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Amazing Grace - Part 1 of 2

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February 26, 2022 7:00 pm

Amazing Grace - Part 1 of 2

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The Baptist Bible lower no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and ready Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace okay and now and in and in all and mean and she is no and and you know if you have been listening that this is anniversary month for the Baptist Bible hours. We've now completed 69 years on the air.

Our theme for this month is help in trouble. All of our messages both on the Sunday and daily programs have related to that thing. But through the years we have introduced the broadcast. By inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace. So today we're bringing you the first part of a message and title amazing Grace God's grace is the ultimate help to the greatest trouble because while sinners cannot save or help save themselves if you'd like to get the message on CD that we've been offering this month.

You can still receive it. If you will get your letter to us in the mail this week. Next to the Baptist Bible lower box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 and if you can help with the support of the program certainly be appreciated. Grace is a beautiful word yet many people have little understanding of living today, when people talk about demanding their rights as a this is what I deserve. I want to be dealt with fairly understand something about our condition before God as sinners, we realize that what we need is not fairness it's grace, word of God has a lot to say about grace John chapter 1 verse 16 says, and of his fullness have all we received an grace for grace. Romans 324 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Titus chapter 3 verse six that being justified by his grace we should be made heirs according to the whole of eternal life. James chapter 4 verse six, but he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resists the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. First Peter chapter 5 in verse 10, but the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen 70 that's one of expression, the God of all grace the many facets of grace. God is the source of it all, the giver of grace. We love to sing about grace. Many of our cams describe explicitly what we mean when we talk about salvation by grace. Grace is a charming sound harmonious to the ear heaven with the echo shall resound in all the saints shall hear grace first contrived a way to save rebellious man and all the steps that grace display which drew the wondrous plan grace first inscribed my name in God's eternal book was grace that gave me to the Lamb who all my sorrows took on the him goes describing explicitly what God has done for his people by grace we like the same grace is free. Praise ye the Lord will praise him every nation. Grace is free.

Yes, grace is free. Jesus hath wrought a wonderful salvation. Grace is free.

Yes, grace is free and again we sang wonderful grace of Jesus greater that all my sin house of my total describing where shut his praise began taking away my burden, setting my spirit free for the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me, but without question the best known and most frequently song to him relating to grace is John Newton's him, amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a rich like me I once was lost but now I'm found was blind but now I see was grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fears relieved how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come to his grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. Yes, grace is amazing what you see something of your own condition. Once you understand that you desperately need grace never grow tired of hearing about is a this is the truth. I love this is the message that gives me hope this is a message that honors God. So I love the gospel of his grace.

John Newton's languages out of step with the thinking of our day. I've heard of some who remove the word rich from their hymn books saying that this term is damaging to one's self-esteem this generation which were living is focused on self-esteem rather than esteem for God and his son, but we love the truth that grace is amazing for saliva say that it is amazing because it is by grace that sinners are saying were talking about where we stand in the sight of a holy God. Isaiah chapter 6 describes forests a scene in which the prophet Isaiah participated and gives us a clear view of God's majesty and his holiness.

Verse one of Isaiah 6 in the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up in his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim's. Each one had six wings with 20 companies face with pointy covered his feet with twain he did fly and one cried and said unto another holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.

My can you imagine such a scene. These angelic creatures standing in the presence of God continually crying before him, singing, holy, holy, holy, the whole earth is full of his glory and the post of the door moved to the voice of him, the pride of the house was filled with smoke vents and I will always leave for I am undone because I'm a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of the people of unclean lips for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts, I wanted to do when we see the Lord, high and lifted up, like Isaiah selling when we see that he is absolutely perfect holy and just that he hates sin that we are sinners with one cried out, as did the prophet Worsley. I am one of unclean lips. It is amazing Grace then because were talking about something that is done for ribbons, something that is done for fall and ruin sinners something that is done for individuals who have no merit to plead no work that they can perform no reformation on their part will make a difference because in all of their faults and all their desires.

They are corrupted by sin. Even their righteousnesses are as filthy riders Nahum chapter 1 verse seven says that the Lord will not at all quick. The wicked, God is holy man is guilty man is guilty think about having to go to court having to be on trial, knowing in advance you will violate the law, knowing that you're guilty surely would be great apprehension. Great fear, but to appear in any court of the land would be nothing to compare with appearing in the presence of the holy God of heaven and earth.

Standing before him in the final judgment and you think of it, you haven't just broken one long you broken many in the Scripture say that even if you defended only in one point, you become guilty of it all was going to be the outcome God is a holy God. God is a just God, he must see that the penalty is meted out, you would want to judge in our city to have hardened criminals coming before him from time to time and just excusing them saying there's no need to uphold the law. It's far too strict. Anyway, the longer you have failed the body to keep it perfectly so that's all right, go your way and I want to tell you the holy God of heaven because of his own righteous character will never just overlooked sin never just excuses and say because of your inborn weakness than your nonaccountable man is accountable for his actions and therefore as a fallen sinner to stand in the presence of a holy God would mean just condemnation. Romans chapter 3 describes man's fallen state verse 10 as it is written, there is none righteous, no not on there is none that understand that there is none that seek after God.

They are all gone out of the way they are together become unprofitable. There's not that good with good.

No, not one with their tongues they refuse to seek the positive aspect of the lips whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.

Their feet are swift to shed blood destruction and misery are in their way in the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God for their support.

Much of the let's not very complementary. Obviously it wasn't indebted to be this is God's description. This isn't a human philosopher sitting around trying to discuss the condition of the human race.

This is how God views fallen humanity, Adam stood as the representative of the human race, and when he willfully violated the law of God, he plunged himself in all of his posterity in the state of guilt, corruption and alienation from their holy maker God is holy man is guilty and judgment is coming. I know that many people today that sounds on wheel far-fetched. I think it's just something that preachers may use to try to control people or influence them. What it did to my friends this is a fact revealed repeatedly in the word of God. When Paul was preaching at Mars Hill in acts chapter 17 and the 31st verse. Acts 17 verse 31 Paul says, because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom we have ordained whereof he hath given assurance on the all man in that he hath raised him up from the dead. This tells us that Jesus Christ himself will be the righteous judge in that day, God has raised him from the dead is appointed today. That day is coming when Jesus Christ this one was despised and rejected of men. This one who is often ridiculed today. He will be the judge of all think of one standing in his presence who scoffed at his gospel think of one standing at his presence said I didn't have enough evidence to believe in that there was a God. God says my handiwork was everywhere evident.

Yes, there is a judgment coming, but it is amazing Grace because in spite of man's fallen ruling state in spite of the fact that he is a center. It was far sinners that Jesus died.

Romans chapter 5 verse six for when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die get peradventure for a good man somewhat even after die. But God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. How wonderful to know Christ died for sinners person who considers themselves to be right district would have no interest in that message person to say I think I'm pretty good. I don't think I've done that much which is bad. I think I'll take my chances all kinds of expressions you hear in that vein, but if you have been convicted of your sin.

If you see your self is fallen, ruling humiliated as you think about your own false feelings and many sins would tremble at the thought of standing in the presence of a holy God and having to give account for them one by one.

Your thoughts, your motives, your actions, your failures than to hear the Christ died for sinners. You say that's that's good news to me. I'm thankful to know.

Secondly, race is amazing because grace is free grace is free X-rated ice and water is wet, but we need to say it for emphasis, because many seem to fail to understand that it's free grace man still insists that surely there must be something that I have to do what Obama does his part, but what about mine.

Must I not reform my life must I not make the right choice. Is it necessary that I pray through the altar. Must I be baptized in water.

All these proposals are set forth by people who failed to understand grace. The book of Ephesians chapter 2 verse one.

He says you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and in sin that immediately brings us to grips with the fact that man is in no position to help himself if he's dead in trespasses and in sin he can't go anywhere again do anything he doesn't understand spiritual things because he is alienated from God, wherein time passed, she walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience, among whom also we had our conversation in time passed and the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others under the wrath of God because we were guilty just make condemn what brings about a change from that terrible state. But God is the turning point, but God, not man, not your decision not your work but God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. What is it by grace your say by grace because you didn't deserve it and you could not earn it. So if you were going to get it had to be given to Hadley given to me in this way, this is by grace and have raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of hot your rate abilities to recover yourself, your noble effort to do what was required. No show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Great day when Jesus Christ appears in the presence of the fathers as a whole and the children which that was given me all be there. Not one will be missing, but what will be lost.

The whole family. All the sons all the brothers are described in Hebrews chapter 2 the church all their trip to the firstborn that he purchased with his own precious blood and no matter what misunderstandings some of them may have had along the way and have clear vision. The only one song in heaven will be one of the group overhearing the conversation will we hold the view that we helped him will be and I don't hear saying what I did my part so there will lift up the course to sing worthy for the slain and has redeemed us to all the Lord will go to the land was palm ranges of mixture away saying he is the conquering King. He conquered sin, Satan and Ann were here not because we deserve, because he brought us here. It was by his grace through the redemption that he provide yes.

For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast language but minutes later than that by grace. Salvation is by grace, the faith that you have to lay hold of price is by grace God gives it to you. Even the repentance to which are brought to acknowledge her sin is that which is granted of God as the book of acts tells us. Yes, it is amazing because it is free all but man work so hard to find so little place where he can take some credit to himself and Romans chapter 9 verse 15 after Paul has talked about God's distinguishing grace is special. Love his choice of Jacob.

The fact that he loved them. The question was anticipated in verse 14 what shall we say then is there unrighteousness with God, not for me and if God is not treating body exactly the same, then human reasoning is that software but what's the biblical answer. The Holy Spirit knew what the question would be, and gave the answer in advance and said God for being there is no one like this is with God. You may not understand you may not agree with but I dictated this what God does is right. It's in harmony with his holy character, so he says Moses wrote I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I would have compassion on whom I would have compassion. God had spoken this to Moses and he recorded in the Old Testament Scriptures. Now here it is brought before us in this Roman epistle, God says, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, grace is free of our grace is amazing because it was at work before time began. It's hard for us to think in terms of eternity that we can think about something that happened before the foundation of the world weeps it all right. According to biblical history. The world is about 6000 years old so we can go back in our minds and say there was a time when God said in the beginning he would create heaven on earth. A time when God spoke and said, let there be light and there was like a time when God created man breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and became a living soul. Would you think back beyond what we can say then certainly God was there before the foundation of the world before he created it. He was there. God has always been God is from everlasting to everlasting, but you go on back and you find a reach a point if you like. I am your mind plays out is legal but so far I just I just cannot gracefully handle it solidly to think that God has always been, never beginning.

He's always been. He says I am.

He is the Col. I am agile God purpose is always purposed with with with God. There's no clock on the wall. There's no calendar there were keys confined to the limits of time with God.

It's so from before the foundation of the world God made choice of abatement is about this.

He made choice of you before you ever created heaven and earth and and we consider what the Bible says about grace, we have to conclude it is indeed amazing how wonderful to know that for lost ruling sinners.

There's hope close. It is the grace of God in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Sinners, I hope you will write us this week. Though the Cuban listing call letters of the station which the programs come to you and if you requested will send you the special message on CD that we've been talking about all month to next week at the same time with the Lord richly bless you all and the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217

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