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Solomon teaches how to find meaning in life. 1. Enjoy a God-centered life, avoid sin, and be aware of the future judgment. 2. Remember your Creator and redeem the time. 3. Fear God and obey Him.
In light of Paul's discussion about the return of Christ, the resurrection of believers, and the transformation of those believers who remain at His coming, we now look at the Day of the Lord for those who are not saved. That day will come like a thief in the night, unexpectedly.
This week we continue our series "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" as Pastor Jason Simmonds walks us through Romans 1:18-3:20 for his talk "First... the Bad News."
How can I—a complete unrighteous, condemned criminal—become the righteousness of God? Paul gives the answer in Romans 4:25. In v. 25, Paul sets forth the two great truths of the gospel, by which all who believe will be counted righteous. The two great truths are: (1) Cross: Christ was delivered over because of our sins; (2) Resurrection: Christ was raised for our justification. The answer to our dilemma is found in Christ’s death and resurrection. Through Jesus’s death and resurrection, the two greatest obstacles, sin and death, which stand between sinners and a holy God, have been dealt with forever.
Our faith is established in the methods we individually use to connect with God. Our rest is established by how we individually find rest. We cannot judge our brother or sister in how they live out their own faith.
The witnesses came unequipped of any personal influence or abilities They were clothed in sackcloth Coats of course goat hair Worn by those in mourning or as a sign of repentance Do we look at the world as mourners because of the unwillingness of the lost to repent and receive? They were given the power to prophesy We cannot go forward in our own strength and abilities if we want to succeed in reaching the lost. Our power comes through the Holy Spirit and our willingness to submit to His leading They were willing to pay the ultimate price for the sake of the gospel. How much are we willing to sacrifice for the sake of reaching lost souls? Time – finances They were protected by God, but God’s glory came through their martyrdom. Ultimately, their sacrifices were vindicated by God.
Today, we hear a challenge in Revelations that confronts our faith. We are continuing our Revelations sermon series that coincides with the Study Group material entitled God Wins. May we all discover that Judgment day is the story that we will find ourselves in.
God is always at work around us, in all nations, among all peoples, within every community and every single person. In Christ we are invited to join Him in His work.
God’s message of salvation is bittersweet. To the believer, it is like honey to the mouth because it offers hope, forgiveness, fulfillment and eternal life. But the gospel is also bitter because it pronounces eternal judgment punishment upon those who reject it and it causes the hearts of the redeemed to ache. Like John, we are called to prophesy again. We must continue in a steadfast manner to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of those who may reject it and even reject us. Through the writings of John we see a clear picture of the future, but we still live in the present. Let us commit to declaring God’s Word.