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Knowing God

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Part 1-Ice Breaker

Have each member share their name, occupation and anything they wish to share about themselves.

Fact or fiction?

Ask everyone to write on a piece of paper THREE things about themselves which may not be known to the others in the group. Two are true and one is not. Taking turns they read out the three ‘facts’ about themselves and the rest of the group votes which are true and false. There are always surprises. This simple activity is always fun, and helps the group and leaders get to know more about each other.

What are some types of Christian Bibles?

Bible Types

Which type is best used as a supplements? Why?

Bible Types
Bible Types

Group Operation

++Bible Discussion
++Body-Life Ministry
++Conversational Prayer & Worship
++Coffee and Fellowship
++Introduce Prayer List
Agenda (Cont)
++Pray over Prayer list
++Collect blank test
Bible Discussion
++Wait your turn
++Stay on topic
++Keep it brief and to the point

Bible Discussion

Knowing God

What did you expect to find in this lesson based upon the Topic?

I was expecting information about God

What did the lesson focus on ?

I learned about Mankind, Me

How does who I am show the nature of God?

Read Genesis 1:26
Genesis 1:26 KJV 1900
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

What does it say about us?

Mankind was
++Made in the image for God
++Made in the likeness of God
++Made with the authority of God
Read Is 59:1-2
Isaiah 59:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; Neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, And your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Describe man’s basic spiritual condition and reason for this condition. Isaiah 59:1-2

Mankind is separated from God as a result of sin.
Discuss the summary statement you developed in your study.
What is your understanding of the question?
How does the scripture answer the question?
Read Lev 19:2, Is 6:3, Eze 18:4, Eze 18:2
Leviticus 19:2 KJV 1900
2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.
Isaiah 6:3 KJV 1900
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: The whole earth is full of his glory.
Ezekiel 18:4 KJV 1900
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Ezekiel 18:2 KJV 1900
2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?

Why does God punish Sin?

++is Holy
++Created Man in his image
++Created Man to be like Him
Leviticus 19:2 KJV 1900
2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.

What is Sin?

What does this mean to be holy?

God’s chosen people, in separation from the world, are called to an ethical life in conformity to His revealed word. The command to His people is to “be holy; for I am holy

When we sin we break God’s laws and thus we are rebelling against Him. Even the old testament letter speaks to the punishment associated with sin.

What is the penalty for sin?

Read Gen 3:19, Rom 6:23
Genesis 3:19 KJV 1900
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Romans 6:23 KJV 1900
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Penalty of sin
++Effects the present
++Effect the eternal
++Death or Separation
Matthew 10:28 KJV 1900
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Is Holy
Created Man in his image
Created Man to be like Him
++Loves us

How did God show his Love for us?

Romans 5:8 KJV 1900
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:9–10 KJV 1900
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Who is Jesus Christ?

Discuss these questions:
++Is he God? or Is he Man?
++What Did the lesson teach about Jesus Christ?

What happened to Jesus on the Cross?

What does it mean to say we are saved “by grace” Eph 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-5

Ephesians 2:8–9 KJV 1900
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Titus 3:4–5 KJV 1900
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Name three things that will become a regular part of your life if you are to glorify God?

To Glorify God
++Continue or remain in God’s word
Study the Bible
Obeys what it says John 8:31
John 8:31 KJV 1900
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
To Glorify God
Continue or remain in God’s word
++Learn to pray
Philippians 4:6 KJV 1900
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
To Glorify God
Continue or remain in God’s word
Learn to pray
++Meet regularly with other Christians
Hebrews 10:24–25 KJV 1900
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

What is a disciple suppose to do?

Read Mat 10:24-25, Luke 6:40
Matthew 10:24–25 KJV 1900
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Luke 6:40 KJV 1900
40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
The goal of a disciple is to be like his master.
Teacher has two student. What would be the the distinctive marker is one student was more of a disciple of the teacher?
The student would become a _teacher_.

In what ways have you become more like Christ in you walk with God?

Body-Life Ministry

++Time for to share needs
++Time for prayer
++Time for testimony

Conversational Prayer & Worship

++Pray audibly
++Keep it short
++Pray as often as you like
++Keep the language simple

Coffee and Fellowship

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