Pastor Crawford delivers Part 6 of "Faithfulness in Ministry."
A Regular Baptist Press Study called "From Forgiven To Faithfulness." Study Guides available from RBP Store https://www.rbpstore.org/Products/0004/from-forgiven-to-faithfulness-2-timothy-titus-philemonbradult-bible-study-book
What hope can believers have, when they are under God's discipline for their sin? Psalm 106 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these forty-eight verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that, when believers are under discipline for their sin, they can hope in the God Who has made history into a stunning display of His patience, saving power, and forgiving mercy to sinners like them.
Pastor JD explains why we should expect the unexpected concerning a prophetic event that started on Thursday, November 30th, and ends on Tuesday, December 12th that nobody seems to be paying attention to.
#2134- KJV- Isaiah 9:8-21
8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of hosts.
14 Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the...
How does the Lord show mercy to those who prefer human wisdom to God's authoritative Word? Isaiah 30 prepares us for the first serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these thirty-three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that if men prefer their own wisdom to God's Word, it is a mercy when God visits their plans with devastating failure.
Hosea declares the Judgment that is coming on his nation and he covers some of the reasons for it. As he describes the things they are accountable for it seems he is not describing ancient Israel but America as it looks today. We should head the warning and discern the pattern of judgment because it seems our nation is ripe for it.
Why does God still find fault? Romans 9:19–24 prepares us for the sermon in the midweek prayer meeting. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the real question is not why God finds fault, but why hasn't He yet destroyed those who are at fault?
The professing church bears God's name, but where it actually departs from him, there he brings judgement, not to utterly destroy, but that a remnant may be brought to repentance. Ezekiel 6 is a warning to the worldly church in our age to turn back to God.
We need to make sure that we set no wicked thing before us. We should lift up holy hands when we pray. If our hands aren't holy God will not hear our prayers. When you put wicked things before your eyes you separate yourself from God. The Holy Ghost will not dwell in an unclean temple.
In our final review study, today we recap and refine some of our key learnings from our study of the Four Horsemen and opening of the First Seal. We see that Scripture has even more to reveal on this topic!