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1. HOW TO GLORIFY GOD
Psalm 86:12
1. By bearing fruit (John 15:8).
2. By proper use of our mouths (Romans 15:6).
3. By our daily living (I Corinthians 6:20).
4. By our suffering for Christ (I Peter 4:16).
5. By works of love (John 17:4).
6. By demonstrating love toward all (John 3:16).
7. By sharing the gospel with others (Mark 16:15).
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2. CHRIST IS INDISPENSABLE
Acts 4:12
1. As the Savior (Matthew 1:21).
2. As a propitiation (I John 2:2).
3. As content of Gospel message (I Corinthians 15:
1-4).
4. As a helper (Matthew 28:18-20).
5. As a friend (John 15:14).
6. As an example (I Peter 2:21).
7. As the way to heaven (John 14:6).
8. As the mediator (I Timothy 2:5).
9. As the head of the church (Colossians 1:18).
10. As the returning King and Judge (Acts 17:30,
31)
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3. WHY BE OBEDIENT?
Luke 6:46
1. Because God commands it (Deut. 5:32, 33).
2. Because it is a sign of love (John 14:15).
3. Because it is being Christ-like (Hebrews 5:8).
4. Because it is necessary unto salvation (Hebrews 5:9).
5. Becauseit assures a reward (Luke 6:35).
6. Because it demonstrates allegiance to God (Acts 5:29).
7. Becauseit influences others to obey (I Thess. 1:7).
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4. SOME THINGS TO KEEP
1. The way of the Lord (Genesis 18:19).
2. The judgment of God (Leviticus 25:18).
3. The tongue from evil (Psalm 34:13).
4. The word of God (Luke 8:15).
5. The body in subjection (I Corinthians 9:27).
6. The unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:3).
7. The daily conduct pure (I Timothy 5:22).
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5. THE RESULTS OF BIBLE STUDY
1. The word gives me faith (Romans 10:17).
2. The word teaches, reproves, and corrects me(II Timothy 3:16).
3. The word works effectually in me (I Thessalonians 2:18).
4. The word cleanses me (Ephesians 5:26).
5. The word gives me joy (Jeremiah 15:16).
6. The word gives me heavenly life (John 6:63).
7. The word strengthens me (I John 2:14; Acts 20:32).
8. The word gives light unto my pathway (Psalm 119:105).
9. The word gives all things necessary to life and godliness (II Peter 1:3).
10. The word gives me truth (John 17:17).
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6. HOW TO AVOID WORLDLINESS
1. Be not conformed to the world (Romans 12:1, 2).
2. Be separated from unclean things (II Cor. 6:14).
3. Keep yourself unspotted from the world (James 1:
27).
4. Do not be a friend of the world (James 4:4).
5. Always walk in the light (I John 1:7).
6. Think on pure things (Phil. 4:8).
7. Remember you are married to Christ (James 4:1-7;
Rom. 7:1-7).
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7. SOME PRECIOUS THINGS
1. The word of the Lord (I Samuel 3:1).
2. The soul of man (I Samuel 26:21).
3. True wisdom (Proverbs 3:15).
4. The promises of God (II Peter 1:4).
5. The blood of Christ (I Peter 1:19).
6. Man's personal faith (II Peter 1:1).
7. The death of a saint (Psalm 116:15).
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8. SOME THINGS TO LEARN
1. To count your trials as all joy (Jas.1:2-5 ) .
2. How to laugh - it's good medicine.
3. The need to attend your own business.
4. The act of saying kind things.
5. To put yourself in the other person's place.
6. To stop complaining and grumbling.
7. To encourage others.
8. To pray for others.
9. To see the best in others.
10. To forgive and forget.
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9. HINDRANCES TO PRAYER
1. A state of unbelief (Eph. 3:20; Jas.1:6, 7 ) .
2. Harboring secret sin (Psalm 66:18).
3. Selfishness (James 4:3).
4. An unforgiving spirit (Mk. 11:25).
5. A lack of patience (Luke 18:1-77).
6. Formalism (Luke 18:9-14).
7. Not asking in faith (Jas. 1:5, 6).
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10. KNOWING GOD
John 17:3
1 . God is spirit (John 4 : 24).
2. God is eternal (Isa. 9:6).
3. God is immutable (Mai. 3:6).
4. God isinfinite (Psa. 147:5)
5. God is Holy (Isa. 6:1-6).
6. God is 1ove (I John 4:8).
7. God is above a l 1 (Eph. 4:6).
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11. CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE WISDOM
James 3:17, 18
1. True wisdom is pure.
2. True wisdoin is peaceful.
3. True wisdom is gentle and easy.
4. True wisdom is full of mercy.
5. True wisdom is full of good fruits.
6. True wisdom is without partiality.
7. True wisdom is without hypocrisy.
8. True wisdom sows righteousness.
9. True wisdom comes from God (Jas. 1:5).
10. True wisdom is given in answer to prayer
(Jas. 1:5).
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12. DYNAMICS OF HOPE
1. It is an anchor (Heb. 6:19).
2. It saves us (Rom. 8:24).
3. It is a protection (I Thess. 5:8).
4. It soarks encouragement (I Cor. 13:13; Heb. 6:18).
5. It is the basis of oure living (I Jn. 3:1-3).
6. It is able to rejoice in adversity (Rom.12:12).
7. It motivates one to take a stand (I Pet. 3:15).
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13. LASTING THINGS
1. The word of God (Matthew 24:35).
2. The heavenly estate (I Pet. 1:2-5).
3. The treasure laid up in heaven (Matt.6:19-21)
4. The sacrifice of Christ (Matt.25:28; Cf. Heb. 13:20).
5. The soul's salvation (J n .3:16; Rev.2:10).
6. The reign with Christ (I Thess.4:17).
7. The soul of man (Mark 8:36, 37).
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14. HOW TO BE A GOOD CITIZEN
1. Recognize government as ordained of God (Rom. 13:1).
2. Be in subjection to higher powers (Rom.13:1).
3. Do not violate the law (II Pet.2:10).
4. Honor all men (I Pet. 2:15-19).
5. Pay your taxes (Rom.13:7).
6. Realize power of righteousness (Prov.14:34).
7. Pray for rulers (I Tim.2:1-5).
8. Live a oeaceful life (Rom.12:18).
9. Do not take the law into your own hands (Rom. 12:17-21).
10. Remember they are for your good (Rom.13:4-7).
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15. WHEN I DIE
1. I hope it can be said: "He fought a qood fight" (II Tim. 4:7).
2. I hope it can be said: "His death is oain" (Phil. 1:21).
3. I hope it can be said: "His death was ore cious" (Psa. 116:15).
4. I hope it can be said: "He is iar better now" (Luke 16:19 f f ).
5. I hope it can be said: "He left us an example" (I Tim. 4:12).
6. I hope it can be said: "He was faithful unto death" (Rev. 2:10).
7. I hone it can be said: "He has gone to be with the Lord" (Phi 1. 1 :23)

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