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Promise... God Made and Jesus Paid

posted Aug 26, 2009, 7:04 PM by Website Administrator   [ updated Aug 26, 2009, 7:17 PM ]
Acts 13: 23-52
July 20, 2008


Ever made a REALLY BIG Promise? Were you able to keep it? Promising is easy, but keeping it is hard. Many times it takes effort and/or self-sacrifice. I get so angry when I keep a promise and people either (a) minimize my efforts or (b) doubt my achievement. Shouldn’t we realize that God faces this frustration every day in deeper, exponential ways; as His creation denies or minimizes the fulfillment of Jesus Christ…HIS BIGGEST PROMISE.

1. Risen Savior (23, 32) – fulfilled promise for all mankind (John 3:16-21)

2. Repentance & Baptism (24-25) – Holy Spirit alteration (Mt. 3:11)

3. Recognized Salvation Message (26-27) – Eternal life; bigger than you & beyond your efforts

4. Raised & Seen (28-31) – witnesses who testify through the magnitude of their transformation and mutual commitment to the factual reality they lived.

For those who accept the Promised Prize:

1. Forgiveness (38) – burden of imperfection washed away (Ps. 103:12)

2. Justified (39) – righteous in the eyes of God (Rom. 3:21-24)

3. Glad & Honoring (48) – relief in Jesus with a response to follow & serve Him.

4. Christian Doughnut (52) – with Joy & Holy Spirit filling; elevated, next level living!