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The Christian's Aim: The Glory Of God

September 14, 2016

Matthew 6:9.11

Aim: The
Glory Of

 The Lord taught us to pray with this "model
prayer." In it, we are taught to give praise
and honor unto our Heavenly Father before we
ask for anything we need. Then,after giving
praise to our Father, we are to pray for His
will to be done, and then we can ask for our
needs. ("After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be
thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done
in earth, as it is in heaven.") But, before the
prayer is ended, we are to return to the refrain
about the will of God and the glory of God,
for we close the prayer by ascribing unto God,
"the kingdom, and the power, and"the glory."

Far too often I go to God in prayer with my list
made out of things I want God to do for me. 
If I am not careful, I enter into prayer like I'm going
through.the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant-I'm placing my
order! That is NOT the way Christ taught us to pray. Read Christ's
prayer In Matthew 26:39 and 42,Mark 14:3S-36, ind,even in John
12.:27-28, and you will see that His prayer was that the will of God
might be done and that God's name would be glorified. If this is
the prayer of Christ--it should be the prayer of the Christian. Can
we pray like Thomas Watson, the famed theologian of the seventeenth
century England, when he said, "We aim at God's glory when we
are content that God's will should take place, thou[h it may cross
ours. Lord, I am content to be a loser, if Thou be a gainer; to have
less_health, if I have more grace, and Thou more glory. Let it be
food or bitter [medicine], if Thou givest it [to] me. Lord,I desire
that which may be most for Thy glory."

Dr. Farrell Shepherd, Island Ford Baptist Church, Madisonville, Ky
Today's Through the Bible Reading Proverbs 25,26,27, 2 Corinthians 6


A Man Of The Book

 A Man of the Book

The Book that I'm talking about
is not The book of the week, the
book of the month, the book of
the year, the book of the decade,
the book of the century or the
book of the millennium; it is the
Book of the Ages.

This Book is not in the experimental
it has been tried and
proven. I challenge every Preacher
to rise above the Plane of mediocrity
 in his ministry.
 Heed the words of the apostle
Paul when he wrote to Young
Timothy: "Make full proof of thy
ministry" (2Timothy 4:5).

Every preacher needs to be a
man of character, not caprice,
a man of courage, not
cowardice; a man of conviction,
not compulsion; a man of com-
passion, not callousness. I encourage-
every man of God to rethink
where he is,  where he would like
to be and where he ought to be
in his ministry.

Quote By:  
Dr. Raymond Barber

I know that this was written for preachers.
But every believer is encouraged
to do the same.  Though preachers have
a greater responsibility,  every Christian
should apply these principles to their lives
as well.  


Excuses Answered

Excuses Answered:
"I Intend to Be a
Isaiah 1:18

1.But I am too great a sinner
( Isaiah 1:18)
2.But I do not know how
A. Admit sin
(Luke 18:13)
B. Believe
(John 3:16; Acts 16:31)
C. Receive
(John 1:12)
D. Taste and trust
(Psalms 34:8)
3.But I must prepare myself
A. Salvation is a gift
(Ephesians 2:8)
B. The dying thief
(Luke 23:41,42)
4.But I want to have a good
A. Rich fool
(Luke 12:15-21)
B. We reap what we sow
(Galatians 6:7,8)
 5.But I have not enough feeling
A. Faith, not feeling,
(John 3:36)
B. Look and live
(John 3:14,15)
6.But I lead a moral life
A. None righteous
(Romans 3:10)
B. Guilt in thought of sin
(Matthew 5:28)
C. Not by works
(Titus 3:5)
7.But not tonight
A. Seek Now (Isaiah 55:6)
B. Now is the time
(2 Corinthians 6:2)
8.But there are so many
A. What is that to thee?
(John 21:22)
B. Look unto Me
(Isaiah 45:22)

_Hyman Appelman


A Treasure - 2 Timothy 3:10 - 17

2Timothy 3:10 - 17 

 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,  Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 


Liquid Gold - John 4:10

John 4:10-14
 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
  Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.


Proverbs 26:28 - Slander

Proverbs 26:28 
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; 
and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

James 4:11 
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.


Romans 2:1-4 Devotional

Romans 2:1- 4 
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?


The Lion Of Judah

I Think This Is A Great Sermon: Though I Stick With The KJV Version Of The Bible... 
The Message That This
Preacher Is Preaching Is The Absolute Truth And Was A Blessing To Me.

Luke 1:32 - 33
 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Revelations 5:1 -14

 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. {odours: or, incense}

 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.