Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Mar 13 2011                                 "3 Aspects of the Cross of Christ!" "To Listen the Audio with this Great Sermon click"  "Here"
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Text: John 3: 16   (King James Version)

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                            The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

1)    The Love of the Cross!

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.

 

John 15:13   Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:14   Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 15:15   Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

John 15:16   Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

 

Romans 5:8   But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Let's pray.
Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.
Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

John 10:17   Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

John 10:18   No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

 

Matthew 26:53   Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

Matthew 26:54   But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

 

    God wants his people to love him for who he is and what he has already done! Not for what we just get out of him when we need him the most.

 

Psalms 14:2   The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psalms 14:3   They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

           2) The Hope of the Cross

1 Corinthians 15:19   If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

1 Corinthians 15:20   But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

1 Corinthians 15:21   For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:22   For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15:23   But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

1 Corinthians 15:24   Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:25   For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1 Corinthians 15:26   The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

 

Psalms 84:11   For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

 

Psalms 37:25   I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

 

Matthew 7:7   Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:8   For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Matthew 7:9   Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Matthew 7:10   Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Matthew 7:11   If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

   

            3) The Power of the Cross 

You can't have a Luke 3:16 without first having a John 3:16

 

Luke 3:16   John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

 

Acts 2:1   And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:2   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:3   And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Acts 2:4   And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

1 Corinthians 1:18   For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:19   For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 1:20   Where is the wise? where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 1:21   For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

 

1 Corinthians 1:27   But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1 Corinthians 1:28   And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

1 Corinthians 1:29   That no flesh should glory in his presence.

 

The Great Commission was not a Suggestion but a Command!

Mark 16:15   And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:16   He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Mark 16:18   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:19   So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

 

Matthew 28:19   Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 28:20   Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

I realize we are living in a very dangerous time frame but I believe also  it can be the greatest time in History for the Empowered Church!

2 Peter 3:3   Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

2 Peter 3:4   And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

2 Peter 3:5   For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

 

2 Peter 3:6   Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

2 Peter 3:7   But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2 Peter 3:8   But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2 Peter 3:9   The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:10   But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2 Peter 3:11   Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

2 Peter 3:12   Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

 

James 5:16   Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 

Psalms 37:3   Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Psalms 37:4   Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalms 37:5   Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

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