Exodus: First Commandment

Posted: September 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: First Commandment

<“Exodus: First Commandment

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

Ex 20:1-3 And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am YHWH your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. POSITIVE (Ex 20:1-3)
>>2. NEGATIVE (Hos 2:14)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. GODS OF MATERIALISM
>>2. GODS OF FERTILITY

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. SEEING GOD (Mk 9:7; Jn 5:19; 8:58)
>>2. SELF-REVELATION (Jn 1:14; 14:8-10a; I Jn 5:20)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. WORSHIP OF TRUE GOD IS PRIMARY
>>2. PRESSURE TO COMPROMISE

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY (application)
A. WORLD HISTORY
>>1. WHO’S ON FIRST? (Ex. 34:14; I Kgs 14:23-28)
>>2. GODS OF THE WORLD

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. MODERN IDOLATRY
>>2. WORSHIPING CREATION, NOT THE CREATOR (Phil 3:18-19; Heb 11:25; Mt 6:24; Rom 1:25; I Cor. 3:11-14a)


Exodus: Overview of the Ten Commandments

Posted: September 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Overview of the Ten Commandments

<“Exodus: Overview of the Ten Commandments

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

I. HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING
A. INITIATION OF THE LAW

>>1. AT CREATION (Gen 2:15-17; 1:28; 3:1-6; Ezek 18:20)
>>2. IN GENESIS (II Cor 3:3; Gen 35:2; 31:39; 24:3; 2:3; 27:41; 4:9; 39:9; 44:4-7; 39:17; 12:18; 20:3)

B. CODIFICATION OF THE LAW
>>1. INTRODUCTORY SUMMARY (Ex 20:1-17)
>>2. ANCIENT COVENANTS (Deut 4:33-34; 10:20; Lev 20:26)

C. REDUCTION OF THE LAW
>>1. ABRIDGEMENT (I Tim 4:1-2)
>>2. SUMMARY OF THE SUMMARY (Mt 22:37-40)

II. OUR UNDERSTANDING
A. POSITION UNDER THE LAW

>>1. REASONS FOR THE LAW (Deut 5:24; Rom 7:12 13; I Tim 1:9; Jas 1:22-25; Psa. 147:19-20; Eph 2:14-16)
>>2. FREEDOM FROM THE LAW (Gal 3:10-12; 4:9-11; 5:18; Rom 6:14)

B. LIMITATION OF THE LAW
>>1. SALVATION (Jer 31:31-34; Ps 78:21-22; Hos 6:6-7; Micah 6:6-8; Rom 3:20; Acts 13:38-39)
>>2. SHOWING US THE SAVIOR (Gal 3:24; 4:4-5; Col 2:13-14)


Exodus: Ready for God’s Law

Posted: August 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Ready for God’s Law

<“Exodus: Ready for God’s Law

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

I. PREPARATION TO MEET GOD
A. PRELIMINARIES

>>1. ODYSSEY (Ex 19:1)
>>2. OPERATION (Ex 19:2-3a; 3:1, 12; 2:15; 3:1; Gal 4:25)

B. PREREQUISITES
>>1. OBSERVANCE (Ex 19:3b-4; Deut 32:10-12)
>>2. OBEDIENCE (Ex 19:5-6; Eph 1:18; Rev 1:5-6; I Pet 2:9)
>>3. OBLIGATION (Ex 19:7-8a; Rom 7:18-19; Ex 24:7)

C. PROOF
>>1. OUTCOME (Ex 19:8b-9a)
>>2. ORGANIZATION (Ex 19:9b-13)
>>3. ORDER (Ex 19:14-15)

II. PRESENCE OF GOD
A. PHYSICAL

>>1. OPENING (Ex 19:16-17)
>>2. OMINOUS (Ex 19:18-20a)

B. PRIORITIES
>>1. ORDAIN (Ex 19:20-23)
>>2. OMEN (Ex 19:24-25; Heb 12:18-29)
>>3. OBEISANCE (Ex 20:1-2)


Exodus: Working Together

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<“Exodus: Working Together, Working Smart

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

I. MEETING
A. GATHERING THE CHILDREN

>>1. FAMILY – Ex 18:1-4 (Gen 25:1-2)
>>2. FAMILIARITY – Ex 18:5-6 (Num 11:14)

B. GLORIFYING GOD
>>1. FACTS – Ex 18:7-9
>>2. FAITH – Ex 18:10-12

II. MENTORING
A. GAINING INSIGHTS

>>1. FAILURE – Ex 18:13-16
>>2. FOCUS – Ex 18:17-18 (Ex 17:3; Mk 3:20-21)

B. GIVING ADVICE
>>1. FOLLOW – Ex 18:19-20
>>2. FORMULA – Ex 18:21-22 (Deut 1:13; Acts 6:1-7; II Tim 2:2)

C. GRATEFULLY PREDICTING
>>1. FUTURE OF ISRAEL – Ex 18:23
>>2. FULFILLMENT – Ex 18:24-27 (Num 12:3; Mt 6:24; Ps 23:1-6; 77:20; Heb 13:7,17; Acts 2:17; Phil 1:1; I Pet 5:1-2; I Tim 3:4,12)


Exodus: Smitten Enemy

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<“Exodus: Smitten Enemy

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

I. PREPARING FOR VICTORY
A. GREEDY ENEMY

>>1. IDENTIFYING THE ENEMY
Ex 17:8a Then Amalek came (Heb 11:27; 12:16-17; Gen 14:7; 25:34; Num 13:29)
>>2 SNEAK ATTACK
Ex 17:8b and attacked Israel at Rephidim. (Deut 25:17-18)

B. GUTS TO RESPOND
>>1. PHYSICAL BATTLE
Ex 17:9a, 10a So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. So, Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek. (Ex 13:17)
>>2. SPIRITUAL BATTLE
Ex 17:9b, 10b Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand . . . while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

II. SEEING GOD WORK
A. GAIN OR LOSS

>>1. EBB & FLOW
Ex 17:11 Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. (Ex 2:11-15)
>>2. SUPPORT
Ex 17:12a But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. (Col 4:2, 12)

B. GROUNDED ON THE ROCK
>>1. CONSISTENCY
Ex 17:12b So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
>>2. VICTORY
Ex 17:13 And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. (I Sam 17:46-47)

III. RECORDING GOD’S ANSWER
A. GLORIFYING GOD

>>1. MEMORIAL
Ex 17:14a Then YHWH said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and repeat it in the ears of Joshua” (Ex 17:14; 24:4-7; 34:27-28; Num 33:1-2; Deut 31:9,24)
>>2. CONDEMNATION
Ex 17:14b I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. (Ex 4:22, 23)

B. GRATEFUL HEARTS
>>1. ALTAR
Ex 17:15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, YHWH-Nissi, the LORD Is My Banner.
(Ps 60:4; Is 11:10)
>>2. PROMISE
Ex 17:16 For He said, “I swear that I, YHWH, will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
(Num 24:20; I Sam 14:48; 15:2-33; II Sam 1:1, 13; 8:12; I Chron 4:41-43; Est 3:1; Gal 5:17; Jn 3:3; Rom 8:29; Heb 12:23; Eph 1:11-14; Phil 3:20; Heb 3:1; II Cor 4:6)


Exodus: Smitten Rock

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<“Exodus: Smitten Rock

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

I. UNDERSTANDING THE NARRATIVE
A. GRUMBLING

>>1. QUANDRY
Ex 17:1 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin [Zen] by stages, according to the commandment of YHWH, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. (Num 33:8-14)
>>2. QUIBBLE
Ex 17:2-3 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and demanded, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test YHWH?” But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”
>>3. QUESTION
Ex 17:4 So Moses cried to YHWH, “What shall I do with this people? They’re almost ready to stone me.”

B. GRACE
>>1. QUALIFICATION
Ex 17:5 And YHWH said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
>>2. QUOTATION
Ex 17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did this, in plain sight of the Israeli elders.
>>3. QUARREL
Ex 17:7 And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested YHWH by saying, “Is YHWH among us or not?” (Deut 6:16; 9:22; 33:8; Psalm 95)

II. APPLYING THE LESSONS
A. EPITAPH OF HARDNESS

>>1. MAN’S POSITION (Ps 81:7; 106:15, 24b-25; 78:57; Deut 8:16; Mt 4:5-7; Dan 3:17-18)
>>2. MAN’S PERFIDY (Ps 106:14; 78:56; Ex 15:26)

B. EVIDENCE OF GRACE
>>1. GOD’S PROVISION (Ps 105:41-42; 81:16; Deut 32:3-4a; I Cor 10:3-4)
>>2. GOD’S PRESENCE (Mt 1:23; Deut 8:15; Ps 119:67-68, 71; Heb 13:5; Mt 28:19-20; Rom 8:26)


Special Speaker: Jim Garbutt

Posted: July 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Special Speaker: Jim Garbutt

<“Special Speaker: Jim Garbutt

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


Exodus: Trials on the Trail

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<“Exodus: Trials in the Wilderness

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

I. TRIAL OF THIRST
A. PROBLEM: BITTERNESS

>>1. ADVENTURE ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:22)
>>2. FALSE HOPE ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:23)

B. SOLUTION: STOP GRUMBLING, SEE MIRACLE
>>1. GRUMBLING ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:24)
>>2. MIRACLE ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:25a)

II. TRIAL OF DISEASE
A. PROBLEM: EGYPTIAN AILMENTS

>>1. RULES FOR THE TRAIL (Ex 15:25b-26a)
>>2. HEALTH ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:26b; Mk 6:30; 8:1)

B. SOLUTION: FOLLOW LEADING OF GOD
>>1. REST ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:27a)
>>2. OASIS ON THE TRAIL (Ex 15:27b)

III. TRIAL OF HUNGER
A. PROBLEM: NO FOOD

>>1. DEPRIVATION ON THE TRAIL (Ex 16:1-3)
>>2. NEW LEVEL OF TESTING ON THE TRAIL (Ex 16:4; Neh 9:15; Ps 105:40; 78:24-25)
>>3. MANNA ON THE TRAIL (Ex 16:11-15; Num 11:7-8)

B. SOLUTION: OBEY GOD’S RULES
>>1. GREED ON THE TRAIL (Ex 16:16-21)
>>2. SABBATHS ON THE TRAIL (Ex 16:22-30)
>>3. FORTY YEARS ON THE TRAIL (Ex 16:31-35; Heb 9:4; Jn 6:32-33)


Exodus: Songs of Victory

Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Songs of Victory

<“Exodus: Songs of Victory

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

I. PRAISE FOR WHAT GOD HAS DONE
A. STANZA ONE

>>1. DEVOTION (Ex 15:1-2; Deut 31:20-32:43; Ps 90; 40:3; 13:6; 27:6; 57:9; 104:33; Ps 108:3; 146:2; II Sam 22:50; Judges 5:3)
>>2. DEFEAT (Ex 15:3-5)

B. STANZA TWO
>>1. DOWNFALL (Ex 15:6-8; Ps 45:4; 48:10; 110:1; Heb 2:16)
>>2. DISASTER (Ex 15:9-10)

C. STANZA THREE
>>1. DREADFUL (Ex 15:11-12)
>>2. DELIVERANCE (Ex 15:13; 3:19-20; 12:12; 6:7; 3:5, 12; Ps 92:13; 78:54)

II. PRAISE FOR WHAT GOD WILL DO
A. STANZA FOUR

>>1. DISMAY (Ex 15:14-15; Josh 2:10)
>>2. DESPAIR (Ex 15:16; Col 3:1-3)

B. STANZA FIVE
>>1. DECISIVENESS (Ex 15:17)
>>2. DECLARATION (Ex 15:18-19; Rev 14:3-4)

C. REPETITION BY THE WOMEN
>>1. DELIGHT (Ex 15:20a; Num 12; 26:5)
>>2. DUPLICATION (Ex 15:20b-21)

BONUS: APPLICATIONS IN OUR WORSHIP TODAY
>>1. VALUE FROM THIS SONG (Lk 9:31)
>>2. ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THIS SONG
>>3. PATTERN FROM THIS SONG


Exodus: Greatest Miracle of the OT

Posted: July 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Greatest Miracle of the OT

<“Exodus: Greatest Miracle of the Old Testament

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

I. GRANDEUR OF GOD
A. DISPLAYED

>>1. PROCESS (Ex 14:15-16; Mt 6:28; Heb 11:19)
>>2. PRECLUDE (Ex 14:17-18)

B. DEFENSE
>>1. PROTECTION (Ex 14:19; Ps 125:2; 46:1; 23:4; Gen 24:12, 27)
>>2. PREVENTION (Ex 14:20)

II. GREATNESS OF GOD
A. DELIVERANCE

>>1. PHENOMENON (Ex 14:21)
>>2. PASSAGE (Ex 14:22; II Pet 2:9; Ps 77:16-20; 50:15; 139:5-6)

B. DESTRUCTION
>>1. PERPLEXED (Ex 14:23-25a)
>>2. PANIC-STRICKEN (Ex 14:25b)

III. GOODNESS OF GOD
A. DEVASTATION

>>1. PROCLAMATION (Ex 14:26)
>>2. PUNISHED (Ex 14:27-28)

B. DEVELOPMENT
>>1. PROGRESSION (Ex 14:29-30; Deut 28:20; Prov 6:15; 29:1; I Thes 5:3)
>>2. PRAISE (Ex 14:31; (I Thes 5:4-11; II Peter 3:8-18; I Jn 3:2-3)

LESSON #1: When a door is closed, try climbing out a window
LESSON #2: Success is simply keeping on keeping on
LESSON #3: God is both our Guide and our Guard
LESSON #4: Eternal fate depends on which side of the cloud you stand
LESSON #5: Red Sea opens and closes at God’s command, and not until
LESSON #6: God marks across some days, ‘Will Explain Later’
LESSON #7: Fear loves to make things bigger than they are
LESSON #8: When it’s time to repent, there is no guarantee of tomorrow
LESSON #9: Faith that cannot be tested, cannot be trusted
LESSON #10: Fully Rely on God (F.R.O.G.)
LESSON #11: God turns burdens to blessings, tears to triumphs
LESSON #12: Our current crisis builds faith for our future crises