Guest Monday, Feb 21, 2022 @ 7:33 am
The Jesus of the scriptures is who we teach and not the one we have made up as many do.
From: The Old Church of God of the New Covenant * 1Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13- Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13 Eph. 2:15-21 that church people who one can read about in the scriptures. This Jesus did this for this world, and this Jesus of the scriptures in this. Jesus – The Second Person of the Godhead Gen. 1:1- John 1:1-4. This Jesus was the messiah and the savior. The Hope of Mankind The Plan of Salvation Messianic Prophecies The Miracles of Jesus God’s Gift of Salvation Jesus Our Heavenly Advocate The Soon Coming of Jesus Jesus – The Second Person of the Godhead Jesus, also called Jesus Christ, is the Son of God (John 1:34). He is the express image of God the Father (Hebrew 1:3) and the second person in the Godhead (John 1:1-3). He is one with God the Father (John 10:30) and equal with Him (Philippians 2:5-6). Jesus is both the Creator (John 1:1-3, 14) and Redeemer of the world (Revelation 5:9). God the Father is love (1 John 4:8), and Jesus came to demonstrate His love to us (1 John 4:9). God’s love is unselfish (1 Corinthians 13: 4-5), as He only desires the best for us (Jeremiah 29:11). The gift from God on that first christ is to the world that is to everyone, this Gift was the first Christmas as Luke tells us -Luke 2:1-22, all of mankind was given this, even if they want follow Jesus in this life all the world was Redeemed from the fall in the garden with Adam and Eve. The Hope of Mankind is in this Jesus who anyone can now come to God through as He has told us in John 3:16, and that would be each one of us humans doing what God tells us to do, so all humankind has opened to them the choice of who-so-ever so they can receive the forgiveness for their sins. That is when we as humans do what God calls for and John 3:16, He takes us to Romans 10:9-13 and sets us aside through His forgiveness, it is called sanctification, and the person who is forgiven knows it to be so and that is an experience of salvation. If one doesn't want the end time tribulations that for sure will come one needs to be saved so one will be raptured out before that time comes. Because God’s kingdom is based on love, He created humans with the freedom of choice. Humans can live forever in peace if they are obedient to God’s law of love (Isaiah 1:19). To choose the devil’s way is to choose sin instead of love, which leads to death. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Sadly, our first parents disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). They disconnected themselves from the love of God and were cast out of the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23). The Plan of Salvation is the work of God and He has sent a savior, and no man is the police over anyone's salvation, because that is the work of God through this Jesus who is that Easter Jesus, that Christmas, Jesus, the Sunday Jesus. The Godhead felt infinite compassion over the fallen human race. Jesus, God the Son, offered Himself as a ransom to redeem mankind of the penalty of sin (John 10:17-18) He came into the world and lived a perfect, sinless life to be our example (2 Corinthians 5:21). The innocent Son of God died on our behalf so we can obtain the free gift of eternal life. There is no greater love than this, that someone would die for those whom they love (John 15:13). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16. Messianic Prophecies There are over 120 prophecies foretelling the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. These were written hundreds of years before His coming. They are found throughout the Old Testament, leading up to His first advent. The first prophecy was given to Adam after the fall. It stated that the serpent (the devil, Revelation 12:9) would bruise Jesus’ heel in the process of Him crushing the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15). This was about 4, 000 years before the coming of Jesus as Messiah. Many prophecies predicted Jesus’ mission on earth. They described how He was going to suffer and shed His blood to redeem mankind (Isaiah 53). Other prophecies told of signs that signify Jesus as Messiah, such as His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14). Another sign was the star upon His arrival (Numbers 24:17). Some prophecies identified important events in Jesus’s life, such as Him riding upon a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). One prophecy pinpoints the exact year for Christ’s baptism and also crucifixion. This was foretold 600 years before it happened (Daniel 9:24-27, Ezra 7:7-14). God wanted His people to have enough evidence to believe in Christ and accept Him as their Savior. When the prophecies are fulfilled in an exact manner, it gives evidence that the source can be trusted (Isaiah 46:9-11). “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:” (2 Peter 1:19). This Savior did many Miracles. Jesus came to earth in the form of a man (Hebrews 2:17). However, He was given power from His Father to do miraculous works (John 10:32). He was given the power to raise the dead (John 11:37-45), heal the sick (Matthew 4:24) as well as feed thousands with only a few loaves of bread and fish (Matthew 14:16-21; 15:34-37). Jesus gave sight to the blind and restored strength and ability to the lame (Matthew 21: 12, 14). There are many other miracles that Jesus performed, we can but list a few (John 2:1-11, John 9:1-7, Luke 8:43-44). The miracles of Jesus were to be a means for people to see the power of God in Him, that they would believe in Him for salvation (John 2:23). “If I do not do the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.” (John 10: 37-38). God’s Gift of Salvation Salvation is available for all those that accept the sacrifice of Jesus on their behalf (John 1:12). But it is Jesus we can read about in the scriptures, not the one men have for sale. Those that reject Jesus’ offer of salvation will have to die for their own sins because the penalty of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Accepting Jesus Christ comes by confessing Him verbally and believing in Him in your heart (Romans 10:9). We are cleansed from our sins as we confess them to God (1 John 1:9). As Jesus lives in our heart, we then can live a life of obedience to God by His grace (John 14:15). We can only do this as we abide in Jesus (John 15:5). God’s power becomes ours (1 Corinthians 15:57). We stay connected to God through daily feeding on His word (John 5:39). We should also spend time with Him in prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17). There may be mistakes along the way, but God is patient with us and will never give up on us (1 John 2:1-2). “Being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6). Jesus Our Heavenly Advocate After Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He resurrected on the third day (Acts 10:40). He revealed Himself to His disciples and sent them on the great commission to tell all the world what He taught them (Matthew 28: 18-20). After 40 days, Jesus ascended to heaven (Acts 1: 3, 9). Jesus returned to heaven to sit on the right hand of His Father (Acts 2:33, Hebrews 8:1). Jesus’ role in the plan of salvation is described as the great High Priest (Hebrews 3:1). He came to earth as a sacrifice, like a Lamb slain (Revelation 13:8). Then, He ascended to His Father in the Sanctuary which is in heaven (Hebrews 8:1-2, 9:11). Jesus now ministers on our behalf in the heavenly Sanctuary ( Hebrews 7:27-28). He also promises that He is preparing a place for His people for when He returns to take them to heaven (John 14:1-3). The Soon Coming of Jesus Jesus will do his work of intercession until all have had an opportunity to hear the gospel (Matthew 24:14). Then, He will come again to take His people home (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). No one knows the day nor the hour of His coming (Mark 13:32). However, we are to live as a people ready to see their Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6). It is for you and every person that Jesus came to offer freedom from sin (Matthew 1:21) and the free gift of eternal life through Him. “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). Jesus once asked His disciples a question which He asks you today, “But who do you say that I am? ” (Matthew 16: 15). This is who the servants of God are to go preach and teach. To begin we should go read the book of John to see that those who say He was just a man that was good, are so wrong in their thinking. This Jesus of the scriptures is this to us all even when we reject Him, He is still Lord, and savior. Men in their thinking does not change who the Lord is. In every book that is the 66 books of the scriptures we can see this Jesus we are telling you about. For now go read this about that Messiah who has come to the Lamb who was given, this Jesus is the Lord. John 1:1-13 Jesus is introduced as the LOGOS. John 1:14-18 The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:19-34 John the Baptist testifies of Jesus. John 1:35-51 We have found him.... Come and see. John 2:1-11 The marriage at Cana. John 2:12-25 Jesus cleanses the temple and predicts his resurrection. John 3:1-17 Jesus tells Nicodemus, "Ye must be born again." John 3:18-36 He that believeth on him is not condemned. John 4:1-15 Jesus announces living water to the woman at the well. John 4:16-42 The woman at the well invites her community to, "Come, See...". John 4:43-54 Jesus heals the nobleman's son. John 5:1-18 Jesus, on the Sabbath, heals the man at the pool of Bethesda. John 5:19-29 Jesus explains the relationship between the Son and the Father. John 5:30-47 The long-awaited Messiah is about to be overlooked. John 6:1-14 Jesus feeds the multitude. John 6:15-29 Because he fed them, the multitude wanted to make Jesus king. John 6:26-38 I am the bread of life. John 6:38-59 Spiritual application of the bread of life sermon. John 6:60-71 Many refuse to believe and cease following Jesus. John 7:1-13 The Jewish leadership in Jerusalem wished they could kill Jesus. John 7:14-32 Jesus explains why he healed a man on the Sabbath. John 7:33-53 The Pharisees and scribes show contempt for any who admire Jesus. John 8:1-11 The woman taken in adultery. John 8:12-30 I am the light of the world. John 8:31-36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:37-59 Jesus debated with the Pharisees regarding Abraham. John 9:1-41 Jesus heals the man born blind. John 10:1-21 I am the good shepherd. John 10:22-42 I and my Father are one. John 11:1-27 I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:28-57 The resurrection of Lazarus. John 12:1-19 Mary anoints Jesus. John 12:20-30 The Father speaks to Jesus from Heaven. John 12:31-34 Now is the judgment of this world. John 12:35-50 Although many chief rulers believed, they did not confess Jesus. John 13:1-17 Jesus washes the disciples feet. John 13:18-38 Judas leaves the supper to meet the chief priests. John 14:1-10 Let not your hearts be troubled. John 14:11-31 Jesus continues to prepare and strengthen his disciples. John 15:1-14 I am the vine, ye are the branches. John 15:15-27 Love one another. Ye also shall bear witness John 16:1-13 Jesus begins to explain the work of the Holy Spirit. John 16:12-33 Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. John 17:1-11 Jesus high priestly prayer. John 17:11-26 Jesus high priestly prayer continued. John 18:1-14 Jesus is betrayed and arrested in Gethsemane. John 18:15-40 The trial begins. First before the high priest, then before Pilate. John 19:1-42 Jesus is crucified. John 20:1-18 After his resurrection Christ appears first to Mary Magdalene. John 20:19-31 Christ provides to Thomas what he thinks he requires to believe. John 21:1-25 A net full of fishes illustrates the future responsibilities of the Apostles. He did this for all of us so we could be redeemed, that is God came in the flesh for us all, because He loves us all, and yes that means that person someone may not like, He loves the unlovable, as much as He loves us. So we are to preach Him and not ourselves. This did this, and went through this for us all! Jesus is led before Annas of the Jews John 18:12-14, 19-23 Jesus is led before Caiaphus and other Jewish leaders Matthew 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:54; 63-65; John 18:24 Peter denies Jesus Matthew 26:58; 69-75; Mark 14:54; 66-72; Luke 22:54-62; John 18:15-18; 25-27 Jesus is condemned by the Jews at daybreak Matthew 27:1; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66-71 Judas commits suicide Matthew 27:3-10 The first time Jesus is led before Pilate Matthew 27:2; 11-14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-38 Pilate sends Jesus to Herod Luke 23:6-12 The second time Jesus is led before Pilate Matthew 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:39-40; 19:1-16 The Roman Soldiers Mock Jesus Matthew 27:27-30; Mark 15:16-19 Jesus walks the way of suffering Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:20-21; Luke 23:26-32; John 19:16-17 THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS Matthew 27:33-56; Mark 15:22-41; Luke 23:33-49; John 19:17-37 The burial of Jesus Matthew 27:57-66; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42 THE DAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS Matthew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-14; Luke 24:1-43; John 20:1-23 Jesus appears to Thomas John 20:24-31 Jesus appears to the disciples at the sea John 21:1-25 The parting words of Jesus Matthew 28:16-20 The parting words and Ascension of Jesus Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:44-53 Let no man turn you from understanding this Jesus of the Scriptures and what He has done for you, this Jesus makes it possible for us no matter what we may have sinned in. This Jesus will make anyone who comes to Him more than what they were, more that what they have done in this world, and more that what someone may have done to you. We should look at all four Gospels in order to get the complete order of events and all the details. Coming to Calvary when we do we need to under that the Romans of that day are just like the Lordship clergy of our day in that they don’t care what you believe as long as then can be the police over it, so why not read it for yourselves, because it is about where we will go after this life, heaven and hell are on the other side of this time as humans on earth. Slick the preacher wants to have all they can fall down and praise them, get up and pay them. But this Jesus has all things for free, to all who will just obey God, and through this Jesus one can have church anywhere one in as He tells us in Matthew 18:20, and our willingness to John 3:16 because it is What God tells us to do, let us have God take us to Romans 10:9-13 so we can believe on Him and do it His way. Go read this about the Jesus of the Bible for yourselves. 1.See what happen 2. See where it happens. Learn the three days and three nights as a fact and that it is true because He says it is so. Matthew 27:33 Golgotha, place of a skull Mark 15:22 Luke 23:33 Calvary John 19:17 the place of a skull; in Hebrew, Golgotha Jesus Refused the drink Matthew 27:34 vinegar mingled with gall Mark 15:23 wine mingled with myrrh Jesus was crucified Matthew 27:35 Mark 15:24-25 third hour Luke 23:33 John 19:18 Two thieves crucified with Jesus Matthew 27:38 Mark 15:27-28 Luke 23:33 John 19:18 Prophecy fulfilled Mark 15:28 Isaiah 53:9; Isaiah 53:12 First saying, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do" Luke 23:34 Soldiers divide his garments Matthew 27:35-36 sitting down Mark 15:24 Luke 23:34 John 19:23-24 Prophecy fulfilled Matthew 27:35; John 19:24 Psalms 22:18 Pilate's superscription Matthew 27:37 "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews" Mark 15:26 "The King of the Jews" Luke 23:38 Greek, Latin and Hebrew "'This is the King of the Jews" John 19:19-22 Hebrew, Greek and Latin "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews" The ignorant mockers of Jesus Passers by Matthew 27:39-40 Mark 15:29-30 Luke 23:35 Jewish Leaders Matthew 27:41-43 Chief Priests, scribes and elders Mark 15:31-32 Chief Priests, scribes and elders Luke 23:35 Rulers Soldiers Luke 23:36-37 Thieves Matthew 27:44 Mark 15:32 Luke 23:39-43 One rails at him, the other repents Second saying, "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise" Luke 23:43 Jesus talking to Mary and John John 19:25-27 Third saying, "Woman behold thy Son! Behold thy mother! " John 19:26-27 Sixth hour Darkness Matthew 27:45 unto ninth hour Mark 15:33 Luke 23:44-45 notice veil, vs 45b Ninth hour Fourth saying, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? " Matthew 27:46 Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? Mark 15:34 Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Fifth saying, "I thirst" John 19:28 Prophecy fulfilled John 19:28 Psalms 69:21 Reactions to the fourth and fifth sayings The fourth Matthew 27:47; Mark 15:35 "This man calleth for Elijah" Matthew 27:49 "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save him." Matthew 27:48; Mark 15:36 gave him vinegar to drink. The fifth Luke 23:36-37; John 19:29-30 Soldiers gave him vinegar Sixth saying, "It is finished" John 19:30 Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46 With a loud voice Seventh saying, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit" Jesus died Matthew 27:50 Mark 15:37 Luke 23:46 John 19:30 Earthquake Matthew 27:51 Graves opened Matthew 27:52-53 Centurion's statement Matthew 27:54 Mark 15:39 Luke 23:47 People beholding Those who came together Luke 23:48 Women Matthew 27:55-56 Mark 15:40-41 Luke 23:49 The unbelieving Jews make a request John 19:31-37 Break legs. A spear pierced Jesus Prophecy fulfilled John 19:36 Psalms 34:20 John 19:37 Zechariah 12:10 Joseph of Arimathaea's request and burial of Jesus Matthew 27:57-60 Mark 15:42-46 Luke 23:50-54 John 19:38-42 Nicodemas Women beholding the tomb Matthew 27:61 Mark 15:47 Luke 23:55-56 The unbelieving Jews make another request Matthew 27:62-66 READ ABOUT HIS RESURRECTION, because no clergy did this for us. Matthew 28 Mark 16 Luke 24 John 20, 21 After you go read this, take a look at this! 1. Sin is ugly. Sin produces suffering and death. Sin must be punished. "The wages of sin is how we receive death as a human" Romans 6:23. 2. Jesus is a beautiful Savior. God the Father was not punishing Jesus. Shortly before the crucifixion God said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" Matthew 17:5. Jesus is sinless. Jesus "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin" Hebrews 4:15. 3. Jesus was suffering because of our sins. The death of Christ paid the penalty for our sins. God shed the blood of Jesus as the way to heal our souls. "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed" Isaiah 53:5. 4. It is possible for you to be forgiven. Ask God to forgive and cleanse you through the blood of Jesus. "If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" 1 John 1:9. 5. Jesus arose from the dead, so when you have received forgiveness you also receive everlasting life and will go to Heaven. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16. We all MUST CHOOSE 1. Say "NO" to Jesus which means you will be buried in unforgiven sins and have eternal death. 2. Say "YES" to Jesus, which means all your sins have been forgiven through the blood of Jesus and you will have eternal life. If you have chosen to say "Yes" to Jesus, stop and pray to God. "Let us therefore come boldly before the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" Hebrews 4:16. Here is a sample prayer: "Thank you God for loving me, even though I am a sinner. I have chosen to say YES to Jesus and receive him as my personal Savior. Please forgive me of all my sins, through the blood of the Lord Jesus, and give me eternal life. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for making me a part of your family." Here is a note to those who have already believed in the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior: When you see the suffering of Jesus, you should know that he is saying, "I love you." I hope that you will say, "Thank you Jesus", "I love you Jesus' ' and worship him. "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing" Revelation 5:12. Until next time The Elder: Seek the Lord not men for your salvation, because He is the Savior, and there is no man other than Jesus who was in the flesh as a human who has died for any of us. Seek this Jesus as your Lord and savior. Reply