Pastor Jesse shared with us the message of "The Incarnation." Although the word incarnation does not appear in the Bible; incarnate is a Latin word that means "enflesh." So the incarnation is the enfleshness of God.
The Incarnation and the atonement cannot be separated. One speaks of Jesus' birth (the cradle), and the other speaks of his death (the cross). The incarnation is a pledge of the atonement. Jesus did not come not to live, but to die, not for himself but for His children.
The Promise of the Incarnation. The Person of the Incarnation (Mary), The Place of the Incarnation, The Purpose of the Incarnation.
The Reformations of the 16th century was no less than the rebirth and resurrection of the church of Jesus Christ from false doctrine that laid an impossible burden on people and robbed christ of his glory as the all sufficent Savior of sinners through personal faith in him. The recovery of key doctrine is expressed in later adopted mottos of the five solas- Scripture alone, Grace aloe, faith alone, Christ alone for the glory of God alone.
Thanksgiving 2023 - We Will Give Thanks to You Forever - Psalm 79. A Psalm of Asaph lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 586 BC by the Babylonians concludes with a declaration that even in calamity and judgment, the people will give thanks to God forever!
What is the first part of Israel's distinguishing the holy from the common? Leviticus 17 prepares us for the evening sermon on the Lord's Day. In these sixteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the first part of Israel's distinguishing the holy from the common was to be their respect for the holiness of blood.
Luke 23:26-56 – The Crucifixion of Christ – Sermon Outline
Intro: Christ's ministry leads Him to the cross to die and pay for sin, and even in carrying and hanging from the cross, Christ continues to love and serve His Father and minister to His people.
Need: Christ's words and work of dying should move our hearts to take up our cross after Christ, to follow Him into life eternal and victory over evil, in loving devotion, admiration and praise of our Lord and Savior.
Theme: Christ warns and comforts while bearing the cross as the world watches & responds.
Christ with Simon the Cyrenian carries His cross & warns of coming judgment on Jerusalem. (26-31)
Christ on the cross asks the Father to forgive His crucifiers and comforts the repentant criminal. (32-43)
Christ dies on the cross after the crowd sees cosmic & cultic signs, and the faithful bury His body.