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LEVEL ONE STUDIES LESSON B1 – THE OBEDIENT CHRISTIAN

GROWING IN CHRIST

If you have memorized verses in a earlier series of studies, review these with a another person quoting them confidently and correctly from memory. MEMORY VERSE John 14 : 21 The Obedient Christian He who h ! "# $o"" n%"en&! n% 'ee(! &he") he *& *! who +o,e! "e- n% he who +o,e! "e w*++ .e +o,e% .# "# / &he0) n% I w*++ +o,e h*" n% " n*1e!& "#!e+1 &o h*"23 John 14 : 21 From the moment you believed in Jesus Christ as your Saviour a life of obedience to od becomes possible. !he "oly Spirit has set you free from sin and death #$omans % & '( and lives in you and "e is the one who enables you to live a life that pleases od. $ecognise that the Spirit)s power enables you to obey and learn more about the obedient christian in action. THE BASIS /OR OBEDIENCE *. +hen you consider obedience to od it is necessary to remember who "e is and what "e desires for you. a. +hat do the following statements tell you about od, * John - &*. $evelations - & ** b. "ow do these facts affect your obedience to od, '. From /euteronomy *0 & *', *1, a. +hat does od require from Israel, b. +hy did od require them to 2eep these commandments, c. "ow does apply to you now, 1. +hat does * John 3 & 1 teach about od)s commandments, -. $eflect on John *- & *3, '*. +hat is the relationship between loving od and obeying "im, OBEDIENCE TO GOD "ow do you 2now what od desires for your life, !he 4ible is od)s revelation of truth. 5bedience to od)s +ord is obedience to od "imself6 3. 7salm **8 deals with the importance of od)s +ord. +hat are some ways the bible can help you live for Christ, v** v*03 v*10

* Corinthians 1 & *. . $ead the passage and answer the following questions. *0. a 2ey to effective use of these provisions is your attitude. "ow then to live !his can be illustrated in the following manner& <. . ' !imothy * & < ' 7eter * & 1 $omans *3 & ?ll things that pertain to life and godliness "is +ord 7ower. In addition to "is personal presence. /raw an arrow from the verse to the truth in it.*!*on 8. /id this person hear and do od)s +ord. /euteronomy '. od does not as2 you to live an obedient life by your own strength..” -John Jack Mitchell 4EYS TO CONSISTENT OBEDIENCE Go%5! 60o. $ead * John . & *. Just as "e provided everything for your salvation he provides everything needed for obedience to "im.9esson 4* : !he obedient Christian : page ' .&c. +hat forces were both houses e>posed to. alatians ' & '0 9esson 4* : !he obedient Christian : page 1 b. what else has od given to help you live for "im.: '<& the wise man and the foolish man. . Show where believers have sinned c. Jesus presents a clear picture of ' types of people in =atthew < & '. +hat to believe and do b. b. +ise man Foolish man +hat foundations was the house built on. +hat attitudes can you display in obeying od. says that the +ord of od is profitable for #fill in the blan2s( a. to revelation and to a Spirit filled life is obedience to the Word of God. "ow did these ' men differ. "ow to change d. love and self control Yo70 &&*&7%e! +hile od has equipped you for obedience. & *. “The key to usefulness. a. ' Corinthians . a. +hat area of your life has od)s +ord e>posed which needs to be brought into obedience to od. . . +hy are Christians able to overcome their enemy in the world. ' !imothy 1 & *. +hat was the result. %. +ho lives in every believer.

it does cause a brea2 in fellowship with "im.. +ho is never the source of temptation. From Joshua < & '0. +ho is the tempter. b. Consider * Corinthians *0 & *1 a. +hat factor contributed to his disobedience. !his is a promise to claim from the +ord of od. *. James . 2nown but unconfessed sin grieves od. =emorise this verse and use it when you are tempted.e%23 . =atthew . confession and victory. c. James * & ** c. Important areas are temptation.& *<. +hat can you learn from his mista2e. +rite a short definition of sin from the following verses. ?lthough sin does not alter od)s love for you. !rue@False b. 9esson 4* : !he obedient Christian : page d. Isaiah 31 & . ?t what point could he have prevented his sin. 8When Go% !ee"! 1 0 w #) 97e!! who "o. sin. In * John * & 8 says you should AAAAAFeel badly about your sin AAAAA!ry to do something to ma2e up for your sin AAAAA!ry to forget about it and carry on AAAAAConfess your sin to od +hy is this important.. '* e>amine ?chan)s statement about his disobedience. * John 1 & *-. /iscover the source and causes of temptation in the following verses. a.7salm -0 & % 9u2e % & *3 THE 6RACTICE O/ OBEDIENT LIVING !he obedient Christian still faces daily struggles with temptation and sin. +hat is od sure to provide when you are tempted. "ow is sin different from temptation. c. It will remind you to loo2 for the way to escape. **. a. James * & **'. *3. "ow can you practice obedience and gain victory over sin. +hat limit does od place on temptation. people sin because they often neglect the provision. +hile od offers victory and deliverance.& * : 1 b. !he temptations you face are different and perhaps more difficult than those faced by others. +hat causes you to be drawn into temptation. *1.

3. -. In what practical ways can you avoid falling into temptation. Cou are not immune from temptation and sin.*+ #o7 "7!& 7!e Go%5! (0o.e . *%. 7roverbs . +hat is the way od is showing you to avoid these beginnings. /avid prays and confesses his sin. Sh 0e w*&h !o"eone e+!e &h*! wee' one &h*n9 #o7 h . b. but it does brea2 your fellowship with "im. $eview B%. :+*.*$&o0# 9esson 4* : !he obedient Christian : page 3 '0. !he life of obedience is concerned with your own spiritual welfare because od loves you."*& &o Go% #o7 "7!& #*e+% #o70 w*++ &o Go%5! w*++ To 0e!*!& &he %e. +hat did you record as an area of your life in which you need to obey od.e +e 0n& 10o" &h*! !&7%#2 Be (0e( 0e% &o &e++ #o70 90o7( ne=& wee' w*&h who" n% wh & #o7 !h 0e%2 . Cou obey "im because of who "e is. a. od reveals his standards through "is +ord. Cour obedience to od is based on the fact that he is your Creator and you are his creation. c. 1.& *1 : *3 *8.*!*on 1o0 . you can e>perience the life of obedience. '. Sin does not cancel od)s love or your relationship with "im.*<. !he practice of wal2ing in victory can be pictured as follows& To !7. Confession of sin restores fellowship with od again.# &he S(*0*&) n% #o7 w*++ no& 90 &*1# &he %e!*0e! o1 &he !*n17+ n &70e2 G + . In 7salm 1'& 3. +rite this verse in your own words. +here do you thin2 the temptation to disobey od begins to show itself. +hat ' steps will help you wal2 in victory as indicated in James .& <. : 1< SUMMARY *. ?s you claim od)s provision for victory.