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Module 14 ... Examine Yourselves

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:5.

"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves..."

The sermons at this web site cover a wide variety of spiritual subjects; knowledge of which could mean the difference between eternal life and eternal death. Though Stewarton Bible School (SBS) does not issue certificates or diplomas of any kind, this Module will help you assess yourself and see if you are:

Now is the time to test yourself to find out how much you really know about the things that matter in the eyes of the LORD. But do not just be content with knowledge - important as it is. Instead, you should learn to recognise the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life. For after all is said and done, if spiritual knowledge doesn't produce spiritual fruit: love, joy, peace, contentment, faith, hope, obedience, humility and true happiness etc.,   then - for you - these sermons will have been worthless.

Private / Group Study

Examination Files
The Sermon Notes at this web site are arranged in Modules, with each Module containing 12 sermons.
Each Module is now being rounded off with an Examination File which contains 12 questions on that particular Module; that is - one question (sometimes double-barrelled) on each sermon. To answer these 12 questions, you will need to first study the 12 sermons in a given Module and then write your answers in a book; perhaps even adding the relevant Bible texts - if time allows.

Because these 'examinations' are not a test of your memory, you may look up the sermons again and again if you're not sure of the answers. That's right, check the sermons as often as you please. You're not cheating if you do this. The idea is to learn what the Bible teaches, not to compete with another person or prove how smart you are. No one is going to see your answers anyway; so there really is nothing to fear or boast about.

Besides their initial use as 'prompts' for Preachers, the Sermon Notes at this web site may be used for Private or Group study. If a group study approach is taken, each student should study the Sermon Notes at home and then write out his/her answers to the questions listed in the Examination File. Then, when the group meets, students could discuss their answers with each other and make corrections where necessary. You could, of course, privately study the sermon notes and also do these examinations on your own. It's up to you.

Please do not send written answers to SBS in Scotland.

As mentioned above, each Examination File will contain 12 questions; with each question having its answer in a particular Sermon Note.
For Example:

All this may appear a bit confusing at first; but you'll soon understand the system. Just remember that you'll only be answering one Question on each sermon; that is 12 Questions on each Module. We could have included many more questions; but that would have confused you; so we've settled for just ONE question on each sermon.

To enable users to study these sermons off-line, we are offering the entire SBS web site on Free Disks.   Make sure you avail yourself of this offer.

Several Answers

Spiritual truths are like diamonds. They have several facets. This means that each question in the examination file could be answered in several valid, but different, ways. Because of this, you should not be surprised or upset if your answer is somewhat different from others in your class. Rest assured, however, that you will learn more if you study with the help of other true believers.

E-mail information reaching SBS in Scotland tells us that several groups around the world have already begun using the files at this web site for group study. Indeed, this has prompted us to launch Module 14; so that teachers and students will use a structured approach to learning and self-examination.

Time Scale

Not counting the sermons on Yahweh's Feast Days (Module 77), there are currently 13 Modules of Sermon Notes at the SBS web site. That is (13 x 12 =) 156 sermons in all. This means that a group studying ONE Sermon Note each week, would take three years to complete the programme outlined in Module 14. Pastors and teachers would do well to consider introducing this Course to their members. It has many advantages.

Examination Files
Exam.1  Twelve Questions on Module One
Exam.2  Twelve Questions on Module Two
Exam.3  Twelve Questions on Module Three  
Exam.4  Twelve Questions on Module Four
Exam.5  Twelve Questions on Module Five
Exam.6  Twelve Questions on Module Six
Exam.7  Twelve Questions on Module Seven
Exam.8  Twelve Questions on Module Eight
Exam.9  Twelve Questions on Module Nine
Exam.10  Twelve Questions on Module Ten
Exam.11  Twelve Questions on Module Eleven
Exam.12  Twelve Questions on Module Twelve
Exam.13  Twelve Questions on Module Thirteen

My prayer is that "the LORD God of Israel will pour out His Holy Spirit on all who seek to learn and live His Word."
Please keep us in Scotland informed of your progress and do not forget to pray for Stewarton Bible School.

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June 2000
Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland