We may come boldly, because being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ!

Perfection in faith

 John 8:7 (KJV) 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.


John 8:7 (KJV)
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

 Hebrews 10:14

Suggested Further Reading: 2 Timothy 2:20-26

We could not have access to God unless on the footing of perfection; for God cannot walk and talk with imperfect creatures. But we are perfect; not in character, for we are still sinners; but we are perfected through the blood of Jesus Christ, so that God can allow us to have access to him as perfected creatures. We may come boldly, because being sprinkled with the blood, God does not look on us as unholy and unclean, otherwise he could not allow us to come to his mercy seat; but he looks upon us as being perfected for ever through the one sacrifice of Christ. That is one thing. The other is this. We are the vessels of God’s temple; he has chosen us to be like the golden pots of his sanctuary; but God could not accept a worship which was offered to him in unholy vessels. Those vessels, therefore, were made perfect by being sprinkled with blood. God could not accept the praise which comes from your unholy heart; he could not accept the song which springs from your uncircumcised lips, nor the faith which arises from your doubting soul, unless he had taken the great precaution to sprinkle you with the blood of Christ; and now, whatever he uses you for, he uses you as a perfect instrument, regarding you as being perfect in Christ Jesus. That, again, is the meaning of the text, and the same meaning, only a different phase of it. And, the last meaning is, that the sacrifices of the Jews did not give believing Jews peace of conscience for any length of time; they had to come again, and again, and again, because they felt that those sacrifices did not present to them a perfect justification before God. But behold, beloved, you and I are complete in Jesus. We have no need of any other sacrifice. All others we disclaim. He hath perfected us for ever. We may set our conscience at ease, because we are truly, really, and everlastingly accepted in him.

For meditation: Being accepted in Christ enables us to serve God acceptably.

Sermon no. 232 15 December (Preached 2 January 1859)

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WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT

Faith

 2 Corinthians 5:17  17 Therefore if any man be gin Christ, the is ha new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore if any man be gin Christ, the is ha new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Without faith it is impossible to please God.    Hebrews 11:6

Suggested Further Reading: Hebrews 3:12-4: 2

I may know a thing, and yet not believe it. Therefore assent must go with faith: that is to say, what we know we must also agree with, as being most certainly the will of God. Now, with faith, it is necessary that I should not only read the Scriptures and understand them, but that I should receive them in my soul as being the very truth of the living God, and should devoutly, with my whole heart, receive the whole of Scripture as being inspired of the most High, and the whole of the doctrine which he requires me to believe for my salvation. You are not allowed to divide the Scriptures, and to believe what you please; you are not allowed to believe the Scriptures with a half-heartedness, for if you do this wilfully, you have not the faith which looks alone to Christ. True faith gives its full assent to the Scriptures; it takes a page and says, No matter what is in the page, I believe it; it turns over the next chapter and says, Here are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable do ignore, as they do also the other Scriptures, to their destruction; but hard though it be, I believe it.  It sees the Trinity; it cannot understand the Trinity in Unity, but it believes it. It sees an atoning sacrifice; there is something difficult in the thought, but it believes it; and whatever it be which it sees in revelation, it devoutly puts its lips to the book, and says, I love it all; I give my full, free and hearty assent to every word of it, whether it be the threatening or the promise, the proverb, the precept, or the blessing.  I believe that since it is all the word of God it is all most assuredly true.

For meditation: Faith enables us to accept much which we cannot explain.  Through faith we understand  (Hebrews 11:3): Believing is seeing. Nothing else can fill the gap left by a lack of faith.

Sermon no. 107 14 December (1856)

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VERSE OF THE DAY

Hebrews 1:1-2

HIS CROWN

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

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THE PROMISED COMFORTER

The Holy Spirit” – The great Teacher

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Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.   John 16:13

Suggested Further Reading: Psalm 25:4-14

If I give myself to the Holy Spirit and ask his guidance, there is no fear of my wandering. Again, we rejoice in this Spirit because he is ever-present. We fall into a difficulty sometimes; we say, Oh, if I could take this to my minister, he would explain it; but I live so far off, and am not able to see him.  That perplexes us, and we turn the text round and round and cannot make anything out of it. We look at the commentators. We take down pious Thomas Scott, and, as usual, he says nothing about it if it be a dark passage. Then we go to holy Matthew Henry, and if it is an easy Scripture, he is sure to explain it; but if it is a text hard to be understood, it is likely enough, of course, left in his own gloom. And even Dr. Gill himself, the most consistent of commentators, when he comes to a hard passage, manifestly avoids it in some degree. But when we have no commentator or minister, we have still the Holy Spirit. And let me tell you a little secret: whenever you cannot understand a text, open your Bible, bend your knee, and pray over that text; and if it does not split into atoms and open itself, try again. If prayer does not explain it, it is one of the things God did not intend you to know, and you may be content to be ignorant of it. Prayer is the key that openeth the cabinets of mystery. Prayer and faith are sacred keys that can open secrets, and obtain great treasures. There is no college for holy education like that of the blessed Spirit, for he is an ever-present tutor, to whom we have only to bend the knee, and he is at our side, the great expositor of truth.

For meditation: We sometimes hold up our own spiritual education by failing to believe and obey what we have already been taught (1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Hebrews 5:11-14). Are you a difficult pupil?

Sermon no. 50 18 November (1855)

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May 30, 2013 Let Not Your Faith Waiver



2 Corinthians 4:18 
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen,
for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.





Hebrews 11:6
 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must
 believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

I SAID I WAS SORRY BUNNY

 Hebrews 11:3 
Through Faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. So that things which are seen,
 were not made of things which are visible. 



 Hebrews 11:1 
Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


 


Hebrews 12: 1-3 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.


Romans 3:4

Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

“So that you may be proved right when you speak
    and prevail when you judge.”Psalm 51:4



2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.





Mark 11:22-23
 And Jesus answered them saying "Have Faith in God! For surely I say to you,
that whoever shall say to the mountain, Be removed, and cast into the sea, and shall not 
doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass, he shall have whatever
 he says."
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May 30, 2013 Let Not Your Faith Waiver



2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen,
for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.





Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must
 believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.



 Hebrews 11:3 Through Faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. So that things which are seen, were not made of things which are visible. 



 Hebrews 11:1 Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.



 


Hebrews 12: 1-3  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.


Romans 3:4

Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

“So that you may be proved right when you speak
    and prevail when you judge.”Psalm 51:4



2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.





Mark 11:22-23 And Jesus answered them saying "Have Faith in God! For surely I say to you, that whoever shall say to the mountain, Be removed, and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass, he shall have whatever he says."