KNOWING CHRIST - KNOWING GOD: WORKSHEET 2

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2003

STUDY TWO: SHATTERING THE DARKNESS - IN CHRIST WE SEE GOD

Task #1: Identifying the darkness Discuss these verses and identify how the Bible understands 'darkness'. Put an X under the relevant heading.
Darkness portrayed as
Sinful actions
God's judgement
The realm of Satan's authority
Separation from God, and the characteristic quality of this life without God
Death
Ignorance of God

Deut 28:28,29

           

Job 10:21,22

           

Psalm 88:6,7

           

Psalm 88:12

           

Psalm 105:28

           

Proverbs 2:13

           

Proverbs 4:19

           

Eccles 5:17

           

Isaiah 13:9,10

           

Isaiah 56:10

           

Isaiah 59:9,10

           

Jere. 13:16

           

Joel 3:15

           

Amos 5:18,20

           

Micah 3:6

           

Zeph 1:15,17

           

Matthew 6:23

           

Matt 15:14

           

Matt 25:30

           

Luke 11:35

           

John 12:40

           

Acts 26:18

           

Romans 1:21

           

Romans 13:12

           

2 Cor 4:4

           

Ephes 4:19

           

Ephes 5:8

           

Ephes 5:11

           

Ephes 6:13

           

Col 1:13

           

1 Peter 2:9

           

2 Peter 2:17

           

1 John 1:6

           

1 John 2:11

           

Jude 13

           
Task #2A: Explaining the darkness. Read Romans 1:18-32. Create a flow-chart for spiritual darkness. Discuss the role of rejection of God's truth.
Task #2B: Read Genesis 3:1-6 and identify verses which display a corrupted knowledge of God.
Task #3: Discuss the significance of the verses below and write in your conclusions. Include mention of the significance of this truth for evangelism.

Isaiah 40:9

 

Matthew 11:27

 

John 1:18

 

John 3:18-19

 

John 8:12

 

John 10:30

 

John 12:44-46

 

John 17:25,26

 

2 Corinthians 4:4-6

 

Colossians 2:2,3

 

Hebrews 1:2,3

 

1 John 1:1,2

 
Homework: Task #4: [1] Finish any tasks not completed during the study. [2] Thoughtfully make a list of five or more ways in which the concept of Jesus as 'the Light of the world' is impactive for you personally in your relationship with God and your ministry for him.