Getting To Know Jesus. LABC Word Study Fall-Winter 2007 Dr. Ben Jones, Pastor . 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
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LABC Word Study
Dr. Ben Jones, Pastor
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,
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers,
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
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
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.
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.
to sin, miss, miss the way, go wrong, incur
guilt, forfeit, miss the goal or path of right and duty.
to go astray, stray, err. to lead astray, mislead (mentally). 1b3 to lead astray (morally).
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.
a lapse or deviation from truth and uprightness.
. 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.
The Atonement is the works that Christ Did in his life and death to earn our salvation.
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,
Four Groups of people need liberation:
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.
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 :
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
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,