What Everybody Ought to Know
June 8, 2008
Col. 1:9-10, "For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."
INTRODUCTION: Children often sing a little song, "Everybody out to know Who Jesus is." There's another song they sing: "Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe. Doing exactly what the Lord commands, doing it happily.
The title of our message is "What Everybody Ought to Know." Job asks the question, "How can a man be justified with God" (Job 25:4)? Another way to say it would be; "How can a man be saved and put in right standing before God?" This is the same question the Philippian jailor asked of Paul and Silas, "Good sirs, what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30). So, then, first of all, everybody ought to know how to be saved.
The second thing everybody ought to know is how to live for God. Once we are saved, once we have been made right with God, we ought to know how to live for God. Paul's prayer for the Colossians was "...that they (sic) might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."
Let me give you two points, as we think of our message, "What Everybody Ought to Know"
I. HOW TO GET SAVED
If you were to walk down to the Light Rail station today, and ask the average person, "How can a person saved?' or "How can a person go to heaven?" You would find a variety of answers.
a. Some would say, " You need to keep the Ten Commandments."
b. Some might say, "I believe a person ought to attend church and be good."
c. Others might say, "I think you should love your neighbor and treat your fellow man with fairness."
d. Someon ...
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