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.  

Bible Study Guide:

What It Means To Know Me

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Whoever Loses His Life.

1. Luke 9:18-21. When Jesus walked the earth, who did people think he was? Who was he really?

2. Luke 9:22; Mark 8:31-33. When Jesus warned his disciples about his coming death, how did they react? What did Jesus say their minds were on?

3. Luke 9:23-25; Mark 8:34-38; Romans 8:9-15. What did Jesus say they must do to save their lives? How can "losing one’s life" result in "gaining life"?

4. Philippians 3:7-11. How did Paul rate the life he lost to the life he gained? How did he describe the life he gained? How did he gain this new life?

5. Jeremiah 22:13-17. What will a person who knows God be doing? What will she not be doing?

6. Matthew 7:21-27. Why would Jesus refuse to recognize someone who appears to believe in him and be doing good works in his name?

7. Do you think there is a connection between knowing who Christ is and losing one's life to gain life? Explain your answer. Why do you think God connects "knowing" him to how we treat others? How can treating others well involve denying one's self?

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