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Topic: Learning for Life (08/23/04)
TITLE: Knowledge Required
By Norma OGrady
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Jesus claimed to have pre-existed to the people he spoke with. The apostle John--who shared bread with Jesus--wrote that Jesus was with God in the very beginning, and that "all things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being." (John 1:1-5)
John 17:5 "And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began."
The Bible tells us,Jesus Became Flesh.
John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
Tthis pretty much explains that Jesus did preexist.
Jesus taught learning fpr life to His apostles and disciples.
The life I'm speaking of is eternal life.
They wrote down what the Holy Spirit inspired them to write.
We are able to read this in the New Testament.
Jesus taught how we could obtain eternal life.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
This thief Jesus speaks of is the prince of darkness, Satan.
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Please, listen to the truth, Satan wants to steal your joy, rob you of your salvation. Satan wants to kill you physically, spiritually and financially. Satan tempts us with worldly pleasures, alcohol, drugs, lust of the flesh. Satan brings us to the point we think we don't need God. He burdens our finances. Credit cards maxed out. Living above our means, Our children are bombarded daily with lies.
Jesus told us, I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 6:53 : Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
I pray that you have ate His Flesh and drank His Blood.
Jesus will return soon. All signs point to his return. When we read 2 Timothy 3 it describes the world as it will be.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Other words for Perilous are hazardous which implies great and continuous risk of harm or failure, dangerous applies to something that may cause harm or loss unless dealt with carefully , precarious suggests both insecurity and uncertainty, risky often applies to a known and accepted danger. We can see all this happening today.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, yes, this is happening!
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Figures from Encyclopedia Britannica, probably the most respected of all encyclopedias are,
33.0% of people in the world are Christian
15.3% atheists or non-religious
6.4% follow traditional Chinese religions
3.8% follow tribal or indigenous religions
1.7% belong to religions created since 1800
The truth is believed by about 33.0% of the world.
People are searching for truth and think they have found it.
67% of the world is lost.
We have to let the world know about Jesus.
67% is far to many souls for Satan.
If we are to learn anything, let it always be learning for life, always ready to share the good news of eternal life with our fellow man about Gods plan of salvation.