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Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 5”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—reducing the leading message of the Bible to a word and a sentence
• Bible Doctrine—identifying the maturity level of a regenerate sinner according to the Spectrum of Sovereign Grace

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Sermon—“The Eyes Of Your Understanding Being Enlightened”

A sermon preached for an underground church in an undisclosed location—the assigned theme is, “beholding the unseen”.

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

• Providing a geographical and historical backdrop to the Ephesians letter
• Underscoring the first of three main parts to the first chapter—Paul’s salutation to the brethren (verses 1,2)
• Underscoring the second of three main parts to the first chapter—Paul’s identification of the brethren (verses 3-14)
• Highlighting the three branches of the gospel message—electing love of God the Father, redeeming grace of God the Son and the sanctifying power of God the Spirit
• Explaining the significance of the threefold gospel message
• Answering an objection—shouldn’t we keep the gospel message simple by focusing only on the redeeming grace of Christ?
• Underscoring the third of three main parts to the first chapter—Paul’s prayer for the brethren (verses 15-23)
• Paul’s prayer was made up of thanksgiving and intercession (verses 15,16)
• The subject of Paul’s intercession was that the saints at Ephesus might grow in their spirit (new nature) of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, the eyes of their understanding being enlightened (verses 17,18a)
• The nature of this spiritual discernment is specified under three headings—that they might obtain sharper views of electing love, redeeming grace and sanctifying power (verses 18b,19a)
• The exceeding power of God is magnified with reference to the Lord Jesus Christ (verses 19b-23)

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Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 4”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—explaining God’s purpose for the Jewish people today
• Bible Doctrine—explaining how a sinner may be regenerated, yet subscribe to the teachings of Arminianism

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Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 3”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—highlighting four reasons why the focal point of the Old Testament scriptures is on the Jewish people as a nation
• Bible Doctrine—tracing the teachings of Arminianism and Calvinism to the third chapter of Genesis
• Bible Devotion—considering four ways that God’s election of David as king represents the election of His people unto salvation

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Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 2”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—the basic divisions of a timeline
• Bible Doctrine—examining the meaning of the labels “Arminianism” and “Calvinism”
• Bible Devotion—considering several characteristics of the evangelistic efforts of a gospel preacher

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Sermon—“Church Unity”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the definition for the Greek verb, katartizō, and the four ways it is used in the New Testament
• Showing how the verb is used with reference to “joining together what has been disjointed”
• Highlighting the reason why the Apostle Paul wrote his two letters to the church at Corinth
• Making a comparison between 1 Corinthians 1:10 and 2 Corinthians 13:11
• The Greek verb is used in this context of “joining something together” only in connection with the church at Corinth
• The Greek verb occurs at the beginning of the first letter and at the end of the second letter
• In both texts, Paul is pressing upon the members of the church the importance of nurturing a unified spirit
• At the beginning of the first letter, Paul introduced the subject of unity by “beseeching” the brethren, and then proceeded to argue the case; whereas at the end of the second letter, Paul concludes the subject of unity by “blessing” the brethren, and proceeds to emphasize the truth
• In both texts, Paul addresses the members of the church as “brethren”
• In the first letter, the authority and motivating principle for nurturing a spirit of unity is the name of the Lord Jesus Christ; whereas in the second letter, it is the God of love and peace
• At the beginning of the first letter, Paul gives four clear instructions to the members of the church as they endeavor to nurture unity
• At the end of the second letter, Paul gives four more instructions to the church as they endeavor to nurture unity

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Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 1”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Introducing this new series of ‘sessions’
• Bible Reading—examining the logical order of the books of the Bible
• Bible Doctrine—exploring the meaning of a framework of doctrine
• Bible Devotion—considering Philip’s gospel ministry to the man from Ethiopia

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Sermon—“Wonderful”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highling the five names prophesied by Isaiah (9:6) which belong to Christ
• Explaining the meaning of the term “wonderful”
• Showing how the Hebrew term translated “wonderful” is used in the Old Testament
• The first time the term appears is Exodus 15, with reference to God parting the Red Sea
• The second time the term appears is Psalm 77, with reference to Asaph’s personal experiences with the Lord
• Making an application of the “wonderful” works of the Lord as it relates to the lives of His people today
• Showing two meanings for the term “wonderful”, as it is designated a name of Christ in Isaiah 9:6
• First, the term may stand alone, as a singular name given to Christ—His name shall be called “Wonderful”
• Second, the term may stand together with the name Counsellor—His name shall be called “Wonderful Counsellor”
• Providing three reasons why the term “wonderful” stands together with the name Counsellor
• First, combining the terms “wonderful” and “counsellor” is consistent with the other names of the text
• Second, the terms “wonderful” and “counsellor” are combined in other passages of Scripture
• Third, combining the terms “wonderful” and “counsellor” is supported by the structure of the text

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Sermon—“Tailor-Made”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the definition for the Greek verb, katartizō, and the four ways it is used in the New Testament
• Showing how the verb is used with reference to “fitting something to its design” (tailor-made)
• First, tailor-made words in the mouth of babes—Matthew 21:16 (translated “perfected”)
• Second, tailor-made human nature for Christ—Hebrews 10:5 (translated “prepared”)
• Third, tailor-made destruction for the non-elect—Romans 9:21-23 (translated “fitted”)
• Fourth, tailor-made lifespans for every human being—Hebrews 11:3 (translated “framed”)

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Sermon—“Counsellor”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the three main parts of Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the Messiah, as recorded in Isaiah 9:6
• Explaining the meaning of the term “counsellor”
• First, Christ is Counsellor, with the Father and the Spirit, in the eternal decree of creation, providence and salvation
• Second, Christ is Counsellor, to the angelic host
• Third, Christ is Counsellor, to the non-elect humans
• Fourth, Christ is Counsellor, to the elect humans
• Highlighting four ways Christ is Counsellor to the elect—as Prophet, Priest, King and Vine

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Sermon—“Restoring The Backslider”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the definition for the Greek verb, katartizō, and the four ways it is used in the New Testament
• Explaining who are the “brethren” in the opening words of Galatians 6:1
• Outlining the text—(1) the nature of backsliding; (2) the nurture of restoration
• Explaining what it means to be overtaken in a fault
• Highlighting five ways a believer may be overtaken in a fault
• Explaining what it means to be “spiritual”
• Highlighting the two instructions given to those who are spiritual—(1) restore the backslider in a spirit of meekness; (2) consider yourself, lest you also be tempted

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Sermon—“The Mighty God”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the three main parts of Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the Messiah, as recorded in Isaiah 9:6
• Showing the significance of the third name given to Christ (“The Mighty God”) in relation to the other four names
• Providing a definition for the Hebrew term translated “mighty”
• Examining how the term “mighty” is used with reference to God in Deuteronomy 10 and Romans 9
• Explaining how Christ is “The Mighty God” before the incarnation
• Explaining how Christ is “The Mighty God” after the incarnation
• Outlining the main features of the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ
• Showing how a proper view of the Person of Christ touches every aspect of a believer’s life in Christ

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Sermon—“Mending Your Nets”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Providing a definition for the Greek verb, katartizō
• Outlining the four different ways this Greek term is used in the New Testament, and the number of times the term occurs under each heading
• Looking at the first way the term is used—repairing nets (Matt 4:21; Mk 1:19) and restoring backsliders (Gal 6:1)
• Highlighting five general observations about the incident recorded in Matthew 4 and Mark 1
• Underscoring four practical lessons that may be gleaned from the incident recorded in Matthew 4 and Mark 1
• First, these four men were organized by Christ into the first church
• Second, these four men were called by Christ into full time gospel ministry
• Third, their line of work as fishermen was honorable and commendable
• Fourth, do not undervalue your work, in comparison with that of a gospel preacher

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Sermon—“The Everlasting Father”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the three main parts of Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the Messiah, as recorded in Isaiah 9:6
• Explaining the difference between the first Person of the Godhead identified as the “Father”, and the second Person of the Godhead identified as the “Everlasting Father”
• Showing how Christ is the Everlasting Father of creation
• Showing how Christ is the Everlasting Father of providence
• Showing how Christ is the Everlasting Father of the elect as their covenant head
• Showing how Christ is the Everlasting Father of the elect in regeneration and sanctification
• Showing how Christ is the Everlasting Father of the new administration of the gracious covenant

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Falling Into Trouble”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Providing a definition for the Greek verb, peripiptō, translated in the English as “fall into” and “fell among”
• Highlighting the historic and geographical context for each of the three references in which this Greek verb occurs—Luke 10:30; Acts 27:41; James 1:2
• Making a comparison between these three texts for the purpose of drawing out several interesting connections and practical lessons
• First, historically speaking, there is a 15 year gap between each of the three texts
• Second, the first text is a parabolic lesson, the second text is a historic event and the third text is a pastoral exhortation
• Third, Jesus uses the term in Luke 10, which the words are recorded by Luke; Luke uses the term in Acts 27, but he is recording an event relating to Paul; James uses the word in his letter, but He is addressing a group of believers who had fallen into troubles
• Fourth, in all three texts, that into which something had fallen was very unpleasant
• Fifth, in all three texts, that into which something had fallen created a serious crisis
• Sixth, in all three texts, they who had fallen into something had opportunity to avoid it
• Seventh, in all three texts, they who had fallen inevitably did so according to the will of God
• Eighth, in all three texts, they who had fallen were delivered out of all their troubles by the Lord

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