What has turned foolish rebels into careful maintainers of good works? Titus 3:3–8 prepares us for the second serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that righteous works do not come from righteous works, but from divine kindness and mercy that necessarily produces righteous works.
Why did a woman who gave birth need atonement? Leviticus 12:1–8 looks forward to the evening sermon on the coming Lord's Day. In these eight verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that while specific sins need to be forgiven, sinfulness itself also needs to be cleansed.
From where does strength come? Isaiah 26:1–19 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these nineteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that strength comes from the Lord alone.
Romans 5:12-21 – The Depths of Man's Depravity – Sermon Outline
Intro: Man was created righteous in God's image, fell into sin in Adam, and our depravity is so great that we are unable to save ourselves, do any good, but only do evil continually and cannot redeem ourselves.
Need: Rm. 5 shows us both the depths of our depravity in Adam, but also the heights of holiness in Christ.
Theme: Mankind is fallen, dead in sin, and cannot redeem himself:
God created mankind good & for glory, to know, love, and be with God.
Man in Adam fell into sin, disobeying God and destroying their goodness.
God by His Spirit must give life to sinners before they can be & do good again.
I. God created mankind good & for glory, to know, love, and be with God.
A. 5:12, through one man/Adam sin entered the world, and death through sin spread to all men.
Ursinus (author of H.C., from his commentary on question 6): "This question is proposed almost for the same reasons for which the whole subject itself is considered, viz.: That it may be manifest, in the first place, that God created man without sin, and is therefore not the author of sin, or of our corruption and misery. 2. That we may see from what a height of dignity, to what a depth of misery we have fallen by sin, that we may thus acknowledge the mercy of God, who has deigned to extricate and deliver us from this wretchedness. 3. That we may acknowledge the greatness of the benefits which we have received, and our unworthiness of being made the recipients of such favors. 4. That we may the more earnestly desire, and seek in Christ, the recovery of that dignity and happiness which we have lost. 5. That we may be thankful to God
When a believer experiences his remaining sin, he realizes what he was apart from the Spirit, he realizes that He is now in the Spirit, and he realizes that the sinfulness of his former nature still dwells in him.
What does a believer's experience of remaining sin show him about himself? Romans 7:13–20 looks forward to the sermon in the upcoming midweek meeting. In these eight verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that when a believer experiences his remaining sin, he realizes what he was apart from the Spirit, and he realizes that the sinfulness of his former nature still dwells in him.
Scripture: Genesis 6:1-22 Text: same
Sermon: THE BIBLE'S STORY: The Flood Part 1
I. The Reason for Judgment
II. The Decision of Judgment
III. The Mercy in Judgment
5 ¶ Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:5-8
This Lord's Day Pastor Randy continues a Reformation Day series on The Basics of Bible History, or THE BIBLE'S STORY, a survey of the major events that shape our understanding of the Scriptures and our place in the the world in which we live! All of history, both within the pages of Scriptures (and without) fits into this unfolding story of Redemption and are on the way to the final conclusion of God's purpose and plan. My basic approach is what we read in the Word we should see on the world.
As we continue studying Genesis 3 and following, we will see the severity and consequences of the Fall. The division of humanity not only divides the human race but also families and siblings. The Flood is Good judgment of man's son… and anticipates the final judgment.
God created the heavens and the earth and everything in them by the word of His mouth, and they were VERY GOOD! However, the evil entered the human race was catastrophic, Life and world changing,
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In this verse of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that having the opportunity and mechanics by which wisdom is obtained can do us no good apart from God's gracious working in our hearts.
Scripture: Romans 5:12-14, 19
Belgic Confession of Faith Article 15
Theme: The whole human race has suffered complete corruption through the disobedience of Adam's original sin.
The Representation of Adam
The Depth of our Corruption
Our Temporary Struggle
The thrust of Genesis 6 reveals that man is totally depraved. Man is so corrupt that God warns that he will destroy all living creatures upon the earth. We also see how wondrously gracious God is to whom he will be gracious. We must see sin as God sees it. Only then do hear and understand grace as God declares. This sight and understanding is a gracious work of God accomplished for his chosen people in and by Jesus Christ.