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                                                                           BACK TO BASICS

Goals of the class:

 

  1. To strengthen our foundation. To help us as New Testament Believers to build such a foundation that when the enemy comes to attack, we will not be shaken thrown or easily removed but we will be like trees planted by the rivers of waters.

 

    - To understand the Six Pivotal Truths of our Faith as it relates to our walk with God.

 

     - What it means to repent from dead works.

 

    - What it means to have faith towards God and to understand the dimensions of faith.

 

    - Discussion of the seven types of baptisms that the Bible teaches. 

 

    - A Biblical understanding of the laying on of hands. The Bible teaches of 8 spiritual principles and applications for laying on of hands. 

 

    - The resurrection of the dead.  Where are the dead and what are they doing?  We will discuss what’s going to happen according to the word of        God when Jesus returns?

 

    - Eternal Judgment.

    - We will develop a better understanding of the difference between the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne.

             

    - Discussion of the 7 year tribulation period?

Session One - Repentance from Dead Works

 

Hebrews 6: 1-3

 

Hebrews 5: 12-14

 

Hebrews 6: (1-3) 4-6

 

2 Corinthians 7:10

 

Hebrews 9: 11-14

 

Ephesians 2: 1-9

 

Acts 5: 29-31

 

Acts 11: 17-18

 

Romans 2: 1-4

 

 

Repentance –  the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God.                                                                                           

 

 

Session Two - Doctrine of Baptism (Baptism of Repentance)

(1) John's Baptism in Water 

John 1: 29-33

Luke 7: 29 – 30

Acts 19:4

John 3: 23-26

John 10:40

Acts 1:5

Acts 11:16

Acts 19:3

(2) Christ's Baptism in Water

John 3: 22-36

John 4: 1-2

(3) Baptism in Suffering

 

Luke 12: 49-50

Romans 8: 18

Proverbs 24:10

(4) Baptism in the Cloud and in the Sea

1 Corinthians 10: 1-2

 

(5) Christians Baptism In Water

Matthew 18: 16-20

Acts 2: 38 – 41

Acts 8: 12-17

Acts 8: 36-38

 Acts 9: 18

Acts 10: 47-48

Acts 16: 15

1 Corinthians 1: 13-16

(6) Baptism into Christ and Into His Body

Romans 6: 1-7

1 Corinthians 12: 13

Galatians 3: 27

Colossians 2:12

 

(7) Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Matthew 3: 11

Matthew 20: 22-23

Mark 1:8

Romans 6:3

Mark 10: 38-39

Acts 1: 5

Acts 11: 16

Acts 19: 2-6 

                                                                                                        

 

Session Three - Laying On Of Hands

(1)  The Laying On Of Hands Was Used For Blessing Men (others)

Genesis 48: 8-20

Exodus 15: 6  (associated with God's strength)

Psalm 16:11  (associated with God's favor)

Psalm 20: 6  (associated with God's help)

Mark 14: 62

 

(2) The Laying On Of Hands is used in Making Offerings

Numbers 8: 9-12

 

(3)   The Laying On Of Hands For Ordaining

Numbers 27: 15- 23

(4) The Laying On Of Hands For Spiritual Impartation

Deuteronomy 34: 7-9

 

(5)  Laying On Of Hands for Blessing Children

Matthew 19: 13-15

Five Points

     (A)  Communicate to children that you love them, you value them and that they belong. 

     (B)  Bring your children to Jesus

     (C)  Give all opportunities possible for children to be introduce to faith in Jesus Christ.

     (D) Allow children to experience our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control.

     (E)  Be persistent in doing all that we can do to bring children to Christ.

(6)  Laying On Of Hands For healing the Sick

 

Mark 6: 1-6

(7) Laying On Of Hands for the Imparting of the Spirit's Baptism.

Acts 8: 14-24

Acts 19: 1-6

(8) Laying On Of Hands for Imparting Gifts

 

Romans 1: 11-12

1Timothy 4: 14

2 Timothy 1:6

Session Four - Resurrection of the Dead (Part 1)

1 Corinthians 15

Daniel 12: 1-3

Mark 12: 24-27

John 5: 28-29

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

5 take-aways from 1 Corinthians 15: 35-41

(1) Death and physical decay are not an insurmountable barrier to resurrection life, but rather a means to it.

(2) There is a transformation process which occurs in nature so that the seed which dies comes to life in a different

      and vastly better form. 

(3) God is the giver of bodies.

(4) God is the Creator, the giver of all life.

 

(5) God, the Creator, is the One who gives each form of life its own distinct and unique body and each body is 

      perfectly suited for its function and environment.

 

 

Session Five - Resurrection of the Dead (Part 2)

1 Corinthians 15

5 take-aways from 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44 (Verses 42-44 contrast the nature of our earthly, physical bodies with that of our heavenly, spiritual bodies.)

(1) The former body is “sown” in a perishable state whereas the resurrected body is raised as an imperishable body.

(2) The physical, earthly body is “sown” in dishonor; the resurrected body is raised in glory.

(3) The physical body is “sown” in weakness; but the resurrected body is raised in power.

(4) The physical body is “sown” a natural body; the resurrection body is raised a spiritual body.

(5) The origin, nature, and destiny of both the natural body and the spiritual body can only be understood in terms of their relationship to the “first Adam” and the “last Adam,” Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15: 45-49 (Verses 45-49 link our earthly bodies with the “first Adam,” and our heavenly resurrection bodies with Jesus Christ, the “last Adam.”)

  • The “first Adam” became a living soul; the “last Adam” became a life-giving spirit.

  • The “first Adam” was a natural man; the “last Adam” became a spiritual man.

  • The “first Adam,” through his sin and death, brought sin into the world and caused all mankind to be under the sentence of death. Jesus Christ, the “last Adam,” through His righteousness, death, burial and resurrection, has brought about resurrection for all men.

  • Adam had a natural, fleshly body. So did Jesus Christ.

  • Adam had a perishable fleshly body. So did Jesus. This is why He was able to die on the cross of Calvary.

  • The natural body of Adam was characterized by weakness. So was the earthly body of Jesus. Jesus in His earthly body knew hunger (Matthew 4:2; 21:18). He knew fatigue (John 4:6). He was so weakened by His torture that another had to carry His cross (Luke 23:26).

1 Corinthians 15: 50-53

Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Our earthly bodies are not designed for the kingdom of God. For us to dwell eternally in the presence of God, we must have different bodies. If we are to dwell in God’s presence for all eternity, we must have imperishable, incorruptible bodies, and that means we must trade in these earthly, perishable bodies.

 

 

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