Sermons tagged #Apologia
In this section of Scripture Jesus comes back to Bethany, the place where He raised Lazarus from the dead. And the Bethany family is making an honorific meal for Jesus. Martha is serving Christ and giving Him an offering of food while Lazarus is reclining and resting with Jesus. Serving Christ and resting in Christ are two main characteristics of a Christian. Mary then presents her offering and anoints Jesus with costly perfume, something that is worth over a year's salary of a worker, something that was likely her inheritance. She anointed Him like the king in Song of Solomon in humble devotion to her Lord. But Judas Iscariot protested to this use of the nard perfume and gave a falsely pious plea to sell it for the poor. John informs us that Judas was in charge of the money bags for Jesus and the apostles and would steal coins. Deceiving others with false concern and thievery are two main characteristics of a false Christian. Christians can also participate in faux concern for others in the guise of righteousness. We must repent of this. Jesus, however, defends Mary and states this was for His burial. He shows them He is the most important; they will always have the poor to minister to but not always have Him. A mere mortal could not claim such priority and preeminence. This only makes sense in light of who Jesus is according to the Prologue. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Otherwise, it would be arrogant. All throughout Scripture the LORD God is pleased with soothing aromas; with the sacrifices and offerings presented to Him. Here Martha has the aroma of service as she brings Jesus food.
"End Abortion Now!" Ein Vortrag von Pastor Jeff Durbin von der Apologia Church in Mesa, Arizona. Mehr über Pastor Jeff: https://apologiachurch.com __ Erfahren Sie mehr über uns: https://www.erb-frankfurt.de/ Unterstützen Sie unseren Dienst: https://erb-frankfurt.de/spenden/ Soziale Medien: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erbfrankfurt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erbfrankfurt/ Odyssee: https://odysee.com/@ERB-Frankfurt:d SermonAudio: hhttps://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=erb
Jesus has not been back to Judea for about a year, doing all His works and ministry up in the Galilee region. The Jews had been seeking to kill Him and it was not yet His hour to go to the cross. It was now the time of the Feast of Booths which during harvest time was the most popular celebrations of all the feasts; many people were flocking to Jerusalem. Jesus' half-brothers, the sons of Joseph and Mary, come to Him after He had lost many of disciples and challenge Him in a mocking command to go to Judea to win more disciples and take Jerusalem over if He is really the Prophet or Messiah. They presume to know the motive for Jesus' ministry and appearance: for popularity and self-grandiose. They have reduced the person and work of Christ down to attention-seeking. John tells us that His brothers were not believing in Him. And then Jesus states the main point of this text. He is under the divine prerogative and timing of God and they are not. Everything He does now must be in step to go to the cross. They can go to the feast now but Jesus will only move when the Father says to move. Jesus reveals why they are not believing, they are of the world; and He testifies of the world. Being around Him is a reminder of their sin. If the world doesn't hate you than it loves you. And if the world loves you what does that say about you? Jesus tells them to go up to the feast but He will not go to "this" feast yet. At the right God-ordained time, Jesus departed for the feast. His brothers were at the Feast of Tabernacles where they would celebrate the coming hope of God on earth but Jesus is literally the Feast of Tabernacles. He tabernacled among us but the people would choose huts.
This is where the ministry transition is fully realized. John the Baptist and his disciples become disciples of Jesus. John spoke the truth to his disciples and they heard that Jesus is the Lamb of God so they followed Him, giving the prototype for evangelistic interaction with speak, heard, followed. They call Jesus 'Rabbi', demonstrating they have new Master now. Andrew is one of John's disciples that turned to follow Jesus. And although he is named by his association with his brother Peter, every time he is mentioned in the gospel account, he is leading someone to Jesus. That is what we should be known for. Andrew tells his brother Simon that they have found the Messiah, the long-awaited One. Jesus looks intently at Simon and just like He's known him forever and will make him into something new, Jesus renames him Cephas in Aramaic or Peter in the Greek. Jesus will make him into a solid rock that will stand firm for the early church. Philip hears the command from Jesus to follow Him and he does. Throughout this gospel, Philip makes several mistakes showing us although these were amazing men, some were very ordinary. Just like the rest, who keep evangelizing, Philip goes to Nathanael and tells him "we have the One in whom all of Scripture speaks and points to." The One Moses and the Prophets foretell. Nathanael shows his skepticism as when he learns this possible Messiah is from Nazareth, he doubts. Nazareth was not a city of good reputation among the Jews and remained that way even after Jesus' ascension. This just shows the humility of Christ to live in a place that was despised. Jesus calls out Nathanael as an Israelite that truly seeks after God and how before He
The next day after the delegation from Jerusalem left John the Baptist saw Jesus coming. And he makes the most important and most glorious announcement the world has ever heard. The Coming One has arrived. He is Jesus and He is the Lamb of God. The Lamb to indicate the expiation and removal of sins and 'of God' because that is His nature and where He is from. From the garden sacrifice in Eden to clothe Adam and Eve, to the promise of a lamb in place of Isaac, to the Passover lamb whose blood caused death to pass over the Hebrews, and the spotless lamb sacrificed on the Day of Atonement, while the scapegoat is removed from the people along with their sins, and finally, the warrior Lamb of Jewish literature and the apocalyptic writing of the Revelation; Jesus is all those things. John knew Jesus but did not recognize Him as the Christ until the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus. And the Spirit remained on Him from that moment forward as prophesied by Isaiah in the Servant passages. John's baptism was to prepare the people to meet the Coming One but also to act as an indicator, for after Jesus' baptism the Holy Spirit came down as a dove and the Father proclaimed His endorsement of the Son. Now the activities of God would forever be characterized as trinitarian in nature. Jesus will baptize by the Holy Spirit. Regular water cannot touch the heart or spirit of man. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, will bring cleansing and renewal by the Holy Spirit. He will give to His people what other lambs could never give: permanent removal of sins.
What was Paul's message, and how did he use apologetics in defending it? Acts 9, Acts 21, Acts 27 If you have a question, please email us at [email protected] LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/calvaryoftampa FOLLOW: https://www.sermonaudio.com/calvarycommunity SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/bibleline for more SHARE: with all your friends and family THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
How should apologetics really be used in the Christian life? Should our main focus simply be to convince people they are wrong? If you have a question, please email us at [email protected] LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/calvaryoftampa FOLLOW: https://www.sermonaudio.com/calvarycommunity SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/bibleline for more SHARE: with all your friends and family THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
How is apologetics biblically defined, and how should the believer correctly use apologetics? 1 Peter 3:15 If you have a question, please email us at [email protected] LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/calvaryoftampa FOLLOW: https://www.sermonaudio.com/calvarycommunity SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/bibleline for more SHARE: with all your friends and family THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
A we near the end of Hebrews chapter 5, the author acknowledges that while he desires to say more about Melchizedek, the readers are not ready to hear it. This is because they have grown dull in their hearing and have not properly grown as to receive these offerings of theological meat. It is a reminder of the necessity of discipleship among the people of God. We must be growing so that God can use us to help in the work of the ministry of Christ's Church.
Sometimes, it's hard to know what to say to sinners. This is, perhaps, even harder when they're on the attack and you're on the defensive. In that moment, our knowledge of Scripture, our trust in the Holy Spirit, and our peace with Christ are our greatest assets. In Acts 24:24-27, Paul is recorded as giving yet another legal defense. Here, Luke is building a crescendo of convincing reasons why the Christian church should never give up and should keep on keeping on. It is an account of Pauline textbook consistency in his Gospel message that is, for us, a textbook case for how we should approach sinners, even when they're on the attack.
Lenin once said, "There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen." That's where we are in Acts 24, as Luke records Paul's longest defense—a defense we know he gave, in various forms and times and places, but which is here written in careful detail by St. Luke. What's happening? What can we learn?
Luke's record of Paul's defense before Romans and Jews—common men and powerful rulers—is building to a crescendo in these chapters. Paul is ever-more like his Master. His defense is multifaceted. His tactics subtle and wise. His truth is unchanged from the first day he received Christ, but he has learned what it means to suffer, and he has yet more education to receive. 23:11 is the key to this entire passage, and explains why it is Paul must suffer as he does. Why would God require this of Paul? Why might he require suffering and persecution from us?