Planning and the Gospel of Christ

Pastor Steve Viars
Planning to Grow
Becoming a Person with a Plan
Planning and the Gospel of Christ
1 Corinthians 11:26 - For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He
John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten
from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Philippians 2:7 - but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
Luke 1:27 - to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s
name was Mary.
Hebrews 4:15 - For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has
been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
Isaiah 53:6 - All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused
the iniquity of us all to fall on Him…
Isaiah 53:10-12 - But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; if He would render Himself as a
guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in
His hand. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; by His knowledge the Righteous
One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities. Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the
great, and He will divide the booty with the strong; because He poured out Himself to death, and was numbered
with the transgressors; yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.
Hebrews 9:22 - And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without
shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Hebrews 9:11-12 - But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the
greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through
the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained
eternal redemption.
1 Peter 1:18-21 - knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile
way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the
blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times
for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so
that your faith and hope are in God.
Romans 6:5 - …we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death…
Pastor Alistair Begg - “Christ gave His life for me, to take my life from me, to live His life through me.”
Galatians 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 - For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all
died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose
again on their behalf.
Isaiah 53:10 - But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; if He would render Himself as a guilt
offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His
Matthew 16:21 - From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many
things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
Matthew 16:22-23 - Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never
happen to You.” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for
you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
Acts 2:22-36 - Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with
miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know—
this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands
of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it
was impossible for Him to be held in its power. For David says of Him, "I saw the Lord always in my presence; for
He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted;
moreover my flesh also will live in hope; because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow Your Holy One
to undergo decay. You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of gladness with Your
presence." Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was
buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. And so, because he was a prophet and knew that "God had sworn to
him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on his throne", he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of
the Christ, that "He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay". This Jesus God raised up
again, to which we are all witnesses…Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him
both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.
Ephesians 1:18-23 - I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope
of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing
greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His
might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in
the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not
only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as
head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Luke 1:37 - For nothing will be impossible with God.