SUNDAY SERMON 11-12-17
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Sunday sermon- https://youtu.be/2zCSe0Sicmw
1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Dewboy Lister speaks- https://youtu.be/iO-HnGoMV0g
[I made this video as an update- and needed a place to link it-
His name was Lonnie- You’ll have to watch the video to get this]
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
ON VIDEO- [Sunday sermon]
.I just read that!
.The real wisdom of Solomon
.Gnostic writings- why they are not scripture
.Solomon’s temple [and porches]
.Stick to the real source- Holy Scripture
.Have oil [storehouse] with the lamp
.Use social media to impart wisdom
.Not just to advertise your ‘church’ meeting
.New Testament canon
.Luke the historian
.Review of Luke 1
.The angel names the Sons
.Jesus and John
.The Virgin Birth
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
I did it a little different this week- instead of teaching from the verses from the Sunday churches- I talked from Luke 1 and tried to give some practical stuff.
We live in a day where we have tools to communicate- like no other generation-
We have access to the ‘world wide web’- yes- though the term sounds outdated- but in reality- we all have the ability to get the message out- world wide.
Churches- preachers- even the average Joe on the street- has their own video recording studio [camera phones]-
Free platforms to upload [YouTube- etc.]
And free blogs to put all of these messages on-
Yet- how do we use these tools for the most part?
Many churches simply advertise their church meetings- which is fine.
Many individuals use these tools to play games- or talk about the latest gossip [or news- which I also do].
All of this is ok in a way- but these tools also have the ability to actually communicate things of value.
And often times we simply let this opportunity fall by the way side.
If the apostle Paul- who wrote actual hand written letters- and had them sent to various churches-
If all he did was write something like ‘I will be speaking at Corinth next Sunday- all are invited to attend'.
Then what impact would his use of the tool of writing have had?
If we opened the bible today- and simply read that- we would have no lasting ability to actually learn from the things he wrote.
In Luke chapter one- we read the same-
Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
Luke 1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
Luke 1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
Luke wrote- used the tools of communication- to actually instruct those who would read his gospel- for 2 thousand years now and counting.
His task was to set in order- lay the message out plainly- then write it- and hopefully it would have a real impact on the hearers.
Here’s one of the verses I quoted-
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
We see the storehouse principle here- meaning their is a thing of value- and it is stored up- it is kept in a dwelling- and will be released in it’s proper time. [Facebook- overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/19/sunday-sermon-15/ ]
Jesus rebuked the foolish virgins [they were virgins- meaning set apart]- yet- they had no reserve-