Coeur dAlene Part 1: How Important is the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word in Your Life?

CONF-29-130810 - length: 44:47 - taught on Aug, 10 2013

Class Outline:


Welcome To 

THE COEUR d’ALENE BIBLE CONFERENCE 

of BARAH MINISTRIES

 
 
We (Paul, Silvanus and 
Timothy) give thanks to God (the Father) always for all of you (believers in Christ), making mention of you in our prayers;// constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and (your) labor of love and (your) steadfastness of hope in (union with) our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father…
 

 

TODAY’S STUDY

How Important is the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word in Your Life? 

 
God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,//so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.
 
“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me…”
 
“…that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other…”
 
“…the One forming light and creating darkness, (the One) causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these.”
 
(The Lord) Jesus (Christ) said to him (doubting Thomas, the apostle), “I am the way (to salvation), and (I am) the truth (the Word of God), and (I am) the (Zoe) life (the resurrection life…eternal life); no one comes to (God) the Father but through (believing in) Me.”
 
After you have suffered for a little while, the God (and Father) of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in (union with) Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
 
“I (Paul) persecuted this Way (Christians) to the death, binding and putting both men and women (who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ) into prisons…”
 
For I (Paul) am the least of the apostles, and (I am) not fit (qualified) to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
 
But by the grace of God I am (and always will be) what I am (a man with the spiritual gift of apostle), and His grace toward me did not prove vain (a bad decision); but I labored even more than all of them (the other apostles), yet not I (doing the labor in the energy of the flesh), but the grace of God with(in) me (is doing the work).
 
But now faith, hope, (and unconditional) love, abide (in the sphere of) these three; but the greatest of these is (unconditional) love.
 
Welcome Back Song 
Whosoever
June Murphy
 
THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ
Introduction
 
“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine (sheep not lost) in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?”
 
“When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.//And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’”
 
THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ
You were born condemned…
 
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior (the Lord Jesus Christ),//who desires all men to be saved…
 
The Lord (Jesus Christ) is…patient toward you (unbelievers)…and is not willing for any (of you) to perish in the Lake of Fire but for all (of you) to come to repentance (a change of mind about the Lord Jesus Christ).
 
For as in (union with) Adam (at physical birth) all (mankind are set to) die (the second death)…
 
For by one man (Adam the) sin (nature) entered the world and (spiritual) death by (having a) sin (nature), so (spiritual) death passed upon all men, for all have (been considered by God to have) sinned (when Adam sinned).
 
THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ
Salvation…God’s Reconciliation Offer
 
But God (the Father) demonstrates His own (unconditional) love toward us(all mankind), in that while we were yet sinners (spiritually dead unbelievers), Christ died (as a substitute) for us.
 
The one who does not love (unconditionally) does not know God, for God is (unconditional) love.
 
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and (everyone in) your household (who also believes).
 
(The Lord) Jesus Christ said, “I am the way (to salvation), (I am) the truth (through the Word of God) and (I am) the (eternal) life; no one comes to the Father, but through (believing in) Me.”
 
“He (anyone) who believes in the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) has (the) eternal life...but he who does not obey (the command to believe in) the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) will not see (the eternal) life (the resurrection life…the Zoe life) but the wrath of God (the lake of fire) abides on him.”
 
THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ
How do I become saved?
 
For by (efficacious) grace you have been saved through faith (alone in the Lord Jesus Christ alone); and that (grace, faith, and salvation is) not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;//not as a result of works, so that no one may boast (before the justice of God).
 
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved (except the name [the Person] of the Lord Jesus Christ).”
 
And he (one of the thieves on the Cross next to Jesus) was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!”//And He (the Lord Jesus Christ) said to him (the repentant thief), “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”
 
And I give eternal life to them (believers in Christ), and they (believers) shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them (believers) out of My hand.
 
THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ
What happens if I don’t want to be found?”
 
And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life (at the last judgment), he was thrown into the lake of fire.
 
“Then He will also say to those on His left (unbelievers who rejected the reconciliation offer of salvation), ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.’” 
 
“So it will be at the end of the age; the (elect) angels will come forth and take out the wicked (a term for unbelievers) from among the (absolute) righteous (ones…believers in Christ),//and (the elect angels) will throw them (unbelievers) into the furnace (lake) of fire; in that (literal) place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
 
“He (anyone) who believes in the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) has eternal life...but he who does not obey (the command to believe in) the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) will not see (eternal) life (in heaven) but the wrath of God (the lake of fire) abides on him.”
 
But now faith, hope, love, abide (in the sphere of) these three; but the greatest of these is (unconditional) love.
 
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
As a Christian, how much importance do you place on the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and on the hearing of His Word?
 
This command I (Paul) entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight…
 
…keeping faith (in God) and a good conscience (from study of the Word of God), which some (believers) have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
 
Welcome Back Song 
Calling You to Freedom
June Murphy 
 
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
As a Christian, how much importance do you place on the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and on the hearing of His Word?
 
“These things I (the Lord Jesus Christ) have spoken to you, so that in (union with) Me you may have peace. In the world (KCOS) you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
 
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
 
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”
 
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;//for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
 
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
 
“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”
 
“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”
 
“The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell — and great was its fall.”
 
The Three Little Pigs
 
Once upon a time there were three little pigs and the time came for them to leave home and seek their fortunes.  Before they left, their mother told them “Whatever you do, do it the best that you can because that’s the way to get along in the world.
 
The first little pig built his house out of straw because it was the easiest thing to do.  The second little pig built his house out of sticks. This was a little bit stronger than a straw house.  The third little pig built his house out of bricks.
 
One night the big bad wolf, who dearly loved to eat fat little pigs, came along and saw the first little pig in his house of straw. He knocked on the first little pig’s door and said, “Let me in, let me in, or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”  “Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin,” said the first little pig.  But of course the wolf did blow the house in and ate the first little pig.
 
The wolf then came to the house of sticks.  He knocked on the second little pig’s door and said, “Let me in, let me in, or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”  “Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin,” said the second little pig.  But the wolf blew that house in, too, and ate the second little pig.
 
The wolf then came to the house of bricks.  He knocked on the third little pig’s door and said, “Let me in, let me in, or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”  “Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin,” said the third little pig.  Well, the wolf huffed and puffed but he could not blow down that brick house.
 
But the wolf was sly, and he climbed up on the roof to look for a way into the brick house.  The little pig saw the wolf climb up on the roof and lit a roaring fire in the fireplace and placed on it a large kettle of water. When the wolf finally found the hole in the chimney he crawled down and KERSPLASH right into that kettle of water and that was the end of the big bad wolf.
 
Therefore be careful how you walk (your Christian lifestyle), not as unwise men but as wise,//making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
 
But now faith, hope, (and unconditional) love, abide (in the sphere of) these three; but the greatest of these is (unconditional) love.
 
“To the angel (the Pastor) of the church in Ephesus write: The One (the Lord Jesus Christ) who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One (the Lord Jesus Christ) who walks among the seven 
golden lampstands, says this…”
 
“‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles (false teachers), and they are not (apostles), and you found them to be false (teachers)…
 
“…and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary.”
 
“‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love (a devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and to the Word of God, His mind).’”
 
For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God (the Lord Jesus Christ)…
 
…and to wait for His (God the Father’s) Son (the Lord Jesus Christ who is coming back) from heaven, whom He (God the Father) raised from the dead, that is (the Lord) Jesus (Christ), who rescues us from the wrath to come (the Lake of Fire).
 
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren (believers in Christ), as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the (unconditional) love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater…
 
…therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.
 
This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
 
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you…
 
…and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire…
 
…dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
 
These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power…
 
…when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed — for our testimony to you was believed.
 
Therefore, we (believers in Christ) are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us (because He is); we beg you (unbelievers) on behalf of (the Lord Jesus) Christ, be reconciled to God.
 
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
 
CLOSING SONG
He Remembers to Forget 
 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.//In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
 
The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed
 
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
 
“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”
 
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,//casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
 
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,//to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
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