This weekend we begin a new series at Prescott First.
We all have scars in our life, physical reminders of painful experiences. In this sermon we take a look at the life of people in the bible who share their story of restoration and forgiveness. When you allow your wounds to become scars, your scars can heal.
Here is a look at the outline for the first message in this series.
Pastor Steve Lummer
Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.”
What’s your History – HIS story.
What A Good Story Does For Us
A good story CHALLENGES us.
A good story CHARGES us.
A good story CHANGES us.
Basic Elements Of A Story:
You have an AUTHOR. – you are the author
You have a MAIN CHARACTER – you are the main character. – (JOSEPH)
The ROAD BLOCK
The A DEFINING MOMENT.
The story of Joseph is a story of
A DREAM, a DUNGEON, a DECISION
A good story reminds us that OUR OWN LIFE IS A STORY.
The STORY of Redemption is a story about SCARS.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 55:3
1 The COST of your sin.
2 The CURE for your sin.
“The blood…makes atonement for the soul.” Lev 17:11 NKJV
Jeffrey Ebert says: “When I was five years old, before factory installed seat belts and automobile airbags, my family was driving home at night on a two-lane country road. I was sitting on my mother’s lap when another car driven by a drunk driver swerved into our lane and hit us head on. I don’t have any memory of the collision. I do recall the fear and confusion I felt as I saw myself literally covered with blood from head to toe. Then I learned that the blood wasn’t all mine, but my mother’s. In that split second when the two headlights glared into her eyes, she instinctively…curled her body around mine. It was her body that slammed against the dashboard, her head that shattered the windshield. She took the impact…so that I wouldn’t have to. It took extensive surgery for my mother to recover from her injuries.” At the cross Jesus took the impact of our sin, and the moment we place our trust in Him, His shed blood reconciles us to God. Consider God’s problem. The Bible says God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on [wickedness]” (Hab 1:13). So God solves His problem by repositioning us “in Christ,” and seeing us “through the blood.” The songwriter wrote: “When God looks at me He doesn’t see the things I’ve done, He only sees the blood of His crucified Son.” God’s Word says, “The blood…makes atonement for the soul.” The word “atonement” means “at-one-ment.” Wonderful, the blood of Jesus bridges the gap and makes us one with God!
See you Sunday.