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Characters on the Road to the Cross

When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus. 27 And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. 28 But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him. 33 When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. Luke 23:26–33

Dr. John MacArthurThe people would be the rabble that the leaders had collected against Jesus, a growing number of people in that early morning on Friday, people who were being orchestrated and manipulated into crying for the crucifixion of Jesus. This is they. It is they who led Him away. Verse 33, “And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him. This is a mixed group. You’ve got the Sadducees who had nothing to do with the Pharisees. They resented them. They resented their theology. They had nothing in common except a common hatred for Jesus. You can throw in some Herodians who had nothing to do with the Sadducees or the Pharisees.

They were a completely separate party. And they had no common ground except hatred of Jesus. And then you have to throw the Romans in because the Romans were the human instruments that the Jews used to execute Jesus. It is this mixed mob of murderers, if you will, who lead Jesus away. They are theological enemies, normally. They are political enemies, normally. They are rigid adversaries, agreeing only on their common animosity toward Christ.

The sinner is not helped by having nice thoughts about Jesus. There’s only one way to be in the paradise of God, forever with Christ, and that is to confess Jesus as Lord, turning from sin and acknowledging Him as Savior and Redeemer.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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Study to Show Thyself Approved

SeekingBiblicalI have posted these two videos before, but sometimes I have to be reminded why I spend so much of my time in bible study.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

My mom use to say to me over and over “You won’t be popular, but you won’t be ashamed before God”

Hermeneutics comes from the Greek word hermeneuo, which means to explain or interpret, it is the branch of theology that focuses on identifying and applying sound principles of biblical interpretation. While the Bible is generally plain in its meaning, proper interpretation requires careful study and is not always an easy task.

It was D.L Moody who said “Merely reading the Bible is no use at all without we study it thoroughly, and hunt it through, as it were, for some great truth.”

You won’t be popular, but you won’t be ashamed before God

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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New Life in Christ

I love this video posted by Phil Johnson on YouTube, its clear that the message of Jesus Christ and His saving power never changes over the years.

A 1979 film produced in and around Grace Community Church by Family Films. Vintage John MacArthur with long, open collars and teardrop glasses. Plus: special appearances by Jubilant Sykes. Styles and hairdos have changed dramatically, but the message hasn’t. Then, as now, it was biblical, honest, gospel-centered, and clear.

“Styles and hairdos have changed dramatically, but the message hasn’t.”

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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Never Stop Praying!

“When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.”  Corrie ten Boom

“Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein,
and mercy will come down.”~John Wesley

Never Never Never Stop Praying!

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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What Did Mary Know?

Dr. John MacArthurWhat did Mary know, what did she know? Well I don’t think she knew that He’d walk on water specifically. I don’t think she could know that He would give sight to a blind man and make the silent speak, she had no way to know!

Listen to the Christmas story below

And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord;
may it be done to me according to your word.”

Mary knew that she was going to give birth to
the Savior, the only Savior, the Savior of the world.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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Examine Yourselves

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5

SpurgeonNow what is it to have Jesus Christ in you? The Roman Catholics hang the cross on his bosom, but the true Christian carries the cross in his heart and a cross inside the heart my friends is one of the sweetest cures for a cross on the back. If you have a cross in your heart, christ crucified in you, the hope of glory and all the cross of this worlds troubles will seem to you light enough and you will easily be able to sustain it. Christ in the heart means Christ believed in. 

Go Right Through Yourselves
Test Yourselves!
Prove Your Own Selves

Christ in the heart means Christ believed in.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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The Cure for Anxiety

269428911044donotworrypbase“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1

Here it is, the cure for anxiety.  Jesus said this “believe in God, believe also in Me”

Believe In God!

Thomas a Kempis  said…
“Oh, how great peace and quietness
would he possess who should cut
off all vain anxiety and place
all his confidence in God.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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A Deeper Healing (Joni Eareckson Tada)

God does not remove the hardships; He allows them, purposes them, plans them, ordains them and permits them. Pain, problems and paralysis become the lemon that He kept squeezing in my life, revealing all sorts of things from which I needed to repent.

1. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Thou art the potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after thy will,
while I am waiting, yielded and still.

2. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Search me and try me, Savior today!
Wash me just now, Lord, wash me just now,
as in thy presence humbly I bow.

3. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Wounded and weary, help me I pray!
Power, all power, surely is thine!
Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!

4. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Hold o’er my being absolute sway.
Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see
Christ only, always, living in me!

Lyrics: Adelaide Addison Pollard (1862-1934)
Music: George Coles Stebbins (1846-1945)

God does not remove the hardships; 
He allows them, purposes them,
plans them, ordains them and permits them.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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A Sermon is a Message about God

james_packerA sermon is a message about God, living in God’s word, under God’s way. A sermon is a message from God coming to us through the word of God that understands each of the books of the bible as communication from a messenger of God through which God Himself communicates.

HT: Reformation Theology

A sermon is a message from God
coming to us through the word of God

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

 

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The Gospel is Very Simply Jesus Christ

LawsonHe reconciled sinful man to a Holy God, there is no other way for us to have a relationship with an infinitely Holy God except for the blood of the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ and it was by his sin bearing substitutionary vicarious death upon that cross, it was as if He took sinful man in one hand and holy God in the other hand and brought the two together through His death, by that death He satisfied the righteous anger of God and appeased His wrath towards all who would believe in Him and there is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus and therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

Listen to the entire impromptu Gospel presentation by Steve Lawson below.

How glorious it would be to come into the yoke of the Lord Jesus Christ and to receive His salvation. This is a decisive moment in your life, you may never have another opportunity like this again where the gospel is so clearly being presented to you, and so I beg you, I urge you if you are not saved, if you are not committed to this moment commit your life to Jesus Christ.

“How glorious it would be to come into
the yoke of the Lord Jesus Christ
and to receive his salvation.”

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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