Sermon by Ryan McCoskey · Aug 30, 2020
How does the Gospel transform people?
We will be looking at 2 Kings 5:1-19
1. The Gospel Attracts
- When we are in a place in our lives that the Gospel draws us in.
- The “last ditch effort.”
- “Your life is a vapor” from James 4
2. The Gospel Connects Us
- The importance of sharing how the Gospel has changed our lives.
3. The Gospel Confronts Us
a. Religion puts God in our debt.
- Naaman was expecting the cure for his condition to be a big show, but the prophet that he seeks out doesn’t even show up. The prophet sends out a servant who tells Naaman that he is to cleanse himself in the waters of Israel.
b. The “cure” is always humiliating.
- We want to exalt ourselves and hide the problem.
- Confession is key and essentially puts us in a place where we are exalting Christ.
c. The “cure” is exclusive.
- Naaman’s cure from the prophet consisted of one task, and one river.
- We don’t conquer, we submit.
- Exclusivity of Jesus is not the cure. We cannot create the cure, and receive credit.
4. The Gospel Restores
- Naaman is healed by obedience.
5. The Gospel Renovates Us
- After Naaman is healed, he goes to Elisha, and tells him that he now knows that there is a God in Israel. Naaman wants to give Elisha money, but Elisha tells Naaman that the glory is God’s.