Sermons on Promises
•Destination: Eternity •Mission: Be the church of Christ. •Work: Live and preach the gospel. •Who am I doing this with? •What choices do I have…? John 8:12 Jesus Is the Light of the World 12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
⦁ is purposeful.⦁ is powerful.⦁ shelters His people.⦁ expects obedience.⦁ rewards obedience. Exodus 19:1-4 19 In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, [a]on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain. 3 Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to…
•When now standing in that Promised Life in Jesus… •He would have preferred his past offenses were blacked out. •They were! •1Tim.1:12-13… 1 Timothy 1:12-13 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
⦁ Dream big for Jesus!⦁ God wants the best for your life in the Son.⦁ What does that mean?⦁ I have no idea—Praise the Lord!⦁ But God knows.⦁ Ask…seek…knock (Mt.7:7). Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Beware the empty promises.⦁ A Christian’s word is his bond.⦁ Because God’s word is His bond!⦁ Man may disappoint us, but…⦁ It is impossible for God to lie Hebrews 6:18 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have [a]taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
⦁ asks much of us.⦁ gives great blessings.⦁ has power and authority.⦁ does not force us.⦁ does not hate questions.⦁ does value faith.⦁ works in His own time.⦁ allows us to fail.⦁ remains faithful.⦁ has a plan.⦁ loves us. Genesis 15:1-3 Abram Promised a Son 15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram,I am a shield to you;[a]Your reward shall be very great.” 2 Abram said, “O Lord [b]God, what will You give me, since I [c]am…