Summary: We have witnessed Christ in our His grace, in His creation, and in our fellowship...How can we help but speak about these things? We’ve heard the message, we are without excuse
WE MUST OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MAN
AIM: To give the congregation courage to speak the word of God Boldly
1) Good Morning
2) Finally here
3) Excited about the possibilities
4) I have enjoyed our visits
5) Look forward to next week
6) Moved In, Just about unpacked.
7) Share my vision
My goal as a servant of God is to better His Kingdom by encouraging His Saints to remain steadfast to His hope, and to help lost Souls to find true joy and identity in the only place it can be found.
1) The Amazing Jesus
2) The Judging World
3) The Need for Boldness
1. THE AMAZING JESUS
a) Today I want to talk about the need for us to be Bold with the message of Christ
b) Unfortunately we often forget who He is and what Jesus as done for us.
c) That is why I feel that it is absolutely imperative that we know the Amazing Jesus.
a) All through the book of John we can read about Who Jesus said that He was.
“ I am the Bread of Life…”
“ I am the Living Bread that came down out of heaven.
“ I am the Light of the World”
“I am the door of the sheep”
“ I am the good shepherd”
“I am the resurrection and the life”
“I am the way, and the truth and the life”
“I am the true Vine”
c) These are all statements Jesus has made about himself.
d) knew who he was at age twelve when he was found in His “father’s house”.
e) Performed many, many miracles
f) Healed the sick, raised the dead.
g) was the greatest teacher ever to walk the face of the earth.
h) Called the prince of peace, The lion of Judah, the King of Kings.
I) known as the creator and sustainer of life.
j) Was with God in the beginning, His word created the world.
k) Victor over all temptation
l) Given all authority over all heaven and earth.
m) provider of peace
giver of grace
King of all Kingdoms
master of man kind
deliverer of the dead
advocate of the anointed
mediator for the masses
purifier of the putrid
servant of the saved
foundation for the fallen
Shepherd of His sheep
Doctor for the Diseased.
Died for all the dead
buried for the bereaved
and Risen for the Redeemed
n) He is everything that could ever be important to anyone for all times.
o) In him we find purpose and hope and identity. There is no other place in which we can find the true love of God but in Christ Jesus.
p) No one can deny the existence of God, nor can they deny the existence of Jesus. (CASE FOR CHRIST)
q) All who say that Jesus isn’t Lord, will soon learn that Jesus Is Lord
EVERY KNEE WILL BOW
EVERY TONGUE CONFESS
THAT JESUS IS LORD…
So we can either Bow now or Bow Later. Either way we are going to bow.
Jesus is the King of all, He is over all, and through all, and in all. He is the Amazing Jesus. We are here today because we believe that. But how much does this fact affect us???
Let’s look at some men in the Bible who were affected so profoundly by Him that they were willing to stand against Judgment because of it.
2. THE JUDGEMENT OF THE WORLD
a) It’s unfortunate, but Jesus gets buried by the pressures of the world.
b) As amazing as He is, it seems as though it takes very little to distract us from Him.
c) The world stands in judgment against the message of Christ.
d) Immorality engulfs us and stands against all that we hold dear in Christ.
e) Tolerance of that immorality is demanded, intolerance will not be tolerated.
f) If we hold to the Amazing Christ, we will definitely be intolerant of immorality. And therefore rejected by the world.
a) In Acts 3 we find The apostle Peter’s second sermon.
b) It is preceded by a miraculous sign.
c) Peter and John walk into the temple, and on the way through the gate they see a crippled man, lame from birth.
“Silver and Gold, I do not possess, but what I do have I give to you...in the name of Jesus Christ Stand up and walk. Immediately the man’s feet and legs were filled with strength. He jumped up” and followed Peter and John into the temple praising God.
d) as a crowd gathers Peter seizes the opportunity and preaches to the crowd.
e) The Chief priest’s hear what’s going on and try to put a stop to it. But because it was the end of the day they just threw them in jail.