Sermons

LIVING HOPE #20: God’s Patience

October 11, 2020 Speaker: Rev Thomas M. Cox Series: Living Hope

Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Peter 3:18–3:22

October 11, 2020                                                                   Rev. Thomas M. Cox

                                                                                               LIVING HOPE #20:

                                                                                                 God’s Patience

                                                                                                  1 Peter 3:18-22

A) JESUS’ STATE OF HUMILIATION

  • Who- “Christ… the R______eous”
  • What- S_________
  • When- O_____
  • Why- “for S_____ ...that He might B______ us to God”
  • How- “being put to D______ in the flesh…”

B) JESUS’ STATE OF EXALTATION

  1. Resurrection- “…but made A_______ in the spirit”
  2. Ascension- “gone into H________” (vs.22)
  3. Session- (S________) “at the right hand of God”
  4. Coronation- all things S____________ to Him

C) For Further Study (See also 2 Peter 3:1-10)

     Imprisoned spirits:

     Days of Noah:

     Correspondence to Baptism:

D) OUR STATE APART FROM CHRIST

  • Un_________
  • A______ from God
  • F__________

 

  1. E) OUR STATE IN CHRIST
  • S________
  • G_____ Conscience
  • Re_________

1 Peter 3:18-22 (ESV) 

18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19in which He went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to Him.

WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM

Question 46: What was the estate of Christ's humiliation? Answer: The estate of Christ's humiliation was that low condition, wherein he for our sakes, emptying himself of his glory, took upon him the form of a servant, in his conception and birth, life, death, and after his death, until his resurrection.

Question 49: How did Christ humble himself in his death? Answer: Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas, forsaken by his disciples, scorned and rejected by the world, condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his persecutors; having also conflicted with the terrors of death, and the powers of darkness, felt and borne the weight of God's wrath, he laid down his life an offering for sin, enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross.

Question 50: Wherein consisted Christ's humiliation after his death? Answer: Christ's humiliation after his death consisted in his being buried, and continuing in the state of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day; which has been otherwise expressed in these words, he descended into hell.

Question 51: What was the estate of Christ's exaltation? Answer: The estate of Christ's exaltation comprehends his resurrection, ascension, sitting at the right hand of the Father, and his coming again to judge the world.

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