- Jesus came by grace and truth.
- We know that grace and law do not walk together.
- Jesus shed His blood for the remission of our sins. This sacrifice is permanent.
- Jesus paid it all!
- Speaking and living the Word of God allows us to work out our salvation. (Philippians 2:12)
- Jesus took away our sin-nature.
- vs16-17 - "This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." Then He adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more." This is the new covenant.
- Christians are to encourage, lift up and love one another. They are to come together as one in the Lord.
- vs 35-36 - You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. For, "In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay."
- v 38 - And, "But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back."
In Christ Jesus we have some one who is closer than a friend. (Proverbs 18:24)
In this time period homes were opened to the streets. Jesus was in town and a crowd had formed at a home. Four men brought their afflicted friend to Jesus.
They asked nothing in the way of a payment to deliver him.
To see what others are wearing or doing
Always wanting daily and physical needs to be met by Jesus
To get noticed for a better position or office
We should come to worship God in Spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)
To help others instead of focusing on ones self.
Where two or more gather in His name...... (Matthew 18:20)
1. Helpless one - cannot help himself and dependent on others.
2. Helping one - provides true friendship
a. Motive - unselfish, compassionate and caring.
b. Method - joint effort, each man had a corner to bear.
c. Manner - persistent, can overcome obstacles and doesn't give up.
3. Healing one - Jesus, who first loved us, sacrificed Himself for us.
John 15:13 - There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for his friends.