God has decreed that the Gospel will overturn the status quo of the world. Thus we hear the charge to this day that those who live and preach the Gospel “have turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). In reality what is happening is that the world is being turned right side up. Jesus Christ is Lord and He goes forth to conquer both His and our enemies. The amazing thing is that He is pleased to do so through us, His beloved people.
The sermon outline is as follows:
- Christ overcomes the chains of the wicked one
- Christ overcomes the chains of this world
- Christ overcomes the rulers and authorities of this world