Grace & Truth Bible Church (GTBC)
Series: Joseph, God Planned It All For Good
Message: 03 - Heaven Help the Home
Speaker: Pastor Dennis Rokser
Key Verse: Genesis 37-50, Genesis 37:1-4
Pastor Dennis Rokser teaches the third message in the "Joseph, God Planned It All For Good" series, with a message titled, "03 - Heaven, Help the Home!" reviewing:
A. Who is the key Patriarch of this Section.
B. The Key Location of this Section.
C. The Key Point to this Section.
D. The Key Person and Plot of the Chapter.
Christ is KING! We remember that scene from long ago, that original "Palm Sunday" as Jerusalem welcomed her King. Yes, He is the Descendant of David Who faithfully rules as David never could. May our Lord Jesus rule in our hearts today.Romans 1:4 gives the explanation of what Palm Sunday was all about.
The dictate of scripture that we are given here is simple. Find those who lead well and follow after them. They have broken trail, we must enlarge and maintain it, for there will be those following behind who have need of our faithfulness. It is simple enough to understand, but it is so profoundly challenging to us on nearly every level, that we seldom find people even willing to admit that it is the command of God, let alone willing to set out for obedience.
But here is the crux of the matter; the horns of the dilemma… We are promised (John 6.37-40) that every single one who God has chosen for Himself will be saved; we are further instructed (1John 2.18-19)that those who fall away and do not return are giving evidence that they were NEVER saved in the first place; AND we are told (Philippians 1.6) that God will certainly complete the work He has begun in us…
This means that we MUST set ourselves with all we have in us to follow after the command of God and to patiently pursue Him and His righteousness. We must have faith that no matter what today looks like right now, God is at work and will surely complete His own glory. We must not lose heart and we MUST leave good trail for those who are following after us…
Verses 8–20 then reflect on the faith of Abraham and his heirs. By faith Abraham left his homeland not knowing where he was going (11:8). By faith, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob lived in the land of promise as exiles (11:9). The strength they derived to live as sojourners was found in the fact that they looked forward to the future unseen city of God (11:10). By faith, Abraham and his wife Sarah trusted in the promise of children and heirs who would be as numerous as the stars of heaven (11: 11–12). Yet they did not see the promises fulfilled and lived as exiles and strangers even while in the promised land (11:13). It was clear from this that they were all seeking a heavenly homeland (11:14-16); so, God was pleased to be called even by their name – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (11:16).
In this section we see the prototype of saving faith seen in "father Abraham." In particular, this section emphasizes trust in God for the future as faith looks to Him for a future reward. We see God's goodness in rewarding Abraham with a greater home, a greater home, and a greater future. And we too, as children of Abraham, by faith, are promised these very same things if we walk by faith and not shrink back into unbelief.
Being well advised is wise. But many have fallen by being too open to just any advice and that is not what this text says. It says "well advised". We will talk about that and Pastor Greg will give a few examples from his own past experiences as illustrations of being wise to reject bad advice based on Biblical truth and prayer.
Here is Joseph, he is down in the dungeon. A great fall from being the heir apparent to being the family patriarch just a couple of years earlier. Every time things started to look up things fell apart and became worse for him. While we know the rest of the story he didn't have a clue. When life hits us the same way we need to follow his example because the ending may be far better than we could ever imagine.
A message from Steven Atkinson, from Christian Witness to Israel.
What was the original setting and time of Psalm 67.
What was being stated and sought as Israel's important calling?
What was the primary matter of interest to be shared with the
In the light of Psalm 67, what was the Great Commission of
Jewish believers in the first century and how did they fulfill it?
James poses a rhetorical challenge. "You say you have faith. Fine, show me your faith without showing me your works. But I'll show you my faith by my works." God can see our hearts. But men can only see the difference that Christ makes in our lives as He affects a change in our behavior and demeanor. Our actions become the barometer that shows whether our faith is real. To illustrate this, two people are put on trial for their faith -- Abraham and Rahab. One is the patriarch of the Jews who demonstrates amazing obedience while the other is a Canaanite prostitute who responds imperfectly but sincerely to her faith in Jehovah. When your actions are weighed, does the evidence convict you of being a Christian? Pastor Robert Rohlin is the executive pastor at First Baptist Church Las Colinas, a family-integrated church in the Baptist Missionary Association. This church focuses on expository preaching to equip fathers to build strong families.
Regrettably, we live in a society that has seen the downfall
and demise of the patriarchal led, biblical family unit;
(which is a family consisting of both a father and mother); in
many cases, the demise of the family is the fault of immature,
irresponsible, and ungodly men who do not take their God given
responsibilities as husbands & fathers seriously.
In the secular and ungodly society of our day, the idea of a
father and patriarch ruling and governing his family has been
dismantled by our sin and attacked by today's anti-God (anti-authority) culture.
But it doesn't matter what the world or modern-day culture
declares about the biblical family, if you're a father this
morning, (lost or saved), you are the patriarch of your
family; God CALLED and COMMANDED you to lead your wives and
children. Genesis 18:9-19
Sunday Evening - The Patriarch's Faith by Pastor Brent A. Snow
Date: February 07, 2021
Service: Evening Service
Series Title: Profiles in Faith
Message Title: The Patriarch's Faith
Notes: This message will help develop a believing attitude that results in a bold assurance and a blessed achievement.
Reference: Hebrews 11:13-16
Proposition: Declare plainly that you seek an heavenly country.
Speaker: Pastor Brent A. Snow
Location: Calvary Baptist Church of Hollister, CA
Contact: calvaryof[email protected]
Phone: (831) 637-2909