Sermons on Forgiveness
Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word is an expression of His love for His people. Application/Aim: Embrace the love of God for His people by trusting in Jesus Christ. (1) God’s Word Points Us to His Love for Us in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:20-23) (2) God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:24) (A) First description of the 70 weeks in v. 24: 6 promises to be accomplished (B) Second description of the 70 weeks in vv. 25-27: Historical things that will happen. (3) History Points to Jesus Christ (Daniel 25-27) (A) 70 Weeks, Part 1: 7 Weeks – rebuilding of Jerusalem & coming of anointed one (B) 70 Weeks, Part 2: 62 Weeks – continued rebuilding of Jerusalem in “troubled time” (C) 70 Weeks, Part 3: 1 Week – anointed one cut off forging a covenant, a prince’s people will destroy Jerusalem. – Last week is described twice. Jesus is the fulfillment of this text. He fulfills both what was to be accomplished in the 70 weeks, and he fulfills the historical contours of what would happen in the 70 weeks. The way that God answers Daniel’s prayers for the forgiveness of the sins of God’s people is by helping him to forward to the good news of a covenant that would be forged in a “messiah” that would be cut of – namely, Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:1-14).
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)
Theme: The book of beginnings comes to an end, but God’s promise remains forever. Aim: Know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Remind yourself of this promise when trials come. (1) Spiritual Famine (Genesis 42:1-29) (2) Testing & Reconciliation (Genesis 43:1-45:28) (3) God Does Not Forget His Promise (Genesis 46:1-47:31) (4) Looking for God’s Promises (Genesis 48:1-49:33) (5) Forgiveness & All Things for Good (Genesis 50:1-26)
Theme: Baptism is the immersing of believers in Jesus Christ united them to the church and is a picture of conversion from sin to Jesus Christ. Aim: Let us be found faithful as we practice baptism corresponding to faith in Christ, an appeal for a good conscience washed clean through the blood of Christ. (1) A Picture of Conversion (Romans 5-6) (2) Immersion In Water (Matthew 13:13-17; Romans 6:3-11) (3) For Repenting Believers In Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:6, 11; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Acts 8:12-13; 18:8; ) (4) Union to Church (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13) a. What about infant baptism? (5) Baptism Doesn’t Save You (1 Peter 3:21)
Theme: Jesus came for the sick, forgiving sin and calling sinners. Aim: Jesus is a king for sinners who feel their need for him. You can’t have Jesus as your king unless you’re a sinner. If you refuse to acknowledge you’re a sinner, friend drop your guise. Drop your pride. Open your eyes and see your need in the face of the coming judgment of a holy God. Turn from your sin and trust in Jesus as your king. (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)