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Statement of Faith: We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers. (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23; Heb. 7:26; 1Pet. 2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9; Eph. 4:8-10; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 1 Cor. 15:22-24, 51-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:1-6). Thought provoker: When did Jesus become God’s Son? (Heb.1:1-6; Acts13:32-33; Matt.3:17; John 3:16/Rev.1:5)

Recommended Reading (pdf click here)

T.L.Osborn dvd: The Christ Connection – Miracle:  To listen to MP3 click here

Episode 3 Response: What brings out God's best in us? To know God’s plan and how we fit into it

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1 Jesus virgin birth 1a Explain in your own words how you understand the “virgin birth” of Jesus (for example, was Mary a surrogate mother of God’s Son or did she bear her own son?). Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:31-35; John3:16; Heb.1:5-6; Gal.4:4; Rom.1:3 1b Did Jesus develop like an ordinary child or did he use his Deity (i.e. his “God-part”) to help him? Heb.2:14; 5:7-10;Phil.2:5-11; Luke 2:40/51-52 1c Did Jesus know why he was on earth? Lk.2:49-50; John 4:34; 5:19-20; 6:38/57/62; 7:29; 8:14-18

2 Jesus sinless life: 2a In what way was Jesus sinless? Luke 1:35; 2Cor.5:21 2b How would you define “sin”? Rom.3:23; 14:23;

3 Jesus miraculous ministry: 3a What was Jesus 1st miracle? Jn.2:11 3b What was the purpose of Jesus miracles? Jn.2:11/23; 14:11; 20:30-31

4 Jesus substitutionary atoning death: 4a Why did Jesus die when death is the result of sin? Rom.5:12; 2Cor.5:21; Is.53:5-6 4b In what way did Jesus become a substitute for us? Heb.2:9;9:28; 1Tim.2:6;4:10; 1Jn.2:2; 2Cor.5:15; 1Pet.2:23 4c Was the devil defeated on the cross, at Jesus resurrection or at his ascension? Lk.23:46; Jn.19:30; Col.2:13-15; Heb.2:14; Rev.12:11

5 Jesus bodily resurrection : 5a Why is Jesus resurrection so important to us? 1Cor.15:12-20 2Tim.2:5; 5b How was Jesus resurrection different from the other people who were raised from the dead (such as Lazarus Jn.11 or Jairus’ daughter Lk.8)? Jn.20:19/26

6 Jesus triumphant ascension 6a Where did Jesus ascend to? Acts 1:10-11; Eph.4:7-8; Acts 2:33 6b Why did he not stay on the earth to help people here? Jn.7:37-39; 16:5-7;

7 Jesus abiding intercession  How do you understand the ministry of Jesus as Intercessor? Heb.7:25; Col.3:1; Eph.1:19-23

8 Jesus’ return The return of Jesus Christ is fundamental to the Christian faith. Although this is the blessed hope of all believers, there are many theories about this event, some of which are very bizarre! However we should all be able to agree that Jesus’ return in power and glory will be personal, visible and physical. 8a What words in Acts 1:11 show that Jesus’ return will be: a) Personal? b) Visible? c) Physical? 8b How should the promise of Jesus’ return affect our lives? 2Pet.3:11-18; Jn.14:1-4; 1Thes.5:1-11Linked to Jesus’ return is the resurrection of Believers (but wait until Study 12!)

Can we say about ourselves everything that Jesus says of Himself? T.L.Osborn says that we can when we get the revelation that Jesus lives in us and our lives are melded or joined with Him. Do you agree with him? Please explain your answer.

10 How do you know when God is speaking to you? T.L.Osborn says that if it is good for God, good for people and good for you then do it without any more questions. Can you give any Biblical examples of his principle?

11 God has entrusted the Gospel to us (1Tim.1:11; 1Thes.2:4; Gal.2:7). T.L.Osborn says that God does His work through people and if we don’t, He can’t. How would you answer his question: What are you doing to carry forward God’s plan for your world/town/road?

12 Osborn says that religion (in any form) spiritualises God but Jesus humanises God! Is this a fair comment? Please explain your answer

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