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Going where you Don't want To Go! Acts 10;34-48 We find that God has been preparing a man named Cornelius and a preacher named Peter for a five-minute moment that has changed multitudes across the globe for centuries. Peter departed with the strangers. There were three Gentiles, six believers from Joppa, and Peter making a total of ten in the group. The six Christians from Joppa would verify the events that took place. Peter went to a place where he probably did not want to go, but he went anyway, following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. They went to Caesarea. The city of Caesarea was hated by the Jewish people. The Roman forces considered it to be the only civilized place in an uncivilized land. To the Jewish person, Caesarea symbolized the detested power of Rome. People today continue to worship men including athletes, popes, politicians, preachers, and music or movie stars to name a few. Understand, however, that all glory fades like a leaf.
PM sermons are preceded by a Confessional, Catechism, or Historic Creed lesson. Usually 5 minutes or so. Belgic Confession Article Article 28: The Obligations of Church Members We believe that since this holy assembly and congregation is the gathering of those who are saved and there is no salvation apart from it, people ought not to withdraw from it, content to be by themselves, regardless of their status or condition. But all people are obliged to join and unite with it, keeping the unity of the church by submitting to its instruction and discipline, by bending their necks under the yoke of Jesus Christ, and by serving to build up one another, according to the gifts God has given them as members of each other in the same body. And to preserve this unity more effectively, it is the duty of all believers, according to God's Word, to separate themselves from those who do not belong to the church, in order to join this assembly wherever God has established it, even if civil authorities and royal decrees forbid and death and physical punishment result. And so, all who withdraw from the church or do not join it act contrary to God's ordinance.
Then comes the evening service - which again I want to earnestly ask you to attend, if at all possible. We are going to begin a short series Sunday night on a spiritual discipline that is very unusual to most of us. God calls us to this spiritual discipline at least 20 times in the Bible (likely many more than that), but it is probably very foreign to many of us. What I'm talking about is Scriptural mediation. We will begin at Psalm 1.1-3 this Sunday night to have Scriptural meditation introduced to us, and then have two or three more sermons in this series. I hope I ask kindly enough - would you please make every effort to be in church Sunday night? I am convinced that Scriptural meditation is a missing discipline which, when put into practice, will help us tremendously in growing in godliness. Responsive Reading of Psalm 77 Scripture Reading: Psalm 1 Text: Psalm 1:1-3 Sermon: "Scriptural Meditation, #1" Theme: By given grace we meditate on God's Word and do grow The godly person turns away from the world's wickedness Rather, we spend our time in Scriptural meditation By Scriptural meditation we drink in pure water By Scriptural meditation we "prosper"
Providence is defined in the Bible-based Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 27 and 28. The Questions: 27: "What do you understand by the providence of God? 28: "What does it profit us to know that God created and by His providence upholds all things?" The answers, as Kevin Pulliam reads and expounds, show our need to trust and rest in what God brings our way.
B.F. Stickle • 12/3/23 100+ 0
Taylor's Chapel Baptist Church - 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
What do we know about heaven and how much of what we think we know is untrue? Today we consider what is know about heaven. We know heaven is real and that only those who are saved will be there. We know we will spend eternity with God without the impact of sin. We also know this is not automatic and many who say Lord Lord, will not enter the kingdom of heaven. In this brief sermon we try to describe what is true and untrue about heaven.
In chapter 11, you will learn the importance of having the right priorities, goals, and use of time in your life. One of the many attacks of the enemy is that we are distracted from what really matters. We can be too busy as a mom and wife.
Psalm 73:1-3 (KJV) A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Psalm 73:16-17 (KJV) When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
Verse by verse exposition of the book of 2 Kings. PM sermons are preceded by a Confessional, Catechism, or Historic Creed lesson. (Usually 5 minutes or so) Heidelberg Catechism: Q 123 What does the second petition mean? A. "Your kingdom come" means: Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to you. Preserve your church and make it grow. Destroy the devil's work; destroy every force which revolts against you and every conspiracy against your holy Word. Do this until your kingdom fully comes, when you will be all in all. WSC: Q102 What do we pray for in the second petition? A. In the second petition, which is, Thy kingdom come, we pray, that Satan's kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened
Even Christians Collide, Am I the Good Guy or Bad Guy? Luke 10:38-42 We all face conflict. Some conflict are quick and over in a moment. Other conflicts can last a lifetime. Just because two people disagree or have different ideas doesn't necessarily mean the conflict is detrimental. What we typically think of as conflict (when it becomes a problem) arises out of our attitude or response to the situation. Because conflict in one form or another is inevitable in our relationships, we need to deal with it in appropriate, biblical, Christ-honoring ways.The comparison of good with better in this story does not represent choosing between having Christ and not having Christ. This is a story about the need for Christian discipleship, not an evangelistic appeal to be saved. It is a story about devotion to Christ and choosing how to express commitment to Jesus. A person, as Martha, can choose to do a right thing but in the wrong spirit at the wrong time. Moreover, a person may determine that the way he or she chooses to show devotion to the Lord is the only way, leading to a judgmental attitude and contentious spirit toward another believer.Our devotion to Christ is a daily affair Luke 9:23. Therefore, seeking to hear His Word is to be a daily experience. Every believer should have what is commonly called daily devotions, a time set aside every day when he gets alone with God and sits at God's feet to seek His Word.