Exodus: God’s Message

Posted: April 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: God’s Message

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

I. REPENTANCE OF MOSES
A. MOSES’ COMMUNICATION

>>1. DESPERATION
Ex 4:13a but he said, “Oh, my Lord . . .” (also Lk 6:46)
>>2. PETITION
Ex 4:13b “please send someone else.”

B. GOD’S INSTRUCTION
>>1. IRRITATION
Ex 4:14 Then the anger of YHWH was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. (also Ex 3:11, 13; 4:1, 10; 32:1-6; Lev 10:1-7; Num 12:1-8)
>>2. PROVISION
Ex 4:15-16 You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do. He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as [the voice of] God to him.
>>3. VALIDATION
Ex 4:17 And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do miracles.” (also Ex 4:2)

II. JUDGMENT ON PHARAOH
A. FAMILY DECLARATION

>>1. EXPLANATION
Ex 4:18-19 Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please allow me to return to Egypt to see whether my brothers are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” (For YHWH had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.”)
>>2. AUTHORIZATION
Ex 4:20 So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

B. PHARAOH’S DETERMINATION
>>1. DEMONSTRATION
Ex 4:21a And YHWH said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power.”
>>2. REPERCUSSION
Ex 4:21b “But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go”. (also Ex 7:13,22; 8:15,22; 9:12,35; 10:1; 17:8; Acts 4:26-28; Rom 11:33)
>>3. DECISION
Ex 4:22-23 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says YHWH, Israel is My firstborn son, and I’m telling you, “Let My son go that he may serve Me.” If you refuse to let him go, then I will kill your firstborn son.'” (also Ps 89:26-27; Jer 31:9; Rom 8:29-30; Heb 12:22-24; Jn 1:12; I Jn 3:1-2; Ps 14:1-5; Jn 19:5, 14-16; Mt 27:22-23)


Exodus: No Excuse, Sir

Posted: April 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: No Excuse, Sir

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

I. EXCUSE #1 – LACK OF CREDENTIALS
A. MOSES’ DEFENSE

>>1. I DON’T HAVE ABILITY
Ex 3:11a But Moses said to God, “Who am I
>>2. I DON’T HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION
Ex 3:11b that I should go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

B. GOD’S DECLARATION
>>1. REST IN PROMISE OF GOD
Ex 3:12a He said, “But I will be with you
>>2. ASSURANCE IN GOD’S PLAN
Ex 3:12b and this is what the ‘sign’ means for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” (Mt 28:18-20)

II. EXCUSE #2 – LACK OF CONTENT
A. MOSES’ DEFENSE

>>1. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO YOU ARE
Ex 3:13a Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ (Gen 14:22; 17:1; 21:33; 22:14; 16:13; 33:20; 35:7; Josh 24:14)
>>2. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I’LL SAY
Ex 3:13b What shall I say to them?”

B. GOD’S DECLARATION
>>1. TRUST THE ONE GOD
Ex 3:14-15 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘YHWH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’
This is My name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
(I Jn 4:8; Is 40:28; Jn 8:24,28,58; Jn 18:4-6; Mal 3:6)
>>2. PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
Ex 3:16-17 Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘YHWH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, “I have observed you and what has been done to you in Egypt, and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.”‘
>>3. RELY ON GOD’S WORK
Ex 3:18-20 And they will listen to your voice, and you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘YHWH, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; and now, please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to YHWH our God.’
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand. So, I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all the wonders that I will do in it; after that he will let you go.

>>4. REAP GOD’S PROVISION
Ex 3:21-22 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty, but each woman shall ask of her neighbor, and any woman who lives in her house, for silver and gold jewelry, and for clothing. You shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. You will thereby plunder the Egyptians.” (Deut 15:12-14)

III. EXCUSE #3 – LACK OF CONVERTS
A. MOSES’ DEFENSE

>>1. I DON’T HAVE CONFIDENCE
Ex 4:1a Then Moses answered, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice”
>>2. I DON’T HAVE RESPECT
Ex 4:1b “for they will say, ‘YHWH did not appear to you.’”

B. GOD’S DECLARATION
>>1. RECOGNIZE GOD’S AUTHORITY
Ex 4:2-3 YHWH said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” And He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So, he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it.
Ex 4:4-5 But YHWH said to Moses, “Put out your hand and catch it by the tail”, (he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand) “that they may believe that YHWH, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.” (Jud 3:31; 15:15; I Sam 17:49; Jn 6:9; Ex 4:20; 17:9)
>>2. REALIZE YOUR OWN HUMILITY
Ex 4:6-7 Again, YHWH said to him, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” And he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. Then God said, “Put your hand back inside your cloak.” So, he put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh.
Ex 4:8-9 “If they will not believe you,” God said, “or listen to the first sign, they may believe the latter sign. If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”

IV. EXCUSE #4 – LACK OF COMMUNICATION
A. MOSES’ DEFENSE

>>1. I DON’T HAVE ELOQUENCE
Ex 4:10a But Moses said to YHWH, “Oh, my Lord, I’m not articulate, either before or after You’ve spoken to Your servant,
>>2. I DON’T HAVE COMPETENCE
Ex 4:10b but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” (Acts 7:22; II Cor 3:5; Eph 3:8)

B. GOD’S DECLARATION
>>1. SUBMIT TO THE CREATOR
Ex 4:11 Then YHWH said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, YHWH? (I Cor 2:1-5)
>>2. DECLARE THE MESSAGE
Ex 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”


Exodus: Call and Commission

Posted: April 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Call and Commission

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

I. REVELATION OF NEED
A. MOTIVATION

>>1. GOD’S TIMETABLE – Ex 2:23a During these [40] years, the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help.
>>2. GOD’S ATTENTIVENESS – Ex 2:23b Their lament for help from slavery came up to God; (also Ps 130; Lam 2:18; Josh 24:14)

B. REACTION
>>1. GOD’S PROMISE – Ex 2:24 God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. (also Is 49:15)
>>2. GOD’S KNOWLEDGE – Ex 2:25 God saw the people of Israel – and God knew. (also Mt 23:23; Ps 34:15; 145:9; 33:13-15)

II. REVELATION OF GOD
A. SITUATION

>>1. GOD’S MAN – Ex 3:1 Now Moses continued keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb [the mountain of God]. (also Jn 21:2)
>>2. GOD’S PRESENCE – Ex 3:2-3 And the messenger of YHWH appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not consumed.”

B. DIRECTION
>>1. GOD’S CALL – Ex 3:4 When YHWH saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he answered, “Here I am.” (also Jn 1:18; Gen 22:11; I Sam 3:10; Lk 22:31; 10:41; Acts 9:4)
>>2. GOD’S COMMAND – Ex 3:5 Then He said, “Stop coming closer; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

C. PROCLAMATION
>>1. GOD’S CREDENTIALS – Ex 3:6a And He said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” (also Is 43:10-11; Gen 15:12b-16, 18-21)
>>2. GOD’S HOLINESS – Ex 3:6b And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

III. REVELATION OF PROVISION
A. INTENTION

>>1. GOD’S DISCLOSURE – Ex 3:7 Then YHWH said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings,
>>2. GOD’S ANNOUNCEMENT – Ex 3:8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

B. ACTION
>>1. GOD’S LOVE- Ex 3:9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
>>2. GOD’S PLAN – Ex 3:10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” (also Eph 2:8-10; II Cor 6:1)


Exodus: Rise of a Deliverer

Posted: March 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Rise of a Deliverer

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

I. MOSES: IN THE WATER
A. RESISTANCE

>>1. DESPERATE TIMES
Ex 2:1-2 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son and when she saw that he was a good child, she hid him three months. (also Ex 6:20; 15:20; 7:7; Heb 11:23; Acts 7:20)
>>2. DESPERATE MEASURES
Ex 2:3a When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a papyrus basket and sealed it with bitumen and pitch. (also Is 18:2)

B. RELIANCE
>>1. DESPERATE PLAN
Ex 2:3b She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. (also 1:22)
>>2. DESPERATE HOPE
Ex 2:4 And his sister stood at a distance watching what would happen to him.

II. MOSES: OUT OF THE WATER
A. RESCUE

>>1. SOVEREIGN SIGHTING
Ex 2:5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it.
>>2. SOVEREIGN LOVE
Ex 2:6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

B. REDEMPTION
>>1. SOVEREIGN CARE
Ex 2:7-9 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” The girl left and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and I will give you your wages to nurse him for me.” She took the child and nursed him. (also Ex 3:15; 2:11)
>>2. SOVEREIGN ADOPTION
Ex 2:10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.” (also Eph 3:20-21a; Acts 7:22)

III. MOSES: HOT WATER
A. RECOGNITION

>>1. FAILED DELIVERANCE
Ex 2:11-12 One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and watched their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people. He looked every direction, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. (also Acts 7:23-25; Gen 9:16; 21:16; Heb 11:24-26)
>>2. FAILED LEADERSHIP
Ex 2:13-14a When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, “Why do you hit your companion?” He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” (also Acts 7:26-28)

B. RUNNING
>>1. FAILED COVER-UP
Ex 2:14b Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.”
>>2. FAILED LIFE
Ex 2:15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well. (also Acts 7:29a; Heb 11:27)

IV. MOSES: DRAWING WATER
A. RESTRAINT

>>1. JUDICIOUS INTERVENTION
Ex 2:16-17 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and delivered them, and watered their flock. (also Gen 25:1-2)
>>2. JUDICIOUS TIMING
Ex 2:18-19 When they came home to their father Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come home so soon today?” They said, “An Egyptian rescued us out of the hand of the shepherds and even drew water for us and watered the flock.”

B. RESIDENCY
>>1. JUDICIOUS INVITATION
Ex 2:20 He asked his daughters, “Then where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”
>>2. JUDICIOUS INTROSPECTION
Ex 2:21-22 And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah. She gave birth to a son, and he called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”

In Egypt, Moses learned how to be somebody. In Midian, Moses learned how to be nobody.


Exodus: Need for Redemption

Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Need for Redemption

<“Exodus: Need for Redemption

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

I. POLITICAL OPPRESSION OF GOD’S PEOPLE
A. MOTIVATION

Ex 1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
>>1. CHANGED REGIMES (Gen 47:11; 43:32; 46:34)
>>2. CHANGED POLICY

B. RESULTS
>>1. RACIAL SUPERIORITY
Ex 1:9 And he said to his people, “See, the people of Israel are too many and too powerful for us.
>>2. PLANNED SUBJUGATION
Ex 1:10 Come, let’s deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us, and leave the land.”

II. ECONOMIC OPPRESSION OF GOD’S PEOPLE
A. MOTIVATION

>>1. TIGHTENED CONTROL
Ex 1:11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses.
>>2. GREAT DREAD (Gen 47:27; Ex 1:7)
Ex 1:12 Yet the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians lived in dread of the Israelis.

B. RESULTS
>>1. HARD SERVICE (Ps 99:4; 103:6; 146:7-9; Deut 10:18-19)
Ex 1:13-14a So with severity they made Israelis work like slaves. They made life bitter with hard service – building with brick and mortar, and in various types of fieldwork.
>>2. WITHOUT PITY (Is 54:17)
Ex 1:14b In all this labor, they treated them without pity.

III. SOCIETY’S OPPRESSION OF GOD’S PEOPLE
A. MOTIVATION

>>1. CALCULATED GENOCIDE
Ex 1:15-16 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthing basins, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.”
>>2. FEAR GOD (Rom 13:1-5; Acts 4:18-20)
Ex 1:17 But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.
>>3. FALL-OUT
Ex 1:18-19 So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed male children to live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.”

B. RESULTS
>>1. REWARDS
Ex 1:20 So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong.
>>2. MORE REWARDS (Prov 10:7; Ps 109:13,15)
Ex 1:21 And because the midwives feared God, He gave them families.

IV. SPIRITUAL OPPRESSION OF GOD’S PEOPLE
A. MOTIVATION

Ex 1:22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but allow every daughter to live.”
>>1. RADICAL ESCALATION
>>2. HEROD’S PLAN (Mt 2:16)

B. RESULTS
>>1. GOD’S PLAN (Gen 15:12)
>>2. GOD’S HAND


Special: Life Changes

Posted: March 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Special: Life Changes

<“Special: Life Changes

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A Sermon by Bro. James Garbutt, Elder at Sovereign Grace Church. Jim will be leaving in 10 days for a missionary outreach in Mexico, speaking in a church/college in the Baja. He will be speaking with an “interrupter” 🙂 and we pray God to use him and his son Daniel on this trip.

We were pleased to have him preview some of his message with our church today. No translation needed!!

Life Changes

(1) FORMATION
Finding our Purpose

(2) TRANSFORMATION
Finding our Relationship


Exodus: Continuity of the Covenant

Posted: March 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Continuity of the Covenant

<“Exodus: Continuity of the Covenant

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

I. WHY SHOULD WE STUDY EXODUS?
A. SCOPE OF THE BOOK

>>1. AUTHOR (II Pet 1:20-21; Mk 7:10; 12:26-27)
>>2. CONTENT

B. REASONS FOR STUDY
>>1. TO GLORIFY GOD BETTER (Ps 66:1-8; Ex 34:6-8)
>>2. TO UNDERSTAND GOD’S REDEMPTION BETTER (Lk 9:30-31; 24:25-27; I Cor 5:7; Ps 81:10)
>>3. TO COMPREHEND OUR MISSION BETTER (Jude 5; I Pet 1:18-19; 2:9-12)
>>4. TO LEARN IMPORTANT LESSONS BETTER (I Cor 10:6-11)

II. HOW DOES EXODUS RELATE TO THE BIBLE NARRATIVE?
A. COVENANT WITH MANKIND

>>1. UNFOLDING PROMISES IN GENESIS
>>2. KEEPING THE PROMISE

B. PROMISED INTERLUDE
>>1. FULFILLMENT
>>2. WHY THE GAP? (Gen 15:13-14, 16, 18-21)

III. WHAT LESSONS ARE HERE FOR US?
A. GOD IS IN CONTROL

>>1. SEASON TWO
>>2. ANSWERS AND MORE QUESTIONS

B. GOD’S PLAN IS SURE
>>1. TYING UP LOOSE ENDS (Ex 1:5b; Gen 41:57)
>>2. THE REST OF THE FAMILY (Ex 1:1-5a; Acts 7:14)
>>3. ROSY PICTURE (Ex 1:6-7, 20; Gen 35:11-12)


Reformation: Next 500 Years

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<“Reformation: Next 500 Years

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

I. AD 1517 – DAWNING OF REFORMATION
A. RECOGNITION OF NEED

>1. NEED OF THE WORLD
>2. NEED OF THE CHURCH
>>Doctrinal Confusion
>>Uneducated Leadership
>>External Faith
>>Corrupt Clergy
>>Ignorant People

B. RESPONSE OF MAN
>1. TYPICAL CITY – ERFURT
>2. A-TYPICAL MAN – LUTHER

II. AD 2017 – DIMMING OF REFORMATION
A. RETREAT TO THE DARK AGES NOW

>1. LITTLE LIGHT (II Tim 4:1-4)
>2. LITTLE GOSPEL (Prov 15:9,26; 21:27; 15:29 Ps 11:5-6; Rev 21:8; I Tim 1:15; Rom 5:6-8; I Pet 2:24; Is 53:5-6; Mk 1:14-15; Rom 5:1)

B. RECOVERY OF THE FAITH
>1. GENUINE AUTHORITY (Gen 3:5; II Pet 1:20-21; II Tim 3:16-17)
>2. GENUINE SALVATION (Heb 4:15; Eph 2:8-9; Acts 10:34-35)
>3. GENUINE WORSHIP (Eph 4:13; Mt 22:37; Ps 78:4-7; Prov 1:7; I Cor 10:31)
>4. GENUINE REFORMATION (Acts 17:6)

III. AD 2517 DEEPENING REFORMATION YET AHEAD
A. RENEWED CHURCH

>1. THE CHURCH IS ALWAYS TO BE REFORMED (ecclesia semper reformanda est) (Rom 10:17)
>2. EVERY GENERATION RE-EXAMINES ITSELF

B. REVITALIZED SAINTS
>1. MUST PUT GOD FIRST
>2. MUST WORK WITH THE BODY
>3. MUST SERVE OTHERS (Eph 2:10; Ja 2:26)
>4. MUST PUT SELF LAST (II Thes 2:15; Mt 16:18)


Reformation: Glory of God Alone

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<“Reformation: Glory of God Alone

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

I. APOLOGY: DEFENDING “GLORY OF GOD ALONE”
A. SUMMARY OF DOCTRINAL TRUTH

>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: WHAT IT IS (Ps 100:3; 19:1-4; 62:5; 97:9; 29:2; Prov 16:4; Neh 8:6; Deut 6:5)
>>Appreciation
>>Adoration
>>Affection
>>Attention
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: WHAT IT IS NOT (Rom 1:18-19)

B. BIBLICAL SUPPORT
>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: OLD TESTAMENT (II Sam 7:23; Dan 9:17-19; Ps 79:9; 86:9; Jer 14:7; Is 42:8; 43:6-7; 48:9-11; 66:19; Hab 2:14; Mal 1:11)
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: NEW TESTAMENT (I Cor 10:31; Phil 2:9-11; Jn 17:4; 12:27-28)
>3. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: HISTORICAL SUPPORT (I Tim 1:17)

II. ATTACK: BATTLE LINES IN HISTORY
A. APOSTOLIC ERA, AD 67

>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: CONFLICT (Rom 1:21-25)
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: RESPONSE (Rom 11:36; 16:27)

B. REFORMATION, AD 1517
>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: CONFLICT
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: REPONSE

C. TODAY, AD 2017
>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: CONFLICT
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: RESPONSE (I Chron. 16:29; I Cor 6:20; I Pet 4:11; Acts 7:2)

III. APPLICATION: PROCLAMATION OF TRUTH
A. BENEFITS

>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: ACTIONS (II Cor 5:15; Lk 23:41; Josh 7:19; Gen. 3:12; Rom 4:20; I Jn 5:10; Jn 15:8; Phil 1:11)
>>Prioritizing
>>Confessing
>>Believing
>>Bearing Fruit
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: ATTITUDES (Phil 4:13; Ps 50:23; 86:12; I Cor. 10:31; Acts 12:23)
>>Contentment
>>Praise
>>Blamelessness

B. RESULTS
>1. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: FOR SOCIETY (Jn 21:18; Is 24:15)
>2. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: FOR THE CHURCH
>3. GLORY OF GOD ALONE: FOR ME, PERSONALLY


Reformation: Justification by Faith Alone

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<“Reformation: Faith Alone

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

I. APOLOGY: DEFENDING “JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE”
A. SUMMARY OF DOCTRINAL TRUTH

>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: WHAT IT IS
>SOURCE? By God (Rom 3:23-24)
>GROUNDS? By Christ’s righteousness (Rom 3:25)
>MEANS? By faith Alone (Rom 3:26-27; 4:23-25)
>EVIDENCE? By good works (Eph 2:8-10)
>“Sanctification” & “Glorification” (Rom 8:30)
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: WHAT IT IS NOT (Rom 14:23)

B. BIBLICAL SUPPORT
>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: OLD TESTAMENT (Ps 143:1-2; Is 26:3-4; 50:7-9; 53:10-11)
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: NEW TESTAMENT (Acts 13:39; Rom. 5:1; Gal 2:16; 5:4)
>3. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: HISTORICAL

II. ATTACK: BATTLE LINES IN HISTORY
A. APOSTOLIC ERA, AD 67

>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: CONFLICT (Jas 2:24; 17; I Cor 15:1-2)
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: RESPONSE (Rom 4:2-5)

B. REFORMATION, AD 1517
>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: CONFLICT
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: RESPONSE

C. TODAY, AD 2017
>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: CONFLICT (Rom. 5:9; Heb. 13:12)
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: RESPONSE

III. APPLICATION: PROCLAMATION OF TRUTH
A. BENEFITS

>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: FIRST SAVING FAITH
> “notitia” (knowledge)
> “assensus” (agreement) (Jas 2:19)
> “fiducia” (commitment)
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: THEN WORKS FOLLOW (Mt 5:16)

B. RESULTS
>1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: SOCIETY (Acts 20:21; Heb 6:1b; Mk 1:14-15)
>2. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: CHURCH
>3. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE: PERSONAL (I Jn 3:6-8)