INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE STUDY GUIDE

These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

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Bible Study Guide:

And to Perseverance, Godliness

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Train to be Godly.


Part I. The Example of Train to be Godly

1. Matthew 18:2-4; John 3:3-8; I Corinthians 3:1-2; I Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12; I Corinthians 13:11-12 Jesus and the Apostles compared new Christians to infants. What positive qualities do you see in this comparison? What do you think enables a Christian to develop past that initial infant stage of life in Christ?

2. II Peter 1:5-11; I Timothy 4:7b-10 Why is godliness one of the major characteristics we need for life in God’s kingdom now and eternally?

3. I Timothy 2:1-4 We are instructed to pray for our governments. In what ways do governments hinder godliness and holiness?

4. I Timothy 3:14-16; Titus 1:1-3 Why do you think godliness is called a mystery? How is it revealed to us?

5. I Timothy 6:3-11; II Timothy 3:1-9 What are some obstacles to genuine godliness?

 

Part II. Fix our Eyes on Jesus

1. Matthew 22:36-40 How do our thoughts and actions show love to the ones we love? How does this relate to godliness?

2. Psalm 141:8; II Corinthians 4:18; Hebrews 3:1; 12:2; John 1:1-2, 14; John 14:8-11 What does it mean to “fix our eyes on Jesus?” What does this have to do with godliness?

3. II Corinthians 10:5; I John 2:6; Colossians 2:6-15; Philippians 2:5-8; I Peter 3:15; II Peter 3:11 What steps can we take to develop godliness?

4. I Thessalonians 2:4; 4:1; Ephesians 6:6-8; Colossians 3:22-24 How will this perspective, living to please God, lead to spiritual maturity?

5. Whatever you have your heart and mind focused on is training you. What are you training to be?




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