Friday, September 23, 2005

Bible Studies 11: Growing in Christ

This Bible study is on the recently adopted Adventist Fundamental Belief, "Growing in Christ". It follows the same fill in the blank forumla as my previous studies. You can look up the scripture references here.

Study 11: Growing in Christ

1. Jesus has d_______ Satan in the spiritual conflict and granted us the victory (Col. 1:13,14; Rom. 8:37-39; 1 John 4:4).

2. We have divine help in this conflict through p______ (Eph. 6:10-18, 1 Thess. 5:16-22).

3. Demons are subject to Christians based on Jesus a________ (Luke 10:17-20, Matt. 17:14-20).

4. The Holy Spirit r________ the evil spirits in the believer’s life (Matt. 14:43-45, 1 Thess. 5:23).

5. The Spirit gives us power to d________ into mature believers (2 Pet. 3:17,18; 2 Cor. 3:17,18; Phil. 3:7-14).

6. The Spirit-filled life is marked by a c________ of love (Matt. 20:25-28, Gal. 5:19-26).

7. This new life happens in a c_________ of faith for mutual encouragement (Heb. 10:19-25).

8. What aspects of a Spirit-filled life are you experiencing?

9. What are the traits the Spirit is showing you to develop in order to have a character like Jesus'?

1. Defeated. 2. Prayer 3. Authority 4. Replaces 5. Develop 6. Character 7. Community

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