This sermon was delivered 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. Mr. Brad Egan delivered this sermon entitled "The Promise of the Church's Victory over Sin" on Genesis 3. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
Solomon tells us that if we tenaciously and boldly ask for wisdom, God will give it to us. And this wisdom will guard us and deliver us from evil men and the forbidden women. Furthermore, this wisdom will determine the trajectory of our future.
For Christians Remembrance Sunday points us forward to the end of all war and strife, and the peace of the age to come. As we look at Revelation 21 we see the new creation, the consolation of hope, and the challenge to persevere and overcome.
People escaping slavery in America would often use songs as a code to coordinate escape efforts. One of these songs was "Follow the Drinking Gourd," a code for following the Big Dipper which pointed to the North Star. In a similar way, Christians need to follow our "True North": Christ. In this sermon, Pastor Jesse walks us through Col. 3:1-4, showing us the importance of having our gaze fixed on Christ and the firm ground and future glory we have in Him. Be reminded of where your focus needs to be, and be encouraged to live for Him.
This Week on "The Jew and Gentile Podcast":
Hosts Steve Herzig and Chris Katulka offer a profound exploration of the Israel-Hamas war through the unique lens of Jael Kalisher, an Israeli Jewish believer in Jesus. As a newly-appointed Friends of Israel representative and a follower of Yeshua, Jael brings an extraordinary blend of faith and expertise to the discussion, providing insights that bridge the historical with the Biblical. To support Israel financially during this difficult time visit: foi.org/standwithisrael.
"The Jew and Gentile Podcast" is an outreach of North American Ministries of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, along with FOI Equip.
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See the video of today's program at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ODVufOFweI
The key to a well-balanced life is the Christian doctrine of vocation. Believers have been called by God out of the world and into his service—vocation is simply the Latin word for calling. To "those who are called according to his purpose" (Rom. 8:28) God provides a place and time and the required gifts to fulfill his purposes in the world. Or as Paul puts it: "We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (Eph. 2:10). The unique opportunities to do God's will form our vocations, our callings.
In this series we want to try to understand and apply vocation in three movements. First, we will ponder the doctrine of vocation. What is vocation, what does Scripture teach about work, and what is the relationship of the special calling of grace and our ordinary callings in the world? Second, we will study how to prepare for vocational living. We want to think through what people of God at most any stage of life can do to become better qualified to glorify and enjoy God in the station that he may lead them into. Third, we will explore what it looks like to practice vocation. What biblical practices can help us succeed at work and how does our work life relate to the rest of who we are.