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Out Of The World Into The Kingdom

Here are a couple of multiple choice questions to get warmed up for this composition.

God will reward
A - faith (10 pts)
B - righteousness (10 pts)
C - holy spirit (10 pts)
D - truth (10 pts)
E - courage (10 pts)
F - good works (10 pts)

Christian freedom is
A - learning truth (10 pts)
B - sound investing (10 pts)
C - leaving an inheritance (10 pts)
D - deciphering between good and evil (10 pts)
E - escaping Satan's influence (10 pts)
F - doing what is right (10 pts)

If you scored one hundred and twenty points you are on the right track.

Being yourself, knowing yourself, acknowledging yourself, recognising yourself and others is key.

Proverbs 16:5 (NKJV)
Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.

Isaiah 13:11 (NKJV)
I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Ecclesiastes 8:5 and 6 (GNB)
As long as you obey His (our Creator and Father's) commands, you are safe, and a wise person knows how and when to do it. There is a right time and a right way to do everything, but we know so little!

Psalm 51:3 and 4 (GNB)
I recognize my faults; I am always conscious of my sins. I have sinned against you (Lord), only against you, and done what you consider evil. So you are right in judging me; you are justified in condemning me.

Psalm 51:3 and 4 (NKJV)
For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight, That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.

Jeremiah 14:20 and 21 (NKJV)
We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness And the iniquity of our fathers, For we have sinned against You. Do not abhor us, for Your name’s sake; Do not disgrace the throne of Your glory. Remember, do not break Your covenant with us.

Matthew 6:9 and 12 to 15 (GNB)
9This, then, is how you should pray: ... 12Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. 13Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.’ 14“If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done.

James 1:5 (NKJV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

2 Corinthians 10:12 to 17 (NKJV)
12For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
13We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us—a sphere which especially includes you.
14For we are not overextending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), for it was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ;
15not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere,
16to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s sphere of accomplishment.
17But he who glories, let him glory in the LORD.

2017 Jacques Gauvin