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					Plan of Salvation:
   Confession
    Acts 8:30-39
Obeying the Gospel Involves
    CONFESSING
                                      Be
                                             S
                                    Baptized
                          Confess           A
                                            L
                 Repent                     V
                                            A
       Believe                              T
Hear                                        I
                                            O
                                            N
                                      Be
                                             S
                                    Baptized
                          Confess           A
                                            L
                 Repent                     V
                                            A
       Believe                              T
Hear                                        I
                                            O
                                            N
        Confession Is Essential
 New   Testament repeatedly shows necessity
  of confessing Christ if we are to be saved
 Matt 10:32f Must confess Christ before men
 Luke 12:8-9 To be confessed in heaven
 1 John 2:23 To have the Father & Son
 Phil. 2:9-11 All will one day confess Christ
 Those who fail to confess Christ before men
  can have no assurance of salvation
 Am I ashamed to confess Christ?
Learning Confession from Denial
 May    learn from contrast with denials
     Principles regarding confession of Christ are
      exactly opposite cases of denial
 Denial    involves being ashamed (Mk. 8:38)
   Ashamed of Christ himself
   Ashamed of the message of Christ
   Put to test by contrast with evil world around us
 Denial    of Peter at trial (Lk. 22:54-62)
   Denied knowing Christ
   Denied affiliation with Christ
   Resulted in great sorrow
 What Is Involved In Confession?
 New  Testament confession involves...
 More than mere words (Matt 7:21-23)
 Action of the heart & mouth (Rom 10:8-10)
   the word is… in thy mouth and in thy heart
   confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord
   with mouth, confession is made unto salvation

 Confessing Jesus is the Christ (1 Jn 2:20-24)
 Confessing Jesus is Son of God (1 Jn 4:12-15)
 All elements are part of confession required
 Examples of Confessing Christ
 Confession    of Simon Peter (Matt. 16:13-17)
   Thou   art the Christ, Son of the living God
 Second   confession of Peter (Jn. 6:66-69)
   Believed   & know that thou art the Holy One
 Confession    of Martha (Jn. 11:23-27)
   Lord…   thou art the Christ, the Son of God
 Confession    of Thomas (Jn. 20:24-29)
   My   Lord and my God
 Confession    of Ethiopian (Acts 8:30-39)
   Will You Now Confess...
 Because the word is in your heart (mind)?
 Because you believe with all your heart?
 Christ with your mouth unto salvation?
 That Jesus is Lord (ruler)?
 That Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) of Old
  Testament prophecy & promise?
 That Jesus is the Son of God (divine)?

 If you will confess Jesus Christ as the
    Son of God, why not be baptized?

				
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