THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 3-24-19



LESSON TITLE: "NEWNESS OF LIFE"



WELCOME

TODAY WE ARE BLESSED WITH A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD, THE BIBLE. THIS BOOK IS GOD'S LIVING WORD. IN ITS PAGES WE ARE TOLD "FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND POWERFUL AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD." IT IS IN THIS BOOK OF BOOKS THAT WE FIND THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF MAN'S QUESTIONS AND NEEDS. THIS MORNING YOUR AREA CHURCHES OF CHRIST WELCOME YOU TO A PROGRAM COMMITTED TO THAT PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY. AS WE PRESENT THE LIVING WORD. NOW HERE IS YOUR HOST RAY SULLINS.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING FOR THE LIVING WORD PROGRAM. A WORK OF OUR LORD COMMITTED TO STUDYING HIS WILL AND TO DOING THINGS IN HIS WAY. AS ALWAYS, IT IS OUR HOPE AND PRAYER THAT EVERYTHING WE DO TOGETHER WILL BE EDIFYING TO EACH OF US, BUT ULTIMATELY IT IS OUR GOAL TO GLORIFY GOD, THE ALMIGHTY! LET ME ENCOURAGE EACH OF US TO DO OUR PART THIS MORNING IN MAKING THIS TIME TOGETHER PROFITABLE IN HIS SIGHT. NOW, LET'S TALK TO THE FATHER IN PRAYER!

PRAYER: OUR GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY OF LIFE. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE PRIVILEGE THAT WE HAVE TO BE CALLED YOUR CHILDREN AND TO BE SERVANTS IN YOUR KINGDOM. AND FATHER, WE'RE ALSO THANKFUL BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT EVERYTHING WE HAVE; PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL COME FROM YOU AND YOU ALONE. AND HELP US TO LIVE EVERY DAY SO WE MIGHT SHOW YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU BY DOING THOSE THINGS THAT ARE ACCORDING TO YOUR PERFECT WILL. IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

OUR FIRST HYMN OF THE MORNING IS FOCUSED ON THE GREAT PRIVILEGE TO SING PRAISES TO GOD! I HOPE YOU ALL WILL JOIN IN WITH THE CONGREGATION AND LIFT UP YOUR VOICE IN PRAISE TO GOD AS WE SING TOGETHER, "SING HALLELUJAH TO THE LORD."



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS



SOMETIMES WE FORGET JUST HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE OUR OWN COPIES OF GOD'S WORD. THE WHOLE BIBLE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD, WHICH PROVIDES US WITH ALL THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE NEED FROM HIM. EVEN THE OLD TESTAMENT IS SO PROFITABLE FOR OUR LEARNING. IN FACT, IT WAS PAUL WHO SAID, "FOR WHATEVER THINGS WERE WRITTEN BEFORE WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING, THAT WE THROUGH THE PATIENCE AND COMFORT OF THE SCRIPTURES MIGHT HAVE HOPE," ROMANS 15:4. ONE GREAT AND ENCOURAGING PASSAGE WHICH IS FOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IS PSALMS 16:11. THERE DAVID GAVE US SEVERAL THINGS TO THINK ABOUT, CONCERNING OUR WONDROUS GOD. IN THAT VERSE WE READ, "YOU WILL SHOW ME THE PATH OF LIFE; IN YOUR PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY; AT YOUR RIGHT HAND ARE PLEASURES FOREVERMORE." NOTICE THE MANY AREA'S OF INSTRUCTION COVERED HERE IN THIS ONE SHORT VERSE.

FIRST, WE ARE REMINDED THAT GOD SHOWS US THE WAY TO LIVE IN HIS HOLY BOOK. HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO HAVE A GUIDE THAT GIVES US THE ANSWERS, AS TO HOW WE SHOULD ACT AND WHAT WE SHOULD SAY. WHAT GREATER GUIDE COULD WE HAVE TODAY THAN THAT WHICH IS FROM THE CREATOR HIMSELF! THE SECOND THING DAVID REMINDED US OF IS THAT GOD IS WITH US. HOW EXCITING IT IS TO KNOW THAT WE ARE NEVER ALONE AND THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS BE BY OUR SIDE. FURTHERMORE, NOTICE THAT THIS PRESENCE OF GOD BRINGS US JOY. WHAT GREATER JOY CAN WE EXPERIENCE, AS FOLLOWERS OF GOD, THAN TO KNOW THAT GOD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR US, HELPING US, CARING FOR US, PROVIDING FOR US AND PROTECTING US.

THE FINAL THING MENTIONED BY DAVID IS CONCERNING OUR REWARD, IF WE ARE FOUND FAITHFUL. WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED THAT WE WILL LIVE WITH GOD FOREVER, BECAUSE OF THE HOPE WE HAVE THROUGH CHRIST JESUS. WHAT GREATER PROMISE COULD WE HAVE THAN ETERNAL LIFE. ESPECIALLY, WHEN THAT ETERNAL LIFE IS PROMISED IN AN ETERNAL PARADISE! AS YOU SEE, TRULY THE THINGS OF OLD ARE VERY PROFITABLE TO THOSE WHO DESIRE TO PLEASE GOD TODAY. WE CAN LEARN SO MUCH FROM THE LIVES OF OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE. SOMETIMES THE LESSONS ARE POSITIVE IN THE FACT THAT WE FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PLEASING TO GOD. HOWEVER, SOMETIMES THE EXAMPLES ARE NEGATIVE, IN THAT WE CAN LEARN NOT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES THAT OTHERS HAVE MADE AS FOLLOWERS OF GOD IN THE PAST. MAY WE ALL LEARN TO STUDY GOD'S WORD MORE OFTEN, SO THAT WE CAN LEARN THE THINGS WHICH HE WOULD HAVE US TO DO.

TODAY WE WILL BE CONCLUDING OUR SERIES ENTITLED, "BEHOLD ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW." OUR SPECIFIC LESSON TODAY WILL DEAL WITH A, "NEWNESS OF LIFE." SO PLEASE STAY WITH US THIS MORNING, AND AFTER OUR NEXT SONG TOGETHER WE WILL RETURN WITH THIS STUDY FROM GOD'S WORD. AS FAR AS OUR SPEAKER TODAY, WE ARE HAPPY TO AGAIN HAVE BROTHER JERRY SULLINS WITH US AGAIN. BROTHER JERRY IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF MISSOURI, HERE IN SPRINGFIELD. WE THANK HIM FOR JOINING US TODAY. FOR NOW, WON'T YOU RETURN WITH THE CONGREGATION TO OUR SONGS OF PRAISE? LET'S ALL JOIN TOGETHER IN THE NEXT SONG OF THE DAY, IT'S NAME, "HOW SHALL THE YOUNG SECURE THEIR HEART!"



LESSON

BY JERRY SULLINS



AGAIN WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO THE LIVING WORD BROADCAST. IT'S REALLY WONDERFUL TO HAVE YOU IN OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE TODAY AND WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT WHAT IS SAID MAY BRING YOU CLOSER TO GOD AND THAT YOU WILL SEEK TO KNOW HIS WILL BY LOOKING INTO HIS WORD AND READING IT AND UNDERSTANDING IT AND MAKING APPLICATION IN YOUR LIFE. WELL, WE'RE ENDING A SERIES THAT HAS BEEN SEVERAL WEEKS LONG DEALING WITH NEW THINGS THAT WE FIND IN THE BIBLE BASED UPON WHAT IS STATED IN SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER FIVE VERSE 17 WHERE IT SAYS, "THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATION; OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW." HOW TRUE THAT IS FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE PUT ON CHRIST AND DECIDED THAT WE WANT TO LIVE A DIFFERENT LIFE. ACTUALLY MANY TIMES WE SEE PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO HAVE OBEYED THE GOSPEL AND WHOSE LIFE REALLY HAS NOT CHANGED. THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT THE INTENTION OF THE OBEDIENCE TO THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. BUT RATHER WE'RE GOING TO SEE TODAY MAINLY IN ONE SERIES OF VERSES BEGINNING WITH ROMANS CHAPTER SIX WHAT BASICALLY SHOULD BE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO CHRIST AND WHAT SHOULD BE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO SIN.

WHEN WE WERE YET WITHOUT SIN OR WHEN WE WERE IN SIN AND WITHOUT CHRIST WE KNOW THAT WE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE OTHER THAN CHRIST AND THAT HAPPENED TO BE WITH SATAN. THAT IS WITH SIN ITSELF. MANY PEOPLE IN TODAY'S WORLD DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT SIN IS AND YET WHEN THEY HEAR WHAT SIN IS THEY SEEM TO UNDERSTAND. WELL, IN FIRST JOHN CHAPTER THREE VERSE FOUR SIN IS A TRANSGRESSION OF GOD'S LAW. IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN ON WHEN ADAM AND EVE SINNED IN THE GARDEN, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THE PATRIARCHS, EVEN DURING THE TIME OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, PEOPLE SINNED. "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD," ROMANS SIX VERSE 23. SO THE PROBLEM THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IN OUR LIVES TODAY, BEFORE WE BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD AND EVEN SOMETIMES AFTER WE BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD, IS THE PROBLEM OF SIN. THE REAL PROBLEM BEFORE WE BECOME CHRISTIANS IS THAT WE ARE SLAVES TO SIN. WE ARE INVOLVED IN A SINFUL LIFE, AND AS WE LOOK OUT INTO THE WORLD TODAY EVEN IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE VIEWING AUDIENCE OF THIS TELECAST, WE REALIZE THAT THE REAL PROBLEM IN SOCIETY HAS ALWAYS BEEN RELATED TO PEOPLE WHO FORSAKE GOD'S WILL. I WANT US TO LOOK AT ROMANS CHAPTER SIX BEGINNING WITH VERSE ONE. FOR PAUL DEALT WITH THIS PROBLEM EVEN IN NEW TESTAMENT TIMES. THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE HAD AN UNUSUAL IDEA AND CONCEPT ABOUT SIN SO PAUL IS ANSWERING THIS. HE SAID IN VERSE ONE, "WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND." AND THEN IN VERSE TWO, "CERTAINLY NOT!" HOW SHALL WE WHO DIED TO SIN LIVE ANY LONGER THERE IN? OUR RELATIONSHIP WHEN WE BECOME CHRISTIANS CHANGES FOR US AS FAR AS SIN IS CONCERNED. BUT IN THIS DAY AND TIME PEOPLE HAD THE CONCEPT AND EVEN MARTIN LUTHER HAD THIS CONCEPT THAT THE MORE WE SIN THE MORE GRACE ABOUNDS. SO THEREFORE, LET US SIN MORE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE MORE OF THE GRACE OF GOD UPON OUR SOULS. WELL, THAT'S NOT THE CONCEPT THAT PAUL TAUGHT HERE. HE SAID BASICALLY SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND, A RHETORICAL QUESTION. THEY ALREADY KNEW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. NO, WE CANNOT. IF WE HAVE GIVEN OUR LIVES TO CHRIST, WE DO NOT LIVE ANY LONGER IN SIN. NOW, WHEN DID THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEN? IN ROMANS CHAPTER SIX VERSE THREE HE TELLS US AT WHAT POINT WE REALLY DEALT WITH OUR SINS WHEN WE WERE SINNERS OUTSIDE OF CHRIST AND DID NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SAVED. HE SAID, "OR DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT AS MANY OF US AS WERE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST JESUS WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH?" SO WHEN WE, AS THEY DID ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST IN ACTS CHAPTER TWO, REALIZING AS PETER PREACHED THE GOSPEL TO THEM, THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY HAD DONE SOMETHING THAT CERTAINLY WOULD BE REFERRED TO AS A TRANSGRESSION OF GOD'S LAW. THEY HAD ACTUALLY BEEN A PART OF THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST.

NOW WHEN PETER MENTIONED THIS TO THEM IN ACTS CHAPTER TWO VERSE 37 HE SAID THAT YOU HAVE CRUCIFIED THE CHRIST. YOU THE JEWS, HAVE CRUCIFIED THE CHRIST. AND THEY CRIED OUT UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY HAD CREATED THE VERY MESSIAH THAT THEY HAD WAITED FOR FOR CENTURIES. AND THEY CRIED OUT MEN AND BRETHREN, WHAT SHALL WE DO? AND THEN PETER SAID REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED. JESUS TAUGHT THE SAME MESSAGE. WHEN HE WAS PREACHING BEFORE HIS DEATH HE WAS PREACHING REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. JOHN THE BAPTIST SAID REPENT YE FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. TO REPENT OF WHAT? TO REPENT OR TURN AWAY, TO NO LONGER BE SLAVES TO SIN. YOU NEED TO REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM THOSE SINS. SO BEFORE WE WERE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST WHERE WE RECEIVE THE REMISSION OF OUR SINS DO WE NOT KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED THEN IS WE WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH. AT THAT POINT, WE BECAME FREE FROM OUR SINS. SO WHEN WE ARE IMMERSED INTO CHRIST, THAT'S WHAT BAPTISM IS. IT IS NOT A SPRINKLING OR A POURING. MAN MADE UP THAT CONCEPT. BUT JESUS TAUGHT US THAT WE MUST BE BAPTIZED. AND PETER PREACHED THAT THE VERY DAY THAT THE CHURCH BEGAN AS IS RECORDED IN ACTS CHAPTER TWO. SO WE ARE IMMERSED INTO CHRIST AND WE RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF CHRIST'S DEATH. AND THAT IS THE BENEFIT OF HAVING OUR BLOOD WASHED AWAY; OUR SINS WASHED AWAY IN HIS OWN BLOOD, REVELATION ONE VERSE FIVE. SO WE BECOME WHAT? WE BECOME DEAD TO SIN.

NOW, READING IN ROMANS CHAPTER SIX, THE SAME CHAPTER, IT SAYS IN VERSE FOUR AND WE WILL READ TO VERSE SIX AT THIS POINT. "THEREFORE WE WERE BURIED WITH HIM THROUGH BAPTISM INTO DEATH, THAT JUST AS CHRIST WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, EVEN SO WE ALSO SHOULD WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. FOR IF WE HAVE BEEN UNITED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, CERTAINLY WE ALSO SHALL BE IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION, KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN WAS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, THAT THE BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DONE AWAY WITH, THAT WE SHOULD NO LONGER BE SLAVES OF SIN." SO WE WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH. WE RECEIVED THE BENEFITS OF HIS DEATH AND THAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SAVED FROM OUR SINS THROUGH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD THAT WAS SHED UPON THE CROSS OF CALVARY. SO AS CHRIST WAS RAISED TO WALK IN THE NEW LIFE, WE ALSO ARE RAISED. THAT IS A LIFE WHERE WE'RE NO LONGER SLAVES TO SIN. THIS LIFE STARTS WHEN WE ARE IMMERSED INTO CHRIST. NOW, MANY PEOPLE SAY, NO, IMMERSION IS NOT NECESSARY. WELL I'M GOING TO BELIEVE CHRIST BY THE WAY. YOU CAN BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT TO BELIEVE BUT IF MY SAVIOR SAID BE BAPTIZED AND I KNOW THAT THE MEANING OF THAT WORD MEANS TO BE IMMERSED INTO CHRIST TO EXPERIENCE THE REMISSION OF MY SINS, THAT IS THE BLOOD OF CHRIST FLOWS UPON MY SOUL, THEN THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO! I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND AND I NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE CAN OVERLOOK THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BAPTISM. A PERSON ONCE SAID TO ME, WELL, IF YOU CAN SHOW ME A VERSE IN THE BIBLE WHERE BAPTISM SAVES THEN I'LL OBEY. WELL, PETER SAID, THE LIKE FIGURE WERE INTO EVEN BAPTISM DOES ALSO NOW SAVE US. NOW, MY FRIEND, WHY CAN YOU NOT ACCEPT THE TRUTH? WHEN JESUS SENT HIS DISCIPLES OUT ON THE GREAT COMMISSION WHO LATER BECAME HIS APOSTLES WHAT DID HE SAY TO THEM? HE SAID, GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. HE WHO BELIEVES AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED. AND HE WHO BELIEVES NOT SHALL BE CONDEMNED. HIS GREAT COMMISSION AS MATTHEW PUT IT IS GOING TO THEREFORE MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS. BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT AND TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. NOW, HOW CAN WE REFUSE THAT TEACHING FROM THE LORD? THE QUESTION IS THIS WILL WE EVER RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF CHRIST'S DEATH ON THE CROSS AND UNDERSTAND AND REALIZE THE RESURRECTION THAT CHRIST HAD WE WILL ALSO HAVE THAT RESURRECTION UNLESS WE DO HIS WILL. WHY DO YOU CALL ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS THAT I SAY? THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID TO THE PEOPLE WHO LISTENED TO HIM THAT DAY. AND I ASK YOU THAT SAME QUESTION. HOW CAN YOU CALL HIM LORD LORD AND REFUSE THE SIMPLE THING THAT HE HAS ASKED YOU TO DO TO BE BAPTIZED INTO HIS NAME FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS? HOW CAN YOU REFUSE TO DO THAT? I CAN'T PERSONALLY AND I KNOW THAT'S WHAT JESUS TAUGHT. YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS AS IS STATED IN ROMANS CHAPTER SIX VERSE FIVE. IF WE HAVE BEEN UNITED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH. NOW, HOW ARE WE UNITED TOGETHER IN LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH? BY BEING BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST. THAT'S WHAT IT TALKS ABOUT IN PREVIOUS VERSES. IF WE HAVE BEEN UNITED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH CERTAINLY WE ALSO SHALL BE IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION. NOW, IF WE HAVE NOT BEEN REUNITED IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, THAT IS BEING BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO HIS DEATH, HOW CAN WE EVER BE RESURRECTED? THIS IS GOD SPEAKING HERE THROUGH THE APOSTLE PAUL BEING INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS. THESE ARE THE WORDS OF GOD AND HE IS SAYING YOU MUST WHAT? YOU MUST BE CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST. YOU MUST EXPERIENCE HIS DEATH AND THE WAY YOU RECEIVE THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS IS BEING WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND THAT IS THROUGH BAPTISM. YOU SAY EXPLAIN IT. OKAY I WILL. GOD SAID IT AND THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE AND THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO! AND I KNOW THAT I WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IF I DO HIS WILL, "FOR NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 7:21, "BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN." YOU SEE, IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. WE'RE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST, OUR SINS ARE WASHED AWAY, WE ARISE TO WALK IN A NEW LIFE, A NEW LIFE FREE FROM SIN. AND IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ THERE IN ROMANS CHAPTER SIX YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS AT THAT TIME THAT WE PRESENT OURSELVES AS SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. SO WE DO OUR BEST, THAT IS WE REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM SIN. IT DOESN'T MEAN WE WON'T SIN. WE CONFESS OUR SINS AND HE FORGIVES US OF OUR SINS WHEN WE BECOME CHRISTIANS. BUT IT MEANS THIS, I REALIZE NOW THAT I AM A SERVANT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. THAT'S WHAT GOD EXPECTS OF ME AND THOSE FORMER THINGS THAT I DID, THE FORMER WAY THAT I LIVED I'VE CHANGED THAT. I BECAME A NEW PERSON. THEREFORE, IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST HE'S A NEW CREATURE OR A NEW CREATION. OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY.

BEHOLD ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT PRECIOUS PROMISE BY CONFESSING THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST. THAT'S NOT SO HARD IS IT? IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HE IS THEN YOU'LL CERTAINLY BE WILLING TO DO THAT. BY REPENTING AND TURNING AWAY FROM YOUR SINS REALIZING THAT YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND BEING BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS. NOW, I ASK YOU, WHY NOT DO THE WILL OF CHRIST? INSTEAD OF THE WILL OF SOME MAN, SOME COUNSEL, SOME CREEED, SOME CATECHISM. JESUS EXPECTS YOU TO OBEY HIM AND TO DO HIS WILL. THE FATHER ABOVE GAVE HIS SON TO DIE UPON THE CROSS SO THAT YOU MIGHT OBEY HIS WILL AND HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING COMPANY A SERVANT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FREE FROM SIN. DEDICATE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST. DO HIS WILL AND OBEY GOD IS OUR PRAYER.



CLOSING COMMENTS

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