LifePointe Christian Church
NOT GOD ENOUGH - Who Receives The Wrath Of God? - Week 4
Speaker: Chris Delfs, Senior Pastor
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    10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
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Psalm 7:11
God is angry with the wicked everyday. NLT

John 3:36
Whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. NIV

Pharisees wanted Jesus killed because Jesus told them God’s wrath was coming to them. (Matthew 23:13-36)

God’s wrath: Settled hostility toward sin in all its various manifestations.

When we truly love someone, we hate whatever destroys them.

THE PASSIVE WRATH OF GOD: We experience the natural consequences of our choices and decisions.

Exodus 34:7
I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected— even children in the third and fourth generations. NLT

Ezekiel 18:20
The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child.

THE ACTIVE WRATH OF GOD: God steps in and intensifies the natural consequences we have brought upon ourselves.

Genesis 3:8-24

Adam and Eve hid themselves from God’s presence, so God granted them what they chose for themselves. (Genesis 3:8)

Pharaoh hardened his heart several times and God made his choice permanent. (Exodus 8:15, 32)

Passive wrath: God trying to get our attention to change directions.

THE CROSS: God chose to let His love overcome His wrath.

Exodus 34:7
Our God is the one who makes anger distant and brings compassion near.

1 Peter 1:12
These are things which even the angels would like to understand. GNT

Romans 5:6-10
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!

Exodus 34:7
I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty.

Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23.

How would God simultaneously punish the guilty and simultaneously forgive them?

Isaiah 53:5-6
But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on Him the sins of us all.

God’s wrath is coming even though He is slow to anger/wrath. (Exodus 34:6)

Long gaps between God’s pronouncement of judgement and when judgment arrives. (2 Peter 3:3-9)

2 Chronicles 36:15-17
The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there was no remedy. He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men or young women, the elderly or the infirm. God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

People assume God’s slowness to anger/wrath mean it does not exist.

God did not create you for wrath, but for relationship.

Matthew 25:41
The eternal fire (was) prepared for the devil and his angels.

John 3:36
WHOEVER believes in the Son has eternal life. But whoever rejects the Son will not see life. For God’s wrath remains on them.