A provision of the most recent 20 messages from Family Bible Church located in Martinez, GA
09 The Healer
As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming a man. On April 11, we studied John 2:1-25 considering the beginning of Jesus' signs. We saw in that message that there are at least seven signs, which John includes in his account of the gospel of Christ, and that the purpose of these signs were demonstrate the deity of Christ and His fulfillment of the Messianic office. In that message, we considered the first of the signs and the prophetic proclamation of the seventh. Today, we consider the second and third of these signs presented by John. Last week, in our examination of Jesus' conversation with the woman at the well, we considered the fact that God is NOT a respecter of persons. There is no partiality or prejudice with Him. All are equally received through faith; all are equally condemned as a result of unbelief. We see that truth portrayed in today's portion of Scripture as well. This message was presented on May 9, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
08 The Woman at the Well
As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming a man. We are told by Paul in 1 Timothy 2:3-4 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Hence, IF Jesus was God - who became flesh - we should expect that He would demonstrate this attribute of God: a desire for all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. That is exactly what we do see in our passage today. There is a whole lot of teaching contained in this passage. However, the overall theme of this interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman is Jesus' desire for people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. We will examine this passage following the three primary topics of discussion. This message was presented on May 2, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
07 The Supremacy of Christ
As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. Last week, we examined Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus contained in the first part of chapter 3. In that passage, we saw that Nicodemus came to Jesus seeking to find answers to his questions. Jesus gave him the ultimate answer ... how to enter the Kingdom of God. In order to enter the Kingdom of God, one must be born again. You must be born of the flesh and of the spirit. That spiritual birth comes through believing that Jesus is who He claimed to be ... the Son of God who became the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world! John continues this discussion by transitioning to an event that occurred at the Jordan River - at Aenon, near Salim - where John the Baptist declares the Supremacy of Christ in multiple ways to those who are questioning him. First, we must make a quick detour into the doctrine of baptism, which was the initial subject of the conversation. This message was presented on April 25, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
06 A Conversation with Nicodemus
We have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John. As we have noted, John's major purpose is to undergird the unity of the church through the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. Throughout the first two chapters of the book, John has been revealing testimony that supports that claim. Last week, in our examination of chapter 2, we saw how John revealed Jesus' power over nature by turning water into wine at the wedding of Cana. Additionally, in the section regarding His cleansing of the temple we are told ... "Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did." (cf. John 2:23) Jesus was performing many other signs other than the few that John is choosing to highlight to prove the deity of Christ. It is in the context of seeing these irrefutable signs, that we continue our consideration of John's testimony. For John now begins to share about an encounter that Jesus had with an older Pharisee named Nicodemus. It is this conversation with Nicodemus which contains some of the clearest statements regarding God's provision of salvation. Yet, at the same time, this conversation contains some deep truths to ponder and continue to meditate upon. This message was presented on April 18, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
05 The Beginning of Signs
We have studying John's presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we have noted, John's major purpose is to undergird the unity of the church through the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. In each of previous three messages from chapter 1, we have seen how John clearly interweaves either direct, or indirect, references to the deity of Christ. John's presentation of the gospel is slightly different from that of Matthew, Mark and Luke ... in that his primary focus is not in the chronological presentation of Jesus' ministry. Rather, again, John's goal is to provide proof that Jesus was the Son of God who was incarnate in order to become the Lamb of God ... in order to take away the sin of the world! In our passage today, we are presented with another means in which John is proclaiming the deity of Christ - through signs or miracles. First, we need to consider the identification and purpose of these signs, and then look at the application of the events surrounding the demonstration of the first sign and the declaration of the final sign. This message was presented on April 11, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
The Event That Changes Eternity!
There are days which have changed the course of nations and even the course of world history. But today, we remember and celebrate the day ... and specifically the event, that changes the course of eternity for those who will receive the truth! Generally, the validity of an event is established based upon the testimony of two or three witnesses. Much of history that we know and discuss is based upon the testimony of single individuals ... for example: Polybius (200-120 BC) was a Greek historian who wrote regarding the Punic Wars of Rome and claimed to be an eye-witness of the destruction of Carthage. His testimony is not doubted. What, then would be the significance of an event that had over 500 eye-witnesses and four distinct accounts written regarding it? Why would "Scholars" seek to discredit every account of it? First, let's consider the implications of the resurrection ... and then consider the proof! This message was presented on April 4, 2021 by Bob Corbin.