Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 13 (04-29-19)
Bob George explains from the book of John what it means to be born again. When you are born again, scripture tells us that Spirit of God comes to live in you. In Romans, you read that without the Spirit of God you do not belong to Him.
Romans 8:9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
You cannot be born again unless born of the Spirit.
John 3:34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
Jesus came to this earth, as God in the flesh, totally emptying himself of his divine attributes in order to show us what full dependence on the holy Spirit as a man looks like. Still fully God, Jesus came to speak the words of God.
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 11 (04-23-19)
Bob resumes the study of the gospel of John. He is currently teaching from John 3 where Nicodemus meets Jesus at night and Jesus explains to him what it means to be born again of the Spirit of God. 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.
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 10 (04-22-19)
Bob resumes the study of the gospel of John. He is currently teaching from John chapter 3 where Nicodemus meets Jesus at night and Jesus explains to him what it means to be born again of the Spirit of God. 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 interviewed with Jim Armstrong when he was graduating from college. They made an offer and Bob accepted their offer to be trained by them. He was not trained by Ford Motor company but by Jim Armstrong. There was an agreement to be trained by them. Bob came to be trained by them. The same thing is true with Jesus. You and I, born again in Christ Jesus, have come to be trained and equipped by Jesus to have our minds renewed and for Jesus to be our source of everything we do. You and I have come to be trained.
Bob George shares how mankind becomes a forgiven person and receives new life. Forgiveness does not give new life. New life brings life from the dead. Man’s most basic problem is that he is dead and in need of new life, God’s life. We are saved not through his death but through His life. His death is a part of salvation, to take away sin from the sight of God. For without sin being taken away, the cause of death, Jesus could not bring new life to man. Death is worse than sin. God cured death by dealing with the sin issue when He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross. Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. Now that sin is taken away, never to be remembered again in the sight of God, what can Jesus now offer to mankind? New life in Him! By His resurrection from the dead, He offers the same life that was in Him to be placed in us, who have put our trust in Him. When you receive the life of Christ, you have the righteousness of Christ. We … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Bob George explains what salvation really is, coming by faith to God through Christ Jesus to receive His resurrected life. Sadly, salvation is often incorrectly taught as coming to Christ to get your sins forgiven. Through the scriptures, Bob explains what Jesus came to do, did, and what that accomplished for you and me. He explains how every man is born spiritually dead already. Jesus Christ died to take away the sins of the world, for all people forever. That does not mean everyone is saved because only in the resurrected life of Christ is someone a forgiven person with Christ’s righteousness. The only sin that keeps someone from God is the the sin of unbelief in Jesus. A person who comes to Jesus Christ for life has repented of the sin of unbelief in Him. Sadly, many churches teach you that you must repent of all your sins. But that is impossible for man to do. The only thing man can do is repent of the unbelief in Jesus. A person must change their mind about what they think they can do to make themselves holy, righteous and acceptable to God. … Listen to Broadcast & Read More