Sermons tagged #Bodies
The last time that we had a study together I said to you that a loving husband often thinks upon his wife; how precious she is to him. He thinks about how He can lovingly encourage her. He thinks of how he can teach her by his own example, what it means to follow Christ closely. In these verses we are taken a step farther by the apostle Paul. We see here, 1st – That a husband ought to love his own wife as his own body. We see, 2nd – That he should nourish and cherish her flesh, just as the Lord does the church. Let's delve into these things for a few minutes, praying that we will gain much from these words.
The day had come for Saul to die. It certainly hadn't been the ending that he had hoped for but nonetheless it happened. Still even in death he was remembered and brave men risked their lives to recover the bodies of their king and his sons to give them an honorable burial.
Christ is risen, and so we are already now living out the victory! Our bodies are not suited for heaven, so we must be transformed. (v.50-53) Our bodily transformation is what marks our victory over death. (v.54-55) Our victory over death, sin, and the law comes through Christ. (v.56-57) Conclusion: Keep on being faithful and productive, because Christ's rising is your victory. (v.58) Applying: Where is the resurrection victory seen in our own lives? With whom is our struggle? Ephesians 6:12 What do we get someday? 2 Corinthians 5:4 How can we know our work is not in vain? Isaiah 65:23
PM sermons are preceded by a Confessional, Catechism, or Historic Creed lesson. Usually 5 minutes or so. Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 45; 57 Q. How does Christ's resurrection benefit us? A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he obtained for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already raised to a new life. Third, Christ's resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection. Q. How does "the resurrection of the body" comfort you? A. Not only will my soul be taken immediately after this life to Christ its head, but also my very flesh will be raised by the power of Christ, reunited with my soul, and made like Christ's glorious body.
Paul answers the anticipated snarky questions, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body to they come?" The contrast between our mortal and resurrected body is compared as is the image that we bear - Adam for all people and Christ for those who trust in Him.
Christ drank the cup filled with the curse of God's law merited by our sins. Our sins nailed his hands and feet to Golgotha's Cross. He was given vinegar to drink before He fully emptied the cup of avenging, punishing wrath on our account. Christ did not leave any of this bitter wine for His children to drink, as Romans 8:1 declares, "There is therefore NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Christ now places before us the cup of salvation. Joel Beeke's observations on Psalm 23 as adapted by Jim Snyder, elder at Christ Reformed Church continues.
For many people around the world and throughout history the meaning of the fourth petition of the Lord's Prayer is obvious. At this moment nearly 50 million people worldwide face emergency levels of hunger. "Give us this day our daily bread" means just what it says. Malnourished and starving people have no illusions about their ability to provide for themselves. What do Jesus' words mean for people who have never prayed for food with anything like a sense of panic? Many of us live as though we are able to meet our own needs. But Jesus is saying the same thing to us as to them. For all our material wealth we are all just a few steps away from dust and ashes. No matter our situation the fourth request of the Lord's prayer calls us to stop trusting in human strength and ingenuity and look to God for everything we need.
Have you ever wondered what life in Heaven will look like? The Bible does not leave this question to our fantasy, but gives us a good picture (although still like looking at a mirror and being confused about the reflection we see - see 1Cor 13.12) of what live will be like in Heaven. The key is life will be without the influence of Satan and without sin!
WE OFFER OUR BODIES IN WORSHIP - - - ROMANS 12:1-2 SERIES REVIEW 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 6: Of The Fall Of Man, Of Sin, And Of The Punishment Thereof Sermon #1: GENESIS 3 – IS IT ABOUT ME? [GENESIS 3] Sermon #2: FROM DEATH TO LIFE [ROMANS 3:9-26] Sermon #3: WE WALK IN THE LIGHT [1 JOHN 1:5-10] Sermon #4: WE RELY ON THE SPIRIT [ROMANS 7:14-8:17] 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 6 Paragraph 5: The corruption of nature, during this life, does remain in those that are regenerated; and although it be through Christ pardoned and mortified, yet both itself, and the first motions thereof, are truly and properly sin. SERMON INTRODUCTION Worship (Verse 1: latreía == the service and worship of God) o Call to public worship See ACTS 2, 1 CORINTHIANS 14, REVELATION 1 o All of life as worship. ROMANS 12:1-2 SERMON BODY [I] WE OFFER OUR BODIES IN WORSHIP --- THIS IS WHERE WE START IN OUR WORSHIP Verse 1 – . . . therefore . . . Divine Indicatives and Divine Imperatives. [II] WE OFFER OUR BODIES IN WORSHIP --- THIS IS WHAT WE DO IN OUR WORSHIP Verse 1 – . . . you present your bodies a living sacrifice. o Is it thanksgiving offering or burnt offering? o Bodies Cf. ROMANS 3:12-18 o Reasonable – how and why? o So what? [III] WE OFFER OUR BODIES IN WORSHIP --- THIS IS HOW WE SAFEGUARD OUR WORSHIP o Verse 1 -- holy, acceptable to God o Verse 2 Cf. LUKE 6:45 o Transformed Tense: present continuous Mood: imperative Voice: passive Be (imperative) being (continuous present) transformed (passive) SERMON CONCLUSION Meaning and love empower perseverance The Gospel: both our starting and refuelling place!
Pastor Wood teaches from the book of Genesis. The curse on Canaan is not a curse on Africans. Noah did something he should not have done, Noah got drunk. What constitutes modesty in one setting does not constitute modesty in another setting. We cannot solve the modesty problem by adding more rules or adding more fabric. We, as Christians, do not want to devalue human life.
The POINT: This is what God is doing in your life, he is using all the difficult and weak things in your life to glorify Himself and to transform you. II. God uses weak vessels to show His surpassing power (vv. 7-12). A. God uses weak vessels. B. To show that power belongs to Him (v. 7). C. Struck down but not destroyed (vv. 8, 9). D. Life and death of Jesus in our bodies (vv. 10-12). E. Death of Jesus in believers (v. 12). III. We are to respond by faith, hope, and courage (vv. 13-18).
"Hope," - a word that is casually used in our society has a far more profound and eternal meaning when seen through a biblical lens. First we appreciate the weight of our sin before God. Then we can be all the more grateful for how great a salvation we receive through Christ alone. This is the hope that will not disappoint. Beyond the link, Jim Snyder's 09-04-2022 Sunday message awaits.