The Call To
What did the prophet
Isaiah predict of Christ?
In that day the Root
of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the
nations will rally to him, and his place of rest
will be glorious. Isaiah 11:10.
Note Paul renders
this, The Root of Jesse will spring up,
and who will arise to rule over the nations; the
Gentiles will hope in him. Romans 15:12.
Why does God wish us to
trust in Jesus?
In order that we, who
were the first to hope in Christ, might be for
the praise of his glory. Ephesians
Drawing Back From The Call
How does God regard one
who abandons his faith?
But my righteous one
will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I
will not be pleased with him. Hebrews
Is there danger of
believers losing hold on Christ?
Because of the
increase in wickedness, the love of
most will grow cold, but he who stands
firm to the end will be saved. Matthew
Answering The Call
What did the Ephesians do
upon hearing the gospel?
And you were also
included in Christ when you heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having
believed, you were marked with him with a seal,
the promised Holy Spirit. Ephesians
What experience followed this
trust in Jesus?
Having believed, you
were marked with him with a seal, the promised
Note To trust in
Jesus is to believe in Him, to have abiding and
unbounded confidence in Him. When such trust
exists, the Holy Spirit of promise seals us.
What is the gospel to every
one that believes?
I am not ashamed of
the gospel, because it is the power of God for
the salvation of everyone who believes. First
the Jew, then for the Gentiles.
By what does one gain the
victory over the world?
For everyone born of
God overcomes the world. This is the victory that
has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4.
What encouragement does
Jesus give us to meet cheerfully the troubles and
trails of life?
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 has this firm trust in
Jesus led many to do?
They overcame him by
the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their
testimony; they did not love their lives so
much as to shrink from death.
What did it led Moses to do?
By faith Moses,
when he had grown up, refused to be known as
the son of Pharaohs daughter. He chose to
be mistreated along with the people of God rather
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short
time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of
Christ as of greater value than the treasures of
Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his
What is promised those
who put their complete trust in Jesus?
I tell you the
truth, Jesus replied, no one
who has left home or brothers or sisters or
mother or father or children or fields for
me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred
times as much in this present age
(homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and
fields and with them persecutions) and
in the age to come, eternal life.
What is Jesus able to
To him who is
able to keep you from falling and to present you
before his glorious presence without fault and
with great joy. Jude 24.
Patience Taught and
What has the Bible to
say concerning patience?
The end of the
matter is better than its beginning, and patience
is better than pride.
Ecclesiastes 7:8. And
we urge you brothers, warn those who are idle,
encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient
with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14. By
standing firm you will gain life.Luke
What contrast is drawn
between the patient and the hasty in spirit?
A patient man has great
understanding. But a quick-tempered man displays
Who are cited as
examples of patience?
Brothers, as an
example of patience in the face of suffering, take
the prophets who spoke in the name of the
Lord. As you know, we consider blessed those who
have persevered. You have heard of Jobs
perseverance and have seen what the Lord
finally brought about. The Lord is full of
compassion and mercy. James 5:10,11.
What does the trying
of faith work?
Because you know
the testing of your faith develops
perseverance. James 1:3. Not only
so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces
perseverance; perseverance, character; and
character, hope. Romans 5:3.
What grace is to be
added to endurance, or self-control?
self-control, perseverance. 2
Why are we exhorted to
finish its work so that you may be mature and
complete, not lacking anything. James
What important test of
perfection of character is given?
We all stumble in
many ways. If any one is never at fault in what
he says, he is perfect man, able to keep his
whole body in check. James 3:2.
Winning The Race
How are we expected to
run the Christian race?
Therefore, since we
are surrounded by such a great cloud of
witnesses, let us throw off everything that
hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and
let us run with perseverance the race marked
out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the
author and perfector of our faith, who for the
joy set before him endured the cross, scorning
its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the
throne of God. Hebrews 12: 1,2.
What is said of those
As you know, we
consider blessed those who have persevered.
James 5:11. Bless is the man who
perseveres under trial, because he has stood
the test. James 1:12. But he who stands
firm to the end will be saved. Matthew
For what glorious
event are we bidden patiently to wait?
May the Lord direct
your hearts into Gods love and Christs
2 Thessalonians 3:5.
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lords
coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to
yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for
the autumn rains and spring rains. You too, be
patient and stand firm, because the Lords
coming is near. James 5: 7,8.
What will one
characteristic of the remnant church?
This calls for patient
endurance on the part of the saints who obey
Gods commandments and remain faithful to
Jesus. Revelation 14:12.
What should be the
language of every heart?
I will wait for
the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I
put my hope. Psalm 130:5.
When Christ comes,
what will His people say?
In that day they
will say, Surely this is our God; we
trusted in him, and he saved us, This is the
Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be
glad in his salvation.
What does the apostle
say is great gain?
with contentment is great gain. For we
brought nothing into the world, and we can take
nothing out of it. 1 Timothy 6:6,7.
With what are we
warned to be content?
Keep your lives
free from the love of money and be content
with what you have, because God has said,
Never will I leave you; never will I
forsake you. Hebrews 13:5.
Concerning what does
Christ tell us not to be anxious?
So do not worry,
saying, What shall we eat?
or What shall we drink? or What
shall we wear? For the pagans
run after these things, and your heavenly Father
knows that you need them. Matthew 6:
What evil befall those
who are determined to be rich?
People who want to
get rich fall into temptation and a trap and
into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge
men into ruin and destruction. For the love
of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some
people, eager for money, have wondered from the
faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:9,10.
By what illustration
did Christ teach contentment?
ravens; they do not sow or reap, they
have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.
And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to
your life? Since you cannot do this very little
thing, why do you worry about the rest? Consider
how the lilies grow. They do not labor
or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all
his splendor was dressed like one of these. If
that is how God clothes the grass of the field,
which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into
the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you
of little faith! Luke 12: 24-28.
What lesson in
contentment did Paul say he had learned?
I am not saying
this because I am in need, for I have learned
to be content whatever the circumstances.
What ancient promise
should lead to contentment?
As long as the
earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and
heat, summer and winter, day and night will never
cease. Genesis 8:22.
Upon whom should we
cast all our care?
Cast all your
anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1
Peter 5:7. [Lord Jesus]
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