Lesson 21


1. What is true conversion?
True conversion is a daily dying to our sinful self and a living according to God’s will in good works. (Colossians 3:5)

2. But what are good works?
Only those which proceed from true faith, are done according to God’s law, and strive to praise him. (Romans 14:23)

3. What is God’s law according to which we must order our lives?
God’s law for our lives is clearly revealed in both the Old and New Testaments, of which we find a summary in the Ten Commandments. (James 1:25)

4. How are the Ten Commandments divided?
Into two tables, the first of which declares the duties we owe to God and the second of which declares the duties we owe to our neighbor. (1 John 5:2)

Things to Look Up:

  1. Which elements of true conversion are mentioned in Jeremiah 31:19?
  2. What objections did Jesus have against the Pharisees? Luke 11:39-41.
  3. What comfort can be ours, when we suffer for the sake of doing good? 1 Peter 2:19,20.
  4. Which four blessings are enjoyed by those who love and keep God’s law? Psalm 19:7,8.
  5. How should true worship and good works be connected in our lives? Hebrews 13:15,16.
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