Is it unrighteous of God to make the difference between the saved and the unsaved? Romans 9:14–18 prepares us for the sermon in the midweek prayer meeting. In these five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that it is merciful of God to save from among sinners who all deserve to be hardened.
The third chapter of the 1689 London Baptist Confession deals with God's decree, both as regards all things, and especially as regards election to salvation, carefully laying out the Bible's teaching, regarding God's sovereign rule and salvation by grace alone.
Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:35–39 looks forward to the midweek sermon. In these five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, because Christ is God, and all things are for His sake.
Be careful for what you desire! The Apostle Paul and Barnabas came bringing the Gospel, and the Jews did not want it so in obedience to the Scriptures they turned to the Gentiles! The Gentiles rejoiced and glorified the Word of the Lord! And as many as were appointed believed it and spread the news to the whole region that Jesus saves!
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) WCF 5:1-2 God, the great Creator of all things, doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible fore-knowledge and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy. 7: As the providence of God doth, in general, reach to all creatures, so, after a most special manner, it taketh care of his Church, and disposeth all things to the good thereof.
2 Kgs 8:1-6 "Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the Lord has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years." 2 So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of God, and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land. 4 Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, "Tell me, please, all the great things Elisha has done." 5 Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this..."
Darius would learn that he got caught with his own pride. He could not blame anyone but himself for his failure. Now he sought a way to save Daniel. He could not come up with a way and needed to bow to those he was to be commanding. What a failure. God was not a failure and He would protect Daniel.
It would seem that after the rebellion of Absalom and Sheba was put down, and the tribes of Israel and Judah were reunited, that everything would return to normal. Sadly, God was not through with His hand of correction upon the nation.
This is the Forty Fifth Sermon in the Series Kingdom, Dynasty and Glory; an exposition on the Second Book of Samuel.
What should a Christian say about his life? Romans 8:31–34 looks forward to the midweek sermon. In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that a Christian is someone who should say that everything in time and space is coalescing for his good.
What does God know about the mind with which the Spirit intercedes for the saints? Romans 8:28–30 looks forward to the midweek sermon. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God's plan to glorify them in and with His Son.
The Apostle Paul told Timothy that God desires "all" men to be saved in 1 Timothy 2:4. This message explains how to understand the word "all" in the context and looks at God's character to determine the relationship between His desire and His decree.