God has reached out to all sinners everywhere in 4 gracious actions that welcome sinners into His grace. God has given us His word, He has given us Jesus Christ our Lord, the Lord of all. He has given understanding to certain men whose minds are darknened by sin. And He has given His people command to preach this gospel to sinners wherever they may meet them . The imperative which flows out of this is - Believe the gospel. Will you repent and believe the gospel of Christ.
The evening sermon from Luke 22.31-34 with help from Canons of Dort 5.6 will prove in a powerful way the necessity of God's preservation of us as we have been mentioning this the last several weeks. This text is rich and instructive and we could very easily be richly helped by this sermon. Please come and hear how it is true that we completely depend on our God to preserve us to the end. Responsive Reading of Psalm 106.19-48
Scripture Reading: Luke 22.24-38
Confessional Reading: Canons of Dort 5.6
Text: Luke 22.31-34
Message: "Preservation Proved"
Theme: The only way we survive, spiritually after outrageous sins is the preservation by God
Even the very strong are subject to fall
The enemy is always striving to accomplish our destruction
The intercession of our High Priest secures us from deadly consequences
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
The evening sermon will be set before us the strong admonition of our Lord to "watch and pray." With help from Canons of Dort 5.4 we will learn the method to avoiding outrageous sins. LIke with the morning text and sermon we need these truths. Jesus promised we would be "sanctified by the truth" and He uses His Word to accomplish this in our lives. Please plan to attend the evening worship Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:36-46
Confessional Reading: Canons of Dort 5.4
Text: Matthew 26.41
Sermon: "Avoid Outrageous Sins"
Theme: We must watch and pray or be led away into outrageous sins
During the hour of darkness, Jesus wants them alert
Their failure at the moment opens a lifetime application
We must watch or be taken by outrageous sins
We must pray or be taken by outrageous sins
Christ's Office and Work is shown in the prologue to be greater than than of Moses. He has explained God to us. He the fulfillment of all the Old Testament Shadows and Types. John sees Jesus coming towards him and he says - Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The question that everyone asks is what did John mean by this? John as a prophet spoke better than he knew, of the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. The great privilege that we have is to know the fulfillment of these things to ourselves. We were not created to sin, but fell into it in and with Adam. God makes a covenant of grace in the garden. But how is God going to be faithful to all of His righteousness and justice? He will do so in the giving of His Son. He provided the Lamb.
Nevertheless, they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins; and for a time continue therein, whereby they incur God's displeasure and grieve His Holy Spirit, come to have their graces and comforts impaired, have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded, hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.
Text: Mark 2:1-12 | Speaker: Cody Chapman | Description: There are many needs that each of us have. We worry about leading a life where our great, distressing needs are not met. Jesus does not dismiss the needs of his people, rather, he uses his people's needs to point them to their greatest needs: the forgiveness of sins. Jesus has demonstrated his authority in his teaching and in his healing, but in forgiving the sins of the paralytic, Jesus demonstrates both his limitless compassion and his cosmic power.
"Forgiven" is one of the most glorious words in the whole English language. What is forgiveness? What are the necessary terms for God's forgiveness of our sins and our forgiveness of others. We look at why it is vital in life, as well as the barriers and blessings that stem from it.
Matthew 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.