B1 Basic outline
C1 1:1-17 Introduction
C2 1:18-3:20 Teaching about sin
C3 3:21-5:21 Teaching about salvation
C4 6:1-8:39 Teaching about sanctification
C5 9:1-11:36 Teaching about Israel
C6 12:1-16:27 Teaching about Christian lifestyle
B2 Introduction 1:1-17
C1 Jesus Christ
D1 His Gospel was promised from long ago in the Scriptures
E1 Promised to Eve: Genesis 3:15 NKJV And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.
E2 Seen in Noah’s preaching. He believed God: Genesis 6:22 NKJV Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
E3 Example of Abraham: Genesis 15:6 NIV Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
E4 Prophesied by many prophets. Some are
F4 Verse: Luke 24:27 NIV And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
D2 His Gospel reveals Messiah, the Savior, Jesus (Yeshua)
E1 Born of a woman (hinted to be a virgin by God’s promise to Eve)
E2 Descendant of King David by flesh (Son of Man, Jesus’s humanity)
E3 By the power of the Holy Spirit upon the Virgin Mary (Son of God, Jesus’s deity)
F1 By His holiness:
G1 Psalm 111:9 NIV He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.
G2 Hebrews 4:15 WEL For we don’t have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses but was in every way tempted like us, yet without any sin.
F2 By the resurrection: 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 WEL For the first thing I passed on to you was what I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, 4 And that he was buried, then rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 And that he was seen by Cephas then the twelve. 6 After that, he was seen by more than five hundred brothers at one time, of whom the greater part remains to this present hour, but some have fallen asleep, 7 After that he was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, he was seen by me also, as of one born at the wrong time.
C2 The Gospel
D1 Power of God for salvation: John 1:12 CSB But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in his name
D2 Believes! This is the Gospel: to believe God and to place trust into Him.
E1 Old Testament: Psalm 78:22 NKJV Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.
E2 New Testament: 1 Timothy 4:10 NKJV For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
D3 God’s righteousness
E1 To offer salvation: John 3:16-17 WEL For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that anyone believing in him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
E2 To enable salvation: Acts 4:12 CSB There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.
E3 To set the conditions of salvation: John 3:18 CSB Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
D1 The beginning of proof that Christianity is the only salvation and truth begins with Jesus. He existed, what He did and said, His miracles, His prophesies, and His work as High Priest. This is most reasonable. A source for more information is here.
D2 Salvation is the most important thing. We live, and we will die. After death, there is judgment. After judgment, there is sentencing. The sentencing is for eternity, never ending, either torment or bliss in heaven. The believers will be blessed with fellowship with God, the holy, elect angels, and other believers. The believers will be blessed to serve God forever. He is King of the Universe.
John 3:15-21 WEL So that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that anyone believing in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17 “For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
18 “The one who believes in him is not judged, but the one who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 “This is [the reason for] the judgment, because light is come into the world and people loved darkness rather than light, because their actions were evil.
20 “Everyone who does evil hates the light and doesn’t come to the light, so that his actions may be exposed and reproved [discovered and reproved is one word in Greek].
21 “But the one who does the truth comes to the light, so that his actions may be plainly seen that they are done in God.”