This message is among the 10 most important messages I have ever preached; yet, I do not recall ever having preached this. I have relegated it to the classroom and lecture hall, but I have never elevated it to the pulpit.
Yet, I believe this truth needs to be trumpeted from the highest housetop, to everyone who will hear. Some here do not actually believe that the Bible is flawless, and that it is God’s revelation of Himself to us.
I challenge you to get this tape and listen to it until it sinks into your spirit. Then, give it to that friend who does not believe the Bible. Today, I want to give you four reasons why I believe the Bible, and a lot of supporting rationale.
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Text: Luke 24:1-8
The Easter is the most important day in the Christian calendar. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. As Christians, we take the fact of the resurrection without question.
However, unbelievers sometimes want more explanation before they will believe. 1 Peter 3:15 tells us to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
If you have friends who do not understand your faith, you may want to take notes this morning so you can answer their questions.
1. Why is the resurrection so important, (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)
A. It validates everything Jesus taught
I. He told us He would rise from the dead; if He did not, we would have no reason to believe anything else He told us.
II. Our salvation would be a lie
III. He would not be the Son of God, but an imposter
IV. There would be no eternal life and the grave would be the end for us.
V. It gives us hope for our own resurrection; since Christ is risen, we will also rise from the grave
VI. It is the one thing that sets us apart from ALL other world religions; WE HAVE A LIVING SAVIOR!
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Text: 2 Kings 1:5-19
What can we learn from Naman’s miracle
1. Needs are a part of God’s plan for me, 2 Kings 5:1-8
- God is aware of our needs
- He has allowed them to be a part of life.
- So that we may seek true God
- Naman had his own beliefs, but non of his god’s could cure him.
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A. A commonly used phrase is “born again Christian”
a. Often in the context of distinguishing between Christians who are “born again” and those not.
b. Which is a really an incorrect distinction, for all true Christians have been “born again” But what does it mean to be “born again”?
B. The Bible uses the expression “born again” only a few times
a. Jesus in His conversation with Nicodemus – John 3:3,5,7
b. Peter in his first epistle, (1 Peter 1:3,23)
c. Although the idea of being “born” of God is used many times, (John 1:13; 1 John 5:1)
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Let us consider what does the word ‘deliverance’ mean? To be delivered means to be set free from bondage, usually someone who has been subject to an oppressing party. A much biblical definition would be releasing people, who live in bondage to sin and Satan.
Therefore deliverance is important. In this message I am going to show you three major truths about deliverance.
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