MAN’S ENSLAVEMENTHis nature conceived in sinPsalm 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my motherconceive me.His will enslaved in sinRomans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: forwe have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all undersinHis nature corrupted by sinRomans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one
MAN’S ENSLAVEMENTHis understanding darkened by sinRomans 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seekethafter God.Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from thelife of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindnessof their heartGod’s law demands he is guilty of sinRomans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith tothem who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all theworld may become guilty before God.
CONSEQUENCES OF SINBoth physical and spiritual deathRomans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and deathby sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinnedA place of eternal deathRomans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal lifethrough Jesus Christ our Lord.A place of no mercyLuke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, andsend Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool mytongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
CONSEQUENCES OF SINA place of tormentRevelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and theabominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, andidolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake whichburneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.A place of everlasting punishmentMatthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlastingpunishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
GOD’S GREAT DESIREThat none should perish2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men countslackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,but that all should come to repentance.That none should be condemnedJohn 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; butthat the world through him might be saved.John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, andbelieveth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come intocondemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
GOD’S GREAT DESIREThat none should be condemnedJohn 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do Icondemn thee: go, and sin no more.So God calls.Genesis 3:9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where artthou?God seeks him.Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.God loves him.1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and senthis Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
GOD’S SUPREME SACRIFICEBy dying on the cross, Jesus became our:Sin-bearer1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body onthe tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live untorighteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.Substitute1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, thejust for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being putto death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit
GOD’S SUPREME SACRIFICEBy dying on the cross, Jesus became our:SacrificeIsaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised forour iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with hisstripes we are healed.Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one tohis own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, heshall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
GOD’S SUPREME SACRIFICEBy dying on the cross, Jesus became our:Sin-Offering2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knewno sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.RedeemerGalatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one thathangeth on a tree
RESULT OF GOD’S SACRIFICEMan can now be:RedeemedEphesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood,the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his graceReconciledColossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood ofhis cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, Isay, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
RESULT OF GOD’S SACRIFICEMan can now be:RighteousRomans 5:19 For as by one mans disobedience many were madesinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be maderighteous.Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine ownrighteousness, which is of the law, but that which is throughthe faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith
RESULT OF GOD’S SACRIFICEMan can now be:ForgivenActs 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren,that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness ofsins:JustifiedActs 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from allthings, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
NEW BIRTH: ONLY ENTRANCE INTO GOD’S SPIRITUAL FAMILYThe lost are: BLIND and can not SEEJohn 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily,I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannotsee the kingdom of God.IGNORANT and can not UNDERSTANDJohn 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man beborn when he is old? can he enter the second time into hismothers womb, and be born?
NEW BIRTH: ONLY ENTRANCE INTO GOD’S SPIRITUAL FAMILYThe lost are: HELPLESS and can not ENTERJohn 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man beborn of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.SINFUL and first birth is REJECTEDJohn 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is bornof the Spirit is spirit.Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.DEPRAVED and new birth is a MUSTActs 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, fromwhich ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
THE SINNER’S RESPONSIBILITYTo RepentActs 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but nowcommandeth all men every where to repent:Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall alllikewise perish.Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks,repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.To ReceiveJohn 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power tobecome the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name
THE SINNER’S RESPONSIBILITYTo BelieveJohn 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlastinglife: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;but the wrath of God abideth on him.To ConfessRomans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouththe Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart thatGod hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
DEFINITE ASSURANCE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE NEW BIRTHAssurance of an inward witnessRomans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that weare the children of GodAssurance given by the Holy Spirit1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, becausehe hath given us of his Spirit.Assurance is evident by new love for Christians1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life,because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abidethin death.
DEFINITE ASSURANCE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE NEW BIRTHAssurance is evident by new life2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he isa new creature: old things are passed away; behold, allthings are become new.Assurance, a result of believing1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you thatbelieve on the name of the Son of God; that ye may knowthat ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on thename of the Son of God.
THE NEW CONVERT’S RESPONSIBILITIESBe identified with the Lord in BaptismRomans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of theFather, even so we also should walk in newness of life.Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certainwater: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me tobe baptized?Acts 16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washedtheir stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
THE NEW CONVERT’S RESPONSIBILITIESAttend the Lord’s house every Lord’s dayHebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselvestogether, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.Tell what great things the Lord has doneMark 5:19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him,Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lordhath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
THE NEW CONVERT’S RESPONSIBILITIESLike Andrew, bring your next of kinJohn 1:40 - 42 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, wasAndrew, Simon Peters brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, andsaith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, theChrist. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said,Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is byinterpretation, A stone.Diligently study to meet the new Master’s approval2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman thatneedeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.