God Answers Sinners
Examples - Paul- " "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" 5 And he said, "Who art thou, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus whom thou persecutest": "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" Acts 9: 4-6
A Publican "God be merciful to me a sinner" Luke 18: 13
The Psalmist "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horribleb pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock,and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth,even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD" Ps 40:1-3
1. A Call to the Sovereign - "He is Lord"
A. His Person -
"I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne...mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." Isa 6:1,5; John 12: 41
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord." Lk 2:10-11
"And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom" Luke 23:42
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Phil 2:9-11
"And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Rev 19:16
-The only reason for His humiliation, the cross...was His voluntary humility to provide Salvation (Contrast President of USA)
-He is the transcendent Lord He died, arose and lives!
B. His Provision - "To Save all who call"
i. No Distinction Cp Rom 3:22-23
ii. No Limitation
2. A Call of Submission - "From sinners"
A. Penitence (repentance) Luke 18:13
Eg If I rescued someone, only their Saviour...
3. A Call for Salvation
A. His Power - "To Save" - Heb 7:25
- Peter "Lord save me!" Matt 14:30
The "Call" involves repentance and faith.