Summary: This sermon is just selected passages from the Scripture.
All Scripture Sermon
I believe one of our Greatest Blessings is the written word of God. It is through this written word that we find the answers to the questions of life, how to please God, and how to find true peace and happiness. Today the sermon will focus totally on what the scriptures have to say. This will be a sermon composed of only Scriptures. It is a collection of Scriptures to complement and explain each other, and hopefully help us to see the beauty of the Word of God. I trust that all of us will profit from it. I will be reading, so no effort is made to impress you with my learning but to help you be impressed with the truth and beauty of the Word of God. I will not be giving the references, but if you would like a copy of the sermon today I will make it available to you.
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen 1:1).
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways. But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world. The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven. (Heb 1:1-3).
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5).
So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. John pointed him out to the people. He shouted to the crowds, "This is the one I was talking about when I said, ’Someone is coming who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before I did.’" We have all benefited from the rich blessings he brought to us--one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:14-17).
Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus. Jesus is called the Christ.” (Matt 1:16).
"And we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.". (John 6:69).
"And a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased with him.". (Matt 3:17).
"While Peter was talking, a bright cloud covered them. A voice came from the cloud and said, "This is my Son, whom I love, and I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” (Matt 17:5).
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:16,17).
What I say is true, and you should fully accept it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst". (1 Tim 1:15).
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Rom 3:23).
"Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come." (John 8:21).
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". (John 14:6).
"For people can’t come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them from the dead. As it is written in the Scriptures, ’They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who hears and learns from the Father comes to me.". (John 6:44,45).
"He is "’the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.". (Acts 4:11,12).
"For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,;" (Heb 2:1-3).