Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 10:14-15 – and reflected on the importance of preaching and why it remains the primary means God uses to communicate the Gospel.  We also looked at questions such as what of those who do not hear?

Songs: Praise to the Lord the Almighty;  Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 119:49-56; How Beautiful Their Feet; Go Forth and Tell  (there is some superb violin playing on these- thanks Max!)

Readings: Acts 18:1-17 and Psalm 119:49-56

Sermon: Romans 10:14-15 – Salvation Preached

“This is the Gospel! It is a Gospel that makes men and women shout! In those other teachings there is nothing to shout about, and they mince their words, they are polite. There is no abandon, no liberty; there is no glory, no promise, no thanksgiving; there is no joy. It is not a gospel. It is the antichrist. It is a false gospel! And we must reject it with the whole of our being. The gospel is glad tidings!”  Lloyd Jones

Calvin – “It is enough for us to bear this only in mind, that the gospel does not fall like rain from the clouds, but is brought by the hands of men wherever it is sent from above.”

Here is the great song from Lecrae cited in the sermon:

 

We also used this wonderful prayer from The Valley of Vision at the end:

Sovereign God,

Your cause, not my own, engages my heart,

And I appeal to you with greatest freedom

To set up your kingdom in every place where Satan reigns;

Glorify yourself and I shall rejoice,

for to bring honour to your name is my sole desire.

I adore you that you are God,

And long that others should know it, feel it,

And rejoice in it.

O that all people might love and praise you,

That you might have all glory from the intelligent world!

Let sinners be brought to you for your dear name!

To the eye of reason everything respecting

The conversion of others is as dark as midnight,

But you can accomplish great things; the cause is yours

And it is to your glory that people should be saved.

Lord use us as you will;

With us what you will,

But, O, promote your cause,

Let your kingdom come,

Let your blessed interest be advance in this world.

O bring great numbers to Jesus!

Let us see that glorious day,

And let us grasp for multitudes of souls;

Let us be willing to die to that end;

And while we live let us labour for you

To the utmost of our strength,

Spending time profitably in this work,

Both in health and weakness.

It is your cause and kingdom we long for,

Not our own.

O, answer our plea!

(The evening service was not recorded)

Matthew 16 – Jesus’s Manifesto; Matthew 28 – The Great Commission Part 2; Sinclair Ferguson; Chrysostom

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How Beautiful on the Mountains! – Photo by Marius Ventels from Pexel

 

 

4 thoughts on “Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet

  1. Calvin – “It is enough for us to bear this only in mind, that the gospel does not fall like rain from the clouds, but is brought by the hands of men wherever it is sent from above.”

    I always wondered why Jesus Christ didn’t appear to everyone at the time and everyone today instead of forcing people to rely on very unreliable evidence 2,000 years old. Hmmm…I wonder why.

      1. I thought this verse was perfectly fitted for this post and the “Beautiful Feet” worship music you kindly shared:

        9. Habakkuk 3:19 “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.”

        On the warmest sunny days, or the frozen cold of winter nights, I rejoice in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. After years of defunct and deficits in religion, I have recently had a revelation: I have been spending much time attempting to find myself and get closer to nature, giving up materialistic things in life, but I believe I need to become closer to God as well.

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