When tempted by the devil to turn stones into bread, how did Jesus respond? See Matthew 4:1-4.
What did Job treasure more than his necessary food? See Job 23:12.
What did Jeremiah do when the word of the Lord came to him? See Jeremiah 15:16.
In what ways is spiritual food for our souls like physical food for our bodies? Is there labor involved with obtaining food for our bodies/souls? See 2 Timothy 2:15.
How often does one eat physical food? How often should one eat spiritual food? See Matthew 6:11, Psalm 1:2, 119:97
What happens to one physically if he does not eat physical food, or if the food he eats is not good for his body? What happens to one spiritually if he does not eat spiritual food, or if the food he eats is not good for his soul? See Isaiah 5:12-14, Hosea 4:6.
Can one grow to physical/spiritual maturity eating only baby food? See Hebrews 5:12-14.
What invitation has God given to the feast He has prepared in His word? See Isaiah 55:1-2, Luke 14:15-17.
What is the danger of refusing His invitation? See Luke 14:18-24.
What commandments has God given in regard to studying the Scriptures? See Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Joshua 1:8.
What is the importance of the word of God to our salvation? See Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, 1 Peter 1:23, 2:2.
Why is it important to memorize God’s word? See Psalm 119:11.
How does knowing the written word of God also lead us to know Jesus? See John 1:1, 14, 6:26-35, 48-58, Revelation 19:13.
What is the significance of knowing Jesus Christ, the living Word of God? See John 17:3, Philippians 3:7-11.
What is the Biblical significance of “knowing” another intimately? See Gen 4:1,17,25 in the KJV or note the literal reading in the margin of the NASB.
What is the importance of knowing Christ intimately through His word, and the danger of not coming to know Him in this way? See again 1 Peter 1:23, Matthew 7:23, 25:12.
Is it possible for someone to know the written word of God and still not know Jesus? See Luke 13:23-27, John 5:37-39.
What must one possess in order for the written word of God to lead one to know the living Word of God? See Luke 8:15.
How does the living Word of God use the written word of God to effect our salvation? See Ephesians 5:25-27, John 15:3, 17:17, Hebrews 4:12.
Is it enough to just understand and know the word of God, even if what we know is the truth? See James 1:21-25, 2:19, Mat 7:24-27.
Scriptures to Memorize: “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.” (Isaiah 55:1-2, NIV).
“Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 8:3, NIV).
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Joshua 1:8, NIV).
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, NIV).
“For you have been born again, not of seed which is perishable, but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.” (1 Peter 1:23, NASB).
Assignment: Read Psalms 19 & 119.
The Atonement of Christ's Blood: Understanding How the Blood of Christ Saves and Reconciles us to God
- What is the relationship between Jesus’ sacrifice and our redemption, forgiveness and receiving an inheritance per the terms of the covenant / will that was effected by His death?
- From what, and to what, are we saved? Is it Jesus’ death alone that saves us? What part does His resurrection have in our salvation?
- Does the justice of God demand the satisfaction of blood before He will forgive, similar to what pagans throughout history have believed?
- What was the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices?
- Does blood alone atone for sin?
- How does Christ’s death render powerless the devil?
- To whom was Christ’s life given as a ransom? From what are we ransomed?
- Why did Jesus not only die, but suffer and die? If all that was necessary was His shed blood, why didn’t God sovereignly ordain a more merciful death for His own dear Son?
- What is the relationship between a will or testament, and a covenant? What was willed to Jesus as an inheritance from His Father, and what was willed to us through the new testament in His blood?