July 19, 2015... "Jesus has the Final Word" Mr. Steve Hutchison

Jesus has the Final Word... Steve Hutchison                                                                                                       "Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died - more than that, who was raised - who is at the right hand of god, who indeed is interceding for us." Romans 8:34                               I. But God                                                                                                                                                                       Joseph to his brothers when they were pleading for mercy after their father, Jacob, had died, "What you did you intended to harm me, but God, intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20

II. The Christian church is under attack... Persecution of believers has been around a long time         A. Daniel and his friends                                                                                                                                   B. Elijah after his contest with the prophets of Baal                                                                                 C. Believers in the middle ages - John Huss, Tyndale, Justin Martyr                                                     D. Modern day martyrs                                                                                                                                     E. Overseas missionaries                                                                                                                             III. Jesus paid the price for our redemption                                                                                                       A. Jesus declared, "Finished" from the cross, His work was done                                                         B. Jesus demonstrated the power of His word by raising from the dead                                       IV. Because Jesus has the final word we do not need to be afraid