and Christian Courtesy
Before leaving His
disciples, what did Jesus say to them?
I have told you
these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But
take heart! I have overcome the world.
What were some of the
cheering words He said to them?
Do not let your
hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in
me. In my Fathers house are many rooms; if
it were not so, I would have told you, I
am going there to prepare a place for you,
I will come back and take you to be
with me that you also may be where I am.
You know the way to the place where I
am going. John 14:1-3.
In what spirit should we
serve the Lord?
Worship the Lord in gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
What is sown for the
upright in heart?
Light is shed upon the
righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Good and Bad Medicine
What effect has a merry
A cheerful heart is good
medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the
What effect do helpful,
cheerful words have upon the heart?
An anxious heart
weights a man down, but a kind word cheers him
up. Proverbs 12:25.
By what temporal blessings
does God fill mens hearts with gladness?
Yet he has left
himself without testimony: He has shown
kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops
in their seasons; her provides you with
plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.
Why and for what may every
child of God rejoice?
I delight greatly in
the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he
has clothed me with garments of salvation and
arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a
bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as
a bride adorns herself with jewels. Isaiah
Against what are
Christians warned? What fate once overtook the
children of Israel when they murmured?
And do not grumble,
as some of them did and were killed by
the destroying angel.
1 Corinthians 10:10.
Even when persecuted,
what are we told to do, and why?
in that day and leap for joy, because
great is your reward in heaven. For that is how
their fathers treated the prophets. Luke
When beaten by the Jewish
rulers for preaching Christ, what did the
The apostles left the
Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been
counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the
Name. Acts 5:41.
After receiving many
stripes, and with their feet made fast in
the stocks, what did Paul and Silas do while in
About midnight Paul
and Silas were praying and singing hymns to
God, and the other prisoners were listening
to them. Acts 16:25.
What assurance is given
that the child of God may bravely endure every
trial and hardship of life?
And we know that in all
things God works for the good of those who love
him, who have been called according to his
purpose. Romans 8:28.
How constant should our
Rejoice in the Lord always,
I will say it again: Rejoice!
What should be our
conduct one toward another?
Finally, all of you,
live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic,
love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1 Peter 3:8.
How many should we honor?
Show proper respect
to everyone: Love the brotherhood of
believers, fear God, honor the king. 1
Whom should we salute?
And if you greet
only your brothers, what are you doing more than
others? Do not even the pagans do that? Matthew
What respect should be shown
Rise up in the presence
of the aged, show respect for the elderly and
revere your God. I am the Lord. Leviticus
19:32. (See 2 Kings 2:23,24.)
Whom especially should
Honor your father
and your mother. Exodus 20:12.
How should faithful Christian
leaders be regarded?
The elders who direct
the affairs of the church well are worthy of
double honor, especially those whose work is
preaching and teaching. 1 Timothy 5:17.
What is the basis of true
Love is patient,
love is kind, It does not envy, it does not
boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps
no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4,5.
Note Genuine Christian courtesy is the
outgrowth of love, and manifests itself in
thoughtful consideration for others.
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