The parable of the sower teaches a very important lesson of time salvation that is a “key” to the kingdom that will unlock many spiritual truths in the scriptures. We can understand from this parable that there are different aspects of salvation taught in the scriptures and God’s children will have different responses to the preached gospel. Considering all of God’s innumerable elect family, there will only be a few faithful disciples walking in the strait gate and narrow way of discipleship in the church.
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Recent sermons from Macedonia PBC from Pastor David Wise and certain other visiting ministers.
We cannot put our discipleship into auto-pilot. We must be purposeful and zealous and focused to press into the kingdom of heaven. There are many obstacles that can prevent us from pressing fervently into the kingdom as we ought. We must endure the tribulation and diligently press towards the King and closer fellowship with Jesus Christ in the kingdom of heaven.
We need to exercise great caution when following our heart. While the natural heart is deceitful and wicked, when God gives us a new heart in regeneration, we now have the ability to follow God’s guidance by His Spirit in our hearts. We might devise our own ways, but the Lord will providentially direct our steps. The Lord will guide us according to his will in the burdens of our heart.
Jesus came that we might have eternal life, but he also came that we can lay hold on that eternal life now, that we can live the abundant life. For God’s children, there are two paths set before us – the strait gate and narrow way that leads to the abundant life; and then the wide gate and broad way that leads to destruction, misery, sorrow, and God’s chastisement. Let us choose to serve God in the strait gate and narrow way and experience the joys of the abundant life here in the kingdom of heaven.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren, trying to get God’s children to doubt their eternal assurance in the blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ crushed the head of the wicked serpent. The sins of all of God’s people were paid by Christ on the cross and any accusation of the devil has been cast down. Who can lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? No one, not even the accuser of the brethren who has been cast down.
The Israelites became very discouraged because of the Lord’s way in the wilderness, leading them to murmur against the Lord’s blessings. We are very prone to get discouraged in the narrow way of discipleship, to become weary in well doing. We need to encourage ourselves in the Lord when we get discouraged, taking courage from the source of all our strength, Jesus Christ.
God prophesied both to David and to Daniel that in the days of the Roman empire that the God of heaven would set up a kingdom. Jesus Christ set up his visible church kingdom in his ministry – declaring the kingdom of heaven is “at hand” – the kingdom is right here and right now. This church kingdom that Jesus established will stand forever, until the second coming of the King.
Clear Springs PBC Meeting. Elder Buddy Abernathy continues examining the two kinds of people in this world, now focusing on the children of God who walk by the Spirit. We have an internal conflict – a warfare – each day and must make a deliberate decision to walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit each day of our life.
Clear Springs PBC Meeting. Elder Buddy Abernathy distinguishes between the only two manner (or kinds) of people in this world – the elect who love God and the non-elect who do not love God. The non-elect have a wicked heart and cannot love or serve God. God has given his chosen elect a new heart to be able to love God and to serve and glorify him each day.
On the road to Emmaus, two disciples were discouraged because they had lost faith in Jesus Christ, that he failed in redeeming Israel. Then, Jesus preached to these 2 disciples the greatest sermon in the history of world, as he expounded all the scriptures in Moses and the prophets concerning him. They did not even understand this greatest sermon, but their hearts did burn within them. Then, when they returned to Jerusalem, Jesus appears a second time to the disciples and opened their understanding for all the scriptures concerning his death and resurrection.