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NEW LIFE                   THE CHURCH

Conversation now must turn to Faith. "Do you believe Jesus is God's Son?" Read Hebrews 11:6 together --  "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."  It may be time to compare religious beliefs, their history, and reinforce seeking Him in scripture. These scriptures can be used to stimulate discussion and enhance searching the scriptures for truth. Many students will have difficulty looking up scriptures. Help them find the scriptures and enjoy reading them out loud.

Review:
Dear Student:

It's exciting to move from a survey of the entire Bible to a deeper study of individual scriptures found throughout the New Testament. In the survey, you learned about God's plan to redeem (to buy back) sinful mankind to himself by giving of himself even to the point of the death, burial, and resurrection of his son, Jesus. That's the 5,000 foot viewpoint, a perspective viewpoint where you learned what our existence is all about.

It was interesting and somewhat mysterious to see how history has unfolded God's plan. You got a glimpse of God's nature -- all power (omnipotent ), everywhere present (omnipresent ), and all knowledge (omniscient ). His power was shown in his creation and in Noah's flood, the deliverance of the Hebrew people from the jaws of Pharaoh by parting the water of the Red Sea, and in the awesome event -- raising Jesus from the dead, a powerful demonstration over the laws of physics. His presence was shown in answering the prayer of the request to find just the right wife for Isaac and in the staying power of Joseph. God was with him all the way. His omniscience was demonstrated in the 10 commandments to Moses, religious and social rules that persist in today's worldwide cultures to be beneficial for all mankind. God is pure, awesome, mysterious, and wonderful. God is a spirit. He rules over his creation with a gentle but deliberate hand. He hates sin. He is in a war against evil. He is a jealous God -- he wants all to come to him. He is patient. God is love.

Now, you are digging deeper into the doctrine of God's will. We know that he wants us to come to him; but, how do we do that?

This lesson tells us that "without faith, it is impossible to please him." Step one is faith, a faith that becomes trust like Abraham's. Enough trust to let him call the shots in your life with Jesus at the wheel, in control of your will to the praise of God.

God bless,

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The New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 1: Faith
Genesis 49:10; 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Deut. 18:15, 18; Psalms 14:1; 53:1; Matthew 1:23;  Mark 2:5-12; John 1:1-14, 18,  3:16; Acts 2:3, 3:22; Romans 1:4, 8:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 11:1, 6, 11-12;
Teacher's Comment: It all comes down to whether Jesus came out of the grave.
If the answer is "No," then we are still in our sins; but if the answer is "Yes," then our response will be faithfulness. Faith becomes trust when we realize all of God’s plans were fulfilled in Jesus. We are not alone -- God is here and with us.
John 2:22
22    After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
Acts 2:24
24    But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
Acts 10:40
40    but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.
1 Corinthians 15:17
17    And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
Hebrews 4:11-16
11  Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.
16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Look at the keys to faithfulness found in these verses.  First, we recognize we are vulnerable.  Such knowledge keeps us alert as a siren alerts us that tornadoes are in our area.  Second, we appreciate the power in the Word of God.  We can use it to “be transformed” (Romans 12.1-2). Third, we rely on Christ, our High Priest, to help us. We can take any struggle, problem, weakness or grief to Him. He understands and He offers mercy and grace when we are in need.  We can cast our cares on Him--the One who always cares (1 Peter 5.7).

We must believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
Believing is more than just saying, "I believe." Faith is trust with full confidence that Jesus is whom he said he is.

Here is a student's summary:
Jesus is God - a divine prophecy about a divine Messiah foretold in the Old Testament Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel."  "Immanuel" literally means "God with us." See also Matthew 1:23, Jesus was "God with us."

This Messiah would be a human child, but have a higher nature Isaiah 9:6: "For a child born to us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder. His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace". This was a radical statement coming from a monotheistic Jewish prophet - especially calling a human being "Mighty God". This was a statement that God fulfilled centuries later in Christ. Some 200 years later, but still more than 500 years before Jesus walked the earth, more was predicted about the Messiah's divine nature Daniel 7:13-14: "I was looking in the night visions, and behold, it came with the clouds of heaven one like a son of man, and came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And he was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all people, nations and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass, and his kingdom shall not be destroyed."

"Son of Man" was the first title Jesus used for Himself - and this passage shows that this was a clear and strong assertion of His divinity.

In Mark, the first Gospel to be written, He also included the phrase "Coming with the clouds of heaven" (Mark 14:62). His listeners got the message, refused to believe it and used it as one more reason to kill Him.

Jesus is God - His earthly ministry
The baby Jesus was worshiped by the Magi Matthew 2:11: "And entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshiped him, and opening their treasures they offered him gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh." In addition to being guided to the place where Jesus was born, the Magi were apparently informed by God about the divine identity of Jesus, so they responded appropriately to worship.

Jesus accepted worship from His disciples Matthew 14:32-33. "And when they climbed into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, 'Truly you are the Son of God.'"

In Jewish culture, only the one true God can be worshiped, and their actions shows that they acknowledged Jesus as divine. And Jesus did not correct them or say, "You're not seeing that I am only a mortal prophet? Stop worshiping me!" Rather, He accepted their praise, knowing it really was God in human flesh.

The cry of Jesus was about Himself
John 8:58-59 "Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. They took up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, and left the temple." This is a powerful double claim from Jesus: first, that He existed before getting the human form and that He lived and was present (as God) before Abraham, and second, that his title was "I am" - the same title used for Jehovah God in Exodus 3:14.

His listeners again got the message and picked up stones to execute Him.

A statement of Jesus about His divinity John 10:30-33
"I and the Father are one. The Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus said to them: Many good works from my Father I have shown, for which of those works do ye stone me? Jews answered him, "It is no good work we stone you but for blasphemy, and because, being a man, make yourself God."

It could not have made clearer that the highly educated listeners understood His claim of Jesus' divinity. They only had two possible responses: to humble themselves and bow before Him as the Magi as the disciples had done, or reject His claim and accuse Him of blasphemy. Unfortunately they chose the second option.

Notice that Jesus does not deny his accusation because it was accurate. He really was claiming to be God!

Thomas' response to the resurrected Jesus, John 20:27-29, "Then he said to Thomas, Place your finger and behold my hands; put your hand and thrust it into my side, and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas said, "My Lord and my God." Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."

This disciple realized, because of the resurrection of Jesus, who Jesus really was - and humbly worshiped Jesus and declared his true identity: "My Lord and my God!" Jesus not only accepted this declaration, but blessed all of the disciples - and us today - to reach the same conclusion and demonstrate his praise humbly.

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The New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 2: Changing My Heart and Life
Teacher's Comment: God wants a relationship with us. That he made known before the foundations of the earth. Amazing!
Acts 13:22
22             After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'

Question 3. What will happen if we ignore his kindness and refuse to change?

Student’s Comment:  I ask a friend of mine and he answered: "that he will continue loving us the same, and we will continue living bad".

Teacher's Comment: Yes, God loves sinners enough to send his Son to die for them. But, in the end the unredeemed sinner will spend eternity in hell with Satan and his angels.
Matt 10:28
28    Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

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The New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 3: What is Baptism?
Question: TRUE or FALSE Being born of water and the Spirit is like starting life again.
The correct answer is "True."
Teacher's Comment: New Beginnings

When Jesus spoke about a man being unable to enter the kingdom of God unless he is born again (John 3:3-5) he was talking about new beginnings and he was talking about new beginnings to an already grown man, Nicodemus.

John 3:3-5

3     In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
4     "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
5     Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

Why the need to be re-born? The apostle Paul explains in the Roman letter that sin pays wages and (spiritual) death is the wage sin pays. (Romans 6:23)   He also explains that we have all sinned and the sin problem is painted as black as can be.

Romans 6:23

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

Romans 3:23
23    for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 

Man, because of his sin, is doomed to eternity without God. You and I are both under that sentence.   But - God has given us hope in that he has made provision for our sin problem. The sentence can be removed and our guilt can be taken away.  When that happens God looks at us as if we had never sinned.  We will stand justified before him. There is a solution to the problem because Jesus Christ stepped up to be the atoning sacrifice for us by shedding his blood at Calvary. (I John 2:1-2)  No guilt, no condemnation because Jesus paid the price of our debt.

I John 2:1-2

1     My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
2     He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

But how can this forgiveness be a reality in our lives? Where does forgiveness take place, in the mind of the sinner or in the mind of God? Many believe it takes place in the mind of the sinner, but that cannot be. Forgiveness must take place in the mind of the one who has been sinned against. When we listen to the conditions of the Holy Spirit and when we comply with those conditions, we are promised forgiveness.

What are the conditions? Faith that Jesus is who he claimed to be, the very son of God, and Lord, (John 8:24; Rom. 10:9-10) repentance of our sins, and Baptism (immersion in water) in order to have our sins forgiven.  (Acts 2:38, 22:16) A new birth of water and the Spirit marks our new beginning. (John 3:3-5; II Corinthians. 5:17)
John 8:24
24    I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am, you will indeed die in your sins."

Romans 10:9-10
9     That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10    For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

John 3:5-6
5     Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
6     Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17
17      Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 

What a wonderful solution to our sin problem! What a wonderful Savior who paid our debt and is willing to set us free from the guilt of that debt.

Romans 6:3-8
3     Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4     We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5     If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
6     For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--
7      because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8     Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

How is this forgiveness effected? Because Romans 6:6 states that it is in that watery grave of baptism that we crucify our old self and that we arise from that grave, raised to a new life, to new beginnings, (Romans 6:4) we must conclude therefore, that forgiveness takes place during our baptism and not before.  A new birth, a new beginning, and a new life in Christ with forgiveness. Is it mine?  Is it yours?   Praise God, it can be ours!

author: Roseann Ekman

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The New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 4: History of Sprinkling and Pouring

Question 2. Why didn't someone object to the changes that took place during the first 1,300 years of church history?

Teacher's Comment: Ever hear of the "Frog Principle?"

Here it is: If you put a frog in cold water, he will be happy. If you raise the temperature very, very slowly, he will move around and then be happy again. If you continue to raise the temperature, very slowly, he will kick around some and in a while he will get use to it and then be happy again. If you continue this slow process of change, you can cook the frog and he will never jump out of the pot.

Amazing!  We are like the frog sometimes. It may take a few generations, but we get used to change. This is the way false doctrines get into our churches.

True-False         T F Immersion was the only form of baptism in New Testament times.
Student answer: T (F) Immersion was the only form of baptism in New Testament times.

Teacher's Comment: The correct answer is (T). There is no example of sprinkling in the New Testament. The word "baptizo," means to immerse. The word was not translated "immerse" in the King James English Translation in 1611. It was transliterated into the word "baptize.” The reason is simple. King James in England didn't want to loose his job because the Church of England sprinkled instead of immersing when baptizing.

Strong's definition
907  baptizo (bap-tid'-zo);
from a derivative of 911; to immerse, submerge; to make overwhelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the N. T.) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism:
KJV-- Baptist, baptize, wash.

Some teachers discount baptism as a requirement for salvation. Some say that it is a work and we are saved by grace only; therefore, baptism is to be done to "join the church."

For example, here is a paragraph from a Bible Dictionary stating this position.

BAPTISM ACCORDING TO “Faith Only”DOCTRINE

            “The symbolical view -- This view stresses the symbolic nature of baptism by emphasizing that baptism does not cause an inward change or alter a person's relationship to God in any way. Baptism is a token, or an outward indication, of the inner change which has already occurred in the believer's life. It serves as a public identification of the person with Jesus Christ, and thus also as a public testimony of the change that has occurred. It is an act of initiation. It is baptism into the name of Jesus.”
(from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary)
(Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

BAPTISM ACCORDING TO BIBLE TEACHING
Yet, there is nothing more clear in scripture than the teaching about baptism.
The "sticking point" seems to be the purpose of baptism. The purpose according to scripture is to 1) receive forgiveness of sins and 2) to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit living in us. When one is baptized, God adds him to his kingdom.
Purpose of Baptism
Acts 2:38

38    Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:47
47        praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Baptism is not an option.

Mark 16:15-16
15    He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
16    Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

The relationship between baptism and forgiveness
Acts 22:16

16    And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

What is happening in the water?
We are asking for forgiveness when we are in the water. In Peter 3:21  Peter says Noah got into the water to be saved and we are to get into the water to be saved. While we are in the water, our bodies are not cleansed of dirt; instead, we are asking God to forgive us.

How does one get " into Christ?"
Gal 3:26-27
26    You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,
27    for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:13
13    For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body -- whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free -- and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Importance of being "In Him"
Ephesians 1
1. Every spiritual blessing is IN HIM
2. Chosen IN HIM
3. Adopted through JESUS
4. Grace given in THE ONE HE LOVES
5. Redemption, forgiveness IN HIM
6. Purposed IN HIM
7. Hope IN HIM
8. Included IN HIM
9. Marked with Holy Spirit IN HIM

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The New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 5
: The Purpose of Baptism

Question 2: In what way is baptism a spiritual circumcision?

Baptism in the New Testament is like circumcision found in the Old Testament because it is the point in one's life where a new relationship is established with God, a new identity occurs, and a new life begins.

In the Bible's first mention of circumcision, God instructed Abraham to circumcise every male child in his household, including servants, "in the flesh of your foreskins" (Gen 17:11). The custom was performed on the eighth day after birth (Gen 17:12). At this time a name was given to the son (Luke 1:59; 2:21).

Abraham's agreement with God was sealed by a cutting off of the foreskin; likewise, there is a "cutting off" of the old sinful self and the beginning of a new life (Rom 6:3-4)  in God's New Agreement (Testament) with a baptized believer. A new identity as God's child and a new relationship is established. It is a spiritual circumcision.

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The New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 6: Who Should Be Baptized?

Question: TRUE or FALSE   According to the Bible, teaching always comes before baptism.

Teacher's comments:
The correct answer is (T). We must be properly taught
to know how to be saved by God's grace.

Many people today believe that one is saved the moment they come to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Others would include that there must be a genuine repentance as well as intellectual belief.
God's grace is all that is needed, because we cannot work our way to salvation. Salvation is free and we need only accept it in faith.
Ephesians 2:8-9
8    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
9    not by works, so that no one can boast.

While it is true that we cannot be good enough to be saved by ourselves, and that God's grace, our faith, and accepting Jesus is required, the Apostles taught more than just Grace, faith and acceptance.

Ephesians 2:8-9 - Were they saved without baptism? Is that all there is to the response process of salvation? These people will insist that is what Ephesians. 2:8-9 reveals to us. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."

I would ask that person who wrote the Ephesian letter. According to the very first verse of chapter 1, we learn it is the Apostle Paul who is writing.

I would also ask how were these Ephesians saved by grace through faith? Please tell me where I can find the history of the conversions of people from Ephesus.

First of all, in answering the question I would direct our thoughts to Ephesians. 1:13 which states that these Ephesians were saved when they heard and believed the message of the gospel.

I would also go back to Acts 20:20-21 and remind us that the Apostle Paul told the elders of Ephesus that he taught the same thing everywhere he went, and that his teaching included repentance. Now we see that the Ephesians heard, believed and were taught to repent.

In Acts 19:1-7 when the Apostle Paul found 12 men from Ephesus Paul asked whether they had received the Holy Spirit and when they stated that they had not heard of the Holy Spirit, this was a cue to the Apostle about their baptism.

His next question was: "Then what baptism did you receive?" (vs. 3) They said " John's baptism."     Of course, John's baptism was not accompanied by the Holy Spirit as was Acts 2:38 baptism of the Great Commission. When they explained their baptism was John's baptism,

Paul knew they were not even Christians
so he taught them aright in regard to the baptism that was taught by Christ through the Holy Spirit as it had its inception on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2... baptism for the forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit to indwell them.

Paul then baptized these men
and then laid his hands on them to impart some spiritual gift. His initial question to them was in regard, no doubt, to the reception of the miraculous spiritual gifts, thinking they were Christians. All Christians receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at baptism, but the early Christians received empowering of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of an Apostles' hands in order that God could use them to hasten the process of teaching and to confirm the word as it was being proclaimed. (Acts 8:18, Mark 16:20)

Conclusion: The Ephesians were saved by grace through faith just as the rest of us are, by hearing the good news, believing it, repenting of their sins and being baptized to receive forgiveness of sins and the Holy Spirit to indwell. Ephesians. 1:13, Acts 20:21, 2:38.

Author: Roseann Elkman

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 New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 7: The History of Infant Baptism

1. If infant baptism was neither commanded by Jesus nor practiced by the early church, how did it get started?

The practice of infant baptism seems to have been started by certain wrong convictions that even if children are innocent and are born sinless they still "contract the contagion of death" or as a means for removing impurities. Later on these ideas were misunderstood and certain leaders first claimed for an apostolic authority of infant baptism (with no specific and convincing arguments) and later making it a theological case ending up in the Augustine's doctrine of original sin. It seems a series of misunderstandings but it is difficult to get to the real cause.

2. Why did some Christian parents in the third century baptize their dying babies?

They believed in the "stained by birth" doctrine of Origen and Cyprian. The theory of Origen and Cyprian that children are sinless but they are stained during birth attracted some people making them believe that they could baptize a baby who didn't commit sins but who was stained by birth and therefore was a candidate to baptism.

3. What have you learned in this lesson that is especially meaningful to you?

There is no evidence in what Jesus taught and in what apostles preached and even in the practice of second century church of infant baptism. Children are born sinless. They do not inherit sins of the others and they should not be baptised. Children surely are innocent and they're a model of innocence to adults. Jesus loved children and he promised that anyone who wants to enter God's kingdom should have the heart of a child.
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Teacher's comments:

The teachings of Calvin Vs the Bible.
Calvinism is often described in the acronym T U L I P where each represents another step in the doctrine. It begins with babies are depraved, sinners, "little black demons" when born. (T) Only those chosen will be saved. They are predetermined. (U) Atonement is for the chosen only. (L) A chosen one cannot refuse the grace of God. He is one of the saved. (I) He will persevere until the end. (P)

T = Total Heredity Depravity
U = Unlimited Predestination
L = Limited Atonement
I = Irrestable Grace
P = Perserveranced of the saints

Bible teachings:
T = The gospel is for all. Matthew 11:28-30, Romans 5:18, Revelations 22:17
U = The plan is determined, not the man. Ephesians 1. All are wanted, even those who rejected him. John 3:16, Hebrews 2:5-11, 1 John 2:2.
L = Our response determines our salvation. Mark 16:16, John 1:12, John 3:16, John 7:17, Acts 10:34-35
I = If we are lost, it is because we refuse to live the way God commanded.
Romans 2:6-11, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10,
P = Not irrestable. Titus 2:11-14

Relevant scriptures:
1.    Christ died for all. Isaiah 53:6, John 1:29, Romans 6:10, 2 Corinthians 5:14 -15, I Timothy 2:6, Hebrews 2:9, 1 John 2:1-2
2.    Obedience is required. Matthew 7:21, John 14:15, Romans 16:2, 2 Corinthians 10: 5-6, Hebrews 11:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 1 Peter 1:22-23, 1 Peter 4:17, Hebrews 5:8-9
3.    Saving faith is from the word of God. Mark 16:15-16, John 20:30-31, Romans 10:14-17
4.    The world cannot receive spiritual things because of their own beliefs. John 14:17, John 17:14-17, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
5.    Men were never saved by a direct operation of the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:26, 29, 35, Acts 10:3, Acts 11:13-18, Acts 22:6-8, 9:6,10.

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New Birth: Advanced Book 1, Lesson 8: Power from God
Teacher's comments: There is victory in Jesus
Rom 8:1
1    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Rom 8:28
28    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Author: Bob Patterson, weibp@aol.com

References to Strong's Greek/Hebrew Dictionary is acknowledged. Scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) except where noted as New American Standard Version (NAV).


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