in this sermon, we continue to follow Stephen's defense against the accusations of his accusers. Stephen uses the histroy of the nation of Israel in his defense. WE should be able to recite the history of Israel as did Joseph.
[New Audio Expositional Sermon] Moses - His Faith and Choices [Exposition of Hebrews 11:23-28]
What you believe has an impact on the choices you make in life. And the choices we make in life have consequences. In this expositional sermon, we will see how Moses' faith led him to make choices in life which had great rewards. We too are called to make choices, not by focusing on immediate worldly rewards, but by fixing our eyes on future rewards given by God. May we emulate Moses' faith and experience God's astonishing work in our lives.
Hebrews 12:1-3 " Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 ¶ For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
2 Timothy 2:3-4 " Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."
Quel est le contexte historique et culturel d'Isaïe 50 ? Qui est le public de cette prophétie ? Comment le chapitre précédent (Esaïe 49) prépare-t-il le terrain pour les thèmes d'Esaïe 50 ?
En quoi l'imagerie du serviteur souffrant dans Ésaïe 50 est-elle parallèle ou contrastée avec la description de Jésus-Christ comme le Serviteur de Dieu
Quelle est la signification de l'image du serviteur ayant "donné mon dos à ceux qui frappent" et "mes joues à ceux qui arrachent la barbe" dans Isaïe 50:6 ?
Existe-t-il des parallèles entre les images d'Isaïe 50 et les événements de la vie de Jésus-Christ ? Comment Esaïe 50 pourrait-il être considéré comme une préfiguration de la souffrance et de l
How God Fix's Broken Hearts! Psalm 34:15-22 David spoke directly to the needs of his depressed companions, assuring them that the Lord cared about their souls; that is, their feelings and emotional well-being. When our hearts are broken and our spirits are contrite or crushed, ground to powder—He is near. He comes to us when we are hurting, and invites us to cast our heavy burden upon Him.Psalm 34 begins in a cave and ends at Calvary! David's message to his dejected band of outcasts is our message to the world today: Regardless of what we have done, we can be delivered through the sacrificial death of God's Son on the cross. He bore our sin in His body, and we can live righteously through the power of His sacrifice.
As we continue our study, we see that God's plan and design for His people is that they endure trials for His glory and our good. We may not understand what all that means but we must put our faith and trust in Him through it all.
1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:28; James 1:2–5; Hebrews 10:10, 14; 1 Corinthians 6:9–11; 1 Peter 1:13–16; Leviticus 11:44; 1 John 2:29; James 2:14–26; 1 John 3:1–9; John 17:17; 2 Peter 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:3–5; John 16:7–11; 2 Corinthians 6:17.
Beloved, there ought to always be an urgency in our
hearts to seek the Lord, especially when everything is
going well, and calm. Do you have less need of God on a
calm, quiet day? It is in those calm, good days that we
are most prone to forget our Lord and to cast aside our
While Psalm 38 has traditionally been categorized as a penitential Psalm, it is more of a lamenting prayer. David is crying out with words and sighs for relief from his physical affliction, emotional anguish, and ensuant isolation. The penitential aspect of the Psalm is evident in how David understands his trial to be a consequence of personal sin. He refers to "my iniquities" (v. 4), "my foolishness" (v. 5), "my iniquity," "my sin" (v. 18). Not every trial is the result of sin, however; this fact is clear in verse 20, where David prays: "Those who render me evil for good accuse me because I follow after good."
Psalm 38 teaches us that we are not alone in our trials; our emotions under pain and suffering are important to God, even if we have brought things upon ourselves through our sin. God would never tell His child: "you made your bed, now lie in it." Instead, He hears the prayers of sinners (contrary to the opinion of the Pharisees who announced: We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him – John 9:31). By the end of the Psalm, David is assured that God will not forsake him, but will draw near to, help, and save him.
God personally designs every one of your TRIALS for your
good, to discover His faith in you. KNOWING and BELIEVING
this to be true, should enable you to "count it all joy"
when trials do come! ...
Listen, if you are NOT normally looking to Christ in your
daily walk, you're not walking in wisdom! So, when trials to
come, your focus will be on second causes and happenstance,
rather than on God, who is the first cause and Author of every
one of your trials!