Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 17 of 41

God’s work on My Behalf

God loved me so much that He was willing to not only suffer the loss of His son, but to allow His son to suffer the loss of Him while He hung on the cross and died. God, in this moment on the cross for the first time in all of eternity past, present, and future, turned his back to His son and could not look on Him for His son took the sin of mankind on himself and paid for it with His shed blood. A holy God could not look on sin, and turned His back on His own son for My sake.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Mark 15:34

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 16 of 41

God's Work on MY Behalf

Because of my sin against God and my helpless state that I am in, I can do nothing, and I am worthy of nothing. But God did it all by sending His Own Son into the world to die on the cross for my sins showing me unfathomable love. 

Romans 5:6
For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 8:3
For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,

Romans 5:7-8

 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 15 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

Apart from Christ I am helpless or as the New King James bible says in romans 5:6 I was without strength, I can do nothing about my status with God, my sin condemns me to judgement and I can do nothing. It is emphasizing that it is about Him, the Christ, and not about me. 

Romans 5:6

 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 14 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

And for me, apart from the work of Christ, I am judged on my own merit, my own good works, my own efforts to keep God’s laws. Because no one can keep God’s laws perfectly apart from Christ, I am guilty, bound by the power of sin, and enslaved by the lusts and temporal pleasures while waiting the judgement of God.

Romans 3:19
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

James 2:10
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

Titus 3:3
For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

Ephesians 2:3 

…among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 13 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

Living for myself and thinking I can live for myself with no consequences, I have really shown myself to be utterly foolish. Because of my selfish arrogance God has every right as a righteous Judge to damn me to the eternal punishment of the everlasting experience of His terrifying wrath in the Lake of Fire that eternally burns with fire and brimstone. This is what I deserve because of my selfish, sinful life that I live for myself.  (How is this good news? first I have to realize why I need good news. the plight of humanity- no one is good except God)

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, (but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord).

Revelations 21:8
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. 

Ephesians 2:3
among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 12 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

Living my life for myself and for my own pleasures while thinking I know what is best for me; I have broken the whole Law of God. I have sinned against God by breaking His laws he has set before me. 

Exodus 20- (excerpts from) 
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image-any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain...
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother....
You shall not murder
You shall not commit adultery
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his or, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's. 

Colossians 3:5
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 

Matthew 5:27-28
You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adulatory. But i say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 

1 John 3:15

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 11 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

I should be giving thanks to God and submitting my life to His rule as King and Lord over my life, but instead I have rebelled against Him and have been exalting myself above Him wanting to become lord of my own life making myself my own god.

Isaiah 47:10 
““For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’; Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; And you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”

Exodus 34:14 
“(for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),”

Exodus 20:3

You shall have no other gods before me.