100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #70 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 8:9: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”
In the news today, we often hear about the ever widening gap between the rich and the poor. Economists tell us that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Most people in this world strive to get rich or to at least live a life where they are comfortable financially. Some people get to that point and some people don’t Tonight I want to tell you how Jesus Christ, who had all the riches in the world, gave them up so that He could die on the cross and be the Saviour of the world.
We are saved by grace through faith, but I wonder how many of us have ever stopped to consider how much it really cost the Lord Jesus to provide saving grace for us poor, hell-deserving sinners?
One cannot fully appreciate the vastness of the ocean until he has sailed for days without sight of land. When we stand on the beach and look out over the ocean it does not seem so great; but when we start sailing toward the far horizon we realize we have not comprehended its magnitude; there is more than can be seen at one time. We might compare God’s grace with the ocean. Our vision is so limited it will take all the ages of eternity for us to realize the fulness of God’s marvelous grace!
Today, I want us to consider the incredible riches that Jesus Christ had. These are the same riches that He had to give up in order to come to earth and save us sinners from our sin.
The Apostle Paul had a wonderful understanding of the grace of God and the exceeding riches of Christ. He said in Ephesians 3:8, “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.”
In Ephesians 1:18-19, Paul speaks of the eyes of our understanding being enlightened, “that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.”
1. First of all, notice that Jesus was RICH IN POSSESSIONS.
2. Secondly, notice that Jesus was RICH IN POSITION.
3. Third, notice that Jesus was RICH IN HIS PERSON.
4. Fourth, I want you to notice that Jesus was RICH IN POWER.
5. Fifth, I want you to notice that Jesus was RICH IN PRAISE.
6. Sixth and finally today, notice with me that Jesus was RICH IN LOVE.
+ Plus, listen to Vickie Winans singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”