Presentation on theme: "Are YOU a Christian? Lesson # 7 of 8. Review Internal and External evidence prove the validity of our Bible. Authority for all things (Colossians 3:17)"— Presentation transcript:
Review Internal and External evidence prove the validity of our Bible. Authority for all things (Colossians 3:17) Two covenants both demand perfection God’s plan to graciously forgive man Jesus fulfills prophecy to save imperfect man The church meets God’s expectations
God’s Eternal Purpose Ephesians 3:10-12 The Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16)
Who Are the Saved? Those known of God before the foundation of the world (see Ephesians 1:3-4; Revelation 13:8) Those known beforehand have been called by the gospel (see Romans 3:28-29; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14). Justified by faith through God’s grace (Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 1:7) Baptized for FORGIVENESS (Acts 2:38; 22:16; Matthew 28:18-20)
How did People in Bible days become Christian? There are NINETEEN examples of people hearing the gospel preached unto them in the book of Acts. Each case states that “Jesus was preached unto them.” What is preaching Jesus? Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one comes unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6)
What is Preaching Jesus? Peter preached death, burial, resurrection, repentance, and baptism on Pentecost (Acts 2) Philip preached the kingdom of God and baptism to the Samaritans (Acts 8) Philip preached the kingdom of God and baptism to Simon the sorcerer (Acts 8) Philip preached baptism to the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8).
What is Preaching Jesus? Ananias preached baptism to Saul (Acts 9) Peter preached death, burial, resurrection, faith, and baptism to Cornelius (Acts 10). Paul preached faith to Sergius Paulus (Acts 13) Paul preached death, burial, resurrection, justification by faith, and baptism to the Galatians (Acts 13:39; Galatians 3:27).
What is Preaching Jesus? Paul preached baptism to Lydia (Acts 16) Paul preached faith, repentance, and baptism to the Philippian jailor (Acts 16:30ff) Paul preached death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus to the Thessalonians (Acts 17:1-9) Paul preached death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus to the Bereans (Acts 17:10ff)
What is Preaching Jesus? Paul preached resurrection, God’s sovereignty, and repentance to the Athenians (Acts 17) Paul preached hearing, believing, and baptism to the Corinthians (Acts 18:4ff). Paul preached hearing, believing, and baptism to Crispus (Acts 18:8). Priscilla and Aquila preached baptism in the name of Jesus to Apollos (Acts 18:24ff)
What is Preaching Jesus? Paul preached baptism to the 12 disciples of John who had previously been baptized with the baptism of John (Acts 19:1-5) Paul preached hearing, believing, and baptism to the Ephesians (Acts 19:8-10) Paul preached death, burial, resurrection, hearing, believing, confessing, repenting, baptism and faithful living to the Romans (Acts 28:23ff).
Jesus was Preached in all 19 Cases Hearing Believing Confessing that Jesus is the Christ Repenting of sins Baptism for the forgiveness of sins Faithful living
Jesus Quotes from Isaiah “No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. It is written in the prophets, and they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, comes unto me” (John 6:44-45 from Isaiah 54:13).