What do ancient psalms, modern hymns, old songs, and new songs all have in common? All are demonstrated in different times and with different generations in the Bible. David penned several Psalms that other people centeruies later adapted for their generation. Psalm 108 is an example of this. Your life and your music/art, can praise the Lord.
What do you do with the Holy War material in the Old Testament - and especially in Esther chapter 9. This sermon will take you from the "Microstory" to the "Macrostory" and call you to surrender your personal story to the One Grand True Story. A powerful evangelistic message.
A fable is a made-up story, it is fiction and not truth. Fables have no place in preaching. Jesus used illustrations and true stories to teach certain things. But it is too easy to turn preaching into a string of illustrations without much truth. The Word of God IS truth, so we do not use fables to teach truth. Nothing will help the truth to be understood more than other truth itself. We are warned that in the last days people will turn away their ears from the truth and be turned unto fables. We must stick to the truth.
Luke's description of one memorable evening of Christian worship in the city of Troas. In this sermon, we consider the symbolic and dramatic elements in the worship that God has ordained for His people under the New Covenant. Encouragement to deeper study of Christian worship as a way not only to appreciate worship more, but also to enjoy God more in worship.
46 And Mary said,
"My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever."
We can learn a lot by observation. We read the Bible and look around and see how the Author of this Book understood human nature better than anyone. That is the gist of this Proverb.
A Drama of Love
Love — the right kind of love — doesn't consistently find fault or quickly give up. Why? Because the right kind of love is looking for the fruit [it] is seeking and flavor is delightfully enjoys. [It] is not blind to the unripe or rotten fruit [it] may notice... [it] just reaches beyond the bad, to lay hold of the good and lovely fruit it rejoices over. Love sets [its] eyes upon the edible fruit [it] sees dangling from the tree [it] delights in. [It] isn't easily distracted with the minor flaws upon the tree... because [it's] consumed with the pleasant fruit that continues to draw [it] to the same tree, again and again.
"Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned. (Song 8:6-7)
The undeniable, unquenchable and unconditional dynamic of love...
LOVE, like death, is ABSOLUTELY and UNMISTAKABLY NOTICEABLE...
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Preached 07-03-22 AM Service
The final narrative of Genesis focuses on Jacob and his children. It begins with a family drama that culminates in Joseph - the youngest son - being sold into slavery. Yet, through all this, God is working out his own plans and purposes.
On this episode of Conversations with a Calvinist, Keith welcomes Pastor Tom Buck of First Baptist Church of Lindale, Texas to discuss the state of the Southern Baptist Convention. How has the largest protestant denomination in the world come to the place where many churches are considering leaving, and what (if anything) can be done to solve the problem?
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The intro to our newest teaching series which seeks to draw parallels between life for Christians in ancient Corinth and life for Christians today.
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