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The Three Great Appearances of Jesus (6 of 14)
Series: Amazing Grace
If you have your Bible, I want you to turn to Hebrews 9 and this message will go right along with the messages on grace and I want to talk today about "The Three Great Appearances of Christ". And these three great appearances of Christ brought God's grace to us through Jesus. And when he speaks in Hebrews 9:24 he is going to tell us of three appearances or three times when Christ came. And he is going to tell us of Jesus' first appearance as Savior, His appearance as prophet and priest, and then he is going to tell us about His appearance as King. He will talk in verse 24 about the first appearance that was the completed appearance of Christ and then we will see the continuing appearance of Christ and then we will see the crowning appearance of Christ.
Now in each of these appearances Jesus is doing a work for us. And it is the work of grace in our life that He is doing. And I think it is wonderful because when you look at these verses you see these three appearances and you will see the whole work of salvation.
When I say that I am saved I am saved. Salvation is a three-fold word. We are saved from the penalty of sin when we receive Christ, immediately. We are saved forever from the penalty of sin. All of our sins are forgiven as far as the penalty is concerned, past, present, and future.
So we could say, I have been saved but there is a second work of salvation and that is to be saved from the power of sin. So we could say I am in the process of being saved. I have been saved, but I am still in the process of being saved. And that process is being saved of course from the power of sin. And so through Jesus' continuing appearance before the throne of God we are saved from the power of sin.
But then salvation is also in the future tense, I have been saved, I am being saved, but I will be saved. And that is I will be saved from th ...
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