Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Jesus Is Out, And He’s After You

The absolute best sermon I have heard this year on the Easter Resurrection of our Lord Jesus was from Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller at Hope Lutheran Church out in Aurora, CO. The sermon is titled “Jesus is Out, and He’s After You” and it needs to be heard.

A portion of the text:

What do you do with a man who won’t stay dead? Perhaps the better question is: What does a man who can’t stay dead do with us? This, dear friends, is the questions that will define our life and death. And the answer is: this Man loves you. He forgives you. He befriends you, and speaks kindly to you.
Because this Jesus who is dead and raised, this Jesus who is after you is after you with His resurrection. Pursuing you with His life. Chasing you down with His forgiveness. Coming to you with His truth, tearing away the delusions and the lies and comforting you with His love and promises, giving you His life.

This Jesus is after you with the gifts of the cross, seeking you like a Good Shepherd who leaves His flock to find the wandering sheep, and finding it lifts it, lifts you, on His shoulders and carries you to safety. Seeking you to save you, to deliver you, to rescue you, to bring you to His eternal dwelling where the angels are rejoicing without end.

Now, it is also true that the devil is after you, tempting and troubling you. But dear saints, what of it? Jesus has stomped the devil under His feet. He descended into hell and preached a sermon to the devil, a sermon of victory. He is risen, broken free from the devil’s grasp, and made a public spectacle of the devil in His cross and tomb. Jesus is the stronger One, who has taken the cords that the devil used to tie you up, that is, the fear of death, and unwrapped you and bound up the devil, and looted His house, the grave.

Pastor Wolfmueller gives us the Jesus that Scripture reveals. A Jesus that does what He says He will do. A Jesus that is just as active in going out and rescuing His flock as He was two thousand years ago. A Jesus that will use what ever Means of Grace that He wants to do His gracious work.

Pastor Wolfmueller does not give us a passive Jesus who sits off to the side waiting for us to make a decision to accept Him into our hearts. Pastor Wolfmueller rightly preaches to us a Jesus who runs the verbs; an active Savior that still rescues those He calls His children... the Jesus of Scripture!

Pastor Wolfmueller's Easter sermon this year might just be my favorite Easter sermon ever, it's that good and you should read or listen to it. Read the sermon here or listen to it here in iTunes.


val said...

A gift for you...The true Gospel is now delivered to you from the wilderness Rev 12:6 as a witness Matt 24:14.
Our heavenly Father will NOT put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins. Sin doesn't scare God! He created it Isa 45:7 to teach us all the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22 for our eternal placement in his coming kingdom. Throwing a child of his into a hell fire has never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer7:31, Jer 19:5. Anyone preaching a hell fire to God's children has been deceived into teaching lies. The whole world has been believing in a god of hate murder and revenge (The devil Rev 12:9). The true word of God John 1:1 is now delivered Rev 12:5 here

God chose a woman Rev 12 to be the prophet like unto Moses Num 12:3 and Elijah Matt 17:3, Acts 3:21-23, Luke 1:17. Those professing themselves to be Christians would be wise to hear all Acts 3:23 BEFORE making any judgment. The proof of what I tell you is in the hearing.

Prove ALL things 1 Thes 5:21. Satan has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9 until now.

Frank Gillespie said...

Hi Val,

Of course will not put any of His children into to Hell...but you're not saying there are some who are end up in Hell are you?

Also, you said you were delivering the Gospel and from what I see... you forgot to include it. Would you mind adding that in another comment please. Thanks!