Study Guide


What Keeps People From Believing - A Hard Heart

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hating good, siding with Satan

Core Interrelations


CONSOLIDATION:
Jesus teaches us the truth. Jesus said we need to believe in a Savior sent from God to enter eternal life; otherwise we perish. He said we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the Spirit of God.

You'll find out Jesus' teachings come from God when you choose to apply the principles of God to your life (this will help you believe in Jesus).

Believing in Jesus brings God and his word into you. Believe and live!

People are enslaved by their harmful ways. Jesus can set us free if we choose to accept the truth of His teachings for our lives (one is to believe in Him).

Repent, turn from your own sinful (harmful) ways, turn to God, choose to do His will and you will be enabled to experience the reality of Jesus Christ and truly believe in him for salvation into a new life with God.

Repent, choose to follow Jesus, who is God, because you really need Him to live. Otherwise, we will not recognize that Jesus is God, and does no harm.

They who love good and can see that Jesus is doing good as God does good, will be protected from destruction by Jesus, who is one with God the Father Almighty/Creator. They will bring God into their life when they believe in Jesus, who they see and assess as doing the good of God, including miracles showing He is one with the Father.

Doing good aligns you to want to be seen as belonging to God.

As you love, some who belong to the world and hate God may hate you for speaking about Jesus. Tell people about Jesus, even though some misjudge and hurt you.



Refusing to put effort into following Jesus' teachings keeps people from believing. If you refuse Jesus and side with others, God and His word will not come into you.

You can't fool God and He sees your frailty; He knows when you hate accepting what's good.

Hating good keeps you from coming to and believing in Christ.

If you won't tolerate having the evil you do exposed by God, you'll hate Jesus.

Unbelief is against God and His goodness, and if you have it, it will come out. Unbelief puts you in the dark with evil beings. Apply the principles (one is to believe in Jesus) and join the family of God.

Calling the Holy Spirit of God evil or unclean brings eternal damnation; it's a sin that is not forgivable.




Major Connections

+    Wanting to be set free from enslavement to your harmful ways, and accepting the truth of Jesus' teachings for your life (including to believe in Him).

+    Choosing to apply the principles of God to your life, and finding out that Jesus' teachings come from God.

+    Turning from your own sinful (harmful) ways, repenting, and experiencing the reality of Jesus Christ.

+    Repenting, and recognizing that Jesus is God, and does no harm.

+    Loving good, and bringing God and his word into your life through believing in Jesus.

+    Doing good, and wanting to be aligned with God.

+    Loving good, and telling others about Jesus.



-    Refusing to accept and put effort into following Jesus' teachings, and not believing in Him and not being set free from your harmful ways.

-    Refusing Jesus and siding with others, and God and His word not coming into you.

-    Hating good, and not coming to and believing in Christ.

-    Hating accepting what's good, and frailty, and not fooling God.

-    Hating Jesus, and not tolerating having the evil you do exposed by God.

-    Hating God, and hating believers for speaking about Jesus.

-    Being against God and His goodness, and unbelief.

-    Unbelief, and being in the dark with evil beings.

-    Calling the Holy Spirit of God evil or unclean, and eternal damnation.



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Principle Passages


CORE: Jesus teaches us the truth, not the other way around; he said we need to be baptized in water and be filled with this mysterious Spirit of God. He said we need to believe in a Savior sent from God to enter this eternal life; otherwise we perish.
Hating good keeps you from coming to Christ, doing good aligns you to want to be seen as belonging to God. If you won't tolerate having the evil you do exposed by God, you'll hate Jesus. You'll find out Jesus' teachings come from God when you choose to apply the principles of God to your life (this will help you believe in Jesus). Believing in Jesus brings God and his word into you, so don't refuse him and side with others. Refusing to put effort into following his teachings keeps people from believing. Believe and live! As you love, some who belong to the world and hate God may hate you for speaking about Jesus. Tell people about Jesus, even though some misjudge and hurt you. Hating good will keep you from believing in Jesus. They who love good and can see that Jesus is doing good as God does good, will be protected from destruction by Jesus, who is one with God the Father Almighty/Creator. They will bring God into their life when they believe in Jesus, who they see and assess as doing the good of God, including miracles showing He is one with the Father. Repent, turn from your own sinful (harmful) ways, turn to God, choose to do His will and you will be enabled to experience the reality of Jesus Christ and truly believe in him for salvation into a new life with God. People are enslaved by their harmful ways, but Jesus can set us free if we choose to accept the truth of His teachings for our lives (one is to believe in Him). He knows when you hate accepting what's good. Repent, choose to follow Jesus, who is God, because you really need Him to live. Otherwise, we will not recognize that Jesus is God, and does no harm. You can't fool God and He sees your frailty; He knows when you hate accepting what's good.

"Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever [with which] they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost [Spirit] hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation [guilty of an eternal sin]. [he said this WU] Because they said, He hath an unclean [evil WU] spirit." MK 3:28-30

Unbelief is against God and His goodness, and if you have it, it will come out. Unbelief puts you in the dark with evil beings. Apply the principles (one is to believe in Jesus) and join the family of God.




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insensitivity

Core Interrelations


CONSOLIDATION:
To do the work of God is to believe in Jesus, the One God sent to us to save us from sin (harm) and evil. That said, don't be insensitive to His communication toward you; He wants and can enable you to live like He does, and wants to keep you. Believe and be saved! Listen to and learn from what God says so you can tell the difference between right and wrong. This will help a lot, make it natural for you to home in as God draws you in to believing in Jesus, who came from Him, and be saved.

You'll find out Jesus' teachings come from God when you choose to apply the principles of God to your life (this will help you believe in Jesus). This work will honor God and make you a man or woman of truth. Then you will have given glory to God, and that's a great thing. If you are insensitive to this, then you're a goner because you won't be able to believe.

Being forceful and sensitive helps you see God's call unmistakably and take the right actions, proving your alignment with God. As you begin really hearing (understanding) God's message, He will enable you to hear more and more.

Giving helps you get out of yourself and become sensitive to others. When you get to keep what you want (the Lord), you give up the rest.

Openly showing others the evidence of God in your life will be rewarded with more life from God. As we sow the word of the gospel in receptive people’s hearts, God makes it grow. Jesus is our Life! Through His death on the cross and resurrection three days later we receive forgiveness of our sins and eternal life, when we repent and believe in Him as the Christ, the Son of God. Then God lives in us! Go tell people! Don't be afraid! God will enable you and bless you with peace, so have no fear. Don't be insensitive to His words!



If you're insensitive (hard-hearted), you won't sense God, and His presence and way will not enable you (you will be destroyed because you did not recognize the time of God's visitation to you). Insensitivity prevents people from really hearing and understanding God's message. A hard heart can keep you from understanding things that otherwise are readily apparent. Your insensitivity will cause God to disconnect from you and then you will be overcome by your harmful desires.

God disconnects from people who refuse the authority of Jesus after God makes Jesus real to them; this Jesus who came from Him.

If you don't want the Lord you will be separated from Him and judged unfavorably for not listening to the Teacher.

If you refuse the Teacher you will not overcome the harm from within.

Divorcing your spouse and then marrying someone else is adultery (unless the one you divorced was maritally unfaithful, see MT 19:9); don't be insensitive to what Jesus says. Don't cause others to sin; there is a heavy price to pay. Forgive your brother when he repents. Humble serving is our duty.




Major Connections

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and doing the work of God being believing in Jesus.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and hearing when God calls us, communicates with us, wanting to save us from sin (harm) and evil through Jesus, to enable us to live like He does, and to keep us.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and learning from what God says, applying His principles to your life, so you'll be able to tell right from wrong, and will find out Jesus' teachings came from God.

 +    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and homing in to believing in Jesus as God draws you, and being saved.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and becoming a man or woman of truth.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and honoring and giving glory to God.

+    Being sensitive (soft-hearted), and being forceful, and seeing God's call unmistakably and taking the right actions, repenting, proving your alignment with God.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and really hearing (understanding) God's message, and God enabling you to hear more and more.

+    Becoming sensitive to (soft-hearted towards) others, and giving helping you get out of yourself.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and giving up worldly things.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and openly showing others the evidence of God in your life.

+    Telling others about Jesus in your life, and being rewarded with more Life from God.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and forgiving your brother when he repents.

+    Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and humble serving.



-    Insensitivity (hard-heartedness), and not believing in Jesus.

-    Insensitivity (hard-heartedness), and not sensing God when He visits you, not really hearing or understanding His message, and not being enabled by His presence and way.

-    A hard heart, and not understanding things that otherwise are readily apparent.

-    Insensitivity (hard-heartedness), and refusing the authority of Jesus after God makes Jesus real to you.

 -    Insensitivity (hard-heartedness), and being separated from God, and being overcome by your harmful desires and destroyed.

-    Insensitivity (hard-heartedness), and causing others to sin, and paying a heavy price.

-    Insensitivity (hard-heartedness), and divorce.



Episode Interrelations
           
Principle Passages


CORE: Being forceful and
sensitive helps you see God's call unmistakably and take the right actions, proving your alignment with God. God disconnects from people who refuse the authority of Jesus after God makes Jesus real to them; this Jesus who came from Him. As you begin really hearing (understanding) God's message, He will enable you to hear more and more. If you're insensitive, you won't sense God, and His presence and way will not enable you. Giving helps you get out of yourself and become sensitive to others. When you get to keep what you want, you give up the rest; if you don't want the Lord you will be separated from Him and judged unfavorably for not listening to the Teacher. Insensitivity prevents people from really hearing and understanding God's message. Openly showing others the evidence of God in your life will be rewarded with more life from God. As we sow the word of the gospel in receptive people’s hearts, God makes it grow. If you refuse the Teacher you will not overcome the harm from within. Your insensitivity will cause God to disconnect from you and then you will be overcome by your harmful desires. A hard heart can keep you from understanding things that otherwise are readily apparent. Divorcing your spouse and then marrying someone else is adultery (unless the one you divorced was maritally unfaithful, see MT 19:9); don't be insensitive to what Jesus says. Don't cause others to sin; there is a heavy price to pay. Forgive your brother when he repents. Humble serving is our duty. To do the work of God is to believe in Jesus, the One God sent to us to save us from sin (harm) and evil. That said, don't be insensitive to His communication toward you; He wants and can enable you to live like He does, and wants to keep you. Believe and be saved! Listen to and learn from what God says so you can tell the difference between right and wrong. This will help a lot, make it natural for you to home in as God draws you in to believing in Jesus, who came from Him, and be saved. You'll find out Jesus' teachings come from God when you choose to apply the principles of God to your life (this will help you believe in Jesus). This work will honor God and make you a man or woman of truth. Then you will have given glory to God, and that's a great thing. If you are insensitive to this, then you're a goner because you won't be able to believe.

"And shall lay thee even with [dash you to] the ground, and [also WU] thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not [did not recognize WU] the time of thy visitation [from God WU]." LK 19:41-46

Jesus is our Life! Through His death on the cross and resurrection three days later we receive forgiveness of our sins and eternal life, when we repent and believe in Him as the Christ, the Son of God. Then God lives in us! Go tell people! Don't be afraid! God will enable you and bless you with peace, so have no fear. Don't be insensitive to His words!




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distractions, worldliness

Core Interrelations


CONSOLIDATION:
There are many things that we can be focused on, worried, and troubled about; but one thing, the Lord, is needed.

Those who hate having their sinful (harmful) nature and the ways of this world as part of their life, and turn to serve the Lord instead, even though they may be persecuted to death, will find eternal life. To serve Jesus you must follow Jesus' path, and you will be honored by God the Father.

Only Jesus our Savior can distract us from our worldly pursuits; He provides.

Sometimes the work of God is displayed in our life through overcoming severe hardships.



You will not overcome severe hardships as long as you're distracted with worldly endeavors, and as long as y our pride is in place, ruling y our life.

You can't tell right from wrong when you're so caught up with running after money and worldly things.

God sees and takes action against our hidden pride and our pursuit of riches.

Those who love having their sinful (harmful) nature and the ways of this world as part of their life, and set their hearts on pursuing worldly things, will die forever.




Major Connections

+    Focusing on the Lord, and what is needed.

+    Hating having your sinful ( harmful) nature and the ways of this world as part of your life, and turning to serve the Lord, and finding eternal life.

+    Following Jesus' path, and being honored by God the Father.

+    Our worldly pursuits, and Jesus distracting us from them, and providing for us.



-    Being distracted with worldly endeavors, and not overcoming severe hardships.

-    Running after money and worldly things, and not being able to tell right from wrong.

-    Hidden pride and our pursuit of riches, and God taking action against us.

-    Setting your heart on pursuing the things of this world, and dying forever.



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Principle Passages


CORE:

"And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful [worried WU] and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful [needed]: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." LK 10:38-42

Those who love having their sinful (harmful) nature and the ways of this world as part of their life, and set their hearts on pursuing worldly things, will die forever, while those who hate all this and serve the Lord instead, even though they may be persecuted to death, will find eternal life. To serve Jesus you must follow Jesus' path, and you will be honored by God the Father. You can't tell right from wrong when you're so caught up with running after money and worldly things. Only Jesus our Savior can distract us from our worldly pursuits; He provides. God sees and takes action against our hidden pride and our pursuit of riches. Sometimes the work of God is displayed in our life through overcoming severe hardships, and that's not going to happen as long as we're distracted with worldly endeavors, and as long as our pride is in place, ruling our life.




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don't think you're good enough

Core Interrelations


CONSOLIDATION:
Jesus calls those who admit they are sick, doing harm to themselves and others.

Repent, confess your harmfulness, prepare the way for the Lord to come into your life.

Sometimes the work of God is displayed in our life through overcoming severe hardships.

The humble believer has whatever he asks.

The fruit or lack of fruit due to rejecting Christ is evident, and so is your placement either in or out of God's Eternal Kingdom.



You will not overcome severe hardships as long as you're distracted with worldly endeavors, and as long as your pride is in place, ruling your life.

Prideful people can not even manage to get their questions answered.

A godly heritage won't save you.

If you don't produce good fruit, (apply the principles), you will be thrown into hell.




Major Connections

+    Not thinking you're good enough, and admitting you are sick, doing harm to yourself and others.

+    Admitting you are sick ( doing harm to yourself and others), and being called by Jesus.

+    Not thinking you're good enough, and repenting, preparing the way for the Lord to come into your life.

+    Being a humble believer, and having whatever you ask from God.

+    Not thinking you're good enough, and accepting Christ, producing good fruit, and being placed in God's Eternal Kingdom.



-    Being proud, having pride rule your life, and not being able to overcome severe hardships.

-    Being prideful, and not managing to get your questions answered.

-    Thinking you're good enough, and a godly heritage not saving you.

-    Thinking you're good enough, and rejecting Christ, not producing good fruit, and being thrown into hell.



Episode Interrelations            Principle Passages


CORE:
Jesus calls those who admit they are sick, doing harm to themselves and others. Prideful people can not even manage to get their questions answered, while the humble believer has whatever he asks. The fruit or lack of fruit due to rejecting Christ is evident, and so is your placement either in or out of God's Eternal Kingdom. Sometimes the work of God is displayed in our life through overcoming severe hardships, and that's not going to happen as long as we're distracted with worldly endeavors, and as long as our pride is in place, ruling our life. Repent, confess your harmfulness, prepare the way for the Lord to come into your life. A godly heritage won't save you. If you don't produce good fruit, (apply the principles), you will be thrown into hell.




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Refusing to respond to God, according to God's way

Core Interrelations


CONSOLIDATION:
Jesus seeks to please God the Father, and judges according to His principles. Jesus' work shows He came from the Father.

Believing in Jesus brings God and his word into you.

The blessings of heaven come from following the Teacher; He said to love the Lord and your neighbor. Have mercy on your neighbor and on people around you who are poor and in unfortunate circumstances. Having faith in God you can overcome your harmful desires through actions such as these. Believe in Jesus and live!



Refusing God's invitation keeps you from believing. Refusing to put effort into following Jesus' teachings keeps people from believing in Him.

Woe to the hypocrite! (prideful one) You will be deceived by your unbelieving heart, as evidenced by what your life visibly produces.

If you refuse Jesus, the Teacher, God and his word will not come into you, and you will not overcome the harm from within. Your insensitivity (hard-heartedness) will cause God to disconnect from you and then you will be overcome by your harmful desires.

Refusal brings judgement into eternal fire because it shows a prideful will to not believe God's Word about Jesus, and not put yourself at His command to love your neighbor.

Don't make excuses in order to refuse God's invitation to you, or you will find yourself apart from God's goodness. Refusing keeps you from believing in Jesus.




Major Connections

+    Responding to God according to His way, and believing in Jesus and living.

+    Responding to God according to His way, and having the blessings of heaven.

+    Responding to God according to His way, and loving and having mercy on your neighbors and those in poor and unfortunate circumstances.

+    Responding to God according to His way, and overcoming your harmful desires.



-    Refusing to respond to God according to His way, and insensitivity, hard-heartedness, pridefulness, unbelief.

-    Refusing to respond to God according to His way, and not putting effort into following Jesus' teachings, and not believing in Jesus.

-    Refusing to respond to God according to His way, and not having God and his word inside you.

-    Refusing to respond to God according to His way, and being overcome by your harmful desires.

-    Refusing to respond to God according to His way, and a prideful will to not believe God's Word about Jesus, and not put yourself at His command to love your neighbor.

-    Refusing to respond to God according to His way, and judgement into eternal fire.

-    Refusing to respond to God's invitation, and making excuses.



Episode Interrelations
           
Principle Passages


CORE:
Refusing God's invitation keeps you from believing. The blessings of heaven come from following the Teacher; He said to love the Lord and your neighbor. Have mercy on people around you who are poor and in unfortunate circumstances. Don't make excuses in order to refuse God's invitation to you, or you will find yourself apart from God's goodness. Woe to the hypocrite! (prideful one) Rather have mercy on your neighbor. Having faith in God you can overcome your harmful desires through actions such as these. Otherwise you will be deceived by your unbelieving heart, as evidenced by what your life visibly produces. Refusal brings judgement into eternal fire because it shows a prideful will to not believe God's Word about Jesus, and not put yourself at His command to love your neighbor. If you refuse the Teacher you will not overcome the harm from within. Your insensitivity will cause God to disconnect from you and then you will be overcome by your harmful desires. Jesus seeks to please God the Father, and judges according to His principles. Jesus' work shows He came from the Father. Believing in Jesus brings God and his word into you, so don't refuse him and side with others. Refusing to put effort into following his teachings keeps people from believing. Believe and live!




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