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Born Into God’s Family

born into God's family 

Bible Text:

John 1:12

2 Corinthians 5:17

John 3:3

John 19:38-42

Romans 3:23

John 3:16-17

John 1:12

Romans 12:2

Matthew 12:33-37

Ephesians 5:3-5

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Made New

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become a new creation. We are restored by Jesus to what God had originally created us to be. Everything about our lives change, because we are transformed into the likeness of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Just like a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, we too are changed when we accepted Jesus as our Savior. God transforms a person from being a sinner who does not know God and who does wrong into a person who loves God and wants to do right. Instead of doing and living the way we what to, we live to be like Jesus. Our desire is to please Him. Instead of looking at people, things and the world through our eyes we see everything through the eyes of Jesus. Everything about us becomes new!

Born Again

Late one night one of the religious leaders named Nicodemus went to speak to Jesus. Nicodemus recognized Jesus as a teacher sent from God. As Jesus was explaining the Scriptures with him, He said something Nicodemus did not understand. Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they have been born again. Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus was talking about. How could a person be born again?”, he wondered. People today still ask that same question.

John 3:3 NKJV

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ ”

Nicodemus had never heard about “being born again.” Jesus explained to Nicodemus that you must be spiritually born again. He had a hard time fully understanding that it isn’t enough just to know God. Jesus told him that he had to begin a new life by being “born again.” Jesus continued to explain to Nicodemus who He was and what was going to happen to Him and why. Nicodemus listened very carefully to Jesus as He spoke. After the things that Jesus spoke about came true (after Jesus’ crucifixion) Nicodemus helped prepare the body of Jesus for burial.

John 19:38-42 NKJV

“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.

Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.”

Nicodemus had believed the things that Jesus told him and he was born again! Like Nicodemus we must believe in Jesus in order to be born again.

New Life In Christ

In the beginning God made everything and it was good. God would come down from heaven and walk with Adam and Eve in the evening. Man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. Everything was perfect until sin entered into the picture. Because of the sin man could no longer enjoy the intimate relationship with God. God is a holy God and sin cannot come into His presence. Sin had separated man from God and it brought spiritual death into the world.

Romans 3:23 NKJV

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

Everyone has sinned and that means that we have been separated from God and are spiritually dead. We must experience new life in Jesus if we want a relationship with God – we must be born again. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to pay our penalty for our sins. As Jesus hung on the cross, God laid on Jesus the sins of the whole world upon Him – all our sins were put on the sinless Son of God. Jesus suffered much on the cross then He died. Jesus took our punishment for our sins upon Him and the blood that He shed made a way for us to be forgiven.

John 3:16-17 NKJV

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Each one of us must be born again (to have our sins forgiven). We must experience the new birth that we receive when we admit that we have sinned and ask Jesus to forgive us. When we experience this new birth we become part of the family of God – we are born into His family.

John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

The first thing that we must do is admit that we have sinned against a holy God. Then we must be willing to turn from our sin and believe that only Jesus can forgive us of our sins. When we admit that we have sinned, believe that Jesus can forgive us of our sins and confess our sins to Him, God will forgive us and we will experience a new birth. We are not the same – we are changed by the power of God.

Transformed By The Word

God’s Word shows us how we really are and how we should be. We must allow the Word of God to transform us into the image of Christ. When we look at ourselves through the mirror of God’s Word and submit ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit, we are gloriously transformed more and more into Christ’s image.

Romans 12:2 NKJV

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Christians must not allow the world to set their standards or morals. They are to be transformed by the renewing of their minds. All Christians are called to lives of holiness. It is a commandment from God – not a suggestion. Holy living shows our true identity. After a person accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior they are no longer of this world – they belong to God. Each person will stand before God and give an account for the way that they lived. For the things that they did, didn’t do.

Fellowship With Christ

Just as fruit is produced on the branches of a healthy tree or vine, so spiritual fruit comes from the life of a believer in close daily fellowship with Jesus. If we desire to have good fruit in our lives we must remain in Christ.

Matthew 12:33-37 NKJV

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you , being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasures of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasures brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment, and by your words you will be condemned.’ ”

Ephesians 5:3-5 NKJV

“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”

The goodness of our fruit depends on how spiritually healthy and strong we are. The Holy Spirit who lives inside of the believer desires to produce good fruit in us and through us, however we must submit to Him in order for this to take place.

Memory Verse

John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

Life Application

When I receive salvation I become a child of God.

Review

1. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become a __________ ______________.

2. At salvation we are transformed into the likeness of Christ. What does that mean?

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3. “Therefore, if anyone is in ____________, he is a new creation; old things have _____________ ________ ; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

4.Late one night one of the religious leaders went to speak to Jesus. What was his name?

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5.Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they have been born again. What does born again mean?

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6. After Jesus’ crucifixion, what did Nicodemus do?

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7. In the beginning man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. What happened to change that?

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8. Sin __________________ man from God and it brings spiritual death.

9. What must we experience if we want a relationship with God?

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10. On the cross, Jesus…

* paid our ______________ for our sins.

* suffered much then He __________.

* took our ____________________ for our sins upon Him.

* shed His ______________ to make a way for us to be forgiven.

11. At salvation a person is born into ________ family

12. We must admit that we have sinned against a holy God. What does that mean?

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13. God’s __________ shows us how we really are and how we should be.

14. Christians must not allow the world to set their standards or morals. What does that mean to you personally?

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15. Are all Christians called to live a life of holiness?

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16. Each person will stand before God and give an ________________ for the way that they lived.

17. The Holy Spirit who lives inside of the believer desires to produce good fruit in them. What does “good fruit” mean?

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August 25 – Review and Reflections

August 25 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 16:1-19:29

1 Corinthians 16:1-24

Proverbs 22:1

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 16:1-17:16. Job said that his ________________ were miserable comforters.

How are we sometimes miserable comforters to people in distress?

 

 

2. Read 18:1-21. Bildad …

* told Job that he needed to gain _______________________.

* thought that Job regarded them as ______________.

* suggested that Job was ________________, and that he did not know God.

 

 

3. Read 19:1-29. Instead of comforting him, the words of Job’s friends ____________________ him.

In life sometimes our friends let us down. How do you respond during this time?

 

Even in the midst of his trials, Job knew that his _________________________  lives.

 

 

4. Read 1 Corinthians 16:1-4.What were the people to lay (set) aside?

 

 

5. Read 1 Corinthians 16:5-18.What were the instructions concerning Timothy?

 

 

The believers were to…

*  watch, stand fast in the _________, be brave, be strong.
* let all that they do be done with __________.

 

 

6. Read 1 Corinthians 16:19-24.  Aquila and Priscilla had a church in their ________________.

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 22:1. What things are better than riches?

 

What do you think people say about you – do you have a good name?

 

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August 24 – Review and Reflections

August 24 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 12:1-15:35

1 Corinthians 15:29-58

Proverbs 21:30-31

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 12:1-14:22. Who is speaking in this passage?

 

Job felt like his friends were _____________________ him. Job told his friends that he was not inferior to them.

 

 

God…

* holds the life of everything in His _____________.

* is wisdom and _____________________, He has counsel and understanding.

* numbers our ______________.

 

 

Sometimes being quiet is the greatest ___________________.

Job wanted God to show him his ____________________________ and his sin.

 

 

2. Read Job 15:1-35. Who is speaking in this passage?

 

 

This friend …

* told Job that his own _____________ condemns him.

* thought that Job was being punished for his ___________________.

 

 

3. Read 1 Corinthians 15:29-34. Evil company __________________ good habits.

 

 

4. Read 1 Corinthians 15:35-58. The body is sown…

* in corruption, it is _________________ in incorruption.

*in dishonor, it is raised in _______________.

* in __________________, it is raised in power.
* in a natural body, it is raised a ________________________ body.

 

 

Flesh and blood cannot ______________ the kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

What will happen the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet?

 

God gives us  _______________  over death through Jesus Christ.

Believers should be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the ___________ of the __________, knowing that their labor is not in vain in the Lord.

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 21:30-31. Deliverance comes from the Lord. How has God delivered you in your time of need?

 

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August 23 – Review and Reflections

August 23 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 8:1-11:20

1 Corinthians 15:1-28

Proverbs 21:28-29

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 8:1-22. Who is speaking in this passage?

 

This friend questioned if …

* Job’s ________________ had sinned against God.

* Job was actually seeking God and making _____________________ unto Him.

* Job was __________ and upright.

 

 

2. Read Job 9:1- 10:22. Who is speaking in this passage?

 

What is righteous?   How can a man be righteous before God?

 

How do people harden themselves against God?

 

God created wonders without number. List some that you are grateful for.

 

God’s care  preserves our spirits. What does preserve mean?

 

Job asked his friends to leave him alone. Why?

 

 

3. Read Job 11:1-:20.Who is speaking in this passage?

 

This friend thought that Job’s words were just __________________ talk.

What does mock mean?

 

In you option, did Zophar think that Job had had unconfessed sin in his life?

 

What did Zophar think that Job should do?

 

 

4. Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Christ died for our ______________, was buried, and rose again the third day.

When Christ rose from the dead, who saw Him?

 

 

5. Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-28.What does resurrection mean?

 

Christ rose from the ______________  so we have the hope (assurance) that we too will  rise from the dead.

Jesus is the  firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. What does that mean to you personally?

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 21:28-29. God ________________________ the way of the upright.

 

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August 22 – Review and Reflections

August 22 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 4:1-7:21

1 Corinthians14:18-40

Proverbs 21:27

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 4:1-5:27. Who is speaking in these verses?

 

Job’s friend recognized that Job …

* had instructed many and ____________________ weak hands.

* had upheld others who was ___________________  by his words.

* had strengthened the feeble _________________.

 

 

Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble ____________ the same.

Wrath kills a foolish man, and _________ slays a simple one.

When we are faced with trouble or opposition we must ________________ God and commit our case to Him.

 

 

God …

* does great and unsearchable things – marvelous things without __________________.
*  gives _______________ on the earth, and sends waters on the fields.
*  sets on high those who are lowly, and those who _____________ are lifted to safety.
* frustrates the __________________ of the crafty, so that their hands cannot carry out their plans.
*  catches the _______________ in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.
* saves the ______________ from the sword – from the mouth of the mighty and from their hand.

 

 

Happy is the man whom God corrects. Why?

 

How has God chastened you in the past?

 

 

2. Read Job 6:1-7:21.Who is speaking in these verses?

 

Job knew that even though many afflictions had come upon him that he had not __________________  or behaved in an unrighteous fashion.

 

 

3. Read 1 Corinthians14:18-25. In a group setting, why is it better to speak with understanding?

 

What are tongues?

 

Tongues are for a ___________ to unbelievers –  prophesying is for those who ________________.

 

 

4. Read 1 Corinthians14:26-40. In a church setting, all things be done for edification. What does edification mean?

 

God is not the author of confusion but of peace – everything is to be done decently and in order. What does order mean?

 

The church was instructed to earnestly desire prophesy, and not to forbid _______________ with tongues.

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 21:27. What does abomination mean?

 

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August 21 – Review and Reflections

August 21 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 1:1-3:26

1 Corinthians14:1-17

Proverbs 21:25-26

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 1:1-5. What5 good things does the Bible say about Job?

 

Job had …

* ____________  sons and three daughters
*  seven thousand __________

* three thousand ___________

*  ___________ hundred yoke of oxen

* five hundred ____________ donkeys

* a very ___________ household

 

 

What did Job regularly do and why?

 

 

2. Read Job 1:1-6-22. The Lord said to ___________, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

Why did Satan say that Job feared God?

 

What was Satan given permission to do?

 

What could Satan not do to Job?

 

 

What happened to Job’s..

* oxen and donkeys ?

* the servants who were with the oxen and donkeys?

* the sheep and the servants?

*  camels?

* the servants with the camels?

* sons and daughters?

 

 

3. Read Job 2:1-10. Throughout Jobs losses, he still held fast to his integrity. What is integrity?

 

Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful _________ from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

What did Job’s wife say to Job?

 

 

4. Read Job 2:11-13. Who were Job’s tree friends?

 

Job’s friends did not _________________________ him from a far.

Job’s friends sat down on the ground weeping for ______________ days and ____________ nights.

Why did Job‘s friends not speak to him during this time?

 

 

5. Read Job 3:1-26. Job opened his mouth and ____________ the day of his birth.

 

 

6. Read 1 Corinthians14:1-17.  A person who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. What does edification mean?

 

What does exhortation mean?

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 21:25-26.  Does it profit a person to be lazy?

 

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August 20- Review and Reflections

August 20- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Esther 8:1-10:3

1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13

Proverbs 21:23-24

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Esther 8:1-17. King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the ____________ of Haman.

Mordecai was given the king’s _____________  _____________, which he had taken from Haman.

Esther appointed __________________ over the house of Haman.

Esther asked the king to counteract the decree that Haman  had written against the Jews. Why could the king not revoke the decree?

 

Esther was instructed to write a decree concerning the Jews, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring. What did this decree do – what was the purpose of this decree?

 

 

2. Read Esther 9:1-17. Mordecai was great in the king’s palace, and his ____________ spread throughout all the provinces.

God gave the Jews rest and ____________________ from their enemies.

On the fourteenth of the month the Jews rested and made it a day of __________________ and __________________.

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3. Read Esther 9:18-32. Why was this yearly feast /festival established?

 

What was this feast / festival called?

 

 

4. Read Esther 10:1-3. Mordecai was second in _________________ to King Ahasuerus.

 

 

5. Read 1 Corinthians 12:27-31. God has appointed these in the church: first _________________, second ________________, third ________________, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.

What is an apostle?

 

What is a prophet?

 

What is a teacher?

 

The best gift is the one that is _______________ at the time.

 

 

6. Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. God has given us wonderful gifts, however these gifts mean nothing if we do not walk in __________.

 

Love …

* suffers ____________ and is kind.

* does not __________- it isn’t jealous.

* does not parade itself, is not ____________ up.
* does not behave _______________ and does not seek its own.

* is not provoked and thinks no ____________.
* does not rejoice in iniquity, but _________________ in the truth.
* bears all things, ______________ all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

* never ____________ – it doesn’t end and it won’t let you down.

 

 

Believers should abide in faith, hope, love. Which of these three things is the greatest?

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 21:23-24. These verses show the importance of being careful of what you _______________.

What is arrogant pride?

 

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August 19- Review and Reflections

August 19- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Esther 4:1-7:10

1 Corinthians 12:1-26

Proverbs 21:21-22

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Esther 4:1-17. Why did Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes?

 

When Esther was told about Mordecai she sent garments to him. When Mordecai would not accept the clothes, then Esther sent one of the king’s ____________________ to learn what and why this was.

 

Mordecai …

* told Hathach all that had happened to him, and the sum of money that Haman had promised to pay into the king’s treasuries to destroy the _____________.

* gave Hathach  a copy of the written _____________ for the Jews destruction.

* instructed Hathach to show the decree to Esther and command her to go in to the __________ to make supplication to him and plead for her people.

 

 

Did Esther immediately do what was asked of her?

 

Mordecai sent word to Esther saying, “Do not think in your heart that you will ____________ in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and __________________ will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the ___________________ for such a time as this?”

 

 

2. Read Esther 5:1-14. On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house. How did the king respond to seeing Esther?

 

At the banquet the king said to Esther, “What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!” What was Esther’s reply?

 

Haman went home and he sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh. Why?

 

What advice did his wife and his friends give him concerning Mordecai?

 

 

3. Read Esther 6:1-14. Why did the king have the book of the records of the chronicles read to him?

 

While listening to the reading, the king discovered that nothing was done to reward _____________________ for his part in saving his (the king’s) life.

What did the king ask Haman when he saw him?

 

Haman thought the king was talking about him so he said, “For the man whom the king delights to honor, let a ____________  ________ be brought which the king has worn, and a  ____________ on which the king has ridden, which has a royal crest placed on its head. Then let this robe and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble _______________, that he may array the man whom the king delights to honor. Then parade him on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him: ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king ____________ to honor!’”

Haman took the robe and the horse, arrayed Mordecai and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!” How did this make Haman feel?

 

 

4. Read Esther 7:1-10. At the banquet the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!” What did Esther ask for this time?

 

Haman was _______________ When Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!”

What happened as Haman stood before Queen Esther pleading for his life?

 

The king thought Haman was assaulting Esther so they hung him on the gallows that he had prepared for __________________.

 

 

5. Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.No one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the ______________  _____________.

 

There are…

* diversities of _____________, but the same Spirit.
* differences of ministries, but the same ________________.
* diversities of activities, but it is the same God who ___________ all in all.

 

Why is the manifestation of the Spirit given?

 

List the nine gifts given by the Holy Spirit mentioned in these verses.

 

The Holy Spirit gives to each one individually as _______ wills.

 

 

6. Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26. Concerning the body of Christ…

* We were all _________________ into one body by one Spirit.

* God has set the __________________, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.

* There are many members, yet one __________.

* If one member suffers, all the members ______________.

* If one member is honored, all the members ________________.

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 21:21-22. A person who follows righteousness and ____________ finds life, righteousness and honor.

What is righteousness?

 

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August 18 – Review and Reflections

August 18 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Esther 1:1-3:15

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Proverbs 21:19-20

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Esther 1:1-22. King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in ________________ the citadel.

In what year of his reign did he make a feast for all his officials and servants?

 

During this feast he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor of his excellent majesty for _____________ days.

After the feast for his officials and servants, he made a _____________ day feast for all the people who were present in Shushan.

Drinks were served in _________________ vessels, each vessel being different from the other.

Drinking was not compulsory- each person drank as ____________ or as little as they want.

What happened on the seventh day, when the king was drunk with wine?

 

Why did the king want Queen Vashti brought the people and the officials wearing her royal crown?

 

How did the king respond to Queen Vashti refusal?

 

How was Queen Vashti punished for disobey?

 

 

2. Read Esther 2:1-18. In order to provide a new wife for the king what did they do?

 

Who was Mordecai?

 

Mordecai had brought up Hadassah. Why?

 

What other name is Hadassah referred to as?

 

Esther was taken to the king’s ____________ along with many other young women.

Hegai the custodian of the women, was pleased with Esther and she found ____________ in his sight.

 

Hegai …

* gave _________________ preparations to Esther, besides her allowance.

* provided Esther with _______________ choice maidservants from the king’s palace.

* moved Ester and her maidservants to the _____________ place in the house of the women.

 

 

Why had Esther not revealed that she was Jewish?

 

The women had __________ months of beauty treatment.

After the women had completed their beauty preparations, what happened?

 

Prior to going in to the king each woman was given whatever she ____________ to take with her from the women’s quarters to the king’s palace.

What happened to the women after they had spent the night with the king?

 

When it was Esther’s turn to go and spend the night with the king, what did she ask for?

 

Esther obtained _______________ in the sight of all who saw her.

 

 

Esther was made queen and the king …

* made a great _____________, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants.

* proclaimed a _______________in the provinces.

* generosity gave _______________.

 

 

3. Read Esther 2:19-23.What did Mordecai overhear as he sat in the king’s gate?

 

How did Mordecai respond to what he heard?

 

 

4. Read Esther 3:1-15.Haman was promoted to be above all the princes. What did he do that showed he was prideful?

 

Why was Haman filled with wrath toward Mordecai?

 

Haman sought to destroy all the ____________ who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.

How did Haman mislead the king concerning the Jewish people?

 

What was the significance of the king’s signet ring?

 

 

5. Read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. The people were taking communion for all the wrong reasons. Their coming together was not for the ________________ but for the worse.

There were _______________ and factions among the people (in the church).

Some were taking communion to be seen – to be __________________________.

They did not take it together – the ________________ people were left out.

Some ate the bread to get full and some drank the _____________ to get drunk.

What does the bread represent?

 

What does the juice (drink) represent?

 

 

We receive communion…

* in _______________________ of Jesus.

* to proclaim the Lord’s ______________ and resurrection.

* to proclaim the Lord’s future ________________.

 

 

What does unworthy manner mean?

 

What does discern mean?

 

We must ____________________ ourselves before taking communion – are we taking it for the right reason.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 21:19-20. What does contentious mean?

 

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August 17 – Review and Reflections

August 17 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Nehemiah 12:27-13:31

1 Corinthians 11:3-16

Proverbs 21:17-18

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Nehemiah 12:27-47. How did they celebrate the dedication of the walls?

 

The singers built ________________ all around Jerusalem.

What does thanksgiving mean?

 

The people were very thankful for God’s help in completing the wall. List things that you are thankful for that God has done for you.

 

Write a prayer thanking God for His goodness and His help.

 

 

Can we ever thank God enough for what He has done for us?
Name a specific time that God’s intervention caused you to rejoice with great joy.

 

What does consecrated mean?

 

 

2. Read Nehemiah 13:1-31. What did they read from during the dedication of the wall?

 

God can turn a curse into a __________________.

What does profane mean?

 

The people had profaned the things of God. How do people do the same thing today?

 

What evil had the people committed?

 

 

3. Read 1 Corinthians 11:3-16.What does head mean?

 

 

4. Proverbs 21:17-18. What does ransom mean?

 

 

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