Sermons tagged #Race
Sunday Morning Service – November 19, 2023 – Pastor Rhon Roberts Preaching Choir Special: "Now Thank We All Our God" Lyrics by Martin Rinkart and Music by Johann Cruger; Arranged by Rebecca Bonam; Copyright 1997 by SoundForth Offertory: "Come Thou Fount" Lyrics by Robert Robinson; Music by John Wyeth; Arranged by Gina Sprunger; Copyright 2020 by Jantz Music Publications Special Music: "Thank You, Jesus" Lyrics by Ruth Hallett and Music by John Hallett; Copyright ren.1976 by The Rodehaver Co. (In the Morning by John R. Rice) Sermon: Finishing the Race by God's Grace! Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3 Hymns used from the following: Great Hymns of the Faith Brentwood Benson Publishing - CCLI License for live streaming Soul Stirring Songs and Hymns - Sword of the Lord Publishers - used by permission from publisher From the Media Ministry of Mukwonago Baptist Church 1610 Honeywell Road Mukwonago, WI 53149 262-363-4197
Becoming a minister is a stewardship from God. We are servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful, it says in 1st Corinthians 4: 1 and 2. And so, at this time, I want to give a charge to you, Ed, and also to you, my brethren, in relation to his future ministry among us. I pray Ed's ministry will being glorifying to God and that it will edify all of Christ's dear people in this place. There are certain things which I would have us all to remember which come to us from these words of Paul to Timothy. 1st of all – We should all remember the importance of the preaching of the word. (verses 1-4) 2nd – We should all remember to be watchful and fight the good fight of faith. (verses 5-7) And 3rd – We should all remember the crown of righteousness which Christ will give to those who are faithful. (verses 8)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. (Hebrews 12:1-3) A pilgrimage of: 1/ Laying aside what would hinder us . 2/ Running as in a race . 3/ Looking unto Jesus and considering him .
Social Justice Statement (Co.. Social Justice Statement (Complementarianism, "Race", Ethnicity, Culture)
SJ&G: Complementarianism, "Race", Ethnicity, and Culture Faith Debate: October 1st, 2023 News Radio 930 WFMD in Frederick, Maryland This Faith Debate examines The Statement on Social Justice and The Gospel. Within this episode the panel tackles the closing portion of the "Articles" of "Affirmation" and "Denial" offered in 2018 for public consideration. The full discussion (which covers four shows) is available as one long video on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ. https://rumble.com/v2vk0dd-video-ii-the-statement-on-social-justice-and-the-gospel.html The panel: Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ Daniel Razvi. Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran's Imran Razvi. Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries www.householdoffaithinchrist.com
That the Tree Might Grow!I Corinthians 9:19-23This message was inspired by the real-life story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández, "A Million Miles Away", follows him on a decades-long journey, from a rural village in Michoacán, Mexico, to more than 200 miles above the Earth in the International Space Station. The schoolteacher had come by to tell the father of mother that you keep moving around too much and you need to stay in one place so that "the Tree might grow." With the support of his family, José's drive & determination culminates in the opportunity to achieve his seemingly impossible goal. Paul was saying we need to have a "Whatever It Takes" attitude about reaching the unchurched. José Hernández was turned down as a astronaut until the twelfth time. Paul had a desire to break down barriers and to build bridges to reach the unbeliever for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Both success and defeat tempt you to stop paying the price. When an athlete stops paying the price, he not only stops winning, he stops competing. He ends up on the bench. It's the same for a believer. That's why Paul said that he didn't want to be disqualified. We've known many believers who disqualified themselves. Some of them do it by headline-making sinful behavior. But most people disqualify themselves by way of apathy. By way of laziness. By way of selfishness.If you want to thrive, put this character check in place. Decide today that you will continue to take the road less traveled, the road of self-discipline, and you will continue pay the price as long as there is a race to be run.
The apostle Paul uses the athletic metaphors of a race and a battle to describe the Christian life. The runners and fighters are the new Israel, the Israel of God, and the last three verses of 1 Corinthians 9 introduce us to the old Israel described in the first thirteen verses in 10. The correlation between the two, Christians and Israelites, helps to define the race as the Christian life moving toward Jesus Christ who has the victory and is sharing the prize with all of his brethren and it helps us to define the battle throughout the Christian life against sin, both the internal and external. Because Christians have victory, they are equipped for the race and the battle. God, who is faithful, makes a way to overcome sin and achieve the incorruptible crown through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.
OT Messianic Prophecies 12b -2 Old Testament Messianic Prophecies Part 12b or Part 12 Sermon B (2: after break)
SUB-PART 2 AFTER BREAK FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. The issue started before the break was, "What is the prophetic typological significance of the fact that in II Kings 5:10, 'Elisha' told Naaman the Syrian, 'Go & wash in Jordan seven times, & thy flesh shall come again to thee, & thou shalt be clean'?" The summary given in 12b-2 is, "in terms of an application of the Isaiah 11:2 7fold gifts of the Spirit as derivatively found among Christians in harmony with 'the 7 Spirits of God' in Rev. 4:5 & 5:6; 1stly, 'Christ was baptized as an example that his followers were to emulate with the later institution of the sacrament of Christian Baptism;' 2ndly, with respect to the fact that Naaman in II Kings 5:10 & 14 had to wash '7 times'…points to the fact that the Matt. 3:16 resting of the Spirit on Christ in fulfillment of Isa. 11:2 was part of the 7fold gifts of the Spirit, in connection with the fact that baptism by water symbolizes & points to, but is not the same thing as, spiritual baptism, which is why it was important that Naaman go into the Jordan River; & 3rdly, the fact that Christ's baptism was deemed an appropriate time for God the Father to refer to God the Son, saying in Matt. 3:17, "This is my belovèd Son …;" though in the profundity of Scripture containing multiple layers of meaning, includes, although is not exhausted by the fact, that a different type of sonship is found in the Christian believer who receives the Spirit of God, & who as a son of God shall inherit eternal life." While NT "gives a fresh translation," "comparison of Isaiah 11:4 in the Greek Septuagint with II Thess. 2:8," is "sufficiently similar…to highlight…II Thess 2:8 is quoting…Isa. 11:4."
OT Messianic Prophecies 12b -1 Old Testament Messianic Prophecies Part 12b or Part 12 Sermon B (1: before break)
SUB-PART 1 BEFORE BREAK FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. Gavin says, "In the Anglican 1662 Book of Common Prayer we find the hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus, which is a Latin title meaning, 'Come Creator Spirit;' & this hymn begins with the words, 'Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, And lighten with celestial fire. Thou the anointing Spirit art, Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart.' The words 'our souls inspire' are not using the terminology of 'inspiration' in the sense of the Divine Inspiration of Scripture found in II Tim. 3:16; but rather, in the lesser sense that God illuminates the mind with wisdom & understanding on certain matters as found in Job 32:8, 'But there is a spirit in man: & the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.' And the words of this hymn, 'Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart,' is a reference to these sevenfold gifts of the Spirit found in the Christ in Isaiah 11:2, & which in derivative form are found as general fruits of the Spirit in Christian believers…as…in the Book of Revelation…St. John refers to the 7fold gifts of the Spirit represented in 'the seven Spirits of God' 'which are before his throne' & 'are … sent forth into all the earth' in Rev. 1:4; 4:5; & 5:6; & Rev. 3:1 where Christ saith, 'These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God'." "And so…we now come to the penultimate of the Isaiah 11:2 7fold gifts, to wit, 6thly 'the Spirit of knowledge'." And "the judgement…said to Gehazi, 'The leprosy…shall cleave unto thee, & unto thy seed for ever;' types the spiritual leprosy of God's Gal. 1:9 curse upon the Roman Papacy for its false gospel…&…Antichrist's final judgment of eternal torment in hell …Rev. 20:10."
Jesus is the Lord of the Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob whom He renamed Israel and produced the Twelve Tribes of the Nation of Israel. We discuss the absurdity of "Christian Antisemitism" and anti-Israel sentiment among professing Christians, with an eye toward the future when the King of Israel rules the world! Also Reference: Genesis 15, Genesis 17, John 1:49, John 12:13, John 19:21, Luke 1:32 https://bbfohio.com
Christians are in a race and a battle. They are the new Israel, the Israel of God, and are the runners and fighters described by Paul in the last 3 verses of Corinthians chapter 9. Using the first 4 verses of chapter 10 about old Israel for an explanation of Paul's athletic metaphor, it is discovered that runners and fighters are brethren (related one to another) who: hear the word of God, do God's will, submit to God, form local assemblies with others, are baptized in water and the Holy Spirit, eat the body (bread) and drink the blood (wine) of Jesus Christ in the Lord's Supper, and drink of the living water from Jesus Christ as they run and fight.
New Heart, New Spirit_30 Ezekiel 34:1-31 God Saving His People from Bad Leaders.The Lord moves the narrative carefully away from the story of judgment and toward a story of restoration. What God tore apart in Chapters 1-32 He now explains how He will restore in Chapters 33-48Ezekiel gives us a Picture of God Saving His People from Bad Leaders. Bad leadership damages any organization or nation. The very least damage that bad leaders do is to slow down growth or impede progress. However, bad leaders also usually damage the lives of people. They cause hurt, injury, loss, and in some cases destruction and death. Only occasionally did a good leader appear on the scene. Any leader who took the throne of Israel should have cared for and protected the people. But with few exceptions, most exploited and abused them. But in this message the LORD also has a wonderful promise for the discouraged, despondent exiles. The Babylonian army had totally destroyed their nation and crushed any hope they had of returning to their homeland. However, a day was coming when God would return His people to the promised land and give them a Good Shepherd. In this passage the LORD gives His people the greatest hope ever given to the human race.A shepherd sacrifices a lot to care for a flock of defenseless sheep.