NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
This is a time of pandemic confusion, etc.
we are in the kingdom for such a time as this!
Regardless of the challenge, the grace
If we will call on him, he will answer us and show us great and mighty things
reveal off my people who are called by my name
the word is food for our soul
Last week we learned about being a friend of God
Jesus was preparing his disciples for things to come
reminding them that he is going away and is coming again
he would not leave them comfortless
Jesus commanded them that they should love one another.
Have an ear to hear
(Hebrews 13) 1Let brotherly love continue. 2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. 5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear
What man shall do unto me.
7Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
we must be willing to encourage and to be a support those with health issues, marriages, relationships,
So that we can boldly say, ”the lord is my helper and I will not fear.”
when one part of the body rejoices, we all rejoice together
Jesus said, I no longer call you servants , but friends
A friend knows what his master is doing
Today we focus on the foundation
Jude says we should earnestly contend for the faith
our common salvation!
Jesus asked, “who is my sister and my brother and my mother, father, etc. but they who do the will of the father?
The blood of Jesus is stronger than human blood
We must have a great relationship with the father,
(1Peter 2:9) "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
We have a great identity in the family of God
(John 15) Jesus said to his disciples, “I have chosen you that you should bear much fruit and that your fruit should remain.
Before we were saved, we were bound by sin and he delivered us out of darkness.
the same blood that protected Israel at Passover protects us.
delivers out of darkness and bondage
We have common identity through Jesus’ shed blood.
we are covered and proteted by the blood of the lamb.
By the blood of the lamb we have access enter in to the holy of holies.
the enemy makes us feel week and that we don’t have the victory
we can come boldly to the throne by grace and find mercy
Satan comes to buffet, but we boldly declare that the lord is our helper
God’s grace is sufficient
As we submit ourselves unto the lord, we can resist the devil.
We are more than conquerors. If God be for us he is more than all the world against us.
God meets all our need by his glory. He came that we might have life!
We must know who we are in Him and who He is!
Against all our enemies, the foundation of the lord stands sure!
We have no reason to be in dread or discouragement! ‘we have been seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus
He created all this – without Him there was not anything made that was made.
He humbled himself as a servant.
He is God, the creator of all things, the sustainer of all creation.
We must remain encouraged.
Learn what it means to be a royal priesthood – a peculiar people purchased by his blood.
The foundation of the gospel is LOVE.
We have received salvation. Rejoice! God so loved the world (John 3:16)
because of His love we share a common identity, common enemy and a common destiny
“If the foundation be destroyed what could the righteous do?”)
IT WILLNOT HAPPEN!
THE STANDARDS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS CANNOT BE DESTROYED,
THE BIBLE IS THE FOUNDATION AND HIS WORD CANNOT PASS AWAY!
God’s angels respond to his word.
Don’t doubt in any way. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Don’t be distracted!
A Foundation is the basis on which something stands
The strength of the foundation determines the strength of the house.
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST IT SHALL PROSPER!
The enemy has gates where he plans and plots. These are the wiles of the devil
We have a sure foundation.
Remember the parable of the wise man.
The winds, storms and floods beat against his house. Because he had obeyed the instructions of the lord in building it, the house stood. He built his house on a arock. He was a doer of the word.
The foolish man, however, had not obeyed the lord in the building of his house foundation. His house did not stand but fell when the storms came. He had built his house in the sand. He was not a doer of the word.
Winds of adversity will come. They are literally happening in our world today! We had deadly storms through Arkansas and Kentucky yesterday.
Many have no relationship with God and the spirit of antichrist is on the move.
Rumors of wars, (in the Ukraine lately) creating fear and panic the spirit of chaos, confusion about everything. about the economy, gender, government, what the future holds in the pandemic.
We have the hope of eternal life,
Without God, there is no hope in this world.
Men’s hearts are failing them for fear as Jesus said they would.
But as a child of God, you must be strong in the lord. Don’t be deceived in any way.
There is major confusion as to what is real and what is not real.
Virtual reality is common. NO one is sure what is true at any given time.
There is a spirit of deception on the increase now, but there is an absolute truth in the Word of God.
The world says “You decide what truth is for you. We must stand on the truth of the cross. Jesus is the way the truth and the life.
The world is in great perplexity
Without Jesus there is no hope. The return of Christ is very near.
1Peter 5:6,7 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you
He will exalt you if you dwell in the secret place of the most high, he will exalt you in due time. cast all your cares upon him. on
Be sober, be vigilant, not taking advantage of people
gross darkness is upon the people, we must arise and let our light shine!
Be encouraged, you are a light, an example of God’s love.
Resist steadfast in the faith.
the same afflictions are accomplished in the righteous. Greater persecution is coming. Suffering and untold terrors in other lands. pray that they continue to hold fast to the faith of Christ Jesus!
(1 Peter 5:10) 10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish your heart
, strengthen, settle you
through it all we keep our eyes on things not seen!
wait on the lord, he will strengthen you
continue to believe for the goodness of the lord
Be strong. We have an adversary but we have a great king!
We have a great future already planned for us
Be like Paul (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Remember Jesus’ admonition to his disciples.(John 14:1) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you…
be prepared for the return o the Lord. Jesus already told us… “when you see these things begin to happen, look up, your redemption draweth nigh.
This is not the end!
If this was all there was, we would have no hope.
Material things are of no security!
This world will be dissolved with a fervent heat. There will be a new creation.
There are great things ahead.
(Revelation 21:1) a new heaven and a new earth.
the former things will be passed away.
No more devil, no more pain. Jesus makes all things new!
Let people know of this great hope and great future.
write these things are true and faithful
He that overcometh
(Rev 21:2-7) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me,
Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
We must be overcomers, go through, stand strong.
We have a common enemy, a common identity, and a common destiny
The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations. The lord giveth them light. These are the things which must shortly be done. His sayings are faithful and true.
for the joy that was set before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame.
He suffered for us. there is no greater love than that! He was willing to endure such contradiction of sinners. He knows what it feels like to be rejected. He
Jesus understands. Maybe not your friends,e tc.
He can be touched with the feelings of your infirmities.
Get to know him. He loves you so much.
Honor him, worship him like never before!
John 17 Jesus prays to the Father before his crucifixion.
Because He knew it would honor the father to see many souls brought into the kingdom, he humbled himself as the sacrifice.
(John 15:8 ): Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.herein is my father glorified
Be born again
Be ye steadfast, unmoveable
Nothing you do is in vain
Jesus said, “My reward is with me! Be faithful
A basic note of encouragement -
We need one another now! confess our faults one to another.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:13-16)