Semester Two Quick Review

Lesson One – How Is Peace Possible?
Main Passage:  2 Peter 1

Main Ideas:
Peace is possible!
You have everything you need for life and godliness!

      How? Multiplied
      through intimacy with
      God and Jesus (Word,
      prayer, fellowship)

Lesson Two – This Is a Test (Or It Will Be Soon)

Main Passage: Various throughout the Bible

Main Ideas:
    God is the One who tests us so that we will see our unbelief.
        (God’s question in the test is “Will you trust Me?”)

    The testing is necessary for our spiritual growth.

    God will never test beyond your abilities as you keep inviting Him into the test.

    The scriptures are a great encouragement in our tests.

Testing + Teaching + Prayer + Fellowship = God's School of Faith

Lesson Three and Four – Identifying Pride (A Focus on Self) and Humility (A God Focus)

Main Passage: Genesis 3:1-10 and various throughout Bible

Main Ideas:
    Pride came before “The Fall”

    Pride is what goes on inside your head when you try to solve your own problems apart from God
–    the action of pride = control
–    it is a self focus (includes the people and circumstances that affect you)
–    it is taking responsibility for yourself and situations and not giving them to God
–    pride results in fear and fear often produces pride
–    God hates pride    
        Main verse: 1 Peter 5:6-7 - “Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”

        Main Ideas:
            -two ways to humility
                Humble yourself
                God can humble you!

            -use the Grace Exchange

Lesson Five and Six – God’s Love

    Main Passage: 1 Corinthians 13 and 1John

    Main Ideas:
        -God’s love is not of this world

        -God is the only source of agape

        -You cannot agape others – you can only fill with His love and let it spill out on the others ( teacup picture)

        -John, the disciple that Jesus loved , explained God’s love

Lesson Seven – The Battle Is In Your Mind

    Main Passage: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

    Main Ideas:
-    battle not versus flesh and blood
-    battle is versus thoughts and arguments against truth of God
-    take thoughts to God
-    stronghold of thoughts = patterns of wrong thinking

Lesson Eight – Dealing With Worry, Anxiety
            and Anger God’s Way

Main Passage: Various New Testament passages

Main Ideas:
    -worry, anxiety and anger are not of God

    - patterns of these things are strongholds of wrong thinking

    - emotional trash needs to be taken to God not vented or stuffed

    - need the grace exchange

Lesson Nine – Conflict, a Call to Intimacy With God?

    Main Passage: James 3 and 4 and various other New Testament passages

    Main Ideas:
        - all conflict is really conflict with God

        - fleshly desires cause conflict in and among people

        - 9 Steps of Dealing With Conflicts With Others


Lesson Ten – The Roots of Unbelief

    Main Passage: Various

    Main Ideas:
-    if you cut off the bad fruit it results in more bad fruit
-    need to get to the roots of sin
-    there are three main roots of unbelief:
-        Sovereignty
-        Love
-        Forgiveness


Lesson Eleven – What Is Your Purpose?

    Main Passage: Various

    Main Ideas:
-    God makes His purpose clear
-    God defined Jesus’ purpose clearly
-    God defined your purpose clearly
-    it is important for you to keep God’s purpose for you in your mind and to be praying that He will do His purpose in you


Lesson Twelve – God’s Good Gifts

    Main Passage: Romans 8: 26-32

    Main Ideas:
-    God works all for good to conform you to Christ
-    no one can be against you if you are God’s child
-    Jesus defeated Satan’s power to run your life
-    God already gave you the best gift He could possibly give to you
-    all that He gives are the best even if they don’t look good, feel good or smell good
-    nothing can separate you from the love of Christ!
-    you are more than conquerors in Christ!

All Good Gifts!
Beth Warlick, 6/2/2009 1