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Jared Smith, Sermons On Genesis 1-5

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Sermon—“Prophetic Inventions”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highlighting the two principles of interpretation upon which the entire scheme of dispensational teachings is based
• Giving special attention to the second principle of interpretation—all prophecy must be interpreted literally
• Showing how Covenantalists and Dispensationalists agree on interpreting history literally
• Explaining why Covenantalists believe prophecy should be interpreted figuratively
• Explaining why Dispensationalists are wrong to interpret prophecy literally
• Pointing out six errors relating to the basic framework of the dispensational view of prophecy
• First, they make a wrong dispensational emphasis
• Second, they have wrongly identified God’s elect people
• Third, they have a wrong view of the Messianic mission
• Fourth, they have a wrong gospel message
• Fifth, they have a wrong Eschatology
• Sixth, they have a wrong understanding of God’s masterplan for the ages

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Sermon—“Historic Divisions”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Underscoring four reasons why a response to Dispensationalism should be given
• Highlighting the two principles of interpretation upon which the entire scheme of dispensational teachings is based
• Giving special attention to the first principle of interpretation—all history must be interpreted segrementally
• Showing why 2 Timothy 2:15, which is the basis for their interpretive principle of history, does not support their newfangled hermeneutic
• Pointing out six major errors in the dispensational system of teachings
• First, the framework is theologically flawed
• Second, the seven divisions of history are arbitrary
• Third, the authority for human accountability is misplaced
• Fourth, the number of authorities for human accountability is excessive
• Fifth, the partition of scripture into seven time periods is disuniting
• Sixth, the multiple covenants for each time period is anti-gospel

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Sermon—“Dispensations Of Disgrace”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Providing a historic backdrop to Dispensationalism
• Defining a ‘dispensation’ according to the signification of Scofield
• Highlighting the first of two primary principles of interpretation which undergird the Dispensational framework—“rightly dividing the word of truth”
• Explaining the basic fabric of the Dispensational framework—a timeline with eternal extensions, seven major events, seven major dispensations, seven major themes, seven major covenants
• Distinguishing between the Dispensational and Calvinistic use of biblical language
• Explaining how Dispensationalists have invented different plans of salvation
• Showing why Dispensationalists sideline the first three dispensations
• Showing why Dispensationalists focus on the fourth and fifth dispensations
• Explaining the difference between Dispensationalism’s view of God’s “elect people” based on race, and Calvinism’s view of God’s “elect people” based on grace
• Highlighting the second of two primary principles of interpretation which undergird the Dispensational framework—all prophecy must be interpreted literally
• Showing how a literal interpretation of prophecy follows the same rabbinical hermeneutic of the Jewish people during the first century when Christ exercised His earthly ministry
• Explaining the superstructure of the Dispensational framework—Christ came in His first advent to established a Jewish kingdom; the Jews rejected Christ’s offer; Christ therefore redeemed sinners and established the church; before the tribulation, Christ will return secretly and covertly to rapture the church; after seven years of tribulation, Christ will return openly and visibly, to usher in the millennial Jewish kingdom; the temple will be rebuilt and animal sacrifices will be reinstated
• Dispensationalists believe God has two distinct chosen people—(1) Israel, an earthly people, who can expect an earthly kingdom and whose standing and acceptance with God is based on the Mosaic Law; (2) The Church, a heavenly people, who can expect eternal happiness in heaven and whose standing and acceptance with God is based on faith in the finished work of Christ at Calvary
• Since the church is only a parenthesis in God’s masterplan for the ages, the majority of Scripture is not intended for them—it is intended only for the Jews
• Dispensationalists believe there are four gospel messages—(1) the gospel of the kingdom; (2) the gospel of the grace of God; (3) Paul’s gospel; (4) the everlasting gospel
• Dispensationalists believe Christians today must only preach the third gospel message—Paul’s gospel
• Many critics of Dispensationalism classify its system of teachings as a cult—at the very least, Dispensationalism rejects the gospel of sovereign grace, replacing it with a fragmented gospel of speculative nonsense

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Sermon—“Dispensations Of God’s Grace”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:3-32
• Showing the structure for each of the ten tables of descendants
• Affirming the biblical term and concept of “dispensation”
• Explaining how every member of the human race is a dispensation of God’s grace
• Distinguishing between the unregenerate, who are dispensations of God’s common grace unto creation, under the authority of the covenant of works; and the regenerate, who are dispensations of God’s special grace unto salvation, under the authority of the covenant of grace
• Closing with a challenge based on the teachings of James 4, Ephesians 5 and Psalm 90

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Sermon—“From Grace To Glory”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:3-20
• Highlighting the two great doctrines which stand out from the text—regeneration and glorification
• Explaining the link between election, redemption, regeneration and glorification, according to the framework of sovereign grace
• Explaining the meaning of regeneration, according to John 15 and Ephesians 4
• Explaining the meaning of glorification, according to 1 Corinthians 15
• Affirming the link between grace and glory by comparing the framework of sovereign grace with Romans 9, Romans 8, Romans 5, 1 Peter 5 and Psalm 84
• Highlighting the similarities and differences between regeneration and glorification

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Sermon—“Your Living Heritage (3)”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• The living heritage of the early Patriarchs was their “sons and daughters”
• Highlighting four limitations of parental oversight
• First, you cannot control your adult children, but you can train them when they are young
• Second, you cannot determine the outcome, but you can manage the process
• Third, you cannot demand respect based merely on position, you must earn it by faithfully discharging your parental responsibilities
• Fourth, you cannot regenerate your children, but you can teach them the framework of sovereign grace

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Sermon—“Your Living Heritage (2)”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• The living heritage of the early Patriarchs was their “sons and daughters”
• Explaining how parents are neglecting their children, by abdicating their authority and delegating their covenant responsibilities to others
• Highlighting four characteristics of a faithful father
• Explaining why motherhood is a legitimate and honorable career path
• Highlighting four characteristics of a faithful mother

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Sermon—“Your Living Heritage (1)”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the main structure of Genesis 5:3-20
• The living heritage of the early Patriarchs was their “sons and daughters”
• Explaining how children’s children are a crown of old men, and the glory of children are their fathers
• Explaining how a father is able to wear a crown of glory
• Explaining how the sun, moon and stars represent the family unit
• Explaining the significance of a covenant with reference to the family unit
• Highlighting the covenant obligations children have towards their parents
• Highlighting the covenant obligations parents have towards their children

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Sermon—“The Benefits Of Long Life”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the main structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• Reviewing the main structure of Genesis 5:3-32
• Showing the main structure of Genesis 5:3-20
• Showing how it was possible for the early patriarchs to live so long (an average of 900 years)
• Highlighting three main reasons God extended the lifespan of the early patriarchs
• First, it was God’s design to quickly populate the earth
• Second, it was God’s design to endure with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction
• Distinguishing between God’s purpose for the elect, and His purpose for the non-elect
• Third, it was God’s design to bless society with gospel witnesses
• Explaining how a gospel witness is one of the rich blessings God bestows upon individuals, families, communities and nations

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Sermon—“Death And Translation”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the main structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• Showing the main structure of Genesis 5:3-32
• Showing how eight of the ten tables of descendants end with a record of death, whereas two of the tables end with a record of life
• Showing the relationship between Enoch and Noah, both of which end with a record of life, but where Enoch was translated that he should not see death, Noah stands as the representative of new life in a new world
• Showing how death and translation are not only fundamental doctrines of the faith, but also among the most practical and relevant considerations of one’s life
• Using the framework of sovereign grace as a backdrop, death and translation are illustrated and explained

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Sermon—“The Federal Headship Of The Two Adams”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Showing the link between Genesis 5:1b,2 and 6:1-8, which underscores the federal headship of Adam and Christ
• Explaining the meaning of the terms “federal” and “headship”
• Considering whether the Lord Jesus Christ should be called the “last Adam” or the “second Adam”, in light of 1 Corinthians 15:45
• Explaining the federal headship of Adam, according to the framework of sovereign grace
• Showing how Adam was appointed the federal head of the human race, under the authority of the covenant of works
• Explaining the federal headship of Christ, according to the framework of sovereign grace
• Showing how Christ was appointed the federal head for His elect people, under the authority of the covenant of grace
• Affirming these truths by comparing the framework of sovereign grace with Romans 3:24-26, Psalm 85:10, Romans 5:12-21 and Isaiah 9:6
• Challenging the indifference and/or antipathy of unregenerate sinners in light of the foregoing truths
• Encouraging the distressed and penitent hearts of regenerate sinners in light of the foregoing truths

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Sermon—“If The Foundations Be Destroyed”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Linking the statement of Genesis 5:1b,2 with Genesis 1:26-28, both of which record the sixth day of creation
• Highlighting the similarities and differences between the two records
• Considering whether one of the statements is a redundant repetition
• Asserting the irreplaceable value of Genesis 5:1b,2
• Showing the structural value of Genesis 5:1b,2
• Showing the doctrinal value of Genesis 5:1b,2
• Showing the atmospheric (or cultural) value of Genesis 5:1b,2

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Sermon—“The Gospel Law”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• The error of subverting God’s sanctification by the gospel law
• Explaining the difference between the relationship Adam had with God before the fall, and the relationship regenerate sinners have with God after the fall
• Showing the necessity and nature of the new birth
• Showing how the regenerate sinner is zealous unto good works and affirming that God has ordained that His elect people should walk in them
• Explaining the error of those who believe the heart law is given by God as the rule of conduct for a regenerate sinner’s sanctification
• Explaining the error of those who believe the ten commandments are given by God as the rule of conduct for a regenerate sinner’s sanctification
• Explaining the meaning of the gospel law and why it is the rule of conduct for a regenerate sinner’s sanctification

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Sermon—“God’s Grace And His Gospel”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• The error of cheapening God’s grace unto salvation
• Describing and affirming the common grace of God unto creation
• Showing how the common grace of God unto creation extends to the righteous and the wicked
• Describing and affirming the special grace of God unto salvation
• Showing how the special grace of God unto salvation extends only to the elect
• Showing the error of mixing the common grace of God unto creation with the special grace of God unto salvation
• Five reasons why it is wrong to view the atonement of Christ as “sufficient for the salvation of the whole world, but efficient to save those who believe on Christ”
• Showing the difference between the common grace of God unto creation and the special grace of God unto salvation in the practical context of Luke 16 and Ecclesiastes 11

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Sermon—“God’s Sovereignty And Appraisal”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• The error of undermining God’s sovereign decree
• Explaining how/why God has only one plan for the ages
• Showing the doctrinal importance of God’s eternal decree, as it relates to the gospel
• Showing the practical value of God’s eternal decree, as it relates to trials and afflictions
• Emphasizing the significance of viewing one’s self as a dispensation of God’s grace
• The error of sidelining God’s appraisal of the human race
• Showing why it is wrong to label a whole nation or family as “Christian”
• Showing how God’s appraisal of the human race remains an accurate appraisal of the child of God, within the context of his/her sinful nature
• Explaining the relationship and conflict between the two natures residing in the soul of a regenerate sinner
• Showing where sin abounds, grace does much more abound—reigning through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ the Lord

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