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1 Christianity Explained Week 5

2 Review: Three-legged Stool Son of God His Death His Resurrection

3 Review: Jesus ’ Authority as the Son of God... 1.As a teacher (Mark 1:21-22) 2.Over sickness (Mark 2:1-12) 3.Over nature (Mark 4:30-31) 4.Over evil spirits (Mark 1:23-28) 5.Over death (Mark 5:35-43) 6.To forgive sins (Mark 2:1-12) 7.Over people (including us) (Mark 1:16-20)

4 Review: Jesus’ Death 1.The darkness (15:33) 2.The cry (15:34-37) 3.The curtain (15:38-39)

5 Review: Resurrection important for two main reasons 1.It solves the problem of life after death 2.It guarantees the day of judgment

6 Review: Two Questions 1.Do you know for certain that if you died tonight you would go to heaven?  Christians believe that you can know with certainty 2.If you were to die tonight and God asked you, “Why should I let you into my heaven?”, what would you say?  According to Christianity, there are two answers – a right answer and a wrong answer

7 Review: Two Answers If you were to die tonight and God asked you, “Why should I let you into my heaven?”, what would you say?  Wrong Answer: What I have done (salvation by works)  Right Answer: What Christ has done for me (salvation by grace)  “Grace not Works”

8 What makes someone a Christian? Read Mark 1:14-15 (p. 543)

9 What is a Christian?  A Christian is someone who belongs to the kingdom of God.  To belong, two things are necessary: 1.Repentance 2.Belief

10 Repentance  I put Jesus first…  Read Mark 8:34-38

11 I put Jesus first…before my will (Mark 8:34-35) 1.Take up my cross  I must undergo some kind of death experience  I die to the right to run my own life in my own way 2.House Illustration

12 Ambition Job Marriage Family Money Etc. Leisure Sexuality

13 I put Jesus first…before my own ambitions (Mark 8:36-37)  Everywhere, people are trying to gain the whole world by attaining:  Power  Fame  Wealth  There is nothing wrong with the things of the world unless they become what we live for

14 I put Jesus first…before my popularity (Mark 8:38)  For some people, feeling ashamed is the main hindrance to becoming a Christian  Being a part of the church

15 I put Jesus before…???  Read Mark 9:43-48  Anything and everything

16 Promises of Mark 10:28-31 1.Repayment 100 times in this present life 2.Eternal life

17 Homework Find out what gifts are received when you become a Christian by reading: Mark 1:8 Mark 2:10 Mark 10:30


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