BASIC BIBLE TRUTHS
taught by Thomas Fortner
LESSON 3 - What God Has Done For The World
LESSON 3 – OUTLINE
I. Even though one cannot save himself, he can be saved:
A. Explain “saved”:
1. “To save”--to rescue or deliver from a peril.
ILLUSTRATION: drowning child saved by a life guard.
2. The Bible sense of “saved”:
B. One cannot “save” himself in the Bible sense of the word.
ILLUSTRATION: ship sinking in the Atlantic Ocean.
C. God says the Jesus of the Bible can save lost men:
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Time showing student(s) that what God did in Christ will change men from Group One to Group Two.
II. The evidence establishes Jesus to be God’s only Saviour:
A. The Gospel:
1. God saves sinners upon the strength of the “gospel,” Romans 1:16.
2. The gospel is (a) the death, (b) burial, and (c) resurrection of Christ, I Corinthians 15:1-4.
B. “According to the scriptures ”: a means of verification: I Corinthians 15:3-4.
1. One of five specific proofs, John 5:31-39.
2. The Messiah must qualify at every point.
3. Add vanishing point lines:
ILLUSTRATION: the hand that fits the glove.
C. A look at only a few of the requirements Messiah must meet:
1. His birthplace: Micah 5:2,"Luke 2:4, Luke 2:1, II Samuel 7:16, Luke 2:6-7, Matthew 2:16, Hosea 11:1.
2. Virgin born: Isaiah 7:14 with Luke 1:27, 34-35.
3. The lambship typology: Genesis 3:21, Genesis 22:1-14, Exodus 12, Isaiah 53:7.
D. All requirements and symbolic foreshadows designed to point men to Christ, and convince them that He alone is the Saviour: Hebrews 9:12.
1. A foreshadow of the real: Hebrews 10:1.
ILLUSTRATION: a picture of someone is not the real someone.
2. The law designed tobring men to Christ: Galatians 3:24-26.
3. The significance of John the Baptist’s statement in John 1:29.
4. Philip’s explanation of Isaiah 53:7 in Acts 8:32-35.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Philip’s explanation to the Ethiopian man.
III. God says He can save anyone upon the strength of Christ’s work on the cross:
A. Christ, the innocent, went in place of man, the guilty. I Peter 3:18, I Peter 2:24, Romans 5:6-8.
B. Christ did all the work. Nothing needs added to it:
1. Christ finished the work “forever” by “one sacrifice,” Hebrews 10:10-14.
2. “It is finished,” John 19:30.
CONCLUDING THOUGHT: Next week’s lesson is titled “How to Appropriate What God Has Done,” and will show how to make this great work of Jesus Christ personal.