Sunday, May 29, 2022

MAY 29 | PASTOR ROGER MELSON | ABRAHAM: HIS INGLORIOUS FAILURE AND HIS GLORIOUS EXAMPLE (PART 2) | GENESIS 20:1-18


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MAY 29 | PASTOR ROGER MELSON | ABRAHAM: HIS INGLORIOUS FAILURE AND HIS GLORIOUS EXAMPLE (PART 2) | GENESIS 20:1-18

ABRAHAM: HIS INGLORIOUS FAILURE 
AND HIS GLORIOUS EXAMPLE (PART 2) 
GENESIS 20:1-18

As Genesis 20 opens, we see Abraham leaving the a Region of Mamre and journeying to the Southern Region of Palestine known as Gerar. This area was later to become known as the land of the Philistines. No reason is given for his journey and his settling there. We can only surmise.

While chalet 19 records the sins of Sodom and the failings of Lot, chapter 20 reveals a failure on the part of Abraham. The Scriptures never seek to hide the sins and falterings of the saints. The saints of the Bible are openly displayed to be fallible people, even as we are. Consequently, we can learn much from their examples; the times wherein they shine (through the Grace of God) and much also from the times when their imperfections display the shadows of their lives.

It sold be easy to focus entirely upon Abraham's sin and it's effect upon others. Our study will certainly lead us there. However, in the midst of Abraham's stumbling, there is also the revelation and the display of a glorious example.

Today's sermon serves as the first installment of two messages. The title of the message and the heading for the entire chapter is: Abraham: His Inglorious Failure and His Glorious Example.

As always, I pray that this message may serve as an instrumental of encouragement to your faith. 
God bless you.



                                                    Roger and Marsha Melson

Sunday, May 22, 2022

MAY 22 | PASTOR JOHN BAYLES | PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION | HEBREWS 2:1-4

 


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May 22, 2022
Pay Careful Attention
Hebrews 2:1-4

In this sermon, we will again hear the author pause and warm these young Hebrew Christians and us passionately to pay close attention, lest we become distracted from the foundational truths of the Gospel of Christ. He will use an established literary method of severe warning (woe) and then pivot to promises of blessings (weal) when we turn to God in humidity and renewed trust.

Ultimately, this prophetic literary tool is to keep our attention squarely upon our Savior, Jesus Christ and our calling and purpose of being image bearers of His divine being and messengers of His Gospel message.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

APRIL 24th, 2022 | PASTOR JOHN BAYLES | JESUS, GREATER THAN THE ANGELS: AS EXPRESSED BY HIS INCARNATE NAME AND NATURE | HEBREWS 1:1-5



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Jesus, Greater Than the Angels:
As expressed by His Incarnate Name and Nature
Hebrews 1:1-5

"In this sermon we will examine an immensely important subject - The incarnate nature of Jesus Christ. In a growing manner, this doctrine is highly neglected and widely misunderstood. Even in modern Systematic Theology books, detailed definitions are missing. It is not that it is no longer believed. Shockingly, the subject appears to be taken for granted as if everyone knows what it means, yet when it is described, it often falls short of any link to classical orthodoxy. Surveys often leave out the doctrine of the incarnation of Jesus Christ as something essential to understanding or experiencing the Christian faith. However, without a clear understanding of the name and nature of Jesus Christ, how can one be saved? Are we, or are we not saved by Jesus Christ and belief in His name? Then does, or does not the Gospel, the message of Christ, demand a clear and precise understanding of who the One who saves us is? As the Apostle Paul declared: “How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of Whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14). The subject that Jesus Christ is the Incarnate One, is the driving force behind the purpose for writing this letter of Hebrews. It is also the subject that we turn to with Him today. The verses that lead up to the passage quoted above make this abundantly clear: “As Scripture says, anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:11-13). As a result, belief in Jesus Christ is dependent upon someone knowing that He, Jesus Christ, is more than someone, but, the one, and only one, Who bears the name that is above every other name."

Sunday, April 10, 2022

APRIL 10th, 2022 | PASTOR JOHN BAYLES | PROLOGUE: THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE SON OF GOD | HEBREWS 1:1-3


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Prologue: The Magnificence of the Son of God
Hebrews 1:1-3

There is an eschatological context that is introduced here by the author.  The word eschatology means simply, the end.  The Jewish people believed that the Old Age began with the creation of the world and New Age would end with the coming of the Messiah.  Then the New Age would begin in which the Messiah would throw off all enemies of Israel and rule forever.  This time of the Messiah was called the New Age. The Old Age was also described as "those days" and the New Age was described as "these days."  The Old Age began with creation and the New Age began with the birth of Jesus.  The witness of these last days is the voice Jesus Christ