Step 1 Bible Study and Questionnaire:
Describe what salvation means.
Describe your personal experience with salvation.
What has Jesus set you personally free from, please be specific.
What did Jesus say the greatest commandment was?
(hint: Matthew 22)
How are you obedient to what Jesus said?
How are you disobedient to what Jesus said?
What have you worshipped based on that definition?
Describe idolatry from a Biblical view. Give several examples, please include book,chapter and verse.
Please define idolatry using the Webster’s 1828 dictionary (http://webstersdictionary1828.com)
What does it mean to serve an idol?
What qualifies as an idol? Please be as specific as possible.
What do you think addiction, obsession and compulsion have to do with idolatry?
What idols are you presently serving in your own life?
How do you rationalize your idolatry? What are your favorite comparisons which allow you to continue rationalizing your behavior?
What smokescreens do you use to throw people off the scent of your idolatry? (What are your excuses?)
Have you stopped worshipping the idols in your life? What have you done to break the ties with them?
Can religion be an idol?
Can church be an idol?
Can your idea of God be an idol?
Can your relationship with God be an idol?
Please list all the attributes of God you can think of.
Have you ever worshipped the attributes of God? If so, which attributes?
List some ways you willfully sin
How have you rationalized your willful disobedience?
Please read Revelations 2-3 (the letters to the churches), which church are you most like? Please describe.
Are you currently willing to surrender your willful disobedience and idolatry? Please explain.
What else are you willing to surrender?
What masks do you wear, (fronts do you put up), to keep your true self hidden?
In your own words, what is (the role of) a manager?
Please read and meditate on the following (write notes about what you read for discussion): Romans 6:15-18, Romans 8, Romans 12, Luke 6:27-49, John 8:31-36, John 9, John 12:44-50, John 13:3-17, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, 1 Corinthians 7, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ephesians 4:17-32, Philippians 2:1-18
Is addiction sin? Please explain your answer and cite biblical references.
Have you completely surrendered your flesh to Jesus Christ? Explain.
Can you think of any areas in your life where you still call the shots? Explain.
Have you compartmentalized God? (In the program people say things like: “I had a god-shaped hole in my heart”) Explain your position.
Is God the Lord of your spiritual life? Explain.
Is God the Lord of your physical life? Explain.
Is God the Lord of your relationships? Explain.
Is God the Lord of your recovery? Explain.
Is God the Lord of your finances? Explain.
Is God the Lord of your heart, soul, mind and the source of your strength? Explain.
Are you at peace? Why or why not?
Are you a sinner? Please use the bible to back up your answer – please cite the verses you use.
Are you willing to change or are you comfortable?
Do you have power over sin? Please cite the verses you use for your position.
Have you read the Bible cover to cover? Please describe.
Are you holding on to anything that you don’t want to let go of? Describe that anything if you are willing.
Have you turned back to your old ways in any area of your life? Please describe.
How do you attain power over sin? Please cite the verses you use for your position.
Do you really want God to heal/change and transform you?
When He does, what are you willing to do?
Has God told you what He wants for your life? If so, please share if you feel you can. If not, what steps are you taking to find out?
Please read and meditate on the following (write notes about what you read for discussion): James 1, 1 Peter 1:13-25, 1John 1:5-10, 1 John 2:1-17, Matthew 6:19-24, Matthew 7:21-27, Matthew 8:18-22, Matthew 9:12-13, Matthew 10:27-39