September 20, 2017
This is the fifth study on the ‘Basics of Christianity’.
Let’s review the last study on man’s situation as a sinner. Answer the following:
Seeing the Lord and listening to the praise of the angels, Isaiah realized that he was sinful before God, with no hope of measuring up to God’s standard of holiness. When Isaiah’s lips were touched with a live burning coal, however, he was told that his sins were forgiven. It wasn’t the coal that cleansed him but God…. #
Discuss how Isaiah felt after seeing a vision of God. Isaiah 6:5.
Romans 3:5-8. Some may think they don’t have to worry about sin because (1) it’s God’s job to forgive: (2) God is so loving that He won’t judge: (3) sin isn’t that bad-it teaches valuable lessons: or (4) we need to stay in touch with the culture around us. It is far too easy to take God’s Grace for granted. But God cannot over look sin. No matter how many excuses they make, sinners will have to answer to God for their sin. #
Romans 3:10-12. Paul is referring to Psalm 14:1-3. ‘No one is righteous’ means ‘no one is innocent’. Every person is valuable in God’s eyes because God created us in His image, and He loves us. But no one is good enough (that is no one can earn a right standing with God). Though we are valuable, we have fallen into sin. But God, through Jesus His Son, has redeemed us and others to forgive us if we turn to Him in faith. #
Answer the following about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Discuss in your group the following:
The word finished is the same as ‘paid in full’. Jesus came to finish God’s work of salvation….Jesus took all sin upon Himself. Now we can freely approach God because of what Jesus did for us. Those who believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection can live eternally with God and escape the penalty that comes from sin. #
Read and discuss the things that happened after Jesus died.
a. Matthew 27:51-56.
b. Mark 15:42-27.
c. Matthew 27:62-66.
Discuss the following:
Next study we answer the questions:
“Do I automatically receive the benefit of all Jesus did on the cross receiving His forgiveness and salvation or is there something I need to do?”
“Can I be sure I am saved?”
# Taken from ‘Life Application Study Bible’.