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1 1 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. [By Ron Halbrook]

2 2 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST Introduction: 1. God Intelligent, Made Man in His Image— Man Can Understand God’s Word  Gen. 2:16-17; 3:1-3 Eve Understood  Isa. 1:18-20 Israel Understood  Eph. 3:3-5 We Can Understand 2. Key to Understand: Determine to Obey Jn. 7:16-17 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

3 3 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST Introduction: 3. Not Understand If Wrong Concepts of Bible:  Household Ornament— “The Good Old Book”  Magic Charm— Keep Harm Away  Panic Button— For Sickness, Surgery  Comfort at Death— Read Ps. 23

4 4 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST 3. Not Understand If Wrong Concepts of Bible:  Political Handbook— Jesus Lead a Great War  Exalt America Wrap Bible in Flag  Basis of Diverse Creeds & Churches— “All Follow the Same Bible”  For Licensed “Clergy”— Not for Common Man  Keep Ten Commandments— Be Saved

5 5 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST I.The Savior Is Needed! The Sin Problem II.The Savior Is Coming! Old Testament III.The Savior Has Come! New Testament

6 6 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST I. The Savior Is Needed! A. Adam & Eve Sinned, & We Also Sin (Gen. 3:6-8; Rom. 3:23; 1 Jn. 3:4) B. Sin Is a Choice, Not Inherited (Ezek. 18:20) C. Sin Breaks Our Fellowship with God— Man Needs a Savior! (Rom. 6:23)

7 7 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! A. Bible Message Summarized in Gen. 12:1-3, Three Promises to Abraham in 1800 B.C.  Chosen Land  Chosen Nation  Seed to Bless Men of All Nations: CHRIST  Plan Unfolded in 3 Periods of History:  Patriarchal Age (Adam to Moses)  Mosaic Age (Moses to Reign of Christ)  Gospel Age (Reign of Christ to End of Time)

8 B.C. PROMISE TO ABRAM: SAVIOR Gen. 12: B.C. LAW OF MOSES Ex. 20 A.D. 33 CHRIST Reigns The Gospel ACTS 2 PATRIARCHAL AGE Adam to Moses MOSAIC AGE Moses to Christ GOSPEL AGE Christ to End

9 9 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! B. Books of Law & History: Genesis - Esther  Gen. : Promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob  Ex.-Deut. : 1447 B.C. Moses Led Israel out of Egypt, Gave the Law  Ex. 20:1-17 The Ten Commandments: Israel’s Constitution

10 10 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST Ex. 20 The Ten Commandments: Israel’s Constitution 1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image... 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother… 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet…

11 11 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! B. Books of Law & History: Genesis - Esther  Gen. : Promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob  Ex.-Deut. : 1447 B.C. Moses Led Israel out of Egypt, Gave the Law  Ex. 20:1-17 The Ten Commandments: Israel’s Constitution  Ex. 25 The Pattern of the Tabernacle: Acceptable Worship

12 12 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST Ex. 25:8-9 The Pattern of the Tabernacle: Follow the Pattern, Do Not Change It! 1.God Determines Acceptable Worship. 2.Worship By Obedient Faith. 3.God’s Wisdom & Purpose: Types & Shadows  Sacrifice: Sin & Death  Jerusalem: City of God  Priest: Offer Sacrifices  Temple: Place of Worship  Altar: Place of Pardon  Incense: Sweet Smell  Sabbath: Devotion, Rest  Circumcision: I.D. Mark  Instrumental Music: Sound of Worship

13 13 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! B. Books of Law & History: Genesis - Esther  Gen. : Promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob  Ex.-Deut. : 1447 B.C. Moses Led Israel out of Egypt, Gave the Law  Josh. : Israel Took Promise Land  Judg.-2 Chron. : God’s Rule thru Judges, Kings  Kings Saul, David, Solomon  930 B.C. Division into Israel & Judah  721 B.C. Israel Fell to Assyria, 586 B.C. Judah to Babylon  Ezra-Neh. : 536 B.C. Jews Return to Land

14 14 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! C. Books of Wisdom & Worship: Job – Song of Solomon  Address Daily, Practical Needs  Job : Faith in God When Suffer Beyond Explanation (13:15)  Ps. : Worship, Song, & Prayer (Ps. 100)

15 15 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST Psalms : Worship, Song, & Prayer (Ps. 100) 1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

16 16 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! C. Books of Wisdom & Worship: Job – Song of Solomon  Address Daily, Practical Needs  Job : Faith in God When Suffer Beyond Explanation (13:15)  Ps. : Worship, Song, & Prayer (Ps. 100)  Prov. : Practical Wisdom for All, Esp. the Young (1:7)  Eccl. : Purpose of Life on Earth (12:13)  Song of Sol. : Value of Steadfast, Loyal Love (8:7)

17 17 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST II. The Savior Is Coming! C. Books of Prophecy: Isaiah – Malachi  Convict of Sin, Promise the Savior  Precise Prophecies Clearly Identify the Savior  Isa. 7:14 Born of a Virgin  Isa. 53:4-6 Die for Our Sins  Mic. 5:2 Born in Bethlehem, From Everlasting

18 18 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST III. The Savior Has Come! A. New Testament Message: The Savior Is Jesus Christ! John 20: And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

19 19 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST III. The Savior Has Come! A. New Testament Message: The Savior Is Jesus Christ! B. The Life & Identity of Jesus Christ: Matthew – John  Matt. 1:1 Born of Abraham  Matt. 1:18-25 Born of a Virgin  Matt. 2:1 Born in Bethlehem  Matt. 16:16-18 Son of God, Build His Church  Matt. 28:18-20 Good News to Men of All Nations

20 20 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST III. The Savior Has Come! A. New Testament Message: The Savior Is Jesus Christ! B. The Life & Identity of Jesus Christ: Matthew – John C. The Spread of the Gospel: Acts  Acts 1:8 Gospel to Spread to All Nations 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

21 B.C. PROMISE TO ABRAM: SAVIOR Gen. 12: B.C. LAW OF MOSES Ex. 20 A.D. 33 CHRIST Reigns The Gospel ACTS 2 PATRIARCHAL AGE Adam to Moses MOSAIC AGE Moses to Christ GOSPEL AGE Christ to End

22 22 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST III. The Savior Has Come! A. New Testament Message: The Savior Is Jesus Christ! B. The Life & Identity of Jesus Christ: Matthew – John C. The Spread of the Gospel: Acts D. How to Live as Christians: Romans – Revelation  1 Tim. 3:14-15 Pattern for Local Church

23 23 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST Ex. 25:8-9 The Pattern of the Tabernacle: Follow the Pattern, Do Not Change It! 1.God Determines Acceptable Worship. 2.Worship By Obedient Faith. 3.God’s Wisdom & Purpose: Types & Shadows  Sacrifice: Sin & Death  Jerusalem: City of God  Priest: Offer Sacrifices  Temple: Place of Worship  Altar: Place of Pardon  Incense: Sweet Smell  Sabbath: Devotion, Rest  Circumcision: I.D. Mark  Instrumental Music: Sound of Worship

24 24 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST 1 Tim. 3:14-15 The Pattern of the Local Church: Follow the Pattern, Do Not Change It! 1.God Determines Acceptable Organization, Work, & Worship. 2.Worship & Serve By Obedient Faith. 3.God’s Wisdom: Every Part of the Pattern Reflects & Fulfills the Divine Purpose.  Organization: Elders, Deacons, Evangelists, Teachers, All Saints  Work: Evangelism, Worship-Edification, Benevolence  Worship: Lord’s Supper, Give, Sing, Pray, Teach

25 25 AbrahamMosesCHRIST Patriarchal AgeMosaic AgeGospel Age AbrahamMosesCHRIST III. The Savior Has Come! A. New Testament Message: The Savior Is Jesus Christ! B. The Life & Identity of Jesus Christ: Matthew – John C. The Spread of the Gospel: Acts D. How to Live as Christians: Romans – Revelation  1 Tim. 3:14-15 Pattern for Local Church  1 Pet. 3:8-13 Proper Attitudes & Actions

26 26 1 Pet. 3:8-13 Proper Attitudes & Action 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

27 B.C. PROMISE TO ABRAM: SAVIOR Gen. 12: B.C. LAW OF MOSES Ex. 20 A.D. 33 CHRIST Reigns The Gospel ACTS 2 PATRIARCHAL AGE Adam to Moses MOSAIC AGE Moses to Christ GOSPEL AGE Christ to End

28 28 THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST Conclusion: 1. How Receive Salvation in Christ? Mark 16:15-16  Not Baptism Only—Faith First!  Not Faith Only—Obedient Faith Including Baptism! 2. How Restored If Fall Back into Sin? Ja. 5:16 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Confess you faults one to another, and pray for one another...


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