1st Century Preaching and Teaching in the 21st Century
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Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ came to this earth over 2,000 years ago to provide us with the example of how to live for God and be granted that final rest which is called Heaven.
He suffered a horrendous death, allowing evil men to hang his innocent body on a cross.He shed his blood my friends, for you and for me.
For you to reap the benefits of Christ’s unselfish love, you must build a faith that leads you to be obedient to all that Christ commands of you.
Is faith really important?
Hebrews 11:6 states, “…without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing [unto him]; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and[that] he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.” It is impossible to please God without faith. From where are we to derive our faith? Are we to rely on the Holy Spirit to “touch” our heart or is there some other means?
Romans 10:17 tells us, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Our faith is to be found in hearing (listening to the word through our heart as we read the sacred pages) the Word of God. What is so special about the Word of God that it is the only source of our Faith?
Jesus answers this question in John 17:17 when, in prayer to God, he says, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” God’s word is truth! It is the basis on which our faith is built. It was given to us by God as he spoke to the writers of the New Testament through the Holy Spirit. How many times was it given? Jude 1:3 answers, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” “The Faith” talked about here is the gospel and it was delivered once!
How is the word of God able to build our faith? Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” No other source can convict us of our sinful state except the Word of God. Paul states in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “Every scripture inspired of God [is] also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.” The passage says “complete, furnished completely”, that means there is no need for anything else, what was given is all sufficient.
Since creation, Satan has done everything in his power to confront, mislead and nullify those who are faithful to God’s word.The biggest culprit, in the disaster that has struck the church, is those that have abandoned the respect they once had for the silence as well as the statement of the scriptures.
It is clear that, if the church is to be faithful in carrying out of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:45-49) then it must seriously and strenuously address itself to the matter of the defense of the faith against various forms of false doctrine.
This site has been designed to bring lessons to those who seek the truth from God’s word.Not a truth based on one’s feelings, desire, or agenda, but the truth based solely on the word of God.
It is my prayer that these lessons help in your walk with God.