In the days of early Christianity, God invited His people to take a stand and many were faithful unto death. All but one of the disciples died a martyr’s death. Is God still calling Christians today to be faith unto death? What is the Christian lifestyle all about and can I walk in it? Paul says, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
1. What makes a true Christians?
“But as many as _________ him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the _____ of man, but of ______” (John 1:12, 13).
2. Why can’t the carnal or natural man do right?
“Because the carnal mind is __________ against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh ________ please God” (Romans 8:7, 8).
3. What causes Christians to do wrong when they really want to do right?
4. Does a true Christian have any special obligation while living from day to day?
“Fight the good _______ of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” (1 Tim. 6:12). “Ye have not yet _______ unto blood, striving against sin” (Heb. 12:4).
5. Who is the enemy that must be faced?
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the ________, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7)
6. What does the devil want Christians to do?
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of ___________” (Eph. 2:2).
7. What protective devices and weapon does the Christian have at his disposal?
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Loins girt about with _______, and having on the breastplate of _____________; And your feet shod with preparation the _______ of _______; Above all, taking the shield of _______, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of _________, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the the ______ of _____: Praying always with ___ ________ and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Eph. 6:13-18).
8. How powerful are the Christian’s weapons?
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but ________ through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and ______ high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4, 5)
9. What does God expect the Christian to do?
“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that _______ him” (Heb. 5:9). “We ought to _______ God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). “Blessed are they that ___ his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Rev. 22:14). “If ye love me, _______ my commandments” (John 14:15)
10. Who enables the Christian to obey?
11. Today, are you willing to follow God and show your love through your obedience?