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Saturday, June 25, 2011

sermon notes and text for 6-26-11

GODS COUNTRY

 

          Text: Ephesians 2:11. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

          12. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

          13. But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

          14. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.

 

          Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

 

          To translate means to transpose, transfer, remove from one place to another

a) of change of situation or place

b) to remove from the office of a steward

c) to depart from life, to die

 

 

          Enoch was translated and so are we. We have been translated into the kingdom of the son of God. We are a citizen of the commonwealth of Israel. We, unlike the unsaved, are subject to the laws and customs of Israel.

          The world does not live by the same rules as we do. We live by the rules that God has set forth. The world lives by the rules they make up as they go.

          Many of the world's rules are the same as ours. There are rules pertaining to safety, money, property etc…

          We are required to obey the laws of the land.

 

          Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

 5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

 6For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

 7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

 

          When someone gets saved, it is like going to a different country.

You learn the language.

You find out what the laws of the new land are and you live by them.

          As Christians we live by the teachings of the kingdom of God.

 All these rules are based on love.

 

          1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

           

          Don't expect the unsaved to live by Gods rules. When you witness to the unsaved, except them as they are. They are not citizens of our nation (the commonwealth of Israel).

          Our lifestyle is a witness to those that are not saved.

 

      2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.

 

          1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

 

          Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

Ephesians 6:1-17

 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

 2Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

 3That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

 4And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

 5Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

 6Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

 7With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

 8Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

 9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 

 

 

 

          2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

 

          2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

 

          Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sermon notes and text for 6-5-11

 

 

YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN

 

          Text: John 3:1. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

          2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

          3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again; he cannot see the kingdom of God.

          4Nicodemus saith unto him. How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

           5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

          6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

           7Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.

 

         

          John3:1. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

          2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

 

          You must see the kingdom of God to do these miracles.

 

          3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again; he cannot see the kingdom of God.

          4Nicodemus saith unto him. How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

           5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

 

          The birth of the water is your physical birth.

 

          6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

           7Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.

How can I  be saved?

 

          Romans 10:9 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.

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

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

          12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

          13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

          14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

          15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

 

          Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

          You have the power over life and death.

 

          Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

 

          Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, (the us is the gentiles and the Jews) and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

          7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

          8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

           9Not of works, lest any man should boast.

          10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

          If we could be saved by works, it would be our workmanship and not his.

 

 Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that, which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

          9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

 

 

          Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

          15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!