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  • 1. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 1 THE BIBLE IS TRUTH
  • 2. Asij wcnoxim sae S saijsl alaf fjman znwoea ajfjwa ou Ddjdj fjiwo Jjoima afona Eanoa lkinWhat Is fjoifn aofno Weon aoriiiTruth? fjaoin aowl aowns afraojfowijsl alowj Eaonb aohaom alamaoofhwm amofa eoh Toannz
  • 3. BUY THE TRUTH, AND SELL IT NOT (PROVERBS 23:23) HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/PISMO/70346636/
  • 4. What isTruth?How do we find truth in thismaze of religions? HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MARCELGERMAIN/2217801604/
  • 5. IS TRUTHHTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/JKWEE/5509905693/SIZES/L/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 6. IN FACT... HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/CHASEGREENE/3500254805/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 7. For we dare not make ourselves of thenumber, or compare ourselves withsome that commend themselves: butthey measuring themselves bythemselves, and comparing themselvesamong themselves, are not wise.(2 Corinthians 10:12)
  • 8. It is dangerous tomeasure ourselvesagainst what othersbelieve, or solely onwhat our church says.We need tomeasure ourselveswith the Word.
  • 9. It has been said, “What is popular is not always right;what is right is not always popular.” HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/PREEF/476981775/
  • 10. Concerning each doctrineAsk Yourself: Does the Bible really teach this? Is this what the Scripture says? Is this what I believe? Is this what my church teaches? HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/JOHANN-IN-LONDON/11989792/SIZES/O/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 11. Knowing this first, that noprophecy of the scripture is of anyprivate interpretation. For theprophecy came not in old time bythe will of man: but holy men ofGod spake as they were moved bythe Holy Ghost.(2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • 12. “WE SHOULD CONFORM OUR LIVES TO THE BIBLE INSTEAD OFCONFORMING THE BIBLE TO OUR LIVES." HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MAXSHIRLEY/83462179/SIZES/L/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 13. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 2 THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • 14. The Bible CanBe TrustedAll doctrine should be basedupon, and be in harmonywith, God’s Word. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ECHOESOFSTARS/2619157442/
  • 15. All scripture is given by inspirationof God, and is profitable fordoctrine, for reproof, for correction,for instruction in righteousness:That the man of God may be perfect,thoroughly furnished unto all goodworks.(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • 16. INSPIRATION IN THIS SCRIPTURE COMES FROM A GREEKWORD THAT LITERALLY MEANS, “GOD-BREATHED.” HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SAUSYN/1355727034/
  • 17. Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix in their book, Power inthe Pulpit, suggest many benefits from the Word ofGod. This list contains:Promises prosperity and success forthose who obey the Word (Joshua 1:8).Coverts the soul, makes wise the simple,gives joy to the heart, and enlightens theeyes (Psalm 19:7-8).Is everlasting, true, righteous, invaluable,and sweet; provides warning and reward(Psalm 19:11).Cleanses and helps us avoid sin (Psalm119:9-11).Provides guidance and direction (Psalm119:105). HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/DAPURSOLIA/5019950779/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 18. Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix in their book, Power inthe Pulpit, suggest many benefits from the Word ofGod. This list contains:Is truth (John 17:17).Results in faith (Romans 10:17).Gives wisdom, teaching about what isright, rebuke when in the wrong,correction for those who have erred, andinstruction on how to live righteously. Allof these help us to become mature (2Timothy 3:14-17).Is alive, sharp, penetrating, and detectsour thoughts and intents (Hebrews 4:12).Provides spiritual nourishment (1 Peter HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/DAPURSOLIA/5019950779/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 19. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 3 MAN IS A SINNER
  • 20. MAN W AS CRE ATED W ITH TH E ABILIT Y TO C HOOSE HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/41421441@N02/5694816264/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 21. Because of man’sdisobedience,sin entered the world. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/DINAWALUYO/4236828221/
  • 22. Sin is:LawlessnessDisobedienceDoing things against God’swill and word. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/BOWTOO/2870844569/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 23. For all have sinned, and comeshort of the glory of God.Romans 3:23 HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MARCIANNELIESE/3458669517/
  • 24. God hates sin.God loves the sinner. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SHAZLYPICS/4465132834/
  • 25. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/JULIAFORRESTER/6053543689/
  • 26. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 4 MAN NEEDS A SAVIOR
  • 27. Ralph Vincent Reynolds describesman’s miserable condition as: Estranged from the womb Under a curse (Psalm 58:3). (Galatians 3:10). Shaped in iniquity Understanding is darkened (Psalm 51:5). (Ephesians 4:18). Heart is desperately wicked Has an evil imagination (Jeremiah 17:9). (Genesis 6:5). Controlled by Satan Filled with all (Ephesians 2:2). unrighteousness (Romans 1:29). Law of sin and death continually at work in his life Dead in trespasses and sin (Romans 7:23). (Ephesians 2:1). Corrupt from head to foot
  • 28. Man needs aSAVIOR HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/TEARTHEAPATHY/3278266920/
  • 29. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 5 JESUS IS THE SAVIOR
  • 30. HTTP://COYUDI.DEVIANTART.COM/ART/JESUS-IS-THE-ANSWER-156330629
  • 31. The name Jesus means“Jehovah Savior” or “Jehovah is become salvation.”
  • 32. For God so loved the world, thathe gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in himshould not perish, but haveeverlasting life.(John 3:16)
  • 33. In John 3:15-18, wordswith the root word“believe” are used fivedifferent times.Man must believe that JesusChrist is the Savior in order tobe saved. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/UGLYAGNES/531910713/
  • 34. BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, WHICH TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD -JOHN 1:29 HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/PAPERPARIAH/4772018050/
  • 35. Jesus Christ is the SaviorTo reject Jesus Christ is to reject “Truth” (John 14:6).
  • 36. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 6 MAN MUST REPENT
  • 37. We are free to make our own decisions But God is in control.
  • 38. Conversion cannottake place withoutrepentance.“I tell you, Nay: but, except yerepent, ye shall all likewiseperish” (Luke 13:3). HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MARYATUAB/5720931006/SIZES/O/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 39. And the times of thisignorance God winked at; butnow commandeth all menevery where to repent.(Acts 17:30)
  • 40. The need forrepentance isuniversal becausesin is universal.Sin has touched everyhuman life. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/_STEFANO_/3877012771/
  • 41. 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
  • 42. REPENTANCE IS AN INWARD CHANGE OF ATTITUDETHAT LEADS TO AN OUTWARD CHANGE OF ACTION. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/STEPHENCUYOS/5392840951/
  • 43. THE GOODNESS OF GOD LEADS MEN TOREPENTANCE HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/H-K-D/5290356447/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 44. The Repentance ProcessThe Gospel is He realizes that Godpresented (Romans has provided a Savior10:14). (Matthew 1:21; John 4:24).The sinner is convicted He repents (confesses)of his sins (Acts 2:37). his sins. He is not only sorry for his sins, but makes a decision toHe accepts he is a forsake sin (Proverbssinner (Romans 3:23; 28:13; Isaiah 55:7), and6:23). turns toward God (Luke 18:13).
  • 45. What Does God Do With Forgiven Sin?He puts them in the bottom of the sea (Micah 7:19).He puts our sin behind his back (Isaiah 38:17).He doesn’t remember them anymore (Jeremiah 31:34).He removes them as far as the east is from the west(Psalm 103:12).
  • 46. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 7 AFTER REPENTANCE, WHAT NEXT?
  • 47. Repentance is notcomplete withoutbaptism. Repentanceand baptism gohand-in-hand.Acts 2:38, Luke 24:47, Mark 16:16 HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MOREGOODFOUNDATION/5135458923/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 48. Believing Leads To Baptism Mark 16:16 Acts 8:12 Acts 16:30-33 Acts 18:8
  • 49. The Gospels close withJesus’ command tobaptize all nations(Matthew 28:19).In the Early Church, people werebaptized immediately afterbelieving. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/KAHUNAPULEJ/5376768025/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 50. Baptism by ImmersionJohn 3:23Acts 8:38-39Romans 6:4-5
  • 51. Baptism is essential for salvation.Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21 HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/WILLIAMATURNER/3046672072/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 52. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 8 THE NAME OF JESUS
  • 53. And whatsoever you do inword or deed, do all in thename of the Lord Jesus.(Colossians 3:17) HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/10123888@N04/5611532410/
  • 54. Use the Name of Jesus:In prayer (John 14:12-14). To receive eternal life (John 20:31).In preaching (Luke 24:47). In salvation (Acts 4:12).When you are in need(John 15:16). In water baptism. (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5, 22:16).In healing (Acts 3:6,16; Acts4:7,10). In everything (Colossians 3:17).When casting out demons(Acts 16:18).
  • 55. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 9 BAPTISM: IN THE NAME OF JESUS
  • 56. Jesus commanded his disciples to “Go ye therefore, andteach all nations, baptizing them in the name of theFather, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew28:19). What is the name? HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/001FJ/2623335609/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 57. And that repentance andremission of sins should bepreached in his name amongall nations, beginning atJerusalem. (Luke 24:47)
  • 58. Why Baptize in the Name? “There is salvation in no other name (Acts 4:10-12). HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/LOSWL/5529102907/SIZES/L/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 59. Why Baptize in the Name?Paul was so convinced that baptism in Jesusname was necessary that he rebaptized somebelievers (Acts 19:1-5).The only biblical way to receive remission of sinsin through baptism in Jesus name (Luke 24:47;Acts 2:38)
  • 60. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 10 HOLY GHOST BAPTISM IS A PROMISE
  • 61. The Old Testament containspromises of the outpouring ofthe Holy Spirit (Jeremiah31:33-34; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Joel2:28-29).When the Holy Spirit was pouredout on the day of Pentecost, it wasa fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy(Acts 2:12, 16-17). HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/H-K-D/4718368894/SIZES/M/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 62. For the promise is unto you, and toyour children, and to all that are afar off,even as many as the Lord our Godshall call (Act 2:39). HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/STUCKINCUSTOMS/3627402797/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 63. Benefits of Receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost:Teaches us all things; Helps us to intercedegives understanding of (Romans 8:26).the Word (John14:26). Christ puts seals ofRefreshes and gives rest ownership on usto the weary (Isaiah (Romans 8:9).28:12). Will raise up a standardGives power for against our enemieswitnessing (Acts 1:8). (Isaiah 59:19).Provides a promise thatwe will be resurrected(Romans 8:11).
  • 64. “Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?” Acts 19:2 HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/JKROLL/1675433079/
  • 65. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 11 THEY SHALL SPEAK IN TONGUES
  • 66. The initial evidenceof the baptism ofthe Holy Spirit isspeaking in othertongues, as theSpirit gives theutterance. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/PAULLEW/2481826406/
  • 67. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, andbegan to speak with other tongues, as the Spiritgave them utterance.”(Acts 2:4) HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/TERESA-STANTON/528927158/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 68. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 12 THE HOLY GHOST IS FOR YOU
  • 69. The Comforter comes to us through thebaptism of the Holy Spirit(John 14:16, Colossians 1:27).
  • 70. “If any man have not the Spirit ofChrist, he is none of his” (Romans 8:9).If we do not havethe Holy Spirit, dowe belong toChrist? HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/STEPHENCUYOS/5837770457/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 71. HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO THE WORD OF GOD? CHAPTERLESSON 13 JESUS IS COMING SOON
  • 72. One of the mostsignificant truths inBible prophecy is:Jesus is coming soon! HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SEAN_HICKIN/3777577453/
  • 73. “AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO” (JOHN 14:2-3).Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SUPERSONICPHOTOS/5086878242/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 74. RAPTURE MEANS, “CAUGHT AWAY” OR “CAUGHT UP.” HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/BIGBERTO/2650932169/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 75. Today’s Decisions DetermineTomorrow’s Destiny HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SNIGL3T/1747917718/SIZES/Z/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/
  • 76. Are You Ready?Do you have full assurance that you have eternallife or is something causing you to doubt yourexperience?If you died in your sleep tonight, where wouldyou wake up?