Summary: We’ve heard of people wanting to make “peace with God” before they die. While that is a good idea, it can only be accomplished through Jesus Christ.
Peace with God
February 3, 2013 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Jesus came that we might be reconciled to God.
Focus Passage: Romans 5:1-11
Supplemental Passage: See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. (1 John 3:1 NASB)
Introduction: We’ve heard of people wanting to make “peace with God” before they die. While that is a good idea, it can only be accomplished through Jesus Christ.
I. Enemy of God
a. You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4 NASB)
b. "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. (Matthew 6:24 NASB)
II. Peace with God
a. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (Romans 5:1 NASB)
b. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 NASB)
III. Friend of God
a. and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God. (James 2:23 NASB)
b. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalms 23:6 NASB)