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.
The healing of the blind man by Jesus sparked an electric trial instigated by the Pharisees. They have hardened their hearts against Jesus and do not see Him as the Messiah, but as a convoluted sinner. Consequently, they do everything within their might to dismiss the blind man's story and the miracle of Jesus. However, their attempts backfire and they are the ones who end up looking foolish and desperate.
What are we to see in creation and providence? Psalm 104:27–30 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that a believer obtains much joy and hope by recognizing that providence is carried out personally and powerfully by the Lord Himself.
This sermon was delivered on November 12, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Brad Egan delivered this sermon entitled "Paradise" on Genesis 2:4-25. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
Luke 22:63-23:25 – Blasphemy True and False – Sermon Outline
Intro: Blasphemy is to speak ill of, or regard lightly, God Almighty. Blasphemers have a low and negative view of God and His people, and because God is Lord and demands obedience, they hate Him/His people.
Need: Blasphemers are under Satan's power, and can be found inside and outside the Church, as we see Jew and Gentile converge in an unholy, blasphemous, greedy, self-preserving alliance to crucify Christ.
Theme: Blasphemers hate Christ and His people and will do anything to destroy them.
The Jewish leaders mock and mistreat Christ, then charge Him with blasphemy in a sham trial.
The Jewish blasphemers take Christ to Pilate and claim Christ is seditious against the Romans.
Pilate and Herod pass Christ between each other, mocking Him, while becoming friends.
Pilate caves to the Jewish crowds demanding Christ be crucified despite His innocence.
Jesus is the great and true Adam, the great and true Israel, and the great and true David, Who Himself has obeyed righteously and perfectly as the perfect and forever humanity, the perfect and forever church, and the perfect and forever King.