Christ Reformed Church https://www.christreformedchurch.net/ We are a Reformed Church that places a high priority on teaching the Bible. We encourage belief in the true doctrines of the Bible and righteous living. Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:39:48 +0000 en-US © 2019 Christ Reformed Church Shawnee, OK Christ Reformed Church We are a Reformed Church that places a high priority on teaching the Bible. We encourage belief in the true doctrines of the Bible and righteous living. Christ Reformed Church CRCShawnee@gmail.com clean http://www.christreformedchurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CRC_Logo_Web_Retina.png Christ Reformed Church https://www.christreformedchurch.net/ Christ Reformed Church CRCShawnee@gmail.com We are a Reformed Church that places a high priority on teaching the Bible. We encourage belief in the true doctrines of the Bible and righteous living. No https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.7 160425007 How Would Jesus Vote? – Session 5 – Is government supposed to protect Christians? https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-would-jesus-vote-session-5/ Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:30:15 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2652 In the “How Would Jesus Vote?” conference Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar addresses politics and social issues with Biblical authority.

Session 5 will show that the government should provide special preference to the Christian Church. Christians should pray and vote for government officials who will pass laws and enforce policies that will be beneficial to the Christian Church, so that Christians can worship their God freely, openly preach the Gospel without fear of persecution, raise their families in the fear of the Lord without government interference and live a quiet, simple, peaceful and dignified life.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. – Jeremiah 29:7

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How Would Jesus Vote? – Session 4 – Is it the governments job to provide rationed peanut butter and diapers? https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-would-jesus-vote-session-4/ Sun, 25 Oct 2020 15:30:07 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2650 In the “How Would Jesus Vote?” conference Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar addresses politics and social issues with Biblical authority.

Session 4 will show the proper, biblical role of the government in this present world. The role of the government is to suppress evil and promote righteousness in the land. It is not the duty of the government to manage every aspect of the lives of its citizens or provide many and various social programs at the taxpayers expense.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. – Jeremiah 29:7

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How Would Jesus Vote? – Session 3 – Are all evils the same? https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-would-jesus-vote-session-3/ Sat, 24 Oct 2020 19:30:50 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2648 In the “How Would Jesus Vote?” conference Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar addresses politics and social issues with Biblical authority.

Session 3 will show that ‘the lesser of two evils’ is a legitimate and a biblical principle for informing the Christian at the ballot box. Many Christian pastors have taught that one cannot vote for Donald Trump because he is a man with many flaws. They have stated that one should not vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’ but should instead vote for a third party candidate or write in a name on the election ballot. Session 3 will show the foolishness of such misguided and malicious reasoning.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. – Jeremiah 29:7

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How Would Jesus Vote? – Session 2 – Can I be left alone to play on my joystick? (fighting against evil) https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-would-jesus-vote-session-2/ Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:30:23 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2646 In the “How Would Jesus Vote?” conference Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar addresses politics and social issues with Biblical authority.

Session 2 will show that Christians cannot be disengaged from this present life but must be aware of what is taking place within society and must fight against evil. Christians cannot use the hope of heaven as an excuse to pass away their days in idleness while pursuing earthly leisures and comfort. Christians must fight against evil and seek to promote a just society where the Church can flourish and the Gospel can be openly proclaimed.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. – Jeremiah 29:7

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How Would Jesus Vote? – Session 1 – Should Christians have any ethical expectations for unbelievers? https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-would-jesus-vote-session-1/ Sat, 24 Oct 2020 16:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2643 In the “How Would Jesus Vote?” conference Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar addresses politics and social issues with Biblical authority.

Session 1 will show that even unbelievers can be expected to adhere to the ethical standards of the Bible. While an unbeliever cannot obey God from a sincere heart, he can outwardly conform to the ethics of the Bible. It is not unreasonable or unbiblical to expect unbelievers to live a moral life and to punish them according to the biblical standard of justice when they fail to comply.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. – Jeremiah 29:7

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Acts 7:1-22 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-71-22/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2641

And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that I will show you.’” – Acts 7:2-3

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 8.2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part22/ Sun, 18 Oct 2020 19:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2634

This office of mediator between God and man is proper only to Christ, who is the prophet, priest, and king of the church of God.

This lesson covers Paragraph 8.2. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Godly Man’s Picture – Part 5 – Romans 12:9-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-godly-mans-picture-part-5/ Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:30:13 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2630

The godly are a sacred priesthood. The priesthood under the law was honorable. The king’s daughter was wife to Jehoiada the priest (2 Chron. 22:11). It was a custom among the Egyptians to have their kings chosen from their priests. The saints are a divine priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices (1 Pet 2:9). They are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). They are kings (Rev. 1:6). Novarinus tells of an ancient king who invited a company of poor Christians and made them a great feast. On being asked why he showed so much respect to people of such poor birth and extraction, he told them, “These I must honor as the children of the most high God. They will be kings and princes with me in the eternal world.” The godly are in some sense higher than the angels. The angels are Christ’s friends; these are his spouse. The angels are called morning stars (Job 38:7)—but the saints are clothed with the Sun of righteousness (Rev. 12:1). – Thomas Watson

Passage: Romans 12:9-21

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Acts 6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-6/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 01:30:28 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2626

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. – Acts 6:8-10

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 8.1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part21/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 19:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2569

This office of mediator between God and man is proper only to Christ, who is the prophet, priest, and king of the church of God.

This lesson covers Paragraph 8.1. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Godly Man’s Picture – Part 4 – Romans 12:9-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-godly-mans-picture-part-4/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 17:30:12 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2601

Serious meditation represents everything in its true color. It shows the evil of sin, and the luster of grace. By holy thoughts, the head grows clearer and the heart better: “I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto your testimonies” (Psalm 119:59). If men would step aside a little out of the noise and hurry of business, and spend only half-an-hour every day thinking about their souls and eternity, it would produce a wonderful alteration in them! – Thomas Watson

Passage: Romans 12:9-21

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Acts 5:17-42 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-517-42/ Thu, 08 Oct 2020 01:30:34 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2603

…and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus – Acts 5:40-42

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The Godly Man’s Picture – Part 3 – Romans 12:9-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-godly-mans-picture-part-3/ Sun, 04 Oct 2020 17:30:29 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2564

It is hard for a clod of dust—to become a star. “Love not the world” (1 John 2:15). Many would like to be godly—but the honors and profits of the world divert them. Where the world fills both head and heart—there is no room for Christ. He whose mind is rooted in the earth, is likely enough to deride godliness. When our Savior was preaching against sin, “the Pharisees, who were covetous, derided him” (Luke 16:14). The world eats the heart out of godliness, as the ivy eats the heart out of the oak. The world kills with her golden darts! – Thomas Watson

Passage: Romans 12:9-21

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Acts 4:32-5:16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-4-32-5-16/ Thu, 01 Oct 2020 01:30:58 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2550

Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things. Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. – Acts 5:10-13

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 7.1-7.3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part20/ Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:30:16 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2474

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, “And they will all be taught by God.” Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. – John 6:44-45

This lesson covers Paragraphs 7.1-1.3. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Godly Man’s Picture – Part 2 – Romans 12:9-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-godly-mans-picture-part-2/ Sun, 27 Sep 2020 17:30:38 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2473

Make this maxim your own, that godliness is the purpose of your creation. God never sent men into the world only to eat and drink and put on fine clothes but that they might ‘serve him in holiness and righteousness’ (Luke 1.74-75). God made the world only a dressing room to dress our souls in. He sent us here in the grand errand of godliness. Should nothing but the body be looked after, this would be basely to degenerate, yes, to invert and frustrate the very purpose of our being. – Thomas Watson

Passage: Romans 12:9-21

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Acts 4:1-31 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-4-1-31/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:30:01 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2520

But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” – Acts 4:17-20

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 6.3-6.5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part19/ Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2465

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 6.3-6.5 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Godly Man’s Picture – Part 1 – Romans 12:9-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-godly-mans-picture-part-1/ Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:30:32 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2463

The apostle proceeds to stir up to the exercise of grace, and the discharge of such duties as were common to all the members of the church; and begins with “love”, which is the cement of saints, and the bond of perfectness, without which all the gifts that men have, the profession they make, and works they do are of no avail, and they themselves nothing. Here it is to be taken, in the largest and most comprehensive sense, for love to God, Christ, the saints, and fellow creatures, and ought, with respect to each, to “be without dissimulation”; or “hypocrisy”. Love to God should be with all the heart, soul, and mind, otherwise the fear of him, and obedience to him, will be only outward, formal, customary, and hypocritical. Love to one another should be not in word, and in tongue only, but in deed and in truth; yea, the love professed to fellow creatures, ought never to be through fear of men or mercenary views, but honest, upright, and sincere. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 12:9-21

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Acts 2:42-3:26 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-242-326/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:30:21 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2461

And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. – Acts 3:17-21

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 6.1-6.2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part18/ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2455

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 6.1-6.2 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Spiritual Gifts – Part 2 – Romans 12:3-8 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/spiritual-gifts-part1-2/ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 17:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2451

By “prophesying” is meant, not foretelling things to come, thought this gift was bestowed upon some, as Agabus, and others in the Christian church; but this, as it is of an extraordinary nature, so it is not stinted and limited according to the proportion of faith; but preaching the Gospel is here designed, which is the sense of the word in many places of Scripture, particularly in 1 Corinthians 13:2. Now such who have this gift of prophecy, or of opening and explaining the Scriptures, ought to make use of it, and constantly attend toil: “let us prophesy”; diligently prepare for it by prayer, reading and meditation, and continually exercise it as opportunity offers; nor should any difficulty and discouragement deter from it. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 12:3-8

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Acts 2:22-41 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-2-22-41/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 01:30:31 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2431

Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. – Acts 2:22-24

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Spiritual Gifts – Part 1 – Romans 12:3-8 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/spiritual-gifts-part1/ Sun, 06 Sep 2020 17:30:27 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2407

By “prophesying” is meant, not foretelling things to come, thought this gift was bestowed upon some, as Agabus, and others in the Christian church; but this, as it is of an extraordinary nature, so it is not stinted and limited according to the proportion of faith; but preaching the Gospel is here designed, which is the sense of the word in many places of Scripture, particularly in 1 Corinthians 13:2. Now such who have this gift of prophecy, or of opening and explaining the Scriptures, ought to make use of it, and constantly attend toil: “let us prophesy”; diligently prepare for it by prayer, reading and meditation, and continually exercise it as opportunity offers; nor should any difficulty and discouragement deter from it. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 12:3-8

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Acts 2:1-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-2-1-21/ Thu, 03 Sep 2020 01:30:46 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2403

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. – Acts 2:1-4

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 5.6-5.7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part17/ Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:30:20 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2381

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 5.6-5.7 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Due to a technical issue the last few minutes of this lesson are missing.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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One Body, Many Members – Romans 12:3-8 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/one-body-many-members/ Sun, 30 Aug 2020 17:30:32 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2378

We are called for this end, that we may unite together in one body, since Christ has ordained a fellowship and connection between the faithful similar to that which exists between the members of the human body; and as men could not of themselves come together into such an union, he himself becomes the bond of this connection. As then the case is with the human body, so it ought to be with the society of the faithful. By applying this similitude he proves how necessary it is for each to consider what is suitable to his own nature, capacity, and vocation. But though this similitude has various parts, it is yet to be chiefly thus applied to our present subject, — that as the members of the same body have distinct offices, and all of them are distinct, for no member possesses all powers, nor does it appropriate to itself the offices of others; so God has distributed various gifts to us, by which diversity he has determined the order which he would have to be observed among us, so that everyone is to conduct himself according to the measure of his capacity, and not to thrust himself into what peculiarly belongs to others; nor is any one to seek to have all things himself, but to be content with his lot, and willingly to abstain from usurping the offices of others. When, however, he points out in express words the communion which is between us, he at the same time intimates, how much diligence there ought to be in all, so that they may contribute to the common good of the body according to the faculties they possess. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 12:3-8

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Acts 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/acts-1/ Thu, 27 Aug 2020 01:00:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2389 clean no 57:47 CRC Shawnee No no Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 5.4-5.5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part16/ Sun, 23 Aug 2020 19:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2371

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 5.4-5.5 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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A Living Sacrifice – Romans 12:1-2 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-living-sacrific-part-2/ Sun, 23 Aug 2020 17:30:20 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2369

The term world has several significations, but here it means the sentiments and the morals of men; to which, not without cause, he forbids us to conform. For since the whole world lies in wickedness, it behooves us to put off whatever we have of the old man, if we would really put on Christ: and to remove all doubt, he explains what he means, by stating what is of a contrary nature; for he bids us to be transformed into a newness of mind. These kinds of contrast are common in Scripture; and thus a subject is more clearly set forth. Now attend here, and see what kind of renovation is required from us: It is not that of the flesh only, but of the mind, which is the most excellent part of us. For how much so ever we may flatter ourselves, that declaration of Christ is still true, — that every man must be born again, who would enter into the kingdom of God; for in mind and heart we are altogether alienated from the righteousness of God. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 12:1-2

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 5.1-5.3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part15/ Sun, 16 Aug 2020 19:30:41 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2363

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 5.1 – 5.3 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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A Living Sacrifice – Romans 12:1-2 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-living-sacrifice-part-1/ Sun, 16 Aug 2020 17:30:52 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2361

He says first, that our body ought to be offered a sacrifice to God; by which he implies that we are not our own, but have entirely passed over so as to become the property of God; which cannot be, except we renounce ourselves and thus deny ourselves. Then, secondly, by adding two adjectives, he shows what sort of sacrifice this ought to be. By calling it living, he intimates, that we are sacrificed to the Lord for this end, — that our former life being destroyed in us, we may be raised up to a new life. By the term holy, he points out that which necessarily belongs to a sacrifice, already noticed; for a victim is then only approved, when it had been previously made holy. By the third word,acceptable, he reminds us, that our life is framed aright, when this sacrifice is so made as to be pleasing to God: he brings to us at the same time no common consolation; for he teaches us, that our work is pleasing and acceptable to God when we devote ourselves to purity and holiness. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 12:1-2

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 4.2-4.3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part14/ Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2355

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 4.2-4.3 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Unsearchable Depths of the Wisdom of God! – Romans 11:33-36 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-unsearchable-depths-of-the-wisdom-of-god/ Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:30:06 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2353

These words are the epilogue, or conclusion of the doctrinal part of this epistle, and relate to what is said throughout the whole of it hitherto; particularly to the doctrines of salvation by Christ, justification by his righteousness, predestination, the calling of the Gentiles, the rejection of the Jews; upon the whole of which, the apostle breaks forth into this pathetic exclamation; the design of which is to show, how much of the wisdom and knowledge of God is displayed in these doctrines, and how small a part of it is known by the best of men, and therefore ought not to be caviled at and objected to, because of some difficulties attending them, but to be received upon the testimony of divine revelation. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 11:33-36

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Redeemed By the Mercy of God, Alone! – Romans 11:28-32 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/redeemed-by-the-mercy-of-god-alone/ Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:30:02 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2349

A remarkable conclusion, by which he shows that there is no reason why they who have a hope of salvation should despair of others; for whatever they may now be, they have been like all the rest. If they have emerged from unbelief through God’s mercy alone, they ought to leave place for it as to others also. For he makes the Jews equal in guilt with the Gentiles, that both might understand that the avenue to salvation is no less open to others than to them. For it is the mercy of God alone which saves; and this offers itself to both. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:28-32

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 4.1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part13/ Sun, 26 Jul 2020 19:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2342

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraph 4.1 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Who Is Israel?- Romans 11:25-27 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/who-is-israel/ Sun, 26 Jul 2020 17:30:31 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2340

I extend the word Israel to all the people of God, according to this meaning, — “When the Gentiles shall come in, the Jews also shall return from their defection to the obedience of faith; and thus shall be completed the salvation of the whole Israel of God, which must be gathered from both; and yet in such a way that the Jews shall obtain the first place, being as it were the first-born in God’s family.” This interpretation seems to me the most suitable, because Paul intended here to set forth the completion of the kingdom of Christ, which is by no means to be confined to the Jews, but is to include the whole world. The same manner of speaking we find in Galatians 6:16. The Israel of God is what he calls the Church, gathered alike from Jews and Gentiles; and he sets the people, thus collected from their dispersion, in opposition to the carnal children of Abraham, who had departed from his faith. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:25-27

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 3.6-3.7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part12/ Sun, 19 Jul 2020 19:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2333

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 3.6-3.7 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Wisdom From Above vs Wisdom From Below – Romans 11:23-25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/wisdom-from-above-vs-wisdom-from-below/ Sun, 19 Jul 2020 17:30:41 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2332

The same is still not less useful to us at this day, so that we may know, that the salvation of the remnant, whom the Lord will at length gather to himself, is hid, sealed as it were by his signet. And whenever a long delay tempts us to despair, let us remember this word mystery; by which Paul clearly reminds us, that the mode of their conversion will neither be common nor usual; and hence they act absurdly who attempt to measure it by their own judgment; for what can be more unreasonable than to regard that as incredible which is far removed from our view? It is called a mystery, because it will be incomprehensible until the time of its revelation. It is, however, made known to us, as it was to the Romans, that our faith may be content with the word, and support us with hope, until the event itself come to light. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:23-25

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 3.2-3.5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part11/ Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:30:04 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2317

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraphs 3.2-3.5 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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God of Kindness AND God of Severity – Romans 11:22 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/god-of-kindness-and-god-of-severity/ Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:30:06 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2315

By laying the case before their eyes he more clearly and fully confirms the fact, — that the Gentiles had no reason to be proud. They saw in the Jews an example of God’s severity, which ought to have terrified them; while in themselves they had an evidence of his grace and goodness, by which they ought to have been stimulated to thankfulness only, and to exalt the Lord and not themselves. They indeed who have been illuminated by the Lord ought always to think of perseverance; for they continue not in the goodness of God, who having for a time responded to the call of God, do at length begin to loathe the kingdom of heaven, and thus by their ingratitude justly deserve to be blinded again. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:22

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The Vice of Pride and the Virtue of Fear – Romans 11:17-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-vice-of-pride-and-the-virtue-of-fear/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 17:30:11 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2296

Whatever was done to the Jews in former or latter times, are written for the instruction and admonition of Gentiles; and the use they are to make thereof is, to be careful and cautious, lest by imbibing principles derogatory from the grace of God and glory of Christ, or by an unbecoming walk and conversation they provoke the Lord to unchurch them as he has done the Jews before them; and which they may the rather fear, since the Jews were the natural branches, and they formerly strangers and aliens – John Gill

Passage: Romans 11:17-21

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 3.1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part10/ Sun, 28 Jun 2020 19:30:22 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2291

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraph 3.1 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Goodness of God In Israel’s Failure – Romans 11:11-16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-goodness-of-god-in-israels-failure/ Sun, 28 Jun 2020 17:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2289

The Apostle asserts two things in this place, — that the fall of the Jews had turned out for salvation to the Gentiles; but to this end — that they might be kindled by a sort of jealousy, and be thus led to repentance. He no doubt had an eye to the testimony of Moses, which he had already quoted, where the Lord threatened Israel, — that as he had been provoked by them to emulation through their false gods; so he also, according to the law of retaliation, would provoke them by a foolish nation. The word here used denotes the feeling of emulation or jealousy with which we are excited, when we see another preferred before us. Since then it was the Lord’s purpose that Israel should be provoked to emulation, they were not so fallen as to be precipitated into eternal ruin; but that God’s blessing, despised by them, might come to the Gentiles, in order that they might at length be also stirred up to seek the Lord, from whom they had fallen away. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:11-16

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God’s Grace – 1 Kings 17:1-16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/gods-grace/ Sun, 21 Jun 2020 17:30:21 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2283

Not that this was declared to the woman, or that she had any orders from the Lord to support him; but that he had determined it in his mind, and would take care in his providence that he should be supplied by her: this was another trial of the prophet’s faith, that he should be sent to a poor widow woman for his support, and she a Gentile; but he that had been so long fed by ravens, could have no reason to doubt of his being provided for in this way. – John Gill

Passage: 1 Kings 17:1-16

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The False Gospel of Racism https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-false-gospel-of-racism/ Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:00:32 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2308 clean no 1:09:46 CRC Shawnee No no Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 2.3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part9/ Sun, 14 Jun 2020 19:30:26 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2277

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraph 2.3 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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God Gave Them a Spirit of Stupor – Romans 11:7-10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/god-gave-them-a-spirit-of-stupor/ Sun, 14 Jun 2020 17:30:24 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2276

God hath given them the spirit of slumber; or of stupidity and insensibility, so that they were as persons in a deep sleep; their senses locked up, without any knowledge of, or concern about, the danger they were in; having no sense of sin, or of the need of a Saviour; or of their being upon the borders of eternal ruin and damnation, or of any ways and means to escape it; but careless and secure, as persons fast asleep in the midst of the sea, or upon the top of a mast, who, when stricken and beaten, feel it not; but if by jogging are awaked at all, immediately return to sleep again, and so sleep the sleep of eternal death – John Gill

Passage: Romans 11:7-10

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 2.2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part8/ Sun, 07 Jun 2020 19:30:06 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2271

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraph 2.2 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Election and Grace Walk Hand in Hand – Romans 11:5-6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/election-and-grace-walk-hand-in-hand/ Sun, 07 Jun 2020 17:30:07 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2268

This amplification is derived from a comparison between things of an opposite character; for such is the case between God’s grace and the merit of works, that he who establishes the one overturns the other. But if no regard to works can be admitted in election, without obscuring the gratuitous goodness of God, which he designed thereby to be so much commended to us, what answer can be given to Paul by those infatuated persons, who make the cause of election to be that worthiness in us which God has foreseen? For whether you introduce works future or past, this declaration of Paul opposes you; for he says, that grace leaves nothing to works. Paul speaks not here of our reconciliation with God, nor of the means, nor of the proximate causes of our salvation; but he ascends higher, even to this, — why God, before the foundation of the world, chose only some and passed by others: and he declares, that God was led to make this difference by nothing else, but by his own good pleasure; for if any place is given to works, so much, he maintains, is taken away from grace. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:5-6

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Marxists Mobs and Democratic Deceit https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/marxists-mobs-and-democratic-deceit/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 01:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2310 clean no 1:23:12 CRC Shawnee No no A Remnant Chosen By Grace – Romans 11:5-6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-remnant-chosen-by-grace/ Sun, 31 May 2020 17:30:01 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2265

He applies the example to his own age; and to make all things alike, he calls God’s people a remnant, that is, in comparison with the vast number in whom impiety prevailed: and alluding at the same time to the prophecy he had quoted from Isaiah, he shows, that in the midst of a miserable and confused desolation the faithfulness of God yet shone forth, for there was still some remnant: and in order more fully to confirm this, he expressly calls them a remnant that survived through the grace of God: and thus he bore witness that God’s election is unchangeable, according to what the Lord said to Elias, — that where the whole people had fallen away to idolatry, he had reserved for himself seven thousand: and hence we conclude, that through his kindness they were delivered from destruction. Nor does he simply speak of grace; but he now calls our attention also to election, that we may learn reverently to rely on the hidden purpose of God. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 11:5-6

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Has God Rejected His People? – Part 1 – Romans 11:1-6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/has-god-rejected-his-people-part-1/ Sun, 24 May 2020 17:30:58 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2259

The apostle goes on with his answer to the objection, by distinguishing and explaining who he meant by the people God had not cast away, namely, which were “foreknown” by him; for all mankind are in a sense his people, being made, maintained, and supported in their beings by him, yet they are not all foreknown; for were they, they would be all predestinated, called, conformed to the image of Christ, justified and glorified; but some of them will be cast away, being bad and wicked, and will be sent into everlasting punishment: and though the people of the Jews in general were the people of God, being in a sense chose, known, and distinguished by him from the rest of the world, yet they were not all a “foreknown” people, in the sense the apostle uses the word; wherefore a great number of them were cast away, of which afterwards the apostle speaks largely in this chapter: but then there were a people among them, that were the people of God in a more special sense; they were chosen by him from everlasting to be his people; they were taken into the covenant of his grace as such; they were given to Christ as his people, and were redeemed and saved by him on that account; and were, or were to be called, with an holy calling, when they are openly declared to be the people of God, whom he foreknew. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 11:1-6

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The Dogs Will Eat the Crumbs – Romans 10:18-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-dogs-will-eat-the-crumbs/ Sun, 17 May 2020 17:30:55 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2255

He proves by the testimony of Moses, that there was nothing inconsistent in God in preferring the Gentiles to the Jews. The passage is taken from that celebrated song, in which God, upbraiding the Jews with their perfidiousness, declares, that he would execute vengeance on them, and provoke them to jealousy by taking the Gentiles into covenant with himself, because they had departed to fictitious gods. “Ye have,” he says, “by despising and rejecting me, transferred my right and honor to idols: to avenge this wrong, I will also substitute the Gentiles in your place, and I will transfer to them what I have hitherto given to you.” Now this could not have been without repudiating the Jewish nation: for the emulation, which Moses mentions, arose from this, — that God formed for himself a nation from that which was not a nation, and raised up from nothing a new people, who were to occupy the place from which the Jews had been driven away, inasmuch as they had forsaken the true God and prostituted themselves to idols. For though, at the coming of Christ, the Jews were not gone astray to gross and external idolatry, they had yet no excuse, since they had profaned the whole worship of God by their inventions; yea, they at length denied God the Father, as revealed in Christ, his only-begotten Son, which was an extreme kind of impiety. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 10:18-21

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Faith Comes Through Hearing – Part 3 – Romans 10:14-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/faith-comes-through-hearing-part-3/ Sun, 10 May 2020 17:30:55 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2251

Men preach the Gospel in obedience to the commandment of the everlasting God, and according to the orders, mission, and commission, warrant and authority, of the Lord Jesus Christ: and so these words are the conclusion, and sum of the whole; that as invocation is owing to faith, so faith to hearing, hearing to preaching, preaching to a mission; whence it follows, that it is the original will of God, to send forth his apostles and ministers, to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles, as well as to the Jews; that they hearing might believe, and believing call upon the Lord, and so be saved by him. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:14-17

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Faith Comes Through Hearing – Part 2 – Romans 10:14-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/faith-comes-through-hearing-part-2/ Sun, 03 May 2020 17:30:26 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2247

There is no hearing without, preaching; there may be reading without it, and this ought to be where there is preaching, to see that what is preached is agreeably to the Scriptures; but there is no hearing the word explained without preaching; explaining the word is preaching. There is no hearing of Christ, and salvation by him, without the preaching of the Gospel; the usual and ordinary way of hearing from God, and of Christ, is by the ministry of the word: this shows not only the necessity and usefulness of the Gospel ministry, but also points out the subject matter of it, which is Christ, and him crucified. They that preach ought to preach concerning the person of Christ, his offices, grace, righteousness, blood, sacrifice and satisfaction, otherwise men may hear the preacher, and not hear Christ. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:14-17

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Faith Comes Through Hearing – Part 1 – Romans 10:14-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/faith-comes-through-hearing-part-1/ Sun, 26 Apr 2020 17:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2242

There is no faith in Christ without hearing of him; as it is in human, so in divine faith, there may be believing without seeing, but not without hearing; so we believe that there were such men as Alexander and Julius Caesar, and other persons now in being, though we never saw them, having heard of them, or had a report made of them, which we have reason to give credit to; so there may be, and is faith in Christ without seeing him with our bodily eyes, though not without hearing of him; for of an unheard of person, there can be no faith in him, because no exercise of thought about him. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:14-17

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Gospel Riches – Romans 10:5-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/gospel-riches/ Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:30:46 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2239

He is not only rich as God, being possessed of all divine perfections and glory, but as Mediator, having the riches of grace and glory in him; and is rich, beneficent, liberal and free in dispensing, pardoning, justifying, and sanctifying grace to all that come unto him, throw themselves at his feet, implore his grace and righteousness, and call upon him with faith and fervency. Such as these are here designed, and not all that make mention of his name, or are called by it; but who are the true worshipers of him in faith and fear; for the invocation of his name includes all worship of him, and exercise of grace upon him; hence this passage is no inconsiderable proof of his proper deity. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:5-13

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The Instrument of Faith – Romans 10:5-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-instrument-of-faith/ Sun, 12 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2233

The apostle here explains the nature and use both of faith and confession; as true faith does not lie in the bare assent of the mind to the Gospel, or any truth contained in it, respecting the person and office of Christ, so neither does it lie, as not in the brain, so not in the tongue, but in the heart; it is not a notional knowledge of things to be believed; nor is it saying that a man believes; but it is heart work, a believing with all the heart; such a faith in which all the powers of the soul, the understanding, will, and affections, are concerned, it is a seeing of the Son, a beholding of the glory, fullness, suitableness, ability, and willingness of Christ as a Savior, with the eye of the understanding spiritually enlightened; it is a going out of the soul to Christ, in various acts, such as venturing into his presence, prostrating itself at his feet, resolving if it perishes it will perish there; a giving up itself unto him, determining it will have no other Savior, leaning and relying on him, and living upon him; which faith works by love to Christ, moves the affections, stirs up the desires of the soul to his name, and endears him and all that belong to him to it. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:5-13

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Moses On the Righteousness of Faith – Romans 10:5-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/moses-on-the-righteousness-of-faith/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 17:30:09 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2230

“the word of faith”, may be seen in the Jewish writings; and this shows what word is here meant, even the Gospel so called, because it contains doctrines which are to be believed upon the testimony of God, and particularly the doctrine of justification by the righteousness of Christ received by faith; and because it proposes Christ as the object of faith, and encourages souls to believe in him for life and salvation; and is also the means of begetting and implanting faith in the heart, and without it the preaching of it is of no avail: and it is further described by the ministration of it. This shows the agreement between Moses and the apostles of Christ; for the word which he spoke of, they preached, and indeed said no other things than what the prophets and Moses said should come, that Christ should suffer in the stead of his people, and rise again for their justification; the sum of which is delivered in Romans 10:9 – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:5-13

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Moses On the Righteousness of the Law – Romans 10.5-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/moses-on-the-righteousness-of-the-law/ Sun, 29 Mar 2020 17:30:11 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2226

The righteousness based upon the Law which is to be seen in Leviticus 18:5, “ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them”; from whence it appears, that by “those things” a man is to do, are meant the statutes and judgments of God, not the ordinances of the ceremonial, but the precepts of the moral law; and that the righteousness of the law lies in “doing” and keeping those statutes, not merely externally, but internally, with all the heart, and soul, and strength; the law requires love to God, fear of him, and faith in him, and an inward disposition of the mind towards him, and a conformity of heart and nature to his law, as well as outward obedience; and all this is to be done perfectly and completely in every punctilio the law requires, otherwise no life is to be expected, nor any righteousness to be had by it. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 10:5-13

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Christ, the End of the Law – Romans 10:1-4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/christ-the-end-of-the-law/ Sun, 22 Mar 2020 17:30:41 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2220

It hence follows, that the wicked abuse of the law was justly reprehended in the Jews, who absurdly made an obstacle of that which was to be their help: nay, it appears that they had shamefully mutilated the law of God; for they rejected its soul, and seized on the dead body of the letter. For though the law promises reward to those who observe its righteousness, it yet substitutes, after having proved all guilty, another righteousness in Christ, which is not attained by works, but is received by faith as a free gift. Thus the righteousness of faith, (as we have seen in the first chapter,) receives a testimony from the law. We have then here a remarkable passage, which proves that the law in all its parts had a reference to Christ; and hence no one can rightly understand it, who does not continually level at this mark. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 10:1-4

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 2.1 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part7/ Sun, 15 Mar 2020 19:30:03 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2215

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraph 2.1 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Away With Good Intentions – Romans 10:1-4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/away-with-good-intentions/ Sun, 15 Mar 2020 17:30:23 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2213

Let us hence learn where our good intentions may guide us, if we yield to them. It is commonly thought a good and a very fit excuse, when he who is reproved pretends that he meant no harm. And this pretext is held good by many at this day, so that they apply not their minds to find out the truth of God, because they think that whatever they do amiss through ignorance, without any designed maliciousness, but with good intention, is excusable. But no one of us would excuse the Jews for having crucified Christ, for having cruelly raged against the Apostles, and for having attempted to destroy and extinguish the gospel; and yet they had the same defense as that in which we confidently glory. Away then with these vain evasions as to good intention; if we seek God sincerely, let us follow the way by which alone we can come to him. For it is better, as Augustine says, even to go limping in the right way than to run with all our might out of the way. If we would be really religious, let us remember that what Lactantius teaches is true, that true religion is alone that which is connected with the word of God. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 10:1-4

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraph 2.1 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part6/ Sun, 08 Mar 2020 19:30:36 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2207

The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withal most just and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.

This lesson covers paragraph 2.1 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Righteousness by Faith vs Righteousness by Works – Romans 9:30-33 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/righteousness-by-faith-vs-righteousness-by-works/ Sun, 08 Mar 2020 17:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2205

That he might cut off from the Jews every occasion of murmuring against God, he now begins to show those causes, which may be comprehended by human minds, why the Jewish nation had been rejected. But they do what is absurd and invert all order, who strive to assign and set up causes above the secret predestination of God, which he has previously taught us is to be counted as the first cause. But as this is superior to all other causes, so the corruption and wickedness of the ungodly afford a reason and an occasion for the judgments of God: and as he was engaged on a difficult point, he introduced a question, and, as though he were in doubt, asked what might be said on the subject. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 9:30-33

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Only a Remnant Will Be Saved – Romans 9:27-29 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/only-a-remnant-will-be-saved/ Sun, 01 Mar 2020 18:30:24 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2201

God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone from heaven, for their iniquities and had it not been for electing grace, Israel would have been like the inhabitants of these cities for wickedness; and the case would have been the same with us and with the whole world, had it not been for God’s act of election, choosing some to holiness here, and happiness hereafter. The decree of election is so far from being a door to licentiousness, that it is the true spring and source of all real holiness, that has been, or is in the world; and had it not been for this, there would have been no such thing as holiness in the world; and consequently not only Judea, but the whole world, were it not for this, must have been long before now, like Sodom and Gomorrah, in their punishment. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 9:27-29

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 1.8-1.10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part5/ Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:30:46 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2197

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation.

This lesson covers paragraphs 1.8 – 1.10 . To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Salvation For the Gentiles – Romans 9:24-26 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/salvation-for-the-gentiles/ Sun, 23 Feb 2020 18:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2194

From election the apostle proceeds to calling, the fruit and evidence of it, taking the same method he did in Romans 8:30, with a view to treat of the call of the Gentiles, of which he afterwards gives proof from prophecy; whence it appears to be according to divine predestination, upon which prophecy is founded; for God foretells that such a thing will be, because he has foreordained it shall be. These words are explanative of the former, and show who the vessels of mercy are; they are such whom God calls by his grace. Election may be known by calling, as the cause by its effect, and that without an extraordinary revelation. This may as well be known, as man’s adoption, justification, and the forgiveness of his sins; for as all the chosen are, and shall be called in time, so all that are truly called by the grace of God, are manifestly, and to a demonstration, the chosen vessels of salvation: if a man is satisfied of his calling, he ought to be equally so of his election, the one being demonstrable by the other; and for such an one to doubt of it, is his sin and crime. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 9:24-26

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Vessels of Wrath and Vessels of Mercy – Romans 9:19-23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/vessels-of-wrath-and-vessels-of-mercy/ Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2189

But if we wish fully to understand Paul, almost every word must be examined. He then argues thus, — There are vessels prepared for destruction, that is, given up and appointed to destruction: they are also vessels of wrath, that is, made and formed for this end, that they may be examples of God’s vengeance and displeasure. If the Lord bears patiently for a time with these, not destroying them at the first moment, but deferring the judgment prepared for them, and this in order to set forth the decisions of his severity, that others may be terrified by so dreadful examples, and also to make known his power, to exhibit which he makes them in various ways to serve; and, further, that the amplitude of his mercy towards the elect may hence be more fully known and more brightly shine forth; — what is there worthy of being reprehended in this dispensation? But that he is silent as to the reason, why they are vessels appointed to destruction, is no matter of wonder. He indeed takes it as granted, according to what has been already said, that the reason is hid in the secret and inexplorable counsel of God; whose justice it behooves us rather to adore than to scrutinize. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 9:19-23

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 1.6-1.7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part4/ Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:30:50 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2183

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation.

This lesson covers paragraphs 1.6 – 1.7. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Potter and the Clay – Romans 9:19-23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-potter-and-the-clay/ Sun, 09 Feb 2020 18:30:38 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2181

Here is the fundamental difference between the man of faith and the man of unbelief. The unbeliever is “of the world,” judges everything by worldly standards, views life from the standpoint of time and sense, and weighs everything in the balances of his own carnal making. But the man of faith brings in God, looks at everything from His standpoint, estimates values by spiritual standards, and views life in the light of eternity. Doing this, he receives whatever comes as from the hand of God. Doing this, his heart is calm in the midst of the storm. Doing this, he “rejoices in hope of the glory of God. – A. W. Pink

Passage: Romans 9:19-23

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 1.4-1.5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part3/ Sun, 02 Feb 2020 20:30:59 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2173

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation.

This lesson covers paragraphs 1.4 – 1.5. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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Who Are You, O Man? – Romans 9:19-23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/who-are-you-o-man/ Sun, 02 Feb 2020 18:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2171

He has taken the wisest method to silence such an audacious objector, and that he abundantly clears God from the charge of cruelty and unmercifulness. And he answers “first”, by putting the insolent creature in mind of what he was; “nay, but O man, who art thou?”. Thou art man, and not God; a creature, and not the Creator; and must not expect that he, thy Creator, will give an account of his matters to thee, or a reason why he does, this or the other thing. Thou art but a man, who in his best estate was vanity, being mutable; thou art a fallen sinful creature, and obnoxious to the wrath and displeasure of God for thy sins, and darest thou to open thy mouth against him? thou art a poor, foolish, and ignorant man, born like a wild ass’s colt, without understanding, and wilt thou take upon thee to confront, direct, or counsel the Most High, or tell him what is fitting to be done, or not done? – John Gill

Passage: Romans 9:19-23

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Second London Baptist Confession – Paragraphs 1.1-1.3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part2/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:30:11 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2136

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation.

This lesson covers paragraphs 1.1-1.3. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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He Hardens Whomever He Wills – Romans 9:14-18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/he-hardens-whomever-he-wills/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2134

He comes now to the second part, the rejection of the ungodly, and as there seems to be something more unreasonable in this, he endeavors to make it more fully evident, how God, in rejecting whom he wills, is not only irreprehensible, but also wonderful in his wisdom and justice. He then takes his proof from Exodus 9:16, where the Lord declares that it was he who raised up Pharaoh for this end, that while he obstinately strove to resist the power of God, he might, by being overcome and subdued, afford a proof how invincible the arm of God is; to bear with, much less to resist it, no human power is able. There are here two things to be considered, — the predestination of Pharaoh to ruin, which is to be referred to the past and yet the hidden counsel of God, — and then, the design of this, which was to make known the name of God; and on this does Paul primarily dwell. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 9:14-18

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Second London Baptist Confession – Introduction & Paragraph 1.1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/second-london-baptist-confession-part1/ Sun, 12 Jan 2020 20:30:58 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2111

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation.

This lesson includes an introduction and part of paragraph 1.1. To follow along while listening, use the link below to view a copy of the confession.

Second London Baptist Confession of 1689

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I Will Have Mercy On Whom I Have Mercy – Romans 9:14-18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/i-will-have-mercy-on-whom-i-have-mercy/ Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:30:22 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2109

With regard to the elect, God cannot be charged with any unrighteousness; for according to his good pleasure he favors them with mercy: and yet even in this case the flesh finds reasons for murmuring, for it cannot concede to God the right of showing favor to one and not to another, except the cause be made evident. As then it seems unreasonable that some should without merit be preferred to others, the petulancy of men quarrels with God, as though he deferred to persons more than what is right. Let us now see how Paul defends the righteousness of God. In the first place, he does by no means conceal or hide what he saw would be disliked, but proceeds to maintain it with inflexible firmness. And in the second place, he labors not to seek out reasons to soften its asperity, but considers it enough to check vile barkings by the testimonies of Scripture. It may indeed appear a frigid defense that God is not unjust, because he is merciful to whom he pleases; but as God regards his own authority alone as abundantly sufficient, so that he needs the defense of none, Paul thought it enough to appoint him the vindicator of his own right. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 9:14-18

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The All-Sufficient Christ – Galatians 2:15-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-all-sufficient-christ/ Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2102

Faith connects you so intimately with Christ, that He and you become as it were one person. As such you may boldly say: “I am now one with Christ. Therefore Christ’s righteousness, victory, and life are mine.” On the other hand, Christ may say: “I am that big sinner. His sins and his death are mine, because he is joined to me, and I to him.” – Martin Luther

Passage: Galatians 2:15-21

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Who Is My Neighbor? – Luke 10:25-37 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/who-is-my-neighbor/ Sun, 05 Jan 2020 18:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2100

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:5-11

Passage: Luke 10:25-37

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Dressing With Respectable Apparel https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/dressing-with-respectable-apparel/ Sun, 29 Dec 2019 18:30:29 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2096

He intended to embrace the opportunity of correcting a vice to which women are almost always prone, and which perhaps at Ephesus, being a city of vast wealth and extensive merchandise, especially abounded. That vice is — excessive eagerness and desire to be richly dressed. He wishes therefore that their dress should be regulated by modesty and sobriety; for luxury and immoderate expense arise from a desire to make a display either for the sake of pride or of departure from chastity. And hence we ought to derive the rule of moderation; for, since dress is an indifferent matter, (as all outward matters are,) it is difficult to assign a fixed limit, how far we ought to go. Magistrates may indeed make laws, by means of which a rage for superfluous expenditure shall be in some measure restrained; but godly teachers, whose business it is to guide the consciences, ought always to keep in view the end of lawful use. This at least will be settled beyond all controversy, that everything in dress which is not in accordance with modesty and sobriety must be disapproved. – John Calvin

Passages: 1 Timothy 2:9-10, 1 Peter 3:3-6

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A Christmas Story – Part 2 – Matthew 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-christmas-story-part-2/ Sun, 22 Dec 2019 20:30:55 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2089

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

– Isaiah 7:14-15

Passage: Matthew 2

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The Shoot of Jesse – Isaiah 11:1-10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-shoot-of-jesse/ Sun, 22 Dec 2019 18:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2087

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever. – Luke 1:46-55

Passage: Isaiah 11:1-10

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A Christmas Story – Part 1 – Matthew 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-christmas-story-part-1/ Sun, 15 Dec 2019 20:30:32 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2083

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

– Isaiah 7:14-15

Passage: Matthew 1

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Is God Unjust? – Romans 9:14-18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/is-god-unjust/ Sun, 15 Dec 2019 18:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2079

It may also, in the second place, be noticed, that though he saw that this doctrine could not be touched without exciting instant clamors and dreadful blasphemies, he yet freely and openly brought it forward; nay, he does not conceal how much occasion for murmuring and clamor is given to us, when we hear that before men are born their lot is assigned to each by the secret will of God; and yet, notwithstanding all this, he proceeds, and without any subterfuges, declares what he had learned from the Holy Spirit. It hence follows, that their fancies are by no means to be endured, who aim to appear wiser than the Holy Spirit, in removing and pacifying offences. That they may not criminate God, they ought honestly to confess that the salvation or the perdition of men depends on his free election. Were they to restrain their minds from unholy curiosity, and to bridle their tongues from immoderate liberty, their modesty and sobriety would be deserving of approbation; but to put a restraint on the Holy Spirit and on Paul, what audacity it is! Let then such magnanimity ever prevail in the Church of God, as that godly teachers may not be ashamed to make an honest profession of the true doctrine, however hated it may be, and also to refute whatever calumnies the ungodly may bring forward. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 9:14-18

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Jacob I loved, but Esau I Hated – Part 2 – Romans 9:6-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/jacob-i-loved-but-esau-i-hated/ Sun, 08 Dec 2019 18:30:29 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2075

See how the Lord makes a difference between the sons of Isaac, while they were as yet in their mother’s womb; for this was the heavenly answer, by which it appeared that God designed to show to the younger peculiar favor, which he denied to the elder. Though this indeed had reference to the right of primogeniture, yet in this, as the symbol of something greater, was manifested the will of God: and that this was the case we may easily perceive, when we consider what little benefit, according to the flesh, Jacob derived from his primogeniture. For he was, on its account, exposed to great danger; and to avoid this danger, he was obliged to quit his home and his country, and was unkindly treated in his exile: when he returned, he tremblingly, and in doubt of his life, prostrated himself at the feet of his brother, humbly asked forgiveness for his offence, and lived through the indulgence shown to him. Where was his dominion over his brother, from whom he was constrained to seek by entreaty his life? There was then something greater than the primogeniture promised in the answer given by the Lord. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 9:6-13

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Deuteronomy 34 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-34/ Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:30:34 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2024

And the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

– Deuteronomy 34:4-8

Passage: Deuteronomy 34

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Not All From Israel Belong To Israel – Part 1 – Romans 9:6-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/not-all-from-israel-belong-to-israel-part-1/ Sun, 01 Dec 2019 18:30:33 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2021

They which are the descendants of the patriarch Jacob, whose name was Israel are not all the “Israel of God” whom Jehovah the Father has chosen for a peculiar people; which Christ has redeemed from all their iniquities; which the Spirit of God calls with an holy calling, by special grace, to special privileges; the seed of Israel who are justified in Christ, whose iniquities are so pardoned and done away, that when they are sought for they shall not be found, and who are saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: or in other words, though they are “Israel after the flesh” yet not after the Spirit; though they are by nation Israelites, they are not Israelites “indeed”, as Nathanael was; they are Jews outwardly, not inwardly; they have not all principles of grace, uprightness, and sincerity in them. To the spiritual Israelites, were the word of God concerning spiritual and eternal things made, and upon these they had their effect; and therefore it could not be said that the word of God had taken none effect. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 9:6-13

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Deuteronomy 33 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-33/ Sun, 24 Nov 2019 20:30:19 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2017

This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the people of Israel before his death. He said,
“The Lord came from Sinai
and dawned from Seir upon us;
he shone forth from Mount Paran;
he came from the ten thousands of holy ones,
with flaming fire at his right hand.
Yes, he loved his people,
all his holy ones were in his hand;
so they followed in your steps,
receiving direction from you,
when Moses commanded us a law,
as a possession for the assembly of Jacob.
Thus the Lord became king in Jeshurun,
when the heads of the people were gathered,
all the tribes of Israel together.

– Deuteronomy 33:1-5

Passage: Deuteronomy 33

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Unceasing Anguish in My Heart – Romans 9:1-5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/unceasing-anguish-in-my-heart/ Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:30:05 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2013

The apostle having discoursed of justification and sanctification, and of the privileges of justified and sanctified ones, proceeds to treat of predestination, the source and spring of all the blessings of grace; and to observe how this distinguishing act of God’s sovereign will has taken place, both among Jews and Gentiles; in treating of which, he knew he should go contrary to the sense of his countrymen the Jews, who have a notion that all Israel shall have a part in, or inherit the world to come and that the Gentiles will be for ever miserable; and nothing was more disagreeable to them, than to talk of their rejection of God, and the calling of the Gentiles; wherefore that it might be manifest, that it was not out of pique and ill will to them, that the apostle said the things hereafter related; he expresses the most cordial affection to them imaginable… – John Gill

Passage: Romans 9:1-5

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Deuteronomy 32 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-32-part-2/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:30:27 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1987

And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, he said to them, “Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

– Deuteronomy 32:45-47

Passage: Deuteronomy 32

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Romans 9-11 – An Introduction https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/romans-9-11-an-introduction/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:30:06 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1984

Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD. Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who steal my words from one another. Behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who use their tongues and declare, ‘declares the LORD.’ Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, declares the LORD, and who tell them and lead my people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them. So they do not profit this people at all, declares the LORD. – Jeremiah 23:23-32

Passage: Romans 9-11

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A Biblical Critique of Infant Sprinkling – Part 4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-biblical-critique-of-infant-sprinkling-part-4/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2003

The difficulty on this subject is that baptism from its very nature involves a profession of faith; it is the way in which by the ordinance of Christ, He is to be confessed before men; but infants are incapable of making such confession; therefore they are not proper subjects of baptism. Or, to state the matter in another form: the sacraments belong to the members of the Church; but the Church is the company of believers; infants cannot exercise faith, therefore they are not members of the Church, and consequently ought not to be baptized. – Charles Hodge

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Psalm 120 & 121 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/psalm-120-and-121/ Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:30:32 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1981

In my distress I called to the Lord,
    and he answered me.
Deliver me, O Lord,
    from lying lips,
    from a deceitful tongue.

– Psalm 120:1-2

Passage: Psalm 120 & 121

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How Great the Love of Christ – Romans 8:35-39 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-great-the-love-of-christ/ Sun, 10 Nov 2019 18:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1978

That Christ does love the elect of God, who are the persons here spoken of, is evident from his undertaking for them, espousing their persons, assuming their nature, dying in their room and stead, paying off their debts, and redeeming their persons, by going to prepare a place for them, by interceding for them, by supplying them with all grace, and using them in the most free and familiar manner; which love of his is wonderful, matchless, and inconceivable, special and peculiar, free and undeserved, exceeding affectionate, unchangeable, durable, and forever. This is the bond of union to Christ; and the union which is made by it is exceeding near and close; it is real; perfect, and indissoluble, nothing can separate from it. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:35-39

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A Biblical Critique of Infant Sprinkling – Part 3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-biblical-critique-of-infant-sprinkling-part-3/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 02:30:43 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=2001

The difficulty on this subject is that baptism from its very nature involves a profession of faith; it is the way in which by the ordinance of Christ, He is to be confessed before men; but infants are incapable of making such confession; therefore they are not proper subjects of baptism. Or, to state the matter in another form: the sacraments belong to the members of the Church; but the Church is the company of believers; infants cannot exercise faith, therefore they are not members of the Church, and consequently ought not to be baptized. – Charles Hodge

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Faithful In Little, Faithful In Much – Luke 16:1-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/faithful-in-little-faithful-in-much/ Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:30:08 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1972

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:31-34

Passage: Luke 16:1-13

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A Biblical Critique of Infant Sprinkling – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-biblical-critique-of-infant-sprinkling-part-2/ Wed, 30 Oct 2019 01:30:10 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1999

The difficulty on this subject is that baptism from its very nature involves a profession of faith; it is the way in which by the ordinance of Christ, He is to be confessed before men; but infants are incapable of making such confession; therefore they are not proper subjects of baptism. Or, to state the matter in another form: the sacraments belong to the members of the Church; but the Church is the company of believers; infants cannot exercise faith, therefore they are not members of the Church, and consequently ought not to be baptized. – Charles Hodge

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The Lips of a Priest – Malachi 2:1-9 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-lips-of-a-priest-malachi-21-9/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 19:30:27 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1967

True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity. For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the Lord of hosts, and so I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction. – Malachi 2:6-9

Passage: Malachi 2:1-9

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My Name Will Be Great – Malachi 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/my-name-will-be-great/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 17:30:07 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1963

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
and weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?
Who has measured[g] the Spirit of the Lord,
or what man shows him his counsel?
Whom did he consult,
and who made him understand?
Who taught him the path of justice,
and taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?
Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
and are accounted as the dust on the scales;
behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.
Lebanon would not suffice for fuel,
nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.
All the nations are as nothing before him,
they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.
To whom then will you liken God,
or what likeness compare with him?
An idol! A craftsman casts it,
and a goldsmith overlays it with gold
and casts for it silver chains.
He who is too impoverished for an offering
chooses wood[h] that will not rot;
he seeks out a skillful craftsman
to set up an idol that will not move.
Do you not know? Do you not hear?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
who brings princes to nothing,
and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
– Isaiah 40:12-23

Passage: Malachi 1

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Deuteronomy 32 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-32-part-1/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:30:36 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1956

The Rock, his work is perfect,
    for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
    just and upright is he.
They have dealt corruptly with him;
    they are no longer his children because they are blemished;
    they are a crooked and twisted generation.
Do you thus repay the Lord,
    you foolish and senseless people?
Is not he your father, who created you,
    who made you and established you?

– Deuteronomy 32:4-6

Passage: Deuteronomy 32

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Who Can Condemn? – Romans 8:33-34 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/who-can-condemn/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1954

The first and the chief consolation of the godly in adversities, is to be fully persuaded of the paternal kindness of God; for hence arises the certainty of their salvation, and that calm quietness of the soul through which it comes that adversities are sweetened, or at least the bitterness of sorrow mitigated. Hardly then a more suitable encouragement to patience could be adduced than this, a conviction that God is propitious to us; and hence Paul makes this confidence the main ground of that consolation, by which it behooves the faithful to be strengthened against all evils. And as the salvation of man is first assailed by accusation, and then subverted by condemnation, he in the first place averts the danger of accusation. There is indeed but one God, at whose tribunal we must stand; then there is no room for accusation when he justifies us. The faithful are very far from being involved in the danger of condemnation, since Christ by expiating their sins has anticipated the judgment of God, and by his intercession not only abolishes death, but also covers our sins in oblivion, so that they come not to an account. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:33-34

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A Biblical Critique of Infant Sprinkling – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/a-biblical-critique-of-infant-sprinkling-part-1/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 01:30:50 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1993

The difficulty on this subject is that baptism from its very nature involves a profession of faith; it is the way in which by the ordinance of Christ, He is to be confessed before men; but infants are incapable of making such confession; therefore they are not proper subjects of baptism. Or, to state the matter in another form: the sacraments belong to the members of the Church; but the Church is the company of believers; infants cannot exercise faith, therefore they are not members of the Church, and consequently ought not to be baptized. – Charles Hodge

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Deuteronomy 31 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-31/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:30:07 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1943

And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will forsake me and break my covenant that I have made with them. Then my anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide my face from them, and they will be devoured. And many evils and troubles will come upon them, so that they will say in that day, ‘Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?’ And I will surely hide my face in that day because of all the evil that they have done, because they have turned to other gods.

– Deuteronomy 31:16-18

Passage: Deuteronomy 31

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This Is Love! – Romans 8:32 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/this-is-love/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1949

As it greatly concerns us to be so thoroughly persuaded of the paternal love of God, as to be able to retain our rejoicing on its account, Paul brings forward the price of our redemption in order to prove that God favors us: and doubtless it is a remarkable and clear evidence of inappreciable love, that the Father refused not to bestow his Son for our salvation. And so Paul draws an argument from the greater to the less, that as he had nothing dearer, or more precious, or more excellent than his Son, he will neglect nothing of what he foresees will be profitable to us. This passage ought to remind us of what Christ brings to us, and to awaken us to contemplate his riches; for as he is a pledge of God’s infinite love towards us, so he has not been sent to us void of blessings or empty, but filled with all celestial treasures, so that they who possess him may not want anything necessary for their perfect felicity. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:32

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If God Is For Us – Romans 8:31 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/if-god-is-for-us/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 17:30:06 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1942

The subject discussed having been sufficiently proved, he now breaks out into exclamations, by which he sets forth the magnanimity with which the faithful ought to be furnished when adversities urge them to despond. And he teaches us in these words that with the paternal favor of God is connected that invincible courage which overcomes all temptations. We indeed know, that judgment is usually formed of the love or of the hatred of God, in no other way than by a view of our present state; hence when things fall out untowardly, sorrow takes possession of our minds, and drives away all confidence and consolation. But Paul loudly exclaims, that a deeper principle ought to be inquired after, and that they reason absurdly who confine themselves to the sad spectacle of our present warfare. I indeed allow, that the scourges of God are in themselves justly deemed to be tokens of God’s wrath; but as they are consecrated in Christ, Paul bids the saints to lay hold, above all things, on the paternal love of God, that relying on this shield they may boldly triumph over all evils; for this is a brazen wall to us, so that while God is propitious to us we shall be safe against all dangers. He does not, however, mean, that nothing shall oppose us; but he promises a victory over all kinds of enemies. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:31

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Deuteronomy 30 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-30/ Sun, 29 Sep 2019 19:30:59 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1934

See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

– Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Passage: Deuteronomy 30

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The Golden Chain of Redemption – Part 2 – Romans 8:29-30 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-golden-chain-of-redemption-part-2/ Sun, 29 Sep 2019 17:30:27 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1932

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

– Ephesians 1:3-14

Passage: Romans 8:29-30

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Deuteronomy 29 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-29/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:30:27 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1925

And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: “You have seen all that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders. But to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear.

– Deuteronomy 29:2-4

Passage: Deuteronomy 29

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The Golden Chain of Redemption – Part 1 – Romans 8:29-30 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-golden-chain-of-redemption-part-1/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 17:30:37 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1923

The foreknowledge of God here regards the everlasting love of God to his own people, his delight in them, and approbation of them; in this sense he knew them, he foreknew them from everlasting, affectionately loved them, and took infinite delight and pleasure in them; and this is the foundation of their predestination and election, of their conformity to Christ, of their calling, justification, and glorification. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 8:29-30

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Deuteronomy 28 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-28/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1918

And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them, and if you do not turn aside from any of the words that I command you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.

– Deuteronomy 28:13-15

Passage: Deuteronomy 28

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All Things for Good – Romans 8:28 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/all-things-for-good/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:30:49 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1916

He now draws this conclusion from what had been said, that so far are the troubles of this life from hindering our salvation, that, on the contrary, they are helps to it. For the judgment of the flesh in this case exclaims, that it by no means appears that God hears our prayers, since our afflictions continue the same. Hence the Apostle anticipates this and says, that though God does not immediately succor his people, he yet does not forsake them, for by a wonderful contrivance he turns those things which seem to be evils in such a way as to promote their salvation. Though the elect and the reprobate are indiscriminately exposed to similar evils, there is yet a great, difference; for God trains up the faithful by afflictions, and thereby promotes their salvation. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:28

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Deuteronomy 27 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-27/ Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:30:33 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1910

Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, “Keep silence and hear, O Israel: this day you have become the people of the Lord your God. You shall therefore obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his commandments and his statutes, which I command you today.” – Deuteronomy 27:9-10

Passage: Deuteronomy 27

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The Helper – Romans 8:26-27 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-helper/ Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:30:51 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1908

That the faithful may not make this objection — that they are so weak as not to be able to bear so many and so heavy burdens, he brings before them the aid of the Spirit, which is abundantly sufficient to overcome all difficulties. There is then no reason for any one to complain, that the bearing of the cross is beyond their own strength, since we are sustained by a celestial power. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:26-27

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Christian Hope – Romans 8:24-25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/christian-hope/ Sun, 01 Sep 2019 17:30:43 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1904

Paul strengthens his exhortation by another argument; for our salvation cannot be separated from some kind of death, and this he proves by the nature of hope. Since hope extends to things not yet obtained, and represents to our minds the form of things hidden and far remote, whatever is either openly seen or really possessed, is not an object of hope. But Paul takes it as granted, and what cannot be denied, that as long as we are in the world, salvation is what is hoped for; it hence follows, that it is laid up with God far beyond what we can see. By saying, that hope is not what is seen, he uses a concise expression, but the meaning is not obscure; for he means simply to teach us, that since hope regards some future and not present good, it can never be connected with what we have in possession. If then it be grievous to any to groan, they necessarily subvert the order laid down by God, who does not call his people to victory before he exercises them in the warfare of patience. But since it has pleased God to lay up our salvation, as it were, in his closed bosom, it is expedient for us to toil on earth, to be oppressed, to mourn, to be afflicted, yea, to lie down as half-dead and to be like the dead; for they who seek a visible salvation reject it, as they renounce hope which has been appointed by God as its guardian. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:24-25

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Deuteronomy 26 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-26/ Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:30:22 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1886

You have declared today that the Lord is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice. – Deuteronomy 26:17

Passage: Deuteronomy 26

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The Groaning of Creation – Romans 8:19-23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-groaning-of-creation/ Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1885

He teaches us that there is an example of the patience, to which he had exhorted us, even in mute creatures. For, to omit various interpretations, I understand the passage to have this meaning — that there is no element and no part of the world which, being touched, as it were, with a sense of its present misery, does not intensely hope for a resurrection. He indeed lays down two things, — that all are creatures in distress, — and yet that they are sustained by hope. And it hence also appears how immense is the value of eternal glory, that it can excite and draw all things to desire it. Further, the expression, expectation expects, or waits for, though somewhat unusual, yet has a most suitable meaning; for he meant to intimate, that all creatures, seized with great anxiety and held in suspense with great desire, look for that day which shall openly exhibit the glory of the children of God. The revelation of God’s children shall be, when we shall be like God, according to what John says, “For though we know that we are now his sons, yet it appears not yet what we shall be.” – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:19-23

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 22 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-22/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:30:15 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1892

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-25/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:30:02 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1879

A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the Lord your God. – Deuteronomy 25:15-16

Passage: Deuteronomy 25

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Is It Worth It? – Romans 8:18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/is-it-worth-it/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:30:46 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1877

The future happiness of the saints is expressed by glory, of which the glory of this world is but a faint resemblance; a glory which is already given to Christ, and he is entered into the possession of; it is already, but as yet it is unseen, but will be “revealed” hereafter, when Christ himself shall appear in it; and it will not only be revealed to the saints, as the glory of Christ, as Mediator; and it will not only be visible upon them, upon their bodies, which will be made like to the glorious body of Christ; but it will be revealed in them, and greatly lie in the perfection of knowledge and holiness in their souls: now between the sufferings of the saints in the present state of things and their future happiness, is no comparison, either with respect to quality or quantity. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 8:18

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-21/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 01:30:52 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1890

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 24 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-24-part-2/ Sun, 11 Aug 2019 19:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1869

Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin. – Deuteronomy 24:16

Passage: Deuteronomy 24:5-22

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Heirs of God and Co-Heirs with Christ – Romans 8:14-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/heirs-of-god-and-co-heirs-with-christ/ Sun, 11 Aug 2019 17:30:37 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1867

He now confirms the certainty of that confidence, in which he has already bidden the faithful to rest secure; and he does this by mentioning the special effect produced by the Spirit; for he has not been given for the purpose of harassing us with trembling or of tormenting us with anxiety; but on the contrary, for this end — that having calmed every perturbation, and restoring our minds to a tranquil state, he may stir us up to call on God with confidence and freedom. He does not then pursue only the argument which he had before stated, but dwells more on another clause, which he had connected with it, even the paternal mercy of God, by which he forgives his people the infirmities of the flesh and the sins which still remain in them. He teaches us that our confidence in this respect is made certain by the Spirit of adoption, who could not inspire us with confidence in prayer without sealing to us a gratuitous pardon. – John CalvinThe choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all their days to mortify the indwelling power of sin . . . When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone; but as sin is never less quiet than when it seems to be most quiet, and its waters are for the most part deep when they are still, so ought our contrivances against it to be vigorous at all times and in all conditions, even where there is least suspicion . . . He that stands still and suffers his enemies to double blows upon him without resistance, will undoubtedly be conquered in the issue . . . Let not that man think he makes any progress in holiness who walks not over the bellies of his lusts. He who doth not kill sin in this way takes no steps toward his journey’s end . . . Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you. – John Owen

Passage: Romans 8:14-17

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 20 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-20/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 01:30:28 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1874

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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The Mortification of Sin! – Romans 8:12-13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-mortification-of-sin/ Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:30:36 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1861

The choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all their days to mortify the indwelling power of sin . . . When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone; but as sin is never less quiet than when it seems to be most quiet, and its waters are for the most part deep when they are still, so ought our contrivances against it to be vigorous at all times and in all conditions, even where there is least suspicion . . . He that stands still and suffers his enemies to double blows upon him without resistance, will undoubtedly be conquered in the issue . . . Let not that man think he makes any progress in holiness who walks not over the bellies of his lusts. He who doth not kill sin in this way takes no steps toward his journey’s end . . . Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you. – John Owen

Passage: Romans 8:12-13

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 19 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-19/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 01:30:49 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1858

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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No Spirit . . . No Salvation! – Romans 8:9-11 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/no-spirit-no-salvation/ Sun, 28 Jul 2019 17:30:56 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1849

It is the surest mark by which the children of God are distinguished from the children of the world, when by the Spirit of God they are renewed unto purity and holiness. It seems at the same time to have been his purpose, not so much to detect hypocrisy, as to suggest reasons for glorying against the absurd zealots of the law, who esteem the dead letter of more importance than the inward power of the Spirit, who gives life to the law. . . . The reign of the Spirit is the abolition of the flesh. Those, in whom the Spirit reigns not, belong not to Christ; then they are not Christians who serve the flesh; for they who separate Christ from his own Spirit make him like a dead image or a carcass. And we must always bear in mind what the Apostle has intimated, that gratuitous remission of sins can never be separated from the Spirit of regeneration; for this would be as it were to rend Christ asunder. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:9-11

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-18/ Thu, 25 Jul 2019 01:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1853

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Flesh vs Spirit – Romans 8:5-8 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/flesh-vs-spirit/ Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:30:41 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1845

This is an explanation of the former sentence; and it shows how all the thinkings of the flesh carry on war against the will of God; for his will cannot be assailed but where he has revealed it. In the law God shows what pleases him: hence they who wish really to find out how far they agree with God must test all their purposes and practices by this rule. The law has set the difference between right and wrong plainly and distinctly before our eyes, and to seek it in a deep labyrinth, what sottishness is it! The Lord has indeed, as I have said, his hidden counsel, by which he regulates all things as he pleases; but as it is incomprehensible to us, let us know that we are to refrain from too curious an investigation of it. Let this in the meantime remain as a fixed principle, — that nothing pleases him but righteousness, and also, that no right estimate can be made of our works but by the law, in which he has faithfully testified what he approves and disapproves. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:5-8

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-17/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 01:30:37 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1852

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 24 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-24-part-1/ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1838

They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” –
Matthew 19:7-9

Passage: Deuteronomy 24:1-4

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God Has Done It – Romans 8:2-4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/god-has-done-it/ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:30:05 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1834

He now points out the way in which our heavenly Father has restored righteousness to us by his Son, even by condemning sin in the very flesh of Christ; who by cancelling as it were the handwriting, abolished sin, which held us bound before God; for the condemnation of sin made us free and brought us righteousness, for sin being blotted out we are absolved, so that God counts us as just. But he declares first that Christ was sent, in order to remind us that righteousness by no means dwells in us, for it is to be sought from him, and that men in vain confide in their own merits, who become not just but at the pleasure of another, or who borrow righteousness from that expiation which Christ accomplished in his own flesh. But he says, that he came in the likeness of the flesh of sin; for though the flesh of Christ was polluted by no stains, yet it seemed apparently to be sinful, inasmuch as it sustained the punishment due to our sins, and doubtless death exercised all its power over it as though it was subject to itself. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:2-4

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-16/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 01:30:01 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1829

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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No Condemnation – Romans 8:1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/no-condemnation/ Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:30:13 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1823

After having described the contest which the godly have perpetually with their own flesh, he returns to the consolation, which was very needful for them, and which he had before mentioned; and it was this, — That though they were still beset by sin, they were yet exempt from the power of death, and from every curse, provided they lived not in the flesh but in the Spirit: for he joins together these three things, — the imperfection under which the faithful always labor, — the mercy of God in pardoning and forgiving it, —and the regeneration of the Spirit; and this indeed in the last place, that no one should flatter himself with a vain notion, as though he were freed from the curse, while securely indulging in the meantime his own flesh. As then the carnal man flatters himself in vain, when in no way solicitous to reform his life, he promises to himself impunity under the pretense of having this grace; so the trembling consciences of the godly have an invincible fortress, for they know that while they abide in Christ they are beyond every danger of condemnation. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 8:1

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 15 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-15/ Thu, 04 Jul 2019 01:30:58 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1828

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-23/ Sun, 30 Jun 2019 19:30:06 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1814

If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin. You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth. – Deuteronomy 23:21-23

Passage: Deuteronomy 23

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Who Will Deliver Me? – Romans 7:13-25 – Part 3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/who-will-deliver-me-part-3/ Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:30:01 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1813

Here Paul supposes a fourfold law. The first is the law of God, which alone is properly so called, which is the rule of righteousness, by which our life is rightly formed. To this he joins the law of the mind, and by this he means the prompt readiness of the faithful mind to render obedience to the divine law, it being a certain conformity on our part with the law of God. On the other hand, he sets in opposition to this the law of unrighteousness; and according to a certain kind of similarity, he gives this name to that dominion which iniquity exercises over a man not yet regenerated, as well as over the flesh of a regenerated man; for the laws even of tyrants, however iniquitous they may be, are called laws, though not properly. To correspond with this law of sin he makes the law of the members, that is, the lust which is in the members, on account of the concord it has with iniquity. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 7:13-25

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 14 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-14/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 01:30:54 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1827

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 22 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-22/ Sun, 23 Jun 2019 19:30:57 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1796

A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. – Deuteronomy 22:5

Passage: Deuteronomy 22

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Both a Sinner and a Saint – Romans – 7:13-25 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/both-a-sinner-and-a-saint-part-2/ Sun, 23 Jun 2019 17:30:38 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1795

He says that no good by nature dwelt in him. Then in me, means the same as though he had said, “So far as it regards myself.” In the first part he indeed arraigns himself as being wholly depraved, for he confesses that no good dwelt in him; and then he subjoins a modification, lest he should slight the grace of God which also dwelt in him, but was no part of his flesh. And here again he confirms the fact, that he did not speak of men in general, but of the faithful, who are divided into two parts — the relics of the flesh, and grace. For why was the modification made, except some part was exempt from depravity, and therefore not flesh? Under the term flesh, he ever includes all that human nature is, everything in man, except the sanctification of the Spirit. In the same manner, by the term spirit, which is commonly opposed to the flesh, he means that part of the soul which the Spirit of God has so re-formed, and purified from corruption, that God’s image shines forth in it. Then both terms, flesh as well as spirit, belong to the soul; but the latter to that part which is renewed, and the former to that which still retains its natural character. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 7:13-25

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-13/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1803

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-21/ Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:30:33 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1740

If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved, then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn, but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his. – Deuteronomy 21:15-17

Passage: Deuteronomy 21

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Does the Law Bring Death? – Romans 7:13-25 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/does-the-law-bring-death-part-1/ Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:30:19 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1791

He had hitherto defended the law from calumnies, but in such a manner, that it still remained doubtful whether it was the cause of death; nay, the minds of men were on this point perplexed, — how could it be that nothing but death was gained from so singular a gift of God. To this objection then he now gives an answer; and he denies, that death proceeds from the law, though death through its means is brought on us by sin. And though this answer seems to militate in appearance against what he had said before — that he had found the commandment, which was given for life, to be unto death, there is yet no contrariety. He had indeed said before, that it is through our wickedness that the law is turned to our destruction, and that contrary to its own character; but here he denies, that it is in such a sense the cause of death, that death is to be imputed to it. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 7:13-25

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-12/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:30:34 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1802

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Is the Law Sin? – Romans 7:7-12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/is-the-law-sin/ Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1787

Since it has been said that we must be freed from the law, in order that we may serve God in newness of spirit, it seemed as though this evil belonged to the law, — that it leads us to sin. But as this would be above measure inconsistent, the Apostle rightly undertook to disprove it. Now when he adds, “Is the law sin?” what he means is, “Does it so produce sin that its guilt ought to be imputed to the law?” — “But sin I knew not, except through the law”; sin then dwells in us, and not in the law; for the cause of it is the depraved lust of our flesh, and we come to know it by the knowledge of God’s righteousness, which is revealed to us in the law. You are not indeed to understand, that no difference whatever can be known between right and wrong without the law; but that without the law we are either too dull of apprehension to discern our depravity, or that we are made wholly insensible through self-flattery. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 7:7-12

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Free From the Curse of the Law – Romans 7:1-6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/free-from-the-curse-of-the-law/ Sun, 02 Jun 2019 17:30:03 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1782

The word law is not mentioned here in every part in the same sense: for in one place it means the bond of marriage; in another, the authority of a husband over his wife; and in another, the law of Moses: but we must remember, that Paul refers here only to that office of the law which was peculiar to the dispensation of Moses; for as far as God has in the ten commandments taught what is just and right, and given directions for guiding our life, no abrogation of the law is to be dreamt of; for the will of God must stand the same forever. We ought carefully to remember that this is not a release from the righteousness which is taught in the law, but from its rigid requirements, and from the curse which thence follows. The law, then, as a rule of life, is not abrogated; but what belongs to it as opposed to the liberty obtained through Christ, that is, as it requires absolute perfection: for as we render not this perfection, it binds us under the sentence of eternal death. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 7:1-6

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 11 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-11/ Thu, 30 May 2019 01:30:05 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1778

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Motivations For Godliness https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/motivations-for-godliness/ Sun, 26 May 2019 19:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1763

That we are born men, that we are endued with reason and knowledge, that our life is supplied with necessary support, — all this is indeed from God. As however men, being perverted in their minds and ungrateful, do not regard these various things, which are called the gifts of nature, among God’s benefits, the common condition of human life is not here referred to, but the peculiar endowments of the new and Spiritual life, which derive their origin from the kingdom of Christ. But since everything necessary for godliness and salvation is to be deemed among the supernatural gifts of God, let men learn to arrogate nothing to themselves, but humbly ask of God whatever they see they are wanting in, and to ascribe to him whatever good they may have. For Peter here, by attributing the whole of godliness, and all helps to salvation, to the divine power of Christ, takes them away from the common nature of men, so that he leaves to us not even the least particle of any virtue or merit. – John Calvin

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Supremacy of Christ https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/supremacy-of-christ/ Sun, 26 May 2019 17:30:46 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1769

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. – Hebrews 1:1-4

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The Persecution of Christians in the United States https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-persecution-of-christians-in-the-united-states/ Sun, 19 May 2019 19:30:33 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1758

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. – Luke 8:11-15

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The Intermediate State https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-intermediate-state/ Sun, 19 May 2019 17:30:16 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1754

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. – Hebrews 9:27-28

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-10/ Thu, 16 May 2019 01:30:33 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1776

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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The Way of Death or the Way of Life – Romans 6.20-23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-way-of-death-or-the-way-of-life/ Sun, 12 May 2019 17:30:15 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1745


He still repeats the difference, which he had before mentioned, between the yoke of righteousness and that of sin; for these two things, sin and righteousness, are so contrary, that he who devotes himself to the one, necessarily departs from the other. And he thus represents both, that by viewing them apart we may see more clearly what is to be expected from each; for to set things thus apart enables us to understand better their distinctive character. He then sets sin on one side, and righteousness on the other; and having stated this distinction, he afterwards shows what results from each of them. Let us then remember that the Apostle still reasons on the principle of contraries, and in this manner, “While ye were the servants of sin, ye were freed from righteousness; but now a change having taken place, it behoves you to serve righteousness; for you have been liberated from the yoke of sin. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 6.20-23

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 9 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-9/ Thu, 09 May 2019 01:30:04 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1749

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Free From Sin, Free To Righteousness – Romans 6.15-19 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/free-from-sin-free-to-righteousness/ Sun, 05 May 2019 17:30:10 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1738

As the wisdom of the flesh is ever clamorous against the mysteries of God, it was necessary for the Apostle to subjoin what might anticipate an objection: for since the law is the rule of life, and has been given to guide men, we think that when it is removed all discipline immediately falls to the ground, that restraints are taken away, in a word, that there remains no distinction or difference between good and evil. But we are much deceived if we think, that the righteousness which God approves of in his law is abolished, when the law is abrogated; for the abrogation is by no means to be applied to the precepts which teach the right way of living, as Christ confirms and sanctions these and does not abrogate them; but the right view is, that nothing is taken away but the curse, to which all men without grace are subject. But though Paul does not distinctly express this, yet he indirectly intimates it. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 6.15-19

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 8 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-8/ Thu, 02 May 2019 01:30:02 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1748

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 20 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-20/ Sun, 28 Apr 2019 19:30:25 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1725

And when you draw near to the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’ – Deuteronomy 20:2-4

Passage: Deuteronomy 20

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Sin Cannot Reign – Romans 6:12-14 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/sin-cannot-reign/ Sun, 28 Apr 2019 17:30:02 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1719

When once sin has obtained dominion in our soul, all our faculties are continually applied to its service. He therefore describes here the reign of sin by what follows it, that he might more clearly show what must be done by us, if we would shake off its yoke. But he borrows a similitude from the military office, when he calls our members weapons or arms as though he said, “As the soldier has ever his arms ready, that he may use them whenever he is ordered by his general, and as he never uses them but at his command; so Christians ought to regard all their faculties to be the weapons of the spiritual warfare: if then they employ any of their members in the indulgence of depravity, they are in the service of sin. But they have made the oath of soldiers to God and to Christ, and by this they are held bound: it hence behooves them to be far away from any intercourse with the camps of sin. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 6:12-14

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-7/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1723

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Man of Sorrows – Isaiah 52:13-53:12 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/man-of-sorrows-isaiah-5213-5312-part-2/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 18:57:58 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1715

In this second clause he shows how great was the ingratitude and wickedness of the people, who did not know why Christ was so severely afflicted, but imagined that God smote him on account of his own sins, though they knew that he was perfectly innocent, and his innocence was attested even by his judge. (Matthew 27:24; Luke 23:4; John 18:38) Since therefore they know that an innocent man is punished for sins which he did not commit, why do they not think that it indicated some extraordinary excellence to exist in him? But because they see him wounded and despised, they do not inquire about the cause, and from the event alone, as fools are wont to do, they pronounce judgment. Accordingly, Isaiah complains of the wicked judgment of men, in not considering the cause of Christ’s heavy afflictions; and especially he deplores the dullness of his own nation, because they thought that God was a deadly enemy of Christ, and took no account of their own sins, which were to be expiated in this manner. – John Calvin

Passage: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

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Man of Sorrows – Isaiah 52:13-53:12 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/man-of-sorrows-2/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:30:56 +0000 CRC Shawnee https://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1711

In this second clause he shows how great was the ingratitude and wickedness of the people, who did not know why Christ was so severely afflicted, but imagined that God smote him on account of his own sins, though they knew that he was perfectly innocent, and his innocence was attested even by his judge. (Matthew 27:24; Luke 23:4; John 18:38) Since therefore they know that an innocent man is punished for sins which he did not commit, why do they not think that it indicated some extraordinary excellence to exist in him? But because they see him wounded and despised, they do not inquire about the cause, and from the event alone, as fools are wont to do, they pronounce judgment. Accordingly, Isaiah complains of the wicked judgment of men, in not considering the cause of Christ’s heavy afflictions; and especially he deplores the dullness of his own nation, because they thought that God was a deadly enemy of Christ, and took no account of their own sins, which were to be expiated in this manner. – John Calvin

Passage: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

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Deuteronomy 19 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-19/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:30:57 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1688

The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.  And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you.  Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. – Deuteronomy 19:18-21

Passage: Deuteronomy 19

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The Necessity of Newness of Life – Romans 6:5-11 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-necessity-of-newness-of-life/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 17:30:57 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1701

He repeats this for no other end but that he might subjoin the explanation which follows, that Christ, having once risen, dies no more. And hereby he teaches us that newness of life is to be pursued by Christians as long as they live; for since they ought to represent in themselves an image of Christ, both by crucifying the flesh and by a spiritual life, it is necessary that the former should be done once for all, and that the latter should be carried on continually: not that the flesh, as we have already said, dies in us in a moment, but that we ought not to retrograde in the work of crucifying it. For if we roll again in our own filth, we deny Christ; of whom we cannot be the participators except through newness of life, inasmuch as he lives an incorruptible life. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 6:5-11

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-6/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:30:11 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1699

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Shall We Continue in Sin? – Romans 6:1-4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/shall-we-continue-in-sin/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 17:30:49 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1684

Throughout this chapter the Apostle proves, that they who imagine that gratuitous righteousness is given us by him, apart from newness of life, shamefully rend Christ asunder: nay, he goes further, and refers to this objection, — that there seems in this case to be an opportunity for the display of grace, if men continued fixed in sin. We indeed know that nothing is more natural than that the flesh should indulge itself under any excuse, and also that Satan should invent all kinds of slander, in order to discredit the doctrine of grace; which to him is by no means difficult. For since everything that is announced concerning Christ seems very paradoxical to human judgment, it ought not to be deemed a new thing, that the flesh, hearing of justification by faith, should so often strike, as it were, against so many stumbling-stones. Let us, however, go on in our course; nor let Christ be suppressed, because he is to many a stone of offense, and a rock of stumbling; for as he is for ruin to the ungodly, so he is to the godly for a resurrection. We ought, at the same time, ever to obviate unreasonable questions, lest the Christian faith should appear to contain anything absurd. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 6:1-4

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-5/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:30:03 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1695

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-18/ Sun, 31 Mar 2019 19:30:40 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1653

When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.  There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. – Deuteronomy 18:9-12

Passage: Deuteronomy 18

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Grace Abounded – Romans 5:18-21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/grace-abounded/ Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1651

After sin has held men sunk in ruin, grace then comes to their help: for he teaches us, that the abundance of grace becomes for this reason more illustrious. — that while sin is overflowing, it pours itself forth so exuberantly, that it not only overcomes the flood of sin, but wholly absorbs it. And we may hence learn, that our condemnation is not set before us in the law, that we may abide in it; but that having fully known our misery, we may be led to Christ, who is sent to be a physician to the sick, a deliverer to the captives, a comforter to the afflicted, a defender to the oppressed. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:18-21

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-4/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 01:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1656

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-17/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:30:52 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1641

If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant, and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden, and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones. – Deuteronomy 17:2-5

Passage: Deuteronomy 17

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The Superiority of Jesus Christ – Romans 5:15-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-superiority-of-jesus-christ/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:30:20 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1639

There is a greater measure of grace procured by Christ, than of condemnation introduced by the first man. What some think, that the Apostle carries on here a chain of reasoning, I know not whether it will be deemed by all sufficiently evident. It may indeed be justly inferred, that since the fall of Adam had such an effect as to produce the ruin of many, much more efficacious is the grace of God to the benefit of many; inasmuch as it is admitted, that Christ is much more powerful to save, than Adam was to destroy. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:15-17

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The Providence of God – Acts 23:12-35 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-providence-of-god/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:30:40 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1635

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.  So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.  Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.  So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. – Psalm 63:1-4

Passage: Acts 23:12-35

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-3/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 01:30:08 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1632

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-16/ Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:30:16 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1622

And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your towns, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are among you, at the place that the Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell there.  You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt; and you shall be careful to observe these statutes. – Deuteronomy 16:11-12

Passage: Deuteronomy 16

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The Reign of Death – Romans 5:13-14 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-reign-of-death/ Sun, 10 Mar 2019 17:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1619

He explains more clearly that it availed men nothing that from Adam to the time when the law was promulgated, they led a licentious and careless life, while the difference between good and evil was willfully rejected, and thus, without the warning of the law, the remembrance of sin was buried; yea, that this availed them nothing, because sin did yet issue in their condemnation. It hence appears, that death even then reigned; for the blindness and obduracy of men could not stifle the judgment of God. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:13-14

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-2/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 02:30:26 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1627

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 15 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-15/ Sun, 24 Feb 2019 20:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1614

If only you will strictly obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today. – Deuteronomy 15:5

Passage: Deuteronomy 15

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In Adam All Die – Romans 5:12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/in-adam-all-die/ Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1612

There are three things, which are to be considered in Adam’s sin, — the sinful act, the penalty of the law, and the depravity of nature; or in other words, the transgression of the command, the punishment of death, and natural corruption, which was the loss of God’s image, and in its stead came deformity and disorder. From none of these his posterity are free, but all these have descended to them; there is a participation of the transgression, an imputation of guilt, and the propagation of natural depravity. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:12

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Doctrines Of Salvation – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/doctrines-of-salvation-part-1/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1604

…even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Ephesians 1:4-6

Series Study Notes – The Doctrine of Salvation

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Deuteronomy 14 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-14/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:30:43 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1598

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. – Deuteronomy 14:2

Passage: Deuteronomy 14

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This Is Love – Romans 5:6-11 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/this-is-love-part-2/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1596

He now ascends into the highest strain of glorying; for when we glory that God is ours, whatever blessings can be imagined or wished, ensue and flow from this fountain; for God is not only the chief of all good things, but also possesses in himself the sum and substance of all blessings; and he becomes ours through Christ. We then attain this by faith, — that nothing is wanting to us as to happiness. Nor is it in vain that he so often mentions reconciliation: it is, first, that we may be taught to fix our eyes on the death of Christ, whenever we speak of our salvation; and, secondly, that we may know that our trust must be fixed on nothing else, but on the expiation made for our sins. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:6-11

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Deuteronomy 13 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-13/ Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:30:51 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1591

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. – Deuteronomy 13:4

Passage: Deuteronomy 13

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This Is Love – Romans 5:6-11 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/this-is-love-part-1/ Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:30:54 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1589

An argument begins here, which is from the greater to the lesser. If Christ, he says, had mercy on the ungodly, if he reconciled enemies to his Father, if he has done this by the virtue of his death, much more easily will he save them when justified, and keep those restored to favor in the possession of it, especially when the influence of his life is added to the virtue of his death. When, therefore, we were weak, that is, when we were in no way worthy or fit that God should look on us, at this very time Christ died for the ungodly: for the beginning of religion is faith, from which they were all alienated, for whom Christ died. And this also is true as to the ancient fathers, who obtained righteousness before he died; for they derived this benefit from his future death. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:6-11

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Psalm 110 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/psalm-110/ Sun, 03 Feb 2019 18:30:21 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1585

But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.  For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. – Hebrews 10:12-14

Passage: Psalm 110

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Rejoice in Sufferings – Romans 5:3-5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/rejoice-in-sufferings/ Sun, 27 Jan 2019 18:30:35 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1582

That no one might scoffingly object and say, that Christians, with all their glorying, are yet strangely harassed and distressed in this life, which condition is far from being a happy one, — he meets this objection, and declares, not only that the godly are prevented by these calamities from being blessed, but also that their glorying is thereby promoted. To prove this he takes his argument from the effects, and adopts a remarkable gradation, and at last concludes that all the sorrows we endure contribute to our salvation and final good. We are then taught here what is the design of our tribulations, if indeed we would prove ourselves to be the children of God. They ought to habituate us to patience. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:3-5

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Deuteronomy 12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-12/ Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:30:01 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1575 Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God. – Deuteronomy 12:28

Passage: Deuteronomy 12

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Standing and Rejoicing – Romans 5:2-3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/standing-and-rejoicing/ Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1573

Our reconciliation with God depends only on Christ; for he only is the beloved Son, and we are all by nature the children of wrath. But this favor is communicated to us by the gospel; for the gospel is the ministry of reconciliation, by the means of which we are in a manner brought into the kingdom of God. Rightly then does Paul set before our eyes in Christ a sure pledge of God’s favor, that he might more easily draw us away from every confidence in works. And as he teaches us by the word ‘access’, that salvation begins with Christ, he excludes those preparations by which foolish men imagine that they can anticipate God’s mercy; as though he said, “Christ comes not to you, nor helps you, on account of your merits.” – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:2-3

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Peace with God – Romans 5:1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/peace-with-god/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:30:53 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1568

The Apostle begins to illustrate by the effects, what he has hitherto said of the righteousness of faith: and hence the whole of this chapter is taken up with amplifications, which are no less calculated to explain than to confirm. He had said before, that faith is abolished, if righteousness is sought by works; and in this case perpetual inquietude would disturb miserable souls, as they can find nothing substantial in themselves: but he teaches us now, that they are rendered quiet and tranquil, when we have obtained righteousness by faith, we have peace with God; and this is the peculiar fruit of the righteousness of faith. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 5:1

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Walking In the Footsteps of Abraham – Part 2 – Romans 4:23-25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/walking-in-the-footsteps-of-abraham-part-2/ Sun, 06 Jan 2019 18:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1561

As his purpose was more explicitly to set forth the cause of our salvation, he mentions its two parts; and says, first, that our sins were expiated by the death of Christ, — and secondly, that by his resurrection was obtained our righteousness. But the meaning is, that when we possess the benefit of Christ’s death and resurrection, there is nothing wanting to the completion of perfect righteousness. This distinction is calculated to teach us that our salvation was begun by the sacrifice, by which our sins were expiated, and was at length completed by his resurrection: for the beginning of righteousness is to be reconciled to God, and its completion is to attain life by having death abolished. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:23-25

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Deuteronomy 11 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-11/ Sun, 30 Dec 2018 20:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1563

You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. – Deuteronomy 11:18

Passage: Deuteronomy 11

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Walking In the Footsteps of Abraham – Part 1 – Romans 4:23-25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/walking-in-the-footsteps-of-abraham-part-1/ Sun, 30 Dec 2018 18:30:38 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1558

We are, by this passage, reminded of the duty of seeking profit from the examples recorded in Scripture. That history is the teacher of what life ought to be, is what heathens have with truth said; but as it is handed down by them, no one can derive from it sound instruction. Scripture alone justly claims to itself an office of this kind. For in the first place it prescribes general rules, by which we may test every other history, so as to render it serviceable to us: and in the second place, it clearly points out what things are to be followed, and what things are to be avoided. But as to doctrine, which it especially teaches, it possesses this peculiarity, — that it clearly reveals the providence of God, his justice and goodness towards his own people, and his judgments on the wicked. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:23-25

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Matthew 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/matthew-2/ Sun, 23 Dec 2018 20:30:48 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1553

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.  And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. – Matthew 2:10-11

Passage: Matthew 2

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The Effect of Worship – Psalm 115 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-effect-of-worship/ Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1535

He deservedly severely reprehends men naturally endued with understanding, because they divest themselves of reason and judgment, and even of common sense. For those who ask life from things which are lifeless, do they not endeavor to the utmost of their power to extinguish all the light of reason? In a word, were they possessed of a particle of common sense, they would not attribute the properties of deity to the works of their own hands, to which they could impart no sensation or motion. And surely this consideration alone should suffice to remove the plea of ignorance, their making false gods for themselves in opposition to the plain dictates of natural reason. As the legitimate effect of this, they are willfully blind, envelop themselves in darkness, and become stupid; and this renders them altogether inexcusable, so that they cannot pretend that their error is the result of pious zeal. And I have no doubt that it was the prophet’s intention to remove every cause and color of ignorance, inasmuch as mankind spontaneously become stupid. – John Calvin

Passage: Psalm 115

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Supper’s Ready – Luke 15:1-10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/suppers-ready/ Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1531

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents. – Luke 15:10

Passage: Luke 15:1-10

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He Did Not Waver! – Romans 4:19-22 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/he-did-not-waver/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:30:59 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1525

Let us also remember, that the condition of us all is the same with that of Abraham. All things around us are in opposition to the promises of God: He promises immortality; we are surrounded with mortality and corruption: He declares that he counts us just; we are covered with sins: He testifies that he is propitious and kind to us; outward judgments threaten his wrath. What then is to be done? We must with closed eyes pass by ourselves and all things connected with us, that nothing may hinder or prevent us from believing that God is true. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:19-22

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God of the Impossible – Romans 4:16-18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/god-of-the-impossible/ Sun, 02 Dec 2018 18:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1518

We have here also a type and a pattern of the call of us all, by which our beginning is set before our eyes, not as to our first birth, but as to the hope of future life, — that when we are called by the Lord we emerge from nothing; for whatever we may seem to be we have not, no, not a spark of anything good, which can render us fit for the kingdom of God. That we may indeed on the other hand be in a suitable state to hear the call of God, we must be altogether dead in ourselves. The character of the divine calling is, that they who are dead are raised by the Lord, that they who are nothing begin to be something through his power. The word call ought not to be confined to preaching, but it is to be taken, according to the usage of Scripture, for raising up; and it is intended to set forth more fully the power of God, who raises up, as it were by a nod only, whom he wills. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:16-18

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Psalm 35 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/psalm-35/ Sun, 25 Nov 2018 20:30:27 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1513

Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the Lordwho delights in the welfare of his servant!”  Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long. – Psalm 35:27-28

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They Shall Inherit the Earth – Romans 4:13-15 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/they-shall-inherit-the-earth/ Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:30:59 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1510

Since he now speaks of eternal salvation, the Apostle seems to have somewhat unseasonably led his readers to the world; but he includes generally under this word world, the restoration which was expected through Christ. The chief thing was indeed the restoration of life; it was yet necessary that the fallen state of the whole world should be repaired. The Apostle, in Hebrews 1:2, calls Christ the heir of all the good things of God; for the adoption which we obtain through his favor restores to us the possession of the inheritance which we lost in Adam; and as under the type of the land of Canaan, not only the hope of a heavenly life was exhibited to Abraham, but also the full and complete blessing of God, the Apostle rightly teaches us, that the dominion of the world was promised to him. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:13-15

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Dealing With Conflict https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/dealing-with-conflict/ Sun, 18 Nov 2018 20:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1506

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. – Hebrews 12:12-17

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Justification Before Circumcision – Part 2 – Romans 4:9-12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/justification-before-circumcision-part-2/ Sun, 18 Nov 2018 18:30:31 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1501

As to the symbol of circumcision, this especially is to be said, that a twofold grace was represented by it. God had promised to Abraham a blessed seed, from whom salvation was to be expected by the whole world. On this depended the promise — “I will be to thee a God.”  Then a gratuitous reconciliation with God was included in that symbol: and for this reason it was necessary that the faithful should look forward to the promised seed. On the other hand, God requires integrity and holiness of life; he indicated by the symbol how this could be attained, that is, by cutting off in man whatever is born of the flesh, for his whole nature had become vicious. He therefore reminded Abraham by the external sign, that he was spiritually to cut off the corruption of the flesh; and to this Moses has also alluded in Deuteronomy 10:16 – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:9-12

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Deuteronomy 10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-10/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:30:34 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1490

Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.  For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.  He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.  Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.  You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.  He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. – Deuteronomy 10:16-21

Passage: Deuteronomy 10

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Justification Before Circumcision – Romans 4:9-12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/justification-before-circumcision/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:30:38 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1497

We must ever bear in mind, that circumcision is here mentioned as the initial work, so to speak, of the righteousness of the law: for the Jews gloried not in it as the symbol of God’s favor, but as a meritorious observance of the law: and on this account it was that they regarded themselves better than others, as though they possessed a higher excellency before God. We now see that the dispute is not about one rite, but that under one thing is included every work of the law; that is, every work to which reward can be due. Circumcision then was especially mentioned, because it was the basis of the righteousness of the law. But Paul maintains the contrary, and thus reasons: “If Abraham’s righteousness was the remission of sins, (which he safely takes as granted,) and if Abraham attained this before circumcision, it then follows that remission of sins is not given for preceding merits.” You see that the argument rests on the order of causes and effects; for the cause is always before its effect; and righteousness was possessed by Abraham before he had circumcision. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:9-12

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Justification By Faith Illustrated – Romans 4:1-8 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/justification-by-faith-illustrated-part-1-2/ Sun, 04 Nov 2018 18:30:13 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1487

This is a very important sentence, in which he expresses the substance and nature both of faith and of righteousness. He indeed clearly shows that faith brings us righteousness, not because it is a meritorious act, but because it obtains for us the favor of God. Nor does he declare only that God is the giver of righteousness, but he also arraigns us of unrighteousness, in order that the bounty of God may come to aid our necessity: in short, no one will seek the righteousness of faith except he who feels that he is ungodly; for this sentence is to be applied to what is said in this passage, that faith adorns us with the righteousness of another, which it seeks as a gift from God. And here again, God is said to justify us when he freely forgives sinners, and favors those, with whom he might justly be angry, with his love, that is, when his mercy obliterates our unrighteousness. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 4:1-8

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Deuteronomy 9 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-9/ Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:30:13 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1481

Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you.  Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. – Deuteronomy 9:4-5

Passage: Deuteronomy 9

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Justification By Faith Illustrated – Romans 4:1-8 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/justification-by-faith-illustrated-part-1/ Sun, 28 Oct 2018 17:30:41 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1479

The object of Abraham’s faith and trust were not his riches, nor his righteousness, but Jehovah, the Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, styled in Genesis 15:1, “the Word of the Lord”, called his “shield”, and “exceeding great reward”; characters which are very applicable to Christ: and this faith of his in the Lord was not a mere assent to the promise of God, but a fiducial act of faith in him; and was not merely concerned with temporal, but with spiritual things, and particularly about Christ the promised seed. It remains then that it was the promised seed, the Messiah, and his righteousness, which Abraham, by faith, looked unto, and believed in, that was made unto him righteousness by imputation. Now since so great and good a man as Abraham was not justified by works, but by faith in the righteousness of the Messiah, it follows, that none of his sons, nor any other person whatever, ought to seek for, or expect to be justified in any other way. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 4:1-8

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Deuteronomy 8 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-8/ Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:30:36 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1475

And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. – Deuteronomy 8:19

Passage: Deuteronomy 8

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Gospel Implications – Romans 3:27-31 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/gospel-implications/ Sun, 21 Oct 2018 17:30:21 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1471

The word “law” here signifies any “doctrine” or “instruction”, and oftentimes the doctrine of the Gospel, as in Isaiah 2:3, and here particularly, the doctrine of a sinner’s justification by faith in the righteousness of Christ; according to which doctrine the most unlikely persons are justified, even ungodly persons, the worst and vilest of sinners; and that without any consideration of works, by faith only, which is freely given them; and by faith in Christ’s righteousness only: so that there is not the least room for boasting in the creature, but all their boasting is in Christ, who is made unto them righteousness, and by whom they are justified. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 3:27-31

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Deuteronomy 7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-7/ Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:30:56 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1460

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. – Deuteronomy 7:9-10

Passage: Deuteronomy 7

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The Just and The Justified – Romans 3:24-26 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-just-and-the-justified/ Sun, 14 Oct 2018 17:30:22 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1466

Christ is the propitiation to God for sin; which must be understood of his making satisfaction to divine justice, for the sins of his people; these were imputed to him, and being found on him, the law and justice of God made demands on him for them; which he answered to satisfaction, by his obedience and sacrifice; and which, as it could not be done by any other, nor in any other way, is expressed by “reconciliation”, and “atonement”: whence God may be said to be pacified, or made propitious. There was, a law broken, and justice provoked, which were to be attended to, and Christ by his sacrifice has satisfied both; so that neither the wrath of God, nor any of the effects of it, can fall upon the persons Christ is the propitiation for, even according to justice itself. – John Gill

Passage: Romans 3:24-26

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Justified Freely! – Romans 3:23-24 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/justified-freely/ Sun, 07 Oct 2018 17:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1458

Justification is a fixed permanent thing, it can never be lost. The Arminians hold an apostasy from justification; to-day justified, tomorrow unjustified; today a Peter, to-morrow a Judas; today a member of Christ, to-morrow a limb of Satan. This is a most uncomfortable doctrine. Justified persons may fall from degrees of grace, they may leave their first love, they may lose God’s favor for a time, but not lose their justification. If they are justified they are elected; and they can no more fall from their justification than from their election. If they are justified they have union with Christ, and can a member of Christ be broken off? If one justified person may fall away from Christ, all may; and so Christ would be a head without a body. – Thomas Watson

Passage: Romans 3:23-24

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But Now! – Romans 3:21-22 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/but-now/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:30:34 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1454

This righteousness then, which God communicates to man, and accepts alone, and owns as righteousness, has been revealed, he says, without the law, that is without the aid of the law; and the law is to be understood as meaning works; for it is not proper to refer this to its teaching, which he immediately adduces as bearing witness to the gratuitous righteousness of faith. Some confine it to ceremonies; but this view I shall presently show to be unsound and frigid. We ought then to know, that the merits of works are excluded. We also see that he blends not works with the mercy of God; but having taken away and wholly removed all confidence in works, he sets up mercy alone. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 3:21-22

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Deuteronomy 6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-6/ Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1447

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. – Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Passage: Deuteronomy 6

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The Wicked Man’s Picture Drawn with a Scripture Pencil – Romans 3:9-20 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-wicked-mans-picture-drawn-with-a-scripture-pencil/ Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:30:03 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1445

There is no doubt but that the character of men is described in those words, in order that we may see what man is when left to himself; for Scripture testifies that all men are in this state, who are not regenerated by the grace of God. The condition of the saints would be nothing better, were not this depravity corrected in them: and that they may still remember that they differ nothing from others by nature, they do find in the relics of their flesh (by which they are always encompassed) the seeds of those evils, which would constantly produce fruits, were they not prevented by being mortified; and for this mortification they are indebted to God’s mercy and not to their own nature. We may add, that though all the vices here enumerated are not found conspicuously in every individual, yet they may be justly and truly ascribed to human nature. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 3:9-20

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Deuteronomy 5:22-33 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-22-33/ Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:30:18 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1441

These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me – Deuteronomy 5:22

Passage: Deuteronomy 5:22-33

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Silencing The Objector – Romans 3:1-8 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/silencing-the-objector-part-2/ Sun, 09 Sep 2018 17:30:37 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1438

The pretense, indeed, is this, — “If God is by our iniquity glorified, and if nothing can be done by man in this life more befitting than to promote the glory of God, then let us sin to advance his glory!” Now the answer to this is evident, — “That evil cannot of itself produce anything but evil; and that God’s glory is through our sin illustrated, is not the work of man, but the work of God; who, as a wonderful worker, knows how to overcome our wickedness, and to convert it to another end, so as to turn it contrary to what we intend, to the promotion of his own glory.” God has prescribed to us the way, by which he would have himself to be glorified by us, even by true piety, which consists in obedience to his word. He who leaps over this boundary, strives not to honor God, but to dishonor him. That it turns out otherwise, is to be ascribed to the Providence of God, and not to the wickedness of man; through which it comes not, that the majesty of God is not injured, nay, wholly overthrown. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 3:1-8

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Silencing The Objector – Romans 3:1-8 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/silencing-the-objector-part-1/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 17:30:25 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1433

For since these two things stand together, yea, necessarily accord, that God is true and that man is false, it follows that the truth of God is not nullified by the falsehood of men; for except he did now set those two things in opposition, the one to the other, he would afterwards have in vain labored to refute what was absurd, and show how God is just, though he manifests his justice by our unjustice. Hence the meaning is by no means ambiguous, — that the faithfulness of God is so far from being nullified by the perfidy and apostasy of men that it thereby becomes more evident. “God,” he says, “is true, not only because he is prepared to stand faithfully to his promises, but because he also really fulfills whatever he declares; for he so speaks, that his command becomes a reality. On the other hand, man is false, not only because he often violates his pledged faith, but because he naturally seeks falsehood and shuns the truth.” – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 3:1-8

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Deuteronomy 5:21 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-21/ Sun, 26 Aug 2018 19:30:43 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1428

‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’ – Deuteronomy 5:21

Passage: Deuteronomy 5:21

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True and Fake Jews – Romans 2:25-29 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/true-and-fake-jews-part-2/ Sun, 26 Aug 2018 17:30:35 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1425

The meaning is, that a real Jew is not to be ascertained, either by natural descent, or by profession, or by an external symbol; that the circumcision which constitutes a Jew, does not consist in an outward sign only, but that both are inward. And what he subjoins with regard to true circumcision, is taken from various passages of Scripture, and even from its general teaching; for the people are everywhere commanded to circumcise their hearts, and it is what the Lord promises to do. The fore-skin was cut off, not indeed as the small corruption of one part, but as that of the whole nature. Circumcision then signified the mortification of the whole flesh. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:25-29

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Deuteronomy 5:19-20 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-19-20/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1421

And you shall not steal. – Deuteronomy 5:19

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True and Fake Jews – Romans 2:25-29 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/true-and-fake-jews-part-1/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:30:44 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1417

He dissipates by anticipation what the Jews might have objected in opposition to him in the defense of their own cause: for since circumcision was a symbol of the Lord’s covenant, by which he had chosen Abraham and his seed as his peculiar people, they seemed not to have gloried in vain; but as they neglected what the sign signified, and regarded only the outward form, he gives this answer — That they had no reason to lay claim to anything on account of the bare sign. The true character of circumcision was a spiritual promise, which required faith: the Jews neglected both, the promise as well as faith. Then foolish was their confidence. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:25-29

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Deuteronomy 5:17-18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-17-18/ Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:30:16 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1405

You shall not murder – Deuteronomy 5:17

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When Blessings Destroy – Romans 2:17-24 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/when-blessings-destroy/ Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:30:09 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1408

The Apostle, in these verses, exhibits the most lively image of hypocrisy. Was there ever a more beautiful veil than that under which the Jew presents himself? He is a man of confession, of praise, of thanksgiving — a man, whose trust is in the Law, whose boast is of God, who knows his will, who approves of things that are excellent, a man who calls himself a conductor of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness, an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of babes; a man who directs others, who preaches against theft, against adultery, against idolatry, and to sum up the whole, a man who glories in the commandments of the Lord. Who would not say that this is an angel arrayed in human form — a star detached from the firmament, and brought nearer to enlighten the earth? But observe what is concealed under this mask. It is a man who is himself untaught; it is a thief, an adulterer, a sacrilegious person; in one word, a wicked man, who continually dishonors God by the transgression of his law. Is it possible to imagine a contrast more monstrous than between these fair appearances and this awful reality? – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:17-24

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The Guilt of Conscience – Romans 2:12-16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-guilt-of-conscience/ Sun, 05 Aug 2018 17:30:57 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1402

He indeed shows that ignorance is in vain pretended as an excuse by the Gentiles, since they prove by their own deeds that they have some rule of righteousness: for there is no nation so lost to everything human, that it does not keep within the limits of some laws. Since then all nations, of themselves and without a monitor, are disposed to make laws for themselves, it is beyond all question evident that they have some notions of justice and rectitude, and which are implanted by nature in the hearts of men. They have then a law, though they are without law: for though they have not a written law, they are yet by no means wholly destitute of the knowledge of what is right and just; as they could not otherwise distinguish between vice and virtue; the first of which they restrain by punishment, and the latter they commend, and manifest their approbation of it by honoring it with rewards. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:12-16

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Deuteronomy 5:16 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-16/ Sun, 22 Jul 2018 19:30:31 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1398

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. – Deuteronomy 5:16

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God’s Righteous Judgment – Romans 2:6-11 – Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/gods-righteous-judgment-part-2/ Sun, 22 Jul 2018 17:30:36 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1395

There is then a division of the whole human race into two classes; for God had separated the Jews from all the rest, but the condition of all the Gentiles was the same. He now teaches us, that this difference is no reason why both should not be involved in the same guilt. But the word ‘person’ is taken in Scripture for all outward things, which are wont to be regarded as possessing any value or esteem. When therefore thou readest, that God is no respecter of persons, understand that what he regards is purity of heart or inward integrity; and that he hath no respect for those things which are wont to be highly valued by men, such as kindred, country, dignity, wealth, and similar things; so that respect of persons is to be here taken for the distinction or the difference there is between one nation and another. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:6-11

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The Heart of The Reformation https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-heart-of-the-reformation/ Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:30:53 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1390

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from observing the Law. – Romans 3:28

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Every Mouth Silent – Romans 3:10-28 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/every-mouth-silent/ Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1386

Moreover, sin is committed against an infinite God. The ill-desert6 of any evil deed is to be determined in part by the dignity of the person against whom it is directed. To strike a brother is wrong; to strike a parent is worse. To strike a fellow-soldier is punishable with chains; to strike a commanding officer is punishable with death. On this principle, the Bible reasons, “If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him?” (1Sa 2:25). God is our Maker, Father, Governor, and Judge. He is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. He is the best of all friends, the greatest of all beings, the most bountiful of all benefactors. By ties stronger than death and more lasting than the sun, we are bound to love, fear, honor, and obey Him. To sin against Him is so impudent, ungrateful, and wicked that no created mind can ever adequately estimate its atrocity; and so, it is an infinite evil. – William Plumer

Passage:  Romans 3:10-28

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God’s Righteous Judgment – Romans 2:6-11 – Part 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/gods-righteous-judgment-part-1/ Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:30:51 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1382

For it is perseverance, when one is not wearied in constantly doing good; but patience also is required in the saints, by which they may continue firm, though oppressed with various trials. For Satan suffers them not by a free course to come to the Lord; but he strives by numberless hinderances to impede them, and to turn them aside from the right way. And when he says, that the faithful, by continuing in good works, seek glory and honour, he does not mean that they aspire after any thing else but the favor of God, or that they strive to attain any thing higher, or more excellent: but they can not seek him, without striving, at the same time, for the blessedness of his kingdom, the description of which is contained in the paraphrase given in these words. The meaning then is, — that the Lord will give eternal life to those who, by attention to good works, strive to attain immortality. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:6-11

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Sanctimonious Sinners – Romans 2:1-5 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/sanctimonious-sinners/ Sun, 01 Jul 2018 17:30:25 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1372

This reproof is directed against hypocrites, who dazzle the eyes of men by displays of outward sanctity, and even think themselves to be accepted before God, as though they had given him full satisfaction. Hence Paul, after having stated the grosser vices, that he might prove that none are just before God, now attacks saintlings of this kind, who could not have been included in the first catalogue. Now the inference is too simple and plain for anyone to wonder how the Apostle derived his argument; for he makes them inexcusable, because they themselves knew the judgment of God, and yet transgressed the law; as though he said, “Though thou consented not to the vices of others, and seemest to be avowedly even an enemy and a reprover of vices; yet as thou art not free from them, if thou really examinest thyself, thou canst not bring forward any defense. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 2:1-5

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Deuteronomy 5:11-15 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-11-15/ Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:30:52 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1377

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. – Deuteronomy 5:11

Passage: Deuteronomy 5:11-15

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How the Wrath of God is Revealed – Part 3 – Romans 1:28-32 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-the-wrath-of-god-is-revealed-part-3/ Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:30:02 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1369

Men left nothing undone for the purpose of giving unbridled liberty to their sinful propensities; for having taken away all distinction between good and evil, they approved in themselves and in others those things which they knew displeased God, and would be condemned by his righteous judgment. For it is the summit of all evils, when the sinner is so void of shame, that he is pleased with his own vices, and will not bear them to be reproved, and also cherishes them in others by his consent and approbation. This desperate wickedness is thus described in Scripture: “They boast when they do evil,” (Prov. 2:14.)  For he who is ashamed is as yet healable; but when such an impudence is contracted through a sinful habit, that vices, and not virtues, please us, and are approved, there is no more any hope of reformation.  We refer to that which is the summit of all wickedness, — that is, when wretched men, having cast away all shame, undertake the patronage of vices in opposition to the righteousness of God. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:28-32

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Deuteronomy 5:7-10 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-7-10/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1365

You shall have no other gods before me.   You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. – Deuteronomy 5:7-10

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How the Wrath of God is Revealed – Part 2 – Romans 1:26-27 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-the-wrath-of-god-is-revealed-part-2/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:30:22 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1363

Or do you not know that the unrighteous[b] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Passage:  Romans 1:26-27

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How the Wrath of God is Revealed – Romans 1:24-25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/how-the-wrath-of-god-is-revealed/ Sun, 10 Jun 2018 17:30:20 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1359

As impiety is a hidden evil, lest they should still find an evasion, he shows, by a more palpable demonstration, that, they cannot escape, but must be held fast by a just condemnation, since such fruits have followed this impiety as cannot be viewed otherwise than manifest evidences of the Lord’s wrath. As the Lord’s wrath is always just, it follows, that what has exposed them to condemnation, must have preceded it. By these evidences then he now proves the apostasy and defection of men: for the Lord indeed does so punish those, who alienate themselves from his goodness, that he casts them headlong into various courses which lead to perdition and ruin. And by comparing the vices, of which they were guilty, with the impiety, of which he had before accused them, he shows that they suffered punishment through the just judgment of God: for since nothing is dearer to us than our own honor, it is extreme blindness, when we fear not to bring disgrace on ourselves; and it is the most suitable punishment for a reproach done to the Divine Majesty. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:24-25

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Why the Wrath of God is Revealed – Romans 1:18-23 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/why-the-wrath-of-god-is-revealed/ Sun, 03 Jun 2018 17:30:38 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1355

The ironsmith takes a cutting tool and works it over the coals. He fashions it with hammers and works it with his strong arm. He becomes hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint.  The carpenter stretches a line; he marks it out with a pencil.  He shapes it with planes and marks it with a compass. He shapes it into the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to dwell in a house.  He cuts down cedars, or he chooses a cypress tree or an oak and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a cedar and the rain nourishes it.  Then it becomes fuel for a man. He takes a part of it and warms himself; he kindles a fire and bakes bread. Also he makes a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and falls down before it.  Half of it he burns in the fire. Over the half he eats meat; he roasts it and is satisfied. Also he warms himself and says, “Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire!”  And the rest of it he makes into a god, his idol, and falls down to it and worships it. He prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!” – Isaiah 44:12-17

Passage: Romans 1:18-23

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Deuteronomy 5:1-6 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-5-1-6/ Sun, 27 May 2018 19:30:29 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1347

And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. – Deuteronomy 5:1

Passage: Deuteronomy 5:1-6

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Unashamed – Part 3 – Romans 1:16-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/unashamed-part-3/ Sun, 27 May 2018 17:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1345

By the authority of the Prophet Habakkuk he proves the righteousness of faith; for he, predicting the overthrow of the proud, adds this — that the life of the righteous consists in faith. Now we live not before God, except through righteousness: it then follows, that our righteousness is obtained by faith; and the verb being future, designates the real perpetuity of that life of which he speaks; as though he had said, — that it would not be momentary, but continue forever. For even the ungodly swell with the false notion of having life; but when they say, “Peace and safety,” a sudden destruction comes upon them.  It is therefore a shadow, which endures only for a moment. Faith alone is that which secures the perpetuity of life; and whence is this, except that it leads us to God, and makes our life to depend on him? – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:16-17

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Deuteronomy 4 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-4/ Sun, 20 May 2018 19:30:15 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1332

… know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. – Deuteronomy 4:39

Passage: Deuteronomy 4

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Unashamed – Part 2 – Romans 1:16-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/unashamed-part-2/ Sun, 20 May 2018 17:30:31 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1341

But observe how much Paul ascribes to the ministry of the word, when he testifies that God thereby puts forth his power to save; for he speaks not here of any secret revelation, but of vocal preaching. It hence follows, that those as it were willfully despise the power of God, and drive away from them his delivering hand, who withdraw themselves from the hearing of the word. The gospel is indeed offered to all for their salvation, but the power of it appears not everywhere: and that it is the savor of death to the ungodly, does not proceed from what it is, but from their own wickedness. By setting forth but one Salvation he cuts off every other trust. When men withdraw themselves from this one salvation, they find in the gospel a sure proof of their own ruin. Since then the gospel invites all to partake of salvation without any difference, it is rightly called the doctrine of salvation: for Christ is there offered, whose peculiar office is to save that which was lost; and those who refuse to be saved by him, shall find him a Judge. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:16-17

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Unashamed – Part 1 – Romans 1:16-17 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/unashamed-part-1/ Sun, 13 May 2018 17:30:43 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1337

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.  As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.  For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.  For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel.  For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. – Galatians 1:6-12

Passage: Romans 1:16-17

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The Excellent Ones, In Whom Is All My Delight – Romans 1:8-15 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-excellent-ones-in-whom-is-all-my-delight/ Sun, 06 May 2018 17:30:47 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1330

The first thing worthy of remark is, that he so commends their faith,  that he implies that it had been received from God. We are here taught that faith is God’s gift; for thanksgiving is an acknowledgment of a benefit. He who gives thanks to God for faith, confesses that it comes from him. And since we find that the Apostle ever begins his congratulations with thanksgiving, let us know that we are hereby reminded, that all our blessings are God’s free gifts. It is also needful to become accustomed to such forms of speaking, that we may be led more fully to rouse ourselves in the duty of acknowledging God as the giver of all our blessings, and to stir up others to join us in the same acknowledgment. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:8-15

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Deuteronomy 3 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-3/ Sun, 29 Apr 2018 19:30:09 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1316

And I commanded Joshua at that time, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the Lord your God has done to these two kings. So will the Lord do to all the kingdoms into which you are crossing.  You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’ – Deuteronomy 3:21-22

Passage: Deuteronomy 3

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The Righteous Shall Live By His Faith – Part 2 – Romans 1:1-7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-righteous-shall-live-by-his-faith-part-2/ Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:30:46 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1320

This is a remarkable passage, by which we are taught that the whole gospel is included in Christ, so that if any removes one step from Christ, he withdraws himself from the gospel. For since he is the living and express image of the Father, it is no wonder, that he alone is set before us as one to whom our whole faith is to be directed and in whom it is to center. It is then a definition of the gospel, by which Paul expresses what is summarily comprehended in it. I have rendered the words which follow, Jesus Christ our Lord, in the same case; which seems to me to be most agreeable with the context. We hence learn, that he who has made a due proficiency in the knowledge of Christ, has acquired every thing which can be learned from the gospel; and, on the other hand, that they who seek to be wise without Christ, are not only foolish, but even completely insane. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:1-7

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Deuteronomy 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-2/ Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:30:16 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1315

For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing. – Deuteronomy 2:7

Passage: Deuteronomy 2

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The Righteous Shall Live By His Faith – Part 1 – Romans 1:1-7 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-righteous-shall-live-by-his-faith-part-1/ Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:30:13 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1314

By saying then that he was servant of Christ, he declared what he had in common with other teachers; by claiming to himself the title of an Apostle, he put himself before others; but as no authority is due to him who willfully intrudes himself, he reminds us, that he was appointed by God.  Then the meaning is, — that Paul was a servant of Christ, not any kind of servant, but an Apostle, and that by the call of God, and not by presumptuous intrusion: then follows a clearer explanation of the Apostolic office, — it was ordained for the preaching of the Gospel. For I cannot agree with those who refer this call of which he speaks to the eternal election of God; and who understand the separation, either that from his mother’s womb, or that which Luke refers to, when Paul was appointed for the Gentiles: but I consider that he simply glories in having God as the author of his call, lest anyone should think that he had through his own rashness taken this honor to himself. – John Calvin

Passage: Romans 1:1-7

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Deuteronomy 1 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/deuteronomy-1/ Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:30:22 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1296

These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab.  It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.  In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the Lord had given him in commandment to them, after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth and in Edrei.  Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying…

Passage: Deuteronomy 1

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From Humiliation to Exaltation: The Gospel of Luke – Luke 24:50-53 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/from-humiliation-to-exaltation-the-gospel-of-luke/ Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:30:42 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1307

By virtue of the personal union of Christ’s human nature with the divine, there is a communication of all that glory from the Deity of Christ of which his human nature is capable. Not that the manhood of Christ is advanced to an equality with the Godhead, but the divine nature being joined with the human, the human nature is wonderfully glorified, though not deified. Christ as mediator is filled with all majesty and honor, beyond the comprehension of the highest order of angels. In his humiliation he descended so low, that it was not fit to go lower; and in his exaltation he ascended so high that it is not possible to go higher. In his resurrection he was exalted above the grave, in his ascension he was exalted above the airy and starry heavens, in his sitting at God’s right hand he was exalted far above the highest heavens, ‘Far above all heavens.’ – Thomas Watson

Passage: Luke 24:50-53

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Aspects of Salvation – Part 1 – Luke 24.46-49 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/aspects-of-salvation/ Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:30:20 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1288

Christ here places first in order his death and resurrection, and afterwards the fruit which we derive from both. For whence come repentance and forgiveness of sins, but because our old man is crucified with Christ, (Romans 6:6,) that by his grace we may rise to newness of life; and because our sins have been expiated by the sacrifice of his death, our pollution has been washed away by his blood, and we have, obtained righteousness through his resurrection? He teaches, therefore, that in his death and resurrection we ought to seek the cause and grounds of our salvation; because hence arise reconciliation to God, and regeneration to a new and spiritual life. Thus it is expressly stated that neither forgiveness of sins nor repentance can be preached but in his name; for, on the one hand, we have no right to expect the imputation of righteousness, and, on the other hand, we do not obtain self-denial and newness of life, except so far as he is made to us righteousness and sanctification. – John. Calvin

Passage: Luke 24.46-49

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Good Friday 2018 – 1 Peter 2:22-25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/good-friday-2018/ Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:00:15 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1284

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.  When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. – 1 Peter 2:22-25

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Numbers 35 & 36 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-35-36/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:30:51 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1265

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person without intent may flee there.  The cities shall be for you a refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for judgment. – Numbers 35:9-12

Passage: Numbers 35

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He Opened Their Minds – Luke 24:44-49 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/he-opened-their-minds/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:30:59 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1262

It is true, indeed, that the word of God is like a lamp, but it shines in darkness and amidst the blind, until the inward light is given by the Lord, to whom it peculiarly belongs to enlighten the blind, And hence it is evident how great is the corruption of our nature, since the light of life exhibited to us in the heavenly oracles is of no avail to us. Now if we do not perceive by the understanding what is right, how would the will be sufficient for yielding obedience? We ought, therefore, to acknowledge that we come short in every respect, so that the heavenly doctrine proves to be useful and efficacious to us, only so far as the Spirit both forms our minds to understand it, and our hearts to submit to its yoke; and, therefore, that in order to our being properly qualified for becoming his disciples, we must lay aside all confidence in our own abilities, and seek light from heaven; and, abandoning the foolish opinion of free-will, must give ourselves up to be governed by God. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 24:44-49

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Numbers 34 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-34/ Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:30:32 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1255

Only let each person lead the life[a] that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. – 1 Corinthians 7:17

Passage: Numbers 34

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The Risen Lord – Luke 24:36-43 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-risen-lord/ Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:30:05 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1253

In this second clause, Christ reproves another fault, which is, that by the variety of their thoughts they throw difficulties in their own way. By saying that thoughts arise, he means that the knowledge of the truth is choked in them in such a manner, that seeing they do not see, (Matthew 13:14) for they do not restrain their wicked imaginations, but, on the contrary, by giving them free scope, they permit them to gain the superiority. And certainly we find it to be too true, that as, when the sky has been clear in the morning, clouds afterwards arise to darken the clear light of the sun; so when we allow our reasonings to arise with excessive freedom in opposition to the word of God, what formerly appeared clear to us is withdrawn from our eyes. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 24:36-43

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Numbers 33 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-33/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1243

But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those of them whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell.  And I will do to you as I thought to do to them. – Numbers 33:55-56

Passage: Numbers 33

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It Was Necessary – Part 4 – Luke 24:13-35 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/it-was-necessary-part-4/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1242 My hearts’ a mirror dim and bright,
A compound strange of day and night;
Of dung and diamonds, dross and gold,
Of summer heat and winter cold.

Down like a stone I sink and dive,
Yet daily upward soar and thrive.
To heaven I fly, to earth I tend;
Still better grow, yet never mend.

As all amphibious creatures do,
I live in land and water to;
To good and evil equal bent,
I’m both a devil and a saint.

To duty seldom I adhere,
Yet to the end I persevere;
I die and rot beneath the clod,
Yet live and reign as long as God.

The Mystery of the Saint’s Old and New Man
By Ralph Erskine

Passage: Luke 24:13-35

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It Was Necessary – Part 3 – Luke 24:13-35 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/it-was-necessary-part-3/ Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:30:24 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1236

There is no room to doubt that our Lord discoursed to them about the office of Messiah, as it is described by the Prophets, that they might not take offense at his death; and a journey of three or four hours afforded abundance of time for a full explanation of those matters. Christ did not, therefore, assert in three words, that Christ ought to have suffered, but explained at great length that he had been sent in order that he might expiate, by the sacrifice of his death, the sins of the world, — that he might become a curse in order to remove the curse, — that by having guilt imputed to him he might wash away the pollutions of others. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 24:13-35

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Numbers 32 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-32/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:30:07 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1226

So Moses said to them, “If you will do this, if you will take up arms to go before the Lord for the war, and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before the Lord, until he has driven out his enemies from before him and the land is subdued before the Lord; then after that you shall return and be free of obligation to the Lord and to Israel, and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.  But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out. – Numbers 32:20-23

Passage: Numbers 32

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It Was Necessary – Part 2 – Luke 24:13-35 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/it-was-necessary-part-2/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:30:56 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1223

This reproof appears to be too harsh and severe for a weak man such as this was; but whoever attends to all the circumstances will have no difficulty in perceiving that our Lord had good reason for rebuking so sharply those on whom he had long bestowed labor to little purpose, and almost without any fruit. For it ought to be observed, that; what is here said was not confined to these two persons, but, as a reproof of a common fault, was intended to be conveyed by their lips to the rest of their companions. So frequently had Christ forewarned them of his death — so frequently had he even discoursed about a new and spiritual life, and confirmed his doctrine by the inspired statements of the prophets — that he would seem to have spoken to the deaf, or rather to blocks and stones; for they are struck with such horror at his death, that they know not to what hand to turn. This hesitation, therefore, he justly attributes to folly, and assigns as the reason of it their carelessness in not having been more ready to believe. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 24:13-35

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Numbers 31 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-31/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:30:01 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1218

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.” So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord‘s vengeance on Midian. – Numbers 31:1-3

Passage: Numbers 31

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It Was Necessary – Part 1 – Luke 24:13-35 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/it-was-necessary-part-1/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:14 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1215

It was a proof of godliness that they endeavored to cherish their faith in Christ: though small and weak; for their conversation had no other object than to employ their reverence for their Master as a shield against the offense of the cross. Now though their questions and disputes showed an ignorance which was worthy of reproof — since, after having been informed that the resurrection of Christ would take place, they were astonished at hearing it mentioned—still their docility afforded Christ an opportunity of removing their error. For many persons intentionally put questions, because they have resolved obstinately to reject the truth; but when men are desirous to embrace the truth submissively, though they may waver on account of very small objections, and stop at slight difficulties, their holy desire to obey God finds favor in his sight, so that he stretches out his hand to them, brings them to full conviction, and does not permit them to remain irresolute. We ought, at least, to hold it as certain, that when we inquire about Christ, if this be done from a modest desire to learn, the door is opened for him to assist us. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 24:13-35

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Numbers 28-30 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-28-30/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:30:59 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1198

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the people of Israel and say to them, ‘My offering, my food for my food offerings, my pleasing aroma, you shall be careful to offer to me at its appointed time.’ – Numbers 28:1-2

Passage: Numbers 28-30

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Luke 24:1-12 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-resurrection-of-jesus-christ/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1209

We now come to the closing scene of our redemption. For the lively assurance of our reconciliation with God arises from Christ having come from hell as the conqueror of death, in order to show that he had the power of a new life at his disposal. Justly, therefore, does Paul say that there will be no gospel, and that the hope of salvation will be vain and fruitless, unless we believe that Christ is risen from the dead, For then did Christ obtain righteousness for us, and open up our entrance into heaven; and, in short, then was our adoption ratified, when Christ, by rising from the dead, exerted the power of his Spirit, and proved himself to be the Son of God. Now, though he manifested his resurrection in a different manner from what the sense of our flesh would have desired, still the method of which he approved ought to be regarded by us also as the best. He went out of the grave without a witness, that the emptiness of the place might be the earliest indication; next, he chose to have it announced to the women by the angels that he was alive; and shortly afterwards he appeared to the women, and, finally, to the apostles, and on various occasions. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 24:1-12

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Unashamed of Christ – Luke 23:50-56 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/unashamed-of-christ/ Sun, 04 Feb 2018 18:30:13 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1205

The highest commendation bestowed on Joseph is, that he waited for the kingdom of God. He is likewise praised, no doubt, for righteousness, but this waiting for the kingdom of God was the root and source of his righteousness. By the kingdom of God, we must understand the renovation promised through Christ; for the perfection of order which, the prophets had every where promised, would exist at the coming of Christ, cannot exist, unless God assembles under his government those men who had gone astray. It is therefore pointed out in commendation of Joseph’s piety, that, during the disorder which then prevailed, he cherished the hope of that redemption which God had promised. Hence, too, arises the fear of God, and the desire of holiness and uprightness; for it is impossible for any one to dedicated himself to God, unless he expects that God will be his deliverer. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 23:50-56

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The Prayer of Faith in the Place of Suffering – James 5:13-18 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/the-prayer-of-faith-in-the-place-of-suffering/ Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:30:09 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1202 Passage: James 5:13-18

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Access Granted – Luke 23.44-49 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/access-granted/ Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:30:02 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1195

Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. – Hebrews 9.23-28

Passage: Luke 23.44-49

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Numbers 27 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-27/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:30:26 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1188

And the Lord said to Moses, “The daughters of Zelophehad are right. You shall give them possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers and transfer the inheritance of their father to them.” – Numbers 27:6-7

Passage: Numbers 27

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Paradise Gained – Luke 23:43 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/paradise-gained/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:30:30 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1185

If saints gain such glorious things at death, well may they desire it. Does not everyone desire preferment? Faith gives a title to heaven: death gives the possession. Though we should be desirous of doing service here, yet we should be ambitious of being with Christ. We should be content to live, but willing to die. Is it not a blessed thing to be freed from sin, and to lie forever in the bosom of divine love? Is it not a blessed thing to meet our godly relations in heaven, and to be singing divine anthems of praise among the angels? Does not the bride desire the marriage day especially if she has the prospect of a crown? What is the place we now live in, but a place of banishment from God? We are in a wilderness, while angels live at court. Here we are combating with Satan, and should we not desire to be out of the bloody field, where the bullets of temptation fly fast, and receive a victorious crown? – Thomas Watson

Passage: Luke 23:43

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Numbers 26 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-26/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:30:03 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1177

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Among these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names.  To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; every tribe shall be given its inheritance in proportion to its list. – Numbers 26:52-54

Passage: Numbers 26

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Lessons From a Thief – Luke 23.39-43 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/lessons-from-a-thief/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:30:45 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1181

In this wicked man a striking mirror of the unexpected and incredible grace of God is held out to us, not only in his being suddenly changed into a new man, when he was near death, and drawn from hell itself to heaven, but likewise in having obtained in a moment the forgiveness of all the sins in which he had been plunged through his whole life, and in having been thus admitted to heaven before the apostles and first-fruits of the new Church. First, then, a remarkable instance of the grace of God shines in the conversion of that man. For it was not by the natural movement of the flesh that he laid aside his fierce cruelty and proud contempt of God, so as to repent immediately, but he was subdued by the hand of God; as the whole of Scripture shows that repentance is His work. And so much the more excellent is this grace, that it came beyond the expectation of all. For who would ever have thought that a robber, in the very article of death, would become not only a devout worshiper of God, but a distinguished teacher of faith and piety to the whole world, so that we too must receive from his mouth the rule of a true and proper confession? Now the first proof which he gave of his repentance was, that he severely reproved and restrained the wicked forwardness of his companion. He then added a second, by humbling himself in open acknowledgment of his crimes, and ascribing to Christ the praise due to his righteousness. Thirdly, he displayed astonishing faith by committing himself and his salvation to the protection of Christ, while he saw him hanging on the cross and near death. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 23.39-43

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King of the Jews – Luke 23:32-38 Part 2 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/king-of-the-jews/ Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:30:05 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1174

In order to prove himself to be the Son of God, it was necessary that he should hang on the cross. And now those wicked men affirm that the Redeemer will not be recognized as the Son of God, unless he come clown from the cross, and thus disobey the command of his Father, and, leaving incomplete the expiation of sins, divest himself of the office which God had assigned to him. But let us learn from it to confirm our faith by considering that the Son of God determined to remain nailed to the cross for the sake of our salvation, until he had endured most cruel torments of the flesh, and dreadful anguish of soul, and even death itself. And lest we should come to tempt God in a manner similar to that in which those men tempted him, let us allow God to conceal his power, whenever it pleases Him to do so, that he may afterwards display it at his pleasure at the proper time and place. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 23:32-38

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Numbers 25 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbers-25/ Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:30:00 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1170

And the Lord said to Moses, “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back my wrath from the people of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the people of Israel in my jealousy.  Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace, and it shall be to him and to his descendants after him the covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the people of Israel.’” – Numbers 25:10-13

Passage: Numbers 25

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Numbered And Naked – Luke 23:32-38 https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/numbered-and-naked/ Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:30:39 +0000 CRC Shawnee http://www.shawnee.christreformedchurch.net/?post_type=ctc_sermon&p=1166

For the Evangelists exhibit to us the Son of God stripped of his garments, in order to inform us, that by this nakedness we have obtained those riches which make us honorable in the presence of God. God determined that his own Son should be stripped of his raiment, that we, clothed with his righteousness and with abundance of all good things, may appear with boldness in company with the angels, whereas formerly our loathsome and disgraceful aspect, in tattered garments, kept us back from approaching to heaven. Christ himself permitted his garments to be torn in pieces like a prey, that he might enrich us with the riches of his victory. – John Calvin

Passage: Luke 23:32-38

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