GOOD NEWS MEETING
But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:
for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]
Everything that follows in these handbooks must be considered in the light of the above scripture, and it would do well to remember that Christians also commit sin.
Having experienced mercy it will be our joy to do the spiritual sacrifices detailed in the handbooks.
GOOD NEWS MEETING
SIN OFFERING MEETING
DAY OF ATONEMENT MEETING
"How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God." Hebrews 9:14.
The sin offering sacrifice is obligatory by believers, and the New Testament equivalent is accepting salvation and forgiveness.
In Leviticus 4 we find the sin offering in which blood and flesh atone for sin.
The purpose of the
SIN OFFERING MEETING
is to preach the good news of the Gospel of atonement by salvation through Jesus Christ.
We need to let the people know the Good News of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Romans 10:15. [New International Version]
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
Proverbs 25:25. [New International Version]
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.........
Mark 16:15. [New International Version]
We need to remember it is the Holy Spirit that brings conviction: -
When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgement.
John 16:8. [New International Version]
We need to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in practicing this meeting.
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour."
Luke 4:18, 19. [New International Version]
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard?
Galatians 3:2. [New International Version]
.......the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Then the Lord said, "My Spirit will not contend with man for ever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
Genesis 6:3. [New International Version]
And he, when he comes, will make the world conscious of sin, and of
righteousness, and of being judged:
Of sin, because they have not faith in me;
Of righteousness, because I go to the Father and you will see me no more;
Of being judged, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
John 16:8 - 11. [Basic Bible English Version]
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. Acts 15:8. [New International Version]
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
Romans 8:1-4. [New International Version]
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit.
John 3:5, 6. [N.I.V]
He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit...
Titus 3:5. [New International Version]
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:18. [New International Version]
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power...
But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:4, 10. [New International Version]
....., because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.
1 Thessalonians 1:5. [New International Version]
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
1 Peter 1:12. [New International Version]
But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
He who is not with me is against me, and he does not gather with me scatters.
And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Matthew 12:28. [New International Version]
Peter replied, " "Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off - for all whom the Lord our God will call."
Acts 2:38, 39. [N.I.V.]
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Acts 1:8. [New International Version]
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
Isaiah 61:1. [New International Version]
A study of Acts 2 gives a good example of how to go about it.
The correct way to bring people to repentance through sharing the `Good news' with them that God's goodness and kindness will change their lives is shown below: -
- In Timothy 4:5 we are all asked to do the work of the ministry, to help the evangelist.
The Evangelist should have major input into this area in terms of equipping the saints to do the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body the (the church).
READ AND INTERNALIZE ROMANS 7:4 TO 8:4
See 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14. Read and internalize Romans 12:4 - 8.
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WHO WE ARE, AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN
August 17th 2016