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Sermon Outline, October 21, 2018, “The Gospel of Love”

The Gospel of Love

Romans 5:5-10

 

God’s Love is Unconditional.

His unconditional love is Certain.

~ I John 4:8     The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

 

~ I John 4:16   We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

 

His unconditional love is Faithful.

~ Matthew 5:43-45      “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

 

~ II Timothy 2:13       If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

 

~ I John 1:9                 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

~ Luke 6:27-38           “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

 

 

 

God’s Love is Selfless.

God’s Selfless Love Sacrifices!

~ John 3:16                 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

 

~ Romans 8:32            He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

 

~ Isaiah 53:5               But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.

 

God’s Selfless Love Gives!

~ Titus 3:5                    He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

 

~ Romans 8:38-39       For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

~ I Peter 4:10              As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 

~ Romans 8:13             for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

 

~ Romans 8:26-27       In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

 

~ Romans 8:33-34       Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

 

 

God’s Love is Proactive.

God’s Proactive Love sees the Positive in People!

~ Jeremiah 29:11         For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

 

God’s Proactive Love seeks People!

~ I John 4:19               We love, because He first loved us.

 

~ Luke 19:10               For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Sermon Outline, October 14, 2018, “The Gospel of Grace”

The Gospel of Grace

Romans 3:19-31

 

God’s Grace provides Forgiveness for All People.

All people have sinned!

~ Romans 3:10            as it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one;

 

~ James 2:10               For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

 

Therefore, All people are Guilty!

~ Ecclesiastes 12:14                For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.

 

~ Romans 14:10                      But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

 

~ II Corinthians 5:10               For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

 

Therefore, All people are Condemned!

~ Ezekiel 18:4             Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.

 

~ Hebrews 10:31         It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

 

~ Revelation 14:11      And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

 

 

God’s Grace provides forgiveness through the Blood of Christ!

The Blood of Christ turns away God’s Wrath!

~ I John 2:1-2              My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

 

~ I Peter 2:24              and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

 

~ Isaiah 53:5               But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.

 

The Blood of Christ expresses God’s Love.

~ I John 4:10               In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

The Blood of Christ cleanses our Sin!

~ Isaiah 1:18               “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.

 

~ Ephesians 1:7           In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

 

~ I Peter 1:18-19         knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

 

~ I John 1:7                  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

 

~ Romans 5:9              Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

 

 

God’s Grace provides forgiveness through Faith!

Forgiveness by Law-keeping is Impossible.

~ Galatians 2:16          nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

 

~ Isaiah 64:6               For all of us have become like one who is unclean,
And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
And all of us wither like a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

 

~ Ephesians 2:8           For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

 

Forgiveness by Faith is the Only Possibility!

~ Philippians 3:9         and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

 

~ II Corinthians 5:21   He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

~ Romans 8:1-4           Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Sermon Outline, October 7, 2018, “Preparing for Battle”

The Armor of God

 

Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

 

 

Sermon Outline, September 30, 2018, “Inspiration of Good News”

Inspiration of Good News

John 14:1-6

 

Be Confident in the Person of God!

Be Confident in God.

~ John 3:17                 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 

~ Proverbs 3:5-6         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 your paths straight.

 

Be Confident in Jesus Christ.

~ John 3:17                 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 

~ Luke 19:10               For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

~ Acts 1:8                    but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.

 

 

Be Confident in the Place of God!

God’s Place is Heaven!

~ Psalm 23:6               Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

~ Revelation 21:4        and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

 

God’s Place is Spacious!

~ Revelation 21:16      The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.

 

God’s Place is Prepared!

~ Revelation 21:1-2    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

 

Be Confident in the Promise of God!

Anticipate God’s Promise!

~ Matthew 16:27                     For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.

 

~ Matthew 25:31                     But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.

 

~ I Thessalonians 4:16            For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

 

~ I John 3:2                             Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

 

~ Revelation 3:11                    I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

 

~ Revelation 22:7                    “And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

~ Revelation 22:12                  Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.

 

~ Revelation 22:20                  He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

 

 

Anticipate His Joyous Promise!

~ I Thessalonians 4:17            Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

 

~ I Thessalonians 4:14, 16, 17            14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

 

 

Be Confident in the Provision of God!

Jesus is the Way to God!

~ John 10:10               The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

 

~ John 11:25-26           Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

 

Jesus is the Only Way to God!

~ Acts 4:12                  And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

 

~ Romans 8:1              Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Sermon Outline, September 23, 2018, “Obligation of Good News”

Obligation of Good News

Romans 1:14-16

Be Responsible!

We have an obligation to God.

Matthew 28:18-20

 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8

but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and evento the remotest part of the earth.”

Romans 14:12

 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

II Corinthians 5:10

 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for [his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

We have an obligation to our fellow man.

Matthew 28:19-20

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that Icommanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8

but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and evento the remotest part of the earth.”

Be Ready!

Be Prepared!

I Peter 3:15

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

Be Enthusiastically Prepared!

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Romans 5:6

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

I Timothy 2:3-4

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

II Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

I John 4:10

 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Be Relentless!

Stand up for the Gospel!

Luke 12:4-5

“I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Contend for the Gospel!

Jude 3

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

Sermon Outline, September 16, 2018, “Evidence of Good News”

Evidence of Good News

Acts 26

~ I Peter 3:15  but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

 

Be Authentic!

Authentic Testimonies consist of Respect!

~ I Peter 2:17  Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

 

Authentic Testimonies consist of Transparency!

~ I Timothy 1:5           But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

 

Authentic Testimonies consist of Simplicity!

~ I Corinthians 1:17     For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

 

~ I Corinthians 2:2      For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.

 

 

Be Credible!

Credibility presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

~ I Corinthians 15:3-4             For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

 

~ I Corinthians 1:18    For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

 

Credibility presents Evidence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

~ I Corinthians 15:10              But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

 

 

Be Bold!

Boldness in our testimony stems from Confidence!

~ II Timothy 1:7         For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

 

Boldness in our testimony expresses Courage!

~ Matthew 10:32-33    “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

 

Boldness in our testimony expresses Optimism!

~ Genesis 18:14          Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

 

~ Numbers 11:23         The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”

 

~ Jeremiah 32:7           ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, “Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it.”’

 

~ Luke 1:37                  For nothing will be impossible with God.”

 

~ Philippians 4:13       I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Sermon Outline, September 9, 2018, “Toothless Dogs”

Toothless Dogs

II Peter 1:1-9

 

The Problem – Eye Trouble

II Peter 1:9        But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

 Nearsighted

II Peter 1:9a    But whoever does not have them is nearsighted

 

Blind to the Realities

II Peter 1:9b    and blind,

 

Lost Sight of Forgiveness

II Peter 1:9c    forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

 

The Provision – God’s Glorious Goodness

Undeserved Righteousness

II Peter 1:1      Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

 

Unequaled Riches

II Peter 1:2-3   Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

 

Unmatched Hope

II Peter 1:4      Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 

 

The Program – Christ Honoring Life

Inward Attitudes

II Peter 1:5      For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

 

Outward Attitudes

II Peter 1:6      and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

 

‘Others’ Attitudes

                                II Peter 1:7      and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

 

Sermon Outline, September 2, 2018, “Avenue of Good News”

Avenue of Good News

Matthew 5:16

 

Let your Light shine with Respect.

Shine your light with a Respectful Attitude.

~ I Peter 2:17   Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

 

Shine your light with Respectful Speech.

~ Ephesians 4:29         Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

 

Shine your light with a Respectful Spirit.

~ I Peter 2:18              Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

 

 

Let your Light shine with Excellence.

Excellence gives attention to the Details.

~ Colossians 3:17         Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

~ Colossians 3:23        Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

 

Excellence always remembers for Whom we work.

~ Colossians 3:17         Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

~ Colossians 3:23-24   Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

 

Let your Light shine with Integrity.

Integrity shines with Honesty.

~ Ephesians 4:25         Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

 

Integrity shines with Faithfulness.

~ Matthew 24:45         “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

 

~ Matthew 25:21         His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

Sermon Outline, August 26, 2018, “Power of Good News”

Power of Good News

Romans 1:16 ~ 17

~ Revelation 21:8

 

Be Bold for Jesus because of the Drawing Power of the Gospel.

The Drawing Power of the Gospel consists of God’s Unconditional Love.

~ Romans 5:8              But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

~ Romans 5:6              For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

The Drawing Power of the Gospel consists of God’s Immeasurable Grace.

~ Romans 6:23            For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

~ II Corinthians 5:21   He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

 

Be Bold for Jesus because of the Dynamic Power of the Gospel.

The Dynamic Power of the Gospel saves from the Penalty of Sin.

~ Romans 6:23             For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

~ Romans 8:1-4           Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

 

~ Ephesians 1:7           In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

 

The Dynamic Power of the Gospel saves from the Power of Sin.

~ Acts 2:38      Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

~ I John 1:9     If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

~ Romans 8:13             for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

 

The Dynamic Power of the Gospel saves from the Punishment of Sin.

~ Matthew 25:41         “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

 

~ Revelation 14:11      And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

 

~ Revelation 20:15      And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

 

~ Revelation 21:8         But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

 

~ Revelation 21:1-4    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

 

 

Be Bold for Jesus because of the Scoping Power of the Gospel.

The Scoping Power of the Gospel is Universal.

~ Galatians 3:28          There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

~ II Peter 3:9   The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

 

~ I Timothy 2:3-4        This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

The Scoping Power of the Gospel is Conditional.

  • First condition for Salvation is Faith

~ Romans 10:9-10      that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

 

~ James 2:24  You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

 

  • Second condition for Salvation is Repentance

~ Acts 3:19    Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

 

  • Third condition for Salvation is Confession

~ Romans 10:9          that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

 

  • Fourth condition for Salvation is Baptism

~ I Peter 3:21             Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

 

~ Acts 2:38     Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

~ Romans 6:3-4         Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

 

Every condition is essential

~ Mark 16:16            He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

 

~ Acts 2:38                Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

~ Romans 10:9          that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

 

~ Mark 16:16            He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

 

~ Acts 2:38                Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Sermon Notes, August 19, 2018, “Source for Good News”

Source for Good News

Acts 4:12

Jesus is the Only Source of Salvation because of His Person!

Jesus is the Christ!

~ John 4:25-26            The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”

Jesus is the Son of the Living God.

~ John 3:16     “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Jesus is Lord!

~ Romans 1:4              who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord

~ John 5:28-29            Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.

 

Jesus is the Only Source of Salvation because of His Work!

His Work consists of His death at the cross!

~ I John 2:2     and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

~ I John 4:10   In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

~ I Peter 1:18  knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers

 

His Work consists of His burial!

~ I Corinthians 15:3-4             For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

 

His Work consists of His resurrection!

~ Romans 1:4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord

~ I Corinthians 15:55-57         O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

~ Romans 8:34            who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

~ I Corinthians 15:51-53         Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

 

Jesus is the Only Source of Salvation because of His Word!

His Word is the source of Truth!

~ John 17:17   Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

~ II Peter 1:20-21       But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

 

His Word is the source of Life!

~ John 6:63     It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

~ I Peter 1:23   for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

 

His Word is the source of Faith!

~ Romans 10:17          So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

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