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An Exceptional Lesson

An Exceptional Lesson:

  1. The word "except” is found frequently in the Bible.
    1. It often implies something conditional.
    2. It is synonymous with the word "unless”
  2. This lesson will consider some passages where "except” is used to"

a.       Emphasize some important Bible truths.

b.      Set forth the conditions that must be met for one to be a recipient of the promises of Christ.

 

I.                   How can I except some man guide me? (Acts 8:31)

a.       When Phillip asked the Ethiopian eunuch if he understood what he read. He wanted Phillip to teach him about Christ.

b.      No one accidently learns the truth all must be taught.

c.       The emphasis is not on the man doing but the one wanted to be guided.

                                                              i.      The eunuch was receptive to being taught.

II.                Except you be converted and become like little Children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 18:3)

a.       Conversion is essential to entering the kingdom.

                                                              i.      Conversion is a change of:

1.      Mind

2.      Heart

3.      Actions

4.      Spiritual life – from sin to righteousness

b.      Become like children.

                                                              i.      Children trust.

                                                            ii.      Grow

                                                          iii.      Desire to know more

                                                          iv.      Love unconditionally.
 
III.             As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine… John 15:4.

a.       Jesus is the vine and His disciples, the converted ,are the branches.

b.      From this figure one can conclude:

                                                              i.      One must be in Christ

                                                            ii.      Unless one abides in Christ he is fruitless.

                                                          iii.      One must to continue to abide in Christ.

 

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