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God is Great in His
love for sinners.
In Psalms 95:3- David said God was Great and that is the theme
of my message today.
Psalms 95:3- "For the LORD is a
Great God, and a Great King above all gods."
There is no end to his Greatness but
we want to describe 12 things about our Great God from John 3:16.
John 3:16- "For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life".
1 John 4:10- "Herein is love, not
that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the
propitiation for our sins. The
Greek word for propitiation
is hil-as-mos' - "The
means of appeasing". It means He became sin for us and became the only
that God would accept! Jesus took our sins on himself and
bare them in his body on the cross. He paid the debt that you
and I could not pay; in order that you and I could have a relationship
that we do not deserve..
2- SO LOVED.
God is Great in His ability to pay for our sins.
John 2- "And he is the
propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins
of the whole world". God gave
heaven's best for the worlds worse sinner.
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for
our iniquites: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his
stripes we are healed".
3- THE WORLD.
God is Great in the scope of His Mercy.
God provided Mercy for our past sins, our present sins and any future
sins we might commit.
2 Peter 3:9- "The Lord is not
willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance".
The sacrifice Jesus
made on the cross included every person who has ever lived and every one who will
live in the future.
4- THAT HE GAVE.
God is Great in His unconditional Grace.
Grace is giving us that which we don't deserve!
Romans 5:8-9- "But
God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through him". God didn't have a friendly audience to
send his son to die for! The greatest act ever is to try and love the
unlovely who hate your love and grace but God gave us redemption while
we didn't deserve it and that is the meaning of Grace.
5- HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON.
God is Great in providing the only acceptable
There was no other sacrifice that could pay
the sin debt for mankind. Hebrews 10:4- "for it is not possible that the blood
of bulls and goats should take away sins". With Hebrews 9:26- "but now once in the end of the world
hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself".
6- THAT WHOSOEVER.
God is Great in His invitation.
"Whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved".
the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come.
And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the
water of life freely". If you go
to hell it will not be because you were never invited! You have a
standing invitation that doesn't expire as long as you live or until
Jesus comes for the redeemed at the rapture.
God is Great in the simplicity of being saved.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to exercise faith
in God's plan of salvation. Jesus compared it to simple childlike
faith. Luke 18:16-17- "But Jesus
called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom of God. Verily I say
unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little
child shall in no wise enter therein".
8- IN HIM.
God is Great in His Personality.
Eph. 1:19-20- "And
what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in
Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right
hand in the heavenly places". God
set Christ up as the head of the Church and he makes intercession for
them from the right hand of
the Heavenly Father as our great high priest. Hebrews 7:25- "seeing He ever liveth to make
intercession for them".
9- SHOULD NOT PERISH.
God is Great in Protecting His people.
John 10:28-29- (Jesus speaking)- "My
sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give
unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any
man pluck them out of my hand".
God is Great in making a difference.
1 Cor. 6:9-
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?"
Cor. 6:11- "And such were some of
you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in
the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."
you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: Wherein in
time past ye walked according to the course of this world.....
Verse 4-6- "But
God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ,
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus".
God is Great in Security.
Jesus said in John 5:24- "Verily, Verily , I say unto you, He
that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath
everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed
from death unto life".
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our Savious Jesus Christ;" In this verse he is called THE GREAT GOD
in connection with being our SAVIOUR!
God is Great in Documenting our Position.
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of
1 John 5:13- "These things have I
written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye
may know that ye have eternal life,"
There are no worldly
possessions worthy to compare with the saving grace of God. Those of us
who know him in the free pardon of sin have the greatest possession of
These 12 greatest things found in John 3:16 have
changed lives by the
millions and the message from this verse has an endless challenge for
sinners to know God in the free pardon of sin and for Christians to
know where we came from as well as where we are going.
James Tyson Sr.