Encouragement Sermon 1

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“The Joy of DiscoveringAll That Jesus Has Done For You” Introduction            *Your love for Jesus grows deeper as you discover all that He has done for you.            *You know that He died on the cross.            *You know that He paid the terrible price for your sins            *You know that He has gone to prepare a -place for you in Heaven.            *You may have discovered that He made salvation a free gift.            *You may have discovered how He left the Holy Spirit to empower your Christian life.            *You know that He made it possible, by using His name to talk to the Father in prayer any time you want to.            BUT THERE ARE OTHER THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE DISCOVERED YET. I.  HE JUSTIFIED YOU*Denotes the act of pronouncing righteous.           *The establishment of a person as just by                            acquittal from guilt.             Romans 4:25 “ . . . was raised to life for our justification.”  II.  HE SANCTIFIED YOU            *Separated to God             I Peter 1:2    “ . through the sanctifying work of the Spirit ”            III.  HE ADOPTED YOU            “-the place and condition of a son given to one whom it does not naturally belong.”             Romans 8:15 “ . . . you received the Spirit of son ship.” IV.  HE RECONCILED YOU        “To change from enmity to friendship.”             II Corinthians 5:19  – “that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. . . “            V.  HE REDEEMED YOU          “Purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom.”               Galatians 3:13 “ . . . Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, . . . “ VI.  HE MADE YOU RIGHTEOUS            “Just, without prejudice or partiality.”             II Corinthians 5:21 “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” VII.  HE MADE YOU A JOINT HEIR            “Co-inheritor with Jesus”              Romans 8:17 “ . . .  If indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”                         VIII.  HE MADE YOU A SAINT            “holy ones”   (holy = separated to God)             II Thessalonians 1:10 – “ . . .in His holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.” CONCLUSIONOh the joy of discovering all that Jesus has done for you            1.  He justified you – made you righteous            2.  He sanctified you – separated you to God.            3.  He adopted you – made you a son.            4.  He reconciled you – made you a friend.            5.  He redeemed you – purchased you & set you free            6.  He made you righteous – “just” – – – like Jesus            7.  He made you a joint heir – co-inheritor with Jesus            8.  He made you a saint – holy unto God Doesn’t that make you want to love Him more?Doesn’t that make you want to praise Him more?Doesn’t that make you want to serve Him more?Doesn’t that make you want others to know about Him – more? THAT’S NOT ALL . . .AS YOU LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFEYOU LEARN MORE AND MOREOF WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR YOU  The Joy Of DiscoveringAll That Jesus Has Done For You

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