To fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament exactly correct why else did he come so we have three, then to restore Fellowship with God number two to die for our sins three to fulfill the prophecies in the Old Testament Duck. So we can have forgiveness of our sins and that will tie in with what Jeremy said. But you're exactly correct. Split Personality (Visitation Day Remix) - Basehead - Split Personality be our perfect mediator to be our perfect mediator with the father exactly correct and it I wanna pull something else out of you besides mediator.
He also yes Sam. Took upon him the form of a servant and good to give And When We Did - New Factions Of The SS - We Entered On Fire (File, Album) Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord great example.
I'm gonna pull something else about the mediator he exactly that he came so that he could be a sympathetic high priest. I'm not dealing with I'm dealing with. Sarah Subject tonight not the rest of Y'all, but you're all right. Okay you're right, but I can not only sympathize with what Ricky is going through, but I can empathize with him because every time I've ever left the church.
I've been very fortunate in my ministries. I've never been at run out of Dodge. Now they're probably in times that you all wanted to run me out of Dodge, but I've never been run out of Dodge.
I've always left in a good relationship, but yet as I. You know I I mean as I had to make that decision. I had pros and I had cons bottom line. I had to take a step of faith believing that this is what God was doing in my life and continue to see the Bible says this there's safety in a multitude of counselors talk to your father in law.
He's he's a good man. He's got a good head on their shoulders but talk to other people, but then ultimately you can talk and talk and talk and talk to that.
You have to draw a line in the sand and say okay. Decision So tonight I wanna talk about that one of the reasons why Jesus came was to fulfill the prophecies that were in the word of God but not only the prophecies, but also to fulfill the plan of God.
The plan of God. I've asked you to start with me to acts Chapter two and an My Fuckin Bike - Various - Asian HC Compilation chapter two. I'm gonna read it and then I'm gonna point out show you a number of other verses tonight that show us that God had a master plan. In Chapter two verse 20 - two, the setting is the day of Pentecost. A lot of the Jewish people thought that the disciples were drunk when they started speaking in tongues.
But as they spoke in tongues, they clearly heard the gospel preached in their own and the word there is dialect dialect of which is dialect and if Peter is explaining to them what is taking place, he says.
Men of Israel hear these words Jesus Approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you. As you yourselves also know in other words, he says.
You've you've you know about all the miracles and the wonders and the preaching that he did. Some of you saw the miracles so you can't neglect what he did. But he says this in verse 20 - three cuz he makes it very clear they Christ was not like a murder now. Sometimes there are people who are murderers because they are so zealous over what they believe Definitely Zealous over the plan of God, but he did not get himself murdered.
He did not get himself into a jam and in a getting himself crucified. But what Peter says next is so very important for us to understand because it ties in with Jesus coming to Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord prophecy. That says this him being determined by the Blind Love - The Allman Brothers Band - Enlightened Rogues Council and four knowledge of God when he says the Determinate Council, he's basically saying this that Jesus.
According to God's plan came to be crucified. And it was, according to God's for knowledge. So that was the plan. The plan was that Jesus would come now. They develop the plan? Cross reference. If you will please, we're gonna look at a couple of different references. We're just gonna build a case. We're gonna see how the word of God just takes a step by step says this in Ephesians chapter one.
We're gonna look at verses three through Parce Que Ça Me Donne Du Courage - Various - La Légende De La Chanson first of all. I'm gonna read it and then I'm gonna ask you the question and you're gonna give you the right answer.
Until the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will so when did God have this plan? Sam The foundation of the world in other words in eternity past in other words before he Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord created man even before he created the world.
That's when God developed this plan now we'll continue on with us go with me. If you will please the chapter three in Ephesians chapter three, we read verses nine through So again, then we see that that when Peter says the men of Galilee Jesus Christ approved of you preapproved of God. Miracle signs and wonders as you know yourselves, but he was delivered, according to the plan of God.
So, in other words, the Jewish ungodliness the mock trial, the crucifying him was all. They were nothing more than ponds in God's hand to accomplish the plan of God when it came to the redemption of mankind. Nine let's start with verse eight Paul says this in Ephesians chapter three verse eight unto me who I am less than at least of the saints of all the Saints is this grace given and we stop there and let me remind you where Paul is he preached to the Philippians As we just read in Philippians Chapter one.
He was talking about humility here we can see the Apostle Paul was a man who was genuinely humble and I believe that he was humble simply because it haunted him the way that he had blast framed and treated Christians. I can't comprehend that there's no measure to the riches and the depth of the damage of who Jesus Christ is and will never comprehend it all but he goes on to say this in verse nine and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery?
Which from the beginning of the world had been hidden, God who created all things by creating who created all things by Jesus Christ. Now this mystery that he's referring to is the church, But the mystery of the church is this, and this is something that any Jew would struggle with because the mystery was this that God was gonna take Jews and gentiles and make them. There was a mystery that was hidden, but yet God had a plan. The plan was to send his son. The plan was to send his son to die for the forgiveness of sins to be our mediator to be our high priest somebody over here and to restore fellowship or we could we could say to initiate fellowship because there really wasn't any.
Fellowship because Adam and Eve we could say their fellowship was restored to God. John Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord three verse He did believe it's not as condemned already. Thus there's no restoring me because you know I never had fellowship with God.
I was an enemy of God. I was a sinner etcetera etcetera but notice what he says in verse 10 to the intent that now unto the principal. Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord in heavenly places might be known by the church. The manifold wisdom of God now get this in verse 11, according to the eternal purpose, which he purposed in Christ, Jesus our Lord. So God had a plan. God had a purpose and he was sending his son to Earth to accomplish that plan. That is one of the major reasons for the incarnation.
Another cross reference ties in exactly. We just read go with me to the book of First Peter Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord one first Peter Chapter one now your Bibles are getting workout tonight, but again what I'm trying to do is I'm trying to give you I'm trying to teach you about incarnation and this would come under the doctrine of Christ, which is known as Christology and it's so very Youve Made Me So Very Happy - Edwin Starr & Blinky - Just We Two for us to be grounded in this area simply because this is where the Colts always attack people, especially Bible believing Christians if they can get you messed up on Crystal.
Gonna get you and especially one thing that we'll see a little bit Ill Go Crazy - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Take A Ride. on and is this your average Jehovah's witness.
You know what they don't really know everything that they think that they know, but the bottom line is is this.
The Jehovah's witnesses do not believe that Jesus Christ is God and if they can get you all mixed up on that and they're gonna get you. We continue reading their first Peter Chapter one and I've asked you to look at verses 19 and 20 again. We see the purpose of God. It says this for as much Midnight Fever - Haki - Midnight Fever EP you know that you're not redeemed with corruptible things.
A minute ago a minute ago this is a hard question for you okay minute ago. You said that Jesus came to die for our sins right. Do you know what the word redeem means?
What's that? To take it back this close the word redeem means to buy back or it means the purchase of a price to set one who is in bondage free. So I'm gonna give you credit for that. So you're two for two tonight. Two bowls of ice cream Okay. It's okay, dude. But it says this for as much as you know, you're not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold from your vein truck conversation and received by tradition from your father's, but with the precious blood of Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord as of a lamb without blemish and without spot that is verse 20 who barely was four ordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in the.
Times for you one last reference when we looking the purpose of God and Jesus coming go with me to the Book of Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord Chapter 13 Revelation Chapter In Revelation, Chapter 13, and we're gonna look at verse eight.
Before we read it. I'm gonna pick on Dog's kids Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord. See how smart they are. Jenny is your name in the lamb's book of life. How do you know? Look at me, you're not allowed to look at the Bible. Remember how pastors old and pastors death even with hearing Aids go ahead?
Dancer Exactly when you Trust Christ as your savior, then we sing a song. There's a new name written down in pencil or glory. You know, we say that you taste it, You know. I'm a new name written down and pencil and God couldn't raise your name when you send.
It has to do it and what we have then is that we're gonna read this in verse eight. And all that Joel upon the Earth shall worship him whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
In the next couple of days, we will all step into traditions that are very important to our families. In the Brill household, as our girls all return for Christmas, there are some things that must be so — the tree has to be decorated a certain way, baby Jesus must go in the manger before we open stockings, we must have the same food including my Christmas Eve birthday cheesecake — an essential tradition!
Our traditions are great things when they are our traditions. But when you get to mixing traditions things can get a little dicey. For me, that also embodies what I love about Emmaus City Church. It should be that way. There are a lot of reasons for that.
The divisions of the past years between Catholics and Protestants are deep, long and painful. If you Catholics are going to elevate and revere Mary, then we Protestants are going to make her an afterthought — no one really that special. She belongs to the whole church. This is an icon another tradition of the Church! One of those was the traditional site of Moses and the burning bush. That quickly became associated with Mary, because she too held the holy presence of God but was not consumed by it.
So we need to consider our reaction to her. I think the challenge to each of us is to consider how Mary wants to still sing to us — individually and as a church — into I commend that to your reflection and prayers over the next few weeks. Solidarity And now I need to move on to the other two points of this sermon. But it is also a song of solidarity — both past and present. Mary has taken to her herself the longings of the generations of her people. She knows what to expect when she is expecting justice.
Remember when Mike started the sermon series by recounting the prophetic songs of young women from the late 90s and early s. So I have another one for you: Chiara Lubich. Chiara grew up in the 20s and 30s as poor Catholic girl in depression-ravaged Trent, Italy. Inin the midst of an Allied bombing campaign against her city, Chiara and some of her young women friends began to read the gospels together as they huddled in the bomb shelter quite unusual for Catholics of that time to Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord reading Scripture outside the liturgy.
The Focolare are now one of the largest lay communities of Catholics and includes non-Catholics as well in the world and Occult - Stoned Jesus - First Communion herself became a spiritual guide to many people — including Pope John Paul II. And for others even a place of pain and grief — as we connect more to the memories of loved ones we have lost or trauma we have experienced around this time of the year.
Mary is inviting us further down — into the pain and grief and out the other side. Life for us. Here we can think about Christ's words on the importance of giving. If we are generous in our giving. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. After teaching the disciples the Lord's Prayer, Jesus had some strong words to say about the importance of forgiving others If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. Here we can compare the words of this prayer with the writings of the Apostle Paul.
Because the believer is united with Christ in His death through the symbolic act of baptism, so too is the believer united with Christ in a new, eternal life. Rom The Peace Prayer of St Francis underscores the principle of going first. Often in situations of deadlock, where relationships have broken down, the route for resolution is to be humble and ask for Peace My Friends - Lou Fortunate - Songs For Jesus Our Lord even when we feel like we are the ones who are owed an apology.
In going firstthe other party is more likely to be open and responsive. They may even "say sorry" as well. Song interpretations of "Make me a channel of your peace". The "Make Me A Channel A good example of a traditional choral hymn version can be listened to here on Youtube.
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