It is not melodramatic to say that most Christians believe they are in Christ because of some autonomous choice or act on their part. And these Christians carry a certain self-righteousness about them, a spiritual smirk that tells the world, "I am a Christian and you are not because I am better than you." This is a common, and deadly error. In this episode, we examine and affirm not only the necessity of grace and faith, but the all-sufficient nature of grace and faith in Christ alone to save and renew the dead sinner. A salvation not of ourselves.
Every September Jews around the globe and in Israel observe what they call "Rosh Hashanah" on the date of the Feast of Trumpets. We will discuss the sad truth behind this counterfeit observance of what was once a Biblically commanded holiday.
Verse by verse exposition of the book of 2 Kings. PM sermons are preceded by a Confessional, Catechism, or Historic Creed lesson. Usually 5 minutes or so. WSC:
Q. 45. Which is the first commandment?
A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me
Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment?
A. The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly
Q. 49. Which is the second commandment?
A. The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thy self to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Q. 50. What is required in the second commandment?
A. The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his Word
Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second commandment?
A. The second commandment forbiddeth the worshipping of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word
"And that night the King could not sleep". In this pivotal chapter learn who the main character is in the world and in your life. And learn how God's sovereignty brings blessing to those who honor the One whom God delights to honor, and judgment to those who will not bow the knee to Him.
Pastor JD explains how Ezekiel's visions reveal the counterfeit religion by going in-depth into the pagan origins of Christmas and Easter, then concludes with communion.
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Those who reject wisdom do so out of a self-deception that they will GAIN something in their foolishness. We discuss the "woke" cult of our present day in these end times in light of this truth.
Also Reference: Jeremiah 6:30, Romans 1:28, 2 Timothy 2:8, Titus 1:16, 1 Timothy 6:10
Esther's situation poses the greatest moral dilemma in the Old Testament. What do you do with Esther's compromise. Certainly she is not a moral example for today; but how do we apply this portion of Scripture in which a pivotal part of the story is compromise of truth and character. You will find out how we are all Esthers in this probing message that will bring you to the one who bore Esther's sin and ours.
One thing that Jesus made clear a number of times in the Gospels was that few will be saved. Many will seek to enter in, and will not be able. They will not be able because they will not turn loose of the fantasies about life, truth, and right and wrong. They will not turn loose of their delusions they have absorbed from the world while blinded by their sin. Many so called conversions are only the beginning of building a new fantasy to live in that is not real salvation because it is not built on truth, but on imagination.