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LESSON 11 THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT



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LESSON 11
THE BAPTISM OF THE
HOLY SPIRIT

1. What prophecy did John the Baptist utter regarding a future experience for all who believe in Jesus? Math 3:11
2. With what words did Jesus substantiate this prophecy?

Acts 1:5
3. Had the Holy Ghost been given to all believers prior to the day of Pentecost?

John7:39
4. How many are eligible for this experience today?

Joel 2:28, 29


5. Had the Holy Spirit come while Jesus was here?

John 16:13, 14:26, 15:29


6. What command did Jesus give His disciples before He went away

Luke 24:49


7. How did Jesus further express the importance of this experience?

Acts 1:6 – 8


8. When were these prophecies fulfilled?

Acts 2:1 - 4, 16


9. Did this experience end with the Disciples?

Acts 2:38, 39


10. What did the apostles do that the Samaritan converts should receive the Holy Ghost?

Acts 8:14 – 17
11. Were these people really converted before this?

Acts 8:5 – 8, 12


12. Had they received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at their conversation or when they were baptized in water?

Acts 8:15


13. Then what was done that they might receive the Holy Spirit?

Acts 8:17


14. What happened in Cornelius house while Peter was preaching?

Acts 10:44 – 46


15. What was the evidence that they had received the Holy Spirit?

Acts 8:46, Act 11:15, 17


16. When were these believers baptized in water?

Acts 10:47, 48


17. What question did the apostles ask the converts at Ephesus?

Acts 19:1, 2


18. What was their subsequent experience?

Acts 19:5, 6


19. In each case where the evidence is given, what was the evidence that the believers had received the Holy Spirit? Acts 2:4, 10:46, 19:6
20. What is the main purpose of this experience?

Acts 1:8, 4:29, 30


21. Is there any other prophecy regarding this experience?

Isa 28:11 – 13, Mark 16:17 – 19, 1 Cor 14:21


22. Is it important to receive this experience?

Eph 5:18, John 7:39


Note: From this study we see that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience after conversion, not always at the same time or instantly following conversion. It is always accompanied with the evidence of speaking in tongues; establishes the Kingdom of God within the believers heart (John 14:17, 23, Eph 2:22 & Luke 17:21); and opens the way for Spiritual ministries in the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:4-15)


LESSON 12
THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
1. What prophecy did Jesus pronounce upon the believers?

Mark 16:17, 18


2. What Old Testament prophet spake of a similar phenomenon?

Joel 2:28, 29


3. When did the dispensations of the Spirit begin?

Acts 2:1 – 4, 16 – 18


4. Name the nine gifts of the Spirit as Paul records them in

1 Corinthians 12: 8 - 10


5. Who bestows theses gifts and how?

Corinthians 12:11, 18


6. What other ministry gifts are given in verse 28

(See Lessons 38, 39, 40)


7. Do all receive the same the same gift? Verse 29, 30

(Note: We must not confuse the Gifts of the Spirit with the evidence that one has received the Gifts of the Holy Ghost. The Gifts of the Spirit follow the believers who have already received the Spirit and not everyone is used of God in the same ministry, but all must receive the same Spirit, and we have shown in Lesson 11 that the initial evidence that one has received the Baptism of the Spirit is speaking in tongues. This does not mean that one who has never spoken in tongues has not had the Spirit with them, for salvation is the work of the Spirit and God uses many who have never spoken in other tongues.)


8. Should one seek the Gifts of the Spirit?

1 Corinthians 14: 1; 12: 31 first part
9. What is the purpose of the gifts?

1 Corinthians 12: 7; Ephesians 4: 12, 13; 1 Corinthians 14:3


10. Who decides what gift one is to have and use?

1 Corinthians 12: 18, 28


11. What gift was in operation as recorded in Acts 3: 6 – 9?
12. What gifts do we see in Acts 13: 1-3?

In verses 9-11?


13. What other gifts do we see in operation in Acts 16: 16 – 18 and Acts 9: 37, 40?

Name the gifts of the Spirit evidenced in Acts 19: 11, 12 and chapter 21:9


15. Is it necessary to be concerned about the gifts?

Romans 12: 6-8; 1 Timothy 4: 14; 2 Timothy 1: 6


16. Is there a possibility of maladjustment of the gifts?

1 Corinthians 14: 12, 40


17. What rule did Paul give regarding tongues?

1 Corinthians 14: 5, 13, 27, 28


18. Is there any regulation of the gift of prophecy?

1 Corinthians 14: 3, 29, - 32


19. What proves that these are spiritual gifts?

1 Corinthians 14: 1, 2, 2, 13, 25, 37

20. How will the church benefit from the gifts?

Ephesians 4: 11- 16; Revelation 14: 12; Revelation 12: 17; 19: 10


The gifts fall into three groups of three:

1 REVELATION GIFTS – Gifts to KNOW

(Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Discerning of Spirit)
2. UTTERANCE GIFTS – Gifts to Speak – (Tongues, Interpretation, Prophecy)
3. POWER GIFTS – Gifts to do – (Faith, Healing, and Miracles)

LESSON 13
THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
1. Name the fruits of the Spirit as recorded in Galatians 5: 22, 23
2. What is love (charity) declared to be?

1 Corinthians 13: 13; Colossians 3: 14


3. How do we receive the love of God in our hearts?

Romans 5: 5


4. What are the virtues of true love?

1 Corinthians 13: 4, 5; 1 Peter 4: 8


5. What brings real joy to ones life?

Acts 8: 5 – 8; 1 Peter 1: 8, 9


6. What kind of joy can the Christian only have?

Romans 14: 17; John 15: 11


7. What will the peace of God do for the believer?

Philippians 4: 7; John 14: 27


8. What brings the peace to ones life?

Psalms 119: 165


9. Is longsuffering part of a Christian’s experience?

2 Corinthians 6: 6 Ephesians 4: 2


10. What is the servant of the Lord admonished to be to all men?

2 Timothy 2:24


11. What kind of wisdom does one display by being gentle?

James 3: 17
12. How does Paul speak of the Roman believers in respect to possessing the fruit of goodness? Romans 15: 14?
13. Who is the source of all goodness?

Psalms 107: 9; Exodus 34:6


14. How essential is faith?

Hebrews 11: 6; John 5: 4


15. What is the evidence of faith?

Mark 5: 34; James 2: 18


16. What spirit must the christian manifest at all times?

1 Peter 3: 4; Galatians 6:1


17. What will be the result if we receive with meekness the engrafted word of God?

James 1: 21


18. In the Christian’s growth in grace what follows knowledge?

2 Peter 1: 6


19. While striving for mastery, in how many things should we be temperate? 1 Corinthians 9: 25
20. In contrast, what are some of the fruits of the flesh?

Galatians 5: 19 – 21


21. What is one sure way of having the fruit of the Spirit?

Galatians 5: 18, 25

Note: It is illogical and unreasonable to expect the fruit of the Spirit in the life of anyone who has not been filled with the Spirit. Furthermore it may take a little time for the fruits to appear – the blossom (beauty, joy and fragrance) come first, then we can expect longsuffering, temperance, etc. However where these fruits do not appear there is something definitely abnormal in the growth.

LESSON 14
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
1. On the merits of whose grace are we made heirs of eternal life?

Titus 3: 7


2. What is the means through which justifying grace is made available to the sinner?

Romans 5: 9


3. What is the only way one can be justified before God?

Galatians 2: 16


4. How was Abraham accounted righteous?

Genesis 15: 5, 6


5. Does this principle still apply?

Philippians 3: 9


6. Upon what basis is justification granted?

Romans 5: 16


7. Upon what basis does the reward come to one who works?

Romans 4: 4


8. Upon what condition is faith counted for righteousness?

Romans 4:5


9. How then is justification counted to the believer?

Romans 11: 6


10. Is the basis of justification the same for the Jew and Gentile?

Romans 3: 29, 30


11. What testimony is given regarding Abraham’s faith in God’s promises?

Romans 4: 20, 21


12. How did God reward Abraham’s faith?

Romans 4: 22


13. For whose benefit was this experience recorded?

Romans 4:23, 24


14. Why must justifying faith lay hold upon both the death and resurrection of Jesus?

Romans 4: 25, 1 Corinthians 15: 17

15. What is inseparable from the experience of justification by faith?

Acts 13: 38, 39


16. What does justification bring to the believer?

Romans 5: 1


17. What does Christ thus become to the believer?

Ephesians 2: 14


18. What does the imputed righteousness of Christ enable God to do and still be just?

Romans 3:26


19. What provision did Christ make for our justification (be made righteous)

Romans 5: 9


20. What prophecies foretold this truth?

Isaiah 45: 25; 53: 11


21. Does justification by faith free us from our duty to keep God’s Law?

Romans 2: 13


22. What then is the visible proof of Justification?

James 2: 22 – 24


Note: When God through our Lord Jesus Christ justifies us, He makes us holy and righteous by virtue of His atonement for our sins and we become just as though we had never sinned. That is why justification before God can only be accomplished by and through faith in our Saviour’s redeeming love.

LESSON 15
THE FOUR BEASTS AND


THE LITTLE HORN OF DANIEL 7

1. What wonderful dream did Daniel have?


Daniel 7:1 – 10

2. How can we know what prophecies mean?


1 Corinthians 2:12, 13

3. Can Gods word be understood by comparing scriptures?


Isaiah 28:9, 10

4. What was the first thing Daniel saw?


Daniel 7:2

5. What is denoted by the four winds?


Jeremiah 49:36, 37

6. What do the waters or sea represent?


Revelation 17:15

7. What is symbolized by the four beasts?


Daniel 7:17

8. Did this refer to the kings or kingdoms?


Daniel 7:23

9. What kingdom is represented by the lion?


Jeremiah 4:5 – 7, 25:1, 2, 9

10. Was Babylon a universal empire?


Daniel 2:37, 38

11. What is meant by the eagle’s wings?


Jeremiah 4:13; Habakkuk 1:6 – 8

12. What did Daniel see following the lion?


Daniel 7:5

13. What kingdom followed Babylon?


Daniel 5:28

14. What is represented by the three ribs in the mouth?


Jeremiah 51:27, 28

15. What did Daniel see next?


Daniel 7:6

16. What nation conquered the Medes and Persians?


Daniel 8:20, 21

17. What did the four heads of the leopard beast represent?


Daniel 8:22

Note: Alexander’s Kingdom was divided between the Macedonian generals into four Kingdoms: Syria, Egypt, Thrace and Macedonia.

18. Describe the four beasts.
Daniel 7:7

19. Was Daniel troubled about this?


Daniel 7:19 – 21

20. What did the angel say about the beast?


Daniel 7:23

21. What does the fourth beast represent?


Answer: Rome

22. What did the ten horns represent?


Answer: The division of the Roman kingdom into ten kingdoms: the Allemani, Anglo – Saxons, Franks, Burgundians, Visigoths, Suevi, Ostrogoths, Lombards, Heruli and Vandals.

23. As Daniel considered the horns what peculiar development did he see? Daniel 7:8

24. How did the Angel explain this?
Daniel 7:24 Note: This was to be diverse, or different than the other kingdoms; hence it must represent a religious power or kingdom (the Papacy claims to be a kingdom) and as the Pope alone, among all the rulers, wears a triple crown, and as the Vandals, Heruli and Ostrogoths were plucked up through a dispute with the bishops of Rome – this power must be the Papacy.

25. What was this power to do?


Note: He speaks great words against the Most High, that is , the Pope assumed divine prerogative even to speak contrary to God’s Word and changed “times and laws”, that is , he has changed the laws of God and instituted his own precepts as for example, the substitution of Sunday for the Sabbath. The Papacy has been responsible for the martyrdom of millions of Christians during the “Dark Ages”

26. How long was the Papacy to continue to have this power?


Daniel 7:25; Revelation 13:5

27. How was this fulfilled?


Note: It was generally agreed among Protestants that this time period is 1260 years during which the Papacy in union with the civil powers reigned, beginning in 538 A.D to about 1798 A.D. During this time the Papacy rode upon seven heads of government (the seven headed beast of Revelation 13) one head was wounded and was revived and become the eighth.

28. What will be the fate of this Apostate power?
Daniel 7:26

29. Who then will possess the kingdom of this world?


Daniel 7:28; Daniel 2:44; Revelation 11:15

Note: We must not confuse the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8, 24 with the “Little horn” of Daniel 8:9. The context of each chapter reveals the identification to be separate powers: the “Little horn” of Daniel 8 represented Antiochus, the Old Testament “Anti – Christ, “the little horn” of Daniel 7 represented the Papacy in union with the civil powers as the New Testament “Anti – Christ”.



LESSON 16

THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH

1] For whom did Christ say the Sabbath was made?

Mark 2:27

2] When was the Sabbath made?

Genesis 2: 1-3

3] Which day only did the Lord bless, hallow and sanctify?

Genesis 2:1-3

4] Of what law is the Sabbath a part?

Exodus 20: 3-17

5] Has this law ever been changed or abrogated by God:

Matthew 5:17-18; Romans 3: 31

6] Did Abraham know about this law?

Genesis 26: 5

7] What evidence is there that Israel knew about the Sabbath at least one month before they came to Mount Sinai when it was reiterated and given in written form? Exodus 16: 4, 23, 28 & 29

8] Was the Sabbath given only to the Jews?

Isaiah 56: 6-7; Mark 2:27

9] Did Christ keep the Sabbath?

Luke 4: 16, 31

10] Did the believers in Jesus’ day keep the Sabbath after His death

Luke 23: 56.

11] Did Christ recognise the sanctity of the Sabbath after His death and resurrection? Matthew 24:20

12. When was Jerusalem destroyed?

Answer: A.D. 70. Note: This proves that Christ was concerned about His disciples keeping the Sabbath holy at least up until 70 A.D.

13] What was Paul’s practice on the Sabbath?

Acts 17: 2; 18: 4

14] When Paul and Silas came to Phillippi, what did they do on the Sabbath day?

Acts 6: 12-13

15] When the Jews at Antioch rejected the gospel, on what day did the Gentiles ask Paul to come and preach to them?

Acts 13:42

16] What kind of response did the Apostles receive the next Sabbath:

Acts 13:44

17] Is there a Sabbath rest still for God’s people?

Hebrews 4: 9-10

18] When we cease from our own works as God did from His (Hebrews 4:4), on what day should we do this? (Hebrews 4: 10). Note: This scripture speaks of spiritual rest as well as physical rest. Notice the word “also” in verse 10. Spiritual rest is rest from our sins. God did not rest from His sins. He rested from His creative work, not because He needed rest but to leave us an example (see Matthew 3:15; I Peter 2: 21; Hebrews 4:9).

19] Since the Sabbath is a part of the Law of God, can we disregard it’s claim and still be without fault and guiltless?

James 2: 10-12; Philippians 2: 15-16

20] How should we keep the Sabbath?

Isaiah 58: 13; Luke 4:16; Acts 17: 2



LESSON 17

PROPER OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH

1] What does God say about how we should keep the Sabbath?

Exodus 20: 8-10

2] Why did God say “TO” keep it holy instead of “AND” keep it holy?

Answer: Because He wants us to remember the Sabbath day, not only when it is here, but we are to remember it every day, not to make any arrangements to violate it when it comes. We are to remember it on the six working days, TO keep it holy when it comes, and when it is here, we are to remember it AND keep it holy.

3] Did God the Creator of the earth rest on the seventh day because He was tired?

Isaiah 40: 28

4] Then why did He rest on that day?

Mark 2: 27; Hebrew 15: 42

5] What is the day before the Sabbath called?

Mark 15:42

6] What are we instructed to do on the day before the Sabbath? Exodus 16:23

7] What did the Christian women do on that day?

Luke 23: 54-56

8] Are we to ask visitors and others in our home to rest with us? Deuteronomy 5:14

9] Should we seek our own pleasure in anyway on the Sabbath?

Isaiah 58:13

10] Does God promise to bless us if we do this?

Isaiah 58:13-14

11] When should we begin the Sabbath?

Leviticus 23: 32

12] When, according to the scriptures, does the Sabbath begin? Nehemiah 13:19

13] Are works of necessity allowable on the Sabbath?

Matthew 12: 1-12

14] Are we permitted to buy and sell on that day?

Nehemiah 13: 15-18

15] Is it right to be longing or anxious for the Sabbath to close? Amos 8: 4-5

16] If we have some important business which we think cannot be put off, is it alright to do it on the Sabbath?

Exodus 34: 21

17] What did Christ do on the Sabbath?

Luke 4: 16, 31

18] What did Paul do on the Sabbath day?

Acts 17: 2; 18:4

19] What should we do on the Sabbath day? Hebrews 10: 24-25; Leviticus 23:3

20] What does God say through the Prophet of those who truly keep the Sabbath? Isaiah 56: 1-7

The Sabbath should not be a day of ordinary labour, idleness or amusement, but one of rest, reflection, holy joy, worship and helpfulness. It should be the happiest, the brightest, and the best of all the week, for God Himself blessed and sanctified and hallowed it and gave it to all mankind as a spiritual heritage for all time.



LESSON 18

THE CHANGE OF THE SABBATH

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE

1] What did Daniel the Prophet say the blasphemous religio-political power that came out of the Roman kingdom would do to God’s times and laws?

Daniel 7: 24-25

2] When Paul spoke of the same power what did he call it?

2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4

3] What power has claimed authority to change God’s law?

Ans. The Catholic Church. Proof: “A Doctrinal Catechism”, by Rev. Stephen Kennan, page 174, we quote:

“Question. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals or precepts?”

Ans. Had she not such power, she could not have done that which all modern religionists agree with her – she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no scriptural authority”.

Do protestant writers acknowledge the same fact?

Ans. Proof “Neither Christ, nor his Apostles, nor the first Christians celebrated the first day of the week instead of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath” – New York Tribune, May 24 1900 (Baptist). “The observance of the first instead of the seventh day rests on the testimony of the Church, and the Church alone”.Hobart Church News(Episcopalian) July 2, 1894. Archdeacon Farrar (Church of England) writes, “The Sabbath is Saturday, the seventh day of the week”. The Christian Church made no formal, but gradual and almost unconscious transference of the one day to the other.” – The Voice from Sinai, p.163, 167.). Dr. E.T. Hiscock (Baptist) in the New York Examiner, Nov 16, 1893, wrote, “There was and is a command to “keep holy the Sabbath day”, but that Sabbath was not Sunday. It will, however, be readily said and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week. Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament – absolutely not”.

5] What did Jesus say of such Church tradition?

Matthew 15: 6,9

6] Who first enjoined Sunday-keeping laws?

Ans. Constantine the Great in 321 A.D.

[Encyclopaedia Britannica – “Sunday”]

7] What was this edict?

Ans. “Let all judges and town folk and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun….. (Corpus Juris Civilis Cod., lib 3, tit. 12,3).

8] When did the apostate church settle this matter?

Ans. The seventh-day Sabbath was… solemnized by Christ, the Apostles, and primitive Christians, till the Laodicean Council did, in a manner, quite abolish the observance of it. The Council of Laodicea (A.D, 364)… first settle the observance of the Lord’s day. “See Prynne’s “Dissertation on the Lord’s Day Sabbath”, page 163.

9] In the face of such bold blasphemous arrogancy what course should we pursue (Rev. 18:4).

10] Is Sunday the Lord’s Day and is there any command in the Bible to keep it?

Ans. Absolutely not. The Sabbath is the Lord’s Day (Exodus 20: 10; Isaiah 58: 13; Mark 2: 27-28).

Sunday observance comes to us from Pagan Sun Worshippers and solemnised only by the apostate, harlot, Babylonian church. Read about her in Revelation 17: 1-6 and Revelation 18.

LESSON 19

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

1] By what means were the priests of the Old Testament supported? Numbers 18:21

2] Upon what fundamental basis does tithe paying rest?

Psalm 24:1

3] What is one way that we can honour the Lord?

Proverbs 3: 9

4] What part of one’s income does the Lord claim as His own?

Leviticus 27:30

5] What does Paul say about how those who preach the gospel should be supported?

I Corinthians 9: 11-14

6] Who owns all the silver and gold?

Haggai 2:8

7] What about the cattle and all the beasts of the field?

Psalm 50: 10-11

8] How can God claim ownership of things?

Colossians 1: 16

9] How does man get power to accumulate wealth?

Deuteronomy 8: 18

10] What statement of Christ’s shows that man is not the original owner of that which he possesses, but a steward of Gods goods?

Matthew 25:14; I Corinthians 4:7

11] How early in the history of the world do we read about tithe paying? Genesis 14: 17-20; Hebrews 7: 1-2

12] Who else believed in tithe paying before the days of Moses?

Genesis 28: 20-22

13] What happened when the tithe was not brought into the storehouse? Nehemiah 13:10

14] What further sin did this condition bring into Israel’s midst?

Nehemiah 13:15

15] What did Nehemiah do to correct this evil?

Nehemiah 13: 11 - 13

16] Is it all right to use the Lord’s tithe for our own purposes?

Malachi 3: 8-9

17] Did Jesus approve tithe paying?

Matthew 23:23

18] What did God pronounce upon Israel because they disobeyed Him in this matter Malachi 3: 7-9

19] What blessing is pronounced upon faithful tithe-payers?

Malachi 3: 10-12

20] What statement of Paul’s indicates that tithes were received in his day?

Hebrews 7: 8

21] What spirit should motivate our giving?

2 Corinthians 9: 7; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Acts 20: 35

22] What else besides the Lord’s tithe are we told to bring for the support of the various phases of Church work?

Malachi 3:8; Psalm 96: 8; 2 Corinthians 9: 7; Luke 21: 1-3

23] What is the danger of withholding our gifts to God?

Luke 12: 15, 34; 1 Timothy 6: 7-11




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