Humanity can’t be good on their own:• Good works alone will not get us into the Kingdom • Because of the curse of sin • Through the first man Adam (scripture reference) • But Jesus Christ “the second Adam” (reunited us with God) 1 Corinthians 15:45-47: And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. Also, see Gen 3:15:
Works are not all badHeb 6:1: Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God” • Dead works are not necessarily evil works but they cannot save a person • Many non-Christian organizations feed the poor and help the sick • Those acts alone cannot reunite them with God • Only the shed blood of Jesus Christ Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? • Only through receiving the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ • And through His Spirit working in us • Are we able to bring forth that Fruit on our vines
THE POWER TO LIVE A CHRISTIAN WITNESS• COMES FROM THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD • Spoken about in Old Testament Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON THE PEOPLE OF OLD Scriptures: See – Judges 15:14; 1 Chronicles 12:18; Psalm 51:11; Ezekiel 11:5 We in the New Testament received something BETTER (The Holy Spirit is In US and UPON US. John 14:17: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
JESUS GIVEN A NAME ABOVE ALL NAMESPhilippians 2:9-11 : 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. • We are saved through accepting Jesus as our Lord and Saviour • He was the one that died for us • The Father God sent His Son The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus as a dove • Jesus was in His earthly body as a man but was still God (John chapter 1:14) Luke 3:22: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
THE LORD WANTS TO WORK IN OUR WHOLE BODY, NOT JUST OUR SPIRITS 1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly;
Isaiah 55:8-9: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher
WE KEEP PRESSING FORWARD AND NOT FAINT. FAINT: TO QUIT, LOSE HEART, GROW WEARY AND TIRED WITH WEARINESS AND EXHAUSTION. DON’T QUIT! DON’T Give up.
Acts 10:38: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were