THE JUST WRATH OF A HOLY GOD
OCTOBER 4, 2020 | A STANDALONE SERMON
The Just Wrath of a Holy God
October 4, 2020
Pastor Sheldon Reist
I. The Definition
A. Wrath-deep, intense anger and indignation
B. Indignation- righteous anger aroused by injustice and wickedness
II. Is God a God of wrath?
A. Nahum 1:2-3,6-8
B. 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9
III. Description of God’s Wrath
A. The Wrath of God Based on His Justice
1. Guilt is to be convicted of breaking God’s law
2. Justice is to be given a proper sentence based on being guilty
3. God’s judicial wrath is always in accord to what each person has done.
B. The Wrath of God Based on His Holiness
1. Holiness is the quality of being set apart, being perfect in every way
2. As a result of God’s holiness sin cannot be tolerated. Hab. 1:13
3. We have an innate sense that wrongs need to be punished. Rom. 2:15
IV. How can a sinner be saved from God’s wrath?
A. At the cross, God’s justice, holiness, and love collide in Christ.
B. Christ took the death penalty for our sin so justice was satisfied 2Cor. 5:21
C. Christ became the atoning sacrifice for us so God’s wrath was turned aside. 1 John 2:2
D. Jesus did all of this us out of His love for us. John 3:16-18
E. Repent of your sin and believe in Christ. Rom. 10:9-10
We don’t need to apologize that God is a God of wrath- that He has an intense anger for injustice and wickedness. We all should be
angry about such things.
True love is never complacent when a loved one is mistreated. God is a God of love and that is why He is a God of wrath. That is why He gets angry about sin. In His love for us He made a way through Christ for His wrath to be paid and for us to be forgiven.
1. Does the idea of a wrathful God bother you? If so, in what ways?
2. How does God’s wrath demonstrate to us God’s love?
3. How do you respond to Jesus being willing to take God’s wrath for you, so you don’t have to?
4. What do you need to do in response to this message?