Basic Christianity – 4 Points With a Focus on Redemption – Sermon

June 7, 2015

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Summary

Sermon Text John 1:19-51

Sermon Notes:
CHRISTIANS

1. Believe the Bible is the Word of God
2. Believe Jesus is the Son of God
3. Believe Jesus is the Lamb of God – forgiveness of sin
4. Follow Jesus

Don’t always understand it but – It is the Word of God
For example:

Mark 1:10-12
• An apparent issue with these accounts?
• Anyone???

(12) The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.

John 1:35-36
 Only an apparent contradiction
 If we examine the Gospel John closely…
 The actual baptism of Jesus isn’t here in John
 John is telling about the baptism

Story:
19 – And this is the testimony of John
19 – The Jews sent priest and Levites “Who are you?”
“I am not the Christ.”
What then? Are you Elijah? – No
Are you the Prophet? – No (the prophet- Jeremiah? Or Moses?)
John 1:28 ESV These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
• What things?
• Dialog back and forth
• Questioning and answering

John 1:29
• The next day?
• What was the previous day?
• Question and answer session

John 1:32

John 1:34-35

Testified 3 things, 1 sign and 2 titles

1. Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him – Sign
2. The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – Title
3. The Son of God! Title

Not just a title descriptive title

If you are a Christian you MUST believe these two things!
Simple!
Not hard!
Not complicated!

The atonement
Jesus is the Lamb of God
His blood was spilt in your place
He is the Son of God

How can we go around unforgiven?
How can we go around defeated?
You must recognize you are forgiven!

2 Easy Things
Jesus is the Lamb of God – You are forgiven
Jesus is the Son of God

What did He accomplish on the cross?
A possibility??? -No!!!
An actuality!!! – Yes!!!

Every sin you have committed or will commit has been SUFFICIENTLY paid for!

John 19:30

Romans 6:23

Redemption – Means to buy back!

Galatians 3:13

Revelation 5:9

Isaiah 53:8

Matthew 1:21

Matthew 20:28

Luke 1:68

John 10:11

Do you belong to Christ???
Are you his people???
FACTS
1. The Bible is the Word of God
God does not lie
2. Jesus is the Son of God
There is no other way
3. Jesus is the Lamb of God
Jesus has paid for your sins in his blood
You are forgiven!
You say, how can I be forgiven? I am VILE!
Yes!!!

Job 40:4 NKJV “Behold, I am vile;

SPURGEON DEVOTION

You think you must not come to God because you are vile. Now, there is not a saint living on earth but has been made to feel that he is vile. If Job, and Isaiah, and Paul were all obliged to say “I am vile,” oh, poor sinner, wilt thou be ashamed to join in the same confession? If divine grace does not eradicate all sin from the believer, how dost thou hope to do it thyself? and if God loves his people while they are yet vile, dost thou think thy vileness will prevent his loving thee? Believe on Jesus, thou outcast of the world’s society! Jesus calls thee, and as thou art.
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Matthew 9:12
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Even now say, “Thou hast died for sinners; I am a sinner, Lord Jesus, sprinkle thy blood on me;” if thou wilt confess thy sin thou shalt find pardon. If, now, with all thy heart, thou wilt say, “I am vile, wash me,” thou shalt be washed now.

4. (37) …and they followed Jesus

John 10:27

Not hard,
Not complicated,
Do not put on a show!!!

John 1:47

1. Believe the Bible is the Word of God
2. Believe Jesus is the Son of God
3. Believe Jesus is the Lamb of God – forgiveness of sin
4. Follow Jesus


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