Issacharian Daughters – ID044

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Monday, 25 June 2007

Dear Girls,

Purity ??Applying it to all of life

To those of you who have taken up the challenge issued last week,??Fantastic! ?? Continue in your resolution. It would be neat to hear the results of such a course of study in your life. To those of you who are interested in having a more guided study of purity and holiness, here it is! These are the Scriptures that Dad picked out regarding what God calls us to. It would be good to look them all up. However, if you just have limited time then the verses in blue are quoted below with questions to help your meditation and application of these verses.

To what are Christians called?

Romans 1:6-7
Romans 2:28-29
Romans 5:10-11
Romans 5:17
Romans 6:2-11
Romans 6:16-23
Romans 8:14
I Corinthians 6:19-20
I Corinthians 12:26-27II Corinthians 3:15-18
Ephesians 1:4, 12
Ephesians 4:11-14
Philippians 1:9-11, 27
Philippians 2:12-13
Colossians 1:21-23
I Thessalonians 2:9-12
I Thes. 3:13
I Thes. 4:1, 7, 9-10
I Thes. 5:23-24
II Thes. 2:13-14
I Timothy 1:5
I Timothy 2:1-2I Timothy 4:12
I Timothy 6:6-10
II Timothy 2:1-7, 19-25
Titus 2:11-14
Hebrews 5:12-14
Hebrews 6:11-12
Hebrews 11:1, 32-40

Hebrews 12:1-17

James 1:5-8, 27James 2:26
James 3:8-10
James 4:4
I Peter 1:2, 14-16
I Peter 2:1-2, 9-12
II Peter 1:3-11
II Peter 3:10-14
I John 2:5-6
I John 3:3, 18

I John 5:4-5?

Romans 6:2-11

2By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. 6For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with,[1] that we should no longer be slaves to sin– 7because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. 8Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

1. Is it OK for us to sin?2. If yes, why? If no, why not?3. In what ways are we united with Christ?4. What should be our relationship to sin now?5. How is this relationship accomplished?
Romans 6:16-23
16Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[2] Christ Jesus our Lord.

1. You can be a slave to what things?

2. Can you be a slave to both at the same time?3. If you’re a slave to one, what is your relationship to the other?4. What are the benefits or results of each?5. Verse 23 mentions death and eternal life. What is the difference in how you acquire one or the other?

I Corinthians 6
19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Philippians 1:9-11
9And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ ??to the glory and praise of God.

1. What are some things that should characterise our lives?2. What is supposed to help you get??what is best ?? or??excellent ???3. What are we to be filled with? And what is that?
Philippians 1:27

27Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel

1. What are we supposed to be doing whether or not someone is inspecting us?

I Timothy 4:12
12Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1. How can we challenge the older, more mature Christians around?2. Can you give an example for each of the five areas mentioned?
II Timothy 2:22-25
22Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,

1. What does??flee ?? or??shun ?? mean?2. Can you give examples of things to flee? How would you flee those?3. Can you give examples of things to pursue? How would you pursue those?4. What are we,??the Lord’s servants ??, supposed to do (v. 24-25)?5. What are we to do with our opponents?6. How can we prepare ourselves for doing those things mentioned in #4 & #5?

Titus 2:11-14
11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

1. What are we directed to do?2. The Lord gave Himself to do what for us?3. What effect is this to have on us?
Hebrews 12:14
14Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord

1. What do we have to do to see the Lord?2. And how does one accomplish this?
James 1:27
27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

1. Religion acceptable to God is both ____ward looking and ____ward looking.

2. What characterises each?3. What does the world do to you?

James 3:8-9
8but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.

1. What should not be going on?2. What should be going on? Bonus Question: Is there any context of our lives where these teachings do not apply? Such as: in school, at camp, on holiday, downtown, during a skit night, at home, on the beach, at a friend’s place.

For the Greater Glory of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

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