Monthly Archives: March 2013

The God Of The Universe

The God Of The Universe
Isa. 40:25-26.  To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.  Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

Even at our best, we fall short in our estimates of the God of the universe. Believers should have a higher view of God than unbelievers, but sometimes, agnostic scientists picture a greater God (if there be one, they say) than those of us who claim to know Him.  GOD CREATED A VAST UNIVERSE.  There is no scientific evidence to support the theory of life on other planets like our popular science fiction community portrays.

Psalms 19:1-5

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

GOD CREATED A UNIQUE EARTH.  Earth is the Theater of the universe.  THIS is where the drama of redemption is played out in the universe.  Our earth, which is only a spec of the space dust, is the spiritual hub of the cosmos where His eternal plan of salvation is displayed.

John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Col. 1:16-22.

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

AMEN.  Pastor Larry Killion   http://www.thelordsbaptistchurch.com

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Christ and the 10th Commandment

Christ and the 10th Commandment

 

Exodus 20:17      Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.  (KJV)

 

The Ten Commandments are the perfect standard of right and wrong in this world.  Every civil society that has any semblance of order about it understands the moral authority of the Decalogue.  None of us have kept the Law of God; not even in part.  Jesus is the only man that ever kept all of the moral standards of God completely from inside out.  Christ’s teaching on the law shows us that it is the heart of the matter that is the important thing.  He kept the law because He had a pure and sinless heart.  We have seen this in every commandment and now we come to the last of the ten.  Consider three things about Christ and the 10th commandment.

 

I.          CHRIST DEMANDED OBEDIENCE TO IT.

1.  Jesus taught the law in such a way that this last    commandment makes us all guilty of breaking all the others.  Matt.5:28.         The word lust in this verse is translated from the same Greek word that is translated as covet in other places – epithumeo.

2.  The Greek word literally means; to set the heart on, long for, lust after, covet, desire, or to seek the forbidden.  It is a passionate word and can be used in a good way 1Cor.12:31, 14:39, but should never be done in regard to that which is rightfully claimed by another person.

3.  We are warned against lust and illicit covetousness in many other verses in the New Testament.  Rom. 1:28-32, 7:7, 13:9, Eph.5:3, Col.3:5.

 

II.         CHRIST DECLARED CONDEMNATION FOR BREAKING IT.

1.  This commandment proves better than all the others that the heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.  Matt.5:27-29, 6:19-24, 13:22, 23:1-15, Lk.16:18-25.

2.  Other verses in the New Testament teach this too.  1Tim.1:5-8, 3:2-6, 6:9-10, 2Tim.2:22, Acts5:3-6, 8:20-21, Rom.2:28-29.

 

III.       CHRIST DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE FROM ITS CONDEMNATION.

1.  Jesus is always the answer to our sin problem.  Matt.1:21, Jn.1:10-14, 17, 29, 3:1-21, 6:35-40, 10:7-18, 12:44-50, 20:30-31.  Acts10:36-43, 16:31, 1Cor.15:1-4.

 

CONCLUSION:

The inspired word of God is abundantly clear.  He is real and He is Holy, Just and Good.  He has a perfect moral standard of right and wrong and it is described as the Decalogue or the Ten Commandments.  None of us have kept the Law of God.  We have all broken it in part and parcel.  The New Testament shows us through the teaching of Christ that the heart of the sin problem is our sinful heart.  Jesus is the only one who ever kept the Law of God perfectly through and through inside and out.  That is why He is the perfect Saviour.  He is YOUR only hope of salvation.  Trust Him now as we close.  AMEN

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized