Summary: In that message we covered three areas of “The Lamb Promised.” 1. The Personality of the Promised Lamb 2. The Purpose of the Promised Lamb 3. The Portrait of the Promised Lamb
Behold the Lamb Prepared
Behold the Lamb Series 2
Sermon outline from Dr. Adrian Rogers former pastor of Belleview Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
December 7, 2014 Sunday Morning
Stapp Zoe Baptist
Last week we began our series entitled “Behold the Lamb.”
The title of the message was “Behold the Lamb Promised.”
In that message we covered three areas of “The Lamb Promised.”
1. The Personality of the Promised Lamb
2. The Purpose of the Promised Lamb
3. The Portrait of the Promised Lamb
From the breaking of the dawn of time as mankind knows time, mankind violated a sacred trust and which ushered in the deadly virus of sin.
Which now flows through every human being.
However, God made a promise that there would come One who would balance the scales, defeat evil, and deliver humanity.
For thousands of year’s mankind waited.
And while mankind waited, God worked.
God began His work through a man named Abram from Ur of the Chaldees.
Through this man God raised up a nation known as Israel.
God worked through this nation to establish His Law and His order of worship on the earth.
However, the Nation of Israel was constantly making a mess of God’s plan.
They constantly turned away from God and embraced the world.
Adopting their own religion.
Whether it be a graven image, or self man made pleasures.
Never the less God was patient with them, and He continued to work.
He worked in spite of their tendency to follow false gods.
He worked in spite of their tendency to embrace self-man made pleasures.
He worked in spite of them turning a deaf ear to His Word and to the preachers and prophets He sent to lead them.
He worked in spite of the fact that they really did not seem to care about Him at all.
God worked because He was completing a plan that begun before the beginning of time.
Before the foundation of the world even before the creation of mankind.
He worked because He was determined to send a Redeemed to this world to save the lost.
He worked because He was motivated by a heart of love to see His people saved.
So, He worked in spite of everything they did and in working, His love for them overcame every obstacle they placed in His path.
God kept on because He was had promised to send a Lamb into the world to die for sin.
Today, I want to talk about that part of God’s work that brought His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, into this world.
Of all the obstacles God faced in completing His plan to save lost sinners, the most challenging, from a human perspective, was getting His Lamb into this world.
We have seen how God promised a Lamb; today, we will look at how God prepared the Lamb.
So we come to the message today “Behold the Lamb Prepared.”
Our text will be from Luke 1:26-38 (quickview)  as we turn to this text I would like to take these verses and show you how God accomplished the impossible through the birth of His only begotten Son.