Pastor Bryan Krauss, Cross Creek Community Church, September 29th, 2019

  1. When God intervenes, the impossible happens.

 

Romans 5:6-11 (NLT)

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”

 

  1. Because of sin we are born enemies of God

 

Ephesians 2:1-3 (NLT)

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.”

 

  1. The World says “Follow your Heart” God says “I created You, Follow Me”

 

Jeremiah 17:9  (NLT)

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”

 

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NLT)

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.”

 

God still intervenes today

 

Do you have faith to believe He can change your life?