9/3/2006 ~ Abraham’s Decendants
... "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. ..." ~ John 8:31-32
Are you a descendent of Abraham?
... "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
And he was called the friend of God. ... ~ James 2:21-24
"... a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. ..."
~ John 8:34-36
Abraham does not prevent someone from being in sin.
They think Jesus has a problem. <─┐
"... you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. ..."
~ John 8:37-39
... "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. ..."
~ John 8:39-41
To claim being an heir to Abraham you need to put sin away.
"... You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father
you want to do. ..." ~ John 8:41-44
In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: ...
~ 1st John 3:10
You are driven away from God if you condemn others or yourself.
~ If we plant evil, we bear evil.
┌─> They took Jesus as a misfit.
... "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"
~ John 8:45-48
┌─> Jesus was saying, “I am here to help you!”
"... And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. ..."
~ John 8:49-51
... "Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, ..." ~ John 8:52-53
└─> They said, “What are you talking about?”
One has to cross over from being a servant of God to a son of God.
"No longer do I call you servants, ..." ~ John 15:15
... receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? ...
~ Galatians 3:1-4
Obeying the law didn’t come through Moses
but through the faith Abraham had in Christ.
... know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. ...
~ Galatians 3:6-9
Where is your belief?
... Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
~ 1st Corinthians 10:1-12
"... Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."
~ John 8:54-56
"... Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord ..." ~ Revelation 14:13
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord. ~ Psalms 118:17
... "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." ~ John 8:57-58
└─> They know now He is claiming to be deity.
Then they took up stones to throw at Him; ... ~ John 8:59
Do you have the faith of Abraham?
Abraham had faith in Christ 2000 years before He mortalized; that’s faith.
Can you stay on the Rock of Christ?
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise. ~ Galatians 3:29
... Abraham, And His oath to Isaac, And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, ...
~ Psalm 105:9-10
... God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise ...
~ Hebrews 6:13-18
There is no salvation under the law but only through faith.
The Old Testament Law was a temporary path to show our inadequacies
done in order that we may now give and show thanks for Grace.
"The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time
the kingdom of God has been preached, ..." ~ Luke 16:16
... For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise;
but God gave it to Abraham by promise. ... ~ Galatians 3:13-29
... justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope
of eternal life. ~ Titus 3:1-7
... we are the offspring of God, ... ~ Acts 17:26-29
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