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World Evangelism

 

 

              "THE LIFE OF VICTORY"

 

                         LESSON 1

 

DELIVERANCE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

 

                                                  By: Hans Hofman

 

Dear friend,

 

In this new series of lessons I want, with the help of God's word, the Bible to show

you that it is God's will For you that you have total VICTORY over problems, sin,

fear and care. It is God's wil! that you be a VICTOR in every situation. Romans 8:37

 

There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about this sort ot life, as a result

of which many people live in constant defeat and worry. Human interpretations

lead many to reach a compromise with the enemy (Satan etc.) and to shut

themselves of from LlFE and PEACE with God. These compromises reduce God

to a human level in His divinity. Therefore it is very important to study God's word,

the Bible for yourself and to discover that God is "SUPERHUMAN", and that His

perfect will is that you live with Him in peace and as a VICTOR with Him in this life

as a witness to His great name. Rev. 12:11.

 

Read the questions carefully and read through the bible verses attentively.

If you cannot see the answer straight away, read the Bible passage to which the

question refers once more paying attention to what it says. Ps.119:1 05

 

You will discover that this is no new teaching but the pure word of God. So read

the texts indicated carefully and prayerfully. Before you start reading the lesson

speak first with your heavenly Creator and ask Him to speak to you through the

revelations in His word. Always pray in the Name of the Lord Jesus.

"And whatever you ask in my name I will do it, so that the Father may be

glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my (Jesus) name I WILL DO IT.

" John 14:13

 

In this first lesson about "the life of victory" we first consider the basis for such a

life. Then we turn to the principles which the Lord Jesus HAS GIVEN in His word

the Bible. Only after having laid this basis wilI we go further step by step,

because without a good foundation it is impossible to live an "unshakeable" life

with God. Unshakeable life begins with JESUS CHRIST because He is eternal.

He is the beginning and the end. He is the DESIGNER and the GIVER of the

LIFE at peace with God.

 

 

Questions:

 

1. What is the wilI of God for your life according to 2 Peter 3:9?

    .....................................................................................................................

 

      2. What was the objective for which the Lord Jesus came to earth? According

          to: Matt. 18:11? .............................................................................................

   According to: Luke 19:10? ...............................................................................

    According to: Heb. 2:14-15? ...........................................................................

3. In Heb. 2:15 the fear of death is spoken about. What, according    to 1 John 4:18

    do fear and worry have to do with ? ..................................................................

 

4. What is the cause of the spiritual death which separates us from life with God?

    Eph. 2:1-5 ; Isaiah 59:1,2; Ezek 18:20 .............................................................

      

       5. Since sin brings separation between ourselves and God the Creater of all life and

           since sin is the cause of fear, worry and death, who can free us from this

           situation and help us to conquer sin and to live to the glory of God in peace with

           Him? Titus 2: 11-14. ......................................................................................

    

     And in 1 Cor. 10:13? .....................................................................................

 

6. Where, according to Paul, does the battle between life with God and death

    through sin take place? Rom. 7:23 ; 8:1-8. .......................................................

       Where according to Maft 15:19? ...................................................................

7. In Rom 7:24 Paul calls out, .Who will save me!" Then in verse 25 he gives the

    answer. Who is it? .........................................................................................

 

8. In question 1 we saw what God's will is for you. What does Romans 8:1 say?

    ......................................................................................................................

9. And what has God done for you, according to verse 32? .....................................

   .......................................................................................................................

 

10. What does He promise in verse 32? ................................................................

11. And what does He promise in John 3:16? .......................................................

12. In John 2: 1-11 there was a problem. What did the mother of Jesus say they

     should do to get out of  the problem? John 2:5 ...................................................

     ......................................................................................................................

13. What does Jesus say in Matt. 11:28? .............................................................

     ......................................................................................................................

     What invitation does Jesus give in John 7:37? ...................................................

     ......................................................................................................................

14. What call comes to us in Joshua 24:15? ....................................................   

15. What does the Holy Spirit, speaking through Peter, call us to do in Acts 3:19?

      .....................................................................................................................

16. Who does Peter point to in Acts 4:12? .............................................................

17. Who, according to Paul, is the only mediator who can repair our broken

      relationship with God? 1 Tim. 2:5 ....................................................................

      18. So God has shown us a clear way of escape from a dead life (a life robbed by sin,

           real life qualities) through the Lord Jesus. Even so man has tried again and again

           to re-establish the lost relationship with the Creator by one way or another

          (man made). Actually God rejects all these faltering attempts, because He loves

          you and He wants you to LIVE with Him in the truth.

          What do we read in Isaiah 46;5-7 and Psalm 115:1-8? ........................................

          .......................................................................................................................

    But if good works (which really are good in themselves), images, photos, morality,

    religion etc cannot save us and protect us, who can, then, according to

    Psalm 115:8-18? ..............................................................................................

   

    And in John 6:40 and Maft 18:11 .........................................................................

  

19. What do we read in 1 Peter 1:18, 19? ...............................................................

     .......................................................................................................................

 

 20. Through these Man-selected mediators (works, images and representations etc)

      Christ is rejected an crucified ANEW. When a person comes to realise this

      and has heard of the way of salvation through Jesus Christ, what must he/she

       do? Acts 2:37,38 ...........................................................................................

 

       21. By reading the following steps, believing (i.e. accepting) them and acting

            accordingly you can BE BORN AGAIN IN THE WAY GOD HIMSELF HAS

            INDICATED AND BECOME A CHILD OF THE LIVING GOD.

            You have ASSURANCE OF EVERLASTING LlFE AND THE FORGIVENESS OF

            ALL YOUR SINS, You have received A NEW BEGINNING THROUGH THE LORD

            JESUS CHRIST.

 

22. God himself offers us salvation through His son. What must we DO to receive

      that salvation and that eternallife? John 3:16 .....................................................

 

­23. What can you do according to John 1:12? ........................................................

 

24.  If you have already accepted the Lord Jesus, what can you be sure you are?

        John 1: 12 .................................................................................................

 

25. What can you no longer do, as a child of God? 1 John 1:6 .............................................

 

26. When  (how) do you receive forgiveness? 1 John 1:9 ....................................

       ...........................................................................................................................................................

27. What is the second step which the Bible indicates as necessary after

    accepting the Lord Jesus and  confessing our sins? Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38;

    8:35-38 (Matt 3:6) ...........................................................................................

 

      28. What has Jesus said in: John 10:9? ................................................................

            In: John 8:31,32 ............................................................................................

            ....................................................................................................................

     John 10:10 ....................................................................................................

 

29. What do we read in Romans 10:13 ..................................................................

     ......................................................................................................................

30. God's Salvation and Grace are therefore for ALL those who will take the path that

      He Himself has indicated and call on Him.

      Have you accepted the Lord Jesus? yes/no ..............

      What happened when you aeeepted Him? ......................................................

      ....................................................................................................................

 

31. If you have accepted Him, what can you now say with certainty about

     yourself? 1 John 5:12,13. ................................................................................

 

 

    THE LORD JESUS IS THERFORE THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LlFE. HE

    HAS SAID    "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME ".

   WE RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, ETERNAL PEACE WITH GOD THE

    FATHER THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, WHO GAVE HIMSELF ON THE CROSS,

    DIED FOR OUR SINS AND DISEASES, ROSE FROM THE DEAD AFTER

    THREE DAYS AND IS ALiVE. TH IS RESURRECTION LlFE WHICH HE

    PURCHASED BY HlS SACRIFICE ON CALVARY IS ALSO FOR YOU !!

 

Before you start on lesson 2 next week read the letter to the Colossians and the

1 st letter of John.

In the following lesson we shall continue to grow and to walk with Him.

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