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2 BELIEVABLE

3 A WRITTEN FAITH: SCRIPTURE

4 A PERSONAL FAITH: CHRIST

5 A PERSONAL FAITH: CHRIST

6 A Personal Faith: Christ Who am I? 3 Years Married 6 Years at Bridges Retired Model

7 A Personal Faith: Christ Recap: A Written Faith - Scripture Stands up to Harsh Scrutiny Scope of Authorship Consistent and Accurate

8 A Personal Faith: Christ Today: A Personal Faith – Christ The Scriptures Are:  One Story  About One Christ  With One Purpose  The Revelation of Jesus Christ

9 A Personal Faith: Christ Why is This Story Believable? 1.The Story Was Written Before It Happened 2.The Holy Spirit Confirms It

10 A Personal Faith: Christ Why is This Story Believable? 1.The Story Was Written Before It Happened Genesis 3:14 “…he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Revelations 22:12-13 “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am… the beginning and the end.”

11 A Personal Faith: Christ Why is This Story Believable? 2.The Holy Spirit Confirms It He Convicts Non-Believers John 16:8 “And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment…”

12 A Personal Faith: Christ Why is This Story Believable? 2.The Holy Spirit Confirms It He Gives a Guarantee to Believers 2 Corinthians 1:21-23 “And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”

13 A Personal Faith: Christ Why is This Story Believable? 2.The Holy Spirit Confirms It He Unifies the Body of Believers 1 Corinthians 12:6-7 “…but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”

14 A Personal Faith: Christ Prophecy 1,817 Biblical Prophecies (Payne, J. Barton. Encyclopedia of Biblical prophecy) Over 900 Fulfilled (Walvoord, John F.. Every prophecy of the Bible, Page 10) 332 Distinctly Christ-Fulfilled (The Basis of Christian Faith, 160) 60 of those are “Major Prophecies”  Daniel 9:25-26a “490 years from the command to rebuild the temple (457 B.C.) the Messiah will be cut off.”

15 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies Born in Bethlehem Preceded by a Messenger Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey Betrayed by a Friend Sold for 30 Pieces of Silver Money Thrown in Temple/Buys a Potter’s Field Stand Silent Before Accusers Death by Crucifixion

16 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 1.Micah 5:2 – Born in Bethlehem “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah… from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”

17 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 2.Malachi 3:1 – Preceded by a Messenger “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple...”

18 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 3.Zechariah 9:9 – Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey “…Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey”

19 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 4.Psalm 41:9 – Betrayed by a Friend “Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me...”

20 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 5.Zechariah 11:12-13a – Sold for 30 Pieces of Silver “…And they weighed out as my wages 30 pieces of silver. Then the Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’- the lordly price at which I was priced by them…”

21 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 6.Zechariah 11:13b – Money Thrown in Temple/Buys a Potter’s Field “So I took the 30 pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord, to the potter.”

22 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 7.Isaiah 53:7 – He Would Stand Silent Before Accusers “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.”

23 A Personal Faith: Christ 8 Prophecies 8.Psalm 22:6,14 – Death by Crucifixion “…a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet... They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots…and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; my strength is dried up like a potsherd and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust to death.”

24 A Personal Faith: Christ Are you a Bettin’ Man?* 1.Born in Bethlehem 2.Preceded by a Messenger 3.Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey 4.Betrayed by a Friend 5.Sold for 30 Pieces of Silver 6.Money Thrown in Temple/Buys a Potter’s Field 7.Stand Silent Before Accusers 8.Death by Crucifixion *Bridges Does Not Endorse Gambling of Any Kind.

25 A Personal Faith: Christ It’s More Likely… To Die From Hot Tap Water (1 in 50,000,000) To Win the California Lottery (1 in 130,000,000) To Contract Mad Cow Disease (1 in 400,000,000) A Meteorite Landing on Your Home (1 in 1,800,000,000,000,000) Fulfilling Those 8 Prophecies (2 x )

26 A Personal Faith: Christ That is 1 in 20 Octillion! 1 in 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 That’s Billion That’s Quadrillion That’s Octillion!

27 A Personal Faith: Christ That’s Like: Having 2 x Silver Coins Marking 1 of Those Coins Spreading Them Across Texas Giving a Blind Man a Chance to Pick Up That Marked Coin

28 A Personal Faith: Christ 400 Years of Silence Christ Appears  His Words  His Touch  His Power Everything Changed

29 A Personal Faith: Christ His Words – To an Outcast Woman John 4:29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did...” His Touch – To the Untouchable Man Luke 5:13 “And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him…” His Power – To a Hopeless Dead World John 20:12 “two angels… sitting where the body of Jesus had lain…”

30 A Personal Faith: Christ Are You in Need of Christ’s Power? Jon Courson “When God speaks, power is released. His commandments are His enablements.”

31 A Personal Faith: Christ Are You in Need of Strength? Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Are You in Need of Healing? Jesus said, “Be healed…” Matthew 8:13 Are You in Need of Direction? Jesus said, “I am the way…” John 14:6 Are You in Need of Salvation? Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

32 A Personal Faith: Christ Are You Looking to Experience Christ’s Power? Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

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