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      Questions to Ask Yourself
Do you consider yourself to be a Christian?

What is a Christian?

How does someone get saved?
  (Or become a Christian?)

All this comes down to the question……..
   What is the Gospel?
     Questions to Ask Yourself
• We live in a confusing time with many different
  definitions for what being a Christian means. But
  what exactly does the Bible say about how
  someone becomes a Christian? If we believe
  the Bible to be true, and also that it was written
  by God, then we should go to the scriptures in
  order to determine how someone becomes a
  Christian, or to evaluate whether we are a
  Christian.
     Gospel = Power of God
• Romans 1:16
  – 16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it
    is the power of God for salvation to
    everyone who believes, to the Jew first and
    also to the Greek.
  – According to this verse the Gospel is equal to
    the Power of God, and that power is what
    saves us.
      Gospel = Power of God


                        Salvation
• God is saying in this verse that Salvation comes
  from his power, and his power is the Gospel. So
  we see that salvation comes from the Gospel,
  which is the Power of God. So the question to
  ask now is……
  WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
       What is the Gospel?
• Gospel in the Greek means good news or
  good message. It is a message so that
  means it is information that needs to be
  preached, received, and understood.
      Genuine Saving Faith
• Romans 10:17
  – 17So faith comes from hearing, and
    hearing by the word of Christ
       Genuine Saving Faith
• Faith is built upon the Word of Christ
  which is the Gospel. In order to have faith,
  be a Christian, be saved, you need to
  have a comprehensive understanding of
  the Gospel.
                     Faith
                  Word of Christ

                 Gospel
                 Gospel
• Now we are going to go through the
  scriptures to see what the Bible says
  about what the Gospel is. Basically the
  Gospel is the message of Christ that
  extends throughout the entire Bible.
           God is Creator
• “This is where the Gospel begins.”
• Genesis 1:1
  – 1In the beginning God created the
    heavens and the earth.
• God created Man
• God created YOU.
        GOD              Creator




            Man          Creature

• God is the Creator. • Man is the Creature
           GOD                 Creator




               Man             Creature
• How should a creature respond to his Creator?
  – Obey, Worship, Honor, Give Thanks.
  – This was the God ordained relationship that man
    was supposed to have with God.
            The Fall of Man
• Genesis 3
  – Most people are familiar with this story. Adam
    and Eve eat from the Tree of Knowledge
    when they were told not to by God.
  – God laid down a commandment saying “Do
    not eat from that tree.” But instead of obeying
    God, Adam and Eve disobeyed and sinned
    against God.
            The Fall of Man
• Genesis 3
  – Man disobeys God because Man thinks that
    he knows what is best for him. Man tries to
    flip the relationship and put himself above
    God, or in God’s place, to be God of his own
    life.
         GOD
          Man                 Creator
                              Creature




         GOD Man              Creator
                              Creature


• In trying to flip the relationship, man doesn’t
  want to listen or obey God but instead do as he
  pleases. In doing so man breaks his relationship
  with God.
Man    GOD
      Gen 1:1     God       Creator

                 Man        Creature
        1.    Obey
        2.    Worship
        3.    Honor
        4.    Give Thanks

      Gen 3
                 Man        Creature

                  God        Creator
              Man              Creature




          GOD                  Creator
• What is it called when you go against your
  authority? (Hint: it starts with a R and teenagers
  are often called this)
   – Rebellion
• So man has rebelled against
  God.Man                                               GOD
• Rebellion is the essence of sin.                     Gen 1:1     God       Creator
• And things like murder, lying,
                                                                  Man        Creature
  stealing, and cheating are fruits                      1.    Obey
  of sin                                                 2.
                                                         3.
                                                               Worship
                                                               Honor
                                                         4.    Give Thanks

                                                       Gen 3
                                                                  Man        Creature
                              Lying   Stealing
                     Murder                 Cheating               God        Creator
                                  SIN
                               Rebellion
     Man                                             GOD
• Now say we take God out of the                    Gen 1:1     God       Creator
  picture, would you still have
  rebellion?                                                   Man        Creature
                                                      1.    Obey
• No you wouldn’t, sin would just                     2.
                                                      3.
                                                            Worship
                                                            Honor
                                                      4.    Give Thanks
  become a moral issue, an offense
                                                    Gen 3
  against someone else.                                        Man        Creature
                           Lying   Stealing
                  Murder                 Cheating               God        Creator
                               SIN
                            Rebellion
• But with God, the Creator, in
  this Man
       picture
                                                      GOD
  sin is rebellion against God.
                                                     Gen 1:1     God       Creator
• So every time you sin, you are
  rebelling against God.                                        Man        Creature
                                                       1.    Obey
• YOU have sinned and rebelled                         2.
                                                       3.
                                                             Worship
                                                             Honor
  against God whether you knew                         4.    Give Thanks

                                                     Gen 3
  it or not.                                                    Man        Creature
                            Lying   Stealing
                   Murder                 Cheating               God        Creator
                                SIN
                             Rebellion
             Wages of Sin
• This sin has consequences
• Romans 6:23
  – 23For the wages of sin is death, but the
    free gift of God is eternal life in Christ
    Jesus our Lord.
• What is a wage?
            Wages of Sin
• Say I worked for you for ten hours.
  You said you would pay me ten
  dollars an hour, so after ten hours I
  would receive my wage of one
  hundred dollars.
• A wage is a payment.
      Man                                                 GOD
                • So Romans 6:23 says Gen 1:1 God
                                           that the                    Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin             payment of sin is death.
                                                    Man                Creature
      Payment
                • Notice that sin is singular. Obey
                                             1.
 Death                                       2. Worship
                • ONE sin results in death.3. Honor
                                             4. Give Thanks

                                                         Gen 3
                                                                 Man   Creature
                                Lying   Stealing
                       Murder                 Cheating           God    Creator
                                    SIN
                                 Rebellion
                           Death
• God demands a payment for sin, and that payment is death.
  Since God is holy and just, he cannot tolerate sin, and has
  decided the payment for sin is death. This death not only
  refers to a physical death, but a spiritual death, or eternal
  separation and punishment from God. God cannot just let us
  get by with our sin, because that would contradict his nature
  and his holiness, and because he is righteous and just,
  justice must be served.
• The first time you sinned, you should have been struck down
  dead. The fact you are still alive shows that God is a merciful
  and saving God by nature.
                                               Death
• But obviously no one wants to die and go to hell, so
  we try to appease God in order to exchange this
  death for something else, but is that possible?
• Is there anything you can pay God in exchange for
  death? What in this world can equal death?
  ( think about it for a little then click )

    – How much was the computer your using?
      1000$?
    – Say I paid you 2000$ for it, I can pay for it right?
    – But this type of payment is not the case with death.
    – The only thing that equals death is another death.
    – Romans 6:23 clearly says that any one sin equals death.
      Man                                                       GOD
                                                               Gen 1:1   God   Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin
                                                                         Man   Creature
      Payment
                 • So Death = Death        1. Obey
 Death = Death                             2. Worship
                 • Some people think if they Honor this
                                           3.
                                               do
                                           4. Give Thanks
                   much bad,             Gen 3
                                                  Man     Creature
                 • and then do this much good,
                                 Lying   Stealing

                 • that the good will cancel out God bad.
                        Murder
                                                    the Creator
                                                    Cheating


                                     SIN
 Bad Good                        Rebellion
      Man                                  GOD
                                         Gen 1:1     God       Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin
                                                    Man        Creature
      Payment
                                            1.   Obey
 Death = Death   • But that fair exchange approach
                                            2.
                                            3.
                                                 Worship
                                                 Honor
                   makes no sense in the case of
                                            4.   Give Thanks

                                             Gen 3
                   death.
                                                   Man Creature
                 • SomeoneStealing to die to pay this
                           Lying  has
                    Murder          Cheating       God  Creator
                   payment of death
                               SIN
 Bad Good                 Rebellion
• But people want to bridge this gap between themselves and
  God. Whether it be by
• Good Works, Philosophy, False Religion

                                                         GOD
• But these things will never bridge the gap, Rom 6:23 clearly
  says someone has to die
     Man
                                                        Gen 1:1     God       Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin
                      Good Works                                   Man        Creature
      Payment
                                                          1.    Obey
 Death = Death        Philosophy                          2.    Worship
                                                          3.    Honor
                      False Religion                      4.    Give Thanks

                                                        Gen 3
                                                                   Man        Creature
                               Lying   Stealing
                      Murder                 Cheating               God        Creator
                                   SIN
 Bad Good                       Rebellion
                        Hopeless
• So here are some questions,           ( give yourself time after you click )


  – Do you want to go to heaven?
     • Probably yes right?
  – Now do you deserve to go to heaven?
     • No you don’t. No one deserves to go to heaven.
       There is no one who is righteous and no one who
       does not sin.
     • Romans 3:10-12
        –   10asit is written,
    "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN
            ONE; 
 11THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,
           THERE
            IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 
 12ALL HAVE TURNED
            ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME
            USELESS;
           THERE IS NONE WHO DOES
            GOOD,
          THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."
                     Hopeless
• Romans 3:23
    – 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of
      God,
• 2 Chronicles 6:36
    – 36"When they sin against You (for there is no
      man who does not sin) and You are angry with
      them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they
      take them away captive to a land far off or near,
                  Hopeless
• This leaves man in a completely hopeless
  situation. Man realizes that he is an unrighteous
  sinner, completely displeasing to God, and that
  he can offer nothing to please his Lord. All his
  attempts to bridge this gaps are futile and
  useless, because he has sinned and someone
  needs to pay the penalty of death for that sin.
• YOU have sinned, YOU are hopeless, and YOU
  need a savior.
      Christ Pays the Wage
• Romans 5:8
   – 8But God demonstrates His own love
     toward us, in that while we were yet
     sinners, Christ died for us
• We couldn’t pay the payment, BUT Christ
  died for us.
• So Jesus Christ came to earth. He was 100% God and 100% Man.
• He lived the perfect sinless life, which ultimately led to His sacrifice
  on the cross to pay for our sins.


       Man                                                          GOD
                                                        100% God
                           Rom 5:8
                                     Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                                        100% Man               God       Creator
 Rom 6:23
   Sin
                           Good Works                                         Man        Creature
       Payment
                                                                     1.    Obey
  Death = Death            Philosophy                                2.    Worship
                                                                     3.    Honor
                           False Religion                            4.    Give Thanks

                                                                   Gen 3
                                                                              Man        Creature
                                     Lying   Stealing
                           Murder                  Cheating                    God        Creator
                                         SIN
  Bad Good                            Rebellion
        Christ Pays the Wage
• Romans 5:7
  – 7For one will hardly die for a righteous man;
    though perhaps for the good man someone
    would dare even to die.
• Would you even die for a righteous person?
  – Christ died for you, an unrighteous sinner.
  – You have been paid for, you have been
    bought by Christ. Jesus died for you.
• Let’s say for a moment God never sent Jesus to die for our
  sins. Would He still be a just God?
• The answer is yes. God didn’t have to send Jesus to die for us.
  He did it out of His love and mercy.
       Man                                                      GOD
                                                    100% God
                       Rom 5:8
                                 Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                                    100% Man               God       Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin
                       Good Works                                         Man        Creature
      Payment
                                                                 1.    Obey
  Death = Death        Philosophy                                2.    Worship
                                                                 3.    Honor
                       False Religion                            4.    Give Thanks

                                                               Gen 3
                                                                          Man        Creature
                                 Lying   Stealing
                       Murder                  Cheating                    God        Creator
                                     SIN
  Bad Good                        Rebellion
• As Romans 6:23 says sin deserves a payment. Death is well
  deserved for us all.
• But praise God that He did send Jesus to die for our sins.

      Man                                                     GOD
                                                  100% God
                     Rom 5:8
                               Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                                  100% Man               God       Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin
                     Good Works                                         Man        Creature
      Payment
                                                               1.    Obey
 Death = Death       Philosophy                                2.    Worship
                                                               3.    Honor
                     False Religion                            4.    Give Thanks

                                                             Gen 3
                                                                        Man        Creature
                               Lying   Stealing
                     Murder                  Cheating                    God        Creator
                                   SIN
 Bad Good                       Rebellion
• So now you know that Jesus has died for you. Is this picture complete
  now? Is there anything we need to resolve?
• No, the picture is not finished, there is still rebellion against God.
• YOU are still in rebellion against God.

      Man                                                         GOD
                                                      100% God
                         Rom 5:8
                                   Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                                      100% Man               God       Creator
Rom 6:23
  Sin
                         Good Works                                         Man        Creature
      Payment
                                                                   1.    Obey
 Death = Death           Philosophy                                2.    Worship
                                                                   3.    Honor
                         False Religion                            4.    Give Thanks

                                                                 Gen 3
                                                                            Man        Creature
                                   Lying   Stealing
                         Murder                  Cheating                    God        Creator
                                       SIN
 Bad Good                           Rebellion
• So what is it called when you resolve a
  conflict?
  (Hint it begins with an R also)
• Take for example that you are in a fight
  with your mother, the relationship has
  been broken, but then you apologize and
  say sorry and the relationship has been
  fixed, your relationship with your mother
  has been………
• Reconciled
                 Reconciliation
• 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
   – 18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled
     us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry
     of reconciliation, 19namely, that God was in Christ
     reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their
     trespasses against them, and He has committed to
     us the word of reconciliation. 20Therefore, we are
     ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making
     an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of
     Christ, be reconciled to God.
                         2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                                 Reconciliation




      Man                                                        GOD
                                                     100% God
                        Rom 5:8
                                  Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                                     God
                                                     100% ManCreator
 Rom 6:23
• This is why the Gospel is Good News, or a Good Message,
   Sin
                        Good Works                   Man    Creature
   because it offers a way to be reconciled back to God. It is
       Payment
                                                                  1.   Obey
  Good News
  Death = Death in that the message of the Gospel offers salvation
                          Philosophy           2. Worship
                                               3. Honor
  to those who are hopeless and dead in their sin. Thanks
                          False Religion       4. Give
  Acknowledging yourself as a bankrupt hopeless sinner is a key
                                             Gen 3
  attitude a person needs to have in order to be saved. Creature
                                                      Man
                                  Lying   Stealing
                        Murder                  Cheating                  God   Creator
                                      SIN
  Bad Good                         Rebellion
                Reconciliation
• Look back at Romans 5:8
   – 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
     in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
     us
• God demonstrates His own love in order to reconcile
  us back to Him.
• God has done all the work of salvation for us. He
  has initiated it, and has given us the means to
  restore the right relationship that He intended. The
  lowly slaved on the bottom worshipping our God, our
  Creator, our Lord, and our Savior.
            Reconciliation
• God did it to reconcile you to Him. Just
  escaping Hell isn’t the issue. It’s about
  being restored, coming back to God your
  father.
• Do you want to come back to your God?
• To Obey, Honor, Worship, and Give
  Thanks?
• So there is a way to be reconciled back to
  our Lord, but the question is how do we do
  it?
      Jesus Christ the Only Way
• John 14:6
   – 6Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth,
     and the life; no one comes to the Father but
     through Me.
• Jesus makes it clear here, the only way to become
  reconciled back to our father and saved is through
  Him.
• Romans 5:11
   – 11And not only this, but we also exult in God
     through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we
     have now received the reconciliation.
• We have the message of reconciliation because of
  Jesus Christ.
 What are we supposed to do?

• So now that we know that there is a
  way to be reconciled back to God, we
  have to ask the question what does
  the Bible say we need to do in order
  to become reconciled back to God?
                  2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                          Reconciliation




      Man                                                 GOD
                                              100% God
                 Rom 5:8
                           Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                              100% Man               God       Creator
Rom 6:23
                                     Rom 10:9
  Sin                                “Confess Lordship”
                 Good Works                                         Man        Creature
      Payment
                                                           1.    Obey
 Death = Death   Philosophy                                2.    Worship
                                                           3.    Honor
                 False Religion                            4.    Give Thanks

                                                         Gen 3
                                                                    Man        Creature
                           Lying   Stealing
                 Murder                  Cheating                    God        Creator
                               SIN
 Bad Good                   Rebellion
               Jesus is Lord
• Romans 10:9
   – 9that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as
     Lord, and believe in your heart that God
     raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
• The keywords here are confess and Lord.
• What is a Lord? (Think then click)
   – a person who has complete authority, control,
     and power over others; a master or ruler.
• You have to confess Jesus as your Lord and
  Savior.
                     Jesus is Lord
• In confessing Him as Lord you are calling Him
  your Master, and you His slave. People often
  say “You need to have a personal relationship
  with Christ.” The relationship with Christ is
  that of a Master and slave. A slave has no
  rights of his own, his life is completely in the
  hands of his Master. A slave is completely
  submissive to his Master, and desires to obey
  Him and please Him.
• Ephesians 6:6
  – 6not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ,
    doing the will of God from the heart.
                  2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                          Reconciliation




      Man                                                 GOD
                                              100% God
                 Rom 5:8
                           Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                              100% Man                  God     Creator
Rom 6:23
                                     Rom 10:9
  Sin                                “Confess Lordship”
                 Good Works                                             Man    Creature
      Payment                        Luke 9:23                     1.   Obey
 Death = Death   Philosophy          “Self-Denial”                 2.   Worship
                                                                   3.   Honor
                 False Religion
                                                                   4.   Give Thanks
                                                         Gen 3
                                                                        Man    Creature
                           Lying   Stealing
                 Murder                  Cheating                       God     Creator
                               SIN
 Bad Good                   Rebellion
               Deny Yourself
• Luke 9:23
   – 23And He was saying to them all, "If anyone
     wishes to come after Me, he must deny
     himself, and take up his cross daily and
     follow Me.
• There are no if, than, or buts’ in this verse. You
  MUST deny yourself if you want to follow Christ.
• What is denying yourself?
                  Deny Yourself
• Self-Denial is sacrificing everything you want, in favor of
  everything Christ wants. When you deny something, you
  reject it. You have to reject/deny yourself because you
  recognize you are a wretched sinner, and can offer nothing
  to the Lord. The Bible makes the statement that a slave
  cannot serve two masters, in the context it is talking about
  God and money, but the principle remains true especially
  because of what we have learned from Genesis 3 that Man
  tries to put himself as God and served himself instead of
  God. We must reject ourselves because we want to serve
  God only. Denying yourself is giving up everything in order to
  follow Christ. In taking up your cross daily, your sacrificing
  (giving up) everything you desire every day.
                  2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                          Reconciliation




      Man                                                 GOD
                                              100% God
                 Rom 5:8
                           Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                              100% Man                  God     Creator
Rom 6:23
                                     Rom 10:9
  Sin                                “Confess Lordship”
                 Good Works                                             Man    Creature
      Payment                        Luke 9:23                     1.   Obey
 Death = Death   Philosophy          “Self-Denial”                 2.   Worship
                                     John 3:16                     3.   Honor
                 False Religion
                                     “Believe IN Him”              4.   Give Thanks
                                                         Gen 3
                                                                        Man    Creature
                           Lying   Stealing
                 Murder                  Cheating                       God     Creator
                               SIN
 Bad Good                   Rebellion
         Believe IN Jesus Christ
• John 3:16
   – 16"For God so loved the world, that He gave His
     only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
     shall not perish, but have eternal life.
• YOU have to believe IN Jesus Christ for everything
  that He is, your Lord and your Savior.
• The word in used here in the Greek is more like into.
  Sort of like submerging yourself into something. You
  need to submerge yourself into Christ and believe in
  Him for everything that He is, Lord and Savior.
          Believe IN Jesus Christ
• You need to believe in Jesus Christ the person, not just
  facts about Him. That He was God in human flesh, He
  lived the perfect sinless life, that He sacrificed Himself on
  the cross for your sins, and that on third day He really rose
  from the dead. You can’t pick and choose what you want
  about God’s redemptive plan, you need to come to Him on
  His terms and beg Him for forgiveness. It isn’t enough to
  just know the facts about Christ, even Satan and his
  demons believe in the true God, but they don’t love and
  obey Him. Their faith is not genuine, true saving faith
  always responds in obedience. Jesus is Lord and when
  you obey Him your are acknowledging that and submitting
  to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will be
  perfect but that is your goal.
It’s sort of like a circle
             2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                     Reconciliation




    Man                                                 GOD
  In the beginning God
Rom 6:23
            Rom 5:8
                      Jesus Christ
                                            100% God

                                            100% Man
                                                       Gen 1:1        God     Creator

  created man, man was
  Sin
            Good Works
      Payment
                                   Rom 10:9
                                   “Confess Lordship”                 Man    Creature
                                   Luke 9:23                     1.   Obey
  supposed to obey
 Death
            Philosophy
                                   “Self-Denial”
                                   John 3:16
                                                                 2.
                                                                 3.
                                                                      Worship
                                                                      Honor
            False Religion

  God.                             “Believe IN Him”
                                                       Gen 3
                                                                 4.   Give Thanks


                                                                      Man    Creature
                         Lying   Stealing
            Murder                     Cheating                       God     Creator
                             SIN
Bad Good                  Rebellion
                        2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                                Reconciliation




      Man                                                         GOD
 Instead man wanted to Christ
                        Rom 5:8
                      Jesus                Gen 1:1 God
                                                       100% God

                                                             Creator
                                                       100% Man
Rom 6:23
 follow his own way. Man Rom 10:9
  Sin                       “Confess Lordship”
                       Good Works                   Man     Creature
 tried to flip the
      Payment               Luke 9:23             1. Obey
                       Philosophy
 Death                      “Self-Denial”
 relationship, putting      John 3:16
                       False Religion
                                                  2. Worship
                                                  3. Honor
                            “Believe IN Him”      4. Give Thanks
 himself above God.                        Gen 3
                                                                   Man   Creature
                                    Lying   Stealing
                       Murder                     Cheating         God    Creator
                                        SIN
 Bad Good                            Rebellion
                   2 Corinthians 5:18-20

         In flipping the relationship and
                      Reconciliation

         not obeying God man began
      Manto be in rebellion to God, and                    GOD
         the essence of sin is rebellion.
                  Rom 5:8
                                               100% God
                            Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                                          Gen 1:1
                                               100% Man                  God     Creator
Rom 6:23
                                      Rom 10:9
  Sin                                 “Confess Lordship”
                  Good Works                                             Man    Creature
      Payment                         Luke 9:23                     1.   Obey
 Death = Death    Philosophy          “Self-Denial”                 2.   Worship
                                      John 3:16                     3.   Honor
                  False Religion
                                      “Believe IN Him”              4.   Give Thanks
                                                          Gen 3
                                                                         Man    Creature
                            Lying   Stealing
                  Murder                  Cheating                       God     Creator
                                SIN
 Bad Good                    Rebellion
                           2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                                   Reconciliation




      Man                              GOD
                 Sin deserves a payment of             100% God
                          Rom 5:8

Rom 6:23
                 death.             Jesus Christ
                                                       100% Man
                                                                  Gen 1:1
                                                                  Gen 1:1        God     Creator
                                              Rom 10:9
  Sin                                         “Confess Lordship”
                          Good Works                                             Man    Creature
      Payment                                 Luke 9:23                     1.   Obey
 Death = Death            Philosophy          “Self-Denial”                 2.   Worship
                                              John 3:16                     3.   Honor
                          False Religion
                                              “Believe IN Him”              4.   Give Thanks
                                                                  Gen 3
                                                                                 Man    Creature
                                    Lying   Stealing
                          Murder                  Cheating                       God     Creator
                                        SIN
 Bad Good                            Rebellion
                         2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                                 Reconciliation




      Man                                                           GOD
                                                        100% God


Rom 6:23
                 Jesus Christ paid this Gen 1:1 God Creator
                         Rom 5:8
                                   Jesus Christ
                                                        100% Man


  Sin            payment on our behalf so Man Creature
                                Rom 10:9
                                “Confess Lordship”
                        Good Works
      Payment
 Death = Death
                 that we could be 9:23
                                Luke
                        Philosophy
                                “Self-Denial”
                                                   1. Obey
                                                   2. Worship
                 reconciled back to God. 3. Honor
                                John 3:16
                        False Religion
                                “Believe IN Him”   4. Give Thanks
                                                                   Gen 3
                                                                           Man   Creature
                                     Lying   Stealing
                        Murder                     Cheating                God    Creator
                                         SIN
 Bad Good                             Rebellion
                        2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                                Reconciliation



And if you confess Jesus
         Man
as Lord, deny yourself,
                                                                   GOD
                                                       100% God
                        Rom 5:8
                      Jesus
and believe in Him, and Christ
Rom 6:23
                                          Gen 1:1 God       Creator
                                                       100% Man

                            Rom 10:9
repent of your sinful
  Sin
    Payment
                            “Confess Lordship”
                       Good Works                  Man     Creature
                            Luke 9:23
          you
ways,Death can be
 Death =               Philosophy
                            “Self-Denial”
                                                 1. Obey
                                                 2. Worship
                                                 3. Honor
reconciled back to God. John 3:16 Him”
                       False Religion
                            “Believe IN          4. Give Thanks
                                                                  Gen 3
                                                                          Man   Creature
                                    Lying   Stealing
                       Murder                     Cheating                God    Creator
                                        SIN
  Bad Good                           Rebellion
                  2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                          Reconciliation




           Man                                               GOD
                                                 100% God
                 Rom 5:8
                           Jesus Christ                     Gen 1:1        God     Creator
And bring the
Rom 6:23
                                        Rom 10:9
                                                 100% Man


  Sin
relationship back to the
      Payment
                 Good Works             “Confess Lordship”
                                        Luke 9:23
                                                                           Man    Creature
                                                                      1.   Obey
way =it’s supposed to be.
 Death Death     Philosophy
                                        “Self-Denial”                 2.
                                                                      3.
                                                                           Worship
                                                                           Honor
                 False Religion         John 3:16
God above Man.                          “Believe IN Him”              4.   Give Thanks
                                                            Gen 3
                                                                           Man    Creature
                              Lying   Stealing
                 Murder                     Cheating                       God     Creator
                                  SIN
  Bad Good                     Rebellion
                     Salvation
• The Gospel is the Power of God for salvation. Our sinful
  rebellion is what is separating us from God, and the only
  way to be reconciled back to our Father is through Jesus
  Christ. Jesus is the only one who can forgive and
  transform us, and deliver us from the power, bondage,
  and penalty of sin. Christ death pained the
  penalty/payment of sin for us. His death satisfied the
  demand of God’s justice, which enables Him to forgive
  and save those who put their faith in Him. Salvation
  occurs after genuine conviction of sin, genuine
  repentance, which will lead to desperation and the need
  of a Savior. Then if you confess Jesus as Lord and
  Savior, deny yourself, and believe in Him for everything
  that He is, God promises to save.
        GOD                      Man




           Man               GOD
• After going through the Gospel, here is another
  question.
  Which is your relationship with God?
  God above man? Or Man above God?
  Think about it hard.
        GOD                     Man




           Man               GOD
• There is a difference between recognizing that
  God is above you, and living under His Lordship.
  Are you living under Christ’s Lordship? Is He
  Master over your life? Or are you trying to
  control your own life?
          GOD                     Man




             Man               GOD
• If your unsure or feel in between consider this.
• Matthew 12:30
   – 30"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he
      who does not gather with Me scatters.
                       Man




                   GOD
• If your relationship with God is a broken Man above
  God relationship, and you are living in active
  rebellion against Him, what do you want to do about
  your relationship with Him? Do you want to be
  reconciled back to your Lord and submit to Him?
                   GOD

                       Man
• If so you need to get on your knees and pray to God.
  Beg the Lord to forgive you of your sins against Him
  and your sinful rebellion. Beg Him to graciously save
  you. Confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior,
  deny yourself, believe IN Him, and you will be saved.
                         Man




                     GOD
• If your unsure, or if you want to take some time to
  think about it, do just that. Take some time and think
  about it. Go through this illustration again if you have
  to. Jesus never wanted people to rush into a false
  confession of faith. He always wanted people to
  count the cost.
•   Luke 14:26-35
     –   26"If anyone comes   to Me, and does not hate his own father and
         mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even
         his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27"Whoever does not carry his
         own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28"For which
         one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down
         and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete
         it? 29"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to
         finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30saying, 'This man
         began to build and was not able to finish.' 31"Or what king, when he
         sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and
         consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to
         encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32"Or
         else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks
         for terms of peace. 33"So then, none of you can be My disciple who
         does not give up all his own possessions. 34"Therefore, salt is good;
         but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be
         seasoned? 35"It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it
         is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
                       Man




                   GOD
• But be fearful and convicted. Your sins have not
  been forgiven yet. You are still in active rebellion
  against God. You need to come back to your
  Lord.
• But take comfort in this: The Lord does love you, and
  He desires for all men to be saved. And His yoke is
  easy and His burden is light
• 1 Timothy 2:3&4
   – 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
     Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to
     come to the knowledge of the truth.
• Matthew 11:28-30
   – 28"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden,
     and I will give you rest. 29"Take My yoke upon you
     and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in
     heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR
     SOULS. 30"For My yoke is easy and My burden is
     light."
• Please print out the bridge
  illustration on the next page and
  look it over.
                  2 Corinthians 5:18-20
                          Reconciliation




      Man                                                 GOD
                                              100% God
                 Rom 5:8
                           Jesus Christ                  Gen 1:1
                                              100% Man                  God     Creator
Rom 6:23
                                     Rom 10:9
  Sin                                “Confess Lordship”
                 Good Works                                             Man    Creature
      Payment                        Luke 9:23                     1.   Obey
 Death = Death   Philosophy          “Self-Denial”                 2.   Worship
                                     John 3:16                     3.   Honor
                 False Religion
                                     “Believe IN Him”              4.   Give Thanks
                                                         Gen 3
                                                                        Man    Creature
                           Lying   Stealing
                 Murder                  Cheating                       God     Creator
                               SIN
 Bad Good                   Rebellion
The End

				
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