Sermon Outline, February 26, 2017, “The Foundation Before the World”
The Foundation Before the World
God formed His plan before the World.
God chose the Time.
~ 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
God chose the Way.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ I Timothy 2:3-4 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
God chose the Means.
~ Romans 3:24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus
God chose the Purpose.
~ I Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
~ Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
God implements His plan during the World.
God provides redemption through His Son, Jesus.
~ 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.
God provides redemption according to His Grace.
~ Romans 5:20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
God extends His plan beyond the World.
God seals His Children for an Inheritance.
~ Revelation 21:3 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
~ I Peter 1:4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
God seals His Children by Faith.
~ Romans 5:5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
God seals His Children with the Holy Spirit.
~ 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.
~ 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,