Category Archives: Sermons For Sabbath

Ambassadors for Christ – Should a Christian Vote?

 

Should a Christian vote? Should a Christian have anything to do with politics? Should we fight gay marriage/abortion or any of these controversial topics?

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Read the rest of this entry

When God Gives Up

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The whole point of Jesus coming to earth was to set the captives free, to set us free from bondage. We considered on Sabbath that we’ve been praying for the Holy Spirit and if we receive the Holy Spirit, then where the Spirit of the Lord is there will be freedom and liberty. Therefore we should give our fellowmen freedom and liberty and not to crowd other people’s minds with our minds and not to dominate other people’s minds but give them freedom.

Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. Read the rest of this entry

The Longing of Your Heart

Jesus tells us of things that receive blessings. One of those things is recorded in Matthew 5.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Do we hunger and thirst after righteousness? To be hungry you have to be empty. What do children do when they are hungry? Cry. Blessed are they which do hunger. It’s a good position to be in, to be in need; hungering and thirsting after righteousness. David longed and was hungry and thirsted after righteousness.

Psalm 107:3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, [and] he delivered them out of their distresses. 7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Read the rest of this entry

Did Jesus Need to Study the Bible?

We need to look to Jesus in order to know how to exercise faith.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

For us to be Christians we need to live by the faith of Jesus.  That requires us looking at him in order to see how it is that he went through his life.  Jesus made a statement as his mission. His whole purpose of living was this.

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.  Read the rest of this entry

The Exhaustless Word of God

You can’t exhaust the word of God. There’s a temptation for us to not to meditate on things long enough, because we think that the Bible is exhaustible. Do you find fresh thoughts on texts?

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Read the rest of this entry

Make No Provision for the Flesh

The only way we can be like Jesus is if we behold him.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.

By looking and letting our minds eye absorb Jesus Christ, we would be changed from glory to glory. We can’t look at Jesus unless we walk with Him. Does Jesus stand still? The rich young ruler had an opportunity presented before him. Read the rest of this entry

How Does the Fourth Angel Lighten the World?

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

This is the fourth angel the angel to lighten the world. How does this angel light the world? By the loud cry of the three angels’ messages. Adventists have been waiting for the loud cry to happen. We want to consider this lightening of the earth with its glory. Moses asked God to show him His glory. He expressed character traits to Moses. When the earth is lightened with His glory, it’s not the dazzling brightness like that of Hollywood, it’s the glory which is character. The character of God’s people is to lighten up the world. Read the rest of this entry

Except the Lord Build the House

What was the object of Nehemiah and Ezra? To restore and build the house of the Lord. Is our work the same? It’s no different. They built a literal city and we are to build a spiritual city but it is a building nevertheless.

Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain. Read the rest of this entry

Understanding the Concept of Perfection

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Unto what type of man? A perfect man. Who is the perfect man? Jesus Christ. Does anyone disbelieve that Jesus was perfect? We will use Ephesians as the standard. In Revelation it speaks of measuring the people with a rod and the people have to come up to a standard. The definition of perfection is the standard of Christ. Read the rest of this entry

The Garden of Your Heart

Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Couched inside every soul is an appreciation of a beautiful garden. A well-ordered, well maintained and designed garden is appreciated by all. But not all have the wherewithal to plant and maintain a garden but yet a beautiful garden is endearing to the human sense. Kings have spent time and wealth to secure a beautiful garden. Solomon and Cyrus built many gardens so they would have a place to enjoy and retire. The famous gardens of Babylon which king Nebuchadnezzar enjoyed were remarkable. Weddings and special occasions are held in gardens. But I don’t want to spend time in talking of earthly gardens but the garden of the King of Kings. I would like to dwell on a garden that the great potentate retires in the cool of the day. Read the rest of this entry

We Have an Advocate

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Jesus through the cross became the propitiation for the sins of the world. With Jesus comes all the extra benefits. Read the rest of this entry

The Difficult Gate

An illustration of Jesus is the strait gate.

Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

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Are You God’s Shadow?

Let Us Make Man in Our Image

In the beginning God created our planet. God says and it’s done. This demonstrates the power of his word right at the beginning of the bible. Even if you go to the end of the bible which is the Revelation of Jesus Christ it is also about a creation of God saying let us make man in our image. This is a revelation of God in creation. At the end of this planet is a revelation of Jesus Christ at the end of the bible to be in his people in the last days. God said let there be light and there was light. God said and it was so.

Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Read the rest of this entry

The Cup of Christ

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Sin brings death in its wake.  The person who abides in Jesus can say in the resurrection morning, ‘where is deaths sting’ as sin has been removed from the sinners character. This is what is being considered in these last days as we are soon to stand without a mediator.  We need to understand what sin is and what it can do.  We can identify with Jesus what pain he experienced because of sin and we can do the same and flee from it.

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Read the rest of this entry

He Ran and He Ran

1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Heaven is described in numerous similitude’s and numerous examples and Christ in his life was always wondering how he could liken the kingdom of heaven to things on earth. To put the heavenly thing in an earthly context so humanity would understand. Christ wanted to make the truths of the gospel simple so he always compared it with something. This is where we get the parables from. The kingdom of heaven is like leaven and he describes making bread or the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. Read the rest of this entry