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2009 New Year Key Verse Conference

                                                     YOUR KINGDOM COME

 

Matthew 6:9-15

Key Verse : 6:10

 

            “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

1.       Note the context of these verses. To whom was Jesus speaking? (5:1-2; compare Lk 11:1-4)

 

 

2.       What does it mean to you to call God "Father"? "Our Father?" "Our Father in heaven?" What does it mean to pray that his name be hallowed? Why should we hallow (treat with respect) God's name?

 

 

3.      What is God's Kingdom? (See Mk 1:15; Lk 17:21; 18:17, Rev 5:13; Mt 24:30-31) When will it come? In what way has the King already come? What does it mean to be a citizen of that Kingdom? What does it mean to pray that God's kingdom come?

 

 

4.      What is God's will? (1Ti 2:1-4; 1Th 5:16-18) How is his will done in heaven? How can we know God's will? (Jn 7:17; Ro 12:1-2) How can we do it?

 

 

5.       Read verse 11. Why is it important to ask God for daily bread? (Ex 16) Why does he want us to ask "daily?" Why should we thank God when he gives us daily bread (Ro1:21)? Why should we not worry about material things? (Mt 6:25-33)

 

 

6.      To ask that God forgive out debts means to ask that he forgive our sins (Lk 11:4).Read verses 12,14,15. What does it mean to forgive? To be forgiven? Why is this essential to a Christian?

 

 

7.      Read verse 13. Why do we pray for deliverance from the evil one? What does this tell us about the nature of the Christian life?

 

 

8.      Look at the footnote. To whom does the kingdom, the power and the glory belong? What does this mean to us practically?



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                work, for i am with you

 

Haggai 1:1-2:9

Key Verse: 2:4

 

“‘But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. ‘Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”

 

 

GIVE CAREFUL THOUGHT TO YOUR WAYS (1:1-1:15)

 

1.      Read 1:1. What is the historical background of this book? Who was Haggai? When did the word of God come through the prophet Haggai? To whom? Read verse 2. What was the excuse of “these people” for not building the temple?

 

 

2.      Read 1:3-4. How did the Lord answer the people’s excuse? Read verses 5-6. What is the meaning of “give careful thought to your ways”? What problems had fallen on them after they returned from exile to the Promised Land?

 

 

3.      Read 1:7-8. What did the Lord challenge them to do? How does this relate to our ministry? Read verses 9-11. What is the Lord’s explanation of the people’s impoverishment?

 

 

4.      Read 1:12. What is the response of leaders and people to the prophetic message? Read verse 13. What is the Lord’s message to the people? Read verses 14-15. When the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, Joshua and the whole remnant of the people, what did they do?

 

 

GOD’S PROMISES FOR HIS WORKERS (2:1-9)

 

5.      Read 2:1-3. What are the three questions the Lord told Haggai to ask Zerubbabel, Joshua and the remnant of the people? Why do you think God asked these questions?

 

 

6.      Read 2:4a. What did the Lord say to encourage his people? Why is it so important to be strong? Read verses 4b-5. How did the Lord reaffirm his presence with them?

 

 

7.      Read 2:6-9. What is the first promise? (7a) What is the second promise? (7b) What is the third promise? (9a) What is the fourth promise? (9b) Also read 2:15-19. What hope do these promises give us for the work of God in 2009?

 

 

 

 

                                                  FOR THE GLOY OF GOD

                                              (Jesus’ disciple making principles)

John 17:1-26 

Key Verse: 17:6

 

            “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.”

 

1.      To what time was Jesus referring when he said, "Father, the time has come.."? (See Jn 1:29) What was his personal prayer request? (1,5) What was his life purpose? (Lk 22:42-46; Jn 12:27,28) What should be each person's life purpose? (Ro 11:36; 1Co 10:31)

 

2.      How did Jesus render glory to God while he was on earth? (4) In what respect did Jesus' death on the cross glorify God? (Heb 5:8; Ro 5:8) How would God glorify Jesus?

 

3.      What authority did God give Jesus? (2) What is eternal life? (3) What does it mean to know God and to know Jesus whom he sent? 

 

4.      Read verse 6-8. How did Jesus reveal God to his disciples? What did Jesus want to teach his disciples? What can we learn here about the importance of Bible study?

 

5.      Read verses 9-16. To whom did the disciples really belong? Why did Jesus pray for his disciples and not for the world? What were his prayer topics for them? How had Jesus protected them? How did he view the betrayer, Judas? Why did he not pray that they be taken out of the world?

 

6.      Read verses 17-19. Why must Jesus' disciples be sanctified? (What does this mean?) Why "by the truth"? What does verse 18 mean?

 

7.      Why did Jesus sanctify himself? How did Jesus sanctify himself?

 

8.      What are Jesus' two main prayer topics for those who would believe through his disciples' message? What does it mean that all believers become one? What is the result when all believers truly love one another? (Acts 2:42-47)

 

9.      Read verse 24. What does this second prayer topic mean? What is the best blessing Jesus wants his followers to have? What hope does this prayer plant in believers? When God is made known to believers, what is the result? (25-26)