We should examine our hearts and our lives according to God’s Word, frequently and honestly. Less than full honesty here is self-deceit and forgets an omniscient God.
The lack of fruit in a life is a bad thing (II Pet 1:9; John 15:2; II Cor 5:17).
Am I enjoying my first love of Christ (Rev 2:4)? Or am I cold and dull?
Am I a hot, cold, or lukewarm Christian (Rev 3:15-16)? Shall He spue?
Are my conversations spiritually minded most of the time (Rom 8:5-9)?
How much time, effort, priority, and importance do I place on my spiritual duties?
See the time, effort, and priority in physical transformation (I Co 9:24-27).
Am I very sorrowful for all the sins I commit? Or are some “little sins”?
Do I have areas of life over which I am defensive and protective?
Did I pray this week for God to search and know me (Ps 139:23-24)?
Do I hate evil? Does all evil really get my spirit angry? (Prov 8:13).
Do I have any bitterness, grudge, offence, envy, or anger with/against others?
Can I imagine that anyone might have an outstanding grudge with me?
Might a parent, sibling (not my case but: or spouse) have scars of ancient wounds I could erase?
Is there a brother or sister I should reconcile with before communion (Matt 5:21-26)?
Revival and preparation for Jesus Christ requires family unity (Mal 4:5-6).
Is your marriage perfect? In your spouse’s eyes? In God’s? (I Pet 3:7).
Were you content with your husband/wife completely all week?
Did I watch any evil this past week (Ps 101:3; Rom 1:32)?
Did I guard all my thoughts? Did I justify any? Did I confess?
Did I use my job simply as a means to support my pursuit of God?
Did I show brotherly kindness to other members of my church in any way last week?
Did I read my Bible with the intent of knowing and finding God?
Did I pray this week and ask for the Holy Spirit or a spiritual revival?
Did I commit adultery with my mind? Murder with my heart or lips?
Did I get angry and sin? Did I let the sun go down on my wrath?
I need to be a John the Baptist and Elijah with a “take no prisoners” attitude.
How holy am I? How content? How godly? How spiritually minded?
What habits do I still have in my life that the LORD would cut out?
Let us examine ourselves, and repent!
Lord be merciful to me, a sinner!
I ran across an outline for a sermon on this subject today, and thought this was so beneficial that I wanted to post the questions on here! I hope you gain as much as I have from this examination tool.