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Lights In A Dark World II - Part 2 of 2

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September 2, 2020 12:00 am

Lights In A Dark World II - Part 2 of 2

Baptist Bible Hour / Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

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September 2, 2020 12:00 am

“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15).

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Will the fire, and traditional sure Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible. Our and and will and will and will will will will will and will and in all and a and and and and will will will will will in a will and in and in and in him I want to thank each of you who missed recently to help with the support of this program. I am thankful for the number of comments we get from people who say that the messages have been a real source of encouragement to them. We want to stay on all the stations now carrying the broadcast and so we would appreciate any help that can be given even if it's a small amount.

It all goes to help keep the program on the air are drenched is the Baptist Bible Auerbach 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217. Continue now with the message lights in the dark world word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying this and go down to the potter's house and there I will close lead to hear my words that I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he walked to work on the Queen's and the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter.

So he made again another vessel seemed good to the potter to make it seem good. If it seems good to us.

He would do that which is the word of the Lord came to me saying all house of Israel cannot do with you is this the right to do what he was pleased with the play cannot do with you what I please hold as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand whole house friends. That's where we all are in the hands of a sovereign God unable to make any demands for us to complain and murmur would be sinful in itself. So we have to bow before but is it not good to learn that the gospel of the grace of God informs us that salvation is for those who have been humbled with broken hearts with a sense of sin, flee to Jesus Christ for refuge and know that he is the only hope of salvation that your condition, the place where you say I have to clamp the hymn writer about muscles and send the hell I like to present well. I deserve nothing.

God is not obligated to me got to say make it past the back brace and I think God's grace is given only through his son Jesus Christ was to Jesus, the friend of sinners that I looked it up on him that I rely will take you there never has been a center parish who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the one that believes on pass everlasting life. Matthew, Jesus gave a lesson about some of it became murmurs Matthew chapter 20 about the kingdom of heaven might be like an old man that is a householder went out early the morning began to hard labor for the vineyard. The second verse when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard, and he went out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace as though he into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you they went their way, and this continues throughout the days he sends other laborers out into the vineyard about the time comes for the compensation when they came that were hired about the 11th hour, they received every man a penny and others came at various times throughout the day, something penny but when the first game they suppose that they should have received more and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man of the house. They murmured you can imagine, reacting that way you think you have found the same job doing the same work and some work one hour some work to hold the same will wait a minute, irritated is not fair to say, saying, these last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them want to switch have borne the burden and the but he answered one of them and said, friend, do they know all this now not agree with me for a penny, take nine years, and go thy way and I will give unto this last, even as under the here's the point. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own is thine eye evil, because I am good is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own. I haven't harmed you agreed to pay you back page opening but now you're complaining now you're murmuring now so you children listen to me on this point you ever find time that you get a little upset because somebody got a bigger portion than you did.

Somebody got some recognition that you didn't get.

You get upset you murmur and complain learn early in life that fretting and complaining and becoming critical of others. Because what they have and what's been done for them is not pleasing to God in parents that tolerate that with their children are helping them to establish a terrible pattern of activity you allow your children to continue to murmur and complain and harass you because they didn't get their way and they did get what they wanted just the same limits.

All right. And after a while when you worn me down. I will give him because I want a little peace and quiet. God is like a heavy way to get rid of worst possible thing parents can do for the children by all of us learn not to complain, certainly not complain against the sovereignty of God will not complain against the providence of God sometimes puts us to the place where we do not like to be given in such a not realize sometimes we put ourselves in those places we have been careless, negligent, disobedient self-will, we put ourselves in a predicament where we don't really want to be classic example of Jonah's ownership of a great storm that he did want to get on the ship initially but he didn't want to be in the store. He was there because he was trying to run away from God.

But sometimes God in his providence puts us in some places we don't really care. I'm sure that when Paul the apostle was on that ship that was in such a terrible storm where they didn't even see daylight four days. It would really rather have been somewhere else I can make things much worse than being on the ship just tossed to and fro, and blackness of storm that was beyond anything ever encountered before me.

There are those disciples were out on the seat rolled hard trying to get the land and made no progress because the waters and see this did not recognize. It was Jesus coming to us rather than somewhere else. You know God took that event and turned it to a marvelous experience for those disciples when Jesus got on board the sheep immediately. They were the land had been trying all night and it made no progress when Jesus got on board they arrived safe at their destination. The interesting thing about that. Listen to me, is that Jesus had put them on that ship, and he obviously knew the storm was coming so they were where God wanted them to be. And Jesus was back on the land and he said he saw now no ordinary man seen them out in the sea with Jesus all know what he was doing. He was praying for them and they tell you you might be in the midst of a great storm. But if the Lord is praying for you. You're in great shape what you mean is the Lord Jesus as our intercessor. He intercedes for us. He's interceding for you, your wonderfully blessed and favored and that which was a terrible storm turned out to be a blessing as they saw the power of their Savior Jesus Christ to bring them safely to land.

Sometimes the Lord puts us in unpleasant places because we tend to be a little different. We become complacent. We try hard to maintain the status quo.

Most of us are adverse to many kinds of changes that we just assume everything stayed the same. So we read God's word and he's calling for us to move forward in a positive way to grow in grace and knowledge of our sick Jesus Christ. We preach from the pulpit but we either totally rejected or gradually ignored and so remains the same Lord says I'm going to correct you, I love you enough that I will make change in your life since I haven't gotten your attention otherwise I will put you on the boat get ready to go when storm storm comes, you got a different attitude about things you not just reading the Bible because you say, but I know that's my daily duty. You read the Bible because you say I got have help, I'm hungry before had I got have a closer walk with God you praying not just because it's the time and date up.

Are you praying because you can't do anything else Lord I'm not witnessing and I can't make it.

I have no strength. I have no wisdom, I'm discouraged. I'm heartsick. I can't deal with all the troubles I Lord I must have when you're at that point you begin to learn and when you go through those experiences. Some of those attractions in the world. It seems so important to mine just had to pursue these things, they lose their glitter really don't mean anything anymore. It wasn't something that was terribly wrong in itself, but you were just putting reflection of the wrong things Jesus says now I'm going to working you in such a way that you will shine as a light in this dark world and you can't shine as lights in the darkness, when you're in different complacent about spiritual things you can put all the outward showing cell the right things, you can perform all duties, but if it's not in word affection for Jesus Christ daily walk in communion with him. It becomes a P in vain and becomes a burden to those who are involved in the process. Frictions come enemies confront us and sometimes as much, as we try to avoid it. The question arises that Arman Lord why why this why now this seems to be such an in time for me please distracted having to deal with this kind of an issue.

This kind of a problem or why, if not careful, we turn that question apply into grumbling and murmuring around Lord. I thought if you really love me you will protected me from this kind of situation. I thought if you were really at work. You would've intervened and wouldn't let things go this route, I thought Lord, my life was going to move in a different direction.

I thought that will be used in some special way and it looks like the doors close. This is the way I was going of my life and that opportunity has been shut down or fly from logic and become resentful and you murmur and grumble against God that sin any of us can have the thought crossed my mind momentarily why Lord.

This is a difficult situation even as it crosses my mind with the Lord worshiping him, though he slay me when I trusted whatever comes whenever goals were taken away from whatever and I encounter if things don't turn out. According to my plans if my life is going to honor God. That's that's all that really counts along James chapter 1 verse one James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ to the 12 tribes which are scattered abroad.

My brother and count it all joy when you fall into divers to patients saying be happy about temptation to see what is talking about here in the 13th verse he talks about temptation. There is talk about sin here is talking about adversity, trial and tribulations that come all joy when you fall into divers temptations. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience and let patience have her perfect work. Patience is endurance is perseverance is holding on its continuing in the right direction so he says it all Joy doesn't mean you're going to feel elated, I'm thrilled that I got all this trouble, I'm glad I'm sick. Yes, I love being down south what's been talked about on reply like that so is just unrealistic when you are sick sick when you purchase when you feel distressed over rather than against me, but I don't understand right now I can't see what all is being done but I will put this over here on the positive side of the register account because I know thou has promise I will never leave us nor forsake us, that we may boldly say the Lord is our helper positive side because I understand more about faith worketh patience as a hold on my way. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and that is mature, complete entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally lot and it shall be given him. Let patience have her perfect work. Don't try to cut short whatever God is doing in your life. Somebody just replace that the burdens are particularly heavy and they want to resort to some worldly source of relief.

There's a place for medication at the right time the right place. Sometimes people allow themselves become heavily medicated just to escape reality so that they are not feeling the pain of the trouble James is saying kick out of the traces don't don't punch the eject button, but patience have her perfect work. Lord never intended for us to be on top of the mountain everyday. He did intend for us to rejoice that we can rejoice and we can rejoice when it appears that things fall apart, we can say seems to be writing right now. The sovereign God of heaven still on the phone. He still at work is working his will in heavens and the earth works all things together for good to them that love God with them for the called according to his purpose.

God is orchestrating that God is working that marvelous thing. Let us then never murmur about the providence of God to just understand God is on the throne of God is good God is merciful to one of his God loves you. The promises specifically to those that love God called according to his purpose is working. Even those heartaches and those disappointments those up evils those daily frustrations. Those things are so hard to bear. He's working them together for your good, if nothing else, he's teaching you.

He's training you he's bringing you to greater dependence upon him. You know what to say for a long time. You note to say I'm wiki strong. I have great need. He's my supply. Everybody can say that, but it's difficult to live it out because we get to the places that we think can make myself and were there were ready for downfall. The Lord says it's time to go back into the furnace and he is the refiner of Silver and he turns up the heat so that the draw is concerned but you see, does all light and love, what shape would you be in today.

God's grace is not rescued you. Where would you be if God had not begun a good work in you and promise to perform it to the day of Jesus Christ. You been through a lot of ups and downs.

A lot of ramblings and wanderings, why are you here on a Sunday afternoon. Many people have no fault of being in the house of God that you come here to hear his word.

Because God is at work in you you working out your salvation which God worketh in you both to will and to do his good pleasure to all things without murmuring and disputing, continue there the next time the Lord willing I we learned in our daily life to bow in submission to our heavenly father, not grudgingly, not apprehensively, not fearfully, as though God does not design what is for our best are good joyfully to know that it is our heavenly father before him without and he who has given us the greatest gift his son Jesus Christ will give us such lesser gifts as we have need of us. We traveled here in this journey. Today we brought to the concluding portion of the message entitled lights in the dark world. I hope it's been an encouragement to you and impresses upon all of our minds the importance of continuing to shine as a light holding forth the word of life, even when the world around us becomes appreciated. If you take time to write another snow that you have listened and if you can help us with the support of the program. Our address is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 two would greet you next time.

This is Michelle Bradley Junior bidding goodbye and may God bless you all day and will all and in and will and will in all

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