Summary: I. EXORDIUM: How are you? Are you good because of your sake? Did GOD saved us because of our sakes? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that it's for CHRIST's sake and according to GOD's will that we are saved. IV
How are you? Are you good because of your sake?
Did GOD saved us because of our sakes?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove that it's for CHRIST's sake and according to GOD's will that we are saved.
1 Chronicles 17:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For the sake of your servant, O Lord, and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have made them known.
For CHRIST's sake and according to GOD's will we are experienced greater things in life and bible promises are available to us.
For CHRIST's sake
A. Author: uncertain, thought to be edited by Ezra
B. Date written: Between 450 B.C. and 430 B.C.
C. Distinctive features: Deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah
D. Purpose: Provide spiritual perspective of events from David's reign to the decress of Cyrus in 538 B.C.
E. Intended audience/reader: Nation of Israel
F. Main theme: Sovereignty of GOD
G. Key verse:
1 Chronicles 17:11-14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For when you die and join your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, one of your sons, and I will make his kingdom strong.
He is the one who will build a house—a temple—for me. And I will secure his throne forever.
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my favor from him as I took it from the one who ruled before you.
I will confirm him as king over my house and my kingdom for all time, and his throne will be secure forever.’”
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. For CHRIST's sake
"For the sake of your servant, O Lord"
GOD's Anointed One -
Acts 15:26 (Amplified Bible)
Men who have hazarded their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3 John 1:7 (New Revised Standard Version)
for they began their journey for the sake of Christ, accepting no support from non-believers.
Philippians 1:29 (New King James Version)
For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
It's always been for CHRIST's sake, that's why we are saved. We are saved because of CHRIST. We are blessed because of CHRIST. We are healed because of CHRIST. We are forgiven because of CHRIST.
B. According to GOD's Will
"and according to your will"
John 7:17 (New International Version)
If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
Romans 1:10 (New International Version)
in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God's will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
1 Peter 3:17 (New International Version)
It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
We live according to GOD's will, that's why we are safe from death and have passed from death to life.
C. Great things happened in my life
"you have done all these great things"
"You have wrought all this greatness"
Luke 1:49 (New Revised Standard Version)
for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.