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Preaching Christ - Part 2 of 2

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July 2, 2022 8:00 pm

Preaching Christ - Part 2 of 2

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The Baptist Bible lowered no gums to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and share Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace, a will and in a all all and we he will he all he be all be no today will be continuing the message entitled, preaching Christ if you'd like to get the complete message on CD you can request that when writing this and we will send it to you free of charge. Also, upon request, I will send you a booklet entitled some things you need to know about God that's over the subject matter were dealing with in this message can also be found with greater detail in this booklet. For example, one chapter is entitled God has provided a Savior and we talk about the fact that Jesus Christ came at the appointed time to do the work that was given him by the father he went to the cross willingly laid down his life paid the price that was necessary to redeem the people and that therefore there is salvation through him and through him alone. This is the good news of the gospel, salvation is not by human effort, but by the finished work of Jesus Christ is. Is he the believers on the son hath everlasting life. So if you want to booklet some things you need to know about God just request that when you write this, I would encourage you to mention the call letters of the station over which the program comes to you so that we will know we are getting response in that area and be able to continue on your station that address once more as the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217, but as we observe his writings, we can see that whatever the subject, while 20 went on to talk about fundamental doctrine's. It wasn't setting forth a systematic theology so that people might just argue about some point and prove that their concept was superior to that of another, every doctrine that he lays out as vitally connected to Jesus Christ now. Someday say is not really that important emphasis on love love all the camps. While love is indeed the badge of discipleship. Jesus and they shall all men know that you are my disciples, that you have love one to another, you can't read the New Testament, though, and assume that love is the only thing that's essential because repeatedly we are taught from doctrine, which is the very foundation upon which other things must be built so to ignore doctrine is to ignore a great portion of the word of God.

All Scripture is given by inspiration in this profitable niche profitable for doctrine, for the teaching that we need to know.

But notice how Paul deals with the first chapter the book of Ephesians is talking about the salvation salvation that is brought because of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ was purposed even before time began, but this was connected to Christ. Ephesians 13 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, according as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love I say I don't particularly care for that doctrine of election. It seems to be so restrictive it's limiting can't grasp that somebody disseminates just hard doctrine. I want something that's warm. I want something that's uplifting.

I want something that sold cheering friends if you understand this topic, you will see that it qualified as being uplifting and sold cheering and that this is not just a doctrine is hard cold fact removed from the person of price, Christ is connected with it. It is he who hath blessed us in all spiritual blessings and we are chosen in Christ accepted in the beloved in the number seven of the same chapter he says, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace as God purpose the salvation made the choice of a people before the world began. He determined that in the fullness of time. His son would come to redeem those that were given to him.

They were under the curse and condemnation because they are violators of God's law, and something had to be done on their behalf to Jesus Christ came at the appointed time, born of the virgin went to the cross, laying down his life, shed his blood paying the price we paid for. So were talking about redemption were talking about something that's vital were talking about the very transaction by which condemn guilty center are redeemed purchase belonging now not only to God by choice, but because the price was paid on their behalf.

Redemption is all in Jesus Christ, he being the Redeemer is precious blood being the price of redemption that was pain and then we talk about that part of the experience. When an individual comes into a living relationship with Jesus Christ this matter being chosen was accomplished from the standpoint of being a covenant relationship. The work of redemption accomplished when Jesus Christ came to die for the people, many of whom could not yet been born. But now something must be done in them, and this is accomplished also by Jesus Christ. John chapter 5 verse 25 verily, verily, I say and you the hours coming in now is when the dead shall hear the voice of the son of God, and they that hear shall live man by nature is not the friend of God is his enemy. He doesn't fear God, he doesn't see God is going to the opposite direction. He's dead in trespasses and in sin. How then can the individual be made to moreover the sin be brought to faith in Jesus Christ find peace with God only by the life-giving voice of the son of God and so did Jesus Christ himself, who speaks that word and gives life to the dead and when that occurs, then Christ is in that individual Christ in you the hope of glory.

All of this is vitally connected to Jesus Christ. If the truth is being preached. It's not separated from Christ. It's not something that's totally separate self standing issue. It's all mightily connected to Jesus Christ.

We talk about an individual being justified.

Romans chapter 3 verse 24 says, being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus and ourselves. We were unjust if we are here as we now stand justified his righteousness credited to our account. How does this occur is through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Another does it say when a person may have this experience be born again, but if they stumble along the way. If they fail in their efforts. They may lose their salvation. Talk to somebody about that recently.

They talked about being under the kind of preaching that insists that if you're not faithful if you're not constantly victorious in your battle against sin that though you had salvation at one point, you are subject to losing. What a dreadful burden to carry on the other hand, when you read the words of Jesus. John chapter 10 verse 28 I given them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. One consolation that gives us one, hope that gives us were secure in him, not because of our faithfulness but because of his that's about us as well. If I really thought that I would make the assumption it didn't make any difference how I live in a course that is a total misunderstanding of the matter because if the work is been done in us. If we have been transformed as was Saul of Tarsus, there is now a hatred for sin and love for righteousness and the desire to please price but is not a matter of struggling because we fear losing our salvation.

It's a matter of scrubbing against sin because we didn't know that it dishonors him and we want to live to his glory, and I would look down the way, having been The power of God. There's something coming at the end and once again, that which we look to that which we anticipate is connected to Jesus Christ. First John chapter 3 verse two beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him, but we shall see him as he is and that is amenable to become gods in some religions, suggest that we go to be like him and that we want to be glorified.

We go to be free from sin, to be conformed to his elite, we shall be like him, and we shall see him as he is. So when we look back, our connection with this great scheme of salvation is a connection with Jesus Christ accepted in the beloved will look back to Calvary. Jesus Christ is on the redeemed us.

We look to justification which Christ justifies us since Christ calls us. It's Christ who keeps us it's Christ and sustains us. It's Jesus Christ that we shall see and be with forever in that great time to come to term to know nothing among you say Jesus Christ and him crucified. So the same thing is true when it comes to practical teaching when Paul is calling upon people to live a godly life. It's not a legalistic appeal. It's not something that gives way for the pharisaical attitude to be developed in somebody to consider themselves to be superior to others, nor it's not some terrible threat. What is he saying first Corinthians chapter 6 and verse 18.

He calls upon God's people to flee fornication. Do not send to not commit the sins of the flesh. Verse 19. What know he not that your money is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you haven't gone and he are not your own.

What's the basis of this appeal, you do not belong to yourself.

You are not your own for your ball for the price.

Therefore glorify God in your body into your spirits which are God sent you a been bought and paid for. You been redeemed by Jesus Christ. You belong to him.

This is the motivation that is set forth glorify God in your body and in your spirit, the basis of the appeal then is that we want to glorify Jesus Christ's comes as a practical matter of forgiveness for the final part of the Christian experience is this matter of forgiveness being willing to forgive others owners resistance of that in our human nature. If we been hurt or offended there often is a great reluctance to be willing to forgive out a small approach the subject.

What kind of incentive does he give us. Ephesians chapter 4 verse 32 and be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you. Was the appeal that you made. You have been forgiven you, who did not deserve forgiveness. You, who had offended a holy God at the slate clean. God is put away your sins are forgiven you on the basis that you have been forgiven. You should then find great pleasure to forgive others to be enjoyed to you to forgive others the basis of it being a relationship with Jesus Christ. He calls on us to love chapter 5 verse to walk in love. What's the basis of if you want to walk in love. You walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and given himself for us and offered a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling save the incentive they and for this Christian walk.

Walking and love manifesting love toward others is that Christ loved us and since where the object of his love. We know something about love because he loved us and let us in turn love others.

He continues in this chapter talking about the relationship of husband and wife. Notice the appeal. Verse 24 therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. He says that the relationship between husband and wife should depict the relationship between Christ and the church say this is not to step issue to be discussed by the philosophers of the day and for society to come to some general conclusion about what the appropriate way of interacting within a marriage might be.

This is something that's basic and scriptural and even in this matter. He says what you do and how you conduct yourself is connected with Jesus Christ wives you be submissive to Christ.

You basically wisely submissive to your husbands, even as the church is submissive to Jesus Christ and on the other hand, verse 25 he says to the husband's husband love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it never made any greater love than that Christ gave his life laying down his life for the church that he might redeem, purchase, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word Mike presented to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies to put me in a greater example given the man might say on a given occasion that I become very frustrated with my wife we disagree about a lot of things have this problem, that of the other, but when you consider how God's love has been steadfast for you in spite of your savings and your faults, you have every incentive to love your wife no matter what her failing might be chasing a lot of what the subject if were talking about practical godly living.

It's not subtle but here is a separate issue here some legalistic rules here some regulations and maybe extremely difficult but must abide on that list. All this is connected to Christ and to give us not only the incentive but it was the joy way to fulfill it because we know it's truth is on figures on passing something of the man on the messages look at the method balls and when I came to you, I came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom declaring on to you the testimony of God. I didn't come with enticing words. I wasn't depending upon my ability as an orator, no doubt Paul was a powerful speaker from one vantage point click close. Not particularly appealing from the standpoint of oratorical ability.

He did not come with some philosophical explanation trying to appeal to those that consider themselves very wise in that day, it would not attempt to appeal to people's preconceived ideas does make them feel good about themselves. Paul recognized that man in his human nature would reject the message in the first chapter the book 1st Corinthians says in verse 22 for the Jews require a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified under the Jews a stumbling block and under the Greeks foolishness. The Greeks were well known for their pursuit of wisdom being proud of their many philosophers and consider themselves on a very high level intellectually so the message of a crucified Savior had no appeal to them whatever it was foolish to them. Thank you Henry express it like this. The fingerprints was foolishness in the eyes of worldly wise men are living through one who died are being blessed by one who was made a curse are being justified by one who himself was conveying own was all filing an inconsistency demand blinded with self conceit and went into their own prejudices and boasted discoveries of their reason, and philosophy.

You understand how someone boasting in their great wisdom would find this to be terribly puzzling at a message that they would finally conclude that no value that was absolute folly to think that Wimberly living because a man nine that will be blessed by one who was made a curse similarly justified by one who himself was condemned and then to the Jews. It was a stumbling block. Although the Old Testament prophecies revealed that the Messiah would suffer. They had missed it and they were thinking in terms of a conquering king that would deliver them from the yoke of bondage and make them a great nation, and so the very message of Jesus, the very humble way in which he came, and ultimately his death on the tree on the cross, cause them to stumble. They said this cannot be the Messiah that we have long to wait. Then Paul reveals further in the second chapter that is to be expected that he cannot rely on human ability on his own method in his own approach to be successful in preaching the gospel.

Verse nine says, as it is written, I have not seen, nor ear heard me to have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared with a loving man by his neck provision and by his own understanding does not comprehend the things of God is prepared for those that loving and then verse 14 makes it even stronger. But the natural man receive is not the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness on the him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. How, then, is an individual in such a plank would ever come to some understanding verse 12 now we have received not the spirit of the world with the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. We know the things forgiveness of God. We know it, with the blessing of God's Holy Spirit, not as result of human wisdom which Paul says was not that which I relied upon. I didn't come to you boasting I speech my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power and is and here's a reason for that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

So he came preaching what rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the desired end. I determined to know nothing among you Savior Jesus Christ and him crucified Christ and him crucified. It is his message, which we preach one of preaching the gospel would preaching the message of Jesus Christ when were correctly preaching any doctrine in the word of God with connecting it to Christ. When we preaching any practical message with connecting it to Christ. Christ is the center of it all. It is his example that were to follow Jesus said in Matthew chapter 20 verse 26 that he came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, Paul tells us that Christ took upon him the form of a servant and humbled himself, even to the death of the cross, Jesus Christ himself King of Kings and Lord of lords came as a servant.

This is the example that we are to follow.

We don't follow that example in order to become his childhood is one of his followers.

We learned that we are not seeking the highest place we follow the example of being a servant, and it is his strength upon which we rely his strength that enables us as we travel through this journey as we face our trials and our difficulties along the way. It's not by our own determination, but Paul says in Philippians 413 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. So Christ is an essential part of all that we are doing that we were down to his glory in the midst of our difficulties when the pressures bear down upon us.

What we find the strength what we find the whole quarter we find the courage we find in Jesus Christ. And so it is his glory which is desired that last verse of her strength in chapter 1, Paul says that according as it is written, he that blow with letting glory in the Lord all that we may be faithful and always lifting up the name of Jesus Christ want to lift up his name in the Kim's are we saying in the message that we preach in the prayers we pray we want to lift up his name and the life that we live, no nothing among you Savior Jesus Christ and him crucified as the Lord bless you, though. Next man receives not the things of the spirit of God and the gospel may have been foolishness to you at one time but there's been a transformation after saying that we preach Christ crucified, and the Jews a stumbling block and on the Greeks foolishness is has been on them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. When that calling is come from God. Now the message that one time commitment absolute foolishness makes sense and respond and say that is good news is the gospel good news to you that Jesus Christ died for sinners.

You see that he alone is your hope in you, by faith, and embracing.

If you've never confessed and that opportunity is given use.

We spent the same the gospel message is preach time and time again, those whose hearts have been touched with divine grace rejoice once more. Your Jesus Christ is the Savior of sinners and if you have been convicted of your sinfulness and no you are in desperate need of a site I pray today that this cuckoo will find a lodging place in your heart and the two of them release the truth of it and embrace Jesus Christ as Lord and sing hope that you will write us during the coming week forward to hearing from you next week at the same time that the Lord richly bless you about this Bible Lord is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217.

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