Some would accept grace if they could have it without Jesus Christ

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Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth.”
Revelation 22:21 “The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
Written to give hope and courage in
the face of persecution
Triumph of good over evil !
Jesus is “king of kings” and “Lord of Lords” Rev.19:16
Last statement to the suffering saints
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth.”
God is real - he is our maker - our guide
In 66th book 31,101 verses later
The Bible ends by answering
The Question that it begins with
Obvious that the world exists - something wrong
Gen.1:1 = we are made by God
Death corrupts the world
What went wrong? Sin
God works out a plan to deal with problem of sin.
“Social Gospel” is not a solution !
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21
The truth that contains the solution to sin
Gospel that acknowledges God but not Jesus
Christ has no hope
Rom. 7:24-8:1
Who shall deliver me?
God through Jesus Christ our Lord
No condemnation to those in Christ
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21
Jews rejected Jesus - 1 Cor.1:22,23
“foolishness”
“Stumbling Block”
Truth - What God has done in Christ to deal
with the problem of sin.
The Gospel of God’s Triumph over
Sin is the Gospel of Jesus Christ
The God of Creation is also the God of our
Salvation !
Hebrews 2:10 “For it became him, for whom
are all things, and by whom are all things, in
bringing many sons unto glory, to make the
captain of their salvation perfect through
sufferings.”
ASV = Author ESV = Founder
Some believe in God but not in Jesus Christ
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in
God, believe also in me.” - John 14:1
John 8:24 NKJV “Therefore I said to you that
you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe
that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
John 14:6 NKJV “Jesus said to him, “I am the
way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through Me.”
Some would accept grace if they could have
it without Jesus Christ
In Jesus Christ “dwells all the fullness of the
Godhead bodily” - Colossians 2:9
We are reconciled to God through Christ
Colossians 1:20 - “And, having made peace
through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,
whether they be things in earth, or things in
heaven.”
Some would accept grace if they could have
it without Jesus Christ
Outside of Christ there is no salvation !
Acts 4:12. “Neither is there salvation in any
other: for there is none other name under
heaven given among men, whereby we must
be saved.”
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21
The Victory of God in Christ is
Ultimately the Victory of Grace
Grace is the last word, the end of the story of
Salvation.
Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God:”
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21
The Gospel that saves us is a Gospel of Grace
“The gospel of the grace of God” Acts 20:24
“The true grace of God wherein ye stand”
1 Peter 5:12
God is a God of Grace !
Numbers 6:22-27
22. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23. Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying,
On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel,
saying unto them,
24. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25. The LORD make his face shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:
26. The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.
27. And they shall put my name upon the
children of Israel; and I will bless them.”
A Christian experiences the good things that
come from God’s Grace.
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain
mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
1 Peter 2:2,3 “As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow
thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord
is gracious.”
Paul said: “I have not shunned to declare to you
the whole counsel of God” - Acts 20:27 NKJV
We need to study “the whole counsel of God”
LAST WORD = “Amen” - Let it be so
“Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears” - 1 Sam. 3:9
“Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to
me according to your word” - Luke 1:38 “Mary”
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21
The Grace of God that saves us is found only
in Jesus Christ
Galatians 3:27
“For as many of you as have been baptized
into Christ have put on Christ.”
BAPTIZED
CONFESS Mark 16:16
REPENT Matt 10:32
BELIEVE Luke 13:3
John 8:24
The
Steps of
Salvation
Acts 22:16 NKJV
“And now why are you
waiting? Arise and be
baptized, and wash away
your sins, calling on the
name of the Lord.'
Sermon by Arthur Pigman
Evans Church of Christ
515 Gibbs Road
Evans, Ga. 30809
706-855-1249
[email protected]
www.evansgachurchofchrist.org
Sunday Evening July 30, 2013
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