Sermon Audio: NT Principles of Gathering – Part 1

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“…Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified”

 

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

 

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

 

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

 

Acts 2:36-47 ESV

 


This sermon was originally recorded February 2, 2014 at Seven Points Christian Assembly, Sunbury, PA.

 

Link: NT Principles of Gathering – Part 2

 

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Lessons From The Epistle To Philemon

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Commenting on the Epistle to Philemon:

Paul – illustrates the important business of intersession on behalf of a brother or sister who is in the wrong.
Philemon – teaches us the importance of forgiving those who have wronged us.
Onesimus – serves as a reminder to us of all those who have left.

 

Mike Attwood, Lessons from 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills Second Family Conference, July 26 – August 2, 2014.

 

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Jottings – A Letter Of Commendation

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The epistle to Philemon is a wonderful example of a letter of commendation.

 

Mike Attwood, Lessons from 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills Second Family Conference, July 26 – August 2, 2014.

 

 

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The Headcovering – It’s Not Just An Assembly Thing [updated]


 

 

If you were to visit my church on a Sunday morning one of the first things you would probably notice is that the sisters have their heads covered, and the brothers have their heads uncovered. If you are not accustomed to this practice you would probably wonder why.

One might think it is simply based on longstanding tradition and not on God’s Word. The practice, however, is based on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and other related passages that deal with the subject of headship.

I find it interesting that as many assemblies move away from the symbolic practice of headship there is a growing rediscovery of this truth and practice in other congregations.

By way of example I have posted the above video. The accompanying sermon notes can be found here.

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Video credit:
Published on May 13, 2014
Dr. Carlton C. McLeod, Senior Founding Pastor
Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake
740 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23323
www.crcchesapeake.org

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6.6.2014 13:12 EST update

This is a follow up video from Dr. Carlton C. McLeod:

 

 

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Like this post? See a follow up post: The Headcovering – Redux

 

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J Dwight Pentecost, 1915-2014


 

I just learned that one of my favorite authors and Bible teachers, J Dwight Pentecost, has been promoted to glory. I have benefited from a number of his books including his seminal work on prophesy: Things to Come, A Study in Biblical Eschatology. I look forward to meeting him someday.

 

 

Dallas Theological Seminary’s J Dwight Pentecost memorial page.

 

Thanks Jesse!

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Audio – Woe To You Hypocrites

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But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Matthew 23:13 NKJV

 

 

Recorded: Sunday March 16, 2014 Bethany Gospel Chapel, Worcester, MA.

 

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Audio: Biblical Sexuality In Marriage

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Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, bone of one kind and one of another. 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 ESV

Recorded: Sunday March 9, 2014 Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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1 Corinthians 6 – Should You Take Your Fellow Believer To Court?

 

 

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 KJV

 

Imagine suing your brother! Never you say! Drag the family name though the muck! You won’t catch me doing that. Well that’s exactly what they were doing in Corinth.

Watch this video for more details.

 

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This is the 33rd video in a series of teaching videos on the book of First Corinthians.

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To be continued…

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Audio: King Saul’s Incomplete Obedience

And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the Lord your God” 1 Samuel 13:13a ESV

It is said of King David that he was a man after God’s heart. King Saul, however, was a king after the flesh. When we examine Saul’s life we find that he meant well, but he often fell short of the mark. His life was characterized by incomplete obedience to God’s will.

In this message we look at three time’s in Saul’s life where he almost obeyed. Sadly, incomplete obedience is really disobedience.

What can we learn from King Saul? Take a listen…

 

Recorded: Sunday August 25, 2013 at the North York Gospel Chapel, York, PA

 

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1 Corinthians 5:9-13 Christians- Be Careful Who Your Friends Are

 

 

“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 KJV

 

Paul is still discussing in this section the purity of the local church but as a by-product he talks about who Christians have as their friends.

It’s an important lesson. Hope it helps you.

 

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This is the 32nd video in a series of teaching videos on the book of First Corinthians.

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