The Prophet s Potent Poise Elijah said to her, Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. I think that one of the greatest joys in life is to bring joy to those you love. To impress this upon our minds the Church is shadowed by various figures, all of which have respect to its indivisibility. Hebrews 12:1-3. By promise — and " he Scripture cannot be broken." IV. Again their worship exercises not only their affections, but their intelligence. He so often makes his analogies from sports. What reason is given for focusing on Jesus? That blood crieth with a loud voice to God, and what doth it say? Our past victories are only earnests of a universal conquest. They constitute the just. II. What are your own reflections as to what that blood says to God? There it was! Hearts grow not selfish in heaven. Scripture: Hebrews. When it was done, there was not a vestige of the sensuous left. In the year 70 AD the Roman Legions destroyed the temple in Jerusalem. Our knowledge is in some respects limited enough. John Piper Aug 17, 1997 846 Shares Message. We have far more actual knowledge of the invisible world than we vivify and use. Running with the Witnesses. Their worship in the Church above is only more perfect than that of saints in the Church below, because they are more near to God. The apostle here anticipates our incorporation with those happy spirits in glory (Revelation 7:9-12). (2) This comfortable converse with God is promoted and maintained by the soul's daily faith on the person of Christ as God-man. The real messiah, of course, had no intention of leading such a violent overthrow. If thou desirest there thy friend's face or voice or hand, be sure thou shalt have it. Christ's two natures being married together, the Divine and human, all that Christ in either of His natures can do for believers, He will do. Major Prophets And, on the other hand, He brings man to God; for He stands to each of us as our true Brother, and united to us by such close and real bonds as that all which He has been and done may be ours if we join ourselves to Him by faith. Then disgrace not your family. That in my secret heart, no other love competes, No rival throne survives and I serve only Thee. They are the Church of the first-born: they are our elder brethren. Now you and I could not see a man suffer out of pure benevolence without being moved by his sufferings, and shall God be unmoved? 3. In order to a poor sinner's comfortably conversing with God the Judge of all, there must be a free confession of all sin and a subscribing to the rights of His justice. Christ was the Conqueror. Have we not found it? Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Further, that sprinkling, which introduced technically and formally these people into that covenant, represents for us the personal application to ourselves of the power of His death and of His life, by which we may make all God's promises our own, and be cleansed from all sin. The infinite value of Christ's office. For the idea in the verb is that of looking away from one thing to some other thing. 4. -------------------- (2) This comfortable converse which believers have with God sweetens all their afflictions and crosses. Scripture: Hebrews 12:2. View Resource "I never saw you," he said, "so lovely." We must always have some object before the eyes of our mind, and very often it is an object that will cause the natural man discomposure, doubt, vacillation in his practice. Sermon Notes for Hebrews 12:2; Sermon Notes for Hebrews 12:25-28; SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY. I think that many times we, with Peter, are saying, "But what about him?" And He seals for us that great covenant in His own Person and work, in so far as what He in manhood has done has made it possible that such promises should be given to us. It arises from the new covenant in contradistinction from the old. This subject presents a motive for —. All the glory of the Father's provision for lost sinners in the person and blood of Christ, and in the grace of the covenant, depends upon the Spirit's revelation of it to and in the soul (Galatians 1:15, 16). Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. We know that faith is one of the gifts of the Spirit. Corporeity is the perfecting of humanity. Some that have begun in the spirit think to be made perfect by the flesh (Galatians 3:3).Use: 1. Observe that on Sinai there was "the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they heard that entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more." It is described as subsisting in intimate union with the Saviour. It makes the objects of our cognition so real and vivid that we possess in our thought the very substance of them. A. It is to " depart and to be with Christ." Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 2. Just in proportion as thought of murder would make Cain wretched, in the same proportion ought faith to make you happy as you think upon Jesus Christ slain; for the blood of Christ must have a more powerful voice than that of Abel, and it cries therefore more powerfully for you than the blood of Abel cried against his brother Cain. That cry did not go round to seek a mediator, but went directly to the judgment-seat of God, and laid an accusation against the murderer. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. John Piper Apr 10, 1988 73 Shares Sermon. Have you ever felt ashamed? Sermons by Bible: Sermons by Category: Sermons by Topic: Sermons by Speaker: Sermons by Language: Sermons by Date: Staff Picks: Comments, ALL -4 sec: Top Sermons: Online Bible: Hymnal: Daily Reading: About | $1 Signup! The New Testament 2. As we have looked for faith in Abraham, in Moses, in the prophets, and found it, so we must look for faith in Jesus. 23 DAYS LEFT. Blessings from God to man, through Christ; and duties from man to God, acceptable through Christ. b. Look on the face of Christ, in the mirror of the book, and that is all that you can have. They belong to a very different sphere. There are cases in which two guilty individuals are implicated. God's omniscience is another thing which makes it solemn conversing with God as Judge of all (Hebrews 4:13). They understand what they worship. Praise and worship Him for He is the prize for which we run and only He can give us endurance. the perfectly holy and gracious God? Why, then, should Christians despond while they recollect what these objects of their contemplation once were, and attend to what they now are. Admire the glory of this Mediator; He is God-man, He is co-essentially glorious with the Father. How much I wish that we could look upon all the conflicts, sufferings, and troubles of this mortal life as occupations of the great festive gathering which is now being held in heaven and in earth around the city of our God. The voice of the blood is this, "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." Jesus as much as said, "That's none of your business, you just stay focused on Me.". 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It is a comparison, not with anything Jewish, for that would not have been suitable, but with a Gentile festival, which more readily lent;itself to the apostle's great thought. 2. No one can ever run the race set before him, except by looking unto Jesus. Minor Prophets And then, more awful still, a voice, a voice of words — but not an earthly voice, of human words. Oh, the transition, the passage of the spirit, escaped from earth, released from mortality, to this glorious state! If we’re to run this race, then we’ve got to strip off everything that hinders us. If man is to become good, it is, above all, needful that he should learn to hate evil; and to hate it, not alone because of its uselessness or inexpediency, but because of its inherent badness. I. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. John Piper Jun 28, 2012 3.9K Shares Article. No trial befals thee but it was put into the covenant. In a word, the full pardon of sin; established peace with God; the adoption of children; the grace of His Spirit; victory over sin and death; and a state of eternal happiness in the world to come. To these models our Saviour Himself leads us in the form of devotion He gave to His disciples; in which He teaches us to pray, "Thy will be done on earth as it is done in heaven." Jun 30, 1991. He is our Forerunner. This sermon was preached on August 13, 2017. fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (2) Another instance wherein believers have comfortable converse with God lies in their pleading justification before God upon the footing of righteousness. Take some time today to look not at your situation but at Jesus. Watch Queue Queue. From which I infer that Jesus Christ shot some rays of His victorious and all-reconciling power from His Cross into the regions of darkness, and brought thence those who were waiting for His coming through many a long age. The express promise of God to put every persevering Christian into the possession of Mount Zion above (Revelation 22:14; Revelation 2:7, 10). The men and women of faith listed in Hebrews 11 were not perfect people. "Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." Hebrews 12:2 . 2. We have a history, a record, a book, and nothing else. -------------------- 3. It is a body. Some individuals may know very little of it, yet that knowledge is a possession to the race for ever. or how can we sufficiently bow ourselves down with humility? WHENCE CAME THEY?" III. And Jesus just seeks to refocus us upon Himself. A fulness of beatitude must be contained in their perfection.They can know no want: yet are they full of holy desires, ever waking only to be satisfied, ever longing only to be fulfilled. Mark, further, that these spirits perfected would not have been perfected there unless they had been made just here. Between believers and angels there is a resemblance, though not an equality. But He is the Mediator of the new covenant, through whom, and in virtue of whose atonement for sin, and satisfaction to Divine justice, the covenant is established and ratified, and all its benefits purchased. 1. It was because they were not susceptible of the higher way. 2. You are come to the dead, as you cannot come to the living. He was looking beyond it to the promise of heaven. By anticipation, by earnests, by foretastes of this exalted felicity. (3) Believers' comfortable converse with God is further prevented or interrupted by a changing or shifting the foundation of our faith and hope. The majesty and glory of the great God makes it awful conversing with Him. The strictness of God's law, which is the rule of judgment, makes it a solemn thing to converse with this great and glorious Judge. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. II. The adoring gratitude must be very earnest. Observe, that this voice is identical with the voice of the Lord Jesus. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that ... Read verse in New International Version Jesus is at the right hand of God, for he does actually rule over many human hearts, He did not pass through suffering and shame into an obscurity which was only the last stage of the suffering and shame. By what means this comfortable converse with God as Judge of all is prevented and interrupted? 2. The people were sanctified to-day and to-morrow, and washed their clothes to be in readiness against the third day (Exodus 19:10). He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving and all caring. OUR RELATION TO THE HEAD AND TO THE MEMBERS OF THIS CITY. 1. The blood shed establishes the covenant; and the blood sprinkled brings us into it. d. To the prostitute who washed His feet with her tears and dried them with her hair, then anointed them with perfume. Faith dips the hyssop in the atoning blood and sprinkles it upon the soul, and the soul is clean. Is it so solemn a thing to converse with God the Judge of all? Now, in the second place, let us view the contrast, in all its particulars, which marks THE DISPENSATION UNDER WHICH WE ARE PLACED. 4. And is there a Christian upon earth that does not delight in the same praise? Such, and so great, is the dignity of the true Christian. To keep His lovely face, ever before my eyes, This is my prayer, make it my strong desire. Thus must we ever look at Jesus, not in one part of his career, but in all taken together. -------------------- Immediately on the thought of God rising in the writer's mind there rises also the thought of the blessed company in the centre of whom He lives and reigns. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Its glory. Cathy George Associate Pastor Spirit of the Cross Huntsville, AL www.spiritofthecross.org "The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. (5) This comfortable converse with God secures against the threats, the wiles, and hellish designs of Satan. 2. When we take our eyes off of Him, our circumstances are sure to weigh us down. Wisdom Literature SermonAudio.com - Hebrews 12 Sermons. "). It appears in their worship. If we are ever to come to the perfecting of the heavens, we must begin with the justifying that takes place on earth. 2. These souls of the departed are perfectly secure. Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ. For the Joy Set Before Him - Part 5. 4. You have lied or you have slandered a friend. I believe that there was only one thing He hated more, and that was to disobey the will of the Father. 4. And will He dwell with us here, upon the earth?" 3. Then, further, these spirits are " perfect." Genuine Christianity is a life lived in communion with Christ. THESE "JUST MEN" ARE NOT ANY LONGER IN OUR PRESENT SPHERE, OR KIND, OF EXISTENCE. Being good Presbyterians, we celebrate All Saints' Day on the Sunday The Old Testament and the New conspire in holy emulation to reveal the heavenly vision in the noblest terms. Our crucified Lord was prefigured by the lifting up of this; our guilt, by the stings of the fiery serpents; and our faith, by their looking up to the miraculous remedy. How then do we come? You must, then, appeal to some lower part of his nature; to his self-interest, if he is capable of perceiving it, if not, to his fear. That is to say, we have the truth in its purest, simplest form. Sermon. (1) By looking often to the everlasting settlements and grace of the covenant; what God does in time is by virtue of covenant-agreement with His Christ and our Surety in eternity (Psalm 98:3). Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ. What man could not do, God hath effected. Angels are the flower of the creation; and the poorest, meanest believer shall enjoy it; and be prepared for it. He saw more with his sense of truth, his power of insight, his superiority to this world's considerations, than we can see. Scripture: Hebrews 11:39–12:2. Above all with their praises and their prayers goes on the sweet accompaniment of an obedient will, a heart attuned to the love of God, sympathy with all His doings in judgment and in mercy, sympathy with His holiness and His vengeance against sin. The cherubim with his wings covers his face and his feet; the angels before the throne fall on their faces. 1. This is the great distinctiveness of their present condition. 5. As we read of the faithfulness of God Who fulfills His promises b. Instead of fixing our thoughts on "pre-sin," what does God say is the best focus for our thoughts? Instead of fixing our thoughts on "pre-sin," what does God say is the best focus for our thoughts? Association with the whole body of the faithful. If you notice in the second text, this blood is called "the blood of sprinkling." 1. 3. (3) This comfortable converse with God is promoted and maintained by earnest endeavours after conformity to God in righteousness and true holiness (1 Peter 1:16). ", A Besetting Sin Dulls Spiritual Perception, Advantages Obtained by Looking unto Jesus, Christ's Joy Varied as the Relationship He Sustains to Me, Jesus the Author and Finisher of the Christian's Faith, Look to Christ Rather that to Experiences, Looking to Jesus, the Secret of Running Well Our Christian Race, The Christian Runner in Relation to His Spectators, The Cross Carried, and the Shame Despised by Jesus, The privileges and the duties of believers, The connection between Christian, s and angels, The general convocation around Mount Zion, Faith's access to the Judge and His attendants, The immediate blessedness of departed saints, The messenger of the covenant and its seal, The privileges and blessings of the new covenant, What is required in the Mediator between God and men. 3. Snippets From Sermons That Work From Hebrews 12 They have fixed upon the fact that each of us must meet death alone, and, of course, that is true, at least as regards earthly companionships. By hope-and "hope maketh not ashamed." This is called an accepting of the punishment of one's iniquity (Leviticus 26:41) and a clearing and justifying God when we are judged (Psalm 51:4). For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! Correspondent to the second privilege, there is the duty of love to the brethren. Were it then, the office of faith in regard of this continuous judgment which God is exercising upon us because He loves us is, first of all, to open our hearts to it by confession, by frank communion, by referring all our actions to Him to court that investigation. 1-2. The Old Testament 1. We can develop such patience with the help of the Scriptures - Ro 15:4 a. Despising the Shame ... Speaker: Matthew Ryman Series: Resurrection in Christ Topic: Sermons Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:2. (3) This comfortable converse with God makes duties and ordinances sweet; why should there be terror and fear where there is no enmity, no distance? We are told that the angels, however great, find it their privilege to serve. 2. Looking round on your companions professedly in the path of faith, you may feel that they are doing anything but live the life of faith. The eyes of our fellow-creatures are often upon us; and if they were always upon us, they would restrain us from a thousand sins. What, then, must be our feelings when we contemplate our behaviour to God, and how He has requited us! " The Epistle To The Hebrews Sermon outlines based on the Epistle to the Hebrews. a. THERE ARE RELATIONS WHICH UNITE THE JUST ON EARTH, AND THE SPIRITS OF THE JUST IN HEAVEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE DISPARITY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE CONDITIONS. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. As among our natural passions and affections towards our fellows love is the highest, and has mightiest influence, so towards God is worship. II. The principle of all true worship is this — "I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.". It still " follows on to know the Lord," it still "follows hard after God.". 1. Methinks I now see them holding forth the ensigns of royalty, and hear them saying to us who profess to be the disciples of Jesus: "These are the rewards which God hath given, Be not weary, then, in well-doing, for you will at length reap if you faint not. OUR ACCESSION OR RELATION TO IT. We come to them in a loving memory of their histories. III. Minister to them (Hebrews 1:14). 3. "The Judge of all, and the spirits of just men made perfect." God's noblest creatures are His children's servants. The worthlessness of all worldly and adventitious distinctions. Another thing to be considered is, of the deep, sincere, and thorough humility which must be expected of those who think to be admitted into the blessed society of " the spirits of just men made perfect." I. But because it was sensuous, it was artificial, unreal. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 342 sermons: Show only exact verse | SORT. The death of Christ is ever present to the Divine mind and determines the Divine action. Perhaps if we were better, purer, more saintly, we could safely be trusted with more light on the future, and it is certain that if we ask and look and wait we shall attain to more. He is goodness, kindness, gentleness, and He is God. b. He is at the head of the race; he stands at the goal; holding the crown of victory in his hand, which he puts upon the head of the successful runner. 13. Have any of as a friend in the happy land — father or mother, sister or wife, friend closer than a brother? 2. Instead of being excluded from the beatific presence of Jehovah, and falling under the condemnation of the Almighty, they are now reaping the honours and the felicity of the righteous. The strictness of God's law, which is the rule of judgment, makes it a solemn thing to converse with this great and glorious Judge. Mark, further, that these spirits perfected would not have been perfected there unless they had been made just here. Are we forgotten? All the glimpses given us in Holy Scripture of the mind and life of Paradise seem to point this way. 5. 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Nevertheless, when thou shalt have been there but a little while; when, if so it be, after a season of preparation, as it were of purifying and anointing for "the day of the espousals," thou shalt actually have seen the King in His beauty — I say not that thou shalt be debarred then from other sight or other converse; but this I say — the desire for aught else will have left thee; all other love, not destroyed, not diminished, rather ten thousandfold enhanced, will yet be absorbed and swallowed up in that; thy loved one, and thou, will be so wrapped up in another love and higher, that the selfish love will be gone, and only the Divine love will continue. II. Paul … 2. Further, to come to this blood of sprinkling means thankfully to enjoy all that comes to us through the blood of sprinkling. The stripping off of this carcase gives a sympathy, gives a contact, gives an intuition of love such as cannot be had here. -------------------- 12. Grace in Christ is after a more eminent and glorious manner than it is in any of the saints. What warrior blast is that? In John 6:63 Jesus said, "It … 3. Prophets "Who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross," etc. We're stirred to thankfulness for the bravery of those who sacrificed their lives for ours, and we can celebrate the freedom they have won for us. Let the views of these glorious and animated prospects raise our souls to God in grateful adoration of His goodness and love (Psalm 31:21; Psalm 72:18, 19). Next this apprehension of the Divine Presence fills them with awe and reverence. The application of the blood of Jesus is the true ground of joy, and the sure source of Christian comfort; the application of the blood of Abel must have been horror, but the application of the blood of Jesus is the root and ground of all delight. He is a "partaker of the glory that shall be revealed." And these considerations will be still further heightened in proportion as we remember, on the one side, our own worthlessness even at the best; and on the other, the vastness of that mercy, the boundlessness of those promises which are held out to us. "He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." John Piper Jun 30, 1991 116 Shares Sermon. The true answer, Divinely written, at the first, upon the heart and conscience and intelligence of man; ay, written, too, on every leaf of nature's living page, in golden letters of the sunlight, in silver gleamings from the moon and stars, sharp graven on the mountain edges, on azure page of heaven, had faded from man's heart and eye and ear. There is resemblance. 3. II. Read Hebrews 12:2-4. Jesus Christ, our Mediator, hath perfection in every grace. He likened the Christian life to running in the Olympics. I know we have come to church and have assembled for worship, but what is this worship thing all about? Prophets They are "the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow — which things the angels desire to look into." The intellectual faculty must be very clear. This spirit is matured in its powers and consummated in its joys. The champions of Hebrews 11 have run the race victoriously and now encourage us to become spiritual champions, too. The broad way, though it lead to death, has its contented wayfarers, chiefly because it is so broad; the narrow way discourages so many, because there are so few that walk in it. Hebrews 12:2 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! (1) This comfortable converse with God is greatly obstructed when it is apprehended that only the benefits and effects of Christ's righteousness are communicated to believers, and not the very righteousness itself. Take some time today to look not at your situation but at Jesus. (Plain Sermons by Contributors to " Tracts for the Times. I. Observe that this "blood of sprinkling" is put in close contact with "the new covenant." So piercing shrill, that, like a steeled sword, it darts through every heart — a blade of fear — and makes the stoutest tremble like a leaf. (6) This comfortable converse with God makes death and judgment without terror. Wherein does it appear? To the general assembly and Church of the firstborn (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15-18). The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 2. 2. 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