Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder

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We suggest you take the time to write out your answers to the questions and compare them to the scriptures given. Please feel free to write us with any comments or suggestions, including questions about the course or this lesson.

• Is it possible to worship God the Father and Jesus Christ in vain? (Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 15:7-9). * Do the Scriptures describe Christianity as a way of life? (Acts 9:1-2; Acts 18:26; Acts 19:9; Acts 19:23; Acts 22:4; Acts 24:14, Acts 24:22).

• Does following God's way require doing God's will? (Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 7:21-23).

• What are some foundational principles that make God's way different from this world's selfish way? (Philippians 2:3-5; Matthew 6:33; Luke 10:25-28; 1 John 5:3).

• How does the Bible teach us to treat God and our fellowman? (Matthew 22:37-39; Colossians 3:18-22).

• How should we practice two-way communication with God? (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; 1 John 5:14; Proverbs 15:29; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Acts 17:11; Romans 10:14).

• What day of the week do those who follow God's way observe to show honor to their Creator and learn more from Him? (Exodus 20:8-11; Hebrews 10:24-25).

• What is living faith? (James 1:22-25; James 2:19-20).

• How should Christians view their trials? (1 Peter 4:12-14; James 1:2-4).

• How should Christians show love to neighbors and even enemies? (James 1:27; Acts 20:35; Matthew 5:43-45; Romans 13:9).

• What example of Christian responsibility does God expect us to set, and how will that example affect those around us? (Ephesians 5:3-5; Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Peter 3:15-16).

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