Sermons

God's Heart for the Lost (Ezekiel 33:1-20; 1 Timothy 2:1-7)

God’s heart takes no delight in the death of the wicked, but rejoices when one turns to him and finds mercy and grace—it is this heart that must drive us in evangelism.

I.       The God of Justice (vv. 1-9)
         A.      Goodness Requires Justice
         B.      The Ugly Temptation (of Self-Righteousness) (Jonah 4)
         C.      God’s Warning to His Watchmen (vv. 1-9)

II.      The God of Mercy (vv. 10-16)
         A.      No Pleasure in the Death of the Wicked (vv. 10-11; Exodus 34:5-7; Luke 15)
         B.      The Demonstration of Love (vv. 12-16; Romans 5:8; 1 Timothy 2:5-7)

III.     After God’s Own Heart
         A.      Seeking the Heart of God
         B.      Seeking the Salvation of the Lost (1 Timothy 2:1-7)
         C.      A Gracious (and Visible) Warning (vv. 12-16; 1 Corinthians 11:17-20)