Jesus is Lord (v. 36; Philippians 2:11).
Jesus exposed the scribes' ignorance and blindness (vv. 35-37).
Jesus exposed the scribes' pride and hypocrisy (vv. 38-40).
Set Apart: The Holiness of God. Psalm 99:1-9
one of the ways we can know and appreciate God more fully is to study His attributes. God's attributes are the unique characteristics and qualities that He alone possesses. As humans, we may exhibit these qualities to some degree, but only God demonstrates them fully—perfectly and without fail. Our world today is the fulfillment of what Paul described in. It is a world that has lost sight of who God is and what He is like, a world to whom God has revealed Himself but that refuses to glorify Him as God. To many people, God is nothing more than the product of their vain imaginations. They view God as they wish to see Him, not as He has revealed Himself in His Word and in His son, the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result, sin and wickedness run rampant throughout the world. Integrity and moral values have all but disappeared. People even take pleasure in violating God's laws, totally ignoring or overlooking the fact that God is watching and that they one day face His righteous judgment.God's love and mercy can only be truly understood in the light of His holiness.
Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
all angels are spirits
a. altho revealed in human form, Gen 18:2-3
b. do not function as mankind, viz.,
i. marriage, Mk 12:25
ii. death, Lk 20:36
all angels are created beings
a. included with insentient creation for praise, Psa 148:2-5
b. not mere witnesses but created at beginning, Job 38:6-7
c. Christ Jesus created them, Col 1:16
all angels are ministering spirits
a. serve YHVH God in praise & adoration, Psa 148:2-5
b. serve Christ & His gospel
proclaimed the birth of John & Jesus, Lk 1:11-23; 26-38
proclaimed Christ's birth, Lk 2:9-14
protected Christ in infancy, Matt 2:13, 20
served Jesus following temptations, Matt 4:11
strengthened Jesus in garden, Lk 22:43
announced Christ's resurrection, Matt 28:5-7 (also Mk, Lk, Jn)
attended Christ's ascension, Act 1:10
announced Christ's return, Act 1:11
assemble & gather Christ's elect, Matt 24:31
accompany Jesus at return, Matt 25:31
c. serve believers
protection, Gen 3:24; Psa 34:7; Act 5:19-20
provision, 1 Ki 19:5-7
direction, Act 8:26; 10:2-6
encouragement, Act 27:23-25
answers prayer, Act 12:7-11
accompany in death, Lk 16:22
Matt 22:44; Mk 12:36; Lk 20:42-43; Acts 2:34-35
a. confounds, Mt 22:22-46
b. contrasts, Mk 12:35-40
c. confronts, Lk 20:27-44
d. corrects, Lk 20:41-45
e. condemns, Act 2:32-36
f. captivates, Act 2:37
g. catalyst, Act 2:38-41
My right hand…
a. angels must be sent to accomplish tasks
b. ascended Son has authority & power to command from afar
c. 1 Cor 15:24-28
4 . Your enemies..
a. Rom 5:6-11
b. Lk 10:38-42
Predicador: Rolando Arana
Título: Nuestras Palabras Deben Ser Una Garantía De La Verdad.
(Parte 7 Del Sermón Del Monte)
Texto Bíblico: San Mateo 5:33-37
Tema o Verdad Para Recordar:
La verdadera solución del problema de la verdad y la mentira, está en el corazón.
En el corazón debe reinar en forma suprema la verdad. Por eso, en la conversación
cotidiana con las demás personas uno debe evitar completamente los juramentos.
En cambio, la persona debe ser tan veraz, tan completamente digna de confianza,
que se le crea la palabra
The LORD has spoken. We need to listen to Him. He is on His throne in heaven. The earth is His footstool. We are not nearly as important as we assume we are. God needs to be glorified and honoured in our lives.
Hebrews 10:1-18 summarizes the contrasts between the Levitical offerings of the Old Covenant and Christ's once-for-all sacrifice in four ways – a shadow/reality contrast in 10:1-4; animal sacrifice/willing obedient sacrifice in 10:5-10; and the finality of: a) the priesthood in 10:11-14 and b) Christ's sacrifice in 10:15-18. Verse 11 is a summary of the first four verses of the chapter where we found the weakness of the law demonstrated by the fact that sacrifices had to be repeated endlessly year after year. The author's argument is that if these sacrifices were effective to perfect the worshipper, they would no longer need to be offered continually. In verse 11, he picks up on this same theme showing that while the Aaronic priests never sat down during the performance of their sacred duties, Jesus Christ, by contrast, finished his sacrificial work and sat down at the right hand of God demonstrating its finality and efficacy. It perfected for all time those who are being sanctified (v. 14); unlike the Old Covenant sacrifice, Jesus's death on the cross provides forgiveness of sins and cleansing of the conscience, enabling the worshipper access into God's presence. The perfection, of which the author refers, is found in the New Covenant. This is made clear by his reiteration, in verses 15-17, of the New Covenant prophecy. He concludes his theological argument in verse 18: Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. At last, we learn in this central section of Hebrews that God's people's sins have been decisively removed as the New Covenant prophecy is decisively fulfilled by Christ's single once-for-all sacrificial death on the cross.