Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: Our inability to go to Jesus caused Him to come to us


John 14:18

Intro: As a sinner I was running wide open not looking for a place to slow down. I was looking for a good time and nothing else. The one person I was not looking for was Jesus Christ. There had been times I had said a wasted prayer during a time of fear only to return to the wickedness that caused me that same fear. As a sinner you cannot go to Jesus anytime you want. The only time you can go to him is for the forgiveness of sin. When I got saved I didn’t go to him but he came to me. I want to preach on that subject tonight; HE CAME TO ME.

Before I was saved and sine I have been saved there have been time that I could not physically or spiritually come to the Lord. It has been during those times that the Lord has come to me.

I. When I have been PERSECUTED, he came to me

A. (Deuteronomy 33:27) The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them

II. When I have been deserted by FRIENDS, he came to me

A. (Psalms 27:10) When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up

III. When I have been POOR, he came to me

A. (Psalms 34:6) This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

IV. When I was in the STORM, he came to me

A. (Mt 14:30) But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

B. (Mt 14:31) And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

V. When I have been SICK, he came to me

A. (Psalms 41:3) The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

VI. When I have been TEMPTED, he came to me

A. (2Peter 2:9) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

VII. When I was in SIN, he came to me

A. (Luke 19:10) For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

B. (Luke 15:5) And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Close: I am so glad that when I could not come to where he was that HE CAME TO ME

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