What are the righteous supposed to do when we see the foundations of truth crumbling and being destroyed around us? We are not to run away, retreat, and flee as a bird to our mountain. No, the righteous should be bold and strong in the midst of an ungodly culture. We trust in God, knowing that God’s throne is in heaven, his sovereignty is unquestioned, and we can rest in God’s protection of his people who live righteously in the middle of an ungodly culture.
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Recent sermons from Macedonia PBC worship services. Elder David Wise, Pastor.
It’s an alarming trend in Christianity today, that the church is ever looking more and more like the world, in some cases almost indistinguishable from the world. The church of God is called to be the salt of the earth and a city set on a hill. We are called to stand out in this world, and for our salt to preserve the culture around us. When the church abdicates it’s responsibility to “shake” out salt and “shine” out the light of the world, the culture decays around us, which is what we are seeing. The church needs to recommit to “shake and shine” to glorify our God in this world.
We see in the life of Queen Esther how God is oftentimes working behind the scenes in our lives, even when we don’t know how or what God is up to. Every day our actions impact the lives of others, and we never know to what degree we are put in positions to bless others. Such as Esther, we don’t know if we are “come to the kingdom for such a time as this”? Therefore, we trust God to providentially guide and direct our steps in our lives and pray for us to be a blessing to others by God’s guiding unseen hand.
These messages were delivered by Pastor David on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from October 2020 to March 2021. From Ephesians 6:10-20, we consider the necessity of putting on the whole armour of God to withstand the wiles of the devil. Just as a Roman legionary (pictured to left) must be fully equipped for battle with every necessary piece of his armour to be successful in the warfare, the child of God must also be fully prepared to fight in service to the Lord in his army. We are all soldiers in the Lord’s army and must put on all 7 pieces of the armour of God, lest we be extremely vulnerable to the attacks of Satan. In our warfare of faith, we must be strong and trust in the power of God’s might and put on the whole armour of God.
Our God makes all things new. God’s mercies and compassion are new unto his people every morning. It’s a great blessing to know that we wake up every day with a new, fresh day with a blank slate for God to bless us in. Sometimes we might feel as if we are too messed up for God to begin a new work in us, but our God makes all things new. The first step in this new work is regeneration in which God makes us a new creature by giving us a new spirit in our soul. Then, after we are made a new creature, we can serve the Lord in newness of life.
When we consider eternal salvation, as Primitive Baptists, we take Jesus at his word on the cross when he declared “It Is Finished”. What then did Jesus actually finish on the cross? Did he just do his part of salvation, and now he’s waiting and dependent upon the sinner to believe to actually be fully saved? No, the Bible teaches that Jesus completed all the requirements for eternal salvation on the cross. We consider many verses that present the “past tense” nature of our eternal salvation – that Jesus has “finished” our salvation and we rest in Jesus’ finished work of salvation today.
Follow this link to read an article on this subject as well: http://macedonia-pbc.org/articles/it-is-finished/
Visiting Minister Elder Buddy Abernathy identifies the difference between fellowship with God in our lives of discipleship and our relationship as children of God. It’s true that some children do not act as honorable to their parents as they ought, but that does not mean they cease to be children. When we as the children of God, confess our sins, the Lord is willing and ready to forgive our sins when we repent from our wayward deeds.
Message delivered by Elder David Wise at Tyler PBC in Tyler, TX on 12/20/2020. When we consider the birth of Jesus, it’s a divine mystery how that little bitty, normal-looking child was actually God manifest in the flesh – both the Son of man and the Son of God. The titles of Jesus in this text give us a glimpse into the divinity of this little child – Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace.
Blessed (happy) is the man who fear the Lord. A fear and reverence of God is an evidence of regeneration, an evidence that we are blessed to be among God’s elect. But we can experience greater blessings in Zion and in the church when we live with a mental reverence and fear of God. Our families will be blessed when we reverence God and put God first, then our wife, children, and grandchildren will be blessed out of Zion in the church.
When we consider the magnitude and majesty of our God that knows everything and is everywhere, it is absolutely astounding that our God would think on us at all. God has known us from our conception in our mother’s womb and there is no where in our life where God is not with us and guiding us. When we consider the intricacy of our creation, we should be left with one conclusion – to praise God that we are so fearfully and wonderfully made.