WEEK FOUR (Page 15,16) -- STUDY REVIEW


CHOOSE THE BEST DESCRIPTIONS OF WHAT READING GOD'S WORD IS:
           ___ It is a big part of having intimate communication with God.
           ___ It is meant to be a religious exercise designed to make you a better Baptist or Methodist...
           ___ It is the Living God ("the Living Word") speaking personally to you.
           ___ It is good for you to do, so you can show off your knowledge of the Bible.
           ___ It is God revealing Himself, His ways to closely walk with Him and please Him, His plans
                  and promises for your life and future,...
       
CHOOSE THE BEST MEANINGS OF THE PHRASE "SPIRITUAL GROWTH":
           ___ It means that you have amassed a great deal of intellectual knowledge of the Bible.
           ___ It means you are growing closer to God, more one with Him, and more like Jesus.
           ___ It means that you are growing in your trust, love, devotion, and passion for God.
           ___ It means that God has been able to reveal more and more about Himself and His ways and
                   plans to you, along with the deeper truths of His word, because you have a humble, soft,
                   seeking, teachable heart.

GOD'S WORD TEACHES US TRUTH (JESUS IS THE TRUTH -- JOHN 14:6), AND THAT THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE (JOHN 8:31,32). HERE ARE SOME THINGS PEOPLE NEED TO BE SET FREE FROM: (SEE PAGES 31,32 ALSO):
              * Eternal Separation from God                * Spiritual Strongholds / Lies or Deceptions
              * Insecurity                                              * Unforgiveness
              * Fear, Worry, Anxiety                            * Discouragement
              * Legalism                                               * Self Effort / Self Sufficiency
              * Bitterness                                              * Pride
           
MARK SOME OF THE OTHER PURPOSES & BENEFITS OF GOD & HIS WORD:
  ___ God's Word purifies our hearts & minds     ___ He helps transform us to be more like Jesus
  ___ He encourages & comforts & assures us     ___ He gives us a weapon against Satan's lies
  ___ He gives us principles for our own good     ___ It leads us to abundant life (He IS the Life)

MARK  T  FOR TRUE OR  F  FOR FALSE:
        ___ You should read God's word as if it were a book of laws & religious rules.
        ___ You should read God's word as if you were digging for
hidden treasure.
        ___ You should read God's word as a
love letter to you from your loving Father.
        ___ Most people are naturals when it comes to observing all God is saying in the Bible.
        ___ You have to learn how to observe all you can before you can correctly interpret it.
        ___ If you incorrectly interpret what God is saying, you will correctly apply it to your life.
        ___ You don't need the Holy Spirit to help you reveal what God is saying to you personally.

PERSONALIZING GOD'S WORD TO FIT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES MEANS:
        ___ You twist or change His word so that it says what you really want it to say.
       ___ You take your life & circumstances to God's word and see what He has to say about it, and then                   you adjust your thinking and actions accordingly.
       ___ Also, read God's word as if God is speaking personally to you; put your name in the passages.




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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