I was given the privilege of sharing the morning message this last Sunday at Cornerstone Church. What follows is a transcript of part of that sermon and some photos of the service taken by our own Steven Hackett.
You’re Part Of the Conspiracy
Our lead pastor, Pastor Risto began a new series when last he preached and will be continuing that series through until Easter. The series is entitled “The Conspiracy Of Love”.
You know there are lots of conspiracy theories out there. Theories that say this group or that group is secretly trying to take over the world. Theories that purport that moments in history like the assassination of JFK or the Fall of the Berlin Wall were all part of some hidden master plan for some shadow government to rule the world.
By and large we make fun of those conspiracy theories and of those who hold to them. But I am here to tell you there really is a grand conspiracy. There really is a secret plan to take over the world and God is at the heart of that plan. Jesus is at the heart of that plan. Heaven really is trying to take over the world. Fully 6,000,000,000 people on the face of the planet know nothing about this plan or think it’s just an urban legend but I have news for them. The plan is real and further God has a plan to make you, yes you, a part of the conspiracy.
Listen to these Scriptures that speak about God’s master plan. His conspiracy of love.
“But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him
and cause him grief.
Yet when his life is made an offering for sin,
he will have many descendants.
He will enjoy a long life,
and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands.
11When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish,
he will be satisfied.
And because of his experience,
my righteous servant will make it possible
for many to be counted righteous,
for he will bear all their sins.” Isaiah 53:10,11
Paul the Apostle wrote this next bit:
“We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”[b]— the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 1:6-10
He also penned this verse:
“Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus….9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 3:2-10
You see Scripture reveals that:
- God has always had a master plan.
- That plan was to save mankind and restore His relationship with man and His Kingdom in the world.
- He kept that plan hidden for ages and has been working behind the scenes with His agents to bring that plan to pass ( a conspiracy)
- That plan from the beginning was for Jesus to die for our sins
- That plan was to create the church and through it to tear down the Kingdom of Satan.
- That plan involves you and me if we accept the mission.
We will discuss this more tomorrow. I’d love to hear your thoughts