TEXT: Review Quarter Texts
As we look at the three words which express the theme for this quarter—pardoned, prepared, and powerful—we find a spiritual goal set before each of us. God’s part and our part in each of these words are closely intertwined. When we come to God in a spirit of consecration and surrender, He pardons our sins, prepares us for service by giving us the deeper spiritual experiences, and makes us powerful witnesses to the world. As we review the lessons we have studied this past quarter, let us not fail to give honor to God who has provided so much for us.
- How do the consequences of Adam’s disobedience extend to all mankind? See Romans 5:12. Given that knowledge, what is our hope? See 1 Corinthians 15:22
- What does the word redemption mean, as used in the Biblical sense?
- What is the difference between conviction and repentance, and why are both necessary?
- Salvation is a gift, and our redemption was purchased on Calvary by the Blood of Jesus. Still, action must be taken to receive this experience. Read Ephesians 2:8, 2 Corinthians 7:10, and 1 John 1:9, and then describe this action.
- Is the great work of sanctification immaterial? Is it left to the individual Christian as to whether he should seek for this second definite work of grace? Why or why not? See Genesis 17:1, Leviticus 11:44, and 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
- In reference to Acts 1:8, what does the Holy Ghost bring into our lives? Why is it important to put this into action?
- Jesus’ command, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15) was basically limited to personal witnessing. Preaching to large groups was also a possibility, as the Apostle Peter did on the Day of Pentecost. What are some of the means of communication used effectively in spreading the Gospel today? How can each individual help in this endeavor?
- The Gospel in the early time of the Apostles had been preached only to the Jews, Samaritans who observed the Law of Moses, and converts to Judaism (known as proselytes), excluding the Gentiles. Peter, in preaching at Cornelius’ home, stated, “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). What was the significance of this statement? What happened as Peter was preaching?
- We have often heard the quote, “Keep on keeping on.” Several Scriptures encourage us to do this in order to have complete victory. List some of the ways Satan would try to hinder our walk with the Lord. In addition, list some of the ways we can fight the enemy’s attack. See James 4:7, 1 Peter 1:13, Isaiah 26:3, James 1:12, and Galatians 6:9.