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The Bible
How we got the Bible
Week 2                   Day 1
Learning Goals:        
You will be able to
  1. define the word “Bible”
  2. how many books are in the New Testament and the Old Testament
  3. define Testament.
  4. explain why the 14 additional books in the Roman Catholic Old Testament are untrustworthy
    as scripture.
  5. explain why God used men to write the Bible
  6. two the purposes for which the Bible was written

This week’s lesson is about the Bible. Generally we praise the Bible more than we study it.
Misinformation and ignorance of the nature of the Bible is common. Many who believe the Bible
supplies God’s answer to every human problem would have difficulty telling where or how
to find the answer.

Through study, we can learn some interesting facts about the Bible. The word Bible means book or the book.
It is the only book of its kind. It is the only book that came directly from God. All other books record
the wisdom of men. The Bible records the wisdom of God.
Question 1
Bible means
:        a. God’s Secret sayings
      b. book
      c. Holy rules

Question 2
How is the Bible different from all other books?


Main divisions of the Bible

The Protestant Bible is made up of 66 small books bound together under one cover.
The sixty-six books of the Bible are in two main groups. The first 39 books are called the Old Testament.
These books were written to guide God’s people before Christ Jesus came.
The word “Testament” means “will”.
Question 3
How many books in the Bible?  
            1. One
            2. Sixty-six
            3. Two


Question 4
What are the two main groups that make up the Bible?
         


Question 5
The Old Testament was written:
( ) To tell people how the earth was made.  
( ) To guide God’s people before Christ Jesus came.
( ) To punish all bad people.

Question 6
The word Testament means:   a. New Bible
            b. Will
            c. Examination

The second group of 27 books is called the New Testament. It was written to guide us once Jesus came.
Question 7
What are the two main divisions of the Bible?


Question 8
How many books in the Old Testament

Question 9
How many books in the New Testament


Question 10
Why was the New Testament written?


Roma Catholics admit fourteen additional books to their Old Testament. These were included
in the Greek translation of the Old Testament which was written in Alexandria, Egypt in the third
and second century B.C. Since these books were not included in the Hebrew Bible, which is the
language of the Old Testament, evangelicals do not consider them to be sacred scripture.
They are called “Apocrypha”. The term comes from the Greek word meaning “hidden”.
It suggests their origin is unknown and the material is untrustworthy as scripture.
Question 11
Why are the 14 additional books in the Roman Catholic Old Testament untrustworthy as scripture?


Question 12
What does “Apocrypha” mean?
        ( ) hidden
        ( ) special knowledge
        ( ) additional words

The first book of the Old Testament is Genesis which means “The beginning”.
The last book of the New Testament is called Revelation. It tells about the end of the world
and the beginning of life in heaven.

Question 13
What is the first book of the Bible?

Question 14
What does Genesis mean?

Question 15
What is the last book in the Bible?

Question 16
What is the subject of the last book in the Bible?

We have learned the Bible is a collection of 66 books; thirty-one in the Old Testament and 27
in the New Testament. We have learned that the books of the Bible were inspired by God.
We also know that God used men to write the Bible.

To fully understand the Bible we must learn the differences between the Old and New Testaments.
The Old Testament was written for guidance and instruction until Christ came. The New Testament was
written for guidance and instruction after Christ came. The Old Testament is still a valuable tool for
understanding God and His law. However, today we live under the grace of the New Testament.

Question 17
Why was the Old Testament written?


Question 18
Why was the New Testament written?


Question 19
Are we living under the Old Testament law or the New Testament grace?
  ( ) Law ( ) Grace

Though we live under New Testament grace that does not mean the Old Testament is not important.

We must remember the following facts:
  1. Old Testament is as much God’s book as the New Testament.
  2. is much of the New Testament that we could not understand if we did not have the information
    in the Old Testament.
  3. takes the two Testaments to furnish proof that God is the author of both.
  4. Old Testament makes plain from where we and the world come. The New Testament tells
    where we are headed.
  5. Old Testament contains many lessons about sin and punishment as does the New Testament.
  6. Old Testament is a beautiful record of God’s preparation for the coming of Jesus.
Question 20
How is the Old Testament of value to us today?





The Bible has two purposes. One is to lead us to know and obey God and Christ.
The second purpose is to help us lead others to obey Christ.
Question 21
What are the two purposes of the Bible?
  1. show us how bad we are.
  2. lead us to know and obey God and Christ.
  3. help us lead others to obey Christ.
  4. make us fell good about ourselves


Bible
Week 2
   
Authority of the Bible
   
Day 2
Learning Goals:
You will be able to
         1. explain why you believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word.
         2. circle the correct answer as to what we must do to have the Bible benefit us.
         3. explain what evangelicals mean when we say the Bible has authority.
         4. Write a brief paragraph showing evidence of the Bible’s authority based
on truth found in the Scripture.
5. Define “Inspired”.
6. List three things the Bible was not meant to be.
     
In discussing the Bible we must ask two questions: What shall we say about the Bible?
What shall we do with the Bible?
Question 1
What two important questions must we ask when discussing the Bible?
        A.

        B.


The Bible is God’s Word whether we accept it or not. However, it will benefit us only if we listen properly.
The radio broadcasts the news daily whether we listen or not. However, we do not learn about world events unless we listen. It is the same with the Bible. The Scripture reveals God to us only if we read it.




Question 2
Circle the correct answer.
The Bible will benefit us only:
  1. it lies on our table for everyone to see.
  2. we carry it to church but do not read it.
  3. we sleep with it near our head.
  4. we talk about how good it is but never read it.
  5. we listen properly

It is good to own a Bible and have it where people can see it. However, we will not learn about God
if we use the Bible as a decoration. The Bible should be carried to church. However, it won’t do much
good unless we open it. Sleeping with the Bible near your head will not protect us from evil spirits.
We will see later that the Bible is not a lucky charm. Talking about how wonderful the Bible is wastes time.
We need to talk about how the Bible tells that God is worthy of worship. Reading the Bible is good.
However, it should not be a ritual. Bible reading should be learning, worship experience.
The only way to benefit from the Bible is to properly listen to its message.

What we mean when we discuss the authority of the Bible is its right to be followed and accepted as the truth.
Therefore authority can mean truth. The Bible’s authority is based on the truth of God’s inspiration.
The Biblical events have been supported by archeology and history. Historians have found other references
that mention the cities and kings mentioned in the scripture. These secular references support the accuracy of the Bible.
Events such as famines, floods, plagues, and wars are supported by other writings besides the Bible.
Ruins of biblical cities have been found exactly where the Bible described them.
Question 3
What do we mean when we say the Bible has authority?


Question 4
Write a brief paragraph showing evidence of the Bible’s authority based on truth found in the Scripture.



The Bible claims authority for itself. II Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
Question 5
From where does all Scripture come?


The word “inspired” literally means “God-breathed”. The term means scripture is
a result of God’s influence. Inspiration as defined by Paul in II Timothy 3:16 is the strong conscious,
in breathing of God into men which qualifies them to speak and write the truth.
Question 6
Inspiration literally means ___________________.

Question 7
To be inspired means the Scripture is a result of ___________ influence.


II Peter 1:21 reminds us, “For no prophetic message ever came just from the will of man, but men
were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God.” This passage
teaches that the Holy Spirit moved holy men to write the Scripture. Man was not able to write the Bible without
the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Question 8
How do we know the Holy Spirit guided men to write the Bible?



The Bible’s claim that it is trustworthy can be found in many passages:
Matthew 5:17; Mark 7:1-13; 12:35-37; John 10: 34-36; 14:26; 16:13-15; I Corinthians 14:37; Ephesians 3:3;
Revelation 22:6.

Question 9
Explain what the following passages say about the trustworthiness of the Scripture:

Matthew 5:17

Mark 7:1-13; 12:35-37

John: 10:34-36; 14:26; 16:13-15

I Corinthians 14:37

Ephesians 3:3

Revelation 22:6

God spoke to Moses, Joshua, David, and the prophets. The authority of the Bible is seen in the fulfillment
of prophecy. Hundreds of years before some events took place Bible prophets predicted them.
Question 10
What place does prophecy play in proving the authority of the Bible?


The unity of the Bible attests to its inspired authority. The Bible has one central theme:
God’s redemptive purpose. It has one central figure: Christ Jesus.
It has one goal: God is supreme in a redeemed universe.
Question 11
List the three unifying factors that show the inspiration of the Bible.
  1. Central Theme ____________________________
  2. Central Figure ____________________________
  3. Central Goal ____________________________

Belief in the authority of the Bible also comes from personal experience. Christians have found
the promises of the Scripture to be true. “Come unto me all of you who are heavy laden and
I will give you rest.”(Matthew 11:28). Many lost, hurting, fearful people have discovered the truth
of this passage upon expressing trust in Jesus. As personal knowledge of Jesus grows faith in the authority
of the Bible grows.
Question 12
Discuss how a personal experience in your life has strengthened your belief in the authority of the Bible.



God speaks to us through the Bible.

The Bible is not a magic book. A story was written about a soldier whose life was saved when
the New Testament he carried in his shirt pocket stopped a bullet. A dictionary might have done the same thing.
The Bible is not a lucky charm. It is not magic. We do not carry it to scare away evil spirits.
Its presence does not make us more Christian nor does its absence make us less Christian.
Many Christians throughout the world do not have a copy of the Bible. This does not make them less
a Christian than those who do own a Bible. We are Christians because we believe the Bible’s message
that Jesus is the risen Lord.

The Bible is not a series of secret sayings. The Bible is for all people to read and understand.
The Baptist teaching about the priesthood of the believer means each Christians can read the Bible for himself.
Each of us can expect God to speak to us
through the Bible.
Question 13. List two things the Bible was not meant to be.
        a.

        b.
The Bible must be read in context. The Bible is not written so you can open to any page at random
and find the solution to your problems. You must give attention to what a passage meant to its original
author and readers. Only then will you understand the Bible properly. This point can be emphasized with a story.
A young man had no job. His 17 year old girlfriend was eight months pregnant. He had no money to buy food.
In desperation the young man took his long unread Bible down from a shelf. His hands trembled as he said,
“Lord show me what to do.” Then he closed his eyes and opened the Bible. When he began to read,
it said, “And he (Judas) went out and hanged himself.” (Matthew 27:5).
The man quickly turned to another passage and read, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37).

Let’s hope this man did not listen to what he had read in the scripture. If he followed that advice
he would have gone out and committed suicide. The Bible can not correctly be understood this way.
Question 14
How do we know the Bible must be read in context?



People should not treat the Bible as an idol. People ask what Christians believe in and they reply, “The Bible.”
That is not exactly true. Christians believe in God. God expressed himself in Christ Jesus, as we read
about Him in the Bible. We should worship God not the Bible. The Bible should be studied and read as the inspired authoritative word of God.
Question 15
How should we treat the Bible?



Bible
Week 2 Bible Study is Beneficial
     
Day 3
Learning Goals
        You will be able to:
    1. list and discuss four ways in which Bible study is beneficial.
    2. explain the purpose of Bible study in the life of a Christian.
    3. implement five suggestions for teaching the Bible to Christians.

A study of Christian history shows the Holy Spirit uses the Bible to convict of sin and to point
to the Lord Jesus. This is also true today.

A Filipino revolutionary was seeking reading material in the library of the federal prison where he was
serving a 12 year sentence when he found a red covered Bible. The red cover made him think it was
a communist book. As he read, he was convicted of his sin and need for forgiveness from God.
He accepted Christ and after being released from prison he has become a Christian evangelist.

To emphasize the importance of Bible study, Theologian James a. Ponder wrote: “Just as physical life
demands food, so spiritual life demands food for growth and development.”
In I Peter 2:2, Paul emphasizes the truth of this statement. “Be like newborn babies, always thirsty
for the pure spiritual milk, so that by drinking it you may grow up…” Jesus underlined the importance
of reading the scripture when he said, “Man can not live on bread alone, but needs every word that
God speaks,” (Matthew 4: 4).

Question 1
What is the Word of God called in I Peter 2:2?
    It is called the P_____________S____________ M______________.

Question 2
What does a regular drink of God’s spiritual milk do for a Christian?
    ( ) It helps him to reach heaven faster
    ( ) It helps him to grow toward maturity.
    ( ) It helps him to receive more worldly recognition

Today, as in the first century, “the Gospel of Christ…is the power of God unto salvation to
everyone that believes. The very fact that evangelicals claim the Bible is inspired by God and that we may
know Him demands that we have a systematic study of the scripture in our homes, Sunday Schools, and churches.
Question 3
Why should Christians have systematic Bible study?
    ( ) It is good for us.
    ( ) It will keep the devil away
    ( ) It is the inspired word of God that helps us to know Him.

Paul tells us, “The scriptures are profitable for doctrine.” II Timothy 3:16. Evangelicals agree.
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults,
and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified
and equipped to do every kind of good deed.

There are many reasons we do not study the Bible. We do not like to read the Bible because it
reminds us of our sin. Paul was writing to a good young Christian minister when he said,
“The Scripture is profitable for reproof.” The Holy Spirit uses the Bible to point out our sins.
Question 4
What does it mean the Scriptures are profitable for doctrine?


Why study the Bible? Why take time to read God’s word? What are the benefits of Bible study?
These questions will be answered in the following paragraphs. The Bible will help us answer the questions:
What is wrong with me? Why can’t I do personal soul-winning? Should I be a Christian?
How can I be happy? Studied under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Bible can point to weak,
spotty places in our faith and in our lives. The Bible not only teaches us what is wrong with our lives, it also explains how we can receive help to overcome our troubles. (I John 1:9).
Romans 10:17 states: “ Faith comes through hearing the message and the message comes
through preaching Christ.”
Question 5
A reason to study the Bible is to receive guidance on:
        ( ) government reform ( ) proper diet ( ) right living

Question 6
What should a believer become when he gains knowledge of the scripture?
        ( ) critical of poor sermons
        ( ) a qualified an equipped servant ready to do
every kind of good
deed
        ( ) a self-centered debater

Question 7
What is a good reason for studying the Bible?
        ( ) memory improvement ( ) gaining faith ( ) knowledge

Question 8
In which of these places will you most likely hear the Bible read?
      There may be more than one answer.
      ( ) movie theater ( ) pool room ( ) dance halls
      ( ) church   ( ) parks   ( ) schools
      ( ) seminaries ( ) Taxies   ( ) Christian Centers

Psalm 119: 11 states, “I keep your law in my heart, so that I will not sin against you.”


Question 9
Another reason for Bible meditation is to keep us from:
    ( ) sin   ( ) death ( ) sickness

We have learned three good reasons for Bible study: To increase faith, to keep the believer away from sin,
and to obtain guidance in right living. We see from the Scripture verses that the Bible not only teaches us
about what is wrong with our lives it also explains how we can receive help during times of trouble.
“…If we confess our sins to God, He will keep His promise and do what is right, He will forgive us
of our sins and purify us from all our wrong doing” (I John 1:9).

Question 10
What does the scripture teach us about our lives?
        ( ) If we live good lives we will go to heaven
        ( ) If we confess our sins to God He will forgive us and purify us
     
Bible study helps Christians face life’s problems with confidence. Jesus said, “Whoever is willing
to do what God wants will know whether what I teach comes from God or whether I speak on my own authority”
(John 7:17).

In relation to our salvation he added,”There are many rooms in my father’s house and
I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am” (John 14:2).
Question 11
How will the knowledge that Jesus has prepared a place for us in heaven affect how we live on earth?





Systematic Bible study will assure the Christian that he will stay close to God. Jesus says we will show
our love through our actions. Obedience emphasizes our love for God. The Holy Spirit knows He is welcome
in our lives when we study God’s word. By studying the Scripture, we can know God’s will for our life.
The study of the Bible is basic for any true understanding of God. We are never to young to become familiar
with the Bible.

Question 12
We should become familiar with the Bible at what age?
    ( ) After we are grown
    ( ) When we become a Christian
    ( ) We are never too young to become familiar with the Bible.

There are many passages simple enough for even young children to understand. Some good Bible lessons
for children are David and Goliath (I Samuel 17); the boy with the loaves and fish (Matthew 14); the boy Jesus
in the temple (Luke 2); or Daniel and the lion’s den (Daniel 6).
Question 13
Match the story with the appropriate text for a children’s Bible study.
  a. David and Goliath         1. Mathew 14
  b. The boy and the loaves and fishes     2. I Samuel 17
  c. The boy Jesus in the temple       3. Daniel 6
  d. Daniel and the lion’s den       4. Luke 2

Sunday School teachers are not the only ones who should teach children about Jesus.
Parents have a responsibility to teach the truth about Jesus to their own children.
Following are five suggestions for parents on hw to teach the bible to children.
  1. the Bible during family devotions. This allows the child to know the Bible is
important.
  1. the Bible exciting. Read passages that apply to the child. Children are not ready to be taught
    all portions of the Bible. Small children enjoy stories about the kindness of Jesus and other people.
  2. the child to own a Bible as soon as possible. This helps the child realize that God wants everyone
    to read the Bible.
  3. Remember a child’s attitude toward the Bible is best formed while they are young.
  4. the biblical teachings before the child you teach.

Question 14
List five suggestions for teaching the Bible to a child.
        1.
        2.
        3.
        4.
        5.











Bible
Week 2         Biblical Solutions to life’s Problems Day 4


Learning Goals
You will be able to:
    1. the Bible to witness
    2. specific Scripture verses to assist Christians in finding answers
  1. some specific spiritual problems that normal people face.
  2. Bible has meaning for our daily life because it speaks to our human condition.
    It deals with problems like guilt,
    inadequacy, fear, worry, difficulties in personal relationships, and the need for guidance in making decisions.
Question 1
Demonstrate your understanding of the above paragraph by underling the correct sentence in the list that follows.
  1. Bible has meaning for our daily life because it is a mysterious book written by God.
  2. Bible has meaning for our daily life because it speaks to our human condition.
  3. Bible has meaning for our daily life because it is read and understood by church leaders.

It is true the Bible was written by God. Sometimes it is mysterious and hard to understand. However, that is not
why it has meaning for our lives. It is important that church leaders read and understand the Bible.
However their knowledge will not help us unless we apply it to our lives. The best answer is number two.
The Bible has meaning for our daily life because it speaks to our human condition.

In order to use the Bible to find answers to our problems, we must be familiar with the Scripture.
It is good to have a short list that relates to different every day problems. You can also use these verses
when witnessing. The best passages are those which are clear and do not need extensive explanation.
Such a list is essential for use in leading a person to Christ.

Memorize at least one of the verses listed at the end of each of the following sentences.

1. You need forgiveness of sin.        Romans 3:23; John 3:16
2. You can not save yourself. Romans 3:10; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8
3. God loves you and has provided for your salvation. John 3:16; Romans 5:8;
Romans 6:3
  1. responsibility is to repent of sin, trust Christ Jesus, and yield your life to Him.
Luke 13:3; Acts 16:31; John 3:36; John 5:24, Romans 10:9-10
5. Now is the time to decide and act. II Corinthians 6:2



Question 2
Write a Scripture verse under each of the following statements to prove the Bible that the Bible says they are true.
Do not just write the text. Write the entire verse.
  1. need forgiveness of sin.


  1. can not save yourself.


  1. loves you and has provided for your salvation.


  1. responsibility is to repent of your sin, trust Christ Jesus, and yield your life to Him.


  1. is the time to decide and act.


The problems discussed in this lesson include more than just the need for salvation. This lesson is developed
to assist Christians in finding answers to spiritual problems that many normal people face. Such a list would
be very long. As you read your Bible you will come upon passages which will help you in many areas of life.
Mark these passages so they can be found again. Then when you or a friend needs spiritual help you can turn
to these familiar passages. You may wish to list some of these special verses on a blank page in your Bible.
Question 3
Circle the correct statements.
  1. should underline passages as you read the Bible so you can find them again.
  2. should memorize scripture so you can remember them during times of trouble.
  3. should list special verses on the blank pages in your Bible so you can find them more easily.

All of the above statements are true and should be circled.

When using the Bible to solve life’s problems, don’t reference so many Scriptures
that it is overwhelming. Select the passage or passages that seem best suited to the need being faced..
The help you need may be found in a single verse. Allow the passage to speak for itself.






Question 4
Answer True or False
_______ It is possible to use so much Scripture when trying to solve a problem that you can become confused.
Use only as many verses as are needed to find a solution to the problem.

It is true that answers can be found in a single verse as well as whole chapters of the Bible.
You need to select the passage or passages that are best suited to the need being faced.
It is always best to keep it simple. The correct answer is true.

Let’s look at some illustrations of how the Bible can speak to us in some everyday situations.
OVERCOMING GUILT

Sometimes it is difficult for a person to believe God will forgive sin. They feel they have been so bad
that even a good and loving God can not forgive them.
Read Romans 6; 6-10.
Question 5
Check the correct answer.
This passage tells us:
( ) Christ’s death was not enough, we must work our way to heaven.
( ) Christ’s death on the cross paid for our sins once and for all time.


Romans 5: 6-10 promises us that we can trust Jesus to forgive our sins. His death paid for all our sins.
God calls us to repentance and promises to cleanse us of sin. Read Isaiah 1:18. When witnessing have
the person read the verse aloud or if they can not read, read it to them. Then ask, “What is God inviting
you to do? What is God promising to do for you?
Question 6
When witnessing we need to show people:
( ) God calls us to make promises out of fear that He will send us to Hell.
( ) God calls us to try and work for our salvation
( ) God calls us to repentance and promises to cleanse us of sin.

You should have checked the third answer. God loves us. He does not want us to accept Him
because of our fear. We already know we can never work our way to heaven. The correct answer is that god
forgives our sin because we have repented. We are sorry for our sin and have asked god to help us
live Christ-like lives.
Jesus realizes how hard it is to give up old habits. He promises to help us.
Read Matthew 11: 28-30. “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”

Question 7
In Matthew 11:28, Jesus wants to help us by:
        ( ) inviting us to rest in His strength
        ( ) telling us to be strong and carry our own sins and troubles.

Matthew 11:28-30 tells us we do not have to walk alone. Jesus invites us to rely on His strength.

We can be forgiven of our sins. We can have a new happy life. Read I John 1:9. God promises to forgive us
if we trust Him and confess our sins. No person is saved by only confessing his sins. I can admit that
I have done wrong things without being sorry for my action. Salvation comes through repentance and faith.
We confess our sins because of our faith and shame that we have sinned against God who loves us.
Question 8
Circle the correct answer.
  1. forgives our sin because we ask Him.
  2. forgives our sin because we are doing our best and he knows we can not be perfect.
  3. forgives our sin because we repent and have faith in Him.

If you circled number three you have the right answer. God will only forgive our sin if we are repentant
and trust Him. Once we have trusted Christ and repented of our sins the Holy Spirit will help us in our weakness.
Read Romans 8:26, “Likewise the Spirit also helps…” Even when we are forgiven of past sins
and want to obey Jesus, we sometimes fall back into old habits. How can we be strengthened so as not to fail again?
The answer is through Scripture reading, regular worship, and prayer.
Question 9
Once we belong to God how will He help us overcome sin?
( ) He sends the Holy Spirit to help us.
( ) He does not allow us to have any more problems
( ) He makes us so good we are never tempted to sin.

Of course, the correct answer is number one. Even Christians have problems. However, with the
Holy Spirit’s guidance we do not allow problems to harm our relationship with God. Once we have become
a Christian, we seek God’s help with our problems. We do not need to feel quilt over our past mistakes.
God does not condemn us for our sins. He does tell us to sin no more. Read John 8:11.

You may wish to read this passage to a friend to show that God forgives sin. However, God also expect us
to not repeat our sins.
Question 10
Once we have repented of our sins what are we to do?
( ) We can go back to living as we did before because God will forgive us
every time we ask
( ) Go and sin no more
( ) Worry because we have sinned

OVERCOMING FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY
All of us have feelings of weakness and inadequacy. God commands us to be strong.
He also tells us how to overcome our feelings of inadequacy. Read Ephesians 6: 1-18.

Question 11
List several parts of the Christian armor.



God promised to give us strength. Read Deuteronomy33:25, 27; Isaiah 40:28-31;
II Corinthians 12: 9-10
OVERCOMING FEAR AND WORRY
The basic way to overcome fear is expressed in psalm 56:13. Read this passage.
Question 12
Circle the correct answer
When we are afraid we are to
1, trust in God
2. ignore our fears
3. pretend we are not afraid

Other passages to help overcome fear are Matthew 6:25-34, Psalm 121, John 14:26-27,
II Corinthians 4:16-18, Romans 8:38-39, Philippians 4:5-7
KNOWING GOD’S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE
Sooner or later all of us have to make important decisions that will affect the rest of our life.
God’s will needs to be discovered and followed. Listed below are five ways God’s will may be found.
  1. Bible tells us to commit our life to the Lord. Read Psalm 37:5. The passage also promises that God will bring
    to pass what is best for those of us who commit our lives to Him.
  2. Bible promises divine guidance for those who seek God’s will. Read Psalm 32:8, Proverbs 3:6, James 1:5.
  3. promised that the Holy Spirit will guide us. Read John 16:13
  4. of our decisions should follow biblical teachings. Read Psalm 119:105; 130.
  5. Humility and faith are necessary in order to receive God’s guidance. Read Psalm 25:9, Proverbs 3:5, James 1:6-7
Question 13
Match the text and the scripture.
Commit your way to the Lord           Psalm 25:9
Seek God’s will for your life           Psalm 37:5
The Holy Spirit will guide us           Psalm 119:105
Follow biblical teachings           John 16:13
Be humble and faithful             Psalm 32:8

The correct answers are found in the section on knowing God’s will for your life.

We have studied how knowledge of the Bible can help us solve personal problems. Only by prayer, study, worship
and personal desire will we be able to find biblical solutions to life’s problems. The Bible can and will help us
live a better life if we know what it says. Read it daily in order that you may apply biblical solutions to your problems.