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Freedom June 3, 2012 Pastor Timothy Hinkle
1 Timothy 1:1-11 New King James Version (NKJV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, 2 To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Timothy 1:1-11 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 As I urged you when I went into Macedoniaremain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
NO OTHER DOCTRINE 1 Corinthians 2:2 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
1 Timothy 1:1-11 (Continued) 5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully,
TEACHERS OF THE LAW There are 613 Laws or Commandments found in the Torah (the Pentateuchor the first five books of the Bible), not just 10. Before Christ Crucified, the best the people of God could do was to do their best to keep the law, and then bring sacrifices to the Temple to cover their sins until the Messiah would come and redeem them. The Word says if we break one law, we are guilty of breaking them all; therefore, it is impossible to obtain relationship with God by keeping the Law.
This Blessing Could Only Be Given Once A Year Numbers 6:24-26 24 The L ORD bless you and keep you; 25 The L ORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The L ORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.
1 Timothy 1:1-11 (Continued) 9 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1 Timothy 1:1-11 (Continued) 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.
NEW CREATION 2 Corinthians 5:16-18 16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
1 John 1 New King James Version (NKJV) What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us
1 John 1 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
1 John 1 (continued) New King James Version (NKJV) Fellowship with Him and One Another 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
CONCLUSION / APPLICATION: WE HAVE FREEDOM BECAUSE OF THE COMPLETED WORK OF CALVARY! ONCE WE COME TO CHRIST, WE ONLY TO FOCUS ON WHAT HE DID AT CALVARY, AND REJOICE THAT HE HAS REDEEMED US AND RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF, MAKING US A NEW CREATION! SINCE WE ARE A NEW CREATION, OUR VERY NATURE HAS CHANGED WHICH IS WHAT BRINGS US TO REPENTANCE, RESTORING RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, OUR FATHER
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