PRAISE THE KING
For His Sacrifice for Us
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
THE POWER OF THE CROSS
- IT WAS A DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. The cross is God’s statement of love to the world
- IT WAS A DECLARATION OF VICTORY
We have now been justified by his blood. There is power in the blood of Jesus to set you free!)
He RESCUED US how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!- The Bible, tells us that there is no other way to cleanse sin, but through the sacrifice of an innocent one in the of the guilty one
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
1 Peter 1:18-19
Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
- Note: by the way, the word “ransomed” in this verse means, “to keep safe and sound, to rescue from all harm and danger; from destruction and from perishing!”
PRAISE THE KING
For Increasing Our Faith
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
- They apparently didn’t understand what He was telling them nor, did they ask Himto explain it. When Jesus was put to death, therefore, they completely forgot what He had promised and were overcome with sorrow and discouragement and fear. Perhaps they hoped Jesus would become a king, uniting the people and driving out the despised Romans who had occupied their country. His death, however, brought an end to those hopes.
The earth trembles
The sky grows dark
My King yields his spirit
Hope is lost
Death has won
Sin has conquered
and Satan’s just a laughin’
Jesus is buried
A soldier stands guard
And a rock is rolled into place
But it’s Friday
It is only Friday
Sunday is a comin’!
Pastor SM Lockridge
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
PRAISE THE KING
For Giving Us New Life
1 John 5:11-12
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
- We have LIFE TODAY!
- We have a CHANGED life
Our purpose and our position is different
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
It should change our attitude and how we interact!
- We have an ABUNDANT LIFE
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
- We have LIFE TOMMOROW!
1 peter 1:3-5
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.