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John the Baptist's initial hesitancy to baptize Jesus is compared with our modern tendency to measure by behavior. John wanted to be baptized by Jesus to symbolically demonstrate his inferior righteousness, but that was not why Jesus came. Jesus came to demonstrate his plan to interpose himself into our sinful hopelessness.
It is our sin that separates us from a perfect and holy God, and the just punishment of that sin is eternal spiritual death spent apart from Him. The Israelite's practiced the Day of Atonement annually in order that they may repent of the nation's sins against God. Now that Christ has come, lived the perfect life, died on the cross, and rose again, we can rest on His once and for all atonement that has defeated sin, and made it possible to live in eternity with God!
Stand alone sermon from the Christmas Celebration. Scripture from Philippians 2:3-11.
LIVING WITH ULTIMATE, UNSHAKEABLE, AND LIFE-TRANSFORMING HOPE IN GOD (Message #8 * Romans 5:1-11) 12-09-2012
1. We have Ultimate-glorious Hope: because God loves us ● Since we have been justified by faith in Jesus Christ we have peace with God. (v1) ● Those who have peace with God have the ultimate hope of sharing in God’s glory. (v2) ● Why does God give us this peace with this ultimate hope? Because God loves sinners (vs6-8) ● Do you know the love of God? Do you have peace with God? Do you have the ultimate-glorious hope of eternal life with God? 2. We have Unshakeable Hope: because Christ is Victorious ● We are justified by the death of Christ and saved by His life (vs1, 9-11) ● Therefore, we have access by faith into God’s grace in which we stand with unshakeable hope (vs2, 9-11) ● Are we standing in God’s grace and rejoicing in the unshakeable hope of God’s eternal glory? 3. We have the Life-transforming Assurance of Hope: from God’s love through the Holy Spirit ● We rejoice in our sufferings: for suffering produces endurance, which produces character, which produces hope (vs3-4) ● The Holy Spirit pours God’s love into our hearts: assuring us we will not be put to shame. (v5) ● Are we experiencing God’s love and rejoicing in our sufferings: through the indwelling power of the Spirit?
Sermon #8 from the "God with Us" series. Scripture from John 3:22-36.
Sermon #7 from the "God with Us" series. Scripture from John 3:16-21.
Sermon #6 from the "God with Us" series. Scripture from John 2:23-3:15.
We have a High Priest who Defeated We have a High Priest who Completed We have a High Priest who Interceeded
We've put so much focus on the Cross, that we typically don't see the Resurrection as we should. Jesus' Resurrection is the Heart of Christianity. Hear why as we take a look at Jesus' atonement, payment for the debt of His people, His death, AND His Resurrection. We have no proof that we've been forgiven our sins apart from this momentous occasion!