09 Walking with God

UNIT #: 
II
Lesson Theme: 
Through Faith and Christian way of life, you can please God and maintain an intimate friendship with God
Aim: 

Understand ways to build faith and the steps to master the Christian way of life.

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 5:21-24

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methuselah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. 23 Thus all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him.

Main Ideas: 

Importance of Faith
"Walking with God" is a phrase capturing intimate friendship with God that some righteous people in Bible had. Hebrew 11:1,2 says "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval". It explains how our ancestors obeyed God's call and pleased Him. Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Samuel etc were able to act on faith to find God’s favor.

As a Christian, our focus (hope) on life is to enter in eternity with God. Holy Spirit should reside in you to build faith to love you Lord with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. Hebrew 11:6 says "And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek him."

How can you please God?

    1. Submit to God in faith
    2. Pray passionately; i.e. have open communication with God.
    3. Allow Holy Spirit to live in you
    4. Communicate to Holy Spirit that is guiding you
    5. Learn righteous deeds from Bible
    6. Self-denial to the temptations of the world and
    7. Be at service to others like Jesus; "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45).
Activities2: 
Lesson Review: 

Fill in the blanks

1) A Christian's focus (hope) on life is to enter in ______________ with God. The __________ _____________ should reside in you to build the faith to fulfill that hope
2) Now __________ is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen

Short Answer Questions

1 ) What is Faith ? Why is it important for a Christian ?

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2) How can you "walk with God" ?

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Values for Life: 

What defines a Christian walk?

Ability to listen to Holy Spirit is essential for the Christian life. Be prepared for Lord to reveal himself through surprising circumstances; God will guide you through pastors, parents, friends or family members. Seek His guidance on what he is expecting from you. Listen to His Words submissively with anticipation.

Memory Verse: 

Deuteronomy 5:33

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

33 You must follow exactly the path that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you are to possess.

Closing Prayer: 

Dear Lord,

Please teach us how to pray more passionately and have open communication with you. Please help us to gain more faith in you and obey your teachings in Bible to be a true Christian. Help us walk on righteous way you have taught us through scriptures and avoid temptations of the world through self denial. Enable us to listen to the Holy Spirit in us to please you and enter in eternity with you. May your mercy be with us. Amen

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