TEACHING THE NEW CONVERT  7

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 ISV” Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,”

In our last study we looked at studying the bible as one of the ways to help the new convert take in the work. We started with the inductive approach to studying the bible. We chose John 3:16 as a sample scripture to help us learn how to make use of the inductive approach.

We said the inductive study has three main parts, consisting of

1. Observation

2. Interpretation

3. Application.

We have considered the first two. During our last study. From our discussion on John 3:16 we asked what is everlasting life. Is everlasting life just the life of a Christian after death. Look for the meaning of everlasting from the Bible Apps with Greek translations on your phone or any other device. The Greek translation is ‘aionios’ which means ‘without beginning and end’. This happens to be the very life of the Father, as well as the Son.

1Jn 5:11 KJV “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

What does it mean to share in the life that the father and the Son have? This life called everlasting or eternal is the same life that functioned in Jesus. Jesus life could not be overpowered by disease or sin. It could not be overpowered by a virus or bacteria. If we share the same life with Jesus should viruses and bacteria overpower us? We also have dominance over these viruses and bacteria as the Lord had.

 It is your knowledge of the truth and your subsequent believe that makes it your experience.

APPLICATION

After the OBSERVATION and INTERPRETATION of the scriptures, we move to apply what we have observed and interpreted in our lives from the scripture we studied inductively, we can make the following applications

  1. As the Lord Jesus honoured Nicodemus to share all those things with him, so should we be ready to share with people, One on one.
  2.  God loved all men so He gave His only begotten Son. We must demonstrate our love towards others by giving our best.
  3.  You must believe in Jesus, if you have to be saved and not perish
  4. We have received eternal life, the very indestructible life of Jesus and so we must refuse to subject our Life to diseases.
  5.  Thank God for such a glorious salvation

THOUGHT:  A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE WORD UNEARTHS HIDDEN TRUTHS

FURTHER STUDIES

John 5:26 KJV “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;”

John 1:4 KJV” In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it  not.”

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