Counsel – introduction and bible study guide

Posted by on Mar 4, 2006 in The Problems of Proverbs | 0 comments

Introduction:
In a age when the profession of counseling is exploding – so is the plight of mankind in his attempt to reconcile past, present and future.With so many resources on the subject of counseling and the myriad opportunities available to receive counsel – why is it that man still searches endlessly for a reason to exist?

Suicide, lying, rape, stealing and murder are increasing at an unprecedented clip. There must be something more than a man-centered attempt to study the workings of the inward man and his motivations to act accordingly.

There is. God created man. He knows his every thought, desire and end. God has much to say about His counsel and our obtaining it from Him. His counsel leads to hope and each man must search Him out to find it.

 
Scripture References:
Pro 1:1-7; Pro 12:15; Pro 19:20-21; Pro 20:18; Pro 11:14; Pro 15:22-23; Pro 22:17-21; Pro 19:21; Rom 15:4; Psa 1:1; Pro 12:5; Rom 15:14; Col 1:28; Col 3:16; Rom 12:4-8; 1Cr 4:14-15; 1Th 2:10-12; Psa 119:24; 1Cr 10:11; 2Ti 4:2; Tts 1:9; Tts 2:15; 1Ti 5:1-2; Tts 2:3-5; 1Th 5:14; 2Ti 4:2; 2Th 3:14-15; Act 20:31; 2Cr 1:3-7; 1Th 4:13-18; Gal 6:1-2
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of CounselIntroduction

1. Why do we need counsel?
A. It is the wise thing to do
B. It is the safe thing to do
C. It is the good thing to do
D. It is the pleasant thing to do

2. Who should give us counsel?
A. Believers only
B. Believers filled with goodness
C. Believers filled with wisdom
D. Believers possessing that Spiritual gift
E. Believers with a father’s heart

3. How should counsel be given?
A. Always use the bible
B. With respect for age
C. With respect for sexual differences
D. With patience
E. With loving confrontation
F. With emotional identity
G. With gentleness

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Anger – introduction and bible study guide

Posted by on Feb 3, 2006 in The Problems of Proverbs | 0 comments

Introduction:
Anger. Every man, woman and child possesses this unique emotion. It is opposite the emotion of peace and can wreck havoc in the life of an individual, family and even business.

Are there times when it is justifiable to be angry? How can we know when anger is right and when it is not right before God? Is there more than one way to express anger? Can anger be controlled? How does one approach an angry person?

Anger can be constructive or destructive. There must be a way to understand when and how that emotion called anger is presented. God says much about the subject of anger – and we would be wise to seek to understand what He says about this matter.

 
Scripture References:
Gal 5:16; Gal 6:3; Eph 6:12; Jam 3:14-16; Pro 11:12; Pro 14:16; Pro 14:29; Pro 16:32; Pro 25:28; Pro 25:23; Psa 101:5; Pro 27:4; Pro 28:25; Pro 29:22; Pro 13:10; Pro 3:11-12; Mat 18:34-35; Jhn 3:36; Rom 1:18; Rom 3:5-6; Eph 5:6; Eph 4:25; Mar 3:5; Mar 10:13-15; Rom 12:17-19; Pro 20:22; Pro 3:30; Mat 5:22; Luk 15:28-31; Pro 15:18; Pro 21:19; Eph 4:31; Col 3:8; Pro 20:9; Pro 28:13; Eph 4:31-32; Pro 15:21; Pro 19:11; Pro 17:14; Pro 20:3; Pro 22:24; Mat 26:41; Gal 5:16-25
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of AngerIntroduction1. Why do we get angry?
A. It is our natural tendency
B. It is encouraged by demonic forces
C. We lack wisdom and are self-confident
D. We can’t rule our spirit
E. We are slandered behind our backs
F. We are jealous
G. We are proud
H. We do not like our circumstances

2. When is it right to be angry?
A. When we reflect God’s rigteousness
B. When we do not sin in the process

3. Can we anger about matters Jesus Christ
angers about?

4. When is it wrong to be angry?
A. When we seek revenge
B. When it is not for a righteous cause
C. When others are more favored than us
D. When we are…
– bitter
– resentful
– speak evil of others
– argumentative

5. How do we control our anger?
A. Insufficient solutions
B. Biblical insights
– don’t justify or defend your anger
– be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving
C. Speak softly
– overlooking a transgression
– avoiding arguments marked by strife
– avoid friendships with angry people
– pray constantly and honestly to God
- being filled with the Holy Spirit

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Alcohol – introduction and bible study guide

Posted by on Jan 1, 2006 in Alcohol, The Problems of Proverbs | 0 comments

Introduction:
Alcohol has ruined more marriages, families and individuals than most of us would dare admit. Its consumption has divided friends, destroyed fellowships and seduced young people – emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.The effects of unbridled marketing and consumption of alcohol is also wrecking havoc in the corporate world too.There seems to be no subject that brings such controversy among Bible teachers as the subject of alcohol and wine. In the Old Testament writings alone, there are twelve different types of references used in more than 251 places about strong drink, alcohol, wine and more.

The subject of alcohol is no small matter to God. Nor, should the subject of alcohol be handled in a trivial matter by the individual, family, church and corporate world.

Scripture References:
Pro 1:1-7; Pro 12:15; Pro 19:20-21; Pro 20:18; Pro 11:14; Pro 15:22-23; Pro 22:17-21; Pro 19:21; Rom 15:4; Psa 1:1; Pro 12:5; Rom 15:14; Col 1:28; Col 3:16; Rom 12:4-8; 1Cr 4:14-15; 1Th 2:10-12; Psa 119:24; 1Cr 10:11; 2Ti 4:2; Tts 1:9; Tts 2:15; 1Ti 5:1-2; Tts 2:3-5; 1Th 5:14; 2Ti 4:2; 2Th 3:14-15; Act 20:31; 2Cr 1:3-7; 1Th 4:13-18; Gal 6:1-2
Subject Outline:
The Problem of AlcoholIntroduction1. Alcoholic beverages Are dangerous2. Alcoholic beverages are denied to certain
people
A. Priest
B. Nazarites
C. Prophets
D. Kings and Princes
E. Elders and Bishops
F. Deacons

3. Alcoholic beverages are designed for
people in profound sorrow or misery

4. Alcoholic beverages and false teaching
A. Is not the wine of remembrance
B. Is not the wine created at the wedding
feast by Jesus Christ
C. Is not the wine used for stomach illness
D. Is not the wine used for worship of God

5. Dealing With the problems of alcohol

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