Living the Bible

Jesus Will Save (Meeting with Jesus 5-1)

June 01, 2020 Season 2 Episode 40
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Jesus Will Save (Meeting with Jesus 5-1)
Jun 01, 2020 Season 2 Episode 40

A few years ago there was a bad earthquake in a remote part of Guatemala. The Government and relief agencies had lots of supplies for affected areas in the mountains but they couldn’t get there because the roads were blocked with trees and rocks, some roads had fallen into the valleys, and others had huge cracks in them. There was a lot of need in the villages and there were lots of supplies in nearby towns but the roads were such a mess that nothing could get through until they brought in cranes, trucks, tractors, etc., to clear and repair the roads.

This is a picture of our hearts. Sin has caused an earthquake in our hearts. Our hearts are broken and falling apart. There are big holes, huge cracks, and massive boulders barring the way. Jesus is available with Gospel supplies but can’t get through. He therefore sends repentance ahead of him to clear the rocks, repair the cracks, fill in the holes, and smooth out the rough places.

That’s why John the Baptist’s ministry was so important. In Luke 3:1-6, we learn that John was sent ahead of Jesus to prepare the way for Jesus by preaching a baptism of repentance with a view to the forgiveness of sins (3)

Repentance prepares the way for Jesus (4-5)

  • Valleys filled
  • Mountains lowered
  • Crooked roads straightened
  • Rough roads smoothed

Repentance prepares the way for salvation (6)

  • Clear roads for Jesus
  • Clear sight of Jesus

Prepare the way for Jesus coming into your heart by asking God to give you repentance, sorrow for your sin, and a desire to turn from it.

Show Notes

A few years ago there was a bad earthquake in a remote part of Guatemala. The Government and relief agencies had lots of supplies for affected areas in the mountains but they couldn’t get there because the roads were blocked with trees and rocks, some roads had fallen into the valleys, and others had huge cracks in them. There was a lot of need in the villages and there were lots of supplies in nearby towns but the roads were such a mess that nothing could get through until they brought in cranes, trucks, tractors, etc., to clear and repair the roads.

This is a picture of our hearts. Sin has caused an earthquake in our hearts. Our hearts are broken and falling apart. There are big holes, huge cracks, and massive boulders barring the way. Jesus is available with Gospel supplies but can’t get through. He therefore sends repentance ahead of him to clear the rocks, repair the cracks, fill in the holes, and smooth out the rough places.

That’s why John the Baptist’s ministry was so important. In Luke 3:1-6, we learn that John was sent ahead of Jesus to prepare the way for Jesus by preaching a baptism of repentance with a view to the forgiveness of sins (3)

Repentance prepares the way for Jesus (4-5)

  • Valleys filled
  • Mountains lowered
  • Crooked roads straightened
  • Rough roads smoothed

Repentance prepares the way for salvation (6)

  • Clear roads for Jesus
  • Clear sight of Jesus

Prepare the way for Jesus coming into your heart by asking God to give you repentance, sorrow for your sin, and a desire to turn from it.