A preaching ministry of Calvary Community Church in Fields Landing, California. We are a gathering of believers that seek to know Christ and make Him known. Please visit our website at www.101church.com for more about our church.
The Struggle with Sin
We have just taken a journey to the most epoch event since the creation of man, the death burial and resurrection of Jesus! This is the most significant thing that has happened for all mankind and is precious to those who have received deliverance from sin! And even though these things give us victory, we are still struggling with sin. We are inundated with sights, sounds, and cravings in our day that draw us into sin. It is an ongoing battle. I John 2:16 tells us it is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. It used to be a secret battle, but now it has moved out into the open. Galatians 5:19-21 give us the run down.
He Is Risen
For the past 4 weeks we have talked about what the cross and the resurrection is all about. Today we reach the final chapter, which serves as only a beginning.
We began by establishing that because of sin that began in the Garden of Eden, we are all sinners with a need to be saved from that sin. A sinner is one who does not or cannot measure up to God’s holiness; we disobey God’s revealed will.
Because of this God set in motion before the foundation of the world, the perfect sacrifice, at the perfect time, in the perfect place, according to His prefect will, to achieve perfect results! The perfect sacrifice was Jesus, the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world. The perfect time was about 2000 years ago. The perfect place was Jerusalem, where He caused His name to dwell. His perfect will was accomplished by Jesus and His death on the cross. Today we celebrate the perfect results!
This morning we will cap off the truth of the matter and send you out building on the right foundation for your life in Christ!
Remember the Cross
This is a service that we do to remember the cross. That purpose for which Jesus came. It is finished, our sin paid in full. Listen to the scriptures read and sing along with the hymns and remember what He did for us!
The Place of the Sacrifice
In an imperfect world because of sin; with the perfect sacrifice; at the perfect time; God chose the perfect place for Jesus to die and be buried. Where is this place? Jerusalem. Why out of all the great cities of the world, did He choose Jerusalem?
Why not Rome, or Athens, or Alexandria, or any of the great cities of the day. These were well populated, educated cities. Out of all of these, He chose these things to happen in Jerusalem.
The Time for Salvation
As we continue to take steps toward the resurrection, this message is the third in a series of messages that take us up to Resurrection Day. Today we are examining the questions of “When did this promised salvation happen.”
Time in a bottle is an advertising ad today; the prospects of being in control of your time by changing your hair color or smoothing the wrinkles of sagging skin. There are also time management books and seminars that help us manage our time effectively. There are people who dig up past time in books and archeological digs. There are others who want to know what is ahead in future time. But time is not in our hands, but God’s. The time of the cross and the resurrection were predetermined before the foundation of the world and put into motion when God planned and intended for it to happen. God determined and spoke through His prophets when it would happen. At the appointed and anointed time Christ came to fulfill the work of salvation!
Jesus, The Lamb of God
In a society that has embraced so many different things concerning truth and salvation, and in the church that has succeeded in muddying the waters of this time of year, it is of paramount importance that we know the truth about and a Biblical foundation concerning the cross and the resurrection. This morning we will look at Who Died and Rose Again. There are many religions in the world that offer a savior through death and even a resurrection, but we do not want to allow confusion to reign in this matter. We set the precedent last week concerning sin and that sin gave way for deliverance from judgment, death and hell. So, if God said He would provide salvation, then we must see Who will bring it to us.