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:
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)