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December 18, 2021 7:00 pm
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).
The Baptist Bible lowered no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and Mrs. Nocera Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned in front of the message of God's sovereign grace.
I hope that this season of the year is proving to be pleasant one for you, as families often get together and enjoyed some special times of fellowship and I trust that is we continue the message today. Glory to God in the highest that this message will prove to be a blessing based on the text in Luke chapter 2 verse 14 glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and goodwill toward men.
We first consider the angels themselves and then as we begin today were continuing to consider the message that they bring you'd like to get this message on CD you can write us for information. Many of our listeners plan to make a special year-end donation for the support of this work and if you can do that it will be greatly appreciated.
Our address is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217. His glory is seen in the salvation that was brought by the Savior.
The message that came from heaven was a Savior is born man was in need of a Savior.
As a result of his transgression.
He was fallen through and just to condemn a needed salvation. He cannot save himself, but a Savior is born you received glory in this matter of salvation because man cannot save himself contribute to his salvation, but it is entirely by the grace of God and the holy intent and purpose in the salvation of sinners is not just for their deliverance, but ultimately for the glory of God. God's name is honored and glorified in the salvation in Ephesians chapter 1, we find reference to it. Verse four according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love, having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will I get this to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein it made us accepted in the beloved. The praise of the glory of his grace. Glory to God. Then, because salvation is in the Savior. The Savior is born. Glory to God because of his electing love because he has chosen the people to the glory of his name.
Verse 12 says that we should be for the praise of his glory who first trusted in Christ. Verse 14 which is the earnest of our inheritance under the redemption of the purchased possession under the praise of his glory can't read that portion not realize that the point of God's glory is of tremendous importance what it is about that God in his majesty and his holiness in his purity in his power and his sovereignty are also God's will bring glory to his name and therefore in his electing love.
His name is glorified for the Lord because he sent his son, Galatians chapter 4 verse four says, but when the fullness of time was called God sent forth his son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of son when the fullness of time was, God appointed time there was a particular day in the design and purpose of the sovereign God that Jesus Christ would be born for the startling thing. It was that Angel informed Mary that she was going to have time and it would be the highest that would visit her in this child would be born. She knew not a man. Can you imagine how difficult it was for her to take only seen she is very poor when she and Joseph traveling for the census in order to be taxed. She had to walk about 80 miles. Here she is nearing the time that this child is going to be born, but you know that she must've been weary when they got there, in this day with the convenience of hospitals and the availability of medical help to assist at that time of delivery is hard to imagine this young girl walking so far, and there was no room for them in the in. It wasn't an attractive place. They were there with animals wasn't a place concern for cleanliness like delivery room would be in our local hospital. The stench that went up from being in a place where the animals lived had to make it all extremely difficult. Amazing sing to think that it was there that God came to this earth came in such a humble setting, came to such a humble family, poor as they were. And yet Jesus owns all things, the very earth upon which he was born he had made it and was held together by his power to come came in the fullness of time, God sent forth his son to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of some glory to God in salvation because he said he son glory to God in salvation because of reconciliation you see in nature.
We were alienated from God. We were an enemy dryer create our because of our sin. The book of second Quintus chapter 5 verse 18 it says, and all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ and given to us the ministry of reconciliation is not one of the no that here we were enemies, but we didn't reconciled to God all things are of God. All things of the salvation this work of reconciliation is his work. He has reconciled us to God reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, I one of the note.
Glory to God in salvation because justice is satisfied, but mercy is given me. If God just said the following guilty sinners. Ignore your sin against passive mind, it's not all that significant thing God would no longer be a holy God. He no longer be a just judge would you want to live in the city where judges just time after time. Case after case said to those who were guilty of violating the law, those were criminals.
That's all right to write we just let you go be a chaotic place to live with.
You expect that an honorable judge would uphold the law of God in his holiness, God being God is going to see to it that justice is maintained, but because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ because he gave his son as our Savior. Justice is satisfied, but mercy is granted. Romans chapter 3 verse 26 Santa Clara essay at this time his righteousness that he might be just and the justifier of him which believe with injuries so please just because the penalty that we deserved was make it out Jesus Christ.
Therefore, he is the justifier of him which believe in Jesus glory to God in the highest glory to God in salvation.
And then he says on earth peace now.
Some seem to think that it was the intent of Jesus Christ to bring total peace on this earth. And they wonder why there have can you do be wars and rumors of war.
We believe that primarily that peace that Jesus Christ brought was the piece that brought us as enemies of God into his communion and fellowship.
Romans chapter 5 verse one therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom also we have access by faith in the kids grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God that is against the glory of God, being justified, we have peace with God greater peace to be hope for. When you understand that my relationship with Adam Pusey and then transgress the law of God that we would eat anything from God, we had no right to come into his favor. We have no right way don't like to come into his presence.
We had no communion with him. We were alienated from it and now by his grace.
He has reconciled us his justified us all how marvelous. Not only have there been continuous warns among the nations of the earth think the war goes on. Even inside of us think of how often we've struggled with our own fallen nature and how often we have had to deal with in Tim conscience but now what we have peace peace with God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Verse 10 says, for if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God.
But the death of his son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. We have peace is not peace. In circumstances, it's not peace in the ungodliness of this world, but it is peace because of EN through our Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus says in John chapter 14 verse 27 peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not of the world giveth, given unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither the affray peace I leave with you what kind of pieces that that's a piece of mine peace of heart that you can say in spite of my failures, in spite of the fact that I see myself as an unworthy, undeserving center. I rest my case in his saints.
I have peace with him. Chapter 16 verse 33 Jesus says these things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace in the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. So he reminds us that in the world they're going to be trials, troubled difficulties putting me you shall have peace in all the problem that arises so often in our life is that we fail to recognize the source of our peace, we keep thinking that somehow if we work at it enough to find peace and material things peace in our situation in life. Where is the peace to be found in Jesus Christ.
Hello, Prince of peace on earth peace, good will toward me. There is a sense in which all land benefit from God's providential goodness says he sends the rain on the just and the unjust.
Every person living on this earth is breathing air. God provides.
Life is being sustained because of his mercy. Daily benefit surveyors because God is a gracious God who is good when he says, goodwill toward men believe there's something more specific in view than his Providence.
Matthew chapter 1 of the 21st verse says she shall bring forth a son, Amasa called his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sin will toward land. Jesus said in John chapter 10 verse 15 I lay down my life for the sheep. Peace to men of his good pleasure as it may be seen in the written language is talking about God's good pleasure goodwill toward those of his good pleasure as he spoke was saying God had hidden these things from the wise and prudent in revealing him to blaze this is his good pleasure, goodwill, goodwill toward those who were given to him of the covenant. Those whom he came to redeem, he shall save his people from their sins.
Now, having considered the shepherds in heaven considered the message. Let's consider some of the specific lessons also to be learned here. First of all, as we think again about the shepherds they believed the message that they heard they believed as first one angel appears and says fear not the hold I bring you good tidings of great joy is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord believe that they didn't hesitate. They didn't argue it didn't say we need some further sign in the southerly that was with this one angel. I want to do all the heavenly host praising God.
This word host is really a military term, talking about a great number of men and an army whole army of angels appeared many Bible scholars believe that the number of angels are just beyond our ability to find and here after this one. Angel had appeared with the message suddenly the host of angels and angel wanted to unload to do the heavenly host appeared, praising God and the received the testimony when they do they acted. They heard that he was born and they said we need to go see we want to go verse 15 says that it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven the angels appeared the messages been delivered once will be the response when I gone away. The shepherds at one another, let us now go even on the Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord is made known and still now Vincent Wendling will think about this for a few days. Let's see if we can find a convenient place in our schedule to work it out but we can't do it now when we go next week, next month or for the lake at the next year. That's what a lot of people think they hear the message of God. They say that's something someday I'm going to really give attention to that day I went back on that. Nobody said now and they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in the manger.
They came with case. They were excited after hearing that great pulse of angels singing the praises of the newborn King. Charlie, we gotta get there. We want to go now. Oh how I wish today that I might him to preach the gospel with such a blessing to the spirit of God that people would say yes that's what I believe and I want to do something about, respond in my life I want. I want to become a follower of Jesus. I will commit my life to him. Others know that he is my Lord, my Savior. Yes, after the angels left was what happened. They do not hesitate, they immediately obeyed, immediately went to find the place where Jesus life then is to be noted. The angels sang about Christ seeking a glory for themselves and this the Scriptures tell us about fallen Angels, but there is no evidence that God has ever determined to save one single fallen but these angels did not complain about God's divine sovereignty in making such a determination. They did not hesitate and say all if this was salvation for angels. We might say. This salvation did not even involve angels. It was for fallen man, but they delighted to sing anyway because they knew that all was God would be glorified. They wanted to praise him because they knew that all glory was due to his wonderful name makes me think of Romans chapter 11 verse 33 which is whole. The depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God, how unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out who know the mind of the Lord who been his counselor or who first given to him and actually recompense under him again for him and through him and to him are all things to the legal handler, and the sink and said all things are from human to him and his stick his glory say what this thing about sing about Jesus Christ old, we might follow their example.
P Jesus Christ is to be the theme of our songs. The subject of our sermons. The object of our praise. The channel of our prayers. The possibles and you Savior Jesus Christ and him crucified.
We should rejoice in singing. We could spend a lot of time reviewing our struggles, our sufferings are doubts and be press down with sorrow old. Let us learn to sing with joy. Robert Lowry wrote that him that we sing periodically but one verse is not in our book: we that love the Lord and let our joys be known.
Join in a song with sweetcorn and thus surround the throne, the sorrows of the mind be banished from the place. Religion never was designed to make our pleasures less. Too many people have the idea that religion is some kind of a rigid box that in cages use so that you're not able to really enjoy life.
It takes all your pleasures like what their some places are remove the place of the season for the season need to be turned away from.
There are pleasures magnitude that giving you so religion was not designed to make our pleasures less lettuce then saying his praise with joy the more since they saying, glory to God in the highest and on earth peace let us work for peace, ourselves, sometimes there is little peace within a marriage little peace in whole may we labor for peace Romans chapter 12 verse 18 says if it be possible as much as life in you, live peaceably with all men, as you think about this wonderful story of the birth of Jesus Christ you think about how he laid aside what he had with the father for a time, holding cell phone use after the death of the cross came here at the appointed time to redeem centers in you today my faith and embracement have the whole thing that you are one of his how is he dealt with you is he not forgiven you of all your sins wasn't just some of the hold back in a few cases and say hears us into great. I can't forgive you. He has forgiven you all of your city.
If that's the case you hope to be ready to forgive anybody and everybody else is there somebody that you been holding a grudge against this be a good time to get rid of it so minor that you will speak to somebody that you actually have thought terrible thoughts about my wish there harm confess that sin today acknowledge her wrong come before the Lord and sale Lord. If you have forgiven me. How could I ever have harbored you will will evil toward anybody. I want to forgive more things to be right I want to get rid of the tension that's in my marriage. I want to get rid of the strife that you are home. I want peace, living under the rule of the Prince of peace. The shepherds believe the message that came from heaven and they moved with haste to see Jesus. What about you. I know there's no host of angels here to saying this morning that we're reading from the inspired word of God about an event that actually transpired on this earth. We do not take the testimony of God. The good news is that the Savior is born if they moved with haste to see Jesus what you today haste to say yes. He's my Savior.
I want to follow I will be identified with him out to be baptized in his name.
I want to serve the motor, putting first in my life. One of James Montgomery's hymns describes the singing of these angels like this Angels from the realms of glory when your flight or all the earth, he who saying creation story now proclaim the Messiah's birth, worship, worship, worship Christ the newborn King shepherds in the field abiding watching over your flocks by night, God with us is now residing yonder shines the infant angels from the rounds of glory saying so long ago. You hear the message today. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and goodwill toward men. So start your heart you not find joy the think of the angelic chorus at the creation before the throne of God is holy, holy, the birth of the Savior singing standing of the Lamb slain glory to God in the highest you desire to give him glory than the keep quiet about this with Brother Bates this week. I remember the 201 years old. Several times during the visit. He just burst forth with expression. Praise the Lord breaks the said you know how to read.
There was time. I think we were too quiet about that. I think it's time we speak up. I think we need to speak out loud like people here take place little Bryce would you pricing today by confessing him as your Savior and struck me as the Angels came from heaven singing this glorious song giving praise to God, glory to God in the highest, we ought to be giving him glory in our walk from day to day giving thanks for his unspeakable gift Jesus Christ our wonderful site. I pray that God will bless you in the days to come and that you will have many happy seasons. At this time. We look forward to hearing from you till next week at the same time of the Lord richly bless you all about this Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217, all will will