Life's Greatest Event by Larry Wynn

LIFE'S GREATEST EVENT
II CORINTHIANS 5:17
MARCH 24, 1996

INTRODUCTION

A. THE BIRTH OF A NEW BABY IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING EVENTS
PEOPLE EXPERIENCE.

1. I REMEMBER WHEN OUR CHILDREN WERE BORN. BEFORE AMANDA
I PROMISED MYSELF AND GOD I WOULD NOT BE IN THE DELIVERY
ROOM. GOD AND MY WIFE HAD OTHER PLANS. NOW, I'M GLAD
THEY DID. EVEN THOUGH I DROVE THE DR. CRAZY. I.E. AS THE
BABY BEGAN TO CROWN I ASKED THE PROVERBIAL QUESTION
EVERY DAD ASKS, "IS IT A BOY OR GIRL?" HE STOPPED WHAT HE
WAS DOING, LOOKED AT ME, AND SAID, TO MY WIFE, "ALL THESE
DADS THINK I CAN TELL IF IT'S A BOY OR GIRL BY LOOKING AT THE
TOP OF THE BABY'S HEAD!"

2. THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE THERE IS A GOD IN
HEAVEN!

B. LIFE'S GREATEST EVENT IS NOT PHYSICAL BIRTH; IT'S SPIRITUAL BIRTH.

1. MANY FIGURES ARE USED IN THE BIBLE TO EXPLAIN AND
ILLUSTRATE SALVATION.

a. Sheep returning to the fold.

b. Leper being made clean.

c. Resurrection

2. THE MOST COMMON IS BIRTH.

a. II Cor. 5:17. Being made a new creation.

b. John 3.Being born again.

c. I Peter 1: 22-25. The incorruptible birth.

C. TODAY, FOCUS ON II CORINTHIANS 5:17.

I. BIRTH BEGINS WITH CONCEPTION.

A. BIRTH PRODUCES LIFE.

1. LIFE CANNOT BE MANUFACTURED; IT MUST BE IMPARTED.

2. SPIRITUAL LIFE CANNOT BE MANUFACTURED; IT MUST BE
IMPARTED FROM GOD.

ILL. CAN EXIST BEFORE BEING SPIRITUALLY BORN, BUT REAL LIFE
BEGINS AT THE NEW BIRTH.

B. BIRTH INVOLVES TWO PARENTS.

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