Sermons on Jesus Christ
Worship sees God as the All-Sufficient Creator, the Loving Savior, and the Holy King that He is and then looks in faith for Him to be God to us. We worship God when we confess our sins to Him and ask for Him to forgive and cleanse us.
When you make your plan for the day or the week ahead of you, does Jesus order your steps? Do you consciously say, “Lord, I am your servant. Show me what you want me to put on my list?”
The Christian’s entire life rests upon Jesus’ real bodily resurrection from the dead. Our security does not depend upon us, but on Him who promised to keep us. His resurrection guarantees that He is able.
If God’s perfect Son had remained distant and not drawn near to us, there would be no means of forgiveness for our sins. The story of the thieves gives us hope by demonstrating their experience of God’s love and mercy.
The story of Barabbas and the angry mob demonstrates how quick we are to follow the crowd and discard God. But in Jesus’ cross, we are free from the punishment and condemnation we deserve.
If we seek man’s approval, we will never find God. The desire to please people will keep us from God’s grace offered in Jesus.