We know the facts of the gospel.
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But do we really understand the people to whom our message is intended? In this lesson we are going to try to understand three things about the lost that will benefit our efforts. So it is of every sinner. Madness is in their hearts Ecc. We often try to teach people who do not really believe or know that they are lost.
They are blinded either by their own self-righteousness, worldly lust, or traditional religious values. Before the gospel can have any effect on them, they first must accept the fact that they are lost. Until this fact is established, teaching them how to be saved is ineffective.
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Notice that the son in our text LEFT the father. Sinners must be shown their lost condition clearly. Many of them will argue that God loves them and that He said that He will never forsake them. First we must understand if the lost really are aware of their lost condition. However, just the opposite occurs. When I first started teaching people, I spent countless nights depressed because I thought the ability to get people to change was in me—I was wrong!
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The ability to save is in the gospel Romans ; James The easiest thing for anyone to do is leave the Lord but the hardest thing to do is come back. Even so, everyone has within them the ability to change. Basically what I was doing was projecting my own worldview on them. That attitude hindered my ability to be an effective teacher of the gospel. Well, this criterion is faulty and useless. All men are candidates for the gospel because Christ died for all men John ; Romans Notice that going astray and affliction produced obedience. This is definitely the case with the lost son. He did not come to his senses until his life changed for the worse.
So, be encouraged and continue the quest of teaching the gospel. In one sense that is correct; but I think to fully appreciate the fact that God loves sinners, we need to understand the connection between them and God. In Acts 17, the apostle Paul was having a conversation with some Gentiles sinners about God. Every man on the face of this earth is a child of God by virtue of creation.
In this sense there is a connection between God and sinners because He loves His creation John We have to understand that people know God loves them and they are right. Many of them believe, no matter how they are living, that they are still a child of God. We must recognize that arguing this point with them is useless. However, we must show them that being an offspring of God through physical creation does not save but becoming an offspring of God through spiritual creation does John ; Acts , Galatians ; ; 2 Corinthians The father was so happy to see his son all he could think about was rejoicing.
This is how God feels about sinners. He is waiting with open hands ready to rejoice in the day of deliverance for that one sinner. However, that day is dependent upon us taking the gospel to them.
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God our father loves the souls of all sinners and we should too; not only in word but also in deed. I realize that I probably have not touched nearly as much as could have been said from these passages. We pray however, that what has been said can help us all to understand better the position of the lost.
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Decatur Church of Christ. There are many difficult commands in the Bible; none were more difficult than the command God gave to Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Genesis 22 Our most challenging command might well be that of repentance. This is a command for everyone. Repentance is a change of mind, of attitude and of heart. It is an act of faith that leads to a change away from any sinful lifestyle.
Jesus wanted everyone to hear the message of repentance. Salvation in Jesus without a change of life is impossible.
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Feeling sorry for an action without a change of life is not repentance. The Law of God made man aware of sin and showed the need for repentance and forgiveness.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. John chapter eight records the story of a woman that was taken in the very act of adultery. Jesus said, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. The scribes and Pharisees were told this because they were deliberately breaking God's Law in condemning this woman in the way they did. They had no respect for the Law. Jesus told this woman to "go, and sin no more. Let us observe our weakness and by relying on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus get out of the business of sin.
Who should repent and why should we repent? Those who are not yet Christians should repent and be baptized to be saved. When Philip preached in Samaria, Simon, who had been a sorcerer, became a Christian. He sinned by wanting to buy the ability to pass on gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Judgment Day is coming. Acts Repentance involves stopping the sins that are in our life. Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.
How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Have you repented of your sins?
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Have you been baptized for the remission of your sins? There are two divine institutions - the home and the church. A third institution exists with God's approval - government. God desires strong homes and strong churches. Both are an honor to His name. Following are some things that will contribute to building strong churches:.
People who attend our assemblies should be overwhelmed with kindness and friendliness. Brethren should greet them with smiles, greeting and hand shakes in the parking lot, foyer, as they enter and leave the auditorium, and those that sit near them should give them special attention. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Strong churches must be loyal to God's word! Liberality in giving is a quality that builds strong churches. Some members build the church.
Others tear down what is built. Are you a builder? Matthew The church in the Bible is always people. Jesus Himself promised to build His church. In Matthew we read, "When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.