A look at "Christian Nationalism" and how it relates to biblical christianity and our roles as believers. How we are to interact with government, society, and authorities as biblical pilgrims on this earth? What does history teach us?
1st: God Uses Those Who're Saved by God's Grace
2ndly: God Uses Those Who're Faithful in Ministry
3rdly: God Uses Those Who're Active in Worship
4thly: God Uses Those Who're Separated by His Call-Command
Fifth: They're Commissioned with the Church's Confidence.
BR #105 How God Uses Imperfect Vessels Genesis 20:1-18 Ephesians 2:8-10 Bible Readings by Dr. Jim Phillips. Dr. Jim Phillips preaches this message on the mission field. If anyone would like to make a donation , all donations no matter how small will be appreciated. Thank you. Our Address in Fish Lake Valley is POB 121 Dyer, Nevada 89010.Thank You IRS EIN # 82-5114777
In everything concerning our salvation, in terms of the practical application of Christ's redemption, God uses means.
God used the means of Christ's death and resurrection to redeem all of His elect people, and then effectually calls them unto faith in Him by His Spirit working in due season.
So, here we find Jeremiah being given a pictorial illustration of all men in their sins; a potter is fashioning vessels of clay on a wheel. You will notice that it is called "making something at the wheel". God wanted Jeremiah to know, and He wants us to know, that all men are marred in the Divine Potter's hands. All men are marred by sin as they come into this world, because of Adam's sin in the beginning of the world. Adam's sinful nature was passed on to all mankind descended from him, and so when God creates a person in the womb, He is working with clay that is already marred in his hands.
The law of God condemns, so that we will run to the Savior. The law exposes, so that we will seek the Lord for the clothing of holiness. The law narrows our focus so that we look to Christ alone as the righteous Offspring through whom all God's promises come.
The Christian message insists that no one is justified before God by works of the law, but through faith in Christ. Abraham, the father of God's People, was justified by faith. So what is the purpose of the law? Does the law of Moses have a place in the plan of God? This text elucidates those questions, teaching us how to read the Old Testament along the way.