Questions and Bible Answers – Notes/Study Sheet

(James 1:5)

 

Introduction:

   * If we desire wisdom, we need only ask God (Jas. 1:5).

 

I. Question 1: “Sometimes, I don’t feel like worshipping when I come to church because of other factors in my life. Can we worship right if our hearts are wrong?”

   * Worship extremely important to God (Jn. 4:24, II Cor. 9:7).

   * Sermon on the mount (Matt. 5:23-24) – Can’t worship if we have aught against our brother.

   * Corrupt natures negate worship (Isa. 1:11).

   * Micah 6:6-7 –

   * Our worship is not right when our hearts are wrong.

 

II. Question 2:  “Is unbelief a sin?”

   * Adam and Eve didn’t believe (Gen. 3).

   * Israelites wandered the wilderness for 40 yrs. (Ex. 16:35).

  

   * Unbelief is cause of all departure.

 

 

   * Unbelief and disobedience is the same thing.

 

 

   * Causes of unbelief:

      - Evil heart (Matt. 5:19).

 

      - Ignorance/blindness (Heb. 5:12) -

 

      - Love of sin (I Jn. 2:15) -

 

      - Influence of the Devil (Luke 8:12) -

 

      - The pride of human nature (Prov. 16:18; 26:12) –

 

   * Effects of unbelief:

      - Deut. 27:26 – “Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them.”

      - Gal. 3:10 –

  

   * Those guilty of unbelief? “Ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).