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Laziness – introduction and bible study guide

Introduction:
Laziness. It is a subject that most of us would admit we have an issue with. There may be many reasons for “soft peddling” the subject of laziness.

Laziness needs to be viewed as more than just a problem for the individual but as sin. God speaks clearly and loudly about its dangers, seductions and ultimately, its subtle work at robbing an individual of character, reputation and reward.

Laziness effects more than just an individual, it wrecks havoc on the family, the church and in the corporate world too – it leaves all who practice it wide open for attack and great loss; spiritually, financially, emotionally and physically.

 
Scripture References:
Pro 6:6-11; Pro 24:30-34; Pro 13:4; Pro 21:25; Pro 19:24; Pro 26:15; 2Th 3:6-15; Pro 10:26; Pro 20:4; Pro 22:13; Pro 24:30; Pro 26:13-16; Pro 18:9; Pro 17:17; Pro 24:10; Pro 19:15; Ecc 10:18; Pro 15:19; Pro 22:5-6; Pro 13:4; Pro 20:4; Pro 24:34; Mat 25:14-29; 1Cr 3:6-14; Pro 24:32; Rom 12:11; Col 3:22-25
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of LazinessIntroduction1.The characteristics of laziness
- Depends on others to give direction
- Fails to plan ahead
- Neglects to care for what is his
- Desires things but doesn’t work for them
- Does not put forth effort to meet need
- Lazy people are unreliable
- Lazy people do not respond when
facing hardship
- Lazy people make excuses for lack of
involvement
- Lazy people lack understanding
- Lazy people think they are wise
- Lazy people destroy work already done
- Lazy people cannot be counted on in
times of adversity
2. The consequences of being laziness
- sleep instead of working
- deterioration
- thorns in the way
- poverty and need
- loss of reward3. The cure for laziness
- learn from the ant
- observe the consequences of laziness
- serve the Lord with all your heart
William Cody Bateman

William Cody Bateman

William Bateman is a Christian American Patriot. A father of four adult sons, he is a motivational and inspirational speaker. He has advocated on behalf of abused children, fatherhood and homeless veterans. Currently, he is on a two-year 10,000 mile bicycle tour across America for a book project titled, "The Last American Patriot." He is always available for interviews and booking request.

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Gossip – introduction and bible study guide

Introduction:
Gossip and those that practice the habit of gossip are like the traveling salesman selling “snake oil” to the unsuspecting consumer. The sales pitch is appealing, the smell aromatic and the bottle glimmers but the contents are deceptively deadly to the one who acquired it.

The gossiper goes from town to town, from church to church and from individual to individual “selling” their seductive wares – smugly watching another “buyer” destroyed by his profit motive! Such is the one who gossips.God hates it and has much to say about gossip.

He despises gossip wrapped up and presented “as genuine concern” for another, as prayer request or worse – the work of the devil.

 
Scripture References:
Psa 15; Pro 10:18; Pro 11:13; Pro 20:19; 1Cr 1:10; Phl 4; Pro 10:12; Pro 26:20-28; Pro 17:9; Pro 21:28; Pro 15:3; Pro 18:8; Pro 11:9; Pro 25:8-10; Pro 16:28; Pro 17:9; Pro 25:23; Psa 101:5; Pro 19:5, 9; Pro 26:27; Pro 30:10; Pro 10:12-13; Pro 12:23; Pro 17:9; 1Cr 13:7; Pro 19:11; Pro 15:7-14; Pro 18:15; Pro 12:18; Pro 18:17; Pro 10:32; Pro 15:28; Lev 19:15-18
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of GossipIntroduction1. The characteristics of one who gossips
- spreads slander
- reveals secrets
- stirs up and sows strife
- repeats a matter
- does evil to their friends
- loves to hear other’s gossip2. The consequences of gossip
- destroys a reputation
- separates friends from each other
- causes anger
- causes God to punish

3. The control of gossip
- desires to protect
- desires to forgive
- desires to know the truth
- desires to heal
- desires to know all sides accurately
- desires to be careful
- desires to love other

William Cody Bateman

William Cody Bateman

William Bateman is a Christian American Patriot. A father of four adult sons, he is a motivational and inspirational speaker. He has advocated on behalf of abused children, fatherhood and homeless veterans. Currently, he is on a two-year 10,000 mile bicycle tour across America for a book project titled, "The Last American Patriot." He is always available for interviews and booking request.

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Friends – introduction and bible study guide

Introduction:
There are many descriptions for friends – from a worldly and a biblical point of view. In the Hebrew language, the words, “friend,” “companion,” and “neighbor” are translated from six different words.What exactly is a friend? How does one know if that person is really a friend? Can we know if we are a true friend to someone else?Having friends and being a friend to someone else has great rewards where wisdom abounds. Having the wrong kind of friends or being the wrong kind of friends can lead to unbelievable sorrow too.

God declares the issues of friends a most important subject. But, what of our relationship to God Himself?

 
Scripture References:
Ecc 4:9-12; Pro 14:20; Pro 19:4; Pro 19:6-7; Luk 16:9; Pro 18:24; Pro 22:11; Mat 19:19; Eph 5:29; Mat 22:37-40; Pro 27:10; Pro 12:26; Pro 13:20; Pro 16:28-29; Pro 21:10; Pro 22:24; 1Cr 15:33; Pro 14:20-21; Pro 17:9; Pro 24:28; Pro 25:8; Pro 25:18; Pro 25:17; Pro 27:14; Pro 6:1-5; Pro 17:18
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of FriendsIntroduction1. Insights about friendship
- we need friends
- people become friends because of
money and gifts
- too many friends causes problems
- people need friends who are sincere
and kind

2. Why Friendships?
A. Do not forsake friends in need
- choose them carefully
- don’t look down on them
- don’t betray their confidence
- don’t accuse them without a cause
- don’t overstay your welcome
- don’t guarantee their debts
- show concern for how you are perceived
and received
B. Ingredients of a true friendship
- friendship includes counsel
- friendship includes confrontation
- friendship includes closeness
- friendship includes compassion
- friendship includes consistency

William Cody Bateman

William Cody Bateman

William Bateman is a Christian American Patriot. A father of four adult sons, he is a motivational and inspirational speaker. He has advocated on behalf of abused children, fatherhood and homeless veterans. Currently, he is on a two-year 10,000 mile bicycle tour across America for a book project titled, "The Last American Patriot." He is always available for interviews and booking request.

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Fools – introduction and bible study guide

Introduction:
The problem of wisdom and the problem of fools – these two serve as the foundation for understanding the Book of Proverbs. To understand fully the riches of wisdom is found in the study of a fool – for a fool’s folly is exposed in his lack of wisdom!

According to God, a fool is one who lays up earthly treasures for himself – desiring all the good things of this life in order to satisfy the deep inward dissatisfaction within the soul.

The fool is one who cannot see the purpose of God and the purpose for God being a part of his or her life. Instead, the fool spends a lifetime obtaining and accumulating that which is left behind – to their own folly, missing eternal life and the riches of Christ Jesus that had been set before them.

Such is one who is a fool.

 
Scripture References:
Luk 12; Pro 18:6; Pro 20:3; Pro 10:23; Pro 13:19; Pro 14:9; Ecc 5:1; Pro 7:21-23; Pro 21:20; Pro 12:16; Pro 14:29; Pro 27:3; Ecc 7:9; Eph 4; Pro 14:3-8; Pro 15:7; Pro 17:7; Pro 12:15; Pro 17:10; Pro 23:9; Pro 27:22; Pro 28:25-26; Pro 14:16; Pro 19:3; Pro 1:22; Pro 10:18; Pro 10:12-14; Ecc 5:3; Ecc 10:14; Pro 14:33; Pro 29:11; Pro 18:13; Pro 10:1; Pro 15:5-20; Pro 17:21-25; Pro 19:13; Pro 23:9; Pro 26:4-5; Pro 29:9; Pro 10:21; Ecc 5:4; Pro 10:14; Pro 18:7; Pro 13:20; Pro 1:32; Pro 3:35; Pro 10:8; Pro 11:29; Pro 26:1; Pro 8:5; Pro 9:60; Luk 24:22-32; Pro 3:5-6
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of FoolsIntroduction1. The practices which identify a fool
A. They get in arguments easily
B. They treat sin lightly
C. They respond to seduction easily
D. They squander money and resources
E. They develop wrong values
F. They harbor anger and resentment
G. They practice deceit and lying

2. The pride that characterizes a fool
A. They believe he is always right
B. They do not respond to reproof
C. They trust their own heart
D. They resist the Lord
E. They hate knowlege

3. The pattern of speech used by a fool
A. They spread slander
B. They talk to much
C. They rely on their own feelings
D. They speak without listening

4. The pain a fool causes their own family

5. The problem in confronting a fool

6. The perils faced by a fool in their lifetime
A. The displeasure of God
B. The destruction of his life
- because of conversation
- because of friends
- because of complacency

7. The perishing of success and greatness

8. The plea to fools from the heart of God

William Cody Bateman

William Cody Bateman

William Bateman is a Christian American Patriot. A father of four adult sons, he is a motivational and inspirational speaker. He has advocated on behalf of abused children, fatherhood and homeless veterans. Currently, he is on a two-year 10,000 mile bicycle tour across America for a book project titled, "The Last American Patriot." He is always available for interviews and booking request.

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