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Sermon Outline, December 18, 2016, “The Glory”

                                       The Glory

Luke 2:25-35

Anticipate the Difference.

Anticipate the difference Jesus makes.

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

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


Anticipate the difference the Holy Spirit makes.

~ 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.

~ Galatians 5:22-23      But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.



Consider the Difference.

Consider the Prepared Difference.

~ I Peter 1:20  For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you . . .

~ John 3:14     As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up . . .

~ John 2:19     Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”


Consider the Universal Difference.

~ 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.

~ 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.

~ 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.

~ Titus 2:11                 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men . . .

~ 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.



Share the Difference.

Share the Difference with Courage.

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

~ II Thessalonians 1:8-9          . . . dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power . . .

~ 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.


Share the Difference with Hope.

~ Romans 6:3-5                       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. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,


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