Why People Refuse to Believe1. Their hearts are deceitful, wicked, darkened and hard.2. They love sin and darkness; hate God and the light; want to be their own god.3. They are alienated from God and His life.4. Their minds are corrupt, they suppress the truth, their thinking is futile, they are ignorant and are enemies in their minds.5. They are not thankful.6. They are prideful and arrogant.7. They are blinded by Satan.
Why Unbelief?1. Christians Behaving Badly2. Bad Things Happen3. Unmet Expectations4. Father Problem5. Social Pressures6. Cost of Following Jesus7. Sexual Immorality
Why Did Jesus Come? Mark 1:15For the Son of Man came to seek and tosave the lost.” Luke 19:10 (NIV)But he replied, “I must preach the GoodNews of the Kingdom of God in othertowns, too, because that is why I wassent.” Luke 4:43 (NIV)
Why Do We Need Jesus? 1. Sin 2. Spiritual death 3. Physical death 4. Judgment 5. Hell 6. Wrath of God 7. Eternal death
What Did Jesus Do For Us?1. Created the universe2. Born of a virgin and became a man3. Lived a sinless life4. Went to the cross5. Had all of our sin placed upon Him6. Separated from the Father
What Did Jesus Do For Us?7. Suffered our punishment, experiencing the full wrath of the Father for our sins.8. Died on the cross.9. Placed in a tomb.10. Rose from the dead.11. Ascended to the right hand of the Father.12. Waiting to return and restore the Kingdom of God over all creation.
How Do We Receive Salvation through Jesus? 1. Repentance 2. Faith
Hell• Outer darkness (Matthew 25:30)• Weeping (Matthew 8:12)• Wailing (Matthew 13:42)• Gnashing of teeth (Matthew 13:50)• Flames (Luke 16:24)• Everlasting fire (Matthew 25:41)• A furnace of fire (Matthew 13:42)• Separation from the righteous (Matthew 25:46)• Eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 1:9)• Torment (Luke 16:23)• Everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46)• The lake of fire burning with brimstone (Revelation 19:20)
Nail and Thorns What did Jesus Accomplish for Us? Part I Text
What Jesus Accomplished for Us1. God’s justice and wrath were satisfied for our sin.2. Paid the price for our sin.3. Declared righteous and our sin forgiven.4. Reconciled with God.5. Adopted into the family of God.
Through His Resurrection1. Proved He was the Son of God2. Proved His victory over sin and death3. Proved that resurrection is real4. Proved He will judge the world with justice5. Provided us with hope
And Only Jesus!And this is the testimony: God hasgiven us eternal life, and this life is inhis Son. He who has the Son has life;he who does not have the Son ofGod does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12
Repentance & FaithYou know that I have not hesitated topreach anything that would behelpful to you but have taught youpublicly and from house to house. Ihave declared to both Jews andGreeks that they must turn to God inrepentance and have faith in ourLord Jesus. Acts 20:20-21
What is Faith?Belief → Trust → Embrace Head → Heart → Action
What is Saving Faith?1.Belief that the gospel is true and that Jesus is the Messiah.2.Trust in the gospel and Jesus, who is the object of faith.3.Embracing the gospel and Jesus and living your life accordingly.