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Getting To Know Jesus

LABC Word Study

Fall-Winter 2007

Dr. Ben Jones, Pastor

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Overview of The Study

  • An Argument For this Kind Of Study

  • Developing Understanding Of Christian Doctrine

  • Defining The Doctrine Of Christ

  • Reconstruction Of The Historical Jesus

  • A Look At Extra Biblical Sources

  • An Old Testament Promise In A New Testament Jesus

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Overview of The Study II

  • The Different Faces Of Jesus

  • How Do You Know What To Believe

  • From Facts To Faith

  • Keys To Understanding The Word

  • What Would Jesus Do

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Rules For Engaging in The Study

  • Bring Your Bible with you

  • No question is off limits

  • Not every question can be answered

  • Ask questions vs. Giving Lectures

  • We end promptly at 8pm

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An Argument For this Kind Of Study

1Ptr 3:15

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

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Argument (cont.)

Hebrews 5:12

In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers,

2Tim 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth

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Argument (cont.)

2Cor 5: 20

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God

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Understanding Christian Doctrine

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The Discussion Of Doctrine

  • What is doctrine?

  • Why is it important for us to know?

  • Define the different doctrines of the Christian faith

  • Define the Doctrine Of Christ

  • How does it differ from the other doctrines?

  • Relate to Christology

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The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ

his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried:

he descended into hell;

the third day he rose again from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty;

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit;

the holy catholic church;

the communion of saints;

the forgiveness of sins;

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

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Doctrine is :

A statement of what we believe to be true about our Faith.

It is shaped by theological reflection.

Theology simply means “the study of God.” It is reflection upon the nature, person, and works of God.

The goal of theology is not to confuse but to clarify. Doctrine is intended to sharpen our understanding of faith, not to dull it.

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What We Have Been Doing

  • Laying A Theological Foundation For Jesus

  • Exploring The Doctrinal Arguments That Lead To Him

  • Examining Why He Is Necessary

  • Establishing The Context For Understanding Who He Is & What He Does

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Types Of Doctrine

  • Doctrine Of God

  • Doctrine Of Man

  • Doctrine Of Sin

  • Doctrine Of Soteriology ( Salvation)

  • Doctrine OF the Church

  • Doctrine Of Christ

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Doctrine Of Sin


  • Sin is a transgression of the law of God.1 John 3:4

  • Sin is a failure to conform to the standard of GodRom. 3:23

  • Sin is a principle within man.Rom. 7:18-19

  • Sin is rebellion against GodRom 1:21

  • Sin is wrongful acts /attitudes toward God and man.1Jhn.4:20

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More On Sin

  • Is of the devil. 1Jo 3:8; Joh 8:44.

  • Omission of what we know to be good is. Jas 4:17.

  • Whatever is not of faith is. Ro 14:23.

  • The thought of foolishness is. Pr 24:9.

  • All unrighteousness is. 1Jo 5:17.

  • Whatever is not of faith is. Ro 14:23.

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Biblical Words For Sin( OT)

  • Gen4:7~chata’ /khaw·taw

    to sin, miss, miss the way, go wrong, incur

    guilt, forfeit, miss the goal or path of right and duty.

  • Lev 4:13 ~ shagah /shaw·gaw/

    to go astray, stray, err. to lead astray, mislead (mentally). 1b3 to lead astray (morally).

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Biblical Words For Sin (NT)

  • Mark 2:5 ~hamartia /ham·ar·tee·ah

    to miss the mark. To miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong. That which is done wrong, sin, an offence, a violation of the divine law in thought or in act.

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Biblical Words For Sin (NT)

  • Eph 1:7~paraptoma /par·ap·to·mah

    a lapse or deviation from truth and uprightness.

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Manifestations Of Sin In the Xtian

  • 1 John 2:16 -17 {The World}

  • Eph. 2:3 {The Flesh}

  • James 4:7 {The Devil}

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Doctrine Of Soteriology(Salvation)

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The Doctrine Of Christ

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Key Elements Of the Doctrine Of Christ ( Christology)

  • The Person Hood Of Christ

  • Virgin Birth Luke 1:35;

  • Human Weaknesses and Limitations.

  • Jesus Had A Human Mind

  • Human Soul and Human Emotions

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A Look Ahead

  • The Wonder Of Jesus

  • The World Of Jesus

  • The Work Of Jesus

  • The Witness Of Jesus

  • The Words Of Jesus

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The Wonder Of Jesus

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. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion.

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The Union of Deity and Humanity in the Person of the Son

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Christology cont.

  • The Work Of Christ

    The Atonement is the works that Christ Did in his life and death to earn our salvation.

  • Jhn. 3:16

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His Works is Necessary

  • Liberation

  • Healing

  • Atonement

  • Justification

  • Conquest Of Death

  • Forgiveness Of Sin

  • Resurrection Life

    Kingdom Community

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,


he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind,

to let the oppressed go free,

(Lk 4:18)..

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Four Groups of people need liberation:

  • The Poor (those who lack the basics of life

  • The Captives (those held prisoner spirit/ Emotion)

  • The Blind (those blind to spiritual truth)

  • The Oppressed ( those under pressure)

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the act by which God restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and human beings. The word can be broken into three parts that express this great truth in simple but profound terms:“at-one-ment.”Through God’s atoning grace and forgiveness, we are reinstated to a relationship of at-one-ment with God, in spite of our sin.

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Atonement (continued)

  • The Hebrew term frequently translated “atone” has the basic meaning “to wipe out,” “to erase, “to cover,” or perhaps more generally “to remove.” In the kjv it is translated by such expressions as “to make atonement,” “forgive,” “appease,” “pacify,” “pardon,” “purge,” “put off,” and “reconcile.”

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  • What is it?

  • Why was it Necessary?

  • How was it achieved?

  • What does the Bible have to say about It.

  • What value is it to us?

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it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the law, i.e., as conformed to all its demands.

In addition to the pardon (q.v.) of sin, justification declares that all the claims of the law are satisfied in respect of the justified. It is the act of a judge and not of a sovereign. The law is not relaxed or set aside, but is declared to be fulfilled in the strictest sense; and so the person justified is declared to be entitled to all the advantages and rewards arising from perfect obedience to the law :

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Jesus Does Not Apply The Word to Himself

  • Matt 20 ;28

    Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

    Luke 4:18

    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,

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The Word Is Found

  • Rom. 5:6-11

  • 2 Cor. 5:16-21

  • Col. 1:19-20

  • Romans 3 28-30

  • Acts 13 39

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