God’s Plan Revealed in Christ

GOD’S PLAN REVEALED IN CHRIST

(Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC)

I)        INTRODUCTION – I AM NOT HERE TO GIVE YOU SOME NEW REVELATION THIS MORNING… THEY SAY THAT HINDSIGHT IS 20-20.  AFTER PETER RECEIVED THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST IT WAS BETTER THAN 20-20.  IN ACTS 2 PETER WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY DENIED JESUS 3x NOW PREACHES WITH BOLDNESS AND VISION, SUMMING UP GODS PLAN REVEALED IN CHRIST. TEXT: ACTS 2:22-39

II)     HE SAW – THE CONDITION OF MANKIND

A)      GEN 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

B)      ISA 53:6 WE ALL LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY …

C)      WITHOUT HOPE WITHOUT GOD – EPH 2:12 THAT at that time ye were WITHOUT Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no HOPE, and WITHOUT God in the world:

A)      CONTINUALLY BENT ON EVIL – COULD NOT CHANGE

B)      DOOMED TO DESTRUCTION – FACING GODS WRATH

III)   HE CARED – HE KNEW WE HAD NO HOPE

A)      JESUS MEANS “GOD SAVES”

B)      WE COULD NOT SAVE OURSELVES

C)      HE CAME TO SEEK AND TO SAVE THE LOST

IV)   HE CAME – GOD BECAME FLESH LIVED AMONG US

A)      HE PERFORMED MIRACLES, SIGNS & WONDERS

B)      RAISED THE DEAD, HEALED BLIND EYES…

C)      HE DEMONSTRATED GOD LOVE FOR US

V)                  HE GAVE – HE GAVE HIMSELF UP

A)      GODLESS MEN PUT HIM TO DEATH

B)      JESUS CRUCIFIXION GREATEST MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN

C)       BUT WAS PREDETERMINED PLAN AND PURPOSE OF GOD

D)      JESUS SAID OF THE CROSS – FOR THIS CAUSE I CAME

E)       HE SAID “FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.”

F)       “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE …”

VI)               HE AROSE – GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD

A)      WHEN MARY CAME TO THE TOMB IT WAS EMPTY

B)      “THOU WILT NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW THY HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY” PS 16:8-11

C)      DAVID WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF.  HE SPOKE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE CHRIST

D)      HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN

E)       GOD HAS MADE HIM LORD & CHRIST – THIS JESUS WHOM YOU CRUCIFIED (36);

THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND UNTIL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL…

VII)  CONCLUSION – “WHAT SHALL WE DO?”  THEY WERE PIERCED TO THE HEART.  WE SHOULD BE TOO! PETER SAID “REPENT & BE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. FOR THE PROMISE IS TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND FOR ALL WHO ARE AFAR OFF, AS MANY AS THE LORD SHALL CALL TO HIMSELF.  (38 – 39).  SOME MAY NOT FEEL THE NEED TO REPENT.  THEY SAY “I’M A GOOD PERSON.”  HELL WILL BE FILLED WITH GOOD PEOPLE – GOOD PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT BELIEVED ON HIM AND FOLLOWED HIM.  BEFORE MICROSCOPE INVENTED PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT BACTERIA (GERMS).  WHAT CAUSED THEM TO BE SICK AND DISEASE TO SPREAD…

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