Classic Christianity Radio (03-13-19) – Created Anew Part 3
Bob George shares from scripture on being made anew in the Spirit of God by spiritual new birth.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We are now a child of God when by faith we trusted in what God accomplished for us in Jesus Christ, by his death, burial and resurrection. My heritage as a Jew or a Gentile is not important anymore. I am proud to be a child of God. My citizenship is in heaven. As a child of God, we are created for good works, that he produces in us and through us as we trust in him. Bob also shared from the parable Jesus told his disciples in John 15 concerning the vine and the branches.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Bob had a conversation with a lady who said the more you do the more rewards you get. That is not in accordance with truth. God … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity Radio (03-12-19) – Created Anew Part 2
Bob George shares from Ephesians about being created anew, that both the Jew and the Gentile, as one body in Christ Jesus, are saved the same way.
Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Bob explains mercy and grace and how God provided both mercy and grace to us in Christ Jesus. God showed mercy when he withheld death from us, who deserved and earned death because of sin. God extended grace to us when he offered eternal life as a gift, something we never deserved and could never earn. Bob then explained the difference between belief and faith. Belief is necessary for faith but is not automatic in the faith. True faith is putting trust in Jesus Christ, in what he accomplished for you in his death, burial and resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity Radio (03-11-19) – Created Anew Part 1
Bob introduces the topic of being created anew, when someone is born again spiritually. When someone is born again, the Holy Spirit takes residence in you and all things become new. Bob shares from Ephesians 1 and 2 and explains this faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same faith available to both the Jews and the Gentiles, by which all men are made acceptable to God.
Ephesians 1:15 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people
To better explain this concept of both the Jew and Gentile being saved the same way, Bob provides background information on the lifestyle and thinking of the Gentile world in the time period of Paul’s visitation to Ephesus. The Gentile world today is not like what it was like thousands of years ago. Today’s Gentile world is in general still a moral and decent people and quite a contrast to the goddess worship and temple prostitution practiced by those Gentiles in days gone by. Today that moral decency is fading away. But the roots of idolatry, superstition and … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity Radio – Heirs of the Promise Part 1 (2-18-19)
Bob shares a message from Ephesians that, as Gentiles, together with the Jews we are heirs of the promise. In part 1 on this topic, Bob shares how to properly discern context from reading Ephesians. So often people read one passage and come to false conclusions about election and predestination. Looking closely at transition words like “Therefore” are clues to the theme or purpose of writing. However, punctuation and chapter divisions can be put in the wrong places. Oftentimes people form incorrect doctrines out of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the book of Acts, which are historical recording of events that happened but are not for forming doctrine. The epistles of Paul, like his letter to Ephesians, contain doctrine, yet even then wrong conclusions are drawn. Read the entire letter over and over again and look for the overall meaning and then let the Holy Spirit teach you. It is not the word that sets you free but the truth of the word, the meaning of the word of God, that sets you free. So Bob reads through the book of Ephesians, interjecting what the meaning … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – Unity in the Faith P3 (1-16-19)
Welcome to Classic Christianity radio with Bob George, where Bob’s clear and timeless teachings on the complete forgiveness and unconditional love of Jesus Christ will transform your life as you learn about God’s amazing grace. Let’s join Bob as he teaches us from God’s word on the third part of a three message series on the unity in the faith.
Bob shares why we cannot love until we come in contact with Jesus Christ. Since you now have Jesus Christ, you are urged to act in accordance with who you are, a new creation, a child of God, a recipient of God’s love. Bob shares about walking in patience, humility and peace with others that must start with understanding God. Is it Jesus convincing me to think this way or the flesh? The Holy Spirit living in you is the filter for proper thinking.
Bob shares how we can fellowship only with those of like mind, who have the Spirit of the living God in them. Unity in the Spirit comes from truth. You cannot have unity with those who have not come to truth. Are you in the body of … Listen to Broadcast & Read More