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Why Do We Need God?


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A thought provoking ppt re-inforcing our faith in God & also explaining His relevance in this age of Science

Why Do We Need God?

  1. 1. Why do WE NEED?GOD, JESUS CHRIST, BAPTISEM, HOLY Spirit, Church Of Christ & Lord Supper,<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  2. 2. What understanding does the holy bible give us all?<br /><ul><li>Why Do We Need GOD?
  3. 3. Why Do We Need Jesus Christ?
  4. 4. Why Do We Need Holy Spirit From GOD?
  5. 5. Why Do We Need Baptism?
  6. 6. Why Do We Need Lord Supper?
  7. 7. Why Do We Need The Church of Christ?</li></ul>Ask All These Questions To Yourself? <br />What Have I Done To Receive Eternal Life through The Holy Bible?<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>1st Point When We Are Children.
  9. 9. When we first come into this world, we are extremely dependent on others.
  10. 10. We need parents or other providers to feed and clean up after ourselves.
  11. 11. Even as small children, we sense our need for parental care and protection.
  12. 12. 2nd Point When We Are Young & Get Matured.
  13. 13. As we get older, it is common to believe that we no longer need anyone or anything.
  14. 14. Starting in adulthood, where many think they no longer need their parents
  15. 15. Often continuing throughout adulthood, where many think they can take care of themselves when one starts working , get married & have children.
  16. 16. 3rd Point When in The Life Above Will We Find Eternal Life.
  17. 17. Mankind is not as self-sufficient as many would like to believe.
  18. 18. We are extremely dependent on many things despite our denials.
  19. 19. Which I intend to illustrate in this series of lessons ("Why We Need.......")</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  20. 20. Why Do We Need GOD?<br /><ul><li>Assuming that one believes in GOD (see "Why I Believe in GOD"), let's begin with three simple yet significant reasons why we need GOD in our lives.
  21. 21. HE IS OUR CREATOR.
  22. 22. Of the heavens and the earth - Gen 1:1; Exo 20:11.
  23. 23. Of mankind, both male & female - Gen 1:27 / 5:2 3.
  24. 24. Even in the womb, GOD has a role in giving us life –Psalm 139: 13-16 / Jer 1:5 4.
  26. 26. Unfortunately, all have made a mess of their lives - Rom 3:23.
  27. 27. Some more than others, but all are in need of major correction - Rom 3:9.
  28. 28. But GOD offers Himself as our Redeemer - Psalm 34:22.</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  29. 29. <ul><li>HE IS OUR PROVIDER.
  30. 30. Has promised to meet our physical needs - Matt 6:25-32 2.
  31. 31. If we will put Him and His righteousness first in our lives - Matt 6:33-34.
  32. 32. Has promised to meet our spiritual needs - Ph 2:12-13 4.
  33. 33. If we will put on His armor - Eph 6:11-18.
  34. 34. So My Dear Brother’s & Sister’s in Christ, Do You Now Know </li></ul>Why Do You Need GOD.<br />Why Do We Need Jesus Christ?<br /><ul><li>The Previous lessons that we have discussed we know why we need GOD. GOD is our Creator, Redeemer and Provider.
  35. 35. He (Jesus Christ) died for Our Sins, Buried & Rose Again. 1Corin 15:3-4.
  36. 36. In this study, we will review why we need Jesus Christ.
  37. 37. Assuming that one believes in Jesus as the Son of GOD (see "Why I Believe In Jesus Christ").</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  38. 38. HE IS OUR MEDIATOR.<br /><ul><li>A. WHO RECONCILES US TO GOD.</li></ul>There is but one mediator between GOD and man - 1 Tim 2:5.<br />GOD sent Christ to reconcile sinful man back to Him - 2 Corin 5:18-20.<br />This GOD did by offering Christ as the propitiation (sacrifice) for our sins .1 John 4:9-10.<br />We now have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins - Eph 1:7.<br />Thus Jesus is the only way to GOD - John 14:6 / 14:21-23.<br /> --We Need Jesus, For He is the only way a sinner can be reconciled to GOD.<br /><ul><li>B. WHO INTERCEDES FOR US TO GOD.</li></ul>Now at GOD's right hand, Jesus makes intercession for us - Rom 8:34.<br />He serves as our "Advocate" with the Father - 1 John 2:1.<br />By coming to earth, He has become our perfect High Priest - Heb 2:17-18 / 4:14-15.<br />He enables us to come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and help - Heb 4:16.<br />He now "always lives" to intercede on our behalf - Heb 7:25.<br />We need Jesus, for He is the only way a sinful Christian can remain in fellowship with GOD - 1 John 1:6-10.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  39. 39. II. HE IS OUR MENTOR.<br /><ul><li>A. WHO OFFERS US A BETTER LIFE.</li></ul>A more abundant life. John 10:10. <br />Peace that surpasses understanding. John 14:27 / 16:23 / Ph 4:6-7.<br />Love that passes knowledge. John 15:9 / Eph 3:19. <br />Joy that is inexpressible. John 15:11 / 1 Peter 1:8. <br />Hope that sustains in the face of death. John 11:25 / Rev 14:13.<br /> ---We need Jesus, for He provides the way to a truly better life. <br /><ul><li>B. WHO GUIDES US BY WORD AND DEED.</li></ul>1. His words provide a solid foundation upon which to build our lives. <br />Such as those spoken in His sermon on the mount. Matt 7:24-27.<br />Such as those later revealed through His apostles. John 16: 12-13 / 2 Peter 1:1-11. <br />2. His example provides both direction and inspiration. <br />The example of His humility and service - Ph 2:3-8 / Rom 15:1-3. <br />The example of His perseverance - Heb 12:1-3. <br />The example of His suffering - 1 Peter 2:21-25.<br /> ---We need Jesus, for by his words and deeds, He will guide us to Eternal Life. <br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>That is why we need Jesus Christ.</li></ul>As Mediator He will maintain our relationship with GOD. <br />As Mentor He will guide us through this life and on to life after death.<br /> ( Eternal Life ).<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  41. 41. Why Do We Need THE Holy spirit?<br /><ul><li>In this series we have briefly discussed Why Do We Need... </li></ul>GOD.<br />Jesus Christ.<br /><ul><li>Let's now turn our attention to Why We Need The Holy Spirit... </li></ul>The subject of much confusion and error.<br />Prompting some Christians to avoid the subject altogether.<br /><ul><li>Yet the Holy Spirit plays a prominent role in the life of the Christian, and error should not discourage us from seeking truth. With that in mind, we need the Holy Spirit…</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  42. 42. I. THE PROMISE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM GOD.<br /><ul><li>A. PROMISED BY JESUS.</li></ul>To all who believe in Him - John 7:37-39.<br />A special dispensation of the Spirit unlike any before different from.<br />The miraculous workings of the Spirit.<br />The normal influences through the Word <br /> -- Jesus promised the Spirit to all who believe.<br /><ul><li>B. PROMISED BY PETER.</li></ul> 1. To all who repent and are baptized - Acts 2:38-39.<br />The "gift" could be that which the Spirit gives (e.g. Salvation).<br />But I understand it to be the Spirit Himself (see "The Gift Of The Holy Spirit"). <br />2. To those who obey GOD - Acts 5:32.<br /> -- Peter promised the Spirit to all who obey.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  43. 43. C. PROMISED BY PAUL.<br />To those who become children of GOD - Gal 4:6 / Rom 8:14-16.<br />Indeed one cannot be Christ's unless they have The Spirit dwelling in them Rom- 8:9. <br />-- Paul proclaimed that those who are in Christ have the Spirit in them. Amen.<br />II. THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY GOD.<br />A. CONVICTING THE WORLD.<br />Of sin, righteousness, and judgment - John 16:7-11.<br />Done through the Gospel of Christ.<br />The instrument designed to produce faith - Rom 10:17.<br />Which is GOD's power to save - Rom 1:16-17.<br />And determines who will be judged (condemned) - 2 Thess 1:7-9.<br /> --Through the Word, The Spirit convicts the world of sin.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  44. 44. <ul><li>B. REGENERATING THE SINNER.</li></ul>1. Saving those who respond through the washing of regeneration. Tim 3:4-6. <br />Being born again of water and the Spirit - John 3:5.<br />In which one's sins are washed away by the blood of Christ. Acts 22:16 / Eph 1:7.<br />2. Causing them to be reborn, in conjunction with the Word - 1 Pet 1:22-23, 25.<br /> -- When one obeys The Word, The Spirit regenerates the sinner. <br /><ul><li>C. SANCTIFYING THE SAVEED.</li></ul>1. A process that begins when washed and justified - 1 Corin 6:11.<br />2. A process that continues with the aid of the Word.<br />We are sanctified by GOD's Word – John 17:17.<br />Which is the sword of the Spirit - Eph 6:17.<br /> -- When one abides in The Word, The Spirit sanctifies the believer Rom 15:16.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  45. 45. III. THE BLESSINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY GOD.<br /><ul><li> A. THE INDWELLING OF THE SPIRIT.</li></ul>The Temple of Holy Spirit Rom 8:9-11 / 1 Corin3:16 / 6:19.<br />Enabling us to put to death the misdeeds of the body - Rom 8:12-13.<br />Strengthening our inner being Eph 3:16,20 / 1Thess 4:8.<br /> -- So The Holy Spirit is The Father’s instrument who empowers Us Christians.<br /><ul><li>B. THE MARK OF THE SEAL OF SPIRIT.</li></ul>A seal marking us as belonging to GOD - Eph 1:13.<br />Looking forward to the day of our redemption - Eph 4:30.<br /> -- The Spirit is The Father's identifier that we belong to Him.<br /><ul><li>C. THE INHERITANCE OF THE SPIRIT.</li></ul>A guarantee or down payment of our inheritance Eph 1:13-14.<br />Given in our hearts as a guarantee of our redemption 2 Corin 1:22 / 5:5.<br /> -- The Spirit is the Father's insurance that He will deliver Us as promised.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  46. 46. <ul><li> D. THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.</li></ul>Developing Grace of Christ. - Gal 5:22-25.<br />The gift of being called Heir. - Gal 4:6 / Rom 8:15-17.<br />Filling us with hope - Rom 15:13.<br /> -- The Spirit is the Father's instrument to bless the Christian.<br /><ul><li>E. THE INTERCESSION OF THE SPIRIT.</li></ul>Helping us in our weakness, even in our prayers - Rom 8:26-27.<br />He who has called us all in His Fellowship – 1Corin 1:7-9.<br /> -- The Spirit is the Father's interpreter to hear the Christian.<br /><ul><li>We may not always understand how the Holy Spirit works.</li></ul>We must make ourselves aware of false doctrines regarding Him( Holy Spirit 1John 4:1).<br />Studying the truth concerning the Spirit is the best antidote to error. <br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  47. 47. <ul><li>Receive the Spirit initially through obedience to the gospel.</li></ul>Which involves faith, repentance and baptism - Acts 2:38 / 5:32 / Eph 1:13.<br />Whereby we become children of GOD, and thereby receive the Spirit in our hearts - Gal 4:6.<br /><ul><li>Be filled with the blessings of the Spirit by,</li></ul>Feeding on His Word (the things of The Spirit) - Rom 8:5-6 / Eph 6:17.<br />Praying to GOD to strengthen Us by His Holy Spirit - Eph 3:16,.20.<br />Singing with melody in your hearts to the Lord - Heb 13:15 / Eph 5:18-19.<br /><ul><li>Do we truly appreciate the need for the Holy Spirit in our lives as Christians...? </li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  48. 48. <ul><li>So far I have briefly covered Why Do We Need... </li></ul>GOD.<br />Lord Jesus Christ.<br />The Holy Spirit.<br />Why We Need the Gospel (Holy Bible) of Christ?<br />The Good News Concerning Jesus Christ.<br />A Message Jesus wanted proclaimed to every person in the world – <br /> Mark 16:15.<br /> ---We will examine 2 main reasons why we need the Gospel (Holy Bible). Without Question, We Need the Gospel of Jesus Christ.<br />TO BE SAVED.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  49. 49. <ul><li>We must repent of our sins Acts 2:37-38 / 3:19 / 17:30-31.
  50. 50. We must confess our faith in Christ - Rom 10:9-10.
  51. 51. We must be baptized for the remission of sins - Mark 16:16 / Acts 2:38 / 22:16.
  52. 52. 3. Promises to receive.
  53. 53. The remission of sins, through the blood of Jesus - Acts 2:38 / Eph 1:7.
  54. 54. The gift of the Holy Spirit, to empower the Christian Acts 2:38-39 / Eph 3:16.
  55. 55. The gift of everlasting life, received at the end John 3:16 / Rom 6:22-23. </li></ul> -- We need the Gospel, not in parts but completely.<br />[Mankind's need for the Gospel (Holy Bible) in order to be saved should be rather clear. For those who have been saved by the gospel, their need for the Gospel is no less. Saved people need the Gospel (Holy Bible)…]<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  56. 56. <ul><li>A. THE GOSPEL (HOLY BIBLE) CONTAINS GOD'S POWER.</li></ul>To save those who believe - Mark 16:16 / Rom 1:16.<br />To produce fruit in those who hear & understand GODS's Grace, Col 1:5-6.<br />To purify souls, causing them to be born again 1 Peter 1:22-25.<br /> -- So We Need The Gospel (Holy Bible) To Be Saved By GOD's Power! <br /><ul><li>1. Facts to believe, for example:
  57. 57. Jesus was crucified for our sins 1 Col 15:1-3.
  58. 58. Jesus was buried so that he may rise again. 1Corin 15:4.
  59. 59. Jesus was raised from the dead 1 Col 15:4.
  60. 60. Jesus is exalted as Lord and Savior - Acts 2:33-36.
  61. 61. Jesus is coming again, to judge the world - Acts 17:30-31.
  62. 62. 2. Commands to obey, such as:
  63. 63. To have Faith in the Gospel ( Jesus Christ & GOD ) Rom 10:17.
  64. 64. We must believe the gospel concerning Jesus Mark 16:15-16. </li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  65. 65. <ul><li>II. TO REMAIN SAVED.
  66. 66. A. WE MUST HOLD FIRMLY THE GOSPEL( HOLY BIBLE).</li></ul>It is possible to believe in vain 1 Corin 15:1-2.<br />To believe for a while, then fall away Luke 8:13.<br />To receive the grace of GOD in vain 2 Corin 6:1.<br />For believers can develop an evil heart of unbelief Heb 3: 12-14.<br />-- We must hold firmly the beginning of our confidence till the end.<br /><ul><li>B. WE CAN SUFFER THE END OF THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY.</li></ul>As described by Paul regarding the coming of the Lord 2 Thess 1:7-9. <br />By drifting away through neglecting our great salvation Heb 2: 1-3.<br />By falling short through lack of faith and obedience in the gospel Heb 4:1-2,11<br />By failing to properly value the blood by which we are sanctified Heb 10:26-31.<br /> -- There is great danger if we forget or neglect the importance of the gospel.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  67. 67. <ul><li>C. WE NEED THE GOSPEL (HOLY BIBLE) TO REMIND US.</li></ul>That it was GOD who loved us first, and not we Him 1 John 4: 9-10.<br />What true love really is 1 John 3:16.<br />That since Jesus died for our sins, He will certainly save us from wrath <br />Rom 5:9.<br />That since GOD gave us His Son, He will certainly be with us in all things<br /> Rom 8:31-39.<br /><ul><li>--So The Gospel of Jesus Christ is “Good News". For the sinner who wants to be saved and For the saved to be with him in Eternal Life for those who keep his commands through the Holy Bible, Of which we should never be ashamed to share Rom1:16. In which we should place our confidence and boasting Gal 6:14.
  68. 68. --Is our appreciation for the gospel today as strong as it was when we were saved by the Gospel...?</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  69. 69. <ul><li>So far I have briefly covered Why Do We Need... </li></ul>GOD.<br />Lord Jesus Christ.<br />The Holy Spirit.<br />The Gospel of Christ ( Holy Bible ).<br /><ul><li>1. In our previous lesson, I shared why we need the Gospel (Holy Bible) of Jesus Christ. </li></ul>It contains good news that Jesus wanted everyone to hear Mark 16:15.<br />It is GOD's power to salvation for everyone who believes it Rom 1:16.<br /><ul><li>2. I also pointed out that the Gospel (Holy Bible) of Jesus Christ contains.</li></ul>Facts to believe - The Message of GOD's Love & Grace.<br />Commands to obey - Not difficult works done to earn salvation, but simple acts of faith whereby we receive GOD's Grace & Mercy. <br />Promises to receive - Helping us deal with the problem of sin in our lives.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  70. 70. Why We Need Baptism?<br />An immersion in water by a penitent believer of the Gospel (Holy Bible). <br />Which many people today say is not necessary.<br />[Yet baptism into Christ is very much needed. First of all, because...]<br /><ul><li>I. BAPTISM WAS COMMANDED BY JESUS AND HIS APOSTLES.
  71. 71. 1. As part of the process of producing disciples - Matt 28:19-20.</li></ul>The apostles were commanded to "make disciples".<br />Disciples were made by Baptizing them and continuing to teach them.<br /><ul><li>2. As an integral part of responding to the Gospel of Christ - Mark 16:15-16.</li></ul>Jesus wanted His gospel preached to every person in the world.<br />Those who believe and are baptized will be saved; those who do not believe in the gospel will be condemned.<br /> -- Can we fulfill The Command and not tell people the need to be baptized?<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  72. 72. [Baptism into Christ is clearly an integral part of preaching the Gospel (Holy Bible) of Christ and fulfilling The Command. To appreciate further Why We Need Baptism, We will look at few more points...]<br /><ul><li>II. BAPTISM IS OF GREAT BLESSINGS.
  74. 74. 1. Baptism Saves Us - Mark 16:16. </li></ul>Many say Baptism does not save us.<br />Peter says Baptism does Save Us. 1 Peter 3:21.<br /><ul><li>2. How Baptism Saves Us - Matt 3:13-17 / 28:18-20.</li></ul>A Voice From Heaven Said “This Is My Son Whom I Love.<br />Not through any cleansing of the water, But though the Blood Of Christ itself has cleansing power.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  75. 75. <ul><li>B. FORGIVENESS OF SINS...</li></ul>1. Forgiveness of sins is made possible through the blood of Jesus Eph 1:7.<br />2. Such forgiveness is promised to those who repent and are baptized Acts 2:38 / 22:16.<br /><ul><li>C. THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  76. 76. 1. There is the promise of the Spirit John 7:37-39 / Acts 2:38-39.</li></ul>Promised by Jesus to those who believe.<br />Promised by Peter to those who repent and are baptized.<br /><ul><li>2. Baptism involves the working of the Holy Spirit 1 Corin 12:13 / </li></ul> Titus 3:5.<br /><ul><li>We are made to drink of the Spirit.</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  77. 77. <ul><li>We experience a washing of regeneration and renewing of the Spirit.</li></ul> -- Through baptism, we benefit from the Spirit's aid in regeneration and sanctification.<br /><ul><li>D. UNION WITH CHRIST.
  78. 78. 1. Union with Christ is necessary for spiritual life John 15:4-5.</li></ul>We cannot bear fruit unless we abide in Christ.<br />Without Christ we can do nothing.<br /><ul><li>2. In baptism we are united with Christ Rom 6:3-4 / Gal 3:27.</li></ul>Buried with Him through Baptism into His death.<br />We Put On Christ In Baptism. <br />-- Baptism is the means by which we receive Jesus through faith.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  79. 79. <ul><li>E. A NEW LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS.
  80. 80. 1. A New life is the result of dying to sin & rising with Christ Rom 6:3-7.</li></ul>We die with Christ in Baptism.<br />As we come forth from the watery grave, We rise to walk in a new life.<br /><ul><li>2. In baptism we are buried with Christ, then made alive together with Christ - Col 2:12-13.</li></ul>Buried and raised with Christ, through faith in the working of GOD.<br />It is GOD who makes us alive, having forgiven us all our trespasses. <br /> -- Baptism is not a work of man, but a work of GOD to which we submit through Christ Jesus!<br /> ---So Why Do We Need Baptism Into Christ Jesus? <br />It was commanded by Jesus and His apostles.<br />-- Baptism is the sinner's appeal for forgiveness, to which GOD graciously answers!<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  81. 81. <ul><li>And When We Are Baptized, We Are... </li></ul>Buried with Christ into His death - Rom 6:3-4.<br />Raised with Him to newness of life - Rom 6:4-5.<br />Crucified with Him, thus made free from sin - Rom 6:6-7,17-18.<br />Clothed with Christ - Gal 3:27.<br />Washed from our sins - Acts 22:16. <br />Recipients of the remission of sins - Acts 2:38.<br />Baptized into the body (church) of Christ - 1 Co 12:13.<br /> -- Then what is our condition without baptism? <br />--So Have you been Baptized (Immersed) for the remission of your sins? If not, then you need Baptism, and should heed the same words of Ananias spoken to Saul of Tarsus: "And now why are you waiting? Arise and be Baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord." - Acts 22:16.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  82. 82. Why We Need Church Of Christ?<br /><ul><li> It is not uncommon today to hear people disparage the church...</li></ul>People who say in effect, "Christ, yes; the church, no." <br />Professing they love Jesus, they have no need for "the church." <br /><ul><li>In My Previous Lesson, I have showed Why We Need... </li></ul>God.<br />Jesus Christ.<br />The Holy Spirit.<br />The Gospel of Christ.<br />Baptism into Christ.<br /> [Now I would like to show Why We Need The Church Of Christ, both in the universal sense and in the local sense. Let's begin with...]<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  83. 83. <ul><li> I. THE CHURCH OF CHRIST – UNIVERSAL.
  85. 85. 1. Not as envisioned by many today: </li></ul>Made up of all the denominations (denominational view).<br /><ul><li>2. But as unveiled in the Scriptures: </li></ul>The universal assembly that Jesus said He would build - Matt 16:18.<br />The body of Christ, made up of saved members - Eph 1:22-23 / 4:4 / 5:23 / Rom 12:5. <br />The household or family of GOD - 1 Tim 3:15.<br />The temple or dwelling place of GOD - Eph 2:19-22 / 1 Co 3:16.<br />The kingdom of Christ - Col 1:13 / Rev 1:9. <br />-- The Church Universal is the Body of all believers redeemed by the Blood of Christ, who submit to His Authority as Lord. <br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  86. 86. <ul><li>B. WHY WE NEED THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL.</li></ul>Jesus is head over all things to the Church (for the benefit of the Church) - Eph 1:22.<br />Jesus purchased the Church with His own blood - Acts 20:28<br />Jesus has sanctified and cleansed the Church with the washing of water by the word - Eph 5:26 / John 3:5 / Acts 22:16 / Titus 3:5-7 /Heb 10:22 / 1 Peter 3:21<br />The Church is the fullness of Jesus who fills all in all - Eph 1:23.<br />Jesus is the Savior of the body (Church) - Eph 5:23.<br />Jesus loves the Church - Eph 5:25.<br />Jesus gave Himself for the Church - Eph 5:25.<br />Jesus will present to Himself a glorious Church, holy and without blemish - Eph 5:27.<br />Jesus nourishes and cherishes the church - Eph 5:29 <br />Jesus adds those who are saved to His Church - Acts 2:41,47.<br /> -- If we desire to be saved, nourished and cherished by Jesus, we must be in His Church! <br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  87. 87. <ul><li>B. WHY WE NEED THE CHURCH LOCAL...</li></ul>For fellowship with other Christians - Acts 2:42.<br />For assemblies designed to stimulate love and good works - Heb 10:24-25.<br />For growth that comes from all members doing their part - Eph 4: 11-16.<br />For encouragement to remain faithful - Heb 3:12-15.<br />For comfort in difficult times - 2 Co 1:3-5 / 1 Thess 4:18 / 5:11.<br /> -- The Lords Spirit intended the disciples to the Local Church’s to provide much of the support and encouragement we need to be with Him & to our Christian’s Brother’s & Sister’s to be in Unity Universally & Locally…<br /><ul><li>So how do we become part of the Church of Christ Universally.</li></ul>By responding to the Gospel of Christ - Acts 4:12.<br />For as we are saved, Jesus Himself adds us to His Church.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  88. 88. <ul><li>II. THE CHURCH OF CHRIST – LOCAL.
  90. 90. 1. Not as envisioned by many today:</li></ul>Every local congregation that makes itself a Church (denominational view) with its own name and not as per the Scriptures.<br /><ul><li>2. But as unveiled in the Scriptures:</li></ul>Congregations made up of Christians, Assemble together to work and worship - Acts 11:26 / 13:1 / Rom 16:16.<br />Congregations that continues in the apostles doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers - Acts 2: 42.<br />Congregations that assemble weekly to break bread, i.e., to observe the Lord's Supper - Acts 20:7 /1 Corin 11:20-34.<br />Congregations that seek to be organized just as local churches were in days of the apostles - Acts 14:23 / Ph 1:1 / Titus 1:5-9 / 1 Tim 3:1-13.<br />Congregations where members care for one another - 1 Corin 12: 25-26.<br />Congregation with members who are of one mind, one doctrine - 1 Corin 1:10.<br /> -- Such local congregations are truly the “Churches of Christ"<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  91. 91. <ul><li>How do we become part of a Church of Christ local.</li></ul>Finding a Local Congregation (Church Of Christ) of Christians abiding in the apostles' doctrine - Acts 2:42.<br />Joining The Right Congregation (Church Of Christ) & Learning The Word Of GOD –Rom 4:23 / 6:17.<br />--If we value the Church of Christ as Jesus Himself does, then we will readily confess our need for both the Church Universal and the Church Local...<br />Why We Need The Lord's Supper ? <br /><ul><li>In My Previous Lesson, I have showed Why We Need...
  92. 92. God.
  93. 93. Jesus Christ.
  94. 94. The Holy Spirit.</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  95. 95. <ul><li>The Gospel of Christ.
  96. 96. Baptism into Christ.
  97. 97. The Church of Christ.
  98. 98. We now turn our attention to the Lord's Supper, also known as...
  99. 99. The Communion - 1 Corin 10:16.
  100. 100. The Breaking Of Bread - Acts 2:42; 20:7.
  101. 101. The Eucharist, from the Greek Eucharisteo, "giving of thanks", which Christ did at the time of its institution - Matt 26:26-27.
  102. 102. The Lord's Supper is a simple act, in which Christians. Partake of unleavened bread, and drink of the fruit of the vine. Do so together, as they assemble for that very purpose.
  103. 103. Why do we need the Lord's Supper? I suppose one could simply say...
  104. 104. It was instituted by the Lord Himself - Matt 26:26-28.
  105. 105. It's was commanded by the Lord - 1 Corin 11:23-25.</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  106. 106. <ul><li>let's first review certain facts of Lord Supper…
  108. 108. 1. As per the Scripture’s evidence is that it was done on the first day of the week.
  109. 109. Christians came together on the first day of the week to "break bread" - Acts 20:7 / Luke 7-8.
  110. 110. “Thanks Giving The Cup & Bread" is a participation to the Lord's Supper – 1 Co 10:16-17.
  111. 111. Instructions concerning the collection suggest their coming together was on the first day of the week - 1 Co 16:1-2.
  112. 112. 2. Others indications of a weekly observance:
  113. 113. The Church at Corinth was coming together to eat the Lord's Supper, though they were abusing it - 1 Co 11:17-22.
  114. 114. -- Following the divinely approved example of Christians in The Bible, We Know GOD Approves Of A Weekly Observance Which Is The First Day Of The Week. </li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  115. 115. [Even so, some who would agree that when done it should be on the first day of the week are not always diligent to observe The Lord Supper each week. Perhaps they need to be reminded of...]<br /><ul><li> II. THE VALUE OF THE SUPPER.
  116. 116. A. AS A MEMORIAL...
  117. 117. 1. Note Paul's account as given by the Lord Himself - 1 Co 11: 23-25,29.</li></ul>We eat the bread in memory of His body.<br />We drink the cup (fruit of the vine) in memory of His blood.<br /><ul><li>2. We therefore commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross - Matt 26:28. </li></ul>Whose death make the new covenant possible - Heb 9:16.<br />Whose blood was shed for the remission of sins - Eph 1:7. <br />-- Is not the memorial of the Lord's suffering, death, and shed blood worthy of faithful observance? Hence No Christians should Be Absent on this Day, Judge for ourselves what We have done for the Lord to Partake in His Body & Blood.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  118. 118. <ul><li>B. AS A PROCLAMATION...
  119. 119. 1. We proclaim our faith in the efficacy of the Lord's death - 1 Co 11:26a.</li></ul>That His death was indeed for our sins.<br />If we don't believe He died for our sins, why keep The Lords Supper? <br /><ul><li>2. We also proclaim our faith in the Lord's return - 1 Co 11:26b.</li></ul>For it is to be done "till He comes“.<br />If we don't believe He is coming, then why keep the Supper? <br />-- Is not the proclamation of the Lord's redemption and return worthy of faithful observance? <br /><ul><li>C. AS A TIME FOR REFLECTION...
  120. 120. 1. Reflecting upon one's spiritual condition - 1 Co 11:28-32.
  121. 121. Examining one's self.
  122. 122. Discerning the Lord's body.
  123. 123. Judging ourselves so as not to be judged.
  124. 124. 2. Are we living in a manner that shows appreciation for His sacrifice?
  125. 125. By accepting the grace of God in our lives? - 2 Co 5:18- 6:1.</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  126. 126. <ul><li>By living for Jesus who died for us? - 2 Co 5:14-15 / Gal 2:20.
  127. 127. 3. Are we Living our Life in a manner that shows disregard for His sacrifice? </li></ul>By willful sinning - Heb 10:26-29.<br />By refusing to repent - Heb 6:4-6.<br />-- Is not the time for such reflection worthy of faithful observance? <br /><ul><li>D. AS A COMMUNION...
  128. 128. 1. It is a fellowship or sharing in the blood of Christ - 1 Corin 10:16a.</li></ul>As we partake, we commune with The Blood of Christ.<br />Perhaps in the sense of reinforcing blessings we enjoy through The Blood of Christ.<br /><ul><li>2. It is a fellowship or sharing in the body of Christ - 1 Co 10:16b.</li></ul>As we partake, we commune with the body of Christ.<br />Perhaps in the sense of reinforcing fellowship together in the body of Christ i.e., the church, as we break bread together.<br />-- Is the communion that we have with the Lord's blood and body worthy of our faithful observance? <br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  129. 129. <ul><li>E. AS A MEANS OF BUILDING FELLOWSHIP...
  130. 130. 1. The disciples "came together" to break bread - Acts 20:7.
  131. 131. 2. Eating of the same bread reflects our oneness in Christ - 1 Corin 10:17.
  132. 132. 3. Thus Christians were to wait for one another - 1 Corin 11:33.</li></ul>-- Is the not the fellowship we have with one another in Christ reflected in The Lords Supper worthy of faithful observance? <br /><ul><li>1. The first Christians "continued steadfastly" in its observance... </li></ul>Just as they did in the apostles' doctrine, fellowship and prayer - Acts 2:42.<br />Coming together on the first day of the week for that very purpose - Acts 20:7. <br />Coming together every first day of the week, as supported by historical sources. <br /><ul><li>2. Christians today should never lose sight of the significance of the Lord's Supper... </li></ul>As a memorial of the great sacrifice Jesus paid for our sins.<br />As a proclamation of our faith in the Lord's Death , Burial and His return.<br />As a time for reflection and rededication of our service to the Lord.<br />As a communion or sharing in the body and blood of the Lord.<br />As a means for building fellowship with one another in The Body of Christ. <br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  133. 133. <ul><li>Finally I hope that after all that we have learnt, Do We Now Know Why We Need…
  134. 134. GOD.
  135. 135. Jesus Christ.
  136. 136. Holy Spirit.
  137. 137. The Gospel Of Christ.
  138. 138. Baptism into Christ.
  139. 139. The Church of Christ.
  140. 140. And Finally The Lord Supper.
  141. 141. So Are We All Ready To Do The Work To Get Our Wage Of Eternal Life And If We Do Not Work ……….. Is For Us. (Judge For Yourself.)
  142. 142. [Philippians 3:7-11. For Whatever Was to My Profit I Now Consider Loss For The Sake Of Christ. Amen]
  143. 143. May Our Life Through The Holy Bible Prove To Be No Less, Demonstrated Of Our Lord Jesus Christ By Our Obedience To It...!</li></ul>Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  144. 144. Thank You Dear <br />Brother’s & Sister’s<br />For Your Time.<br />I Hope U Now Have the<br />Power Of Knowledge & <br />The Holy Spirit <br />to Help U <br />Save lost souls.<br />Created by Bro, Ritesh Gowder<br />
  145. 145. Church Of Christ<br />(Rom16:16 / Heb 12:23)<br />Preacher : Bro, Ritesh Gowder. <br />Email Add :<br />Phone No : 9594275658 /9004439616<br />