A Biblical Balance
July 1, 2018

A Biblical Balance

Passage: Luke 10:21-24, Romans 9:18-23, & 2 Timothy 2:20-21
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A Biblical Balance

Lesson 1: (Part I) Spiritual truth is hidden from the ___________ (Part II) and revealed to the ____________ (Luke 8:10 cf. Luke 10:21; Rom 12:16; 1 Cor 1:26-29; Luke 18:17; Jam 4:6; 1 Pet 5:6).

Lesson 2: Avoid ________________ the ________________ to one extreme (1 Cor 13:12; Deut 29:29; Isa 55:8-9).

Lesson 3: A biblical balance:

  • (Part I) The ____________ is sovereign over the clay (Rom 9:18-23).
  • (Part II) The clay can be ________ or ________ in the Potter’s hands (2 Tim 2:20-21; Isa 45:9; Jer 17:23, 18:1-11; Acts 7:51).

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Psalm 18:30-31

Day 1: Read Luke 10:21-24 and discuss: From whom is spiritual truth hidden? How does one know whether or not they are prideful? If you are convicted that you are, what should you do next? How do you “put-off” pride? What should you “put on” instead?

Day 2: Read Luke 10:21-24 and discuss: According to this passage, to whom is spiritual truth revealed? What other types of characteristics are not required, in order to be saved? Though we may have a certain amount of spiritual knowledge, where does the Bible indicate or imply that there are certain things we cannot and will not know? Knowing that you cannot know everything there is to know, how does this make you feel? What should the practical impact of this be?

Day 3: Read Luke 10:21-24 and discuss: In what realm, or ways, is God completely sovereign? In what ways can man exercise free will? According to Romans 9, what is God sovereign over? (Or, what practical effect should God’s sovereignty have in our lives?) According to 2 Tim. 2:20, in what ways can exercise free will? What practical effect should this have in your life?

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Gary Sprague & Jesse Studt

Pray for these church members / families: (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Melanie Cash, Laura Clark, Doug & Jessica Connell, Landon & Roshell Cooper, Brian & Melissa Couch

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local: Woodland City Council; State: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib; Nation: Vice President Mike Pence

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):

Those we directly support: Sarah Kane (Thailand)

An Unreached People Group: Khampti, Khamti Shan (Buddhism, Myanmar)

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