WEEK 6 (Page 48,49,50) - STUDY REVIEW


REVIEW PAGE 48 AND 49. IS THERE ANYTHING IN THE PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR SPENDING TIME WITH GOD THAT WOULD IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND TIME WITH GOD ?

REVIEW PAGE 50; WHEN THE WORD "DEVOTE" OR "DEVOTED" APPEARS IN THE BIBLE (Colossians 4:2, Acts 2:42, I Chron. 22:19,...) WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES IT'S TRUE MEANING:
    ___ Commit yourself to trying your very best to pray, read the Bible, go to church,...
    ___ Make a commitment to being the very best Christian you can be.
    ___ Make a commitment to be a deacon or serve on a committee at church.
    ___ Completely surrender yourself and your life to Jesus, "latch on or take hold of Him" and
           follow Him
wherever He may lead you (this is true love and devotion for Jesus).

READ ACTS 2:42-47 ; MARK THE STATEMENTS THAT DESCRIBE A CHURCH WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE FULLY IN LOVE WITH AND FULLY DEVOTED AND COMMITTED TO JESUS:
    ___ The people regularly spend time with God in prayer and in His word, and they are excited
           about Him and about being in His presence and about serving Him.
    ___ The people regularly pray together.
    ___ The people have a very special love and unity between themselves.
    ___ They see God's activity and see Him doing great and awesome works through them, and this
            increases their excitement and passion for Him even more.
    ___ The church leaders need to somehow whip up excitement & passion for God in the people.
    ___ The people are not caught up in the "cares of the world" or "idols", and thus are free to have
           an incredible relationship with God.
    ___ The people have a problem with giving their tithes and offerings for God's work.
    ___ The people have an indescribable joy and gladness in their hearts.
    ___ People who do not know Jesus as their Lord & Savior see the
activity and the presence and
           the
love of God in the people in the church, and they come to be saved.

READ GAL. 2:20, LUKE 9:23, & JOHN 15:13-14 ON PAGE 50 ; CHOOSE THE TRUE ITEMS: A PERSON FULLY DEVOTED/SURRENDERED TO JESUS IS:
    ___ A very opinionated person (interested only in making sure others hear his/her opinions)
    ___ A person who is only interested in knowing what God has to say about things
    ___ A person who sets his/her own goals and desires and then prays for God to bless them
    ___ A person who has given complete ownership & rights of their life to Jesus
    ___ A person who is living for the "finer things" that life has to offer
    ___ A person who is not relying on themselves anymore, but is fully dependent on Jesus
    ___ A person who is trying to be in control of their own life
    ___ A person who denies self, seeks God's will, and then follows it - whatever it is.

READ REV. 2:1-4 & 3:14-19 ; IS THIS WHAT WE WANT GOD TO HAVE TO SAY TO US?  I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FULLY SURRENDER TO JESUS & FOLLOW HIM, AND ASK HIM TO HELP YOU TO LOVE HIM AS YOUR FIRST LOVE.



"O, THE FULLNESS, THE PLEASURE, THE SHEER EXCITEMENT OF KNOWING GOD HERE ON EARTH."                                                              - Jim Elliott

     





Get face to face with God and prayerfully review this week's material. Ask God to show you how you can be closer to Him and more one with Him.


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