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What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
What The Bible Says - Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
Temple Baptist Church - 1-29-2020Hebrews 11:8-10Introduction:¬ A.¬ As we continue through God's ‚ÄúHall of Faith,‚ÄĚ we find a man named Abraham.1.¬ Abraham is called the ‚ÄúFather‚ÄĚ of our faith.2.¬ Abraham is called ‚Äúthe friend of God.‚ÄĚ3.¬ Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are called the ‚ÄúFathers‚ÄĚ of the Jewish nation.4.¬ Abraham was the first Hebrew while Jacob was the first Jew.B.¬ As we studied in Genesis, Abraham-Isaac-Jacob were flawed men.1.¬ Abraham failed God to lead him.¬ ¬ He went down to Egypt in a time of famine.¬ He also went to Gerar.2.¬ Abraham failed God to feed him.¬ ¬ In famine, he left the place that God sent him to because he felt that God had blessed Egypt.3.¬ Abraham failed God to protect him.¬ ¬ Twice, he and Sarah lied about their relationship, placing Sarah in jeopardy to protect Abraham.4.¬ Abraham hearkened to the voice of his wife.¬ ¬ He took Hagar, Sarah's Egyptian handmaid to wife.¬ This brought about the birth of Ishmael, whose descendants continue to be as thorn in the flesh to everyone living about them.C.¬ The ‚ÄúHall of Faith‚ÄĚ is not about perfect men, it is about men of Faith!1.¬ God can use flawed men who are men of faith!James 5:17-18¬ Elias was¬ a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. ¬ (18)¬ And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.2.¬ There is an old saying:¬ ‚ÄúGod can take a crooked stick and draw a straight line!‚ÄĚ3.¬ God is no respecter of persons.¬ ¬ But He is a respecter of men of faith.4.¬ God is pleased with¬ man's¬ faith.Hebrews 11:6¬ But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.5.¬ God honors faith.¬ ¬ God uses flawed men because He honors their Faith!D.¬ The Faith of Abraham:1.¬ Abraham had Saving Faith¬ ‚Äď¬ Romans 4:1-3¬ What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? ¬ (2)¬ For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. ¬ (3)¬ For what saith the scripture?¬ Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.¬ ¬ (He had nothing to glory in except God!)a.¬ Abraham's Faith was a Personal Faith.¬ ¬ ‚ÄúAbraham our father ‚Ä¶ hath found‚ÄĚb.¬ Abraham's Faith was a Glorifying Faith.¬ ¬ ‚Äúhe hath whereof to glory; but not before God‚ÄĚc.¬ Abraham's Faith was a Biblical Faith.¬ ¬ ‚ÄúFor what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him‚ÄĚd.¬ Abraham's Faith was a Saving Faith.¬ ¬ ‚ÄúFor if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God ‚Ä¶ counted unto him for righteousness‚ÄĚ2.¬ Abraham had Following Faith ‚Äď¬ Hebrews 11:8¬ By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.¬ ¬ (Abraham did not know where he was going but he knew that God did!)a.¬ The age of Abraham's call.¬ ¬ Abraham is now 75 years and almost half of his life is gone.b.¬ The place of Abraham's call.¬ ¬ In the Ur of the Chaldees, a heathen land of idolatry.c.¬ The answer of Abraham's call.¬ ¬ His obedience was immediate, not delayed.d.¬ The unquestioning obedience to Abraham's call.¬ ¬ At his age to leave his people and the land of his birth to go to a land that he had never seen.3.¬ Abraham had Enduring Faith ‚Äď¬ Hebrews 11:9¬ By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:¬ ¬ (Abraham never returned to the place of his family.)a.¬ Abraham sojourned in the land of promise.¬ ¬ ‚Äúsojourned in the land of promise‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ He remained faithful to his call.b.¬ Abraham sojourned in a strange country.¬ ¬ ‚Äúa strange country‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ He remained where God placed him.¬ A place where he remained an outsider.c.¬ Abraham raised his children there.¬ ¬ ‚Äúdwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ He did not go home to raise his children and grandchildren.d.¬ Abraham gave his children his heritage.¬ ¬ ‚Äúthe heirs with him of the same promise‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ Neither did his children returned to the land of the father's nativity.4.¬ Abraham had Financial Faith ‚Äď¬ Genesis 14:18-20¬ And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. ¬ (19)¬ And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: ¬ (20)¬ And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.¬ ¬ (Abraham gave to God what belonged to Him because he knew where it all came from.)a.¬ Abraham gave at the right place.¬ ¬ ‚Äúthe priest of the most high God‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ In our economy, the local church.¬ Malachi 3:10.¬ Will a man rob God?¬ So many do.b.¬ Abraham gave the right amount.¬ ¬ ‚Äútithes‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ The tithe is the Lord's!c.¬ Abraham gave to the right Person.¬ ¬ ‚Äúthe most high God, possessor of heaven and earth‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ All that we have belongs to God!5.¬ Abraham had Strong Faith ‚Äď Romans¬ 4:19-21¬ And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: ¬ (20)¬ He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; ¬ (21)¬ And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.¬ ¬ (Abraham believed God when all human hope was gone.)a.¬ Abraham believed God!¬ ¬ ‚Äúthe promise of God‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ If God says it, you can put it in the bank.b.¬ Abraham believed the Impossible!¬ ¬ ‚Äúan hundred years old ‚Ä¶ the deadness of Sara's womb‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ He was strong in faith.c.¬ Abraham believed Unwaveringly.¬ ¬ ‚Äúbeing fully persuaded‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ He never doubted what God had promised.6.¬ Abraham had Sacrificial Faith ‚Äď¬ Genesis 22:1-3¬ And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. ¬ (2)¬ And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. ¬ (3)¬ And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.¬ (Abraham believed God for the incomprehensible.)a.¬ What God gave, God required.¬ ¬ ‚ÄúTake now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ The most precious thing that God had given to Abraham, God required.b.¬ Abraham was willing to give what God required.¬ ¬ ‚ÄúAnd Abraham rose up early in the morning ‚Ä¶¬ And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ I find no hesitancy in Abraham's obedience.¬ What faith this required?c.¬ Abraham knew that God would have to resurrect his son, Isaac, the child of promise.¬ ¬ ‚ÄúAccounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.‚ÄĚ¬ (Hebrews 11:19)¬ 7.¬ Abraham had Eternal Faith ‚Äď Hebrews 11:10¬ For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.¬ ¬ (Abraham knew that God's promise was sure and Abraham's eternity was secured.)Conclusion:¬ Galatians 3:6-9¬ ¬ Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.¬ (7)¬ Know ye therefore that¬ they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.¬ (8)¬ And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.¬ (9)¬ ¬ So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Temple Baptist Church - 2-16-2020Numbers 21:1-5Introduction:A.¬ One of the greatest Valleys¬ that God's people go through, especially in these last days, is that of Discouragement.¬ In these verses, we find Israel still wandering in the wilderness because of the sin of unbelief.¬ 1.¬ God gives a great victory¬ over Israel's enemy and they named the place Hormah: ‚Äúdevoted.‚ÄĚ2.¬ Israel goes from ‚Äúdevoted‚ÄĚ to discouraged¬ in the next verse!¬ From the mountain top to the valley!¬ ‚ÄúProne to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love?‚ÄĚ3.¬ Even through the wilderness, the Lord was good to Israel and met their every need.¬ Remember that the presence of God was continually before them in the pillar of smoke in the day and the pillar of fire in the night.4.¬ Discouragement slips up on us.¬ I want to look at this enemy of discouragement this morning with both its causes and affects.¬ Why do God's people get discouraged when God is meeting our every need?5.¬ Possibly the greatest personal enemy¬ that God's children face is Discouragement.¬ a)¬ Through discouragement, preachers quit.b)¬ Through discouragement, church members quit.c)¬ Through discouragement, the soul winner's lips are sealed.B.¬ Here are some causes for discouragement:1.¬ When the battles get hard ‚Äď vs. 1-3 ‚Äútook‚Ä¶prisoners‚ÄĚ¬ (and yet God is giving victory: ‚Äúutterly destroyed them‚ÄĚ)¬ -¬ Numbers 21:3¬ ¬ And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.¬ ¬ (Our enemy is relentless.¬ Satan never quits attacking God's children.¬ Greater is He that is within us than he that is in the world.)2.¬ When the way gets long ‚Äď vs. 4¬ ¬ (‚Äúthey journeyed‚ÄĚ and were led of God)¬ -¬ Numbers 32:7-9¬ And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them?¬ Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land.¬ For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.¬ ¬ (God's children get tired ‚Äúin the way,‚ÄĚ not ‚Äúof the way.‚ÄĚ)3.¬ When our hearts become complaining and bitter ‚Äď vs.¬ 5a¬ (‚Äúspake against God‚Ä¶against Moses‚ÄĚ)¬ - Numbers 14:2¬ ¬ And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!4.¬ When our spiritual sight becomes dimmed ‚Äď vs. 5b¬ (‚Äúout of Egypt to die‚ÄĚ instead of into Canaan's land to inherit!)¬ - Exodus 6:8¬ ¬ And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I¬ am¬ the LORD.5.¬ When our sight becomes spiritually blurred ‚Äď vs. 5c¬ (‚Äúno bread‚Ä¶water‚ÄĚ yet God was giving them both!)¬ -¬ Exodus 17:6¬ ¬ Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.Exodus 16:15¬ ¬ And when the children of Israel saw¬ it, they said one to another, It¬ is¬ manna: for they wist not what it¬ was. And Moses said unto them, This¬ is¬ the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.6.¬ When our hearts become ungrateful ‚Äď vs. 5d¬ ¬ (‚Äúloatheth this light bread‚ÄĚ which the Bible called angel's food!)¬ -¬ Psalms 78:25¬ ¬ Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ a)¬ Discouragement Is Sin¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ b)¬ Discouragement Is Infectious¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ c)¬ Discouragement Is CurableC.¬ Where you will not find encouragement.1.¬ You Will Not Find Encouragement In Circumstances.¬ (though they may improve temporarily, they will continue to change)2.¬ You Will Not Find Encouragement In Human Reason.¬ (the world has no spiritual answers)3.¬ You Will Not Find Encouragement In Self-Pity.¬ (this will only cause the valley to deepen)D.¬ Where you will find encouragement.1.¬ You Will Find Encouragement In The Lord - 1 Samuel 30:6¬ And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.a.¬ There Is Encouragement In His Person - Habakkuk 3:17-18¬ Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither¬ shall¬ fruit¬ be¬ in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and¬ there shall be¬ no herd in the stalls:¬ ¬ Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.b.¬ There Is Encouragement In His Presence - Hebrews 13:5¬ ¬ Let your¬ conversation¬ be¬ without covetousness;¬ and be¬ content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.c.¬ There Is Encouragement In His Power - Romans 8:31¬ What shall we then say to these things? If God¬ be¬ for us, who¬ can be¬ against us?Hebrews 13:6¬ So that we may boldly say, The Lord¬ is¬ my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.d.¬ There Is Encouragement In His Purpose - Philippians 4:12-13¬ I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.¬ ¬ I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.Romans 8:28¬ And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to¬ his¬ purpose.2 Corinthians 1:9¬ But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:e.¬ There Is Encouragement In His Protection -¬ 2 Corinthians 1:10¬ Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver¬ us;2.¬ You Will Find Encouragement In the Word - Psalms 119:28¬ My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.¬ a.¬ There Is Encouragement In Its Promises - Deuteronomy 1:21¬ Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.b.¬ There Is Encouragement In Its Preaching - Hebrews 13:22¬ And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.2 Timothy 4:2¬ Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.3.¬ You Will Find Encouragement In The Church -¬ Hebrews 10:25¬ Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ a.¬ There Is Encouragement In Your Pastor.1)¬ To Continue - Deuteronomy 3:28¬ But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.2)¬ To Contend - Jude 1:3¬ Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.3)¬ To Conform -¬ Titus 2:11-15¬ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,¬ Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;¬ Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;¬ Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.¬ These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.b.¬ There Is Encouragement In Your People.1) ¬ There Is Visual Encouragement - Hebrews 10:25¬ Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.¬ ¬ (It encourages me just to see them!)2)¬ There Is Vocal Encouragement - Hebrews 3:13¬ But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.¬ ¬ (It encourages me just to hear them!)
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Temple Baptist Church - 4-1-2020Hebrews 11:23; Exodus 1:8-2:10Introduction:A.¬ Tonight, we will begin¬ to look at the life of one of the Bible's greatest men, Moses.¬ As we begin, let us remember that Hebrews is God's ‚ÄúHall of Faith,‚ÄĚ not ‚ÄúHall of Fame.‚ÄĚ¬ b.¬ Hebrews, chapter 11¬ is about the faith of God's people.¬ People like us.¬ Flawed people who sometimes fail God.¬ I am still glad that God can take a ‚Äúcrooked stick and draw a straight line.‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ GOD HONORS FAITH!C.¬ The life of Moses¬ begins with his birth, not his adult life.¬ Like all babies, Moses was born in innocence.¬ Moses, as a small child, could not make important decision for himself, therefore, God gave Moses parents!D.¬ God gives parents¬ both responsibility and ability to raise these precious gifts from God for His glory.Psalms 127:3¬ Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.E.¬ Before Moses came¬ to a place of greatness in the sight of the Lord, the Bible mentions his parents.¬ 1.¬ Notice that the word ‚Äúparents‚ÄĚ is plural.¬ In Exodus 2:1, a godly man married a godly woman, so we know that both parents were ‚Äúon the same page‚ÄĚ in the raising of their children but the rest of the story only involves Amram's wife, Jochebed!¬ (Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59)2.¬ Here, we find the importance of a godly wife and mother¬ in the life a great man of God!¬ Ladies, both you and your husband are of equal importance in the lives of your children, but, by default, you spend more time with them!F.¬ Moses was born¬ in a difficult time.¬ The children had gone from blessing to bondage after the passing of Israel's Patriarchs!¬ Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the sons of Jacob, and especially Joseph have died and there arose a Pharaoh who knew not the God of these men.G.¬ Because of Pharaoh's fear of Israel, the people of God became slaves and the order was given to kill all the male children that were born.¬ Amram and Jochebed stood firm against the orders of the Pharaoh because ‚Äúthey were not afraid of the king's commandment.‚ÄĚH.¬ We too live in difficult days.¬ Someone said that the most dangerous place in the world is the womb!¬ We live in perilous times for sure as:1.¬ Children have become a Burden instead of a Blessing.¬ We live in the days of curtailing the birth of children because of the personal expense of raising them.¬ Yes, it is expensive to raise children; yes, parents may have to give up some things to raise children.2.¬ Children have become an Option instead of an Obligation.¬ ¬ From conception to live birth, children are being aborted and killed in our day with the approval of both society and government.¬ In Moses' day, infanticide was practiced; in Jesus' day, infanticide was practiced; in our day, infanticide is practiced.3.¬ Because of their faithfulness,¬ God's ‚Äúdeliverer‚ÄĚ was raised up for the Lord.I.¬ A Parents Recognition¬ of the blessing and value of children.¬ ‚Äúa¬ proper¬ child.‚ÄĚ¬ The word ‚Äúproper‚ÄĚ is used 4x in the Bible: 1x in the Old Testament and 3x in the New Testament.1.¬ A Proper Child is of Great Value.¬ 1 Chronicles 29:3¬ - ‚ÄúProper good, of gold and silver.‚ÄĚ¬ Something of great value.¬ ¬ ALL¬ children are to be valued and Moses' parents valued this baby boy.Psalms 128:3¬ Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.2.¬ A Proper Child is Common to Every Parent.¬ Acts 1:19¬ - ‚ÄúProper tongue.‚ÄĚ¬ Something that is common among the people.¬ ¬ ALL¬ children are to be valued!¬ Every baby is precious in the sight of the Lord.¬ There were many babies born to Israel in the time of Moses' birth.Mark 10:13-16¬ And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. ¬ (14)¬ But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. ¬ (15)¬ Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. ¬ (16)¬ And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.3.¬ A Proper Child is of Uniqueness.¬ 1 Corinthians 7:7¬ ‚Äď ‚ÄúProper gift of God.‚ÄĚ¬ Something given specifically to individuals.¬ ¬ ALL¬ children are uniquely different and, therefore, special.¬ I have often said that God gives special children to special parents.Psalms 139:13-16¬ For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. ¬ (14)¬ I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. ¬ (15)¬ My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. ¬ (16)¬ Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.Jeremiah 1:4-5¬ Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, ¬ (5)¬ Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.4.¬ A Proper Child is one who Deserves Godly Parents!¬ Hebrews 11:23¬ ‚Äď ‚ÄúThey saw he was a proper child.‚ÄĚ¬ Something that all parents should recognize.¬ ¬ ALL¬ children deserve to have godly parents who will raise them for the Lord.Psalms 127:4-5¬ ¬ As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. ¬ (5)¬ Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.Ephesians 6:4¬ And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
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