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Maximised Manhood by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole. Lessons 1 to 3. Rules of the Road for Majoring in Men Curriculum. Give it your all! Buy the corresponding book Take the self test The “Fellowship of Valour” Let’s get going!. Primary Syllabus. Dr. Edwin Louis Cole “Build Men - Raise Sons”.

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rules of the road for majoring in men curriculum
Rules of the Roadfor Majoring in Men Curriculum
  • Give it your all!
  • Buy the corresponding book
  • Take the self test
  • The “Fellowship of Valour”
  • Let’s get going!
dr edwin louis cole maximized manhood
Dr. Edwin Louis Cole“Maximized Manhood”

OVERVIEW: Maximized Manhood

Meaning of being a man;

Maturity in manhood;

Finding your place in life;

Discovering how to achieve more.

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Maximised Manhood

Chapter One & Two

Lesson 1

“Maximum Sentence”

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“Maximum Sentence”Lesson 1 - Chapter 1

A. There are five reasons the Israelites didn’t get into the Land of Promise:

_____

_____

_____

_____

Read 1 Corinthians 10:6-10 (KJV)

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“Maximum Sentence”Lesson 1 - Chapter 1

Read 1 Corinthians 10:6-10 (KJV).“Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.”Circle the five reasons:

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“Maximum Sentence”Lesson 1 - Chapter 1

1 Corinthians 10:6-10 (KJV). “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.”

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“Maximum Sentence”Lesson 1 - Chapter 1

1. Lust after evil things

2. Idolaters

3. Fornication

4. Tempt Christ

5. Complain

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“Maximum Sentence”Lesson 1 - Chapter 1

B. Sex Sins - A major problem among men.

Look up 2 Peter 3:3 and write out the verse

Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts

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Maximised Manhood

Chapter Two

Lesson 1

“Kept out of Canaan”

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“Kept Out of Canaan” Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

A. God gives commands, not invitations. Read Deuteronomy 30:15-16

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to posses

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

B. Canaan Land

What does Canaan Land represent?

(pages 16-17)?

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

B. Canaan Land

What does Canaan Land represent?

(pages 16-17)?

“The place where God’s promises are fulfilled in our lives”

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

What Israelites were able to enter Canaan? (page 17)

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

What Israelites were able to enter Canaan? (page 17)

None

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

In what areas of life can you experience Canaan Land? (page 17)

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

In what areas of life can you experience Canaan Land? (page 17)

Marriage

Business

Parental Relationships

Education

Plus Recreation, Sport, etc,

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Who is able to enter Canaan Land today? (page 21)

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Who is able to enter Canaan Land today” (page 21)

Every man is given an opportunity to enter his Canaan.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

2) Read James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Define lust? (page 18):

1) _____

2) _____

3) _____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Define lust? (page 18):Satisfying self at the expense of God or others

Lust wants to get – it is basically selfish

Lust takes – Love gives

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

3)Read Romans 1:21-23:

Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

What is the definition of idolatry? (page 19)

A value system ____________in which we esteem something to be more worthy of our devotion that ____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

What is the definition of idolatry? (page 19)

A value systemthat we createin which we esteem something to be more worthy of our devotion thandevotion to God

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Give five (or more) examples of idolatry you seen everyday? (page 19-20)

1. _____

2. _____

3. _____

4. _____

5. _____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Give five examples of idolatry you seen everyday? (page 19-20)

Power, Prestige, Education, Money, Business, Religion, Popularity, Ego, Pornography, Recreation, Sport, Cash Register, Ministry, Television, Corporate Life, Yourself, Possessions,

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

4) Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-10Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Define fornication in your own words? (page 20)

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Define fornication in your own words? (page 20)

Every kind of sex sin

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Name a man (or men) in the Bible who committed fornication? (page 20)

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Name a man in the Bible who committed fornication? (page 20)

David

Samson

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

What were the results of Israel committing fornication? (page 21)

_____

What is the result for us if we commit this type of sin?

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

What were the results? (page 21)

For them: Premature death – they died in the wilderness - never seeing Canaan.

They failed to realise all the blessings of God and didn’t become all God wanted them to be; missed God’s best for their lives.

For us

Undeveloped or lost potential.

Weak and underdeveloped character.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

5) Read Luke 4:9-12: Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. For it is written:‘He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you, and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’

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If a man cheats on his taxes, can he expect to God to bless him? (page 21)

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

If a man cheats on his taxes, can he expect to God to bless him? (page 21)

“No”

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Which sin is involved? (circle one) (page 21)a) lust

b) tempting Christ

c) pride

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Which sin is involved? (circle one) (page 21)a) lust

b) tempting Christ

c) pride

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

6) Read 1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner— not even to eat with such a person.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Review in your mind to discuss Numbers 11, the story of Miriam and Aaron murmuring against Moses.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Can a ‘maximised man’ associated with people who murmur? (pages 22-23)

Yes / No

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Can a ‘maximised man’ associated with people who murmur (pages 22-23)

Yes /No

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Practical

Try to stop yourself five times this week from a sin that that keeps men from being maximized. What is your weak point?

(Not necessary to write it down).

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Chapter 2

Prayer:

Father, in the name of Jesus, I repent of lust, idolatry, fornication, tempting Christ, and murmuring. I will keep Your commandments and walk in Your ways to be a maximized in my manhood. I desire to live in Canaan and commit myself to continual repentance, study and application to achieve my maximum potential. Amen

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 & 2 - Self Test

1. What were the five sins that kept Israel out of Canaan?

1. _____

2. _____

3. _____

4. _____

5. _____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Self Test

1. What were the five sins that kept Israel out of Canaan?

1. lust

2. idolatry

3. fornication

4. murmuring

5. tempting Christ

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2. Where is the passage of Scripture that talks about the five sins?

_____

3. What is the definition of fornication?

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Self Test

2. Where is the passage of Scripture that talks about the five sins?

1 Corinthians 10:6-10

3. What is the definition of fornication?

Fornication is any sex sin. Sexual sins are any sexual acts or relationships that are outside of God’s will.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Self Test

4. What is the definition of lust?

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Self Test

4. What is the definition of lust?

the satisfaction of self at the expense of God and others.

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Self Test

5. James Smith dedicated his hardware to God. He hired competent men for the front, and hired inexpensive illegal workers to stock the warehouse. His business was a constant struggle for him. Aside from anything outside this description that could have happened, what sin do you see he was guilty of?

_____

What results could he expect?

_____

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“Kept Out of Canaan”Lesson 1 - Self Test

5. James Smith dedicated his hardware to God. He hired competent men for the front, and hired inexpensive illegal workers to stock the warehouse. His business was a constant struggle for him. Aside from anything outside this description that could have happened, what sin do you see he was guilty of?tempting Christ

What results could he expect? He acted outside of God’s will, therefore he couldn’t expect blessings.

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Maximised Manhood

Chapter Three

Lesson 2

The Playboy Problem

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

I. “The Playboy Problem”

A) In this modern era, we can be guilty of ‘psychologizing’ the Gospel.In the process of psychologizing the Gospel, we can eliminate the word ___ from our vocabulary. (page 27).

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

I. “The Playboy Problem”

A) In this modern era, we can be guilty of ‘psychologizing’ the Gospel.In the process of psychologizing the Gospel, we can eliminate the word SINfrom our vocabulary.

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

B) Read Psalm 32:3-5:

When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

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The solution to sins is_____, _____ and _____.

(page 28)

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

The solution to sins is repent,confess, and forsake them.

(page 28)

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

C) Read 1 Corinthians 5:11:

But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner— not even to eat with such a person.

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

In your own words, if a brother in Christ maintains a lifestyle or habitual pattern of sin, what does the Bible have to say about our having fellowship with Him? (page 23)

1) _____

2) _____

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

1. We are commanded not to fellowship with a brother who lives in sin because it allows him to continue to sin without the loss of brotherly fellowship.

2. There is no incentive for him to change.

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

D) Read 2 Corinthians 7:9-10:

Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

What is the difference between human sorrow for sin, and godly sorrow?

(page 21)

1. _____

2. _____

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

What is the difference between human sorrow for sin, and godly sorrow? (page 21)

1. Human sorrow is when we are only sorry for getting caught.

2. Godly sorrow is when we are sorry for the sin and have a desire to get rid of it (repentance).

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

We have been seduced into thinking that we have ______________ instead of sin. (page 29)

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

We have been seduced into thinking that we have “PROBLEMS” instead of sin. (page 29)

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E) If you surround a sinner with love and understanding, will their sin go away naturally? (pages 30-31)Yes ___ No ___

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E) If you surround a sinner with love and understanding, will their sin go away naturally? (pages 30-31)Yes /No

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

F. Read Genesis 3:7-10

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, hand they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

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Read Proverbs 28:13

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

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What is the major difference between human wisdom and godly wisdom when it comes to sin? (page 31)

1. _____

2. _____

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What is the major difference between human wisdom and godly wisdom when it comes to sin? (page 31)

1. Human Wisdom wants to cover sin up.

2. Godly Wisdom wants us to repent of and renounce sin.

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G) Read John 15:14

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

You are God’s friend if you

a) love Him b) have faith in him c) obey him

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G) Read John 15:14

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

You are God’s friend if youa) love Him b) have faith in him c)obey him

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H) Has humanity improved because of man’s technical expertise? (page 33)True ____ False ____

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H) Has humanity improved because of man’s technical expertise? (page 33)

True /False

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

I. Look up James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy

and write out the attributes of godly wisdom

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  • Pure
  • Peace-loving
  • Considerate
  • Submissive
  • Full of mercy and good fruit
  • Impartial
  • Sincere
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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

J) Fill in the blanks (page 33)

Human wisdom will never lead us into our ________ Land.

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J) Fill in the blanks (page 33)

Human wisdom will never lead us into ourCANAANLand.

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You can never maximize your potential until you have received

_____

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Fill in the blanks (page 33)

You can never maximize your potential until you have received

GOD’S WISDOM.

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Sweethearts living together out of wedlock are really

_____

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Sweethearts living together out of wedlock are really

FORNICATORS.

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Practical

1) What are some areas of your life that you’ve labelled as “problems” rather than sin?

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2) 1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

What relationships with others might be bringing wrong influences into your life?

_____

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3. Read Psalm 19:7-14:

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

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More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can understand his errors?

Cleanse me from secret faults.

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Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me.

Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Chapter 3

Prayer:

Father, in the name of Jesus, reveal to my heart the areas that I have tried to cover up, that are offensive to You. As You reveal them to me, I will be faithful to repent of them, and put them behind me. Forgive me for leaning on human wisdom and compromising my way, rather than being strong and quick to obey Your will. As the Psalmist said keep my soul away from presumptuous sin. I will walk before You with an honest heart. Amen

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Self Test

1. Human sorrow for sin is based on being ____, while godly sorrow is based on _____.

2. What is the passage of Scripture that admonishes us to not fellowship, even have lunch with an individual who wants to hold to their lifestyle of sin? _____

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“The Playboy Problem”Lesson 2 - Self Test

1. Human sorrow for sin is based on being sorry that we got caught, while godly sorrow is based on being sorry that we sinned and having a desire to turn from it.

2. What is the passage of Scripture that admonishes us to not fellowship, even have lunch with an individual who wants to hold to their lifestyle of sin? 1 Corinthians 5:11

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3. The Watergate scandal in Washington, D.C., years ago, was a classic example of what?

Man’s desire to _____ his sin.

4. What does God expect us to do about our sin(s)?

_____

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3. The Watergate scandal in Washington, D.C., years ago, was a classic example of what?

Man’s desire to cover his sin.

4. What does God expect us to do about our sin(s)?

confess, repent and be rid of it (them)

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Maximised Manhood

Chapter Four

Lesson 3

Moses and the Ten Invitations

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I. “Moses and the Ten Invitations”

A. God commands us to love (pages 36-37) Write out John 13:34-35

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

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Love centres in the will. That is why love can be commanded and why God can command love.

In what areas of your life do you personally need to go beyond your “feelings” and love anyway?

_____

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Love centres in the will. That is why love can be commanded and why God can command love.

In what areas of your life do you personally need to go beyond your “feelings” and love anyway?

With those you don’t love us, speak evil of us and persecute us - our enemies

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B. Look up Romans 5:8 (KJV)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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C) God delights in taking ‘death’ and bringing it into “life”.

Part of God’s ‘job description’ is that He raises from the dead.

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Read John 11:34-44

And He said, “Where have you laid him?”

They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”

Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?”

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Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”

Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

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Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

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Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

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What areas of your life, business or marriage need resurrection?1. _____

2. _____

3. _____

4. _____

5. _____

6. _____

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D) Acts 17:30-31And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but nowcommandethall men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. (KJV)

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E. Fill in the blanks (page 39)

1. When you are given an invitation you can either _______ it or _______ it.

2. When you are given a command you can only _____ or _____.

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E. Fill in the blanks (page 39)

1. When you are given an invitation you can either receive it or reject it.

2. When you are given a command you can only obey or rebel.

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F. List three ways that obedience to God will maximise a man (page 40)

1) _____

2) _____

3) _____

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F. List three ways that obedience to God will maximise a man (page 40)

1) personality

2) talent

3) character

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G) Obedience brings __________.

Disobedience shatters it.

In its place it will bring confusion, pain and suffering. (page 40)

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G) Obedience brings peace.

Disobedience shatters it.

In its place it will bring confusion, pain and suffering.

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H) God commands confession.

Confession to get rid of sin; confession to put on righteousness. Repentance from sin, and faith towards God is the balance

(pages 42-43)

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Write out Proverbs 28:13

He who covers his sins will not prosper,

But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

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I) Unconfessed sin is unforgiven sin. Sin can only come out of the life through: (circle one) (page 43).

a) the heart

b) the mouth

c) groaning

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I) Unconfessed sin is unforgiven sin. Sin can only come out of the life through: (circle one) (page 43).

a) the heart

b) the mouth

c) groaning

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J) People are looking for truth. People are looking for reality. (page 43)

1) Truth and reality are ____________

2) Truth must be spoken in _________

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J) People are looking for truth. People are looking for reality. (page 43)

1) Truth and reality are synonymous

2) Truth must be spoken in love.

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K) Many people are afraid of speaking the truth, afraid of hurting others, or losing their love. They don’t realise that truth spoken in love, is the only way to show real love (page 44).

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Backwards loving’ can be called ‘best affections’.

Give an example of hurting someone by means of ‘best affections from something you’ve seen or experienced in your own life.

_____

_____

_____

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L. Godly sorrow is necessary for repentance. Sorrow is one of life’s greatest teachers (page 46).Write out Ecclesiastes 7:3

Sorrow is better than laughter,

for by a sad countenance the heart is made better.

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You’ll never know the joy of _______ until you’ve experienced the sorrow of _______.

You’ll never know the joy of _______ until you’ve experienced the sorrow of _______.

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You’ll never know the joy of graduationuntil you’ve experienced the sorrow of studying.

You’ll never know the joy of apaychequeuntil you’ve experienced the sorrow ofgetting up in the morning for work.

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You’ll never know the joy of _______ until you’ve experienced the sorrow of _______.

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You’ll never know the joy of winning a race until you’ve experienced the

sorrow of practice.

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Practical

1) In your life, name a time you tried to share truth, but without much love.

When have you tried to share truth, speaking in love?

Was there any difference in response?

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2) Think over our own responses to people who have spoken truth to you.

How did you receive advice or correction?

What can you do to accept the truth spoken in love from those who love you and want to help you?

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3) Man whitewashes; God washes white (page 48-49)

Read aloud Matthew 23:27-28

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Matthew 23:27-28

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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Prayer:

Father, in the name of Jesus, help me to have an open mind and heart when others come to me. Forgive me of bad attitudes. Help me to receive Your love into my heart before I speak words of truth. I make the decision today to follow the commandment to love, that I may be seen as a disciple of Christ. Amen

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1. Are God’s commandments absolutes or negotiable? _____

2. In your own words, write out the key difference between commandments and invitations.

_____

_____

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1. Are God’s commandments absolutes or negotiable? absolutes

2. In your own words, write out the key difference between commandments and invitations.

When given an invitation you have an option: you can either receive it or reject it.

When given a commandment, you must either obey or rebel.

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3. When a man obeys God, it _____ his manhood.

4. Lucifer is an example of a _____ spirit. He was immediately expelled from heaven.

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3. When a man obeys God, it maximizes his manhood.

4. Lucifer is an example of a rebel spirit. He was immediately expelled from heaven.

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5. Parents often find situations where they want to deliver their children from the consequences of their actions and disobedience. Doing this can cause the child to feel free to do what they did again.

Parents who fall into this category can be said to be guilty of _____, or a kind of “backwards loving.”

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5. Parents often find situations where they want to deliver their children from the consequences of their actions and disobedience. Doing this can cause the child to feel free to do what they did again.

Parents who fall into this category can be said to be guilty of best affections, or a kind of “backwards loving.”