Scripture: Romans 1:16-23; Ephesians 3:7-13
Belgic Confession, article 2
Sermon Title: Nature Tells of God
Sermon Theme: HEAR WHAT NATURE TELLS YOU OF GOD
I. Clear Message
II. Inexcusable Knowledge
III. Knowledge but not Power
What is the point of the creation's existence and groaning? Romans 8:19–22 looks forward to the midweek sermon. In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the point of the creation's existence and groaning is to stir up desire for the glorification of God's children.
How should we respond to the wonder of nature all around us? What do we do with nature? What are we to make of humanity? In a society plagued with so many false and dangerous theories about nature and humanity, Psalm 8 holds a critical message for our time.
Today Pastor Bill Bradshaw starts a series on Romans. Authored by Paul while he was in Corinth Roman's is a book filled with a wealth of wisdom and insight into the heart of God for humanity. Pastor Bradshaw draws a contrast between the righteous and the unrighteous and how God reveals Himself to each. Live by faith this week under God's righteousness. God bless!
This is a question and answer message.
The video began recording before I was ready, and I also told a few corny jokes along the way. I also made a few mistakes in the presentation, but in the transcription, I have corrected those as well as documented what I stated.
The first question was not related to "Scandalous Texts," but had to do with women elders, something my denomination permits, but something about which I have reservations in light of the structure of the family.
However, as we look at Scripture, we see that Deborah was both a prophet and a ruler (Judges 4:4-6), in effect, she is both a "teaching elder" and a "ruling elder" to speak in terms of Presbyterian polity.
Throughout Biblical and Church History, we discover God sometimes raised up godly women when men failed to do their duty. This was situation in the book of Judges. Both Deborah and Huldah operated under the covering of their husbands (Judges 4:4; 2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:22).
After dealing we that, we had questions related to Old Testament civil law, slavery, and the standards for officers.
All of creation groans and is waiting for the adoption of the sons of God. We not only groan but creation is under the same curse. The fall of Adam brought a judgment not only on Adam and his descendants but upon the natural kingdom. The animal kingdom suffers and waits for its redemption from the curse. Paul personifies creation as waiting for our full redemptive glorification when the curse will lifted.