Sunday, April 21, 2019—Mike Teel, Pastor
COME HOME to CAMERON: Symbols of ETERNITY
Matthew 19:16... Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
Job 14:14 (KJV)... If a man dies, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
THE CROSS OF CALVARY – GOD’S MERCY TREE
1. INNOCENT OF CHARGES
The cross was designed as an instrument of execution, torture and punishment.
Matthew 27:3-4a... 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when. he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.
2. THE PRICE OF ETERNITY
We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and our sin separates us from God.
The penalty or cost of sin is death... Romans 6:23
IT IS FINISHED... John 19:28-30
Galatians 3:13 (KJV)
God changed the negative image of the cross to one of ETERNAL GLORY. The debt has been paid so that we might spend ETERNITY in Heaven with God.
THE EMPTY TOMB – GOD’S GRACE
· The tomb was designed to hold the physical remains of those who had died. Thus it has become a strong symbol of death.
· Revelation 1:18
· John 20:26-29
· God took something that is horrifying to us “the grave and death” and turned it into something encouraging “LIFE”!
LIVE IT OUT
> Why should this make a difference to me?
> How do we get this gift of Eternal Life and assurance that we will spend eternity in Heaven?
> It is as simple as A,B,C.
A… ADMIT you are a sinner and that your sins have separated you from a Holy God.
B… BELIEVE that Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross, was buried in the tomb and on the third day was raised to life.
C...CALL on the name of the Lord to be saved. Pray and invite Jesus to be your Savior.