John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

3rd lesson = Jesus came to call the sinners.

Jesus came to call the sinners. = Because He loves each and every one of them.

Why are we sinners? What is sin? Would you know how to describe what sin is?___________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We find the definition of sin in Strong’s Concordance. =>
Strong's Concordance[1]
hamartanó: to miss the mark, do wrong, sin
Original Word: ἁμαρτάνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hamartanó
Phonetic Spelling: (ham-ar-tan'-o)
Short Definition: I sin
Definition: originally: I miss the mark, hence (a) I make a mistake, (b) I sin, commit a sin (against God); sometimes the idea of sinning against a fellow-creature is present.
So the whole humanity is a sinner just because Eve and Adam missed the mark?  Why than are all human beings sinners? Why should we all be under the same condemnation just because Adam and Eve the first couple that God created missed the mark, as for the fact when God said do not eat….? They listened to a different voice that lead them astray and they missed the mark God had for the human being. God had the intention of always having that intimate fellowship with His creation. Being separate from God means to die, now if the parents are spiritually dead they cannot produce live spiritual descendants right? Missing the mark brought separation between the Creator and His creation. We read in Genesis chapter 2 what God had commanded Adam and Eve. Once we are not in God anymore, than we are apart. Being apart means having not the life of God in us anymore.
Would you like to share an incident where you know that you missed the mark and God brought you back to where you should be?__________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Let’s read: Genesis 2:15-17 KJV.  The death that is written here about is the spiritual death.  And the apostle Paul was referring to this in Romans 5:12-18, and I would like us to read it here so we can understand the context of this message.
Would this sound to you as a proof of love from God to us? ______________________________
I think God was more than fair what God did for us. Even though the human being missed the market and therefore died spiritually; God himself provided means of giving us the life back, in spite of the fact that we did not deserve it. Please share your opinion about this______________
Galatians 2:17, how would you describe it you’re your own words? ______________________________________________________________________________
As I was meditating on this wonderful subject I was looking for verses in the Bible that shows us how many times God makes a point of saying that He loves us and that He wants to save and heal the sick and the sinners. We find lots of verses that talk about it. Even though we missed the mark, we did everything we should have not done; God provided a way of salvation for us – the human being.
Psalm 25:8 – If God did not love the sinner, he would not instruct His way to them to redeem them from their own way.
Psalm 51:13 – David expresses here that he will teach the transgressors God’s way. God provides us with His messengers so we can learn as how to walk in God’s way. This is wonderful.
Ps. 119:176. -
Matthew 9:10 – Jesus did as he taught in a different passage, He went after the lost sheep, and sinners are the lost sheep of the heavenly Kingdom.
Luke 15:1-7 -
Mark 2:17 “On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
The apostle Paul was addressing the church telling them the overall situation of the world without Christ in chapters one and two.  He expresses that fact that he is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, and he says it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes in chapter 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
In chapter 3 of Romans, verses 1-8; the apostle explains about God’s faithfulness. Verses 9 to 20 he talks about that no one is righteous be themselves, but we need to be set right before God.
Than from verse 21 on he tells us about the righteousness through faith. And let’s read those verses:
Ro. 3:21-23: --   As we can understand by this passage that every human being needs to be made righteous before God. This only happens if we believe what Jesus did for us and accept it as such. We are born spiritually dead.
Romans 3:24-26 --
Today we have brought you a series of verses that show us that we all are sinners, but Jesus comes after us, sends us teachers and shepherds that will take care of us. The Bible makes it clear that we needed a Savior to rescue every sheep that was lost. We are lost sheep without our Lord Jesus, the good shepherd. Jesus says: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Jo. 10:11. Today I want to invite you to allow the good shepherd, Jesus, to lead you on the way to heaven.



Be blessed as you read.

We will be using the Halley’s Biblical Handbook; to be able to help us along a little bit better on this Journey, so we can state time, periods and occasions where things were written by Paul.

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