after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of
your salvation." Verse 13, first part.
4. What experience followed this trust in Jesus?
"In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of
promise." Verse 13, last part.
NOTE.-To trust in Jesus is to believe in Him, to have abiding and unbounded confidence
in Him. When such trust exists, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise.
5. What is the gospel to every one that believes?
"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to everyone that believeth." Rom. 1:16.
6. How does God regard one who abandons his faith? "Now the just shall live
by faith: but if any man draw back My soul shall have no pleasure in him."
7. Is there danger of believers losing their hold on Christ?
"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."
8. By what does one gain the victory over the world?
"This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 1
9. What encouragement does Jesus give us to meet cheerfully the troubles and trials
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world
ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
10. What has this firm trust in Jesus led many to do?
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Rev. 12:11.
"And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and
imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the
sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted,
tormented; (of whom the world was not worthy)." Heb. 11:36-38.
11. What did it lead Moses to do?
"By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of
Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to
enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater
riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the
reward." Verses 24-26.
12. What is promised those who trust in Jesus?
"There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or
mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My sake, and the gospel's, but he shall
receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers,
and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal
life." Mark 10:29,30.
13. What is Jesus able to do?
"Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you
faultless before the presence of His glory." Jude 24.