TRUTH: Jesus came to restore relationship God sent Jesus… 1. So that we could be different 2 Corinthians 5:17 :: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2. So that we could be restored to Him 2 Corinthians 5:18a :: All this is from God, 2 Corinthians 5:19a :: that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them 3. So that we could reconcile with others 2 Corinthians 5:19b :: and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 4. So that others might be restored to Him 2 Corinthians 5:20 :: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
The Reason - God’s Desire Unveiled
TRUTH: Jesus came to restore relationship
December 16, 2018 • Jason Smith
The Reason - God’s Love Revealed
TRUTH: Jesus came to show us the unfailing love of God God’s LOVE… • December 24, 2018 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Jesus came to show us the unfailing love of God God’s LOVE… 1. Overcomes our sin 1 John 4:9 :: In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 1 John 3:8b :: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 2. Takes the first step 1 John 4:10 :: In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 3. Makes us confident for eternity 1 John 4:17-18 :: By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 4. Gives us the ability to love one another 1 John 4:20-21 :: If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
The Reason - God's Grace Extended
TRUTH: Jesus’ coming extends grace for all time • December 30, 2018 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Jesus’ coming extends grace for all time God’s grace was extended… 1. In an unalterable past Ephesians 1:7 :: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 2. To my uncontrollable present 2 Corinthians 12:9 :: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 3. For the unchangeable future 1 Peter 1:4 :: to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you