Introduction to Church Ministries
Exam 1 – STUDY GUIDE
Be familiar with the following content from The Preface, Introduction, Appendix, & Chapters 1–5 of “Think Like Jesus: Understanding the Mind of Christ” by Dr. Gutierrez
Questions taken from the “PREFACE” of “Think Like Jesus” by Dr. Gutierrez
1. According to Gutierrez (Preface), “It follows logically that the Book of Philippians teaches that the reader who desires to know the Mind of Christ must first know…The Person of Christ” Be able to complete the sentence. 2. According to Gutierrez (Preface), “Jesus’ title or personal name occurs 51 times within these 104 verses!” Be able to fill in the blanks. 3. Be able to confirm or deny if the following statement is accurate (According to Gutierrez - Preface), “Only after you acknowledge that Jesus Christ is indeed the incarnate God Himself, that He lived a sinless life, that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that is able to provide a payment for your sins, and that Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead in bodily form, and repent of your sins and ask Jesus Christ to save you from your sin and to be your Savior – THEN, will you be able to receive the benefit of being able to live out Mind of Christ!”
Questions taken from the “INTRODUCTION” of “Think Like Jesus” by Dr. Gutierrez
4. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), “It would be Unachievable and Impossible if it were left to a mere man to teach you how to live out the Mind of Christ.” Be able to fill in the blanks. 5. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), “The Mind of Christ is not an Incomprehensible Mystery.” Be able to fill in the blanks. 6. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), “God does not play spiritual “Hide and Seek” with His instruction about the Mind of Christ.” Be able to fill in the blanks. 7. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), “God displays it [i.e., His instruction about the Mind of Christ] openly and clearly within the Book of Philippians so that His Children can be Uniquely One with Him” Be able to complete the sentence. 8. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), Know the reasons listed in the paragraph that followings this question, “Why aren’t more people living their lives according to the Mind of Christ?” (Helpful HINT: Each reason is found in the sentences that begin with the word, “Maybe…”) They never realized the benefits of knowing the Mind of Christ. Listening to well intentional but uninformed preaching about the subject. 9. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), know the two “Misconceptions are about the Mind of Christ.” Only the “Spiritual Elite” are able to live out the Mind of Christ The mind of Christ is a general, ambiguous cliche that cannot be specifically defined and thus hard to apply and explain. 10. According to Gutierrez (Introduction), “The problem is that when Paul penned the words in Philippians 2:5 (“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”) he never intended them to be applied in a general sense. He never intended these words to be a blanket statement for every possible counseling situation and for every decision in a believer’s life. Paul had a much more specific application in mind when he penned these words – Very Specific Be able to fill in the blanks.
Questions taken from the “APPENDIX” of “Think Like Jesus” by Dr. Gutierrez
11. According to Gutierrez (Appendix), “In Figure 1, I provided the text of Philippians 2:1-11. In addition, I inserted spaces between some of the verses and labeled each section according to its content. This will assist us in identifying the Five (5) major sections of Philippians 2:1-11.” Be able to fill in the blank. 12. According to Gutierrez (Appendix), “So, what is the problem with searching for the specific teaching of the Mind of Christ in verses six through eight? The problem is Paul never intended believers to look for the teaching on the Mind of Christ” Be able to complete the sentence. 13. According...
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