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Sermon Audio: The Cup of Redemption

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Cup of Redemption

David Messner

Guest Speaker

Pastor David Messner shares about the third cup in our Four Cups series which covers the basics of four key promises God makes for our lives.

FOUR CUPS

The Cup of Redemption (Part 3) 

Exodus 6:6-7 – Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.  

The Cup of Sanctification – Salvation

The Cup of Deliverance – Freedom

The Cup of Redemption – Restoration

The Cup of Praise – Fulfillment

Why do so few drink from this cup? 

  • Exodus 6:6 – …I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.  

Inferiority

  • Psalm 18:35 (NIV) – …You stoop down to make me great.
  • Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) – For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  

Diversion

  • 1 Thessalonians 2:18 (NLT) – We wanted very much to come to you, and I, Paul, tried again and again, but Satan prevented us. 
  • Romans 8:28 (NLT) – And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 
  • Romans 11:29 (MSG) – God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded. 

The Cup of Redemption 

  • Romans 12:6 – We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. 
  • 1 Corinthians 14:1 – Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts.

1. Discover your gifts

  • Psalm 139:13-14 (NLT) – You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
  • Ephesians 1:11-12 (MSG) – It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. 
  • Colossians 1:16 – For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible…everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. 

2. Develop your gifts

  • Ephesians 4:7, 11-12 – But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it… So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service. 

3. Use your gifts

  • 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT) – God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 
  • Hebrews 6:10 – God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 

My purpose is to serve God by serving others.

Scripture Reference

Exodus

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