Boom, Bang, Pop
Freedom – Part 2
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
Jesus Christ gave up His life when He died so that all of us could be set free to go to Heaven, and have eternal life after we die. There weren’t any booming fireworks popping in the air, or people cheering Him on for doing this for us, but instead most everyone yelled out mean things and made fun of Him. Jesus didn’t get hurt feelings though. He forgave everyone.
Every person has a choice whether to take His gift. It’s so simple, you don’t have to do anything except believe that Jesus who was perfect in every way paid for your sins while hanging on the cross.
Neil and Christina and Kevin were good friends. One 4th of July, they went with Neil’s family to watch the fireworks. It was a lot of fun and
the displays above were incredible. Bursting colors of reds, blues and sparkly white steaks made the sky light up for miles around.
Kevin decided that he would shoot off his own fireworks, which was against the law. Everyone looked up with surprise when he sent a Roman candle zooming into the air just a few feet away from them.
Fiery blue stars came shooting out of it, Neil ended up getting some of the floating ashes, in his eye. It hurt so much that his dad ended up having to take him to the emergency room to clean it out.
Kevin not only broke the law, but he had hurt someone in the process. Since, he was only 12, his parents ended up paying a fine and Kevin had to spend the rest of the summer mowing lawns for his neighbors to pay his parents back. The worst thing was that he had to miss the camping trip he had planned with his friends.
All of us are sinners just like Kevin. We all need a Savior.
Just because he got punished for what he did wrong, doesn’t mean he will be able to go to Heaven. Only those who believe that Jesus died on the cross for the bad things that they do, say and think will.
Jesus died on the cross to set us free
A lot of people wonder what is going to happen to their animals when they die. Of course animals don’t get to make choices like people do.
Horses always do horse things; they don’t get sick of being a horse and become butterflies. Can you imagine seeing a butterfly as large as a horse zipping through the skies?
and decide they want to be a furry kitten instead? Can you imagine how weird it would be to wake up in the morning and have a slimy fish purring like a cat lying next to you?
Did you ever see a hawk circling over your house as he hunts for mice?
Does he ever get sick of flying and then taxes a taxi though the KFC drive through and orders himself a bucket of fried chicken and some mashed potatoes?
Only people are free to chose, God has a plan for the animals and He didn’t tell us what that was the Bible. We just have to realize that He is Sovereign which means, He is in charge, and trust Him to make the right choice.
God wants you to use your freedom in another way as well. After you are Saved, He wants you to learn lots of Bible Doctrine. When needed, confess your sins privately to God when you are wrong.
Then learn new ways to trust God every day!