Summary: God is longsuffering toward us...He has gone to great lengths to bring us to Himself.
God is Reaching Out to You
Intro: 2 Peter 3:9
His love is universal
His grace if universal
His Gospel is universal.
God is longsuffering toward us.
-God has gone to great lengths to get His message out to us. Vs 8
-Through His Son Hebrews 1: 1
-Though the Scripture
-Through His Saints. Mark 16:15
-Many of you have witness to people.
-Through tracts, witnessing etc.
-Through His servants.
The message is out there. Millions have heard
1. The extent of Man’s excuses. Vs 8-11
-“I don’t need to be saved, I am good enough”
-“I have been so bad, that there is no way
that God can forgive my sin. I am beyond
getting saved now.”
-“Getting save is to restrictive. I can’t do
anything, I can’t have any fun. I don’t want
to obey all those rules.”
2. The extent of God’s grip. Vs 12-22
-God keeps on speaking. Vs 14
-God doesn’t give up
-He doesn’t turn a way.
-He may speak in dreams and visions at night.
-His words will come back. Isaiah 55:11
-His work is not held back. Vs 15
-He will break down man’s pride. Vs 17
-God is trying to keep you from going to hell.
-God may try to get your attention through
pain and suffering. Vs. 19-22
-Can’t eat or sleep.
-begins to loose weight.
-Many people have turned to the Lord in
their pain and suffering.
3. The extent of God’s grace. Vs 23-29
-There is a messenger …there is no IF.
-To show man how to be upright (saved).
-He will declare…I have found a ransom.
-That ransom is Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:6
-Jesus paid that ransom by His own life…He
is the ransom.
-He will be saved! Vs 26
-He will pray
-He will find grace Favorable – grace.
-Joy will be on his face.
-God will give him righteousness.
-He will be delivered from the pit and see
-The light that came into the. John 12:46
Conclusion: Have you found the ransom
-What did God have to do to get you to come to
-What will God have to do to get you to come
-You might have to be God’s messenger to bring
someone else to Christ.