“The Glorious Trifecta”

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3,4).

Message summary: Trifecta is defined as “a run of three wins or grand events”. Today let us examine a text in 1 Corinthians that teaches Christ’s glorious trifecta, His death, His burial, and His resurrection.

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“Death Could Not Hold Him!”

“This man (Jesus) was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross. But God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him” (Acts 2:23,24).

Message summary: Today we rejoice in this truth and live for the One who once for all died for our sins and now lives forevermore, for it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him! It is for this truth that we must earnestly, faithfully and vigorously contend!

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“The Lamb Of God”

“Abraham said, ‘God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son'” (Genesis 22:8). “Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Go and select lambs for yourselves according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb'” (Exodus 12:21). “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He did not open his mouth” (Isaiah 53:7). “The next day he (John) saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'” (John 1:29). “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7). “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:10). “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).

Message summary: Today, on this Good Friday, let us remember the glorious Lamb who was sacrificed once and for all for the sins of this world! He died for my sins.

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“Come to the Table”

“I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29). “When the hour came, Jesus and His apostles reclined at the table. And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Luke 22:14,15). “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons” (1 Corinthians 10:21). “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. These are true words of God” (Revelation 19:9).

Message summary: “If you can imagine a table that’s as far as you can possibly see and there’s already a chair sitting there with your name, just waiting for you to come pull it out…”

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“The Peril Of The Crowd”

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!'” (John 12:12,13). “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them. ‘Crucify Him!’ they shouted. ‘Why? What crime has He committed?’ asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, ‘Crucify Him!’ Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed Him over to be crucified” (Mark 15:12-15). “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd” (Exodus 23:2).

Message summary: Standing up against the crowd can have severe consequences. I’m convinced, as our culture continues to slide into unrestrained decadence, that the faithful, godly remnant will have to stand up against the crowd and will likely pay a high price. That’s already happening.

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“The Tree Rings Of Spiritual Growth”

“Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.  Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you” (2 Peter 1:5-11).

Message summary: Just as the rings on a tree prove its endurance in the years of ease and years of difficulty, our enduring faith proves our walk with God to be genuine and mature, not lacking in godly character. We grow as we faithfully serve Him during times of ease and during times of trial.

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“A Good Yield”

“But others (seed) fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times as much” (Matthew 13:8). “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).

Message summary: May the Lord help us all to have hearts that are like the good soil that effectively nourishes the seed of God’s Word in our lives so that we produce a good crop yield!

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