For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ten Reasons God Delights In Interethnic Marriages

1. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because Only One Race Exists

Acts 17:26: And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth

2. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because All Human Beings Are Made In God’s Image

Gen 1:27: God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male & female he created them

Psalm 8:4-5: what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

3. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Hates Racism

a. Racism is the sin of partiality: James 2:1: My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

b. Racism isn’t loving: Matthew 22:37-39: And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

c. Racism is hatred and murderous: 1 John 3:15: Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

d. Racism is against God: Colossians 3:11: Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

4. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Loves All Nations

Genesis 12:3: I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Ezekiel 47:22: You will allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners living among you, who have fathered children among you. You will treat them like native-born Israelites; along with you, they will be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.

Revelation 5:9: And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”

5. God Delights in Interethnic Marriage Because He Delights In Marriage

Hebrews 13:4: Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Ephesians 5:31-32: Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

6. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because It Uniquely Displays Gospel Reconciliation In A Fallen World

Ephesians 2:14-16: For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

John 17:22-23: The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

7. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because His Anger Burned Toward Those Who Opposed It

Numbers 12:1-2, 9-10: Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. And they said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?" And the LORD heard it . . . And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them, and he departed. When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

"Further, because they were unable to allege any grounds, upon which Moses in himself was not far their superior, they seek to bring disgrace upon him on account of his wife; as if in half of himself he was inferior to them, because he had married a woman who was not of their own race, but a foreigner. They, therefore, cast ignominious aspersions upon him in the person of his wife, as if it were not at all becoming that he should be accounted the prince and head of the people, since his wife, and the companion of his bed, was a Gentile woman." John Calvin

"What is most significant about this context is that God does not get angry at Moses; he gets angry at Miriam for criticizing Moses. The criticism has to do with Moses’s marriage and Moses’s authority. The most explicit statement relates to the marriage: “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.” Then consider this possibility. In God’s anger at Miriam, Moses’s sister, God says in effect, “You like being light-skinned Miriam? I’ll make you light-skinned.” Numbers 12:10: “When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow.” God says not a critical word against Moses for marrying a black, Cushite woman. But when Miriam criticizes God’s chosen leader for this marriage God strikes her skin with white leprosy. If you ever thought black was a biblical symbol for uncleanness, be careful; a worse white uncleanness could come upon you." John Piper

8. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Ordained That Interethnic Marriages Of Israelites With God Fearing Gentiles Be In The Genealogy Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:1-6, 16: The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers . . . and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king . . . and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

Rahab was a Canannite: Hebrews 11:31: By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.

Rahab married Salmon, an Israelite, and had baby Boaz!

Ruth was a Moabite: Ruth 1:14-17: Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. And she said, "See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law." But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you."

Ruth married Boaz, and Israelite, and had baby Obed. Obed fathered Jesse. Jesse fathered David!

9. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Delights When Those Who Know Him Marry One Another

Deuteronomy 7:3-4: You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the LORD would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

1 Kings 11:1-2: Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, "You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.

Proverbs 31:30: Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Malachi 2:15-16: Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel

1 Corinthians 7:39: A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

1 Corinthians 9:5: Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?

Ephesians 5:22, 25: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord . . . Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

10. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because The Model Marriage – The Greatest Of All Marriages – Is An Interethnic Marriage

Revelation 5:9: And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”

The marriage which all other godly marriages are to be modeled after and point to; the most beautiful, glorious, loving, satisfying, holy marriage – the marriage of all marriages is an interracial marriage: a Jewish carpenter and crucified and risen King, married to a bride from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation!

"Sinners, if you marry him all is yours. All his riches are yours forever. If you are in debt even a thousand talents, he has enough to pay all. All he asks is your consent. Will you come to the King's supper? Will you embrace him, accept him as your all? What do you say? What answer shall I return to the great King who sent me to you?" Gilbert Tennet

Jesus’ Precious Bride Shall Come From Every Nation
An Interracial Marriage With All Joy And Celebration
From Every Tribe And Tongue He Died For Our Salvation
And Took God’s Wrath For Sin As Our Full Propitiation
Then Rose And Conquered Death In Glorious Exaltation
To Make Us One In Christ For Reconciliation
So Now We Love Each Other With Christ As Our Foundation
And Crush All Racial Sin Since We Are His New Creation!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

"That's My King!" In An Interracial Marriage!

Jesus' Precious Bride Shall Come From Every Nation
An Interracial Marriage With All Joy And Celebration
From Every Tribe And Tongue He Died For Our Salvation
And Took God's Wrath For Sin As Our Full Propitiation
Then Rose And Conquered Death In Glorious Exaltation
To Make Us One In Christ For Reconciliation
So Now We Love Each Other With Christ As Our Foundation
And Crush All Racial Sin Since We Are His New Creation!

That's my King! That's my King!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Supremacy And Power Of Prayer In The Book Of Acts!

1. Prayer Comes First
Acts 1:14

2. Everyone Prays
Acts 1:14

3. Everyone Prays In Agreement
Acts 1:14

4. Everyone Devotes Themselves To Prayer
Acts 1:14

5. God Guided The Early Church Through Prayer
Acts 1:23-26

6. The Church That Resulted From Peter’s Pentecost Preaching Perpetually Pursued Prayer
Acts 2:36-42

7. God’s People Have Always Been A Praying People
Acts 3:1

8. The Disciples Praised God In Prayer, Prayed The Bible, Prayed About Their Problems, And Prayed For Power To Preach
Acts 4:23-31

9. Prayer Is More Important Than Feeding The Hungry
Acts 6:1-4

10. Leaders In The Church And Missionaries Need Your Prayers
Acts 6:6; Acts 13:2-3; Acts 14:23

11. The Early Church Fasted And Prayed
Acts 13:2-3; Acts 14:23

12. The Holy Spirit Works In Response To Our Prayers
Acts 8:14-15, 17

13. Salvation And Forgiveness Come When Sinners Pray To God For Mercy
Acts 8:18-24; Acts 22:16

14. Baby Christians Pray
Acts 9:11

15. Christians In The Early Church Were Named After Prayer
Acts 9:13-14

16. The Early Church Did Mighty, Miraculous Works Through Prayer
Acts 9:40

17. God Hears The Prayers Of Those Who Truly Seek Him
Acts 10:1-5

18. The Early Church Broke Chains Through Prayer
Acts 12:5-7

19. The Early Church Was Always Praying
Acts 12:12; Acts 20:36-38; Acts 21:5-6; Acts 22:17; Acts 27:34-35; Acts 28:8

20. Prayer Was So Important To The Early Church That They Designated Special Places For Prayer
Acts 16:13, 16

21. The Early Church Prayed In The Midst Of Persecution
Acts 16:22-26

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thomas Goodwin On Love And Anger At The Cross

1. "That he, that is God blessed forever, should be made a curse, this you have in Gal. 3:13. That he, that is, 'the Holy One of Israel,' should be made sin, aye, and what is more, he that cannot endure sin, for nothing is more contrary to the holiness of God than sin, and yet 'he that knew no sin was made sin,' this you have in 2 Cor. 5:21. That God should never be more angry with his Son than when he was most pleased with him, for so it was when Christ hung upon the cross, God did find a sweet-smelling savour of rest and satisfaction even when he cried out, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?'"

Thomas Goodwin, The Works Of  Thomas Goodwin, Volume 4, Chapter 2, Glory Of The Gospel (Tanski Publications: Eureka, California: 1996), 275.

2. "Our Lord and Saviour Christ is God blessed for ever; therefore, say the papists, he did not suffer the displeasure of God in his soul. Why, say they, can God love his Son and be angry with him at the same time? And he that is God blessed for ever, can he be made a curse in his soul? Yes, take him as a surety. They take part with one truth of the gospel to exclude the other, whereas the gospel is a reconciliation of both these, and therein lies the depth of it."

The Works Of  Thomas Goodwin, 277.

3. "And also this offering up himself was so sweet a smelling sacrifice to God (as Eph. V. 2), that although God expressed never so much anger against Christ as when he hung upon the cross, yet he was never so well pleased by him as then . . . ."

Thomas Goodwin, Christ Our Mediator, (Sovereign Grace Publishers, Grand Rapids: 1971), 136.

4. "The place where he had prayed, and been refreshed, there is his agony and encounter; a garden turned into hell. His sweet communion with God there is now turned into wrestling with God's anger falling on him here . . . ."

Christ Our Mediator, 200

5. "Thus when it is said, that Christ was made a curse, not only in bodily miseries, but in his soul also, the meaning is not that the hypostatical union was dissolved, or the influence of divine grace restrained, but only, that in regard of comfort he was ' forsaken' of God, and felt the fearful effects of his anger due to our sins, without sin and despair."

Christ Our Mediator, 272

6. "It signifies 'to be in horror.' No sooner hath these our sins presented themselves to him, as being our surety, but that withal thunder and lightning from God do presently strike him, and his wrath and curse for them suddenly arrests him; this was it that put him into such an amazement as contains in it both fear and horror. His Father is presented unto him as an angry judge brandishing his sword of justice."

Thomas Goodwin commenting on this passage: Mark 14:33: And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled.

Christ Our Mediator, 275.

7. "A soul having thus taken the guilt of sin upon it, God may justly vent his anger upon such a soul for sin, and express that anger against that soul, as against the sinner, though otherwise God loves him. For it is just with God to inflict his wrath and curse for sin on whomsoever he finds that sin, whether by personal guilt of by imputation. And therefore it is no wonder if he be accursed by God, who hath the guilt of that upon him which God hates, and therefore curseth. If God cursed the earth because of man's sin, which was but his house he dwelt in, then much more must man's surety expect wrath and a curse, who will be so hardy as to take his sin upon him."

Christ Our Mediator, 281.

8. "And further; that soul, though innocent in itself, may be made sensible of the impressions of that anger for sin thus imputed."

Christ Our Mediator, 281.

9. "He might look upon himself as a Son, and a Son performing an obedience to his Father, even in suffering his wrath, and never pleasing him more than now, and in that respect most beloved of him; and yet withal, as a surety for sinners, and so punished, and in that respect he might apprehend God for the present angry, and full of wrath against him, as being made sin and so a curse for us, yet so as to the end that he might be well pleased with sinners in him. And both these differing apprehensions of his did Christ accordingly express in that one sentence, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' He speaks it as apprehending himself a Son still, and united to God, and beloved of him, and yet forsaken by him, and, as a surety, accursed."

Christ Our Mediator, 283.

10. "But there was another principle in him, and that was present sense of the impressions of God's anger: his mind by sight or vision seeing nothing else, and his will by the impressions on it feeling nothing else."

Christ Our Mediator, 284.

11. "If your sins brought Christ upon his knees (as they did in the garden) before God as an angry judge, they may well bring you upon your knees also."

Christ Our Mediator, 290

12. "And considered either as lamb or shepherd, we find that God being angry with him whilst thus he bore our sins, insomuch as he is said in his wrath to have smitten this shepherd with his sword, and smitten him unto death . . . ."

Christ Our Mediator, 370

Some other pertinent quotations:

a. ". . . he was made a curse, and encountered his Father's wrath, which, first, the darkness that was then about him may inform us of. If ever the face of hell were upon the earth, it was at that day."

Christ Our Mediator, 278.

b. "Yea, and by reason of the incapacity of the damned in hell to take in the full measure of God's wrath due to them for their sins, therefore their punishment, though it be eternal, yet never satisfies, because they can never take in all, as Christ could and did, and so theirs is truly less than what Christ underwent. And therefore Christ's punishment ought not in justice to be eternal, as theirs is, because he could take it all in a small space, and more fully satisfy God's wrath in a few hours, than they could unto all eternity."

Christ Our Mediator, 285

c. "Here God blessed for ever is made a curse, the light and life of the world and fountain of life is killed, the Lord of glory debased, the fulness of the Godhead emptied, emptied to nothing; he who is one with God in essence, in title to glory, is separated and accursed from him and by him, and laid as low as hell; and all this because he was made sin."

Christ Our Mediator, 288

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"That's My King!" Who Prayed With Greatest Devotion!

Jesus Christ Prayed With Greatest Devotion
Through Blood, Sweat, And Tears He Cried With Emotion
Then Suffered God's Wrath To That Lowest Demotion
Yet Rose From The Dead Setting New Life In Motion
Now All Our Sins Are Cast Deep In The Ocean
So We Pray To Our Father With Joyful Devotion!

That's my King! That's my King!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Some Sins Are More Evil In God's Sight Than Others - And Jesus Saves From Them All!

1. God makes a distinction between unintentional sins and high handed sins in the Old Testament

Numbers 15:27-31: If one person sins unintentionally, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who makes a mistake, when he sins unintentionally, to make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the people of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them. But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the LORD, and that person shall be cut off from among his people. Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.

2. God assigned more or less severe punishments depending on the sin committed in the Old Testament

Exodus 21:15-17: Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death. Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death. Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Exodus 22:1: If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

3. God told Ezekiel that he would see greater abominable sin than he was already seeing

Ezekiel 8:6: And he said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations."

4. Jesus said people who sin with more knowledge will receive a more severe punishment than those who sin with less knowledge

Luke 12:47-48: And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

5. Jesus said certain people will suffer more than others on the day of judgment

Matthew 11:23-24: And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.

Luke 10:10-14: But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.' I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

6. Jesus said some sins are greater than others

John 19:11: Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin."

7. There is an unpardonable sin in the Bible, showing this sin is worse than other sins

Matthew 12:31: Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

8. There is a sin leading to death in the Bible, showing this sin is worse than other sins

1 John 5:16-17: If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life - to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

9. There is a sin God calls unthinkable to Him

Jeremiah 7:31: And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind.

10. Sexual sin is spoken of as a sin that is worse than other sins because it is a sin against your own body

1 Corinthians 6:18-20: Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

11. God says that deliberately sinning after you have the knowledge of the truth is particularly evil

Hebrews 10:26-27: For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

12. God says that those who reject the revelation found in Christ will receive a worse punishment than those who sinned under the old covenant

Hebrews 10:28-31: Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge his people." It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

13. God lists sins that He particularly hates

Proverbs 6:16-19: There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

14. God speaks of a sin that is so bad that it is not even tolerated among godless, pagan people

1 Corinthians 5:1: It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.

15. Turning away from God after receiving many evangelical blessings is particularly evil in God's sight

Hebrews 6:4-6: For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then fall away, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

16. Causing children to stumble is particularly evil in God's sight

Mark 9:42: Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

17. You can sin in such a way that you are twice as much a son of hell when compared with others

Matthew 23:15: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

18. Paul called himself one of the greatest and worst of sinners

1 Timothy 1:15-16: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.

19. The unbiblical notion that all sin and sinners are equally evil in God’s sight steals the joy of those who know they have been forgiven much

Luke 7:44-50: Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven - for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?" And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

20. This is what the historic, Reformed catechisms teach

The Westminster Shorter Catechism teaches this biblical truth in Question 83:

Q. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.

(See also the Westminster Larger Catechism questions 150 and 151)

The Heidelberg Catechism teaches this biblical truth in Question 100:

Q. Is the blaspheming of God's Name by swearing and cursing such a grievous sin that God is angry also with those who do not prevent and forbid it as much as they can?
A. Certainly, for no sin is greater or provokes God's wrath more than the blaspheming of His Name. That is why He commanded it to be punished with death.

Only Jesus Christ, the God-Man, through His life, death, and resurrection, can save you from all of your sins! He took the wrath of God that you and I deserve for our sins on Himself, died on the cross, and rose again so that we might be saved! Repent and believe in Him today!

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Unthinkable Sin Of Abortion And The Unfathomable Mercy Of God!

Jesus Died For The Sin That's Unthinkable
Parents Destroy Their Children So Lovable
Abortion Is Murder That's Legal And Clinical
For All Those Involved It Ought To Be Criminal
Our Only Hope Is The God Who Is Merciful
He Killed His Son With A Wrath That's Unquenchable
Then Raised From The Dead And Conquered Unconquerable
Repent And Believe To Find Life Invincible
No Matter Your Sin Through Christ It's Forgivable
No Condemnation Is Yours And It's Biblical
Rejoice In Christ With A Joy That's Unspeakable!

That's my King! That's my King!

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Supremacy And Power Of The Word Of God In The Book Of Acts

1. The Word Of God Must Be Fulfilled And It Guided The Early Church
Acts 1:15-16, 20-22

2. The Word Of God Is The Source And Content Of Christian Preaching
Acts 2:14-36

3. The Word Of God Must Receive Our Devotion
Acts 2:42

4. The Word Of God Points Us To Jesus And His Death And Resurrection
Acts 3:18-26; 10:43

5. The Word Of God Annoys People And It May Get You Put In Jail
Acts 4:1-3

6. The Word Of God Is Used By God To Save Sinners
Acts 4:4

7. The Word Of God Must Be Proclaimed With Prayer And Boldness
Acts 4:29-31

8. The Word Of God Will Not Be Contained By Prison Doors
Acts 5:19-21

9. The Word Of God Is More Important Than Feeding The Hungry
Acts 6:1-4

10. The Word Of God Is Living, It’s Our Life, And It’s Life-Giving
Acts 7:38

11. The Word Of God Spreads Because Of Persecution
Acts 8:1, 4

12. The Word Of God Received Is A Sign That God Is At Work
Acts 8:14-15

13. The Word Of God Being Spoken Is One Of The Greatest Acts Of Acts
Acts 8:25; 11:19; 13:5; 13:7; 14:25; 15:35; 15:36; 16:32; 17:13

14. The Word Of God Tells Us The Good News About Jesus
Acts 8:32-35

15. The Word Of God Works Through The Power Of The Holy Spirit To Save Sinners
Acts 10:44-45

16. The Word Of God Will Always Be Triumphant And Will Give God All The Glory, Honor, And Praise
Acts 12:21-24

17. The Word Of God Is Captivating Not Boring
Acts 13:44

18. The Word Of God Is To Be Glorified And It Saves All Whom God Chooses To Save
Acts 13:48-49

19. The Word Of God Preaches God’s Grace
Acts 14:3

20. The Word Of God Should Be Studied And Examined Eagerly
Acts 17:11

21. The Word Of God Proclaims That Jesus Is The Christ
Acts 18:5

22. The Word Of God Is Central To The Christian Life And Must Be Taught Patiently
Acts 18:11

23. The Word Of God Is Able To Make You More Like Christ And Keep You Faithful To God
Acts 20:32

24. The Word Of God Must Be The Center Of Our Evangelism
Acts 17:2-3; 26:22-23

25. The Word Of God Enables Us To Be Bold Witnesses For Jesus And Helpful To The Saints
Acts 18:24, 26-28