What does it look like to labor for the Lord? Philemon vv1–7 prepares us for the second serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these seven verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that believers are prisoners, family, and coworkers of Jesus and one another.
The motif and language of covenant are common in the Bible. The 7th chapter of the 1689 Confession deals with the Covenant. We see the necessity of covenant, the character of the covenant, and the history of the covenant.
How is the principle of contra-deserved mercy displayed in history? Romans 9:24–29 prepares us for the sermon in the midweek prayer meeting. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the principle of contra-deserved mercy is displayed both in how the Lord saves Gentiles and in how the Lord saves Jews.
Romans 5:12-19 give a New Testament commentary on the Covenants of Works and Grace set forth in the Old Testament. The principle of works vs the principle of grace is a theme throughout the Scriptures, culminating in the final judgment of Revelation 20 where all people will be judged either by their works or by their position "In Christ" under His righteousness with their names written in the Lamb's book of life.
There are two covenants, works and grace, to federal heads, Adam and Christ, two destinations, death and life.
In the morning we look ahead to the incarnation and virgin birth of our Savior by seeing some of the results of His arrival as promised in Isaiah 40.1, 2. This is one place GF Handel drew from for part of The Messiah, but it is also foundational for one of the hymns in our Blue Psalter. This text should make for a very helpful start to our Advent focus this year.Scripture Reading: Isaiah 39.1 – 40.2
Text: Isaiah 40.1, 2
Message: "The Comfort of His Arrival"
Theme: The Lord commands His prophets to tell of perfect Comfort to come
This Word is clearly from the covenant God
This Word will come tenderly from Him through His prophets
This Word will tell the people that the war is over
This Word will extol the full salvation in the arrival of the Messiah
This faithful priest Zechariah, visited by an angel, watching his barren wife give birth to a son, hearing how his young relative is pregnant by the Spirit with the Messiah, bursts out with this beautiful praise to God.
To Israel (v68-75)
A. The Horn of Salvation is Raised (v68-69)
B. The Prophecies are Fulfilled (v70-71)
C. The Promises are Kept (v72-75)
To John (v76-79)
A. What John Will Do (v76-77)
B. What Jesus Will Do (v78-79)
When we see a rainbow, it should remind us that God remembers His covenant with the earth and all living flesh that He will never again destroy the earth with a flood. It should also remind believers that He remembers the work of His Son on the cross for the salvation of His people.
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This sermon was delivered on December 3, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Brad Egan delivered this sermon entitled "The Promise of the Church's Victory over Sin" on Genesis 3. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
The latest message from Emmanuel Reformed Church in our ongoing series through the Book of Genesis "These are the Generations." This evening, Pastor Carl looks at Genesis 15:1-21 in a message titled "The Abrahamic Covenant."
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Theme: God calls Abram to Himself to reclaim the land for God's Kingdom.
The focus of this passage is to show the masterful and triumphal plan of God for Redemption. God has a master plan which can never be thwarted, and in the fulness of time, Jesus would be born, and He would live and spread His Kingdom. As Abram believed God's promise, he goes forth in faith and obedience and builds altars throughout the land of Canaan, spreading the kingdom of God. We should also participate in spreading God's Kingdom. As Abraham believed that God would fulfill His promises, so we also should trust God will ultimately fulfill His promises. The coming of Jesus was the fulfillment of God's plan of redemption.
There is often confusion or misrepresentation alleging that the future conversion/restoration of Israel was first
promoted by dispensationalist teachers in the early 1800s. To the contrary, the biblical hope of Israel's
repentance and turning in faith to Jesus as Savior and Lord was promoted throughout church history.
In Isaiah 56:1–8, we are shown 4 characteristics of Yahweh's covenant community.
I. Yahweh's covenant community is evidenced by obeying Yahweh's commands.
A. Keep justice (v. 1a).
B. Do righteousness (v. 1b).
Why? Salvation is coming (v. 1c, d).
C. Keep the Sabbath (v. 2c).
D. Do no evil (v. 2d).
Why? You will be blessed (v. 2a, b).
II. Yahweh's covenant community is expanded by Yahweh's inclusiveness: outcasts
are now welcomed.
A. The foreigner is welcome (v. 3a, b).
B. The eunuch is welcome (v. 3b, c).
III. Yahweh's community is given Yahweh's blessings for covenant obedience.
A. The eunuch who holds fast to the covenant will be blessed with the family's
name (v. 4–5).
B. The foreigner who holds fast to the covenant will be blessed with the
family's worship (vs. 6–7)
IV. Yahweh's community is built by Yahweh's faithfulness to his promises.
A. I gathered the outcasts of Israel (v. 8a, b) …
B. And I will gather others as well (v. 8c, d).
The church this side of heaven is always the church MILITANT. But how often are Christians known as peacemakers? And how do you put together the call to be pure and holy and also to be a peacemaker in every level of your interaction with others. This probing sermon addresses these issues and so many others. And it will challenge YOU to be peacemakers - even as part of the church militant. We need this message in our day!
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We begin our survey of Deuteronomy with an overview of its contents, and some brief observations from throughout the book. Truly, the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, that He might bring them into the land of Canaan.