Acts 8:26-40, Verse 30-35, Verse 35 – He preached unto him Jesus.
I. Who is Jesus that Is spoke of:
A. Isaiah 7:14 – Immanual
B. Matthew 1:23 – God with us.
C. Isaiah 9:6 – Mighty God, Everlasting Father.
D. Micah 5:3 – The Everlasting
E. Malachi 3:1-3 – The Lord whom you seek
F. II Cor. 5:19 – God in Christ
G. I Tim 3:16 – God manifest in the flesh
WHAT WAS JESUS PURPOSE?
I. Heb. 5:9 – Author of Eternal Salvation to those who obey Him.
JESUS PLAN EXPLAINED.
I. John 3:5-7 Except a man be born again of water and spirit…
Convenience, fear, must change to love, Reward vs. true repentance.
1. Changes of ones mind or goals. Changes of direction 180 degrees.
2. Importance: Luke 13:1-3 – Repent or Perish
3. John: Matthew 3:1-11 – Mark 1:4
4. Jesus: Matthew 4:7 – Mark 1:15 – Luke 15:10
5. God commands repentance. – Acts 17:30
6. Right and wrong types of Repentance.
Hebrews 12:17 – II Tim. 2:25 – II Cor. 7:10
7. Cannot repent unless moved by Spirit – John 6:4
8. Repentance from sin which brings death to old nature.
9. Chemistry of Repentance. When our old nature is exposed to God’s Holy Nature – Repentance can
B. Guilty or Heaviness
E. Willingness to change no matter how good of life.
A. Freedom to face change and breakaway from old life.
B. Forsaking of old life.
BAPTISM GREEK – “TO DIP”
We cannot ignore God’s Word.
I. We must answer the following Questions:
A. Is Baptism important? Luke 7:29-30 …rejected council of God…
B. John 3:5 – Except a man be born of water…He cannot..
II. Does Baptism Save you?
A. I Peter 3:20-21
verse 20: Eight souls saved by water
verse 21: …Baptism doth also now save us…
B. Mark 16:15-20
…He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.
III. How can my sins be washed away (remitted)
A. Luke 24:44-53
…Taught remission of sins….Thru his blood.
B. Rev. 1:5 …washed from sins in his blood…
Matt. 26:28 …My blood…shed…for remission of sins…Thru His name.
Acts 2:38 …In the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins…
Acts 10:43 …Through his name…receive remission of sins…Thru Baptism.
Acts 22:16 …wash away thy sins…
Col. 2:10-12 …Putting off…sins of the flesh…buried with him in baptism.
John 14:16-18 – I will pray the father
What is the Holy Ghost?
A. Comforter – John 15:26
B. Witness of Power – Acts 1:8
C. Seal of God – Eph. 1:13
D. Earnest (Downpayment) – Eph. 1:14, Phil.1:6
How do we recognize Holy Ghost?
A. Isaiah 28:11 – Stammering lips and other tongues.
B. Jer. 31:33 – Put my laws in there heart.
C. Eze. 11:19 – New Spirit – Take out stony heart.
D. Joel 2:28 – Pour out my spirit.
Four Examples of Believers receiving the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:1-6, 8:9-18.
Jesus said in John 7:37-39 – Rivers
I Peter 1:8 – Joy unspeakable.
In many places the word speaks of the new life as a:
1. Race – Philip 3:l0-14
2. Fight – II Tim. 4:7
4. Wrestling match: Eph. 6:12
5. Contending for the faith – Jude. V.3
6. Die to the natural man: Col. 3:5
7. Our hope – Phil. 3:20-21
Seven Ingredients for a Christian Life.
3. God’s Word
4. Church Attendance
5. Godly Council
6. Godly Life
7. Godly fellowship
We are not perfect just forgiven:
I John 1:7-10, 2:1-6
We charge you as John – I John 2:15-17
We assure you as Paul – Phil. 1:6
We remind you as Peter – II Peter 3:14-15
OUR ENCOURAGEMENT: Continue in what you learned to be saved – I Tim. 4:16 – Not forsaking yourselves together and so much as you see the day approaching.
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