When The Spirit Speaks

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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John 16:7-11 (­Program: 2318, Air date 11.24.2013)

  1. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SINNER’S BASIC PROBLEM (John 16:9)
    1. Man is a sinner because of what he is.
      1. Ephesians 2:3
      2. We are sinners not only for what we have done but for what we are capable of doing.
    2. Man is a sinner because of what he has done.
      1. Romans 3:23
      2. Exodus 20:17
      3. God doesn’t grade on the curve.
    3. Man is a sinner because of what he has not done.
      1. John 16:8-9
      2. Unbelief is man’s greatest sin.
        1. Hebrews 3:12
        2. John 3:18
      3. Romans 8:1
  1. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SAVIOR’S BOUNTIFUL PROVISION (John 16:10)
    1. Jesus came not to heal or teach primarily but to save the lost.
      1. Luke 19:10
    2. Jesus came to provide righteousness for sinners.
      1. Romans 10:3
      2. If we could be saved by works, then why did Jesus die?
      3. Galatians 2:21
      4. Isaiah 64:6
    3. What happens when Jesus saves us?
      1. He changes what we are.
        1. 2 Corinthians 5:17
      2. He forgives what we’ve done.
      3. He gives what we need.
        1. Romans 4:5-6
        2. Romans 3:10
  1. THE TRUTH ABOUT SATAN’S BROKEN POWER (John 16:11)
    1. Satan has been judged already.
      1. John 12:31
    2. Hell has been prepared for the devil and his angels.
    3. When we trust in our own self-righteousness we become more like Satan.
    4. In the judicial system, judgment immediately follows the crime. However, Jesus has placed His righteousness in between our sin and judgment.

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