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:

Set an Example in Purity

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Absolute Purity

1. I Timothy 4:12; 5:2 What, in your experience, have been the consequences of impurity, sexual immorality, in church leaders?

2. Revelation 2:14-16; 20-23 What warning does Jesus have for churches that tolerate sexual immorality among its members?

3. Read I Corinthians 5:1-13 and 6:9-11, 15-20; I Timothy 5:19-20; I Thessalonians 4:1-8; James 3:1.

Why is this sin so harmful to a person?

Why is it important to expel this sin from a congregation?

What should a congregation or its leadership do about correcting this sin?

How do we treat people who are not part of our church congregation?

Should an influential leader be treated differently than a regular member or a new member? Why?

What advice does Paul have for the person under temptation?

4. II Corinthians 2:5-11; 7:8-13; Matthew 3:8 What purpose does guilt serve? What is the evidence of repentance? How should a repentant sinner be treated?

5. James 1:13-15; Matthew 5:27-30 List the steps from temptation to sin. Where is it best to stop that progression and why? Obviously, we don’t gouge out our eyes because that is not the source of the temptation, so how do you think Jesus meant us to apply this hyperbole?

6. I Peter 3:1-4 How can women carry out our responsibility towards our brothers in Christ? Give examples of appropriate and inappropriate clothing. Also give examples of appropriate and inappropriate behavior?

7. Romans 1:24-32; 6:15-23 How does God reveal his wrath against godlessness and wickedness of men? What are we free from and what are we free to do?

8. II Corinthians 10:3-5; Matthew 4:1-11; Galatians 5:16-25; James 5:19-20; Hebrews 4:14-16 What tools and helps has God given us to resist temptation?

9. Romans 13:14; 14:4; 8:1-4 How is our complete freedom from sin and death accomplished? Once we have confessed our sin, turned from it and returned to living a pure life in God’s power, how should we feel?

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