God tabernacles with His people http://scrolls4all.org/feasts/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/03/81_2_001.jpg Material that the foundations stones were made of, for the New Jerusalem http://www.bible-architecture.info/Jerusalem.htm Jerusalem and its temples¬∂ http://www.biblenews1.com/peace/pictures/hjerusalemdimen.gif The size of the New Jerusalem ¬∂ This is an unofficial brief ¬∂ Note this sermon had slides which the pictures aren't available. I have included the URL for pictures that are not from the IHCC site but still help you visualize some of the things that were talked about in the sermon. Also note that URLs in comments to sermons may have to be reformatted to work! ¬∂ God tells us many exciting things about the future and one of the most exciting things is what God says about our future. We will be received in glory. You have to know the beginning and the ending of the Bible to understand both the beginning and end. Pain suffering, hardship and death ends are told about the Book of Revelation. What was marred and broken of earth is restored. God will be among his people. ¬∂ A verbal description is given of the New Jerusalem. The glorified saints will live in the New Jerusalem. This city is a 1500 mile cube. There is no temple in the city because God is present there.
Abraham, then Isaac, then... Genesis 17:18 Abraham said to God, ‚ÄúOh that Ishmael might live before you!‚ÄĚ 19 God said, ‚ÄúNo, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him. 20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But my covenant I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.‚ÄĚ ¬∂ I would suggest, Liberty, you look at at the above verses, should be an answer to your question. ¬∂ Like everyone Abram or as he was called later Abraham had Noah as his father like everyone on earth has him as his father. ¬∂ Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary for Genesis 10:5---" the isles of the Gentiles‚ÄĒa phrase by which the Hebrews described all countries which were accessible by sea (Isa 11:11,20:6,Jer 25:22). Such in relation to them were the countries of Europe, the peninsula of Lesser Asia, and the region lying on the east of the Euxine. Accordingly, it was in these quarters the early descendants of Japheth had their settlements."
Abraham, then Isaac, then... Genesis 17:18 Abraham said to God, ‚ÄúOh that Ishmael might live before you!‚ÄĚ 19 God said, ‚ÄúNo, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him. 20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But my covenant I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.‚ÄĚ ¬∂ I would suggest, Liberty, you look at those verses, should be an answer to your question.
Great Sermon! Can anyone explain Genesis 10:5 - "By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, and their nations.?"
We see that Enoch walked with God and Noah was righteous. So when was the nation of Jews, or Israelites, formed? Where were they before Genesis 10:5. Where is their root?
It seems that there was only one nation in the beginning until God divided man.
Imprisonment--part of God's plan Unofficial brief ¬∂ Read about the Herods, to see what Christians were up against. They reigned for 100 years from the birth of Christ through Paul's arrest. We need to see the hand of God through all those "normal" events. Paul was in one form of imprisonment for five years, which afterwards he is released. This imprisonment is reported through the chapter 25 through the end of the Book of Acts. ¬∂ Ac 25:1 The Jews accuse Paul before Festus. Ac 25:8 He answers for himself, Ac 25:11 and appeals unto Caesar. Ac 25:14 Afterwards Festus opens his matter to king Agrippa; Ac 25:23 and he is brought forth. Ac 25:25 Festus clears him of having done any thing worthy of death. ¬∂ There's a spiritual war going on, The devil, a liar, the father of lies, is slandering Paul. God uses the acts of the followers of the devil, when they get Paul imprisoned, this is part of God's plan. ¬∂ Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Overcome being indifferent to Christ! Unofficial brief ¬∂ Dr. Rugh pulls things together on prophecy not by overview but looking at what the focal point of prophecy in the Bible. Some of the future things may be even unfolding in our day. The first three chapters of Genesis are crucial in understanding the rest of the Bible. The first chapter tells about the Creation, chapter 2, explains in detail the creation of man as male and female, and chapter 3, explains the disaster of the rebellion of man. Death and suffering came into the world. ¬∂ There's a pattern down through the Bible--death and sin vs. grace and salvation that comes from God. They continue for mankind until we move into eternity. From Noah down through history shows that God has preserved a remnant, even a tiny one, because of their faith. ¬∂ Covenants are high points to take notice of, like the Noahic Covenant. The world is ripening for judgment. Earlier localized judgments should be viewed as warnings against sinning against the Lord. ¬∂Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error. ¬∂ The wages of sin is eternal death and wages of righteousness is eternal life.
Paul utters words of sober truth! Unofficial Brief ¬∂ As told in Chap. 26, Paul makes an extended defense of the Gospel to some of the elite. Paul pointed out he was good Pharisee most of his life and Jews could testify to that. He believed, ¬∂ Daniel 12:2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. ¬∂ Paul realized his persecution of Christians was completely wrong after his experience with the resurrected Christ on the road to Damascus. ¬∂ Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained the help that is from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would happen, 23 how the Christ must suffer, and how, by the resurrection of the dead, he would be first to proclaim light both to these people and to the Gentiles." 28 Agrippa said to Paul, "With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Christian?" 29 Paul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these bonds." ¬∂ Paul makes a clear defense (apologetics) for Christianity in Chap. 26, stressing the resurrection of Christ. Paul wanted to see genuine repentance. Your life is changed after becoming a Christian.
God is the only fair Haven! Part 2 Unofficial Brief ¬∂ Paul, Luke, Aristarchus, and the centurion Julius (All of whom Dr. Rugh looked at in some detail.) had a very difficult sea journey described in Chapter 27 of Acts. Sometimes life has smooth sailing but Paul didn't have that this time. Paul had been a prisoner for years and his life was put in extreme danger during this sea journey. This journey carried on God's plan for Paul. The sovereign hand of God is seen in this journey. The Alexandrian ship which they were on was completely destroyed, but all the people on the ship were saved. ¬∂ Paul had warned them of the forthcoming disaster, but they sailed on. A northeast wind took control of the ship. People on the storm-tossed ship started to jettison cargo. On the third day of the storm everyone threw off all the ship's tackle. Sun and stars didn't appear for many days, they didn't know where they were. All hope of being saved was abandoned. ¬∂ Paul encouraged them to eat, to keep up their courage and no lives were going to be lost. Paul tells them he belongs to God, who he believes, whose providence controls everything. Believers should never doubt God. Always believe God! ¬∂ Acts 27:25 Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.
God is the Fair Haven Unofficial Brief ¬∂ There are difficulties in life even for the believer, not only everyday problems but problems compounded by our testimony to our Savior who has been rejected by the fallen world. ¬∂ Job 5:6 For affliction doesn‚Äôt come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground; 7 but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward. 8 ‚ÄúBut as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God, ¬∂ Job certainly immune to trials, pains, and difficulty. ¬∂ James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. ¬∂ Paul was an innocent man, ¬∂ Acts 26:30 The king rose up with the governor, and Bernice, and those who sat with them. 31 When they had withdrawn, they spoke one to another, saying, ‚ÄúThis man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.‚ÄĚ 32 Agrippa said to Festus, ‚ÄúThis man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.‚ÄĚ ¬∂ The providence of God works through the injustices of men, Paul was foreordained to go to Rome. God used the weather to give Paul more time to proclaim the Gospel. The Centurion Julius is noted for his kindness. ¬∂ Continued...
God gave sinners an opportunity to become saints Unofficial Brief ¬∂ Nothing compares to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and only Christ's return will match it! We have to understand the importance of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection which are inseparably linked together. We would be permanently lost if Christ had returned to heaven without dying on the cross. We would be hopelessly lost if he wasn't raised from the dead. There is salvation for man because Christ is alive today. ¬∂ We are justified through Christ's actions so Christians are guiltless before God. We are redeemed because Christ has paid the penalty for our sin. Christ's propitiation turned away the wrath of God from us. We are sanctified. We are set apart for God. We are being confirmed more and more to God's character. ¬∂ We were alienated from God, we were reconciled to God, by Christ's death and resurrection. We can now have friendship with God. ¬∂ Romans 5:1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God's wrath through him. 10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life. ¬∂ We are in family relationship with God, eternally, when we repent
A wife works to please only her husband Unofficial brief ¬∂ The first three chapters of Genesis are foundational to everything that follows in the Bible, e.g., God created man as male and female -- both in the image of God. While the man is the leader and center of the home, in a married status. In God's plan men and women need each other. ¬∂ Proverbs 1:7 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.8 My son, listen to your father's instruction, and don't forsake your mother's teaching: ¬∂ Wise man and woman submit to God's Wisdom. One whom his wise submits to God, your life style shows if you are wise. It's a tragedy if a person doesn't live a life pleasing to God. Unfaithfulness to one's spouse is foolishness. ¬∂ Proverbs 2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words; 17 who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God: 18 for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead. ¬∂ A wise woman will not want to fit any descriptions in these three verses. A wise woman gives herself without reservation to her husband, sexually. A wise woman will see in the Book of Proverbs, how foolish women behave and have opposite behavior. Build the Word of God into your lives!-- be you husband, wife, child.
The unique, important role of women Unofficial Brief ¬∂ The Biblical role of women in the family is also based on the opening chapters of Genesis, The woman is to be submissive to the man. The solid middle is crumbling, more women are having children out of wedlock, because they don't want to give up their financial and personal independence. Unfortunately, too many Christians want to follow worldly ways. We raise to be more like men, and be independent, otherwise not being a Biblical wife. ¬∂ Evangelicals can be complementarian but not egalitarian when considering the Biblical roles of men and women. ¬∂ 1 Peter 3:7 You husbands, in the same way, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Cor. 11:3 But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. ¬∂ There is not an inequality between husband-wife but there's an order. The man and woman are dependent on each other. This is good in God's eyes. Women are not being put down when they follow the role given to them by God, any more than man is exalted by doing the same. ¬∂ Eph. 5:15 Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
Revival of Evil Part 1of 2 Be thankful for great sermons like this from Dr. Rugh and others! ¬∂ from an e-mail I received ¬∂ Start of quotation ¬∂ "Peter Cartwright (September 1, 1785 - September 25, 1872), an American Methodist missionary who helped to start the Second Great Awakening, describing the spiritual abuses seen at what is called the Cane Ridge Revival (1801).]" ¬∂ There were many other strange and wild exercises into which the subjects of this revival fell; such, for instance, as what was called the running, jumping, barking exercise. The Methodist preachers generally preached against this extravagant wildness. I did it uniformly in my little ministrations, and sometimes gave great offense; but I feared no consequences when I felt my awful responsibilities to God. From these wild exercises, another great evil arose from the heated and wild imaginations of some. They professed to fall into trances and see visions; they would fall at meetings and sometimes at home, and lay apparently powerless and motionless for days, sometimes for a week at a time, without food or drink; and when they came to, they professed to have seen heaven and hell.
Revival of Evil part 2 of 2 Part 2 of 2¬∂ This was the most troublesome delusion of all; it made such an appeal to the ignorance, superstition, and credulity of the people, even saint as well as sinner. I watched this matter with a vigilant eye. If I opposed it, I would have to meet the clamor of the multitude; and if any one opposed it, these very visionists would single him out, and denounce the dreadful judgments of God against him. They would even set the very day that God was to burn the world....They would prophesy, that if any one did oppose them, God would send fire down from heaven and consume him, like the blasphemous Shakers. They would proclaim that they could heal all manner of diseases, and raise the dead....They professed to have converse with spirits of the dead in heaven and hell, like the modern spirit rappers. Such a state of things I never saw before, and I hope in God I shall never see again. ¬∂I pondered well the whole matter in view of my responsibilities, searched the Bible for the true fulfillment of promise and prophecy, prayed to God for light and Divine aid, and proclaimed open war against these delusions. ¬∂ end of quotation. ¬∂ Proto-pentecostalism had an earlier start than I thought. :'(
Great Sermon! Carry these verses with you. Need a printed help to help you with the above excellent sermon on presenting gospel? Use the verses below for that . they should follow Gil Rugh's sermon closely. they were taken from a resource put out by Indian Hills Community Church . May God be with you in your personal presentation of the Gospel!
The Roman Road
As it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one."
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.
For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
For "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved."---http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php
Man as a leader, not slave driver Part 2 of 2 Unofficial brief ¬∂ The truth of the Bible is paid attention to by believer the nonbelieiver just scoffs. ¬∂ Proverbs 9:7 He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse. 8 Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you.... ¬∂ The wise man being a believer. ¬∂ 1 Timothy 2:8 I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting. 11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. 12 But I don't permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 Adam wasn't deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience; ¬∂ The order of creation establishes God's plan for the relationship between man and women. This isn't a cultural relationship. It's a relationship ordained by God. Man is to lead. Man isn't pugnacious but gentle leadership in the home and church. ¬∂ 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. ¬∂ This is the eternal order! Homosexual "unions" are against God what God said is to be! Order doesn't imply inferiority. Man sacrifices himself for his family according to God. He loves his wife like himself.
Men as leader not slave drivers! Part 1 of 2 Unofficial brief ¬∂ While the opening chapters of Genesis are foundational of the role of men and women in the family, Dr. Rugh moved onto other scriptures, though be reminded us of the 7 previous points that came from Genesis, ¬∂ 1. God created Man in His image. 2. God created Man as male and female both in the image of God. They rule over the rest of creation and to have children. If you kill another man you have struck at the image of God, and deserve to die. 3. Man and woman were created in a distinct & different manner. They are both equal spiritually. 4. The woman was created for the Man, but not as an inferior being. 5. Man & Woman are to be joined in marriage. It supersedes the parent-child relationship 6. Man & Woman sinned. 7. Man & Woman are punished differently, but equally. ¬∂ God doesn't give unbelievers commands to how to live, but only believers. The only thing he tells the unbeliever to repent. ¬∂ The family is Patricentric. Man is responsible for doing the best for the well-being of the family. All the governmental and family leadership is male in the Bible. People outside the Church are in rebellion and aren't going to be paying attention to God's guidance. 1 Timothy 2:12 But I don't permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man,...¬∂ Continued...
Divine Order for Male and Female is for Eternity Unofficial brief ¬∂ The family has always been important, and what has been happening in this country of late is a good reason to focus on it. The gender revolution has been an evil one. Blurring the distinctions between the sexes and saying it right, is man's rebellion against God. You're being unloving, unkind, and showing a bitter spirit when you blur the distinctions between the sexes. ¬∂ Galatians 5:1 Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don‚Äôt be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 13 For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don‚Äôt use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another. 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won‚Äôt fulfill the lust of the flesh 19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. ¬∂ True freedom is belief and obedience to Christ! Go to Genesis 1:26-27 to see how God made and purposed mankind--male and female, mates.
Men & Women were made for each other,to be married Unofficial Brief ¬∂ The opening verses of Genesis are always interpreted in a literal fashion throughout the Bible. Nations are confused about how to define marriage. God isn't! ¬∂ Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him who strives with his Maker‚ÄĒa clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, ‚ÄėWhat are you making?' or your work, ‚ÄėHe has no hands?' ¬∂ You are quarreling with God when you don't take the Bible literally. One is following Satan for those who take a worldly view. There is no middle ground. ¬∂ James 1:7 For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. ¬∂ It's an oxymoron -- Christian Evolutionist. Don't be of the World. Gender-neutral Bibles are false. Man and mankind is what God uses and in that order. He made them male and female. God talks about the important trees in the Garden of Eden, the rivers, and he put God put man into Garden of Eden cultivated and keep it. Man could've eaten of the Tree of Life, before the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, he would have been confirmed in his unfallen state forever. Eating of the Tree of Knowledge, before he would be confirmed in sin forever if he ate of the tree of life afterward.
Mankind is like God -- Spiritually Unofficial brief (continued) ¬∂ This sermon can be almost split down the middle. The first part an introduction, and the second part looking specifically at men and women. God created everything, and He's sovereign over everyone. God's invitation to everyone is to turn to Him and be saved. ¬∂ Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath. 24 They will say of me, ‚ÄėThere is righteousness and strength only in Yahweh.'" Even to him shall men come; and all those who were incensed against him shall be disappointed. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can't know them, because they are spiritually discerned ¬∂ Science truly supports God, but a person has to have faith to know the truth. Genesis and Revelation have to be interpreted literally, People aren't believers if they try to dismantle the Bible. ¬∂ Genesis 1:27 God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. ¬∂ Man=mankind, not humankind. God didn't write a gender-neutral Bible. Man was given priority. Men and women are to reproduce and subdue the earth.