Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, Dec 6, 2009††

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Salvation (Rom 5:1-11) SL (Gal 2:19-20), Spiritual growth (Philip 3:8-14)

 

COMMUNION SPECIAL:

GODíS MARVELOUS LOVE AND WORK OF SALVATION

JUXTAPOSED WITH MANíS SUPPRESSION OF GRACE AND TRUTH

 

A.†† Introduction to Biblical Communion.

 

††††††††††† 1.†† Heresy of transubstantiation.

 

††††††††††† 2.†† Heresy of consubstantiation.

 

††††††††††† 3.†† Biblical view:memorial of Jesus Christ,†† 1 Cor 11:23-25.

 

††††††††††† 4.†† The need for self-evaluation, 1 Cor 11:17-22, 27-31.††

 

B.†† The single greatest problem with man Ė suppression of Truth.

 

††††††††††† 1.†† The Bible uniformly testifies the sad fact that the human race (both believers and unbelievers) has a very strong ďnatural/sinfulĒ proclivity to suppress and disbelieve Truth/BD due to loving and believing the lie.

 

††††††††††† 2.†† Manís proclivity to suppress Godís Truth plays out in three critical areas of each manís life.

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† a.†† Unbelieverís suppression of truth regarding God & salvation, Rom 1:18-25; Mk 14:21.

 

††† ††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Believerís suppression of truth regarding fellowship with God, 1 Jn 1:5-9; 1 Cor 3:1-4; Galatians.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† Believerís suppression of truth regarding spiritual growth,2 Tim 4:10; Rom 12:1-2; Heb 5:11-6:8; 2 Pet 3:16-18; Gal 3:1-5.

 

††††††††††† 3.The only way to break the curse of proclivity to suppress Truth is through persistent +Vol of seeking God, BD, & abiding in Him, Jer 29:13; Jn 3:20-21; Gal 5:22-23; Jn 15:4-5.

 

††††††††††† 4.††Godís chesed love and amazing grace is never deterred by manís rebellious truth- suppressing nature, 1 Cor 10:1-13; Rom 5:6-10; Gen 3:8-24; 4:7-8; 6:5-9; 12:1-4; 17:1-2; 19:16; Ex 14:10-12; 15:22-26; Num 14:1-11, 22; Judges 21:25; 2 Sam 11;Ex 32:1-5; 1 Kings 12:28-33; 18:19-22; 2 Kgs 7-19;Isa 1; 5; Eze 16;Hosea 4:11-14; 6:4-6;Zeph 3:1-4; Micah 6:7-8; Mal 3:13-18; Psa 78; Mat 2; Jn 19:15; Acts 5:1-3; Roman 1-3; 12:1-2; 1 Cor 3; 10:1-13; Gal; 2Thess 2:3-12; 1 Tim 4:1-3; 2 Tim 3:1-5; Rev 3:14-22.

 

††††††††††† 5. A look at the truth-suppressing disciples regarding the impending crucifixion of Jesus Christ Ė and the need for the SL and SG in epignosis doctrine, Mark 10:32-37;

 

††††††††††† 6. The challenge for every believer: be an overcomer who continues to grow in Truth/BD or live a self-deluded truth-suppressing life, 1 Jn 2:15; 28; Rev 3:21-22.

 

C. Celebration of Communion Ė remembering our Lord, 1 Cor 11:23-25.

 

††††††††††† 1. Celebrating the Uniqueness Person and Work of Jesus Christ

 

††††††††††† 2. Appreciating His blessings, 2 Cor 5:21; Jn 14:19; Philip 1:19-21; Heb 2:14; Eph 2:13-18. 2 Cor 5:18; Rom 8:5-11; Col 1:19-22;

 

††††††††††† 3. Longing to be with Him, Philip 1:21-23; Heb 2:14; Jn 11:25; 14:3.