This past Lord’s day our pastor began leading us in a new sermon series called “Why Christ Came To Die”. The series is based on the book “Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die” by John Piper. The following are my notes from the first sermon installment.
1 Peter 3:18
The Past Accomplishment of Christ’s Work
We have a deep need to commune with God.
We create a God in our own image.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
I. The Need: Fellowship with God
Deut. 6:5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Romans 3:23-24 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Romans 5:10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
II. The Means: The Suffering of God’s Perfect Son
the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God,
III. The Result : Fellowship With God
Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
God is most glorified in us, when he is most satisfied in Him. Desiring God mission agreement statement.
Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.