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Attend the live Week 7 session at 2pm pacific (5pm eastern) on Sunday March 29, 2020 at HERE or catch the replay that will be loaded to this site after.
Instructions: Read through chapters 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 and answer the following questions. Be prepared to discuss the questions in your week seven group meeting.
CHAPTER 16: How to Read the Bible
1. Have you ever read the entire Bible, cover to cover? It is okay if you haven’t, be honest. If you have, guess how many times?
2. What accountability steps have you set up, or will you set up, to remember to read the Bible every day?
3. What time of day can you set aside to spend in God’s word and how many minutes can you dedicate to it?
CHAPTER 17: Bible Study
4. If you have read the Jesus Calling series, please read the article on the following website. Do you agree or disagree and why?
5. How do you feel about commentaries and popular Bible studies? Are they helpful or hurtful? Why?
6. Describe the two general types of Bible study as discussed in the book that are opposed to one another?
7. Go to the book of James and use the CUP method to study each individual verse for verses 1 through 12 or, if you are able to, try the entirety of chapter 1. Use additional paper if needed.
The CUP method is a way to check the Context of the verse, determine what the Universal truth is, and finally apply that truth to your own Personal life.
CHAPTER 18: Prayer
Consider using the Undomesticating God Prayer Journal.
8. Is prayer easy or hard for you? Why?
9. Describe a time in your life when you heard the still small voice of God.
10. Do you believe it is Biblical to audibly hear God speaking to you in this day and age? Provide Biblical proof if you can and share why this is or isn’t Biblically sound doctrine.
11. What are some ways to keep from quenching the Holy Spirit?
12. What is the difference between dedicated prayer time and the call to “pray without ceasing”?
13. What are some ways to help you insert prayer throughout your daily routine?
14. List one to two specific times in your day that you would like to set aside for dedicated prayer time.
15. Do you feel your prayers align with God’s will?
Why or why not?
16. The author spoke about several potentially controversial areas that man has added to prayer as a sort of superstition such as the Doxology, and always adding “In Jesus’ Name” before saying Amen. Do you agree or disagree with her statements? Why?
17. Do you always pray before a meal? Is this a Biblical mandate or a human tradition?
18. Paul tells us that he asked God three times to heal his ailment in 2 Corinthians 12:8, “Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.” Do you feel it is Biblical to continually ask for physical healing in your life? Use Biblical references in context. Are the references to healing regarding physical healing or spiritual healing? Please share your thoughts on prayer requests surrounding physical healing in the Church. (Note: there is no right answer to this, it is just to get you thinking about motive and who God is.)
CHAPTER 19: Attributes of God
19. List as many communicable attributes of God as you can.
20. List the 12 incommunicable attributes of God. Are some similar? In what ways?
CHAPTER 20: Church Involvement
21. Why is church involvement not an option for a Christian?
22. What are the three areas you should consider in regard to church involvement?
23. In what areas would you like to start helping out in your church?
24. Write out your personal church involvement commitment.
Individual and Group prayer for the week:
Pray for God to align your thoughts with His. Ask for more clarity as you walk with Him. Continue to ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with wisdom and understanding. Continue to ask God to fill you with more of His Holy Spirit and to grow your faith.
Verse to memorize this week:
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
(Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)
Verse to meditate on this week:
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (Timothy 3:16 ESV)
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16 ESV)
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25 ESV)