Summary: Sermon on the character of Jesus.

Like A Rescue Worker

Galatians 1:1-5

I. Introduction

During times of great tragedy the Red Cross rescue worker is there rebuilding lives, restoring hope. In many ways Jesus is like the rescue worker for the Red Cross. Let’s consider . . .

II. His Ministry

A. Universal (2 Peter 3:9)

B. Sacrificial (1 Tim. 2:5,6)

III. His Message

A. Urgent (Isaiah 49:8)

B. Salvation (2 Cor. 6:2)

IV. His Motive

A. Unconditional Love (Romans 5:8)

B. Self-less Love (John 3:16)

V. Conclusion

In his book "Living Beyond the Limits" Franklin Graham tell of a man who had watched as his friends died trying to escape the MGM Hotel fire in 1979. The man, convinced that he could not climb down the fire rope and save himself, gave up. At that moment a fireman grabbed him, stuck an oxygen mask on him, and rescued him.

When we realize that we cannot save ourselves, there is a Rescue Worker who can--Jesus!


Preached at Patterson Baptist Church 1-21-01