Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bible Study
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Reference:  St. John 8:31-32

Topic:         “Do You Know the Truth?”

Can you list at least two spiritual truths about Jesus that you have discovered in your studies? (Example: “I am the way, the truth and the life”)


The Church of the Living God stands on the several beliefs regarding the Lord, Jesus that also serves as a foundation for our theological posture.   The basis for Christian living is centered around the life, earthly ministry and redemptive work of the Lord, Jesus. (Read: St. John 10:10) An in-depth study into the works of Jesus Christ during the Protestant Reformation presented several theological and fundamental beliefs.  These beliefs have been summarized in one single phrase, “Sola Christus or Sola Christo” (“salvation is through Christ alone and that Christ is the only mediator between God and man”). 

The lesson aim is to validate our knowledge of “the truth”.  More importantly, we, the believer, must be able to articulate to others our insight and comprehension of the scriptures. (Read: II Peter 3:17-18)  In a previous statement we determined that there is no greater liberator than the truth.  The truth has the power to set the captive free.  Thus, John 8:32 expresses the Lord’s view on becoming “free” through faith in him.  John’s record of this statement of truth sheds light on the overall contrasts between freedom and bondage.  Our knowledge of the truth will free us from the bondage of sin. Verse 31 outlines the path to freedom: “then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”

Key words:

Believe – [pist-yoo-o] – to have faith; i.e. credit; to entrust

Continue – [men-o] – to stay

Finally, Jesus’ proclamation to his disciples in John 14:6 should be the continuous message of all who walk in and live for HIM.  

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