Read Matthew 7:24-27. What was the difference between what the
wise man did and the foolish man did?
When you hear only, what kind of foundation are you building on? What must you do to build on a foundation of
solid rock? Who is the Rock (1 Peter 2:4-8)? Who is it that stumbles and falls? Read 1 Corinthians 3:10-14. Why should you be careful how you build? What kind of materials do you want to build
with, costly ones or cheap ones? What
kind of work/attitude do you show in God’s Kingdom/Church? What will test the quality of your work? Do you enjoy going through fire
1:2-4)? Is it necessary to
go through fire in this life to avoid the real fire in the end (Revelation
20:12-15)? Read 2 Corinthians 5:10. On what basis will you receive what is due
Read Proverbs 9:1. What builds a strong house? Read Ecclesiastes 10:18. What makes a house sag and leak? Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Read John 4:34-38.
What should occupy your mind?
When is the time to do God’s work?
Should we delay in doing what we know needs to be done? Read 1 Timothy 5:13. The fruit of idleness shows itself in what
ways according to this passage? Read John 9:4. What must we do while we are in this body?
Sometimes you may get tired
while building your house. The Spirit
is willing but the flesh is weak. What
must you depend on to not slack off in building with good materials? Read Romans 12:11.
How can you keep your spiritual fervor?
How do you renew your zeal? Keep
serving even though you may be tired!
3:23, 24. What attitude
needs to reign in you to keep building with costly and precious stones? Who is it that you are really serving? Read Matthew 25:31-46. Why did the King welcome the sheep into their inheritance? Why did the King dismiss the goats into the
eternal fire? Again, on what basis did
the King make a judgement? Are you
preparing yourself for eternal life or eternal fire? How will you know? What
kind of house are you building?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:4-11; Romans 10:17. Is it hard to live in this tent?
What must you do while you are in the tent? What are you judged
by in the end, what you do or what you hear?
What should you live by, faith or sight? What is everlasting, what you see or what you don’t see (2 Corinthians
4:16-18)? What can you do to
increase your faith? How is your study of
the Bible coming along? Are you
satisfied with how you study the Bible or do you need more guidance as to what
to do? Get involved in some in-depth
Bible study with an older brother/sister who can teach you about faith in
Christ’s message. Read 2 Timothy 3:16, 17. When you read the Scriptures, do you take
them as God’s Words to you? What four
things does God do to you through His Word?
Do you let Him accomplish these things when you read the Bible? Do you let Him accomplish these things when
a brother or sister teaches, corrects, rebukes, or trains you in
righteousness? Read Hebrews 4:12, 13. Does it hurt your flesh when God’s Sword
cuts the sin off it? Do you resist or
welcome correction? Read Proverbs 12:15, 16; 14:16, 17; 15:2; 29:11; Ecclesiastes
10:12. What are you, a fool
or a wise person?