April 2012 - Jesus died for sin, guilt, fear and death. part 2 – fear and death.

Jesus said: «The Son of Man has not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom
for many». Jesus' death and resurrection was the payment, the ransom which has consequences for
4 areas of our lives. Here are the two next ones:

3. JESUS DIED FOR OUR FEAR
Many people are plagued by fear. What did Jesus do with that?
Jesus' death was at the deepest level an act of love.
Joh 3; 16 For God so LOVED the world, that He gave his Son.....Agape - the self-sacrificial,
unconditional love.

1.Joh 4:18 «There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear.»
In Jesus Christ, we meet God's perfect love for us, stronger than the love of a mother.

AB Simpson says: It is as with a little child who comes running to his mother, distressed...But in his
mother's embrace and loving comfort, the child's distress vanishes. Where did it go? It was just loved
away, and the love of the mother replaced the child's distress. The love of Jesus sets us free from
fear.

4. JESUS DIED FOR OUR DEATH
Many people are afraid of death. But Jesus died AND rose again from the dead - for us!
1. Cor 15; 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be MADE ALIVE.
John 5; 24 Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal
life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

For discussion:

1) Have you experienced fear? What were you afraid of? What does it mean to you that Jesus died for
your fear?
2) Have you experienced fear of death? What does it mean to you that Jesus has given you eternal
life?
3) Will it be important for someone you know to hear this? How would you consider communicating
this?

 

 

Takk = Nåde

av Tormod Røyland

Denne talen handler om at ‘takk’ peker på Guds nåde. Det nye testamentet har ikke ett eget ord for takk. Det ordet som brukes som takk, er «nåde». Vi kjenner det igjen fra italiensk og spansk (graci og gracias) som likner på det engelske ordet «grace» (nåde). Vi forstår da at ‘takk’ peker på Guds nåde.

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