All our lessons are about Jesus and His truth, but this
is a special lesson on who Jesus is and what He wants to do for
us. Because of Satan's rebellion, and because Jesus loved us too
much to leave us under Satan's control, Jesus left heaven and came
to this earth to redeem all who want to be saved.
after Jesus was conceived within Mary, an angel explained His birth
to Joseph and said He would be called Immanuel. What does Immanuel
mean? Matt. 1:21-23 [The Further-study verses are Col. 2:9;
Isa. 9:6; Rev. 22:13]
was Jesus before the world was formed? John 17:4, 5 [John 8:58]
work did Jesus do in the beginning? John 1:1-3 [Ans: He created
all things. Col. 1:16, 17]
does Paul call Christ? 1 Cor. 10:4 [Ans: The Rock. 2 Sam. 23:3;
Deut. 32:4; Ps. 18:2; 31:3; 42:9; 62:2, 6]
CAME TO EARTH
5. Why are
all human beings, including ourselves, doomed? Rom. 5:12 [Rom.
is only in God, and only by remaining in harmony with God can life
continue. Through sin, the inhabitants of this world have placed
themselves out of harmony with God and have received the death penalty.
What has Jesus done to pay the penalty for our sins? Isa. 53:4-6
did Jesus have to do to take our place (i. e., become our substitute)
and pay for our sins? Phil. 2:5-8 [John 1:14; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb.
8. Can we
receive forgiveness by keeping God's law? Rom. 3:20 [Gal. 2:16]
9. If keeping
the law will not save us, how can we be saved from our sins?
Acts 16:30, 31 [Note: Belief in Jesus involves more than a mere
acknowledgement of His existance, for "even the demons believe"
that (James 2:19). Saving belief means accepting Jesus as "the
way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6), and as our personal
Lord and Savior. Matt. 1:21]
we accept Jesus as our Savior, what does God do with our "sins
that were previously committed"? Rom. 3:24, 25 [Note: When
we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He becomes our substitute
and we are free from condemnation. From that point on, Christ will
begin to mold and fashion us after His own likeness. Eph. 2:8]
11. In order
for us to be forgiven, a change must take place in our attitudes.
We must be sorry for our sins. How can we become sorry (repentant)
for our sins so that we can receive the merits of Christ's death
in our behalf? Acts 5:30, 31 [Ans: We cannot make ourselves
sorry for our sins. We must come to Jesus just as we are, and He
will give us both repentance and forgiveness. Rom. 2:4; 2 Cor. 7:10;
giving us repentance and forgiveness for the sins we have committed,
what else does Jesus promise to do for us? 1 John 1:9 [Ans:
To cleanse us. Eze. 36:25-29]
does God cleanse us from sin, transforming our characters? Rom.
8:1-4, 13-14 [Ans: By giving us the same Spirit (that is, the same
divine power) that kept Jesus from sin. 2 Cor. 5:21; Matt. 1:21;
Jesus came down to live and die in our behalf, where did He go and
what is He doing for us today? Heb. 4:14-16 [Ans: He went back
to heaven to become our "High Priest" that He might help
those who are weak and tempted and who call upon Him for help. Heb.
7:25; 2:17, 18; 6:19, 20]
motive prompted God to give us this wonderful friend and Savior,
Jesus, who can save us from sin and give us eternal life? John
3:16 [Acts 4:12; John 15:13; John 1:12; 1 John 3:1-3]
If you believe in Jesus as your Savior, He will give you repentance
and forgiveness, and He will help you in every time of need. God
loves you, and He wants you to live with Him forever. That is why
He gave His only Son to die in your place. That is why Jesus is
still ministering for you in heaven as your High Priest. Will you
accept Him as your Lord and Savior today? Will you ask Jesus to
come into your life and make you His child?
I (Lessons 1-10): Believing in Christ, Our Savior and Coming King