Christ Came to Save Sinners, Olustee One Way Christian Center

September 7, 2015

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Sermon Christ Came to Save Sinners Text John 3:17-21
One Way Christian Center
Reformed Church in Olustee, OK
Sermon by Pastor Bryan Walker

John 3:17-21

(17)  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world

 

  • Why would God send his only begotten son…
  • He had a specific purpose and plan of rescue

 

(18)  “…but he who does not believe is condemned already”

 

Doctrine of “Radical Corruption” or “Total Depravity

 

John 3:19  And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 

  1. The light came into the world and we did not know him

John 1:10

  1. You are not “born again” by the will of man, “but of God”

John 1:13

  1. Man is naturally blind to the things of God.

John 3:3

  1. Man is born again by the sovereign Spirit of God

John 3:8

 

  • The world is already in a state of condemnation!
  • The world loves darkness, – you and I love or loved sin!
  • Okay, stop sinning?
  • The Law of God exposes the evil in our heart!
  • No one likes to judge themselves!

 

Proverbs 14:12 NKJV  There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

 

  • How often do we examine ourselves?
  • What do we use as our standard?
  • God defines what is sin and what is not sin
  • Do we deceive ourselves?
  • Example, God defines love, not you!
    • Any sexual relationship outside of Biblical marriage, it’s love?
    • God defines what is and is not love.

 

Proverbs 16:2  All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits.  (or heart)

 

  • Are we a sinful nation? Ask are yourself specifically?
  • Do you have other gods before him?
    • Do you give him his due worship?
    • Do you honor Him?
    • Do you love him more than ______?
  • Have you taken the Lord’s name in vain?
    • Just once, sadly I hear it all the time.
  • Have you been angry with one another without “cause?”
  • You shall love your neighbor as yourself
    • Walmart parking lot
    • Road rage
    • Coworker (coveting something)
  • What about forgiveness?

 

Matthew 5:21-22

  • Have you looked at another with lust?
    • Just a look
    • Just a thought
    • Look but don’t touch???
    • I always come home?

 

Matthew 5:27-28

It’s love so it’s okay???

No it’s the love of sin!  It is lust, adultery and coveting.

Consider what God said to us in Proverbs!

 

Proverbs 9:13-18

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  • Have you ever stolen anything?

What does all this make you?  – A sinner!

  • If you say I am not that bad, what does that matter?
  • You are still a sinner!
  • Options, repress it, like many do!
  • Justify yourself by your neighbor!

 

Proverbs 17:15 NKJV  He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

 

  • Don’t lie to yourself, we are sinners!
  • Are you are bearing false witness about yourself!

 

Proverbs 19:5 ESV  A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

 

  • Hopefully we have established we are sinners, thieves, murders, adulterers, covetousness, lying, and have many other gods.
  • You come to Christ as a sinner and Christ came to save sinners

 

1 Timothy 1:15  …Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

 

Mark 2:17  …I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

 

  • You may say, “but I don’t have a deep feeling???”
  • You may say, “I haven’t cried at the altar”
  • You may say, “I have backslidden.”
  • You may say, “I have nothing God wants.”

 

  • Where does it say you have to cry at the alter? Are you a sinner? Come
  • Where does it say you have to have a certain feeling? Are you a…
  • Are the backslidden sinners? Believe in Christ!
  • You who have nothing God wants, that’s exactly who he came to save!
  • It doesn’t say Jesus came to save sinners who feel sick it simply says he came for the sick!
  • Your feelings have nothing to do with it!
  • Is God’s word good for you or do you rely on a feeing?

Luke 5:31  Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

 

  • So who is well?
  • Bible says all are sick and even dead in sins.
  • None are worthy!
  • God must awaken you to your sin!
  • Do you still think you are well? Then you don’t need Christ!
  • If you know you are sick, you need Christ!
  • What are you to do?
  • Repent and believe in Christ!

 

Mark 1:14-15  …

 

(18)  “He who believes in Him is not condemned;

 

  • So what will it be, will you love your evil deeds or Christ!

 

John 3:19-20

  • Gospel is simple, but for all it is impossible without God
  • You can’t have both!

 

1 John 3:6-8

  • Sinner repent and believe in Christ!
  • He will enable you to do so!

 

John 3:21

 

Man can do nothing apart from God!

 

Matthew 19:26


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