I know men who can barely read their own language who have planted more churches than we have.
Study, Preach but most important: Rest in Christ.
I’m gonna talk about Christ but it is like putting the ocean in a cup.
You don’t need anything else but Christ. You don’t need relevance, you don’t need to add other things.
Nothing will cause the dead, very, dry bones to rise except the gospel.
Stand to preach, kneel before God.
Grow a church and write a book about it, then it wasn’t God.
5 The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6 The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty,
We have a God who forgives all types of sin.
Yet on the other hand we have a God who will not let any sin go unpunished.
1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
God is good. But you are not. Don’t call for judgement on others.
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
The Accuser stands before God calling for judgment for Adam, for Noah, for Abraham who lied, for David who murdered, and for me. How can God not judge us? Because Christ paid the price.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
He knew no sin. As a man walking here, He knew no sin.
We have never for a moment loved God with all our heart, soul and mind.
Jesus never for a moment did not love God perfectly.
Jesus was tempted in all things, yet He did not sin.
If others are impressed with your expository preaching, let it be damned! They should be impressed with Christ, not your preaching.
Christ was made sin on our behalf.
Our sins were imputed to the Son. He was legally declared guilty. He was treated as guilty.
Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”
The trees of the field will clap their hands because God has judged you guilty.
We belong in the Mount Ebal camp. Deuteronomy 27
Christ received all the curses from the law.
Cursed beyond measure.
How then can God bless Israel?
24 The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
You are blessed because Christ was cursed!
Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was not worried about the crucifixion but about the cup – the cup of the wrath of God.
John Flavel – A DISPLAY OF CHRIST HIS ESSENTIAL AND MEDITORIAL GLORY