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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sermon notes for 9-24-2017

 

 

THE GOSPEL

 

         Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

 

         Romans 10:9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 

         John 3:15-18 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

         16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

         17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

         18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

 

         John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

 

         John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

         John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

 

Assurance of Salvation

         1 John 3:14-15 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

 

Why do we need to be saved?

                  Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

 

         Romans 3:23 for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

 

         Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

It's personal

         Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

 

Solution for sin

         Isaiah 53:4-7 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

 

Metaphors for the Gospel

 

         Death= Repent. Regret, think differently, reconsider orreversal.

 

         Burial= Water baptism. Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

 

         Resurrection= A new life. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

 

 

        

 

 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sermon notes for 9-17-2017

TONGUES; WHY, WHEN, WHERE, HOW

 

            Text: 1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

 

Tongues

                    WHY,

             Verse 2:  For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

            Verse 3:  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

            Verse 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. A prophet fortells or speaks under by inspiration.

            Edifieth = a house builder, construct, confirm, build.

             

                          WHEN,

             14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. When we pray in the spirit, we are communicating with God. This is unknown tongues. Do this at home in your prayer closet.

                  15  What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also.  I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. Praying and singing with understanding is in our daily language.

                  16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

                  17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

                  18 I thank my God; I speak with tongues more than ye all.

                  19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

            Verse six-twelve: Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? For ye shall speak into the air.

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. If tongues is interpreted, they are as valuable as prophecy.

 

 

 

                        WHERE,

                  21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

                  22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

 

                  26 How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying Edifieth = a house builder, construct, confirm, build.

 

                         How

27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

 

            Verse two: When you speak in unknown tongues, you speak to God only.

            23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

                  24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

                  25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

                  29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. Tongues are by two or three also. (verse 27)

                  30 If anything be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

                  31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

                  32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

                  33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

                  37 If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. The instructions given previously are from the Lord.

                  38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

                  39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

                  40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

 

 

 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sermon notes for 7-23-2017

 

PECKING ORDER

            Text: 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

 

Imitate Christ

            Jesus's agenda was to give glory to the father and love all mankind. He defended the things of God and ministered to all he came in contact with.

 

            Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

            Matthew 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

 

 

 

Jesus loved people

                        Compassion.

            Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

 

                        Kind to all.

 Matthew 8:3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

            Matthew 8:16-17 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

 

 

                        Shed tears. (felt others grief)

            John 11:35 Jesus wept. (Lazarus)

                        Humility.

            Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

                        Forgiveness.

             Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

 

                        Patience.

            Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

 

                        Mercy.

            Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

 

 

 

 

           

Jesus rebuked sin because of his love

                        Angary at cruelty, Heartless, insensitive to the needs of others.

            Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (He healed on the Sabbath).

                         

                        Warned of hell.

            Matthew 5:29-30 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

 

                        Offered himself on the cross for us.

            John 10:9-11 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

 

            Will we minister to others as Jesus did to others?

 

           

           

           

           

            

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sermon notes for 7-16-2017

 

 

WHAT ABOUT IDOLS?

          Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

            Paul uses idol worship as an example to explain what our attitude should be concerning issues that we might face as a Christian.

            Other issues are;

            1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Exodus 32:5-8 (Golden calf made by Aaron).

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Hosea 9:10

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Exodus 17:1-7 and Numbers 21:5-9 Loath this light bread.

10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Complainers about food. God gave them manna.

11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

 

            Let's look at what Paul said about idol worship. How do we handle this subject.

            1 Corinthians 10:14-18 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

            Let's word it this way; the blessing that we share is the participation in the blood of Christ. We have all been saved by the blood of Christ. What a blessing.

            The meal we eat together is the fellowship we have at the meal.

17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. We are the meal, the bread.

18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? Before the cross, the Jews were united at the animal sacrifices.

19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

            Don't participate in their worship. It's satanic.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

            If you straddle the fence, you will get splinters in your pants.

22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

            You can't use the devil to maneuver God.

 

23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

            You can be correct and not be right. You can be correct and hurt others.

24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

            Don't seek to benefit yourself, try to benefit others.

25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake. E

            Everything is the Lords, even if it's been sacrificed to idols. It is still the same meat. It is God's.

26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

            Fullness= everything in the earth.

 

How shall we handle this situation?

27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

            28 But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

             Meat is meat. Who cares if it has been offered to idols? After all it is God's meat. It does matter if it has been explained that it was offered to idols. If you eat of that meat, unbelievers will think you are participating in devil worship.

29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

            Don't be a stumbling block.

30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

            If you asked the blessing on this food, it is o k  to eat as long as it is not offensive to others.

31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

            Self-sacrifice sometimes is necessary is our service to God.

32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

            Don't offend the Jews. Don't offend the Gentiles. Don't offend other Christians.

33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

            Listen to paul's greed.

 

            1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.