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In this sermon, Pastor Casey Hough walks us through Titus 1:1-16 to consider the role of gospel ministers in teaching the truth, rebuking error, and promoting obedience in the church.
What do you do when what you've put your faith in comes up short? Jeremiah's preaching dismantled the "rock" of Israel's self-confident assurance (their temple, covenant, monarchy, law). In this summary, we will see the king, city, people, temple and leadership decimated. The city of God will fall, God's chosen people will be exiled and the temple of God will be ransacked.
In Isaiah 50, Isaiah is again exploring the relationship between the Father and the Son in securing our salvation. He tells us that the Son of God would speak the words of the Father and take the action the Father asked of Him. The Son of God was obedient to the Father in all things. Nothing could and no one could prevail against them. I. Isaiah speaks again about the relationship between Son and Father A. The Son of God spoke the Father’s words – Speaking (Is. 50:4) 1. God gave him the wisdom to say what He said 2. God told Him what to say to the weary 3. Jesus said He spoke what the Father told Him (John 12:49, 50) B. The Son heard the Father – Actions (Is. 50:5) 1. He awoke to the Father’s words 2. He was not rebellious to what the Father spoke to Him 3. I do whatever the Father tells Me to do (John 5:19) 4. He said if you have seen Me you have seen the Father (John 14:9, 10) II. Jesus was obedient to what needed to be done A. He gave His back to those who struck Him (Is. 50:6) B. He did not hide His face from shame 1. He gave cheeks to those who would pull out His beard 2. He did not hide His face from spitting C. He set His face like flint to the task that needed to be done (Is. 50:7) 1. I have a baptism to be baptized with (Luke 12:50) 2. He set His face (Luke 9:51) 3. He became obedient to death even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8) 4. Though He were a Son He learned obedience (Hebrews 5:8, 9) III. Who could stop Him from His task? A. The Father would help Him (Is. 50:7) B. He would not be disgraced or shamed C. The Father was with Him (Is. 50:8, 9) 1. Justifying Him 2. Standing with Him D. Who could prevail from the outside? 1. Who would contend with God? 2. Go ahead and come near 3. Who will condemn Me? 4. All my adversaries will pass away Finally Isaiah asks a question of his readers. Will you rely on the Suffering Servant? Will you fear the Lord and obey the voice of His Servant? Will you see that without Him you walk in darkness and have no light? Trust in the name of the Lord and His solution to your sins. (Is. 50:10) Don’t be like others who kindle a fire and walk in the light of their own fire and in the sparks they have kindled. Those who do that will lie down in torment. (Is. 50:11)
If you are interested in gaining a copy of this message please contact me at email@example.com Thankyou. Obedience - Puts you in the right place. Faith - Determines your level of fruitfulness. FAITHFULNESS = PROMOTION Tuff times are ofter there to test whether we will be faithful. Remain faithful in this season until God says the season is over. Promotion is on it's way.
Jesus was baptised by John in the river Jordan so must we must follow Him in obedience through the same waters of Baptiem. But what does this mean for us to day and why should we expect blessing to follow our obedience.
God is calling you into the GREATER life! 1. Peter through OBEDIENCE dropped his nets again, then left behind the lesser life. Lk 5. 2. Elisha through sacrifice and FAITH burned his plow, leaving behind the lesser life. 1 Kings 19. 3. The army added ACTION to their faith by digging ditches and God provided the miracle. 2 Kings 3. 4. The poor widow set the MEASUREMENT of Gods blessing by the amount of vessels (opportunities) that she offered to God to fill. 2 Kings 4. Choose to live the GREATER life God is calling you into!!
How does on enjoy the fulness of ongoing fellowship with Lord? Psalm 15 provides an answer to this question. Most likely written to Israelites who had already entered into a right relationship with the Lord by grace through faith in the provision God had made, Psalm 15 explains that how we live affects our fellowship with the Lord. In short, sin impedes our fellowship with a holy God. For, the Lord has set forth clear expectations for His people in His Word. Psalm 15 provides a checklist of sorts regarding ten characteristics of one who is truly walking with the Lord, especially with respect to one's relationships with other people. So, enjoy fellowship with the Lord. Use Scriptures like Psalm 15 as the basis for self-evaluation, confess your sin to the Lord where you fall short, and pursue spiritual growth by God grace. When you do these things, you will find that you are increasingly enjoying the fellowship with the Lord that you desire.
Faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God is not blind faith, but reasonably based on the evidence of history and the testimony of God.