Christus Victor

July 22, 2023   /   Marty Kaiser   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Kingdom Culture
Christus Victor

I. Introduction

A. Wherever the and of God is active, the Kingdom of God is present.

1. Autobasileia: the Kingdom in or Himself the Kingdom!

II. Kingdom Culture

A. Luke 7:19 (NLT) And he sent them to the Lord to ask him, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

B.Luke 7:22 (NLT) Then he told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.”

III. Mission Accomplished

A. John 17:4 (NLT) “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.”

IV. Spiritual Revolution

A. Luke 4:18-19 (ESV) 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

B. the good news

C. Proclaim to the captives

D. of sight to the blind

E. Liberty to the

1. Luke 11:27 (NLT) As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!”

2. Luke 11:28 (NLT) Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

F. Luke 4:18-19 (ESV) 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

V. Christus Victor

A. Archon: the highest official in a city or a region

B. I John 5:19 (NIV) “… the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

C. II Corinthians 4:4 (NIV) The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers….

1. Colossians 1:19-20 (NIV) 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

2. I John 3:8 (NIV) … The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

3. Colossians 2:15 (NLT) In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

D. Colossians 1:13 (NLT) For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.

1. Hebrews 2:14-15 (NIV) 14… so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

VI. Conclusion

 

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