THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING BROKEN...
Psalms 34:18; Psalms 51:17; Phil 3:9-14
Intro: The Promise of God made to those who are of a broken heart and contrite spirit is something we need to take heed to today. As the alabaster box in Mark 14:3, the fragrant odor of God will never flow out from us until we too are broken. Paul wanted to know Christ in the FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERING.
Note: Five areas we need to KNOW HIM IN!
I. KNOW HIM IN GETHSEMANE'S SURRENDER.-.Matt 26
A. Surrender to the will of God...V 36-46
B. Surrender to the work of God...V 42
C. Surrender to the word of God...V 53-54
II. KNOW HIM IN GABBATHA'S SUFFERINGS
He suffered three ways, so will we!
A. At the hands of sinners...Matt 26:45
B. At the hands of Satan...Gen 3:15
C. At the hand of the Sovereign...Isa 53:4-6,10
III. IN GOLGOTHA'S SACRIFICE
A. Death to Family.. Jn 19:26-27
B. Death to Friends
C. Death to Flesh
IV. IN THE GARDEN'S SURPRISE
Every one of us need a place where we can take the flesh and devil back to andremind them of our death to the above three.
Note these memorials:
A. The Empty Grave...John 20:2
B. The Empty Garments...Jn 20:5-7
C. The Empty Grasp...Acts 2:24
V. IN THE GLORIOUS SPLENDOR
A. When he calls
I'll be answering.. Job 14:14-15
B. When he crowns,
I'll be awarded...II Cor 5:10
C. When he conquers
I'll be around.. Rev. 19:11-16
Outline by Bro. Stinnett Ballew
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