Sermons from November 2022
Though many in the Old Testament conquered their enemies by faith, many were also persecuted and put to death. The author to the Hebrews makes it clear in 11:32-40 that faith holds fast and endures. Every Christian is required to pick up his cross and follow Christ.
In Proverbs 3:27-35 Solomon gives general instructions for wisdom. Those who attain to true wisdom are also those who live godly lives. They are secure in walking on their paths through this life knowing God is with them. Ultimately, it is the wise who are righteous and who please God and are therefore blessed, whereas the foolish walk in wickedness and are cursed.
In Hebrews 11:23-31 the author explains the faith of Moses and others at the time of the exodus. During this time the people of God were greatly persecuted and yet Moses was willing to suffer with them though he grew up as Egyptian royalty. He did not fear Pharaoh and was willing to suffer with the people of God because he understood the hope of the gospel. By faith he conquered all opposition. By faith God’s people always conquer. Such…
In Proverbs 3:21-26 Solomon shows the benefit of attaining wisdom: finding peace. Anxiety is rampant today. This is ultimately not a medical condition but a spiritual one. Peace is found by those who obtain wisdom. They are able to sleep soundly.
Abraham was asked to do the unthinkable: sacrifice his own son for God. How was he able to be in a place where he was willing to do it? The author gives the answer: he believed God was able to raise the dead. Faith looks to the hope of the coming resurrection.
In Proverbs 3:19-20 Solomon shows that the world was created by Wisdom, the Father creating all things through the Son, Wisdom. Wisdom thus has a benefit to man (3:13-18) and to God (3:19-20). The marks of God’s wise creation are everywhere. Atheists cannot account for it. Only those who fear God understand it.