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:

A New Creation

By Scarlett Stough

 

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Choose Life


I. Eternal Life

1. Genesis 2:7; 3:17; 3:15; Romans 5:12-6:1 How did life begin according to the Bible? How did death enter God’s perfect creation? How is God restoring the goodness of his creation?

2. Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Matthew 7:13-14 The choice we make between life and death is compared to choosing a road to walk. One road leads to destruction; the other to life. Think about specific choices you have made. If you are on a path that is leading you further from the goodness of life, what can you do to change your direction?

3. John 1:1-18; 3:16-18; 10:7-10; 14:6-7 Jesus said that he is the source of life. How do we begin to receive life from him? How would you describe a “full life” or an “abundant life” as the KJV translates this same verse (John 10:10b)?

4. John 5:39-40; John 15:1-8; I Peter 1:3-9 Christians encourage one another to study the Bible and we should (II Timothy 3:14-17.) Yet the Scriptures can not give us life. Besides believing that Jesus is the Son of God and the One who saved us from the penalty of our sins--death, how do we daily look to Jesus for life?

 

II. A New Life

1. Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17; 3:1-7, 14-19 How did Adam and Eve’s choice affect the goodness of the world God gave them as a home? [The entire book of Genesis records the results of their choice upon their descendants.]

2. Romans 5:6-6:23 This passage contrasts life and death. Create two columns. In one column list what you learn about life; in the other column list what you learn about death.

3. I John 3:14-15 How does love lead to life while hate leads to death?

4. Luke 5:36-39; Acts 5:20; I Corinthians 5:6-8; Romans 6:4 Why do you think people need a “new birth” in order to live a “new life?”

5. John 17:1-3; II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:20-24; Colossians 3:1-10 What is Jesus’ definition of eternal life? How is this faith changing your life now?

6. John 14:5-6; Hebrews 10:19-23; Acts 18:24-26 Why do you think The Way was used to describe those who believed in Jesus? In what ways could your life be described as “living the Way?” How would you describe The Way to someone else?


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