The God of New Beginnings
Sermon shared by Glenn Newton
Summary: This is an evangelistic message on our "Kickoff Sunday" as we were opening a new building... Many unsaved friends and family were present.
Audience: Seeker adults
there’s alot of religious people that are the most miserable, the most trapped people you’ll
ever find..... When Jesus came to earth 2000 years ago, some of his biggest critics were
the religious people of his day.... Jesus didn’t die on the cross so you could be religious....
He died so you could have a Relationship with Him.... there’s a big difference.
This morning we didn’t invite you here to tell you about New Hope Church of the
Nazarene, and what a great organization we have, and how if you will get involved in this
church your going to feel better..... that’s not why we get together for Worship.... were
here for one reason....Because we are passionate about Jesus Christ in our lives..... Were
here to Worship the One who has saved us from our Dead End lives.... we have prayed for
you... we have invited you this morning because we want you to know that God is a God
of New Beginnings... and that He promises you and Me a New Life, a New Beginning
when we put our Faith and Trust In Christ..... not a religion.... a person... His name is
Do you know How much Jesus really cares about You?
I’m going to read a passage from a book written by Max Lucado, the title of the
book is “the Gift”.... Max Lucado is one of the most inspired writers I’ve ever read...
listen to what he writes as He talks about Christ and how much Christ Loves you.... even
as He faced the Cross.... He was thinking of you....
Can I ask you a question this morning? What do you have to lose by giving God a
chance to Prove Himself to you? You don’t have anything to lose, but you have
everything to gain!
You have a heavenly Father who so loved you... It really doesn’t matter what you think of
yourself.... God loves you.... right where your at... you don’t have to clean up your act for
Him before you ask Him into your life..... that’s the irony... Satan tells you that you have
to clean up your act before you come to Christ, or He won’t accept you...... But the truth
is You can’t clean up your act.. your not cabable of cleaning up your act.... if you could, if
I could... We wouldn’t need a Savior would we?
Jesus says come... right where you at.... He’s not surprized by where you at... He’s God!
He knows what sin does to our lives, He understands how it tangles us up, how it brings
us down, how it takes us places we never intended to go.... He knows... He died for those
Jesus has an answer for your dead end.... Jesus has an answer for your frustration, for
your pain, for your addiction.... Jesus has an answer for your marriage..... Jesus has an
answer for your lonliness....... for your feeling of helplessness....
He is the answer....17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has
gone, the new has come! 2 Cor. 5:17
I can’t explain it to you.... It’s a God thing how He does it.... but I can tell you, I can
testify to you this morning..... that He took a self-centered punk preaches kid who didn’t
think he needed anyone, who thought he had all the answers, who thought he could make
it on his own..... He took me after I crashed and burned... and when I finally came to the
conclusion, I really don’t know what I’m doing.... He gave me New Life, New Purpose, a
Passion and a Love for God and for people
Comments and Shared Ideas
Join the discussion