06/05/22 Only Jesus - Bill Hardy

“Only Jesus”

John 8:2-11

I. Dealing with conflict, controversy, and contentious people.(John 8:2-6)
a. Recognize the contentious conflict (Ephesians 6:10,)   

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      b. Identify the underlying source of controversy (James 4:4, Proverbs 15:18) _________________________________________________________

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c. Stay calm, stay above the fray by seeking the moral high ground and avoid getting caught up in the conflict (James 1:19, Proverbs 15:1-2, ) _________________________________________________________

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d. Go on the offense by presenting a moral question back to the heart and moral consciousness of the one in conflicted. (John 8:7, Matthew 21:23-27) ________________________________________________

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II. Jesus Unmasked their universal human struggles with sin that day as He does each one of us today (John 8:3-7). ““He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”

a. God’s laws of righteousness for His people (Lev 20:10, Deut. 22:22, Matthew 5:17,20, 27-28,48)  _________________________________________________________

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b. Man’s failure to reach Perfection (Romans 3:10,23) (lines for notes) (Object Lesson: Three Young Men)

c. Man’s need for a Savior (Romans 7:18-25) _____________________

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III. Accepting the good news of the Gospel  (John 8:9-11, Romans 6:23, John 3:16-17) Object Lesson: Hidden with Christ (Colossians 3:3) _________________________________________________________

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a. Only Jesus fulfills God’s Righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:20-21) _____

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b. Only Jesus satisfies God’s Penalty for Our Redemption (Romans 3:24-26) _________________________________________________________

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c. Only Jesus can present us faultless (Jude 24) __________________

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d. Only Jesus can make us prefect (Hebrews 13:20-22) ____________

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e. Only Jesus’s Blood enables us to overcome (Revelations 7:13-14) Revelations 12:10-11) 

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IV. Becoming free of the law of sin and death (John 8:10-11) 

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a. The law in my members (Romans 7:22-23) ____________________

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b. The warring within (James 4:4, Romans 7:14-18) _______________

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c. In Christ and made free by another law (Romans 8:2-4) __________

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d. Now no condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1-2) (illustration: The Law of Gravity vs The Law of Aerodynamics) 

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e. Getting back in step when we sin (1 John 1:7-9) Object lesson: Marching in cadence: Slip step to get back in step) 

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