Self Examination Questionnaire

Self Examination Questionnaire

Through the Ten Commandments, Sermon on the Mount and 1 Corinthians 13

Friday, December 05, 2014/Categories: Repentance and Confession, College & Graduate Fellowship

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With 2015 approaching, it is a good time to examine our ways in light of the commandments of God. 

Here is a questionnaire to help review this past year and bring us to a good New year's resolution  

"Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105  

 

The Ten Commandments Self  Examination Questionnaire

 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”

James 1:22-25

 

1. You shall have no gods before Me.

Do I hold anything (e.g. reputation, praise, success) or anybody (e.g. family, friends, coworkers) higher than God? Do I love anything or anybody more than God? Do any worldly attachments such as work, school, money, physical appearance, smart phones take God’s time and importance?

2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image to worship.

Does television, or social media take God’s  or any type of images and screens distract me while praying?

3. You shall not take the NAME of the Lord your God in vain.

 Do I use God’s name in casual conversation without proper honor to God’s Name (sign of the cross & bowing) Do I make jokes about God or the church? Do I swear or make oaths in the name of God?

4. Remember the Lord’s day, to keep it holy.

What do I do on Sunday? Do I spend it at Church at all or do I let other things keep me from Church? Do I go home after church and work or watch TV?  Do I spend quality time with my family? 

5. Honor thy Father and thy Mother

Do I respect and care for my parents? Do I spend time with them and honor their wishes?

Do I ignore my parents when they call my name?  Or try to get my attention?  Do I keep in touch with them and let them know how important they are in my life?

Do I argue or complain when I am asked to do something?

Do I try to please them by doing my best in school (if applicable?) Do I help around the house or at least do my chores if I live with them?

If I don’t have chores do I ask my parents if they need help to do something around the house?

Do I think I know better than my parents? Do I submit to my parents in obedience despite my age? Do I ever speak poorly, harshly, or despairingly to my parents?

6. You shall not MURDER.

Do I get angry with people without a good cause?

Do I treat peoples feeling with carelessness?

Do I  hurt others’ feelings?

Do I slander or revile others? Do I resent, despise, or hate others?

Do I take communion while I am fighting with someone?

7. You shall not commit ADULTERY

Do I respect my body? Do I wear inappropriate clothing : revealing (short, transparent or tight)

Do I use inappropriate language in describing others?

Am I unfaithful in my relationships?

Am I using people to fulfill my desires and wants under pretense of friendship?

Do I have an inappropriate relationship (physical or emotional) with someone I am not married to?

Do I lust after other people?

Have I sinned in regards to images on TV or the internet?

Have I had impure thoughts?

Have I committed sins of physical impurity ?

8. You shall not STEAL

Do I take what is not mine? Do I cheat or copy other people’s work or homework? Do I gossip (stealing reputation)? Do I respect other people’s property by not abusing it?

Do I transmit bad comments from one person to another?

Am I honest with the hours I bill at work?

Am I honest with my taxes?

Do I pay my tithes?

Do I take supplies from work?
9. You shall not bear
FALSE WITNESS against your neighbor.

Do I lie? Do I tell half truths? Do I tell “white lies”? What is my motive to lie? Is it fear of false pretense? 
10. You shall not
COVET.

Do I want what my neighbor (friend or classmate) has when I know that I don’t need it?


 

Sermon on the Mount Self  Examination Questionnaire

“Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." Matt 7:21-25


Blessed are the

poor in spirit,

Do I feel that I need God?

Do I think I am better than others or that I know

better than others?
Do I feel a need to acquire power and control?

Do I have a spiritual guide or do I feel self sufficient?

Do I murmur about my life?


Blessed are those who mourn,

Am I sad when I am far away from God? Do I feel sad when someone is away from God , sick or in trouble? Do I feel Godly sorrow when I sin?


Blessed are the

meek,

Do I use a gentle voice?

Do I use my inside voice?

Am I kind and caring to others?

Do I pray for others?


Blessed are those who

Hunger

and thirst for righteousness

Do I want to learn about God and do I want to get to know God?

Do I want to have a real relationship with God?

Do I just put on a show on Sundays that I am a good Christian and ignore God throughout the week?

Do I fast with the church or do I follow my own mind?

Do I want to learn about God and do I want to get to know God?

Do I want to have a real relationship with God?

Do I just put on a show on Sundays that I am a good Christian and ignore God throughout the week?

Do I fast with the church or do I follow my own mind? Am I  a hypocrite in any way?

 

Blessed are the   merciful,

Do I show care to people who hurt?

Do I forgive?

Am I kind and caring to those who no one else is kind and caring to?
Am I charitable to the poor or needy around me?Do I help the sick? Do I judge others?


Blessed are the

pure in heart,

Do I control my senses and make sure that what I say, see, do and hear is pleasing to God?

Do I judge anyone in my heart?

Do I hold grudges in my heart?

What images and feelings do I keep in my heart?


Blessed are the   peacemakers,

Do I feel peace in my heart?

Do I take part in gossip or spreading rumors?

Do I instigate fights? Do I try to mediate for those who are fighting around me?


Blessed are those who are persecuted

for righteousness’ sake, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Do I get pressured into doing sinful things 

because I am  afraid to be excluded? Do I want to fit in so bad that I will do anything?
Do I get angry when people make fun of me for going to church or refuse to engage in ungodly talk or actions?

Am I ready to be singled out for Christ and for my relationship with Him?Do  I show off sometimes?

Does it bother me when I am fasting and my friends at school  or work are not?

Do I hide my level of commitment to Church or Christ?




First Corinthians 15 - Measuring love 

Love suffers long

Am I being impatient or intolerant of anyone? Am I patient during temptations or trials? Do I avoid confrontation? How do I deal with conflict?

                and is kind;

Am I being cruel, harsh, or mean to anyone?

love  does not envy;

Am I jealous or envious of anyone? Am I satisfied with what God has given me?

love does not parade itself,

Do I show-off or speak highly of myself and my achievements to impress others?

                is not puffed up;

Am I thinking or trying to show that I am better than others? Can I tolerate criticism? Do I get angry when people point out my weaknesses?

                does not behave rudely,

Am I rude to anyone?

                 does not seek its own,

Do I do things only for myself? Am I selfish? Do I get annoyed when people ask me to do things for them?

                is not provoked,

Do I get angry easily?

thinks no evil;

Do I think that others have a bad intention for what they say or do? Do I give others excuses and the benefit of the doubt? Do I think or speak poorly of others and of their intentions?

  does not rejoice in iniquity,

Do I feel happy when others are in the wrong or have done evil?

 

but rejoices in the truth;

Do I feel happy when others are in the right? Is truth valuable to me?

                bears all things,

Am I ready to bear all circumstances with and for others?

believes all things,

Do I take others’ words as truthful?

  hopes all things,

Do I expect others to change for the better? Do I place my hope in God in all spiritual and physical situations?

  endures all things.

Do I willingly carry the burdens of others?

Love never fails.

Do I give up on others whom I say I love?

Do I show love regardless of the immediate outcomes?


 

 
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