During the Spring 2018 Youth Basketball Season, the coaches will have a chance to share the Word of God with there team. Each week the coaches will read the passage that is assigned for that week and will be able to talk with there players about what the passage means and how it applies to there lives.

 

Gospel Bible Study Lessons – Spring 2018

Based on John 3:35-36

The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

 

             Topic

              Basic Truths

            Application

Lesson 1

The Father

loves the Son.

    

5/5

 The love relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is eternal (John 17:24) The ultimate reality is love, the word that names that relationship. Jesus is the Son of God. Everything that Jesus did was motivated by that Love.

Since God’s love is the most important aspect of reality, we were created to experience that love. To know God is to know true love.

Lesson 2

The Father gave all things into the hand of his Son.

 

5/12

Jesus is the owner of everything. He is the supreme ruler and authority of all creation. Since everything belongs to Jesus, he has the right to tell us how it is to be used. Because he owns everything, he can do with it whatever he wants.

He said that one day everyone will have to give an account of how they used their lives during their time on earth. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

 

Since Jesus owns everything, including me, I don’t have the right to waste my life. I will have to answer for what I have done with my time on earth so I need to know what God says I should do with myself.

Lesson 3

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life.

 

5/19

Eternal life begins when a person believes, John 6:47-51; John 17:3 To have eternal life means that there is a life to be lived for Jesus now,   John 14:15-21 By believing in Christ, we will not have to bear the just punishment due us because Jesus took the punishment in the believer’s place.  John 5:24 Believe means to trust, commit, entrust your life Completely to Christ.

Believing in Christ is the same as having faith in Him.  To believe is more than just nodding in agreement with certain truths about Christ.  To believe involves a total commitment of one’s life to Jesus such that he becomes the Lord and master of one’s life.

Lesson 4

Whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life

 

5/26

To believe is to have a change of heart toward God. Instead of ignoring him or fighting against him, we want to do what he says, to please him. ignoring what God says means that we don’t care about him and don’t want to be with him. But since he is the one who gives life, that means that person will not get eternal life.

God can change a person and cause them to want to obey God and he gives them the power to do that. That is what grace means – God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

Lesson 5

The wrath of God

 

6/2

God is a God whose nature is to love. True love hates evil and will not ignore it. He would not be good if he simply overlooked it.  God hates evil and has promised to judge it completely and forever.  Because he is holy and loving, he will judge evil wherever he finds it. The problem is that he finds it in the heart of each of us and he has promised that it must be judge it and pour out his fury on it. That is what hell is.

It’s important that the listeners understand that God does not excuse sin.  He is holy and He is just and justice requires that any disobedience against his law must be punished.  He sent his Son to die in the place of sinners.  Through Christ’s death on the cross, God’s justice has been satisfied.

Lesson 6

Remains on him

 

6/9

Because God is infinitely powerful, holy and good, our offense against him can never be removed by us who are limited. The only one who could experience God’s wrath and finish it was the Son of God, Jesus. That is why only Jesus can save a person from hell. If a person does not trust in Jesus, God’s wrath (judgment for sin) cannot be lifted from him.

The door to eternity is right here, right now. Jesus is the way to  be sure that God’s wrath, his judgment for sin, has been removed from me forever. Eternity is a long time; it never ends. Give your allegiance to Jesus.



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