Reaching the goal!
Do you remember our first class in the 12 Foundation Stones course?
We discussed how going through this course is like launching out on a journey of discovery, to explore and examine the wonders of God and His Word. It’s taken some months, but here we are now, at the completion of the course.
Perhaps you also remember the four qualities that we discussed would be needed for this journey:
Vision—Vision to see what others can’t see.
Faith—Faith to believe what others don’t believe.
Initiative—Initiative to be willing to start the journey, to put your faith into action!
Courage—Courage to see it through to the end.
Congratulations on making it to the completion of this particular journey! It shows you had the vision, faith, initiative, and courage that were needed!
Now we’d like to take a few minutes to look back at some of the “places we visited” and what we learned en route. We’re going to do this with a review of the classes and a questionnaire.
This questionnaire is between you and the Lord! We are passing this out so you can have a way of evaluating how much of the material we’ve covered in this course you have understood, remembered and put into action. Have you reached the targets?
This “self-evaluation examination paper” is for you to keep. But please also send it to us so that we will know you’ve completed it.
1 Corinthians 11:28a—Let a man examine himself.
2 Corinthians 13:5a—Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.
Ephesians 3:16–19—That He [the Lord] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
When we began this course, we explained that the classes are foundation stones. Each foundation stone goes into detail on areas of faith and Biblical or practical knowledge that you can build the house of your Christian life upon. Each class should bring change in your life, and inspire you to bring change to others. Remember that these foundation stones are to help you build a life that reaches out to others. The Lord has entrusted you with the riches of His Words:
Romans 11:33a—Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Now you have a responsibility to put those riches to good use, and to share what you have learned with others.
2 Timothy 2:2—And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
We’ve come to the end of this course, but not to the end of the road! What is the Lord leading you to do next? How can you put what you’ve learned into action? Do you want to learn more? These are questions to ask yourself and we’d be happy to hear from you about them.