Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Message - Jesus IS

Christmas Message

Matt 1:18-25     Jesus IS…

Intro: Prophet, Priest, King          Decedents of King David was Joseph and Mary

Jesus is the Lamb of God –To Die for our Sins

John 1:29 (KJV) 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

The Lamb that Abel brought

The Lamb that was there on the day of Passover when they exit Egypt

The Lamb that was sacrifice every morning and night in the Tabernacle/then Temple

Jesus is the Prince of Peace—To change our Hearts

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Our Hearts are guilty before God---sinners

Our Hearts are separated from God ---enemies

Romans 5:1 (KJV)1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Philippians 4:7 (KJV) 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd—To guide our lives

John 10:11 (KJV) 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John 10:14 (KJV) 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

The Shepherd Provides for the sheep, Protects the sheep, Points/Leads the sheep

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Study of Spiritual Interpretations

Lesson 1

The Study of Spiritual Interpretations

I would like to explain to you  how we are going to study this semester and  how we will teach this course.  First please bring your book and syllabus to class every time.  I may choose one night to teach from the syllabus and another night I may use the textbook and then other nights I might use both or just give you a handout of my own thoughts on the subject.  

Starting with the Bible

The Bible is natural and supernatural, temporal and eternal, human and divine.

The Bible is divine because it is the Word of God. It is God's message for all human beings for all times. Through the Bible, God speaks to all people of all ages in all cultures. The message of the Bible is eternal. It transcends time and cultures. It is relevant and speaks during the time of Moses, the time of Paul and to all of us today.

The Bible is human because God chose to speak through human beings who lived in a certain time and culture in history with an specific language. It is temporal because some of its elements such as the original language used in its original writing is not being used today. So God's eternal Word and message is conditioned and contained in a specific time in history with its own culture and language, and is recorded by means of 'human style' of literature. It is these two natures of God's Word that requires us to apply basic principles of interpretation to understand God's message for us today.

     I believe God has preserved His word in our English language, and that the Bible, we can hold in our hands, this King James Version, is just as powerful and just as originally as what God was wanting to reveal and say to the people the day it was written.  I make no apology for being a Bible believer.  I believe that this KJV Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God.  I have a little paper clipping in my Bible that says what I believe the Bible to be.  I quote

“The Word of God”

THIS BOOK contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword and the Christian's charter. Here paradise is restored, Heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object; our good is its design and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labour, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.


Great Service


     Just want to thank the Lord for a Great service Sunday.  Sunday morning was so sweet.  People started coming to the altar and then going to people and hugging them, telling them how much they love them.  Children went to dads and moms hugging and sharing things, it was special.  A lot of tears and a lot of rejoicing in the Goodness of our Great God!!!!! 

     To the PCS Boys Basketball team and to my assistant coaches that work so hard and did a great job playing in the tournament. Thank you! We came in Fourth out of 8 teams.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Anniversay Sunday at Philadelphia Baptist Church

Dec. 2, 2011

Hello Friends,

     I can’t wait till Sunday Dec. 4th, 2011.  Anniversary Sunday! The Church is Celebrating 43 years of serving the Lord.  Bro. Bob Daughtery will be with us and bring the message Sunday morning and night.  Bro. Bob is one of only four former pastors of the church.  Do you realize that when the church was started I was only 3 years old?  Now I’m the pastor of this wonderful group of people.  The sun never sits on the ministry of PBC.  This year our Missions Committee has figured, by reading the report of all our 118 missionaries, that we have an average of around 20 souls saved every day through some ministry that we are involved with.  Come and be a part of the 43rd Anniversary Sunday this Dec. 4th at 10:30 AM and 6:00pm.  Lunch will follow the morning service. 

                                                                                                          Pastor Tim