While living in Palmer, Alaska, the Lord allowed my wife and I to visit with a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Lord used it as an opportunity for me to really dig in and learn the doctrine about the deity of Jesus Christ (the fact that He is God). Shortly after moving to Anchorage, we received a letter from a Jehovah’s Witness that we conversed with. In this letter they dealt with the critical issue about Jesus’ identity. I felt that perhaps the best way to affirm the teaching that Jesus Christ is God is to take some of the strongest arguments of the adversary and demonstrate that they do not hold up to close scrutiny. When we see these arguments tumble, it will certainly leave us with the conclusion that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh!
Click on the links below to download the lesson on the deity of Jesus Christ, based on the letter we received from the Jehovah’s Witness. You may also be interested in reading, “Witnessing to a Witness“, a short blog providing some tips to prepare yourself for the opportunity to share the gospel with a visiting Jehovah’s Witness.
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The Anchor has diligently (and patiently) continued our in-depth study of The Gospel of Matthew during our midweek studies. We have completed the Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5-7) and the study of Jesus miracles and messages in chapters 8 & 9. All of the lessons (both teacher and student version) are posted on The Matthew Page and are available for individual or group study. The Matthew Page was just updated to include the title and passage of each lesson, along with a description of some of the significant points covered in each lesson. I want to especially direct your attention to the Sermon on the Mount. Every Christian should carefully study this sermon and allow it to impact your heart. When you take in these truths from Christ, it will not only deepen your fellowship with Him but it will have a meaningful and practical impact on your attitude and how you live your life. Check out these lessons on The Matthew Page. More lessons will be added as we complete them in class.
Without question, salvation is the most important teaching of Christ that needs to be understood. It is not a solitary thing; you must also understand the concept of sin and be personally convinced of how it applies to you. It is also essential that you understand who God is and His Son, Jesus Christ. Finally, because of who God is (sinless) and who we are (sinners), there is a great and eternal separation that looms before us at death unless we can overcome sin. The message of salvation, also called the gospel, is the answer to the problem of sin and is a message of great hope for a dying world.
This teaching is often confused and misunderstood. God’s Word is not ambiguous. This article is meant to be a simple explanation of the gospel, a message you desperately need to hear. I encourage you to read it thoughtfully and prayerfully. Contact information can be found in the article if you have further questions.
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The Anchor is studying the Gospel of Matthew verse by verse on Tuesday nights. We are now entering the final chapter of the Sermon on the Mount. Following the life and teachings of Jesus Christ is a life-changing study and one that will be a great blessing to you. Lessons for the first six chapters of Matthew are now online and available for download. Click here to check out our list of lessons.