SOMETHING TO ENJOY BEFORE TODAY'S LESSON
NOTE THE PICTURE ABOVE
A TEACHER ASKED A STUDENT
WHAT'S THE FORMULA FOR WATER
THE STUDENT REPLIED
THE TEACHER SAID
THAT'S NOT THE FORMULA I GAVE YOU
THE STUDENT REPLIED YES IT IS
YOU SAID THE FORMULA FOR WATER WAS H2O
(H TO O) (HIJKLMNO)
OK for our first blessed story let's see what happened when Jesus rose from the dead and left His tomb. To understand how Jesus rose and moved out of a sealed tomb read John 20:19 that says Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Note that Jesus was able to move through doors and walls and appear to his disciples. Therefore, Jesus was able to move through the sealed stone blocking the entrance of His tomb before it was moved away by the angels.
Pictured above I believe the Father walked into Jesus' tomb without breaking the seal and said "Wake up Son, you've done everything I've asked you to do. Come on let's get out of here." Leave those old grave clothes behind with the folded up napkin and put on these new blessed clothes. And the Father and Jesus who are one went out of that tomb without breaking the seal. This is because Jesus as God proved later that he could go into the upper room, the doors being shut, and say to His disciples Peace be unto you.
And the angel that came down from heaven and rolled that old stone away from the door of the tomb didn't roll it away to let Jesus out but to let people in to see that Jesus was not there. Jesus had risen from the dead. And no one stole Jesus' body from the tomb. This is because Jesus folded up His napkin before he left the tomb, and a thief wouldn't take the time to fold a napkin if he stole Jesus' body from the tomb.
Pictured above, our next blessed story is about Jesus and the two thieves that died on crosses. The impenitent thief rejected Jesus while the penitent thief got saved by repenting and receiving Jesus as his Lord.
The penitent thief did everything needed for salvation. First he repented by telling the impenitent thief at Luke 23:40 Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hast done nothing amiss. And then the penitent thief called Jesus God when he said Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Immediately the penitent thief got saved when Jesus replied Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. The very second that the penitent thief got saved, he was brought from bondage, sorrow, night into Christ's freedom, gladness, light. He came out of shameful failure and loss into the glorious gain of His cross.
To get saved this thief didn't have to walk down a church aisle, shake a six foot spiritual icicle's hand, answer some questions, do good works, get dunked in the pool (he got dry cleaned), and blend in with the crowd. All that was required for salvation was repentance (making a decision to stop sinning) and confessing Jesus as God with a belief that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Right now friend reading this anywhere get saved like this thief by repenting, confessing Jesus as your God, and daily believing that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.
Also remember friend reading this anywhere, like this thief, the worst person on this earth can be saved in an instant. The blood of Jesus can remove the worst of sins like murder, rape, killing, stealing, adultery, and lying which I do not condone. But note that there is one sin that is the worst sin (worse than muder, killing, and rape) that will not be forgiven and send a person to hell forevermore; And this is the sin of rejecting Jesus as God. Acts 4:12 says Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. It's not a plan of salvation; Salvation is in a person Jesus and not in a plan.
READ THE BLESSED SAYINGS BELOW ABOUT
JESUS, THE IMPENITENT THIEF, AND THE PENITENT THIEF
One died FOR sin-Jesus
One died IN sin-Impenitent Thief
One died SAVED FROM sin-Penitent Thief
One died a BENEFACTOR-Jesus
One died a BLASPHEMER-Impenitent Thief
One died a BELIEVER-Penitent Thief
One died in AWE-Jesus
One died in ANGUISH-Impenitent Thief
One died in FAITH-Penitent Thief
One tree yielded holy blood from Emmanuel's veins-Jesus' cross
One tree yielded briers-The Impenitent Thief's cross
One tree yielded blossoms-The Penitent Thief's cross
One tree was the tree of REDEMPTION-Jesus' cross
One tree was the tree of REJECTION-The Impenitent Thief's cross
One tree was the tree of RECEPTION-The Penitent Thief's cross
Finally note the day that Jesus died on the cross
No one called Jesus Lord and got saved
except the penitent thief WOW
OK BLESSED LIST TIME
As you read DL Moody's quote pictured above
And the list below
Praise Jesus for leaving the blessedness of heaven
to die for a wretched sinner like you and me
THE A TO Z OF WHAT JESUS LEFT TO DIE FOR SINNERS
Jesus left the adorations of heaven for the abominations of men.
Jesus left the blessedness of heaven for the bruises of the cross.
Jesus left the coronations of heaven to hear the curses of men.
Jesus left the delights of heaven to hear the defamations of men.
Jesus left the excellencies of heaven to hear the execrations of men.
Jesus left the favor of God's face to the fury of men's faces.
Jesus left the glory place to the gory place.
Jesus left hallelujahs to hisses.
Jesus left jubilation and joy to jeers and jeopardy.
Jesus left kindness for killing.
Jesus left love for lying.
Jesus left the majestic for misery.
Jesus left notableness for nothingness.
Jesus left omnipotence for obscurity.
Jesus left the place of praise for the place of persecution.
Jesus left the quietness of heaven for the questionings of man.
Jesus left the riches of heaven for the rags of this earth.
Jesus left rejoicings for revilings.
Jesus left supremacy for servitude.
Jesus left the throne to die on a tree.
Jesus left the worship of angels for the wrath of man.
THE A TO Z OF WHAT MAN AND GOD SAY ABOUT SIN
Man calls sin an accident; God calls sin an abomination.
Man calls sin a blunder; God calls sin blindness.
Man calls sin a chance for fun; God says it's a choice.
Man calls sin a defect; God calls sin a deformity.
Man calls sin an error; God calls sin enmity.
Man says sin is fascination; God says sin is fatality.
Mans says sin is goodness in the making;
God says sin is ghoulishness leading to damnation.
Man says sin is hallucination; God says sin is hellishness.
Man says sin is infirmity; God says sin is iniquity.
Mans says sin is a joke; God says it's just sin.
Mans says sin is a kick; God says sin is a killer.
Man says sin is luxury and liberty;
God says sin is lawlessness and leprosy.
Man says sin is a mere mistake; God says sin is madness.
Man says sin is no harm; God says sin is nothing to play with.
Man says sin is one night of fun;
God says sin is oppression in hell without salvation.
Man says sin is a picadillo; God says sin is poison.
Man says sin is a quirk in man's nature;
God says sin is a quarrel against God's divine nature.
Man says sin is a relapse; God says sin is rebellion.
Man says sin is a slip; God says sin is suicide.
Man says sin is a trifle; God says it's a tragedy.
Man says sin is upright; God says sin is unholy.
Man says sin is virtue and vivacity; God says sin is vice.
Man says sin is weakness; God says sin is wilfulness.
I had to end up today's message with a story about the three preachers in the boat pictured above confessing their sins. The first preacher confessed that he liked to smoke cigars and lit up his cigar and began to puff on it. The second preacher confessed that he liked to drink and took out a wine flask and took a swig. Then these two preachers said to the last preacher; Alright we fessed up; What's your sin? The last preacher replied, Gossiping, get me to the shore quick.
I pray in Jesus name this bible study blesses and saves multitudes on this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at his new email address email@example.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.