An Expositional Sermon
Preached at Iowa Christian Academy on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:45am
Have you ever felt conviction for your sin? Have you ever felt your unworthiness, and your total depravity before God? This is where following Jesus starts. And it’s not just guilt for the things we’ve done, but also for the things we’ve thought, the attitudes and intentions of our hearts. The inner dialogue of your mind as your mouth remains shut. And if you aren’t a Christian, friend, repent, turn from your sin and find forgiveness in the death and resurrection of Christ. Let your conviction of sin and guilt before God drive you to Christ. In the words of the Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy: “Let not conscience make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream; all the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him.”
Theme: Jesus came for the sick, forgiving sin and calling sinners.
Aim: Pray with me, “God convict us of our sin, forgive us for the ways that we have sinned, and save us from Your wrath to come through faith alone in the substitutionary death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ alone.”
(1) Jesus Forgives Sinners (Mark 2:1-12)
(2) Jesus Calls “Sell Outs” (Mark 2:13-14)
(3) Jesus Came for the Sick (Mark 2:15-17)