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Jesus' Storm

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As I finish the Storms of Life Series with Jesus on Easter Sunday, I want the hearer to understand that unlike Peter's Storm that came from within his heart that Jesus' Storm come from our Sin. Isaiah describe it best.

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1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV84
55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
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Introduction

Luke 24:1–8 NIV84
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.
Last week we looked at the storm that begin in Peter’s heart! Today we are focused on Jesus’ storm that formed in the our hearts. We created Jesus’ storm through sin. Notice how Isaiah describes this storm:
Isaiah 53:4–6 NIV84
4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:1–6 NIV84
1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:
Jesus’ storm is my storm! Jesus’ storm is your storm, he took your place.
He did not have to, he wanted to,
He did not despise you, He loves you,
He did not leave you, He carried you,
He did not destroy you, He destroyed your sin.
Jesus was the greatest volunteer to ever live. He did not have to volunteer, but his did.
. He did not have to volunteer, but his did. The greatest and most tragic event in history was accomplished by a volunteer, who was the Son of God.
Matthew 26:53 NIV84
53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
The greatest and most tragic event in history was accomplished by a volunteer, who was the Son of God.
The greatest and most tragic event in history was accomplished by a volunteer, who was the Son of God.
Today, I want you to see four important decision Jesus made in the mist of the storm. Not only does his survived the storm; the storm becomes the redemption of the world.
The decisions we make in the mist of the storm makes all the difference. Follow Jesus example!

Jesus refused the easy way. ()

Jesus refused the easy way. ()

Luke 22:39–44 NIV84
39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Luke 22:
Jesus acknowledge the storm in his life through prayer with the Father and tells him exactly how we feel. (“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me…), but notice how Jesus acknowledged the God power over the storm. (take this cup from me… not my will, but yours be done.”)
acknowledge the storm (Prayer) (the cup)
acknowledge God power over the storm (Believe) (your will be done)
When you ignore the Storms in your life you are missing out on the experiences God’s power in our life. But when we acknowledge the storm in our life we experience God power.
When Jesus was tempted by Satan he of offered EASY. Jesus said, “… broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” -MT. 7:13
Today, if you look at your Christian walk and it is EASY something is wrong.
acknowledge God’s power over the storm (believe) (Your will be done)
When you ignore the Storms in your life you are missing out on the experiences God’s power in our life. But when we acknowledge the storm in our life we experience God power.
You do not need EASY, you need POWER in your life today. You want your life to have meaning and purpose and that is not found in EASY, it is found through the POWER OF GOD!
When Jesus was tempted by Satan he of offered EASY. Jesus said, “… broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”
You do not need EASY, you need SIGNIFICANTS in your life today. You want your life to have meaning and purpose and that is not found in EASY, it is found through God’s Power.
Matthew 7:13 NIV84
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
trust God (Believe)
You do not need EASY, you need SIGNIFICANTS in you life today. You want your life to have meaning and purpose and that is not found in EASY!

Jesus refused the pity. ()

Luke 23:26–31 NIV84
26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then “ ‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’ 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
Luke 23:27–31 NIV84
27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then “ ‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’ 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
Luke
Don’t get wrapped up in pity when bad things happen. Wrap yourself in the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.
FEELING sorry for your sins is not enough! You must repeat, which means turn away from your sins and turn to God and experience his power!. -WSC
Why did Jesus say, “don’t weep for me”
He was not under the bondage of sin!

He was not under judgement.
He was not facing eternal death.
You do not need PITY OF THE WORLD in your life today, you need POWER OF THE CROSS!
Maybe you are saying, “Pastor you do not know what I been through”. No I don’t! BUT I do know what you will go though without the POWER OF THE CROSS!

Jesus refused the bitterness. ()

Jesus refused the bitterness. ()

Luke 23:32–43 NIV84
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
BITTERNESS NEVER HELPS!
Ephesians 4:31 NIV84
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
Paul tells us to get rid of bitterness and James tells if not to harbor it.
Eph 4:31
In the book of James, it commands us not to harbor bitterness. Harbor means to allow to stay in our heart.
You do not need BITTERNESS in your life today, you need BROKENNESS before God.

Jesus refused defeat. ()

Jesus refused defeat. ()

Luke 24:1–8 NIV84
1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.
Luke 24:1
So many Christians live a defeated life because they are looking for the living among the dead! Do not look for life in dead things.
1 Corinthians 15:54–58 NIV84
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Cor
What we need to understand today is that your storm is His Storm. It is never EASY. If you are looking for EASY, you want find it here.
I love worship songs and we sing them often, but you know what we need: Battle Songs
1 Corinthians 14:8 NIV84
8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
1 Cor. 14
Hebrews 11:34 NIV84
34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
2 Corinthians 4:7–12 NIV84
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Satan you offer me a empty life, Jesus offers me his empty tomb.
Satan you offer me a live of brokenness, Jesus offers me his broken body.
Jesus could have settled for easy and let us face the sins alone, Jesus could have settled for pity and felt sorry you himself rather than filling sorry for you. He could have allowed bitterness toward our rebellion grow in his heart. He could have settled for defeat; but choose to fight for you.
Jesus could have settled for easy and let us face the sins alone, Jesus could have settled for pity and felt sorry you himself rather than filling sorry for you. He could have allowed bitterness toward our rebellion grow in his heart. He could have settled for defeat; but choose to fight for your victory
Satan you offer me bondage to sin. Jesus offers me freedom by his Blood.
Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me You have been so, so good to me Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me You have been so, so kind to me
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah
When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me You have been so, so good to me When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me You have been so, so kind to me
And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine And I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah
You don’t need EASY, PITY, BITTERNESS, OR DEFEAT! you need the power of God released in your live and it comes from the blood of Christ and his incredible resurrection. We do not quit, we wait on the Lord, we do not give in, we give out, we do not break, we break through! We refuse to summit to bondage, to brokenness, or beat downs.
2 Cor 4
2 Corinthians 4:7–10 NIV84
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
He cares, he comes, he carries our sin and sorrows.... He was pierced, and punished for our sins… Because he loves you!
When his disciples deserted him he did not quit… when the soldiers beat him, and spit on him he did not quit, when they nail him to that old rugged cross he did not quit and when he cried from the cross, “IT IS FINISHED” he was not statement of defeat but a proclamation of victory! It was all accomplished out of the Love you!
There's no shadow You won't light up Mountain You won't climb up Coming after me There's no wall You won't kick down Lie You won't tear down Coming after me
There's no shadow You won't light up Mountain You won't climb up Coming after me There's no wall You won't kick down Lie You won't tear down Coming after me
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