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Sermons from Northbrook Baptist Church
Northbrook Baptist Church
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Total Sermons: 51
Total Amens: 17
Therefore, I exhort you to examine yourself this morning. Do you show the marks of someone who has been born again? Are you characterized by a hatred for sin and by repentance? Are you striving to love the Lord Jesus Christ, to abide in his word and to love his people? Do you confess that you are entirely sinful and can only be saved through the work of God? Is your hope set in the mercy of God found in the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ? If so, let no proud thoughts enter your mind this morning. Rather, humble your heart and give God the glory for the salvation that he has worked in your soul. If you find that you are not born again, do not set yourself on trying to be. Do not determine to cleanse yourself or to make yourself new. If Jesus Christ has taught anything in this passage, it is that you are in need of transformation, and that the cleansing you need must come from above.
You no longer go to a place to worship the Lord; you go to a personâ€”the Lord Jesus Christ. â€¦the place of the ultimate sacrifice.
Be thankful that Christ was consumed for you. If we love the Lord by repenting of our sins and trusting in Jesus Christâ€”which is the only way we canâ€”then the worst â€œconsumptionâ€ that we need fear is the persecution of man. We will never be consumed by the wrath of God. For Jesus, out of his zeal to see God glorified in our redemption, was consumed in our place. Be thankful that there is a redeemer who has stood in your place, been consumed with your judgment, and has been raised to raise you.
What can we know about God from His creation? What is the value of general revelation?
Jesus did everything necessary to bring his people the blessings of the coming Kingdom. He lived a life of perfect holiness, fulfilling the Lawâ€™s demand of righteousness. He died a curse on the cross beneath the wrath of God, satisfying the Lawâ€™s demand for justice. He was raised from the dead, conquering the grave, for our justification. Our salvation is not found in our efforts or in our obedience. Rather, our salvation is found in the one who lived and died and rose again for us. Our response is not to run back to the shadow of the Law and try harder to justify ourselves. Rather, we must run to Christ, and trust that all that we need is provided by Him and that through him we shall enjoy the abundance of the Kingdom of God.