The Bible teaching about wisdom
>>> Read Isaiah 55:8,9; Jeremiah 10:23. <<<
*1* How do God's thoughts and ways differ from ours? Answer: His thoughts and ways are ______ than ours.
*2* How limited is man's knowledge of his own ways? Answer: It is not in man who walks to direct his own ______.
Think: Can we know what God wants without revelation?
Ways that seem right to men may result in spiritual death (Proverbs 14:12). So we should not add to nor take from God's word (Rev. 22:18,19).
(Luke 16:15; 1 Cor. 1:21-24; 2:5; Deut. 4:2; 12:32; Pro. 30:6)
The Bible teaching about worship
We must worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). But remember, all truth is revealed in God's word (John 17:17; 16:13).
>>> Read Matthew 15:9,13. <<<
*3* What kind of worship is vain? Answer: Worship is vain when we teach as doctrines the commandments of ______.
*4* What will happen to plants (doctrines) God did not plant? Answer: Plants God did not plant will be ______.
Think: When we follow human doctrines, do we honor God or man?
The Bible teaching about love
>>> Read Matthew 22:37; John 14:15. <<< (1 John 5:3)
*5* What does love lead us to do? Answer: If we love Jesus we keep His ______.
Think: When we follow human doctrines, are we showing love for God or for men? Does a man show love for his wife if he gets her a power tool for her birthday because he wants it? When people defend their practices by saying "I think it's beautiful," or "We're satisfied with it," who are they showing love for?
The Bible teaching about faith
We cannot please God without faith (Heb. 11:6; cf. 2 Cor. 5:7).
>>> Read Romans 10:17; Proverbs 3:5,6. <<<
*6&7* How does faith come? Answer: Faith comes by ______ the word of ______.
*8* How do we show trust in the Lord? Answer: Don't lean on our own ______ but let him direct our paths.
Think: If our practices are not in the Bible, are we placing our trust in God or in man?
The Bible teaching about authority
>>> Read 2 John 9; Galatians 1:8,9. <<<
*9&10* What must we do to have God? Answer: We must abide in the ______ of ______.
*11* What is said of a man who preaches a different gospel? Answer: One who teaches a different gospel is ______.
Remember that all Jesus' teachings are found in the Scriptures. God did not intend for His word to itemize everything we should not practice. Rather, if an act is not included in what He said to do, He expects us to not practice it. We should not ask, "Where does God forbid this act?" but rather "Where does God tell us to do this act?"
(Col. 3:17; 2:8; 1 Peter 4:11; 1 Cor. 4:6; 2 Cor. 10:18; 1 Tim. 1:3)