Does God want Christians
to overcome evil in their lives?
"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
What only can overcome
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world." 1
What special quality is
needed in order to succeed in our efforts to overcome?
"And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our
faith." Verse 4.
What promises are made by
Christ to the overcomer?
1. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the midst of the paradise of God." Revelation 2:7.
2. "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." Verse
3. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and
will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man
knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Verse 17.
4. "He that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I
give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron;
as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received
of My Father. And I will give him the morning star." Verses 26-28.
5. "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and
I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess
his name before My Father, and before His angels." Rev. 3:5.
6. "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and
the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down
out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name." Verse
7. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even
as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." Verse
In what one promise are
all of these promises to the overcomers summarized?
"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and
I will be his God, and he shall be My son." Rev. 21:7.
What new name was given
"And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for
as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed."
What group of people
later were called by that name?
"Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came
into Egypt: ...Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher ...Joseph." Ex. 1:1-5.
What special blessings
were conferred upon the Israelites?
"Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory,
and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service
of God, and the promises; whose are the fathers, and of whom as
concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all." Rom. 9:4, 5.
Who constitutes the true
Israel of God, the seed of Abraham?
"They are not all Israel, which are of Israel: neither, because they
are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be
called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the
children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the
seed." Verses 6-8.
Speaking to the Pharisees
and Sadducees, what did John the Baptist have to say about this?
"And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father:
for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children
unto Abraham." Matt. 3:9.
What is it that decides
whether or not a person is a child of Abraham?
"Know ye therefore that they which are of faith the same are the
children of Abraham." Gal. 3:7.
To whom must one belong
in order to be Abraham's seed?
"And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise." Verse 29.
In what passage of
Scripture are the believers in Christ called "Israel"?
"And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and
mercy, and upon the Israel of God." Galatians 6:16.
To whom is the gospel the
power of God unto salvation?
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of
God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also
to the Greek." Rom. 1:16.
To what group did Jesus
first send the disciples?
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into
the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but
go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matt. 10:5, 6.
While eating dinner with
Zachaeus, what did Christ tell him?
"This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch
as he also is a son of Abraham." Luke
When the Jews rejected
Paul's preaching of Christ, what did Paul and Barnabas reply?
"Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the
word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you,
and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the
Gentiles." Acts 13:46.
What illustration is
given to describe the coming of the Gentiles (non-Jews) into the true Israel of
"And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild
olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root
and fatness of the olive tree; boast not against the branches." Rom. 11:17,
Lest the Gentile grafts
should boast, saying that the Jews were broken off to let them come in, what
warning is given to them?
"Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by
faith. Be not high minded but fear: for if God spared not the natural
branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee." Verse 20-21.
Is it possible for
members of the Jewish race to return to the vine?
"And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be
grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again." Verse 23.
Before the Gentiles
became Israelites, what was their condition?
"Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles ...at that time ye
were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and
strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the
world." Eph. 2:11, 12.
How are God's remnant,
last-day people described?
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 14:12.
Whose names are written
in the foundations of the Holy City?
"And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them
the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb." Revelation 21:14.
Whose names are written
on the twelve gates of that city?
"And [the wall] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and
names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the
children of Israel." Verse 12.
Who will walk in the
light of the city?
"And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light
of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into
it." Verse 24.