Saved by Grace through Faith Ephesians 2:8,9: For by grace you have been save through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. THIS MUST BE A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT.
Under the blood of the Passover Lamb When God was determined to destroy the first born of man and beast in Egypt, through His grace He provided a way for Israel to escape the plague. If Israel would put the blood of the lamb on the door posts and lintel of the house, God would spare those in the house. Notice that Grace gave the plan, but Israel infaith had to paint the blood of the lamb on the door.
Christ is the Lamb of God • John the Baptist’s Testimony of Jesus: John 1:29 -- Behold, the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world.
Christ is the Lamb of God • Christ is our Passover Lamb I Corinthians 5:7—Therefore, purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
Christ is the Lamb of God • Christ is the lamb slain Revelation 5:9—And they sang a new song, saying: For you are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood.
Christ is the Lamb of God • The blood of Jesus covers us so we can come near to God Ephesians 2:13—But now in Christ Jesus you where once far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Christ is the Lamb of God What value is there in the blood of Jesus? • Colossians 1:19-23 Christ made peace through the blood of the cross.
Christ is the Lamb of God What value is there in the blood of Jesus? • Hebrews 9:11-14 The blood of Christ cleanses our conscience from dead works.
Christ is the Lamb of God What value is there in the blood of Jesus? • Hebrews 9:22 Without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Christ is the Lamb of God What value is there in the blood of Jesus? • I John 1:6,7 The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
Christ is the Lamb of God What value is there in the blood of Jesus? • Revelation 1:5 Christ washed us from our sins in His own blood.
The Question: How did CHRIST Tell us to come under His Blood? In the rest of this study, we are going to look at the common plan taught by evangelical churches and compare that to what the scripture says. This study in no way denies grace or faith. It is answering the question above.
Christ is the Lamb of God Christ commands us to proclaim the good news and He specified the response to the gospel. • Matthew 28:18-20 • Mark 16:15-16 • Luke 24:46-47
Coming under the BloodHow Men Teach It-1 You must confess that Jesus is God, that He has authority over your life, that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to forgive your sin. By faith you believe and are made right with God.
Coming under the BloodHow Men Teach It-2 The Bible says, For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. God wants you to trust Him now by calling on the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, for salvation.
Coming under the BloodHow Men Teach It-3 Would you like to do that: Are you willing to turn to God from a life style of sin and confess Jesus as Lord of your life?
Coming under the BloodHow Men Teach It-4 If so, pray this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need forgiveness from You. I believe you died on the cross and rose from the dead so that I might receive eternal life. I turn from my sins and ask for forgiveness from you. Right now I trust You as my Savior and will follow you as my Lord.
Coming under the BloodWhat Jesus Expects-1 You must in faith confess that Jesus is the Son of the Living God, that He has authority over your life, that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to forgive your sin.
Coming under the BloodWhat Jesus Expects-2 You must repent of sin and disobedience to God, and trusting Christ, walk in obedience to Him.
Coming under the BloodWhat Christ Expects-3 Could you agree with contents of the two previous slides? Most people would recognize that the contents of slides 1-3 of How MenTeach It and slides 1,2 of WhatChrist Expects teach the same thing. Where is the difference then?
The Testimony of Acts of the Apostles We urge that you make a serious study of the book of Acts and look at the conversions of sinners to Christ found in this book. Try as we may, we find no evidence in the story of conversions to Christ of any one coming under the blood of Jesus by saying the prayer in slide 4 of How Men Teach It.
Coming Under the BloodChrist’s Plan Ephesians 5:26-Christ gave Himself for the Church that he might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.
Coming Under the BloodChrist’s Plan Titus 3:4,5-According to his mercy he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
Coming Under the BloodChrist’s Plan Make disciples of the nations and baptize them in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-Matt. 28:18-20 He that believes and is baptized will be saved- Mark 16:16
Why Baptism? • Acts 2:38 - Baptism is for the remission of sins. • Acts 22:16- Baptism is the time that our sins are washed away. • 1 Peter 3:21-Baptism is the place that our conscience is made right.
Why Baptism? • Romans 6:3-6 - Baptism is the place where we are crucified with Christ. • Galatians 3:26,27 - Baptism is the place where we in faith put on Christ. • Acts 2:38-Baptism is the place that God gives us the Holy Spirit.
Why Baptism? • Baptism is the in time at which we call on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16 • Baptism is the place at which we in faith are buried with Christ and circumcised from our sins. Colossians 2:11-13
Why Baptism?Conclusions • Baptism is the point in time in which we come under the blood of Jesus. • Baptism is the point in time at which God fully bestows His Grace on us.
Why Baptism? • Since Christ commands baptism, it is the point at which we show we have faith which produces obedience. • Man tells you to demonstrate this with a prayer. WHO WILL YOU TRUST? Colossians 2:8-10
COMING UNDER THE BLOOD • Israel was saved by grace through faith when they painted the blood of the lamb on the door. They had to manifest their faith in simple obedience to the word of God. Without this obedience, they would have had the plague strike them just as it did the Egyptians.
COMING UNDER THE BLOOD • We likewise by grace through faith are saved from the plague of sin. We like- wise must have the blood of the Lamb painted on us to escape the plague. We manifest our faith in simple obedience to the will of God by being baptized into Christ (coming under His Blood) according to His command.
COMING UNDER THE BLOOD • Israel earned nothing by acting upon the command of God. They simply trusted the word of God and acted in faith. • We earn nothing when we act upon the command of Christ to be baptized. We simply trust the word of Christ and act in faith.
COMING UNDER THE BLOOD Which command will you obey: 1)SAY THIS PRAYER RIGHT NOW (The teaching of men) 2) BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED (The teaching of Christ) IT CANNOT BE WRONG TO OBEY CHRIST, THE LAMB OF GOD! Luke 6:46-49