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August 19. 01

Isaiah 45:22

This is the text verse that a Primitive Methodist layman preached from the day Charles Haddon Spurgeon was saved. Listen as Spurgeon recounts that day the layman preached,

It is a text that encourages and exhorts us to look to Christ.

I want to do just that this morning.

The Saviour many people believe in is far too small. Many of us need a gain a larger perception of Jesus Christ in relation to our personal lives. Jesus Christ is all sufficient. Nothing is above Him, and nothing is beyond Him.

Isaiah calls all the world to look to one (HIM). No need to look to anyone else. He is big enough!

How big is Jesus?

I. Jesus is big enough to be the lone SUBSTITUTE for all iniquity.

Isaiah 53:6 "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us All."

A. All are sinners - the universality of Adam positionally and in life actually.

B. All are self-willed. All sinners are alike. They are all self-willed. Every sin is an act of the will.

C. All are provided for.

All we are included in the problem of sin, and we all are included in the provision of a substitute.

An old English preacher had been in a meeting. He boarded the train and was about to leave. A young lady who was without the Saviour ran to the side of the train and yelled, "Please sir, I w ant to be saved. Tell me how to be saved." The train was beginning to leave the station, and looking out the window he said, "Young lady, go home and read Isaiah 53:6. Go in on the first ’all’ and come out on the second ’all’ and you will be all right."

I Timothy 2:5,6 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for ALL."

Jesus is big enough to bear the sins of the whole world. He is big enough to be the one substitute for all the sin of the world. I John 2:2 "And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for our’s only, but also for the sins of the whole world." The provision for sin is as extensive as the extent of sin.

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 they placed his body in the rotunda of the capitol and allowed people to view the body of their slain president. In the long, somber line of people there was a rather large black woman clutching her son to her bosom. As she approached the body of her late president, she was her to say to that little boy, "Look a long time laddie, that man died for you."

Hebrews 2:9 says, "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for EVERY man."

Romans 8:32 "He that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us ALL."

II. Jesus is big enough to be the only SAVIOUR of all humanity.

"Look unto ME, and be ye saved"

Jesus is the complete Saviour. He is only Saviour. He needs no one else to help Him.

"I am THE way, THE truth, THE life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME."

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