Summary: Learn how God Feeds us throuogh His Wisdom, His Word, His Will, His way and His Wonders. Then learn how God gives us the opportunity to be lead through Witnessing, through Worship, through our Walk with Him, Through working for Him, and through our wealt
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR: TERRY VAUGHAN
SERMON TITLE: THE LAMB THAT FEEDS US AND LEADS US
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18 KJV
TEXT VERSE: REVELATION 7:13-17 “AND ONE OF THE ELDERS ANSWERED, SAYING UNTO ME, WHAT ARE THESE THINGS WHICH ARE ARRAYED IN WHITE ROBES? AND WHENCE CAME THEY? AND I SAID UNTO HIM, SIR, THOU KNOWEST. AND HE SAID TO ME, THESE ARE THESE WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, AND HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES, AND MADE THEM WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. THEREFORE ARE THEY BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD, AND SERVE HIM DAY AND NIGHT IN HIS TEMPLE: AND HE THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE SHALL DWELL AMONG THEM. THEY SHALL HUNGER NO MORE, NEITHER THIRST ANY MORE; NEITHER SHALL THE SUN LIGHT ON THEM, NOR ANY HEAT. FOR THE LAMB WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE THRONE SHALL FEED THEM, AND SHALL LEAD THEM UNTO LIVING FOUNTAINS OF WATERS AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES.”
LET US PRAY: Heavenly Father, we just thank you for the opportunity to be here in your house. Lord we thank you for the precious word. I pray you’d use me as an instrument. I know that without you Lord, we’re just an empty vessel but I pray you’d use us today as a chosen vessel unto thee that your word will come right down out of heaven and sink down into our souls, our hearts, and our minds. I pray we’d not only be able to feel you but we’d be able to see you through faith and to know and understand what you’d have us to do and what you’d have us to be and where you’d have us to go. Let us always follow you in everything and Lord we give you the Praise, the Honor and the Glory for all that you do for us. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
We’re going to point out some things today that God has laid on our heart. There’s something that always amazes me and I want to share it with you this morning. We quoted John 3:16 a while ago, how God sent his only begotten son from Heaven to this world to come for every man, woman, boy and girl. He said in His word that He came to save that which was lost. That’s why Jesus came. I want you to know, that’s the main purpose why Jesus came. He came to seek and to save that which was lost. That same Jesus that was sent from God out of Heaven to this world also went to Calvary’s cross and willingly laid down His life for you and me. He paid our sin debt on the cross of Calvary. You say, preacher, I’m not a sinner. Every man, woman, boy and girl in this world is sinners. You’re not a sinner because of what you’ve done or because of where you’re from or what you’ve done in the past. You are simply a sinner when you are born into this world. We were all born sinners. Lost without God. Dying and on our way to a Devil’s Hell. But thank God, when Christ gave His life on the cross of Calvary and paid our sin-debt, no more did we have to go to that awful place called Hell. God made a way at the cross of Calvary so that you and I might have life and have it more abundantly and life everlasting. Praise be to God for His only begotten Son! Not only did He go to the cross of Calvary, after that they went to the tomb to look for Him on the third day and the angel said ‘HE’S NOT HERE.’ I’m glad I’m serving a resurrected Savior. Hell couldn’t keep Him down. He defeated it for you and for me! Then I thought about ACT 1:11 “...YE MEN OF GALILEE, WHY STAND YE GAZING UP INTO HEAVEN? THIS SAME JESUS, WHICH IS TAKEN UP FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER AS YE HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN.” I’m looking forward to Him coming back one day after awhile. But what amazes me about all that is that the same Son that was sent from God out of Heaven, that gave His life on the cross of Calvary, that was resurrected and then ascended back up into heaven...looking at verse 15, the part that amazes me is He that sitteth upon the throne shall dwell among them. I’m glad I’m serving a God even though He’s seated at the right hand of God, He’s still here with us today. That amazes me. I’m glad I’m not serving a God that is far off. His presence is here. He said he’d never leave us.