How does the eternal and glorious Lord respond to the low condition of His people? Psalm 102:12–17 looks forward to the opening portion of morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the Lord invests the glory of His Name in rebuilding His church.
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-second chapter of the Book of Ezekiel.
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Maintaining God's Temple, Your Body 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 The body is designed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 3:16. This is one of the glorious truths of both Scripture and the Christian experience. The word "body" is singular: each believer is a temple of the Spirit of God.The Holy Spirit actually dwells within the body of the believer.The Holy Spirit is the gift of God. A man does not receive the Spirit of God by working for Him. He receives the Spirit of God as a gift from God."Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you" John 14:17."At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you" John 14:20."But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" Romans 8:9.You see, God is not going to share His glory with another. He is not content to be King for a day.
A specially designed creation: In Genesis 2, we find the creation account of man broken down into the specifics. God takes the time to explain how His highest earthly creation that was to bear his image was made. It was different than seemingly everything else. Join us as we look at the differences and what they mean to us today.
What is Matthew trying to accomplish, in the big picture, in writing this gospel record?
Matthew 1:1 and Matthew 28:16-20 serve as an inclusio, and what is between them is proven Jesus as son of Abraham and son of David.
Jesus, as the son of Abraham, carries the blessing given to Abraham to all the nations of the world. Jesus, as the son of David, has all authority to make this so.
The announcement of Matthew
- The genesis of the New Creation/Covenant story
- Jesus is the Messiah, son of David, son of Abraham
The approach of Matthew
- Proving Jesus is the Messiah from the Old Testament
The arrangement of Matthew
a. The Person of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-4:16)
b. The Proclamation of Jesus (Matthew 4:17-16:20)
c. The Passion of Jesus (Matthew 16:21-28:20)
The applicability of Matthew
a. Exaltation of Christ
b. Evangelism for Christ
c. Christ's Law in the life of Christians
Paul's Distraction's in Lystra! Series: The Life of the Apostle Paul Acts 14:8-20 The God's that Distract Us[The Things We let Distract Us from Jesus] LYSTRA-L – Lost in Thought-Y – Yourself-S – Sports-T – Television & Internet-R – Radio & music-A – Alcohol & Drugs.Who here can get distracted? Certainly, we all get distracted Christians need to do all they can to maintain their focus. Our focus according to Hebrews 12 is Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. It may surprise you what things can distract. The controls for the car are more a distraction than cell phones. Isn't that interesting.Paul and Barnabas were preaching on the city streets of Lystra. They ended up Healing a crippled man that had never heard the gospel message of salvation. All such a stir among the crowds on the streets and got such attention from the miracle healing that it was misconstrued as gods of a distraction, and they ended up being called Mercury and Jupiter and were thought to be gods at first. But opposition to their ministry eventually became so great that it resulted in Paul being stoned and dragged out of the city as dead.Distractions keep us from hearing God's Word.I believe if we are honest and look deep into our heart and soul, we will find some spiritual distractions that may well surprise us.We get distracted by the choir and we get caught up. In our own imagination, we get to paying attention to all the things except listening to God communicate to us through the gospel message of the minister behind the pulpit.We Refuse to be Spirit:Spirit – Fed Spirit – Led Overlooking the Creed – Message.They preached the Word – the Gospel.
Nine plagues have passed. But unlike the rest of the narrative, Exodus 11 doesn't move right into the tenth plague. Instead, it threatens the final plague and foretells the results. If God is so angry with Egypt, why would he bother give them any warning? Maybe more importantly - does God give warning to us today and, if he does, why does he do it? Perhaps God is warning you about something right now and you're currently facing the same choice as Pharaoh. What will you do? Will you desperately hold on to your sin and face the results? Or will you repent and throw yourself into the arms of a loving God who wants to offer you mercy and grace?