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Doctoral project merging the conversion-theological (Romans) with conversion-experiential (Acts) with the engaging minds of the culture today in a home-based catechetical format. 7 Weeks of 7 Stories ...

Doctoral project merging the conversion-theological (Romans) with conversion-experiential (Acts) with the engaging minds of the culture today in a home-based catechetical format. 7 Weeks of 7 Stories = 49 questions about What Happened on the Damascus Road.

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  • I Am Not Ashamed of the GospelA Map, A Schedule, A Partner & A Plan: A Study Towards Transformation of the Family Through Catechesis7 Weeks + 7 Stories = 49 Questions About “What Happened On The Damascus Road.”
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the GospelA Map, A Schedule, A Partner & A Plan: A Study Towards Transformation of the Family Through Catechesis7 Weeks + 7 Stories = 49 Questions About “What Happened On The Damascus Road.”
  • Each week parents are to [Read] chapters from Romans before beginning the time with the kids. This will help you to know where the week is heading for discussions. It will also help you to go through the seven [Q.]uestions of the week and make a note or two about them if needed. You may want to underline words or parts of verses in your Bible to help you reference [A.]nswers.Colors help us to remember things. The first week the word is ‘Belief’. Ask your child what color they think of when they hear the word ‘Belief’. If this is too hard for them, choose a color together. You might also want to ask, “What made you think of that color for ‘Belief’?” or explain why you think the color you chose together is a good one. Then take a colored pencil, crayon or marker and fill in [The Leaf for the Week] on the My Conversion Tree at this end. Click [here] to go there and print a copy now.A Short Story from the book of Acts is for you to read like a poem to your child or to read together. The first week’s poem is about Lydia’s conversion. You and your child may want to draw a picture of what is happening in the story.[MV] Memorizing Bible Verses is an act of ‘hiding God’s Word in your heart so you might not sin against Him’ (Psalm 119:11). Each week has a memory verse or two. You can print them and then cut them out from this sheet found [here].
  • Each day you will ask the questions, read verses together, and ask more questions. For example, this week say, “Question: What is the Gospel? Let’s read the letter to the Roman Christians—in chapter 1 verses 2 and 3 and also verse 16.” [Read] Then say, “Question: What is the Gospel? Answer: It is the power of God for salvation; it is the Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. Question: What is the Gospel? The answer is, It is the power of God for salvation.” The underlined portion is what is the simplest answer and is what is included in the week’s review.  Leave the rest of the questions for each day in the week to come. Tomorrow, go over what you have already done with your child (the Color of Belief, the Poem, Memory Verse, Question 1, Answer 1, and then go on to Question/Answer 2 just like the day before with asking, reading, answering. Each day will go through this pattern adding Questions and Answers. On the seventh day, you will go through the same pattern as above, but include all Questions and Answers listed at the end, the song, and a closing prayer.
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Read Romans chapters 1 & 10  
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Read Romans chapters 1 & 10   On Saturday, Paul went with his friends To the side of river, some time to spendFor there was a place of prayer, And some women had gathered there. As Paul spoke about Jesus, the Lord opened the heartOf a woman named, Lydia, who was given a new startShe was baptized and her whole householdBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 16:11-15] This Week’s [MV] Memory Verse:1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Q1. What is the Gospel?A. [1:2-3, 16] It is the power of God for salvation; it is the Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. Q2. What is the Gospel about?A. [1:2-6] (1) God promised the Gospel through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, (2) who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead; (3) through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations; (4) you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ are also included. Q3. What is in the Gospel?A. [1:17] A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith; as it is written [in Habakkuk 2:4], “the one who by faith is righteous shall live.” Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be?A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. Weekly ReviewQ1. What is the Gospel? A. It is the power of God for salvationQ2. What is the Gospel about? A. through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nationsQ3. What is in the Gospel? A. A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faithQ4. What should our response to the Gospel be? A. To respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ.Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from? A. From hearing the word of Christ.Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A. Preaching & teaching.Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe? A. They cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them. Memory Verse Review:1:16 “For I am not _____________ of the ____________, for it is the ____________of God for _______________ to everyone who ____________________…” 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] This Week’s [MV] Memory Verse:1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Q1. What is the Gospel?A. [1:2-3, 16] It is the power of God for salvation; it is the Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. Q2. What is the Gospel about?A. [1:2-6] (1) God promised the Gospel through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, (2) who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead; (3) through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations; (4) you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ are also included. Q3. What is in the Gospel?A. [1:17] A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith; as it is written [in Habakkuk 2:4], “the one who by faith is righteous shall live.” Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be?A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. Weekly ReviewQ1. What is the Gospel? A. It is the power of God for salvationQ2. What is the Gospel about? A. through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nationsQ3. What is in the Gospel? A. A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faithQ4. What should our response to the Gospel be? A. To respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ.Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from? A. From hearing the word of Christ.Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A. Preaching & teaching.Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe? A. They cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them. Memory Verse Review:1:16 “For I am not _____________ of the ____________, for it is the ____________of God for _______________ to everyone who ____________________…” 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Q1. What is the Gospel?A. [1:2-3, 16] It is the power of God for salvation; it is the Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. Q2. What is the Gospel about?A. [1:2-6] (1) God promised the Gospel through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, (2) who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead; (3) through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations; (4) you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ are also included. Q3. What is in the Gospel?A. [1:17] A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith; as it is written [in Habakkuk 2:4], “the one who by faith is righteous shall live.” Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be?A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. Weekly ReviewQ1. What is the Gospel? A. It is the power of God for salvationQ2. What is the Gospel about? A. through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nationsQ3. What is in the Gospel? A. A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faithQ4. What should our response to the Gospel be? A. To respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ.Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from? A. From hearing the word of Christ.Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A. Preaching & teaching.Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe? A. They cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them. Memory Verse Review:1:16 “For I am not _____________ of the ____________, for it is the ____________of God for _______________ to everyone who ____________________…” 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?]Q2. What is the Gospel about?A. [1:2-6] (1) God promised the Gospel through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, (2) who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead; (3) through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations; (4) you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ are also included. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Q3. What is in the Gospel?A. [1:17] A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith; as it is written [in Habakkuk 2:4], “the one who by faith is righteous shall live.” Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be?A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?]  Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be?A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Q1. What is the Gospel?A. [1:2-3, 16] It is the power of God for salvation; it is the Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. Q2. What is the Gospel about?A. [1:2-6] (1) God promised the Gospel through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, (2) who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead; (3) through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations; (4) you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ are also included. Q3. What is in the Gospel?A. [1:17] A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith; as it is written [in Habakkuk 2:4], “the one who by faith is righteous shall live.” Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be?A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from?A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe?A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerSt. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy SpiritBreathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. 
  • Week One: Introduction to the Gospel & Belief I [What color is Belief?] Weekly ReviewQ1. What is the Gospel? A. It is the power of God for salvationQ2. What is the Gospel about? A. through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nationsQ3. What is in the Gospel? A. A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faithQ4. What should our response to the Gospel be? A. To respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ.Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from? A. From hearing the word of Christ.Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A. Preaching & teaching.Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe? A. They cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them. 
  • Week Two: Belief II Now the church was being persecuted both far and wideBut believers went to Antioch and preached Jesus side by sideMany believed, and many turned to seek God’s graceAnd when Barnabas came he could see it on each follower’s faceHe encouraged them the best he could To remain faithful to the Lord as they shouldAnd then he left to Tarsus until he had found His friend named Paul and then he turned back around And took him to Antioch where they both stayed for a yearTeaching the people about Jesus without fearAnd the believers were called Christians first here I am toldBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 11:19-26]  Memory Verse Review:1:16 “For I am not _____________ of the ____________, for it is the ____________of God for _______________ to everyone who ____________________…” This Week’s Memory Verse: 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Read chapters 1:18-22 & 10:9-16 of Romans again. Q8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach?A. [10:15] They will not preach to them unless they are sent to them. But, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. [10:16] No, not all will obey the Gospel.  Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond?A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief II Now the church was being persecuted both far and wideBut believers went to Antioch and preached Jesus side by sideMany believed, and many turned to seek God’s graceAnd when Barnabas came he could see it on each follower’s faceHe encouraged them the best he could To remain faithful to the Lord as they shouldAnd then he left to Tarsus until he had found His friend named Paul and then he turned back around And took him to Antioch where they both stayed for a yearTeaching the people about Jesus without fearAnd the believers were called Christians first here I am toldBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 11:19-26]  Memory Verse Review:1:16 “For I am not _____________ of the ____________, for it is the ____________of God for _______________ to everyone who ____________________…” This Week’s Memory Verse: 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Read chapters 1:18-22 & 10:9-16 of Romans again. Q8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach?A. [10:15] They will not preach to them unless they are sent to them. But, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. [10:16] No, not all will obey the Gospel.  Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond?A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIThis Week’s Memory Verse: 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Read chapters 1:18-22 & 10:9-16 of Romans again. Q8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach?A. [10:15] They will not preach to them unless they are sent to them. But, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. [10:16] No, not all will obey the Gospel.  Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond?A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach?A. [10:15] They will not preach to them unless they are sent to them. But, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. [10:16] No, not all will obey the Gospel.  Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond?A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. [10:16] No, not all will obey the Gospel.  Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond?A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ10. If I do believe, how am I to respond?A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ?A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Q12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ12. From what are we needing saved?A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath?A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth?A. [1:18-22] They become fools: (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief IIA song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week Two: Belief II Weekly ReviewQ8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. they are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the deadQ11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never!The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believeQ14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools… continually doing what ought not to be done. Memory Verse Review:10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] This Week’s Memory Verse:3:23, “For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.” Read chapters 2 and 3 of Romans. Q15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate?A. [1:21-32] (1) Knowing God, but not honoring him as God, (2) not giving thanks to God, (3) claiming to be wise without God, (4) willing to exchange the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and creatures, (5) lustful, (6) willing to exchange the truth about God for a lie, and (7) willing to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, (8) willing to exchange natural relations for those that are contrary to nature, (9) not seeing fit to acknowledge God, (10) not only practice sins but give approval to those who practice them. Q16. What are some sinful actions?A. [1:29-31] Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.  Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins?A. [2:2] Yes, and His judgment will fall on those who practice things that should not be done. Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] One day, Paul and his friends were falsely accused by some very bad menSo the town leaders had them beaten and sent to jailAnd the jailer watched them without failBut when midnight came Paul and Silas were singing Songs to God while other prisoners were listening A great earthquake shook opened their cell doors The jailer awakened and drew his sword But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself; we are all here.” And the jailer rushed to Paul trembling with fear He knelt and said, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul and Silas said, “Believe in Jesus, and you and your whole house will be saved.”And they shared the gospel to all who were there.The jailer bandaged Paul and Silas’ wounds with great care. Then the jailer was baptized, immersed in some waterAll his servants and sons and most definitely his daughters.The jailer believed in God and his entire household.But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 16:16-34]  Memory Verse Review:1:16 “For I am not _____________ of the ____________, for it is the ____________of God for _______________ to everyone who ____________________…” 10:9-10, “If you ____________ with your ____________ that Jesus is ____________ and ____________ in your ____________ that God ____________ him from the ____________, you will be ____________. For with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________, and with the ____________ one ____________ and is ____________.” This Week’s Memory Verse:3:23, “For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.” Read chapters 2 and 3 of Romans. Q15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate?A. [1:21-32] (1) Knowing God, but not honoring him as God, (2) not giving thanks to God, (3) claiming to be wise without God, (4) willing to exchange the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and creatures, (5) lustful, (6) willing to exchange the truth about God for a lie, and (7) willing to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, (8) willing to exchange natural relations for those that are contrary to nature, (9) not seeing fit to acknowledge God, (10) not only practice sins but give approval to those who practice them. Q16. What are some sinful actions?A. [1:29-31] Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.  Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins?A. [2:2] Yes, and His judgment will fall on those who practice things that should not be done. Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] This Week’s Memory Verse:3:23, “For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.” Read chapters 2 and 3 of Romans. Q15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate?A. [1:21-32] (1) Knowing God, but not honoring him as God, (2) not giving thanks to God, (3) claiming to be wise without God, (4) willing to exchange the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and creatures, (5) lustful, (6) willing to exchange the truth about God for a lie, and (7) willing to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, (8) willing to exchange natural relations for those that are contrary to nature, (9) not seeing fit to acknowledge God, (10) not only practice sins but give approval to those who practice them. Q16. What are some sinful actions?A. [1:29-31] Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.  Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins?A. [2:2] Yes, and His judgment will fall on those who practice things that should not be done. Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?]Q15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate?A. [1:21-32] (1) Knowing God, but not honoring him as God, (2) not giving thanks to God, (3) claiming to be wise without God, (4) willing to exchange the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and creatures, (5) lustful, (6) willing to exchange the truth about God for a lie, and (7) willing to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, (8) willing to exchange natural relations for those that are contrary to nature, (9) not seeing fit to acknowledge God, (10) not only practice sins but give approval to those who practice them. Q16. What are some sinful actions?A. [1:29-31] Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.  Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins?A. [2:2] Yes, and His judgment will fall on those who practice things that should not be done. Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?]Q16. What are some sinful actions?A. [1:29-31] Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.  Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins?A. [2:2] Yes, and His judgment will fall on those who practice things that should not be done. Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins?A. [2:2] Yes, and His judgment will fall on those who practice things that should not be done. Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] Q18. What does sin do to our heart?A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts hard and unrepentant—unable to feel sorry or shame Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you?A. [2:5] It stores up the wrath of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God?A. [2:3-4] Repent; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] Q21. How many of us have sinned?A. [3:10-12, *23] Everyone--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?] A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 3: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Repentance?]Weekly ReviewQ15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to GodQ16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. YesQ18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentantQ19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against youQ20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. RepentQ21. How many of us have sinned? A. Everyone  Memory Verse Review: 3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] This Week’s Memory Verse:5:8, “God demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Read chapter 6 of Romans. Q22. What do sins gain for us?A. [*6:23] Death--the wages of sin is death. Q23. What did God do for us because of sin?A. [*5:8] He demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Q24. And what does Christ gain for us?A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life—these are the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Q25. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] At Lystra was a man who could not use his feetHe was crippled from birth and never walked or leapedBut he could listen, and listen he did very wellto Paul preaching, who looked at him and could tellthat the lame man had faith to walk again.So Paul shouted, “Stand up!” And he did but thenThe crowds saw it all happen, but what did they say?“The gods have come down to visit us today!” Barnabas and Paul tried to stop them and did say“We bring you good news, turn from idols to the OneWho made the heaven and the earth, the sea and the sunBut some jealous men persuaded the crowdTo stone Paul and shouted really loud Until they dragged him out of the city and left him for deadBut when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and insteadWent back into the city, and on the very next day he went on with Barnabas preaching the gospel unafraid.They revisited churches to lighten the disciples’ loadBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 14:8-23]  This Week’s Memory Verse:5:8, “God demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Read chapter 6 of Romans. Q22. What do sins gain for us?A. [*6:23] Death--the wages of sin is death. Q23. What did God do for us because of sin?A. [*5:8] He demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Q24. And what does Christ gain for us?A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life—these are the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Q25. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] At Lystra was a man who could not use his feetHe was crippled from birth and never walked or leapedBut he could listen, and listen he did very wellto Paul preaching, who looked at him and could tellthat the lame man had faith to walk again.So Paul shouted, “Stand up!” And he did but thenThe crowds saw it all happen, but what did they say?“The gods have come down to visit us today!” Barnabas and Paul tried to stop them and did say“We bring you good news, turn from idols to the OneWho made the heaven and the earth, the sea and the sunBut some jealous men persuaded the crowdTo stone Paul and shouted really loud Until they dragged him out of the city and left him for deadBut when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and insteadWent back into the city, and on the very next day he went on with Barnabas preaching the gospel unafraid.They revisited churches to lighten the disciples’ loadBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 14:8-23]  This Week’s Memory Verse:5:8, “God demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Read chapter 6 of Romans. Q22. What do sins gain for us?A. [*6:23] Death--the wages of sin is death. Q23. What did God do for us because of sin?A. [*5:8] He demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Q24. And what does Christ gain for us?A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life—these are the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Q25. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?]5:8, “God demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?]Q22. What do sins gain for us?A. [*6:23] Death--the wages of sin is death. Q23. What did God do for us because of sin?A. [*5:8] He demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Q24. And what does Christ gain for us?A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life—these are the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Q25. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?]Q. What did God do for us because of sin?A. [*5:8] He demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Q24. And what does Christ gain for us?A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life—these are the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Q25. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] Q. And what does Christ gain for us?A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life—these are the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Q25. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?]Q. How should we then live?A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep considering ourselves dead to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] Q26. Who were we baptized into?A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus.  Q27. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?]Q. How does baptism show death and life?A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?]Q. What promise does baptism hold?A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with him in his death so we will certainly be joined with him in his resurrection.   Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009), 124–125.  Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.   Memory Verse Review: 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.”
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many thingsImprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seasMany people caused him trouble, many people wanted him deadHe went for many days without sleep or one piece of breadAnd one time some men waited by the city gate in bandsSo Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their handsHe suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weakBut of those weak things Paul said he would dare speakFor in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong?It isn’t, “For when I am weak,” Paul said, ”then in Christ I can be strong.”Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be boldBut that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10]  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________  Closing PrayerAnd oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer. 
  • Week 4: Repentance & Baptism [What color is Baptism?] Weekly ReviewQ22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death.Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal lifeQ25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith.Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life.Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection.  
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit [What color is Assurance? And what color is The Gift of the Holy Spirit?] Paul travelled to Ephesus and when he arrived thereHe found some disciples who needed his careThey said they were believers, but what kind it would appear--The kind that lacked Spirit, and that was something to fear“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” Paul said.“No, we have not even heard of a Holy Spirit,” they said. So Paul baptized them in the name of the Lord,Laid his hands on them, and the Spirit gave them some wordsTo speak about their faith and what the future would holdBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 19:1-7]  Memory Verse Review:3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.” 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.” This Week’s Memory Verse:8:16, “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…” Read chapters of Romans 5 and 8 Q29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely?A. [*5:1, 9-11] We (1) are justified—saved by the blood of Christ from the wrath of God and (2) are reconciled to God to a new life through Christ’s resurrection; (3) have peace with God! Q30. Who is the Spirit?A. [8:9, 11, 15, 16, 26; 9:1; 5:5] He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of adoption and is the Spirit of the one who raised Christ from the dead; He is the Helper in our weakness, and our Intercessor; He is the One through whom God pours out His love into our hearts, and the Assurer of our faith. Q31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ?A. [8:9-11, 15-16] Yes! Since I am reconciled to God, the Spirit of God dwells in me and bears witness with my spirit convincing me and assuring me that I am a child of God. Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ?A. [8:9, 15; 6:2; 4:4; 1:17] I do not belong to Him, I am still dead in my sins, and since I have no witness, I have no assurance, and I live in fear. IF I seek salvation, I will seek to accomplish it by my own works and not by faith. Q33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh?A. [8:6-13] I will die. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law, it just can’t. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. If I live according to the flesh I will die. Q34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit?A. [8:14-17] When the Spirit leads me, I am: (1) enabled to put to death the misdeeds of the body and live, (2) freed from a spirit of slavery and fear, (3) confirmed as a one of God’s sons, (4) able to cry out to God as my Abba! Father! So now even as I suffer with Christ, (5) the Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am children of God--an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, (6) I may also be glorified with him provided I suffer with Him. Q35 And what of my sufferings now?A. [8:18-25] They are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us—a glory we hope for and wait for with patience.  Q36. How does the Spirit of God help us?A. [8:26-30] The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God; He gives us assurance.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord, make me see your glory in every place: If mortal beauty sets my heart aglow, Shall not that earthly fire by thine burn low Extinguished by the great light of thy grace? Dear Lord, I cry to thee for help, O raise Me from the misery of this blind woe, Thy spirit alone can save me: let it flow Through will and sense, redeeming what is base. Thou hast given me on earth this godlike soul, And a poor prisoner of it thou hast made Behind weak flesh-walls; from that wretched state How can I rescue it, how my true life find? All goodness, Lord, must fail without thy aid: For thou alone hast power to alter fate."-- Michelangelo (1475-1564)  Weekly ReviewQ29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. I am justified, reconciled to God, and have peace with God!Q30. Who is the Spirit? A. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of ChristQ31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. Yes!the Spirit of God dwells in me.Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. I do not belong to HimQ33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. I will dieQ34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. I am enabled, freed, and confirmedQ35 And what of my sufferings now? A. Not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to usQ36. How does the Spirit of God help us? A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray. Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit [What color is Assurance? And what color is The Gift of the Holy Spirit?] Paul travelled to Ephesus and when he arrived thereHe found some disciples who needed his careThey said they were believers, but what kind it would appear--The kind that lacked Spirit, and that was something to fear“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” Paul said.“No, we have not even heard of a Holy Spirit,” they said. So Paul baptized them in the name of the Lord,Laid his hands on them, and the Spirit gave them some wordsTo speak about their faith and what the future would holdBut this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 19:1-7]  Memory Verse Review:3:23, “For _______ have _______ and have fallen _______ of the _______ of God.” 5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.” This Week’s Memory Verse:8:16, “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…” Read chapters of Romans 5 and 8 Q29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely?A. [*5:1, 9-11] We (1) are justified—saved by the blood of Christ from the wrath of God and (2) are reconciled to God to a new life through Christ’s resurrection; (3) have peace with God! Q30. Who is the Spirit?A. [8:9, 11, 15, 16, 26; 9:1; 5:5] He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of adoption and is the Spirit of the one who raised Christ from the dead; He is the Helper in our weakness, and our Intercessor; He is the One through whom God pours out His love into our hearts, and the Assurer of our faith. Q31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ?A. [8:9-11, 15-16] Yes! Since I am reconciled to God, the Spirit of God dwells in me and bears witness with my spirit convincing me and assuring me that I am a child of God. Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ?A. [8:9, 15; 6:2; 4:4; 1:17] I do not belong to Him, I am still dead in my sins, and since I have no witness, I have no assurance, and I live in fear. IF I seek salvation, I will seek to accomplish it by my own works and not by faith. Q33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh?A. [8:6-13] I will die. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law, it just can’t. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. If I live according to the flesh I will die. Q34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit?A. [8:14-17] When the Spirit leads me, I am: (1) enabled to put to death the misdeeds of the body and live, (2) freed from a spirit of slavery and fear, (3) confirmed as a one of God’s sons, (4) able to cry out to God as my Abba! Father! So now even as I suffer with Christ, (5) the Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am children of God--an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, (6) I may also be glorified with him provided I suffer with Him. Q35 And what of my sufferings now?A. [8:18-25] They are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us—a glory we hope for and wait for with patience.  Q36. How does the Spirit of God help us?A. [8:26-30] The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God; He gives us assurance.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord, make me see your glory in every place: If mortal beauty sets my heart aglow, Shall not that earthly fire by thine burn low Extinguished by the great light of thy grace? Dear Lord, I cry to thee for help, O raise Me from the misery of this blind woe, Thy spirit alone can save me: let it flow Through will and sense, redeeming what is base. Thou hast given me on earth this godlike soul, And a poor prisoner of it thou hast made Behind weak flesh-walls; from that wretched state How can I rescue it, how my true life find? All goodness, Lord, must fail without thy aid: For thou alone hast power to alter fate."-- Michelangelo (1475-1564)  Weekly ReviewQ29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. I am justified, reconciled to God, and have peace with God!Q30. Who is the Spirit? A. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of ChristQ31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. Yes!the Spirit of God dwells in me.Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. I do not belong to HimQ33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. I will dieQ34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. I am enabled, freed, and confirmedQ35 And what of my sufferings now? A. Not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to usQ36. How does the Spirit of God help us? A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray. Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit [What color is Assurance? And what color is The Gift of the Holy Spirit?] This Week’s Memory Verse:8:16, “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…” Read chapters of Romans 5 and 8 Q29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely?A. [*5:1, 9-11] We (1) are justified—saved by the blood of Christ from the wrath of God and (2) are reconciled to God to a new life through Christ’s resurrection; (3) have peace with God! Q30. Who is the Spirit?A. [8:9, 11, 15, 16, 26; 9:1; 5:5] He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of adoption and is the Spirit of the one who raised Christ from the dead; He is the Helper in our weakness, and our Intercessor; He is the One through whom God pours out His love into our hearts, and the Assurer of our faith. Q31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ?A. [8:9-11, 15-16] Yes! Since I am reconciled to God, the Spirit of God dwells in me and bears witness with my spirit convincing me and assuring me that I am a child of God. Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ?A. [8:9, 15; 6:2; 4:4; 1:17] I do not belong to Him, I am still dead in my sins, and since I have no witness, I have no assurance, and I live in fear. IF I seek salvation, I will seek to accomplish it by my own works and not by faith. Q33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh?A. [8:6-13] I will die. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law, it just can’t. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. If I live according to the flesh I will die. Q34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit?A. [8:14-17] When the Spirit leads me, I am: (1) enabled to put to death the misdeeds of the body and live, (2) freed from a spirit of slavery and fear, (3) confirmed as a one of God’s sons, (4) able to cry out to God as my Abba! Father! So now even as I suffer with Christ, (5) the Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am children of God--an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, (6) I may also be glorified with him provided I suffer with Him. Q35 And what of my sufferings now?A. [8:18-25] They are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us—a glory we hope for and wait for with patience.  Q36. How does the Spirit of God help us?A. [8:26-30] The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God; He gives us assurance.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord, make me see your glory in every place: If mortal beauty sets my heart aglow, Shall not that earthly fire by thine burn low Extinguished by the great light of thy grace? Dear Lord, I cry to thee for help, O raise Me from the misery of this blind woe, Thy spirit alone can save me: let it flow Through will and sense, redeeming what is base. Thou hast given me on earth this godlike soul, And a poor prisoner of it thou hast made Behind weak flesh-walls; from that wretched state How can I rescue it, how my true life find? All goodness, Lord, must fail without thy aid: For thou alone hast power to alter fate."-- Michelangelo (1475-1564)  Weekly ReviewQ29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. I am justified, reconciled to God, and have peace with God!Q30. Who is the Spirit? A. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of ChristQ31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. Yes!the Spirit of God dwells in me.Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. I do not belong to HimQ33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. I will dieQ34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. I am enabled, freed, and confirmedQ35 And what of my sufferings now? A. Not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to usQ36. How does the Spirit of God help us? A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray. Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…”
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit  Q29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely?A. [*5:1, 9-11] We (1) are justified—saved by the blood of Christ from the wrath of God and (2) are reconciled to God to a new life through Christ’s resurrection; (3) have peace with God! 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit  Q30. Who is the Spirit?A. [8:9, 11, 15, 16, 26; 9:1; 5:5] He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of adoption and is the Spirit of the one who raised Christ from the dead; He is the Helper in our weakness, and our Intercessor; He is the One through whom God pours out His love into our hearts, and the Assurer of our faith. 
  • Q31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ?A. [8:9-11, 15-16] Yes! Since I am reconciled to God, the Spirit of God dwells in me and bears witness with my spirit convincing me and assuring me that I am a child of God. 
  • Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ?A. [8:9, 15; 6:2; 4:4; 1:17] I do not belong to Him, I am still dead in my sins, and since I have no witness, I have no assurance, and I live in fear. IF I seek salvation, I will seek to accomplish it by my own works and not by faith. 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit  Q33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh?A. [8:6-13] I will die. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law, it just can’t. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. If I live according to the flesh I will die. 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit  Q34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit?A. [8:14-17] When the Spirit leads me, I am: (1) enabled to put to death the misdeeds of the body and live, (2) freed from a spirit of slavery and fear, (3) confirmed as a one of God’s sons, (4) able to cry out to God as my Abba! Father! So now even as I suffer with Christ, (5) the Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am children of God--an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, (6) I may also be glorified with him provided I suffer with Him. 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit  Q35 How does the Spirit help me with my sufferings now?A. [8:18-30] My sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us—a glory we hope for and wait for with patience. The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God; He gives us assurance.
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit [What color is Assurance? And what color is The Gift of the Holy Spirit?] A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord, make me see your glory in every place: If mortal beauty sets my heart aglow, Shall not that earthly fire by thine burn low Extinguished by the great light of thy grace? Dear Lord, I cry to thee for help, O raise Me from the misery of this blind woe, Thy spirit alone can save me: let it flow Through will and sense, redeeming what is base. Thou hast given me on earth this godlike soul, And a poor prisoner of it thou hast made Behind weak flesh-walls; from that wretched state How can I rescue it, how my true life find? All goodness, Lord, must fail without thy aid: For thou alone hast power to alter fate."-- Michelangelo (1475-1564)  Weekly ReviewQ29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. I am justified, reconciled to God, and have peace with God!Q30. Who is the Spirit? A. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of ChristQ31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. Yes!the Spirit of God dwells in me.Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. I do not belong to HimQ33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. I will dieQ34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. I am enabled, freed, and confirmedQ35 And what of my sufferings now? A. Not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to usQ36. How does the Spirit of God help us? A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray. Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” 
  • Week 5: Assurance & The Gift of the Holy Spirit [What color is Assurance? And what color is The Gift of the Holy Spirit?] A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing Prayer"Lord, make me see your glory in every place: If mortal beauty sets my heart aglow, Shall not that earthly fire by thine burn low Extinguished by the great light of thy grace? Dear Lord, I cry to thee for help, O raise Me from the misery of this blind woe, Thy spirit alone can save me: let it flow Through will and sense, redeeming what is base. Thou hast given me on earth this godlike soul, And a poor prisoner of it thou hast made Behind weak flesh-walls; from that wretched state How can I rescue it, how my true life find? All goodness, Lord, must fail without thy aid: For thou alone hast power to alter fate."-- Michelangelo (1475-1564)  Weekly ReviewQ29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. I am justified, reconciled to God, and have peace with God!Q30. Who is the Spirit? A. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of ChristQ31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. Yes!the Spirit of God dwells in me.Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. I do not belong to HimQ33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. I will dieQ34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. I am enabled, freed, and confirmedQ35 And what of my sufferings now? A. Not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to usQ36. How does the Spirit of God help us? A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray.
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?] Paul loved Timothy as if he was his own sonTimothy travelled with Paul until his final work was done.Paul took Timothy to all of the churches he would go.And Timothy would teach them all Paul wanted them to know.Both Timothy’s mother and grandmother had great faith tooAnd Paul said, “Timothy, that same faith also dwells in you!”“I have fought the good fight, Timothy and I have kept the faithAnd there’s a crown waiting for me now I’ve finished the race.”The Scriptures and my teaching--you’ve learned all I have told.”But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [1 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Timothy 1:5]  Memory Verse Review:5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.” 8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” This Week’s Memory Verse:12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Read chapters 5 and 8 of Romans again, also Romans 12:1-2. Q36. Does God always have your good in mind?A. [*8:28-29] Yes! For those who continue to love God, God continues to work out all things together for good; God’s destiny for you is to become like his Son; He called you, justified you, and glorified you. Q37. What is my new identity through Christ?A. [8:14-16, 37; 9:26] A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us?A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerHoly God whose nature and name is Love: Seeing there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness of all that we can want or wish O that we may all receive of his fullness, grace upon grace;Grace to pardon our sins and subdue our iniquities; Grace to justify our persons and to sanctify our souls; Grace to complete that holy change, that renewal of our hearts, whereby we may be transformed into that blessed image wherein you did create us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. --John Wesley, from A Collection of Forms of Prayer  Weekly ReviewQ36. Does God always have your good in mind? A. Yes!Q37. What is my new identity through Christ? A. A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God!Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us? A. Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us?Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God? A. Because of what Jesus Christ has done. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath? A. Yes!Reconciled,peace,joy in hope, love and God Himself!Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ? A. Reign in life through Jesus Christ. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it? A. To become like Jesus. Be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.  Memory Verse Review: 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, ____________, by the ____________of God, to ____________your ____________as a living ____________, holy and ____________to God, which is your spiritual ____________. Do not be ____________to this world, but be ____________by the renewal of your ____________, that by testing you may ____________what is the ____________of God, what is good and ____________ and perfect.”
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?] Paul loved Timothy as if he was his own sonTimothy travelled with Paul until his final work was done.Paul took Timothy to all of the churches he would go.And Timothy would teach them all Paul wanted them to know.Both Timothy’s mother and grandmother had great faith tooAnd Paul said, “Timothy, that same faith also dwells in you!”“I have fought the good fight, Timothy and I have kept the faithAnd there’s a crown waiting for me now I’ve finished the race.”The Scriptures and my teaching--you’ve learned all I have told.”But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [1 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Timothy 1:5]  Memory Verse Review:5:8, “God ___________ His ___________ for us in this ___________: He sent ___________ to ___________ for us ___________ we were still ___________.” 8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” This Week’s Memory Verse:12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Read chapters 5 and 8 of Romans again, also Romans 12:1-2. Q36. Does God always have your good in mind?A. [*8:28-29] Yes! For those who continue to love God, God continues to work out all things together for good; God’s destiny for you is to become like his Son; He called you, justified you, and glorified you. Q37. What is my new identity through Christ?A. [8:14-16, 37; 9:26] A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us?A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerHoly God whose nature and name is Love: Seeing there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness of all that we can want or wish O that we may all receive of his fullness, grace upon grace;Grace to pardon our sins and subdue our iniquities; Grace to justify our persons and to sanctify our souls; Grace to complete that holy change, that renewal of our hearts, whereby we may be transformed into that blessed image wherein you did create us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. --John Wesley, from A Collection of Forms of Prayer  Weekly ReviewQ36. Does God always have your good in mind? A. Yes!Q37. What is my new identity through Christ? A. A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God!Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us? A. Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us?Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God? A. Because of what Jesus Christ has done. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath? A. Yes!Reconciled,peace,joy in hope, love and God Himself!Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ? A. Reign in life through Jesus Christ. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it? A. To become like Jesus. Be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.  Memory Verse Review: 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, ____________, by the ____________of God, to ____________your ____________as a living ____________, holy and ____________to God, which is your spiritual ____________. Do not be ____________to this world, but be ____________by the renewal of your ____________, that by testing you may ____________what is the ____________of God, what is good and ____________ and perfect.”
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?] This Week’s Memory Verse:12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Read chapters 5 and 8 of Romans again, also Romans 12:1-2. Q36. Does God always have your good in mind?A. [*8:28-29] Yes! For those who continue to love God, God continues to work out all things together for good; God’s destiny for you is to become like his Son; He called you, justified you, and glorified you. Q37. What is my new identity through Christ?A. [8:14-16, 37; 9:26] A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us?A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerHoly God whose nature and name is Love: Seeing there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness of all that we can want or wish O that we may all receive of his fullness, grace upon grace;Grace to pardon our sins and subdue our iniquities; Grace to justify our persons and to sanctify our souls; Grace to complete that holy change, that renewal of our hearts, whereby we may be transformed into that blessed image wherein you did create us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. --John Wesley, from A Collection of Forms of Prayer  Weekly ReviewQ36. Does God always have your good in mind? A. Yes!Q37. What is my new identity through Christ? A. A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God!Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us? A. Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us?Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God? A. Because of what Jesus Christ has done. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath? A. Yes!Reconciled,peace,joy in hope, love and God Himself!Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ? A. Reign in life through Jesus Christ. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it? A. To become like Jesus. Be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.  Memory Verse Review: 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, ____________, by the ____________of God, to ____________your ____________as a living ____________, holy and ____________to God, which is your spiritual ____________. Do not be ____________to this world, but be ____________by the renewal of your ____________, that by testing you may ____________what is the ____________of God, what is good and ____________ and perfect.”
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?]Q36. Does God always have your good in mind?A. [*8:28-29] Yes! For those who continue to love God, God continues to work out all things together for good; God’s destiny for you is to become like his Son; He called you, justified you, and glorified you. Q37. What is my new identity through Christ?A. [8:14-16, 37; 9:26] A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us?A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?] Q37. What is my new identity through Christ?A. [8:14-16, 37; 9:26] A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us?A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?] Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us?A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?]Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God?A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can do, but because of what Jesus Christ has done. Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?]Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath?A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been reconciled to God (2) have peace with God, (3) have joy in hope of the glory of God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting love poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) God Himself is within you. Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?]Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ?A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in life through Jesus Christ. By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • Week 6: Devotion [What color is Devotion?]Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it?A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. 
  • A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerHoly God whose nature and name is Love: Seeing there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness of all that we can want or wish O that we may all receive of his fullness, grace upon grace;Grace to pardon our sins and subdue our iniquities; Grace to justify our persons and to sanctify our souls; Grace to complete that holy change, that renewal of our hearts, whereby we may be transformed into that blessed image wherein you did create us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. --John Wesley, from A Collection of Forms of Prayer
  • Weekly ReviewQ36. Does God always have your good in mind? A. Yes!Q37. What is my new identity through Christ? A. A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God!Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us? A. Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us?Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God? A. Because of what Jesus Christ has done. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath? A. Yes!Reconciled,peace,joy in hope, love and God Himself!Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ? A. Reign in life through Jesus Christ. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it? A. To become like Jesus. Be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?] What happened on the Damascus road?Some would say it is one of the greatest stories ever told!How a bright light intercepted a terrorist’s planTo track down every Christian whether woman or manAnd threaten them with death because they followed our LordThen bring them back to Jerusalem for some kind of rewardBut with that light came a voice who knew Saul inside out,And Saul said, “Sir, please tell me what is this all about?”The voice said, “I am Jesus! Why are you persecuting me?Your friends must take you to Damascus because you cannot see.”And although Saul was blinded he obeyed He entered Damascus and ate nothing for days.He stayed in a house on Straight Street and no other plans were made;Saul continued fasting and he prayed and prayed and prayed.The Lord heard his prayers and sent Ananias who was terribly surprisedAnanias said, “Brother Saul, Jesus sent me,” and something like scales fell from his eyesSaul got up, ate, was baptized, preached how Jesus rose from the dead“He is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy!” everyone said.Saul never stopped preaching about Jesus in every placeThe blindness didn’t block out one thing: the sight of Jesus’ faceAnd with the change in his heart came the change in his nameSaul was called Paul and would never be the sameNor would the world from his preaching--in the Bible we are told,How this all happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 9:1-31; Galatians 1:23]  Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, ____________, by the ____________of God, to ____________your ____________as a living ____________, holy and ____________to God, which is your spiritual ____________. Do not be ____________to this world, but be ____________by the renewal of your ____________, that by testing you may ___________ what is the ____________of God, what is good and ____________ and perfect.” This Week’s Memory Verse: 13:10, “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Read chapters 15 and 16 of Romans Q43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone?A. [15:5-16:17] No! But on the contrary, we live as neighbors with other believers, welcoming one another, seeking to please one another. As we seek to live in harmony and in accord with Christ Jesus, we will glorify God with one voice together. We gain encouragement from one another and endurance too as we instruct each other, continue in what we were taught, and watch over each other’s hearts and faith. Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, acts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerDear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours. It will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words, but by our example; by the catching force - the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen. --Prayer of Mother Teresa - Words to Love By Weekly ReviewQ43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone? A. No!we live as neighbors with other believersQ44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. As one body in ChristQ45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith? A. Let love be genuineQ46. Why is love so important among the community of faith? A. The one who loves another has fulfilled the lawQ47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine? A. Walk in love, always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make? A. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel? A. For us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s--to bring about the obedience of faith. Memory Verse Review: 13:10, “Love does no ______ to a ______; therefore love is the ______ of the ______.”  WHAT HAPPENED TO PAUL ON THE DAMASCUS ROAD?Twenty Questions for Learning and Review. 1. Whose heart did the Lord open to the message of the Gospel as Paul spoke about Jesus? [Lydia’s] What was the result? [She believed and invited the men to her house]2. What did Paul preach to some women by a river? [The gospel]3. When Paul preached past midnight, who fell out of third story window? [Eutychus]4. When Paul picked Eutychus up in his arms what was the result? [He lived]5. What did Paul sing in jail until the cell doors swung open? [Hymns]6. Who came running to Paul and asked, “What must I do to be saved?” [A jailer] What happened next? [He believed and he and his whole household were baptized]7. When Paul told a crippled man to stand up what happened? [He did and he was healed]8. What happened after Paul was stoned and dragged from the city and left for dead? [he got up and went back in to the city]9. Did Paul ever suffer hardships in his life? [Yes]10. What did Paul say about his weaknesses? [God is made perfect in them]11. Who searched for Paul in Tarsus so he could help him teach believers in Antioch? [Barnabas]12. Where were the people called Christians first? [In Antioch]13. Who are people to receive when they believe? [Jesus Christ]14. What did Paul do when some believers were found in Ephesus to not have the Holy Spirit? [He preached about Jesus and baptized them in Jesus’ name and laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit]15. What kind of faith did Paul say Timothy had dwelling in him? [the same his mother and grandmother had]16. What was Paul assured of as he approached his final days of living? [a heaven crown]17. What was Pauls’ name before people called him Paul? [Saul]18. What happened on the Damascus Road? [Saul had an encounter with Jesus Christ]19. What happened when people met Jesus because of Paul’s preaching the gospel? [they were changed]20. Have you been changed because of meeting Jesus? Have you truly met Jesus yet? 
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?] What happened on the Damascus road?Some would say it is one of the greatest stories ever told!How a bright light intercepted a terrorist’s planTo track down every Christian whether woman or manAnd threaten them with death because they followed our LordThen bring them back to Jerusalem for some kind of rewardBut with that light came a voice who knew Saul inside out,And Saul said, “Sir, please tell me what is this all about?”The voice said, “I am Jesus! Why are you persecuting me?Your friends must take you to Damascus because you cannot see.”And although Saul was blinded he obeyed He entered Damascus and ate nothing for days.He stayed in a house on Straight Street and no other plans were made;Saul continued fasting and he prayed and prayed and prayed.The Lord heard his prayers and sent Ananias who was terribly surprisedAnanias said, “Brother Saul, Jesus sent me,” and something like scales fell from his eyesSaul got up, ate, was baptized, preached how Jesus rose from the dead“He is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy!” everyone said.Saul never stopped preaching about Jesus in every placeThe blindness didn’t block out one thing: the sight of Jesus’ faceAnd with the change in his heart came the change in his nameSaul was called Paul and would never be the sameNor would the world from his preaching--in the Bible we are told,How this all happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 9:1-31; Galatians 1:23]  Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, ____________, by the ____________of God, to ____________your ____________as a living ____________, holy and ____________to God, which is your spiritual ____________. Do not be ____________to this world, but be ____________by the renewal of your ____________, that by testing you may ___________ what is the ____________of God, what is good and ____________ and perfect.” This Week’s Memory Verse: 13:10, “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Read chapters 15 and 16 of Romans Q43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone?A. [15:5-16:17] No! But on the contrary, we live as neighbors with other believers, welcoming one another, seeking to please one another. As we seek to live in harmony and in accord with Christ Jesus, we will glorify God with one voice together. We gain encouragement from one another and endurance too as we instruct each other, continue in what we were taught, and watch over each other’s hearts and faith. Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, acts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerDear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours. It will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words, but by our example; by the catching force - the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen. --Prayer of Mother Teresa - Words to Love By Weekly ReviewQ43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone? A. No!we live as neighbors with other believersQ44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. As one body in ChristQ45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith? A. Let love be genuineQ46. Why is love so important among the community of faith? A. The one who loves another has fulfilled the lawQ47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine? A. Walk in love, always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make? A. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel? A. For us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s--to bring about the obedience of faith. Memory Verse Review: 13:10, “Love does no ______ to a ______; therefore love is the ______ of the ______.”  WHAT HAPPENED TO PAUL ON THE DAMASCUS ROAD?Twenty Questions for Learning and Review. 1. Whose heart did the Lord open to the message of the Gospel as Paul spoke about Jesus? [Lydia’s] What was the result? [She believed and invited the men to her house]2. What did Paul preach to some women by a river? [The gospel]3. When Paul preached past midnight, who fell out of third story window? [Eutychus]4. When Paul picked Eutychus up in his arms what was the result? [He lived]5. What did Paul sing in jail until the cell doors swung open? [Hymns]6. Who came running to Paul and asked, “What must I do to be saved?” [A jailer] What happened next? [He believed and he and his whole household were baptized]7. When Paul told a crippled man to stand up what happened? [He did and he was healed]8. What happened after Paul was stoned and dragged from the city and left for dead? [he got up and went back in to the city]9. Did Paul ever suffer hardships in his life? [Yes]10. What did Paul say about his weaknesses? [God is made perfect in them]11. Who searched for Paul in Tarsus so he could help him teach believers in Antioch? [Barnabas]12. Where were the people called Christians first? [In Antioch]13. Who are people to receive when they believe? [Jesus Christ]14. What did Paul do when some believers were found in Ephesus to not have the Holy Spirit? [He preached about Jesus and baptized them in Jesus’ name and laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit]15. What kind of faith did Paul say Timothy had dwelling in him? [the same his mother and grandmother had]16. What was Paul assured of as he approached his final days of living? [a heaven crown]17. What was Pauls’ name before people called him Paul? [Saul]18. What happened on the Damascus Road? [Saul had an encounter with Jesus Christ]19. What happened when people met Jesus because of Paul’s preaching the gospel? [they were changed]20. Have you been changed because of meeting Jesus? Have you truly met Jesus yet? 
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?] What happened on the Damascus road?Some would say it is one of the greatest stories ever told!How a bright light intercepted a terrorist’s planTo track down every Christian whether woman or manAnd threaten them with death because they followed our LordThen bring them back to Jerusalem for some kind of rewardBut with that light came a voice who knew Saul inside out,And Saul said, “Sir, please tell me what is this all about?”The voice said, “I am Jesus! Why are you persecuting me?Your friends must take you to Damascus because you cannot see.”And although Saul was blinded he obeyed He entered Damascus and ate nothing for days.He stayed in a house on Straight Street and no other plans were made;Saul continued fasting and he prayed and prayed and prayed.The Lord heard his prayers and sent Ananias who was terribly surprisedAnanias said, “Brother Saul, Jesus sent me,” and something like scales fell from his eyesSaul got up, ate, was baptized, preached how Jesus rose from the dead“He is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy!” everyone said.Saul never stopped preaching about Jesus in every placeThe blindness didn’t block out one thing: the sight of Jesus’ faceAnd with the change in his heart came the change in his nameSaul was called Paul and would never be the sameNor would the world from his preaching--in the Bible we are told,How this all happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 9:1-31; Galatians 1:23]  Memory Verse Review:8:16, “The __________ himself bears __________ with our __________ that we are __________ of God…” 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, ____________, by the ____________of God, to ____________your ____________as a living ____________, holy and ____________to God, which is your spiritual ____________. Do not be ____________to this world, but be ____________by the renewal of your ____________, that by testing you may ___________ what is the ____________of God, what is good and ____________ and perfect.” This Week’s Memory Verse: 13:10, “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Read chapters 15 and 16 of Romans Q43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone?A. [15:5-16:17] No! But on the contrary, we live as neighbors with other believers, welcoming one another, seeking to please one another. As we seek to live in harmony and in accord with Christ Jesus, we will glorify God with one voice together. We gain encouragement from one another and endurance too as we instruct each other, continue in what we were taught, and watch over each other’s hearts and faith. Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, acts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.  A song/hymn this study made you think of was: __________________________________ Closing PrayerDear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours. It will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words, but by our example; by the catching force - the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen. --Prayer of Mother Teresa - Words to Love By Weekly ReviewQ43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone? A. No!we live as neighbors with other believersQ44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. As one body in ChristQ45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith? A. Let love be genuineQ46. Why is love so important among the community of faith? A. The one who loves another has fulfilled the lawQ47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine? A. Walk in love, always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make? A. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel? A. For us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s--to bring about the obedience of faith. Memory Verse Review: 13:10, “Love does no ______ to a ______; therefore love is the ______ of the ______.”  WHAT HAPPENED TO PAUL ON THE DAMASCUS ROAD?Twenty Questions for Learning and Review. 1. Whose heart did the Lord open to the message of the Gospel as Paul spoke about Jesus? [Lydia’s] What was the result? [She believed and invited the men to her house]2. What did Paul preach to some women by a river? [The gospel]3. When Paul preached past midnight, who fell out of third story window? [Eutychus]4. When Paul picked Eutychus up in his arms what was the result? [He lived]5. What did Paul sing in jail until the cell doors swung open? [Hymns]6. Who came running to Paul and asked, “What must I do to be saved?” [A jailer] What happened next? [He believed and he and his whole household were baptized]7. When Paul told a crippled man to stand up what happened? [He did and he was healed]8. What happened after Paul was stoned and dragged from the city and left for dead? [he got up and went back in to the city]9. Did Paul ever suffer hardships in his life? [Yes]10. What did Paul say about his weaknesses? [God is made perfect in them]11. Who searched for Paul in Tarsus so he could help him teach believers in Antioch? [Barnabas]12. Where were the people called Christians first? [In Antioch]13. Who are people to receive when they believe? [Jesus Christ]14. What did Paul do when some believers were found in Ephesus to not have the Holy Spirit? [He preached about Jesus and baptized them in Jesus’ name and laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit]15. What kind of faith did Paul say Timothy had dwelling in him? [the same his mother and grandmother had]16. What was Paul assured of as he approached his final days of living? [a heaven crown]17. What was Pauls’ name before people called him Paul? [Saul]18. What happened on the Damascus Road? [Saul had an encounter with Jesus Christ]19. What happened when people met Jesus because of Paul’s preaching the gospel? [they were changed]20. Have you been changed because of meeting Jesus? Have you truly met Jesus yet? 
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]This Week’s Memory Verse: 13:10, “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”Q43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone?A. [15:5-16:17] No! But on the contrary, we live as neighbors with other believers, welcoming one another, seeking to please one another. As we seek to live in harmony and in accord with Christ Jesus, we will glorify God with one voice together. We gain encouragement from one another and endurance too as we instruct each other, continue in what we were taught, and watch over each other’s hearts and faith. Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, acts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen. 
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone?A. [15:5-16:17] No! But on the contrary, we live as neighbors with other believers, welcoming one another, seeking to please one another. As we seek to live in harmony and in accord with Christ Jesus, we will glorify God with one voice together. We gain encouragement from one another and endurance too as we instruct each other, continue in what we were taught, and watch over each other’s hearts and faith. Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, acts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, acts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith?A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all.  Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith?A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilled the law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine?A. [14:1-19] Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make?A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel?A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of?Closing Prayer [or write your own]Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours. It will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words, but by our example; by the catching force - the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen. --Prayer of Mother Teresa - Words to Love By 
  • Week 7: Community Connected & Conclusion [What color is the Church Community?]Weekly ReviewQ43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone? A. No!we live as neighbors with other believersQ44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. As one body in ChristQ45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith? A. Let love be genuineQ46. Why is love so important among the community of faith? A. The one who loves another has fulfilled the lawQ47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine? A. Walk in love, always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make? A. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel? A. For us to havea strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s--to bring about the obedience of faith.
  • WEEK 1: Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…”WEEK 2: Romans 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”WEEK 3: Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.”WEEK 4: Romans 5:8, “God demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”WEEK 5: Romans 8:16, “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…”WEEK 6: Romans 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”WEEK 7: Romans 13:10, “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
  • Twenty Questions for Learning and Review. 1. Whose heart did the Lord open to the message of the Gospel as Paul spoke about Jesus? [Lydia’s] What was the result? [She believed and invited the men to her house]2. What did Paul preach to some women by a river? [The gospel]3. When Paul preached past midnight, who fell out of third story window? [Eutychus]4. When Paul picked Eutychus up in his arms what was the result? [He lived]5. What did Paul sing in jail until the cell doors swung open? [Hymns]6. Who came running to Paul and asked, “What must I do to be saved?” [A jailer] What happened next? [He believed and he and his whole household were baptized]7. When Paul told a crippled man to stand up what happened? [He did and he was healed]8. What happened after Paul was stoned and dragged from the city and left for dead? [he got up and went back in to the city]9. Did Paul ever suffer hardships in his life? [Yes]10. What did Paul say about his weaknesses? [God is made perfect in them]11. Who searched for Paul in Tarsus so he could help him teach believers in Antioch? [Barnabas]12. Where were the people called Christians first? [In Antioch]13. Who are people to receive when they believe? [Jesus Christ]14. What did Paul do when some believers were found in Ephesus to not have the Holy Spirit? [He preached about Jesus and baptized them in Jesus’ name and laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit]15. What kind of faith did Paul say Timothy had dwelling in him? [the same his mother and grandmother had]16. What was Paul assured of as he approached his final days of living? [a heaven crown]17. What was Pauls’ name before people called him Paul? [Saul]18. What happened on the Damascus Road? [Saul had an encounter with Jesus Christ]19. What happened when people met Jesus because of Paul’s preaching the gospel? [they were changed]20. Have you been changed because of meeting Jesus? Have you truly met Jesus yet? 
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I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel Presentation Transcript

  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel 7 Weeks + 7 Stories = 49 Questions About “What Happened On The Damascus Road.”
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel MAIN PAGE Week 4 To the right are LEAF LINKS to the week you are working on together. M A I N There is a link on every page for you to come back here; just click on the MAIN ARROW on the top/right of the page to return here. Week 3 Week 5 Week 2 Week 1 Introduction Start Here Week 6 Week 7
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel Introduction Start Here Each week parents are to [Read] chapters from Romans before beginning the time with the kids. This will help you to know where the week is heading for discussions. It will also help you to go through the seven [Q.]uestions of the week and make a note or two about them if needed. You may want to underline words or parts of verses in your Bible to help you reference [A.]nswers. Colors help us to remember things. The first week the word is ‘Belief’. Ask your child what color they think of when they hear the word ‘Belief’. If this is too hard for them, choose a color together. You might also want to ask, ‚What made you think of that color for ‘Belief’?‛ or explain why you think the color you chose together is a good one. Then take a colored pencil, crayon or marker and fill in [The Leaf for the Week] on the My Conversion Tree at this end. Click [here] to go there and print a copy now. A Short Story from the book of Acts is for you to read like a poem to your child or to read together. The first week’s poem is about Lydia’s conversion. You and your child may want to draw a picture of what is happening in the story. [MV] Memorizing Bible Verses is an act of ‘hiding God’s Word in your heart so you might not sin against Him’ (Psalm 119:11). Each week has a memory verse or two. You can print them and then cut them out from this sheet found [here].On each MVR page some words will disappear (at a click) to help you memorize the verse, so be ready! M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel Introduction Start Here Each day you will ask the questions, read verses together, and ask more questions. For example, this week say, “Question: What is the Gospel? Let’s read the letter to the Roman Christians—in chapter 1 verses 2 and 3 and also verse 16.” [Read] Then say, ‚Question: What is the Gospel? Answer: It is the power of God for salvation; it is the Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. Question: What is the Gospel? The answer is, It is the power of God for salvation.‛ The underlined portion is what is the simplest answer and is what is included in the week’s review. Leave the rest of the questions for each day in the week to come. Each ‚tomorrow‛ you will go over what you have already done with your child (the Color of Belief, the Poem, Memory Verse, Question 1, Answer 1, and then go on to Question/Answer 2 just like the day before with asking, reading, answering. Each day will go through this pattern adding Questions and Answers. On the seventh day, you will go through the same pattern as above, but include all Questions and Answers listed at the end, and then include a song, and a closing prayer from the history of the church—or you may just want to include your own or write one together. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 READ: Romans 1 & 10 DAY 1 Q1 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 2 Q2 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 3 Q3 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 4 Q4 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 5 Q5 DAY 6 Q6 WEEK 1 Q REVIEW DAY 7 Q7 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 LEAF = What color is belief? SHORT STORY On Saturday, Paul went with his friends To the side of river, some time to spend For there was a place of prayer, And some women had gathered there. As Paul spoke about Jesus, the Lord opened the heart Of a woman named, Lydia, who was given a new start She was baptized and her whole household But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 16:11-15] WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 [MV] Memory Verse: 1:16 1:16 ‚For I am not _________of the _______, for it is the ashamed gospel power believes ______ of God for salvation to everyone who ________<‛ ________ WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 1 Q. What is the gospel? A. [1:2-3, 16] It is the power of God for salvation; it is the ______ Gospel of God and concerns His Son, Jesus Christ; this is the truth Paul preached to everyone. WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 2 Q. What is the Gospel about? A. [1:2-6] (1) God promised the Gospel through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, (2) who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead; (3) through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations ; (4) you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ are also included. WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 3 Q. What is in the Gospel? A. [1:17] A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith ; as it is written *in Habakkuk 2:4+, ‚the one who by faith is righteous shall live.‛ WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 4 Q. What should our response to the Gospel be? A. [10:8-13] By the grace of God, when the Gospel enters the heart to produce faith, the only action is to respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 5 Q. Where does the faith to believe come from? A. [10:17] Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ . WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 6 Q. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A. [10:13-15] By those who are sent to be preaching and teaching the Gospel. WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTION 7 Q. And what of those who have yet to believe? A. [10:14] They cannot call on Christ if they have not believed; and they cannot believe in Christ if they have never heard; and they cannot hear about Christ . without someone preaching Him to them. WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen. WEEK 1 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1 QUESTIONS REVIEW Q1. What is the Gospel? A. It is the power of God for salvation Q2. What is the Gospel about? A. through Christ we have received grace to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations Q3. What is in the Gospel? A. A righteousness from God revealed from faith for faith Q4. What should our response to the Gospel be? A. To respond in belief and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Q5. Where does the faith to believe come from? A. From hearing the word of Christ. Q6. How do we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A. Preaching & teaching. Q7. And what of those who have yet to believe? A. They cannot hear about Christ without someone preaching Him to them. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 READ: Romans 1:18-22 & 10:9-16 DAY 8 Q8 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 9 Q9 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 10 Q10 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 11 Q11 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 12 Q12 DAY 13 Q13 WEEK 2 Q REVIEW DAY 14 Q14 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 LEAF = What color is belief? SHORT STORY Now the church was being persecuted both far and wide But believers went to Antioch and preached Jesus side by side Many believed, and many turned to seek God’s grace And when Barnabas came he could see it on each follower’s face He encouraged them the best he could To remain faithful to the Lord as they should And then he left to Tarsus until he had found His friend named, Saul, and then he turned back around And took him to Antioch where they both stayed for a year Teaching the people about Jesus without fear And the believers were called Christians first here I am told But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. WEEK 2 [Acts 11:19-26] Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 [MV] Memory Verse: 10:9-10 “If you _______ with your ______ that Jesus is Lord and _____ confess mouth _______ in your ______ that God raised him from the ______ believe heart dead saved heart _____, you will be ______. For with the _____ one believes ________ justified confesses and is ________, and with the mouth one _________ and is ______ saved ______.‛ WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 8 Q. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. [10:15] They will not preach to them unless they are sent to them. But, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 9 Q. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. [10:16] No, not all will obey the Gospel. WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 10 Q. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. [*10:9-13] If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved . For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 11 Q. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. [10:11-13] Never! For the Scripture says, “Everyone who ______ believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is all Lord of __ , bestowing his riches ______on all who call him. ___on For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 12 Q. From what are we needing saved? God A. [1:18; 2:6-8] The wrath and fury of _____ against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 13 Q. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. [1:18] No. Some do not make the choice to believe and by their unrighteous acts suppress the truth of the Gospel. WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTION 14 Q. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. [1:18-22] They become fools : (1) futile in their thinking, (2) darkened in their foolish hearts, (3) exchanging the glory of God their Creator for images of His creation and (4) continually doing what ought not to be done. WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] “Almighty and tender Lord Jesus Christ, just as I have asked you to love my friends so I ask the same for my enemies. You alone, Lord, are mighty. You alone are merciful. Whatever you make me desire for my enemies, give it to them. And give the same back to me. If I ever ask for them anything which is outside your perfect rule of love, whether through weakness, ignorance or malice, good Lord, do not give it to them And do not give it back to me. You who are the true light, lighten their darkness. You who are the whole truth, correct their errors. You who are the incarnate word, give life to their souls. Tender Lord Jesus, let me not be a stumbling block to them nor a rock of offense. My sin is sufficient to me, without harming others. I, a slave to sin, beg your mercy on my fellow slaves. Let them be reconciled with you, and through you reconciled to me." --Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109). WEEK 2 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 2 QUESTIONS REVIEW Q8. So how will those who are to preach the Gospel to go preach? A. They are sent to them. Q9. Will all obey who hear the Gospel? A. No, not all will obey the Gospel. Q10. If I do believe, how am I to respond? A. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead Q11. Will I ever need to feel ashamed that I have believed in Jesus Christ? A. Never! The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. Q12. From what are we needing saved? A. The wrath and fury of God against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Q13. Does everyone seek to be saved from God’s wrath? A. No. Some do not make the choice to believe Q14. What happens to those who do not believe God’s truth? A. They become fools< continually doing what ought not to be done. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 READ: Romans 2 & 3 DAY 15 Q15 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 16 Q16 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 17 Q17 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 18 Q18 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 19 Q19 DAY 20 Q20 WEEK 3 Q REVIEW DAY 21 Q21 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 LEAF = What color is Repentance? Baptism? SHORT STORY One day, Paul and his friends _Were falsely accused by some very bad men So the town leaders had them beaten and sent to jail _And the jailer watched them without fail But when midnight came Paul and Silas were singing Songs to God while other prisoners were listening A great earthquake shook opened their cell doors _The jailer awakened and drew his sword But Paul shouted, ‚Don’t harm yourself; we are all here.‛ And the jailer rushed to Paul trembling with fear He knelt and said, ‚What must I do to be saved?‛ Paul and Silas said, ‚Believe in Jesus, and you and your whole house will be saved.‛ And they shared the gospel to all who were there. The jailer bandaged Paul and Silas’ wounds with great care. Then the jailer was baptized, immersed in some water All his servants and sons and most definitely his daughters. The jailer believed in God and his entire household. But this only happened because of what happened WEEK 3 to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 16:16-34] Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 [MV] Memory Verse: 3:23 “For ____ have _______ and have fallen ______of the all sinned short glory ______ of God.” WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 15 Q. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. [1:21-32] (1) Knowing God, but not honoring him as God, (2) not giving thanks to God, (3) claiming to be ____ without God, (4) willing wise to exchange the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and creatures, (5) lustful, (6) willing to exchange the truth about God for a lie, and (7) willing to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, (8) willing to exchange natural relations for those that are contrary to nature, (9) not seeing fit to acknowledge God, (10) not only practice sins but give approval to those who practice them. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 16 Q. What are some sinful actions? A. [1:29-31] Things like covetousness, malice, envy, _____________ murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and ________ inventors of boastful, evil, disobedient to _______ parents, heartless foolish, faithless, ________, and ruthless. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 17 Q. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. [2:2] Yes and His judgment will fall on those who ___, practice things ______________that should not ____be done. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 18 Q. What does sin do to our heart? unrepentant A. [2:5] Sin makes our hearts _____and _____________— hard unable to feel sorry or shame WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 19 Q. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? stores wrath A. [2:5] It ______up the ______of God against you for there is a Day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 20 Q. How can we escape the judgment of God? Repent A. [2:3-4] _______; God is rich in kindness, and His forebearance and patience with us is meant to lead us to repentance. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTION 21 Q. How many of us have sinned? Everyone A. [3:10-12, *23] _________--for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] “Lord Jesus, we are silly sheep who have dared to stand before you and try to bribe you with our preposterous portfolios. Suddenly we have come to our senses. We are sorry and ask you to forgive us. Give us the grace to admit we are ragamuffins, to embrace our brokenness, to celebrate your mercy when we are at our weakest, to rely on your mercy no matter what we may do. Dear Jesus, gift us to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in our lives fade away, to accept our limitations, to cling to the gospel of grace, and to delight in your love. Amen." -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel. WEEK 3 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 3 QUESTIONS REVIEW Q15. What are some sinful attitudes God does not tolerate? A. Not honoring God, not giving thanks to God Q16. What are some sinful actions? A. Things like covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty and boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Q17. Does God have a right to judge us for our sins? A. Yes Q18. What does sin do to our heart? A. Makes our hearts hard and unrepentant Q19. What does having a hard and unrepentant heart do for you? A. It stores up the wrath of God against you Q20. How can we escape the judgment of God? A. Repent Q21. How many of us have sinned? M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 READ: Romans 6 DAY 22 Q22 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 23 Q23 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 24 Q24 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 25 Q25 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 26 Q26 DAY 27 Q27 WEEK 4 Q REVIEW DAY 28 Q28 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 LEAF = What color is Repentance? Baptism? SHORT STORY #1 At Lystra was a man who could not use his feet_ He was crippled from birth and never walked or leaped But he could listen, and listen he did very well_ to Paul preaching, who looked at him and could tell that the lame man had faith to walk again. So Paul shouted, ‚Stand up!‛ And he did but then The crowds saw it all happen, but what did they say? _‚The gods have come down to visit us today!‛ Barnabas and Paul tried to stop them and did say, ‚We bring you good news, turn from idols to the One Who made the heaven and the earth, the sea and the sun But some jealous men persuaded the crowd To stone Paul and shouted really loud Until they dragged him out of the city and left him for dead But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and instead Went back into the city, and on the very next day he went on with Barnabas preaching the gospel unafraid. They revisited churches to lighten the disciples’ load But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 14:8-23] WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 LEAF = What color is Repentance? Baptism? SHORT STORY #2 Paul had been through many dangers and gone through many things Imprisoned and beaten and left adrift on the seas Many people caused him trouble, many people wanted him dead He went for many days without sleep or one piece of bread And one time some men waited by the city gate in bands So Paul was lowered in a basket to escape their hands He suffered from the cold and from many things that made him weak But of those weak things Paul said he would dare speak For in his weakness Christ’s power was made perfect, sound wrong? It isn’t, ‚For when I am weak,‛ Paul said, ‛then in Christ I can be strong.‛ Paul was content in his weaknesses and he could be bold But that only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [2 Cor. 11:21-32, 12:9-10] WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 [MV] Memory Verse: 5:8 “_____ demonstrated His ______ for us in this way: He sent God love sinners Christ die _______ to ____ for us while we were still _________.” WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 22 Q. What do sins gain for us? A. [*6:23] Death ______--the wages of sin is death. WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 23 Q. What did God do for us because of sin? A. [*5:8] He demonstrated His love for us in this way: He while we were still sinners. sent Christ to die for us _________________________ WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 24 Q. And what does Christ gain for us? A. [3:25; *8:1, 6:23, 10:11-12] Christ gains for us: ___________, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand _____ redemption in, no shame ever, and the ______of eternal life—these are riches the gifts of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 25 Q. How should we then live? A. [6:4, 11, 12, 22; 8:1, 5; 14:23] Toward sin: keep dead considering ourselves _____ to it--stop letting it reign in our bodies. Toward newness of life: at least three ways: by presenting the members of our body as slaves to righteousness, by walking according to the Spirit, and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 26 Q. Who were we baptized into? A. [6:3] All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus. WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 27 Q. How does baptism show death and life? A. [6:4] In baptism, we were buried with Christ into death, and then we were raised from the dead just like walk in newness of life. Christ to_______________________ WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTION 28 Q. What promise does baptism hold? A. [6:5-7] By being baptized, we have been joined with joined him in his death so we will certainly be ______with resurrection. him in his ____________ WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] And oh, Divine Spirit, set before them judgment to come. Let them tremble at the thought that Thou wilt come, that the great assize shall be held, and rebels against God and His Christ must be punished, with eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. Thus bring the sinner to his knees; thus bring the conscience to tenderness; and then, sweet Spirit, reveal Jesus Christ to the troubled heart, and let there be the peace of God through faith. --C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer. WEEK 4 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 4 QUESTIONS REVIEW Q22. What do sins gain for us? A. Death. Q23. What did God do for us because of sin? A. He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Q24. And what does Christ gain for us? A. Redemption, no condemnation for our sins, grace to stand in, no shame ever, and the riches of eternal life Q25. How should we then live? A. Keep considering ourselves dead to sin and by setting our mind on the Spirit. This is the life of faith. Q26. Who were we baptized into? A. Christ Jesus. Q27. How does baptism show death and life? A. Buried with Christ and raised from the dead just like Christ to walk in newness of life. Q28. What promise does baptism hold? A. Be joined with him in his resurrection. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 READ: Romans 5 & 8 DAY 29 Q29 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 30 Q30 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 31 Q31 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 32 Q32 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 33 Q33 DAY 34 Q34 WEEK 5 Q REVIEW DAY 35 Q35 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 LEAF = What color is Assurance & the Gift of the Holy Spirit? SHORT STORY Paul travelled to Ephesus and when he arrived there He found some disciples who needed his care They said they were believers, but what kind it would appear? The kind that lacked Spirit, and that was something to fear ‚Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?‛ Paul said. ‚No, we have not even heard of a Holy Spirit,‛ they said. So Paul baptized them in the name of the Lord, Laid his hands on them, and the Spirit gave them some words To speak about their faith and what the future would hold But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 19:1-7] WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 [MV] Memory Verse: 8:16 The Spirit himself bears _______ with our spirit that we _____ witness children are ________ of God<‛ WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 29 Q. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. [*5:1, 9-11] We (1) are justified—saved by the blood of Christ from the wrath of God and (2) are reconciled to God to a new life through Christ’s resurrection; (3) have peace with God! WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 30 Q. Who is the Spirit? A. [8:9, 11, 15, 16, 26; 9:1; 5:5] He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God , the Spirit ofChrist , the Spirit of adoption and is the Spirit of the one who raised Christ from the dead; He is the Helper in our weakness, and our Intercessor; He is the One through whom God pours out His love into our hearts, and the Assurer of our faith. WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 31 Q. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. [8:9-11, 15-16] Yes! Since I am reconciled to God, the Spirit of God dwells in me and bears witness with my spirit convincing me and assuring me that I am a child of God. WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 32 Q. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. [8:9, 15; 6:2; 4:4; 1:17] I do not belong to Him, I am still dead in my sins, and since I have no witness, I have no assurance, and I live in fear. IF I seek salvation, I will seek to accomplish it by my own works and not by faith. WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 33 Q. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. [8:6-13] I will die. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law, it just can’t. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. If I live according to the flesh I will die. WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 34 Q. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. [8:14-17] When the Spirit leads me, I am: (1) enabled to put to _ death the misdeeds of the body and live, (2) freed from a spirit of slavery and fear, (3) confirmed as a one of God’s sons, (4) able to cry out to God as my Abba! Father! So now even as I suffer with Christ, (5) the Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am children of God--an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, (6) I may also be glorified with him provided I suffer with Him. WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTION 35 Q. How does the Spirit help me with my sufferings now? A. [8:18-30] My sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us—a glory we hope for and wait for with patience. The Spirit helps us in our weakness _________. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God; He gives us assurance _________. WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] "Lord, make me see your glory in every place: If mortal beauty sets my heart aglow, Shall not that earthly fire by thine burn low Extinguished by the great light of thy grace? Dear Lord, I cry to thee for help, O raise Me from the misery of this blind woe, Thy spirit alone can save me: let it flow Through will and sense, redeeming what is base. Thou hast given me on earth this godlike soul, And a poor prisoner of it thou hast made Behind weak flesh-walls; from that wretched state How can I rescue it, how my true life find? All goodness, Lord, must fail without thy aid: For thou alone hast power to alter fate.“ -- Michelangelo (1475-1564) WEEK 5 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 5 QUESTIONS REVIEW Q29. What is the result of trusting Jesus Christ completely? A. I am justified, reconciled to God, and have peace with God! Q30. Who is the Spirit? A. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ. Q31. Can I know for sure I belong to Christ? A. Yes! the Spirit of God dwells in me. Q32. What if I do not have the Spirit of Christ? A. I do not belong to Him. Q33. What if I do not live according to the Spirit but the flesh? A. I will die. Q34. But what if I do live according to the Spirit? A. I am enabled, freed, and confirmed. Q35. How does the Spirit help me with my sufferings now? A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness, to pray, and gives assurance. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 READ: Romans 5 & 8 again & 12:1-2 DAY 36 Q36 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 37 Q37 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 38 Q38 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 39 Q39 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 40 Q40 DAY 41 Q41 WEEK 6 Q REVIEW DAY 42 Q42 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 LEAF = What color is devotion? SHORT STORY Paul loved Timothy as if he was his own son Timothy travelled with Paul until his final work was done. Paul took Timothy to all of the churches he would go. And Timothy would teach them all Paul wanted them to know. Both Timothy’s mother and grandmother had great faith too And Paul said, ‚Timothy, that same faith also dwells in you!‛ ‚I have fought the good fight, Timothy and I have kept the faith And there’s a crown waiting for me now I’ve finished the race.‛ The Scriptures and my teaching--you’ve learned all I have told.‛ But this only happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [1 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Timothy 1:5] WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 [MV] Memory Verse: 1:16 ‚I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of _______ God, to present your ______ as a living _______, holy and ______ bodies sacrifice _________ to God, which is your spiritual worship _______. acceptable conformed transformed Do not be __________to this world, but be ___________ mind by the renewal of your _____, that by testing you discern will may _______ what is the ____ of God, what is good and _________ and perfect.‛ acceptable WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 36 Q. Does God always have your good in mind? Yes! A. [*8:28-29] ____For those who continue to love God, God continues to work out all things together for good; God’s destiny for you is to become like his Son; He called you, justified you, and glorified you. WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 37 Q. What is my new identity through Christ? A. [8:14-16, 37; 9:26] A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 38 Q. Does it make any difference that God is for us? A. [*8:31-39] Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Can anyone bring a charge against us? It is God who justifies. Can anyone condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who intercedes for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. You can know for sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 39 Q. How am I saved from the wrath of God? A. [5:9-10] Not because of anything I have done or can because Jesus done do, but of what Christ has . Christ died for the ungodly and it is by his blood that we have now been justified and shall be saved by him from the wrath of God. WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 40 Q. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath? A. [5:1f] Yes! You (1) have been Reconciled God (2) ____ __________to peace joy have _____ with God, (3) have ___ in hope of the glory of love God and in God himself (4) have God’s everlasting ____ God poured into your heart by the Spirit and (5) _____ Himself is within you. WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 41 Q. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ? A. [5:17; 12:2] For those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness, they reign in ___ through Jesus Christ. _____ life By testing and discovering what is good and acceptable and perfect, you will discern what God’s will is. WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTION 42 Q. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it? A. [8:29, 12:1-2] My destiny is to be conformed to the image of God’s Son—to become like Jesus. By God’s mercies and as an act of worship, I am to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; and I am to stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] Holy God whose nature and name is Love: Seeing there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness of all that we can want or wish O that we may all receive of his fullness, grace upon grace; Grace to pardon our sins and subdue our iniquities; Grace to justify our persons and to sanctify our souls; Grace to complete that holy change, that renewal of our hearts, whereby we may be transformed into that blessed image wherein you did create us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. --John Wesley, from A Collection of Forms of Prayer WEEK 6 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 6 QUESTIONS REVIEW Q36. Does God always have your good in mind? A. Yes! Q37. What is my new identity through Christ? A. A child of God, more than a conqueror, and a son of the living God! Q38. Does it make any difference that God is for us? A. Yes! If God is for us, who can be against us? Q39. How am I saved from the wrath of God? A. Because of what Jesus Christ has done. Q40. Is there more I have received than being saved from God’s wrath? A. Yes! Reconciled, peace, joy in hope, love and God Himself! Q41. What other benefits do I have in this life of faith through Jesus Christ? A. Reign in life through Jesus Christ. Q42. What is my new destiny and how do I pursue it? A. To become like Jesus. Be transformed by the continual renewing of my mind. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel READ: Romans 15 & 16 DAY 43 Q43 LEAF & SHORT STORY DAY 44 Q44 MEMORY VERSE & REVIEW DAY 45 Q45 QUESTIONS: Choose from the list  DAY 46 Q46 A SONG & A PRAYER DAY 47 Q47 DAY 48 Q48 WEEK 7 Q REVIEW DAY 49 Q49 M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel LEAF = What color is the church community? SHORT STORY What happened on the Damascus road? Some would say it is one of the greatest stories ever told! How a bright light intercepted a terrorist’s plan To track down every Christian whether woman or man And threaten them with death because they followed our Lord Then bring them back to Jerusalem to get a reward. But with that light came a voice who knew Saul inside out, And Saul said, ‚Sir, please tell me what is this all about?‛ The voice said, ‚I am Jesus! Why are you persecuting me? Your friends must take you to Damascus because you cannot see.‛ And although Saul was blinded he obeyed He entered Damascus and ate nothing for days. He stayed in a house on Straight Street and no other plans were made; Saul continued fasting and WEEK 7 he prayed and prayed and prayed< Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel <The Lord heard his prayers and sent Ananias who was very surprised. Ananias said, ‚Brother Saul, Jesus sent me,‛ and something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes Saul got up, ate, was baptized, preached how Jesus rose from the dead ‚He is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy!‛ everyone said. Saul never stopped preaching about Jesus in every place The blindness didn’t block out one thing: the sight of Jesus’ face! And with the change in his heart came the change in his name Saul was called Paul and would never be the same; Nor would the world from his preaching--in the Bible we are told, How this all happened because of what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road. [Acts 9:1-31; Galatians 1:23] WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel [MV] Memory Verse: 13:10 ‚_____ does no wrong to a ________ ; therefore love is the Love ______ neighbor __________ of the law.‛ fulfillment WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 43 Q. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone? A. [15:5-16:17] No! But on the contrary, we live as neighbors with other believers, welcoming one another, seeking to please one another. As we seek to live in harmony and in accord with Christ Jesus, we will glorify God with one voice together. We gain encouragement from one another and endurance too as we instruct each other, continue in what we were taught, and watch over each other’s hearts and faith. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 44 Q. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. [12:4f] As one body in Christ, individually members one of another, but with different function. We are all actively involved in using God’s gifts to us with one another: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leading, ac ts of mercy—all as God’s grace works with us. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 45 Q. How are we to love one another in the community of faith? A. [12:9-21] Let love be genuine and with brotherly affection. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another and peaceably with all. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 46 Q. Why is love so important among the community of faith? A. [13:8-10] The one who loves another has fulfilledthe law--for the commandments are summed up in this word: ‚You shall love your neighbor as yourself.‛ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 47 Q. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine? A. [14:1-19]Walk in love. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Be fully convinced in your own mind about things. Never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother, but always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 48 Q. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make? A. [14:7-9, 22-23] Remember: Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have (about small matters) keep between yourself and God. Whatever actions or attitudes not proceeding from faith in Jesus Christ (and love for others) is sin. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTION 49 Q. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel? A. [16:25-27] Obedience to the faith—for us to have a_____________ strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s—which will bring glory to God! Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith —to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen. WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel A SONG & A PRAYER What song did this week’s study in belief remind you of? Closing Prayer [or write your own] Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours. It will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words, but by our example; by the catching force - the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen. --Prayer of Mother Teresa Words to Love By WEEK 7 Q REVIEW M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel QUESTIONS REVIEW Q43. Was it God’s intention for us to live the life of faith alone? A. No! we live as neighbors with other believers Q44. How has God designed us to function as a community of faith? A. As one body in Christ Q45. How are we to love one another in the community of faith? A. Let love be genuine Q46. Why is love so important among the community of faith? A. The one who loves another has fulfilled the law Q47. What if someone’s faith isn’t as strong as mine? A. Walk in love, always pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Q48. What must I keep in mind about the choices I make? A. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Q49. What was Paul’s final hope in the Gospel? A. For us to have a strengthened faith like Jesus Christ’s--to bring about the obedience of faith. M A I N
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel WEEK 1: Romans 1:16 ‚For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes<‛ WEEK 2: Romans 10:9-10, ‚If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.‛ WEEK 5: Romans 8:16, ‚The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God<‛ WEEK 3: Romans 3:23, ‚For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.‛ WEEK 6: Romans 12:1-2, ‚I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.‛ WEEK 4: Romans 5:8, ‚God demonstrated His love for us in this way: He sent Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.‛ WEEK 7: Romans 13:10, ‚Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.‛
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel Twenty-Two Questions for Learning and Review. M A I N 1. Whose heart did the Lord open to the message of the Gospel as Paul spoke about Jesus? [Lydia’s] 2. What was the result? [She believed and invited the men to her house] 3. What did Paul preach to some women by a river? [The gospel] 4. When Paul preached past midnight, who fell out of third story window? [Eutychus] 5. When Paul picked Eutychus up in his arms what was the result? [He lived] 6. What did Paul sing in jail until the cell doors swung open? [Hymns] 7. Who came running to Paul and asked, ‚What must I do to be saved?‛ [A jailer] 8. What happened next? [He believed and he and his whole household were baptized] 9. When Paul told a crippled man to stand up what happened? [He did and he was healed] 10. What happened after Paul was stoned and dragged from the city and left for dead? [he got up and went back in to the city] 11. Did Paul ever suffer hardships in his life? [Yes] 12. What did Paul say about his weaknesses? [God is made perfect in them] 13. Who searched for Paul in Tarsus so he could help him teach believers in Antioch? [Barnabas] 14. Where were the people called Christians first? [In Antioch] 15. Who are people to receive when they believe? [Jesus Christ] 16. What did Paul do when some believers were found in Ephesus to not have the Holy Spirit? [He preached about Jesus and baptized them in Jesus’ name and laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit] 17. What kind of faith did Paul say Timothy had dwelling in him? [the same his mother and grandmother had] 18. What was Paul assured of as he approached his final days of living? [a heaven crown] 19. What was Pauls’ name before people called him Paul? [Saul] 20. What happened on the Damascus Road? [Saul had an encounter with Jesus Christ] 21. What happened when people met Jesus because of Paul’s preaching the gospel? [they were changed] 22. Have you been changed because of meeting Jesus? Have you truly met Jesus yet?
  • I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel Hope your going through 7 Weeks + 7 Stories = 49 Questions About “What Happened On The Damascus Road” has been rewarding! M A I N Week 4 Week 3 Week 5 Week 2 Week 1 Week 6 Week 7