How to Proceed
Read each question, using the references given to look up the texts in your Bible. If you don't have a Bible
follow the link to the text. Find the answer in the text; then write it in the blanks provided. The
notes will help to clarify parts that you may not understand.
Each one will become easier, each step clearer. We are using the King James Version, but please use whatever version
You will sometimes see Happiness Digest quoted.
This helpful book is available from the publishers of these lessons (see address
Pause a moment before each study and pray:
"Father in heaven, thank You for Your Book. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to
make it clear to me. I want to know You better and I choose to do Your will. In Jesus' precious
That prayer will be answered.
Bewildered! That's how we are. We have not only missed our way, we have lost the address.
We are like the sad and lonely dog sitting bewildered in his cage on a
London porter's baggage cart. A stranger passing by asked, "What's wrong with that dog?"
"Let me tell you," the porter confided. "That dog has chewed off his
destination label and now doesn't know where he came from or where he is going."
Jesus: Come and Meet Him!
Do you know where you are going? Is your life empty and meaningless? Do you find yourself staring into the
TV screen with your mind locked in neutral gear, bored with yourself and with all that the glitzy world can do to
amuse you? Does your future seem like a gray and
cloudy sky? You are not alone. Most of the world's five billion-plus people feel as though they are riding a bus in
a dreary fog, destination unknown; most, but not all. All
can read ordinary maps and find where they are, but
some have discovered an inspired Map telling them what
lies ahead for this world.
The Map they have found is a book called the Bible. They have discovered in it a key that unlocks its pages
and displays its treasures of hope and joy. There is a
light in their eyes because a heavenly light has shone in their hearts. They found it in the Bible.
This Book is different from any other in the world because it says, "Thus saith the Lord," not "thus man
thinks or supposes." Sometimes the Bible message soothes like a caress, sometimes it stings like a sharp
sword. It is hard as steel when it comes to telling the
difference between right and wrong, soft as velvet when it
assures you that wrong can be forgiven and you will be a new person.
This Book will reveal Christ to you as he truly is. If you will do the looking, the Holy Spirit will do the showing.
The Book That Reveals a Person
1. What is the only true way to happiness? John
ANSWER: Jesus says, "I am the ______ , the __________ , and the _________ . . . ."
2. Does Jesus hide Himself from anyone? John 1:4,
ANSWER: "In Him was ________ ; and the life was the
__________ of men. That was the true Light, which lighteth __________ ______ that cometh into the world."
3. No matter who you are or what your past mistakes may have been, if you come to Him what can you know He will not do?
ANSWER: "Him that cometh to Me I will ____ ____ ________ ________ ______ ."
Nobody has fallen so low, but he/she can find deliverance in Christ. "If you see your sinfulness, do not wait to make yourself better. How many there are who
think they are not good enough to come to Christ. Do you expect to become better through your own efforts?
'Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his
spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed
to do evil.' Jeremiah 13:23. There is help for us only in God. We must not wait for stronger persuasions, for
better opportunities, or for holier tempers. We can do
nothing of ourselves. We must come to Christ just as we
are" (Happiness Digest, p. 13). God has promised, "I will never turn away anyone who comes to Me" (John 6:37,
last part, TEV).
4. What does Jesus promise to give to everyone who comes?
ANSWER: He gives ________ . He says, "__________ of Me."
This rest is the actual peace of heart everyone longs for, but never finds in the world. The fact that you are willing to study this lesson is evidence that you indeed have
chosen to come to Him. Now, He says, "Learn of Me." Be a student in His "school." He is a good Teacher, so good that every student who will learn of Him will get an
"A" in the course—eternal life.
What Jesus Says About These Troubled Times
5. What does Jesus say our present days are like? Matthew
ANSWER: ". . . As the days of ________ were, so shall also the
____________ ____ ______ ______ ____ ______ ____ ."
6. Turning to the Genesis story of the people in the "days of Noah," what population problem did they have that is similar to ours today?
ANSWER: ". . . When men began to _____________ on the face of the earth. . . ."
This century began with 1.6 billion people and will probably end with nearly 7 billion, unless Christ returns
sooner. Feeding them will be more difficult than landing
men on the moon. A mere 200 years from now there will
be 150 billion scrambling for standing room. Alfred M. Rehwinkel, in his book, The Flood, estimates that the
population in Noah's day could have been equal to ours
7. What moral problem corrupted the world in Noah's day?
ANSWER: ". . . Took them __________ of ______ which ________ _________ ."
It was OK for them to marry. Marriage was God's plan, one of the first institutions which He established. He
gave special directions about it, clothing it with sanctity
and beauty. But these directions were forgotten, and
marriage was perverted and made to minister to selfish, lustful passion.
The Lord gave to Adam one wife. But after the Fall, people followed their own sinful desires;
and as the result, crime and wretchedness rapidly
increased. Neither marriage nor the rights of property were respected. Whoever coveted the wives or the
possessions of his neighbor, took them by force, and
men exulted in their deeds of violence. Our modern world
is fast becoming like that ancient world.
8. What kind of thinking filled their minds in Noah's day?
ANSWER: ". . . Every imagination of the thoughts . . . was only __________ _____________________ ."
God gave these people before the flood many rich gifts; but they used them for selfish purposes. They turned
them into a curse by worshipping the gifts instead of the
Giver. They used gold and silver, precious stones, choice wood, in building palaces for themselves, and
tried to outdo one another in beautifying their dwellings
with the most skillful workmanship. They reveled in
scenes of pleasure and wickedness. Not desiring to
retain God in their knowledge, they soon denied His existence. They adored nature in place of the God of
nature. They glorified human genius, worshipped the
works of their own hands, and taught their children to
bow down to graven images. Jesus says our days are
like those before the Flood.
9. Do you think the people in Noah's day had a pollution problem?
ANSWER: "The earth also was ____________ before God, and the earth was filled with ________________ ."
Every year, North Americans throw away millions of tons of precious
paper and plastic at a cost of billions of dollars for garbage collection. Frightened scientists warn of the possible death of this planet. Some ask, "Will this
be our last decade?" And this has been the most bloody century in world history. Over 90 million people
have died in wars. Over 1000 people, too bewildered to
live, commit suicide every day. Many more attempt it. In
recent years the rates of criminal homicide, forcible rape, aggravated assault, and robbery have increased
10. What are God's feelings today about man polluting His once beautiful earth?
ANSWER: While nations are " __________ ", God sees that at last it will be necessary to "destroy them which ______________ ______ __________ ."
11. Let us take another look at what Jesus said about the people in Noah's day. What was missing in their
ANSWER: "Before the flood they were ____________ and ________________ , ________________ and giving
in _____________ , . . . And ________ ______ until the
flood came, and took them all away. . . ."
What they lacked was knowledge of the truth. The truth for today is that Jesus is coming back soon, and He is
preparing a people for that event.
12. How did God prove His love for Noah's generation in those tragic days before the Flood?
ANSWER: His Spirit strove with man for ________ years.
Methuselah, Noah, and many others worked to keep alive the knowledge of the true God and to hold back the
moral evil. A hundred and twenty years before the Flood,
the Lord told Noah His purpose, and directed him to
build an ark. He was to preach that God would bring a flood of water on the earth to destroy the wicked. Those
who would believe, and prepare by repentance and
reformation, would be saved.
13. How does the Lord prove His love to you and me today?
ANSWER: Christ, by His Spirit, is drawing ______ ______ to Him.
"Jesus has said, 'I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.' John 12:32. Christ must be
revealed to the sinner as the Saviour dying for the sin of
the world; and as we behold the Lamb of God upon the
cross of Calvary, the mystery of redemption begins to unfold to our minds and the goodness of God leads us to
repentance. In dying for sinners, Christ manifested a love
that is incomprehensible; and as the sinner beholds this love, it softens the heart, impresses the mind, and
inspires contrition in the soul. . . . "The sinner may resist this love, may refuse to be drawn to Christ; but if
he does not resist he will be drawn to Jesus; a knowledge of the plan of salvation will lead him to the
foot of the cross in repentance for his sins, which have
caused the sufferings of God's dear Son.
"You who in heart long for something better than this world can give, recognize this longing as the voice of
God to your soul. Ask Him to give you repentance, to
reveal Christ to you in His infinite love, in His perfect purity."
Happiness Digest, p. 11.
14. Did you find this lesson helpful and informative? ________________ .
"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7).
"Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17).