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Introduction - Chapters 1-2

Basic Training Seminar Manual Chapter Review 


1. What is Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM)? 

(a) A form of behavioral therapy 

(b) Similar to but not exactly the same as recovered memory therapy 

(c) An easy form of ministry that anyone can learn to effectively do 

(d) Focused intercessory and petitioned prayer 


2. Which one of the following areas is a primary focus of TPM?   

(a) Lie-based emotional pain. 

(b) Instruction in life skills, Bible study and discipleship 

(c) Deliverance from demonic spirits 

(d) Changing one's behavior 


3. All of the following describe what the role of the facilitator is during TPM sessions 


(a) To ask the Lord for guidance and direction 

(b) To encourage the person to do exploratory work 

(c) To help the person discern the validity of his memories during the session  

(d) To keep the focus on Jesus  


4. All of the following describe what the role of the ministry recipient is during TPM sessions EXCEPT: 

(a) To look for Jesus in his memories 

(b) To prayerfully look to Jesus for guidance and truth 

(c) To let go of defenses and other hindrances that the Lord exposes 

(d) To respond to the questions that the facilitator asks 


5. What is the primary focus of TPM? 

(a) Lie-based thinking 

(b) Repressed memories 

(c) Relational problems 

(d) Casting out demons 


6. The types of people who should be facilitators of TPM sessions are: 

(a) People who are mature and spiritually minded and have a good biblical knowledge 

(b) All members of the Body of Christ who are willing to serve 

(c) Only mental health professionals and pastors 

(d) Anyone who has a heart for God and cares for hurting people 


7. If the ministry recipient receives TPM but is not helped by it, the facilitator should be able to explain the possible reasons for this. All the reasons listed below would be good explanations EXCEPT: 

(a)  They were not ready to embrace the pain in their life. 

(b) The person could be held captive by the devil. 

(c) The person did not receive genuine Theophostic Prayer Ministry. 

(d) The Lord has a different healing path laid out for the person. 


Chapter One   

1. What statement(s) below express the message of TPM?  

(a) All people are lie-based to some degree. 

(b) God wants us to walk in truth. 

(c) Jesus Christ – the light and hope of the world. 

(d) Most emotional pain is rooted in lies one believes. 

(e) All of the above 

2. The memories that surface during ministry sessions ARE NOT in need of healing because  

(a) God is greater than our past. 

(b) Memories are merely containers for people's emotional pain and lie-based thinking, and do not need to be healed themselves.   

(c) Healing memories is something that needs to take place in other settings. 

(d) We need to put our past behind us. 


3. Which person of the Trinity is most likely the one that communicates truth to people during TPM sessions? 

(a) The Father  

(b) The Son 

(c) The Holy Spirit 

(d) All of the above 


4. Which one of the following options lists the ways that the Holy Spirit generally conveys truth to people during a TPM ministry session?  

(a) Through personal words and images, a sense of God's presence, and realization of truth 

(b) Through words of knowledge from the facilitator 

(c) From reading the Bible 

(d) Through visuals encouraged by the facilitator 


5.  How do you know if the "truth" received by a person in a ministry session is valid? 

(a) Is must be consistent with the written Word of God. 

(b) It must result in the person forgiving the one who may have wronged him. 

(c) It must result in lasting peace in the person's life in this area of concern. 

(d) It must result in godly transformation in the person's behavior. 

(e) All of the above. 


6. What is the most correct meaning of the TPM term, "lie-based thinking"?  

(a) False beliefs people form to make sense of life experiences that tend to produce emotional pain 

(b) Incorrect information learned in childhood 

(c) Believing something that is not true 

(d) Misquoting biblical truths 


7. What is the best definition for the TPM term, "maintenance-free victory"?  

(a) Free from sinful living 

(b) Freedom from all our past hurts 

(c) Living in victory over sin and struggles 

(d) Victory that is fully empowered by the indwelling presence of Christ.  


8. Which one of the following is NOT a reason that people sin?  

(a) To experience pleasure 

(b) To escape pain 

(c) To be self-sufficient apart from God 

(d) Being victims of terrible childhood experiences 


9. What is the only way of truly overcoming sin?  

(a) Choosing to be obedient to what God's Word teaches 

(b) Keeping our focus on Jesus at all times 

(c) Christ in us empowering us with His life. 

(d) Scripture meditation 


10. Which of the following gives the BEST description of "performance-based spirituality"?  

(a) Keeping our eyes on the things above while knowing that apart from Christ we can do nothing.. 

(b) Allowing Christ to live His life through us. 

(c)  Not sinning by living godly through self-effort and controlled behavior. 

(d) Knowing that your performance is not God's measure of His acceptance of you. 


11. Which one of the following things is NOT warned against when administering the TPM process? 

(a) Avoid getting distracted unnecessarily by battling demons.  

(b) Never make any suggestions about memory content. 

(c) Avoid giving advice, diagnosing symptoms, or guiding the process in any direction.  

(d) Avoiding drinking too much coffee before a long session. 


Chapter Two

1. Which of the following is NOT true about the basic principles of TPM?  

(a) The principles provide a grid by which one can monitor the session 

(b) The principles help define what TPM is and is not. 

(c) The principles provide a formula for doing this ministry. 

(d) The principles are the rails on which the ministry process runs. 


2. The true cause for much of the ongoing emotional pain that people experience is  

(a) Lie-based thinking that is rooted in and conceived during past life events 

(b) Having been raised in a bad family 

(c) Sexual abuse 

(d) Unwillingness to repent and stop sinning 


3. Which of the following are NOT benefits of being stirred up emotionally when our lies are being triggered? 

(a) Painful emotions match our true belief and expose it. 

(b) Painful emotions tend to motivate us to move toward God. 

(c) Emotions can be followed back to their original source where the lie-based belief connected to the emotions can be discovered and then replaced with God's freeing truth. 

(d) Lie-based painful emotions build character and we need to learn to live with them. 


4. Which one of the following options is NOT one of the four basic components needed in the mind renewal process?  

(a) Immediate validation of memory content. 

(b) Original lie. 

(c) Original memory container. 

(d) Present emotional pain. 


5. Which of the following are the two basic factors that keep people in bondage?   

(a) Truth and lies 

(b) Fear and condemnation 

(c) A person's beliefs and choices 

(d) A person's belief and motivation 


6. Which of the following is NOT a way that lies influence people's lives?  

(a) Lies make us do that which we do not want to do. 

(b) Lies play out in people's lives as if they were true and have enormous power to impact present reality. 

(c) Lies create undue conflict in one's relationships. 

(d) Lies create a false impression of God. 


7. Which of the following does NOT suggest God's divine intervention is needed for people to truly find freedom?  

(a) We are truly helpless in all respects apart from God. 

(b) Any success that is achieved through controlled behavior is self-righteousness. 

(c) People do not have the power and ability within themselves to overcome the sins and the lies that keep them captive. 

(d) God wants to help us if we are willing to put out a good effort in His direction for God will help those who help themselves. 


8. How should the facilitator help the ministry recipient deal with sin-based pain if it surfaces during the ministry session?  

(a) Lead them to the cross of Jesus for confession and repentance.  

(b) Encourage them to practice self-discipline and try harder. 

(c) Help them to understand how their situation led them to their present pain. 

(d) Have them choose to turn from the sin and choose to be more obedient. 


9. How should the facilitator help the ministry recipient deal with lie-based pain if it surfaces during the ministry session? 

(a) Have them pray more and trust God to heal them. 

(b) Find the correct Bible verse that matches the situation and teach them truth. 

(c) Deny the emotion since it cannot be trusted. 

(d) Focus on the emotional pain knowing that it is rooted in their belief. 


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