What goes into believers' plans and greetings? Titus 3:12–15 prepares us for the second serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that believers humbly see their neediness and seek/accept help, but also rejoice at opportunities to be used by Christ to meet others' needs
Luke 17:11-19 (KJV) And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
The throne of grace and mercy, assuring us of access to God and all of heaven's resources. Every believer can draw near with confident boldness, because of Christ's finished work, we receive access, and help in time of need. Don't go elsewhere!
If I had no other reason to be thankful to God, I still have the responsibility to obey His decree to give thanks. But why do we as believers so often fail in this regard? It is bitterness that keeps us from thankfulness, and if not dealt with will lead to a life of brutishness.
To whom does the kingdom belong? Matthew 5:1–16 prepares us for the morning sermon on the Lord's Day. In these sixteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the kingdom belongs to those who know that the only true wealth that they have is the King Himself.
This sermon was preached on November 12, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. preached this sermon entitled "Social Responsibilities" on Job 31:13-23. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
Scripture: John 7:37–52
Sermon: "Living Water for the Thirsty Soul"
Guest Speaker: Pastor Sam Shin
Date: November 12, 2023
Maranatha Bible Church (San Ramon, CA)
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BACKSLIDING: WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
 IT IS NOT EVERY TIME I SINNED!
When ROMANS 7:14-24 runs parallel to PHILIPPIANS 3:12-14
 IT COULD BE A FAILURE TO HOLD FAST THE GOSPEL!
Previously: GALATIANS 4:13-15
Currently: GALATIANS 1:6
GALATIANS 5:15, 26
Certainly: GALATIANS 1:9
 IT COULD BE A FAILURE TO LIVE OUT THE GOSPEL!
MISTER LOT Cf. 2 PETER 2:7
Clip #1: He started well!
Clip #3: He continued to stray!
Clip #2: He started to stray!
Clip #4: He ended in shame!
GENESIS 19:14, 26, 30-38
 IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO COME BACK!
Story of Robert Robinson
Story of Samson (JUDGES 16:28)
We live in the physical world and spend most of our time working for it. We labor at jobs to make money, gain status, build a resume and accumulate possessions. We often forget to grow in our spiritual work. Spiritual work are things that are not physical, but are what God requires of us: Prayer, Scripture, Faith, Teaching, Preaching, Mercy, Love, Council, Correction, Encouragement are just a few. This is where we prove our faith and earn an inheritance and reward. Let us focus on our spiritual gifts, talents, and work so we can be rich toward Him.
LORD'S DAY 45
116. Why is prayer necessary for Christians?
Because it is the chief part of thankfulness which God requires of us, and because God will give His grace and Holy Spirit only to those who earnestly and without ceasing ask them of Him, and render thanks unto Him for them.
What belongs to such prayer which is acceptable to God and which He will hear?
First, that with our whole heart we call only upon the one true God, who has revealed Himself to us in His Word, for all that He has commanded us to ask of Him; second, that we thoroughly know our need and misery, so as to humble ourselves in the presence of His divine majesty; third, that we be firmly assured that notwithstanding our unworthiness He will, for the sake of Christ our Lord, certainly hear our prayer, as He has promised us in His Word.
What has God commanded us to ask of Him?
All things necessary for soul and body, which Christ our Lord comprised in the prayer which He Himself taught us.
What is the Lord's Prayer?
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Ephesians 4 v 28 -- Givers not Takers
When we are genuinely saved, the reality of our salvation will be seen in the way we live our lives.
• We will demonstrate it by turning away from the old life of sin.
• We will demonstrate it by displaying a new life that does what is right and pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.
• We will demonstrate it by loving others and being a help and a blessing in their lives.