Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
June 15, 2008
Now all these things
happened unto them for ensamples:
In the Gospels "FOR" Us?
and they are written for
our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Remember, the Gospels are still in the Old Testament
Gospels are not TO us!
However, there is plenty within the Gospels FOR us!
We Find the Details to Today's 'Supposed' Great Commission
(not in Paul's 'Greater Commission' Epistles)
Jesus' teachings claimed by modern Christianity!
When people first read their Bible, they start AND stop in Matthew.
Ignore the commands to follow Paul's teachings.
I Corinthians 4:17 -
For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and
faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which
be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
my = Paul
ways = be in Christ, but what Christ told Paul personally
to teach to us!
Acts 26:16-20 vs Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:16-20
These are the teachings to the Jews - NOT
to the Gentiles!
Matthew 10:5 -
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into
the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Actually will be the Millennial "Constitution"
Matthew 5-8, etc.
not TO us!
a few examples...
5:9, 10, 17-18, 19, 22, 25, 29-30, 39, 44-45,
6:9-13, 14-15, 17-18,
In today's modern Christianity, we locate the
of the 'examples' that Christians are told to follow.
Apparently, today's Christians are ignorant to the fact that Christ rose
- and went to Paul AFTER he tried with Peter and Stephen. The teachings
we are told to follow are Paul's within his Epistles, not the Jesus teachings
to the Jews from the Gospels.
Devil wants to be like God!
So, through his modern Bibles, he tells people to Imitate,
1 Thessalonians 1:5
"Message Bible" - You paid careful attention to the way we lived
among you, and determined to live that way yourselves. In imitating us,
you imitated the Master.
"New Living Bible" - Imitate God, therefore, in everything you
do, because you are his dear children.
1 Corinthians 11:1
"New Living Translation" - And you should imitate me, just as
I imitate Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
"New Living Translation" - So you received the message with joy
from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In
this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.
"NIV" - Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God
to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
They say that if they "imitate" Jesus according to Matthew,
etc., they won't sin, thus the sinlessness that we were told to strive
They will even use Galatians 2:20 (modern
version, of course) to prove their point.
They will say you must confess your sins (I John
1:9) in for either forgiveness from God or fellowship with God.
Romans 4-8 and Colossians
2:11-16 debunks it all!
This is also why folks / kids don't want this 'Christianity' when
they get older.
They obey as children or get beaten into obedience!
They leave when they see the hypocrisy within the family and can finally
II Timothy 3:9 -
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto
all men, as theirs also was.
Unfortunately, they head to the world, not to Paul - unless taught
rightly dividing and following Paul!
It is Satan that the kids go off to, not to God, etc.
Question - When one leaves and goes the ways of the world and the other
goes to try and follow the ways of Paul, which one is the evil doer?
When they go the ways of the world, will "God punish them and
make them come back?"
I Timothy 1:20 - Of
whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that
they may learn not to blaspheme.
I Corinthians 5:5 -
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that
the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Our response to them when they finally 'get
out and crumble:'
II Timothy 2:24-26 -
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men,
apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves;
if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the
truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil,
who are taken captive by him at his will.
Did we as parents drive them away to the world,
or to "Peter, James and John in a sailboat," or Rick Warren and his army
of imitation Christians seeking the devil's purpose in their life, etc.
and not to Paul's ways that are to be taught in every church?
Great Commission INCLUDES Signs
Source of Signs, Miracles and Wonders, etc. are Gospels & early
Acts only - the times of the apostles - to and for the Jews!
Mark 16:15-20 - And
he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe;
In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall
not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven,
and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every
where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.
False signs today!
John 4:48 - Then
said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
Acts 2:19 - And
I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood,
and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Acts 2:22 - Ye
men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God
among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the
midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Acts 2:43 - And
fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the
Acts 4:30 - By
stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be
done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
Acts 5:12 - And
by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among
the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
Acts 7:36 - He
brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land
of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
Acts 14:3 - Long
time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony
unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by
Romans 15:19 - Through
mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from
Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel
II Corinthians 12:12 - Truly
the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs,
and wonders, and mighty deeds.
As we seem to be approaching the times of great tribulation,
we are seeing an increase and popularity in these signs and
Evil men waxing worse and worse...
II Timothy 3:13 -
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being
Matthew 24:24 - For
there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great
signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive
the very elect.
Mark 13:22 - For
false Christ's and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and
wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
II Thessalonians 2:9 -
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders,
Revelation 16:13,14 -
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the
dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the
false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which
go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather
them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.