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WHY WE BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST 1 Peter 3:15 and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in.

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1 WHY WE BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST 1 Peter 3:15 and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.

2 2 The Gospel of Christ Is ….. A Message of Change.A Message of Change. A Message of Good News.A Message of Good News. A Message of Destiny.A Message of Destiny. And A Message of Service.And A Message of Service. It demands OBEDIENCE IN EVERY AREA.It demands OBEDIENCE IN EVERY AREA. It demands SACRIFICE OF SELF.It demands SACRIFICE OF SELF. It demands FAITHFULNESS.It demands FAITHFULNESS. A Message of Hope and Great Rewards.A Message of Hope and Great Rewards. This Evening Study We want to Examine the various Aspects of The Gospel’s commission --- “to Go”.This Evening Study We want to Examine the various Aspects of The Gospel’s commission --- “to Go”.

3 JESUS SAID - “TO GO” GO WHERE? DO WHAT? MUST I? WHEN SHOULD I? HOW OFTEN?

4 4 "Go Thy Way"... Go thy way and obey the OT LAWGo thy way and obey the OT LAW Jesus commanded one to go his way and obey the law of Moses. He had not yet fulfilled the law, so they were still under it. (Matt 8:4,Mk 1:44, Luk 5:14)Jesus commanded one to go his way and obey the law of Moses. He had not yet fulfilled the law, so they were still under it. (Matt 8:4,Mk 1:44, Luk 5:14) Now we are no longer under that law (Gal 3:23_5)Now we are no longer under that law (Gal 3:23_5) Go thy way, you have received a blessing.Go thy way, you have received a blessing. To the centurion who needed healing for his servant (Mat 8:13)To the centurion who needed healing for his servant (Mat 8:13) To the palsied man whom Jesus also forgave (Mar 2:11)To the palsied man whom Jesus also forgave (Mar 2:11) To the Syrophoenecian woman (Mar 7:29)To the Syrophoenecian woman (Mar 7:29) Jesus did not come to totally disrupt human livesJesus did not come to totally disrupt human lives They were told to go on about their livesThey were told to go on about their lives They were not sequestered to a monastery, or removed from all problems or illness or troubleThey were not sequestered to a monastery, or removed from all problems or illness or trouble So also Jesus wants us to "go our way“ to live our lives, but to live them for HimSo also Jesus wants us to "go our way“ to live our lives, but to live them for Him

5 5 "Go In Peace" To the woman who touched his garment and was healed: (Mar 5:34) "Go in peace“ (Luk 8:48)To the woman who touched his garment and was healed: (Mar 5:34) "Go in peace“ (Luk 8:48) She was not at peace because she knew she was discoveredShe was not at peace because she knew she was discovered Sometimes we do things we do not want to be discoveredSometimes we do things we do not want to be discovered The only way we can have peace is to be honest with ourselves and obey God in every thing.The only way we can have peace is to be honest with ourselves and obey God in every thing. Jesus came to bring peace, not confusion (I Cor. 14:33)Jesus came to bring peace, not confusion (I Cor. 14:33) Are we going to blame God for human wickedness and disobedience.?Are we going to blame God for human wickedness and disobedience.?

6 6 "Go and learn" Those who didn't understand why they needed to obey His word instead of their own ideas were told to "go and learn"Those who didn't understand why they needed to obey His word instead of their own ideas were told to "go and learn" MAT 9:13 But go ye and learn what {that} meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (KJV)MAT 9:13 But go ye and learn what {that} meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (KJV) If you are one of rebellious heart, like they were, think about what Jesus would say to YOU...GO AND LEARN!If you are one of rebellious heart, like they were, think about what Jesus would say to YOU...GO AND LEARN! Think about how important it is to follow GOD'S WAY not your own opinion. YOUR OWN WAY LEADS TO DEATH (Prov 14:12)Think about how important it is to follow GOD'S WAY not your own opinion. YOUR OWN WAY LEADS TO DEATH (Prov 14:12)

7 7 "Go to work in my vineyard" (Matt 20:1-16) Jesus teaches with the parable of the vineyard and the workers(Matt 20:1-16) Jesus teaches with the parable of the vineyard and the workers We all need to be workers in the vineyard of the LordWe all need to be workers in the vineyard of the Lord The only valid worker is not just the one who is hired at the beginning of the dayThe only valid worker is not just the one who is hired at the beginning of the day God is merciful to those who depend upon His grace through faith and obedience he will bless us with more than we deserve.God is merciful to those who depend upon His grace through faith and obedience he will bless us with more than we deserve. When Jesus calls us to work in His vineyard, what answer are we giving?When Jesus calls us to work in His vineyard, what answer are we giving?

8 8 "Go and Obey" The rich young ruler had to obey by giving up his riches (Mar 10:21,Matt 19:21)The rich young ruler had to obey by giving up his riches (Mar 10:21,Matt 19:21) Why did he go away SAD?Why did he go away SAD? He knew he had rejected the condition on which he could receive the blessing of eternal life.He knew he had rejected the condition on which he could receive the blessing of eternal life. The ten lepers were cleansed AS they obeyed...(Luk 17:14)The ten lepers were cleansed AS they obeyed...(Luk 17:14) The blind man was healed WHEN he washed...(Joh 9:7,11)The blind man was healed WHEN he washed...(Joh 9:7,11) Saul of Tarsus was told what he should do to hear the gospel (Act 9:6)Saul of Tarsus was told what he should do to hear the gospel (Act 9:6) Likewise we can expect to receive promised blessings from Christ ONLY when we are ready to obey His commandsLikewise we can expect to receive promised blessings from Christ ONLY when we are ready to obey His commands The problem with many disbelievers is that they are unwilling to OBEY (Luk 10:37)The problem with many disbelievers is that they are unwilling to OBEY (Luk 10:37) The man who sought to justify himself (Luk 10:29) was told to GO AND DO LIKEWISE.The man who sought to justify himself (Luk 10:29) was told to GO AND DO LIKEWISE. Would Jesus have the same problem with us today?Would Jesus have the same problem with us today?

9 9 "Go and sin no more..." (Joh 8:2-11) The woman taken in adultery -Jesus told her to go, and sin no more.(Joh 8:2-11) The woman taken in adultery -Jesus told her to go, and sin no more. Some think this shows Jesus condoned her sin. This cannot be so, or Jesus is a hypocriteSome think this shows Jesus condoned her sin. This cannot be so, or Jesus is a hypocrite He condemned adultery elsewhere (Matt 19:9)He condemned adultery elsewhere (Matt 19:9) Jesus had the power to forgive sins here on earthJesus had the power to forgive sins here on earth (Matt 9:6) Miracles proved he had this authority(Matt 9:6) Miracles proved he had this authority (Luk 23:42_3) He forgave the thief on the cross(Luk 23:42_3) He forgave the thief on the cross What he said to the woman here meant she had been forgiven of her past sins.What he said to the woman here meant she had been forgiven of her past sins. This is what we can receive when we obey the gospel and are baptized (Heb 10:16_22)This is what we can receive when we obey the gospel and are baptized (Heb 10:16_22) This is what Jesus is telling us when we become a Christian "Go and sin no more..."This is what Jesus is telling us when we become a Christian "Go and sin no more..."

10 10 "Go and be reconciled" MAT 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.MAT 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. If we have done another wrong, we must be reconciled with them before we can make any pretext of worshiping GodIf we have done another wrong, we must be reconciled with them before we can make any pretext of worshiping God (I Joh 4:20) If we hate a brother, we cannot say we love God.(I Joh 4:20) If we hate a brother, we cannot say we love God. Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (KJV)Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (KJV) The obligation does not end if we have not done the wrong.The obligation does not end if we have not done the wrong. We owe an obligation to our brother to tell him if he is in danger of losing his soul because of sin.We owe an obligation to our brother to tell him if he is in danger of losing his soul because of sin. (Lev 19:17-18) Loving neighbor as self means you will not leave him without needed rebuke(Lev 19:17-18) Loving neighbor as self means you will not leave him without needed rebuke The Lord wants us to live in peace with one another and straighten out matters of sinful conduct, whether we do it or someone else does.The Lord wants us to live in peace with one another and straighten out matters of sinful conduct, whether we do it or someone else does.

11 11 "Go the second mile" (Matt 5:41) Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.(Matt 5:41) Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. We are to be servants of God, thus doing things not by our OWN RULES but by GOD'S WAYWe are to be servants of God, thus doing things not by our OWN RULES but by GOD'S WAY We may do things we may not really FEEL like doing to be obedient to GodWe may do things we may not really FEEL like doing to be obedient to God We are required to think and plan no ill on anyone, and not to think of self the way the worldly do.We are required to think and plan no ill on anyone, and not to think of self the way the worldly do. We are to serve heartily (Col 3:22_4) as unto the LordWe are to serve heartily (Col 3:22_4) as unto the Lord Are we willing to go the extra mile?Are we willing to go the extra mile?

12 12 "Go Not...” & "Go and humble yourself" Down the broad way (Matt 7:13)Down the broad way (Matt 7:13) After false prophets (Matt 24:26, Lk 17:23, Lk 21:8)After false prophets (Matt 24:26, Lk 17:23, Lk 21:8) (Luk 14:10) Don't seek the highest place(Luk 14:10) Don't seek the highest place.One of the hardest lessons for us to learn is that of being humble..One of the hardest lessons for us to learn is that of being humble. So often PRIDE gets in our way of righteous serviceSo often PRIDE gets in our way of righteous service Are we obeying this command of Christ?Are we obeying this command of Christ?

13 13 "Go and preach" As ye go, preach (Matt 10:7)As ye go, preach (Matt 10:7) MAR 1:38 — “And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. (KJV)MAR 1:38 — “And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. (KJV) Don't let anything stand in your way (Luk 9:60)Don't let anything stand in your way (Luk 9:60) Go preach the gospelGo preach the gospel To all the apostles (Matt 28:19, Mk 16:15_16, Act 5:18_20)To all the apostles (Matt 28:19, Mk 16:15_16, Act 5:18_20) To Phillip (Act 8:29)To Phillip (Act 8:29) To Ananias (Act 9:11)To Ananias (Act 9:11) To Paul - ACT 16:10 — “And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.” (KJV)To Paul - ACT 16:10 — “And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.” (KJV) It is also a command to us today.It is also a command to us today.

14 14 "Go call thy husband" The woman at the well – “go call thy husband” (Jn 4:16)The woman at the well – “go call thy husband” (Jn 4:16) People today are so mixed up by worldliness that they don't know who to call their husband or wife.People today are so mixed up by worldliness that they don't know who to call their husband or wife. We can't call one our husband if we are married to someone else and not scripturally divorced (Matt 19:9)We can't call one our husband if we are married to someone else and not scripturally divorced (Matt 19:9) We can't call someone our husband just because we have a legal sanction by the government or lawWe can't call someone our husband just because we have a legal sanction by the government or law God is involved in that promise and vow we takeGod is involved in that promise and vow we take Woe be unto one who vows before the Lord and then does not keep that vow.Woe be unto one who vows before the Lord and then does not keep that vow. Many, like the woman, do not have a husband, though they are living with someone.Many, like the woman, do not have a husband, though they are living with someone. This is SINFUL!This is SINFUL!

15 15 "Go not from house to house" LUK 10:7 — “And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.” (KJV)LUK 10:7 — “And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.” (KJV) MISUNDERSTANDINGS can arise if we take only a little of what the Bible says on a subject.MISUNDERSTANDINGS can arise if we take only a little of what the Bible says on a subject. (Acts 20:20) Paul taught from house to house(Acts 20:20) Paul taught from house to house (Act 2:46) They broke bread from house to house(Act 2:46) They broke bread from house to house Jesus was not condemning door - to - door personal work, but rather was instructing His disciples how to conduct themselves as they taught in ISRAEL.Jesus was not condemning door - to - door personal work, but rather was instructing His disciples how to conduct themselves as they taught in ISRAEL. Such misunderstandings point out the problem we can create by careless handling of the scripture.Such misunderstandings point out the problem we can create by careless handling of the scripture.

16 16 "Go no more out" REV 3:12 — “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, {which is} new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and {I will write upon him} my new name.” (KJV)REV 3:12 — “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, {which is} new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and {I will write upon him} my new name.” (KJV) What a blessing and a privilege to be in a situation where we would not go out any more.What a blessing and a privilege to be in a situation where we would not go out any more. Here we are in danger of falling, of being tempted to sin, of being wronged and hurt and offended by the sins of others.Here we are in danger of falling, of being tempted to sin, of being wronged and hurt and offended by the sins of others. There it will be only peace, harmony, and confidence!There it will be only peace, harmony, and confidence! Don't you want to be among those that overcome?Don't you want to be among those that overcome?

17 17 Conclusion: Jesus said many things in which people were to "Go“Jesus said many things in which people were to "Go“ If you haven't obeyed the gospel, can't you hear His word saying to you "Go, obey My truth while you can."?If you haven't obeyed the gospel, can't you hear His word saying to you "Go, obey My truth while you can."? We ought to be ashamed to refuse the one who tells us to goWe ought to be ashamed to refuse the one who tells us to go It will be terrible for those who hear but do no obey.It will be terrible for those who hear but do no obey. Jesus also said to “COME”Jesus also said to “COME” Matt. 11:28-30Matt. 11:28-30 Rev. 22:17Rev. 22:17 Are you going to "go forward" and “come to Jesus” today? Why not now?Are you going to "go forward" and “come to Jesus” today? Why not now?

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