Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P02 (03-15-22)
In Search of an Identity
The issue of identity is inescapable and central to our lives. “Who am I?” we all ask. “Where did I come from? Where am I going?” Every person wrestles with these questions, and the answers we adopt determine the direction of our lives.
Just as a person’s physical growth is based on proper diet and exercise, so is the Christians’s spiritual growth dependent on regular feeding upon the word of God and application of its principles. With more false teaching, shifting opinions and general confusion in the world than ever before, Christians need a solid foundation upon which to base their beliefs and build their lives. The word of God declares that Jesus Christ is that foundation of truth. With that in mind, let’s now take A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ.
People sometimes who have problems with drunkenness and they are then told you’re an alcoholic. And that identity, they will desperately hang on to that identity. In other words. Don’t tell me, I’m not, because number one that’s my rationale. That’s my excuse for drinking too much. … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P26 (01-26-22)
Understanding Your Identity – And Church is Not a Man-made Building
There are only two identities from God’s vantage point. One is either in Christ Jesus, saved. Or, in Adam, Lost. Satan has done a job on the lost world by keeping everyone thinking their identities are in other things. We went over that in detail from the past three broadcasts. We encourage you to listen to those other broadcasts. Repetition helps cement things into memory.
So, there are only two types of people. Those that are lost, are in Adam. And, those that are saved are in Christ. And all those that are called in Christ are what is called the invisible church, the ekklesia. And incidentally, the invisible church is different from the visible church today. The visible church is made up lost and saved people. And have pastors that are lost and saved. But God’s true invisible church is born again believers in Christ Jesus. And this is not born again because of any institution here on earth, because that is man-made. But through the identity of the resurrected Christ Jesus.
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P663 (08-20-21)
Make Yourself Available to the Lord for Building Up the Saints in All Truth and Godliness
We want to encourage our listeners to make your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to the Lord (Romans 12:1-2), to make yourself available to the Lord to use you as He directs. Follow the example of Bob George as he followed the example of Christ. That echoes the same sentiment as the apostle Paul who said the same thing to the believers he ministered to, according to the gift and grace God had given him.
1 Corinthians 11:1 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
3 John 1:4 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
If you have matured in Christ and have understanding of the meaning of the word of God, and can teach that to others, then consider having a home bible study or an online zoom bible study, if you are not doing so already. If you are growing in the Lord, and you are equipped of the Lord in a different capacity, and you are … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P638 (05-28-21)
We have this struggle between our flesh and the Spirit more than we like to admit or even realize. When you think of sin, as God defines it, as anything that does not come from faith is sin, how many times are we anxious? Many of us have been incorrectly taught that you need to confess your sins to God to keep in fellowship, but that is not biblical. Jesus took away our sins at the cross, without which there is no forgiveness of sins, and He did that before we even asked Him to. He is not going to shed His blood again, and has chosen to remember our sins no more. The sin of the world that must be repented of, and the only sin, is unbelief in Him. So it is not faith to ask for what in Him you already have, the forgiveness of sins. Again, that forgiveness was provided before you and I were ever born physically into this world. In Him is the redemption, the forgiveness of sins, as we read in Ephesians 1:7. Are you in Him?
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P622 (04-02-21)
People often ask questions from scripture, and get focused on a word or two in a translation that gets them confused. The key is you hold onto truth in scripture you know are true, and do not let less clear scripture conflict with what you know is true. For if you are in Christ Jesus, you know the gospel you have come to understand and have believed in. Instead, it usually means you need to check it out with another translation and also read more of the passage in its entire context.
An example of that is the passage in 2 Corinthians 5:9-10. Is it really about judgment, as if we are going to be judged, or punished by God, for the bad things we have done in our flesh? No. God already dealt with sin once and for all when He shed His blood on a cross. The gospel has made that clear, where other scriptures clearly reveal that, as in Hebrews, where Jesus promised us that He remembers our sins no more and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.