Lesson 7 Making Jesus Lord of My Life

Making Jesus Lord of my Spiritual life.

Introduction:

Not all of my service to Christ is in a church program.  I also serve Him personally every day.  This service includes personal Bible study and prayer, witnessing to others about Christ, and helping and encouraging people.

A.   serving Jesus in my private life.

     1. Read the account of Jesus’ powerful ministry in Mark 1:21-34,  Then read what He did the next morning Mark 1:35.  What connection do you see                  

    

     between the two______________________________________________

     2. When Jesus was found with a very important task, what did He do first?

 

     Luke 16:12 _________________________________________________

     3. What was one thing that Jesus’ apostles were always doing? Acts 6:4; 10:9

 

     Acts 16:24-25 _________________________________________________

     4. What does the Lord say that I must always be doing?  1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

     Eph. 6:18 _________________________________________

     5. What are two important times for prayer? Ps. 5:3; Ps 141:2 _____________________

 

     6. Before I eat my food what should I do?  1 Tim. 4:4-5; Luke 24:30 ________________

 

     7. Instead of worrying what am I to do?  Philippians 4:6-7; Luke 24:30 ____________

 

              What will come to my heart, if I do this in faith?_______________________

 

     8. Is there any kind of trouble that I cannot hand over to God? 1 Peter 5:7 __________

     9. What should be my approach in everything I do?

                                Prov. 3:6 __________________________________________________

     10. Name some things Jesus teaches you to pray for (write just a word or two for each)

    

     Mat. 6:9-13 _______________ Luke 11:13 ______________  Eph. 6:18-19 __________

 

     1 Tim. 2:1-2 ________________ Psalms 51:10 _____________ James 1:5 __________

    

Mat. 5:44 ___________________ Gen. 24:4 & 42-44 ___________________________

 

James 5:14-16 ________________________ Eph. 5:20 _________________________

     11. Name three things that will keep God from hearing your prayer. Mark 11:25;

Ps. 66:18; James 1:6-7 ____________________________________________________

     12. If my body lives by food, what does my spirit live by? Mat. 4:4 ________________

     13. name seven things which learning God’s word does for you.

             

              a. Rom. 10:17 _______________________________

 

              b. Ps. 119:11 & 105 (2 things) __________________________________

 

              c. James 1:21 _____________________________________________

             

              d. John 15:3 _______________________________________________

             

              e. 2 Tim. 3:16-17 _____________________________________________

 

              f. Rom. 15:4 _________________________________________________

     14. What does taking a “quite time” for Bible study and prayer every day say about your

 

attitude toward God? ___________________________________________________

     b. If you are “too busy” for a daily quite time, what does this say?

                                                                                    ______________________________

B.  Sharing our Lord with Others

     1. When Andrew found Jesus, what did he do? ___________________________

     2. When Philip began to follow Jesus, what did Phillip quickly do?

                                                      John 1:43-45 ____________________________________

     3. After Jesus had healed the demon-possessed man at Gerasa, what did He tell the man

 

to do?  Mark 5:18-20_______________________________________________________

    

4. What does the Lord tell us to do? 1 Peter 3:15 ________________________________

 

5. How does God describe people who do not follow Christ? Eph. 2:1 & 12 _____________

6. If another person were dying with a disease and you knew a cure, what would you do? __

7. If you knew of an outstanding bargin offered at a store, and your friends did not know

 

about it, what would you do? _________________________________________________

8. If you have found eternal  life and blessing in Christ, and your friends don’t know about

 

Him, what should you do? ___________________________________________________

9. Do you think you need to understand all the deeper things of the Bible before you can a person with the “ABC’s” of following Christ, or tell him about the good things you have

 

already found? ____________________________________________________________

10.  80% of new members come into the church because of being invited by a friend, relative

 

or acquaintance.  Knowing this should make me want to _____________________________

11.  If you are anxious that people should not be lost, and you do what you canm to bring them to Christ, you are thinking and working for the same things as _____________ does. John 3:16

C. Encouraging and helping others

     1.  Barnabas was called “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36).  He encouraged and stood

 

by what new convert while the convert was getting started in Christ?  Acts 9:23-28 _______

     2. What people in Bethany encouraged the ministry of Jesus by often having Jesus and

 

His disciples in their home?  Luke 10:38-39 ______________________________________

     3.  How did Aquila and Priscilla help and encourage the preaching ministry of Apollos? 

 

Acts 18:26 ________________________________________________________

     4.  What should each Christian want to do for those who are timid or weak in serving

 

Christ?  1 Thessalonians 5:14 _______________________________________________

 

     5. How can we fulfill the law of Christ?  Gal. 6:2 _____________________________

     6. If a fellow-Christian falls into sin or unfaithfulness, what does the Lord tell you to do

 

for him, and how? ___________________________________________________________

 

     7. When you convert someone from a wrong way, you do what? James 5:19-20 ________

     8. Should you hold back from talking to a brother or sister about his sin for fear of

 

embarrassment?  ____________________________________________________

 

     9. How can Christians help each other? Heb. 10:24-25 __________________________

     10. What statement of Cain, the first murderer, is the exact opposite of the spirit

 

Christians must have?  Gen. 4:9 ______________________________________________

     11. If another person is in need or trouble, what does the Lord want you to do, as far as

 

you are able?  1 John 3:16-18; Gal. 6:10 ________________________________________

    

12. When you do this you are acting like ___________________________. Acts 20:35

 

Conclusion:

Now that I belong to the Lord Jesus, I must not go on being “wrapped up in myself”.  Must develop sensitivity to Cod, always being conscious of his presence, Psalms 139:7-12.  I must develop sensitivity to people and their needs as Jesus did.

 

This growth does not come automatically.  It is a decision.  Jesus said, “ to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away” Luke 19:26.  I can fall back and die spiritually, or I can go forward and “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord”.

 

Sit down right now and write down the practical steps you need to take in order to make the things this lesson happen in your life:  personal devotion, witnessing, and helping the weak.

Those steps will be the steps that follow Jesus.

 

 

 

    

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