Lesson 1 - Discipleship Questions
|Discipleship Questions||Scriptures to Use
|1. In your life, how has your philosophy determined your response to the things happening around you and the results you see in life?||
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh.
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
|2. What does your philosophy filter?|
|3. Read Colossians 2:8. Your philosophy needs to modeled after whom?|
|4. Which two would try to spoil you?|
|5. What do you think you have to beware of?|
|6. A godly way of looking at things is established where?
A. In your heart
B. At church
C. In the Word of God
D. All of the above
E. None of the above
|7. Read 2 Peter 1:3-4. How do you have everything that pertains to life and godliness?||
2 Peter 1:3-4
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
|8. What have you missed out on because you haven’t recognized you’re in a battle?|
|9. True or false: Satan can overcome you and force you to obey him.|
|10. How does he try to seduce God’s people?|
|12. Read Mark 7:13. How was the Word of God made of none effect?
A. Because of the devil
B. Because no one believed it
C. Because of the persecution
D. Because of man’s tradition
E. Because no one preached it
|13. Read Proverbs 23:7. Why does everything in the Christian life revolve around the way you think?||
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
|14. What is heart-level knowledge?|
|15. What right philosophy have you had that has produced a good result?|
|16. You have to _______________ the truths into a way of thinking that impacts your overall outlook on life.|
|17. Read Romans 12:1-2. Who has to renew your mind?|
|18. According to John 8:32, what sets you free?
A. Will power
B. The truth
C. The jailer
D. Being bailed out
E. The truth you know
|19. Why isn’t it enough to study Andrew’s teachings and study the Word?|
|20. How do you change the way you look at life?|
|21. What determines the condition of your life?|
|22. What is the most important thing you will ever do?|
|23. What do you think this will do for you?|
|24. What can you learn from Andrew’s experience?|
|25. What has worked its way into many Christians’ belief systems?|
|26. Read Proverbs 3:5. How have you been conditioned to lean on your own understanding?||
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
|27. True or false: Society doesn’t need more laws, but the people need to embrace a biblically based way of thinking.|
|28. Why is the government forced to intrude more and more into civil liberties?|
|29. You shouldn’t be liberal in the way you think; you should what?|
|30. If you have relationship with God, what will you have?|
A. A very godly philosophy
B. No time for other things
C. Power others will notice
D. All of the above
E. None of the above
|31. Give one reason that societies’ priorities aren’t straight.|
|32. How do you usually form your opinions?|
|33. If you base your philosophy on how you were raised, what you have been taught in school, books you’ve read, and the study of principles from other world religions, what will happen to you?||
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
|34. If you don’t renew your mind to the Word of God, what will happen?|
|35. Read John 17:17. How are you sanctified?|
|36. What is truth?|
|37. If you think the Word of God contains bits and pieces of truth but that it isn’t completely accurate, you are ______________.|
|38. The only thing Christians should be basing their lives upon is what?|
|39. What do you have to do if you want to see the results that the Word of God promises?|
|40. If you don’t, what will you have?|
|41. Why shouldn’t you care what society says is right and wrong?||
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
|42. The world’s philosophies are simply an attempt by the devil to ______________ the Word of God.|
|43. Read Matthew 7:18-19. You aren’t going to get the fruit of God’s manifold blessings if your core belief system is conformed to what?|
|44. Even though conforming your way of thinking to God’s Word will bring a harvest of blessings in your life, why don’t they all come overnight?|
|45. Read Galatians 6:9. What does this mean?|
|46. Why is it so important to change the way you think at a heart level?|