YE ARE MY WITNESSES

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LESSON 1:

 

INTRODUCTION

 

To be a Witness for JESUS and lead SOULS BACK TO THE FATHER IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TRUTHS IN THE BIBLE!

 

This TRUTH is the reason the BIBLE was written, it contains the message of salvation to the world!  (BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY)

 

It is the reason our HEAVENLY FATHER gave the SUPREME SACRIFICE, His only begotten SON on Calvary's Cross.  "YE ARE MY WITNESSES!"

 

THE BEGINNING OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE

 

        John 3:3     Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be BORN AGAIN (of the SPIRIT), he cannot SEE the Kingdom of God."

 

        John 3:5     "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be BORN OF WATER and of the SPIRIT, he cannot ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD."

 

Comment:  At this stage in our Christian lives, it is only the beginning. "We are babes", beginning our journey because of the great love of our Heavenly Father.

 

 

COMPARE THE NATURAL GARDEN TO THE SPIRITUAL GARDEN

 

1.          The SEED planted in both gardens must grow up and bear FRUIT or they have no purpose for being planted.

 

2.          The trees planted in both gardens may grow and look healthy and have lots of leaves as many Christians today.  If they do NOT BEAR FRUIT, what was the purpose of them being planted in the Lord?

 

3.          If NOAH did not GO and find the TREE to make the BOARDS, he could not have built the ARK! 

             Likewise, if we do not GO and find the SOULS, we cannot BUILD THE CHURCH of Jesus Christ!

 

 

 

        Psalms 126:6  He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves with him.