The talk at our African Caribbean Day: “The body of Christ”
a unit made up of many parts. 2. every part is important. 3. No ordinary body
…we can be sure of escaping God’s wrath. 2. ..we can be sure of being finally saved. 3. …so rejoice in God
A surprising saviour; 2. The Gospel
Seen in the death of Christ. 2. An unheard-of kind if love. 3. ..for our confidence and assurance
“Come, now is the time to worship: or is it?”
WHO - Worship the Lord your God: only, always ; 2. HOW - Worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth
No shame. 2. Our hope of the Glory to come. 3. What God’s Love is like to us. 4. It is poured into our hearts. 5. Through the Holy Spirit. 6. Our personal experience - resulting from God’s love.
“God have mercy on me, a sinner”: a right view of ourselves, a big view of God; this affects how we tell others about God: we always need to offer a message of hope.
We have our security in Jesus: a) this grace; b) access into this grace; c) standing in this grace.
We have our hope of Glory: a) The Glory of God; b) Our hope; c) We boast in this hope.
“Something to shout about”
“Peace with God” - the turning away of God’s righteous wrath and the turning away of our enmity towards Almighty God, through the atoning death of Jesus on the cross.
The blessings are - 1. We have a restored relationship with God; 2. we have the peace of God; 3. we no longer fear what happens after death.
Different responses to Jesus: 1. The Wise Men; 2. Pilate; 3. The 2 criminals on the crosses either side of Jesus; 4. Jesus’s disciples having breakfast with Him on the beach after the resurrection
What is our response?
What was the key to Apostle Paul’s joy? 2. What will this joy look like?
“What happens when we pray” - prayer is an act of faith.
The lead up to Daniel’s prayer; Bible based prayers;
The result of Daniel’s prayer: God sent an angel; insight and understanding;; Heaven is aware of Daniel’s prayer; A Word goes out; there is an answer.