-Understanding The Gospel-
Have YOU Obeyed?
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Definition of The Gospel, 1st Cor 15:1-4:
-1st Cor 15:1
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel
-1st Cor 15:3,4
how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures
CAUSE and EFFECT of NOT obeying the Gospel:
1) CAUSE of NOT obeying, 2nd Cor 4:3-4:
"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them"
2) Question the EFFECTS, 1st Peter 4:17:
"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"
3) The EFFECTS of disobeying, 2nd Thes 1:7-9:
"And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;"
Obeying the DEATH, Repentance:
1) Death to self will, 1st Cor 15:31, Rom 12:1
" I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."
-1st Cor 15:31
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."
2) Crucify your flesh, Rom 6:6-7, Luke 14:27:
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin."
"And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple."
Obeying the BURIAL, Jesus Name Baptism:
1) Buried by Baptism, Rom 6:4,:
"we are buried with him by baptism into death:"
2) Calling Jesus Name
"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"
"But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women."
"To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins."
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
-1st John 2:12
"I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake."
"but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God"
" And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord."
Obeying The Resurrection, The Holy Spirit:
1) Holy Spirit is Resurrection Power, Rom 8:11
"But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."
2) Must Recieve Holy Spirit, John 3:5, Rom 8:9,:
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
3) Confirm Receipt "Because they heard them":
"Because they heard them speak in tongues"
Three Steps to Obeying the Gospel:
1) Three (3) Things MUST agree in ONE:
-1st John 5:8
"And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."
1. Blood, 2. Water, 3. Spirit
1. Death, 2. Burial, 3. Resurrection
1. Repentence, 2. Water Baptism, 3. Holy Spirit
2) How to, Respond to/Obey the Gospel:
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
"And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"
Everyone should obey the Gospel today.
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Truth in Salvation