12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies

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12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies

Every building needs a good foundation—the building of your life no less. The classes in this 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies are “foundation stones” upon which you can establish the house of your Christian life. Each foundation stone examines an area of faith, Biblical or practical knowledge, and should bring positive changes in your life. The changes will not only benefit you but also those you care about, equipping you to reach out to help others.

If you want to learn more about Jesus and all that He has to offer, you are ready to start exploring the 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies. Embarking on the 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies is similar to launching out on a journey of discovery! When embarking on such a journey, the goal is to explore fascinating and exotic places and discover things of wondrous value. Similarly, the goal here is to explore and discover the wonders of God and His Word that will make you spiritually rich beyond anything else that is valued in this world. When embarking on a journey, you don’t go in a straight line from the starting point to your destination: You have to travel various roads that twist and turn. Yet you know you are pointed in the right direction and the end result will be worth the effort it took to get there.—And if at times you lose sight of the goal, the compass in your hand points you in the proper direction. Likewise, in taking this 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies, you have in your hand the compass of the Word of God that is always pointing “true north” to lead you to your destination!

This 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies is not about making you or your life perfect! It is about making your life happier and fuller. It is about finding answers to your questions, and it is about how to help those in your sphere of influence also experience these positive changes. The classes in this 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies are like foundation stones. Each foundation stone describes an area of faith or practical knowledge that you can build the house of your life upon. Each foundation stone deals with you primarily, for if you can change yourself, then you can bring changes to others. Yet this is not just about your own faith and yourself. Remember always that these foundation stones are to help you build a life that reaches out to others.

Are you ready to begin these 12 Foundation Stones Bible Studies? If anything seems a bit mysterious now, don’t worry about it! Things will become clearer as we progress through the classes.

 

 

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Contents

Introducing the 12 Foundation Stones

Introducing the 12 Foundation Stones

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 1 – The Word of God

Becoming a Person of Faith

If you want to become a person of faith, someone who has a solid relationship with God, then you’ll need to know what to read in the Bible, how to get the most from the time you have for reading, and how to develop good study habits. You need to have regular spiritual feeding, just like you regularly eat physical food. We will be devoting several classes to this important subject.

If you don’t already have a Bible, please obtain one, as it is the main “textbook” for our bible studies and we’ll be helping you get to know it better.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 1A – Treasures New and Old

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12 Foundation Stones Class 1A – Treasures New and Old

Study Notes

Study Notes 1A Chart

Study Notes 1A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 1A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 1B – Memorizing

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12 Foundation Stones Class 1B – Memorizing

Study Notes

Study Notes 1B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 1B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – Understanding Gods Word

Understanding Gods Word

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 2 – The Holy Spirit

The Wonderful Gift of the Holy Spirit!

Do you want the same power that transformed a motley band of fishermen, tax collectors, and others in the far away dusty land of Palestine into fiery men and women of faith who changed the world? Do you want to know how that same power can work in your life too? God’s got a lot in store for you! In our classes on the Holy Spirit, we’ll learn more about what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how to experience the gifts and blessings that are promised!

-12 Foundation Stones Class 2A – Acts 1-4

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12 Foundation Stones Class 2A – Acts 1-4

Study Notes

Study Notes 2A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 2A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 2B – Gifts and Benefits

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12 Foundation Stones Class 2B – Gifts and Benefits

Study Notes

Study Notes 2B Chart

Study Notes 2B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 2B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 3 – Prayer

Effective Prayer

In the two-part classes on prayer, we’ll be exploring how to communicate with Jesus, how to pray effectively, and how to receive answers to prayer. The key to remember is that prayer works! When we pray, things will happen and things will be different. God will answer prayer. He says,

Jeremiah 33:3—Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 3A – Principles and Practice

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12 Foundation Stones Class 3A – Principles and Practice

Study Notes

Study Notes 3A Chart

Study Notes 3A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 3A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 3B – Communicating with God

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12 Foundation Stones Class 3B – Communicating with God

Study Notes

Study Notes 3B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 3B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – Prayer Power

Prayer Power

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 4 – Hearing from Heaven

Hearing from God

Prayer is not just a one-way conversation, a monologue of us talking to Him, but the Lord delights in talking with us.

When we hear from the Lord in this way, we receive messages through what is called the gift of prophecy. This is a special gift that was promised to abound in the Last Days:

Acts 2:17–18—And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.

God has always spoken to His children. He didn’t stop speaking after the Bible was compiled. In the almost twenty centuries since the books of the New Testament were put together, He has continued to speak to His children, to His followers, to those who had the faith to listen. He has inspired His people with instructions, with doctrinal revelations, with poetry, with music, with literature. He has spoken personally to multitudes and He is still speaking today. In fact, He is speaking even more today, because we need to hear from Him. We need His guidance to keep us safely in a world that keeps turning further away from God.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 4A – How to Receive Prophecies

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12 Foundation Stones Class 4A – How to Receive Prophecies

Study Notes

Study Notes 4A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 4A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 4B – Prophecy in Action

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12 Foundation Stones Class 4B – Prophecy in Action

Study Notes

Study Notes 4B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 4B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – Hearing From Heaven

Hearing From Heaven

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 5 – The Golden Rule

Getting Along with Others

There is a lot in the Bible about human relationships and about having love for others. The whole purpose for living is to love God and others. That’s the most important thing! You may have a lot of gifts and talents, but if you don’t have love it’s not worth much! And this is not talking about love for your work or for material possessions. It’s talking about love for the Lord and others. If you love God you’ll love others too, because loving others is one way you show love for the Lord. Jesus said to His disciples:

John 15:12—“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

What is love? Love is not hurting, love is going out of your way to make others happy, and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Matthew 7:12—Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 5A – Success with People

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12 Foundation Stones Class 5A – Success with People

Study Notes

Study Notes 5A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 5A Worksheet

Study Notes 5A Chart

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 5B – Love Is the Answer

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12 Foundation Stones Class 5B – Love Is the Answer

Study Notes

Study Notes 5B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 5B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – Love’s Many Faces

Love’s Many Faces

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 6 – Bible Knowledge

Getting to know the Word

We’ve already talked about how our life of faith is based upon God’s Word. Our hopes for the future, our expectation that God will answer prayer, are all based on His promises in the Bible. The Bible tells us who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. It even tells us how we should get there! Throughout these classes we often read portions of the Bible, but it is important for you to also take time to read the Bible yourself. So we’ll be looking at how the Bible was put together and where to find what you need. We’ll also be looking at some of the prophecies in the Bible that have already been fulfilled, which are amazing faith-builders!

-12 Foundation Stones Class 6A – Know the Book

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12 Foundation Stones Class 6A – Know the Book

Study Notes

Study Notes 6A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 6A Worksheet

Study Notes 6A Chart

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 6B – Prophets and People

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12 Foundation Stones Class 6B – Prophets and People

Study Notes

Study Notes 6B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 6B Worksheet

Study Notes 6B Chart

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

 

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Halfway-Through Self-Assessment Quiz

Halfway-Through Self-Assessment Quiz

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 7 – Bible Prophecy

The Endtime

The Bible tells us that Jesus will return to set up His reign on Earth. No more cruel wars, oppression, and the rule of the greedy and powerful, but a rule of love where God’s plans will be fulfilled. According to some Bible scholars, there are 1,845 references to Jesus’ Second Coming in the Old Testament and 318 references in the New Testament. We refer to the period before His return as the Endtime—which does not mean the End of Time, but the end of the present era, after which Jesus will return to set up His kingdom on Earth.

Along with many other Christians today, we believe that we are now living in the Endtime because of the way the signs of the times, events and conditions that were predicted as precursors to the Endtime are being fulfilled. In our classes on this subject, we will look at some of the main signs as they are described in the Bible, and then we’ll look at how these are being fulfilled in our present day. We will try to give you enough information so that you will be able to discern the signs of the times yourself, as you observe what is happening around you.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 7A – Daniel Two–A Picture of Past and Future

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12 Foundation Stones Class 7A – Daniel Two–A Picture of Past and Future

Study Notes

Study Notes 7A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 7A Worksheet

Study Notes 7A Chart

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 7B – Signs of the Times

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12 Foundation Stones Class 7B – Signs of the Times

Study Notes

Study Notes 7B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 7B Worksheet

Study Notes 7B Chart

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 8 – The Greatest Love

Saved Forever—Spending eternity with the loving Creator

“ How do you know you’re saved?” “Is your salvation permanent?” “If you do something really bad, will you lose your salvation?”

In our classes on salvation we are going to look at the answers to these questions by carefully examining what the Bible says. Jesus loves you very much and will never let you down. You didn’t earn your salvation in the first place, so you can never lose it by what you do or do not do. We are saved by grace—a free gift of God’s love—and not by our works. The reason we can be so sure of this is because it is clearly explained in the Bible.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 8A – The Love of Jesus

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12 Foundation Stones Class 8A – The Love of Jesus

Study Notes

Study Notes 8A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 8A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 8B – Eternal Salvation

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12 Foundation Stones Class 8B – Eternal Salvation

Study Notes

Study Notes 8B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 8B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – God’s Gifts

God’s Gifts

 

 
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12 Foundation Stones Class 9 – Heaven

Our Destination: Heaven!

We have an amazing future in store for us! Heaven is a great place to be and a great place to look forward to! The difficulties of life will seem like they lasted only a moment, in comparison to the wonderful life we will have in Heaven:

Romans 8:18—For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

When you think about our glorious future in Heaven, it helps you bear some of the things you have to go through now. It pays to think about Heaven and talk about Heaven and try to visualize Heaven. That’s what we’ll be doing in several classes, to help you visualize what you have to look forward to!

-12 Foundation Stones Class 9A – What It’s Like!

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12 Foundation Stones Class 9A – What It’s Like!

Study Notes

Study Notes 9A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 9A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 9B – Now and Forever

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12 Foundation Stones Class 9B – Now and Forever

Study Notes

Study Notes 9B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 9B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 10 – Witnessing

Sharing Our Faith

When you get to know the Lord and experience His love, His care, His joy, then it is only natural you will want to share this with others.

As a comparison, we could say it’s like possessing a cure for cancer. If we had a cure for cancer and didn’t tell anyone, we would be terribly selfish! Well, we have a cure for more serious and far-reaching diseases than cancer! We have the cure for unhappiness, for loneliness, for rejection, for depression, for fear, for eternal death—illnesses that afflict billions of people, a far greater number than cancer has ever touched, or will ever touch. And if we didn’t share this cure with people, we would be failing God, failing others, and failing ourselves.

The job that God has given to each of His children is to give His Word and His love to others, to preach the Gospel, to “witness.” Jesus told His disciples:

Mark 16:15—Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 10A – The Seven Steps Of Witnessing

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12 Foundation Stones Class 10A – The Seven Steps Of Witnessing

Study Notes

Study Notes 10A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 10A Worksheet

Study Notes 10A Chart

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 10B – Getting Results

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12 Foundation Stones Class 10B – Getting Results

Study Notes

Study Notes 10B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 10B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – One Heart At A Time

One Heart At A Time

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 11 – Overcoming Problems

Got Problems? God’s Got Solutions!

We all pass through difficult moments—times of loneliness, sickness, disappointment, accidents, loss, failure, marital difficulties, financial hardship, discouragement, etc., etc.

A lot of people seem to think that as soon as they receive Jesus they’ll be completely happy, all their problems will be solved and they’ll never have any more, and things will go smoothly. But receiving the Lord into your life doesn’t mean that you’ll never have any more troubles. Troubles, difficulties, challenges, and problems are common to all. What makes the difference is that Jesus will help you through your problems and hard times.

In our series of classes on this subject we are not going to offer you any easy answers. There will be no wave of a magical wand that will solve all of your present difficulties and prevent any other problems ever coming upon you again! What we will pass on to you are “Three Steps to Victory.” We’ll be looking at how you should respond to the problems that come your way, whatever type of problems they are, and how you can find the solutions.—Because God does have a solution to every problem!

-12 Foundation Stones Class 11A – Three Steps to Victory, Part 1

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12 Foundation Stones Class 11A – Three Steps to Victory, Part 1

Study Notes

Study Notes 11A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 11A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 11B – Three Steps to Victory, Part 2

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12 Foundation Stones Class 11B – Three Steps to Victory, Part 2

Study Notes

Study Notes 11B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 11B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

-Supplementary Reading – Obstacles Are For Overcoming

Obstacles Are For Overcoming

 

 

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12 Foundation Stones Class 12 – Going Gods Way

God’s Ways

As we journey down the road of life we are faced with a multitude of choices, both small and big: what to eat for breakfast; which newspaper to read, if any; what clothes to wear; what television programs to watch; what type of job or career to pursue; how much time to spend with family; where to do grocery shopping; what to buy; when to visit friends; whether to accept the invitation to that party or not; what books to read; what to do this weekend; whether to witness to this neighbor or not?—And on it goes, choices and more choices.

As believers we should be seeking to follow in the steps of Jesus. Perhaps you wonder how to apply His teachings to your everyday life, and that’s what we’ll be discussing.

-12 Foundation Stones Class 12A – What Are the Standards?

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12 Foundation Stones Class 12A – What Are the Standards?

Study Notes

Study Notes 12A Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 12A Worksheet

 

-12 Foundation Stones Class 12B – What Is His Will?

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12 Foundation Stones Class 12B – What Is His Will?

Study Notes

Study Notes 12B Supplemental Reading

12 Foundation Stones Study Notes 12B Worksheet

 

-Key Bible Verses

Key Bible Verses

 

 

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Completing the Course / Examine Yourself

Completing the Course

Supplemental Reading

Examine Yourself

 

 

 

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