Why You Are in Deep Trouble without Jesus Christ

Its not a popular message, but its important for you to know that you were born into a rebellious and corrupt race – the human race. 

 
 
At one time we were not that way, but Adam our Father chose disobedience to God, and sadly that affected us as well. We were born into a world marred by sin. From the word go, demonic powers had access to us to trip us up.

Scriptures showing how important Holiness is to God

Holiness for the Christian means being like Jesus. It means being pure in heart, humble, repentant, loving, faithful, zealous for God and God’s will, honest, truthful, joyful, peaceful, patient, gracious, generous, wise, discreet, self-controlled and lots more.

It is the devil’s work to give negative connotations to the word holiness. Perhaps some of these arise from our own sense of not measuring up, or from an inner lawlessness or rebellion we secretly cherish.

What is God willing to do for His Children?

Who are God’s Children and what will God do for them?

“But as many as received Him, He gave them the authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;” (John 1:12)

If you have truly received Jesus, truly believed in His name, you have the authority to become a child of God. It does not say you automatically ARE a child of God, by believing in His name and receiving Him, but you ARE able to become one. The effective use of that authority comes as you walk with God in trust and obedience.

God’s Power working IN US to change us makes all happen

The Power that Works within Us

Eph 3:20,21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Whatever we can think of or imagine, God can do more. Whatever we may be able to ask God for, He can do exceedingly abundantly above that.

Can we dream of being like Jesus Christ in character, temperament, self-c0ntrol, love, discipline or wisdom? Can we ask for that?

The Main Points of the Sermon on the Mount – Part 1

Some of the most important teachings of Jesus Christ are recorded in Matthew’s Gospel, chapters 5 through 7. These teachings have come to be known as “The Sermon on the Mount” because it says in Matthew 5:1 that Jesus ascended the mountain and his disciples came up to hear him.

These teachings are really important because according to Jesus, your long term future is determined by whether you DO or DO not DO the things Jesus instructed here.

All unholy prophets are false prophets

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

A message for Carnal Christians

This sermon by Paul Washer to a group of Baptist young people could have been addressed to virtually any group of professing Christians in western world and still been just as relevant.

Fasting like Ezra the priest

Ezra was a priest and post-exilic leader of the people of God. He was a major player in the restoration of the temple and God-ordained worship. Later in his ministry the following occurred:

Ezr 9:1 When these things were done, the leaders came to me, saying, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, with respect to the abominations of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

What does the Bible mean by the knowledge of God?

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverb 9:10

Jesus Christ did not die simply that we may have knowledge of the Bible. Jesus Christ died that we may know God.

The Hebrew concept is knowing is different to the Greek concept. Greek style knowledge is scientific, academic, reasoned knowledge. It can be totally detached from emotion.

Christians who do not fear God can go to hell

Jesus warned us about the seriousness of sin when He said:

If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. (Matthew 5:29,30)

The Hebraic way of emphasizing something was not to use CAPS or bold text, but to repeat it

 

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