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A Word from the Lord with Archbishop Foley Beach

Jesus The Messiah

February 9, 2020

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Introduction – “Who Is Jesus?”:  C.S. Lewis tells us that we are confronted with a decision regarding Jesus’ deity – Jesus is either the Son of God or a mad man. Jesus did not leave us any options like: “Jesus was good man and a great teacher.”. You must make your own decision, for both your earthly life and your eternal life. Jesus was and is either the Son of God and the Creator of the Universe or He is not, Answering the question: “Who is Jesus?” is the toughest and most important decision that you will ever make; and your answer will determine everything regarding you for eternity.

Message – “Jesus The Messiah!”: Up until the time of Jesus, the Spirit (i.e. the indwelling of God in a human) had not been given to mankind. However, our access to God through the Holy Spirit changed with the advent of Jesus, as Jesus tells us in John 7:38-39: “’Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’’ Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.".

In John 4, Jesus talks to the Samaritan Woman by Jacob’s Well regarding the “Living Water”, the Holy Spirit, that He would bring to all mankind. After a series of questions and statements, Jesus tells the Samaritan Woman, in John 4:24-26, that He, Jesus, is the Messiah: “’God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.’ The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am he.’”.

The “living water”, the Holy Spirit, is quenched by sin; therefore, Jesus points out, to the Samaritan Woman, her sin of adultery that must be addressed by her confession and repentance and by Jesus’ blood sacrifice for her sins and all of mankind’s sins.

Like the Samaritan Woman, we must hear, believe, and confess for ourselves. No one can become a follower of Jesus on the coat tails of someone else – God does not have grandchildren. Each of us must and will stand alone before God, the Creator of the Universe, at our judgment and speak of our life of sin for ourselves. However, Jesus will be with us at our judgement. Also, the Samaritan Woman did one other action that is required of a follower of Jesus – she told others of the good news of Jesus the Messiah, as Jesus subsequently commanded and commissioned of His Disciples and us in His “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:18-20).

 Like the Samaritan Woman, we must answer the question for ourselves: “Is Jesus really the Messiah?”. If we answer “yes”, then what are our next steps? Again, like the Samaritan Woman, we must hear, believe, and confess for ourselves and then “worship him {Jesus} . . . in spirit and truth”. Additionally, we must “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20) – you see, again like the Samaritan Woman learned, the “next steps” to follow Jesus do not lead to a life of passivity – are you, like the Samaritan Woman, ready to follow Jesus?

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

Scripture Reference (ESV): John 4:3-45; Jerimiah 2:13; Jerimiah 17:13; Isiah 44:3; John 7:38; Genesis 33:18. 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV):  John 4:3-10; Jerimiah 2:13; Jerimiah 17:13; Isiah 44:3; John 7:38; Genesis 33:18; Matthew 28:18-20.



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The vision of A Word from the Lord is to share Biblical teaching using the instruments of radio, print, computer, the Internet, and satellite technology so that people might hear and apply the WORD of GOD and discover the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah.

In today’s world of confusing and conflicting messages from the Church, a major goal of A Word from the Lord can be summarized from Nehemiah when: They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving meaning so that the people could understand what was being read (Nehemiah 8:8,NIV). With all the clutter in today's media venues, A Word from the Lord, seeks to proclaim in simple terms the ancient Faith of the Scriptures. As the Apostle Paul has written for us: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17, ESV).

About Archbishop Foley Beach

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Founded in 2009, the ACNA unites some 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion, and the ACNA has planted nearly 500 churches in the past five years.

Archbishop Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia from its founding in February 2004 until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South (ADOTS) in the ACNA, and in June 2014, he was elected by his fellow bishops to serve as the Archbishop of the ACNA. Additionally, Dr. Beach is president of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF).

Dr. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. Dr. Beach has been married for more than 30 years, and he and his wife have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Beach’s passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible and living Jesus. Dr. Beach’s A Word from the Lord radio ministry can be heard each week on radio stations throughout the United States and on the Internet. A Word from Lord’s Weekly Broadcast is a 25-minute Biblical Teaching ministry, and A Word from the Lord’s One-Minute Messages offer a daily challenge from the Scriptures.

Dr. Beach shares years of Biblical and theological study in addition to more than 40 years of ministry experience as he shepherds the ACNA and ADOTS. Reaching out through the church, the radio, weekly email messages, the Internet, and newspaper columns, in clear and concise ways, he brings out the principles of the Word of God so that listeners may apply them in their lives.

His personal favorite scripture is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV).

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