March 14, 2021

The Purpose of the Christ

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The Crises of the Christ

God’s necessary work; humanity’s only hope 

Do we wonder at what it cost? Do we think often enough of the sacrifice that was made? Do we approach the works of Christ—among them the cross and the empty tomb—too casually, aware of the story but desensitized to the divine implications? The account of the life of Christ is well known to many of us. But does it stir us? Change us? G. Campbell Morgan, a 20th century English preacher wrote in his book, The Crises of the Christ (the inspiration for this series), “Indeed, the beauty of the life [of Christ] itself is only fully appreciated when it is seen as related in its every part to this mighty movement of God towards the redemption of man.” In other words, we will only appreciate what Jesus accomplished on our behalf when we closely and carefully examine each crisis that he endured and see the benefit we have gained as a result. This series of messages will leave us in awe of our Saviour and God.

Sermon Notes

The Crises of the Christ
God's necessary work; humanity's only hope

March 14, 2021
The Purpose of the Christ
Jordan Coros

As a Christian, I share in the purpose for which Christ came.

1. As a prophet, proclaiming truth to the lost (John 1:1-5; 14:9; Hebrews 1:1-2)

Deuteronomy 18:15
John 1:14
Luke 4:18
Luke 4:43
Matthew 28:19–20
2 Timothy 2:2

 

2. As a priest, offering myself as a sacrifice (Hebrews 7:27; 9:11-14; Romans 8:34)

Hebrews 4:15

Being evangelistically great is not the goal, being evangelistically available and fruitful is the goal.
Shaila Visser

Will I sacrifice..
...my time?
...my money?
...my gifts?
...my future?
...my comfort?

3. As a king, exercising God-given authority (John 18:36; Ephesians 1:20-22; Philippians 2:10)

Matthew 16:19
Revelation 3:21

One of the unique differences between the Christians of the New Testament and those of today is their attitude toward their relation with Christ. They saw Him as supreme ruler and themselves as slaves in comparison. Perhaps if we had a similar biblical conviction today we would see similar biblical results.
Elmer Towns

Revelation 22:4–5