Liberty In Law – Law of Love

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      20050522 Liberty In Law - Law Of Love - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Oops, I made you wait long enough for the #GoodNews that #Jesus brought to us after we figured out we could not possibly keep the #Law.  If the Ten Commandments show us that we cannot measure up to God’s holy standard, how can we possibly hope to enter His presence much less have a relationship with Him?  What commandment did Jesus give us before He sacrificed Himself for us and defeated death through His resurrection?  Even back in 2005, Brother Tommy saw the rampant examples of the law of hate.  It is easy to hate or at least not to love each other.  How can we keep this new commandment?  God thought it, Jesus brought it, and the Holy Spirit wrought it.  How does loving God fully and our neighbor as ourself automatically keep the Ten Commandments?  

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Liberty In Law – Law of Legacy – Predilection of Purity

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      20050417 Liberty In Law - Law Of Legacy - Predilection Of Purity - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

#SexIsFreedom or is it?  Many of today’s societal issues center around #sex like #abortion, #LGBT issues, #GayMarriage, #pornography, etc.   #God created sex for a specific situation and yes He made it pleasurable for our enjoyment.  But, what happens when we try to enjoy sex outside of God’s parameters?  God made sex to be enjoyed between one man and one woman in a marriage.  How did God make the two sexes complimentary?  What does it mean to be unequally yoked?  How does lust differ from love?  How serious is sexual sin and who does it hurt?  What is the solution to our wandering eye?  How did Jesus handle the sexually impure sinner?

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Liberty In Law – Law of Logic

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      20050213 Liberty In Law - Law Of Logic - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

We rejoice in the #law of the #Lord.  Why should we rejoice in #limitations or #restrictions?  What does the world look like without #standards?  Is there anything more frustrating than seeing certain people not being held accountable to the same rules as everybody else?  Where is the logic of secular humanists and atheists trying to dismiss the ten commandments?  Who does the Bible say gave us the ten commandments;  Moses, an angel, or God Himself?  How pervasive through every culture are these laws and what does the Bible say about that?  How is the law holy, just, and good?  The Old Testament contains several kinds of law – moral, judicial, and ceremonial.  Some people say Jesus Christ did away with all of that, but did He?  Can we keep the law in its entirety?  Breaking the law leads to death before a perfect God.  Who can solve this problem?  How does salvation change our view of the law?

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Christ Is The Answer – The Superiority of Love

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      20010204 Christ Is The Answer - The Superiority Of Love - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

After celebrating the ultimate example of God’s #love last week, let’s get back to our series , Christ is the answer.  Can #faith and #hope be ours without love?  How does love relate to the other gifts of the Holy Spirit?  The greek language had several words for love.  In this passage from First Corinthians, what does the use of agape tell us?  To show the superiority of love, Paul lists where we would be in multiple facets of life without love.  I don’t know about you but if I am suspicious of the motive of a speaker or authority figure, i will not be persuaded to follow or act.  Is love a gift or a grace?  Without love what do we have?

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Christmas Time

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      20001224 Christmas Time - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Does #Christmas sneak up on you, or does it take forever to come around?  It probably depends on your age.  But whatever age you are, it can be a wonderful time.  Why do you think God sent His son when He did, not sooner or later?  Any birth is a cause for celebration, but how much more exciting is the birth that split time into before and after?  The birth of Jesus Christ also fulfilled 333 prophecies in the Old Testament.  How did the birth of Jesus bring joy and peace to this world?  How about hope and love?  God came down to Earth to restore a personal relationship with us, will you accept His gift?  

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The Meaning of Christmas

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      20071223 Analyzing The Annunciation - The Meaning Of Christmas - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

What is the meaning of #Christmas?  Is it #gifts, #family, #Santa, or even #diversity?  Well, there is no Christmas without #Jesus Christ’s birth.  So what does it mean for us that God sent His Son to us?  Brother Tommy say it means we are to submit to God’s love like Mary did.  How can we do that?  How did Mary then submit to God’s word?  What do her actions show us about love, faith, and hope?

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SHADOW OF THE LIVING GOD

from Barbara's Bible

As a young child when going to visit #friends and #relatives with my Mother, I remember hearing, “Hi Ginny, where’s your #shadow”?  You see I loved and hovered closely to my mom.  So I knew what they meant when calling me a shadow.  Later I started school and back then we walked on sidewalks in the neighborhood to “get me to the school on time”.  While walking, I observed many moving shadows composed from various objects: trees, houses, birds, dogs and storms!  I was just learning new words and their definition and discovering scriptures in the Bible that gave me comfort. “GOD has been my strength when needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, A SHADOW from the heat and blasts from the terrible ones.”Isaiah 25:4  So when Halloween time approached, I wanted “my shadow” accompanying me to first grade school carnival.  Each class decorated and you paid to go inside their room to play a game.  My class did bobbing for apples. I was remembering  Ps.17:8  “Keep me as the apple of the HIS eye and HIDE ME UNDER THE SHADOW OF GOD’S WINGS”  Those costumes and spooks were creepy to me so I held on to “In the SHADOW OF GOD’S HAND HE HID ME” Isaiah 49:2  “How excellent is God’s loving kindness therefore children put their trust under the shadow of God’s wings” Ps.36:7 ..”because GOD has been my help, I will rejoice in the SHADOW OF THY WINGS” Ps.63:7  Facing the unknown darkness and evil at any age is daunting!  Just as I felt security next to my mother as a toddler, I have GOD’S everlasting love, strength, wisdom holding and guiding me through the unknown today.  You choose a trick or a real treat this year…“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of lights with whom is no variableness, nor does His shadow turn..from the word of truth.”  James 1:17,18     “He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY” PS.91:1 

The Joy of Jesus – Triumphant Serving – As Experienced – Obediently

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      20050821 Triumphant Serving - As Experienced - Obediently - Rev. Tommy Jones

#Trust and #obey for there’s no other way to be #happy in #Jesus.  That’s a line from an old hymn we used to sing all the time.  These days, we are being asked to obey a lot of sources, sometimes conflicting.  If you are in sync with God’s law , you will not be in conflict with man’s law except when those man made laws are immoral.  But, what does the Bible say about obedience?  Should we obey out of fear or love?  Which of these has a more consistent outcome?  Can it be both?  What does Paul mean when he tells the Philippians to ‘work out’ their salvation with fear and trembling?  Hint:  think miner.  Also, fear of what?

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