Great Sermon! Todd this is a sermon I want to share with all our love ones!
Thank you so much,
The Work of God is this... When Jesus was asked what should be done that they might do the work the works of God Jesus said in John 6:29,"This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." Trust and obey and you will believe Christ and that His work does the job. Paul says, should when sin that grace abound, "God forbid." That is not the desire of one who loves Christ, but it is the reality in this flesh. The Bible presents all those in scripture as they are, sin and all. That is why it is called grace. We can never earn it. It is given freely to the Elect. As in Christ's parable of debts forgiven, the more one realizes how much they owe to Christ the more they love Him and the more they desire to do His will.
Only With Regard To God I wasn't going to watch this sermon initially but, I read a comment on it that made me wonder a little. Todd explains that he wanted to look at all the places scripture where the word ONLY appears.
He starts off stating that he had FOUR points of ONLY in regard to:
1) Man (State of Man) - Genesis 6:5; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Psalm 62:4; John 5:44
2) God - John 6:38-40/17:3; Matthew 4:10/8:5/15:4; Galatians 1:6; 1 Timothy 6:15-16; Luke 5:23; Genesis 22:2
3) Do - Matthew 17:1-6; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Luke 8:49
4) Say - Psalm 4:8/51:4/62:2/71:16
Todd never really structures his points very well. He gets scattered & it's hard to follow sometimes. I would like a little more examination & less quoting. That's me though.
During the sermon he explains what Antinomianism is - "To think that Grace is an excuse to sin." He also mentions that Faith has absolutely nothing to do with what you think about yourself. He goes on to point out that in order to truly repent, one must take sides with God against themselves. I like that. I had never looked at it that way before.
NOTE: If you are trying to watch the video from SermonAudio there is a glitch at the 42:04 min mark where the video locks up. I had to download it in order to finish watching it.
Bob Dishman (6/26/2018)
B. McCausland (6/25/2018)
Trust or obey? This is a beneficial study of significant blessing from a Calvinist approach of passages where the word 'only' appears in the AV. It is advisable, however, to observe how obedience and trust are not mutually excluding terms in Scripture, but they are often interchangeable terms standing for the same concept. For instance, this can be seen in passages as these: "what shall the end be of them that *obey* not the gospel of God?", or "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto *obedience* and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ". The polarization of passages to the point of segregation of concepts often ends affronting truth by exclusion. Obedience glides the air space of belief. See e.g., " ... shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? ... ye were the servants of sin, but *ye have obeyed* from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you." Significantly throughout the epistles the believer after conversion is constantly exhorted into obedience, e.g. "... bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ", because obedience, though never meritotial, proves genuine faith. It is rather the conspicuous and tangible virtue of authentic belief.
Great Sermon! Excellent.
Wonâ€™t be well received by the religionists of today...who hate the words Christ alone and only.
They always come along with their filthy rags to add to the SPOTLESS SACRIFICE.
Todd Nibert is pastor of Todd's Road Grace Church located at 4137 Todd's Road, Lexington, KY 40509. You may contact him by email him at email@example.com or by telephone at (859) 263-4150. Their church web site is located at http://www.toddsroadgracechurch.com/