Walk Straight Ahead

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1. According to Proverbs 4:26-27, what is the best way to continue walking straight?
 

2. What kind of distractions might cause us to turn off the straight path?
 

3. Hebrews 12:12-13 speaks of readiness to work and serve the Lord.  What three things are we told to do in these verses?
 
 
  c)
  This readiness to serve the Lord is the first to go when a person is distracted by sin or surrenders to discouragement.

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Read Acts 13:8-10. What type of people pervert the straight ways of the Lord, going down crooked paths?

 
 
  c)
  Who was Paul, being filled with the Holy Spirit, describing in verse 8.
  d)

5. In Luke 9:62, Jesus gave us the example of a farmer looking back behind him while plowing.  He said, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for ...
 
  In our Christian walk, we must keep our eyes on Jesus and never take our eyes off Him. If we take our eyes off Him, we will not be fit for ...
 

6. What did John the Baptist say would happen to crooked paths when Jesus came? (Luke 3:5)
 

7. In Luke 3:5, John the Baptist was actually quoting Isaiah 45:2. Through Isaiah, the Lord was speaking to Cyrus the Great, the anointed king of Persia, the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. What did the Lord promise to do for him in verses 2 and 3?
 

8. It is interesting that a "crook" is defined as a criminal, lawbreaker, offender, villain, delinquent, felon, convict, malefactor, culprit, wrongdoer; rogue, scoundrel, shyster, cheat, scam artist, swindler, racketeer, confidence trickster, snake oil salesman; thief, robber, con man, or burglar.

A person who is "crooked" is said to be dishonest, unscrupulous, unprincipled, and untrustworthy. By contract, the idiom "straight as an arrow" refers to a person who is ...

 

9. How would you differentiate between a straight path and a crooked path?
 
 
  b) On the other hand, a crooked path ...
 
  Which path will you be on?
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