Redeemer Church Digital Bulletin

The Surprising Breadth of the Gospel

January 9, 2022   /   Craig Swartz   /   Redeemer Church Riverview

Welcome

Song of Praise “Saved My Soul”

Call to Worship Psalm 34:1-3

Song of Praise “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name”

Confession of Faith Philippians 2:9-11

Song of Praise “Bless the Lord/What a Beautiful Name Medley”

Prayer of Adoration

Greet One Another

Ministry Spotlight Redeemer Students

Prayer of Intercession

Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings

Song of Preparation “Grace”

Scripture Reading Mark 3:7-19

Sermon  Craig Swartz

Prayer of Commitment

Song of Response “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”

Benediction

Sermon Notes

2 Corinthians 5:17

John 10:10

Tim Keller:

“The Bible says that our real problem is that every one of us is building our identity on something besides Jesus.”

Mark 3:6

Martin Lloyd-Jones:

“The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.”

  1. THE GOSPEL IS A GAME-CHANGER

Jonathan Edwards:

“The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God Applied to that Uncommon Operation that has Lately Appeared on the Minds of Many of the People of this Land with a Particular Consideration of the Extraordinary Circumstances with which this Work is Attended.”

Jonathan Edwards:

“What we have been used to, or what the church of God has been used to, is not a rule by which we are to judge whether the work be of God.”

Kevin DeYoung:

“One of the central motivations for holiness in the New Testament is to be who you are, to understand your identity and your union in Christ, and to live that way.”

     2. THE GOSPEL IS A CHRIST REVEALER

Mark 3:11-12

The Westminster Shorter Catechism answer to question 11:

“God’s works of providence are His most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures and all their actions.”

Ephesians 4:4-6

Charles Hodge:

“To suppose that anything is too great to be comprehended in His control, or anything so minute as to escape His notice; or that the infinitude of particulars can distract His attention, is to forget that God is infinite . . . The sun diffuses its light through all space as easily as upon any point. God is as much present everywhere, and with everything, as though He were only in one place, and had but one object of attention. He is present in every blade of grass, yet guiding Arcturus in his course, marshaling the stars as a host, calling them by their names; present also in every human soul, giving it understanding, endowing it with gifts, working in it both to will and to do. The human heart is in His hands, and he turns it even as the rivers of water are turned.”

     3. THE GOSPEL IS A NAME-GIVER

Ephesians 2:10

Charles Spurgeon:

“Some of us know what it is like to be too happy to live. The love of God has been so experienced by us on some occasions, that we almost have to ask God to stop the delights because we could endure no more. If God has not shielded his love and glory a bit, we believe we could not have stood it.”

C.S. Lewis:

“To be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or as a father in a son—it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But it is so.”

 

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