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Bible Studies on Discovery Lessons

Discovery Lesson 1 – THE WORD OF GOD

THE WORD OF GOD

Memory Verse: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4).

INTRODUCTION: Apostle Paul states that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” Peter confirms this when he explains that “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21). Thus, the Bible is without contradiction and contains the whole council of God.

The Bible becomes the measuring rod for all beliefs and actions. Isaiah 8:20 states, “To

Discovery Lesson 2 – GOD THE FATHER

Memory Verse: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).

INTRODUCTION: “God created man with an inborn ability to recognize His existence. When man under ordinary conditions seriously thinks about the universe, the recognition of God’s existence naturally arises in his mind. When a child is taught that God exists, he spontaneously perceives this to be true. Man is so made that he is naturally religious. It is normal for man to believe in God; it is abnormal for him to be an

Discovery Lesson 3 – JESUS THE SON OF GOD

Memory Verse: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).

INTRODUCTION: In the last lesson we considered God and found that He loved us enough to send His Son to die for us (John 3:16). But we should not forget that the Son loved us so much that He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Everything about Jesus was extraordinary, from His virgin birth to His miraculous resurrection. Because He was the Son of God with power to perform miracles, the wisdom to understand all things,

Discovery Lesson 4 – GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT

Memory Verse: “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

INTRODUCTION: When our Lord Jesus Christ was preparing His disciples for His departure He promised them that He would not leave them forsaken. He promised to send them another Comforter, which was the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17).

Down through the ages there has been much discussion and controversy over what the Holy Spirit is and what it will accomplish in our

Discovery Lesson 5 – THE CRUCIFIXION

Memory Verse: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

INTRODUCTION: The death of Jesus Christ is the pivotal point upon which the rest of the Bible hinges. From the very beginning when Adam and Eve sinned until the beginning of eternity, all mankind has needed a savior to rescue them from the lake of fire.

We may enjoy contemplating the pleasures in store for us in God’s kingdom. We may love to discuss doctrine or study prophecy. We may receive a blessing by recalling what

Discovery Lesson 6 -THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

Memory Verse: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

INTRODUCTION: Jesus, speaking of Himself after the resurrection, said: “because I live ye shall live also” (John 14:19). Our assurance of a future life would rest on shaky ground if it wasn’t for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because He lives we know that we shall live as well. The same power that raised Jesus from death to immortality will also raise us to everlasting

Discovery Lesson 7 – THE STATE OF THE DEAD

Memory Verse: “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29).

INTRODUCTION: The Bible warns us against learning the ways of the heathen and accepting their beliefs (Jeremiah 10:2). Plato, (427‐347 B.C.) the Greek philosopher, was a very influential person in his and succeeding generations. “Platoism was the dominating philosophy of European civilization for many centuries. It is

Discovery Lesson 8 – THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED

THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED

Memory Verse: ”And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell” (Matthew 5:30).

INTRODUCTION: “The Bible doctrine of hell is a subject which is much misunderstood. A prevalent false theory is that hell is a place burning with fire and brimstone, where sinners are tortured after they die. According to this view, when the sinner dies, his invisible, immaterial, immortal ‘soul’ goes to

Discovery Lesson 9 – HOLY LIVING

Memory Verse: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the

flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).

INTRODUCTION: God’s greatest attribute is holiness. The angels and beasts around the throne of God cry “holy, holy, holy” (Revelation 4:8; Isaiah 6:1-3). When a man comes face to face with God he will fall down and worship Him. At these times he is usually impressed with his own sin and unworthiness in contrast to God’s holiness.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be

Discovery Lesson 10 – GOD’S CHURCH

Memory Verse: “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5).

INTRODUCTION: “The Church owes its existence to Christ. Christ is builder and foundation of the Church. His sacrificial death and resurrection to immortality provide the basis of salvation and foundation of the Church. If Jesus had not become man’s sacrifice, there would have been no Church; sinners would have no salvation. If Jesus had not risen from the dead, the Church would have been without a living head;