Wednesday, July 26, 2006

this weeks bible study lesson 4

I gave up driving to Indy for my Monday morning bible study. So here it is for next weeks class. I do it until I finish or until the next opportunity. All answers that are my opinion are in bold italics like this.

Day One question 1 a. What does 2 Peter 1:2-11 say?

Since we have the experience of knowing God and Jesus, the hope we will have is grace and peace in abundance. and because He granted (thru mercy) to us thru His divine power, life and godliness, promises, that we might partake of His divine nature. And in our faith He supplies virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. By applying these qualities to all parts of our lives we will be useful & fruitful. Anyone who lacks these qualities, is blind& not looking to their future, having forgotten his purification from their old self, being sinful as a way of life. So live like you are worth the price that your Savior, Jesus Christ, paid. Worthy of your calling being chosen by God before the world began. As long as you practice these qualities , you will never stumble or cause anyone else to stumble either. And because of your obedience, entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord & Savior will be abundantly supplied to you.

for 1. b. I wrote out the scripture we had to look up: James 2:14-26

14 What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
17 Even so faith, if it has no works is dead, being by itself.
18 But someone may well say, "you have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works and I will show you my faith by my works.
19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe and shudder.
20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
21 Was not Abraham, our father, justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to Him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God.
24 You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone.
25 And in the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Now I know you all think I am crazy for doing this. But what happens is when I underline certain words in different colors, it slows down not only, my reading but my thinking.

Day One question 2: Romans 2:4-10

4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forebearance and patience not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
5 But because of your stubborness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

now I would put a little clock by this verse with an arrow pointing to the right, because it refers to a day in the future. I also put a P in the margin when there is a promise in the verse.

6 who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:
8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
9 There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek.
10 but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Day one question 2 A.
1John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
question 2 B.
2 John 8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but you may receive a full reward.

Whenever there is a "Watch" or a 'Beware" I put a little red lightening bolt or a W next to the verse because it is trying to warn me of something that is important.also if the verse is an instruction I put a capital "I" in the column in front of the verse

question 2 C.
Mark 4: 20-25
20 And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; they hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
21 And He was saying to them, "a lamp is not bought to be put under a peck-measure, is it or under a bed? Is it not bought to be put on a lampstand?
22 For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it should come to light.
23 "If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it shall be measured to you; and more shall be given you besides.
question 2 D.
Luke 12: 42-48
42 And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
43 Blessed is the slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.
44 Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
45 But if that slave says in his heart, 'my master will be a long time in coming.' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour he does not know , and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
47 And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes,
48 but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

day one #3
That faith is the key but if we don't have good works in keeping with that faith, our entrance won't be as glorious as it could or should be.

day one #4
It impresses on me that I have been bestowed with everything that it takes to complete what God expects of me.

I am not putting what the commentaries say about those verses on here.

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