TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

To Equip the ministers find out:

1. What is necessary to become a child of God.

2. What is necessary to maintain that relationship

3. What it means to be saved by grace

4. What is the place of the Holy Spirit in our walk with God

5. What is the place of obedience in our relationship with God

6. If the Ten Commandment is for us today.

7 Which law was nailed to the cross

8. Which day is the Lord’s day

9. Is the law of clean and unclean still valid?

10. Is tithing relevant today?

11. What is the state of the Dead?

12. What is the truth about the Soul and Punishment of the wicked.

A. THE NEED OF SALVATION

1. How did God create Man? Gen1: 26-27

 Man was created in God’s image & likeness

 God has an image- hands (Isa. 59:1)

 God is pure and sinless

 Adam was pure, he was sinless, he was created in the likeness of God.



2. How long did Adam enjoy this likeness of God (Gen 3:1-11)

 The exact time is not known

 But we know it was a short period

 The devil deceived Eve to eat of the forbidden tree

 She resisted at first but

 The devil told her, if she ate, she will know good and evil.

 Before then, Adam and Eve knew what is good, but did not know what is evil

 So they ate

 Sin entered their lives

 They lost the image of God.

3. What happened to man thereafter? Roman 5:12

 death now was pronounced on the human race

 Unless something was done, man was doomed to die

4. What did Jesus come to do? Matt. 1:21

 To save His people from their sin

 When we accept Christ as our Saviour, He forgives our sin.

 We are no longer sinners because, He has saved us from our sin

5. What did God do to man? 1peter 1:18-19

 When God created Adam, he belong to God- God’s possession.

 When Adam fell into sin, he no longer belonged to God, but to the devil.

 God had to redeem Adam i.e. buy back

 The price was the death of Jesus.

 This is why man need salvation-because

 He is lost without Christ, but

 through faith in Christ, he can become God’s possession once again (1John 3:1-2)

6. What are we to do? Prov. 23:26

 We must surrender our life to the will of God. (1corith 6: 19:20)

7. What is it a man cannot do? (Jeremiah 13: 23)

 No man can change his life without the help of God

8. Whom should we give Credit (1corith. 15:10)

 God- His grace

9. How are we saved: (Eph. 2:8)

 By grace through faith

 It is the gift of God

 Not by works, least any should boast.

10. When is the time for salvation? 2corith 6:2

 Now is the accepted time

 Now is the day of salvation

 It should never be put off

11. What statement does Paul make in Hebrews 2:1-31?

 We must consider what we have heard earnestly lest we drift away

 If the word spoken by the angles proved steadfast, how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation spoken by the Lord and was confirmed by the apostle.

12. What could be the tragic end? Jeremiah 8:20

 Christ is coming soon to harvest God’s people into the kingdom of God

 It would please God if we could be a part of that great spiritual harvest.

14. How much did God love us? John 3:16

 He gave His only begotten so that we would not perish

 This is a proof of how much God loves us

 There is no greater love than this

15. Did Christ wait until we were good before He died? Romans 5:5-8

 No body would want to die for someone who is bad and sinful

 This is not natural

 Therefore God’s love for man is not natural

 It goes far beyond the bounds of human love

 He died for us while we were yet sinners

 The love of God for man passes all understanding (Eph 3: 16-19)

16. What is the greatest love that one can have? (John 15:13)

 Laying down one’s life for a friend

 This Jesus did for us

 This was manifested, when He laid down His life for us.

 He died for us, so we could live.

 What greater love could be shown?

 Not by works of righteousness but according to His mercy He saved us.

17. At one time we had no hope, but now……… (Eph 2: 12-13)

 When we were without Christ, we had no hope

 We were aliens from the common wealth of Israel without Christ.

 We were strangers from the covenants of promise

 But now, in Christ we who were once far off, have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

18. How many will God allow to perish? 2peter 3:9

 The Lord is not willing that any should perish

 The Lord will be pleased that all should come to repentance

 Therefore, if a man perishes, it is because of his own choice

 If we are lost we cannot blame it on God

 He has done all He can

 The rest is up to us.

19. With what kind of love does God loves us? (Jeremiah 31:13)

 God’s love for us is not momentary but everlasting

 God’s love is reliable even when our crosses becomes too heavy to bear.

20. To what did Paul give credit? (1corith 15:10)

 He gave credit to the grace (unmerited favour, love ) of God.

 For what we are today, we must give credit to the love of God

21. Although the love of God is for all to accept, in whom does God delight? (Prov. 15:9)

 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord

 God does not love the way of the wicked

 God love the man or woman who lives in righteousness

22. What does Christ do today? (Rev.3:20)

 He does not force anyone to accept Him or His way of life

 But He does stand patiently at the door and knocks waiting to be let in



 Let us let Him in urgently, least, He turns and leaves, perhaps never to return

23. Will God always strive (plead) with us? (Gen 6:3)

 God will not always strive (plead) with man

 Because he is a mere flesh

 His days on earth are numbered

 Therefore we must learn to number our days, and gain a heart of wisdom

C. REPENTANCE

 What does the love of God do to an honest seek of truth? Find the answer below:

24. What leads us to repentance? (Romans 2:4)

 The riches of His-

 Goodness

 Forbearance

 Longsuffering

 Leads us to repentance.

 His mercies and love for us is overwhelming

 It is hard to continue in the old ways of life.

 The only way to truly show gratitude to God Almighty is to repent from our old ways.

25. What did God tell Israel? (Deut. 32: 29)

 Wise is the man who will pause and consider his later end?

 It is not man dying and going!

 Many truly think about their later end but they do not understand what God says will happen

 We need to consider our fate critically just as Israel was told.

26. What did Peter tell the people to do? ( Act 2:37-38)

 The people realized they had committed a sin in putting Jesus (the son of God) to death.

 They asked Men and brethren, what shall we do?

 Peter said “Repent”

 If we are truly sorry about our wicked way, we need to turn to God in repentance.

 This will guarantee the forgiveness of our sins.

 This will usher into our lives the Holy Spirit

Is Repentance all that is necessary? (Act 3:19)

 We must not only repent;

 We must also be converted (change)

 We must let God change our heart, our life and our vision

 We can only change only if our repentance is truly Godly.

28. Who receives Mercy ? (Prov. 28:13)

 The person who tries to hide his or her mistakes (sins) shall never prosper or receive mercy.

 But the person who confesses and forsakes his sin will have mercy

 The missing link today is learning and asking for grace to forsake our Sins.

If we confess (repent), what will God do? (1John 1:9)

 God in His faithfulness will forgive our sins

 He will also cleanse us from all unrighteousness

 No matter what the sin will be, God’s word says if we confess our sin, God is faithful and God is just to forgive us. Num. 23:19, Hebrews 6:18 and Titus 1:2

30. What kind of sorrow should we feel?(2Corith 7:8-10)

 The Bibles recommend a “ godly sorrow”

 A deep inner sorrow for displeasing God

 Such feeling of sorrow attracts God’s forgiveness.

 God forget the sin also when we have godly sorrow.

 While godly sorrow produces repentance, worldly sorrow produces death

What will God not despise? (Ps. 51:17)

 A broken spirit God will not despise

 A contrite heart God will not despise.

32. To whom is the lord close ? (Ps 43:18)

 Those who have a broken heart

 God will save those that have a contrite spirit.

33. When are we to seek the Lord? (Isaiah 55:6-7)

 While He may be found

 When He is near

 We should seek Him while God is striving with us (trying to get us to change), we should turn and seek Him now.

 While He still gives us the breath of life.

How does the heavenly host feel toward a repentant sinner ? (Luke 15 : 7)

 There will be joy in heaven over one sinner that repent.

D. THE NEW BIRTH

35. What surprising remarks did Jesus make to Nicodemus? (John 3:1-7)

 No man can enter the kingdom of God except he is born again.

 Some people teach it is not necessary to be born again.

 Others teach it is yet in the future, when Jesus comes

 But, we teach it must take place now, today, before Jesus comes.

 We must be born of water and Spirit.

 Some teach that water in context refers to baptism

 This poses a question- Is one born again before baptism or after baptism?

 Do we baptize a person because he has been born again?

 We teach that new birth takes place before baptism

 This leaves us with a question – what does the water refer to?

36. Washing of water by the word: Eph.5:25-26

 Water in the Scripture represent several things

 In our text above, water represent the Word

 As water cleanses, so does the word

 The wo0rd reveals to us how we should live

 Jesus said, “ye must be born of water (the seed, the word)

37. The Sower went forth to sow. (Luke 8:4-11)

 What happens when you put a seed in the ground?

 A new life comes forth.

 It is the same in the spiritual sense

 Before a baby can be born, a seed has to be planted. From this, new life comes forth.

 Before we can be born of God (from above) we must first hear the word.

 The seed (the word) has to be planted in our heart.

 From this seed (the word) a new life come forth.

 It is impossible to be born again, without first hearing the word.

 we are begotten (conceived) by the gospel (the word) 1cor 4:15.

 The new birth begins with the hearing of the word and then continues to grow into a new baby in Christ. (James 1:18)

38. What kind of seed must we be born of? (1Peter 1:23)

 The word “Being born again” is used here in the present tense

 We are born again now, not in the future.

 James 1:18 says “we must be born of the incorruptible seed”, the truth

 The corruptible seed is the false doctrines that are being taught by the world.

 These are doctrines that has no scriptural basis

 We are born from the word of God (the seed, the word).

 We are sanctified by the Spirit and belief in the truth (the word) 2Thes. 2:13

39. There is also travail (pain). James 4:7-9, Ps51:17

 Some people believe there should be no emotion in religion

 To them, religion should be dry and without a sign of emotion

 This is not true

 Though at times some people overdo it or do it for a show

 The Bible reveals there is emotion in religion (Philippians 5:8)

 So it is when a person is born again – we may be emotional.

40. We are then new creatures 2Corith 5:17

 We cant be new creatures if the new birth were still in the future

 We are born carnal (earthly)

 …… but now, we are born from above (heavenly)

 Before we can take upon ourselves the life of the new man, we must subdue the works of the flesh.

 When the work of the flesh is subdued, we then put on the new man

 This is what makes us new creatures.

41. As newborn babes… 1Peter 2:1-2

 Your age does not count here, when you are born of God, you are a babe.

 And as a baby, you must begin with milk of the word.

 Such a person cannot digest the deep things of God.

 Let us rejoice because we are now sons of God now ……….1John 3:1-2

E. BAPTISM

 A symbol of burying the old man and arising to walk in the newness of life-the life of Christ.

 It is a very controversial subject

 Some believe it is not necessary

 Some feel it makes no difference how it is done

 Some believe it should be done as soon as a child is born

 Others feel one should be old enough to understand the life of Christ.

42. The great commission (Matt. 28:19)

 There is a command to teach

 There is a command to baptize

 This proves that the ordinance of baptism is important and necessary

 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Mark 16: 15-16

 This further reinforce the importance of baptism.

43. Should we baptized just any one? (Matt. 3:5-8)

 John the Baptist charged the Pharisees and the Sadducees to produce evidence (fruit that they had accepted the life of Christ).

 It would be a tragedy to bury a person before he had died.

 This is true also in the Spiritual life

 We should baptize a person only after he has died to sin.

44. Repent and be baptized (Act 2:37-38,41)

 Peter told them to repent (ask forgiveness) of their wrongs and then be baptized

 Repentance is core before baptism

43. Should we baptized just any one? (Matt. 3:5-8)

 John the Baptist charged the Pharisees and the Sadducees to produce evidence (fruit that they had accepted the life of Christ).

 It would be a tragedy to bury a person before he had died.

 This is true also in the Spiritual life

 We should baptize a person only after he has died to sin.

44. Repent and be baptized (Act 2:37-38,41)

 Peter told them to repent (ask forgiveness) of their wrongs and then be baptized

 Repentance is core before baptism

 An infant baby can hardly do this

 This shows us that babies should not be baptized.

 A baby does not know or understand what sin is

 We must be old enough to understand the life of Christ.

 Before we can become a part of Christ we must.

1. repent

2. be converted (born again)

3. be baptized

 Jesus is our example – Matt. 3: 13-15

45. The eunuch baptized. Act 8:26-38

 The eunuch must have been a very sincere man

 He ask “what hindereth me from being baptized?

 The bible says……….. They went down both into the water”

 Philip did not sprinkle just a few drops of water on the eunuch, but they both went down into the water.

 Christ was also baptized the same way

 To baptize means to plunge, cover wholly etc.

 No body can covered wholly with a few drops of water

 Then, whoever that was just sprinkled has not been baptized.

46. Jesus death and resurrection is our example. (Romans 6:3-5, 8-13)

 Jesus died, was buried and came forth with a new life

 Even so we must die (to sin), bury the old man (by baptism), and rise to live a new life in Christ.

 By this we can understand what baptism means.

 One cannot continue to live in sin after baptism

 We are to live in obedience and dedication to God after baptism.

 This is because Christ lives in us, our lives will be a witness of His saving power to others – Col. 3:27, 1Corith 3:16, 6:19.

47. Why was John baptizing in Aenon (John 3 : 23)

 If little water was needed, to baptize a person, then John would not have needed to baptize the people at Aenon.

 Some church groups have deviated from this example

 Man has no right to change from the examples that Christ and the apostles gave us.

 The Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God concerning baptism (Luke 7: 29-30).

 May this not be said of us

 May God grant us grace to follow His word.

 Baptism is important

 Baptism is commanded by God.

 Babies cannot be baptized

 The only biblical mode of baptism is immersion.

F. SAVED BY GRACE

 There is considerable confusion in both the secular and religious world as to when and how we are saved by grace.

48. What were the people asking? (Acts 2:37-39)

 Peter said to them “you have crucified the son of God”

 The people were hurt and wanted to make things right with God

 Peter simply ask them to repent.

 It is apologizing to God because we are sorry for our sin.

F1 “BELIEVE IN THE LORD”

49. Instruction to the jailer. (Act 16 : 30-31)

 The miraculous deliverance of Paul and Silas was very convincing to the jailer of the power of God.

 He truly want to be part of this family of God. (Act. 17:6)

48. What were the people asking? (Acts 2:37-39)

 Peter said to them “you have crucified the son of God”

 The people were hurt and wanted to make things right with God

 Peter simply ask them to repent.

 It is apologizing to God because we are sorry for our sin.

F1 “BELIEVE IN THE LORD”

49. Instruction to the jailer. (Act 16 : 30-31)

 The miraculous deliverance of Paul and Silas was very convincing to the jailer of the power of God.

 He truly want to be part of this family of God. (Act. 17:6)

 Paul and Silas told him “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, and thy house”.

 This instruction alone did not mention repentance nor baptism.

 Paul and Silas gave this instruction because Jesus is the embodiment of all righteousness.

 If a person truly believe in Christ, he will repent and he will be baptized.

John’s wonderful news! (John 1:29)

 A lamb is sacrificed each year on the day of atonement

 This lamb was a reminder to Israel that the lamb of God was coming to die for their sins

 Paul and Silas told him “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, and thy house”.

 This instruction alone did not mention repentance nor baptism.

 Paul and Silas gave this instruction because Jesus is the embodiment of all righteousness.

 If a person truly believe in Christ, he will repent and he will be baptized.

50. John’s wonderful news! (John 1:29)

 A lamb is sacrificed each year on the day of atonement

 This lamb was a reminder to Israel that the lamb of God was coming to die for their sins

 When the Holy Ghost told John to behold the lamb of God they have been waiting for!

 His joy knows no bound

 Then if Christ is the embodiment of all righteousness, how are we save? Is it then a mystery? No it is not.

F2 SAVE BY GRACE

51. Paul herald’s the message (Eph. 2:8-9)

 Did Paul tell the people to do any thing special before they could be saved?

 No, it was simply by grace

 Grace is a gift and means unmerited favour of God

 It is something we have not earned, can’t earn

 Not by obedience, money, or fasting.

 It is only by divine favour, through God’s precious love that grace is extended to us.

 Saved means saved from the penalty of sin.

 1John 2:2 said Jesus is the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sin.

 Romans 3:24 said we are justified (made right or innocent) by grace.

 Paul was so appreciative of the gift of grace (Eph. 3:8)

 His sins was forgiven and he was given the privilege of preaching the gospel.

52. How expansive is the grace bank? (Eph. 1:7)

 The “… riches of His grace”, means there is unlimited supply.  We may feel we were such great sinners, there would not be enough grace to cover it all

 But there is (2Corith. 4:15)

 There is no sin too great for God’s grace to cover.

 This is very joyful

 To Paul, God’s grace was something special (Gal. 1:15)

 He was a murderer

 Yet God, through His grace called him to such a great ministry

 Paul consider himself a chief sinner but was amazed what the grace of God has done for him

 We are not justified by works of the law (Gal. 2:16)

 We can keep the law to the letter, but we will not be made right or righteous.

 We can only be made righteous by the grace of God.

 God has made it so simple-Believe! Have faith through His son, Jesus Christ.

 In Titus 3:5 Paul reaffirms the thought of how we all are saved by grace and not through by our good works.

53. How should we approach God? (Heb. 4: 16)

 The word boldly means with confidence

 Paul encourages

1. everyone 2. little sinners 3. big sinners

 To come to God, believing He will extend grace (forgive).

 God will not turn anyone away

 Nothing else is involved in our salvation but grace

 This is the confusion today –

1. we are saved at the time we receive grace of God 2. yet, grace does not allow us to live any way we desire.

 Originally at conversion, when we repented of our sins and felt the love of God, by His grace

 Our feeling then was “Lord, I love you so much”.

 God then said “if ye love me, keep my commandments (John 4:15).

 We must obey and live in obedience to His divine will

54. What shows we have been saved? (James 2:20)

 What is the faith that James is emphasizing?

 It is the faith that God has saved us by grace through Jesus His son.

 He is not saying we are saved by work

 He is saying that our works authenticate or reflect that we have been saved.

 Obedience to God’s word (works) is the only way to please God.

 Obedience is also the only way people can tell we have been saved ( 1John 3:22).

 Obedience is the only way we can show that we love God (1John 5:3)

55. How many are we allowed to break? (James 2:10-11)

 We are to keep all ten commandments

 We are not allowed to break one

 If we do not keep all the commandments, it shows we do not love the Lord.

 Today most of the religious world fail to keep the fourth commandment

 God wants us to keep the Sabbath day holy, not Sunday.

 If we break even one, we are transgressor (sinners)

 We may claim we know Him, but if we disobey, our works shows we do not know Him (John 14 : 15).

 He want us to know Him.

56. How did Paul say we are saved? (Roman’s 5: 10)

 “Being reconciled” is past tense

 He was referring to their conversion

 That is when we are reconciled to God.

 Paul was saying we are to live as Christ lived.

 Again, it is important to note, that after grace, works are important to our relationship with God.

 This is on a daily basis.

F3 WHEN GRACE DOES ITS WORK!

57. The receiving of grace, present or future? 1Corith 1:18

 Paul speaks in the present tense, are saved.

 He does not indicate it to happen in the future but at the time of conversion.



 2Tim 1:9, Paul indicate it to be in the past. The hath indicate it happened in the past.

 All the above references indicate grace was given at the present or in the past

 Paul said, we are “save by grace” (Eph. 2:8)

 This indicates it is received at conversion, not at the judgement.

F4. WHEN CHRIST COMES

58. How are we going to be rewarded? (Matt. 16:27)

 Jesus will not check how much grace we received, but how we have obeyed His word (according to our works).

 John 12:48 emphasized, we will be judge by our obedience (works).

 Rev. 22:11 said, He will reward his servant according to their works-by their fruits.

G. HOLY SPIRIT

 The Holy Spirit is a very important subject and necessary for the continuance of our spiritual life.

 Every church believes in the Holy Spirit

 The subject of the Holy Spirit is misunderstood and controversial.

 Today, the following questions regarding the Holy Spirit will be relevant-

1. when does one receive the Holy Spirit 2. what is the evidence of the Holy Spirit 3. what will the Spirit do for us.

 Rev. 22:11 said, He will reward his servant according to their works-by their fruits.

G. HOLY SPIRIT

 The Holy Spirit is a very important subject and necessary for the continuance of our spiritual life.

 Every church believes in the Holy Spirit

 The subject of the Holy Spirit is misunderstood and controversial.

 Today, the following questions regarding the Holy Spirit will be relevant-

1. when does one receive the Holy Spirit 2. what is the evidence of the Holy Spirit 3. what will the Spirit do for us.

59. What promise did Jesus make? (John 14:16, 26)

 Jesus promised His followers another comforter

 Before the Holy Spirit came, Jesus was comforting His people

 He encouraged them

 Because He was going to leave them He promised them another comforter.

 Verse 26 called that new comforter the Holy Spirit.

60. How do we receive the Spirit? (Act 2:38-39)

 Verse 38 declares – “if we repent, if we are baptized. Then we shall receive the Holy Spirit.

 If we comply with the two requirements we shall receive the Holy Spirit.

 We do have to pray for it a long time nor fast for it.

 It is a promise

 We must believe God

 We shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon us (Acts. 1:7-8)

 Power to live for Him because we cannot do it by our strength.

 The Holy Spirit strengthened us to live holy. (Eph. 3:16)

61. We cannot see the Holy Spirit . (John 3:8)

 Just as we cannot see the wind as it blows through the trees, even so, we cannot see the Spirit.

 We see what the wind is doing to the trees and you can feel it

 So it is with the Spirit.

 You cannot see the Spirit, but you can see what effect God is having on an individual.

 You can see what the Spirit is doing in their lives, and you can feel the spirit in your own life.

 Not only will the Holy Spirit give us power, but will also guide us into truth (John 16: 13).

62. Has the Holy Spirit always been for all people? (Num. 11:16-17, 24-25)

 If God took of the Spirit that was upon Moses and gave it to others.

 Then the Spirit was present in olden times but not in everyone.

 It was only in the leaders of God’s people.

 David prayer in Psalm 51:11 confirms this

 He was a leader and had the Spirit.

 You cannot see the Spirit, but you can see what effect God is having on an individual.

 You can see what the Spirit is doing in their lives, and you can feel the spirit in your own life.

 Not only will the Holy Spirit give us power, but will also guide us into truth (John 16: 13).

62. Has the Holy Spirit always been for all people? (Num. 11:16-17, 24-25)

 If God took of the Spirit that was upon Moses and gave it to others.

 Then the Spirit was present in olden times but not in everyone.

 It was only in the leaders of God’s people.

 David prayer in Psalm 51:11 confirms this

 He was a leader and had the Spirit.

 Joel prophesized that a time was coming when the Spirit of God was going to be poured out upon all flesh- men, women and young men. (Joel 2:28-29, Acts. 2:14-18)

 This was done on the day of pentecost

 The Holy Spirit will leave us only when we become disinterested in God.

 If we remain true to God, the Spirit will abide with us forever.

63. What is the evidence of the Spirit? (Gal. 5:22-23, Acts. 5: 32).

 The evidence is our obedience to God and the fruit that we bear.

 When people see this, they will know the Spirit of God dwells in us.

 Gal. 5:16-17,25 declares how we are to walk.

 We cannot always do the things we would like

 God comes first and he takes first place in our life.

 Our life is planned and programmed around God.

 We must therefore refrain from some activities (Gal. 5:25).

 God does not put His spirit into old carnal lives (bodies). (Luke 5:37-38).

 God dwell in the temple of old which was in Jerusalem (1Corith 3:16-17)

 Today our bodies are the temple of God and now He dwells in us.

 We must not defile this temple

 God will not dwell in a defiled temple

 It is very important to be spiritually minded (Romans 8:1, 4-6,9)

 David requested God…………”Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation…” (Ps. 51:10-12)

 Do you experience joy in serving God?

 If you do not receive joy in serving God, then something is seriously lacking.

 David felt joy in serving God and wanted that joy return.

 May we serve the Lord in spirit and in truth.

H. OBEDIENCE

 When a person have repented, converted, baptized and received the Holy Spirit, his next obligation is to live in obedience to the word of God.

 David requested God…………”Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation…” (Ps. 51:10-12)

 Do you experience joy in serving God?

 If you do not receive joy in serving God, then something is seriously lacking.

 David felt joy in serving God and wanted that joy return.

 May we serve the Lord in spirit and in truth.

H. OBEDIENCE

 When a person have repented, converted, baptized and received the Holy Spirit, his next obligation is to live in obedience to the word of God.

64. Israel and Obedience. (Exo. 19:5)

 God’s peculiar people must obey every word of God?

 We can’t say “it does not make any difference”.

 Or the rest of the world does not do it so why should I”

 Or God does not expect us to be that different.

 Israel in Exodus. 24:7. promise to do all that the lord had said.

 They promised to be obedient.

 When we accept Jesus as our Lord and personal saviour, we must make the same promise.

 Anything less would not be a total dedication to Christ.

65. Jesus teaching concerning Obedience. (Luke 6:46-49)

 People think it is not necessary to be out of step with the rest of the world.

 What is more important- “being out of step with the rest of the world and receiving eternal life”.

 “Or being in step with the world and losing our eternal life”?

 Matt. 6:24 declares we cannot serve two master

 That master can only be Christ.

 We should listen to no one else.

66. Peter’s Declaration (Acts. 5:29)

 Even with grave consequence, Peter still made the statement “….we ought to obey God rather than men”.

 Instead of thinking what our friends and relation will say, let us always remember this admonition of Peter

 Prov. 1:33 reveal that our total obedience to God will lead to peace with God and men
.  What is more important- “being out of step with the rest of the world and receiving eternal life”.

 “Or being in step with the world and losing our eternal life”?

 Matt. 6:24 declares we cannot serve two master

 That master can only be Christ.

 We should listen to no one else.

66. Peter’s Declaration (Acts. 5:29)

 Even with grave consequence, Peter still made the statement “….we ought to obey God rather than men”.

 Instead of thinking what our friends and relation will say, let us always remember this admonition of Peter

 Prov. 1:33 reveal that our total obedience to God will lead to peace with God and men.

 Again, let us recall the experience of Samuel and Saul (1Sam. 15:22)

 Some think there big sacrifice will make the word of God of no effect.

 They feel with their offerings God will overlook their disobedience.

 Some use their family as basis of disobeying God.

 God can never be appeased that way.

 It makes no difference how big your offering is.

 It will not please God

 Obedience must come first, then our sacrificial offering is accepted

 Then God takes note of what we do for our family

 God not only expects obedience from us, He demand it.

 We must obey Him out of love and appreciation of what He has done for us.

67. Jeremiah, Israel and Obedience. (Jeremiah 26:12-13)

 If we mend our ways and obey Him, He will not bring on us evil that He said He would.

 James 1:22-25, admonish us to be doers of the word

68. Paul and the people at Rome. (Romans. 6:17-18)

 Now they are obeying the word and have become the servants of righteousness

 Sometimes we think sin is doing something terrible-killing, stealing or committing adultery.

 They are not correct-sin could also be mere disobedience to instructions, hate, gossip, slander, and a bad thought.

 In 1st John 3:22 obedience to God’s word is the secret of answered prayers.

 2Thes. 1:7-9 reveals that disobedient people will be punish with everlasting destruction.

 Obedience delivers from God’s anger.

 Without obedience we can never please God

 God’s providence upon us gives Him the right to demand total obedience from us.

 In 1st John 3:22 obedience to God’s word is the secret of answered prayers.

 2Thes. 1:7-9 reveals that disobedient people will be punish with everlasting destruction.

 Obedience delivers from God’s anger.

 Without obedience we can never please God

 God’s providence upon us gives Him the right to demand total obedience from us.

I. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 Are the Ten Commandments for us today:

 Have they been abolished

 Have they become obsolete so that we have no need of them in our society today?

 Did Christ do away with them when He died on the cross?

69. The Ten Commandments- Overview (Exo. 20:3-17)

 The Ten Commandment was spoken by God and covers every aspect of mans relationship to each other and to God.

 The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God.

 The last six deal with our relationship with man or our fellow man.

 Most people believe all the commandments should be observed, except the fourth commandment.

 The fourth commandment deals with the sabbath and which day is the sabbath (rest day).

 God does not say we can keep any day that we desire

 He was specific- the seventh Day

 The word the is specific.

 The sabbath is the seventh Day, not the first, second, third or fourth day of the week

69. The Ten Commandments- Overview (Exo. 20:3-17)

 The Ten Commandment was spoken by God and covers every aspect of mans relationship to each other and to God.

 The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God.

 The last six deal with our relationship with man or our fellow man.

 Most people believe all the commandments should be observed, except the fourth commandment.

 The fourth commandment deals with the sabbath and which day is the sabbath (rest day).

 God does not say we can keep any day that we desire

 He was specific- the seventh Day

 The word the is specific.

 The sabbath is the seventh Day, not the first, second, third or fourth day of the week

69. The Ten Commandments- Overview (Exo. 20:3-17)

 The Ten Commandment was spoken by God and covers every aspect of mans relationship to each other and to God.

 The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God.

 The last six deal with our relationship with man or our fellow man.

 Most people believe all the commandments should be observed, except the fourth commandment.

 The fourth commandment deals with the sabbath and which day is the sabbath (rest day).

 God does not say we can keep any day that we desire

 He was specific- the seventh Day

 The word the is specific.

 The sabbath is the seventh Day, not the first, second, third or fourth day of the week

69. The Ten Commandments- Overview (Exo. 20:3-17)

 The Ten Commandment was spoken by God and covers every aspect of mans relationship to each other and to God.

 The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God.

 The last six deal with our relationship with man or our fellow man.

 Most people believe all the commandments should be observed, except the fourth commandment.

 The fourth commandment deals with the sabbath and which day is the sabbath (rest day).

 God does not say we can keep any day that we desire

 He was specific- the seventh Day

 The word the is specific.

 The sabbath is the seventh Day, not the first, second, third or fourth day of the week

 If God wanted it to be any day, He could have said “remember a Sabbath day”.

 Again, the bible said God blessed and hallowed the Seventh day.

 God did not do this to any other day of the week.

 The word hallow means to be made sacred.

 The other six days are not holy or sacred but the seventh Day is.

70. Who wrote the Ten Commandments? (Exo. 31: 18)

 God wrote the Ten commandments with His finger

 No man wrote the Ten commandments

 God wrote the commandment s on two tables of stone

 Stone is lasting, enduring and it is a symbol of being eternal.

 Deut. 10:1-5 described where the Ten commandments was put.

 Moses put the two tables of stone in the ark.

 Let us remember-

1. God wrote the Ten commandments 2. He wrote them on stone and 3. the commandments were put in the ark.

 Duet. 31:24-26 indicate that Moses also wrote a law

 This law was not written in stone but in a book

 A book is not enduring or everlasting

 Neither was this law of Moses meant to be everlasting

 This book of the law, Moses law or the law of Moses was put in the side of the ark,

 This law was not put inside the ark but in the side of the ark.

 Moses put the two tables of stone in the ark.

 Let us remember-

1. God wrote the Ten commandments 2. He wrote them on stone and 3. the commandments were put in the ark.

 Duet. 31:24-26 indicate that Moses also wrote a law

 This law was not written in stone but in a book

 A book is not enduring or everlasting

 Neither was this law of Moses meant to be everlasting

 This book of the law, Moses law or the law of Moses was put in the side of the ark,

 This law was not put inside the ark but in the side of the ark.

 Moses put the two tables of stone in the ark.

 Let us remember-

1. God wrote the Ten commandments 2. He wrote them on stone and 3. the commandments were put in the ark.

 Duet. 31:24-26 indicate that Moses also wrote a law

 This law was not written in stone but in a book

 A book is not enduring or everlasting

 Neither was this law of Moses meant to be everlasting

 This book of the law, Moses law or the law of Moses was put in the side of the ark,

 This law was not put inside the ark but in the side of the ark.

 71. The difference between the Commandments and the law of Moses



The commandments Law of Moses  written by God  written by Moses  Written on stone  written in a book  Place in the ark  placed in the side of the ark  Eternal  Until the seed came

 2kings 21:8 shows God himself makes a distinction between His law and Moses law.

 People who do not know there were two separate laws become confused and are not able to rightly divide the word.

 In Romans. 7:7 Paul declares there is nothing wrong with the law

 What law is he talking about?

 The Ten commandment of course

 Paul mention lust and coveting which means Ten commandment was not nailed to the cross, or done away with.

 If these two commandments were still in force in Paul’s time, then all the Ten commandments were still in force, even the commandment concerning the Sabbath.

72. Do we have to keep all Ten Commandment? (James 2:10-12)

 James tells us that if we keep nine, yet fail in one, we are still breaking the law.

 Killing and adultery are a part of the Ten commandments.

 Does this sound as though they have been abolished?

 Certainly not.

 Therefore we must keep all ten.

 Again, all ten includes the Seventh Day sabbath

 Verse 12 declared we will be judge by this same law (the law of Liberty)

 Jesus frees us from sin by His blood but the law shows us what sin is

 We become free from sin and are at liberty because we are now obeying God?

 Which law can we break and still please God?

 Which law is not important?

 It is obvious that we cannot break any and still please God.

73. What is sin? (1John 3:4)

 The Bible says “......sin is the transgression of the law”.

 Can one transgress something that does not exist?

 If the law were nailed to the cross, how could John say this:

 Romans 4:15 declares “….. For where no law is, there is no transgression.”

 Romans 7:12 Paul said the law is holy, Just and good?

 Do we do away with something that is holy, just and good?

 The Ten commandments were not abolished.

74. Did Jesus come to destroy the law? (Matt. 5:17-18)

 Jesus says He came not to destroy the law, but to fulfill.

 Jesus lived up to the law, showing us, that in Him we can do the same.

 Does “….to fulfill” means to do away with the law?

 Can one transgress something that does not exist?

 If the law were nailed to the cross, how could John say this:

 Romans 4:15 declares “….. For where no law is, there is no transgression.”

 Romans 7:12 Paul said the law is holy, Just and good?

 Do we do away with something that is holy, just and good?

 The Ten commandments were not abolished.

74. Did Jesus come to destroy the law? (Matt. 5:17-18)

 Jesus says He came not to destroy the law, but to fulfill.

 Jesus lived up to the law, showing us, that in Him we can do the same.

 Does “….to fulfill” means to do away with the law?

 In Matt. 3:13-15 the Bible says that Christ fulfilled all righteousness

 So did He do away with righteousness

 Some says it was prophesied Jesus would destroy the law?

 Isa. 42:21 says He would magnify the law.

 Magnify means to make plain or reveal.

 It was never intended that the Ten Commandment would be done away with.

 Remember, in Matt. 19:16-17 Jesus told the rich young ruler to keep the commandments.

75. Which is the greatest Commandment? (Matt. 22:36-39)

 Some people say there are only two commandments that we have to keep today.

 First, Love the Lord with all our heart (the first four commandments).

76. What did God do to the seventh day in the beginning? (Gen.2:2-3)

 The seventh Day was sanctified

 This was long before ever was a Moses.

 God’s law has been from the beginning of time.

 Abraham kept God’s Commandments (Gen. 26:5)

 God grafted the Gentle into Christ (Romans. 11:13, 17)

 When a child is adopted into a family, they do not give that adopted child different laws than the other children.

 The laws of the family apply to everyone, including the adopted child.

 God did not give one set of laws to the Jews and another set to the Gentles.

77. Did the people keep the Sabbath after Christ died? (Acts. 13:42-44)

 The Jews and the Gentles were coming together on the Sabbath to hear the word, even the whole city.

 It was the manner (custom) of Paul to keep the Sabbath (Acts. 17: 2, Acts 18:4, 11).

 Revelation 4:12 declares that the saints are those who keeps the commandments of God.

 Those who keeps the commandments of God are the people Satan is fighting. (Rev. 12:17)

 The whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments. (Ecc. 12:13-14)

J. THE LAW THAT WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS

 Many are teaching today that the Ten commandments were nailed to the cross and that

 We are no longer required to keep them.

 Recall, our last lesson showed clearly that they had not been nailed to the cross.

 The Bible does speak of a law being nailed to the cross

 What law was it?

 What are those laws we are no longer required to observe?

 We must study and rightly divide the word of word.

78. Law nailed to the cross. (Colossians 2:14)

 Note carefully “…… handwriting of ordinances”.

 Paul says this law “……was against us, which was contrary to us”.

 Handwriting reveal the fact it is referring to something that was written by hand.

 The Ten commandments were written by the finger of God

 Moses law was written by hand in a book

 Paul says the law was against us.

 He did not say a portion of the law was against us but the law of ordinances was against us.

 Now, are the Ten commandments against us?

 Which one is against us?

 Is “thou shall not kill” against us?

 Is “ thou shall not steal” against us?

 Is “thou shall not have any other gods before me” against us?

 How would something that is Holy be against us?

 Why do people try to do away with the Ten commandments so that they can get around the Sabbath?

 If the Ten commandments have been done away with, then they all have been done away with.

79. The law that was a yoke around their neck. (Acts. 15:5-6, 10)

 In verse 10, Peter stands up and tells them the law of Moses was a “Yoke” on their neck,

 A yoke was put on the necks of the oxen in olden times

 It was heavy and burdensome to bear

 Here Peter says exactly, what Paul said Colossians. 2:14, that Moses law was against them.

80. Why was it against them: (Num. 29:12-32)

 This scripture is speaking about the Feast of Tabernacles.

 During the week of the feast, the Israelites had to sacrifice seventy bullocks, fourteen rams, and ninety-eight lambs.

 You can see one of the reasons it was a burden to them.

 If we must keep this feast today, we would have to do exactly what it says here.

 Another reason that Moses law was a burden, was that the temple was located in Jerusalem.

 No matter the location of the people, they had to go to Jerusalem atleast three times a year to keep the feasts.

 They had to travel by foot or by donkey- very burdensome.

81. Are there other Sabbath beside the seventh Day Sabbath? (Col. 2:16-17)

 Verse 16 speaks of Sabbath days in the plural

 These Sabbath days were a shadow of something to come.

 This reference does not refers to the seventh Day Sabbath.

 The word Sabbath means “rest”.

 In Leviticus 23:4-8, 24, you will notice that the first day of these feasts and the last day were Sabbath or rest days.

 Verse 24 shows there was another Sabbath a blowing of trumpets.

 There were various Sabbath days in Moses law.

 The Sabbath of Moses law were a type of rest we can have in Christ.

 The sevenths Day Sabbath is not a shadow of anything, it is a test of obedience.

 Hebrew 10:1, 4, speaks of the law as a shadow.

 As a nation Israel hadn’t accepted Christ, the people were influencing the Christians to continue in the law of Moses

 This cause Paul a lot of trouble in the church.

 Because of this failure, many will be victim of Prov. 14:12.

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