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“WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US” ROM 8:37

22 Feb

“JESUS OUR SAVIOR HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD”

Intro.

1.     Conquering heroes are honored with praise, power, privilege.  We benefit from heroic efforts of the past & present.

2.     There is no greater struggle for men’s freedom nor a more glorious Conqueror than Jesus’ victory over sin & death & His exaltation on high – Rev. 12:7-10.

    a.     “There are no victories at discount prices.”  (Gen. D. Eisenhower)

    b.     Christ’s victory won at great cost – Jno. 12:27-33 (Heb. 2:14-15).

3.     At great cost Jesus has “overcome the world” so you and I may live free!  Jno. 16:33

 

I.  JESUS HAS OVERCOME THE WORLDJno. 16:33.

    A.    He Has Overcome Satan 1 Jno. 3:8; cf. Rev. 12:8-9.

        1.     Satan’s power to hold men in fear & tempt us to yield to the flesh is not insurmountable – Christ has defeated Him!

        2.     By His crucifixion He “cast out” Satan (destroyed his power base) – Jno. 12:27-31; cf. Heb. 2:14-15.

    B.     He Has Overcome Sin.

        1.     In His death He bore the penalty of our sin (death) – 2 Cor. 5:18-21; 2 Pet. 2:23-24 (Isa. 53:4-6).

        2.     He “condemned sin in the flesh”Rom. 8:3 (1-4). 

            a.     By His sinless life, Jesus showed that the failure of the law to give life was not with God’s law, but with man weakness of flesh (Rom. 8:3; Heb. 4:15).

            b.     By His death, He condemned sin that dwells in man’s flesh (8:3).

        3.     Jesus overcame sin in His life & by His death!

    C.    He Has Overcome Death Jno. 11:25-26.

        1.     Physical death, in His resurrection – 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:20.

        2.     Spiritual death, because he saves from sin – 11:26; Rom. 6:21-23.

        3.     In Christ we are “free from the law of sin and death” Rom. 8:1-2.

    D.    He Has Overcome the Darkness of Ignorance & ErrorJno. 1:4-5.

        1.     Lk. 2:29-32 – A light bringing salvation to the nations (Matt. 4:16).

        2.     Jno. 8:12 – Light of the world to escape darkness (9:5).

        3.     Jno. 14:6 – The Way & Truth who is the path to God!

    E.     He Continues to Overcome Every False Doctrine 1 Jno. 4:1-4.

        1.     False teachers with their false doctrines (those who teach error are against Christ, 4:3) fall before Christ.

        2.     He is mightier than they! – 4:4-6 (Gal. 1:8-9)

 

II.    OUR FAITH IN JESUS OVERCOMES THE WORLD1 Jno. 5:4.

    A.    By Our Faith in Christ, We Share in Christ’s Victories! – Rev. 12:10

    B.     When We Live by Faith, We Overcome (Rev. 12:11):

        1.     By the blood of the Lamb Eph. 1:7.

            –Overcome sin & deathRom. 6:1-3; Acts 22:16 – Believe & be baptized – Saved by His blood!

        2.     By the word of their testimony – cf. Rev. 12:17; 14:12.

            a.     Word of the gospel – Acts 2:40; 20:20-21, 24, 32.

            b.     Overcome Satan by the word of God! – 1 Jno. 2:13-14.

            c.     Overcome darkness & error when we believe & walk in His light of truth! – Jno. 12:35-36

            d.    Overcome every false teaching 2 Cor. 10:3-5 (Eph. 6:17).

        3.     By self-denial Matt. 16:25; cf. Rom. 8:35-39.

            a.     Rev. 12:17 – The battle rages & we must deny & endure – 2 Tim. 2:3-4.        

            b.     Eph. 6:13 – Clothed in His armor, we stand!

        4.     Rev. 12:12 – Rejoice in the victory of Christ!  (Rev. 17:14)

 

Conclusion

1.     Victory over Satan, sin & death is through Christ – 1 Cor. 15:50-57.

2.     Rev. 3:20-21; 21:7 – Hear & obey Him!  He who overcomes shall inherit all things!

3.     To the victor goes the spoils!  Will you share in victory or defeat?

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