Sunday sermon 7-1-18 [video made 6-24-18]
Sunday sermon videos- [filmed at Cole Park amphitheater]
NOTE- To my friends on Medium- you will see this post today- Sunday 7-1-18- being I just re-joined Medium again- I will be posting my past studies the next few days. So that’s why there have been so many new posts the past few days- as soon as I get those studies up- I will be only posting about 3- 4 times a week- Later today I will try and post the video I make today ‘Real Time’- always look for the date- because eventually I will ‘re-post’ videos that will say ‘Real Time’- but the date says it all- Thanks, John.
VAN UPDATE- https://youtu.be/2Be__VAlfb8
UPDATE ON WHTIE VAN- All is ok- the vehicle was being used for a legitimate reason. I will remove the pictures from facebook- but it is impossible to take all the other posts down. John.
ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]
.Here’s the video I mentioned on today’s video https://youtu.be/glNc1nASC88
Sadly- this is my most popular video- 1.7 K views! I think the title had something to do with it
.John the Baptist
.What is the single best bible chapter that covers the whole history of the bible?
.Paul preaches Christ
.Fulfilling your course
.Then comes the break thru
.Silent until the time of the promise
.Don’t seek a venue to speak until your prepared for the task
.Learn to serve in silence first
.Web site stuff too
.The boy who was shot dead- by his wife on youtube
.He was trying to go viral as a stunt person
.Should this even be allowed?
.Be disciplined in fulfilling your mission
NEW [Other videos below]
This Sunday I spoke on the verses from the Mass- I didn’t realize that it was the Catholic [Orthodox?] Sunday where they recognize the birth of John the Baptist- and the other post I ‘posted’ earlier in the day had that as the top verses- [see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/06/24/sunday-sermon-6-24-18/ ]
From Isaiah we read-
Isaiah 49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me FROM THE WOMB; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
Isaiah 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
Isaiah 49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
Isaiah 49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
The first verse speaks about a calling- from birth- named from the mothers womb.
There are other prophets who had this type of calling as well [Jeremiah] and in the birth of John the Baptist the angel named John before he was born-
Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
In the next reading from the gospel [it’s long I’ll past the whole passage below- or just read Luke 1]
we saw how the angel Gabriel appeared to John’s father when he was serving the Lord as a priest-
He told Zechariah that his wife would have a son- and that his prayers were answered-
Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy PRAYER is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Luke 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Yet something strange happens- even though Zechariah was praying for a child- he still doubted the word- from an angel!
Luke 1:18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
Luke 1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
Because of his doubt- he will not be able to speak until the word comes to pass.
Then Elizabeth has the child- and names him John- as the angel spoke- [some sites- see here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/07/01/sunday-sermon-7-1-18/ ]