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April 17, 2021 8:00 pm
“These stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever” (Joshua 4:7b).
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Our mailing address is Baptist Bible. Our Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217, we continue with the message entitled memorials set up. This is from Joshua chapter 4 we see that these mortals were set up to declare God's greatness and to be an ongoing reminder of what God had done for his people circuit we need to be regularly reminded that were not distracted with the daily duties of life.
The distractions of this world and failed to continually serve God with thankful hearts so 31 W. Marshall bless his name.
Bless my soul and forget not all his benefits not you remember his benefits. It's easy in times of discouragement's focus on our problems.
Think about the things that discourage us, and forget his benefits some numerate talks about the forgiveness of sins talks about the healing of diseases talks about the many benefits is telling us in general must remember them and not are you mindful of his mercies of his daily mercies. Jeremiah was in such a low place of darkness, and he felt momentarily that his parish from the Lord called the Lord's mercies are new morning so it is that every day is a time for us once again to review his mercies give thanks for them, what a difference it makes in our outlook before God with a thankful heart and come to him in an acceptable way thankful heart, and only then make a request been talking about the need to remember Romans chapter 12 verse two and be not conform to this, be transformed by the renewing of your mind is telling us that we can begin to think incorrectly, forgotten the things we should be remembering so as were admonished not to be conformed to the world not to think like one isolated from your living here is a light that shines in the world to be a witness and a testimony to the glory of God but not a part of the warning system and the way it thinks the way it acts this morning so that by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God so you can hear the preaching of God's word and have no hesitation to embrace believe that's true. Scott inspired word seek and you can say I believe this is God's work, but even after the hearing of the word reading of the word, even praying that God will bless you can drift your mind wanders, he began to give way to the thinking of your carnal mind get into the ideas that have been advanced by people around you things that you read the things that you view on the Internet these things begin to have an impact in your mind needs to be renewed, that you may think right about everything all the details and aspects of life that you may have your thinking to be correct.
Back in that second Peter official in chapter 2 verse 12 Peter says wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things though you know them and reestablishing the present truth. So Peter is justifying the fact that he has to continually go over the same territory in regard think all right that I know that I have the tendency to the influence I need to put up our guard against that. I know that I can drift spiritually. I know that I could grow cold with realizing but we have to keep hammering that over and over in Scripture.
The warning was given.
Yes, you have a tendency to forget is given. You need to remember and here were told that our minds need to be regularly removed, that we may be able to prove what is that perfect will of God do that not just how you feel a given day had nothing to do with your emotion. It has everything to do with what God's word says that's only way to prove what is the perfect will of God what is God's sight as he revealed to us in his word, and so Peter is saying not to be implying that some might be saying you, but over that ground before what is going to be negligent, to put you always and remember things, even anything you need to be reminded.
You need to keep these things in your memory and be established in the present truth. One thing interesting to note that since these stones set up as memorials or be an ongoing witness.
They were made out of stone 12 stone set up one in the river, one on the riverbank, so they were silent they were not made out of that might later deteriorate. They worse. This testimony then was certain that sure wasn't working, changing shape and size and time you look at it was the same thing. This reminds us of the testimony that we have in God's word. Psalm 119 verse 89, says the Lord. Word is settled in heaven. Popular opinions are constantly changing God's bidding advanced around us in our culture today are not changing their absolutely alarming. You see how much effort is being made to scare people away from the thinking that is clearly laid out in the inspired word of God. But just as these memorials world stone so they were solid so we turned to God's word, which is not changing with the times, but it is established settled in the late third reason for putting up with these memorials was a reminder of the duty to teach the next generation that's a theme that is repeated frequently throughout the Old Testament. Joshua chapter 4 verse 21 and he spake under the children of theirs are saying when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying mean the stone, then he shall let your children know saying Israel came over this Jordan on dry land for the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you until you were passed over as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he drive up from before us until we were wrong. It's interesting to note how many times the deliverance of the Red Sea is talked about in the Bible is preferred that many times the past few weeks. The reason I read it got one of these people to be perpetually reminded of that marvelous deliverance of the Red Sea, so over and over again.
He's talking about. But he says when your children come along in generations to come in. They see the stones and certainly recognize.
It wasn't just something that happened. These have been placed there purposely. There one atop the other, they stand up as a memorial monument and so they're inquiring the stone that he says I want to be prepared. I want you to remind them that these are set up so that you might be able to recall what God did for you in the crossing of Jordan Howell facing an impossible situation for this great nation of people across the waters at flood stage, God rolled and provided you a path in the river. I want to tell them what God has done for you so it is God would have this present generation. Be faithful in passing along to the younger generation the great things that God has the things that is revealed in his word.
The things that he's done for you in your own life individually to share with them what great things God has done the book 1st Corinthians chapter 10.
Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed to the sea. Another reference to the crossing at the Red Sea over and over again Old Testament and the New Testament refer to so it's obviously of tremendous importance and we must never be weary of hearing about the great acts of God, they are there for a purpose for our edification, but with many of them. This is verse five, God was not real pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness hires the point these things were examples to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also sold the account of what happened with Israel in the Old Testament time is not here just to give us a historical record, it's here so that we can learn something. As we read in Romans chapter 15 this morning in our Scripture lesson. Same principle is brought for spare, and here it says these things were our example that we might learn. We might learn to remember the great things that God has done for and that we might not we might not be guilty of their offense turning aside, lusting after that which is evilů Matter may be, if it's evil if it's contrary to that which will bring glory to God. God is just, please, if you lust after God does not want people to forget what great things he has done for them and wants us to learn from the failures of its people and old times.
So if your children ask you today about your faith what we tell are you prepared to give them a good answer. Are you ready to relate how God has dealt with you in your experience of grace that with your children.
Talk about the fact that there came a time that you were convicted of sin. You saw your need of a Savior.
You will bless with faith, trusting Jesus Christ interesting and might find that your children are very interested in hearing your own personal experience of salvation and not only that, but there are many instances along the way of life when you've seen that the Lord has intervene, God has blessed you in a special, unique way and share that with but not only that you have all the 66 books of the Bible at your disposal to go there and share with them the great and mighty acts of God are are you prepared to steer them away from the liberal thinking of our time concentrated effort, dismayed to influence young people read recently of efforts to incorporate into the teaching of elementary children. The idea that same-sex marriage is acceptable and should not be frowned upon constant effort me to lead children down the wrong path. Are you prepared to with these issues.
Are you prepared to give them the right answers will make him inquiring what why is it that we take the stand would take what is it when not in agreement with the trends that are popular in our society today.
This is really the most important thing you can do parents get caught up sometimes with how important it is to get your kids involved in some athletic program get them to on the plan instrument get them to make good grades.
All of those things have their place but I will tell you there's nothing, nothing more important than you being able to answer their questions about God and to instruct them and guide them in the way of righteousness, that this is a responsibility God has given you that you cannot delegate many today would prefer to put their children in a class and feel like this now relieves them of their responsibility.
Years ago there were number of churches in the city ran church buses all over the city and for the most part they were picking up children whose parents did not want to go to church and so I suppose those parents felt well for my child to go with them on the church bus, church, educator, and have done a good deed bus in that they got there. Fact is that God has given parents, the responsibility for this teaching is the most important teaching that you could possibly in Deuteronomy chapter 6 and verse six says. And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in Barnhart and Basso teach them diligently on the back children teach them diligently. That means that it is more than just maybe once a week bringing up something about the Bible or reading a few verses of Scripture. This is to be effort that some talk of them when thou citizen Barnhouse them about what some of the way and without alliance down to about rises up obviously it doesn't suggest that there can only be one subject and that you have to talk about the Bible all day long, seven days a week, but it is saying this, but your teaching them must be incorporated as a way of life that in every opportunity when you're able to set an example for them. As to your attitude about how to deal with difficulties how to deal with conflicts how to deal with a constantly changing circumstances of life because of the trends that are prevalent in our day that your giving them counsel from God's word as to how to think how to act and that every opportunity that your not ignoring great opportunity that you have and that responsibility you have to instruct some 78 verse four says we will not hide them from their children, showing the generation to come the praises of the Lord and his strength and his wonderful works that he had done for he established the testimony in Jacob at a point of law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers that they should make known their children that the generation to come might know them. Even our children which should be more thinking about those that will come at a later time to arise and declare them to their children that they might sit there God and not forget the works of God and keep his commandments. We will not hide them from our children will not neglect to pass all show this to the generation to come with them to understand something about the greatness of God's that for a child to receive that into their heart and to come to faith in Jesus Christ and must be divine work performed by the Holy Spirit. I recognize that no person, whether child or adult responding to spiritual truth and the preaching the gospel without the effectual work of the Holy Spirit. It was said that Paul preached the media and the Lord opened Lydia's heart so that she attended of the things we spoke, and it is always our prayer as the gospel is preached, that the Lord will open hearts to receive and shortly you can recognize that children but I do talk to them and you pray for them and you recognize God has given you that responsibility to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Something must not be neglect verse 23 says the Lord dried up the Lord your God dried up the waters of Canaan and then in verse 24 that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that is my phone. This great work that it might be known through all the earth what God has he wanted the word spread. He wanted others to hear about it and of course the people in Canaan had heard about when the horizon remember that even Rahab the harlot said that the people were afraid there was another prescription given about how their hearts had melted, particularly when I heard that God and even the waters of Jordan. Now they are fearful for what God has done. God wanted to spread the word and he wants us today in his church to spread the word concerning his greatness in chapter 28 verse 19 says he, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the wheel to be blindly concerned about the spread of the gospel, both at home and abroad goal teach all nations will that we must depend upon the blessing of power the Holy Spirit and go as he directs at work he has appointed, but it should always be our prayer that God will bless the preaching of his word. Bless those who are laboring in distant fields.
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They go through difficult times from the government seeking to interfere with their efforts and they need our prayers are such wonderful work is being done there other parts of the world for God's people are serving, but let us be mindful of the fact that you don't have to go overseas even participate in that work. There is something for you right at home. There is something for you as a faithful witness of Jesus Christ within your own family within the workplace where you work wherever you may be as a faithful witness. Go therefore bringing the message to all nations, and then the latter part of that verse says that you might fear the Lord your God, for ever starting about that. Fear of respect that special fear, not just the fear of trembling and running away the fear of knowing that when God speaks I need to receive what he said starts talking about fearing him, loving him, obeying him that you might fear the Lord your God, for having been blessed you been blessed. You should commit yourself to him serving him for ever loyal set up 12 stones in the midst of the river. 12 stones on the bank certainly has the river came back with those stones. It was a sense that there was something being left behind. This was day time and becoming a new land enjoying this land toward which they are trapped for so long land that God had given to their fathers by covenant and promise for now there in that promised land, and they're told to possess their possession. Some suggested that Canaan represents doesn't quite fit because there were battles to fight in Canaan and when you get to heaven will be no battles to fight.
They'll all be over there for us to fight here and in order to possess our possessions.
We can't sit idly by.
We have to move, followed by faith and claim that which is ours because what's been given us through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. What about a memorial in your life if you set it up shortly.
In one sense you could say yesterday that I followed Christ in baptism. I was declared to the world want to be identified with him. I believe that he is saved by grace, I'm trusting what Jesus Christ did in May we always remember that commitment. And as we look to the memorials that are set up, reminding us of the greatness and power of God's mercies to us lately serve him faithfully and diligently from day to day will be seen that one of the purposes of the oil set up 1 Might Be Pl. where discussions would occur as parents about what God had done for them in days gone by parents teach their children and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. I encourage you to light snow that you can listen to the program. We could the same time in the Lord richly bless you and all will will will come to you under the direction of Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH 45217 the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217 will and will will will will and in a and