Jesus Guarantees God’s PromisesAugust 23, 2020
Jesus Guarantees God’s Promises
II Corinthians 1:15-22
Pastor Terry Wilcox
Have you ever broken a promise, or had one made to you broken?
Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both “Yes, yes” and “No, no”?
II Corinthians 1:15-17
Paul was sincere and his conscience was clear.
v. 18 – Just as God is faithful, so he and his partners.
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
II Corinthians 1:19-20
Christ says yes to all of God’s promises.
Israel lived below their privileges because they continued to disobey God.
Jesus introduced the new covenant.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—
Many Christians live below their privilege because they don’t grasp how Christ secures God’s promises.
Think for a moment about partnership with God.
One partner with all the resources, the other partner willing to surrender everything.
The irony is that the weaker partner is not willing. They have everything to gain!
Our contribution is surrender and obedience.
- Hear our prayers. Isaiah 65:24
- Preserve the church in the midst of persecution. Matthew 16:18
- Reward us for being faithful. Matthew 16:27
- Never to withdraw his presence. Matthew 28:20
- To receive and help those who come to him. John 6:37
- To send Jesus back to earth. John 14:3
- Never leave us comfortless. John 15: 18
- Turn our tragedies into triumphs. Romans 8:28
Jesus is the yes to every promise of God.