WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? ~ Acts. 16:25 ~ #206

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BIBLE STUDY FOR WEEK of

December 10 to 16, 2017

Dr. Thomas Q. Robbins  ~ Teacher

 

           Have you ever been or are you now willing and ready to share your personal testimony about the relationship that has been established between you and Jesus Christ?  If you are ready and willing, God will direct you to opportunities where you may lovingly and graciously share you testimony and witness.  Being a witness is one of the ways we glorify God with our life.   As followers of Jesus Christ, we are the very people who are to spread the Gospel and minister in Christ’s name.

            For the past several weeks, Thomas Q. Robbins has focused his teaching on the book of Acts since there is little teaching these days about the Church which Jesus Christ came to establish.  There is also misunderstanding as to what the nature and mission is in our modern age.   We seem to have preconceived ideas when it comes to the purpose and objective of the Church.  Those ideas have helped to fit the Church into our comfort zone.  Before going into the lesson, Dr. Robbins takes time to summarize how our culture views the Church verses what God’s intends for the Church to be and how it is to function.
  

          Thomas Q. points out that all too many worship and focus on the Church --- when the worship and focus needs to be on the Living God, Jesus Christ and getting the Gospel to those who are seeking meaning in life.  The lesson then begins with the familiar story of Paul and Silas obeying their vision and going over to Macedonia to help.  Almost immediately, they were put in jail.  Because of this event, the Jailer and his family were brought into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  This historical account should serve as a model for what can happen to us individually and in the corporate life of the Body of Christ.

            The plea that Paul responded to in his vision – Come Over And Help Us – has never been revoked.  If you are able to use a Bible where you are listening, turn to Acts 16:25 for the lesson,  “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BE SAVED?”

 

 

           Have you ever been or are you now willing and ready to share your personal testimony about the relationship that has been established between you and Jesus Christ?  If you are ready and willing, God will direct you to opportunities where you may lovingly and graciously share you testimony and witness.  Being a witness is one of the ways we glorify God with our life.   As followers of Jesus Christ, we are the very people who are to spread the Gospel and minister in Christ’s name.

            For the past several weeks,  Thomas Q. Robbins has focused his teaching on the book of Acts since there is little teaching these days about the Church which Jesus Christ came to establish.  There is also misunderstanding as to what the nature and mission is in our modern age.   We seem to have preconceived ideas when it comes to the purpose and objective of the Church.  Those ideas have helped to fit the Church into our comfort zone.  Before going into the lesson, Dr. Robbins takes time to summarize how our culture views the Church verses what God’s intends for the Church to be and how it is to function.
  

          Thomas Q. points out that all too many worship and focus on the Church --- when the worship and focus needs to be on the Living God, Jesus Christ and getting the Gospel to those who are seeking meaning in life.  The lesson then begins with the familiar story of Paul and Silas obeying their vision and going over to Macedonia to help.  Almost immediately, they were put in jail.  Because of this event, the Jailer and his family were brought into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  This historical account should serve as a model for what can happen to us individually and in the corporate life of the Body of Christ.

            The plea that Paul responded to in his vision – Come Over And Help Us – has never been revoked.  If you are able to use a Bible where you are listening, turn to Acts 16:25 for the lesson,  “WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?”

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Something To Consider

We’ve all had our share of failing to accomplish something that we set out to do.  But, failing in this way isn’t the same thing as failure!   Failure occurs when we give up and no longer think that we can succeed.  So remember, success comes in “cans”  --  failure comes in “can’ts!"  The truth is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13)    -Thomas Q.