Mary’s despair reminds us of the sorrow we experience in this life. But, Christ’s tender response and good news offer us hope that he is with us amidst life’s storms.
Christ is the Great Healer that was wounded, and who by his very wounding earned our healing.
Christ’s resurrection is the reason of the change in the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. That change was anticipated in the Old Testament and is significant for our christian life today.
Christ’s death on the cross overcomes our fear of man and realigns our priorities toward kingdom service.
From Jesus’s wounded side flowed both blood and water. John indicates to us that Jesus is our great Passover lamb whose bones were not broken, that he is the rock of our salvation that was struck for our provision, and he is the promised God himself who would open a fountain of salvation for his people.
Justification is God’s act of declaring a sinner to be righteous on the basis of the work of Jesus Christ reckoned to us. This sermon interacts with the Roman Catholic church’s position on justification, and provides us with several practical reasons why justification by faith alone is crucially related to our Christian walk.
Christ has finished every aspect of the work assigned to him by the Father. His atonement expiates our guilt, propitiates God’s wrath, reconciles sinners to God, was done as a substitute for his people, satisfies the debt his people owed, and was the climax of the work of our glorious conquering king.
God is good, and his goodness is seen in his care for the hopeless wanderer, the afflicted and enslaved, the foolish, and those in trouble.
Jesus is the faithful Son who, while even under great duress, fulfills the 5th commandment by caring for his mother. This is the Second of a two-part sermon set on the 5th commandment, and it specifically covers the duties of parents (and others in positions of authority).
Christ is the faithful Son who joyfully submitted to the will of his father, faithfully honored his earthly mother, provided a model for our obedience to the 5th commandment, and he provides a way for us to be forgiven for our rebellion to the 5th commandment.