This broadcaster has 263 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
August 2, 2020 12:00 am
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do; and the God of peace shall be with you” (Philippians 48-9).
The Baptist Bible law are known comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church will and additional share. Bradley Junior invited you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace. He is in a and and and a and as we go through these trying difficult times.
It's important that we keep always in mind that the God we worship is on the throne. He rules and reigns. According to his pleasure is our hope from day to day. I encourage you to write another snow that you listen to the broadcast of the messages are blessing to you if you'd like to help keep the program on the air. You can write a set Baptist Bible hour box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 can go to our website Baptist Bible hour.org and make a donation. There, what's on your mind been thinking about thus far this morning. What occupied your mind. For the most part for the past week. What kind of thoughts do you have some biblical instruction about how we should think. Philippians chapter 4. Beginning with verse eight finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things which ye have both learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace shall be with you a few weeks ago about a message entitled the peace of God, and we got down to verse eight we were looking at this passage in Philippians chapter 4 verse eight there is not time to expound on it today and welcome later so that's what were doing today. Let's go back to the fourth verse, so you get the context of the set foot in chapter 4, beginning with verse four rejoice in the Lord all the way and again I say rejoice. Let your moderation be known at all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God and the peace of God, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. And that message we first pointed out a problem identified problem is it were prone to worry that's what were told not to do to rejoice in the Lord all secondly we saw that a solution was presented and that is making our requests known to God, rejoicing in the Lord third blessing received and that is God given talent verse six we see that prayer is important.
Make a request. No, before God supplication prayer with thanksgiving, so it is extremely important. But now when we get to this eighth and ninth verse we see that prayer is not enough, that statement might be a little startling to some people, given thought that if I played about some of the many times I've talked to a person struggling with a particular problem done about what else is nothing else to do well.
Indeed, there may be certain situations where that's but if there is instruction given in God's word as to something else that you need to do then. Prayer is vital. Prayer is not enough and that's what we see here we see that it is important that we think right. Many, many biblical missions about thinking right what do you think about what's on your mind. Psalm 19. The 14th verse that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, Lord, my strength and my reading the words about the thing that I speak and the meditation of my heart. What am I thinking about the real tasks of our thinking is whether it is acceptable. You may say I'm entitled to think about whatever I want to think about it even challenge me question, but if your child of God. If you're a follower of Jesus Christ. If you recognize him as one of your life. You know that he is involved in every detail of your life, not just what you do, but what you think about so it should be our concern that the meditation of our heart are acceptable in his sight. When you give that the test upfront.
How many of your thoughts would immediately receive approval on that basis acceptable in cocci are the few things come to mind that you thought about even recently that you were not acceptable at all.
Romans chapter 12 verse two and be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, see great emphasis is given in Scripture to have think of our minds what goes on in our mind. On one hand there is this admonition. Do not be conformed to the world don't fit in with the work you have been sanctified, you have been set apart conformed to this world but be transformed to transform Hegel to be changed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Are you going to do that do not meet influence by the thinking of this present culture so much of the thinking that's prevalent today, which is diametrically opposed to biblical truth conformed Peter in your thinking all your conduct to that which is touted as being acceptable by the world in which your mind needs to be renewed and how that can happen.
Colossians chapter 3 verse 16 says let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom of the literal ringer that let the word of Christ dwell in you, says let the home. That means that you have read the word meditated on the word, heard the word preached to the learner to become a part of the injectable. So when a crisis arises when the temptation is confronted immediately think because you saturated yourself with God's word. The psalmist said that what I hid in my heart that I might not sin against the it has remarkable effect as it is then applied and utilized in our thinking, by the Holy Spirit of God never look at another. Second Corinthians chapter 10 verse five casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Testing it down.
Don't be influenced by don't follow every imagination, every high thing hasn't identified that exalts itself against the knowledge of God to fix contrary to the knowledge of God and given us in his word it is to be rejected and here's the positive side of and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Effortful being in harmony with his truth in a way that will lead to the honor of his name. So when is talking about casting down imaginations, and every high thing by the list could be quite long but whether it's the speculations of man, often making assumptions without the need valid information to base it on human opinions whole. How sensitive people are today about their saw their opinion. Many cases it's difficult to have a reasonable discussion with somebody. As soon as they find out you disagree with them.
They become combative, they are unhappy about the situation that you don't immediately concur with her point of view, but if we're going to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
We must not allow human opinion, which is opposed to the truth of God to influence us all the philosophies of man.
Even religious concepts somebody and say why think there's good and all religions of a lot of error on the wall is an awful lot of teaching that's in conflict with the plain basic doctrine of the word of God.
Every lost the idea that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, no matter how popular it may be the matter how many people in some position of authority or leadership espouses it and says this is good this is right we've come to this conclusion the research the subject. We think this is good for if it's not in harmony with God's word, then you are absolutely projected Ephesians chapter 4 verse 17 this I say therefore and testify in the Lord that he henceforth will not.
One is talking about walking is talk about your full way of life you live like the Gentiles are walk in the vanity of their mind so wishing the way they think, is to explain.
Don't be influenced by don't live like they are living. Having the understanding drafted, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart. That's a rather description is not of those who are part of this world system who do not know God, who do not acknowledge him who do not embrace his truth. Their understanding is talking that Minnetonka present themselves as though they have full and complete understanding of whatever subject. One thought about God's word says there in the dark.
There alienated from the life of God through the ignorance and that boast of having great insight. Great knowledge.
But God's word describes these two have left God out of the picture, who have rejected the truth of his word as being correct and because of the blindness of their blindness of men's hearts is certainly on display in the world around us, right here in this passage. Figure chapter 4 talks about some of the issues lasciviousness, which is must relating even to pornography, which is a major problem with many today uncleanness of whatever sort it might be greediness over the greeting, self-seeking spirit to prevail for so many in a kind of lewdness spent time looking at a video or television program or something on the Internet, which stirs lustful thoughts than your walking according to the course of this world rather than rejecting it rather than avoiding that which leads to temptation. You put yourself in expanse then of course there are those who blatantly say let us to believe in God.
I believe there is a God that think when you dive, that's the end of the pleadings. Anything after death. Consequently, whatever I do in the meantime, it's my business, and the mother has the right to enter our approximation, but I believe in God but God would never publish judicial talking about God's wrath.
God hating evil God, punishing the wicked objective shame that can't be that shirt my God my God is a God of love, love the God that we worship the true living God is love. He doesn't just love he is love, but is a God that is holy. Consequently, he hates sin, and he will punish sin say that popular thinking of our time what God's word says about marriage is outdated to reject God's plan fact if you talk about what the Bible teaches on most any subject you could be accused of hate speech here talking about something that's disturbing me about something that's not fair because of their own point of view. In fact, there is shown 1 General Way of thinking that's been promoted in many circles today that if you present something to me that I disagree with you make me feel unsafe and it's not right that you treat me that way I should not be made to feel unsafe. Therefore, you don't have a right to say that urban professors and universities have been reprimanded because I said something that made the student feel unsafe. Whatever happened to the idea of free speech. Interesting that people to take one part of you want free speech for their ideas, deny anybody who disagrees with Caesar blindness the confusion in humanistic thinking, but it was decided that term liquor stores could be open. The churches had to be closed. Elective surgeries had to be canceled. Abortion was permitted social distancing required except in case of riots, and then it's super impermissible to get a little closer see the inconsistency of thinking that his spouse in the circles today. One lady, a professor and it University of East said that we are living in a dangerous time because of the effective covert. 19. The children are at home with their parents and parents will be teaching them their own set of values wouldn't be expected that parents would teach their children what they believe is, in fact, that's their God-given responsibility. Lord requires bring your children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord better thing that can certainly be troubling as far as the thing to think about that if you are pondering and thinking at great length about the news of the day you don't have much peace this special passage is talking about enjoying the peace of God, not given to worry about this set pair hour after hour as I understand some of these television stations are that's all the gout is run the news 24 hours a day, you could certainly become depressed and confused and when you find out that good for the news today is not just clear news it's editorialized as the one delivering it will make their point of view cleared by the tone of their voice for a few commenting words that are added to it. Now it's all right to be up on what's going on and on.
Stick your head in the sand like the ostrich and pretend that there's nothing wrong there are major problems in America today. We ought to be concerned about them and praying that God would deliver.
But if you become absorbed thinking about those problems and thinking about what you heard on the news, much of which may have been totally distorted the full of worry confused thinking goes along with the idea that the laws of civil government can be ignored by don't personally like them. Romans 13 one says let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God. The powers that be are ordained of God doesn't mean that there is any government that is perfect or there is no one working with in the round of the government that is perfect their false their failings with the whole idea of a structure of government to protect people is something that God arranged figures come about because of the planning session of the function here and decided we might note that the government, the powers that be are ordained of God whether some more subtle things that might trouble you cause you to worry rather than to have peace just think about a few of the things that you worry about regularly with red here in verse eight, Alyssa St. Paul says we ought to think about, but some people are center using that initially have their own.
This may have the worldliness and they worry over the same thing over and over again. The fact is worry is a sin were never fixed anything and when you worry that means you're not trusting God list of things grows longer all the time that you worry about not to be thing that is the focus of your attention and that which dominates your thinking or sometimes a person will begin to think in life just isn't fair I just come out from the short end of thing people just haven't treated me right. You become consumed with that thought, you can drag yourself down the molding rooms quickly say poor will. I just haven't more difficult than anybody. If you have a right spirit and the right attitude. We have to save the patriarch Jacob. I'm not worthy of the least of the mercies, so any blessing I have is what I observed. I don't right to complain or begin to think about situations that you resent things that happened to you I did recently, many long time ago initially got over to still think about it or you may be thinking about people that you resent this person hurt my feelings.
This person, trouble me, long time ago. I member accounts with related obviously had a problem with anger.
She was angry at her father long since the die but she was still going over the details of why she hated him. She hated a number of her relatives and number of other people and she espousal of civil it was wonder that you talk about being miserable and depressed because you're full of anger. She says Richard don't you talk to me about my anger have been to professional counselor, and the last one I went to me went to told me all you got left is your anger and don't give it up well that may be the reasoning of the human being is but it's not the truth of God.
God says to put away and have a forgiving spirit. But if you ponder over and over again all hurts that you've experienced in life. Your thinking is not going to be what the so there some consequences to wrong thinking. Proverbs chapter 1 verse 29. For they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear the Lord, they would none of his counsel, they despise all my reproof therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices because the fact that the people hated knowledge hated the truth of God hated his message. They did not choose the fear of the Lord and wanted a part of his counsel, they rejected they despise my reproof so what's the result of their own. Eat the fruit of their own way to be filled little devices are going to suffer the consequences.
Trouble trouble because you give in to worry, instead of trusting look at this thickness. In this eighth verse written chapter 4 verse eight we find Paul's thankless this is what he says now to think about personal think about that which is true, whatsoever things are true. Satan is a deceiver.
Second Corinthians 11 three says what fearless by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his second date.
So your minds should be corrupted from the simple city that is rise while in writing to the church at Corinth is unconcerned about their Satan is a deceiver, the beguiled Eve she she sincerely thought things were going up the matter and set up words. I concerned that your minds might not be corrupted, turned away from the simplicity from the basic truth that there is in Jesus Christ God and his word are true. Jesus prayed in John 1717.
Sanctify them through thy truth, my word is truth trouble and think about something is true, why would an adult will go to God's word and have absolute confidence in it will be on and got into some detail talking about Satan device church planters have culture in which we live today that Satan is work blinding and deceiving me so that God's people recognize the absolute authority of Scripture and that we understand what Jesus prayed, says sanctify them through thy truth, thy word is truth. God blesses think right to use Paul's thankless in our thinking from day to day until next week. At the same time of the Lord richly bless you and all about this, by the Lord is come to you under the direction of elderly Sarah Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church address all mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217 will be moved all will will will be in