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Preacher: Tony Simpson. Passage: Philippians 2 vv5-8 Paul tells us that our attitude is to be the same as Christ's attitude. In this glorious passage we see that the eternal Son of God willingly humbled himself by not exploiting his deity, by becoming a man, and by dying an accursed death on a cross. Considering Christ's attitude should humble us all and cause us to worship and adore him.
Judgment upon this earth is coming. It will be swift and it will be devastating. But God is our refuge and our strength, if we are willing to follow His formula for restoration with Him.
God was there on Friday when the gunman murdered 20 children in Newtown, CT. But he sacrificed his own son on a cross in Jerusalem 2000 years ago and that brings us hope.
With the dominion of God thrown off, Adam and Eve immediately feel the brokenness of their relationships: guilt before God, shame about themselves and blame toward each other. Outside of the garden sin challenges to be the new sovereign of the family. What happens when we come face to face with our sin?
Jesus has power and authority over life and death; he was physically resurrected.
Verses 12 through 21 of chapter 5 speak of the contrast between the sin of Adam and the obedience of Christ. They also talk about the results of these two actions. Through one man came sin and death. Through the other Man came justification and life. The sermon covers the concepts of sin and the sin nature, and how Paul is transitioning from justification to sanctification in his letter to the Romans.
Jesus dies on the Cross. Completion of Jesus' mission, Conviction of John as an eyewitness, and Courage of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, who stepped forward to show they were disciples of Jesus, risking death and persecution. Christmas is not about the Savior's infancy, but rather about His deity and what He came to do - die for our sins on the Cross.