Christ Still Speaks (Jer 1:4-9, Eph 4:7-11)

Apr 10, 2016

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-9, Ephesians 4:7-11

Preacher: Rev. David Inks

Sermon Outline
Introduction
I. The Ascended Christ Speaks to His People
II. Christ Speaks first through Apostles and Prophets
III. Christ Speaks second through Evangelists and Pastors
IV. Christ Speaks Himself
Conclusion

Jeremiah 1:4-9 (ESV)
4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” 9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

Ephesians 4:7-11 (ESV)
7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

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