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Searching For The Impossible. Why Such An Outrageous Search?. Deceived By Someone Self-Deceived Greed Looking For The Easy Way. Salvation Without Christ. An Impossible Search:. Only Name – Acts 4:12 The Only Way To God – Jn. 14:6 Without Christ, Can Do Nothing – Jn. 15:5

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Searching for the impossible

Searching For The Impossible


Why such an outrageous search

Why Such An Outrageous Search?

  • Deceived By Someone

  • Self-Deceived

  • Greed

  • Looking For The Easy Way


Salvation without christ

Salvation Without Christ

An Impossible Search:

  • Only Name – Acts 4:12

  • The Only Way To God – Jn. 14:6

  • Without Christ, Can Do Nothing – Jn. 15:5

  • Must Have His Blood – Eph. 1:7; Mt. 26:28; Rev. 1:5

  • Must Believe In Him - Jn. 8:24


Searching for the impossible

An Impossible Search:

Salvation Without The Sacrifice of Christ

  • Had To Go To The Cross To Reach His Goal – Heb. 12:2; Lk. 24:25-26

  • Died For Our Sins – Isa. 53:3-8, 12; Rom. 5:6-9; 1 Pet. 2:21-24

  • We Sinned – Rom. 3:23

  • We Deserved To Die – Rom. 6:23

  • The Just Died For The Unjust – 1 Pet. 3:18; 1 Jn. 2:2


Searching for the impossible

An Impossible Search:

Salvation Without Repentance

  • Perish Without It – Lk. 13:3

  • All Commanded To Repent – Acts 17:30

  • Necessary For Forgiveness – Acts 2:38

  • A Turning From Sin – 1 Thess. 1:9

  • Fruits Will Follow – Acts 26:20


Searching for the impossible

An Impossible Search:

Salvation Without Baptism

  • Commanded – Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16

  • Without It, Not In Christ – Rom. 6:3-4

  • Without It, Not Have Soul-cleansing Blood – Rom. 6:3-4

  • No Salvation Without It – 1 Pet. 3:21


Salvation without the church

Salvation Without The Church

An Impossible Search:

  • Church: Built by Christ – Mt. 16:18

  • Adds Saved To It – Acts 2:38-47

  • Baptized Into The Body, The Church – 1 Cor. 12:13

  • Christ: Savior of the Body – Eph. 5:23

  • Purchased With Blood – Acts 28:31

  • No Saved Outside of Christ or His Church – Gal. 3:27; Col. 1:13-14


Have you been searching for the impossible

Have You Been Searching For The Impossible?

  • You Will Never Find Salvation Without:

    • Christ

    • His Sacrifice

    • Repentance

    • Baptism

    • His Church


An impossible search

An Impossible Search

Salvation without faithful service

  • Lifelong commitment – Rev. 2:10

  • Faith must work – Jas. 2:14-26

  • Must improve self – Jas. 1:21-26

  • Must serve others – Jas. 1:27

  • Unfaithfulness condemned – Heb. 10:25

  • Steadfastness required – 1 Cor. 15:58

  • Keep the faith – 2 Tim. 4:6-8


An impossible search1

An Impossible Search

Salvation Without Personal Sacrifice

  • Jesus not reach goal w/o sacrifice –

    Heb. 12:2

  • Must carry our cross – Mt. 16:24

  • Personal cost to discipleship –

    Lk. 14:26-33

  • We will be tested – 1 Cor. 3:11-17;

    1 Pet. 1:6-7; 4:12-19

  • God will not accept less than our best – Rom. 12:1-2; Mal. 1:6-14


An impossible search2

An Impossible Search

False Teaching Without A False Teacher

  • Some troubled Galatians – Gal. 1:6-7

  • Some hindered them – Gal. 5:7

  • Companions who teach error are evil –

    1 Cor. 15:33

  • Someone is to be marked and avoided –

    Rom. 16:17; Eph. 5:11


Impossible searches

Impossible Searches:

  • Salvation Without Christ

  • Salvation Without His Sacrifice

  • Salvation Without Repentance & Baptism

  • Salvation Without Christ’s Church

  • Salvation Without Faithful Service

  • Salvation Without Personal Sacrifice

  • False Teaching Without A False Teacher


An impossible search3

An Impossible Search

Discipline Without Pain

  • Self-discipline – 1 Cor. 9:24-27

  • Parental discipline – Heb. 12:11; Prov. 13:24; 22:15; 23:13

  • Church discipline – 1 Cor. 5:11;

    2 Thess. 3:6, 14


An impossible search4

An Impossible Search

Non-Offensive Way To Preach Gospel

  • Jesus offended some – Lk. 4:16-30; Lk. 6:6-11; Matt. 15:1-12; John 10:25-33

  • John the Baptist offended - Mk. 6:18-19

  • Some people today will be offended –

    Mk. 16:16; Matt. 16:18; John 4:24; Matt. 6:33; Matt. 19:9; 2 Jn. 10-11; 1 Cor. 5:11; Gal. 5:19-21


An impossible search5

An Impossible Search

Make True Christianity Fun

  • Must Properly prepare new converts - Acts 14:22; 1 Thess. 3:3-4

  • Some will hate us – Jn. 15:19; 3:19

  • Reality – Christianity is not popular or fun!


An impossible search6

An Impossible Search

Easter, Christmas, or Any Other Holy Day in the Bible

  • Origin Man, Not God – Mt. 21:23-27

  • Therefore, Vain – Mt. 15:8-9

  • Can find: John 4:24; Acts 2:42; Eph. 5:19;

    1 Cor. 16:1-2;11:23-26; Col. 3:17

  • Walk by Faith - 2 Cor. 5:7; Rom. 10:17


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