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Feb 23, 2020
The Final Word on Commitment
Let Your Yes Be YesChrist now brings us to the topic of COMMITMENT. He is giving us the final word on commitment. We know that God DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES. In fact, everything that God says and does is with a purpose and is purposefully ordered. Thus, Christ moves from adultery is a sin to divorce is wrong and now to oaths/covenants are serious business. I must think then as I study this that Christ still has in mind the marriage vow.
You see each marriage is a sacred commitment before God and to each other. The day that a husband and a wife say “I do” is the day they make a sacred oath to God. Family and friends attend. As they attend, they become witnesses to one of the most important vows a person can make. Unfortunately, that vow is very little meaning today. People get married just for the thrill of the ceremony. They say the vows, but in the deep recesses of their mind, they know that society has made it easy for them to break that vow. This goes back to the message on divorce. Remember divorce was happening in Christ’s day for all kinds of frivolous reasons. So, it is today as well. But, as we are going to see this morning, any vow, and may I add especially the vow of holy matrimony, that a person makes to God is an extremely serious matter with God.
 
Let’s see what Christ said about making oaths or covenants to Him.
 
He reaffirms what was already stated in the Law.
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: Matthew 5:33
We find five key passages in the Law of Moses related to God’s commandment concerning oaths. Exodus 20:7 which says…
You can hear the rest of this message by clicking here. If you would like further information about our church, you may email us at calvarybaptistbedford@outlook.com.
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  • Feb 23, 2020The Final Word on Commitment
    Feb 23, 2020
    The Final Word on Commitment
    Let Your Yes Be YesChrist now brings us to the topic of COMMITMENT. He is giving us the final word on commitment. We know that God DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES. In fact, everything that God says and does is with a purpose and is purposefully ordered. Thus, Christ moves from adultery is a sin to divorce is wrong and now to oaths/covenants are serious business. I must think then as I study this that Christ still has in mind the marriage vow.
    You see each marriage is a sacred commitment before God and to each other. The day that a husband and a wife say “I do” is the day they make a sacred oath to God. Family and friends attend. As they attend, they become witnesses to one of the most important vows a person can make. Unfortunately, that vow is very little meaning today. People get married just for the thrill of the ceremony. They say the vows, but in the deep recesses of their mind, they know that society has made it easy for them to break that vow. This goes back to the message on divorce. Remember divorce was happening in Christ’s day for all kinds of frivolous reasons. So, it is today as well. But, as we are going to see this morning, any vow, and may I add especially the vow of holy matrimony, that a person makes to God is an extremely serious matter with God.
     
    Let’s see what Christ said about making oaths or covenants to Him.
     
    He reaffirms what was already stated in the Law.
    Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: Matthew 5:33
    We find five key passages in the Law of Moses related to God’s commandment concerning oaths. Exodus 20:7 which says…
    You can hear the rest of this message by clicking here. If you would like further information about our church, you may email us at calvarybaptistbedford@outlook.com.
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    Sep 29, 2019
    dANGER! Anger is Dangerous – Part 2

    Danger_Anger is DangerousdANGER! Anger is Dangerous

    Danger! Anger is dangerous. This is the second part of a two-part message on anger. 
    Anger is a dangerous emotion that many of us often experience. How many of you have heard the phrase “He’s so mad he can’t see straight?” How many of you (without a show of hands) can relate and have been there before?  In our continuing study of Christ’s great message, the Sermon the Mount, we find Christ dealing with interpersonal relationships. We know that Christ later when confronted by the young lawyer laid out the entirety of the law with two simple statements. THE FIRST is Love the Lord thy God with all the heart, soul, and mind. It is the first commandment covering the first 10 commandments God gave to Moses. THE SECOND is Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself which covers the rest of the commandments. Scripture teaches us that there are two basic relationships. A VERTICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD which is the most important relationship. THERE IS ALSO A HORIZONTAL RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER PEOPLE. Always, in Scripture, the vertical relationship comes first then the other. We must be right with God before we can be right with others. Christ in this great sermon has dealt with the vertical. He has explained what it means to be a true follower or disciple of His. You find this in the Beatitudes. Then, He gives instruction concerning our purpose in life. We are to be Salt and Light to the world. Now, He begins to teach us about living life with others and how to handle some important emotions. The top of the list is ANGER. You see anger is danger! Anger is an emotion given to us by God. Anger does not necessarily need to be sinful. Often, we see in the Bible that God was angry with the children of Israel and others. Christ Himself demonstrated anger when He saw the moneychangers in the Temple. In each case, God’s anger was never sinful but was directed towards sinful things.
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    Sep 22, 2019
    Anger is a dangerous emotion!
    Anger is a dangerous emotion.Anger is a dangerous emotion that many of us often experience. How many of you have heard the phrase “He’s so mad he can’t see straight?” How many of you (without a show of hands) can relate and have been there before? 
     
    In our continuing study of Christ’s great message, the Sermon the Mount, we find Christ dealing with interpersonal relationships. We know that Christ later when confronted by the young lawyer laid out the entirety of the law with two simple statements. THE FIRST is Love the Lord thy God with all the heart, soul, and mind. It is the first commandment covering the first 10 commandments God gave to Moses. THE SECOND is Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself which covers the rest of the commandments. Scripture teaches us that there are two basic relationships. A VERTICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD which is the most important relationship. THERE IS ALSO A HORIZONTAL RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER PEOPLE. Always, in Scripture, the vertical relationship comes first then the other. We must be right with God before we can be right with others.
     
    Christ in this great sermon has dealt with the vertical. He has explained what it means to be a true follower or disciple of His. You find this in the Beatitudes. Then, He gives instruction concerning our purpose in life. We are to be Salt and Light to the world. Now, He begins to teach us about living life with others and how to handle some important emotions. The top of the list is ANGER. You see anger is danger! Anger is an emotion given to us by God. Anger does not necessarily need to be sinful. Often, we see in the Bible that God was angry with the children of Israel and others. Christ Himself demonstrated anger when He saw the moneychangers in the Temple. In each case, God’s anger was never sinful but was directed towards sinful things.
  • Sep 16, 2019NO OTHER Book Compares to the Bible!
    Sep 16, 2019
    NO OTHER Book Compares to the Bible!
    No Other Book Compares to the Bible!No other book compares to the Bible. There is no doubt that throughout the history of the world many, many books have been written. To even begin to number them is pretty much an impossible task. A quick fact check on Google will tell you that the Library of Congress boasts of over 39 million books. Think about that! There 39 million books cataloged in the Library of Congress. That is just here in America. Now, remember the Library of Congress was not founded until 1800. Since that time, they have collected millions and millions of books. How about a library that is older than ours? How about a library such as the Vatican library? The Vatican’s library has been in existence since the 12th century. Its library is not as vast as ours. However, it holds some of the oldest books written and preserved even today. The known count of books there is 1.6 million with over 180,000 manuscripts. The biggest library in the world though is not ours or even the Vatican’s. The biggest is the British Library. It claims to have over 200 million cataloged books in its collection.
     
    So, why all this talk about books and the best-selling book of all time? The answer is very simple, and it is part of our text today.
    You see of all the books written there is NO OTHER BOOK like the BIBLE. Christ proves this by listing four things that make HIS WORD more important than any other book written.
    So, here is the challenge for us today from God.
    MAKE HIS WORD PRE-EMINENT OVER ALL OTHER BOOKS IN YOUR LIFE.
    • NO OTHER BOOK has its PROPHECIES FULFILLED like GOD’S WORD!
    • NO OTHER BOOK is PURPOSELY INSPIRED like GOD’S WORD!
    • NO OTHER BOOK is the PERFECT TEXTBOOK than GOD’S WORD!
    • NO OTHER BOOK is a PATH LEADING to RIGHTEOUSNESS like GOD’S WORD!
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