Using both law and gospel, the apostle Paul seeks to lift our gaze above this world, and even above the leaders and the ministry in the church, that we might look to Christ and pursue the mind of Christ. For when we look to Christ and we see the wealth of riches and resources found in him, we won't have time or the care for the petty divisions that often turn the church inside out.
2 Peter 1:16-21
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
Not giving SELF what SELF wants requires love to Christ coupled with devotion to Christ and a strength and desire that none of us possesses naturally! God must give us everything to walk with Him, or else we fail!
If you're "IN CHRIST" you know the danger of allowing SELF to have his or her way! If you would deny YOURSELF, you must walk CONTRARY to YOURSELF! If you would DO THIS, you must be led and made strong in this opposition against self by the Holy Spirit!
Those who continue in rebellious unbelief against Christ and His Kingdom will be punished in hell forever and receive it directly from God Himself. God Himself is Present in Hell Punishing Unbelievers.
Scripture: Luke 19:41–44
Sermon: "Jesus Christ, The Weeping Prophet"
Speaker: Pastor Sam Lee
Date: November 19, 2023
Maranatha Bible Church (San Ramon, CA)
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The evening sermon from Luke 22.31-34 with help from Canons of Dort 5.6 will prove in a powerful way the necessity of God's preservation of us as we have been mentioning this the last several weeks. This text is rich and instructive and we could very easily be richly helped by this sermon. Please come and hear how it is true that we completely depend on our God to preserve us to the end. Responsive Reading of Psalm 106.19-48
Scripture Reading: Luke 22.24-38
Confessional Reading: Canons of Dort 5.6
Text: Luke 22.31-34
Message: "Preservation Proved"
Theme: The only way we survive, spiritually after outrageous sins is the preservation by God
Even the very strong are subject to fall
The enemy is always striving to accomplish our destruction
The intercession of our High Priest secures us from deadly consequences
Written for those struggling with various trials,
the book of James points out issues that God's
people must continue to grow in.
Praising God by how we live is the goal in the
midst of difficulties.
Kevin Pulliam continues the James series.