Steve's Sermon Notes: August 19, 2018

Steve's Sermon Notes: August 19, 2018

Written on 08/19/2018
Stephen Scarrow

AHLG: More Than Guilt Removal                      August 19, 2018

Intro: AHLG 2 Chron. 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”  Let me give you a quick synopsis of what we have studied thus far:  A heart full of loving kindness, a forgiving heart, a righteous heart, a heart that does justice, a heart that loves mercy, and a warrior heart. Today I will give you my parting shot, next week John, and then a Sunday to bask in the heart of God.

A.      Have you ever taken a big picture look at the Bible?  Most times we take a magnifying glass (if not microscope) approach to interpretation.  We need to step back and get the big picture:

a.      God—creator

b.      Humankind—created beings

c.       Satan—sin (evil, death, sickness, etc)

d.      The Fall—separation from God

e.      Choosing of Israel—covenant (the law)

f.        Countless times Israel rejected God. (seems to be the central storyline of the OT)

g.      New Covenant—Jesus

B.      “To effect a thorough change back.” Reconciliation

a.      OT-As a result of the prayers or confession or conversion of man, God renounces his wrath and is gracious again.  Hosea 11

b.      Romans 5:6-11

                                                              i.      More than guilt removal (vs. 9-10) “There is a change, not merely in the disposition of man or his legal relationship, but in the total state of his life.” TDNT

                                                            ii.      We move into rejoicing in God (vs 11) “Through the revelation of the super-abounding love of God which did not find the sacrifice of

AHLG: More Than Guilt Removal                      August 19, 2018

Intro: AHLG 2 Chron. 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”  Let me give you a quick synopsis of what we have studied thus far:  A heart full of loving kindness, a forgiving heart, a righteous heart, a heart that does justice, a heart that loves mercy, and a warrior heart. Today I will give you my parting shot, next week John, and then a Sunday to bask in the heart of God.

A.      Have you ever taken a big picture look at the Bible?  Most times we take a magnifying glass (if not microscope) approach to interpretation.  We need to step back and get the big picture:

a.      God—creator

b.      Humankind—created beings

c.       Satan—sin (evil, death, sickness, etc)

d.      The Fall—separation from God

e.      Choosing of Israel—covenant (the law)

f.        Countless times Israel rejected God. (seems to be the central storyline of the OT)

g.      New Covenant—Jesus

B.      “To effect a thorough change back.” Reconciliation

a.      OT-As a result of the prayers or confession or conversion of man, God renounces his wrath and is gracious again.  Hosea 11

b.      Romans 5:6-11

                                                              i.      More than guilt removal (vs. 9-10) “There is a change, not merely in the disposition of man or his legal relationship, but in the total state of his life.” TDNT

                                                            ii.      We move into rejoicing in God (vs 11) “Through the revelation of the super-abounding love of God which did not find the sacrifice of the Son too great, and which does not regard it as too humiliating to plead with men, we are renewed in the total state of our life.”

                                                          iii.      God’s mind is not changed.  He is the same. He has always sought out his people.

C.      2 Corinthians 5:14-21 The ministry of reconciliation…having, doing God’s heart for our neighbor and for the nations.

a.      No longer living for my own advantage

b.      Seeing people through the correct lens.

the Son too great, and which does not regard it as too humiliating to plead with men, we are renewed in the total state of our life.”

                                                          iii.      God’s mind is not changed.  He is the same. He has always sought out his people.

C.      2 Corinthians 5:14-21 The ministry of reconciliation…having, doing God’s heart for our neighbor and for the nations.

a.      No longer living for my own advantage

b.      Seeing people through the correct lens.