Is. 65:24 “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”

Jn. 10:17 “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again.”

Phil. 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

Jer. 29:11-14 “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

1Jn. 3:22 “...and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.”

Jn. 15:7 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”

Js. 4:3 “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

1Jn. 5:14-15 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”


Job 42 and Psalm 8


  1. 1. God interacts with us and answers our prayers according to his laws of true love and order.   T     F

  1. 2.  What two unities are essential for prayer, talking with God?

  1. 3.  The Father-Son love and unity is founded on willing _______________ and ______________.

  1. 4.  Our relationship with our Heavenly Father is founded upon willing obedience and sacrifice born out of love.   T     F

  1. 5.  To be in a right relationship with God we should do all we can to be in a right relationship with

  2. a) foreigners. 

  3. b) our pets because God created them.

  4. c) people in underprivileged countries. 

  5. d) everyone with whom we related to in everyday life.

  1. 6.  Who was released from jail because of unified prayer?  a) James   b) John   c) Peter   d) Rhoda

  1. 7.  Gossip is ____________.

  1. 8.  What can you do to discourage gossipers?  (According to our text)

  2. a)Listen carefully 

  3. b) Put on a discouraging face 

  4. c) Rebuke then harshly

  5. d) Get your Bible out and start reading aloud

  1. 9.  What is the one source of all contention?

  1. 10.  Loving and appreciating diversity in the body of Christ requires that we let go of our old identity to be part of the body of Christ, where we find our new identity.    T     F

  1. 11.  God hears 

  2. a) the loudest voices. 

  3. b) when many people pray at one time. 

  4. c) the stubborn pray warriors. 

  5. d) the humble-hearted.

  1. 12.  The purpose of the five different ministry positions of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher is to make sure that the body of Christ creates at about 33,000 denominations.   T     F

  1. 13.  When Jesus was a bit harsh toward the Canannite women and inferred that she had the social status of a dog, she 

  2. a) became offended 

  3. b) reacted with harsh word 

  4. c) responded with humility

  5. d) began to cry like a baby

  1. 14.  How many years was Israel held in captivity as a form of loving correction?

  1. 15.  A humble person (more than one answer)

  2. a) esteems other better than himself 

  3. b) is small in his own eyes 

  4. c) is easily led by the Lord 

  5. d) is secretly proud of his humility

  1. 16.  Failure can be completely avoided in every aspect of life.   T      F

  1. 17.  A humble adult is

  2. a) very quiet 

  3. b) childlike 

  4. c) always in the background 

  5. d) always up front because God blesses him with leadership positions

  1. 18.   Who wrote much of God’s inspired word after his experiences of sin, rebuke, humiliation, repentance and restoration?

  1. 19.  Why do we often need a man like Nathan in our lives, just as David did?

  1. 20.  How is humility like the keel of a sailboat?



Build Two Kinds Of Unity - Natural and Spiritual

  1. 1. The concept of unity embodies the idea of order.  As practical as can it be, setting your stuff in order often has a godly ripple effect.  At times God instructed His people to reestablish or rebuild or repair the temple before He would meet with them.  Let’s bring this home with the challenge of organizing one of your spaces.  Organize your room, locker, closet, garage, toys, tools or whatever.  Ideally, you should attack an area for which you are responsible.

  1. 2. God draws close to the humble, but He resists the proud.  Scripture tells us that we can humble ourselves.  Let’s try it, especially in pursuit of unity.  Realize that we have nothing of which to be proud.  All that is good in us comes from the Lord.  Our best efforts lie in staying out of God’s way as He builds His character in us.  Humble yourself for this next challenge.   

Is there someone with whom you have a strained relationship?  Do you have an estrangement with a friend, an acquaintance, a family member, a parent, an annoying younger sibling or antagonizing older sibling with whom you are out of sorts?  Is God the sustainer of division or the restorer of relationships? 

Pray for your humility and then continue seeking God for His plan of unity between you and that other person. 


Record your experiences in pursuing unity and humility.


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