Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
This sermon looks at the book of Zechariah which has many references to the Christ that was to come. In order to know Jesus more, the old testament scriptures should not be neglected as they speak richly of him.
Ruth 1:16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
The Lord commands that his people would show kindness and generosity toward widows and orphans. Ruth is an example of a widow who chose to believe on the God of Israel and was blessed with remarriage.
Isaiah 8:13-14 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
There are many stumbling stones to true biblical salvation that will cause people to trust in their own righteousness. Is Jesus Christ your rock of offence or the rock of your salvation?
Proverbs 8:7-8 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
The wrath and hatred of the Lord is righteous and unquestionable. We are to stand firm in his judgement against those who are haters of God and reprobate.
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Those who seek to put you under the law cannot keep the law themselves and are under the curse. To receive the blessings of the Lord is to receive the free gift of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Calling upon the name of the Lord is necessary for both spiritual and physical salvation. Believers ought to make prayer a priority in their lives but also overcome wicked living that can hinder those prayers from being heard.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
The Israel of God is the same in the new testament as it was in the old testament; both Israelites and gentiles that were saved by grace through faith. Salvation is by circumcision of the heart and not by circumcision of the flesh.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
We were blessed with the salvation testimony of our faithful brother Matthew Curnow. A journey of truth seeking which eventually led him to the true gospel of Jesus Christ.