Human Efforts Of Self-Restoration (Jeremiah 8:7-817, Romans 2:17-24, Jeremiah 8:9-12, Hebrews 10:8-10, Jeremiah 1:16, Jeremiah 32:29-36, Hebrews 12:24-29)Jack Graham, 04/12/2017
Part of the The Holy Spirit and Restoration series, preached at a Midweek Meeting service
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND RESTORATION
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior." John Newton
HUMAN EFFORTS OF SELF-RESTORATION:
Man has through the ages believed in his ability to be his own self-restorer. We don't need God, really! From the time of Moses, God promised the Israelites to send a prophet like Moses. Deuteronomy 18:15. They were literally placed under the Law, where human effort tries to obtain and retain favor with God.
Jeremiah 8:7b-8---Romans 2:17-24---Jeremiah 8:9-10, 12.
What causes some to attempt self-restoration when we know that all men were created in the image of God:
1. Pride!! Who needs a savior/forgiveness? Pride tells you "I'm a good person/l have a good heart."
2. Narcissism!! One who is described as being pre-occupied with self.
3. A narcissist is a person who displays a high level of selfishness, vanity, and pride.
Jesus fulfilled the Law. Jesus did what the Law could not do, He was/is the perfect sacrifice, the atonement for the sins of man.
THE REMOVAL OF HUMAN WORKS:
Jeremiah 1:16; 32:29-36
1. Void or lacking of scriptural training
2. Deny that God created life from the dust of the earth.
3. Believe that all things of the earth are for the pleasure of man.
4. They are guided by human behavior and the work of human beings.
Jesus the mediator of the new covenant:
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