What I want to do in this particular message is to show you that the things that Job was suffering, according to his own words, were much like those of our Lord Jesus Christ. In doing this, I want to show you how Job's sufferings were something that Christ suffered under as well, in a greater way, so that Job would be forgiven of all of his sins, and established in his righteousness by and through Christ's grace. In relating these things, I believe that it will help us to see more of the reasons why God permits trials to take place in our lives. It is so that we might become more like the blessed Lord Jesus our Savior and Redeemer.
Let me draw 3 comparisons between Job and Christ in their sufferings. In relating these things to you, it is my prayer that we will bring these truths of the greatness of Christ's redemption with us into the Lord's Supper and meditate upon them, to the encouragement and strengthening of our hearts.
In this part one of a two-part study, we discover that the ministry of the new covenant of the Spirit is synonymous with the ministry of the gospel. This is important to you for this critical reason: Only the ministry of the new covenant of the Spirit will facilitate the forming of the image of Christ in you. Only the narrative of Christ and the new covenant which he consecrated in his own blood will produce Christlike character in you. And this is an imperative before God.
we are to come out from among the world (the in crowd), and stand as lights in the world. We are the wheat in this world, growing along with the tares, who are sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. We are to allow God's word and Spirit to work in us richly through faith in Jesus through His Grace and truth reveal to us His brethren who are joint heirs with Him. The process we are going through separates the wheat from the chaff.
The difference between a true minister of the new covenant of the Spirit, as was Paul, and a false apostle, as was his opponents, is that for Paul the message of the cross had been fully integrated into his character, while the false apostles remained morally decadent, unregenerate servants of Satan. In this episode, we examine how to move from a partially integrated character to becoming fully integrated with the message of the cross.
In our study, we discuss what that phrase means "obtaining of the glory" and see what the Bible says about our future glory in the presence of Jesus as we are conformed to His image at that point.
Also Reference: 2 Timothy 1:7-11, Philippians 3:20-21, Psalm 80:, Romans 8:28-30, Psalm 67:1, 1 John 3:2, Matthew 17:2, Daniel 2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:42-57, Isaiah 60:1, Luke 24:30-43, Revelation 21:23, Acts 1:9-11, Acts 7:54-56, Daniel 12:2-3, John 12:36, 1 John 1:5, 2 Peter 1:19, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Psalm 104:2, 1 Timothy 6:16, Colossians 1:12, Ephesians 5:8, 1 Corinthians 2:9
The first resurrection is to restore what was lost in Eden. What was lost when sin came into the world and Adam and Eve was cast from the garden. Revelation refers to this as the first resurrection. The kingdom of Christ is a spiritual, heavenly kingdom but one day a physical kingdom if you believe in a physical resurrection. Jesus is the cause of the beginning and He'll be the cause of the ending. He will finish what He started.
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us the sinfulness, deceitfulness, and harm of laziness—especially for those who should be image-bearers.
God created man in his own image to glorify Him. This is the only source of meaning and purpose in the universe. Man glorifies God more than the stars, more than the creatures. Only man is in relationship to God as created in God's image. The image of God was greatly corrupted and marred in the fall, but is restored by Jesus through the gospel of grace. Ultimately, then all whom God calls are conformed to the image of Christ.
Which of God's creatures depend upon Him? Psalm 104:16–26 looks forward to the opening portion of morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these eleven verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that all of God's creatures from the smallest to the greatest depend upon Him, including and especially man.
Theme: Followers of Christ must seek to be conformed to the image of Christ.
In vv. 19-20, we see Jesus' enemies' intentions. Though they desired to arrest Jesus, they feared Him. In contrast, Jesus spoke the truth against the leaders and didn't fear them. We need to fear God alone and not man. In vv. 21-23, Jesus' enemies set their trap. Jesus perceives their craftiness, and we know that God is not deceived. In vv. 24-26, Jesus' enemies are answered. He tells them to give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. Jesus was saying we are made in God's image, so we need to yield ourselves as living sacrifices to Him! In v. 26, we see that the spies trick didn't work. They marveled at His answer and were silent.
In application, are you seriously rendering yourself as a living sacrifice to God? If you are a believer, you were bought with a price. If you don't know Christ as your Savior, you are still made in God's image. Trust Christ today and be saved!
Today we're taking a closer look at the third chapter of the Book of Daniel.
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