Jesus Is Outrageous Generosity

Jesus Is Outrageous Generosity

Mercy is the outrageous generosity of Jesus.

  • God Does Not Want You To Buy What He Is Selling, God Wants You To Believe What He Is Saying
    • So many people are trying to sell us on items we do not need
      • People are often selling things that do not live up to the hype
    • God is not trying to get you to buy something, He is trying to get to believe something
      • Trinkets bought today are often forgotten tomorrow
      • Conversely, truth believed today could transform us for the rest of our lives
  • Outrageous Owners
    • In appearance – Cate Blanchett – best actress 2014, 18 million
    • In arrival – Rolls Royce Sweptail – 13 million
      • 1970 Dom Perignon
    • In our accommodations – Crespi Estate – 135 million
      • Once regarded as nicest estate home in America. Just outside of downtown Dallas
      • Reached its Zenith while owned by Skip Hicks
      • Artisans and architect were commissioned from around the world for the incredible estate
  • The Character Of Jesus Is Counterintuitive
    • If we were royalty, it would be reflected in our appearance, yet Jesus never acquired wealth
    • If we had absolute authority, we would subjugate others, yet Jesus was servant
    • If we had the air of aristocracy, we would shame others and withdraw our presence from the lessthans, yet Jesus was renowned for fellowshipping with sinners
    • What profound principle allows Jesus to be so different?
      • Mercy is not giving me what I deserve. Mercy is the message of Jesus to every sinner that desires to come home. Mercy is the passion principle that leaves the 99 to find the one lost soul

1 Timothy 1:15b
15 … Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

  • Mercy Is The Outrageous Generosity Of Jesus
    • Crespi, Cate and the Sweptail car can’t compare with the value of the compassion of Jesus Christ
    • The opulence of God’s offer to us is overwhelming
    • The tremendous, stupendous, magnanimous, outlandish, audacious and outrageous generosity of God is that he gave us Jesus
    • Better than you ever believed possible
    • The very best came wrapped in the very worst of circumstances
      • Appearance, Arrival, Accommodations
      • Though Jesus was royalty, divinity and had absolute authority, he came in humility
    • So that, the very worst of sinners could be wrapped in the very best of what God offers us in Christ Jesus
      • Grace
      • Mercy
      • Forgiveness
      • Purpose
      • Passion
  • The Christmas Story Is Outrageous
    • Jesus Came For Us
    • He Did Not Forget Us
    • He Did Not Forsake Us
    • He Found Us, when we were at our lowest, and brought us hope!
  • We want to show you how outrageous generosity affected one family in our church