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I

planted the seed, but

God

Apollos

watered it,

has been making it grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6

The Faith

of

Jesus

translated by:

brother

Suazer Carranza

member of

FilAm International Seventh Day Adventist Church

6007 Queenston

But

blvd.,

Houston TX 77084

the seed on good soil stands for

those with a noble and good heart,

who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

luke

8:15


Table of Content Basic Bible Course

Title

1. What the Bible teaches about God

Page 3

2. The Holy Bible

4

3. What the Bible teaches about prayer and faith

5

4. What the Bible teaches about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

6

5. What the Bible teaches about the signs of the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ 7 6. What the Bible teaches about the origin of sin

8

7. What the Bible teaches about salvation

9

8. What the Bible teaches about the forgiveness of sins

10

9. What the Bible teaches about judgement

11

10. What the Bible teaches about God’s Holy Law

12

11. What the Bible teaches about the day of rest

13

12. What the Bible teaches about keeping the sabbath

14

13. What the Bible teaches about death

15

14. What the Bible teaches about the church

16

15. What the Bible teaches about the gift of prophecy

17

16. What the Bible teaches about the Christian values

18

17. What the Bible teaches about baptism

19

18. What the Bible teaches about God’s plan to provide resources to the church

20

19. What the Bible teaches about Christian life 20. God’s invitation

21 22


What the Bible teaches about God 1

GOD

1. How many gods are there?

Ephesians 4:6

2. What is the nature of God?

John 4:24

3. Who are the three beings of the trinity? 4. How is God’s character?

GOD AND MAN

5. How Does God Consider Us? 6. Does God Care about our problems?

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Respect the name of God Obey God Place God in first place Love God with all my heart

My resolution:

2 Corinthians 13:14 1 John 4:8 1 John 3:1-2 Psalms 40:1-3 Exodus 20:7 Acts 5:29 Mathew 6:33 Mathew 22:37

I believe in God Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I promise to love and obey him as mi Celestial Father.


The Holy Bible 2

REVEALED BY GOD

1. Who revealed the Holy Scriptures? 2. Who Received the revelation?

2 Timothy. 3:16 Hebrews 1:1

FOUNTAIN OF ORIENTATION AND SOLUTIONS 3. What does the bible compare itself to?

Psalms 119:105

4. What benefit do we obtain by studying the bible? 2 Timothy 3:15-17 5. What blessings does the bible give? 6. How long will the Bible Last?

Romans 15:4 Isaiah 40:8

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Obtain a bible and read it daily Deuteronomy 6:7-8 Scrutinize the bible diligently John 5:39 Accept it with joy and happiness Jeremiah 15:16 Practice fervently its teachings Revelation 1:3

My resolution:

I believe the Holy Scriptures is inspired by God. I accept it as a rule of faith, I promise to study it daily.


What the Bible teaches about prayer and faith 3

PRAYER

1. How do we communicate with God? 2. What is Prayer?

Daniel 9:3 1 Samuel 1:9-15

3. What does Sincere prayer have?

James 5:16

4. In Who’s name must we pray?

John 16:24

5. Does God answer prayers?

FAITH

6. What is Faith? 7. How is Faith Develop?

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Pray three times a day Obey God Ask for convenient things Ask with Faith

My resolution:

Mathew 7:7-11 Hebrews 11:1-6 Romans 10:17 Psalms 55:17 Mathew 6:6 James 4:3 Mathew 21:22

I believe God listens and answers prayers. I shall pray with faith daily.


What the Bible teaches about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ 4

JESUS PROMISES TO RETURN

1. What marvellous promise did Jesus make? 2. How shall we consider this promise?

John 14:1-3 Titus 2:13

HOW SHALL JESUS RETURN 3. What form will Jesus return?

Mathew 24:30

4. How many will witness his glorious advent?

Revelation 1:7

WHY DOES JESUS RETURN

5. What is the objective in Jesus’s return

Mathew 16:27

6. What will happen dead believers?

1 Thessalonians 4:13-16

7. What will happen to all believers?

1 Thessalonians 4:17

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Love the second coming of Jesus Prepare for his coming Help in the preaching of the Gospel Love God with all my heart

My resolution:

2 Timothy 4:8 1 John 3:2-3 Mathew 24:14 Mathew 22:37

I believe in Advent of his coming. I want to prepare myself to be with him in heaven.


What the Bible teaches about the signs of the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ 5

WHEN WILL HE RETURN?

1. What did the Disciples ask Jesus?

Mathew 24:3

2. Is the Date of his return known?

Mathew 24:36

3. Are we in darkness concerning his return?

1 Thessalonians 5:1-4

SIGNS ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF JESUS

4. What signs did Jesus foretell?

5. What social conditions will prevail?

Mathew 24:6-7 James 5:1-5

6. What will be the moral condition of humanity? 2 Timothy 3:15 7. What will happen to science? 8. What signs will be seen in the a heavens?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Be attentive of the signs of times 2. Be watchful and ready

My resolution:

Daniel 12:4 Mathew 24:29 Luke 21:28-31 Mathew 24:42-44

I believe that Jesus will return soon. Decide to prepare and be ready to go with Jesus to the new Earth


What the Bible teaches about the origin of sin 6

BEGINNING OF SIN

1. Where and when did sin begin? 2. In who did sin originate?

SIN ON THE EARTH

Revelation 12:7-10 Ezekiel 28:14-17

3. What sign of obedience did God give?

Genesis 2:15-17

4. What does the first sin on earth consist of?

Genesis 3:1-6

TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN 5. What is sin?

1 John 3:4

6. Who does a sinner submit to?

1 John 3:8

7. What is the final result of sin?

Roman 6:23

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Resist Satan in the name of God 2. Don’t give in to sin 3. Defeat sin with the help of Jesus

My resolution:

James 4:7 Romans 6:12 Romans 8:37-39

Try to manage with the help of God to clean my life of all sin.


What the Bible teaches about salvation 7

TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN 1. What is the final result of sin?

Romans 5:12

2. Can man resolve the issue of sin?

Jeremiah 2:22

JESUS SAVES A SINNER

3. What provision did God make to save man? 4. How did Jesus describe his mission?

John 3:16 Luke 19:10

5. Did Jesus commit Sin?

Hebrews 4:15

6. How did Jesus pay the debt of Man?

Isaiah 53:3-7

7. Which act assured our salvation?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1 Corinthians 15:20-22

1. Believe in Jesus 2. Accept as the only Saviour 3. Open the door of my heart

My resolution:

Acts 16:30-31 Acts 4:12 Revelation 3:20

I believe Jesus died for me. I accept him as the only way of salvation. I will render my life and my heart to Jesus.


What the Bible teaches about the forgiveness of sins 8

THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION

1. Thanks to who and why we are saved? 2. What is the price of Salvation?

1 Peter 2:24 Romans 3:24

OBTAINING FORGIVENESS

3. What sincere recognition must a sinner experiment? Luke 18:10-14 4. What deep feeling is essential?

Acts 2:37-38

5. What shall we do with sin?

Psalms 32:3-5

THE SWEET ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

6. What marvellous offer does god give?

Isaiah 1:18

7. How complete is Divine forgiveness?

Isaiah 43:25

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Regret with all my heart Confess all my sins Experiment conversion Love God with all my heart

My resolution:

Acts 3:19 1 John 1:9 Ezekiel 36:25-27 Mathew 22:37

I will humbly ask God for forgiveness of all my sins. I believe God will forgive me. I want to live a holy life in Jesus


What the Bible teaches about judgement 9

JUDGEMENT

1. What will God Judge? 2. Who will appear at Judgement?

JUDGEMENT IN ACTION 3. Who is the Judge?

4. Where are our actions recorded? 5. Who are the witnesses?

Ecclesiastes 12:14 2 Corinthians 5:10 John 5:22 Revelation 20:12 Mathew 18:10

6. Who is the Lawyer?

1 John 2:1

7. By what code will be judged?

James 2:12

8. What will the sentence be?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Believe in Jesus and obey him 2. Fear God and obey his commandments

My resolution:

Mathew 25:31-46 John 5:24 John 14:15-35

I accept Jesus as my lawyer and will uphold his commandments.


What the Bible teaches about God’s Holy Law 10

IMPORTANCE OF THE HOLY LAW 1. Who wrote the holy law and how? 2. What does the holy law reveal? 3. Who does the law guide us to?

Exodus 31:18 1 John 3:4 Galatians 3:24

4. Read and comment on the ten commandments Exodus 20:3-17

PERPETUITY OF THE HOLY LAW

5. What was Jesus attitude towards the law?

John 15:10

6. Did Jesus Change the commandments?

Mathew 5:17-18

7. Can the holy commandments be change?

Ecclesiastes 3:14

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Love God and obey his Law 2. Uphold his commandments 3. Respect all of the commandments

4. Love God with all my heart

My resolution:

John 14:15 John 14:15-35 James 2:10

Mathew 22:37

I accept to respect the Holy Law of God, and will try to respect all his commandments.


What the Bible teaches about the day of rest 11

THE DAY OF REST GIVEN BY GOD

1. Which is the day of rest by God’s Law?

Exodus 20:8-11

2. The Sabbath was given for whose benefit?

Mark 2:27

HISTORY OF THE HOLY SABBATH

3. Who instituted the Sabbath and when was it created? Genesis 2:1-3

4. Which day did our Lord Jesus Respect?

Luke 4:16

5. Which day did the Virgin Mary observe?

Luke 23:56

6. Which day the did apostles respect?

Acts 17:2; 18:4

7. Which day will we observe in heaven?

Isaiah 66:22-23

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Careful not to desecrate the Sabbath Worship on Sabbath and do God’s will. Obey God before men Love God with all my heart

My resolution:

Isaiah 56:2 Isaiah 58:13-14 Acts 5:29 Mathew 22:37

I believe Saturday is the day of the Lord. I will respect God’s Holy Day faithfully


What the Bible teaches about keeping the sabbath 12

CORRECT FORM TO RESPECT THE SABBATH 1. What did God do on sabbath?

2. When should you make arrangements?

Genesis 2:1-3

Exodus 16:22-23

3. When does sabbath begin?

Leviticus 23:32

4. What should you abstain from on the sabbath? Exodus 20:10 5. Where should you go on Sabbath? 6. What can be done on the Sabbath?

Luke 4:16 Mathew 12:12

7. What promise does God Make to the faithful? 8. What protection is offered to the obedient?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Obey faithfully what God commands 2. Entrust completely in Jesus

My resolution:

Psalms 37:25

Deut. 11:13-15 James 4:17 Philipians 4:13

I will choose to observe the holy sabbath, following the example of Jesus.


What the Bible teaches about death 13

LIFE

1. Who made man and in what image?

DEATH

2. What is death?

Genesis 1:27; 2:7 Ecclesiastes 12:7

3. What does Jesus compare death to?

John 11:11-13

4. What knowledge do the dead have?

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

5. Who do the souls belong to? 6. Shall we consult the dead?

Ezekiel 18:4 Deuteronomy 18:10-11

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Have Comfort and Faith in resurrection 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 2. Believe in Jesus John 11:25 3. Persevere until God gives me immortality Romans 2:7

My resolution:

I believe in the excellent promises God gives. I render my life to Jesus in order to obtain eternal life.


What the Bible teaches about the church 14

FOUNDATION AND FUNDAMENTALS 1. Who founded the christian church?

Mathew 16:16-18

2. Who is the foundation of the church?

ORGANIZATION IN THE CHURCH 3. Who are the directors of the church?

Ephesians 2:20 Ephesians 4:11-12

4. What is the triple mission of the church?

Mathew 4:23

5. How should the church be governed?

Acts 6:1-4

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRUE CHURCH 6. What example should the church follow?

John 13:15

7. What will be the rule of conduct for the church? Revelation 12:17

8. What gift will the church receive? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Join the true church 2. Stand firm and faithful

My resolution:

Revelation 19:10 Acts 2:41 2 Peter 1:10-12

I believe Jesus is the founder of the church. I want to join it and be faithful until the end.


What the Bible teaches about the gift of prophecy 15

FOUNDATION AND FUNDAMENTALS 1. Who does God reveal his plans to?

Amos 3:7

2. How does God communicate with the prophet?

Numbers 12:6

3. Who will be able to prophesy?

Joel 2:28

THE PROPHETIC GIFT IN THE TRUE CHURCH 4. Did the primitive church have prophets?

1 Corinthians 12:28

5. What was said about the spirit of prophecy? Revelation 12:17; 19:10 The promise of the gift of prophecy is fulfilled in God’s Church

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Be fond of the prophecies Pay attention to the prophecies Believe the prophets Love God with all my heart

My resolution:

1 Thessalonians 5:20 2 Peter 1:19 2 Chronicles 20:20 Mathew 22:37

I accept the excellent gift of prophecy given by God to his church.


What the Bible teaches about the christian values 16

THE BODY IS GOD’S TEMPLE

1. What does God consider the human body? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 2. What two health aspects is God interested in?

3 John 1:2

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH

3. What is the basic principle in nourishment? 1 Corinthians 10:31 4. What meats are inconvenient?

Leviticus 11: 3-20

5. Why do we set aside alcoholic beverages?

Proverbs 20:1

6. Why is it not convenient to use stimulating 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 drinks and drugs? 7. How should our personal grooming be?

1 Timothy 2:9-10

8. Why don’t we attend inconvenient events?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Try to live a perfect Christian life 2. Follow the example set by Jesus in everything

1 John 2:15-17 Mathew 5:48 1 John 2:6

My resolution: I Believe that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Therefore I shall restrain from harmful foods and drinks.


What the Bible teaches about baptism 17

TRUE BAPTISM

1. Who commanded to baptize?

Mathew 28:18-20

2. What is the correct way to baptize? 3. Is baptism absolutely necessary to be saved?

WONDERFUL RESULTS FROM BAPTISM

4. What two blessings do we get from baptism? 5. What divine body does a baptized person join? 6. What wonderful experience is received through

baptism?

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Believe in the Lord Jesus Stand firm and faithful Ask for the holy baptism Respond to Gods calling

My resolution:

Mathew 3:3-16 Mark 16:16

Acts 2:38 Acts 2: 41,42,47 Romans 6:4

Acts 8: 2 Peter 1:10-12 Acts 8:35-38 Hebrews 3:15

I believe in the holy baptism by immersion and want to be baptized following the example of our Lord Jesus.


What the Bible teaches about God’s plan to provide resources to the church 18

EVERYTHING BELONGS TO GOD 1. Who owns the universe?

2. What great wealth does God possess? 3. Who gives us the ability to produce goods?

GOD’S PART

4. What portion of our income belong to God? 32

Psalms 24:1 Haggai 2:8 Deuteronomy 8:17,18

Leviticus 27:30-

5. What should we tithe from?

Genesis 28:20-22

6. What are the tithes used for?

1 Corinthians 9:13-14

7. What excellent promise does God give?

Malachi 3:10

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. Be a faithful steward of God’s belongings Mathew 25:14-30 2. Be God’s associate Genesis 28:10-22 3. Give Gracefully 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

My resolution:

I want to be God’s associate. I promise to cheerfully give what belongs to God


What the Bible teaches about christian life 19

NEW LIFE

1. What change occurs in life by accepting Jesus?

2 Corinthians 5:17

2. What wonderful experience will we receive? 1 Thessalonians 5:23

3. What is the appropriate attitude toward trials?

DEVOTED LIFE

4. What daily food is indispensable?

1 Peter 4:11-12

Deuteronomy 17:19

5. How do we establish communion with God?

LIFE OF WORSHIP

6. What day is dedicated to the worship of God? 7. What place is appropriate for worshiping God?

1 Peter 4:7

Isaiah 58:13-14

Luke 4:16

LIVING OF CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY 8. What vital mission did God entrust us with? Mathew 24-14 28:19 9. What must we be prepare do at all times?

SPIRITUAL GUIDES

10. Who are our human guides? 11. Who is our supreme guide?

1 Peter 3:15

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 Colossians 2:6,7

My resolution: With the help of God and Following Jesus I will try to live like a true Christian.


God’s invitation

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INDISPENSABLE FOR SALVATION 1. What step is indispensable to be saved?

GENTLE INVITATIONS FROM GOD

Mark 16:16

2. What calling was made to Levi?

Luke 5:27

3. What was Levi’s response?

Luke 5:28

4. What other gentle calling does Jesus make? 5. What choice must we make at this moment?

WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Don’t prolong the decision to accept Jesus Make a Family decision to accept God Choose this day whom you will serve Request the holy baptism Entrust in Jesus

My resolution:

Revelation 3:20 Acts 22:16 Acts 24:25 Joshua 24:15 Hebrews 3:15 Acts 8:36 Philippians 4:13

I believe the Lord is calling me to join his church I will joyfully respond to his calling


Faith in Jesus