What is the first distinction between the people of the Lord and the people of the world? Leviticus 18 prepares us for the evening sermon on the Lord's Day. In these thirty verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that one great difference between the people of the Lord and the people of the world is that the Lord's people are committed to purity in nakedness and marriage.
This video was filmed outside of Westminster Abbey on a windy day. The message was preached whilst members of the General Synod of the Church of England were on their lunch break and some were exiting the area via a nearby archway.
Later they would go on to vote for the blessing of same sex relationships in Anglican churches. This is a catastrophy for everyone. The judgements of Almighty God cannot be far behind.
As the Israelites had to not just pray, but actually leave Egypt and continually follow Moses together; so we today must not just pray the sinner's prayer, but must actually leave our sins and continually follow Jesus together.
As we continue through Romans 1, we find desires that are mis-aligned and spent on lesser things. Not just the lesser desirie of idolatry, but also the lesser desire for immorality. May the Lord give continue to "build us up on the most holy faith" as we go phrase by phrase through this Holy Word.
Falling on the last Sunday in the month of October every year, this Lord's Day is known as "Reformation Sunday." Within the Reformed tradition it's when we acknowledge and celebrate the work Jesus Christ did for His church through the Reformers. In this week's sermon we continue our examination of the pastors charge to protect God's flock found in Titus 1:10-16, a charge that implies there is indeed an inherit threat & danger. We will focus more specifically at the pastor's role to rebuke false teachers encountered within the church as outlined in Titus 1:12-14. Are there many such false teachers for us to be worried about? What do false teachers look like and what sorts of unbiblical things do they espouse today in our Western and progressive culture? What are the reasons for rebuking a false teacher? We pray you'll join us this week for "The Shepherd's Rod (Part II)" as we seek biblical answers and look to honor God through preaching the truth of His Word.
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This sermon was delivered on October 29th, 2023, by Pastor Gustavo "Guga" Barros at Salem Reformed Baptist in Salem, Oregon.
Q 150: Are all transgressions of the law of God equally heinous in themselves, and in the sight of God?
A: All transgressions of the law of God are not equally heinous; but some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.
Q 151: What are those aggravations that make some sins more heinous than others?
A: Sins receive their aggravations, From the persons offending: if they be of riper age, greater experience or grace, eminent for profession, gifts, place, office, guides to others, and whose example is likely to be followed by others. From the parties offended: if immediately against God, his attributes, and worship; against Christ, and his grace; the Holy Spirit, his witness, and workings; against superiors, men of eminency, and such as we stand especially related and engaged unto; against any of the saints, particularly weak brethren, the souls of them, or any other, and the common good of all or many. From the nature and quality of the offense: if it be against the express letter of the law, break many commandments, contain in it many sins: if not only conceived in the heart, but breaks forth in words and actions, scandalize others, and admit of no reparation: if against means, mercies, judgments, light of nature, conviction of conscience, public or private admonition, censures of the church, civil punishments; and our prayers, purposes, promises, vows, covenants, and engagements to God or men: if done deliberately, wilfully, presumptuously, impudently, boastingly, maliciously, frequently, obstinately, with delight, continuance, or relapsing after repentance...
"The Truth About Marriage" – Eph. 5:21-33
I. The truth about marriage (Gen. 2:18-24)
A. Marriage is ordained by God
B. God made Adam blameless, but not complete (1 Cor. 7:7, 32-35)
C. God gave Adam a wife, not other proposed remedies (Gen. 2:24)
D. God gave Adam a helpmate
E. God made Adam first and made Eve for him (1 Cor. 11:7-9; 1
F. God ordained marriage, then sex, not the other way around (Mal. 2:14; 1 Cor. 6:15-16)
II. The purpose of marriage (Eph. 5:21ff)
(Mt. 22:2; Rev. 19:7-9; Is. 62:5; Rev. 21:2; Ezek. 16:8-14; Song of Songs 1:7-16)
Professing to be wise, they became fools,  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.  Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,  who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.  For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.  Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
God compares the spiritual state of the Jews in Babylonian captivity to the cities of Samaria and Sodom.
In order to comprehend this Scripture and how it applies to us, we must understand the sin of debauchery of the wicked city of Sodom.