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  • This is found in the first paragraph of page 17, at the beginning of the book. Reflect on the fact that the whole of Christianity hinges on the fact that Christ took on human form, laid aside divinity and became a man just like us. He did this that we can have no temptation that He has not been through, and that He would have no advantage over us in overcoming sin, yet He was perfect in all He did. So we too may be if we will but look to our heavenly Father and out of love for Him put our will on His side, asking the Holy Spirit to aid us. We can be overcomers.
  • It is every Christian’s privilege to not only look for but to hasten the soon coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by bearing fruit to His glory. Then He would soon return to claim us as the fields would be sown.
  • The fact that men are in the Church does not make them Christians.
  • So the grace of God must be received by the sinner before he can be fitted for the kingdom of glory.
  • No mere external change is sufficient to bring us into harmony with God. There are many who try to reform by correcting this or that bad habit, and they hope in this way to become good Christians, but they are beginning in the wrong place. Our first work is with the heart.
  • True obedience is the OUTWORKING of a principle from within. It springs from the love of righteousness, the love of the law of God. The essence of all righteousness is loyalty to our Redeemer. This will lead us to do right because it is right – because right doing is pleasing to God.
  • Christ is honoured in excellence and perfection of character.
  • Our Salvation depends on a knowledge of the truth contained in the Scriptures. It is God’s will that we should possess this.
  • Our Salvation depends on a knowledge of the truth contained in the Scriptures. It is God’s will that we should possess this.
  • Our Salvation depends on a knowledge of the truth contained in the Scriptures. It is God’s will that we should possess this.
  • Disobedience has closed the door to a vast amount of knowledge that might have been gained from the Scriptures. Understanding means obedience to God’s commandments. The Scriptures are not to be adapted to meet the prejudice and jealousy of men!
  • Disobedience has closed the door to a vast amount of knowledge that might have been gained from the Scriptures. Understanding means obedience to God’s commandments. The Scriptures are not to be adapted to meet the prejudice and jealousy of men!
  • If you search the Scriptures to vindicate your own opinions, you will never reach the truth. Search in order to learn what the Lord says. If conviction comes as you search, if you see that your cherished opinions are not in harmony with the truth, do not misinterpret the truth in order to suit your own belief, but accept the light given!!
  • Salvation is a free gift, and yet is to be bought and sold.
  • God calls for your willing obedience. He asks for you to give up your sins. To him that overcometh, Christ declares, I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne. Rev 3:21.
  • Almost Christians, yet not fully Christians, they seem near the kingdom of heaven, but they can not enter there.
  • Those who have put on Christ will relate their experience, tracing step by step the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
  • It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new!
  • The law is the gospel embodied, and the gospel is the law unfolded. The law is the root, the gospel is the fragrant blossom and fruit which it bears
  • The law is the gospel embodied, and the gospel is the law unfolded. The law is the root, the gospel is the fragrant blossom and fruit which it bears
  • The law is the gospel embodied, and the gospel is the law unfolded. The law is the root, the gospel is the fragrant blossom and fruit which it bears
  • The law is the gospel embodied, and the gospel is the law unfolded. The law is the root, the gospel is the fragrant blossom and fruit which it bears
  • The law is the gospel embodied, and the gospel is the law unfolded. The law is the root, the gospel is the fragrant blossom and fruit which it bears
  • We are to ask blessings from God that we may communicate to others. The capacity for receiving is preserved only by imparting. We cannot continue to receive heavenly treasure without communicating to those around us.
  • We need to go to Christ with our difficulties and He will give us strength. “He longs to give you understanding in temporal as well as in spiritual matters. He can sharpen the intellect. He can give tact and skill. Put your talents into the work, ask God for wisdom, and it will be given you.” 146
  • Of all sins it is the most hopeless, the most incurable.
  • Those who accept the Saviour, however sincere there conversion, should never be taught to say or to feel that they are saved.
  • “ It is only he who knows himself to be a sinner that Christ can save.” “We must understand our danger, or we shall not flee to the refuge.” “We must know our real condition, or we shall not feel our need of Christ's help.” “We must feel the pain of our wounds, or we should not desire healing.”
  • It is only he who knows himself to be a sinner that Christ can save. We must know our real condition, or we shall not feel our need of Christ's help. We must understand our danger, or we shall not flee to the refuge. We must feel the pain of our wounds, or we should not desire healing.
  • No outward observances can take the place of simple faith and entire renunciation of self. It is not only at the beginning of the Christian life that this renunciation of self is to be made. At every advance step heavenward it is to be renewed.
  • Therefore there needs to be a continual reaching out of the heart after God, a continual, earnest, heartbreaking confession of sin and humbling of the soul before Him. Only by constant renunciation of self and dependence on Christ can we walk safely.
  • Those whom heaven recognizes as holy ones are the last to parade their own goodness.
  • It is to those whom the Lord has forgiven, to those whom He acknowledges as His people, that He says, "Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight." Eze. 36:31
  • Fear lest self shall interpose between your soul and the great Master Worker. Fear lest self-will shall mar the high purpose that through you God desires to accomplish. Fear to trust to your own strength, fear to withdraw your hand from the hand of Christ and attempt to walk life's pathway without His abiding presence.
  • It is Satan's work to flatter. He deals in flattery as well as in accusing and condemnation. Thus he seeks to work the ruin of the soul. Those who give praise to men are used by Satan as his agents. Let the workers for Christ direct every word of praise away from themselves. Let self be put out of sight. Christ alone is to be exalted.
  • The heart that has not fallen on the Rock is proud of its wholeness. Men want a dignified religion. They desire to walk in a path wide enough to take in their own attributes. Their self-love, their love of popularity and love of praise, exclude the Saviour from their hearts, and without Him there is gloom and sadness.
  • The laws and traditions of men are exalted above the law of God, and those who are true to God’s commandments suffer reproach and persecution.
  • There is by our side a witness, a heavenly messenger, who will lift up for us a standard against the enemy. He will shut us in with the bright beams of the Son of Righteousness. Beyond this satan cannot penetrate. He cannot pass this shield of holy light.
  • Often we enter the furnace of trial with our souls darkened with selfishness; but if patient under the crucial test, we shall come forth reflecting the divine character.
  • Often we enter the furnace of trial with our souls darkened with selfishness; but if patient under the crucial test, we shall come forth reflecting the divine character.
  • But there is a line beyond which they cannot pass. The time is near when they will have reached the prescribed limit. Even now they have almost exceeded the bounds of the long-suffering of God, the limits of His grace, the limits of His mercy. The Lord will interpose to vindicate His own honor, to deliver His people, and to repress the swellings of unrighteousness.
  • When you turn from those who seem unpromising and unattractive, do you realize that you are neglecting the souls for whom Christ is seeking? At the very time when you turn from them, they may be in the greatest need of your compassion.
  • The greater their sin and the deeper their misery, the more earnest and tender will be your efforts for their recovery. You will discern the need of those who are suffering, who have been sinning against God, and who are oppressed with a burden of guilt.
  • If the love of God is not appreciated and does not become an abiding principle to soften and subdue the soul, we are utterly lost. The Lord can give no greater manifestation of His love than He has given. If the love of Jesus does not subdue the heart, there are no means by which we can be reached. (COL 236)
  • Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. (Luke 17:3)
  • Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. (Luke 17:3)
  • We are not forgiven because we forgive but as we forgive.
  • Let the servants of Christ preach the gospel with the Spirit sent down from heaven, and work as He did for the benefit of men. Then such results will be manifest in the blessing and uplifting of mankind as are wholly impossible of accomplishment by human power.
  • If men waste their opportunities in self-pleasing, they cut themselves off from everlasting life. No after probation will be granted them. By their own choice they have fixed an impassable gulf between them and their God.
  • If they do not listen to the voice of God in His word, the testimony of a witness raised from the dead would not be heeded.
  • He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. (Luke 16:10)
  • Many today claim to obey the commandments of God, but they have not the love of God in their hearts to flow forth to others.
  • There is no such thing as a truly converted person living a helpless, useless life. Those who refuse to co-operate with God on earth would not co-operate with Him in heaven.
  • Through the wrong habits formed, Satan will assail you again and again.
  • Good works do not purchase the love of God, but they reveal that we possess that love.
  • God makes no requirement without making provision for the its fulfilment.
  • This will be the test of our character in the judgment.
  • The heavenly principles that distinguish those who are one with Christ from those who are one with the world have become almost indistinguishable. The professed followers of Christ are no longer a separate and peculiar people. The line of demarcation is indistinct. The people are subordinating themselves to the world, to its practices, its customs, its selfishness.
  • Christ’s followers have been redeemed for service.
  • He chooses His agents not because they are perfect but because, through a connection with Him, they may gain perfection. God will accept only those who are determined to aim high. He places every human agent under obligation to do his best. Moral perfection is required of all. Never should we lower the standard of righteousness in order to accommodate inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong-doing.
  • He chooses His agents not because they are perfect but because, through a connection with Him, they may gain perfection. God will accept only those who are determined to aim high. He places every human agent under obligation to do his best. Moral perfection is required of all. Never should we lower the standard of righteousness in order to accommodate inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong-doing.
  • Of every Christian the Lord requires growth in efficiency and capability in every line. Christ has paid us our wages, even His own blood and suffering, to secure our willing service.
  • It is formed by hard stern battles with self. Conflict after conflict must be waged AGAINST HEREDETARY TENDENCIES . We shall have to criticize ourselves closely, and allow NOT ONE UNFAVOURABLE TRAIT to remain uncorrected.
  • He is displeased with those who are too careless or too indolent to become efficient, well informed workers.
  • Even an ordinary mind, well disciplined, will accomplish more than the greatest talents without self control
  • Not by beholding others and thinking that we are at least better than they are.
  • In order to accomplish this work we must follow His example of faithful, conscientious attention to little things. This is the secret of success in every line of christian effort and influence.
  • By rejecting it, we reject His instruction, and choose eternal separation from His presence.
  • The character of God is expressed in His law.
  • The smallest duty done in sincerity and self-forgetfulness is more pleasing to God than the greatest work when marred with self-seeking.
  • They have not yielded themselves to the Holy Spirits working. They have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus, and permitted their old nature to be broken up…….. Content with a superficial work. They do not know God. They have not studied His character; they have not held communion with Him; therefore they do not know how to trust, how to look and live…….. With their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after covetousness. (Eze 33:31)
  • C O L Study

    2. 2. <ul><li>TEACHING IN PARABLES </li></ul>
    3. 3. Christ took our nature and dwelt among us. Divinity was revealed in humanity; the invisible glory in the visible human form.
    4. 4. Ch 1, Q 1, Page 18-19 a. What is all nature designed to reflect?
    5. 5. Ch 1, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>a. Nature is designed to reflect the glory of God so man can see Him through His creation as an object lesson. </li></ul>
    6. 6. b. How has this been changed? Ch 1, Q 1, Page 18-19
    7. 7. Ch 1, Q 1, Answer b. This has been marred by sin, the truth has been, as it were, veiled from mans recognition.
    8. 8. Ch 1, Q 1, Page 18-19 <ul><li>c. What can we do about it? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Ch 1, Q 1, Answer c. By creating object lessons in nature as Christ did, we can help people to see once again what they have been missing.
    10. 10. Ch 1, Q 2, Page 21-22 <ul><li>Why did Christ teach in parables? (give two reasons) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Ch 1, Q 2, Answer (a) Because most people will not accept or understand the plain truth.
    12. 12. Ch 1, Q 2, Answer (b) If He had spoken the plain truth the Pharisees would have killed Him before it was His time to die as prophesied.
    13. 13. Ch 1, Q 3, Page 23 <ul><li>What were Christ’s teachings essential for? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Ch 1, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>The development of character, the conduct of life that takes hold on eternity. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Ch 1, Q 4, Page 24 <ul><li>How are we also to teach of our Creator’s character? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Ch 1, Q 4, Answer <ul><li>By using parables from nature, just as Christ did. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Ch 1, Q 5, Page 25 <ul><li>How are mental powers strengthened and character developed? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Ch 1, Q 5, Answer <ul><li>By seeing that nature was created by God, through everything we touch, see, smell and taste being a lesson in Christlike character building. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Ch 1, Q 6, Page 26 <ul><li>Which is the best day to study nature and learn object lessons from each other? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Ch 1, Q 6, Answer <ul><li>The day God designed for that very purpose; The Sabbath was designed for spending in nature with our families learning of the love of God to us through His design. </li></ul>
    21. 21. CHAPTER <ul><li>2 </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>THE SOWER WENT FORTH TO SOW </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Christ’s mission was not understood by the people of His time. The manner of His coming was not in accordance with their expectations. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Ch 2, Q 1, Page 36 <ul><li>a. What is it that will be made plain to the sincere seeker of truth? </li></ul>
    25. 25. Ch 2, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>The Word of God will be made plain to those who seek Him with a sincere heart. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Ch 2, Q 1, Page 36 <ul><li>b. What must they do in order for this to be, so that they may receive the truth? </li></ul>
    27. 27. Ch 2, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>They must study with hearts open to the Spirit of God for a clearer knowledge of the truth rather than man’s theories. </li></ul><ul><li>They must also be willing to obey God’s Word. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Ch 2, Q 2, Page 36-37 <ul><li>What must those called to follow Christ leave if they are to follow Him? </li></ul>
    29. 29. Ch 2, Q 2, Answer (a) <ul><li>Many of those we once called friends are no longer right to associate with for a follower of Christ, the things we had once planned we will now see in a different light. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Ch 2, Q 2, Answer (b) <ul><li>There will be many things we may at first find hard to give up, but in the end we will see these sacrifices are for the best. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Ch 2, Q 3, Page 37 <ul><li>How has satan always been able to gain control over mankind? </li></ul>
    32. 32. Ch 2, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>By sowing the seed of error (A LIE) , at the centre of what appears to be the truth </li></ul>
    33. 33. Ch 2, Q 4, Page 38 <ul><li>What condition is necessary in order for the seed of truth to be developed in the heart? </li></ul>
    34. 34. Ch 2, Q 4, Answer <ul><li>The condition necessary is the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, and not human theories and speculations which man puts in place of the Word of God. </li></ul>
    35. 35. Ch 2, Q 5, Page 39 <ul><li>In what way did Christ answer those who questioned what He said and did? </li></ul>
    36. 36. Ch 2, Q 5, Answer <ul><li>He met questioners with a plain “It is written, what saith the Scriptures” and “How readest thou.” </li></ul>
    37. 37. Ch 2, Q 6, Page 39 <ul><li>Why is it that the Word of God is made to appear mysterious and obscure? </li></ul>
    38. 38. Ch 2 Q 6, Answer <ul><li>In order to excuse transgression of God’s law. </li></ul>
    39. 39. Ch 2, Q 7, Page 40 <ul><li>a. What never satisfies the heart? </li></ul>
    40. 40. Ch 2, Q 7, Answer <ul><li>Philosophical theories or literary essays, and assertions and inventions of men however brilliant, cannot satisfy the heart. </li></ul>
    41. 41. Ch 2, Q 7, Page 40 <ul><li>b. What are many really crying out for? </li></ul>
    42. 42. Ch 2, Q 7, Answer <ul><li>Many are really crying out for the living God, and He speaks to man through His Word. </li></ul>
    43. 43. Ch 2, Q 8, Page 40 <ul><li>What is it that we must plainly present? </li></ul><ul><li>(give detail.) </li></ul>
    44. 44. Ch 2, Q 8, Answer (a) <ul><li>In presenting the truth we must make plain the requirements of the law of God. </li></ul>
    45. 45. Ch 2, Q 8, Answer (b) <ul><li>We must tell of Christ’s life of self denial, His humiliating death, resurrection and ascension. Of His intercession for us, this will motivate men to keep His law. </li></ul>
    46. 46. Ch 2, Q 9, Page 41 <ul><li>What happens when we don’t read and follow what the Scriptures say and instead follow what man says? </li></ul>
    47. 47. Ch 2, Q 9, Answer (a) <ul><li>The world loses it’s morality and iniquity abounds. The evil passions in the heart of man cannot be restrained. </li></ul>
    48. 48. Ch 2, Q 9, Answer (b) <ul><li>The mind becomes dwarfed, inefficient and mentally weak in it’s capacity to think because it is not brought into contact with the deep, broad principles of eternal truth and it becomes that which it beholds. </li></ul>
    49. 49. Ch 2, Q 10, Page 42-43 <ul><li>a. What kind of education will be derived from studying the Word of God? </li></ul>
    50. 50. Ch 2, Q 10, Answer <ul><li>One that will restore the image of God in us and that will strengthen and fortify the mind against temptation. </li></ul>
    51. 51. Ch 2, Q 10, Page 42-43 <ul><li>b. What sort of experience should this be? </li></ul>
    52. 52. Ch 2, Q 10, Answer <ul><li>We are to have an experiential knowledge of the plan of salvation, because we can only impart that which we have experienced. </li></ul>
    53. 53. The Soil By The Wayside
    54. 54. Ch 2, Q 11, Page 44 <ul><li>a. How is our spiritual life paralysed and the soil of our soul hardened? </li></ul>
    55. 55. Ch 2, Q 11, Answer <ul><li>By becoming absorbed in selfish aims and sinful indulgences. </li></ul>
    56. 56. Ch 2, Q 11, Page 44 <ul><li>b. Why do we not see this when it happens? </li></ul>
    57. 57. Ch 2, Q 11, Answer <ul><li>People become blinded to their need and their danger the more self absorbed they become, they hear the Word but do not understand that it applies to them. </li></ul>
    58. 58. Ch 2, Q 12, Page 44 <ul><li>What does satan fear will happen if we read and understand the truth in the Scriptures? </li></ul>
    59. 59. Ch 2, Q 12, Answer <ul><li>satan fears that the careless may be awakened to their need by reading and understanding the truth contained in God’s Word. </li></ul>
    60. 60. Ch 2, Q 13, Page 44-45 <ul><li>How is satan’s work of distraction accomplished? (give details) </li></ul>
    61. 61. Ch 2, Q 13, Answer <ul><li>he engages the mind with worldly schemes. he excites criticism and insinuates doubt and unbelief in God’s messengers so that we do not understand the message they give us. </li></ul>
    62. 62. In Stony Places
    63. 63. Ch 2, Q 14, Page 46 <ul><li>What is the defining characteristic of the stony ground hearer? </li></ul>
    64. 64. Ch 2, Q 14, Answer <ul><li>The selfishness which is their natural hearts desire underlies all good desires and aspirations they may have because the love of self is not subdued; they have only a superficial religion. </li></ul>
    65. 65. Ch 2, Q 15, Page 47 <ul><li>a. What does the stony ground hearer depend on? </li></ul>
    66. 66. Ch 2, Q 15, Answer <ul><li>They depend on self instead of Christ, they trust in their own good works and impulses and think they are strong in their own righteousness. </li></ul>
    67. 67. Ch 2, Q 15, Page 47 <ul><li>b. What does the Scripture point out to them? </li></ul>
    68. 68. Ch 2, Q 15, Answer <ul><li>That they are not strong in the Lord and the power of His might, such a one hath not root in himself, for he is not connected with Christ. </li></ul>
    69. 69. Ch 2, Q 16, Page 47 <ul><li>How do many receive the gospel? </li></ul>
    70. 70. Ch 2, Q 16, Page 47 <ul><li>As a way to escape from suffering, rather than as deliverance from sin. </li></ul>
    71. 71. Ch 2, Q 17, Page 48 <ul><li>Because they do not have this relationship with Christ, what power do they deny? </li></ul>
    72. 72. Ch 2, Q 17, Answer <ul><li>Righteousness by faith, the power to overcome sin. </li></ul><ul><li>Their lives reveal defects both hereditary and cultivated because </li></ul><ul><li>they do not have the power </li></ul><ul><li>to overcome. </li></ul>
    73. 73. Ch 2, Q 18, Page 48 <ul><li>What is it that gets stronger with every sin? </li></ul>
    74. 74. Ch 2, Q 18, Answer <ul><li>With each sin the old selfish nature is gaining strength. </li></ul>
    75. 75. Ch 2, Q 19, Page 49 <ul><li>What principle or motive does God desire our obedience to come from? </li></ul>
    76. 76. Ch 2, Q 19, Answer <ul><li>Love for God must be the principle that our actions are motivated by. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be the foundation of our character. </li></ul><ul><li>Love is revealed in self sacrifice. </li></ul>
    77. 77. Among The Thorns
    78. 78. Ch 2, Q 20, Page 50 <ul><li>If a profession of belief in Jesus or a theory of the truth will not save us, what will? </li></ul>
    79. 79. Ch 2, Q 20, Answer <ul><li>We do not belong to Christ unless we are His wholly, no longer serving self. </li></ul>
    80. 80. Ch 2, Q 21, Page 50 <ul><li>What needs to be transformed in order for our old sinful ways to be left behind? </li></ul>
    81. 81. Ch 2, Q 21, Answer <ul><li>There needs to be a moral transformation of the heart and the old habits and practices need to be left behind or they will choke the new heart like thorns. </li></ul>
    82. 82. Ch 2, Q 22, Page 51 <ul><li>What will gain victory over us, if through Christ, we do not gain the victory? </li></ul>
    83. 83. Ch 2, Q 22, Answer <ul><li>A mere profession of the gospel, or belief in the truth is not enough. We must obtain victory over sin through Christ in the same way He did. </li></ul>
    84. 84. Ch 2, Q 23, Page 51 <ul><li>What does satan bring to absorb our interest away from spiritual things? </li></ul>
    85. 85. Ch 2, Q 23, Answer <ul><li>The acquisition of wealth and worldly gain from business enterprises enraptures the whole energy of man, crowding out spiritual things. </li></ul>
    86. 86. Ch 2, Q 24, Page 51 <ul><li>What is the main reason we should work in a job that takes our time? </li></ul>
    87. 87. Ch 2, Q 24, Answer <ul><li>The main reason to work is to benefit others with what you earn. </li></ul>
    88. 88. Ch 2, Q 25, Page 53 <ul><li>When does the desire to earn money become a sin? </li></ul>
    89. 89. Ch 2, Q 25, Answer <ul><li>When that desire is made first instead of the kingdom of God and absorbs the interests of the mind, it is a sin. </li></ul>
    90. 90. Ch 2, Q 26, Page 54 <ul><li>What becomes stronger if we indulge it that which even our churches encourage? </li></ul>
    91. 91. Ch 2, Q 26, Answer <ul><li>The more the selfish love of amusement or pleasure is indulged the stronger it gets until it becomes the greatest object of life. </li></ul>
    92. 92. Ch 2, Q 27, Page 55 <ul><li>What does the love of pleasure and amusement do to dull our sensibility to discern between right and wrong? </li></ul>
    93. 93. Ch 2, Q 27, Answer <ul><li>The power of discernment is slowly destroyed and the voice of the Holy Spirit is no longer heard. </li></ul>
    94. 94. <ul><li>PREPARATION OF THE SOIL </li></ul>
    95. 95. Ch 2, Q 28, Page 56 <ul><li>What is the root of all evil? </li></ul>
    96. 96. Ch 2, Q 28, Answer <ul><li>The love of money is the root of all evil. </li></ul>
    97. 97. Ch 2, Q 29, Page 56 <ul><li>With whom does the fault lie if God’s word fails to accomplish it’s work in our heart by changing the way we live our lives? </li></ul>
    98. 98. Ch 2, Q 29, Answer <ul><li>The power of choice lies with us We ourselves determine what we will become and God empowers this choice. </li></ul>
    99. 99. Ch 2, Q 30, Page 57 <ul><li>What is it that we need more of and what is it that we need less of in order to save souls? </li></ul>
    100. 100. Ch 2, Q 30, Answer <ul><li>We need more heart to heart individual personal labour and less sermonising. </li></ul>
    101. 101. Ch 2, Q 31, Page 58 <ul><li>What two things about Christ’s atonement should we be taught from childhood? </li></ul>
    102. 102. Ch 2, Q 31, Answer <ul><li>That Christ died not just to forgive our sin, but also that we might have His character in place of our own. </li></ul>
    103. 103. <ul><li>IN GOOD GROUND </li></ul>
    104. 104. Ch 2, Q 31, Page 59 <ul><li>a. How does the good ground hearer receive the Scriptures? </li></ul>
    105. 105. Ch 2, Q 31, Answer <ul><li>As it is in Truth, as the Voice of God speaking directly to them. </li></ul>
    106. 106. Ch 2, Q 31, Page 59 <ul><li>b. How are the humble rewarded? </li></ul>
    107. 107. Ch 2, Q 31, Answer <ul><li>They are given understanding of the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
    108. 108. Ch 2, Q 32, Page 60 <ul><li>The Word received in this way will make what three changes in a persons life? </li></ul>
    109. 109. Ch 2, Q 32, Answer <ul><li>They will have the fruit of obedience. </li></ul><ul><li>The word received into the soul will manifest itself in good works. </li></ul><ul><li>They will have the character of Christ. </li></ul>
    110. 110. Ch 2, Q 33, Page 61 <ul><li>What is the best ingredient for character development? </li></ul>
    111. 111. Ch 2, Q 33, Answer <ul><li>Conflict and trials are the best ingredients for the development of character. </li></ul>
    112. 112. Ch 2, Q 34, Page 61 <ul><li>How may the purpose of God be best accomplished in us? </li></ul>
    113. 113. Ch 2, Q 34, Answer <ul><li>It may be best accomplished by us receiving God’s Word and submitting ourselves to it’s control completely. </li></ul>
    114. 114. CHAPTER <ul><li>3 </li></ul>
    115. 115. <ul><li>FIRST THE BLADE THEN THE EAR </li></ul>
    116. 116. Ch 3, Q 1, Page 63 What part can man not play in the spiritual growth of a persons life?
    117. 117. Ch 3, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>Man cannot, through any of his own strength or wisdom bring forth the living plant from the seed he plants. </li></ul>
    118. 118. Ch 3, Q 2, Page 66 <ul><li>When and how is our spiritual life perfect? </li></ul>
    119. 119. Ch 3, Q 2, Answer <ul><li>At every stage of our development our life is perfect; IF we are sanctified as God multiplies our opportunities, and our experience is enlarged, there will be continual growth in our spiritual life. </li></ul>
    120. 120. Ch 3, Q 3, Page 67 <ul><li>a. What does Christ seek to reproduce in us? </li></ul>
    121. 121. Ch 3, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>He seeks to reproduce Himself in us, that we might have His character. </li></ul>
    122. 122. Ch 3, Q 3, Page 67 <ul><li>b. How does He achieve this that it’s benefit might be multiplied? </li></ul>
    123. 123. Ch 3, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>By others seeing the fruit we have in our lives, they will want the same for themselves; thus Christ’s character will be reproduced. </li></ul>
    124. 124. Ch 3, Q 4, Page 67-68 <ul><li>How will this fruitfulness be manifested in our lives? </li></ul>
    125. 125. Ch 3, Q 4, Answer <ul><li>By forgetfulness of self, and the helping of others in need. </li></ul>
    126. 126. Ch 3, Q 5, Page 69 <ul><li>When will Christ return to claim His people as His own? </li></ul>
    127. 127. Ch 3, Q 5, Answer <ul><li>Not until His character is perfectly reproduced in His Children. </li></ul>
    128. 128. CHAPTER <ul><li>4 </li></ul>
    129. 129. <ul><li>THE TARES </li></ul>
    130. 130. Ch 4, Q 1, Page 71 <ul><li>What is it that we cannot discern about others salvation? </li></ul>
    131. 131. Ch 4, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>Although we can see the fruit of open sin, we cannot judge the motives of a persons actions. </li></ul>
    132. 132. Ch 4, Q 2, Page 72-73 <ul><li>Just because we do not see others follow the truth, what should we not become? </li></ul>
    133. 133. Ch 4, Q 2, Answer <ul><li>We should never be disheartened or doubt the truth because of false brethren. </li></ul>
    134. 134. Ch 4, Q 3, Page 74 <ul><li>So before we condemn others who should we look to? </li></ul>
    135. 135. Ch 4, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>Humility and distrust of SELF should come before we judge others. </li></ul>
    136. 136. Ch 4, Q 4, Page 74-75 <ul><li>What is it that decides our destiny? </li></ul>
    137. 137. Ch 4, Q 4, Answer <ul><li>Our CHARACTER decides our destiny. </li></ul>
    138. 138. CHAPTER <ul><li>5 </li></ul>
    139. 139. <ul><li>LIKE A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED </li></ul>
    140. 140. Ch 5, Q 1, Page 76-77 <ul><li>In what way is the Kingdom of God like a seed of mustard? </li></ul>
    141. 141. Ch 5, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>A small seed grows into a huge Kingdom by the unfolding of the life principle from the germ of the seed God has planted. </li></ul>
    142. 142. Ch 5, Q 2, Page 78 <ul><li>How is the work of grace in the heart similar to the growing seed? </li></ul>
    143. 143. Ch 5, Q 2, Answer <ul><li>Every word spoken is as a ray of light shed into the soul for the Holy Spirit to grow, who can measure the results. </li></ul>
    144. 144. Ch 5, Q 3, Page 79 <ul><li>How many wise and mighty men has God called to His kingdom and why? </li></ul>
    145. 145. Ch 5, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>None, because our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but that of God . </li></ul>
    146. 146. CHAPTER <ul><li>6 </li></ul>
    147. 147. <ul><li>OBJECT LESSONS FROM SEED SOWING </li></ul>
    148. 148. Ch 6, Q 1, Page 80 <ul><li>By the object lesson of the growth from the seed to a plant what is it that we are able to discern? </li></ul>
    149. 149. Ch 6, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>We will see in natural things the working of divine agencies and the direct correlation to our own lives. </li></ul>
    150. 150. Ch 6, Q 1, Page 81 <ul><li>If we are in Gods will what is it that we can be assured of? </li></ul>
    151. 151. Ch 6, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>Our food and clothing, our temporal needs will be supplied if we are in His will. </li></ul>
    152. 152. Ch 6, Q 2, Page 82 <ul><li>What two things must we realise when we do our important part in cooperation with God? </li></ul>
    153. 153. Ch 6, Q 2, Answer <ul><li>That we have no real power of our own to accomplish good, and that total dependence on God is the key to success. </li></ul>
    154. 154. Ch 6, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>Vanity should never be encouraged by praising anyone, as this can cause pride. </li></ul>
    155. 155. Ch 6, Q 4, Page 84 <ul><li>What is beneficial for us if it is done from a young age? </li></ul>
    156. 156. Ch 6, Q 4, Answer <ul><li>An education in the spiritual things of life that they may have characters after the similitude of Christ. </li></ul>
    157. 157. Ch 6, Q 5, Page 84 <ul><li>In God’s natural law what must follow what without fail which affects our character and indeed our salvation? </li></ul>
    158. 158. Ch 6, Q 5, Answer <ul><li>Every seed sown produces a harvest. Characteristics whether good or bad will bring forth a harvest. We shall reap that which we sow. </li></ul>
    159. 159. Ch 6, Q 6, Page 84 <ul><li>Does God kill anyone? Why or why not? </li></ul>
    160. 160. Ch 6, Q 6, Answer <ul><li>God destroys no man, we destroy ourselves by our own wrong actions and our failure to listen to the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
    161. 161. Ch 6, Q 7, Page 85 <ul><li>The seeds of both good and bad deeds produces what effect? </li></ul>
    162. 162. Ch 6, Q 7, Answer <ul><li>Every good or bad deed we do reproduces itself in other people which causes a chain reaction to take place. </li></ul>
    163. 163. Ch 6, Q 8, Page 86 <ul><li>What needs to happen in order for fruit to grow in a spiritual application? </li></ul>
    164. 164. Ch 6, Q 8, Answer <ul><li>We need to show love to others in distribution of temporal blessings, this will awaken in them gratitude to God and the soil of their heart will be prepared to receive seeds of spiritual truth. </li></ul>
    165. 165. Ch 6, Q 9, Page 87-88 <ul><li>The things of Nature may be what to us? </li></ul>
    166. 166. Ch 6, Q 9, Answer <ul><li>They are to be looked upon as a lesson book for us to study. </li></ul>
    167. 167. Ch 6, Q 10, Page 88 <ul><li>The work required in our soul in order to produce a harvest is what kind of work? </li></ul>
    168. 168. Ch 6, Q 10, Answer <ul><li>Hard work to refine and discipline the heart daily, as well as earnestness, diligence, preserving effort and a knowledge of the Scriptures. </li></ul>
    169. 169. Ch 6, Q 11, Page 88 <ul><li>From which two sources must an education on truth be taken? </li></ul>
    170. 170. Ch 6, Q 11, Answer <ul><li>The word of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
    171. 171. CHAPTER <ul><li>7 </li></ul>
    172. 172. <ul><li>LIKE UNTO LEAVEN </li></ul>
    173. 173. Ch 7, Q 1, Page 96 <ul><li>How only can man be transformed from within? </li></ul>
    174. 174. Ch 7, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>By the renewing energy that comes from the agency of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
    175. 175. Ch 7, Q 2, Page 97 <ul><li>What is not enough for us? </li></ul>
    176. 176. Ch 7, Q 2, Answer <ul><li>A mere profession of faith is not enough, we must have true conversion in the heart. </li></ul>
    177. 177. Ch 7, Q 3, Page 97 <ul><li>Which type of obedience only will God accept? </li></ul>
    178. 178. Ch 7, Q 3, Answer <ul><li>That obedience which stems from LOVE and not from mere obligation. </li></ul>
    179. 179. Ch 7, Q 4, Page 100 <ul><li>Once conversion happens within us what will be the resultant power? </li></ul>
    180. 180. Ch 7, Q 4, Answer <ul><li>That power which works from within outwardly will result in an increase in the number of people saved. </li></ul>
    181. 181. Ch 7, Q 5, Page 101 <ul><li>What are seven steps to perfection once the leaven of truth is accepted into the heart? </li></ul>
    182. 182. Ch 7, Q 5, Answer <ul><li>Regulation of the desires, purified thoughts, sweetened disposition, quickened faculties of the mind and energies of the soul, enlarged capacity for feeling and loving. </li></ul>
    183. 183. Ch 7, Q 6, Page 101 <ul><li>The world does not understand such a man, why is this? </li></ul>
    184. 184. Ch 7, Q 6, Answer <ul><li>Because he is raised above the corrupting influence of the world and is motivated by love and not selfishness. </li></ul>
    185. 185. Ch 7, Q 7, Page 101 <ul><li>The leaven of truth will not produce what? </li></ul>
    186. 186. Ch 7, Q 7, Answer <ul><li>A spirit of rivalry, the love of ambition or the desire to be first. Neither does it depend on human praise. </li></ul>
    187. 187. Ch 7, Q 8, Page 102 <ul><li>What is it that will be seen on the faces of those who love Jesus? </li></ul>
    188. 188. Ch 7, Q 8, Answer <ul><li>Truth is written there, the sweet peace of heaven is revealed, Christ abiding in the heart shines from the countenance and a gentle love that is more than human is seen. </li></ul>
    189. 189. Ch 7, Q 9, Page 102 <ul><li>Man becomes a partaker of what as a result of his conversion? </li></ul>
    190. 190. Ch 7, Q 9, Answer <ul><li>He becomes a partaker of Divinity. </li></ul>
    191. 191. CHAPTER <ul><li>8 </li></ul>
    192. 192. <ul><li>HIDDEN TREASURE </li></ul>
    193. 193. Ch 8, Q 1, Page 104 <ul><li>We need to be prepared to part with what two things in order to gain access to the truth? </li></ul>
    194. 194. Ch 8, Q 1, Answer <ul><li>There will be no labour to great and no sacrifice to dear in order to gain these treasures. </li></ul>
    195. 195. Ch 8, Q 2, Page 104 <ul><li>How is the truth of the plan of redemption hidden from many? </li></ul>
    196. 196. Ch 8, Q 2, Answer <ul><li>Because they are wise in there own estimation and philosophical beliefs. </li></ul>
    197. 197. <ul><li>God does not conceal His truth from men. By their own course of action they make it obscure to themselves. </li></ul>
    198. 198. <ul><li>Why do men not fulfil that which God requires of them? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 3, Page 106
    199. 199. <ul><li>Because out of selfish desires they place traditions of man above God’s claims upon them. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 3, Answer
    200. 200. <ul><li>How is true higher education gained? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 4, Page 107
    201. 201. <ul><li>By careful study of, and obedience to God’s Word. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 4, Answer
    202. 202. <ul><li>What happens to those who reject the word of God? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 5, Page 107
    203. 203. <ul><li>They cannot understand the lessons of nature through God’s Word. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 5, Answer
    204. 204. <ul><li>How does satan mislead mankind? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 6, Page 108
    205. 205. <ul><li>satan leads men to think that there is wonderful knowledge to be obtained apart from God. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 6, Answer
    206. 206. <ul><li>Why do men fail to find treasure in the Word of God? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 7, Page 109
    207. 207. <ul><li>Because they fail to search for it until it is within their grasp and are contented with a surface work of what they suppose it to say. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 7, Answer
    208. 208. <ul><li>How is it that men darken the Scriptures which they try to make clear? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 8, Page 110
    209. 209. <ul><li>By trying to explain them using human theories and speculations, in an effort to keep heresies out of the church. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 8, Answer
    210. 210. <ul><li>Is there a time that we may give up searching the Scriptures? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 9, Page 111
    211. 211. <ul><li>Yes…… When we have ascertained our relation to God and His will in regard to us. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 9, Answer
    212. 212. <ul><li>How only are the Scriptures to be understood? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 10, Page 112
    213. 213. <ul><li>By seeking in humility for a knowledge of the truth that we may obey it. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 10, Answer
    214. 214. <ul><li>What must we also do in order to correctly understand God’s Word? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 11, Page 112
    215. 215. <ul><li>We must put aside all preconceived opinions and hereditary or cultivated ideas. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 11, Answer
    216. 216. <ul><li>There is one more important thing we need to discern the truth in the Word of God? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 12, Page 113
    217. 217. <ul><li>We need to pray for enlightenment from the Holy Spirit in order to discern the truth found in God’s Word. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 12, Answer
    218. 218. <ul><li>How does God’s knowledge become ours? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 13, Page 113-114
    219. 219. <ul><li>Through a correct faith, submitted and obedient in Christ. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 13, Answer
    220. 220. <ul><li>Truly knowing God through Christ will make what changes evident in our lives? </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 13, Page 114
    221. 221. <ul><li>Transforms us into God’s image. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables our higher powers mastery over our lower passions. </li></ul><ul><li>Brings us into communion with our Fathers mind. </li></ul>Ch 8, Q 13, Answer
    222. 222. <ul><li>9 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    223. 223. <ul><li>THE PEARL </li></ul>
    224. 224. <ul><li>Is Christ our pearl a free gift without conditions? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 1, Page 116
    225. 225. <ul><li>He is a gift to those who fulfil the conditions of giving themselves in submissive, willing obedience to all His requirements. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 1, Answer
    226. 226. <ul><li>To whom is this gift available, and at what price? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 2, Page 117
    227. 227. <ul><li>Salvation is available to all who will give themselves to Christ in willing obedience, no money can buy it. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 2, Answer
    228. 228. <ul><li>If we cannot earn salvation, how may we obtain it? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 3, Page 117
    229. 229. <ul><li>By seeking it with the perseverance which would deny all else in the world in order to obtain it. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 3, Answer
    230. 230. <ul><li>Why is it that many do not find salvation even though they seem to seek it diligently? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 4, Page 118
    231. 231. <ul><li>Because they do not make an entire surrender of their wrong habits, and do not die to self that Christ may live in them. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 4, Answer
    232. 232. <ul><li>If they are Christians at all, what type of Christians are they? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 5, Page 118
    233. 233. <ul><li>Almost but not wholly saved, means to be not almost but wholly lost. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 5, Answer
    234. 234. <ul><li>How do we know when the Holy Spirit empowers us? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 6, Page 119
    235. 235. <ul><li>We know He has empowered us when we have sought and found the truth of salvation. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 6, Answer
    236. 236. <ul><li>What should be our only ambition in this life? </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 7, Page 120-121
    237. 237. <ul><li>To reveal the likeness of Christ’s character and the enlargement of His kingdom. </li></ul>Ch 9, Q 7, Answer
    238. 238. <ul><li>10 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    239. 239. <ul><li>THE NET </li></ul>
    240. 240. <ul><li>What is the casting of the net likened to? </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 1, Page 122
    241. 241. <ul><li>The casting of the net is the preaching of the gospel, which gathers both good and evil into the church . </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 1, Answer
    242. 242. <ul><li>What will cause even other Christians to stumble in their spiritual walk? </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 2, Page 122
    243. 243. <ul><li>Seeing hypocrites within the church who are not controlled by the Spirit of God causes the weak to stumble. </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 2, Answer
    244. 244. <ul><li>Does a mans position decide his destiny? </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 3, Page 123
    245. 245. <ul><li>No…it is character which decides his destiny. </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 3, Answer
    246. 246. <ul><li>Does God desire that the wicked are to eternally die? </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 4, Page 123
    247. 247. <ul><li>No… He does not desire the destruction of any, He would that all turn and live. </li></ul>Ch 10, Q 4, Answer
    248. 248. <ul><li>11 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    249. 249. <ul><li>THINGS NEW AND OLD </li></ul>
    250. 250. <ul><li>What happens to those who receive the message of truth into the heart? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 1, Page 124-125
    251. 251. <ul><li>They will long to tell of their experience to others. </li></ul><ul><li>The love of Christ must find expression. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 1, Answer
    252. 252. <ul><li>As those who have put on Christ share with others what they have found, what will happen? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 2, Page 125
    253. 253. <ul><li>They are imparted with more and more of the treasures of God’s grace. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 2, Answer
    254. 254. <ul><li>What will be the result of us believing and practising God’s Word? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 3, Page 125
    255. 255. <ul><li>There will be no science in the world that we will not be able to understand and appreciate! </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 3, Answer
    256. 256. <ul><li>Should we receive new truths in our understanding? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 4, Page 127
    257. 257. <ul><li>Yes so long as it is an unfolding of the old and is not independent of it. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 4, Answer
    258. 258. <ul><li>What two things must go hand in hand when it comes to presenting the truth to others? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 5, Page 128
    259. 259. <ul><li>The law and the gospel are only to be presented together as one is useless without the other. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 5, Answer
    260. 260. <ul><li>How only may people know Jesus? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 6, Page
    261. 261. <ul><li>By experiencing relationship with Him for them selves, it cannot be explained. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 6, Answer
    262. 262. <ul><li>How may we keep a fresh relationship or experience with Christ in our lives that others may see it? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 7, Page 129-130
    263. 263. <ul><li>Through constant praise to Him we will, as it were converse with Him as we would a friend, for we will learn to be like Him by being with Him. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 7, Answer
    264. 264. <ul><li>How are we to keep from becoming stale, dull and sermonizing in our ministry to others? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 8, Page 130
    265. 265. <ul><li>By ensuring we keep the Word of God ever fresh before us in our minds. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 8, Answer
    266. 266. <ul><li>In order for the truth to grow in importance and thus transform our character, what do we need to give us an appreciation for its study? </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 9, Page 132
    267. 267. <ul><li>We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit and submitted to God in all we do. </li></ul>Ch 11, Q 9, Answer
    268. 268. <ul><li>12 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    269. 269. <ul><li>ASKING TO GIVE </li></ul>
    270. 270. <ul><li>In giving us His word, God has put us in possession of every truth essential for our salvation. </li></ul>
    271. 271. <ul><li>For what reason does God give us His blessings? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 1, Page 141
    272. 272. <ul><li>So that we may minister to others in need. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 1, Answer
    273. 273. <ul><li>How does God’s love differ from that of a parent? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 2, Page 142
    274. 274. <ul><li>God’s love is larger, broader and deeper than ours it is immeasurable. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 2, Answer
    275. 275. <ul><li>What must be the principle of our lives? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 3, Page 142-143
    276. 276. <ul><li>Asking unselfishly of God that we may give to others. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 3, Answer
    277. 277. <ul><li>What is the purpose of prayer? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 4, Page 143
    278. 278. <ul><li>Prayer is not to work any change in God; it is to bring us into harmony with God. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 4, Answer
    279. 279. <ul><li>There are conditions to the fulfilment of God’s promises, and prayer can never take the place of duty! </li></ul>
    280. 280. <ul><li>What is the condition of all God’s gifts and promises? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 5, Page 145
    281. 281. <ul><li>Obedience to all His requirements </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 5, Answer
    282. 282. <ul><li>Why does God want us to persist in prayer? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 6, Page 145
    283. 283. <ul><li>Often to test our faith in Him or desire for that which we ask. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 6, Answer
    284. 284. <ul><li>Why should we not tell others of our difficulties and look to them for help? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 7, Page 146
    285. 285. <ul><li>Because it makes us weak and brings no strength to them. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 7, Answer
    286. 286. <ul><li>What do we give evidence of by the way in which we talk and act? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 8, Page 147
    287. 287. <ul><li>An enfeebled faith is shown by our words and actions. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 8, Answer
    288. 288. <ul><li>What is it that angels will do for us if we manifest Christlike sympathy for another? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 9, Page 149
    289. 289. <ul><li>They will bring to our remembrance words to speak that will be as the bread of life to the soul. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 9, Answer
    290. 290. <ul><li>We must do what before we speaking with others on salvational issues? </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 10, Page 149
    291. 291. <ul><li>We must commune with God to obtain the necessary preparation to help them. </li></ul>Ch 12, Q 10, Answer
    292. 292. <ul><li>13 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    293. 293. <ul><li>TWO </li></ul><ul><li>WORSHIPERS </li></ul>
    294. 294. <ul><li>What happens when we judge our own righteousness by the righteousness of others? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 1, Page 151
    295. 295. <ul><li>We will end up despising them and judging them as sinners worthy of destruction and we will not move forward in our own sanctification. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 1, Answer
    296. 296. <ul><li>Which sin is more offensive to God than any other? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 2, Page 154
    297. 297. <ul><li>The sin of pride and self sufficiency. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 2, Answer
    298. 298. <ul><li>Do we ever reach a point in our sanctification where we are no longer tempted? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 3, Page 155
    299. 299. <ul><li>No we can never do without Jesus as our Saviour and rely on self. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 3, Answer
    300. 300. <ul><li>Our only safety is in constant distrust of self, and dependence on Christ. </li></ul>
    301. 301. <ul><li>When we trust simply in Christ for strength is it possible for us to sin? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 4, Page 157
    302. 302. <ul><li>In the whole satanic force there is not power to overcome one soul who in simple trust casts himself on Christ. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 4, Answer
    303. 303. <ul><li>What does it mean to have a knowledge of ourselves and how will this help us in our relationship with God? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 5, Page 157
    304. 304. <ul><li>It is our contrition before God that allows the Holy Spirit to convict us and help us overcome sin. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 5, Answer
    305. 305. <ul><li>Only what can bring us into harmony with God? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 6, Page 158
    306. 306. <ul><li>Faith that works by Love which produces good works. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 6, Answer
    307. 307. <ul><li>How only can a true knowledge of self be obtained? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 7, Page 158
    308. 308. <ul><li>By laying our own righteousness in the dust and beholding Christ. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 7, Answer
    309. 309. <ul><li>How is it that we are to be emptied of self? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 8, Page 159
    310. 310. <ul><li>Christ accomplishes it for us when we consent for Him to. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 8, Answer
    311. 311. <ul><li>All our good works depend upon what? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 9, Page 159
    312. 312. <ul><li>A power outside ourselves, which is through Christ. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 9, Answer
    313. 313. <ul><li>What will happen to us the nearer we come to Jesus? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 10, Page 160
    314. 314. <ul><li>The more clearly we will discern the purity of His character and the sinfulness of sin, exalting Him and not self for our good works . </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 10, Answer
    315. 315. <ul><li>How and when does our repentance deepen? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 11, Page 160
    316. 316. <ul><li>At every advance step in our Christian experience. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 11, Answer
    317. 317. <ul><li>What should we fear most in our Christian walk with God? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 12, Page 161
    318. 318. <ul><li>That your will, will not be held in subjection to Christ’s will and your own character controls your life, not His. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 12, Answer
    319. 319. <ul><li>What is it we need to shun most in life? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 13, Page 161
    320. 320. <ul><li>Everything that encourages pride and self-sufficiency. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 13, Answer
    321. 321. <ul><li>Who does not feel the need of a living, personal union with Christ? </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 14, Page 162
    322. 322. <ul><li>Those who are filled with self- love and self- esteem. </li></ul>Ch 13, Q 14, Answer
    323. 323. <ul><li>&quot;For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.&quot; </li></ul>
    324. 324. <ul><li>14 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    325. 325. <ul><li>SHALL NOT GOD AVENGE HIS OWN </li></ul>
    326. 326. <ul><li>What has it always been satan’s work to do? </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 1, Page 167-168
    327. 327. <ul><li>To accuse, deceive and destroy us the more we obey God. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 1, Answer
    328. 328. <ul><li>The more we rely on Christ’s righteousness, the more satan does what? </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 2, Page 168
    329. 329. <ul><li>he and his angels instigate evil and then try to destroy our faith in God’s power by accusing us of our sin and weakness’s. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 2, Answer
    330. 330. <ul><li>How does satan use those who do not obey God’s commandments in our lives? </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 3, Page 170
    331. 331. <ul><li>We have adversaries in our lives who are seemingly friends but are controlled by satan at every step. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 3, Answer
    332. 332. <ul><li>If we retaliate when we are treated unjustly what will be the eventuality? </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 4, Page 171-172
    333. 333. <ul><li>Our peace will be spoiled and our confidence in God’s power will be destroyed. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 4, Answer
    334. 334. <ul><li>Trials and difficulties should induce us to be INSTANT in prayer the INSTANT they arise </li></ul>
    335. 335. <ul><li>Why do we often feel that we are forsaken by God? </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 5, Page 172
    336. 336. <ul><li>Because we look at the trials and reproaches we suffer as God’s withdrawal from us, instead of ours from Him. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 5, Answer
    337. 337. <ul><li>If we surrender our lives to His service we can never be placed in a position for which God has not made provision </li></ul>
    338. 338. <ul><li>What is it that we are to ask for from God that by receiving it, we will glorify His name. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 6, Page 173
    339. 339. <ul><li>When we overcome sin the world watches to see if we will fail. We are to ask for Christ’s righteousness. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 6, Answer
    340. 340. <ul><li>Why does the Lord permit trials and affliction to beset us in our life’s experience. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 7, Page 175
    341. 341. <ul><li>That we may be cleansed from earthliness, from selfishness, from the defilement of sin, from harsh, unchristlike traits of character. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 7, Answer
    342. 342. <ul><li>There is no danger that the Lord will neglect the prayers of His people. The danger is that in temptation and trial they will become discouraged, and fail to persevere in prayer. </li></ul>
    343. 343. <ul><li>Why is the world today so bold in it’s transgression of God’s law. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 8, Page 177
    344. 344. <ul><li>Because we have taken advantage of God’s forbearance, His grace, and His mercy. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 8, Answer
    345. 345. <ul><li>Why does the Lord often permit matters to come to crisis point? </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 9, Page 178
    346. 346. <ul><li>That when He does perform a miracle to change the course of events it is marked as His handiwork. </li></ul>Ch 14, Q 9, Answer
    347. 347. <ul><li>15 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    348. 348. <ul><li>THIS MAN RECEIVETH SINNERS </li></ul>
    349. 349. <ul><li>What must we do in order to be rescued from the pit of corruption and the briers of sin? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 1, Page 188
    350. 350. <ul><li>We must submit in order to be ransomed from sin! </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 1, Answer
    351. 351. <ul><li>How does salvation come to us? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 2, Page 189
    352. 352. <ul><li>Salvation comes through God seeking us, not us seeking Him. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 2, Answer
    353. 353. <ul><li>We do not repent in order that God may love us, but He reveals to us His love in order that we may repent. </li></ul>
    354. 354. <ul><li>What is it that all of Heaven delights in more than all else? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 3, Page 190
    355. 355. <ul><li>The restoration of God’s own image in one repentant soul that He created. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 3, Answer
    356. 356. <ul><li>If we doubt the repentance of a known sinner whose work are we doing? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 4, Page 190
    357. 357. <ul><li>It is the work of satan to place doubt upon their sincerity without good reason. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 4, Answer
    358. 358. <ul><li>What work is today sadly neglected by those who profess to be Christ’s followers </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 5, Page 191
    359. 359. <ul><li>Every soul rescued should work in His name to rescue others who are lost. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 5, Answer
    360. 360. <ul><li>Why do we not seek to rescue others that are lost more than what we do? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 6, Page
    361. 361. <ul><li>The key reason is SELFISHNESS a lack of Christ’s soul touching sympathy </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 6, Answer
    362. 362. <ul><li>Where is our first missionary work to be? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 7, Page 195
    363. 363. <ul><li>Our work is to be for the salvation of our children in the home first and foremost </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 7, Answer
    364. 364. <ul><li>How should we then treat those who are our brethren in Christ? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 8, Page 196
    365. 365. <ul><li>We should have the same interest in them as we have for members of our own household </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 8, Answer
    366. 366. <ul><li>We shall then be fitted for what work? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 9, Page 196
    367. 367. <ul><li>Our sympathies shall broaden and our love increase, all this shall fit us to labor for others. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 9, Answer
    368. 368. <ul><li>Day by day we meet with those who take no interest in religious things; we talk with them, we visit among them; do we show an interest in their spiritual welfare? Do we present Christ to them as the sin-pardoning Saviour? 196 </li></ul>
    369. 369. <ul><li>Communion with Christ finds us with what sort of relationship with others? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 10, Page 197
    370. 370. <ul><li>We will have His love and value for others, by personal effort winning their hearts for Christ. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 10, Answer
    371. 371. <ul><li>Who will help us in this work if we are willing to co-operate? </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 11, Page 197
    372. 372. <ul><li>Angels with all the resources of heaven will help, even with the hardest case. </li></ul>Ch 15, Q 11, Answer
    373. 373. <ul><li>16 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    374. 374. <ul><li>LOST AND IS FOUND </li></ul>
    375. 375. <ul><li>What is the result of a self centered life? </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 1, Page 200-201
    376. 376. <ul><li>No matter how it may look, that life has been squandered and was a waste of time. </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 1, Answer
    377. 377. <ul><li>When may we come to Christ for help with our sin? </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 2, Page 205
    378. 378. <ul><li>Now, if you wait until you feel you are good enough to come, you never will come. </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 2, Answer
    379. 379. <ul><li>What does self-righteousness create in us? </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 3, Page 210
    380. 380. <ul><li>It creates a cold and critical heart toward brethren, misrepresenting the character of God. </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 3, Answer
    381. 381. <ul><li>How only may we have pity for others suffering in sin? </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 4, Page 210
    382. 382. <ul><li>Only when we see ourselves as sinners who have been saved in the same way they may be. </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 4, Answer
    383. 383. <ul><li>What one character fault stands in the way of this tender pity being manifest? </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 5, Answer
    384. 384. <ul><li>The SIN of SELFISHNESS </li></ul>Ch 16, Q 5, Answer
    385. 385. <ul><li>17 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    386. 386. <ul><li>SPARE IT THIS YEAR ALSO </li></ul>
    387. 387. <ul><li>Why is it that people do not hear the message of reproof given? </li></ul>Ch 17, Q 1, Page 212
    388. 388. <ul><li>All consider themselves the favorites of heaven and that it is meant for another! </li></ul>Ch 17, Q 1, Answer
    389. 389. <ul><li>What is the warning of doom we must heed? </li></ul>Ch 17, Q 2, Page 216
    390. 390. <ul><li>The warning to be a fruit bearing tree in the Lords vineyard, using the gifts given to us. </li></ul>Ch 17, Q 2, Answer
    391. 391. <ul><li>What happens to the heart that does not respond to the wooing of the Holy Spirit? </li></ul>Ch 17, Q 3, Page 218
    392. 392. <ul><li>It becomes hardened until it is no longer impressible to His influence! </li></ul>Ch 17, Q 3, Answer
    393. 393. <ul><li>18 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    394. 394. <ul><li>GO INTO THE HIGHWAYS </li></ul>
    395. 395. <ul><li>What must we do if we are to be saved? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 1, Page 221
    396. 396. <ul><li>We must comply with the conditions. Salvation is not assured based on our assent. </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 1, Answer
    397. 397. <ul><li>Interest in worldly pleasures will make us what? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 2, Page 228
    398. 398. <ul><li>Blind to eternal realities and selfish of heart </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 2, Answer
    399. 399. <ul><li>How may we bring the word of grace to everybody that crosses our path? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 3, Page 229
    400. 400. <ul><li>Only by seeking them out and with personal, one on one labour </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 3, Answer
    401. 401. <ul><li>How are we to imitate Christ in His method of ministry? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 4, Page 233
    402. 402. <ul><li>By ministering to their physical suffering we will find ways to minister to their souls </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 4, Answer
    403. 403. <ul><li>How should scorn and threats affect us? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 5, Page 235
    404. 404. <ul><li>We are to continue to strive for their salvation with greater force, speaking the truth in love </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 5, Answer
    405. 405. <ul><li>How are we to be empowered to present God’s love in such a way that many will accept the gospel? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 6, Page 236
    406. 406. <ul><li>By walking with Him in faith and obedience in our own lives </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 6, Answer
    407. 407. <ul><li>What principle is needed in order not to be lost? </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 7, Page 237
    408. 408. <ul><li>The love of God must be appreciated, softening and subduing the soul </li></ul>Ch 18, Q 7, Answer
    409. 409. <ul><li>19 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    410. 410. <ul><li>THE MEASURE OF FORGIVENESS </li></ul>
    411. 411. <ul><li>On what grounds are we to treat others with compassion? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 1, Page 245
    412. 412. <ul><li>If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11 </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 1, Answer
    413. 413. <ul><li>How does forgiveness affect our obligations? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 2, Page 247
    414. 414. <ul><li>Our duty is to obey even more so when forgiven, and to forgive others. </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 2, Answer
    415. 415. <ul><li>How are we to treat those in genuine need? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 3, Page 247-248
    416. 416. <ul><li>With tenderness and compassion as we ourselves would wish to be treated. </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 3, Answer
    417. 417. <ul><li>What are we to do if someone has sinned against us? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 4, Page 248
    418. 418. <ul><li>We are to plainly lay out their sin before them </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 4, Answer
    419. 419. <ul><li>What should be our reaction when apology for sin against us is made? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 5, Page 249-250
    420. 420. <ul><li>We are to forgive them and not judge their authenticity. </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 5, Answer
    421. 421. <ul><li>What happens when we turn away from human imperfections to behold Christ? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 5, Page 250-251
    422. 422. <ul><li>A divine transformation takes place upon the heart and conforms the character to His image. </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 5, Answer
    423. 423. <ul><li>Nothing can justify an unforgiving spirit. He who is unmerciful toward others shows that he himself is not a partaker of God's pardoning grace. </li></ul>
    424. 424. <ul><li>How only can we know we have found true forgiveness? </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 6, Page 251
    425. 425. <ul><li>In making the unmerited love of God our own it will show in our attitude toward others. </li></ul>Ch 19, Q 6, Answer
    426. 426. <ul><li>20 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    427. 427. <ul><li>GAIN THAT IS LOSS </li></ul>
    428. 428. <ul><li>How only are we able to deal with a selfish heart? </li></ul>Ch 20, Q 1, Page 254
    429. 429. <ul><li>Through submission to Christ from the new heart of love that He gives us. </li></ul>Ch 20, Q 1, Answer
    430. 430. <ul><li>How is it we may perish, or be cut off from life eternal? </li></ul>Ch 20, Q 2, Page 259
    431. 431. <ul><li>Through selfishness or covetousness; The desire of benefit for self’s sake. </li></ul>Ch 20, Q 2, Answer
    432. 432. <ul><li>21 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    433. 433. <ul><li>A GREAT GULF FIXED </li></ul>
    434. 434. <ul><li>How are we to use the gifts that have been given us by God? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 1, Page 263
    435. 435. <ul><li>For His Glory and the benefit of mankind, to bring them into the kingdom. </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 1, Answer
    436. 436. <ul><li>This life is the only time given to man in which to prepare for eternity. </li></ul>
    437. 437. <ul><li>What are the appointed agencies of mans salvation? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 2, Page 265
    438. 438. <ul><li>The law and the prophets are the only means. </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 2, Answer
    439. 439. <ul><li>Why does God only give us as much light as we need to do the work He has given us? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 3, Page 265-266
    440. 440. <ul><li>If we fail at the small task He has set us then greater light would reveal greater unfaithfulness </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 3, Answer
    441. 441. <ul><li>Apart from forgiveness for sin what other purpose does redemption have? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 4, Page 266
    442. 442. <ul><li>To give us back the spiritual gifts lost through sin’s dwarfing power </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 4, Answer
    443. 443. <ul><li>How can we rob God and dishonor Him? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 5, Page 266-267
    444. 444. <ul><li>By selfishly spending the gifts that He has given us upon ourselves </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 5, Answer
    445. 445. <ul><li>That which is highly esteemed among men is abhorrent in the sight of God </li></ul>
    446. 446. <ul><li>Who only are the true descendants of Abraham and thus God’s children </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 6, Page 268
    447. 447. <ul><li>Those who prove themselves so through their obedience to His Word </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 6, Answer
    448. 448. <ul><li>What is it that will stop you from serving God? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 7, Page 270
    449. 449. <ul><li>The excitement of worldly pleasure, the love for display </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 7, Answer
    450. 450. <ul><li>What will we take to the grave and also heaven with us </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 8, Page 270
    451. 451. <ul><li>The character we form now is the character we will have forever </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 8, Answer
    452. 452. <ul><li>What happens to those who do not form their characters according to the divine similtude? </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 9, Page 271
    453. 453. <ul><li>By their own prideful choice a great gulf is fixed between them and the righteous </li></ul>Ch 21, Q 9, Answer
    454. 454. <ul><li>22 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    455. 455. <ul><li>SAYING AND DOING </li></ul>
    456. 456. <ul><li>What must accompany your words if they are to have any value? </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 1, Page 272
    457. 457. <ul><li>The words are only of any merit if they are accompanied by deeds </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 1, Answer
    458. 458. <ul><li>What is the difference between righteousness and self righteousness? </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 2, Page 279
    459. 459. <ul><li>Righteousness comes from a new heart that loves God instead of a love for self </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 2, Answer
    460. 460. <ul><li>Do not think that because you do not manifest decided </li></ul><ul><li>hostility to Christ you are doing Him service. </li></ul>
    461. 461. <ul><li>What will make us unfitted for heaven? </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 3, Page 280
    462. 462. <ul><li>Indolence and inactivity, a failure to learn what constitutes God’s laws </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 3, Answer
    463. 463. <ul><li>Any sin cherished will do what to us? </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 4, Page 281
    464. 464. <ul><li>Weakens the character, strengthens the habit and depraves the whole being </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 4, Answer
    465. 465. <ul><li>How are we able to obey God? </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 5, Page 283
    466. 466. <ul><li>By surrendering the will to Him we will delight to obey Him out of a heart of love </li></ul>Ch 22, Q 5, Answer
    467. 467. <ul><li>23 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    468. 468. <ul><li>THE LORDS VINYARD </li></ul>
    469. 469. <ul><li>How does God manifest His character to the world? </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 1, Page 296
    470. 470. <ul><li>It is to be manifest through His people </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 1, Answer
    471. 471. <ul><li>What will turn people from the worship of worldly things? </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 2, Page 299
    472. 472. <ul><li>Beholding something infinitely better in our lives </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 2, Answer
    473. 473. <ul><li>Far more than we do, we need to speak of the precious chapters in our experience </li></ul>
    474. 474. <ul><li>If Christ is our personal Saviour how will that change us? </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 3, Page 301
    475. 475. <ul><li>The truth of the gospel and its saving power will be seen in our lives </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 3, Answer
    476. 476. <ul><li>Does having membership in the church guarantee you a place in heaven? </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 4, Page 304
    477. 477. <ul><li>Many are under the rule of satan even though they profess to be christians </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 4, Answer
    478. 478. <ul><li>How does not keeping God’s law stop us from receiving His blessings? </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 5, Page 305
    479. 479. <ul><li>Because His law is His character, it is what His kingdom consists of </li></ul>Ch 23, Q 5, Answer
    480. 480. <ul><li>In the spiritual as in the natural world, obedience to the word of God is a condition of fruit bearing </li></ul>
    481. 481. <ul><li>24 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    482. 482. <ul><li>WITHOUT A WEDDING GARMENT </li></ul>
    483. 483. <ul><li>What is imparted to all that is represented by the wedding garment? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 1, Page 310
    484. 484. <ul><li>Christ’s pure, spotless, holy character is imparted to all who receive it by faith </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 1, Answer
    485. 485. <ul><li>How did Christ achieve a perfect character? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 2, Page 311
    486. 486. <ul><li>In the same humanity as we have; by looking to the Father through the Spirit as we may </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 2, Answer
    487. 487. <ul><li>How is it possible that we may do the same as Christ did and even more? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 3, Page 312
    488. 488. <ul><li>We are able to obey fully when we submit fully; our heart, will and mind are united to His </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 3, Answer
    489. 489. <ul><li>Righteousness is right doing, and it is by their deeds that all will be judged. </li></ul>
    490. 490. <ul><li>Our characters are revealed by what we do. The works show whether the faith is genuine. </li></ul>
    491. 491. <ul><li>How can we believe the truth of salvation only through Christ and yet be lost? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 4, Page 312
    492. 492. <ul><li>By not abiding in Him and not revealing Him in us through works of righteousness </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 4, Answer
    493. 493. <ul><li>How may we be in harmony with the standard of God’s righteous character? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 5, Page 314
    494. 494. <ul><li>By becoming a partaker of the divine nature we take on Christ’s characteristics </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 5, Answer
    495. 495. <ul><li>The whole character must be stamped with the divine utterances. Every jot and tittle of the word of God is to be brought into the daily practice. </li></ul>
    496. 496. <ul><li>What did Christ prove when He came to earth as a man? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 6, Page 314
    497. 497. <ul><li>That humanity and divinity combined can achieve the same perfect obedience He did </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 6, Answer
    498. 498. <ul><li>What requirement of God is incumbent upon us? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 7, Page 315
    499. 499. <ul><li>To have the same character as Him, to have His perfection </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 7, Answer
    500. 500. <ul><li>What do many profess and claim today but they will never have? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 8, Page 315
    501. 501. <ul><li>They profess to have salvation and attempt to claim God’s promises with no transformation of character </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 8, Answer
    502. 502. <ul><li>Many who call themselves Christians are mere human moralists. </li></ul>
    503. 503. <ul><li>How is it that the church has “gone over to the world” rather than the other way around? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 9, Page 316
    504. 504. <ul><li>Through transgression of God’s law His church has become converted to the world </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 9, Answer
    505. 505. <ul><li>The righteousness of Christ will not cover one cherished sin. </li></ul>
    506. 506. <ul><li>How is it that one may appear by their actions to be a christian but in actuality is not one? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 10, Page 316
    507. 507. <ul><li>God sees the heart of man and his motives, not the outward show </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 10, Answer
    508. 508. <ul><li>What do many who profess that God is love forget? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 11, Page 316
    509. 509. <ul><li>That the love of God does not lead Him to excuse or overlook one sin </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 11, Answer
    510. 510. <ul><li>If we do not attain to Christ’s righteousness what do we lose? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 12, Page 317
    511. 511. <ul><li>We lose the right to be called His children; our salvation </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 12, Answer
    512. 512. <ul><li>Does Christ perfect our character when He returns? </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 13, Page 319
    513. 513. <ul><li>In this life we put on the robe of Christ's righteousness; This is our only opportunity to form perfect characters </li></ul>Ch 24, Q 13, Answer
    514. 514. <ul><li>25 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    515. 515. <ul><li>TALENTS </li></ul>
    516. 516. <ul><li>What should be the main focus and object of our life on this earth? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 1, Page 326
    517. 517. <ul><li>Our Lord teaches that the true object of life is ministering to others </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 1, Answer
    518. 518. <ul><li>What does ministering to others do for us? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 2, Page 326
    519. 519. <ul><li>It brings us into closer connection and relationship with Christ </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 2, Answer
    520. 520. <ul><li>The gifts are already ours in Christ, but their actual possession depends upon our reception of the Spirit of God. </li></ul>
    521. 521. <ul><li>What is needed more than anything else in winning souls for Christ? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 3, Page 328
    522. 522. <ul><li>Without the presence of the Spirit of God no heart can be won for Christ </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 3, Answer
    523. 523. <ul><li>What is our main obligation to God in this life? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 4, Page 329-330
    524. 524. <ul><li>To daily grow in capability, usefulness and perfection </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 4, Answer
    525. 525. <ul><li>How does God see imperfection of character? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 5, Page 330
    526. 526. <ul><li>God sees it as </li></ul><ul><li>SIN </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 5, Answer
    527. 527. <ul><li>What kind of education will go on to eternal life? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 6, Page 330
    528. 528. <ul><li>Training of the physical, mental and moral; body, mind and soul </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 6, Answer
    529. 529. <ul><li>How do we know how we are to work for the Lord in this world? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 7, Page 331
    530. 530. <ul><li>Because Christ has given us the example in His suffering for the glory of God </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 7, Answer
    531. 531. <ul><li>Is a perfect, noble and Christlike character inherited? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 8, Page 331
    532. 532. <ul><li>No, it is only obtained by individual effort and through the merits and grace of Christ </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 8, Answer
    533. 533. <ul><li>Are there any who cannot obtain Christlike perfect characters? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 9, Page 331
    534. 534. <ul><li>If we do not it is by our own choice and we will fail to see eternal life </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 9, Answer
    535. 535. <ul><li>We accomplish little because we attempt little and the standard we set is the one we will reach </li></ul>
    536. 536. <ul><li>How, in this light, are we to view our mistakes? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 10, Page 332
    537. 537. <ul><li>As warnings and if we learn by them we will gain stronger characters and future victories </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 10, Answer
    538. 538. <ul><li>What happens to our will when we cooperate with God? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 11, Page 333
    539. 539. <ul><li>Our will becomes omnipotent and All His biddings are enablings </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 11, Answer
    540. 540. <ul><li>What more do we need to develop than Christ’s character? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 12, Page 333
    541. 541. <ul><li>We need to train to be more intelligent than unbelievers </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 12, Answer
    542. 542. <ul><li>What do we need to do with our intelligence? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 13, Page 333
    543. 543. <ul><li>We will need to be able to present the truth eloquently to the highest earthly authorities </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 13, Answer
    544. 544. <ul><li>Apart from book training what else do we need to have in a well rounded education? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 14, Page 334
    545. 545. <ul><li>We need practical experience in manual labour to enable us to lead others </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 14, Answer
    546. 546. <ul><li>What must be practiced by everyone working for God? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 15, Page 335
    547. 547. <ul><li>Self discipline will accomplish more than the highest education without self control </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 15, Answer
    549. 549. <ul><li>Which of God’s gifts should we make an effort to train and cultivate more than we do? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 16, Page 335
    550. 550. <ul><li>The gift of the power of speech is greatly neglected in it’s proper use </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 16, Answer
    551. 551. <ul><li>How are we to present Christ to every person we meet? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 17, Page 336
    552. 552. <ul><li>We are to present the word of God in such a way that will commend it to the hearers </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 17, Answer
    553. 553. <ul><li>If we speak the truth in love what effect can it have on the hearers? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 18, Page 337
    554. 554. <ul><li>Our words will reform and not exasperate </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 18, Answer
    555. 555. <ul><li>What do we need to do more of today than we currently do? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 19, Page 338
    556. 556. <ul><li>We need to share the precious chapters of our experience; our testimonies </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 19, Answer
    557. 557. <ul><li>How often should we tell others of what Christ has done for us? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 20, Page 338-339
    558. 558. <ul><li>We need to use every opportunity, wherever we are and whatever we are doing </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 20, Answer
    559. 559. <ul><li>What is the best way available to every christian to win souls for Christ? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 21, Page 340
    560. 560. <ul><li>Character is power; revealing Christ in us best facilitates in the salvation of souls </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 21, Answer
    561. 561. <ul><li>What is it that makes the church today weak? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 22, Page 341
    562. 562. <ul><li>Jealousy, suspicion, discontent, accusing and criticism weaken God’s church </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 22, Answer
    563. 563. <ul><li>How do we know we are cooperating with God and making the most of the time left? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 23, Page 342
    564. 564. <ul><li>A visible transformation of character takes place in our lives </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 23, Answer
    565. 565. <ul><li>It is the duty of every Christian to acquire habits of order, thoroughness, and dispatch. There is no excuse for slow bungling at work </li></ul>
    566. 566. <ul><li>What stops us from doing that which we know is right? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 24, Page 346
    567. 567. <ul><li>Anything we do that lessens our physical strength disables us from choosing right from wrong </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 24, Answer
    568. 568. <ul><li>Transgression of physical law is Transgression of the moral law </li></ul>
    569. 569. <ul><li>How do we do we change our wrong habits? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 25, Page 348
    570. 570. <ul><li>By bringing them under the control of our mind, not emotion; and that under Gods control </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 25, Answer
    571. 571. <ul><li>What is to be our motive in all that we do? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 26, Page 350
    572. 572. <ul><li>All we do is to be to the glory of God, and our motive is only to be because we love Him </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 26, Answer
    573. 573. <ul><li>How do we gain divine assistance to overcome sin? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 27, Page 354
    574. 574. <ul><li>By humbly responding to His call on our lives </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 27, Answer
    575. 575. <ul><li>How does God’s word become clearer to us? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 28, Page 354
    576. 576. <ul><li>The more we explain it to others, the better we will know it ourselves </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 28, Answer
    577. 577. <ul><li>How does a Christlike character; love for our fellow man, become our instinct? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 29, Page 355
    578. 578. <ul><li>The more we behold Jesus as our role model, the more we grow into His likeness </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 29, Answer
    579. 579. <ul><li>Actions repeated form habits, habits form character, and by the character our destiny for time and for eternity is decided. </li></ul>
    580. 580. <ul><li>What are we if we are not working with Christ in the salvation of souls? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 30, Page 358
    581. 581. <ul><li>We are disloyal and we are breaking our covenant with Him. </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 30, Answer
    582. 582. <ul><li>How may we neglect our own souls salvation and ultimately lose heaven? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 31, Page 359
    583. 583. <ul><li>It is a sin to be Forgetful and form negligent habits </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 31, Answer
    585. 585. <ul><li>True sanctification has what qualities? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 32, Page 360
    586. 586. <ul><li>Cheerful performance of daily duties in Perfect obedience to God’s will </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 32, Answer
    588. 588. <ul><li>If we will cooperate with God what will we never see? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 33, Page 363
    589. 589. <ul><li>We will never see failure and we should never expect it </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 33, Answer
    590. 590. <ul><li>We will never see failure and we should never expect it </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 33, Answer
    591. 591. <ul><li>If we do not work for Christ while in this world what will happen to us? </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 34, Page 365
    592. 592. <ul><li>We will be judged as worthy of the same death as the wicked </li></ul>Ch 25, Q 34, Answer
    593. 593. <ul><li>26 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    594. 594. <ul><li>FRIENDS BY THE MAMMON OF UNRIGHTEOUS-NESS </li></ul>
    595. 595. <ul><li>How do we badly use the gifts that God has given us? </li></ul>Ch 26, Q 1, Page 369
    596. 596. <ul><li>We use them for our own glory instead of His! </li></ul>Ch 26, Q 1, Answer
    597. 597. <ul><li>ALL HIS GIFTS ARE TO BE USED IN BLESSING HUMANITY </li></ul>
    598. 598. <ul><li>If we rightly use the means given us, what will happen? </li></ul>Ch 26, Q 2, Page 373
    599. 599. <ul><li>We will be used to win souls for Christ </li></ul>Ch 26, Q 2, Answer
    600. 600. <ul><li>Why should we not be absorbed in temporal matters? </li></ul>Ch 26, Q 3, Page 373
    601. 601. <ul><li>God desires that we show others the light He has shown to us </li></ul>Ch 26, Q 3, Answer
    602. 602. <ul><li>27 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    603. 603. <ul><li>WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR </li></ul>
    604. 604. <ul><li>So… who is our neighbour? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 1, Page 376
    605. 605. <ul><li>Anyone who needs our help and the light we have </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 1, Answer
    606. 606. <ul><li>How only are we able to keep the law of God? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 2, Page 378
    607. 607. <ul><li>By accepting the virtue and grace of Christ </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 2, Answer
    608. 608. <ul><li>What is one of the hardest examples we have to follow? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 3, Page 382
    609. 609. <ul><li>Praying for and loving our enemies </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 3, Answer
    611. 611. <ul><li>What will benefit the world more than our profession? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 4, Page 383
    612. 612. <ul><li>A right example in the practise our lives, devoid of all selfishness </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 4, Answer
    613. 613. <ul><li>What is the true Gospel? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 5, Page 384
    614. 614. <ul><li>The implanting of the nature of Christ in the life revealed in the character </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 5, Answer
    615. 615. <ul><li>How do we know when we are truly Christians? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 6, Page 384
    616. 616. <ul><li>When it is automatic for us to help and bless others forth </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 6, Answer
    617. 617. <ul><li>How is it we are best able to help others in their need </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 7, Page 387-388
    618. 618. <ul><li>By a good knowledge of our own weakness’s </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 7, Answer
    619. 619. <ul><li>How only are we able to overcome our lower nature? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 8, Page 388
    620. 620. <ul><li>Only by constant, personal contact and fellowship with Christ </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 8, Answer
    621. 621. <ul><li>Why are we permitted calamity and suffering? </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 9, Page 388-389
    622. 622. <ul><li>That we may learn Christ’s unselfish character of love, tenderness and compassion </li></ul>Ch 27, Q 9, Answer
    623. 623. <ul><li>28 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    624. 624. <ul><li>THE REWARD OF GRACE </li></ul>
    625. 625. <ul><li>How do we know when we have the character of God? </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 1, Page 391
    626. 626. <ul><li>When His law is the spring of our every action </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 1, Answer
    627. 627. <ul><li>THE LOVER OF SELF IS A TRANSGRESSOR OF THE LAW </li></ul>
    628. 628. <ul><li>What is of more value to God than the actual work done for Him? </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 2, Page 397
    629. 629. <ul><li>The spirit in which it is done and the motivation </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 2, Answer
    630. 630. <ul><li>What should that motive be? </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 3, Page 399
    631. 631. <ul><li>Love for God and our fellow man </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 3, Answer
    632. 632. <ul><li>THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST, AND THE FIRST LAST </li></ul>
    633. 633. <ul><li>What place does boasting have in our lives? </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 4, Page 401
    634. 634. <ul><li>All glory and boasting should be of how God enabled our good actions </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 4, Answer
    636. 636. <ul><li>What will happen if we are proud and self sufficient? </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 5, Page 402
    637. 637. <ul><li>We will not obtain the grace of God and the work we do will be lacking </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 5, Answer
    638. 638. <ul><li>Who will never obtain eternal life in heaven with Jesus </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 6, Page 404
    639. 639. <ul><li>Those who exalt self rather than lifting up Jesus </li></ul>Ch 28, Q 6, Answer
    640. 640. <ul><li>29 </li></ul>CHAPTER
    641. 641. <ul><li>TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM </li></ul>
    642. 642. <ul><li>Can we know the truth and yet not be changed by it? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 1, Page 410-411
    643. 643. <ul><li>Unless the Spirit of God shows us the truth it will be mere theory and our character will remain unchanged </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 1, Answer
    644. 644. <ul><li>What class of people do the foolish virgins represent? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 2, Page 411
    645. 645. <ul><li>A class that is unconverted in heart by the Spirit of God even though associated with it </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 2, Answer
    646. 646. <ul><li>IT IS IN A CRISIS THAT CHARACTER IS REVEALED </li></ul>
    647. 647. <ul><li>How are we enabled to have the character of God? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 3, Page 414
    648. 648. <ul><li>By implanting the principles of His Word in our hearts and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us to His image </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 3, Answer
    649. 649. <ul><li>How is this manifest in the life? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 4, Page 416
    650. 650. <ul><li>Good Works, Words of Truth, Deeds of Holiness, motivated by a love for God and what He has done for them </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 4, Answer
    652. 652. <ul><li>How are we able to impart light to others? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 5, Page 419
    653. 653. <ul><li>Through the love of God transferred to us through faith, which all who are willing, may receive </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 5, Answer
    654. 654. <ul><li>Apart from forgiveness from sin, what else does Christ represent to us? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 6, Page 419-420
    655. 655. <ul><li>The power to overcome all sin, replacing it with perfect peace, love and the assurance of His character </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 6, Answer
    656. 656. <ul><li>How will others know that we have the salvation they need & want? </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 7, Page 421
    657. 657. <ul><li>They will see the face of Jesus Christ reflected in ours, our character will reveal Him to them </li></ul>Ch 29, Q 7, Answer