Jesus is the Answer

Jesus is the Answer

I. Jesus is the answer to hopeless despair

    A. Poverty, homelessness, hunger, suicide (John 10:10b)
    B. Jesus offers hope that transcends financial security (Colossians 1:27; Matthew 6:19-21; 2 Peter 1:4)
    C. Jesus offers hope that transcends temporary relief of famine and poverty (John 6:35; 4:14)
    D. Jesus offers hope that transcends disease and death (John 11:24-26)

II. Jesus is the answer to threats against the faith

    A. From the outside: humanism, postmodernism, atheism, agnosticism, Buddhism, Islam, denominationalism
    B. From the inside: liberalism, ultra-conservatism (anti-ism)
    C. Jesus is the answer (Acts 9:5; 2:37-38; 1 John 1:1-3; 1 Peter 1:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; 2:15; Galatians 1:6-9; 1 John 2:24-25)

III. Jesus is the answer to our permissive society

    A. Tolerance of sin (Isaiah 5:20)
    B. Jesus is the answer (Titus 3:3-7; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 1:2; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

IV. Jesus is the answer to our search for spiritual perfection

    A. Seeking God (Hebrews 11:6) and to be like God (Genesis 3:5-6)
    B. Jesus is the answer: follow Him! (Matthew 5:43-48; Colossians 1:28)

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