Study Questions ST2016

Well, it’s time for another semi-annual. I will update enjoyment from the messages throughout the week. For those of you who want them, I will update this post with the study questions for each message.

 

Message One:

  1. What is the intrinsic significance of the law and the sin of idolatry?
  2. What is the intrinsic significance of Moses’ going outside the camp, of the principal of the golden-calf idol, and of Moses being a companion of God outside the idolatrous camp?
  3. What is the goal and ultimate conclusion of the book of Hebrews?

Message Two:

  1. Why does God want us to know Him?
  2. What does it mean to know God as God, and what is required for us to know Him as God?
  3. What are the ways of God, and, from the Word and your experience, what have you learned concerning accepting the ways of God and worshipping His ways?
  4. What is the connection between John 17:3 and 1John 5:20, and what does it mean to know the true One?

Message Three:

  1. Explain the parallel between holding a feast to God and sacrificing to Him.
  2. Why did God have to bring His people to the mountain and show them the pattern there so that they could serve Him?
  3. Describe the blood of the covenant and the fire from heaven, which respectively enables and motivates us to serve God.
  4. Clarify the goal of God’s salvation in terms of the priestly service and the building of God’s house.
  5. To appreciate the scope of the message, try to commit to memory the eight main points (the Roman Numerals) of the outline.

Message Four:

  1. What are the three tabernacles revealed int he Holy Scriptures and their respective significances?
  2. Show how the New Testament, from Matthew through Revelation, is a record of the divine incarnation.
  3. Prove the close relationship between the golden incense altar in the Holy Place and the Ark of the Testimony in the Holy of Holies.
  4. Show how our experience of the two altars (the bronze altar of burnt offering and the golden altar of incense) leads us to be incorporated into the tabernacle, the incarnated Triune God, to become a part of the corporate Christ.

Message Five:

  1. What is the centra revelation of the Bible?
  2. Demonstrate that God’s house and the priesthood are one entity through the passages in Exodus 27:20-28:2 and 1Peter 2:5 and 2:9.
  3. Explain the importance of the building up of the believers into a spiritual house for the service of the priesthood.
  4. What is God’s unique goal?

Message Six:

  1. Say something about the introduction to this message.
  2. What is the highest definition of the oneness of the Body of Christ?
  3. What is the first aspect of the oneness of the Triune God seen in the tabernacle?
  4. What is the second aspect of the oneness of the Triune God seen in the tabernacle?
  5. What is the third aspect of the oneness of the Triune God seen in the tabernacle?

Message Seven:

  1. What is the significance of the four pillars on which the veil was hung, and why is there a great need for such pillars in the churches today?
  2. What is the significance of the five pillars attached to the screen, and according to what was spoken in the message, what does it mean to preach the gospel in the Body?
  3. Explain in detail why it is necessary for believers to be reconciled to God.
  4. Based upon what was presented in the message, what is the issue of the second step of reconciliation?

Message Eight:

  1. Explain the significance of Exodus 27:20-21 being inserted between the complete description of the tabernacle and the instructions concerning the garments for the priesthood.
  2. In order to light the lamps in the sanctuary, we must first experience the light ourselves. Explain the experiences we need in order to see the divine light and to walk in the divine light.
  3. Describe, from the experiential side, the fours elements involved in the genuine lighten got the lamps int he church meetings.
  4. What kind of person is qualified to light the lamps in the sanctuary? Explain his qualifications.

Message Nine:

  1. Explain why the breastplate should be considered the central and ultimate point of the priesthood.
  2. Using a case from the Old Testament, describe how the breastplate with the Urim and the Thummim functioned to provide a specific leading to God’s people.
  3. What are the requirements for us as the church to be the reality of the breastplate?

Message Ten:

Briefly cover the eightfold significance of the tabernacle related to:

  1. The redemption of Christ
  2. The manifestation o the divine nature
  3. The transformed human nature
  4. The balance in the Body
  5. The reinforcement at the turn of the Lord’s move
  6. The joining with others by the Holy Spirit
  7. The coving of a “fourfold” Christ
  8. The need of pillars in the building

 

Valuable Information

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Banners for the training:

Whenever God’s people exalt Christ, giving Him the preeminence in every aspect of their living, there is restoration and revival.

To take God as our habitation, our eternal dwelling place, is the highest and fullest experience of God.

God’s heart is set on Zion, the city of God, with Christ within it, and on Zion we have the church as the Body of Christ and God’s economy for His testimony.

The praise in the Psalms issues in the consummate praise with Hallelujahs because the earth has been fully recovered by God and brought under the reign of Christ with the Kingdom.

Study Questions:

Message One:

1. What are the twelve ways we can give the Lord the preeminence, the first place in everything?

2. What is the sanctuary of God, and what was the revelation given to the psalmist in the sanctuary?

3. How does Psalm 80 reveal that restoration comes by exalting Christ?

Message Two:

1. Explain the significance of the tabernacle being the incarnated Triune God in Christ for the believers’ enjoyment.

2. Show how the two altars signify the two leading consummations of the work of the incarnated Triune God, and explain how these two altars lead the seekers to be incorporated into the Triune God for His manifestation.

3. What is the significance of the highways to Zion, and how should we take these highways to reach Zion?

4. Why do the highways to Zion have to pass through the valley of Baca (weeping), and how is this valley turned into a spring?

Message Three:

1. What is the deep desire of God’s heart, and how should we view our experience of salvation?

2. What is the rich significance of “His foundation is in the holy mountains”?

3. How do the overcomers cooperate with the Lord for the building up of Zion?

4. What does it mean that none can compare with Zion related to who was born there?

Message Four:

1. What is the significance of “dwelling in God”? As ones who dwellin God, what should our attitude be toward ourselves and the environment around us?

2. According to Psalm 91, present the revelation of our identification with Christ in His taking God as His dwelling Place.

3. Explain how our abiding in Christ is to live in the reality of the universal incorporation of the processed and consummated Triune God with the redeemed and regenerated beleivers.

4. According to Psalm 92, what are the issues of the deeper experience of God in the saints’ identification with Christ in taking God as their dwelling place?

Message Five:

1. In what does Psalm 102:7 speak of Christ’s sufferings, and how is this verse related to the Lord’s zeal for God’s house and to Matthew 14:23 and Luke 6:12?

2. Trace the line concerning resurrection in the New Testament from the Gospels through Revelation, showing how resurrection is the life pulse of God’s economy.

3. Speak a word of prophesy that unveils Christ as the One who is everlasting in His resurrection.

4. What does it mean to say that the nature of the church is resurrection and that in, by, and through Christ’s resurrection the church continues its existence and is the same as the resurrected Christ in life and power?

Message Six:

1. What is the significance of God making Christ to sit as His right hand in ascension?

2. How can we cooperate with Christ’s heavenly ministry in the day of His warfare?

3. What is the revelation and experience of Christ being a Priest, a Warrior, a Victor, and a Drinker (the Coming One)?

Message Seven:

1. Show how Ephesians 2 demonstrates how Christ as the cornerstone is the centrality of God’s move.

2. Using Acts 4:10-12 and 1 Peter 2:4-7, show how Christ as the cornerstone is related to all aspects of our salvation.

3. Show the significance of the cornerstone in the book of Matthew.

Message Eight:

1. How is Christ the reality of the law?

2. What are the two aspects of the law and the two aspects of the function of the law?

3. What are the two kinds of people in relation to the law?

4. What is the attitude of God’s loving seekers toward God’s law as His living word?

Message Nine:

1. According to the vision presented in the message, what is the spiritual significance of Zion?

2. What kind of prayer can enable us, in our personal life and in the church life, to reach the high peak of Zion?

3. Summarize what was spoken in the message concerning the overcomers.

Message Ten:

1. Show how Psalm 133 is equivalent to Ephesians 4.

2. Describe the “inestimable goodness of the precious ointment.”

3. Describe the “incalculable pleasantness of the dew of Hermon.”