Sunday, October 14, 2012
Is. 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Ø Word of Emphasis
Ø Work of Grace
Ø Will Not Remember
Word of Emphasis (I, even I, am HE)
This statement is not just another kind word
Not someone trying to ease your mind
Person: God of Heaven
Power to Pardon
Acts 13:38-39 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Heb. 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Is. 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Ps. 25:11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, PARDON mine iniquity; for it is great.
Is. 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly PARDON.
Micah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that PARDONeth iniquity
Work of Grace (for mine own sake)
Called Me, Convicted Me, Changed Me, KEEPS ME, ALL BY GRACE!!!!!!
Gal. 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
Eph. 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Rom. 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
1Cor. 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am:
Will Not Remember
Gives me a Peace:
Peace with God
Peace of God (mind)
R. A. Torrey:
"If you are this moment troubled about any sin that you have ever committed, either in the past or in the present, just look at Jesus on the cross. It is an act of base ingratitude to God to brood over sins that He in His infinite love has canceled."
There could be no forgiveness for me….
The fact that you are here means there is hope for you, your home, life, loved ones
Gives me a Promise
Gives me a Patten to Follow:
Show me someone who will not forgive, I will show you a miserable person (It may be themselves?)
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Luke 17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
LORD’s Model Prayer: Matt. 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Eph. 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Col. 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Posted by Curtis Cravens at 1:55 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
vs. 1 Prophetic Picture: God will bring to pass that which he hath said
Theme is established that God is not interested in:
But God Looks at the Heart:
Ps. 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
1Chron. 28:9 for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:
Jer. 17:10 I the LORD search the heart
1Sam. 16:7 for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
The Heart is not the beating organ in your chest, but rather living soul within you
Who you really are, why you do the things you do, say the things you say
Can be hardened
Ps. 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Can be heard
Matt. 12:34 for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Can be harmful/hurtful
Prov. 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Man’s Problem is a Heart Problem, Therefore God pondereth and deals with Man’s HEART
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart,
Ps. 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Ps. 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Rom. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Ezek. 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Posted by Curtis Cravens at 1:51 PM