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Jared Smith, Sermons

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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—“Maturity”

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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 “maturing something that is undeveloped”
• First, the maturing of a student—Luke 16:40
• Second, the maturing of spiritual life—1 Peter 5:10
• Third, the maturing of spiritual fruit—1 Thessalonians 3:10
• Fourth, the maturing of good works—Hebrews 13:21

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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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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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Sermon—“The Prince Of Peace”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highlighting the three main parts of Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the Messiah, as recorded in Isaiah 9:6
• Providing a definition of “prince” and “peace”
• Explaining how Christ is the Prince (or Captain) of the sinner’s health and welfare
• Showing how the covenant of grace is often called a covenant of peace
• Linking the covenant of peace in Ezekiel 37:26, with the covenant of peace in Hebrews 13:20,21
• Exploring the four passages where this Greek term translated “prince” appears in the New Testament
• Providing a comprehensive overview on the doctrine of the “Prince of Peace”, by comparing and contrasting these four passages—Acts 3:12-15; Acts 5:29-32; Hebrews 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2

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Sermon—“I Need The Affirmation Of Thy Love, O Lord”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Providing an overview of the Apostle Paul’s three evangelistic campaigns against the backdrop of a geographical timeline
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 14:20-22 occurred
• Highlighting the term “confirmed”, providing a definition for the Greek term and the number of time it appears in the New Testament
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 15:30-35 occurred
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 15:36-41 occurred
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 18:18-23 occurred
• Tying together these four texts, by comparing and contrasting the way in which the term “confirmed” is used in each passage
• Drawing from these texts an application for today—there is not a more pressing need among believers, than for the Lord to affirm His everlasting love to their hearts
• Highlighting four ways that a believer may receive the affirmation of God’s love on a daily and weekly basis

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Sermon—“A Kingdom Which Cannot Be Moved”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highlighting the seven parts of Hebrews 12:28,29
• Using the framework of sovereign grace, identifying five separate kingdoms and showing which kingdom is referred to in the text
• Explaining how this kingdom cannot be moved
• Showing who are the recipients of this kingdom
• Explaining how the recipients of this kingdom are to have grace
• Explaining what it means for the recipients of this kingdom to serve God acceptably with reverence and fear
• Explaining how the recipients of this kingdom are blessed by God who is a consuming fire

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Sermon—“How Do I Share The Gospel—The Motive”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the four main branches of sharing the gospel
• Highlighting several ways many preachers attempt to motivate believers to share the gospel
• Turning to the text, providing a definition for the terms “sanctify” and “heart”
• Explaining how the TriUne Jehovah sanctifies His people unto Himself
• Explaining how the regenerate sinner sanctifies the Lord God in his/her heart
• As the Lord God has set His affections upon you, so you should set your affections upon Him
• As the Lord God pursues you and has procured for you all gospel blessings, so you should pursue Him and present yourself a living sacrifice
• As the Lord God has endeared Himself to you, so you should endear yourself to Him
• As the Lord God has honored you as a vessel of honor, mercy, gold and silver, so you should honor Him as the King of your life
• Explaining how sanctifying the Lord God in one’s heart rightly motivates the regenerate sinner to share the gospel

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Sermon—“God’s Will For Your Life”

This sermon was recorded during a tropical storm, which accounts for the background noise.

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
Exploring the will of God for His regenerate people, as it relates to the practicalities of life, according to the threefold view of life depicted by the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:1-4
I. The Life That Was—“For ye are dead,” (3a)
II. The Life That Now Is (1,2,3b)
1. Its Essence—“and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (3b)
2. Its Evidence—“If ye then be risen with Christ,” (1a)
(1) Seeking After Christ—“seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” (1b)
(2) Setting Affections On Christ—“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (2)
III. The Life That Will Be—“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (4)

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