"And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.
Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore."
1 Kings 4:26-29
As we get older and older this body loses its physical strength. As we age, we have to rely on God even more. We must have the faith to believe that God can do what we ask. When the enemy is all around God says, "I can prepare a table." We can't get anything from God without faith in Him.
The truth that Jesus is teaching in this passage is that a true disciple of His; one who knows Him and who would serve Him, is the person who is humble. This is something which Christ would have each of us to learn. I want to tie this truth in with the theme of Thanksgiving Day, in this way. I believe that if you are thankful, if you are being taught by the grace of God, you will become a humble person. But I believe that in your becoming humble, you will not turn in on yourself and become an island to yourself. Rather, you will look outside of yourself to see how you might serve our Lord.
So let us ask ourselves some questions in relation to this parable, to determine whether we are making progress in becoming the humble, and holy, and loving people that Jesus would have us to be. 1st – Are you thankful to have received the invitation to this wedding feast that Jesus is talking about? (verses 7-9) 2nd – Are you willing to show forth your thankfulness in taking the lowest position at the table? (verses 10 & 11) And 3rd – Will you continue to have a thankful spirit, looking to do the Lord's bidding, as you wait to go up higher at the table to which you have been called? (verses 12-14)
I Corinthians 11:23-32
Belgic Confession of Faith Article 35
Theme: Through the sacrament of the Lord's Supper God sustains our spiritual life by feeding us all the benefits of Christ according to true faith in Him.
Two Kinds of Life
Real and Mysterious Spiritual Nourishment
Properly Receiving the Gift of Christ
🗡️ Sermon delivered at Pilgrim Baptist Church on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 2:15 pm. 🗡️
This expository sermon is based on Romans 11:9-10 and explains how God made a connection with the table and Himself.
You'll understand the importance of the Old Testament ceremonial cleansing that was important to the Jewish people before they would come to the table and eat. This sermon will discuss how it became a stumbling block to them.
Romans 11:9-10 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
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Since grace was shown to their exiled King, then God had not abandoned His exiled people; later in Jesus, the new and better Jehoiachin, there is more grace to come.
The exiled king was brought out of prison. (v.31)
The exiled king received kindness, while in exile. (v.32-33)
The exiled king had his daily needs met, until the day of his death. (v.34)
When our king is in exile, is there hope for us?
What will happen to those in slavery? Heb. 2:14-15
When does more grace come to us? Jer. 31:2, Gal. 4:4
How did God provide for us? 2 Sam. 7:1-16, Heb.12:28
"For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible." (Malachi 1:11-12)