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Is Jesus The Only Way (John MacArthur)

Today begins Palm Sunday, and this sermon recommendation begins a week full of posts for Resurrection Sunday, focusing on the Gospel, and giving the Lord Jesus the glory.

Today’s sermon pick is from John MacArthur. What makes Christianity stand out so much and can the sinner discover the truth of Christ on her own or does she need intervention from God? The sermon digs into these two questions today.

To encourage you to check out the video, and give you an idea of what is covered, I’ve turned answers given into questions, as well as give a few key points.

  • What is the percentage of Evangelicals who do not believe Christ is the only way to Heaven?
  • Can we misunderstand the Gospel without eternal consequences? (No.)
  • Romans 10
  • Pastor John focuses on what happens when we try to avoid the Gospel and use other methods to get to God and Heaven.
  • What does Paul think about Israel, regarding their salvation in Romans 10?
  • How did Jesus see the nation of Israel?
  • Saving faith is something more than believing certain things which are true.” – John MacArthur
  • Pastor John breaks down the problem in how Rick Warren, in an interview, explained what Christianity meant to him.
  • Should our faith be private? Should the Christian faith be private?
  • Israel did not understand God’s righteousness. What happens when we misunderstand God’s righteousness?
  • What is a warped view of salvation?
  • What is the right understanding of the cross?
  • Romans 10:04 – salvation connected to faith
  • You can’t be saved unless you believe… You can’t be saved until the message arrives that you must believe.” John MacArthur
  • Why did “Bloody Mary” burn Christians? What did the Christians deny to do?
  • Natural theology, what is it?
  • What are the problems with natural theology regarding finding God?
  • The pope believes all who live a just life will be saved – why is this misleading and wrong?
  • How does the pope define the Gospel?
  • How did Thomas Aquinas affect the Roman Catholic church?
  • Does Billy Graham believe a person needs to know Who Jesus is to be saved?
  • What is “wider mercy”?
  • In what ways do people believe others can be saved without the Bible? What answer does the Bible give regarding this theology?
  • General knowledge of God is enough to condemn, it is not enough to save.
  • What does the natural man do with the truth of righteousness, according to Romans 1?
  • Can man save himself with no help from God?
  • What does man do with truth, as a sinner?
  • When the sinner rejects the truth, what does scripture say the sinner will do?
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18
  • The cross appears foolish to those who do not have the truth.
  • Brilliance does not mean we can get to God through our own wisdom. (John MacArthur)
  • 1 Corinthians 2
  • We cannot come to the Gospel on our own.
  • Acts 17
  • 1 Corinthians 10
  • If we do not worship the true God, we worship demons.
  • Demons work in all false systems.” John MacArthur
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:07 – Those who do not know God will be judged by Jesus.

Check Out: Is Jesus The Only Way by John MacArthur

The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)

If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?

Scripture To Meditate On – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.“

Community Prayer – April ’22

Christian Topics/Series Covered
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Second Blog: UnAshamed Christian Housewife
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Resources For False Teaching: Recommended Websites For False Teachers/Teaching 
Video Playlist: Christian Questions, Topics, False Teachers, Insights 
Video Playlist: New Christian Believer 
Video Playlist: Understanding False Teachings
Video Playlist: Sermons To Grow From
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Luke 11_39-40, _...so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy–full of greed and wickedness. Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside_

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