ABBOTTSFIELD RECREATION CENTRE
3006 - 119 Ave, Edmonton, AlbertaHarry & Gladys Rusk in Edmonton July 14, 7:00 PM Abbottsfield Recreation Centre 3006 -119 Ave.
GOD IN CHRIST RECONCILING MAN
By Pastor Max Solbrekken D.D.
Dying on the CROSS for us, under the weight of the world’s sins, sicknesses, diseases, pains and torments, our Saviour Jesus Christ prayed, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34). Isaiah prophesied Christ’s vicarious death, for us: “I gave My back to the smiters, and My cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not My face from shame and spitting.” (Is. 50:6)
“And the angel said unto them (shepherds), Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2: 10,11)
JESUS CAME TO SAVE, NOT TO JUDGE!
“Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on Me, believeth not on Me, but on Him that sent Me. And he that seeth Me, seeth Him that sent Me. And He that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me shall not abide in darkness.
“And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not, for I came not to judge the world, but to Save the world. He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath One that judgeth him: the Word that I have spoken, the same will judge him in the Last Day.
“For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father which sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is life everlasting; whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto Me, so I speak unto you.” (John 12: 44-50)
“Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus KNEW that the hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end…Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that He was come from God, and went to God.” (John 13: 1-3)
JESUS was born crucified! He knew why He had come to earth. The Bible says, “Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art Thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest, I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth. Every one that is of the Truth heareth My voice.” (John 18: 36,37)
SAMARITAN WOMAN AT THE WELL!
“And He must Needs go through Samaria…There cometh a woman to draw water: Jesus said, God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Hin in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto Him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when He is come, He will tell us all things. Jesus said unto her, I am He.
“The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: Is not this the Christ? (John 4:4, 7, 25,26)
“He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief’ and we hid as though it were our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem Him, stricken, smitten of God and. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who shall declare His generation, for He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of My people was He stricken.
“And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His DEATH; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to BRUISE Him. He had put Him to Grief: when by His knowledge shall My Righteous Servant thou shalt make His soul an offering for SIN, He shall see His Seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
“He shall see of the travail of His soul and shall be Satisfied; by His knowledge shall My Righteous Servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore, will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He hath poured out His soul unto DEATH: and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” (Isaiah 53: 3-12) THE AWESOMENESS OF JESUS CHRIST!
A love that cannot be fathomed; A life that cannot die; A righteousness that cannot be tarnished; A peace that cannot be understood; A rest that can never be disturbed; A joy that can never be diminished; A hope that can never be disappointed; A glory that can never be clouded; A light that can never be darkened; A happiness that can never be interrupted; A strength that can never be enfeebled; A purity that can never be defiled; A beauty that can never be marred; A wisdom that can never be baffled; Resources that never be exhausted! - selected
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand. Other ground is sinking sand: “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a New Creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation:
“That is, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. For He hath made Him (Jesus) Sin for us, who knew NO Sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:17-21).
CHRIST GAVE HIMSELF FOR US!
“God…hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Person, and upholding all things by the Word of His Power, when He by Himself Purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on High.
“Being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” (Heb. 1:1-4); “But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own Blood He entered in once into the Holy Place having obtained eternal redemption for us.
CHRIST’S BLOOD PURGES CONSCIENCE!
“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the Blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, PURGE your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?
“And for this cause He is the Mediator of the New Testament, that by means of DEATH, for the Redemptions of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of Eternal inheritance. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of Blood is no remission....
“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us…but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to PUT AWAY SIN, by the sacrifice of Himself. (Heb.9:11-15; 22-28)
“Then said I, Lo, I come in the volume of the book, it is written of Me, to do Thy will. Then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy will O God. He taketh away the first, that He may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
“But This Man, after He had offered ONE SACRIFICE for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;
“For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also a witness to us: for after that He had said before, THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS SAITH THE LORD, I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS, AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM; AND THEIR SINS AND INIQUITIES WILL I REMEMBER NO MORE.
ENTER THE HOLIEST BY JESUS’ BLOOD!
“Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. By a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh: And having an High Priest over the House of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.” (Heb.10: 9-23); “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the God.
“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. To the general Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.
“And to JESUS the Mediator of the New Covenant of the New Covenant, and to the BLOOD of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaketh from Heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now hath He promised, saying, YET ONCE MORE I SHAKE NOT THE EARTH ONLY, BUT ALSO HEAVEN.
APPROACH WITH REVERENCE & GODLY FEAR!
“And this word, yet once more, signified the removing of those that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear; For our God is a CONSUMING FIRE.
“Now the God of Peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the BLOOD of the Everlasting Covenant. Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 12:20,21)
God’s WORD states: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath CHOSEN us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made ACCEPTED in the Beloved. IN whom we have Redemption through His BLOOD, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Eph. 1: 3-7). Amen.
Everyone invited to the Gospel Meeting: JULY 14 - FRIDAY 7:00 pm @ Abbottsfield Recreation Centre 3006 -119 Ave Edmonton AB –Harry & Gladys Rusk will be leading the Praise & Worship! Harry gave his life to Christ in our Church after God healed his son.
Lynne Kupchanko will be giving her awesome Testimony in person! You have read about it but now you will hear it from her own lips! Pastor Max Solbrekken will be preaching and praying for the sick and suffering! Pastor Kelly LaPlante is hosting the meeting!
Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garside, Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6. Email: [email protected]; comehometojesus.ca; Donations can be made by e-Transfer. Make your donation to [email protected]. May God bless you!