Special Speaker: Bill Nelson

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A Sermon by Br. Bill Nelson, Sovereign Grace Church

CONSCIENCE, COUNTRY AND CHRISTIANITY

Conscience

Gen 20:5, Acts 24:16, I Cor 4:4, 1 Tim 1:5, 19; 3:9,
Heb 13:18, 1 Peter 3:16

Development of Religious Liberty in Western Thought
• Natural Law

• Inalienable Rights

• Civil Rights

Founding of the United States
• Pluralism

• Freedom of Conscience

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (Adopted 15 Dec. 1791)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. (Adopted 10 Dec. 1948)

New Philosophies and Religions
Schaeffer’s Lower Story –

Upper Story –

Colson’s 4 Questions:
1) Where did I come from?
2) What’s wrong with the world?
3) Is there a solution?
4) What is my purpose?

Case Study

Applications


Special Speaker: James Garbutt

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A Sermon by Br. James Garbutt, Elder at Sovereign Grace Church


II Timothy 1:8 “Confession”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 4: Confession

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ for our sins died in accordance with the prophecies, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the prophecies” (I Cor 15:3-4)

I. I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
II Tim 1:8a Therefore, you should not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord,
A. SOURCE
>>1. “THEREFORE” (II Tim 1:6-7)
>>2. UNASHAMED (Rom 1:14-16)

B. SUBSTANCE
>>1. GOSPEL RECORD (I Cor. 2:2)
>>2. UNDERSTANDING THE GOSPEL (Rom 10:9-10)

C. SUMMARY
>>1. WHO JESUS WAS
>>2. WHAT JESUS DID (Rom 3:18, 23; 4:25; Is 53:6; II Cor 5:21; I Pet 2:24; 3:18)

II. I AM NOT ASHAMED OF GOSPEL SUFFERING
II Tim 1:8b or [ashamed] of me His prisoner but join me in suffering hardship for the Gospel.
A. STIGMA
>>1. ASHAMED OF ONE PREACHING CHRIST
>>2. PRISON DID NOT CHANGE THE MESSAGE (Col 1:13-14, 20-21)

B. SOVEREIGNTY
>>1. “HIS” PRISONER (II Cor 6:4b-5)
>>2. WILL OF GOD

C. SHARING
>>1. JOINED ADVERSITY (Rom 12:15; Phil 1:29)
>>2. TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL


II Timothy 1:6-7 “Contending”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 3 “Contending”

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. RENEWAL
A. COURAGEOUS WITNESS
– II Tim 1:6 Because of this [sincere faith], I remind you to rekindle into flame the gift of God,
>>1. REMINDER (Ps 40:9-10; 71:15-16; 119:46)
>>2. REKINDLE (I Pet 4:10)

B. COMMITTED WITNESS – II Tim 1:6 which is in you through the laying on of hands,
>>1. RECEPTION (I Tim 4:14)
>>2. RELEGATE (I Cor 12:4,7)

II. RESOURCES
A. COWARDLY WITNESS
– II Tim 1:7 for God did not give us a spirit of fearfulness
>>1. RATIONAL (Is 26:3; Ps 121:8)
>>2. RETICENCE (Ps 27:1; Jn 14:27; II Cor 4:7)

B. CONFRONTATIONAL WITNESS – II Tim 1:7 [but God gave us] power and love and wise discretion.
>>1. READINESS
>>2. RESPECT (Jn 13:1-11; I Jn 4:16)
>>3. RESOLUTE (Rom 12:2)


II Timothy 1:3-5 “Conscience”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 2 “Conscience”

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. REMEMBER THE FAMILY OF GOD
A. MEMORY

1. SOVEREIGNTY – II Tim 1:3 I thank God
2. SERVICE – II Tim 1:3 Whom I serve with a clear conscience, (Heb 10:19, 22; I Tim 1:5; 3:5)
3. SINCERITY – II Tim 1:3 the way my ancestors did, (Acts 24:14, 16)

B. MOTIVATION
1. SUPPLICATION – II Tim 1:3 when I constantly remember you (I Thes 5:17; Phil 2:19-22)
2. STEADILY – II Tim 1:3 in my prayers night and day. (Rom 1:10; Eph 1:16; I Thes 1:2)

II. REMEMBER THE FRIENDSHIP AS A MENTOR
A. MEMORY

1. SORROW – II Tim 1:4 Remembering your tears,
2. STUDENT (II Tim 1:6; 3:12; 2:3)

B. MOTIVATION
1. SOLACE – II Tim 1:4 I long to see you, (Acts 14; 16)
2. SENTIMENT – II Tim 1:4 that I might be filled with joy

III. REMEMBER THE FAITH OF THREE GENERATIONS
A. MEMORY

1. SUBSTANCE – II Tim 1:5 I also remember your genuine faith (Jas 3:17; I Tim 1:5)
2. SOURCE – II Tim 1:5 a faith residing first in your grandmother Lois, then your mother Eunice,

B. MOTIVATION
1. SPIRITUAL – II Tim 1:5 and now, I’m certain, residing in you as well. (Jn 1:13; II Tim 3:15)
2. SETTLED (Mal 2:15; Deut 7:9)


II Timothy 1:1-2 “Commendation”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 1, “Commendation”

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. GOD’S MAN
A. PAUL – II Tim 1:1 Paul

>>1. WHO WAS PAUL? (Acts 7:54-60; 8:1-3; 9:1-6; 13:6-12)
>>2. WHY IS PAUL IMPORTANT? (Acts 22:3-4; Phil 3:4-7)

B. APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST – II Tim 1:1 an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God in conformity to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus
>>1. WHAT EXACTLY IS AN APOSTLE? (Heb 3:1; Acts 1:21-22; Mark 3:14; Eph 2:20; 4:12)
>>2. WHY WAS PAUL AN “APOSTLE”CHOSEN BY GOD? (II Cor 5:14-17; I Cor 15:3-4)

II. GOD’S MINISTER
A. TIMOTHY – II Tim 1:1 to Timothy,

>>1. WHO WAS TIMOTHY? (I Tim 1:3)
>>2. WHY DID PAUL WRITE TO HIM? (I Thes 3; I Cor 4:16-17; 16:10-11; Phil 2:19-24)

B. SON IN THE FAITH – II Tim 1:1b my beloved child:
>>1. WHAT IS A ‘SPIRITUAL SON’?
>>2. WHEN WAS THIS LETTER WRITTEN?

III. GOD’S MESSAGE
A. SOVEREIGN BLESSINGS – II Tim 1:2 Grace, mercy, and peace

>>1. WHAT IS ‘GRACE’? (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 2:12; Rom. 5:2)
>>2. WHY WAS ‘MERCY’ ADDED? (I Tim 1:2; Titus 1:4; Rom 1:7; I Cor 1:3; II Cor 1:2; Gal 1:3; Eph 1:2; Phil 1:2; Col 1:2; I Thes 1:1; II Thes 1:2)
>>3. WHAT WAS MEANT BY ‘PEACE’ (Rom 5:1; Phil 4:17)

B. SOURCE OF BLESSINGS – II Tim 1:2 from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
>>1. WHAT IS IMPORTANCE OF ‘GOD THE FATHER’? (I Pet 1:2; Jn 6:27; Num 23:19)
>>2. WHY ADD ‘GOD THE SON’


Exodus: Obituary

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. OBITUARY OF MOSES
A. OLD TESTAMENT EDITION

>>1. SIMPLIFIED (Rom 9:15-16)
>>2. EXPANDED

B. NEW TESTAMENT EDITION
>>1. HALL OF FAITH (Heb 11:23-29)
>>>>Refusal
>>>>Choice
>>>>Consideration
>>>>Focus
>>>>Obedience
>>>>Destiny
>>2. OTHER REFERENCES (Mt 17:3-4; Jude 9; Rev 15:3-4)

II. LAST WORDS OF MOSES
A. FACING HIS GOD

>>1. UNDERSTANDING LIFE Ps 90:1-17; II Cor 4:17)
>>2. BEGGING FOR LIFE (Deut 3:23-28)

B. FACING HIS PEOPLE
>>1. REMINDER TO ALL (Deut 31:2-26)
>>2. OVERFLOWING HEART Deut 31:30 – 33:29; Phil 3:17)

III. LEGACY OF MOSES
A. FINAL HOUR

>>1. VISION OF GLORY (Deut 34:1-3; Jn 20:29; II Cor 5:7; Heb 11:1)
>>2. HAND OF GOD (Deut 34:4-6; Gen 12:1; 14:14; 15:18-21)
>>3. FULL LIFE (Deut 34:7)

B. FALLEN LEADER
>>1. NEW LEADER (Deut 34:8-9)
>>2. NO COMPARISON (Deut 34:10-12; Heb 12:1)


Exodus: Filling Big Shoes

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I. HEART OF MOSES
A. DISHEARTENING NEWS

>>1. FAILURE (Num 27:12-14; 20:12)
>>2. FOCUS Num 27:15-17; Micah 5:2-4; John 10:11, 14; I Pet 5:4; Mk 6:34; Acts 20:28; Jn 21:15-17)

B. DELIBERATE CHOICE
>>1. FAITHFUL (Num 27:18-21; I Sam 16:7)
>>2. FULFILLMENT (Num 27:22-23)

II. HEART OF JOSHUA
A. DEFEATING GOD’S ENEMIES

>>1. FIGHT (Ex 17:8-10,13-14)
>>2. FORGET

B. DEFYING IDOLATRY
>>1. FINDINGS (Ex 24:12-15; 32:17-18)
>>2. FAULT

C. DISCERNING GOD’S HAND
>>1. FRUSTRATION (Num 11:16-17, 26-29)
>>2. FRATERNITY

D. DISPUTING LIES
>>1. FEAR (Num 13:27, 30-33; 14:9)
>>2. FRUIT

E. DIVIDING THE LAND
>>1. FUTURE (Num 32:20-23, 28; 34:17)
>>2. FAIRNESS


Exodus: Balaam’s Choices

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I. UNDERSTANDING BALAAM
A. BACKGROUND OF BALAAM

>>1. DETOUR (Num 22 – 25; Gen 25)
>>2. DRIVE (II Tim 3:8-9)

B. MOTIVATION OF BALAAM
>>1. DECISION (Num 22:1-6; Deut 2:9)
>>2. DECLARATION (Num 22:12-13, 18-19)
>>3. DISOBEDIENCE (Num 22:20-21)
>>4. DONKEY (Num 22:22-35)

C. MESSAGE OF BALAAM
>>1. DIVINATION (Num 23:1-13; 23:13-26; Num 23:27-24:10)
>>2. DISCLOSURE (Num 24:11-23)
>>3. DEATH (Num 25:1-9, 17; 31:8)

II. PROGRESSING LESSONS
A. ERROR OF BALAAM

>>1. JUDE 1:11 Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion
>>2. STILL TODAY . . .

B. WAY OF BALAAM
>>1. II PETER 2:14b-15 Cursed children, they have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with human voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
>>2. STILL TODAY . . .

C. COUNSEL OF BALAAM
>>1. NUMBERS 31:16 Behold, these, on Balaam’s counsel, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD
(also Deut 23:4; Josh 13:22; Neh 13:2; Mic 6:5)
>>2. STILL TODAY . . .

D. DOCTRINE OF BALAAM
>>1. REVELATION 2:14-17 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality. Similarly, you have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.
(also Lev 20:26; Mt 5:13; Gal 5:9; I Tim 6:5)
>>2. STILL TODAY . . . (Eph 4:25; Prov 23:20; II Pet 1:5; Acts 24:24-25)


Exodus: Fiery Serpents

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<“Exodus: Look and Live

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I. JOURNEY
A. ISRAEL’S STRATEGY

>>1. DOMINATED (Num 21:1)
>>2. DEVOTED (Num 21:2-3)

B. ISRAEL’S SIN

>>1. DISCOURAGED (Num 21:4; Ps 37:23; Ex 15:24; 16:2; 17:3; Num 12:1; 14:2; 16:3; 16:41; 20:2)
>>2. DELINEATED (Num 21:5; Jn 15:18; II Tim 3:12; Rom 3:4; Ps 138:2)

II. JUDGMENT
A. ISRAEL’S SENTENCE

>>1. DESERVED (Num 21:6a; Is 14:29; 30:6
>>2. DIED (Num 21:6b; Prov 13:15; Ezek 18:20; Jas 1:14-15; Rom 6:23a; I Thes 1:8-9)

B. ISRAEL’S SORROW
>>1. DEVASTATED (Num 21:7a)
>>2. DESPAIRED (Num 21:7b; Jonah 2:9)

C. ISRAEL’S SALVATION
>>1. DIRECTED (Num 21:8; II Cor 5:21)
>>2. DELIGHTED (Num 21:9; Jn 8:24; Jn 3:14-15; Is 45:22; Ex 20:4; II Kg 18:4)

III. JUSTICE
A. ISRAEL’S SUPERIORITY

>>1. DESIRED (Num 21:21-22; Deut 2:24-25)
>>2. DECIDED (Num 21:23-26)

B. ISRAEL’S SUCCESS
>>1. DISPOSSESSED (Num 21:31-32)
>>2. DESTROYED (Num 21:33-35; Deut 3:11; Amos 2:9; Ps 135:11; 136:20; I Cor 10:9-11)