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Sermons from First Baptist Church of St. Charles
First Baptist Church of St. Charles
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Total Sermons: 50
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Why is God mindful of His creation? Why would God speak to you and me today? Why did God in flesh suffer and die for us? It is to bring us to Him for His glory. To bring us to repent from our sins, so we glorify Him.
As you say "He is risen indeed", does joy flood your heart or does doubt creep in. How does the fact of Jesus' resurrection guide and move you. Do you doubt as the apostles doubted? (Luke 24:11) What do you do with what God is showing you. How do you share Jesus' testimony outside the walls of the church building?
Maundy Thursday, meaning Commandment Thursday, gets its name from the Latin word mandatum (or mandate, translated as commandment), which is the first word in the Latin translation of Christ’s words in John 13:34. This is the day that Jesus gave his followers a new commandment–a new mandate to love. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (John 13:34-35) If you take a look at John 13, you can read about the first Maundy Thursday in detail. After the feet washing, Jesus announced that He was going to be betrayed by one of the disciples. Judas then leaves the group to go do just that, and after he is gone, Jesus gives the remaining disciples some final instructions, including this new commandment: to love each other. He explains that their love for each other is how other people will know that they are followers of Christ.
Do you read and study God's Word (Bible) to learn the truth it holds? Or are you seeing the miraculous signs, but still not believe in Him? Do you believe in Jesus but don't proclaim His name in public out of fear what the world might say and think of you? Do you love praise of man more then praise of God?