Sermon Outline, March 19, 2017, “The Unity of Grace”
The Unity of Grace
Christ promotes Unity by removing the Distance.
Jesus removes the Labels with His Blood.
~ Galatians 3:26-28 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 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.
Jesus removes the Distance with His Blood.
~ II Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Christ promotes Unity by removing the Barrier.
Jesus removed the Barrier with His Cross.
~ Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
Jesus removed the Hostility with His Cross.
~ Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Christ promotes Unity through His Building.
His Building stands on the One Foundation.
~ Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
~ 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, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
~ John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God.
His Building consists of Unity.
~ I Corinthians 3:17 If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.