Essential Truths: Optional Self-Assessment

The following assessment can help you focus your efforts as you learn these Essential Truths. Simply answer the questions to the best of your ability. If you are reading this guide on an electronic device, you make wish to record your answers separately.

After completing the assessment, review the questions to which you responded with an ‘A’ or a ‘B’. You may want to focus on these areas as we walk through the study. Remember, there are no wrong or right answers. These questions are just sign-posts to help us on our journey.

Note: for a printable version of this assessment, click HERE. To complete an electronic version of this assessment, visit your Discipleship Journey page.

Respond by indicating to what extent you agree with each statement recorded below.

  1. I am confident that I could accurately and concisely summarize how the scriptures describe God.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  2. I understand what it means to say that God is “personal”.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  3. I understand what it means to say that God is both “transcendent” and “immanent”.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  4. I understand what it means to say that God is “Trinity”.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  5. I am confident that I could accurately and concisely summarize how the scriptures describe Jesus.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  6. I understand what it means to say that Jesus is both God and Man.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  7. I understand what it means to say that Jesus is both Lord and Savior.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  8. I understand why we regard Jesus as entirely unique among other spiritual or religious leaders in history.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  9. I am confident that I could accurately and concisely summarize how the scriptures describe the importance of the Cross.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  10. I am confident that I could accurately and concisely summarize how the scriptures describe the origin, nature and consequences of sin.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  11. I am confident that I could accurately and concisely summarize how the Bible describes itself.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  12. I understand what it means to say that the Bible is “inspired”.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  13. I understand how the Bible can transform my life.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  14. I understand why God has placed me on this earth.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
  15. I understand how God has gifted me to serve Him.
    A. I disagree entirely.
    B. Not sure if I agree.
    C. I agree somewhat.
    D. I mostly agree.
    E. I agree entirely.
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