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Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
You can become the _______ friend of the Almighty… 1 Tim 4:7 ________ yourself for the purpose of ___________; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is _________ for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Prior to the beginning of the _________ Christians understood and practiced the Biblical patterns of Godliness. Because of a focus on the preaching and the songs… Christians forgot or did not practice their godliness but instead waited to be _________ by the singing and the preacher Spiritual System Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Prior to the early 1900’s because of the regular practice of the Classic Spiritual Disciplines… Christians could be intimate with God without a good __________, exciting __________, or good worship __________. As we become more dependent upon others for our closeness with God we become __________ Christians. Spiritual System Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
As we become __________ upon others for our spirituality our churches will grow larger, because we demand more external excellence from our pastors. We must grow Christians who will __________ the Biblical Spiritual Disciplines… and draw near to God on their own Spiritual System Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
We must develop Christians who are NOT ________________ upon the Preaching Pastor and/or the Worship Leader for their degree of spirituality Spiritual System Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
C C___________: Personal, Group H H___________: Guidance, Wisdom R R___________: Memorize, Meditate I I____________: Bible Study, Prayer S S___________: Daily, Church, Community T T___________: Worship, Fellowship I I____________: Baptism, Communion, Witness A A___________: Food, Sleep, Silence, Solitude N N___________: Love, Giving How many used one of these disciplines of grace last week and/or use them on a regular basis? Spiritual Disciplines of a Christian Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Confession: _______, ________, _______ Confession: _______, ________, _______ 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How important is Confession ? _______ & _______ a dirty trash can in order to hold pure water John 13:8 “If I do not wash you have no part with me ” Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do you Confess? Make a list of what you did ______ _______ with God that you were wrong Ask & Thank God for the __________ in Christ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Lists of Sins 10 Commandments 3 Types of ___: O C W 7 ________ Sins: Selfishness in __ Relationships _____ down what you have done wrong Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Lists of Sins The 10 Commandments No other gods No idols No cursing Everyday for Jesus Honor Authorities No strong anger No adultery No stealing No lying No coveting others stuff Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Lists of Sins 3 Types of Sin Omission Something you ______ have done Commission Something you ____ Wickedness _______ the 10 Commandments Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Lists of Sins 7 Deadly Sins: Pride Envy _______ Sloth Gluttony _______ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Lists of Sins Selfishness in 9 Relationships _____ Self ________ Family Work Church _______ Society Friends Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps I have sinned and need to come to God for cleansing, renewal; even salvation I will make a __ of my sins & agree with God they were wrong… seeking cleansing & forgiveness I will work through one of the classic lists of sins each ____ this week Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps I have sinned and need to come to God for cleansing, renewal; even salvation I will spend one ________ time confessing my sins to the Lord using one of the lists Every night as I go to ____ I will spend time confessing my sin Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Holy Spirit: _________; _________ Holy Spirit: _________; _________ Gal 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Gal 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. John 14:12,26 “And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper… that is the Spirit of truth… John 14:12,26 “And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper… that is the Spirit of truth… “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How important is _________ to The Holy Spirit? Rom 8:14 But as many as are being ___ by the Spirit of God these are the Sons of God Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Yield to the __________ of God Gal 5:16,22,23; Eph 4:30 Yield to the __________ Jn 14:12 Yield to the __________ of God Acts 1:8; Jn 2:27 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Yield to _______ the Ways of God Mt 5:3-12; Ex 33:13 Yield to the _____ of God Eph 5:18; Rom 12:1,2; Isa 55:8 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
______ To meet a need in someone, pursue a person, please someone ______ To deepen a relationship with someone, Work with, Talk with, Play with _______ To calm the anxious heart, Stop the war, Find a way to be in harmony with someone, teach a new level of prayer To calm the anxious heart, Stop the war, Find a way to be in harmony with someone, teach a new level of prayer_________ To embrace a difficulty as a delight, Look for a righteous way out, Learn a lesson _________ To become Pleasantly Helpfulness, Overcome Selfishness __________ To really benefit someone with Actions, Words, Attitudes, Gifts, Service, extending mercy ___________ To be Flexible with your expectations, Release control of the uncontrollable to God, Be grateful and content with what you have ___________ To keep Trusting and doing what is right until its over, To believe that God will come through for you, To do the thing God wants you to do NOW ____________ To bring discipline into some area of your life, Instant obedience to what you know is right Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Lists of Holy Spirit Leadership ____________ Ladder of _______ _____ Commandments ______ of the Spirit _________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How to test a prompting? Determining the Will of God ________ ________ – Peace ________ Other _______ Christians ______ Doors _________ Common _______ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How to overcome Bitterness How to conquer Anger How to repair friendships Overcoming Depression How to have a spiritual workout How to better manage your life How to prepare for marriage How to enjoy intimacy and friendship with God How to stop worrying How to understand and correct the 5 problems in marriage How to develop greater faith How to experience God’s love and forgiveness How to build hope in your life How to hear from God How to handle stress How to overcome lust Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Poor in Spirit He is nudging you to Submit, Be teachable, Accept yourself, Use your talents, gifts and desires_________ He is nudging you to Stop making excuses for your sin, Feel others pain, process your pain Meekness He is nudging you to be Flexible with your expectations, Release control of the uncontrollable to God, Be grateful and content with what you have Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness He is nudging you to Want to do what is right, Visualize things being right and pursue it Merciful He is nudging you to forgive others, go the second mile, seek justice, release bitterness ___________ He is nudging you to resist lust or strong desire of any kind, Think of pure images and actions Peacemakers He is nudging you to stop being at war with someone, to help others find harmony with each other. Persecuted for Righteousness and Christ’s Name He is nudging you to stand for what is right, Be willing to suffer for Christ Name Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Guidance Every ________ listen and _____ to for what the Holy Spirit prompts you to do ___________ the Fruit of the Spirit/ Ladder of Virtue/ Beatitudes Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Guidance Ask God for His _________ to use your spiritual gift. Ask God for your __________ task Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Wisdom Tell God you will do what you ________ know but don’t want to… Ask God to show you how you ____ Him Pray through the Beatitudes for the _________ God is trying to teach… Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Interaction: ______________ Interaction: ______________ 2 Tim 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth. 2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness that the man of God may be adequate equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness that the man of God may be adequate equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 4:13 When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments 2 Tim 4:13 When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is BIBLE STUDY O______________ I__________________ A_________________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do I Observe Reading ___________ Circle Key ______ Note _________ Ask ____________ __________ Translations Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible Study: Reading Reading #1: Matt 4:4: “But He answered and said, ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”’ ” Reading #2: Matt 4:4: “But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”’ ” Reading #3: Matt 4:4: “But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”’ ” Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
He answered and said It is WRITTEN MAN shall not LIVE on bread alone BUT On EVERY word that PROCEEDS out of the mouth of GOD BUT Bible Study: Diagramming Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
He answered and said It is WRITTEN MAN shall not LIVE on bread alone BUT On EVERY word that PROCEEDS out of the mouth of GOD BUT Bible Study: Key Words Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
He answered and said It is WRITTEN MAN shall not LIVE on bread alone BUT On EVERY word that PROCEEDS out of the mouth of GOD BUT What does this contrast with? What led up to this confrontation? Who is the He? Who is He talking to? Why doesn’t Jesus walk away? Why does He answer at all? Where is it written? Why does Jesus quote Scripture? Is quoting Scripture necessary to resist? Is this mankind in general or man in specific? Why not say this in the positive? Does this mean can not or shall not? What does live mean? What happens if a person does not live on the word of God? Is bread a metaphor for food? What besides bread and the word of God does man need? Why a contrasting compound sentence? On vs in vs with…? How do you live on every word? Why every? Can a person live or find life in every Biblical word? Is word literal or does it mean thought? Or something else? Where do you find these power words? Are these special words? Are there power giving words that do not proceed from God? Are their power giving words that proceed from other beings? Who is this God? Where are His words? Does God have a mouth? What is meant by mouth? External to God? Bible Study: Questions Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do I Interpret _______ Words Cross References ______________ Info Personal Translation ___________________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
He answered and said It is WRITTEN MAN shall not LIVE on bread alone BUT On EVERY word that PROCEEDS out of the mouth of GOD BUT In contrast to, opposite, against Recorded, inspired Scripture, Deut 8:3 Mankind, all people, grown adult males Zoe, qualitative live verses mere existence, full life, Lack of sustenance, will not support Bread as a symbol for all biological nutrients, food In contrast to, opposite, against Jesus responded back to the devil directly Subsisting upon, fueling life Spoken, written, utterance, intelligible lanaguage Goes forth from, becomes audible, is separate from, comes from, Vocalizing agent, Eating agent, Infinite Self-Existent Supreme Spirit God of the Bible, The Almighty Each and every one, all individually Bible Study: Interpretation Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible Study: Interpretation Check Background Information: cultural, historical, and archeological information Each verse of Scripture was recorded in a specific historical and cultural perspective. The understanding of a verse can be significantly enhanced if one understands this background information. Again, study helps are available in many Bibles, computer programs, and online resources. Look in Commentaries: check with respected commentators for their observations, interpretations, and applications of the passage you are studying. See if you have come up with something that no one else has ever seen in a passage. If you have developed an interpretation that no one else has ever seen, then most likely it is most. In fact, it is the arrogance of completely new Bible interpretation that is the beginning of almost every cult. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do I Apply What does God want me to… _______? How do I get started today? Why do I need this truth _______? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible Study: Know Applications Satan will try to tempt me to __________ for myself before God provides. Satan will try to tempt me to use my own power and energy to provide for myself outside of what God has directed me to do. Quoting Scripture is the best way to stop a Satanic temptation. I can not have a fully-orbed life without memorizing, meditating, and studying God’s word. The words of the Bible produce fully-orbed ________ of life in those who live them out. In the same way that I take food in I must take in the Words of God and do them. Otherwise I will think thoughts or have ideas that come from the enemy of my soul. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible Study: Feel Applications God has provided and will provide all I need for physical life and a fully-orbed life I do not need to give into the devil or fear his approach for my God has given me ________: Scripture. Satan wants to make me feel that God will ________, that I must impulsively provide for myself because God won’t come through. If God has not provided for something that you think you need, then you don’t need it or you are out of the will of God and He will not provide it for you when you remain where you are. God always provides. I need to “feel” the power and treasure that is in the Word of God. It is energy for Life Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible Study: Do Applications I need to memorize Scripture: one a day or one a week. If I don’t, I will rob myself of a better quality of existence. I need to ___________ Scripture everyday. I need to meditate on Scripture through my day. I need to quote Scripture when I am being tempted to do what I know is wrong. I need to do a new action that is based on Scripture every day so I can live the full-orbed life. ___________ I eat physical food, I also need to take in the Scriptures or I will not enjoy life to the fullest I need to study the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy because Jesus quotes from it in rebuffing each of Satan’s attacks. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible Study: Application: Why do I need this truth today? Will I _______ a strong temptation from Satan today? Does God want me to prepare? Am I already facing a temptation of the Devil and I don’t realize it but think instead that what I am doing is my idea or a righteous course of action? Have I been _______ the Scriptures and am weak in my soul? Will I be given an opportunity today to live a more fully-orbed life, but only if I know enough Scripture to take advantage of the opportunity in a righteous way? Is God going to speak to my soul in a powerful way today and therefore I need to be ready to listen and obey? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is the Key to Hearing from God ___________ to Scripture Expectancy Readiness for _________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Spend at least a ______ hour studying Scripture _____ day this week Copyright © Gil Stieglitz Read the Bible at least ____ min every _____ if God reminds you
Each day study one of these passages using the Bible Study methods God Spouse Family Self Work Money Church Phil 3:14-16 Eph 5: Tim 3:4,5 Eph 4:30-32 Col 3:22-24 Matt 6:19-24 Heb 10:22-25 John 17:1-5 1 Pet 3:7 Eph 6:1-3 Matt 5:21-26 Pro 21:5,6 Pro 27: Cor 12:12-17 Matt 6:1-4 Gen 2:18-25 Psa 127:1-5 Pro 6: Cor 15:58 1 Tim 6:7-10 Matt 16:18,19 Rev 2:2-5 Matt 22:23-30 Matt 10: Pet 4: Thess 3:7-11 Rom 13:5-8 1 Cor 5:9-13 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Interaction: Prayer Interaction: Prayer Luke 18:1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart Luke 18:1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart James 4:2,3 You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. James 4:2,3 You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is Prayer? _____________ with God All of the Spiritual Disciplines are forms of prayer Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How should I Pray? In ____ Jam 1:6 H_______ Jam 4:7 E________ Heb 11:6 S___________ Jam 4:7 A_____________ Jam 4:8 A________ in Christ John 15:7 Full of __________ John 15:7; 1 John 5:14,15 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
No other gods-No idols-No cursing-Remember the Sabbath-Honor Father & Mother-No murder-No adultery-No stealing-No lying-No coveting Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How to insure The best prayer life? Use a Prayer _______ It deepens and broadens prayer past your narrow focus Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are Classic Prayer Guides _________ Prayer __ Commandments B___________ ________ of the Spirit A_________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Alphabetic Prayer for 1 hour 1. A__________ (Psa ) 2. B__________ (Dan 9:1-4) 3. C__________ (1 John 1:9) 4. D__________/ Descriptive (Jer 15:18; Psalms) 5. E__________-- Bless me (1 Chr 4:10) 6. F__________ (Heb 4:14-16) 7. G__________ (Eph 6:10-18) 8. H__________ (Psa 5:1-3) 9. I___________ (Col 1:9-12) 10. J__________ (thanksgiving) (Phil 4:4-7) 11. King/A__________ (1 Tim 2:1,2) 12. L__________ (Psa 46:10; 62:5) Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Matt 6:9-13; Luke 6:2-4 Our Father who art in heaven 1a. Hallowed be Thy name 2. Thy kingdom come 3. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven 4. Give us this day our daily bread 5. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us 6. And do not lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one 1b. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever Amen Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
No Other God’s before Me Tell God you will put Him first, Pray about what you are tempted to put ahead of Him. Pray for those who are valuing the wrong things No Idols Pray that God will show you how large and unlimited He is. Pray that God will show you any idols that you have put before Him. Pray that you will be discerning about false religion and mixing Christianity with false religion. No Lord’s name in Vain Pray that God makes you extra sensitive to speaking what is right, honorable and true, Speak all the good of God and others you can Remember the Sabbath Day Pray for your work that you will be effective. Pray that you will work hard. Pray that you will complete it 6 days with no need to spill over to a 7 th day. Pray turning over each day to God for His will. Pray for your time at church that it will be rich. Pray that your quiet time every day will be deeply intimate with God. Draw near to God for an extended period once a week, Give everyday to Jesus to empower you Honor your Father and your Mother Pray for your authorities in every righteous way, Pray for your parents, Pray for your elders, Pray for local, regional, state and federal people; Pray for police and military: Pray for Judges and Social Workers; Pray for Teachers; Pray for heads of Institutions in culture No Murder Pray that people remain flexible instead of belligerent; Pray for love go abound; Pray that people will see common ground with others; Pray that women, children and the innocent would be protected; Pray that racial, gender, age discrimination will cease. No adultery Pray that your marriage will be stronger, Pray for insight into what you should do to make it stronger, Pray that marriage will be strengthened; Pray that pornography is severely limited; Pray that adulters will be exposed and stopped. Pray that society will fight against casual sex. No Stealing Pray that people will work hard; Pray that people will be generous; Pray that significant deterrence is set up to stop people from stealing. Pray that you will resist temptation. No False Witness against Neighbors Pray that you will tell the truth even if it is not convenient; Pray that you will be able to know when people are lying; Pray that society will take seriously the need to tell the truth. No coveting your Neighbor’s stuff Pray that you will not fantasize about that which is immoral; Pray that you will be grateful; Pray that people will be content; Pray that people will be ambitious to develop righteousness Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Increasing your prayer life Use a prayer ________ to ____ and listen to God For one _______… Use the _________ times to pray… Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Togetherness: ________ and ____________ Togetherness: ________ and ____________ Psa 145:1 I will extol Thee, my God, O King; And I will bless Thy name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless Thee, And I will praise Thy name forever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; Psa 145:1 I will extol Thee, my God, O King; And I will bless Thy name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless Thee, And I will praise Thy name forever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor... contributing to the needs of the saints, Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor... contributing to the needs of the saints, Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Worship Psalm 29:2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Worship our Great and Awesome God Give Him Praise, Adoration, Thanksgiving, Blessing Do not ______ God for anything The Time will move through ___ phases Focus on God: Mental focus on our great God Contact by God: A sense of His presence if you become aware of a sin; confess quietly Hearing from God: A call to knowledge, action, feeling Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
1. His Essence: Infinite: Self-Existent: Spirit: 2. His Attributes: Omniscience; Omnipresence; Omnipotent; Immutability; Righteous; Goodness; Truth; Sovereign; 3. His Nature: Father; Son; Holy Spirit: 4. His Names: Elohim; El Shaddai; El Roi; Qanna El; Ancient of days; YHWH-Jireh: YHWH- Rapha; YHWH-Raah: Father; Daddy; Alpha and Omega: SALVATION God's foreknowledge; Election; Creation of the world Restraining ministry of H.S. Ministry of conviction God's call; Conversion Justification; Regeneration Union with Christ; Adoption Spirit baptism; Indwelling H.S. Sealing of H.S; Sanctification Filling ministry of H.S. Spiritual gifts; Perseverance Glorification Redemption of the body Marriage supper of the lamb New heavens and new earth Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Gratefulness and Thankfulness What has God done for you in these areas that you can thank Him for: God Self Marriage Family Church Work Money Society Friends Truth Thank God for the following truths and what you know about these areas Bible God Jesus Holy Spirit Salvation Church Mankind/Angels Heaven/Hell 2 nd Coming Creation Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Why is Worship so important ____ is worship God _________ it God ____ worshippers It is deeply ___________ ______ will be worship/service It _____ the direct presence of God Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is Worship? ________ worth, _____, praise, glory to the Lord Loving God: _______ & _________ Him What are the two kinds of True Biblical Worship? ________ Worship: Rev 4:9-11; Rev 5:13 Adding worth or value to God through praising, thanking, adoring God with your words, actions, and attitudes. ________ Worship: Rom 12:2; Rev 22:3-5; Col 3:23 Adding value to God through the way you live by presenting all of life as a blessing, glory, and praise to God. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are the three phases involved in direct worship? Hebrews 10:22-24 Isaiah 6:1-13; Revelation 4,5 1) __________ on God; 2) __________ with God; a) b) c) d) 3) __________ from God Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
1. Focus on the Lord: Psa 62:1-2; 63:1; Jer 29:13 Ways to _______ in on the Lord… Going to ______; Praising God for who He is or what He has done; Being _____; Listening to Spiritual _______; Inclining your ear; Praying; Singing; Kneeling; Standing with arms ____; _______ on ground; Silence Psa 62:1-5; Fasting; Calling out to the Lord your needs, fears, present situation; pledges of _________, Psa 26:6, Jonah 2:9; Confession Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Distractions to focusing on the Lord _______ thoughts; Bills; Arguments; Possessions; Relationships _______; ______ pressure, over-involved schedule, ______, Physical problems or preoccupation; Urges from the _______; Unconquered _______ or sins; Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
2. Contact with God a. A Sense of God's presence: Isa 6:1; Heb 10:19-22; Rev 4,5 Being ______ present enraptured with the Lord. Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity in worship In this phase one has a clear sense of God. One might find a particular ________ of God's presence in this time of worship. This is where you experience _______ with God: 1 John 1:3; Matt 17:2 Luke 9:29; 2 Chr 5:13b- 14 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Distractions to Contact with God: 1. _________ to live life God's way: Psa The wrong or a deceptive ______ Matt 4:9,10; Gal 3:1,2; Col 2:18, Luke 9:35 3. Some people have found one attribute of God and want to only _________ God through that attribute. 4. Knowing so _______about God, that He is really unable to reveal Himself. 5. Becoming ______ of the presence of God and praying frivolous things. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
b. Confession: Isa 6:4; Heb 10:23; 1 John 1:9; Psa 15 Awareness of ____ and your own unworthiness: Isa 6:1 Awareness of the Holiness of God: the ________ of God: Isa 6:1-5 Realizing there is some area of areas which are _________ to the Lord or an area over which He does not have complete control. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Distractions to Confession: 1. A danger at this point is to become, “____" centered. Isa 6: Some people are blocked because they will not go through this process of having the Lord _______ through their lives 3. Having a ______ party 4. Not wanting to ______ with sin. 5. Dealing in Self ___________, Col 2:18 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
c. Full Surrender of your Person to the Holy Spirit: Isa 6:8 The releasing of your ______ person to the Control of the Holy Spirit The ability to _____ the presence of the Lord to prompt what would be appropriate. Doing the _______ of worship Psa 95; Affirming "I want to be __________“; You can't _______ God in… Let Him be God Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Ways of releasing of your whole person: Spirit, Soul, or Body Standing; Shouting; Running; Luke 1:46-49a Mary, 1 Sam 2:1 Hannah, 1 Chr 6:12-18; Often accompanied by _____ or Good feelings; Giving Money; Spreading Hands; laying out flat; ______; Whispering; Writing; Singing; Drawing; Distractions to full surrender: 1. Centering on Good ______ 2. Centering on _________ Rev 4:5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
d. Adoration; Praises and Thanksgiving to the King After having worked through the Confession and the appropriate posture you can focus in again on the Lord. Your direct praise and adoration of the Lord is purer at this point and often filled with more emotion and sincerity. Ways to focus on the Lord again: Singing; Shouting; Praying; Luke 1:49b-55 Mary, 1 Sam 2:2-10 Hannah Distractions to adoration & praise: 1. Worship of ________ Prov 22:4; Col 2:18 2. Worship of other ________ Matt 17:4 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
3. Hearing from the Lord Isa 6:8-13; Heb 10:24,25 This is when the Word of God becomes alive. God speaks from His word directly to your ____. And you know what you should do. At this juncture the Lord is wanting a commitment just like with Isaiah that you will commit the next week to do the thing that He has told you to do. Ways to hear from the Lord: Someone reading the Scripture; Someone _________; Reading the Scripture to yourself; The Holy Spirit brings back to your remembrance a Scripture that you had read or memorized before. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Distractions to hearing the Lord: Being in a _______ and not _______ on what the Lord is saying Not even ________ to what the Lord is wanting you to do... Thinking that worship is a ________ session Not ________ what God has clearly asked. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
The Father seeks worshippers who will worship Him In Spirit and Truth. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What does it mean to worship in spirit? John 4:23; Phil 3:3; Rev 1:10 to add value and worth to God with the _______ part of your being. to add value and worth to God through total focus on God's __________ or _______ with God in the innermost part of your being. to add value and worth to God by being totally ________ and ____________. to add value and worth to God in ____________ to the Spirit of God. to add value and worth to God through ________ by the Spirit of God. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What does it mean to worship in Truth? John 4:22 to add value and worth to God by _____________ Him properly to add value and worth to God by understanding His ________ properly to add value and worth to God by ____________ righteously to add value and worth to God by speaking of Him ___________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Every______ WORSHIP GOD Focus; Contact; Listen; Every _______ WORSHIP GOD with a ________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Repetition: Memorization, Meditation, Repetition: Memorization, Meditation, Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Psa 1:1-3 How blessed is the man who does not...but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night day and night… Psa 1:1-3 How blessed is the man who does not...but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night day and night… Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
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What is the Value of Memorizing Scripture The Bible can not be taken ________ from you It is in you for maximum ______ You can use it as a ______ for decisions And for response It is the __________ of the Holy Spirit. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do you memorize? _____ out the passage ____ a passage out-loud 10X slowly Stress different _____ while you read The 5 th time… say parts ______ looking Repeat the verse out-loud ___ more times Repeat the verse out-loud ___ X during the day. Maybe Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Becoming A _______ Life Director thru Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
James 1:19 Ephesians 5:25 Proverbs 18:1 Rom 12:1,2 Phil 4:6-8 Romans 6:1-12 Colossians 3: John 1:5-2:2 Exodus 20:3-17 Proverbs 15:1-4 Eph 1:18-21 Eph 3:14-21 Matt 5:3-12 Gal 5:22,23 Anger, Gossip, Pride Marriage Improvement Divorce, Big Decisions Temptation, Loving God Worry, Movie guide, Thought life Temptation, Christ’s power Positive Qualities, What to do each day Getting rid of sin, forgiveness 10 Commandments, Right and Wrong Calming anger, speaking well Christian Power and prestige Love, strengthened with power How to be like Christ, How to act What the God will prompt you to do Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Bible: John 17:17; 2 Tim 3:16 God: Psa 90:2; Isa 40:18; Isa 44:6b; 45:21,22 Christ: John 1:29; Phil 2:5-11; John 1:1-3,14 Holy Spirit: Acts 5:3,4; Acts 1:8; John 14:16; 1 John 2:27 Salvation: Rom 1:18; 2 Cor 5:17,21; John 6:29; Rom 10:9,10 Man: Jer 17:9; 1 Thess 5:23; Heb 2:6-8 Church: Matt 16:17; Col 1:18; Gal 6:1-10 Angels: Heb 1:14; 13:2 Heaven, Hell, & The Resurrection: Rev 22:1-3; John 14:3; Luke 16: 23; Rev 20:15; Rom 8:11 Christ’s Return: Phil 3:20,21; 1 Thess 4:13-18 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Sections of the Scripture About God: Philippians 3:14-16; John 17:1-5; Matthew 6:1-4; Revelation 2:2-5 Sections of the Scripture About Personal Development: Ephesians 4:30-32; Matthew 5:21-26; Proverbs 6:16-19; 1 Peter 4:7-11 Ephesians 4:30-32; Matthew 5:21-26; Proverbs 6:16-19; 1 Peter 4:7-11 Sections of the Scripture About Marriage: Ephesians 5:22-30; 1 Peter 3:7; Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 22:22-30 Sections of the Scripture About Family: 1 Timothy 3:4,5; Ephesians 6:1-3; Psalm 127:1-5; Matthew 10:34-39 Sections of the Scripture About Work: Colossians 3:22-24; Proverbs 21:5,6; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-11 Sections of the Scripture About Church: Hebrews 10:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:12-17; Matthew 16:18,19; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 Sections of the Scripture About Money and Finances: Matthew 6:19-24; Proverbs 27:23-27; 1 Timothy 6:7-10; Romans 13:5-8 Sections of the Scripture About Society: Exodus 20:3-17; 1 Tim 1:8-11; 1 Tim 2:1-7 Sections of the Scripture About Friends: Proverbs 11:13; 17:9; 17:17; 18:24; 22:24-27; 27:6 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
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OF MEDIATION ______________ CONFESSIONALIZE ______________ DIAGRAM PRAY ___________ RECORDING SING TRANSLATE Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How important is Biblical Meditation? Causes Good Success Joshua 1:8 Protects from __________ Psa 119:9,11 Insures God will abundantly ________ Psa 1:1-3 Brings the _______ of God Col 3:15,16 Brings wisdom and insight ______ teachers Psa 119:99 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do you Meditate Biblically? Memorize or Study or Familiarize yourself with a passage of Scripture Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do you Meditate Biblically? Press the Scripture through your ____ (mind, will, emotions) and body by ___________: write, speak, pray, sing, draw, etc Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How do you Meditate Biblically? Run the Scripture thru your mind, will, emotions and body during the rest of the day by ________ or ________ it to yourself or by applying other techniques Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
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Write or speak your ______, your sins, your temptations, your circumstances, your problems, your situations, your concerns, etc. into the passage. Rom 6:1-23; Rom 8:1-17; Jam 1:2-5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
In Prayer (referring to the specific Scripture) _____ with every truth Give thanks for what is good and right in your life Agree with God on what still needs work Agree with God on how you have violated the passage Beatitudes; Phil 2:1-10; Gal 5:16-21; Ladder of Virtue Beatitudes; Phil 2:1-10; Gal 5:16-21; Ladder of Virtue Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Picture the Biblical Scene Sights, sounds, smells, touch, taste. Picture yourself in the Biblical Scene 5 senses and Asking, Interacting, Reacting Picture yourself _______ the Biblical Truth Actions, Reactions, Words, Thoughts, Attitudes, Motives Record these mental images in some way during or after Christ on the Cross, Christ at the Ascension, 1 Thess 4:3-5; 1 Tim 6:6,17-18; Eph 5:25,28; Titus 2:4,5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Draw, Diagram, ______ the action or truth in the verse Suggest an analogy, metaphor or simile for the truth or truths in a particular passage The 10 Commandments; The Fruit of the Spirit Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
No other gods-No idols-No cursing-Remember the Sabbath-Honor Father & Mother-No murder-No adultery-No stealing-No lying-No coveting Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
No other gods-No idols-No cursing-Remember the Sabbath-Honor Father & Mother-No murder-No adultery-No stealing-No lying-No coveting Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
______ for everything possible in the passage Eph 1:3-18 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
As you are going over a passage of Scripture God will show you _________ between truths; ways to apply a truth; solutions for specific problems; evidence for a doctrine Record these in some way Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Self Marriage Family Work God Church Money SocietyFriends The Whole Christian Life can be divided into 9 Relational Gardens Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Start singing Scripture whatever tune Do not change Scripture Write & sing a song that goes with Scripture Do not change Scripture ___________ Scripture into an appropriate tune Stay as close to Scripture as possible Sing about a truth in a Scripture Be Biblical and pour out your heart Write & sing a song about a truth in Scripture Psa 1:1-3; Eph 1:2-8 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
After studying a passage Write your own ________ bible with definitions woven into the text and expanded historical and grammatical references It still must be readable and Biblically accurate Many times this can be combined with personalization for a powerful but very personal passage of Scripture Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Classic Passages for Biblical Meditation Beatitudes Ladder of Virtue Ten Commandments Lord’s Prayer Apostles Creed Stories and Teaching of Jesus Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Other Passages Common for Biblical Meditation John 1:1-5 ____ 1:3-12; 3:5-17 Eph 1; 3:13-21; 4:25-5:4 Phil 2:1-10; 4: John 1:5-10; 2:1-11 Rom 6:1-23; 8:1-17;18-39 Any passage of Scripture Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps I will spend __________ time pressing the Scripture thru my soul and body… I will redeem at least 1 ______ time per day with Biblical Meditation Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Togetherness: Fellowship Togetherness: Fellowship Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor... contributing to the needs of the saints, Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor... contributing to the needs of the saints, Heb 10:24,25 And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging on another; all the more, as you see the day drawing near. Heb 10:24,25 And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging on another; all the more, as you see the day drawing near. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Some people will not _______ except in the presence of a ________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Care Barrier The Keys to Fellowship _____________Questions Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Penetrating Questions Soul & Spirit The Question The question must push past surface topics and routine life And expose the person’s soul or spirit to the group. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Overview of the Soul and Spirit Soul Mind Will E________ Spirit C________ Personality Connection to God C_________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Care Barrier The Keys to Fellowship Active___________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How to be an Active Listener Eye Contact Body _________ _________ Encourages _________ Following ____________, Mirroring, ______________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Care Barrier The Keys to Fellowship ____________ Individual & Group Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
There are only 3 ways to develop a relationship _____ with Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Care Barrier The Keys to Fellowship The ____ Component Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Embracing the God Component Relating everything to a Christian Worldview or Intimacy with God Active Christian World View God; Jesus; Holy Spirit Bible Man; Sin; Salvation Heaven, Hell, Judgment Day Angels Return of Christ 10 Commandments Creation Fall Active Spiritual Disciplines C onfession: Personal; Group H oly Spirit: Guidance; Wisdom R epetition: Memorize; Meditation I nteraction: Bible Study; Prayer S ervice: Daily; Church; Community T ogetherness: Worship; Fellowship I dentification: Baptism, Communion; Witnessing A bstinence: Food; Solitude; Silence; Sleep N eeds: Love; Giving Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Why do we need Fellowship? God commands it Heb 10:25 To ________ us Heb 12:12,13 To stretch us to love John 13:34,35 For multiplied ______ Ecc 4:9 Because we aren’t ____________ 1 Cor 12:12-21 To impact others and spread the gospel Phil 4:9, 1 Tim 2:2 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
4 Types of Fellowship we need Deep interaction with those who are ____ ______ Phil 4:9; 2 Thess 3:7 Deep interaction with ______ 1 John 2: Deep interaction with those who are at your spiritual ______ Phil 2:25; 2 Tim 2:22 Deep interaction with those who you are _________ of spiritually 2 Tim 2:2, Matt 28:8-20 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps I will ___ a real fellowship group I will balance my life with 4 kinds of fellowship: M______, L________, C________, G_______ I will _____ my groups toward real fellowship: Penetrating questions; Active Listening; Assignments; God component Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
John 13:34,35 developing a deep God-centered bond with others Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Divide yourselves up into groups of 3 or 4 Get everybody involved Give everybody the chance to answer Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Group Questions What are 3 things I can pray for you about? When was the last time you cried? When was the last time you belly laughed? When was the last time you were righteously angry? If you could ask God anything what would it be? If you could serve the Lord in any way, How would you serve Him? Doing what, where, within what organization? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are problems discussed in these verses? Who do you know at work who is like this? Prov 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. Prov 9:7-9 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning. Prov 12:15,16 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. A fool’s vexation is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is the reward for doing right? Have you seen this happen? Prov 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. Prov 9:7 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. 8 Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning. Prov 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. 16 A fool’s vexation is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are the consequences for doing wrong? Do you know any examples? Prov 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. Prov 9:7 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. 8 Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning. Prov 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. 16 A fool’s vexation is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
If God were willing to correct only 2 things at your work which two would you ask for? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
No Other God’s before Me No Idols No Lord’s name in Vain Remember the Sabbath Day Honor your Father and your Mother No Murder No adultery No Stealing No False Witness against Neighbors No coveting your Neighbor’s stuff What have you seen this week that violates one of these? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
If God gave you 2 extra days each week to right some wrong or impact people for HIM which 2 organizations would you give that time and energy to? Why? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Finish the following phrases I am righteously angry when... I am deeply pleased when... I am hopeful when... I forgive easiest when… I feel God smile at me when... Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Service: Service: Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another Luke 22:26 But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant Luke 22:26 But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are 3 common disciplines Of Service ____: God clearly Wants you to serve others each day ______: God clearly wants you to serve Him by helping His saints ________: God clearly wants you to make a difference in your community Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is the Spiritual Discipline of Service ? It is _______ worship: Adding value to God through the ___ you live Matt 4:19 It is listening for God’s instruction to ___, _____, ________ Gal 5:13-16; Rom 8:14 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What analogies does God use to explain Disciplines of Service? A ______ Sacrifice: Rom 12:1,2 _________ people’s feet: John 13:1-12 _______ your body to Jesus: Gal 2:20; Rom 6:12,13 Practice or __________ for a real job: Rom 2:5-8; Rev 22:3,4 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Why should I listen for opportunities to serve God? Living for the Lord results in a _______ life here and now Luke 18:28-30 Your existence in eternity is _____________ by who and how you worship Luke 19:12-27 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Lack of ________: Mk 3:7 Making it _________: Col 2:23 ____________ sin/ stupidity 1 Pet 4:15 Believing that service has a _________: Pushing it to _____________________ limits: What is the danger of teaching Service? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Let ___ know you are ready every day Serve _______ per week in your church Serve 2 hours per ______ in your community Ask God… _____ do You want me to serve _____ do You want me to serve Listen to God… then ______ it!!! Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Identification : ______; _________; __________Identification : ______; _________; __________ Matt 28:19 Go therefore into all the world, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Matt 28:19 Go therefore into all the world, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit 1 Cor 11:26 … as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes 1 Cor 11:26 … as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses... Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses... Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is Baptism? To ________ means: To dip, to dye, to ______ Like a wick in wax = ______ Like a garment in a colored solution to change its color = _____ A Christian is symbolically dipped into ____ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What 3 truths are Taught in Baptism? 1. Identification with The ______ God. Matt 28: Union with Christ’s ______ and resurrection. Rom 6: Desire for _______ and forgiveness from God. 1 Peter 3:21 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What does Baptism Accomplish? 1.______ salvation God’s way Matt 28: Increases faith through _______ 3. Proclaims a desire to ____ to the old life and live for Christ Rom 6: Proclaims Christ’s ______ for our sins Rom 8: Provides a witness to the ______ of our love for Jesus. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How to prepare For Baptism? ________ any known sin Affirm Christ’s death for your _____ Complete _________ to Jesus Christ Desire to live a life of ____ for God and others _______ the Scriptural Pictures of Baptism Matt 28:18-20; Rom 6:1-4; 1 Pet 3:20-21 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps ______ to be baptized if you have not been baptized ________ your past baptism with Biblical meaning and significance Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is Communion? A __________ of the ceremony Jesus instituted on the night of His betrayal A celebration of the central event of the Christian faith: The _______ of Jesus Christ our Savior for our sins
Communion Meditation Visualize _____ being accused, beaten and crucified in your place Visualize yourself at the foot of the cross _______ with Christ as He pays for your sins Visualize the _____ in heaven of your life and sins being marked ________; paid in full; okay for heaven Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Telling all or part of your _____ story What is witnessing? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
“Now I make known to you… the ____ which I preached to you… by which also you are saved… For I delivered to you as of first importance… that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” What is the Good news of the gospel? 1 Cor 15:1-4 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
-6 ____ Awareness -5 ______________ -4 ______________ -3 Positive _________ -2 Problem __________ -1 D______/Saving ______/__________ 0 _____________/Regeneration Understand the process of Conversion Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
1. ______________ of trust 2. ______________ about Christ 3. _________ of the Holy Spirit 4. Exposed _____ for God What are the 4 Essentials for Conversion? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Make sure that you are a __________ Allow God to work in your life __________ Prepare a _________ testimony Memorize a _______ presentation Let God know you are _________ How to Prepare to be a Witness for Christ? Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
1. ________ God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life 2. ____ that you sin and deserve judgment from a Holy God 3. Understand that Jesus death on the cross is God’s ________ for sin 4. _________ receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord A Gospel Presentation Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What my life was like ______ I became a Christian (in one specific area) _______ I became a Christian (specifically) What my life was like _____ I became a Christian (in the above specific area) A Personal Testimony Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Dear Lord Jesus, I am ____ to tell people about You and the positive changes you have made in my life. If you want me to share my faith this week, arrange meetings and conversations so that other people will bring up the conversation. I ____ share my faith with them if you have them bring it up. A prayer of Readiness Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Abstinence: _______, ________, _______, ______Abstinence: _______, ________, _______, ______ Matt 6:16 “And when you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do... Matt 6:16 “And when you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do... Matt 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil Matt 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil Luke 6:12 It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12 It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is Fasting? Fasting is abstaining from _______ for __________ reasons Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are the Benefits of Fasting? Fasting can ___________ to God: Acts 13:2; Zech 7:5 Fasting can improve Personal _____________: Psa 68:10; Matt 5:4,6 Fasting can clarify Divine ___________: Acts 14:23; Dan 9:3-27; Ezra 8:21-23 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are the Benefits of Fasting? Fasting increases ______________ in Prayer: Ex 8:23; Acts 10:30 Fasting can ___________ God’s Mind: Jon 3:5,10; Jer 18:7,8; 2 Sam 12:16,22 Fasting can ________ the captives: Isa 58:5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are the Benefits of Fasting? Fasting can deliver from Spiritual Bondage: Isa 49:24,25; Matt 17:21 Fasting allows New insight into the Program of God: Dan 9:21-23 Fasting can bring the body under subjection: 1 Cor 9:27; 1 Cor 7:5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are the Benefits of Fasting? Fasting can encourage a true ________ Psa 35:13 Fasting can deepen the ____________ process: 1 Sam 31:13; 1 Chr 10:12 Fasting can avert God’s _________: Jonah 3; Joel 2:12,13 Fasting draws a person ________ to God: Luke 2:37; Ezra 8:21-23 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Who has Fasted? Every _________ Giant in the Bible & History Moses Ex 34:28 ______ 2 Sam 12:16 ; Daniel Dan 9:3 Nehemiah Neh 1:4; Esther Esther 4:16 _____ Matt 4:2; Anna Luke 2:37; Paul 2 Cor 11:27 Antioch Christians Acts 13:2 Other Christians Acts 14:27 Polycarp; Augustine; __________; Gregory; Jerome; Tertullian; Aquinas; Francis; Calvin; ______; Graham Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are The types of Fasts? The __________ Fast Matt 6:16 The __________ Fast Acts 9:9 The __________ Fast Matt 6:16-18 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are The types of Fasts? The ______________ Fast Matt 4:2; Deut 9:9,18; 1 Kings 19:8 The ______________ Fast Dan 10:3; Isa 58:6; 1 Cor 7:5 The ______ _______ Fast 1 Cor 9:14; Rom 14:13-23; 1 Cor 9:4-12 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What are The Dangers Of Fasting? For some it is ___________ unwise (Check with your doctor) It can become ___________ Col 2:20-23; Gal 4:8-11 It can be _________ or prideful Matt 6:16 It can be done for the wrong __________ Zech 7:5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps 1. Skip _____ meal next week spending the time praying instead 2. Spend ____ evening and ____ meals to pray instead of eat 3. Plan a ____ day retreat in which you will seek the Lord through fasting and… Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is the Discipline of Solitude? Abstaining from time with _______ in order to focus on the Lord Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is the Discipline of Silence? Abstaining from __________ in order to focus on the Lord and others Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
What is the Discipline of Sleep? Abstaining from _______ in order to pray and seek the Lord Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps Schedule a _______ period away from others seeking God Plan ___ _____ to not speak or speak only to ask questions of God and others Set your alarm for __ ___ in order to spend an hour with God in the middle of the night Gather a _____ and spend a whole ______ in prayer activities Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Needs: Love, GivingNeeds: Love, Giving 1 Thess 4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren, ou have no need for anyone to write to you, for you are taught by God to love one another… But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more… 1 Thess 4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren, ou have no need for anyone to write to you, for you are taught by God to love one another… But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more… 2 Cor 9:7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Needs: Love,Needs: Love, 1 Thess 4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you are taught by God to love one another… But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more… Mk 12:30-31: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ “The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Love is... Meeting _______ ___________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Love is Meeting Needs 1 John 3:16 Eph _________ 1 Cor 13:4-8 Rom 5:8 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Love is Pursuing John 4:23 1 Cor _____ John 3:16 Heb 11: 6 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Love is Pleasing 1 Thess 4:1-4 1 Cor _________ Heb 11: 6 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Love has a priority order When choices have to be made ____ ________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
List 3 ways You might love each the relationships God Self Marriage Family Work Friends Christians Society Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
How should Love grow? Phil 1:9 Real ____________: All ______________: Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Spiritual Workouts Renting your Body to Jesus Dear Lord Jesus, I am renting my body to you to meet the needs of ______ and to pursue them and to please them. You know that I have great difficulty loving them, but I know that you love them. I am renting my body to you to express your righteous love to them. When I am near this person I will ask how you want to love them and then I will let you use My hands, feet, mouth, ears and eyes to love them in those ways. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Spiritual Workouts Repeating Biblical words Of Love 2 Cor 5:14 1 Cor 13:1-3 1 Cor _______ Mark 12: Thess 4:9 1 John 4:12 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
3 Aspects Of a Balanced Financial Life Righteously Pursue 1. ______________ 2. ______________ 3. ______________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
3 Periods of Giving From Adam to Moses Giving of a tithe or ______ of your ________ to honor God Gen 14; Gen 28:18-22 From Moses to Christ Tithing for _____ work and the Nation of ______ 10% plus other taxes and tithes for the nation Lev 27:30; Num 18:26; Deut 12:17; 14:22 From Christ to the present and beyond ________ giving to honor God and share His Love Matt 23:23; Matt 6:2-4; 1 Cor 16:1-2; 2 Cor 8-9 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
2 Biblical Kinds of Giving Tithing Giving ____ of your increase To your community of faith to Accomplish __________ (Worship Discipleship Evangelism Fellowship Compassion) Offerings Giving ______ and above the tithe To those in _____, special _______, or charitable _____________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
Action Steps _________ Tithing Start ___________ Give an ________ Copyright © Gil Stieglitz
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© 2006 Brett Peterson Rapture Overview. © 2006 Brett Peterson A few considerations… - 2Pe 1:20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture.
End Time Living End Time Living. End-time refers to the last days/period of time/history on earth before the 2 nd Coming of Christ End-time refers to.
EVANGELISM Alvin L. Reid. Foundation: Evangelism Handbook.
Welcome to the Worship Sevices You just made a splash – how will it ripple out to others Welcome to the Worship Sevices You just made a splash – how will.
Yr 9 RE Moral Decisions, Justice and Peace Mater Dei Catholic College 2013.
MEN OF INTEGRITY IN MASCULINITY MARRIAGE MORALITY MONEY MINISTRY MESSAGE.
The Cross Applied 1Co 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1Co.
Cults Week 2 June 26, 2005 Week 2 June 26, 2005 Mark Edward Sohmer Fellowship Bible Church Summer 2005 Mark Edward Sohmer
2 Corinthians Lesson 10 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! 2 Cor. 13:5.
Putting Faith into Action. Luke 17: Increase Our Faith 5 The apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith! 6 And the Lord said, If you had faith like.
Acts 19:1… And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples…
By Pam Cohea From Gods Word to His Daughters. Time Belongs to God – Not Me. Ecc 3: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity.
Good News Seminar The Bible Contains Good News for Modern Filipinos Bob Marshall & Dick Ady.
Why Did We Leave And Why Are We Here? Are we dividers or uniters when it comes to following the Word of God?
1 Mt. Prospect Baptist Church New Member Orientation.
Divine Authority Lesson 2 Unacceptable Sources of Authority.
1 The Church In The New Testament Lesson Ten Introduction Introduction If You Stopped Several People On The Street And Asked Them To Describe A Church,
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