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Jesus Christ the Only Savior - Part 1 of 2

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October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Jesus Christ the Only Savior - Part 1 of 2

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October 11, 2020 12:00 am

“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:10-12).

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The Baptist Bible lowered no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church will and this is Sherry Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace in a he and and and and and and he and and I like to be able to send you a copy of our publications, but I believe that the articles will be a blessing to you letters from some of our listeners think provide encouragement and complete schedule of all the stations caring the broadcast address your letter to the Baptist Bible.

Our box 17 old, 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 mentioned the call letters of the station, of which you hear the program you can help us with the support. This time we structure will be grateful for. There are those who will say I believe that there was a historical figure named Jesus Christ. Some of so far to say what I believe he was great teacher.

It was a wonderful example. He had a positive influence, but the fact is Jesus Christ came to this earth has the same the greatest thing we can say about why we are thankful for his teaching thankful for his example above all facts that he is the Savior of sinners by subject Jesus Christ the only Savior read from the book of acts chapter 4, beginning with verse 10 we have known unto you all and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who me crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him this man stand before you. This is the stone which was set up north of you builder which is become the head of the car. Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be set. Peter and John had gone to the temple and at the gate of the temple.

They met a man who was seeking help. He was asking all's in chapter 3 verse six then Peter said silver and gold have I none but such as I have give I this man had been there for years, depending on people give him a few coins as they went into the temple worship and he was expecting to receive some help in that regard from Peter and John Peter response silver and gold have on but such as I have give the in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and took him in the right hand and lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength and all the people saw him walking and praising what a remarkable transformation is a manly world acquainted with him. He been there for years and no doubt most of them would help them along his way, but he was still in the same flight when Peter and John speak to him in the name of Jesus Christ does something it never been able to do before he gets up and walks walking and praising God.

Verse 11 and as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering and when Peter saw it, he entered the people, even individual five marble years. This is why you so earnestly on us, as though my own power or holiness.

We made this mandible, making it clear that this miracle was not a result of his worthiness or his power, the God of Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob. God of our fathers have glorified his son Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go live.

The idea that preaching always to the consulting don't always to be a message of comfort and I love to deliver messages of comfort. There are certainly many peoples of the Scripture text which we could turn find a comforting message but there are times there's another message meet heaven's sake, Peter, just seem a little out of place. These people are amazed at the miracle not rejoicing with us managing to walk and you will bring up the fact that they were guilty find Jesus that he denied the holy one and the just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you, Pilate gave the option a thought maybe they would surely say. But Jesus ago to keep Barabbas prison but they don't know and let us go free.

Concerning Jesus crucified, crucified, and so you killed the Prince of life, whom God had raised from the dead, whereon we are all witnesses available message very direct, very convicting. Bringing the facts before these people of their great sin in their great need of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

16 and his name, through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom you see and know gave the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of another brother. I won't fit through ignorance. He did, as did your routers, but those things which God beforehand shown by the mouth of all the prophets, Christ should suffer the soulful while you are accountable for your actions. You're responsible for your sinful deed. This was all in harmony with God's sovereign purpose. The very purpose for which he had sent his son into the world was to die.

Now notice verse 19 repent for and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of so he doesn't try to defend these people. He does say it no doubt was because you were ignorant but he still holds the feet to the fire and said you're responsible, you did the wrong thing you sin and therefore you need to repent and this is a continuous message throughout the New Testament from John the Baptist to Jesus to the apostles.

Here Peter then is calling on the people to repent for what purposes they might be converted, that their sins might be blotted out.

Verse seven. They were then brought before the authorities and asked Bob what power about what name he is made whole in order been addressing the people, but now that brought before the authorities and they are asking the question, how did this happen by what name they respond by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and then continued with the words of our text, neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be so, as they declared that this healing was accomplished in the name of Jesus Christ about his power and he was to be exalted and praying.

As a result of the then goes on to speak of the fact that as Jesus Christ was able to heal this afflicted man.

He's the only one that can save sinners. He is the only way of salvation so he preaches the gospel message. So as we look at this declaration, we want to consider. First of all, the need of the Savior. Secondly, the sufficiency of the Savior next the exclusivity of the Savior, and then the greatness of the Savior, personally, think about the need. Many see no need of a Savior because I don't believe in God.

They don't believe that there is a true and living God. They don't believe that there is one to whom they must give an account. I do believe that there is a day of judgment and we read of this in Romans chapter 1 verse 18 for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

This word whole is a word that means to suppress. They were seeking to hold it down. They would trying to suppress the truth and says God's wrath is revealed from heaven against many would like to think about God as though you never displays wrath as though he would never meet out punishment as though he would never judge the wicked. But the God of the Bible is holy hate sin and will punish sinners and so his wrath is against sleeves who seek to suppress the truth about God seek to hold it down because that which may be known of God is manifest in them.

For God hath showed it unto them for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood that the things which are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

I've had people say to me I just I can believe in God because there's not enough evidence if he would just give me some further proof, I might be able to believe God says I've given you all the proof you need. I've made clear. His handiwork displays his existence repent of the stars of the sky at night. The brilliance of the sun at noon day look at the trees and the flowers are looking up human being. The intricate parts of the human body that must function in order for one to live in short happen no none of this could happen accident by some strange mysterious explosion that happened because God is the sovereign creator about and he says furthermore I put something in every human being make them know there is a God. God says your without excuse. The person says I don't feel like I need a Savior because I'm not sure there is a God. God says he lives your countable your without excuse. Well then so say well I believe there is a God but the God that I believe in would never punish the book of Nahum chapter 1 verse three says the Lord is slow to anger, and great in power and will not at all a quick wicked Just overlook the simple situation and say when it's it's it's it's not that significant though he will not at all quick the wicked the Lord have his way in the world when and in the storm in the clouds of the dust of his see when a person speaks in this vein is to believe that God would never punish anybody. They obviously have no concept of the holiness of God.

God being absolutely holy is angry with the wicked, everyday.

He hates sin is perfect nature demands that he thinks he and punish sin and then there are those that would say well I feel it I'm good enough.

I think I'll be okay. I just been amazed at how many people I've talked to over the years. Some whose lives are in total disarray. All of us are lawbreakers. All of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God's of these individuals. I'm thinking about were in deep trouble in every category of life that been in and out of jail committed so many crimes was deplorable and yet they would say. I think I'll be okay. I think I got a good talk, but the problem is the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. That's where the sin comes from. So just think that somehow I'm going to be all right is totally contrary to the teaching of God's word. Jesus talked about the Pharisee and the public in the run-up to the temple to pray in Luke chapter 18 verse 11 the Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God think the that I'm not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican and I fast twice a week and give tithes of all that I possess no doubt that anybody listening to me today has ever prayed that kind of prayer you know that. Inappropriate picture display of pride. There may have been times that down deep inside you were looking at other people you were sick, not perfect, but I'm sure better than they are. I'm sure glad I evidence of the things they've done and I do go to church all time not to read the Bible about which the language of the Pharisee saying based on my morality and based on my religious exercise. I think I will write but his prayer really one prayer adjusted declaration of his own self-righteousness. He went down to his house with his prayer so-called having been rejected by the public in the sum of the public presence of God be merciful to be the center had his prayer even if imperfection is admitted to Munson will know I'm not perfect, but in the going to say when I haven't done all that much wrong. So is a person to escape judgment because they haven't done all that much wrong person appears in the courtroom today and says to the judge. Well only stole from one person I didn't speak the body you think that's going to make a difference. Know the fact they stole from one person, their faith or only one person and killed several that mean they're all know that means they broke the law and they're going to face breaking one of God's law makes you a lawbreaker criminal history never like to think of myself like that. No, none of us knew, but the fact is, as a lawbreaker is a violator of God's holy standard. We are justly damn. The Scriptures declare that all parking them. First of all, we're condemned because we're related to the fallen parent Adam. Adam stood as the head and representative of the human enforcement in 15 $0.21 for since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead for is in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive, all of us were in at he represented the whole human family not only human family is in Christ. Those who are in crimes.

Those who have believed on him those who have been redeemed by him there in crimes all their in price are made alive. So we are sinners condemned because were part of the human family and we are sinners by rectus were born with a sinful nature, you look a little child there so beautiful and sweet, precious, and we love them so much but to get up about three years old and they begin to learn that sometimes they think it's very advantaged. Can you believe that the three year old would live well. I've heard reports that they do walk into the kitchen and cookie jars out on the counter and nerve crumbs beside the sling guys got crumbs all over his face and the mother says did you do that, maybe a evidences clear he had violated the rule he was. He was in a decided that he would live to try to get well the description that God gives her centers in Romans chapter 3 years. Very explicit without reading it all verbatim what is run to the list of things that are in this passage: three verses 10 to 18 start of the fact that there is none righteous, no not on so that one person.

So I think I can excuse myself from this number because I just haven't all that much. That's really bad. Think basically I'm good person that's not the way God views you, you may hear any of us that when he says all have sin. There is none righteous, no not an exercise.

There is none that understand the nature man doesn't understand the truth about God, he fashions a God after his own preferences he doesn't understand the holiness of God by which she abhors that which is evil he does understand the justice of God.

He doesn't understand sin. He doesn't understand himself so man apart from the effectual work of the spirit to reveal these things to get the guns, not Nutley does not understand nexus centered on the sequence after God. That obviously there are people who seek after. They try to find a God that suits their preference.

They see That God but they don't seek after the true God, because by nature weird enmity against God.

We are his enemy man, unlike the way God operates his business. I don't like to be told what I do not. I don't want to be accounted just appalls me to think that somebody suggested I would have to stand in the presence of Almighty God in the day of judgment, and all of our sins be revealed, and I should have to suffer accordingly none the sheet that God they run for then they have all gone out of the way, not just something all people ago have the right way that going the wrong direction.

They have together become unprofitable, the fact is a person in nature may participate in some charitable activities to something that is commendable on the human level politicos being able to do something that is acceptable in God's sight. He says with without faith it is impossible to please.

So a person might do works that are praised by others but are not acceptable and on site. They have become unprofitable and then repetition reveal what we read the first line there is none that do good, no, not a single one that does good in God's sight could make him acceptable their throat is an open frame line to their own advantage. Tried a lot of themselves without a lot of God tried a lot of the people with their terms of use deceit should live in the day when there is much confusion and you get to the place of wonder who can you believe you know already. When you look at the news on television it's delivered with prejudice and think that I wonder which part of this is right cannot depend on.

Yes, with the tongue they have use deceit, the poison of asps is under their lips, say this will make anybody feel good. Obviously it wasn't intended.

It is used of the Holy Spirit of God to convict a person of their sin and that of their desperate need of Jesus Christ as Savior mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. O how many people in spite of the common grace of God to provide for them. Be merciful to them, full of bitterness and we see so much of that society today bitterness. Yes, destruction and misery are in their ways, their feet are swift to shed blood. The most horrendous counts of murder been in our papers of late heard on the news man in the depths of his fallen nature has the capacity to be a murderer. Then he says the way of peace they have not known and there is no fear of God before their eyes. The fear of God in the beginning of wisdom of these individuals lack wisdom there in the their part of the documents and then verse 19 of Romans three concludes with this, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God filters one mouth still open so I so I want to express my point of view. I want to claim an exemption I'm not in that list every mouth may be stopped. Verse 23 all have seen and come short of the glory of God in when we see the description of man's fallen state and sleep out in Scripture we recognize the desperately of amazing Grace man is not entitled to anything he doesn't deserve salvation. He cannot work for it has to be, by the grace of God. That's the good news the gospel that those who come by faith to Jesus Christ bringing any good works by which they can purchase salvation, but find what they need in shape with the two writer 72 next week. At the same time I the Lord richly bless you about this Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217

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