Christian Collegian Network Self-Examination Quiz

These questions are to help you on your journey to holiness.  You can use them on your own or with an accountability partner.  We added some scriptures to help you think about if you have done these things and see why they are wrong.  However, these are not exhaustive.  God may convict you of things that are not mentioned in the verses that we picked.

1.  Do I act like I am better than I really am? Am I a hypocrite?

  • Romans 12:3
  • Philippians 2:3

2.  Do I repeat to others what has been said to me in confidence?

  • James 1:26
  • James 4:11

3.  Can I be trusted?

  • Matt 5:37
  • James 4:11

4.  Do I value my style of dress, my relationships, Netflix, video games or other online materials and my job more than I should?

  • Col 3:5
  • Exodus 20:3-4

5.  Am I self-conscience, self-pitying, or self-justifying?

  • 2 Tim 1:7
  • Eph 2:10
  • 3 Tim 3:1-17
  • Gen 3:12
  • Proverbs 3:26
  • Col 3:1-25
  • Matt 6:34
  • 1 Samuel 15:10-32

6.  Have I tried to live my life to the fullest as described in the Bible today?

  • Col 3:23
  • Matt 6:33-34

7.  Do I read, study, and meditate on the Bible every day?

  • Matt 4:4
  • Proverbs 6:23
  • Job 22:22

8.  Am I enjoying prayer?

  • 1 John 5:14-16
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • 1 Thes 5:16-18
  • Eph 6:18

9.  When was the last time I shared the gospel with someone?

  • Matt 28:18-20
  • 2 Cor 5:17-21
  • Matt 4:19

10.  Do I pray about the money I spend?

  • Hebrews 3:5
  • Col 3:1-3

11.  Do I get enough sleep and rest to be effective every day?

  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • Psalm 4:8

12.  Do I disobey God in anything? Have you kept the 10 commandments?

  • John 14:20
  • John 14:23-24
  • 1 John 2:3
  • John 15:9-10
  • Colossians 3:5-11

13.  Do I sometimes willfully sin? Do you get up and say today I will satisfy the flesh?

  • Romans 6

14.  Am I defeated in any part of my life?

  • Colossians 2:6-7
  • Romans 8

15.  Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, distrustful?

  • 1 Corinthians 3:3-4
  • Romans 12:2
  • Proverbs 17:22
  • Romans 15:13
  • Romans 12:12

16.  How do I spend my spare time?

  • Ephesians 5:16
  • Colossians 4:5
  • 1 Corinthians 7:31

17.  Am I too proud?

  • Proverbs 8:13
  • Proverbs 16:18-19
  • Ephesians 2:8-9

18.  Do I thank God I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the tax collector, thinking more highly of myself than I ought to?

19.  Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment toward, or disregard? What am I doing about it?

  • Matthew 22:35-40
  • Matthew 18:15-20
  • Titus 3:9-11
  • Galatians 6:1

20.  Do I constantly grumble or complain?

  • Philippians 2:14-18
  • Matt 5:11
  • Philippians 4:8

21.  Is Jesus Christ real to me?

  • 1 John 2:24
  • John 15

22. Am I teaching others what I have been learning?  Am I making disciples?

  • Matt 28:18-20

These questions are based on John Wesley’s Self Examination Quiz.

What is the accountability group? You can also call this a chat group. CHAT is an acronym for: •CHECK YOUR PROGRESS •HEAR THE WORD •ACT ON IT •TELL OTHERS

 An accountability group is made up of two or three people, all of the same gender, who meet weekly for 60-90 minutes for personal accountability for their spiritual growth and development.  It is recommended the group not grow past three but rather multiply into two groups of two once the fourth participant has proven faithful to the process.

 An accountability group is a simple way to release the most essential elements of a vital spiritual walk to people who need Jesus to change their lives from the inside out.  This tool empowers the ordinary Christian to accomplish the extraordinary work of reproducing spiritual disciples who can in turn reproduce others.

 There is no curriculum, workbook or training involved.  There is no leader needed in the group.  A CHAT group is the simplest form of spiritual community and provides ongoing accountability to learn, obey, and pass on spiritual truth.  It incorporates the values of living a balanced spiritual life which results in the development and reproduction of disciples.

 There are only two suggested qualifications for starting or joining a CHAT group:

1. A desperate need for Jesus Christ (Luke 5:29-32).

2. Faithfulness in the process itself (2 Timothy 2:2).

 THOUGHTS ON ACCOUNTABILITY CHAT groups involve the sharing of an extremely personal nature.  It is imperative that you come to a clear agreement on the confidentiality of whatever is shared in the group.  Discuss the limits of confidentiality, (e.g., how things will be handled if the information is revealed which involves the safety of someone or illegal activities).

This is not a time to gossip.  Do not talk about your spouse’s sins.  Do not talk about your family members sins.  Do not talk about your co-worker’s sins or your co-ministry workers’ sins.  Do not talk about other students. This is not a time to gossip.  This is a time to work through the things that you have done and your issues.  You need to be Godly.

 Consider using 2 Timothy 3:16 as an outline for application to your life: Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Tim. 3:16-17 (NIV) 

• TEACHING- what we should know 

• REBUKING- what we should avoid or stop doing 

• CORRECTING- what we should do differently

 • TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS- what we should begin or continue doing

CHAT GROUPS Remember that accountability to Scripture involves not only applying it to one’s own life, but also blessing others by passing on to them what you are learning.  Always consider if there is someone outside the CHAT you should be sharing spiritual truth with and make this part of the accountability process.

 Be specific when developing an application plan.  Think through when, how, and with whom you will put what you are learning into practice.  Make sure to follow up with checking on progress in succeeding weeks.

 Format of an Accountability group CHECK YOUR PROGRESS FELLOWSHIP: We are motivated by sharing struggles in mutual accountability.  Start the time together by going over the Accountability Questions with one another (45-60 minutes). 

HEAR THE WORD DISCIPLESHIP: We grow spiritually as we read Scripture in context and in community.  Continue the time by discussing what the Lord has impressed on you from your weekly Scripture reading. Your group should read 1-10 chapters per week (e.g. read a chapter or two chapters 5 times.)  Many people find it helpful to read aloud.  If you prefer to listen to Scripture, you can use the YouVersion app on your phone.  If someone doesn’t finish the reading in a given week then the entire group takes the same assignment for the following week.  

ACT ON IT MINISTRY: We serve as we apply the truths of Scripture to living in love towards others day by day.  Live out what the Lord impressed on you in the reading to apply it to your life and pass the truths on to others (5-10 minutes). TELL OTHERS 

EVANGELISM: We pray for those who need the Lord and reach out to them as we have the opportunity.  Close in a time of prayer.  Pray for one another.  Part of this time should be praying for lost friends, family, and acquaintances for whom the group has been praying throughout the week (5-10 minutes). 

WORSHIP: We acknowledge God in prayer and through our obedience.  In your time of prayer, do not forget to praise and thank the Lord for who He is and what He is doing in and through you as a group and as individuals.  Remember too, your obedience (“Act on it”) to the Lord is in itself worship! (5 minutes)