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"Jehovah Tsikenu" 8 Apr 2012

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Message shared by Ps Dr Ng Swee Ming on Easter Sunday 2012

Message shared by Ps Dr Ng Swee Ming on Easter Sunday 2012

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  • 1. JIM O-Neill 65 yrs old
  • 2. JEHOVAH SHALOM– The Lord isPeace JEHOVAH SHAMMAH – The Lord is There today – JEHOVAH TSIDKENU – The Lord Our Righteousness
  • 3. Meaning : “The Lord Our Righteousness”Why for Easter is it important toknow & understand that - “The Lord Our Righteousness” ?
  • 4. Definitions / Meanings :Righteous :• Morally upright; Cannot do wrong; Without guilt or sinRighteousness :• The state of being righteous; Pure; Holy
  • 5. Righteousness describes - God Himself.His character, conduct, actions, words ...Everything that God is, thinks and does RIGHTEOUSNESS IS GOD & GOD IS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 6. Jehovah Tsidkenu - the Lord our RighteousnessSo - #1 God is “Righteous”Job asked (Job 9:2 NKJV) “.... how can a man be righteous before God?”Question:Am I Righteous before God ?Are you Righteous before God?Can I / you be Righteous before God ?
  • 7. Rom 3:22-26 (NLT)22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of Gods glorious standard.24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.
  • 8. Cont Rom 3:22-26 (NLT)25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.
  • 9. #2 All Men Are Born SinnersRom 3:23 For EVERYONE has sinned; we ALL fall short of Gods glorious standard. standard.Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death,... MAN SIN DEATH
  • 10. EXCEPT Jesus Christ1 Peter 2:22 "He (Jesus) committed no sin,...”1 John 3:5 But you know that he (Jesus) appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him (Jesus) is no sin. sin.2 Cor 5:21 God made him (Jesus) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. God.HOW can this be ? :Matt 1:18,20 Conceived by the Holy Spirit ...Matt 1:23 Born of the virgin Mary ...
  • 11. MAIN PROBLEM#1 RIGHTEOUS GOD & #2 sinful man
  • 12. This is why we need “Good Friday” ...Why did Jesus, born without sin have to die ?Rom 3:25a For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin....A RIGHTEOUS GOD cannot just overlook SINPRICE for SIN need to be paidJesus died to pay the price for my sinJesus died to pay the price for your sinJesus died to pay the price for the sin of all mankind ...
  • 13. #3 : Jesus PAID for OUR SINSOn Good Friday ...Jesus Christ was crucified on the crossRom 3:25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  • 14. Also on Good Friday ...#4 : Barrier of SIN between God & Man removed.Rom 3:24-26 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. ... God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, ....
  • 15. #5 By BELIEVING in JESUSQ: How then can you & I obtain the benefit of Jesus’ sacrifice ?Rom 3:22 We are made right with God by PLACING OUR FAITH in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who BELIEVES, no matter who we are.
  • 16. #5 By BELIEVING in JESUSRom 3: 25-26 “... People are made right with God when they BELIEVE that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.... he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they BELIEVE in Jesus.”
  • 17. #1 : God is Righteous#2 : All Men Are Sinners#3 : Jesus Paid the Price for Sin  My sins ...  Your sins ....  The Sin of All Mankind ...#4 : Barrier of Sin is Removed  The SIN BARRIER between a RIGHTEOUS GOD and SINFUL MAN is broken#5 : Just Need to Believe and Trust in Jesus
  • 18. Just Believe !!It is too easy...
  • 19. the wisdom of the ancient Chinese...
  • 20. the wisdom of the ancient Chinese...
  • 21. the wisdom of the ancient Chinese...
  • 22. God’s Word says ...John 1:29 "Look, the "Look, Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! world!RIGHTEOUSNESS results when ‘we’ are willing to come under the “Lamb of God” and have our sins forgiven ...
  • 23. Good Friday must have Easter Sunday...1 John 4:9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only son into the world so that we might have ETERNAL LIFE through him.
  • 24. Good Friday must have Easter Sunday...ETERNAL LIFE : What, How, Where, When ...John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. sent.
  • 25. #6 ETERNAL LIFE is a GIFT. GIFT.Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • 26. What ‘If’ there is no Easter Sunday ?1 Cor 15:13-21 15:13-If there is no resurrection of thedead,then even Christ has NOT been raised.
  • 27. What ‘If’ there is no Easter Sunday ?And if Christ has not been raised,our preaching is uselessour faith is uselesswe are false witnesses about Godour faith is futilewe are still in our sinsthose who have fallen asleep in Christ are still lostour hope in Christ is futilewe are to be most pitied....
  • 28. “BUTs” are IMPORTANT1 Cor 15:20BUT ... Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.... asleep....
  • 29. So the Resurrection of Jesus Christ onEaster Sunday is important ...Confirm that1. Jesus truly is God’s Son ... Luke 24:7 The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again."
  • 30. So the Resurrection of Jesus Christ onEaster Sunday is important ...2. Death is no longer to be feared1 Cor 15:54-55 15:54- "Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, Where, O death, is your victory? Where, Where, O death, is your sting?” ... sting?”
  • 31. 2 Cor 4:4-6 4:4-The god of this age has blinded the minds ...,so that they cannot see the light of the gospelof the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.... For God, ... made his light shine in ourhearts to give us the light of the knowledge ofthe glory of God in the face of Christ.
  • 32. #1 : God is Righteous#2 : All Men Are Sinners#3 : Jesus Paid the Price for Sin#4 : Barrier of Sin is Removed#5 : Just Need to Believe and Trust in Jesus#6 : Eternal Life is a GIFTA GIFT can be ACCEPTED or REJECTED.It is a ChoiceIt is YOUR Choice ...
  • 33. What will you do ?Rev 22:17And let him who hearssay, "Come!" Whoever isthirsty, let him come; andwhoever wishes, let himtake the free gift of thewater of life.
  • 34. A Poem :Once I owed a debt I could not pay God has a Love that will not stray So at the Cross of Calvary My debt and Gods Love met God paid the debt - I could not pay I got a Love that will not fray.
  • 35. A Poem (cont): (cont):Now You too owe a debt you cannot pay God still has a Love that will never stray So at the Cross of Calvary Your debt and Gods Love met God paid the debt - you cannot pay Will you not receive His Love, this is my prayer.

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