WORD Sent Forth #9

WHAT DID JESUS TEACH THEN? WHAT DOES HE TEACH US TODAY?
A LESSON ABOUT BLESSEDNESS

Mark 6:34
When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.

What many things? – For one thing, He taught of whom God the Father truly blesses.

Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Consider deeply, who are the ‘poor in spirit’? And how is it that God promised them the key into heaven. Now, putting pride aside, honestly ask yourself, what do I need to be ‘poor in spirit’?

Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Again, think with all seriousness on what in us that we should truly mourn for. And ask how will God comfort us?

Matthew 5:5-7
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Do you see the common denominator in verse 5-7? Most importantly, do you see yourself above?

Matthew 5:8
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

Here in verse 8, do you see what God desires most?


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WORD Sent Forth #8

WHO IS JESUS? TRULY?

In the New Testament of the Bible, a man named Jesus said…

John 10:30
“I and the Father are one.”

John 14:9
Jesus replied, “Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’ “?

The claim of being God was incredible. Jesus was either crazy, a liar or telling the truth. But then Jesus also said he was TRUTH! The Bible agrees…

Isaiah 7:14
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

John 1:1,2,14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

So, was he man? or God?

Colossians 2:9 NLT
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.

Colossians 1:19
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ…

Though Jesus is God, He chose to be totally man for a purpose.

Philippians 2:6-8
Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.


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THE CENTURION’S GOSPEL – Ch24 – part 1

THE PROMISE OF LIFE – Site of the Tomb, Emmaus, Galilee

Waiting has always been nerve wracking for Cornelius especially when he knows that something fantastic is going to happen on the third day. He has been staying at Emmaus since they buried him. After the Sabbath, he heard news from one of the disciples named Cleopas who lived in the village of Emmaus. Cleopas had some news for him. He told him that Judas Iscariot was dead. The story is that he hung himself but the branch which held him broke and his body fell into a ravine and burst open. Cornelius was sorry to hear this.

Other news was at the time of that incredible downpour and lightning storm, something incredible occurred at the Temple. The Veil, the thick curtain that separated the Most Holy Place from the other part of the Temple was torn from top to bottom. The High Priest and the other priests panicked into hysterics. Cornelius estimated that the Veil tearing occurred exactly at the same time Jesus died. In his mind, he knew the timing was no coincidence and also that this was no random event. No natural phenomenon could ever rip a three inch thick curtain from top to bottom. It was God who did it. The only question to consider is what does it mean? Something to talk about to Jacob on another time.

“I have word from Simon,” Cleopas said. “Those of us who scattered that night, have managed to get back together at the upper room where they had their last supper with him. Also Andrew and James found Peter at the banks of the Jordan not too far from Jericho. Simon said that the chief priests are still looking for them. But they have many friends who are willing to hide them. Simon said be wary of them. That is all there is.”

“Thank you, Cleopas. I was hungry for news.”

“Centurion? What is to become of us? We really thought he was the one.”

Cornelius sympathized with him. He would not know of the prophesy that Jesus will rise again. Jesus only revealed that to his closest companions.

“Have faith, Cleopas. Things have a way of turning good.”


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WORD Sent Forth #7

IS JESUS THE TRUE SAVIOR? GOD GAVE CLUES.

Acts 4:12
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.

That name is Jesus Christ. Christ means the Messiah or the Savior.

What clues were provided by God? The Old Testament of the Bible points towards Him.

The savior will come through a virgin mother.

Isaiah 7:14
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

The savior will be born in Bethlehem.

Micah 5:2
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

The savior will become first known in the Galilee region.

Isaiah 9:1-2
But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.

The savior will teach in parables.

Psalm 78:1-2
Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old…

The savior will come healing.

Isaiah 35:5-6a
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.

The savior will come with hard convictions.

Isaiah 8:14
“Then He shall become a sanctuary; But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over, And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

The savior will be despised…

Isaiah 53:3
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

The savior will suffer much and then die for us…

Isaiah 53:4-5
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.

The savior will be raised from the dead as final proof of being the true savior.

Psalm 16:10
For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.


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WORD Sent Forth #6

HEALTHY FEAR SAVES US

After you read this…
Revelation 21:8 NLT
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

What should you FEEL? By every right, you should feel FEAR! Fear what? More importantly, fear WHO?

Matthew 10:28
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Proverbs 9:10a
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…

The fear of the LORD is a HEALTHY FEAR!

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.

1 Samuel 12:24
“Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

And what great things that God had done that we should consider?

2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

1 John 2:2
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.


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WORD Sent Forth #5

WHY WE NEED A SAVIOR? CONSEQUENCES OF SIN

We have read that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. [Romans 3:23]

So, what happens if we die in SIN?

Ezekiel 18:4
“Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.”

Hebrews 9:27 NLT
And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment…

What is this JUDGEMENT?

Matthew 25:46a NLT
“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

Daniel 12:2 NLT
Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace.

What is this eternal punishment/everlasting disgrace?

Revelation 21:8 NLT
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

We know that the second death is HELL. Since, no one in their right mind would ever want to end up there, how does one avoid it?

Here is a clue from Jesus’ own words…

John 3:17-18
“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”


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WORD Sent Forth #4

WHY WE NEED A SAVIOR? BECAUSE OF SIN IN US ALL

Romans 3:23 [NLT]
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Romans 3:10-12
…as it is written “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;

ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS;
THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.”

What are the acts of SIN? Brace yourself. This is not easy to read.

Galations 5:19-21
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Fortunately, God sent us a SAVIOR.

John 1:29
The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


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WORD Sent Forth #3

WHY WE NEED A SAVIOR – SIN DOOMS US

The person who sins will die… [Ezekial 18:20a]

For the wages of sin is death… [Romans 6:23a]

God will repay each one according to his deeds. [Romans 2:6]

God says…
Behold, every soul belongs to Me; both father and son are Mine. The soul who sins is the one who will die. [Ezekiel 18:4]

But there is still hope.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 6:23]

…so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. [Romans 5:21]


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THE CENTURION’S GOSPEL – Ch23 – part 6

THE HARDEST CHOICE – Golgotha

Then it started to rain heavy, like the heavens itself were weeping. But the downpour was short lived. The crowd had left, leaving the soldiers and a few of Jesus’ followers left behind.

After awhile Bragga came riding over with instructions to break the legs of the crucified so that they can die quickly and their bodies brought so as not to disturb Sabbath law.

Both prisoners howled in agony as their legs were broken. As the guards were about to break Jesus’ legs. Cornelius called a halt and told Bragga he was already dead. Bragga wanted to make sure, so he passed a spear to one of the soldiers and ordered him to pierce his side. As the soldier lunged the spear into Jesus’ side, blood and water spewed out like it was under pressure.

Not long after, a small wagon driven by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea was coming up the hill. They had gotten Pilate’s permission to claim the body of Jesus for burial. As the soldiers took down the bodies of the dead thieves, Cornelius, Cestus, John and Joseph with some of the women first secure his body with long lengths of fabric tied on the cross. Then the men worked on prying off the nails that pinned his wrists and feet. When they finally got them off, they gently lowered his body to the women below who lovingly wrapped his body. His mother was in the wagon when brought his body was laid on her lap. She was in tears as she gently stroked his hair.

“My family’s tomb is nearby,” Joseph said. “We have to hurry for the Sabbath is almost upon us.”

The tomb was a carved out chamber of limestone. The opening was about four feet high and two and a half feet wide. There was a massive wheel of granite stone about five feet in diameter. It took three of them to force-ably roll it up a slanted carved track. While the men rolled the stone, the women extracted the crown of thorns and washed him. Then they rubbed his body with myrrh and aloes, then they wrapped him with linen. When that was done, they carried his body into the tomb and laid him on a stone slab. Then Mariam came in, kissed his forehead and covered his face with a cloth. Then the men rolled down the stone.

They were about to leave when eight auxiliary soldiers assigned to the chief priest march in. The squad leader reported to Cornelius being the ranking officer there. They were there to guard the tomb. Apparently, the chief priests went to Pilate and told him that Jesus’ followers might steal the body to fulfill a prophesy that he might come back to life on the third day. So, Cornelius helped them seal the tomb. They pounded four ringed nails into the wall around the stone. Then they strung the rope through the rings and criss crossed it on the stone and tied a very tight knot in the center. Then they applied a lot of melted red wax on the knot. Finally, Cornelius pressed the impression of his ring seal on the wax.

Then, the waiting starts.


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WORD Sent Forth #2

HOW DOES GOD SHOW HIS LOVE?

1 John 4:9-10
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins

Romans 5:6-8
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


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