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What is Our Message??. You must understand the gospel to be able to communicate your message Christianity is not a Philosophy or a Way of Life BUT A Living.

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1 What is Our Message??

2 You must understand the gospel to be able to communicate your message Christianity is not a Philosophy or a Way of Life BUT A Living Person, our Lord Jesus Christ Christianity is Not: A Heritage Going to Church Participating in a Certain Ritual Following the Teaching of Jesus Christ

3 Christianity Is The Gospel - Jesus Christ Himself Who He is What He has Done How He can be known in Personal Experiences

4 Basic Facts 1. Who is Jesus Christ? a. He is FULLY GOD TruthHoly The Creator & Lord of the Universe Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. (John 5 : 18)

5 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?. (John 14 : 9) He has True Pure Love for each of us - His creation -

6 Basic Facts 1. Who is Jesus Christ? b. He is FULLY MAN Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from [His] journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. (John 4 : 6) Jesus wept (John 11 : 35) He was Wise He was Virtuous He Obeyed His Father He was Tempted At the end, He died for us HE WAS WITHOUT SIN HE WAS WITHOUT SIN

7 Basic Facts 2. His Diagnosis of Human Nature How does He Regard His Creation? And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. "All these evil things come from within and defile a man. (Mark 7 : )

8 Basic Facts 2. His Diagnosis of Human Nature How does He Regard His Creation? Cruel We Cheat We Lie Self-centered Desirous Jealous Hateful Our original nature of creation was not :

9 Basic Facts 2. His Diagnosis of Human Nature How does He Regard His Creation? Sin Comes from WITHIN a man - It Originates Internally and not Externally Sin Separates us from God Loneliness, Boredom, moral weakness, lack of purpose, … etc Result

10 Basic Facts 3. The Fact & Meaning of His Crucifixion Without it, we would have remained estranged from God "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Mathew 26 : 28) "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. (Mathew 20 : 28) Forgiveness As a Reason for Many

11 Basic Facts 3. The Fact & Meaning of His Crucifixion Without it, we would have remained estranged from God For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, (1 Peter 3 : 18) He Broke our Captivity - He paid the price for us

12 Basic Facts 4. The Fact & Meaning of His Resurrection "Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have. His Body was Resurrected not Merely His Spirit Christianity is Unique Resurrections Power - Jesus is alive & Powerful to Invade the Lives of all who Invite Him because of the

13 Basic Facts 5. Becoming A Christian For godly sorrow produces repentance [leading] to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. (2 Cor 7 : 10) I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, "and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants". "And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. (Luke 15 : ) He did not just come to his senses, but he acted too

14 Basic Facts 5. Becoming A Christian But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name (John 1 : 12) Believe Receive Become Total Commitment of Intellects, Emotions & Will (like in marriage)

15 2. His Diagnosis of Human Nature 1. Who is Jesus Christ? a. He is FULLY GOD b. He is FULLY MAN 4. The Fact & Meaning of His Resurrection 5. Becoming A Christian 3. The Fact & Meaning of His Crucifixion The Basic Facts Remember


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