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March 5, 2022 7:00 pm
Amazing grace How sweet the sound...
The Baptist Bible lowered no gums to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and share Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and all will and in and will and in a and and will and will and him and I want to thank all of you who wrote to us during anniversary month also remind you that expenses continue to go on as we endeavor to keep the program on the air all the stations so if you can help us.
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Maybe her parents had a name picked out, but like most parents, they were still struggling with it an overview parents hear the right out of the wire in the hospital so you can't believe you got a name and they struggled with the last moment, but death while your parents were struggling with your name God already knew and put it in his book recorded in the Lamb's book of life before you ever born remarkable in itself and this just imagine God was thinking about you.
I just think I must too busy to be concerned about me my problems. My interest because he is the great sovereign, glorious, awesome God is never too busy for the Lord for him like we do and write yourself since I want to be sure of this tomorrow and try to focus on God has perfect knowledge. So he thought about his people. He made choice of the Ephesians, chapter 1 verse four according as he had 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 on the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory. Come again of his grace. This is all about the praise of his grace accepted and we have the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace to get away from reading about God's purpose to be reading about how to save sinners. It's it's grace. Grace ever where you turn Grace was at work, man, and not been created. There was not an earth for him to dwell upon, chosen people.
He knew the names of his own, and not that God had to write them down as though he would forget but for our benefit and comfort. He tells us that he wrote them in the Lamb's book of life. The fact that he so God was thinking about this people.
Second Timothy chapter 1 the last word of verse eight is gone so the pronoun that began with verse nine. Obviously is talking about God, who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus went before the world began.
It was given to us in the covenant. So misunderstand this point and make the assumption that we were saved before the world again. That's not the case election and salvation are not synonymous election is on to salvation God made the choice to trying to save the people but now here in time. He has saved us. He has called us the power of his Holy Spirit called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but it was given to us in Christ Jesus before so before their places God's people. Grace was at work for the Lord.
Grace is amazing because of the change the brain's John Newton in writing those beautiful words of his him since I was blind but now I see the significant changes in human nature were blind to spiritual things the necromancy, but not the spirit of God because they are spiritually discerned. All but one of change when conviction comes person that had this notion. I'm not. I thought about meeting a Savior now.
This conviction is a sense of sin. Now there's a feeling I'm in desperate need of salvation is of the book of acts chapter 9 verse three talking about the experience of Saul of Tarsus. It says as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven, and he fell to the earth and her divorce and him saw some persecutors now me and he said, who are now Lord, the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutors it is hard for the to kick against the pricks.
That's all of Tarsus was not on his way to a city wide Crusade, thinking this past week that it's about time for me to make change. I think I'm on the wrong path and re-examine thing to ponder all this man hated the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God and everybody that was loyal and following Jesus Christ. He is on the road to the masses going to persecute the church and to consent of those who were preachers of the gospel and the very one. He despised called his name on it on the road.
Saul saw why persecutors now me.
One interesting point here Saul was persecuting God's people, but the Lord said your persecuting me to a dangerous thing for somebody to persecute the children of God and his church, because the Lord says your persecuting me he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what without having to do and the Lord said in him, arise, and go into the city initially told me what thou must do.
And the man which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no man and Saul arose from the earth, and when his eyes were open, he saw no man, but they laid them of the hand and brought them to Damascus and he was there three days without sight. Neither did eat nor drink. Lord then directed Ananias to come and visit him.
You talk about a beautiful scene. This preacher being directed to the Lord to go was just a little bit apprehensive Lord I've ever heard about.
This is not really somebody interested in visiting because these vicious but Lord said of comforting that it's all right. The hold he prayed.
Ananias comes in lays his hand on his brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus sent me to the house change or transformation of this man's life hating the gospel in the church. Now he's subdued. He's generally submissive and this gospel minister can lay his hands on them and bringing the good news is that he needs to hear and talk to them about baptism and is receptive to what a change. Grace brings a change.
This calling of God. This effectual work in one's heart make such a difference. Psalm 110 verse three says thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power man by nature is not willing Jesus that you will not come in the me that you might have life, my answer is no, man is enamored with his own pride and self-interest.
It will not come soon and you cannot come but in the Davis power from the spirit of God moved upon that part their touch with divine grace and the one who said no repeatedly said the one no interest in the sun and sees his beauty and embraces it by faith tosses in his sovereign mercy change. This change is described as a creation. Second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17 says of any man be in Christ is a new creature, old things are passed away behold all things are become new. If you have a printer or creation.
You must have a creator, I'm thankful for the emphasis is being placed in this day on the Genesis account of creation that God himself created the heaven and the earth and all the argument about whether took place in six days or not seems to be so absurd as though it would've been difficult for God to do it in six days where he might've been able to do it in the periods of millions of years of was hard for the Lord just spoke it was done, but the fact is that not only the natural creation, but the spiritual creation is God's work is the process of evolution. You start down here with Anaximander and he climbs the ladder and finally gets up here on the spiritual plateau. Eventually he's not going through transforming process and finally gets there creation comes about by the voice of the creator gospel. Johnson's hours coming now is when the dead shall hear the voice of the son of God and should have Leo here will think about living then taken under consideration they will decide whether it's convenient for them in detail when Jesus went out to the grave in this amendment for four days this past already already gone Jesus at last, Scott, and every time the life-giving voice of the son of God is spoken on the dating scene is a new creature in Christ Jesus change.
Now I see been called out of darkness into his marvelous light. According to first Peter chapter 2 in verse nine. Could not see because it was in the call I speak I see my scene I see my Savior. I see that he's Michael and I rely upon them, and I trust you must see in its beautiful sight. Now I see. This transformation brings about commitment that same passage in Ephesians chapter 2 after talking about salvation being, by the grace of God then says in verse 10 for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before ordained that we should walk in them. So grace doesn't just save your soul and leave you until finally, at the moment, your debts are transported to heaven. Grace continues working within you the grace of God teaches us that God in this we should live soberly and righteously in this present evil world.
Grace is the greatest teacher there. Christ teaches you something if you been drawn to the grace of God in spite of the fact you have a conflict with its own human nature that still plagues you. There is something deep within you. The cries of righteousness. I want to be done endlessly and I want to live in a godly way. I want to show my appreciation for this grace has conquered me and been so beautifully bestowed upon me. There is a change change this apostle who had been such an enemy of the church could now say in the book 1st Corinthians chapter 15 verse 10, but by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace, which was bestowed upon me was not in vain. But I labored more of all the grace of God which was with me, but the grace of God. This man dedicated every detail of his life to the service of Jesus Christ. He endured hardship persecution terrible beatings, imprisonment, ship wrecked all these things, but never folded his hands and quit and never said in my physical condition I can't go on he kept going because of the grace of God. The cuisine yes grace is amazing because of the change that it brings. I've always been thankful when I've had the opportunity to baptize somebody and they would make the comment. Somebody told me a few months ago for some time back that I'd be here Gordon. This watery grave represent my faith in Christ believed neither was Saul of Tarsus if somebody had visited him a few days before as I levitated substance all your one day going to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and give your whole life to it. I don't love every minute of it and you say for me to live is Christ, we got the wrong man. Let me let me know. It gives me great courage to realize there is no case too hard for the it doesn't matter how better.
Somebody might be how many times they have spoken against the faith.
How many times they said it doesn't make sense to me.
I don't want any part of that.
I want nothing to do with it. God is able to break their proud and stubborn heart and humble them and bring them to the foot of the cross. Yes, grace brings about a great transformation embraces amazing because it takes us home through many dangers, toils and snares have already come. Have you gotten through those difficult times have you gotten through those snares that Satan had laid for you. God said in Isaiah 43 in verse two when thou passes through the waters, they shall not overflow thee, when thou stand just in the fire, thou shalt not, God is with his people holding them up sustaining them first Peter chapter 1 verse six says wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season if need be.
Your in heaven is through manifold temptations that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes thought we tried with fire might be found in the praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ says these trials these dangers. The snares that you encounter are all part of the testing of your faith, but in God's sight. It's much more precious than gold that not sent to destroy you and harm you, but to teach you and to have you focus your attention on that great day. Last year at home with the Lord. Grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
Look at the verses just ahead of that first Peter chapter 1 verse three Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy begotten us again unto a lively hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance incorruptible and the fate of Nodaway reserved in heaven for you also might isolate that part sounds good, reserved in heaven. What I don't like it you will, who are by the through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time with W you get lost on the path you falter somewhere with friends when you been called upon grace when you've been brought to repentance and you have laid hold of Jesus Christ by faith trusting him as your Savior. He says he did believe it on the son hath everlasting life, and that individual has been blessed of God has a lively relieving full and they have this inheritance. It is incorruptible.
It's on the findings reserved for you names on it.
Inheritance cannot be dissipated and you cannot be lost in the process because your camp by the power of God. The same power by which he created the world is a power that sustains and holds you what a day that's going to be Revelation chapter 21 describes some of the beauty of it verse one and I saw a new heaven and the two are for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea and I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband and I heard a great voice in heaven, saying the whole entire rack of God is with me and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes on how many tears are shed in this life. Tears of disappointment tears over great losses tears because of the death of loved ones, tears because of our own sin and failure. But there no more tears, no more separation. No more losses no more conflicts no more balance all the warfare is ended.
No more tears, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, or crime, neither shall there be no more pain for the former things are passed away. Grace will take your phone.
No wonder John Newton who knew what it wants to be in the depths of sin.
The old slave trader manhood sunk deep in corruption and then call the divine grace not only to a relationship with Jesus Christ but to preach his gospel a man of such a sweet spirit, a man of such a great example, a man whose words both in his messages and in his hymns had brought comfort to multitudes to say amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now I'm found was blind but now I see how is it with you today. Have you recognize your need of grace. Have you seen yourself as a guilty center in the side of a holy God. You recognize that there's nothing that you have to offer. Apart from the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ who ruined and lost forever, but you hear the good news.
Jesus Christ came to save sinners came to save sinners and he that believe if on the son hath everlasting life. We believe on it today.
A truly we can rejoice together today as we consider the words of that when love amazing grace, how sweet to ask a wretch like Jesus Christ is the Savior because of the grace of God gave his son and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ we have the hope of eternal life.
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