*The antinomian lie has been around a long time. People like to believe and teach that you can be a carnal Christian. They want to suggest that the Holy Spirit can dwell within you and produce no holiness. They want to imply that Christ can save you from hell, while not saving you from sin. They want to imagine that Christ is such a weakling that He could dwell inside of you and make no discernible difference in your conduct and thinking. This is a lie, and Paul warns us not to be deceived by it.
I. The unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom
II. Let no one deceive you with empty words
III. Walk as children of light
A. Do not be partakers with them
B. You were darkness, but now you are light
C. Trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord
It's a hard truth but it's a fact. Life is full of trials and God uses those trials to forge us into the person of Christ. It's a lifelong process with the end of each trial producing greater results, if we submit to Him as Peter admonishes us in our closing reading.
Also Reference: Psalm 7:9, 1 Petr 4:15-19
Today we're taking a closer look at the fifty-seventh chapter of the Book of Isaiah.
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Congregational Reading: 2 Chronicles 31:1-21 *
Download Handout Notes from PDF above (includes Charles Spurgeon "Quote of the Week").
Other Scriptures Cited:
John 19:30; Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:20; 1 Peter 2:22; Revelation 19:6; 2 Kings 18:4; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Hebrews 10:24-25; Mark 8:35; Isaiah 50:10
I. The new life of the Christian
*Walk no longer as the Gentiles walk. If you habitually walk as Gentiles walk, you are not a Christian
II. The Gentile way/walk
A. Futility of their mind (Gentiles pursue vanity)
B. Darkened in their understanding (a dark mind that think it is enlightened)
C. Excluded from the life of God
Because of their ignorance
Because of hardness of heart (Beware of hardening your
heart against God and against His commandments; He will
crush you beyond remedy)
D. Gentiles have given themselves over to sensuality, impurity and greed.
Predicador: Juan Flores
Pasaje Bíblico: Colosenses 3:1-11
Título: Nuestra Esperanza está en Cristo
(Colosenses Parte 8)
"Cuando Cristo, que es la vida de ustedes, se manifieste, entonces también ustedes serán manifestados con él en gloria."
Una Verdad para recordar:
Mantengamos nuestra mirada firme en Cristo Jesús hasta que regrese por nosotros.
What would our churches look like if we imitate God? We talked last time about the need to "put off" and "put on," and here, we see that God transforms believers so they don't have to behave like the world anymore.
The Apostle Paul now turns to a sixth category of putting off and putting on that relates to sex and sexuality. We must imitate the love of Jesus rather than patterning our "love" after the ways of the world. We are to put away all forms of immorality and impurity, which includes joking about these things. Instead, we are to remember who we are – and whose we are. We are beloved children; we are saints; we are light. As such, we have everything we need to practice the selfless and holy love of Jesus.
The Christian is at the same time both righteous, due only to the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, and sinful! We are called "Saints" and yet we see in ourselves and in the life of the Church the reality of remaining sin. We are called as Christians to struggle against our flesh, "To put to death" the deeds of the sinful flesh. O Christian fight to become in practice what you are in Christ!
How does someone become sexually pure? While there may be steps to take to avoid sexual temptation, it really begins with becoming spiritual mature and having an intimate relationship with God. Are you struggling with sexual temptation? If so, do you know God? How is your walk with God?
Because man rejected God, God withdrew His restraining grace from them. Listen as Pastor Paul van Engelenhoven preaches on Romans 1:24–25 on God giving man up because of man's sin, God removing his restraining hand from man, and the vital need for a new heart.
"Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen."