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Lesson6: The Cost of Discipleship, Eternal Destinies, Procrastination

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Conversion, Salvation, Forgiveness - Free Online Bible Study Course: Lesson 6. The choice to be a Christian: counting the cost, eternal destinies, judgment, heaven, hell. The danger of postponing obedience.

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Conversion from Sin

Quiz on Lesson #6: The Choice

*1* What caused people who are like stony soil to stumble (vv 20,21)? Answer: They stumble when arise because of the word.

*2,3* What caused people who are like thorny soil to become unfruitful (v22)? Answer: They become unfruitful because the word is choked by cares (worry) of the and the deceitfulness of .

*4,5* What promise does God give about the temptations we face? Answer: God will not allow us to be tempted beyond , but with every temptation will make a so we can endure it.

*6* What can the spiritual armor that God provides do for us? Answer: If we take up the whole armor of God, we will be able to in the evil day.

*7* In the illustration of the tower, what did the builder need to do first? Answer: Before beginning to build, he had to sit down and to see whether or not he could finish.

*8* What wages or consequences will we receive for sin? Answer: The wages of sin is .

*9* Who will receive indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish at the judgment (cf. v5)? Answer: This destiny is for those who do not but obey unrighteousness.

*10* When Jesus is revealed from heaven, what will happen to those who have not obeyed the gospel? Answer: The Lord will take vengeance in flaming fire and they will be punished with .

*11,12* What will be the destiny of those who are found unacceptable at the judgment? Answer: They will go into the prepared for the devil and his angels (v41); so they will be in while the righteous will be in eternal life (v46).

*13* What caused David to feel terrible as he describes here? Answer: There was no health (rest) in his bones because of his .

*14* Where will people be after the judgment if they are guilty of sin and are not listed in the Book of Life? Answer: They will be in the which is the second death.

*15* What hope has God's mercy begotten people to? Answer: We are begotten to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, reserved in .

*16* What reward did God appoint for those who obtain salvation through Jesus? Answer: He died for us so we should live .

*17* What has God blessed His people with? Answer: They are blessed with every (all) in Christ.

*18* What blessing did Jesus promise to those who come to Him? Answer: He said that all who labor and are heavy laden will find to their souls.

*19* What problems will not be found when the righteous receive their reward? Answer: There will be no more tears, death, sorrow, crying, or pain, because the former things have and God has made all things new.

*20* After they heard and believed the gospel, when did these people obey it? Answer: Those who gladly received the word were baptized and that (same) 3000 were added.

*21* What question did the treasurer ask after he had heard about Jesus? Answer: When they came to some water, he asked what hindered him from being  .

*22,23* After the jailer's family heard the gospel, when were they baptized? Answer: The same hour of the he took care of Paul and Silas, then immediately he and his family were .

*24* What did Ananias tell Saul that showed the urgency of baptism? Answer: He asked why he was then told him to be baptized and wash away his sins.

*25* What was Felix' response when Paul taught him the gospel? Answer: He asked Paul to leave saying he would call for him when he had a .

*26,27* When would the acceptable time to be saved come? Answer: is the acceptable time and now is the day of .

*28,29* According to these verses, what hinders some people from obedience? Answer: We might develop a seared (branded) or we could be by the deceitfulness of sin .

*30* How is life described here? Answer: Life is like a that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

*31* What did the rich farmer plan to do with his life? Answer: He thought he had many goods laid up for many years, so he could take his ease and .

*32* What happened to him instead? Answer: That night his was required of him.

*33* What comes after death? Answer: It is appointed to man once to die, and after this comes .

*34* What do we know about the day when Jesus will return? Answer: The day of the Lord will come like a .

*35* How did Jeremiah describe those who had not been saved when they had the opportunity? Answer: The harvest is , the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

*36* What happened to the virgins that were not prepared when the bridegroom returned? Answer: The door was and the Lord refused to open to them.

*37* How did the writer describe his commitment to obey the Lord? Answer: He made haste and did not to obey the Lord's commands.

*38* If we know to do good but do not do it, what is our condition? Answer: When one knows to do good, but does not do it, to him it is .

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Do you now understand the Lord's teaching about how to be forgiven of your sins?

Do you believe what He teaches about it?

Which of the following is true of your conversion: (a) I am not yet ready to take the steps necessary for conversion, (b) I am not sure about my conversion, (c) I am willing to accept the responsibilities of being a Christian and I want to be baptized, (d) I was Scripturally converted in the past, but I now need to correct my life and return to the Lord, (e) I have been Scripturally converted and I believe I am serving Him faithfully. Answer:

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