Jesus wants us
to confess Him before men. In Matthew 10:32-33 He says, "Therefore whoever confesses
Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in Heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will
also deny before my Father who is in Heaven." If we deny Christ we are going to be lost.
We must not be ashamed to confess to other people that we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus says in
Mark 8:38, "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation,
of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when he comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." If He is ashamed of us, this means we are going to be lost.
There are several
examples of people confessing their faith in Christ in the Bible. One is found in Matthew 16:16-17, "Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God Jesus answered and said
to him, 'Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in Heaven.'" Christ was well pleased with Peter's confession and He will be with ours also.
In Acts 8:36-37
a man asked the question, "'See here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?'
Then Philip said, 'If you believe with all your heart you may'. And he answered and said, 'I believe that Jesus Christ
is the Son of God.'" Here we see we must believe with all our heart that Jesus Christ
is the Son of God and not be ashamed to make that confession to others before we are baptized. Would you be willing
to confess to others that you believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God?
for Lesson # 12
If we want Christ to confess us before God the Father: (Matthew 10:32)
We must confess Him before men
We should deny Him before men
It is not necessary to confess Him before men
If we deny Christ before men He will confess us before the Father.
If we are ashamed of Christ: (Mark 8:38)
He will not be ashamed of us on Judgment Day
We will be lost
He will be ashamed of us on Judgment Day
If Christ is ashamed of us, that means we are going to be lost.
When Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”: (Matthew
Christ was embarrassed
Christ was well pleased
Christ didn’t care
We must be willing to confess that we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the
Before we are baptized we: (Acts 8:36-37)
Do no need to confess that we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
Are to confess that we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
Are to confess our sins to a priest
When we are baptized we must believe in God and Jesus with our of our heart.