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SBS   Sermon Notes  Module 14

Examination File 12

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

The Answers to the following Questions can all be found in the sermons of Module 12

Question 1: Believe it or not, the God of Israel, has enemies - whom He hates! These enemies not only include the host of evil angels who Satan led in a revolt against God, but also certain human beings who totally reject God's offer of salvation. Jehovah hates the people who develop a mentality of sophisticated disgust for His presence, His Son, His Word, His laws and His people Israel. In fact, the Bible says: He hateth all the workers of iniquity!
Name two of Yahweh's friends and two of His enemies. Also define how one becomes a friend of God!
See Sermon Note 12/01. for answer.

Question 2: Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is the only begotten Son of God. He was not created like Adam was, but issued as a 'begotten son' issues from the body of his father. Satan wants mankind to doubt this fact. As a result almost every thing God does or says is now doubted by millions of souls.
What amazing privilege does the Almighty God now extend to those who receive and believe Him?
See Sermon Note 12/02 for answer.

Question 3: Millions of Christians are being deceived by a counterfeit Gift of Tongues. It is sweeping the churches.
But what are the signs of true discipleship; and what are the spiritual fruit all believers ought to be looking for, before they commit their souls to these 'wonder-working blatant sinners' who pose as spokesmen of God?
See Sermon Note 12/03 for answer.

Question 4: During the 6th Trumpet (the 2nd Woe) when one third of the human race will perish, Two Witnesses will appear on earth to preach in Jerusalem where our Lord was crucified.
Who are the Two Witnesses? List the Bible clues which led you to your answer.
See Sermon Note 12/04 for answer.

Question 5: King Belshazzar of Babylon treated the things of Jehovah with total contempt. He insulted the God of Heaven when he threw a banquet for his courtiers and their women and proceeded to guzzle wine and strong drink from the sacred bowls and vessels taken from the Temple in Jerusalem. God decided to slay king Belshazzar.
But before sentence of death was passed on Belshazzar, what procedure did God go through and how does this fact concern every soul on earth?
See Sermon Note 12/05 for answer.

Question 6: The rehabillitation of sinners is not possible by man's methods. Governments and social organisations play at rehabilitaion. Man's methods scratch the surface and his results - at best - are pathetic. But "the Gospel of Christ is the POWER OF GOD unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
The Gospel works where all else fails.
What is the Gospel; and why is it so succesful at saving sinners?
See Sermon Note 12/06 for answer.

Question 7: Left to themselves, human governments inevitably slide into sin and chaos. Things may temporarily appear to be getting better; but in fact they are getting worse. As a result every one wants to do what is right in their own eyes. But this too produces chaos! There is little doubt, the world needs the divine rulership of the King of kings - Jesus Christ - (Yeshua the Messiah).
List the troubles that manifest themselves when people do what is right in their own eyes.
See Sermon Note 12/07 for answer.

Question 8: Discontentment is on the increase. Few people are happy with their lot. They are on an emotional treadmill of wanting more and more of everything that titillates and thrills them. It's a mad scramble for pleasure.
The Bible says: Godliness with contentment is great gain.
What is godliness and where can we find it? What lessons are there in Scripture that teach us to be content with what God has given us?
See Sermon Note 12/08 for answer.

Question 9: Millions believe that man is simply an intelligent ape! Scripture teaches the very opposite; that man was created in God's image - to be like Him!
How would you go about trying to be 'like God?'
See Sermon Note 12/09 for answer.

Question 10: A 'spiritual virgin' is a faithful and obedient believer who remains chaste and holy when all others engage in immoral worship: a believer who does not spiritually 'sleep around with pagan Gods' or embrace unclean doctrines or forms of worship.
According to the parable of the Ten Virgins, half were not ready when the bridegroom (Jesus Christ) came for his bride.
What do you suppose the 'oil shortage' in this parable represents; and how can we avoid becoming a foolish virgin?
See Sermon Note 12/10 for answer.

Question 11: Though the LORD doesn't tempt a person to sin, He doesn't remove every problem from His followers lives; but leaves them to test faith and obedience. In ancient Israel's case God left the Philistines "to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses."
Name a few things which you think God has left us to confront in order to evaluate our faith and obedience.
See Sermon Note 12/11 for answer.

Question 12: In spiritual matters, the Bible is the Final Authority. It ranks above the opinions of churchmen, educational establishments and even the government of the day. Popes, cardinals, Reverends and ordinary Preachers may say what they will, when deciding on spiritual matters, one should take the Bible line - no matter how unpopular it may be.
List some reasons why true believers should hold the Bible in such high regard.
See Sermon Note 12/12 for answer.

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SBS   Sermon Notes  Module 14

June 2000
Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland