Sermons on Jesus

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Jesus: A Saviour for Outsiders

Acts 11:1-30 For Gentile ‘outsiders’ to become ‘insiders’ in Jesus’ Church, there had to be: (1) Recognition that Jesus wants to save Gentiles (1-18) (2) Interaction with Gentiles where they were (19-21) (3) Affirmation that Gentile belief was genuine (22-24) (4) Instruction of Gentile converts in how to live for Christ (25-26) (5) Demonstration by…

5. Joy To The World

Psalm 98

Introduction and Background

·   What if I don’t feel jolly?

·   Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

·   Joy to the World (1719)

·   Watts and chronic illness

Why can we sing for joy at Christmas, even when times are tough?

1)   Jesus has come as our Promised King (Lk 2:8-12)

2)   King Jesus has come to save us from sin (Matt 1:20-21)

3)   King Jesus will end sin’s destruction of things (Ps 98; Gen 3:17-19; Rom 8:20-22)  

4)   Jesus will reign as the best of all Kings (Is 9:6-7; Phil 2:9-11)