A closer examination of the curse God placed upon Jehoiakim and his son Jehoiahchin (Jeconiah/Coniah) that would have disqualified Jesus from the right to sit on David's throne as the Messiah thus necessitating the virgin birth.
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Brethren, We Have Met To Worship
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Brethren, We Have Met To Worship
Tune Name: HOLY MANNA
Words by George Atkins
Music by William Moore
Additional words and arrangement by Heather Sorenson
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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].
Theme: The Promise of the LORD, Fulfilled in Delivering Jericho into the Hands of His People.
I. God Promises to Overthrow Jericho in a Very Unconventional Manner – vv. 1-19
A. God Gives Joshua His Plan for the Destruction of Jericho – vv. 1-5
B. Israel Walks Around Jericho – vv. 6-14
C. God Tells Israel How to Treat Jericho after Destruction – vv. 17-19
II. Jericho Falls by the Power of God – vv. 20-27
A. At the Blast of the Trumpet, Jericho is Destroyed – vv. 20-21, 24
B. Israel Protects Rahab and Her Relations – vv. 22-23, 25
C. Joshua Pronounces God's Curse on the One who Rebuilds Jericho – vv. 26-27
o The title
• Hebrew: b'midbar, "in the wilderness."
• Greek: arithmoi, "numbers."
1:1–10:11—From year 2, month 2, day 1 to day 19
10:12–21:9—From year 2, month 2, day 20 into the 40 years of wandering 21:10–36:13—A five-month period during the 40th and final year of wandering
1:1–10:10 takes place in the wilderness of Sinai
10:11–20:13 takes place around Kadesh
20:14–36:13 takes place in the journey from Kadesh to Moab
1:1–25:18—The old generation of rebellion
26:1–36:13—The new generation of hope
A BRIGHT START (CHAPS. 1–10)
o The Census (chap.1)
o The Camp (chap.2)
o The Priests & Levites (chaps.3–4)
o The Consecration of the Tabernacle (chap.7)
o The Cleansing of the Levites (chap.8:5–22)
o The March (chap.9:15–10:36)
THE SUN SETS ON THE FIRST GENERATION (CHAPS. 11–25; SEE HEBREWS 3–4)
o Complaints about Meat (chap.11)
o Miriam & Aaron v. Moses (chap.12)
o The 12 Spies (chap.13)
o Rebellion v. Moses & Aaron (chap.14)
o More Rebellion (chap.16)
o Meribah where Moses Forfeits the Land Too (chap.20:2–9)
o More Complaints & Snakes (chap.21:4–9)
GLIMMERS OF HOPE (CHAPS. 26–36)
o Inheritance for Daughters (chap.27:1–11)
o A New Leader (chap.27:12–23)
o The Promised Land to Come (chap.34:1–15)
God calls his chosen people to rest in him and then to work for him. We can't work to earn God's favor; salvation is "not a result of works, so that no one may boast" (Eph. 2:9). But we show our gratitude by doing the good works that God has prepared for us to walk in (10). Christians are workers. And the good works that we must do are not only special works of charity, like going on mission trips or tithing at church. All of life offers opportunities to perform work that flows from faith, conforms to God's law, and tends to God's glory is a good work. It should be quite obvious then that our work lives are an arena for good works. Work is not the only expression of vocation but it a large part of it. After all "Work gets the largest single block of our lives." To live vocationally we have to know how to think about and perform the work that God calls us to.
We could define work simply as labor or toil. John Stott offered a more expansive definition. Work is "the expenditure of manual or mental energy in service, which brings fulfillment to the worker, benefit to the community, and glory to God." This is helpful. Work is toil. But it is also toil to a purpose. And it is done in relation to the God who made us.
The crucifixion of Jesus is undoubtedly one of the single most significant events in history (and the other is his resurrection). But what was the crucifixion all about? What was its purpose and what did Jesus experience? These are what we explore in today's sermon.
Our human tendency is to discount, ignore, and forget the clear blessings of God, and ways in which he answers our prayers. Not only does this demonstrate an ungrateful heart, a big part of our job is proclaiming His goodness and great deeds. Join us as we see how Haggai through inspiration of the Spirit called the people to note and remember.
When the Lord begins to speak it should echo in our life. The lost have no reason to believe in the Lord. They need to hear the echo of the Lord like a thunder shaking the skies, in our lives to bring them to Him.
Why do we suffer? Job 30:26-31;42:1-6 What We Can Learn About Suffering from Job's Story in the Bible?We may not know why we suffer, but God meets us in our suffering.We all experience suffering, even those who seek after GOOD. Job 30:26-31We may not understand why we are suffering, but we can trust God in His SOVEREIGNTY. Job 42:1-3 We can experience the PRESENCE of God even in the midst of suffering. Job 42:4-6 No matter which direction you turn, it won't take long to discover someone who is suffering . A common question asked in the midst of suffering is, "Why me?" Unfortunately, so many individuals never move past those words . While the Bible doesn't tell us specifically why there is suffering and why we'll all experience it at some point in our lives, we do know that God has promised to meet us in our suffering, and we can trust and lean on Him as He walks with us through it