Passion to Make Disciples
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Responding to questions
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Isaiah 55:11 NLT It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
2 Peter 1:19-21 NLT Because of that experience we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the Prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place–until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in our hearts.
Above all, you must realize that no prophesy in Scripture ever came from the Prophet’s own understanding,
or from human initiative, No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.
How to hear and understand the Gospel
The LORD Challenges Job
Job 38:1-2 NLT Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
“Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?
The LORD Challenges Job Again
Job 40:6-7 NLT Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
“Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.
Job 42:4-7 NLT You said, ‘Listen and I will speak! I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.’
I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.
I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.”
Conclusion: The LORD Blessed Job
After the LORD had finished speaking to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken accurately about me, as my servant Job has.
Romans 10:14-17 NLT But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe if they have not heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “LORD, who has believed our message?”
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
Acts 26:17-18 NLT And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’
Romans 15:4-7 NLT Such things where written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures gives us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.
Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.
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1 Corinthians 15:57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 7:13-25 But how can that be? Did the law, which is good, cause my death? Of course not! Sin used what was good to bring about my condemnation to death, So we can see how terrible sin really is. It uses God’s good commands for its own evil purposes.
Struggling with Sin
So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all to human, a slave to sin.
I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.
But if I know what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good.
So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.
I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.
But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
I have discovered this principle of life–that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.
I love God’s law with all my heart.
But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is; In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
Faith in the Son of God
1 John 5:1-5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.
We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments.
Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.