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Crossroads Community Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin

John's Doxolgy: A Eulogy to Christ

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Preached by Dr. Elwyn Zimmerman

John's Doxolgy: A Eulogy to Christ
Rev. 1:4-6
I. The motivation for praise (v. 4)
A. The blessing of grace received (eph. 2:8-9)
B. The experience of peace (Jn. 14:27)
II. The basis for praise (vv. 5b-6a)
A. Jesus loves us
1. A continuing and unending love (present tense)
2. A love expressed through the supreme sacrifice (Jn. 15:13)
B. He [once for all] freed us from our sins (aorist tense)
1. The tyranny of sin (rom. 6:6-7, 12, 14, 22-23)
2. Deliverance through Christ's blood sacrifice (rev 5:9)
C. He re-made us
1. Our position
a. A kingdom (Lk. 17:20-21; Col. 1:13; Rev. 5:10)
b. Priests (Ex. 19:5-6a)
2. Our purpose: To serve God and Father
III. The expression of praise (v. 6b)
A. The attribution of glory
B. The attribution of power

Copyright 2004, Dr. Elwyn Zimmerman