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The Need of Seeking God - Part 1 of 2

Baptist Bible Hour / Lasserre Bradley, Jr.
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November 27, 2021 7:00 pm

The Need of Seeking God - Part 1 of 2

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November 27, 2021 7:00 pm

“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek” (Psalm 27:8).

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The Baptist Bible lower no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and rightly Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and will will will will will and will and will and will and will and when I hope that Thanksgiving Day was a special day for you.

It is a good time for families to get together and express their thanksgiving to God for his abundant work. I know this is been a challenging year for many of us, but surely we have many things for which to give thanks in all times and seasons and circumstances we can give thanks that God is on the throne.

Jesus Christ is the Savior for the apostle Paul said thanks be unto God is unspeakable and so as we said in the message last week.

Thanksgiving is forever. It's not just a day. It's not just a season.

It's every day and go on forever on the Saints of God. Praise Jesus Christ, Peter. I hope that you take time to write us this week and let us know that you listen to the broadcast. We depend on our listeners were support our address is Baptist Bible Auerbach 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 also go to our website at Baptist Bible Auerbach or make a donation. There are can also hear other messages read article at the website will and him and in and in and in and in a most everybody is seeking for something a proceeding for pleasure, entertainment, security, money Presti all kinds of things.

There is a seeking that we are the quickly interested in participating in because God himself calls on us to seek 27 verse eight. when thou set us seeking my face.

my heart set on the five face lower will i seek. can you say with david today five face, lord, will i seek. have you been seeking him this week. are you seeking him today. the fact picture here for this public worship service would certainly indicate that you have come here to seek him to seek his blessing worshiping adoring him seeking to please this call to seek the lord is one that's often given god's people in olden times were frequently spoken to in this vein. first chronicles 22 verse 19 says now set your hearts and your soul to seek the lord your god and therefore believe the sanctuary of the lord your god. set your heart and your soul. seek the lord.

this is not casual thing that teachers lightly upon.

this is something that requires intensity. seek your heart and soul to seek the lord. psalm 105.

verse four.

seek the lord and his strength seek his face ever more.

something should be done perpetually, not just on special occasions, not just on sunday when we come to meet together for preaching the gospel to worship him. seek him on a daily basis seek him ever. isaiah 55, six says seeking the lord while he may be found, and call upon him while you certainly indicate sector is a timely reason for seeking him, seeking him while he may be found not only do we find that there are many calls in the old testament god's people to seek him because of the new testament and see the apostle paul in the message at mars hill: upon those that were worshiping items to turn by repentance and she, acts 1724 god made the world and all things therein, seeing he is lord of heaven and earth, not in temples made with hands, neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing that he givest all life and breath and all.

that's a significant statement god gives to all life and breath all wherever human beings are found matter what their lineage may be what their background about how isolated they are from other people's.

god gives them all life rent and all things and is made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth and determine the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation that they might see the lord, and if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not very far from everyone saying that there is a certain revelation in nature person looks at the earth upon which they live. skies above them is clear evidence that there is a creator sovereign god who put st. so having reminded these people. it is god who gives us life and breath saying that it would be appropriate for them to seek the lord understand the fact that the book of romans tells us that there is none that understand the truth on the cheek of africa command in his natural state, and because he's dead in sin is not going to seek god and yet messages telling us that even those who have not been moved upon the affectionate with the spirit of god have great evidence in nature seeing what god is done and that they might feel after him and find him seeking after him and that he is not very far from everyone of us. verse 30 says in the times of this ignorance god winked at, but now commands all men everywhere to repent god's word said that all men everywhere to turn from their sin, repent of their sin, and while they have basically attempted to ignore god's him saying there is no god that they are required to call upon them to come to the new testament we find many examples of that call to seek the face of god.

for those professing to be christians today. colossians chapter 3 verse one if ye then be risen with christ, seek those things which are above, where christ sits on the right hand of god. set your affections on things above, not on things on earth like a mean such affection unthinkable. you have an inheritance. there, your heavenly father is there, the saints in glory are continually giving praise to him and that your expectation something to be set your affection on those things, not on things on the earth. how easy it is to be distracted by the things of this life and things of this earth by worldly things were admonished to seek those things that are above and then become the hebrews chapter 11 verse 600. says but without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to god must believe that he is and he is a real quarter of them that what diligently seek him.

he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. so the question should be asked in our hearts today. not just at my seeking him, but am i diligently seeking and earnest about and i consistent with my continuing to seek the lord let's think about the fact that a command has been given which should be enough in itself, but to consider the great need for seeking god we serve many to seek him, especially in times of confusion think we have to say that in the day in which were living there is a lot of confusion, a lot of different ideas a lot of different opinion about virus how to deal with it various political issues.

differences among christians. so there obviously is confusion in many circles of life book of daniel chapter 9 daniel is confessing the failings of the people of his that is as old lord righteousness, along with under the vedanta's fusion of faces were suffering because we have sin as a people we have not been diligent in seeking the face of god within distracted of our people of been worshiping. action items so lord righteousness belongs unto you, but as a result of our sin.

confusion of face to us. verse nine lord our god, to the lord our god belong mercies and forgiveness as though we have rebelled against encouraging word is that, in spite of the fact william rebelled with sin with the lord their belongings gray mercies and forgiveness is the plural good to know that is a god of mercy and would return to him can find forgiveness. david said some 119 24 by testimonies also are my delight and my counsel. so when we feel the vacancy republic typically are having difficulty knowing which way to turn what position to adopt what to believe what like to hear what we go for the council if you listen to the prevailing ideas in our culture today going to be the cep derby led down the wrong path, but let us go, even as david did long ago. god's word by testimonies are my delight. i don't just go to that testimonies don't just go to the word of god because i know it's my duty.

i deliverables and the like to do it.

i find joy in it. i find blessing and benefit in it. they are my counsel because word is the final test for what we are, believe how we are to make important decisions in life. we are to live from day to day. in verse 130 of the same song. he says the entrance of the words given light to give us understanding to the simple returning to the word of god. we may feel to be in the dark about some things but here's where we find like verse 133 order my steps and thy word and let not iniquity have dominion over to bring back lord, i want you to order my steps in your word i want to walk in harmony with your commandments. admit we fail, sometimes stumbling along the way. let us pray that our steps are right thinking is right to his right makes a big difference about how we view the things we encounter in life. so in times of confusion, certainly vital that we seek the face of the and in times of fear. many things can cause fear certain of the coronavirus is cause many to have great fear the loss of a job, serious illness, even concerned about the future of our country when we we already knew that the educational system was permeated with new age thinking some of the things that have now been promoted and advocated to become a part of the public school system is appalling and sometimes we talk to young people were disheartened by what's my future going to be like for you to think about things continue on the path that they're not traveling what is what you going to be like in a few years.

there are many things that can cause fear and despair, some from which our texas taken psalm 27 verse nine david says hide not thy face far from me. put not thy servant away in anger thou has been my help leave may not need to forsake me, o god of my salvation actively fear the troublesome lord, don't put your servant away. i know i'm not but i'll be put completely for €60 a god of my salvation. and then he consoles himself with this fact in verse 10, when my father and my mother forsake me. then the lord will take me up, that we might say – their friends will forsake us. there are neighbors there are other mothers and sisters in christ, under certain circumstances will forsake us what we think. sure, the last one to forsake anybody would be their parents the payments as infections occur when my mother and father forsake me. here's my hope in the lord will take me.

here's a remedy for our fears if we have confidence that the lord will take then when those fears come.

we like the desert.

we can overcome. and you've heard me quote this one minute time. it's a favorite of mine. psalm 56 first three what time i am afraid i will trust in here's david courageous young man a bold leader but admits that at times he should pray.

in those times, what's he going to do, what time am afraid i will trust in the end god. i will praise his word in god. i have put my trust, i will not fear/can do under me. so when we struggle with fear where the refund remedy… seek ye my face.

and then there are times that was a man that brought his son to jesus, who had evil spirit – jesus to heal his son in mark chapter 9 verse 23 jesus said in him.

if outcomes believe all things are possible to give the believer and straightway the father of the child cried out with tears more i believe helped out on unbelief to help find ourselves in that position so many times on believe i hear your word breach.

i say amen i know that's the truth heavenly then some difficulty comes along and we have challenge to be able to draw the comfort from god's word that we know really we should be able to receive.

we preach recently about the promises of god being ean. amen yes and yes you can acknowledge i read god's promises believe god cannot lie believe what he said sometimes it's difficult how many times please look at romans chapter 8 verse 28. we know that all things work together for good to them that love god, to them who are the called say this is god's word. believe me, just what it says thing you come to some of those all things that are painful, difficult you can understand say lord why why the seriousness of the strata why the difficulty were encountering the q word family wanted say that all things work together for somehow round the trial itself is not the pain encounters not good that ultimately concluded of the by your subject to what you have to say lord i believe helped them relief help to lay hold of your promises with absolute confidence and then sometimes the doubts the fears reached such a level that it would be described as depression that others all kinds of depression but will look at some things related by the psalmist in times when he was certain would call depressed state. psalm 55 verse four. my heart is sore pain within me and the chairs of dancer fallen upon me, fearfulness, and trembling are come upon me, and horror is intoxicated that maybe you've never been in that predicament. maybe some of you have where your heart is putting you in great trouble for 16 parish for me. i will call upon god and the lord said save me evening and morning and noon when i cry loud and easily are marvelous. look at the consistency of his prayer evening in the morning and evening prayer. sometimes we have a very heavy burden and were continually taking it to the lord may recall where jesus said you not heard for your much speaking black comes in mind also go to the passages this pray without ceasing, and the mother says ask and it should be given you seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened on the we are to be persistent in our prayer and this certainly indicates the psalmist was in the evening and morning and noon. i will cry aloud and his confidence was the lord would hear his voice goes on in verse 22 to say cash thy burden upon the lord, and he shall sustain the patient never suffer the righteous to be moved extra for me and and will be in our trust we been able to see today in this wonderful song need and the importance of seeking god how much we need to be diligent in our prayer, knowledge in our weakness, our unworthiness of his mercy was encouraged you to write this note, the confession of the broadcast next week at the same time with the lord richly bless a gay and be the d. the baptist bible hour is come to you under the direction of elder lucero bradley junior address all mail to the baptist bible. our cincinnati, oh 45217. that's the baptist bible hour cincinnati, oh 45217 and he will will


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