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1 Christianity Explained
Week 5

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

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

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

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

6 Review: Two Questions Do you know for certain that if you died tonight you would go to heaven? Christians believe that you can know with certainty 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: Repentance Belief

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

11 I put Jesus first…before my will (Mark 8:34-35)
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 House Illustration

12 Money Ambition Family Etc. Leisure Job Marriage 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 Repayment 100 times in this present life
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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