In this parable about importunate prayer, we find a powerful man with the authority to help, but was unsympathetic to a helpless woman's request.
Learn four reasons why we must persevere in prayer when God does not answer.
This portion of the Sermon on the Plain deals with the fact that all Jesus' followers will suffer persecution (Luke 6:22). Indeed, as Paul stated to Timothy, "All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution" (2 Tim. 3:12). True believers represent the Kingdom of God in a world controlled by Satan, who wants to establish his own kingdom. As per Rev. 12, since he cannot attack Jesus, he will make war on His followers.
In the passage before us (Luke 6:27-49, Jesus informs His Apostles on how they are to respond to their persecutors. This instruction is for all who come after the Apostles, as well.
This sermon was preached on December 3, 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 "The Condemnation of Idolatry" on Job 31:23-28. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
In this passage, James gives us many imperatives and illustrations to consider when we are going through injustice. Although it will be challenging, true believers will strive to be patient in every trial until the return of their Savior, who will bless their endurance.
What does Christmas mean to you? In our culture, Christmas is a conglomeration of mixed beliefs and traditions. But what should Christmas mean to us? As we open our Advent series, we turn to a Messianic prophecy in Isaiah. Who is the Branch of Jesse and why should it matter to us? As we move through this holiday season, will you see Christmas for what it really is?
In another type or shadow of the life of Jesus in the account of Joseph in Genesis, we see them both falsely accused and arrested but also both maintaining Biblical character throughout.
Also Reference: Proverbs 7:22, Genesis 19:15-18. Matthew 26:60-61, John 2:19, John 2:20-21, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:4, Matthew 26:50, James 4:10 (see also Matthew 4 and Luke 4)
Why does God redeem sinners? Psalm 105 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these forty-five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God redeems sinners to display His glory in faithfulness, power, mercy, generosity, and wisdom.
Psalm 73:1-3 (KJV) A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psalm 73:16-17 (KJV) When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
Because of who God is and all He has done to make Him worthy of praise, we should consciously orient our lives to Him with conscious thanksgiving and praise.
I. You are called to a Life of God-Centered Praise! vv 1-2
II. True Worship grows from a True Knowledge of God v 3
III. A Heart of Gratitude grows out of a life that is consciously fixed on Christ and His Gifts! vv 4-5
In discussing the appointment of the Apostles on the mountain and then bringing them down to a level place to instruct them, Luke mentions a very large crowd assembled to hear and be healed by Him. The reference to this crowd, on the surface, seems to be extraneous in light of Jesus stated purpose to instruct the Apostles. I would argue that the inclusion of the crowd was pertinent to the ultimate reason for the Apostles to begin with. Jesus was laying the foundation of His Kingdom and its advancement in world that will be very hostile to it. This is seen in the beatitudes and woes Jesus pronounced to introduce His sermon. As Paul stated to Timothy, "All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Tim. 3:12). This reality is due to Kingdom citizens living in a world of evil people.
The prophet Isaiah was a faithful prophet of God. Listen to this message to find out what Isaiah did to be considered faithful and to find out what you must do to be faithful to the Lord.
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