“Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you except you be reprobate?” II Corinthians 13:5.
- Are you “in the faith?” In the New Testament there is a consistent example of how people became Christians that is not often reflected in Bible teaching today. See Acts 2; Acts 8; Acts 9; Acts 10; Acts 16; Acts 18:8; Acts 19:1-5.
- Compare your knowledge of God’s Word with that of a year ago. More, Less, The Same? II Peter 3:18 “Grow in…knowledge.”
- Has your faith, your true reliance on God and His promises, increased ___, decreased___, or remained the same___?
- Have you grown in virtue (moral courage)? II Peter 1:5.
- How would you grade yourself on temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love? II Peter 1:5-7.
- Would your friends and family notice an increase or decrease in you “fruit bearing?” John 15:1-8.
- Has the position of God, Christ, and the church occupied the proper position on your priority list? Matthew 6:33.
- How would you rate yourself on your giving of your means as you have been prospered? Read II Cor. 8 and 9.
- What kind of overall score would you give yourself? A? B? C? D? F?
Psalms 85:6 “Wilt thou not revive us again; that thy people may rejoice in thee?”
Zechariah 8:20-21 “And it shall YET come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities; and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also.”
Ezek. 37:1-14. Consider the valley of dry bones!
There is work for everyone. The greatest work is saving souls.