The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the greatest event in history; it is the central theme of the Scriptures; it is the crisis point through which God’s eternal purpose of redemption was accomplished. It is imperative that we study and know about this critical event in the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In this series, we examine one particular aspect of the crucifixion: the 7 statements Jesus made while He hung on the cross. These statements, which were uttered during the greatest event in history, are clearly significant. We will look at the order in which the statements were made, the situation and purpose for each statement, and the insight each one gives us into the mind and heart of our Savior as well as the reason that He died on that cross.

These Bible messages were preached in 2020 by Pastor Gregg Bing during the morning worship service at Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Gregg Bing - May 31, 2020

The Will of God - Part 1

Sunday Morning Message

We examine different aspects of God's will. God is sovereign, meaning He has absolute power over the whole universe; He does as He pleases (Dan. 4:34-35; Isa. 14:24-27; Psalm 135:5-6). But, this does not mean He controls or causes everything that happens, whether good or bad. Being sovereign, God can choose to permit His creatures to make their own choices; He gives them free-will. God did this with His angels, which resulted in the fall of Satan and his angels. God did this with men, which resulted in the sin of Adam and Eve and the fall of mankind. Yet, God was not surprised by either of these falls. God has an eternal purpose (Eph. 3:10-11) to redeem and reconcile fallen mankind, which He ordained before time began; and which He accomplished through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. There are things God determines or decrees will happen. The clearest example of this is Christ's death and resurrection (Acts 2:22-24). Nothing and no one could have prevented this finished work of Christ. Those who worked together to put Jesus to death included Herod, Pontius Pilate, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel; but in doing so, they actually did what God's hand and God's purpose "determined before to be done" (Acts 4:27-28). In our next message, we go on to look at two more aspects of God's will: His providential will and His desired will.

Scripture References: Ephesians 3:10-11, Romans 11:33-35, Acts 4:27-28, Acts 2:22-24, Daniel 4:35

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