Sermon: Be On Your Guard Against All Covetousness, Luke 12:13-21
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by Joe
4d ago
Old Testament Reading: Ecclesiastes 5:8–20; 12:13–14 “If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. But this is gain for a land in every way: a king committed to cultivated fields. He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sl ..read more
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Discussion Questions: Luke 12:13-21
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by Joe
4d ago
What is covetousness? (see Baptist Catechims 84-86) Do the words of Christ in Luke 12:13-21 forbid hard work and saving money for the future? How will covetousness in the heart lead to hypocrisy in the lives of those who profess faith in Christ? How does our culture promote covetousness and discontentment? What is the remedy to covetousness ..read more
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Discussion Questions: Baptist Catechism 28
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by Joe
4d ago
In Baptist Catechism 24 and 25, we considered the person and natures of Christ. What about Christ are we considering in questions 26-31? What is an office? Name a few priests from the Old Testament. What work did a priest do? Jesus Christ is the greatest of priests. How so? (see Hebrews 4:14-15; 5:5; 6:20; 7:26; 8:1; 9:11) What work does Jesus Christ do for us as our great high priests? Why do we need the priestly office of Jesus Christ?  What comfort does it bring to you to know that Jesus Christ is your high priest if you have faith in him ..read more
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Sermon: Do Not Be Afraid To Acknowledge Christ Before Men, Luke 12:8-12
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by Joe
1w ago
Old Testament Reading: Daniel 3:8-30 “Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews. They declared to King Nebuchadnezzar, ‘O king, live forever! You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image. And whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into a burning fiery furnace. There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O k ..read more
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Discussion Questions: Luke 12:8-12
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by Joe
1w ago
What does it mean to acknowledge Christ before men? Why would someone be afraid to acknowledge Christ before men? What did Jesus mean when he said, “Everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God”?   What is the unforgivable sin mentioned in Luke 12:10? Discuss the promise of Christ found in Luke 12:11-12. What is the meaning of this promise? How does this promise comfort your heart? What does this passage have to do with the previous one which warns ..read more
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Discussion Questions: Baptist Catechism 27
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by Joe
1w ago
In Baptist Catechism 24 and 25, we considered the person and natures of Christ. What about Christ are we considering in questions 26-31? What is an office? Name a few prophets from the Old Testament. What work does a prophet do? Jesus Christ is the greatest of prophets. How so? (see Hebrews 1:1) What does Jesus Christ reveal to us? Why does our catechism say, by his Word and Spirit? In other words, if we are to know and believe the will of God for our salvation, why must Christ send forth his Word and Spirit?   Why do we need the prophetic office in general, and especially the proph ..read more
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Catechetical Sermon: How Does Christ Execute The Office Of A Prophet?, Baptist Catechism 27
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by Joe
1w ago
Baptist Catechism 27 Q. 27. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet? A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation. (John 1:18; 14:26; 15:15) Scripture Reading: John 15:12-17 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I ..read more
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Sermon: What Do You Fear?, Luke 12:4-7
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by Joe
2w ago
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 86 “A PRAYER OF DAVID. Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. There is none like you among the gods, O L ..read more
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Catechetical Sermon: What Offices Does Christ Execute As Our Redeemer?, Baptist Catechism 26
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by Joe
2w ago
Baptist Catechism 26 Q. 26. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer? A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in His state of humiliation and exaltation. (Acts 3:22; Heb. 5:6; Ps. 2:6) Scripture Reading: Psalm 2 “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then ..read more
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Discussion Questions: Luke 12:4-7
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by Joe
2w ago
What is sanctification (see Baptist Catechism 38 and/or Second London Confession 13)? Whose work is it? Where in us must sanctification reach if it is to protect against hypocrisy? What is the fear of man?  How can the fear of man lead to hypocrisy? What are the three remedies to the fear of man that Christ presents in Luke 12:4-7? What does it mean to fear God?  Why is the fear of God the beginning of knowledge and wisdom (Proverbs 1:7, 9:10) How is the fear of the Lord that the non-believer experiences different from the fear of the Lord that the one who has faith in Christ experi ..read more
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