Bible Memory Verses
Terms in this set (95)
Which of these
When he saw the crowds
He has showed you
The Lord said to Abram
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is God-breathed
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Hear, O Israel
1 Peter 3:15-16
But in your hearts
But our citizenship is in heaven
There is no difference
In the past God overlooked such ignorance
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life
There is a judge
Enter through the narrow gate.
2 Thessalonians 1:8
He will punish those who do not know God
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord
Salvation is found in no one else
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God
In the beginning was the Word
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save
2 Corinthians 5:20
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors
The universe as we see it. (natural)
the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless.
a philosophy which says that thought and spiritual things are more real than ordinary human experience and material things.
the belief that God or many gods exist.
the belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group. Undermines effective communication of the gospel.
Every finite and contingent being has a cause. A first cause. (something that isn't an effect) Must exist. (causal chain)
The Teleological argument:
Teleological from telos, meaning "end" or "purpose", complexity points to an intelligent being. Natural law and order points to a creator. (the design argument)
means "end" or "purpose"
The Watchmaker Analogy
1 of the most famous theological arguments. The complex inner workings of a watch necessitate an intelligent designer. Counter argument is natural selection.
The Anthropological argument
nature of man, purely physical material, anything transcendent, How does he differ from the animals
1. If God does not exist, absolute moral values do not exist
2. Absolute moral values do exist
3. Therefore God exists
Ultimately all will be saved because God is good.
all sincere seekers of the truth will be saved.
New Wider Hope
those who live by the light they have may be saved on the merits of Christ's death through general revelation
to come in the flesh.
Jesus' "emptying" or "pouring out" of self/divine power (to become human)
salvific; relating to salvation (Luke 19:10)
Why should we be world class Christians?
Stimulation, focus, joy, relevance, direction, sneak previews, pleasure
What are the building blocks to becoming world-class Christians?
1. Scripture and the Saints
2. Information and Issues
4. Personal Experience
7. Missionaries: meeting and getting to know missionaries
8. Lifestyle: life choices
9. Other input
Two foundation stones
the scriptures and the saints
What are some of the mega-issues?-
victims of disease and disaster, the poor, the needy, and the hungry, urbanization, the youth and children, the environment
The Five Worldview Questions
1. Where are we and what is this place like?
2. Who are we and where are we going?
3. What's the problem and what is right or wrong?
4. What's the solution?
5. How do we know?
Implications in our life if hell is a reality?
Self examination, a message that includes warning, increased urgency, increased compassion and prayer, Love the lost as Christ loves the lost, speak the truth in love.
What fuels (or does not fuel) long-term commitment to mission?
The authority of Jesus Christ
"Emotions fueled by STMs don't sustain long-term commitment."
Steve Moore's equation for the application of the story of the Good Samaritan
Lifestyle choices that impact our ability to be world-class Christians
-Life of devotion, disciple, greater simplicity, spiritual values, stewardship, sacrifice, solidarity
Paul Borthwick's book that was referenced several times
-Six Dangerous Questions
The most influential worldviews in our culture
-Atheism, Pantheism, Theism
Syllogism matchings (from the Existence of God arguments)
(syllogism)- complexity implies a designer, The universe is highly complex, Therefore, the universe has a designer
What might we expect if we suffer from an inadequate theology of heaven?
Run from hardships, Avoid "dying to self", elude sacrifice, run from pain and suffering, live for quick results at minimum effort.
What are common reasons that Wycliff applicants drop out?
Family and friends, Finances, Health and Safety, Low standard of living
What would a world where there is no heaven look like?
A self-centered society, A fear of death and efforts to prolong life, A focus on the here and now.
What are some implications of a healthy theology of heaven on our worldview?
strength to endure hardship, motivation for sacrificial courage, detachment from our "stuff"
In what ways is Jesus unique?
Birth, purity and holiness, service, death, resurrection
Implications if Jesus is the truth?
Urgency: we have a savior to proclaim
Willing sacrifice: we have a model to imitate
Love: He initiates and we respond
Deadly sins of evangelism
-Scheming, Scalp Hunting, Screaming, Selling Jesus
Needs that should be considered to determine a person's spiritual address
-Physical needs: Active Kindness, Emotional-Relational needs: Active Listening, Directional Needs: Active wondering, Spiritual Needs: Active Sharing
According to Stott, what kind of promise did God make to Abraham (pp. 3-9)?
A composite promise
Elements of the composite promise (pp. 3-9)
The Promise of Land, The Promise of Posterity, The Promise of Blessing
Four reasons the Bible is indispensable to world evangelization
It is the mandate, message, model, power for evangelization.
that there is no such thing as the gospel until we enter the situation in which we are to witness.
evangelist behaves as if God had given a series of precise formulas that we have to repeat more or less word for word, and certain images that we must invariably employ.
A middle ground between "total fluidity" and "total rigidity"; only biblical formulations of the gospel are permanently normative and every attempt to proclaim the gospel in modern idiom must justify itself as an authentic expression of the biblical gospel
Identification as a model for evangelism
Bible does not just contain the gospel, it is the gospel. Through it God is communicating the good news to the world
The population of the Chinese people
What happened in China in 1951
All western missionaries were forced to evacuate from China.
The Three Self Patriotic Movement. Registered churches within China
In May 1989 nearly a million Chinese, mostly young students, crowded into central Beijing to protest for greater democracy and call for resignations of Chinese Communist Party leaders deemed to repressive. In June 1989 Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. After June 4 1989 Tiananmen Square incident, Chinese intellectuals were disappointed with the Communist Party and the government. Their dreams for less authoritarian ruling and political reform were broken and their trust and loyalty to the Communist Party shaken.
How have most mission initiatives sought to work in China in recent years
The urgent need in the Chinese house churches
bible teaching designed to help them to grow in sound doctrine and in defense against heresies
The percentage of Chinese scholars studying in North America who have become Christians
) 10% of the 170,000 scholars
What has church growth been like in China since 1989
More intellectuals started coming to church for answers, thereby changing the assumption that churches were only for the elderly and less educated people. Some villagers have even become "Christian villages" as believers make up 50 to 80% of the inhabitants.
The role of house churches in China in regards to most mission initiatives
The urgent need in the house churches is not missionary outreach, but Bible teaching designed to help them grow in sound doctrine and in defense against heresies. Most mission initiatives have sought to help and work through the house church movements. (bc they have no ties w/ governments)
What percentage of the people in China claim to be Christians
Three related ideas that help us trace the story of God as the Bible presents it
Glory, the name of God, worship
names God uses to identify Himself. Ex. "Lord of Hosts" "God Almighty," "Judge of all the earth" "King of Glory"
Function is revelation. For ex. anyone who spends time pondering the biblical name, "The Lord is my shepherd" will have a better understanding of the nurturing kindness of God.
God's name" most often refers to the idea of His public renown. Fame name functions for God's reputation.
According to Hawthorne, what is the rationale for mission
The rationale for mission seems simple enough: since God is supreme, every creature should bow down in subjection.
What does Hawthorne consider to be more important: the people group approach or the people group result
Hawthorne emphasizes the approach to people groups. These include deepening our motive base to a love for God's glory, defining the task as increasing God's glory, and integrating efforts for God's glory.
How does Hawthorne deal with the false dichotomy between evangelism and social action
Within the vision of God's glory lies the substance of true unity between churches with a jealousy for unique glory to come to God from every people , we can easily set aside demands for uniformity for worship and conduct. (Glory comes to God from gospel declaration or a kind deed done in His name. Greater glory resounds when whole communities see Christ's hand transforming their lives.)
the nation's coming toward Israel (OT view of missions)
from the center, Israel or the church, missionaries move outward into the world. (NT view of missions)
draw others to God; "Come to the blessing"; symbolized by tabernacle and then temples in Jerusalem. (holy places where God dwelt)
"Go to the nations"; examples: Joseph, Daniel, Esther, Jonah. (active) operated to send God's message beyond the borders of Israel. (Israelites proclaim message to other places/ Jonah)
main Christian task is social, political and cultural reform because Jesus is the true revolutionary (avoid this arrogance that we can build the kingdom w/ our efforts)
nothing can be done until the Lord returns and puts everything right. The forces of evil are too entrenched. (avoid the thought of there being no point in trying.
Passive submission to the rule of injustice, greed, and hypocrisy. (has been preached in churches when church men were in the seats of power)
The ultimate sign of the Kingdom in the life of this world
The cross of HIM who in the resurrection is manifested as Lord over all powers, even the power of death.
Panta ta Ethne, Piper's chapter
all nations" people groups
According to Piper, did Jesus send his apostles out to win as many individuals as possible or to reach all the peoples of the world
all the peoples of the world.
According to Piper, what is the missionary task of the church
to press on to all unreached people until the Lord comes.