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1 Go Ye and Teach Lecture 1 The Church of Jesus Christ

2 Introduction l Jesus Christ is central to all we believe and teach. l Christ works among men and women through continuing revelation. l Christ established a church. l Christ taught specific doctrines.

3 Introduction l Christ designated priesthood ministry and organizations. l Heavenly power blesses Christ’s people when they are –obedient to His teachings –serve Him through His church

4 l Jesus Christ l The Son of God l Church of Jesus Christ, restored again on the earth in 1830 l The message of Jesus Christ is central to our lives

5 l Isaiah 9: 6, 7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given’ and the government shall be upon his shoulder’ and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace, there is no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

6 l Isaiah’s prophecy fulfilled –Luke 1:26-38 l Angels –God’s divine messengers

7 l Mary with Elizabeth l Luke 1:39-56 l Elizabeth knows the truth through inspiration l Mary stays with Elizabeth three months before returning home

8 l Arrival at the Inn l Luke 2:1-4 l An angel assures Joseph that Mary should be his wife l The marry –Matthew 1:18-25 l Travel to Bethlehem –Roman decree –Registration –Taxation

9 l The Birth of Jesus l Luke 2:6, 7

10 cc6 l An Angel and the Shepherds l Luke 2:8-14 l Angels minister for the Lord

11 cc8 l Shepherds visit Christ l Luke 2: 15, 16 l The shepherds went forth telling everyone the glad tidings of Christ’s birth

12 cc9 l Christ Presented at the Temple l Luke 2:22-34 l Jesus was 40 days old l He was not baptized or christened l Christ was blessed at the temple

13 cc10 l Wise Men Follow the Star l Mathew 2:1, 2 l Divine revealment to the wise men

14 cc11 l Wise Men Inquire for the Babe l Matthew 2:1, 2 l Directed to Herod –Roman king, ruler of Jerusalem and the nearby lands

15 cc12 l Wise Men Before Herod l Matthew 2:4-8 l Chief priests and scribes knew that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem l Chief priests –Rulers of the church l Scribes –Those knowledgeable in the Scriptures

16 cc13 l Wise Men Offer Gifts l Matthew 2:11, 12 l God warned the wise men in a dream –King Herod wanted to kill the babe –Directed them to return home a different way –Not to return to Herod

17 l Joseph warned to flee to Egypt l Matthew 2:13 l Angel of the Lord – appeared unto Joseph – warned him to flee

18 cc15 l Flight into Egypt l Matthew 2: 14, 15 l Long, tedious journey l Made because Joseph and Mary obeyed God’s commands l Herod sent out a decree –All newborn males less than 2 years old were to be killed –Herod’s own son may have been slain l Man cannot thwart God’s plan

19 l Joseph told that Herod had died l Matthew 2:19-23 l Angel of the Lord – appeared to Joseph – Herod had died

20 cc17 l Mary and Jesus at the well l Luke 2:40 l Jesus grows up l Assumes responsibility, just like other children l No record of His childhood

21 l Jesus among the Doctors l Luke 2:41-49 – Twelve years old – About his Father’s business – Speaking intelligently with learned religious leaders of the day

22 cc19 l Jesus at home, in Nazareth l Luke 2:43 l Jesus was subject to His parents l Helped them earn their livelihood l He grew to adulthood in this home environment

23 cc20 l John the Baptist preaches and baptizes l Matthew 3:1-6 l Preparing the way for Jesus –Preaching repentance –Baptizing by water –Acknowledges the limitation of his baptism l Jesus baptizes by water and the Spirit –Matthew 3:11 –John 1:26-30

24 l Jesus baptized by John the Baptist l Matthew 3:13-17 l Immersion l Fulfilling all righteousness l Mark 1:8-11 – Holy Ghost descends – “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

25 l In the Wilderness l Matthew 4:1 l Fasting l Prayer l Being with God l 40 days and 40 nights

26 cc23 l The Temptation l Matthew 4:8-10 l Tempted of Satan l Response to temptation –“It is written …”

27 l Behold, the Lamb of God l John 1:35, 36 l John the Baptist bears witness of the Son of God

28 cc25 l Jesus, with Andrew, Simon Peter, and John l John 1:37-42 l After being tempted, Jesus immediately begins His ministry l Talked with these men about the truths of the kingdom

29 cc26 l Departure into Galilee l John 1:43-46 l Soon after, more were added as disciples –Andrew –Peter –Phillip –Nathaniel –Others

30 cc27 l Jesus teaches his disciples on the Mount l Matthew 5, 6, and 7 l Message that Jesus wanted His disciples to teach others

31 cc28 l Jesus Proclaims His Messiahship l Luke 4:18, 19 l In Nazareth l At the synagogue l Read from Isaiah l He was rejected from his home town –Luke 4:28, 29

32 cc29 l Marriage at Cana l John 2:1-11 l Jesus attended with His mother l Marriage is blessed by God –Mark 10:6, 9

33 cc30 l Peter confesses Christ l Matthew 16:13-16

34 cc31 l Blessed art thou … l Matthew 16:17, 18 l The “rock” –Revelation of the fact that Jesus is the Christ l Christ directs His church through revelation l Peter had no special dispensation in this regard l Christ teaches the disciples about revelation through this event

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37 Galatians 1:11, 12 l But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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40 Ephesians 2:19, 20 l Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow- citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.

41 cc38 l Jesus Christ, the chief cornerstone l Cornerstone functions to –square the building l Foundation –Apostles –Prophets l Saints –not perfect people –are baptized believers

42 Ephesians 4:11-13 l And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

43 cc40 l The Rich Young Ruler l Luke 18:18-25 l No man takes this honor unto himself. l What condition is your heart?

44 cc41 l The Call of Matthew l Luke 5:27-32 l Matthew 9:9 l Matthew –a despised publican –a tax collector –an unlikely minister l Matthew had a heart for God

45 cc42 l The Calling of the Four Fishermen l Luke 5:1-11 –Peter –James –John –Luke, a physician l A call to discipleship

46 cc43 l Christ Praying l Luke 6:12-16 l How apostles are ‘called’

47 cc44 l The Call of the Twelve and Seventy l Luke 6-10 l Christian authority for ministry –John 15:16 –Hebrews 5:4-6 –Divine calling –Authority

48 Ministers in Christ’s Church l Apostles –Matthew 10:1-4 l Prophets –Ephesians 4:11 l Bishops –1 Timothy 3:1-7 l Evangelists –Ephesians 4:11 l High Priests –Hebrews 5:11 l Seventies –Luke 10:1 l Elders –Acts 20:17, 28 l Priests –Hebrews 7:11 l Teachers –Ephesians 4:11 l Deacons –1 Timothy 3:8-13

49 cc46 l The Church l Priesthood Ministry –Foundational

50 Matthew 7:29 & Mark 1:22 l For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. l And they were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. l Christ’s message came from God, as did His authority to minister.

51 Hebrews 6:1, 2 l Repentance from dead works l Faith toward God l Baptisms l Laying on of hands l Resurrection of the dead l Eternal Judgment

52 cc49 l Christ walks on the water l Matthew14:25-27

53 cc50 l Peter Sinks l Matthew 14:28-33 l Peter walks on the water –by faith in Jesus Christ l Peter sinks –when his faith wavered

54 cc51 l Healing the Woman l Mark 5:25-34 l Faith must be present for healing to occur l Christ emphasized the need for faith l Faith for healing of –physical body –soul

55 cc52 l Return of the Prodigal l Luke 15:11-24 l Need for Christ changes a person’s –heart –attitude –way of life l Repentance

56 cc53 l Zaccheus the Publican l Luke 19:2-8 l Publican –tax collector for the Roman government –Considered a traitor to his own people l Interested in himself l Getting what he wanted –at the expense of others l Compared with Christ –Zaccheus saw himself as he really was l Repented l Repaid fourfold

57 cc54 l The Church l Faith and Repentance –Steps to the doors

58 cc55 l Jesus with Nicodemus l John 3:1-5 l Baptism –not an option –required l Matthew 3:15 l John 3:5 l Mark 16:16 l Baptism –an ordinance –a covenant relationship –forsake evil –take name of Christ –by immersion

59 cc56 l Baptism of Christ l Matthew 3:13-15 l Demonstrated –humility –symbolic of covenant –under authority of Father

60 cc57 l Christ Baptized by the Spirit l Matthew 3:16, 17 l Followed baptism by water l Then performed by laying on of hands l Paul at Ephesus –Acts 19:1-6 l Baptism must be by a minister having authority l Baptism of the Spirit completes the ordinance of baptism

61 cc58 l Baptism of the Water and Spirit l Only door to –a proper relationship with God

62 cc59 l Ananias heals Saul of blindness l Acts 9:17, 18 l A function of laying on of hands l Ananias, a servant of God –Not an apostle

63 cc60 l Jesus heals the sick l Luke 4:40 l Laying on of hands l James 5:14-16

64 cc61 l Jesus blesses little children l Mark 10:14-16 l Matthew 19:14, 15 l Another example of laying on of hands

65 cc62 l The Church l Laying on of hands –A scriptural function –Performed by Elders »authoritatively called of God

66 cc63 l Resurrection of Jesus l John 20:1-9, 19, 20, l As Jesus arose from the dead, so shall we l Two general resurrections: –Resurrection of the Just »Revelation 20:4,5 –Rest of the dead »Following one thousand years »Revelation 20:5 l Further presentation to come on this topic

67 cc64 l Separating the Sheep from the Goats l Matthew 25:31-33 l Man has been given agency to choose l God will judge according to those choices –Revelation 20:12, 13 –2 Corinthians 5:10

68 cc65 l The Church l D = Resurrection of the Dead l J = Eternal Judgment

69 1 Thessalonians 1:5 l “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance.” l Power from on High –distinguishes the Christian movement

70 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 l “These signs shall follow them that believe.” l Various manifestations of the Spirit l Yet, it is the same Spirit l Expression of the Spirit –uplifting believers –edifying believers

71 Acts 2:17 l “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”

72 cc69 l The Church l Gifts (Windows light the building) –Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues –Discerning of Spirits –Miracles –Prophecy –Faith –Healing –Word of Wisdom –Word of Knowledge –Dreams –Visions

73 1 Peter 4:10 & Romans 14:12 l “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” l “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” l Stewardship of gifts

74 cc71 l The Church l Stewardship

75 cc72 l Jesus, the Good Shepherd l John 10:1-16 l The good shepherd loves his sheep and cares for them –Christ is the Good Shepherd l Christ asks: –Love Him –Love one another »be willing to lay down our lives for one another l Church established as evidence of His love for us.

76 Matthew 22:37-39 l Love is the final test for a Christian l Would you lay down your life for your friends? –John 15:13 l Love your enemies –Matthew 5:44-46

77 cc74 l The Church l Complete –Love

78 cc75 l The Hope of the World l Christ is the hope of the world l Breaking down the barriers mankind has erected l Tools –Gospel –His Spirit

79 cc76 l The Parable of the House on the Rock l Matthew 7:25-27 l Cannot just hear the Word of God l Build a firm foundation –Accept Christ –Keep His commandments

80 cc77 l I stand at the door and knock l Revelation 3:20 l Christ stands at the door of your heart –Knocking –Asking to come in l How will you respond?

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