Sermon Outline, November 26, 2017, “On His Terms”
On His Terms
We must respond to the Lord the way he tells us to, not however we please.
Leviticus 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them.
God is the same today as he was back then. – Malachi 3:6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
God is patient and is holding back his wrath.
God supremely cares about the way people view him.
Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace.
We need the whole Bible to get an accurate picture of God.
We must allow God to tell us who he is, not form our own opinions of him.
God is set apart. He is not like us. He is in a category all his own.
We never have the right to accuse God of wrong-doing.
Leviticus 10:3 – Aaron held his peace.
Job 1:22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.
Job 2:10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
If we have an issue with something God has said or done, the problem is not with God but with us.
How can sinful people stand in the presence of a holy God?
- We must come to him on his terms.
- We must have our sins atoned for.
The answer is Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
2 Cor. 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.