Study Questions Summer 2015

Message One

1. Describe how the Ten Commandments are expressions of God.

2. Describe the experiences of the loving seekers of God in their appreciation of the law.

3. Based on 2Cor. 3, contrast the experience of Moses in the old covenant with the experiences of the believers in the new covenant.

4. Why is it so important to spend time with the Lord?

Message Two

1. What is the subject of the entire Bible?

2. What was God’s intention in giving His law to His chosen people, and how was the giving of the law a transaction in which God’s people became engaged to Him?

3. Since the law was given as an engagement contract and the entire Bible is God’s courting word, how should we keep the law?

Message Three

1. Briefly explain the relationship between the divine light and the divine truth.

2. Use Isaiah 50: 10-11 and Psalm 36:9 to highlight the difference between light from God and the light manufactured by man.

3. Delineate the nine positive experiences of God’s loving seekers in the Word of God as a realm of light.

4. Describe the seven required attitudes and conditions in our coming to the Word so that we can experience it as a realm of light.

Message Four

1. Develop the significance of the blessing of light becoming life through the function of the Word of God.

2. Develop the significance of the blessing of being watered and of absorbing God and the blessing of inhaling God.

3. Develop the significance of the blessing of enjoying God as our portion and the blessing of enjoying God’s countenance and the shining of His face.

Message Five

1. Give a clear and complete summary of the essence of message 5 as presented in the opening word.

2. Taking the Gospel of Mark and Philippians 2:5-8 as the basis, what do you see concerning Christ as the Slave of God, and what aspect of Christ as the Slave of God do you especially appreciate?

3. What does it mean to say that a slave of Christ Jesus lives to the Lord and no longer to himself?

4. Present your understanding of the spirit of a slave, the love of a slave, and the obedience of a slave and of why such a spirit, love, and obedience are crucial in our practice of the church life.

Message Six

1. What are the covenants that God made with fallen man and with Noah?

2. What are the covenants that God made with Abraham and with David?

3. What is the significance of the law being enacted as a covenant?

Message Seven

1. What is the difference between a promise, a covenant, and a testament?

2. Explain the meaning of christ Himself being the reality of the new covenant. Show the way to receive and enjoy Christ as the new covenant.

3. What is the law of life? How does it work? What is the issue of the law?

4. What does it mean for God to be our God and for us to be His people?

5. What does it mean to know God according to Heb. 8:11? What are the different levels of knowing God?

Message Eight

1. What is the blood of the covenant, and how as the law enacted as a covenant?

2. What is the relationship between the redeeming blade and the presence of God?

3. How was the law enacted according to the intention of God, and what is the primary purpose of the blood of the covenant?

Message Nine

1. Describe the fulfillment of the type of the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the experience of our entire Christian life and the church life.

2. Describe the fulfillment of the type of the Feast of Harvest in the experience of God’s chosen ones, the believers individually, and the church corporately.

3. Describe the fulfillment of the type of the Feast of Tabernacles int he experience of God’s redeemed people, including the overcomes, the saved Israelites, and ultimately, all of God’s people in the New Jerusalem.

Message Ten

1. How is the worship of God related to knowing God in His Godhead and to our realizing and confessing that He is God?

2. How was Abel’s way of worshipping God according to the divine revelation?

3. Explain how the cross, signified by the altar in Exodus 20:24-26, is versus human wisdom and why, through the word of the cross and the proclamation of the Christ crucified, God intends to destroy the wisdom of the wise.

4. What does it mean to be “true worshippers” and for the Father to seek such to worship Him? In answering this question, testify what John 4:23-24 means to you and how it affects you in your desire and intention to become such a worshipper of the Father.

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