Lesson 1

Note: Instructions on how to fill in the answers are located at the bottom…

In Acts 17:10-11, the people from Berea (the Bereans) searched the Scriptures daily to make sure what they were being taught was true. We must be like the Bereans and examine everything we are taught to make sure it perfectly matches the Bible.

I. Matthew 7:21
A. If a person calls Jesus ‘Lord,’ does that automatically mean he or she
is going to Heaven? ________
B. Who will enter the kingdom of Heaven? ______________________________

II. Luke 6:46
A. If a person rejects any teaching of God’s Word, has that person truly made
Jesus “Lord’ of their life? ________
B. Therefore, what does it mean to make Jesus ‘Lord’ ?
_____________________________________________________________

III. Luke 14:25-33
A. From verse 26, must a person be willing to love Jesus above all other
relationships? ________
B. From verse 27, must a person be willing to carry their cross (crucify sin) in order
to be His disciple? ________
C. From verse 33, what must a person give up in order to be His
disciple? ______________________________
D. Does verses 26, 27 and 33 describe you?________

IV. Luke 13:23-24
A. Will many make it into Heaven? ________
B. According to verse 24, What did Jesus say one must
do?_______________________

V. 1Timothy 4:1-2
A. According to verse 1, what will people abandon? ___________.
B. Faith comes from hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).
C. In later times, what will people pay attention
to? _____________________________________________________
D. Do you 1Timothy 4:1-2 happening in many churches today? __________

VI. 2Timothy 4:3-4
A. According to this passage, will many go to teachers that will tell them what
they want to hear? _______
B. From verse 4, what will many turn aside from? _____________
C. In John 17:17, Jesus said God’s Word is Truth.
D. Do you 2Timothy 4:3-4 happening in many churches today? __________

VII. Matthew 15:9
A. What type of rules lead to vain (useless) worship? _________________.
B. Unfortunately, few churches today teach what you learned today.

VIII. 2Kings 5:10-12
A. Did Naaman have preconceived as to how God was going to heal him? _____
B. How did Naaman respond to the Word of God? ____________________
C. If the Word of God teaches you something different than what you were taught,
how do you respond?__________________

IX. Luke 8:11-15
A. According to verse, how does a good and noble (honest) heart respond to the
Word of God? _____________________________________________________
B. Of the four grounds mentioned here in Luke 8:11-15, which one best describes
you? ___________________________________________

X. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
A. According to verse 8, when Jesus comes again, who will He punish? Those
who do not know God and those who do not obey the what? _______________

XI. Mark 16:15-16
A. What did Jesus command His followers to preach? ________________.
Note: The word “gospel” means “good news.” 1Corinthians 15:1-4 says the
gospel is the good news that Jesus died, was buried and raised from the
dead the third day.
B. According to verse 16, who will be saved? He who ___________________
and is __________________________
C. Therefore, according to verse 16, how does one obey the
gospel? _____________________________________

XII. Ephesians 1:7
A. What redeems us to God and forgives us of our sins? ___________________.
B. Since Christ shed His blood at His death, lets see how we get into Christ
and into His death… turn to Romans 6:3-4…

XIII. Romans 6:3-4
A. According to verse 3, how does one get INTO Christ? ________________.
B. Since the blood of Jesus redeems us to God and forgives us of sin, and since
Jesus’ blood was shed at His death, according to verse 3, how does one get
INTO Christ’s death? _____________________.
C. According to verse 4, how is one buried with Christ into His death? _________.
D. Afterwards, what is one to walk in? _______________________.
Note: Baptism is a burial, not a sprinkling or a pouring. True Bible baptism is
when a person, who believes the good news (gospel), is buried in water.

XIV. Colossians 2:11-12
A. According to verse 12, at what point does Jesus circumcise (cuts away)
our sin? ______________________________________________________
Again, baptism is a burial, not a sprinkling. Also, notice how in verse 12 faith is
required? Baptism is a response of faith. See Mark 16:16.

XV. John 3:3-5
A. In order for a man to be born again, what two “elements” must he be born of in
order to enter the kingdom of heaven? _______________
and ______________.

XVI. Matthew 16:13-19
A. After Peter confessed Jesus as being the Christ, the son of the Living God,
what did Jesus give to him in verse 19? ____________________________.
B. What are “keys” used for? ____________________________.
C. Judging from John 3:5, the “keys to the kingdom” involves both water and
______________.
D. Since Jesus gave Peter the “keys to the kingdom”, who will be the first to
tell people how to specifically enter the kingdom? _____________.
E. OK. Lets see if the Bible is consistent…..turn to Acts 2:36-42

XVII. Acts 2:37-38
A. When the people wanted to be saved, what did Peter, the man with the
keys to the kingdom, tell them to do? _________________ and be
_________________________
B. The word “repent” in the Greek means “change your mind”. Then he tells
them to be baptized in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins (born of
water). Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (born of Spirit). See
the consistency between John 3:5, Matthew 16:19 and Acts 2:38?______.
C. According to this verse, give the two reasons why a person must be
baptized?
1. ____________________
2. ____________________

Note: The reason why baptism is for the remission (or forgiveness) of sins is because, as Colossians 2:11-12 indicates, Jesus circumcises us of sin at baptism.

XVIII. Acts 2:41-42
A. According to verse 41, what did those who accepted his message
do?_________________.
B. After the people repented and were baptized, what four things did they
devote themselves to? They continued steadfastly in….
1. _________________
2. _________________
3. _________________
4. _________________

XIX. New Testament Conversions Examples

Note: Asking Jesus to come into one’s heart to be saved is commonly taught in most churches today. It is called the Sinner’s Prayer. Is this what the Bible teaches?

1. Acts 2:37-41
A. When the people wanted to be saved, what did Peter tell them to do?
___________ and be __________.
B. What did those who accepted his message do?_________________.
C. Now, did Peter tell them “repent and ask Jesus to come into your heart
for the remission (forgiveness) of your sins and you will receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit”? ___________.

2. Acts 8:12
A. When the people believed Philip as he preached of the kingdom of Christ and
of the good news (gospel), what did they do? __________________.
B. Does it say here that they said a prayer “asking Jesus to come into their
hearts”? ________________.
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said
in Mark 16:15-16? ______.

3. Acts 8:13
A. What did Simon do when he believed the good news?___________________.
B. Did Simon “prayed for Jesus to come into his heart”? ___________.
C. Does this example of conversion (Acts 8:13) match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

4. Acts 8:26-38
A. From verse 35, what did Philip preach to the eunuch?______________.
B. As they were traveling, what did they come to? ______________.
C. What did the eunuch want to do? _________________.
D. After stopping the chariot, what did Philip do to the eunuch? ______________.
E. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

5. Acts 16:14-15
A. What did Lydia and her household do after hearing the message of
Christ?___________________________________________________.
B. Anything there saying she prayed for Christ to enter her heart? ________.
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said
in Mark 16:15-16? ______.

6. Acts 16:30-33
A. What did Paul and Silas tell the jailer to do to be saved? _______________.
B. What did Paul and Silas speak to them? The word of the who? _____________.
C. Judging from Mark 16:15, what did Paul and Silas preach to them?
The what? _______________________.
D. From Acts 16:33, what did the jailer and all his household do, immediately,
that very hour of the night? ______________________________________.
E. Compare Mark 16:16 to what happened in Acts 16:33. Did the jailer and
his household do what Mark 16:16 says? ________________
F. Did Paul and Silas command them to “ask Jesus to come into their
hearts”? ____________
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

7. Acts 18:8
A. What did the Corinthians who believed Paul’s message do? ____________.
B. Were they told to “ask Christ to come into their hearts”? ________.
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

8. Acts 19:1-5
A. After Paul explained the purpose of John’s baptism, what did these
do? _____________________________.
B. Therefore, does it matter what baptism you receive? _________________.
C. Briefly look at Acts 2:38. What must one be baptized
for? _____________________________________________________.
D. Does Acts 2:38 say one is baptized as a public demonstration of
faith? _____.
E. Does Acts 2:38 say one is baptized as an outward sign of an inward
grace? ______.
F. Therefore, again, does it matter what baptism you receive? ________.
G. Therefore, if a person was baptized NOT for the remission (forgiveness) of sins,
should they get baptized for the right reasons? ________.

XX. The Exhortation

1. Matthew 4:3-9
A. Jesus used Scripture to refute Satan. The Word of God destroys the lies of
Satan. In verses 6-7, Satan used Scripture and Jesus told him “it is ALSO
written…”. We must do the same whenever someone tries to use Scripture
to fight Scripture. For example, lets say a person tries to use Scripture against
Scripture, using Jesus’ example in Matthew 4:6-7, what would you tell
them? _____________________________________________________

2. Acts 22:16
A. What did Annanias tell Paul to do immediately, without delay? ___________.
B. According to this verse, when does one call on His name? When one
is what? ____________________________
C. What is God telling you in this passage? ______________________________

What have you learned in this study?