Yes, "all the world's a stage," and so Peter urges for genuine Christians to display a genuinely Christian life to the watching world. And in this text, Peter helps us understand how we must display Christ to this world.
When Jesus heals the man who was born blind, he displays a work of God that he will eventually display in all who call upon his name.
The Setting of the Sign
The Performing of the Sign
The Meaning of the Sign
John's humility is on display here. He had already and continued to remain in his role God had given him and was only concerned with serving Him His way. While others wanted him to be the big name, he was content to serve for his short time.
1 Peter 2.9, 10 with help from Canons of Dort 3/4.10, teaching us that salvation is wholly ascribed to God alone. We do not come to saving faith by "doing our part" after God "did His part." NO!! Salvation is entirely, totally, and completely His doing. Once again, this is a truth the church today really needs to be reminded of.Responsive Reading of Psalm 1
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-12
Confessional Reading: Canons of Dort 3/4.10
Text: 1 Peter 2.9, 10
Message: "Wholly Ascribed to God"
Theme: Conversion does not display 'better men', but God Who does it all
It is a gross error to set some above others
It is the elect who will obey the call of the gospel
But prior to that call they were in darkness
So that the freed ones will glory in the Lord!
In this passage there is a great deal of faith on display for us and not all of it good. We are shown the faith of the Hebrew young men and that they had their faith in God. The Bible also shows us that the king also had faith but in his own power which proved worthless. God honored the faith of His young men and no matter what troubles we face if we trust Him He will honor our faith as well.
God does an awesome thing, not only saving His people among a world of sinners, but even forgiving His people's own sin, bearing patiently with their many backslidings, and bringing them into conformity with Himself instead of with the world.
"My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" is the most profound word of anguish that could be spoken. We see this as spoken by one whom God has created as found in the Psalms.
But this anguished question is even more heart-rending coming from the God-man, the Lord Jesus Christ as He hangs on the cross, counted as cursed on our behalf.
This A.W. Pink based sermon as spoken by Jim Snyder, elder at Christ Reformed Church is just beyond the link for your listening.
What glory does the Lord display to His people? Exodus 34:1–7 looks forward to the evening sermon on the coming Lord's Day. In these seven verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God displays to His people the glory of His law, the glory of His nearness, the glory of His grace, and the glory of His justness.
What keeps us glorying in God's glory and even in our tribulations? Romans 5:6–8 looks forward to the sermon in this week's midweek meeting. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that our total dependence upon Christ in the gospel keeps us from glorying in self.
Faith that is not put into action is wasted. The only way to properly display our faith in by using it on a daily basis for all to see. Not to brag about it but show what faith in God can do. Our shield of faith is too important to not see action.
Why has Christ Jesus saved us? More particularly, what is Jesus doing with us in this life? Paul as he reflects on what Jesus has done with him, shows us that Jesus intends us to display his perfect patience to the lost who need his mercy.
Pastor Joey DeRuntz continues his series on Ephesians in chapter 1, verses 19 through 23. This sermon is titled "Our Father's Glorious Power, Part 1".
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What was being exhibited at the cross? Romans 3:25–26 looks forward to the sermon in the midweek prayer meeting. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that in Christ's fully atoning work, God displayed the greatness of His righteousness, the very righteousness that is accounted to those who believe in Jesus.
Stick to the work God gives you because His plan is perfect.
-God will bring His work to a glorious end.
-God's resources are not limited.
-God's work increasingly displays God's glory
-God's work brings His people peace.