of his church? (1 John 4:7-8)

5. What do we learn in Romans 12:4-5 about all believers?

6. Read in 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 about how each believer is given different but important responsibilities in the church. Who gave the members these various responsibilities? (verse 18)

Is every member of this spiritual body important? (verses 19-21) Why or why not?

7. To what extent are we affected by the sufferings or blessings experienced by any other Christian, according to 1 Corinthians 12:26? (Check the best answer.)

Very little, unless we know the other person well.

We are always affected, because we are members of the same spiritual body.

It could affect us, but we are supposed to concentrate on our own lives.

8. What is every Christian's responsibility, according to 1 Peter 4:10?

The Local Church

The New Testament depicts the local church as a group of believers in a certain place, banded together for instruction, fellowship, worship, and service.

9. What do we learn in Romans 16:5 and 1 Corinthians 16:19 about the kinds of buildings the New Testament believers met in?

10. Acts 2:42-47 describes the way of life in the very first church in Jerusalem. From verse 42, list four things which these first Christians considered important.

11. In 1 Corinthians 1:10 we see God's desire for the local church Write out this verse in your own words.

The Pastor

A pastor or minister is a shepherd or spiritual leader of a local church. His responsibility is to nurture and train these believers.

12. In Jeremiah 3:15, what do we learn about what God intends for his "shepherds" to do?

13. Read Ephesians 4:11-16. In addition to the prophets and apostles, who is responsible for building up the local church? (verse 11)

How is their job described? (verse 12)

What is the ultimate goal of this Christian service? (verse 13)

14. Acts 20:17-38 describes a moving farewell talk from Paul to the leaders of the church in Ephesus. Read especially verse 28. How did Paul describe these church leaders?

Who gave them their position?

What is their responsibility?

15. Read 1 Peter 5:2-3. How should church leaders accept their responsibility? (Check two best answers.)

Out of a sense of obligation.

Eagerly, as appointed by God.

With the desire to be an example and a servant to others.

Considering the financial benefits as well as the opportunity for service.

Until they can get someone else to take it.

16. What reward from Christ is promised in 1 Peter 5:4 to those leaders who serve as faithful shepherds of those under their care?

Our Responsibility

17. What are we told not to neglect in Hebrews 10:25?

18. How much importance should we place on maintaining unity with other believers? (Ephesians 4:3)

19. Look at the qualities listed in Ephesians 4:2. How do you think our obedience to this command would help maintain unity?

20. According to Galatians 6:6, who should support those who provide spiritual instruction for us?

21. According to Hebrews 13:7, how should we respond to our spiritual leaders? (Check the best answer.)

By listening to their teaching and encouraging others to come and hear them.

By imitating everything they do.

By observing their lives and following their example of faith.

22. Read Paul's request for prayer in Colossians 4:3-4. Summarize what we can learn from this verse about praying for our spiritual leaders.

23. Prayerfully review your answers in this chapter. What is the most profitable lesson you have learned, and what practical step can you take to make it part of your life?

(Continues.)

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