Freedom Ministries Fellowship Notes
Why We Can Expect Good We Don’t Deserve
Praise and Worship: 10 minutes:
Testimonies: 5 minutes
Review: Why We Can Expect Good We Don’t Deserve
We can receive favor, health, prosperity and protection we don’t deserve because Jesus took our sins and punishment on the cross that He didn’t deserve. Hebrews 10:10, 14 explain that the sacrifice of Jesus covered all of our sins. His one sacrifice has perfected us forever. We have been justified by Jesus death, burial and resurrection. There is no longer any sin that can separate us from our Father. A simple explanation of justification is “just as if we had never sinned.” So believers should never again be expecting God’s judgment and wrath. Why would we ever expect the judgment of God if Jesus has already paid the price for all of our sins? God would be unjust if the same sins were judged twice. So believers are not to expect judgment. We can always have the confident expectation of good in our lives.
Hebrews 10:22 says, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith (elpis) without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.” The word faith in this verse is from the Greek word “elpis.” Strong’s Concordance defines elpis as the joyful and confident expectation of good. In other words, God desires for us to always expect God’s goodness in every situation. We can always remain joyful, even when the situation does not look promising, because we can always expect the good that Jesus deserved. It is easy to feel like we can expect good things from God when we feel like we have been obedient. But what do we expect when we know we have failed? Are we expecting God’s judgment when we know we have sinned? This is the most critical time to have a joyful and confident expectation of good. This is when we need to remind ourselves that God’s grace is truly unmerited. God’s blessings are not based on our obedience and whether or not we deserve them. Jesus removed all of our sins so we can always expect all of God’s best.
In Romans 4:8 Apostle Paul quotes King David saying, “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” God will never, ever judge us again based on our sins and failures. We can always expect God to bless us and favor us because we have been given the favor that Jesus deserved. So Christians should never be expecting the judgment of God. We should always have a confident expectation of good. That is the amazing gospel of God’s grace!
Prayer: 10 Minutes:
If there is any situation in your life that needs prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you for that situation. The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God. It is the perfect prayer and is always answered!
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Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen