Lesson for August 1, 2020

SPIRITUAL CONDITIONS OF THE LAST DAYS

Scripture reading: Matthew 24:36-51.

Memory verse: Luke 17:26.

  1. What did Jesus say would be the condition of the world at His second coming? Luke 17:26-30.
  2. What was the condition of the world in Noah’s day spir­itually speaking? Gen. 6:5-8.
  3. How were they in the days of Lot? Gen 19:13; 2 Pet. 2:6-8.
  4. How did Paul describe the spiritual condition of the last days? 2 Tim 3:1-5.

Note. – This clearly describes present conditions, with greed and graft. People are coveting the gain of this world, and have no responsibility for others, but only for self, Just a few of the Lord’s own children are giving of their means and are sacrificing for others, that they might hear the words of eternal life and be saved.

  1. How did Paul say people would regard truth and sound doctrine in these times? 2 Tim 4:3, 4.
  2. What was to be the spiritual conditions of the last of the seven periods of the church, the Laodicean period? See Rev. 3:14-17.
  3. What counsel is given to those in this lukewarm indifferent condition? Rev. 3:18, 19.
  4. What is the promise to all who heed this counsel? Rev. 3:20, 21.
  5. Generally speaking, can we expect conditions to grow better or worse as we near the end? 2 Tim 3:13; 1 Tim 4:1, 2.
  6. What warning is given us against being caught in and effected by this terrible wave of luke-warmness and spiritual apathy? Luke 21:34-36; 2 Pet. 3:17.
  7. As true children of God, what must we wrestle against? Eph 6:10-12; 5:11.