Simple Gospel, Simply Grace – Part 36

The movie, We Are Marshall, is deeply moving and inspirational. After the entire Marshall football program was wiped out in a plane crash, the entire town wondered if Marshall could ever field a football team. The rallying cry of the town became “We are Marshall!”. I use this story to encourage you to fully embrace the New Covenant. It’s time to embrace God’s perfect plan and will for you. It’s time to say “I am a New Covenant believer.”

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Raised for Our Justification

Every time spring comes around hope abounds in us. And the resurrection is the message from God that there is always hope. Why? Because Jesus Christ is alive. He overcame sin and death. When we believe this good news we are born again. This truth keeps us grounded in all that life confronts us with. “That is why his faith was ‘counted to him as righteousness.’ … It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” Romans 4:22-25
* B asks: [are] the newer translations are actually based on manuscripts that are OLDER than those the KJV is based on?

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A Living Hope

What does the resurrection mean to us? We just celebrated the most important date in human history. Without the resurrection we are moved from Adam and place into Christ. We have the teacher within. And the resurrection makes it possible. We are born into a living hope. And his name in Jesus.
* A caller is struggling with her salvation and asks, “will God ever give up on me?”
* I have a participant in my Bible study who is really believing in Christ yet cannot give up on his Catholic religion. What is the proper way to deal with him? * Stanley asks about the Gospel of the Kingdom.

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Trophies of Grace

All of Christianity stands upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without his resurrection we are without hope. But what does that event 2,000 years ago mean to us today? Paul spells out the Gospel here: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day …” 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 And we learn in Ephesians “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience… God made us alive together with Christ…” Ephesians 2:1-4 * How could Jesus be without sin if he was born of Mary?
* Kevin asks for a Scripture to refer to when he’s struggling with patience.
* The New King James includes Acts 9:5-6 which are not in other versions. What’s going on here?

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Everything Hinges on The Resurrection

What if Christ had not been raised from the dead? 1 Corinthians 15 If Christ has not been raised we are without hope. But Jesus has been raised and therefore we will be raised with him.
* Martin is concerned that we are being led by a man who does not see the New Covenant and walks instead in the Old Covenant and wonders if it’s time to leave this church.

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The Easter Story

The Easter story is the most compelling and powerful one that’s ever been told. The truth of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection is what all of Christianity depends on. If Jesus didn’t die and wasn’t raised from the dead, then Christianity has no meaning. From “It is Finished” to “He is Risen”, Easter is the culmination of our story as believers.

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You Crossed Over

Bob shares the events of Jesus’ last days as he was betrayed, condemned, crucified, and buried. On the third day they came back to the tomb and found it empty. He was risen. But they didn’t know it yet. What is the benefit of the Gospel? Romans 5:10 states: “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.” and John wrote: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24
* God bless. Did Jesus really descend into hell after his death? I don’t believe it.
* Larry asks about those that rose from the grave upon Jesus’ death on the cross.
* We are taught that when we die, our souls go to Heaven, but our earthly bodies stay in the grave. But Jesus’ earthly body did NOT stay in the grave. What really happens? * What is the difference between our present bodies and Jesus’ resurrected body?

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Benefits of the Gospel

If you write a good news story, you’re unlikely to start the story with the death of the main character. But when we look at what Jesus accomplished with his death, burial, and resurrection, we see what it means for us and it becomes the best story ever written. Hebrews 10:12 * What do I do when I mess up?
* I don’t want to sin and know it’s wrong to gamble but still go to the casino. How do I stop?
* Dan follows up on his question from Monday… “Is everyone forgiven whether or not they repent and believe?” It sounded like you were teaching easy believism. Your teaching sounded like once he had paid the price for the sins of men the repenting part was no longer necessary.

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God Has the Power Over Death

This week we celebrate the event that changed everything. Jesus Christ is the solution to the needs of the human heart. Scientists across the world are trying to solve the problem of death. But Jesus solved the problem of death 2,000 years ago by overcoming the grave. Only God has the power over death. And because Jesus lives we live.
* Please explain Matthew 16:28 – “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” * Do I have to pray for what God already wants?

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Christ Has Been Raised

It’s Easter Week. We celebrate the most important event in human history. We started with Palm Sunday yesterday remembering how Jesus road triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey. We can also celebrate the day that Jesus road triumphantly into our own life. The resurrection is the single most important event we celebrate. As Paul stated: “and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, your faith also is in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:14
* Mary Jo asks where the Scripture records that God’s wrath is poured out upon Jesus?
* So, since we trust Jesus, and we have asked him to come into our hearts … we are already forgiven. Is it unnecessary to ask for forgiveness? What if you do? Is it okay to ask for forgiveness?

* Is everyone forgiven whether or not they repent and believe? * Do all SPIRIT filled believers speak in tongues?

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