Fortifying Your Foundation…Advocate, The Great Attorney

Selected Passages                                                                                     Pastor Todd Harker

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

Scripture Emphasis:

1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

In my humble opinion there are three great days in the history of the World.  The third greatest day is the day Jesus was born.  The second was the day Jesus died.  The greatest day is the day we celebrate this morning – the day Christ arose.  His resurrection makes it possible for Jesus to be our Advocate.  Believe me, we need Him to be just that.

  1. As our Advocate, Jesus possesses __________________ qualifications
  • He endured unthinkable ______________ – Luke 22:53-55
  • He suffered the brutality of the _________________ – Luke 23:26-49
  • He experienced an awkward ______________ – Luke 23:50-56
  • He participated in a glorious ____________________ – Luke 24:1-12
  • He celebrated in a spectacular __________________ – Luke 24:50-53
  • No one has experienced more ________________ from sin than Jesus
  1. As our Advocate, Jesus has ______________ success
  • Our Advocate is always ________ His game – 1 John 2:1
  • Our Advocate is always _____________ for business– Psalm 121:3, 4
  • Our Advocate is always ______________________ hard – Heb. 7:25
  • He does not maintain His client’s ___________________
  • He acknowledges our ____________
  • His scars are our greatest _____________ against Satan’s accusations

Bringing It Home:

  • Having an Advocate means I can live in the _______________
  • Having an Advocate means I can live ________________
  • Having an Advocate means I can accomplish God’s ______________