The following is adapted from a speech delivered on July 22, 2021, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.
CONTEXT: Creation, Sovereignty of God in Creation and as Creator, and God worthiness to be praised are all themes in Chapter 1. Matthew Henry breaks it down as follows: We have three things in this chapter:—I. A general idea given us of the work of creation (v. 1, 2). II. A particular account of the several days’ work, registered, as in a journal, distinctly and in order. The creation of the light the first day (v. 3-5); of the firmament the second day (v. 6-8); of the sea, the earth, and its fruits, the third day (v. 9-13); of the lights of heaven the fourth day (v. 14-19); of the fish and fowl the fifth day (v. 20-23); of the beasts (v. 24, 25); of man (v. 26-28); and of food for both the sixth day (v. 29, 30). III. The review and approbation of the whole work (v. 31).
For as long as I can remember the debate of whether or not the earth is “old or new” has been going on. Traditionally Christians ALWAYS took the Biblical position of new earth, that is 4-10 thousand years old. Yet in recent years more and more “Christians” seem willing to COMPROMISE and take the position of an old or older earth.
Here are two thought to consider.
By Dave Andrusko The Biden-Harris administration made its opposition official today. In a 39 page amicus the justice department rejected the position of the state of Mississippi that the Supreme Court uphold the state’s 2018 “Gestational Age Act.” “Under principle of stare decisis–and because Roe and Casey were and remain correct–the court should again “reaffirm …
CONTEXT: Chapter 6 is broken down by Matthew Henry as follows: In this chapter we have, I. The miracle of the loaves (v. 1-14). II. Christ’s walking upon the water (v. 15-21). III. The people’s flocking after him to Capernaum (v. 22-25). IV. His conference with them, occasioned by the miracle of the loaves, in which he reproves them for seeking carnal food, and directs them to spiritual food (v. 26, 27), showing them how they must labour for spiritual food (v. 28, 29), and what that spiritual food is (v. 30-59). V. Their discontent at what he said, and the reproof he gave them for it (v. 60-65). VI. The apostasy of many from him, and his discourse with his disciples that adhered to him upon that occasion (v. 66-71).
Our text for today is part of the teaching on Spiritual food. Jesus has fed the 5 thousand, and many are hanging around hoping for another free meal. The lesson Jesus gives in vs. 22-40 about the Bread of Life is not what they hoped for.
Even today many are disappointed with these Words. Yes, I purposely put them in red, like you would find in many Bibles, signifying that Jesus spoke them. How then can folks be disappointed with the Words of our (their claimed) Lord and Savior.
It starts in v.37 and repeats in v.39, out text All that the Father giveth me, you see God the Father GIVES those whom He has chosen before time to the Son to be saved, and secured for eternity. That is the rip, folks feel the need to interject oneself into salvation.
that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing;
that is, that of all the elect which were given to Christ by his Father, in eternal election, he should not lose anyone of them, not the meanest among them, nor anything of theirs, their grace, or glory, or anything belonging to them, either to their souls or bodies, and particularly the latter;John Gill
In Gill’s comments above it is clear, can man, any man do that which Christ can do? If not why are you arguing against election?
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Many of our fellow Americans – especially the younger ones, say 30 and under – have little concept of how our country became the envy of the world. And it all stems from our Christian roots…
“Blesseds” from God,
are all over the place
blessings filled with . . . .
His love and grace.
For the meek and humble,
those poor and the pure
are blessings of hope
to help you endure.
For the thirsty and hungry,
the peacemakers too
are blessings of mercy
God bestows onto you.
For those persecuted,
the ones who are steadfast
are blessings of peace
when with Jesus at last.
For the mournful,
those meek and merciful
are blessings of gladness
in rewards too joyful.
For the world’s rejected,
for His name sake . . .
is the blessing of life
with a heavenly fate.
“Blesseds” from God,
thru the Bible they span
blessings imparted . . .
thru the Son of Man!
Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
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Are we living in the last days? No one can answer that, the bible says no one can know the date and time but we are to be ever watchful. What I do know, from this text is that Micah looks to the heavens and sees the coming of the true government of Christ, deliveraning peace and divine order to the nations. Oh, happy day!
DELIVERED ON SABBATH A SERMON
MORNING, APRIL 24, 1859,
BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON,
AT THE MUSIC HALL, ROYAL SURREY GARDENS.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established
in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.”
Isaiah 2:2, & Micah 4:1.