Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 11 (04-23-19)
Bob resumes the study of the gospel of John. He introduces John chapter 4, but first, he revisits John chapter 3. This is one of the most important chapters because it teaches us how to enter a brand new relationship with Christ Jesus. We not only come to him to be our Lord and Savior but also to be our teacher.
Bob shares again how man is already dead in sin, born in the nature of Adam. Man cannot give spiritual life to man because he does not have spiritual life in himself. But a man was sent from heaven to explain heavenly things to man. God sent Jesus to redeem man from the consequences of sin, which is death. Satan deceived man and man chose to believe the lie. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy but God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, not to condemn the world, but to save man through him. Man was condemned already. Man is dead and in need of life.
God provided for man what he could never do for himself. Jesus took away all the sins of the world when he died on the cross. His death was a necessary part of salvation, to take away the cause of death, which is sin. If sin was not taken away then the next time man sinned he would die again. So Jesus death took away the sins of the entire world. He took away the sins of Saddam Hussein, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But not everybody appropriated what God did to receive life.
Salvation is giving life to man through the resurrected life of God. The only way we can receive life is through the life that is given by God in Christ Jesus. When Jesus was raised from the dead, he now lives forevermore. Jesus Christ never sinned, lived a holy life and is the only man who could voluntarily lay down his life for man, and he did, and was raised up to life. Since he had no sin of his own, sin has no hold on him. Now he lives forever to intercede for man to those who put their trust in him. He offers eternal life as a gift to be received. He who receives the Son has the life and he who does not receive the Son does not have life. Come to Jesus Christ for eternal life.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are practiced throughout Christianity. Denominations differ, however, on the meaning and purpose of these ordinances. Some say they are necessary for salvation. Others claim they are required for church membership or to gain God’s approval.
Why the controversy? In this series, Bob George takes a Biblical look at these familiar Christian practices. Bob cuts right through tradition and ceremony to show that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are simply visual aids to help explain Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
This two disc audio set is perfect for playing in your car or home audio CD player.
Beautifully boxed CD set with front and back cover; perfect for gifts and handing out to family and friends.
What About 1 John 1:9 is one of those questions that continues to be asked countless times by so many within the church. This booklet will help many people know that Christ died for their sins once and for all and that they are forgiven forever!
This small pocket 25 page booklet is excellent for witnessing to others about God’s complete forgiveness for both the Christian and for sharing Christ with others that do not know Jesus, and are still stuck in their religion.