Pastor walks his children through Westminster Shorter Catechism question 106—especially explaining how we need continual deliverance from the evil of our sin, including providential assistance to keep it as weak as possible.
Q106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition? In the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.
New Heart, New Spirit_34 Ezekiel 38:1-23The Lord's Deliverance of Israel from the Evil Prince Gog: A Picture of God Protecting His People. In Ezekiel 38, we now start to see the Jewish people returning to the land. Jews will have returned to Israel from many nations to resettle and rebuild the desolate land. They will be living in peace and security when the evil ruler Gog suddenly marches against them. Gog's massive army will descend on Israel like a storm and cover the land like a dark cloud. But keep in mind what is happening behind the scenes. God is at work, preparing to demonstrate His power to overrule these evil nations. He will arouse these evil nations to mobilize for war so that He can lead them to destruction.God has the power to overrule the evil of both nations and individuals. Whatever evil confronts us, God's omnipotent, unlimited, infinite power can conquer it. There is no limit to what God can and will do for us. He will work all things out for our good. The LORD warns us all that a day of judgment coming. And the day has already been determined. It is set, fixed. And it is inevitable. Nothing will stop God from executing justice and judgment upon earth.
Text: Romans 2
Confession: Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 5
The beginning of the gospel of our deliverance
We have run out of excuses
We cannot escape judgement without the law
We cannot escape judgement with the law
Daniel 3:8-12 " Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up."
This sermon was preached on September 17, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. preached this sermon entitled "Afflicted Saints in the Hands of Brutish Men" on Job 30:1-15. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,"
King James Version
In our third message on Exodus, we look at how Israel as a people were Delivered by the Lord. Israel was saved as a nation and brought out of the bondage of Egypt. This historical event stands with typical significance of the believer's redemption from sin by the blood of Christ and by the power of God.
Text: Mark 1:9-13 | Speaker: Levi Bakerink | Description: Who is Jesus? That is the question Mark leads his readers to ask as he begins his gospel account. Little information is given about Jesus, his background, his miraculous birth and upbringing, or the events leading up to his baptism and temptation. Rather, Mark focuses on the bigger picture—who is this person Jesus declared and demonstrated to be? He can be no other than the Messiah, the Son of God Himself.
Jesus is the great deliverer of those who trust in him. All the nations of the world are in view yet even Israel blindness in part has happened to the covenant people. God will redeem his people as a remnant people will be saved.
"I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."