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Jesus: The Horn of Salvation

Series: Trust

God is completely devoted to your salvation. His work for that didn’t just stop at the cross. Grace doesn’t end at your baptism. It’s ongoing. How much do you trust God and the promises of assurances He makes? Today we’ll examine a passage that will help us become more confident in the fact that God is continually working toward our salvation - long after we’ve gone forward from the baptismal. 

Luke 1.20, 62 - Zechariah’s Silence and solitude

  1. 1.20 - What must it have been like to have 9 months of silence?
    1. It wasn’t just that he couldn’t speak … 
    2. 1.62 - was he also deaf? So this is 9 months of complete silence.
  2. What would you do had something like this happened to you?

Luke 1.67-79 - Zechariah’s Song of the Savior

  1. 1.68 - His attitude stands in total contrast to 9 months earlier.
    1. 1.68b - he has visited …his people. Zechariah pictures God’s work in past tense.
    2. 1.68c - he has …redeemed his people. 
  2. 1.69 - how would this happen? God raise up a horn of salvation for us.

Luke 1.69 - Jesus is the Horn of Salvation

  1. 1.69 - horn of salvation - what kind of image is conveyed?
  2. What does the Old Testament teach?
    1. Psalm 92.9-10; Micah 4.13 - A sign of strength and a means of victory.
  3. 1.70-71 - the horn of salvation had been promised beforehand.
    1. Psalm 132.17-18 - I will make a horn to sprout for David…
    2. Psalm 18.2 - “horn of salvation” is used in reference to God.
  4. 1.69-71 - Jesus uses power to overcome sin.
  5. 1.74-75 - The goal of redemption. (Two things)
    1. 1.75 - in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days…
    2. 1.74 - that we…. Might serve him without fear.

What Will You Do With the Horn of Salvation?

  1. 2 Corinthians 4.4; Romans 6.23 - Sin is a terrible thing. Everyone of us will die from it if we do not grab on to the horn of salvation.
    1. 1 John 3.8b - the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
    2. Hebrews 9.26b - He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
  2. Now, you live in trust. Hebrews 2.14-18.
    1. Have you taken refuge in Christ? Don’t depend on yourself, lean on God.
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