21 December 2014 - Pastor Joseph Prince Sermon Notes Online - New Creation Church Sermon Notes Online - God Is For Us (New Creation Church Christmas Service)
"Don't think that God is obliged to love us because His Son died for us. It is because God loved us first that He sent His Son to die for us."
- Pastor Joseph Prince
Jesus is the Gift that keeps on giving.
Jesus was born King of the Jews. Usually kings are born as princes, before they ascend the throne after their father.
Isaiah 9:6 - Jesus is a Son that's given, begotten by the Father. The word "Wonderful" in Hebrew means "miracle worker". Jesus can heal you and create a miracle for you.
"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV)
John 17:24 - The High Priestly Prayer by Jesus. Jesus existed and was loved by the Father even before the world we live in was created.
"“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world." (John 17:24 NKJV)
How much God hates sin is how much He loves us.
John 3:16-17 - The word "so" emphasizes how much God loves us. Salvation is offered to the whole world, not just for an elite few. Jesus was not sent to condemn us - there is already enough condemnation in the world, but to save us.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17 NKJV)
Jesus's Hebrew name, "Yeshua", means "Savior". He can't help but save us.
Many of the stars in the universe are thousands of times bigger than earth. God focuses on earth, a little speck of dust in the galaxy, and even loves each of us intensely as if each of us are the only person that exists.
Love always comes with a price. Marriage is unity as one flesh.
Romans 8:31-32 - If God is for us, who can be against us? Satan is nothing to us if God is for us! When God reasons, He always gives us a blessing. If God has already given us the best of heaven, he will not withhold the lesser gifts from us. We will never understand how much God loves us until we know how much God loves Jesus, because He sent Jesus to die on our behalf. God gives us all things freely - we cannot earn or deserve them by our own works.
"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:31-32 NKJV)
It must be a man's innocent blood to die for another guilty man's sin. Sin begins and is transferred through the blood.
Mary the virgin mother of Jesus needed a Savior as much any of us need Jesus. She called Jesus "My Savior" while he was still in her womb. None of her blood entered Jesus, as the placenta does not transfer blood. All of Jesus's blood is from God the Holy Spirit.
The message of Christmas is that God has given us His Son!
Matthew 6:30 - Instance of Divine logic giving us assurance of God's promise of provision for us.
"Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (Matthew 6:30 NKJV)"
Our spirit must be housed in either heaven or hell in eternity because our spirits are never extinguished after we die.
Matthew 7:11 - Another instance of Divine logic giving us assurance of God's promise of provision for us. If God gave us the best gift unasked, how much more will God give us if we ask! God cares for our temporal needs too.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" (Matthew 7:11 NKJV)
God is infinitely wealthy. If you see someone with something you want, don't be jealous. Just say to God, " Father if you can do that for him, You can do that for me too!"
Jesus was not born on earth in a palace, but in a filthy manger. The inn that Mary and Joseph sought for shelter at was their ancestral home, but there was no room for them.
We are far too poor to buy God's blessings and He is far too rich to sell us His blessings.
People who believe that God loves them experience the manifestation of His promises.
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