Sunday Sermon Series – Proverbs 14

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PROVERBS 14 

The book of Proverbs was designed to help us in “attaining wisdom and discipline; in understanding words of insight; in acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; in giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young.” On Track Devotions 

Proverbs 14 is no exception, made up of 35 separate sayings or insights is is a wealth of knowledge for those who open their hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit. 

Some of my favorite are: 

v.7 Leave the presence of a [shortsighted] fool, For you will not find knowledge or hear godly wisdom from his lips. 

Do not have fellowship (close or deep relationships) with fools who mock sin. Nothing beneficial for your spiritual maturity can come from it.

v.14 The backslider in heart will have his fill with his own [rotten] ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his ways [the godly thought and action which his heart pursues and in which he delights].

Those who claim or have claimed to know Christ but fail to act like it are living Burger King Theology.  They want God their way, while True Christians  find satisfaction in following God.  

v.31 He who oppresses the poor taunts and insults his Maker, But he who is kind and merciful and gracious to the needy honors Him.

If we oppress or ignore the poor in our midst we insult God. Now a word of caution this is not referring to the “Social Gospel” that has become so popular. This is referring to taking care of the needy within our household first, congregation next and then our neighbors as was the custom in O.T. times and as the first century church in Act continued. 

v.34 Righteousness [moral and spiritual integrity and virtuous character] exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

Righteousness on both ends of the nation, that is its Government (elected representatives and the people. But where sin, immorality unethical acts etc. abound the nation is a disgrace before God. 


SERMON

How a Man’s Conduct Comes Home to Him

Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  May 16, 1875 

Scripture: Proverbs 14:14

From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 21


Other Resources

Christian Charity Enforced – by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

Includes reference to Proverbs 14:31

 

 

Sunday Sermon Series – The Throne of God

Logos.com

REVELATION 4:1-11

AMP and RVR 1960


SERMON

DownLoad here Revelation 4:1-11

Other References/Sermons:

 

Sunday Sermon Series – Whose Name is Jealous

Exodus 34:14 King James Version (KJV) For thou shalt worship no other god:  for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealo… | Exodus 34, Exodus,  Treasures in heavenExodus 34:14 King James Version (KJV)

AMP and RVR 1960


COMMENTS and CONTEXT:

There is no direct parallel quote in the New Testament for this verse. Of course when one reads the NT we find most of it to be just that a New covenant and new information with select quotes from the Old Covenant.

The influence of the Old Testament is seen throughout the New Testament. The New Testament writers included approximately 250 express Old Testament quotations, and if one includes indirect or partial quotations, the number jumps to more than 1,000. It is clear that the writers of the New Testament were concerned with demonstrating the continuity between the Old Testament Scriptures and the faith they proclaimed. They were convinced that in Jesus the Old Testament promises had been fulfilled.Holman Bible Dictionary)

Why the select certain verses over others? My theory (I have yet to do a comprehensive study or analysis) is that since the OT was available in Hebrew and the common Greek; the matter of God was for the most part settled. So the main topics to reinforce were Christ and man’s fallen nature. 

In context here we find our text in the center of a portion of scripture defining the Covenant between God and the Nation of Israel; Exodus 34:10-17. They are called to destroy all other idols, put aside all other practices, and worship the one true God. In return v.10, God promises He will do wondrous works (miracles) such as have not been created or produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations.


SERMON

 

Four things does Rev. Spurgeon call upon his reader to ponder carefully: 

I. Reverently, let us remember that THE LORD IS EXCEEDINGLY JEALOUS OF HIS DEITY.

II. The Lord IS JEALOUS OF HIS SOVEREIGNTY.

III. THE LORD IS JEALOUS OF HIS GLORY.

IV. In the highest sense, THE LORD IS JEALOUS OVER HIS OWN PEOPLE.

A Jealous God

Charles Haddon Spurgeon March 29, 1863

Scripture: Exodus 34:14 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 9


Additional Sermon

The Lord Whose Name Is JealousJohn Piper

Sunday Sermon Series – Boast Not!

1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1

AMP and RVR 1960


COMMENTS and CONTEXT

The parallel passage in the New Testament can be found in the book of James 4:13-17 .  The message is pretty plain, you can plan for tomorrow all you want ( and there is not biblical principle against proper preparation and planningbut do not brag about how successful you are to be for only God knows if there will even be a tomorrow. 


SERMON

To-Morrow

Charles Haddon Spurgeon August 25, 1856

Scripture: Proverbs 27:1

From: New Park Street Pulpit Volume 2

Sunday Sermon Series – A False Hope

 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev 21:27 (ESV)


COMMENTS and CONTEXT

God makes it clear that the unclean, those whom He has not made clean through the blond of Christ can in no way enter the kingdom of Heaven. Twice in this Chapter (V.8 and our text) John makes this abundantly plain. So what hope does mankind have to reach heaven? Can they be good enough? I mean as long as they are not murderers, adulterers’, rapists etc. surely God will grant them entry  won’t He?

As always the Whole Counsel of God is needed and understanding we are saved by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in Christ Alone, to the Glory of God Alone. No amount of self effort will help anyone get to heaven, and that is the issue that J.C. Ryle in our comic above points out; far to many live on the false hope of good works. 

Revelation 21:1-8 ESV and RVR 1960

Today I offer a sermon on that very false hope by one of my favorite preachers Dr. M.L. Jones. May you be greatly blessed.


 Sermon By Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones
A False Hope – A Sermon on Revelation 21:5

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (ESV)

 

What is the only hope for this world? Mankind puts his hope in all kinds of different things, from politicians to wise men. The world is always looking for a cure to its many ills. However, try as it may, the world has never found an answer to its many problems over the hundreds of years it has searched. Why is this? In this sermon on Revelation 21:5, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that the answer is really quite simple. The world does not know God. For this reason, it always looks to the wrong places for hope. The world looks to itself, but this is vain and hopeless because only God can take this broken world and make it right. He is doing just this in His Son, Jesus Christ. By dying on the cross Jesus has vanquished not only sin and death, but He has destroyed Satan and broken his hold on this world. Jesus will return and put all things under His feet, He will make all things new and finally vanquish sin and evil once and for all. In the New Heaven and Earth, creation will be remade and freed from all pollution. All those who believe in Jesus will be made partakers of this new creation by grace and faith in Christ Jesus.

 

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as “Spiritual Depression”, “Studies in the Sermon on the Mount” and “Great Biblical Doctrines”. He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.

Devotional Thought for Today – 9/22/20

Romans 1:18-32 (NKJV) 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven  against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth  in. - ppt download

AMP and RVR 1960

Most bibles today have some form of headings. In the AMP version of our text it says Unbelief and Its Consequences. I think most translations have something similar. 

While this section clearly is a warning to unbelievers it is also a WAKE UP CALL to the complacent church. For far to long the church has sat back and let the world dictate what would happen, we would loose school prayer, make murder (abortions) and LGBTQ normal, and denounce God from national platforms just to name a few. The church grumbles and mumbles but has for the most part remained silent. 

This morning I thought I would do something different and offer you a sermon from Pastor John MacArthur, whom you may knows church is in a battle with the state of CA over the constitutional right to assemble. I firmly believe this and much of what we see in America is because of our Churches Silenced Conscience. 

Pastor John MacArthur;  AUDIO SERMONWhen God Abandons a Nation

 

Sunday Sermon – Serving

June 23, 2018 - KJV - Bible verse of the day - Romans 12:11 -  DailyVerses.net

AMP and RVR 1960


This section of scripture begins with one of the most quoted two verses I know. Paul says to …to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God,… and do not be conformed to this world while doing so. This whole chapter is about dedication to serving the Lord.

Having just completed the driving part of a 50 hour Cross Country ride in support of Pro-Life; (we have 2 rallies left in Advance and Falcon, N.C.) I can tell you first hand I was with a group of men (and my 13 year old grandson) who understood the meaning of serving. Also we can not forget the service of hundreds of folks who worked behind the scenes collecting diapers, wipes and monies; preparing food, hosting rallies and so much more to make our trip successful and less stressful.

It was and is an honor to serve with the folks of Mission M25 Ministries. 


SERMON

Serving the Lord

Charles Haddon Spurgeon August 15, 1869 Scripture: Romans 12:11 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 15

 

Sunday Sermon Series – O Sleeper?

 

Jesus: The Way, The Truth, & The Life: Jonah 1:5-8 - Jonah's Sin Begins To  Affect Others

Jonah 1:5-6

AMP and RVR 1960


COMMENTS AND CONTEXT:

Jonah was wrapped up in personal sin and running from God. His escape of course was useless whom are we to think that we can run from the all-knowing, all-powerful and ever-present God of all creation? In our text Jonah’s sin has begun to effect others but he is refusing to do anything about it.

This sermon addresses both saints and sinners who have personal transgression against God but are just almost causally moving through life. I would also say it can be applies in another manner. 

With all the turmoil going on in America, with all the anti-Christian propaganda, anti-biblical rhetoric being spewed, one would think “TRUE CHRISTIANS” (170 million, 54% of the population claim to be) voices would be heard resonating loudly. Yet all but a few are silent, so my question for you today is simple: What Meanest Thou, O Sleeper? 

 


SERMON:

What Meanest Thou, O Sleeper?

Charles Haddon Spurgeon September 14, 1862

Scripture: Jonah 1:5-6

From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 8

 

Sunday Sermon Series – Nailed it (to the cross)

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Romans 6:6

AMP and RVR 1960


SERMON:

 


OTHER RESOURCES

Luke 23:38; The Placard Above Christ’s Head by Geoff Thomas



Thanks to my friend LP jr for this:


 

Sunday’s Sermon Series – Keep Watch

Yesterday our Devotional was entitled Saturday’s Military Devotional – Watchmen, today I continue that theme but from Christ Jesus’s own Words. 

 

M.A.G.D.A.L.E.N.E on Twitter: "#Matthew 25:1-13, "Then ...

Matthew 25:1-13

AMP and RVR 1960

 


CONTEXT:

This is the Parable of the 10 Virgins or Bridesmaids as some modern versions have it. If your Bible is a Red Letter edition you will not the words are in Red denoting that Christ Jesus Himself is speaking. 

Jesus compares the Kingdom of Heaven to that of a Grand Wedding and the key participants (virgins or bridesmaids) need to be ready for the event (also see Revelation 19:7). Some are ready and on watch for the groom to arrive others are lazy and figure they have plenty of time to deal with things.

Of course the later are caught off Guard and try and rush at the last minute only to be shut out of the feast. 

 


SERMON:

Coming Events and Present Duties
J.C. Ryle, 1879

WATCH!

…The passage of Scripture before our eyes, is one that deserves the close attention of all professing Christians. We ought to read it again and again, until we are thoroughly familiar with every sentence that it contains. It is a passage that concerns us all, whether ministers or people, rich or poor, learned or unlearned, old or young. It is a passage that can never be known too well.

These thirteen verses make up one of the most solemn parables that our Lord Christ ever spoke; partly because of the time at which it was spoken, partly because of the matter which it contains.

As to the time — it was but a few days before our Lord’s crucifixion. It was spoken within view of Gethsemane and Calvary, of the cross and the grave.

As to the matter — it stands as a beacon to the Church of Christ in all ages. It is a witness against carelessness and slothfulness — against apathy and indifference about religion — and a witness of no uncertain sound. It cries to thoughtless sinners, “Awake!” It cries to true servants of Christ, “Watch!”…


OTHER RESOURCES

The Fate of the Unprepared by John MacArthur