Below are notes to a sermon preached Sunday evening, July 24, 2005, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia.
THE ANOINTED or THE CHRIST
By Michael D. O’Neal
Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church
Scripture Reading: Ps. 2:2; Acts 4:24-28
Text: Acts 4:27
Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the
people of Israel, were gathered together,
Introduction: In these scriptures we have another example of how words may be defined and understood by comparing scripture with scripture, without the use of a lexicon or even an English dictionary.
The Holy Ghost substituted the word “Christ” in Acts 4:26 for the word “anointed” in Ps. 2.2. In our text, Acts 4:27, the Bible further explains that the word “Christ” means anointed:
Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Tonight I want to bring a message on our Savior as THE ANOINTED
I. JESUS WAS ANOINTED TO A POSITION
1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
A. As the Son of God
B. As the Savior of men
C. As the Sovereign for the future
II. JESUS WAS ANOINTED WITH PURITY
Exodus 30:25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
A. His deeds were pure
B. His doctrine was pure
C. His desires were pure
D. His decisions were pure
III. JESUS WAS ANOINTED WITH POWER
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
A. To reward faith – healing, restoring sight, raising the dead, etc.
B. To rebuke evil – money changers in the temple, Pharisees, devils, etc.
IV. JESUS WAS ANOINTED FOR PREACHING
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
A. With faith in the Bible
B. With fearlessness
V. JESUS WAS ANOINTED FOR PROTECTION
1 Chronicles 16:22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
A. At His birth
B. In His boyhood
C. In His battles with Satan
Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor,
Gospel Light Baptist Church
P.O. Box 3071 (237 Lockett Station Road),
Albany, GA 31706
(229) 432-0039 (church) / (229) 698-2127 (parsonage)
*Scriptures in my notes are from the Authorized Version 1611 -KJV- and are used by permission of the Author – Ephesians. 6:17*
“Come Alive In 2005”