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Look to Jesus Christ

John 3:1-21, Numbers 21:4-9, Jonny Wilson, September 17, 2017

Sermon Notes:
  • Jesus is teaching Nicodemus that he must be born again
    • Christians have two birthdays
    • Example of George Whitfield
    • Christians must be born again
    • If you cannot say 'I have been born again', then you are not ready to die
      • We can see, admire and enjoy creation
      • This is nothing to seeing, admiring and enjoying God Himself
      • It is essential to know God in a real and personal way
    • The first birth is of the flesh, the second of the Spirit
      • We must God to do this
  • Jesus is our Saviour - why do we need Him?
    • It is not a Christless eternity
    • The message of the Scriptures is clear
      • Each of us is a sinner
      • Adam and Eve
      • One proof of sin is death
      • Unless we are born again we will receive God's just wrath upon ourselves
    • Jesus gives a reference to Moses
      • Num 21:4-9
      • In God's judgment there is mercy
      • Example of the venomous snakes
      • All the had to do was look up and see the bronze serpent
      • Stark - not dark
      • What a contrast: death - life, not looking - looking
    • Jesus is drawing a similarity between the bronze serpent and Himself
      • This is a type of Christ
      • When we look at Christ, we don't just see a glimpse of His mighty power but a personal relationship
      • Example of the artist and commentator
      • We can personally come to know the Creator Himself
      • Jesus' death had been planned before creation 
  • Jesus - explanation:
    • Jesus was the spotless sacrifice
    • We tend towards sin
    • Jesus on the cross
    • We are tainted
    • We are not perfect
    • A great transaction
    • Christ is taking everything about us
    • Jesus rescued us from sin
    • If we are trusting Jesus Christ there is no condemnation
    • We have a wonderful relationship with Jesus
    • We are the bride of Christ
  • The devil will be shown as the father of lies he is
    • People follow the God of this age - examples
      • Who are you trusting?
    • Are you trying to make things right yourself?
      • People can come to know Jesus Christ by looking
  • Look to Jesus Christ
    • "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" - a promise
    • Look with the eye of faith
    • We are never too far to look at Jesus
    • If you are not a Christian - look to Jesus
    • If you are a Christian - look to Jesus
    • As you look to Jesus Christ others will look to you

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