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Liberty Baptist Church of Fircrest LiveStream "Two Commandments" Matthew 22:34-40 Speaker: Bro Piers Time: 06:00 PM Service: Sunday pm Date: AUG 1, 2021 if you have any issues or if you need ...
Liberty Baptist Church of Fircrest LiveStream " Questions To The Soul" Matthew 21:23-46 Speaker: Bro Piers Time: 10:00 AM Service: Sunday School Date: AUG 1, 2021 if you have any issues or if you need ...
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Temple Baptist Church - 8-1-20212 Timothy 3:1-5 Introduction: A. As Paul writes to Timothy in this second epistle, he describes the characteristics of religion 2,000 years ago. Religion, not salvation! 1. If this was so 2000 years ago, look around you today! Sunday is just another day; the Bible is an unread book; biblical Christianity has gone the way of the world; churches are emptying; faithfulness is a relic of the past. 2. What we just read is a “picture” of what religion looks like when the “power thereof” is missing! B. Paul's admonition is “from such turn away.” We live in days of “universal acceptance!” People are good with today's religion because it is comfortable and makes no demands. 1. Religion says, “It does not matter what doctrine you believe as long as you go to church.” 2. Religion says, “It does not matter where you go to church as long as you go to church.” 3. Religion says, “Doctrine divides but love unifies.” Doctrine has always divided because true doctrine is bible based, not based in denominationalism. C. Now, here is the situation of our day: 1. Morals are gone. 2. National pride is gone. 3. Common sense is dead. 4. Religion is hodge-podge. 5. And conversion is a rarity. D. It all “boils down to this:” Religion without the Power of Change. Salvation is something that God does; therefore, salvation always works! We bring a bankrupt sinner to Christ through repentance and faith and God gives us eternal life to come and a new life now! 1. The Holy Spirit used the word “denying,” which means to refuse, reject, or to contradict. This world has heard and known the Truth but is in a constant state of denying it. I want to look at a verse this morning that we are all familiar with. 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. a) You can deny the existence of change. There is no change of life in salvation. This is contrary to “he is a new creature: old things are passed away; BEHOLD, all things are become new.” b) You can deny the relevance of change. Your life may be changed but my life does not have to change. This is contrary to “Therefore if any man be in Christ.” Change is not individual. The Bible declares change to be universal in salvation. 2. THE WORLD DOES NOT WANT WHAT WE HAVE, therefore, they refuse it and contradict it. Titus 1:15-16 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. (16) They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. E. Salvation is a Powerful experience. A “change of life” is ALWAYS there when one gets saved because it is “breathed out unconsciously.” We do not necessarily feel a change but, suddenly, things take on a different perspective. Change in the life of the believer is a natural part of our salvation. F. I want to look at the “power thereof” for a few minutes. Things in our lives that automatically take place. The word “thereof” is an interesting word. From that cause or from that origin; therefrom. It comes from a root word meaning “to breathe unconsciously.” Breathing has two essential parts: inspiration or to breathe air in and expiration or to breathe air out. G. Breathing is one of the body's Auto-nomic Responses of the nervous system: heart beat and breathing are two of the most significant of these responses. 1. These are things that we do without thinking. The beat of the heart is the more regulated of the two as, when, you think about it, you can hold your breath or change the way that you breathe. 2. Thus it is with the life of the child of God. We are new creatures by birth and have a new nature that is an Autonomic Response to the work of the New Birth. H. Here are several things that are found “thereof” in true salvation. 1. The Power of Conversion. The world wants “A Salvation without a Conversion.” True biblical salvation ALWAYS makes a change in your 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. (Raised to walk in newness of life.) a. A changed life. (Conversion is an automatic response that is done spiritually without thinking. When I was saved, something forever changed in my life.) b. A changed mind. After our conversion, we think differently. We see things through spiritual eyes. c. A changed desire. “For to me to live is Christ.” 2. The Power of Conviction. The world wants “A Spirit without Conviction.” When we are saved, the Holy Ghost of God begins to dwell within us. John 16:13-14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (14) He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. a. A sensitivity to sin. When we sin, we know it because we become sensitive to it. b. A conviction about sin. Sinfulness becomes wrong to the child of God. c. A desire to change from sin. A turning away from sin to Christ. 3. The Power of Conformity. The world wants “A Scripture without Conformity.” If the Bible is the pure Word of God, and it is, then it demands obedience. Philippians 3:8-11 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, (9) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: (10) That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; (11) If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. a. Conformity to the Son of God.
Today's category: SermonsBetter Than Einstein At the conclusion of the sermon, the worshipers filed out of the sanctuary to greet the minister. As one of them left, he shook the minister's hand, thanked him for the sermon and said, "Thanks for the message, Reverend. You know, you must be smarter than Einstein." Beaming with pride, the minister said, "Why, thank you, brother!" As the week went by, the minister began to think about the man's compliment. The more he thought, the more he became baffled as to why anyone would deem him smarter than Einstein. So he decided to ask the man the following Sunday. The next Sunday he asked the parishioner if he remembered the previous Sunday's comment about the sermon. The parishioner replied that he did. The minister asked: "Exactly what did you mean that I must be smarter than Einstein?" The man replied, "Well, Reverend, they say that Einstein was so smart that only ten people in the entire world could understand him. But Reverend, no one can understand you."View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
In the fall, many churches resume their regular Sunday school curriculum after a summer break. If that's yours, now is a great time to consider Answers Bible Curriculum.
Today's category: WivesAddicted to Quilting She learned to quilt on Monday. Her stitches all were very fine. She forgot to thaw out dinner. so we went out to dine. She quilted miniatures on Tuesday. she says they are a must. They really were quite lovely. But she forgot to dust. On Wednesday it was a sampler. She says stippling's fun. What highlights! What Shadows! But the laundry wasn't done. Nine patches were on Thursday - Green, yellow, blue and red. I guess she really was engrossed; She never made the bed. It was wall hangings on Friday, In colors she adores. It never bothered her at all, That crumbs were on the floors. I found a maid on Saturday, My week is now complete. My wife can quilt the hours away; The house will still be neat. Well, now it's only Sunday, I think I'm about to wilt. I cursed, I raved, I ranted, Cause the MAID has learned to QUILT!View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
In the fall, many churches resume their regular Sunday school curriculum after a summer break. If that's yours, now is a great time to consider Answers Bible Curriculum.
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