Bible Readings for the Home Circle Lesson One - The Scriptures

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Bible Readings for the Home Circle Lesson One - The Scriptures

  1. 1. Bible Readings for the Home CirclePart 1: The Bible – How to Study and Understand It 1
  2. 2. Adapted by Jessica Gerald of http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com Original Artwork by Cheryl Seslar Designs The information in this book has been adapted from Bible Readings for the Home Circle Review & Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C. Original Copyright Date, 1920 In this edition, we have attempted to modernize the language of certainpassages of the book while still keeping to the original meaning as closely as possible. Some parts have been left the same as the original book. Scripture passages are in the New International Version, unless otherwise marked, and are taken from http://www.biblegateway.com All rights reserved Terms of Use: Important – Please Read!This publication may be copied and distributed for personal use, group Biblestudies, Sunday school, or other non-profit endeavors. It may not be postedto a blog or webpage. It may not be used for commercial purposes, and may not be sold. If reproduced, all of the credits on this page must remain intact. 2
  3. 3. Lesson 1: The Scriptures 1. By what name are the sacred writings of the Bible commonly known? (Matthew 21:42) 2. What other title is given to the writings of the Bible? (Luke 8:21) 3. How were the Scriptures given? (2 Timothy 3:16) 3
  4. 4. 4. Who directed men to speak for God? (2 Peter 1:21)5. What specific instance is mentioned by Peter? (Acts 1:16)6. How does David express this same truth? (2 Samuel 23:2) 4
  5. 5. 7. Who did the speaking through these men? (Hebrews 1:1)8. For what purpose were the Scriptures written? (Romans 15:4)9. For what is the Scripture profitable? (2 Timothy 3:16) 5
  6. 6. 10. What was God’s design in giving the Scriptures? (2 Timothy 3:17)11. What importance did Job place on the words of God? (Job 23:12)12. Upon what evidence did Jesus base his Messiahship? (Luke 24;27) 6
  7. 7. 13. What three general divisions did Jesus recognize as including all the writings of the Old Testament? (Luke 24:44)14. What does God’s character prevent Him from doing? (Titus 1:2)15. What is God called in the Scriptures? (Deuteronomy 32:4) 7
  8. 8. 16. What, therefore, must be the character of His word? (John 17:17)17. What test should be applied to every professed teacher of truth? (Isaiah 8:20)18. What does God design that His word shall be to us in this world of darkness, sin, and death? (Psalm 119:105) 8
  9. 9. 19. To what extent has God magnified His word? (Psalm 138:2)Note: God did this by backing His promises with an oath based upon Himself.(Hebrews 6:13-14) By this He pledged and placed at stake His name, orcharacter, for the fulfillment of His word. 20. In what is the true poetry of life to be found? (Psalm 119:54) 21. For how long will the word of God endure? (Isaiah 40:8 and Matthew 24:35) 9
  10. 10. Lesson 1: The Scriptures Answer Key 1. By what name are the sacred writings of the Bible commonly known? (Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” Matthew 21:42) 2. What other title is given to the writings of the Bible? (And he answered and said unto them, “My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it” Luke 8:21 KJV) 3. How were the Scriptures given? (All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV) 4. Who directed men to speak for God? (For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21 KJV) 5. What specific instance is mentioned by Peter? (The Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke in the Old Testament to David concerning Judas, who served as a guide for those who arrested Jesus. Acts 1:16) 6. How does David express this same truth? (The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:2) 7. Who did the speaking through these men? (In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways. Hebrews 1:1) 8. For what purpose were the Scriptures written? (For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4) 9. For what is the Scripture profitable? (All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16) 10. What was God’s design in giving the Scriptures? (So that the servant of god may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:17) 11. What importance did Job place on the words of God? (I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. Job 23:12) 10
  11. 11. 12. Upon what evidence did Jesus base His Messiahship? (And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Luke 24:27) 13. What three general divisions did Jesus recognize as including all the writings of the Old Testament? (He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Luke 24:44) 14. What does God’s character prevent Him from doing? (in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time – Titus 1:2) 15. What is God called in the Scriptures? (He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. Deuteronomy 32:4) 16. What, therefore, must be the character of His word? (Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17) 17. What test should be applied to every professed teacher of truth? (Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Isaiah 8:20) 18. What does God design that His word shall be to us in this world of darkness, sin, and death? (Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105) 19. To what extent has God magnified His word? (I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Psalm 138:2 KJV)Note: God did this by backing His promises with an oath based uponHimself. (Hebrews 6:13-14) By this He pledged and placed at stakeHis name, or character, for the fulfillment of His word.When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no onegreater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surelybless you and give you many descendants.” (Hebrews 6:13-14) 20. In what is the true poetry of life to be found? (Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. Psalm 119:54) 11
  12. 12. 21. For how long will the word of God endure? (The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35) 12

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