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“I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law . . . Lower the Law and you dim the light...
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How to memorize the Ten Commandments<br />
How to memorize the Ten Commandments<br />
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Lesson 2c

  1. 1. Bad News First, Then Good News<br />If I were a physician and knew you had a terrible disease, it would be unwise to give you a cure without first carefully explaining to you that you have a disease in the first place. <br /> <br />Not only would I tell you. I would let your fear work for you and show you the 10 X-Rays (Law).<br />Then and only then are you ready for the cure (Gospel) and are interested in the cure enough to take it.<br />
  2. 2. “I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law . . . Lower the Law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt; this is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain; for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion. I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary [its most powerful weapon] when you have set aside the Law. You have taken away from it the schoolmaster that is to bring men to Christ. . . They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy Law. Therefore the Law serves a most necessary purpose, and it must not be removed from its place. .” – Charles H. Spurgeon (19th Century British preacher)<br />
  3. 3. God looks for Humility, Surrender, and a Broken Heart<br />Micah 6:8<br /> He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.<br />Isaiah 57:15<br /> For this is what the high and lofty One says—He who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite."<br />Psalm 51:17<br />The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.<br />
  4. 4. How to Share the Bad News<br />Compare our lack of goodness with God’s Righteousness (Sinful vs. Perfect).<br />Just like the natural law comes after lawbreakers, God the Righteous Judge will come to judge His Law-breakers.<br />Just like there is punishment for breaking natural laws, so there is eternal punishment for offending an eternal God and His Law.<br />God didn’t create Hell for people, He created it for fallen angels (Satan and his demons).<br />Tone: talk with people like a loving doctor, not a prosecuting attorney.<br />Sharing God’s Standards (The Ten Commandments) puts you on the same level with those you are reaching.<br />We are all judged by the same standard (God’s Law).<br />Avoid the intellect (the place of argument), Aim for the conscience (the place of the knowledge of right and wrong).<br />
  5. 5. How to memorize the Ten Commandments<br />
  6. 6. How to memorize the Ten Commandments<br />
  7. 7. How to memorize the Ten Commandments<br />
  8. 8. Watch for Signs of Humility<br />Mouth stopped from self-justification and self-proclaimed goodness.<br />Tears or quivering lip.<br />Loss of eye-contact or lowered head.<br />1 Peter 5:5b <br />“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”<br />
  9. 9. Steps for a Good Harvest<br />Break up Hard Ground (Use the Law to break up Proud, Self-Righteous Heart)<br />Plant Seed (Give the Gospel “The Good News”)<br />Water (Leave a tract and Pray with them now and for them later)<br />Wait for the Fruit or Growth from the Seed (Let God do the saving)<br />
  10. 10. More Information<br />Handouts and an easy homework assignment are available and necessary to prepare for next week’s lesson<br />Handouts from last week are available <br />Pray for MWOA (its leaders and members) and Salem High School<br />Pray for those you know need Christ as Savior<br />
  11. 11. “Step out in faith, tell someone about Jesus—the only way to heaven—and you just might be an answer to prayer!” – Mark Cahill (evangelist from Stone Mountain, GA)<br />

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