Reflection and Application
Q.1. What are some dangers of thinking you are spiritually mature but aren’t?
Q.2. Give an example of someone being spiritually nearsighted or blind?
Q.3. What attitudes can contribute to spiritual amnesia?
Q.1. What things do you do to test the level of your confidence in Christ?
Q.2. How do you learn to use your abilities and rely on God at the same time?
Q.3. What would you tell someone to do that lacked confidence in life and spiritual matters?
Q.1. What evidence is there that you are becoming more competent in living each day productively?
Q.2. What things do you do to develop competence spiritually?
Q.3. What does God-given competence do for your overall well-being?
Q.1. Why is it important to learn to be sure of your salvation at the beginning of your new life in Christ?
Q.2. How do you stay eager about maintaining your spiritual progress?
Q.3. What does having rock-solid assurance of your relationship with Christ do for your life in general?
Q.1. Give an example of someone you know acting out of insecurity. How does that affect their lives generally? What would change for them ‘in Christ’?
Q.2. Why would a Christian feel insecure if God has promised total security? What would you tell them is available to them?
Q.3. What things do you do to maintain your sense of security in Christ for the present and the future? How do you involve the Holy Spirit in your daily disciplines?
Q.1. What do you do to stay focused on preparing for your eternal destiny instead of pursuing what the world offers?
Q.2. Why are you instructed to be eager to build up your faith continually? How are you doing that?
Q.3. What does it mean to you that you are a co-heir with Christ as God’s child? How does believing this change your perspective about the present and the future?