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Great Sermon! on Proverbs 31:10-31 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+31%3A10-31&version=NASB (Proverbs 31:10-31) Dr. Rugh goes into --great-- detail on these verses. ΒΆ The kindness, diligence, dedication, and intelligence of the wife is glorified in these verses. Much of the sermon is dedicated to these verses. A foolish wife or husband will greatly adds tension to a marriage. ΒΆ Proverbs 31
27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
and doesnβt eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her:
29 βMany women do noble things,
but you excel them all.β
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain;
but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands!
Dr. Rugh then goes to 1 Timothy to see how the above verses are reflected in the New Testament. He also pointed out how to treat widows. ΒΆ Titus 2:3 and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children.
Husband&Wife United --but key roles for the woman! Unofficial Brief! ΒΆ Dr. Rugh has been looking primarily at the roles that God has given to men and women, through this series of studies. God is patricentric. The woman is the helper to the man and she functions under his care. These roles are controversial in our society where the woman is to be a competitor with the man. A unisex society is not God's plan. ΒΆ The role of woman, as wife, mother, the keeper of the home, and as usual, the opening chapters of Genesis, reveals something of his plans for us as men and women. ΒΆ Genesis 1:27 God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it.... ΒΆ There's an order in the Creation. Through the rest of Scripture a woman's role as mother is central. The Old Testament only addresses men and women in a married relationship. Only the New Testament addresses the single life. ΒΆ Genesis 2:18 Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." 23 ... 24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh." ΒΆ This is emphasized in both Testaments. ΒΆ The woman is the diligent despot of the home!
A teacher is faithful with whole Word of God Unofficial Brief! ΒΆ James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves. ΒΆ Both are actions and our words are important. In Chap. 3, James looks at the importance of words, not only do works prove your faith or the lack of it but also the use of your tongue. ΒΆ Mat. 12:33 "Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. 36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." ΒΆ Dr. Rugh used examples from Proverbs before continuing with James 3. Remember, don't many of you become teachers! There are too many men preaching, as Dr. Rugh's mother pointed out and Gil has discouraged men from going into the ministry. Teachers will have a stricter judgment than those who aren't teachers. The gift of teaching is not a cause of pride but fear. Characteristics of a teacher, he must know, live, and teach the truth. It is blessing for men who are careful with the Word. A teacher must have a life that shows he's Godly.
Great Sermon! -- on topic Very quick service! The person who was taking care of the sermon uploads at this time may have had quite a busy time, and that is why the sermon before this one was repeated twice. Also you got a bonus comment on Parenting from me on that topic ;-) ΒΆ Just from the beginning of the sermon, it looks like a great one for you folks to comment on, and I might get in a comment also.
Husbands are to manage their households well Unofficial brief! ΒΆ Men and women will be married and have children, is the rule rather than the exception. God is sovereign over all these details in our lives! The most important relationship is the husband & wife and when they are Godly then the home and children will be pleasing to God. ΒΆ Genesis 2:23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called βwoman,' because she was taken out of Man." 24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh. ΒΆ This is the most important human relationship that there is! This relationship supercedes everything else except one's relationship to God. ΒΆ Parents deal with children as one. They present a united front to their children and the children are to be obedient to their children. Men are responsible for the condition of the home. Men raise their children by the Word by speech and action. Its one's modeling the Word, by his treatment of his wife and his wife's willing obedience to him. You can't be, "losing it," when parents are under pressure. Every aspect of the home is governed by the Word of God. The general truth: ΒΆ Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Great Sermon! http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2170612618 (How the Church Must Deal with Sin) Is the sermon to look at, Responder, the summary of that sermon was short and to the point, it's good enough to say I wish I had written that! ΒΆ "Sin in the church must be dealt with according to the instruction God has given. Within the church - that is the dwelling place of God - blatant immorality cannot be practiced, nor tolerated. When the church fails to carry out its responsibility to deal with sin, God will - and it will be painful to the church and the individual." ΒΆ SermonAudio has been putting up several threads of immorality of pastors. When the problem reaches that high up these people should be removed permanently from the pastorate. One has to remember the priest Eli and his sons of the Old Testament, and finally God had to handle that problem. ΒΆ It needs to be pointed out that sin within the Christian body is handled differently from that in the secular world. See the sermon on handling (The Inadequacy of Moralism) which is near this sermon, on how Christians are to view the sinning of non-Christians. But, that sermon and the first one will give a good idea on how Christians should approach the problem of sinning inside and outside the Church.
Great Sermon! The question is this: Is the Lord your saviour? Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.
Not every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is saviour. But the whole world will confess Jesus Christ as someone to pay homage.
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God (Isaiah 44:6).
But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD (Psalm 37:39) He that is our God is the God of salvation; (68:20).
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.(Lam 3:26).
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour (Isaiah 43:11).
God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36).
No one can make God anything.
Is Christ your Lord? (Part 1) -Informal Brief- Part 1 of 2 ΒΆ James was an outstanding person in the early church. He was the half-brother of Christ. He had a special post Resurrection appearance of Christ to him. He became the leader of the Church, which was located in Jerusalem. While the Apostles were located there, James had the foremost position. Most likely his letter was the first of the Epistles. James was martyred in 62 A.D. His letter was addressed to the Christian diaspora. ΒΆ His letter points out true saving faith changes a life. Salvation is by Christ alone, faith alone, and grace alone. Apostle Paul pointed out in Galatians anyone teaching works is required to be saved is an anathema. Understanding the relationship between faith and works is crucial. ΒΆ John 3:15 that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 36 One who believes in the Son has eternal life, but one who disobeys the Son won't see life, but the wrath of God remains on him." ΒΆ Paul wrote on how a person is saved. You believe in the finished work of Christ. What the Romish Church teaches is the very opposite of what Paul taught. [Continued]
Is Christ your Lord? (Part 2) --Informal brief-- part 2 ΒΆ Being good doesn't save you. If you believe in Christ + something else for salvation, you aren't saved! ΒΆ James isn't addressing salvation. Saving faith you change your life, and the results will be good works. Salvation results in good works. If a life is not changed, a person is not saved. If you say that God requires you to change your life to be saved that's heresy. If you say that the Bible requires that if you have been saved and that requires a changed life that's Biblical. ΒΆ James 2:15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food, 16 and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. ΒΆ Matthew 7:16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. (And see the following several verses) ΒΆ Saving the country means bringing the overt sinners and "Pharisees" to Christ!
Excellent two sermons on husband&wife -- children An annex to my previous message! ΒΆ As you probably have already noted, Dr. Rugh's sermons are not short ones like mainline talkers. This means he covers a topic much more thoroughly than most--and even in one summary there's not enough room to briefly cover many of his sermons. ΒΆ So, I think there is indeed important and interesting material in the second half of this sermon you should be made aware of! ΒΆ All too often you see the example of ungodly handling of children by seeing childish tantrums in public. To be Godly man you have manage your own household! ΒΆ Titus 1:6 if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior. 7 For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain; ΒΆ Any father should be respected not because he's violent, but because he's right. Children are a blessing from the Lord, not outside work for mothers. ΒΆ Many modern nations and their witch doctors--psychologists and psychiatrists, have criminalized spanking! This interferes with the Godly responsibilities of the father & mother. Responsibility for children ends only when they move out the parent's home.
General truths about fathers & mothers--and kids marry and have children, it is (not abnormal) exception of childless marriages. The most important, basic relationship is the husband & wife. If the husband & wife are behaving Biblically then there's a fit home for children. There is a uniqueness in the husband & wife relationship. ΒΆ While it's Biblical to have children, these children are sojourners in the family, because they will go out and form their own families which supercede the original family in their responsibilities and attentions. In the human realm the first responsibilities of spouses are their responsibilities to the prime relationship. The wife first responsibility is to her husband and vice-versa. ΒΆ Children are cute little sinners who learn to work parents against each other. Parents are to pres Unofficial brief! ΒΆ God created them male and female, the general plan is that men and women ent a united front to their children. Contention doesn't belong in the home. The father can never forgo his responsibility to be the leader in the home. ΒΆ Father & mother should come to agreement on handling children. The father is commanded to be a leader of the home by God. Husband & wife should be modeling the Word of God. Be committed! ΒΆ This is part one on families see the sermon on Disciplining of Children.
Great Sermon! Jim,
This has evolved because much preaching has been on the love of God to the neglect of preaching the judgment of God.
When is the last time we've heard about the coming judgment upon the ungodly? There is no incentive to live unto God if he only loves us. Some don't want to believe that God hates the wicked. "God is love." Therefore, he must love everyone equally is what they're hearing. God is just.
A deviation; God is not going to give ISIS the same reward as he will give to those who love him. God hates all who hate him.
Sheol is full of undisciplined children Unofficial brief on the sermon ΒΆ Jokingly, Dr. Rugh pointed out, he has less control over his adult children then when they were young. One's children are always one's children. ΒΆ Satan has been given control over the world. We are in a spiritual war with him. The more Biblical we are the more conflict we will have with Satan's world and this is true in disciplining children. Husbands hold the ultimate responsibility for children's discipline in the home. Wives are to support their husbands in discipline. You can't have a Godly home if you don't function in a Godly way. Disciplining children in the home is part of God's plan for their accepting salvation in Jesus Christ, but of course discipline doesn't guarantee that. ΒΆ "Spare the rod spoil the child," isn't as widely believed as it should be. Sometimes the pain is necessary for person's good, hospitals and dentists, will inflict pain in their processing of helping people. If verbal rebuke doesn't work, then spanking is required. Time-outs don't replace spanking. ΒΆ Proverbs 13:1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 24 One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him. ΒΆ Undisciplined children are a reflection on the father.
Homosexuality is sin -- past, present, future This is a very--unofficial--summary! It will emphasize points that I find of interest that may not be in an official summary or stated in way I will do it. ΒΆ Homosexuality--has become an issue and the "glamour" sin around the world. Besides some of the major leaders in the US, 61% of people born since 1981 support queer marriages. The trend is going toward support of this immorality. Psychiatrists and psychologists have become the new witch doctors who condemned homosexuality as abnormal and now consider it abnormal to oppose queerness. ΒΆ Liberal religious support queers. There's no constancy in morality "new" truths pop up to replace "old" truths. We have to modify "Gospel" truth. ΒΆ Romans 12:2 Donβt be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God. ΒΆ We have serious difficulty with evangelical institutions that twist the Scripture to conform to the world! Church discipline is not hate but Biblical. We have gone from rational to emotional arguments. There's no bottom to the depths of sin. ΒΆ Genesis 5 2 He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name βAdam,β in the day when they were created. ΒΆ Jesus took Genesis literally.
Fine sermon on the topic http://www.biblebb.com/files/elder.htm ( The Husband of One Wife - Qualification for Elder). ΒΆ While I was wandering around on the Internet, I found this good complimentary article--personal viewpoint!!!--on one of my favorite sites. not only does it look at the qualification of an elder but the general idea of a Christian being divorced or remarried. An excerpt from the above: ΒΆ "Our conclusion would have to be that technically the man divorced on Biblical grounds meets this qualification [for being an elder]. As will be noted later, however, this qualification is not to be interpreted as a simple legal statement but rather as a quality of a man's life. It may be therefore that a man may legally be the husband of one wife and yet not be a faithful loving husband. This is sometimes true concerning parties that are divorced. While there may be technically an innocent party it is possible that he or she was not the faithful spouse that they should have been. Each case deserves investigation with regard to this qualification for eldership." ΒΆ I would think that a person to be considered for an eldership who had been divorced would have to have exceptional abilities to be considered for the job.
Great Sermon on Gospel more important than moralis Personal view: ΒΆ Dr. Rugh often will have more than one topic covered in a sermon. He makes a natural switch from moralism to what really matters -- the Gospel. This occurs 39 min. into the sermon. ΒΆ How often have you shared the Gospel this year, add up the number of times? ΒΆ John 8:31-32 Evangelicals jumping on the bandwagon judging between the righteous and unrighteous -- but God doesn't judge on external actions. ΒΆ The Truth will make you free not stopping a particular sin activity. You can be against homosexuality and adultery etc. all your life and still go to hell! The bottom-line issue is--are you a slave of God or the Devil? The most important issue in the world, are you for Christ or against him? You aren't a Christian if you're against homosexuality and not a Christian if you support it, you're actually a moralist. The problem is not the promotion of abortion etc., in this country, but God says that it is the result of people obeying their lusts. ΒΆ A Christian is to be moral but why are we judging unbelievers? God wants them to hear the Gospel. They have an internal problem of rejecting God. ΒΆ We are all sinners before God, even the most righteous people. Making more Pharisees won't clean up society. --See 2 Cor. 4:1-7!-- The world is ripe for judgement.
Exegesis Vs. Eisengesis (Continued) Personal parallel look at this sermon ΒΆ Dr. Rugh continues not only to look at Reformed Church Covenants, for a partial printed idea presented in this sermon see, Thomas Ice's http://www.pre-trib.org/data/pdf/Ice-%28Part1%29CovenantsandD.pdf (Covenants and Dispensations ---Part I (PDF) Thomas Ice) ΒΆ What also may be of help with this sermon, is the following: http://www.fbcaa.org/BibleStudies/collegesundayschool/Miscellaneous/DispensationChart.pdf (Summary of the Dispensations and Covenants) Now this isn't from Indian Hills Community Church. It will help with the sermon, and it looks like it closely with Dr. Rugh is saying. Now the best thing to do is to download the previous sermon and this one to listen to, for this topic. These sermons may be one of the more complete sets on the topics of Dispensational vs. Covenental Biblical interpretation. I would think it would be a good idea to get a transcript of both sermons. They are both full of details! ΒΆ exegesis 1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) explanation or critical interpretation of a text, esp of the Bible. ΒΆ eisegesis 1. (Theology) the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one's own ideas. ΒΆ Definitions from the Free Dictionary. Dispensational theology is exegesis. Reformed theology. is eisengesis.
The most famous case of exegesis vs eisegesis? My personal observation: ΒΆ See the official summary for a good description the eternal Abrahamic Covenant, as Dispensationalists understand it. Dr. Rugh decided to look into the man-made non-Biblical covenants of Reformed or Covenantal Theology. ΒΆ The three extra-Biblical covenants of Reformed Theology, The Covenant of Grace, The Covenant of Redemption, and the Covenant of Covenant of Works. ΒΆ Covenant of Works. Eternal life given to Adam, a free creature in the image of God, depended on total obedience through a probationary period. ΒΆ The threat of death if he disobeyed ΒΆ (The word "Covenant" is not mentioned in the first chapters of Genesis. John Calvin didn't believe in a Covenant of Works.) ΒΆ Covenant of Redemption is the eternal pact between God the Father and God the Son covenanted together for the redemption of Man. God the Father appointed God the Son as the Mediator giving his life for Mankind. This covenant was made in eternity past. Covenant of Redemption fulfills the Covenant of Works. ΒΆ The Covenant of Grace is the supreme Covenant. All Biblical covenants are an expression of the Covenant of Grace. The Covenant of Grace is made with the Elect. ΒΆ This system eisegesis is becoming very popular among more Evangelicals. ΒΆ Get a transcript!
Great Sermon! Unofficial observation ΒΆThe most important thing going on in the world today has nothing to do with politics, terrorism, etc., but the presentation of the message of salvation by Jesus Christ! We have the honor and privilege of doing the most important thing in the world -- giving the message of salvation that comes through Jesus Christ. ΒΆOur weak appearance and speech are not important but the message we present has the power to change lives. The apostle Paul's life should be an example to us that it's the message and not we that will impress people. ΒΆThere is no middle ground for compromise with religions, such as Judaism, Islam, or Catholicism that don't believe in only in the grace which only comes by Christ. It's not how much we agree on, but what we don't agree on! They are all wrong! Christians are narrow minded, because the Spirit gives life but the Letter kills. The New Covenant means we can't join with Roman Catholics (29:18 min into the sermon) who say they modeled their priesthood on the Old Testament Aaronic one. They have a system of priests with Pope being the high priest. They offer the false sacrifice of the Mass. They say that salvation by faith alone is an anathema; this makes them an anathema to God! They have a ministry of death; we have a ministry of life!
A Closer Look at Ezekiel Part One of Two Unofficial Summary. ΒΆ We see things unfolding that the prophets of the past wrote about. Attitude of the world is fear and frustration. The fate of world or nation doesn't hang on elections, but everything is under the control of God. Ezekiel was a major prophet, who was one the important people who were deported to Babylon from Judah. There are three major divisions in his book, the judgment of Israel, the judgment of other nations, and finally, the restoration of Israel. Ezekiel is entrusted with the vision of judgment and restoration. ΒΆ It would be good to reread of all Ezekiel, and take note of such chapters as 33., e.g. , 31 They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain. 32 Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don't do them. ΒΆ Everything happening in the world is about Israel. God is doing it for His Namesake. Chap. 38 of Ezekiel is about the last days. ΒΆ This is first of two sermons listen to the other one that was on this date, "Stage-Setting for Israel's Peace & Security"