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A BIBLE STUDY

F OR
INDIVIDUAL
OR
SMALL GROUP
REFLECTION Calling Men to a Higher
Standard
llamando a los hombres a un nivel ms alto

INTRODUCTION

La pregunta es: cmo se refleja la Integridad en la vida de un hombre


inquiries asking what integrity looks like in the life of one man.

The 7 Promises were formed to paint the picture of a man made in Gods image, living in that
image. In a world of so many false models for manhood, we believe men need to discover and
recover the lives they were made for, resembling their Image-Giver in the process.
En un mundo de falsos modelos de hombra, creemos que los hombres necesitamos descubrir y
recuperar la vida para la cual fuimos creados, retomando la imagen de Dios en el proceso

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he
speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Numbers 23:19

The 7 Promises describe a mans life when he lives with biblical integrity.
Las 7 promesas describen la vida de un hombre cuando vive con Integridad Biblica
They are not intended to simply prescribe outer behaviors, or serve as another list of duties to
follow or commandments to heed.
No pretenden solo describir comportamientos externos, ser otra lista de mandamientos para hacer,
seguir They represent personal commitment areas in which to growa transformation that
occurs from the inside outthrough the power of the Holy Spirit.
Las promesas representan un compromiso personal en reas en las que debemos crecer-
es un cambio que sucede de adentro hacia afuera- por el poder del Espritu Santo.

WHY DO THE 7 PROMISES MATTER TODAY?


Promise Keepers asks men to receive an all-important, over-riding promise that only God can
keep.
Los hombres somos llamados a recibir la ms importante promesa de parte de Dios
The promise of a new spiritual life, a new beginning. When God gives a man a new life through
Jesus Christ, his life is transformed from the inside out.
La promesa de una nueva vida espiritual, un nuevo comienzo.
Cuando Dios le da a un hombre vida nueva a travs de Jess, su vida es transformada de adentro
hacia afuera

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Becoming a promise keeper is a process in which a man acknowledges the grace and strength
available through Gods guiding power.
VolverseA un
man spiritually
Cumplidor de alive and connected
Promesas es un procesoto his Creator,
en el cual un brave
hombreenough to follow
reconoce que la Gracia y
la Fuerza se encuentran en la guia poderosa de Dios
The Promises identify seven areas in a mans life that are paramount benchmarks.
Son 7 Promesas que cubren la vida de un hombre en sus puntos ms importantes
Consider them an integrity-focused summary of biblical manhood, not a man-made list concocted
to weigh men down.
Considrelas como un resumn Enfocado en la Integridad Biblica del hombre,
no como una lista hecha por hombres para cargarnos y desanimarnos.
Whether you are experiencing them for the first time or they seem well-known, study the seven
areas in this pamphlet alongside their biblical references and key questionseither individually or
with a groupand see what you discover.
Sea que las est conociendo por primera vez o ya le sean conocidas, se deben estudiar con las
referencias bblicas

Promise 1: To honor Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, and obedience to Gods Word in the
power of the Holy Spirit.
P E R S O N A L W O R S
H I P

Promesa 1: Honrar a Jess a travs de la Adoracin, oracin y Obediencia a la Palabra de Dios con
el Poder del Espritu Santo

QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

When you think of honoring Jesus Christ through worship, what comes to mind? (Singing,
praying, writing, listening to music, performing, donating your time to a project, helping
someone in need, spending quality time with your family, enjoying Gods creation
outdoors?) Examining your heart, is there some activity in your life that currently draws
you away from worship of God that you can eliminate or reduce?

Cuando piensa en honrar a Jess a travs de la Adoracin qu idea viene a su mente?


(cantar, orar, escribir, escuchar msica, ser voluntario, ayudar al necesitado, pasar tiempo
de calidad con su familia, disfrutar de la creacin de Dios)
Examine su corazn: existe alguna actividad en su vida que lo aleja de Adorar a Dios?
Puede eliminarla o reducirla?
A well-known preacher has stated, If you do not feel like praying, it is probably a good
indication that you should start praying immediately. Has there been a time when you
didnt feel like praying, but opened up to God anyway? What was the result?

Un predicador dijo: si no siente que est orando, probablemente es un buen indicador que
debera empezar a orar
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Recuerda una ocasin en la que no se senta que estuviera orando, pero saba que estaba
siendo abierto y sincero con Dios? puede recordar algn resultado de esa experiencia?

Whos guiding your life, God or you? Do you know when to give up control and turn
things over to God?
In meaningful fellowship with his friends, for encouragement and accountability
Quin guia su vida: ud o Dios?
Sabe cundo entregar el control y regresar a Dios?

How would you rank yourself in the areas covered by this first promise (worship, prayer,
and obeying the teachings in Gods Word)? High? Average? Needing improvement? Would
someone who knows you well rank you higher or lower?

Preguntas
Cmo calificara su vida en las reas cubiertas en sta promesa (adoracin,UNO a UNOy
oracin,
obediencia a la Palabra de Dios) Alta Promedio - Por mejorar Pasa tiempos con Dios?
Ora y lee la Biblia?
Si su esposa (o con quien vive) lo calificase, que dira? Alto o bajo?
Did you offer thanks to God?
Ud es Agradecido con Dios?
What significant thing did you do
MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of Gods mercy,
for your wife to offer
and/or your
family?
bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your spiritual Qu haacthecho
of worship. Do
que sea significativo para
not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed su byesposa y/o familia?of your
the renewing
Do you treat your peers and
mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will ishis good, pleasing and
co-workers as people loved by God?
perfect will (Romans 12:1-2). Trata ud a sus amigos y compaeros como
personas a las que Dios ama?
MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE ONE: Psalm 95:1-7; 98:2-3, Proverbs 3:5-6, WhatJeremiah 3:3-13, Luke
was your biggest
disappointment this week?
18:1, John 4:23, Acts 2:38-39, Romans 12:1-3, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Galatians 2:20,
Qu lo bajomi sta semana?
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 12:1-11, 2 Peter 3:11,How Revelation 4:8-11.
did you handle it? Cmo lo manej?
What is your biggest need next
week?
For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, Culvisit
please es su necesidad
our website. ms grande
para la proxima semana?
Promise 2: To pursue vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs
Cmo maneja la tentacin?
brothers to help him keep his promises.
Mir a una mujer con lujuria?
F R I E N D S Ha mentidoHen alguna respuesta?
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P S
PROMESA 2: BUSCAR INTENCIONALMENTE RELACIONARSE CON OTROS HOMBRES, ENTENDIENDO QUE NECESITA
DE OTROS PARA QUE LO ANIMEN A CUMPLIR SUS PROMESAS

AMISTAD
QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

Do you have committed friendships in your life (someone you look up to, someone you are
peers with, someone who looks up to you)? Are there Christian men with whom you are
fully comfortable admitting your struggles?

Considera ud que tiene amigos con los cuales est comprometido, es decir, alguien a quien
ud busca, alguien con quien son parces, alguien que lo busca aud) Quien y porqu?
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Tiene ud hombres creyentes con los cuales se siente cmodo de admitir y compartir
sus luchas? Porqu si o no

Its 2 AM and youre having a crisis. Who do


you call?

Son las dos de la maana, ud est en medio de


una crisis A quin llama?

Do you feel like you are alone? In what ways do


you feel isolated from others (family, work,
personal struggles)?

Porqu si o no se siente solo?


Existe alguna forma en que ud haya escogido
aislarse de otros? (familia, trabajo, problemas)

Do you have someone you teach and encourage?


Does someone specifically fill that role for you?

Tiene usted alguien a quien le ensea de Dios?


Tiene usted alguien que lo busca para pedir su consejo?
Tiene usted alguien que le ensee de Dios y lo aconseje biblicamente?

MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of
three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12).

MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE TWO: Genesis 14:12-16, Job 16:1-5, Proverbs 17:17; 27:17,
Ecclesiastes 4:9-11, Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 14:32-34, Luke 6:12-16, Acts 20:32-38, Romans
15:30-33, Colossians 4:7-9, James 5:16, 1 Peter 5:4-10, Hebrews 10:24, 3 John 3-4.

For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, please visit our website.

Promise 3: To practice spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity.


PURITY - PUREZA

PROMESA 3: COMPROMETERSE A PRACTICAR Y VIVIR EN PUERZA ESPIRITUAL , MORAL,


ETICA Y SEXUAL
QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

Does it bother you when other Christian guys seem to have inconsistent integritymoral
and ethical purity in some situations but not others? How can you avoid similar behavior?

Le molesta cuando sabe de cristianos que tienen inconsistencias en su integridad? Xq?


Le molesta cuando los ve fallar en su integridad en unas reas pero no en otras? Xq?
Cmo puede ud evitar caer en ese error?

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Can you think of man who practices integrity in his spiritual life? What sets him apart?

Puede pensar en un hombre al que se le nota que vive y practica la integridad espiritual?
Qu Championing
ve en l? Quthe institutions
lo hace of fatherhood and traditional marriage
sobresalir?

Being brutally honest, are you hooked by seductive images on the Internet (television, or
elsewhere)? Does anyone else know? (For instance, a brother in Christ who would come
alongside you in the battle?) Will you admit your struggle and seek accountability?

Siendo muy honesto se ha dejado enganchar por imgenes seductoras en tv o internet?


Existe alguien que sepa sobre esto en su vida?
Busca o buscara ud ayuda en un hombre creyente al cual rendir cuentas? Xq?

When your conscience makes you think twice about your behavior, do you sometimes
rationalize it away because [fill-in-the-blank] is worse? Do you define yourself by what
lines you wont cross, or by Gods true standards?

Cuando su conciencia lo hace pensar dos veces sobre su comportamiento a veces lo


racionaliza? (pensando que no es tan malo- que hay cosas peores, que hay gente peor, etc)
Qu lineas tiene definidas en su vida que ud sabe que no cruza?
Son esas lneas basadas en la Palabra de Dios o en estandar de moralidad? Xq?

MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our
weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we areyet was without
sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and
find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:15-16a).

MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE THREE: Exodus 20:3; 33:12-17, Joshua 7:6-12, 1 Kings 11:1-12,
1 Chronicles 29:17-18, Psalm 101:2-4, Proverbs 11:1; 19:5; 20:11, Ecclesiastes 7:11-12, Song of
Songs 2:4-7; 7:1-13, Micah 6:6-8, Matthew 4:1-11, Romans 16:19, 1 Peter 2:11-22.

For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, please visit our website.

Promise 4: To build strong marriages and families through love, protection, & biblical values.
F A M I L
Y
PROMESA 4: SE COMPROMETE A CONSTRUIR UN MATRIMONIO Y UNA FAMILIA FUERTE, A TRAVS DEL AMOR, LA
PROTECCIN Y LOS VALORES BIBLICOS

FAMILIA

QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

What are some practical ways you can serve your wife, if married? If you begin to do these
things, do you think your relationship will grow? How will you grow closer to Christ?

Si est casado cules son algunas formas en las que puede servir a su esposa?

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Si comenzara a hacer estas cosas qu pasara en la relacin con su esposa?
Cmo va a hacer para que su relacin con Cristo crezca?

Why should Christian men stand up for traditional marriage between one man and one
woman?Energetically involved in building up a local body of believers

Porqu le debemos creer a Dios que el matrimonio debe ser entre un hombre y una mujer?

What does biblical protection look like for a family? What precautions can you put in
place?

Qu proteccin bblica busca ud para su familia? Qu precauciones puede tener?

Why do strong families matter in this day and age? How are you investing in your children
or the next generation today?

Porqu las familias fortalecidas en Dios son importantes en este mundo aqui y ahora?
Cmo est ud invirtiendo en sus hijos o en las proximas generaciones, hoy?

MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave
himself up for herFathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the
training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 5:25; 6:4).

MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE FOUR: Genesis 2:22-25, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Ezra 9:12, Esther
2:10-11, Job 1:1-5, Psalm 127:1-5, Proverbs 5:15-20; 17:6; 18:22; 22:15; 31:10-31, Song of
Songs 2:1; 4:1-7; 5:16; 8:6-7; 8:13-14, Joel 1:2-3, Mark 10:6-9, Acts 16:14-15, Hebrews 13:4.

For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, please visit our website.

Promise 5: To support the mission of his church by honoring and praying for his pastor and by
actively giving his time and resources.
C H U R C
H

PROMESA 5: APOYAR LA TAREA DE SU IGLESIA AL HONRAR Y ORAR


POR SU PASTOR, DANDO DE SU TIEMPO Y RECURSOS
QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

Do you attend, or have membership in, a local church? Why or why not?

Es ud miembro de su iglesia? Porqu?

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How have you invested your time and talents to support the purpose of the church?

Cmo invierte su tiempo y talentos para apoyar el propsito de su iglesia?

What resources
Tirelessly of yours
forgiving and(finances,
embracingskills, willingness
Christians fromto different
serve) have you shared or
backgrounds
contributed in the context of the church? Are you holding back on making a committed
investment?

Qu recursos suyos (financieros, talentos, deseo de servir) comparte o contribuye en el


contexto de la Iglesia?
Considera ud que se est reteniendo en hacer un compromiso de servir? Xq?

Are there a group of men in your church who pray for, and look for ways to honor, your
pastor (and the pastors family)? What are some ways you might accomplish this?

Existe en su iglesia un grupo de hombres que ore por su pastor y busquen honrar su
ministerio y familia? Cmo se puede logar esto?

MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of
double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching (1 Timothy 5:17).

MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE FIVE: Genesis 45:8, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 14:26-
27, John 17:15-19, Acts 4:32-37; 5:12; 6:1-5; 11:29-30; 28:7-10, Romans 12:4-8,
2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Galatians 6:3-6, Philippians 4:10-18, Hebrews 10:25, 1 Peter 2:4-5; 4:8-11.

For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, please visit our website.

Promise 6: To reach beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power
of biblical unity.
U N I T
Y
PROMESA 6:

QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

Do we have divisions in churches today? What types of problems do you see occur among
Christian men?

What issues can you work on as you interact with people different from yourself?

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And a tender warrior laboring to see others know and grow in Jesus Christ.
Do you ever notice in yourself an attitude of pride when dealing with or talking about
certain groups of Christians?

Is there another Christian youre holding a grudge against right now (coworkers, relatives,
neighbors, people in your church, your wife)? Would you rather be right or be
reconciled to that person? Why does our unity matter to the outside world?

MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that
all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so
that the world may believe that you have sent me (John 17:20b-21).

MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE SIX: Genesis 11:1-8, Leviticus 19:32-34, Numbers 25:1-18, Ruth
1:16-17, Psalm 133:1; 199:63, Proverbs 6:1-35; 22:2, Isaiah 53:1-12, Luke 10:25-37, Acts 10:24-
33, 1 Corinthians 1:10-17; 3:3-9, Ephesians 2:14; 4:2-3, Revelation 5:9; 7:9; 14:6.

For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, please visit our website.

Promise 7: To influence his world, being obedient to the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-
31) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
E V A N G E L I S M & D I S C I P L E
S H I P

Promesa 7: Se compormete a influenciar en este mundo, siendo


obediente
a la Gran Comisin y al Gran Mandamiento

Evangelismo y Discipulado
QUESTIONS FOR STUDY & REFLECTION

What are some small, specific ways we can be Christs representatives to the world,
demonstrating Him well to those around us?

De qu maneras prcticas podemos ser representantes de Cristo en este mundo?

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How can you follow Christs teachings to love others and make disciples even when its
tough, without falling into a work-oriented approach to your spiritual life?

Cmo podemos seguir la enseanza de amar a otros y hacer discipulos an cuando es


dificil, sin caer en mtodismos, tecnicismos, ni legalismos espirituales?

Does your life, and the way you carry yourself, convey anything inviting to others about
your Savior? Do you have joy?

Su forma de vivir y llevar su vida, genera en otros conviccin acerca de su Salvador?


Demuestra ud una vida de Gozo? Porque?

What are some ways you can reach out to those non-Christians around you, either at work
or in your neighborhood?

Cmo piensa ud que podra alcanzar a personas en su trabajo o vecindario?

MEMORY BIBLE VERSE: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I
have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew
28:19-20).

MORE SCRIPTURE ON PROMISE SEVEN: Exodus 1:15-27, Nehemiah 2:17-20; 5:14-18, Psalm 82:3-
4, Proverbs 1:1-6; 19:17; 28:27, Matthew 7:15-20, Mark 12:30-31, Acts 5:38-39, Romans 10:14,
1 Corinthians 9:19-23, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10, 2 John 4-6.

For an extensive, printable list of Scriptural references for this and each of the 7 Promises, please visit our website.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of
Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

7 Promises Bible Study written by JEFFREY A LEEVER, SPLASH! EDITORIAL & MARKETING (Arvada, CO), splasheditorial@hotmail.com.

Copyright 2004, Promise Keepers. P.O. Box 103001, Denver, CO 80250. Visit our website for the latest updates: www.promisekeepers.org.

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