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Salvation study featuring John Acts and Romans


By James J Dougherty, 1999-11-30

                                                Salvation study featuring John and Acts and Romans

 

                        Here is a salvation study featuring the last two chapters of John and the first five in Acts. These related what happened when Jesus rose from the dead again and had his encounters as listed in John and Acts 1, then the birth and development of the early church as related in Acts, growing from nothing to a large and rapidly growing body of believers in a short period of time. I am also including a powerful salvation teaching from Romans which expresses the gospel in its full form including explaining our need of a savior and also how we can ask Jesus to come into our hearts.

To start this study In John chapter 20 Jesus does come back to life and then goes on to visit the disciples twice, and this is the chapter where Jesus gently scolds Thomas for not believing that they had seen the Lord just earlier.

(John 20:1)  The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

 

(John 20:2)  Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

 

(John 20:3)  Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

 

(John 20:4)  So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

 

(John 20:5)  And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

 

(John 20:6)  Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

 

(John 20:7)  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

 

(John 20:8)  Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

 

(John 20:9)  For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

 

(John 20:10)  Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

 

(John 20:11)  But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

 

(John 20:12)  And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

 

(John 20:13)  And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

 

(John 20:14)  And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

 

(John 20:15)  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

 

(John 20:16)  Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

 

(John 20:17)  Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

 

(John 20:18)  Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

 

(John 20:19)  Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

 

(John 20:20)  And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

 

(John 20:21)  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

 

(John 20:22)  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

 

(John 20:23)  Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

 

(John 20:24)  But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

 

(John 20:25)  The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

 

(John 20:26)  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

 

(John 20:27)  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

 

(John 20:28)  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

 

(John 20:29)  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

 

(John 20:30)  And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

 

(John 20:31)  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

 

In John chapter 21 is the remarkable fish catch miracle also where Jesus asks Peter three times if He loves Him more than anyone and then prophesies Peter’s martyrdom. The book concludes by stating that not all the books of the earth could contain the stories of Jesus’ miracles.

(John 21:1)  After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

 

(John 21:2)  There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

 

(John 21:3)  Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

 

(John 21:4)  But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

 

(John 21:5)  Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

 

(John 21:6)  And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

 

(John 21:7)  Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.

 

(John 21:8)  And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

 

(John 21:9)  As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

 

(John 21:10)  Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

 

(John 21:11)  Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

 

(John 21:12)  Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

 

(John 21:13)  Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

 

(John 21:14)  This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

 

(John 21:15)  So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

 

(John 21:16)  He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

(John 21:17)  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

(John 21:18)  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

 

(John 21:19)  This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

 

(John 21:20)  Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

 

(John 21:21)  Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

 

(John 21:22)  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

 

(John 21:23)  Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

 

(John 21:24)  This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

 

(John 21:25)  And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

 

To continue this bible study, here is Acts chapter 1 where Jesus gives them the final commands to await the coming of the Holy Spirit and as the apostles wait, they elect a new person, Matthias to replace Judas the one who betrayed Jesus then committed suicide.

(Acts 1:1)  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

 

(Acts 1:2)  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

 

(Acts 1:3)  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

 

(Acts 1:4)  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

 

(Acts 1:5)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

 

(Acts 1:6)  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

 

(Acts 1:7)  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

 

(Acts 1:8)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

(Acts 1:9)  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

 

(Acts 1:10)  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

 

(Acts 1:11)  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

 

(Acts 1:12)  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

 

(Acts 1:13)  And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

 

(Acts 1:14)  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

 

(Acts 1:15)  And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

 

(Acts 1:16)  Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

 

(Acts 1:17)  For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

 

(Acts 1:18)  Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

 

(Acts 1:19)  And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

 

(Acts 1:20)  For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

 

(Acts 1:21)  Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

 

(Acts 1:22)  Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

 

(Acts 1:23)  And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

 

(Acts 1:24)  And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

 

(Acts 1:25)  That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

 

(Acts 1:26)  And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

 

In Acts 2 Pentecost arrives with the arrival of the Holy Spirit which falls on the apostles who then empowered go out to preach boldly about Jesus to the multitudes in their own tongues and as a result thousands get saved in this first outpouring of the Holy Spirit and also this is the birth of Christianity (though Christians would not be called that until later, Acts 11)

(Acts 2:1)  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

(Acts 2:2)  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

 

(Acts 2:3)  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

 

(Acts 2:4)  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

(Acts 2:5)  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

 

(Acts 2:6)  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

 

(Acts 2:7)  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

 

(Acts 2:8)  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

 

(Acts 2:9)  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

 

(Acts 2:10)  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

 

(Acts 2:11)  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

 

(Acts 2:12)  And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

 

(Acts 2:13)  Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

 

(Acts 2:14)  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

 

(Acts 2:15)  For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

 

(Acts 2:16)  But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

 

(Acts 2:17)  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

 

(Acts 2:18)  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

 

(Acts 2:19)  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

 

(Acts 2:20)  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

 

(Acts 2:21)  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

(Acts 2:22)  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

 

(Acts 2:23)  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

 

(Acts 2:24)  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

 

(Acts 2:25)  For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

 

(Acts 2:26)  Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

 

(Acts 2:27)  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

 

(Acts 2:28)  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

 

(Acts 2:29)  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

 

(Acts 2:30)  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

 

(Acts 2:31)  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

 

(Acts 2:32)  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

 

(Acts 2:33)  Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

 

(Acts 2:34)  For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

 

(Acts 2:35)  Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

 

(Acts 2:36)  Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

 

(Acts 2:37)  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

 

(Acts 2:38)  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

(Acts 2:39)  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

 

(Acts 2:40)  And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

 

(Acts 2:41)  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

 

(Acts 2:42)  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

 

(Acts 2:43)  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

 

(Acts 2:44)  And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

 

(Acts 2:45)  And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

 

(Acts 2:46)  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

 

(Acts 2:47)  Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

 

Acts chapter 3 goes on to relate the healing of the man at the gate of the temple and how Peter then explains how Jesus did this for the guy to be a sign to all the people at the temple and then Jesus explains how they crucified Jesus but God brought Jesus back and then encouraged the people to repent and be converted.

 

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

(Acts 3:1)

 

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

(Acts 3:2)

 

Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

(Acts 3:3)

 

And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

(Acts 3:4)

 

And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

(Acts 3:5)

 

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

(Acts 3:6)

 

And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

(Acts 3:7)

 

And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

(Acts 3:8)

 

And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

(Acts 3:9)

 

And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

(Acts 3:10)

 

And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

(Acts 3:11)

 

And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

(Acts 3:12)

 

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

(Acts 3:13)

 

But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

(Acts 3:14)

 

And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

(Acts 3:15)

 

And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

(Acts 3:16)

 

And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

(Acts 3:17)

 

But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

(Acts 3:18)

 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

(Acts 3:19)

 

And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

(Acts 3:20)

 

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

(Acts 3:21)

 

For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

(Acts 3:22)

 

And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

(Acts 3:23)

 

Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

(Acts 3:24)

 

Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

(Acts 3:25)

 

Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

(Acts 3:26)

 

This miraculous healing brought about persecution and Peter and John are arrested but they could say nothing really against the miracle and how many were saved as a result of the miracle. All they did was tell them to stop preaching Jesus which they did not do, but prayed and many sold their possessions to help deal with the rapid growth of the church.

And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

(Acts 4:1)

 

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

(Acts 4:2)

 

And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

(Acts 4:3)

 

Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

(Acts 4:4)

 

And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

(Acts 4:5)

 

And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

(Acts 4:6)

 

And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

(Acts 4:7)

 

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

(Acts 4:8)

 

If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

(Acts 4:9)

 

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

(Acts 4:10)

 

This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

(Acts 4:11)

 

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

(Acts 4:12)

 

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

(Acts 4:13)

 

And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

(Acts 4:14)

 

But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

(Acts 4:15)

 

Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

(Acts 4:16)

 

But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

(Acts 4:17)

 

And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

(Acts 4:18)

 

But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

(Acts 4:19)

 

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

(Acts 4:20)

 

So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

(Acts 4:21)

 

For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

(Acts 4:22)

 

And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

(Acts 4:23)

 

And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

(Acts 4:24)

 

Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

(Acts 4:25)

 

The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

(Acts 4:26)

 

For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

(Acts 4:27)

 

For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

(Acts 4:28)

 

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

(Acts 4:29)

 

By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

(Acts 4:30)

 

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

(Acts 4:31)

 

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

(Acts 4:32)

 

And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

(Acts 4:33)

 

Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

(Acts 4:34)

 

And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

(Acts 4:35)

 

And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

(Acts 4:36)

 

Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

(Acts 4:37)

 

In acts chapter 5 Ananias and Sapphira are then dealt with for their deception and then there are more miracles and healings and then the apostles are then beaten for not stopping to preach Jesus but they were not killed even though some examining them wanted them killed. Peter and John rejoiced, however due to the fact that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His Name- how many are like that today? It is a challenge for us all.

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

(Acts 5:1)

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Salvation teaching featuring John 1 and 2


By James J Dougherty, 1999-11-30

                        Salvation teaching featuring John chapters 1 and 2

 

Here is a salvation teaching featuring the first two chapters of the gospel of John which describe Jesus and what and who He is, which does have good things for evangelism as it does refer His coming to take away the sins of the world. In chapter 2 even gives an indication of His purpose when Jesus spoke of His body speaking of His raising the temple which is even a prophecy of the Passion of Christ

Here are these two chapters

(John 1:1)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

(John 1:2)  He was in the beginning with God.

 

(John 1:3)  All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be which has come to be.

 

(John 1:4)  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

 

(John 1:5)  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not apprehend it.

 

(John 1:6)  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

 

(John 1:7)  This man came for a testimony, so that he might testify concerning the Light, so that all through him might believe.

 

(John 1:8)  He was not that Light, but was sent so that he might testify concerning the Light.

 

(John 1:9)  That was the true Light which lightens every man coming into the world.

 

(John 1:10)  He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him.

 

(John 1:11)  He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

 

(John 1:12)  But as many as received Him, He gave them the authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;

 

(John 1:13)  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

 

(John 1:14)  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

(John 1:15)  John testified concerning Him and has cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me, has come to be before me, because He was before me.' "

 

(John 1:16)  And out of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

 

(John 1:17)  For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came to be through Jesus Christ.

 

(John 1:18)  No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, He who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

 

(John 1:19)  And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem so that they might ask him, "Who are you?"

 

(John 1:20)  He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Messiah."

 

(John 1:21)  And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."

 

(John 1:22)  Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"

 

(John 1:23)  He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the LORD," ' just as Isaiah the prophet said."

 

(John 1:24)  Now those who had been sent were from the Pharisees.

 

(John 1:25)  And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

 

(John 1:26)  John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.

 

(John 1:27)  He is the One who comes after me, who has come to be before me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the strap of His sandal."

 

(John 1:28)  These things happened in Bethany, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

 

(John 1:29)  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

 

(John 1:30)  This is the One about whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who ranks before me, because He was before me.'

 

(John 1:31)  "I did not know Him; but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."

 

(John 1:32)  And John testified, saying, "I have beheld the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.

 

(John 1:33)  I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

 

(John 1:34)  "And I have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God."

 

(John 1:35)  Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.

 

(John 1:36)  And looking at Jesus as He was walking, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"

 

(John 1:37)  The two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.

 

(John 1:38)  Then Jesus turned and observed them following, and said to them, "What are you seeking?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"

 

(John 1:39)  He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

 

(John 1:40)  One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

 

(John 1:41)  He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).

 

(John 1:42)  And he led him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).

 

(John 1:43)  On the next day He wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."

 

(John 1:44)  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

 

(John 1:45)  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found the One about whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the Prophets--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

 

(John 1:46)  And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

 

(John 1:47)  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"

 

(John 1:48)  Nathanael said to Him, "From where do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you."

 

(Joh 1:49)  Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"

 

(John 1:50)  Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

 

(John 1:51)  And He said to him, "Most assuredly I say to you, from now on you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

 

(John 2:1)  And on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

 

(John 2:2)  Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.

 

(John 2:3)  And when the wine had given out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."

 

(John 2:4)  Jesus said to her, "Woman, what have I to do with you? My hour has not yet come."

 

(John 2:5)  His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He may say to you, do."

 

(John 2:6)  Now there were six stone water jars standing there, according to the purification rites of the Jews, each holding two or three measures.

 

(John 2:7)  Jesus said to them, "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them up to the top.

 

(John 2:8)  And He said to them, "Draw out now, and carry some to the head steward." And they carried it.

 

(John 2:9)  Now when the head steward tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the head steward called the bridegroom

 

(John 2:10)  and said to him, "Every man first sets out the good wine, and when they have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"

 

(John 2:11)  This beginning of the signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

 

(John 2:12)  After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and there they remained not many days.

 

(John 2:13)  Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

 

(John 2:14)  And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers sitting there.

 

(John 2:15)  And having made a scourge out of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and He poured out the coins of the moneychangers, and He overturned the tables.

 

(John 2:16)  And He said to those selling the doves, "Take these things away from here! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"

 

(John 2:17)  Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "The zeal for Your house will consume Me."

 

(John 2:18)  Therefore the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?"

 

(John 2:19)  Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

 

(John 2:20)  Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"

 

(John 2:21)  But He was speaking about the temple of His body.

 

(John 2:22)  Therefore, when He was raised up from among the dead, His disciples remembered that He spoke this thing, and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

 

(John 2:23)  Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, at the feast, many believed on His name, beholding the signs which He was doing.

 

(John 2:24)  But Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew all men,

 

(John 2:25)  and had no need that anyone should testify concerning man, for He himself knew what was in man.

 

In John chapter 3 Jesus then states that He must be lifted up and that God sent Him in this world so that people may have eternal life, those who believe in the Name of Jesus.

(John 3:14)  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

 

(John 3:15)  that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

 

 (John 3:16)  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 

(John 3:17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

 

(John 3:18)  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

 

(John 3:19)  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

 

(John 3:20)  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

 

(John 3:21)  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."

 

Here John the Baptist is speaking of Jesus in these two verses

(John 3:35)  The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.

 

(John 3:36)  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

 

These  verses in John chapter 5 further drive home the point of Jesus having life for His believers

(John 5:19)  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

 

(John 5:20)  For the Father loves the Son, and shows to Him all things which He Himself does; and greater works than these He will show Him, so that you may marvel.

 

(John 5:21)  For as the Father raises up the dead and gives life, thus also the Son gives life to whom He wills.

 

(John 5:22)  For the Father judges no one, but He has given all judgment to the Son,

 

(John 5:23)  so that all may honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

 

(John 5:24)  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

 

(John 5:25)  "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

 

(John 5:26)  For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,

 

(John 5:27)  and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.

 

(John 5:28)  Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear His voice

 

(John 5:29)  and shall come forth--those who have done good, to a resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to a resurrection of condemnation

And it does indeed say yet in another spot in scripture-Romans 10 verse 13 that those who call on the name of the Lord will be saved

 

In these verses in John chapter 6 Jesus again speaks of the need to come to Him for eternal life for He is the bread of life

(John 6:35)  Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

 

(John 6:36)  But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.

 

(John 6:37)  All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

 

(John 6:38)  For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

 

(John 6:39)  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

 

(John 6:40)  For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."

 

Yet again in John 6  Jesus  speaks of eternal life, He being the key, promising people to live forever and that He, Jesus, will raise them up on the last day

 

(John 6:43)  Jesus answered them, "Do not grumble among yourselves.

 

(John 6:44)  No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up

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eight passage salvation teaching


By James J Dougherty, 1999-11-30

                                                Eight passage salvation teaching

 

            Here is a salvation teaching which gives the gospel message simply in eight different passages of scripture in a powerful way. These passages of scripture all illustrate how we fell short of God’s glory and our need to repent, that God did send Jesus out of love to die for us on the cross so we can be saved and have eternal life.

The first passage is from Romans three which is a powerful one which shows that none have done right and the things we have done wrong, and that all have fallen short of God’s glory but are freely justified by Jesus and what He did in the cross

(Romans 3:9)  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

 

(Romans 3:10)  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

 

(Romans 3:11)  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

 

(Romans 3:12)  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

(Romans 3:13)  Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

 

(Romans 3:14)  Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

 

(Romans 3:15)  Their feet are swift to shed blood:

 

(Romans 3:16)  Destruction and misery are in their ways:

 

(Romans 3:17)  And the way of peace have they not known:

 

(Romans 3:18)  There is no fear of God before their eyes.

 

(Romans 3:19)  Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

 

(Romans 3:20)  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

(Romans 3:21)  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

 

(Romans 3:22)  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

 

(Romans 3:23)  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

(Romans 3:24)  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

 

(Romans 3:25)  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

 

(Romans 3:26)  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

(Romans 3:27)  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

 

(Romans 3:28)  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

 

(Romans 3:29)  Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

 

(Romans 3:30)  Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

 

(Romans 3:31)  Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

 

Romans chapter 6 then goes on to say that we aren’t to be slaves of sin but of God for the wages of sin are death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus.

(Romans 6:17)  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

 

(Romans 6:18)  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

 

(Romans 6:19)  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

 

(Romans 6:20)  For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

 

(Romans 6:21)  What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

 

(Romans 6:22)  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

 

(Romans 6:23)  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The passage in Romans chapter 5 goes on to state how God did commend our love through us as while we were yet sinners Jesus did die for us, and the gift of God that Jesus obedience did open for us

(Romans 5:6)  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

(Romans 5:7)  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

 

(Romans 5:8)  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

(Romans 5:9)  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

 

(Romans 5:10)  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

 

(Romans 5:11)  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

(Romans 5:12)  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

 

(Romans 5:13)  (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

 

(Romans 5:14)  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

 

(Romans 5:15)  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

 

(Romans 5:16)  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

 

(Romans 5:17)  For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

 

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six chapter sermon and salvation bible study


By James J Dougherty, 1999-11-30

                        Six chapter sermon and salvation bible study plus Romans

 

            Here is a six chapter bible study featuring Matthew chapters 5 through 7, covering the sermon on the mount, Luke chapters 6, 11, and 12 which review a good bit of what is in Matthew and also the powerful salvation teaching which is found in Romans and in other parts of the bible which powerfully teaches the fact that man needs a savior but God provided through Jesus. Also, I am putting in a salvation prayer so you can invite Jesus in your heart for a relationship which is incomparable to everything else.

To start this bible study, In Matthew chapters 5 through 7 which is the sermon of the mount, which is the most powerful sermon ever gives so much good advice of what to do and do not, to trust God for everything, and teaches how to pray, fast, give, act and so many other things. I am just going to present all three chapters together without comment in between so as not to interrupt the flow of this wonderful sermon which nobody can match

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

(Matthew 5:1)

 

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

(Matthew 5:2)

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(Matthew 5:3)

 

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

(Matthew 5:4)

 

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

(Matthew 5:5)

 

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

(Matthew 5:6)

 

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

(Matthew 5:7)

 

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

(Matthew 5:8)

 

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

(Matthew 5:9)

 

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(Matthew 5:10)

 

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

(Matthew 5:11)

 

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

(Matthew 5:12)

 

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

(Matthew 5:13)

 

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

(Matthew 5:14)

 

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

(Matthew 5:15)

 

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 5:16)

 

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

(Matthew 5:17)

 

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

(Matthew 5:18)

 

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

(Matthew 5:19)

 

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

(Matthew 5:20)

 

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

(Matthew 5:21)

 

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

(Matthew 5:22)

 

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

(Matthew 5:23)

 

Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

(Matthew 5:24)

 

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

(Matthew 5:25)

 

Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

(Matthew 5:26)

 

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

(Matthew 5:27)

 

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

(Matthew 5:28)

 

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

(Matthew 5:29)

 

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

(Matthew 5:30)

 

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

(Matthew 5:31)

 

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

(Matthew 5:32)

 

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

(Matthew 5:33)

 

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

(Matthew 5:34)

 

Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

(Matthew 5:35)

 

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

(Matthew 5:36)

 

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

(Matthew 5:37)

 

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

(Matthew 5:38)

 

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

(Matthew 5:39)

 

And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

(Matthew 5:40)

 

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

(Matthew 5:41)

 

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

(Matthew 5:42)

 

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

(Matthew 5:43)

 

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

(Matthew 5:44)

 

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

(Matthew 5:45)

 

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

(Matthew 5:46)

 

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

(Matthew 5:47)

 

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

(Matthew 5:48)

 

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 6:1)

 

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

(Matthew 6:2)

 

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

(Matthew 6:3)

 

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

(Matthew 6:4)

 

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

(Matthew 6:5)

 

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

(Matthew 6:6)

 

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

(Matthew 6:7)

 

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

(Matthew 6:8)

 

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

(Matthew 6:9)

 

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

(Matthew 6:10)

 

Give us this day our daily bread.

(Matthew 6:11)

 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

(Matthew 6:12)

 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

(Matthew 6:13)

 

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

(Matthew 6:14)

 

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

(Matthew 6:15)

 

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

(Matthew 6:16)

 

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

(Matthew 6:17)

 

That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

(Matthew 6:18)

 

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

(Matthew 6:19)

 

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

(Matthew 6:20)

 

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

(Matthew 6:21)

 

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

(Matthew 6:22)

 

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

(Matthew 6:23)

 

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

(Matthew 6:24)

 

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

(Matthew 6:25)

 

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

(Matthew 6:26)

 

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

(Matthew 6:27)

 

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

(Matthew 6:28)

 

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

(Matthew 6:29)

 

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

(Matthew 6:30)

 

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(Matthew 6:31)

 

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

(Matthew 6:32)

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

(Matthew 6:33)

 

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

(Matthew 6:34)

 

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

(Matthew 7:1)

 

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

(Matthew 7:2)

 

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

(Matthew 7:3)

 

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

(Matthew 7:4)

 

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

(Matthew 7:5)

 

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

(Matthew 7:6)

 

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

(Matthew 7:7)

 

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

(Matthew 7:8)

 

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

(Matthew 7:9)

 

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

(Matthew 7:10)

 

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

(Matthew 7:11)

 

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

(Matthew 7:12)

 

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

(Matthew 7:13)

 

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

(Matthew 7:14)

 

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

(Matthew 7:15)

 

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

(Matthew 7:16)

 

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

(Matthew 7:17)

 

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

(Matthew 7:18)

 

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

(Matthew 7:19)

 

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

(Matthew 7:20)

 

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 7:21)

 

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

(Matthew 7:22)

 

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

(Matthew 7:23)

 

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

(Matthew 7:24)

 

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

(Matthew 7:25)

 

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

(Matthew 7:26)

 

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

(Matthew 7:27)

 

And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

(Matthew 7:28)

 

For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

(Matthew 7:29)

 

I am continuing this bible study off with Luke chapter 6 which gives some teaching about the Sabbath by Jesus and then Jesus goes on to share some of the teachings like what we must do to be blessed and more all of which are powerful life application messages.

And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

(Luke 6:1)

 

And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

(Luke 6:2)

 

And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

(Luke 6:3)

 

How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

(Luke 6:4)

 

And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

(Luke 6:5)

 

And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

(Luke 6:6)

 

And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

(Luke 6:7)

 

But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

(Luke 6:8)

 

Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

(Luke 6:9)

 

And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

(Luke 6:10)

 

And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

(Luke 6:11)

 

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

(Luke 6:12)

 

And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

(Luke 6:13)

 

Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

(Luke 6:14)

 

Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

(Luke 6:15)

 

And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

(Luke 6:16)

 

And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

(Luke 6:17)

 

And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.

(Luke 6:18)

 

And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

(Luke 6:19)

 

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

(Luke 6:20)

 

Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

(Luke 6:21)

 

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

(Luke 6:22)

 

Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

(Luke 6:23)

 

But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

(Luke 6:24)

 

Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

(Luke 6:25)

 

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

(Luke 6:26)

 

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

(Luke 6:27)

 

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

(Luke 6:28)

 

And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

(Luke 6:29)

 

Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

(Luke 6:30)

 

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

(Luke 6:31)

 

For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

(Luke 6:32)

 

And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

(Luke 6:33)

 

And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

(Luke 6:34)

 

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

(Luke 6:35)

 

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

(Luke 6:36)

 

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

(Luke 6:37)

 

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

(Luke 6:38)

 

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

(Luke 6:39)

 

The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

(Luke 6:40)

 

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

(Luke 6:41)

 

Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

(Luke 6:42)

 

For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

(Luke 6:43)

 

For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

(Luke 6:44)

 

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

(Luke 6:45)

 

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

(Luke 6:46)

 

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

(Luke 6:47)

 

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

(Luke 6:48)

 

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

(Luke 6:49)

 

In Luke chapter 11 then Jesus teaches the disciples a Lord’s prayer and some other good things which all apply. Jesus then reproves the generation then and how for their evil nature and ways and then speaks woes over the Pharisees and lawyers too because of their evil too

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

(Luke 11:1)

 

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

(Luke 11:2)

 

Give us day by day our daily bread.

(Luke 11:3)

 

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

(Luke 11:4)

 

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

(Luke 11:5)

 

For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

(Luke 11:6)

 

And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

(Luke 11:7)

 

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

(Luke 11:8)

 

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

(Luke 11:9)

 

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

(Luke 11:10)

 

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

(Luke 11:11)

 

Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

(Luke 11:12)

 

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

(Luke 11:13)

 

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.

(Luke 11:14)

 

But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

(Luke 11:15)

 

And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.

(Luke 11:16)

 

But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

(Luke 11:17)

 

If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

(Luke 11:18)

 

And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

(Luke 11:19)

 

But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

(Luke 11:20)

 

When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

(Luke 11:21)

 

But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

(Luke 11:22)

 

He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

(Luke 11:23)

 

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

(Luke 11:24)

 

And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

(Luke 11:25)

 

Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

(Luke 11:26)

 

And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

(Luke 11:27)

 

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

(Luke 11:28)

 

And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

(Luke 11:29)

 

For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

(Luke 11:30)

 

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

(Luke 11:31)

 

The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

(Luke 11:32)

 

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

(Luke 11:33)

 

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

(Luke 11:34)

 

Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

(Luke 11:35)

 

If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

(Luke 11:36)

 

And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

(Luke 11:37)

 

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

(Luke 11:38)

 

And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

(Luke 11:39)

 

Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

(Luke 11:40)

 

But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

(Luke 11:41)

 

But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

(Luke 11:42)

 

Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

(Luke 11:43)

 

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

(Luke 11:44)

 

Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

(Luke 11:45)

 

And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

(Luke 11:46)

 

Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

(Luke 11:47)

 

Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

(Luke 11:48)

 

Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

(Luke 11:49)

 

That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

(Luke 11:50)

 

From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

(Luke 11:51)

 

Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

(Luke 11:52)

 

And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:

(Luke 11:53)

 

Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

(Luke 11:54)

 

Luke chapter 12 has both powerful life application teachings and instructions but also some teachings which speak of the end times and what is to happen during them in a powerful way

(Luke 12:1)  In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

 

(Luke 12:2)  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

 

(Luke 12:3)  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

 

(Luke 12:4)  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

 

(Luke 12:5)  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

 

(Luke 12:6)  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

 

(Luke 12:7)  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

 

(Luke 12:8)  Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

 

(Luke 12:9)  But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

 

(Luek 12:10)  And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

 

(Luke 12:11)  And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

 

(Luke 12:12)  For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

 

(Luke 12:13)  And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

 

(Luke 12:14)  And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

 

(Luked 12:15)  And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

 

(Luke 12:16)  And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

 

(Luke 12:17)  And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

 

(Luke 12:18)  And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

 

(Luke 12:19)  And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

 

(Luke 12:20)  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

 

(Luke 12:21)  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

 

(Luke 12:22)  And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

 

(Luke 12:23)  The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

 

(Luke 12:24)  Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

 

(Luke 12:25)  And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

 

(Luke 12:26)  If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

 

(Luke 12:27)  Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 

(Luke 12:28)  If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

 

(Luke 12:29)  And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

 

(Luke 12:30)  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

 

(Luke 12:31)  But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

(Luke 12:32)  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

 

(Luke 12:33)  Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

 

(Luke 12:34)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

(Luke 12:35)  Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

 

(Luke 12:36)  And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

 

(Luke 12:37)  Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

 

(Luke 12:38)  And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

 

(Luke 12:39)  And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 

(Luke 12:40)  Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

 

(Luke 12:41)  Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?

 

(Luke 12:42)  And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

 

(Luke 12:43)  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

 

(Luke 12:44)  Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

 

(Luke 12:45)  But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

 

(Luke 12:46)  The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

 

(Luke 12:47)  And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

 

(Luke 12:48)  But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

 

(Luke 12:49)  I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

 

(Luke 12:50)  But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

 

(Luke 12:51)  Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

 

(Luke 12:52)  For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

 

(Luke 12:53)  The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

 

(Luke 12:54)  And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

 

(Luke 12:55)  And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

 

(Luke 12:56)  Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

 

(Luke 12:57)  Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

 

(Luke 12:58)  When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

 

(Luke 12:59)  I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

 

Here is a teaching passage of the Romans road now to give the message, explaining how all have done evil and fallen short of God’s glory but Jesus came and died for all, so that we all may have relationship with God once more.

I am starting this off with the passage in Romans 3 which states how nobody does righteously not even one person at all.

 

(Romans 3:9)  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

 

(Romans 3:10)  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

 

(Romans 3:11)  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

 

(Romans 3:12)  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

This next passage, also from Romans chapter 3 later on says while all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory they are then justified through grace and what Jesus did for them at the cross and this is through faith and it excludes boasting

(Romans 3:21)  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

 

(Romans 3:22)  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

 

(Romans 3:23)  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

(Romans 3:24)  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

 

(Romans 3:25)  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

 

(Romans 3:26)  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

(Romans 3:27)  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

 

(Romans 3:28)  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

 

Next in this study this passage  in this teaching are from 1 Timothy state that it is important to pray because God does indeed want all to be saved for that is His will for all to be saved

(1 Timothy 2:1)  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

 

(1 Timothy 2:2)  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

 

(1 Timothy 2:3)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

 

(1 Timothy 2:4)  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

(1 Timothy 2:5)  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

 

(1 Timothy 2:6)  Who gave himself a ransom f

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Another 21 verse salvation tract


By James J Dougherty, 1999-11-30

                                    Another 21 verse salvation tract

 

Here is another 21 verse salvation tract stating the reasons we needs saved and that Jesus willingly went to the cross so that we can be saved

these verses in Romans state all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory

(Romans 3:23)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

 

(Romans 3:24)  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

 

(Romans 6:23)  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord

 

This message is strengthened by these three verses in Romans five saying how Jesus died for us while we are yet sinners.

(Romans 5:7)  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--

 

(Romans 5:8)  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

(Romans 5:9)  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

 

These verses in 1 Peter shed more light on this purpose of Jesus

(1 Peter 2:24)  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

 

(1 Peter 2:25)  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls

 

That message also is here in this 1 Peter 3 verse

(1 Peter 3:18)  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

 

And so does these two verses in 2 Peter 3, furthering the above message, for time is nothing to the Lord and He wants all to come to repentance and is patient to achieve that end.

(2 Peter 3:8)  But do not overlook th

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Acts and Romans Salvation bible study


By James J Dougherty, 1999-11-30

Acts and Romans Salvation and power bible study Here are seven chapters of acts which feature a lot of varied stories of healings and miracles from the coming of the Holy Spirit to varied healings like the man at the temple gate, miracles like Angels and the earthquake that helped free Paul and Silas (as well as lead the jailer there as well as his family to accept Christ as their personal savior. I am also including various scriptures from Romans which present the gospel message so you also can make the same decision that Paul’s prison keeper did in Acts chapter 16 and also lead others to Christ. To start out this bible study, In Acts 2 Pentecost arrives with the arrival of the Holy Spirit which falls on the apostles who then empowered go out to preach boldly about Jesus to the multitudes in their own tongues and as a result thousands get saved in this first outpouring of the Holy Spirit and also this is the birth of Christianity (though Christians would not be called that until later, Acts 11) (Acts 2:1) And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (Acts 2:3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (Acts 2:4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:5) And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. (Acts 2:6) Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. (Acts 2:7) And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? (Acts 2:8) And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? (Acts 2:9) Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, (Acts 2:10) Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, (Acts 2:11) Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. (Acts 2:12) And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? (Acts 2:13) Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. (Acts 2:14) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye me

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"WE WERE CREATED FOR GOD'S PLEASURE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN






HAVE YOU EVER JUST SAT AND PONDERED WHY GOD CREATED US?  HE KNEW WHAT WE WOULD DO.  HE KNEW ADAM WOULD SIN AND HE KNEW WHAT HE WOULD HAVE TO DO TO REDEEM THIS WORLD.  HE KNEW  EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND YET HE STILL CREATED US.








I WILL GIVE YOU MY THOUGHTS.  WE KNOW GOD IS LOVE AND WE KNOW HOW MUCH HE LOVES US AND WANTS US TO LOVE HIM.  I BELIEVE HE MADE US AND GAVE US A FREE WILL SO WE COULD CHOOSE, FOR OURSELVES, WHETHER WE WOULD LOVE HIM OR NOT.  HE COULD HAVE MADE US ALL TO LOVE HIM BUT HE DIDN'T.  I BELIEVE HE JUST WANTED SOMEONE TO REALLY LOVE HIM JUST BECAUSE WE WANTED TO.  HE WENT THROUGH ALL THAT HE DID SO HE WOULD HAVE SOMEONE TO FELLOWSHIP WITH NOW AND ALL THROUGH ETERNITY.  REVELATION 4;11 SAYS "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." WE WERE CREATED FOR GOD'S PLEASURE.  DON'T YOU KNOW IT PLEASES HIM WHEN WE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND THANK HIM FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR US AND MOST OF ALL, LOVE HIM AND TELL HIM SO.  WE LOVE TO HEAR OUR CHILDREN TELL US THAT THEY LOVE US AND I AM SURE GOD LOVES TO HEAR IT TOO.



IF YOU NEVER KNOW ANYTHING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT JESUS LOVES YOU.  WON'T YOU SHOW HIM THE LOVE HE DESERVES BY DOING WHAT HE ASKS.  THIS IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO. 


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"GOD'S AWESOME POWER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2017-11-19
"GOD'S AWESOME POWER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
John 18:6 "As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground."

JOHN 18:5-9


It is evident that it was the power of God that made these six hundred men fall backwards to the ground, but why did it happen when He said, "I am he"?

In this verse, and also in verse eight, the word "he" is italicized. That means that the word "he" was not in the original text but was added by the translators to make the sentence grammatically correct. This serves a useful purpose and is very helpful in most cases. However, the translators put these additions in italics so that we could be aware of what the text literally said.

In this instance, Jesus literally said, "I am." Since Jesus was God manifest in the flesh, His statement of "I am," carried just as much weight as when He expressed it to Moses (Ex. 3:14). This is nothing less than the Almighty God releasing His glory through the powerful statement, "I AM." No wonder these men were knocked to the ground.

This graphically illustrates how Jesus could have easily defended Himself against any size army that would come to take His life. As He said in John 10:18, "No man taketh it (i.e. His life) from me, but I lay it down of myself."

There are many instances recorded in scripture where people fell to the ground as a result of being in God's presence. The same thing still happens today. Just as some people faint when they experience fear, when they experience the awesome presence of God, they become weak, and lose strength in their physical body.

You are God's temple


By Wayne Sanelli, 2017-11-18
You are God's temple

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Read the bible - And be a doer of the word


By Wayne Sanelli, 2017-11-18
Read the bible - And be a doer of the word

holybible.pngMy suggestion is you read the bible and be a doer of the word of God. The word of God is a living word and Christ said his doctrine cannot be broken. You are the temple of the holy spirit and when you defile yourself you are doing a great dis-service to the true living God and his gospel & ways. You were bought with a price and Christ paid that price. So then read the word daily and pray daily. Try and balance your time to include God and acknowledge him in all the ways possible.

The bible could be complicate for some to understand but it is simple if you apply yourself. Bless you and remember your loved even when you think you are not.

And remember we are creatures of habit and we fall pray to deception and become enslaved in that which is apposed to Christs teachings. The truth WILL set you free.

Bless you

Wayne

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