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The Sheep and Their Shepherd

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:21 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Sheep and Their Shepherd
Subtitle: The Lord's People and Christ
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/15/2018
Bible: 1 Peter 2:25; Matthew 9:36
Length: 35 min.

Overview: The Lord has promised to His little flock a kingdom. It starts in our hearts as the Savior conforms us to obedience to His reign. Then it manifests itself in His Bride the Church. One day, a physical, visible kingdom will be established with Christ's rule on this earth. Finally, in glory, we shall dwell forever in the kingdom fulfilled, where all is peace and good and righteousness-----But Jesus said this kingdom would be given to His Little Flock. The metaphor of the Shepherd and His sheep is the most common one used by God to describe His relationship to His people in both the Old and New Testaments.----In Psalm 23, we find the Lord as our shepherd. In Ezekiel 34, God promises to appoint Messiah, the Lord Jesus, as the final Shepherd to rescue and protect His sheep.----In the Gospels, the Lord Jesus appropriates that metaphor, making it clear that His is God, and that He will have the responsibility to rescue and protect His sheep, His people. No doubt the wicked rulers of Israel hated Christ's identification as the Shepherd, and therefore, as God manifest in the flesh.----Christ lamented those without a shepherd, for then the flock was scattered and broken. He asserted Himself as the good Shepherd Who dies to save His sheep-----Nobody ever heard of a shepherd that gives his life for his sheep, until the Lord Jesus appeared, and announced that the greater, God incarnate, would lay down His life for the lost and helpless sheep-----The Apostles continued the use of the shepherd-sheep metaphor, tying it in with the prophecy that God's people had gone astray like sheep, but are now returned to the Shepherd, because His dying for them saves them from their sin forever.


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Joy Restored to the Disciples

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:23 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Joy Restored to the Disciples
Subtitle: by Jesus Seeing Them Again!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/8/2018
Bible: John 16:22; Luke 24:36-43
Length: 24 min.

Overview: Christ's resurrection proves that His sacrifice on Calvary's tree was accepted by God the Father as a full satisfaction for the crimes of all His people whom He would redeem. Thus, the resurrection is a great comfort and joy to all believers-----Jesus told His disciples, the night before He was crucified, that they were about to undergo great sorrow and lamentation, because of His death. Meanwhile, the wicked world would rejoice over it all.----Christ's death meant the dashing of all the hopes of the poor disciples, because they sought a physical kingdom, but Christ was about the more important matter of redeeming them from their sins.----Their grief was due to their ignorance and unbelief, because Christ had already promised He would rise again the third day.----That night, Jesus promised that their joy would be restored, and that no man would ever be able to take their rejoicing away again-----The reason Jesus gives is profound- because He would see them again- Here was His very last promise to them that He would rise from the grave.----The saints' greatest joy is to see Jesus- It is our greatest hope in death, that we will soon be with Jesus- For the disciples, Jesus assured them that the cure for their sorrow and mourning was that He would see them again-----Then nobody could take away that joy from them-----Indeed, four days later, Christ's promise was fulfilled, when He appeared before them in the locked room after He rose again.----Luke reports that when they saw the wounds of the cross in His glorified body, they believed not for joy- What they saw was impossible, and yet there their beloved Savior stood-----The sight of Jesus is always the great restorer of joy.


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Everlasting Escalating Joy!

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 03:04 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Everlasting Escalating Joy!
Subtitle: Resurrection and Lord's Supper
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/1/2018
Bible: John 16:20-22; 1 Corinthians 15:14-17
Length: 23 min.

Overview: Nowhere in Scripture did the Lord Jesus instruct His people to remember His resurrection, yet we joyfully do so, praising Him and rejoicing in Christ's defeat of death and hell for us-----Christ did request that we remember His death when He instituted the Lord's Supper. He explicitly stated that His body and His blood were about to be sacrificed for the remission of the sins of His people whom He loves.----Therefore, the first Lord's Supper was celebrated in sorrow and with the pall of death over it. The Lord Jesus was going to be put to death the very next day.----Christ acknowledged His people's grief over His dying. -Ye shall weep and lament,- He told them that night.----If the Lord Jesus had not been raised from the dead, we would have no reason to celebrate the Lord's Table, and it would have quickly been forgotten.----Paul preached that if Christ hadn't risen from the grave, our faith would be vain and we would yet be in our sins.----Theologically, had Christ not risen from the dead, our sins would not have been fully paid for. It was necessary that Christ be risen, for He could only stay in the grave had he not fully discharged all the wrath we ought to have suffered.----Paul exults in Romans 4 that Jesus was raised again because we are justified by His sacrifice-----The Resurrection of Christ is the proof that His sacrifice has forever purged away the sin of His people-----Praise God, Christ rose from the grave after three days, and that is why no saint has ever celebrated the Lord's Table in sorrow. There's never been a time when we gathered around the table of the Lord and sorrowed because He was still dead-----Our joy cannot be taken away from us-


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Raised for Our Justification

Sun, 1 Apr 2018 19:53 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Raised for Our Justification
Subtitle: Jesus Our Living Righteousness
Speaker: David H. Linden
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/1/2018
Length: 40 min.


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Atheist Stephen Hawking Dies

Sun, 1 Apr 2018 16:29 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Atheist Stephen Hawking Dies
Subtitle: Perverting Science Against God
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/25/2018
Bible: Hebrews 11:3; Romans 1:18-22
Length: 53 min.

Overview: Professor Stephen Hawking died last week still an atheist. He was famous as a theoretical astrophysicist, working in the areas of general relativity, quantum gravity, and his theories about black holes.----Hawking's work was directed towards excluding the need for God as the creator of the universe. In the end, Hawking embraced the delusion that the universe created itself out of nothing.----Hawking stated clearly that there was no need for God now that he and others had figured out a better explanation for the existence of the universe. He claimed to have proven that its self-creation from nothing was inevitable due to the law of gravitation.----How far has so-called -science- descended from the heights of Newton, Kepler, and others- Newton particularly believed that God is a personal, perfect, all-powerful Creator Who made the world, and indeed, is required to sustain it. Newton's work was meant to direct all men to understand that a Creator is responsible for all that we see.----But today, much of science has been subverted into vain philosophy, speculation, revisionist history, and mysticism.----Science is supposed to be about collecting observations, and drawing logical inferences and rules from the facts. But it's not real science until the rules are tested by experimentation. The scientist must be able to control the experiment and change a condition to produce the predicted outcome.----But explanations about how things came to be are not science. They are faux history without proof or factual basis.----Men deliberately corrupt science in order to banish God from their minds, and rebel against Christ, even though the creation declares His power and authorship.


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Jesus Died for Us by Name

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:53 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus Died for Us by Name
Subtitle: God Knows All Who Trust in Him
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/18/2018
Bible: Nahum 1:7; John 10:14
Length: 31 min.

Overview: A popular gospel song says that Jesus knew us, yet He loved us, and intended to die for us because He knew us.----This song is very popular in Arminian circles, and yet it teaches the doctrine of particular redemption- that Christ died for His people specially, and that He knows each of us by name-----The old testament book of Nahum the prophet describes the utter destruction of Nineveh for its great wickedness. Only two verses in the entire book direct hope and blessing to the Lord's people. In one verse, God tells us that He knows all the people who trust in Him-----In this world, the common people aren't known by name by any of the great and exalted who rule over us. We trust in our politicians and leaders, and they don't even know us by name- They don't even know who we are-----This makes God's personal knowledge of His people all the more precious.----There is a good reason why God knows the people who trust in Him by name - because He Himself placed that trust in our cold dead hearts when the Holy Ghost raised us from the dead- Our faith and trust in God is a gift from God to a people who cannot believe or trust in God of ourselves.----Christ told us that only those who are given to Him by the Father will come to Him. He told us that His sheep were given to Him by the Father, and that He calls His sheep by name-----Not only so, but Christ laid down His life to save His sheep that He knows by name.----Jesus warned that those who are not His sheep, and who therefore won't trust in Him, but rather trust in their own works, in the judgment, He will declare that He never knew them.----The goodness of God is not generic, but directed toward the named people of God.


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Five Bleeding Wounds He Bears

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:43 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Five Bleeding Wounds He Bears
Subtitle: The Glorified Body of Jesus
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/11/2018
Bible: John 20:19-20; Revelation 5:6
Length: 23 min.

Overview: Paul says that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, which is why our Lord Jesus will change our vile bodies like unto His glorious body at the resurrection.----Meanwhile, the saints who are dead in Christ are present before His Glory faultless, while their bodies have been shorn from them and lie waiting for the resurrection.----After He was made sin for His people, the Lord Jesus was buried and rose again the third day. He appeared in His glorified body, and He is the first fruit of the resurrection. All His people will one day be raised and glorified like the Savior.----Christ's glorified body, as well as ours one day, are freed from the way the world works. They are real, tangible, and physical, yet they are spiritual bodies. They aren't subject to the laws of this old world, and they are immortal, incorruptible, perfect, honorable, and strong.----But our Lord Jesus' body is unique in that, though it is glorified, it still bears the wounds of the cross, visible to His loved ones.----The gospels record how the Lord Jesus proved Himself to His startled disciples by displaying the wounds of Calvary, and yet, His body was not bound down by the petty limitations that the natural world places upon us.----The wounds in Christ's body do not provoke sorrow in the saints. They are not repellent or causing of fear.----Christ's wounds are the cause of joy and gladness to His people-----How can Jesus be glorified, and still carry the wounds of the cross-----The reason is simple- because Christ's death is His greatest glory- Dying to save His people from their sin is the pinnacle of Christ's glory, and He wears the wounds as trophies of His glorious death for sinners-


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Flesh and Blood Cannot Inherit

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 20:21 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Flesh and Blood Cannot Inherit
Subtitle: Christ Changes Our Vile Bodies
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/4/2018
Bible: 1 Corinthians 15:42-57; Hebrews 2:14-15
Length: 0 min.

Overview: At death, the believer is presented faultless before the presence of Christ's glory with exceeding joy-----Our old tired, broken down bodies, racked by sin, are sheared away from us, for they are not fit to appear in Glory. Had the saints dragged their bodies along into heaven, they could not have been presented faultless-----The saints have been redeemed already by Christ's sacrifice. We are alive by the quickening of the Holy Ghost.----But our bodies are not yet quickened. They are still dead and dying and corrupt and sinful and weak, and we ourselves groan, waiting for the redemption of our bodies. This will take place when Jesus returns at the resurrection.----So at death, that part of the believer that is still dead is taken away, and he is presented faultless before Christ-----Paul laments this deadness and proclivity to sin in his own body, and asks the question, who shall deliver me from this body of sin-----The answer is, that God will deliver us all through Jesus Christ. The very same Spirit that raised up Jesus will quicken our mortal bodies one day soon.----So we are now alive in Christ, but our bodies are still, as it were, dead because of sin.----This is why Paul teaches that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Instead, our bodies must be raised unto new life, changed from corruptible to incorruptible, changed from mortal to immortal.----God is going to change our vile bodies like unto the glorious body of our Lord Jesus when He comes back for us. At that time, death for the saints is finally defeated in our own bodies.----God's power to save His people is through Jesus Christ, Who because we are flesh and blood, took part of the same.


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The Controversial Billy Graham

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 01:50 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Controversial Billy Graham
Subtitle: Jesus Perfects Flawed Saints
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/25/2018
Length: 47 min.


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A Saint's Precious Death

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:50 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: A Saint's Precious Death
Subtitle: Presented Faultless to Christ!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/18/2018
Bible: Colossians 1:20-23; Jude 1:24
Length: 26 min.

Overview: It is often the case that when we are weak and tired, we feel out of sorts spiritually, as we focus on our pains and fears.----But our dear sister Joy Whitten, who went to be with the Lord last week, though she was very frail and in physical distress, maintained so strong a testimony of rejoicing in the fact that soon, she would be with Jesus-----At death, Christ presents His people in the sight of His Glory without fault at all-----Thus, when the saints fall asleep in Jesus, we are instantly in the presence of Christ's glory, and we are faultless before Him with exceeding joy-----This our Lord accomplished by dying in our place at Calvary, and taking away all our sins, by which we are justified - declared to be without fault at all legally - by God at the moment we trust in Jesus.----Yet in this life we are still weighed down with this old body of sin, broken and flawed by the fall and our sins.----But Jesus is able to present us faultless in His presence when we die. He loved us and gave Himself for us, that He might present us unto Himself not having any spot or wrinkle or any blemish at all.----When we die, our bodies are buried to await the resurrection, and all that is left of us that was defective and weak and broken by sin is stripped away, and we appear instantly in our Savior's presence without fault-----One day He will raise up our bodies and glorify them as well, and clothe us with them.----No wonder the death of the saints is precious to the Lord, for thereby He brings us into His presence without fault with exceeding joy-----Hebrews asserts that we are come into the company of the spirits of just men made perfect, when we come unto Mount Zion.


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Joy Whitten is with Jesus Now!

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:17 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Joy Whitten is with Jesus Now!
Subtitle: A Memorial Service for a Saint
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Funeral Service
Date: 2/16/2018
Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:8; Romans 5:6
Length: 38 min.


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The Kingdom that is Promised

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:50 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Kingdom that is Promised
Subtitle: Christ's Death Secured It
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/11/2018
Bible: Matthew 25:34; Luke 12:28-34
Length: 51 min.

Overview: Our Lord Jesus warned us against worrying about the trivial things of this world, because we ought to be seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness.----The disciples wanted a physical kingdom like King David's, and they thought that Jesus would take up the sword and liberate the land of Israel. They wanted a political savior.----No doubt they recalled the many old testament texts about Christ's reign and destruction of the wicked, and the glories of His rule that was promised.----But Christ rejected such calls, for He had a far more urgent mission- the saving of His people from their sin. He preached the righteousness of God, and He prepared to lay down His life as an offering for His people's sin.----Note well, that Christ came not to die for their persecutors' sins, but for their very own. The world detests the idea that it has sins to be atoned for, but rather always seeks to place the blame on -those other people.-----The idea that Christ's people were the ones in need of redemption came as a shock to most of them.----There is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God right now - it is Christ's defeat of sin and death in His people, and the work of the Holy Ghost in believers to conform them to Christ's image and to obedience to Him. We are justified and being sanctified, and subdued to the happy rule of Christ in us-----Hebrews tells us that, so far, we do not yet see all things conformed and obedient to Christ, so the kingdom is not yet perfected in this world.----Thus the kingdom is, as of now, mostly spiritual in the hearts and minds of believers.----Christ told Pilate at His trial that His kingdom was not of this world now.----But some day soon, it will be-


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Smite the Shepherd

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 02:16 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Smite the Shepherd
Subtitle: The Sheep are Scattered
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/4/2018
Bible: Matthew 26:31-32; Zechariah 13:7-8
Length: 23 min.

Overview: Christ describes His loved ones as a -little flock,- but He warned His disciples that He would soon be smitten and the sheep of His flock scattered.----There are three uses of this metaphor in Scripture of Christ being smitten, and of His people being scattered. Christ's usage is a literal application of the metaphor which foreshadows the fulfillment of the other two applications. In each application, the Shepherd is the Savior, but the flocks differ.----In Zechariah's usage, Christ is rejected by Israel, and smitten by the sword of God, and Israel is scattered and judged. This is the flock that Christ lamented over at Jerusalem. He was the only One who could have rescued Israel as a people, and yet the leaders would not. The result was a devastating destruction of Jerusalem and the scattering of Israel over the whole world.----Christ's usage of the metaphor, the night He was betrayed, spoke of His being taken, and tried, and murdered on the cross, and His disciples scattering in fear, just like sheep do. But in this application, the sheep are not harmed in any way, for Christ protects them, even as He is smitten- The Lord Jesus was careful not to lose a single one-----Our Lord Jesus was able to save His people physically even while He was dead- Indeed, that was when His ultimate salvation was perfected for us as well-----The third application of the metaphor, found in Isaiah, is stunning, because the cause and effect are reversed.-----All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way- and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.-----Our Lord Jesus was smitten by God BECAUSE His people had gone astray and were scattered by sin-


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Good Gifts for God's Children

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:04 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Good Gifts for God's Children
Subtitle: We Are Given to the Lord Jesus
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/28/2018
Bible: Matthew 7:9-11; John 6:37
Length: 45 min.

Overview: The country is all astir about the Turpin family in California. By all accounts, they were very bad parents, depriving their 13 children of basic necessities.----This ought to call to mind God our Father's perfect love for His adopted sons- Christ promised that the Father would provide good gifts to His children, better than any fallen parent ever could.----God has all the power to give good gifts. Some parents are too poor or too weak to provide the best for their children, but not so our God.----God has all the wisdom to provide good gifts to us. Parents' intentions and motives are not always the best, and they cannot know for certain the future consequences of their gifts to their children, but not so our God. He has all knowledge and wisdom, and He never makes a mistake in His provision for us.----God our Father has already proven His willingness to give us good gifts, for He spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up as our sacrifice, as our ransom from our sin.----God already gave us the best gift- If He never gave us another gift for eternity, we would rejoice forever in the gift of His Son as our Savior.----He gave us the most beloved One. He gave us the most valued One, His dear dying Lamb-----When Jesus assured us that the Father knew how to give us good gifts, He Himself knew what gift God was preparing to give to us. Jesus knew the awful cost of God's good gift to us.----All other good gifts flow from, and are subsumed in, that greatest gift of the Lord Jesus.----But there is a precious gift that God has not given to us, for it required a perfectly obedient, and infinitely loving Son to receive and keep it.----God gave His people to Christ to redeem-


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Awash in Innocent Blood

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:44 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Awash in Innocent Blood
Subtitle: America Will Not Escape Wrath
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/21/2018
Bible: 2 Kings 24:1-4; Matthew 27:3-4
Length: 42 min.

Overview: The whole country is outraged at the cruelty uncovered at the Turpin house in California, where 13 children were starved, beaten, chained, and taunted with food they weren't allowed to eat by their parents.----But the country is not outraged about the 40- million little babies we have murdered since January 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, purporting to legalize abortion.----We need to call this barbarism by its true name- we have a baby killing ring operating in America, and it is operated by doctors, abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood, our courts, our police, and the mothers who use its murderous services.----Let us be clear- this murder ring is protected by our government, empowered by our government. The police are there to protect its operations, and the courts are there to shield everyone involved from the murder charges they ought to face.----People demand to know, how can the Turpin parents do such a thing to their children- But who demands to know, how can the mothers and judges and policemen and doctors murder 40 million babies-----America has killed babies on purpose in other lands since the second world war, as official military doctrine, so it should not be surprising that we have now institutionalized a baby killing ring here at home.----God's Word pronounced utter destruction for the land that sheds innocent blood. He required His people Israel to publicly repudiate murder when they could not identify the culprit for execution.----It appears that the Turpins' mistake was that they were not cruel enough to their poor children. Had they outright murdered them in the womb, they would have gotten away with it.


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Christ Appointed King Anyway

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:05 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Christ Appointed King Anyway
Subtitle: No Matter What Men May Say!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/14/2018
Bible: Luke 2:34-35; Psalm 2
Length: 35 min.

Overview: Christ is a sign to be spoken against. All through His ministry wicked men ridiculed and scorned Him. As He hung on the cross for our sins, they mocked His sacrifice and mighty power to save.----Old Simeon foretold Christ's mocking at the temple when Mary and Joseph brought Him there.----God had him do so that His people might understand the mistreatment of Christ when it happened. Christ was mocked so that the hearts of many might be revealed.----The people who belittled His work and offering for sin showed themselves to be self-righteous sinners who really had no trust in God.----Only those who trust in Jesus hold Him in true reverence and high esteem.----Note that Simeon addressed others than the Savior on this matter, because the Lord Jesus already knew how He would be treated by this world.----Indeed, almost a thousand year prior to His conception, Christ had articulated the very words of abuse and scorn that would be flung at Him. He had already marked the gloating against Him, the false accusations, the derogatory remarks. These are recorded, from the mouth of Jesus, in the Psalms, often in the context of Messiah's dying for our sin. He knew that He would be despised and rejected of men-----How gentle was the King of Glory with His persecutors- He rebuked them, He prayed for them, but He never permitted any violence against them, because He came to save, not to judge.----But Christ warned that one day He would judge those who opposed Him. Psalm 2 outlines the Father's appointing His Son to rule over the world, no matter how much it rebels against Him.----In truth, the evil deeds done and words spoken against Christ could never stop God from appointing Him King-


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Such Contradiction of Sinners

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:37 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Such Contradiction of Sinners
Subtitle: A Sign to be Spoken Against
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/7/2018
Bible: Luke 2:34; Hebrews 3:12
Length: 45 min.

Overview: The Lord Jesus is our example of faithfulness in the Lord's work in the face of the contradiction, or opposition, of sinful men.----It was the death of a beloved physician in our community that brought to mind the sad things said against our Savior when He hung upon the tree for us.----The doctor was a kind and excellent practitioner, and his early death is a blow to our town. He rescued many patients from dying, but in the end, he could not save himself, and was cut down by the influenza epidemic sweeping the nation.----Many people rightfully mourn his passing, and there will be no criticism voiced, but only sorry at the loss.----But the Lord Jesus was treated very differently throughout His ministry. His healings were far more spectacular than anything our kind doctor did. Jesus opened blind eyes, and raised up the dead from the grave-----Yet the Lord Jesus was mocked and ridiculed and condemned as a criminal and demon possessed.----From the beginning, Jesus was set forth as a sign to the people. Isaiah recorded that He would be born of a virgin, and that He would be God's Son, the promised Messiah.----But the people ignored that sign and denied the divine miracle of His birth. Sometimes they even implied the slur that He was illegitimate.----But this all had been predicted by Simeon at Christ's dedication as an infant. He would be a sign to be spoken against.----Think of it- God sends Christ as a sign of His love, an ensign of salvation, and the people mock the sign and degrade the Savior.----Even as He healed the sick and cast out demons, the Jewish leaders insulted Him and His works- They rejected what the signed pointed to - He is the Savior of poor sinners-


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Encouraging Discouraged Saints

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 02:19 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Encouraging Discouraged Saints
Subtitle: More than Conquerors in Jesus!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 12/31/2017
Bible: Daniel 11:32-33; Romans 8:35-39
Length: 45 min.

Overview: Some of the saints may come to the end of the year with discouragement. Our plans for the Lord's work and glory may have been disappointed, and the good things we set out to accomplished were failures. Our hopes to help the downtrodden, to fight injustice, to comfort the helpless, to preserve some noble institution, or to preach the Gospel may have foundered.----We thought that the Lord wanted us to pursue these things, and yet our efforts failed.----Consider the desperate saints described in Daniel 11, facing the wicked onslaughts of the invader Antiochus Epiphanes. He was a cruel and vicious tyrant who desecrated the Lord's temple in Jerusalem.----Daniel foretold that the saints who knew their God would do exploits.----And yet, in the end, the saints are destroyed. Their efforts against evil seem to fail.----We still do not know what the Lord's purpose was in all this, but we know that God is sovereign, and works out everything according to His will.----God often permits the righteous labors of His people to fail in the face of evil for His own good reasons according to His own purposes.----This theme is repeated in the Revelation, where the Saints are slaughtered. God even says that He watches as the death of the saints fills up that which He has appointed.----This happens every time our work falters and fails. God takes note, for He planned it so, and yet He promises that all things work together for our good and for His glory. Therefore, the work was not wasted, even though it seems to us that it failed.----Paul exhorts believers never to be discouraged because of any of this. Why- Because God loves us- Nothing can stop God from loving us- We are safe in Jesus.


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Jesus' Birth and the New Birth

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:32 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus' Birth and the New Birth
Subtitle: The Purpose of the Incarnation
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 12/24/2017
Bible: John 3:3-9; Hebrews 10:4-10
Length: 32 min.

Overview: There is a great deal of difference between the incarnation of the Lord Jesus and the two births that the saints experience.----Jesus taught Nicodemus that he would never see the Kingdom of God unless he was born again by the Holy Ghost.----We have no control at all over either our physical or spiritual births. We cannot begin them, and we cannot obey any commandment to enter into them. They are imposed from without.----Only the Holy Ghost can raise up a person dead in sin to new life. Jesus was not giving an exhortation about what we must do, but rather was pointing out the truth that only the Spirit can give life to poor dead sinners.----The Spirit's actions cannot be seen, cannot be predicted, cannot even be discerned. He is like the wind blowing where He will, and so too is the new birth imparted to God's people.----Regeneration is completely out of our hands. God's mercy determines whom He will love and raise from the dead.----But when the Holy Ghost comes upon us, then we can believe, and the Spirit of Christ imparts life, and makes us sons of God by adoption. We then have the same spirit as the only begotten son in His humanity has.----But the birth of Jesus was very different. It was by water and by the Spirit all at once. Christ was never spiritually dead in sin, so He never had to be born again. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost without sin.----When the Holy Ghost regenerates us, He is conforming us to the image of Christ, making us alive with the Spirit of our elder Brother.----Thus, the virgin birth of Jesus is no greater miracle than the new birth given to any poor sinner.----How can these things be- The Angel said it best- with God, nothing is impossible-


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Our Traditions to Disobey God

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:47 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Our Traditions to Disobey God
Subtitle: More Examples from Public Life
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 12/17/2017
Bible: Mark 7:1-13; Isaiah 11:1-5
Length: 43 min.

Overview: As we watch injustice and oppression carry the day in our own land, we realize how glorious it will be one day when our Lord Jesus carries out perfect justice against all wickedness and evil.----We read recently of a poor young man who has been imprisoned in our town for four years, awaiting a trial.----But worse than that, our state Supreme Court recently decided that five years is not too long to lock someone up waiting for a trail. The speedy trial in Mississippi is dead, and our courts refuse to enforce that sacred constitutional right, and deny the victims any relief or justice at all.----It seems that the black letter law of the land is subverted by legal tests with -prongs- that are used to justify the government breaking the law. Precedents and case law are recited to allow wicked men to subvert the people's legal rights. We make the law void by our legal traditions.----This is a characteristic of all mankind - even little children learn that it's ok to lie, so long as they have their fingers crossed. Men are adept at dreaming up -justifications- for why the law can be broken.----Jesus denounced such arguments when the Pharisees used them to escape their duties toward their aged parents. They had cooked up an -escape clause- that allowed them to neglect their mother and father. Jesus told them they had used their traditions to overturn God's clear law.----Jesus was not impressed by their legal tricks, but rather He upheld what God had commanded His people.----How glorious that in Christ's actions, we see the promise of a perfect Judge dealing out perfect Justice one day- Isaiah promised Jesus wouldn't be fooled by false statements or works that conceal truth.


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Citizens of the New Jerusalem

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:31 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Citizens of the New Jerusalem
Subtitle: All Listed in the Lamb's Book
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Current Events
Date: 12/10/2017
Bible: Revelation 21:27; John 10:3
Length: 31 min.

Overview: God will not dwell with an unclean people, but He has cleansed His loved ones by the blood shedding of His Son Jesus. Now He promises He will dwell with His people one day literally in the New Jerusalem.----We are wrong to think that we can build a city in which God will dwell, because we cannot keep out those who are not the Lord's. All our political, social, and religious schemes to organize such a city are doomed to fail.----Jerusalem, it turned out, was full of -not God's people.- That is why God departed from it.----God declared toward the end that Israel was -not His people,- and He would not be their God.----Indeed, Paul compares physical Jerusalem with Hagar - not the Lord's chosen people at all.----Only God's elect people will be admitted into His city where He dwells. We cannot build such a city, but the Lord can, because He knows every one of His people-----Jesus said that -all that the Father gives Me will come to Me-- He declared that He had kept safe all that the Father had given to Him. He promised to raise up all His people unto everlasting life one day.----Jesus knows all His people, because He died for them. He knows us because His sheep hear His voice and follow Him. He knows who are not His people, because they refuse to follow Him.----Better still, the Lord Jesus knows all His people by name-----Who, then, are the citizens of the New Jerusalem- Even the self same whom Jesus knows and loves and has redeemed.----These days, with all the coming and going, it's not clear who are the proper citizens of our towns and cities.----But the citizens of God's city are all written down.----They are recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life, all those He died to save-


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God Cannot Dwell with Us

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 02:38 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: God Cannot Dwell with Us
Subtitle: Unless Jesus Purges Our Sin
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 12/3/2017
Bible: Exodus 33:7; Matthew 1:21-23
Length: 41 min.

Overview: Ezekiel describes God's departure from Israel because of its filthiness and sin.----It is inevitable that God must depart from His people, because we are all unrighteous and unclean, and God will not long live in peace with such a people.----The first example in Scripture of God's departing from the midst of His people took place after Israel worshiped the Golden Calf so soon after God had revealed Himself to the people. Moses took the tabernacle outside the camp, where the Lord would then meet with those who sought after Him.----Even those specially hallowed places, such as the temple, where God dwelt, ultimately were polluted by men's wickedness, and God departed from them as well.----The problem is that men cannot obtain righteousness and please God by law-keeping. The Martyr Stephen declared that Israel had obtained the law from angels, but had not kept it.----After Ezekiel recapitulates all this sordid wickedness, and the Lord departing from Israel, the prophet foretells a blessed time one day where there would be a city filled with righteousness, and the promise is, that the name of that city will be called -the Lord is there------But the question remains- how can the Lord's people purge themselves of their wickedness, so that God might dwell amongst them-----The answer came at the incarnation, when the Son of God was clothed in our humanity, and fulfilled the promise of -God with us.-----But most importantly, Matthew informs us that His name was called Jesus, because He would save His people from their sin- All this was done, we are told, so that the promise of Emmanuel might be fulfilled.----God cannot dwell with us until His Lamb first takes away our sin.


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Let the Lord be Magnified!

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:49 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Let the Lord be Magnified!
Subtitle: The Cry of All Who Love Him!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/26/2017
Bible: Psalm 40:16; Colossians 1:12-14
Length: 41 min.

Overview: God loves dead people, and raises us from the spiritual deadness of our sin-----Sometimes we have a problem comprehending just how excellent is our God's love for us, because we cannot know what it was to be dead.----We didn't know we were dead, because we were dead. But God knew we were dead when we didn't, and He loved us and raised us from the dead-----Even now we cannot grasp just how we were dead, but perhaps we can observe that deadness in others, and rejoice when the Lord raises them up, realizing that once He raised us up as well-----How important it is to observe that deadness in others, not to gloat over it, but to weep for them. When we observe how they cannot hear the Gospel, or understand it, or respond in any way to God's Word, or even know their dreadful condition and sure judgment, we can be sure that we were once the very same dead as they are.----Remember the time when Mary and Martha held a feast to celebrate the raising of their brother Lazarus from the dead by the Lord Jesus. Mary probably understood more even than Lazarus what an astounding gift this was from the Savior. After all, Lazarus was dead while he was dead, and so he knew not what it was like to be dead.----But Mary and Martha knew, because they had seen their brother die, and buried him, and viewed his pitiable state as he lay dead - and then Jesus came, and raised Lazarus from the dead-----So Mary especially grasped most fully how great the Lord's kindness and power was, and it provoked her to an act of extravagant worship and praise to Jesus.----Scripture tells us that God is well pleased with our thanksgiving and praise, and He would have us know what He has done for us and be thankful-


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The Dead People that God Loves

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:37 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Dead People that God Loves
Subtitle: The Bridegroom of the Church!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/19/2017
Bible: John 11:32-37; Ephesians 2:4-5
Length: 29 min.

Overview: If marriage is ended by death, then surely the sacrificial love between husband and wife also must die. There is nothing that can be done to help a dead person. All that is left is sentimental feelings and sorrow after death. Most of the things we do for the dead are for our own benefit, not theirs.----There is nothing left we can do. This is why, at a funeral, our love for the departed one is expressed in the past tense - -how much he loved her.-----This is what the Jews said about Jesus' love for Lazarus- -behold, how He loved him-- They knew that Jesus couldn't do anything to help Lazarus, because once he died, nobody could help him.----But they were wrong about Jesus' love, because He is the resurrection and the life, with power to raise His people from the dead-----God's love is stronger than ours- While our love is quenched at death, nothing can quench God's love for us.----Jesus proved then when He commanded Lazarus to -come forth- from the grave.----The crowd was wrong to suppose that Jesus had loved Lazarus, for He loved him still even in death. That is why He raised Lazarus from the dead, because He still loved Lazarus-----God's love extends to His people while we were yet sinners, when we were in rebellion and unrighteousness, yea, even while we were His enemies- In that hopeless condition, God loved us and Christ died to save us-----But even worse, God loves us while we are dead in our sins- God loves dead people-----Why shouldn't He- After all, He is not powerless to save His dead loved ones like we are.----We were all in the worst case of deadness - spiritual deadness in our sin. Nobody could do anything to help us because we were dead.----But Jesus did-


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Marriage and Death Undone

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:31 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Marriage and Death Undone
Subtitle: The Bridegroom of the Church!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/12/2017
Bible: Romans 7:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Length: 35 min.

Overview: There is something special about the timing of the sacrificial love of Christ as the Bridegroom of the Church.----Paul teaches us that Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it. From this we learn that Christian husbands are to love sacrificially their wives, following Christ as their example.----But the marriage vows taken bind the parties as long as they both shall live. This is meant primarily as a warning against unfaithfulness.----But it is also, sadly, a reminder that every marriage is ended by death. Death destroys marriage, and how tragic to realize that at the beginning of each marriage there is termination of that marriage contemplated.----What grief there comes when the marriage is ended, after so many years of living and loving together. What would have been, had we not fallen in sin in the Garden all those years ago-----Christ and the Sadducees agreed that death ended the marriage, but the Sadducees questioned whether a resurrection would restore that marriage. Christ's answer was No.----Paul makes use of that truth to illustrate our death to the law and judgment in Christ. Even as death frees a woman from marriage to her husband, so our death in Christ frees us from the law of sin and death unto everlasting life in Christ unto righteousness.----The Lord Jesus gave Himself for the Church in a way that no earthly husband can give himself for his wife. A husband cannot free his wife from sin and judgment by laying down his life, because he is a sinner and an imperfect offering for sin.----But Christ laid down His perfect life for His people, thereby saving us for all eternity-----Death does not destroy Christ's marriage to His Church, it begins it-


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Marriage and the Resurrection

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:17 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Marriage and the Resurrection
Subtitle: The Bridegroom of the Church!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/5/2017
Bible: Matthew 22:23-33; Luke 20:34-36
Length: 39 min.

Overview: Marriage is a type of Christ's relation to His Church - for we are His bride, and He the loving Bridegroom. He loves His Church and died to save it from everlasting judgment.----The Sadducees were a powerful ruling clique in Jerusalem in Jesus' day, and they did not believe in the resurrection. They thought they had found a way to use the Mosaic Law involving marriage to foreclose the possibility of a resurrection.----The Sadducees claimed the resurrection was impossible because if a woman had married more than one husband due to death, in the resurrection, who would be her husband- The implication was, that a resurrection would create a violation of the law, because the woman would now have more than one husband.----Jesus told them they were wrong, because they didn't know the scriptures, nor the power of God.----Jesus instructed them that in the resurrection, there is no marriage between the Lord's people. That revelation from the incarnate Word Of God disposes of their little conundrum.----How insulting it must have been for them to hear that they did not know the Scriptures, for they were supposed experts in it- They refused to believe Christ's teaching, even though He is the Word made Flesh Who knows all things-----By denying the resurrection, they limited God's power, as if He could not restore life to a creature He created and gave life to in the first place-----The Lord Jesus promised the resurrection for anyone who trusts in Him, and in a public refutation of the Sadducees, Christ went around raising dead people from the grave- Thus, Christ disproved the Sadducees' false doctrine by His miracles.----Praise God, He is the God of the living and not the dead-


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The Beauty of Jesus' Bride

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:17 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Beauty of Jesus' Bride
Subtitle: The Bridegroom of the Church!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 10/29/2017
Bible: Ephesians 5:21-33; Revelation 19:7-9
Length: 37 min.

Overview: Attending a wedding can bring to mind precious texts of Scripture about our Lord Jesus and His Church.----Today, it seems that women have far less reason to seek a husband. In olden times, a unmarried woman was desperate for marriage, for only in that state could she be protected and provided for. Outside of marriage was usually poverty and ignominy and a precarious existence. Not so, it seems, today.----Thus, there is little modern cultural context in which a pastor can exhort young married couples. We would do best to appeal to Paul's teaching, which did not rely upon local customs or mores, but rather on the model of Christ and His bride the Church.----Christ and His bride have certain reciprocal duties that model those duties of a Christian man and his wife. The wife is to obey her husband like the Church is to obey Christ.----Notice the reason Paul gives for this- because he is the savior of the body- This is a very sufficient reason the Church should obey the Lord Jesus - because He has saved us- He has rescued us, delivered us, redeemed us, forgiven us, and reconciled us to a once-offended God. Who can tell how much we owe Him-----In similar manner, the Christian wife is to obey her own husband, because he is ordained to be her protector, defender, provider, and the savior of her body. A woman who does not intend for her husband to act in such a manner is not, in her heart, really married to him.----Husbands, on the other hand, are commanded to love their wives, like Christ loved the Church, and gave His own body to redeem and cleanse her-----Now all the Church-s beauty comes, not from herself, but is placed upon her by the Bridegroom Himself as He perfects us-


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Secularizing Christ's Glory

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:54 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Secularizing Christ's Glory
Subtitle: A Political and Societal Wrong
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 10/22/2017
Bible: Isaiah 40:1-5; Luke 3:4-6
Length: 29 min.

Overview: Believers need to be warned against trivializing or secularizing the glory of the Lord. We must be careful to be satisfied only with God's true glory, and not some pale substitute foisted upon us by society.-----Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord- is a well-known expression of this wrong. It was used as a battle song, and as an oratorical flourish to connect the causes of war and politics with Christ's glory.----No doubt, many people feel that a great military victory, in which we crush our foes, or the sight of a political upheaval that sets some wrong right, are glorious events, but they must not be confused with God's glory.----Most Old Testament references to God's Glory are connected to great fear and judgment. Isaiah 63 describes God -trampling the grapes of His wrath,- but we would be wrong to conflate that event with any military or judicial might mankind can wield. In Isaiah's text, God says that no people were with Him, because the people were being judged by Him, and that no man was His helper, for He Alone wrought the judgment against wickedness.----Indeed, the true coming of God's Glory has nothing to do with anything we do, for God will not share His Glory with anyone-----In the New Testament, God's Glory is seen in His Lamb that was slain. Christ is the manifestation of God's Glory, and His salvation, which He wrought at Calvary, is the pinnacle of His Glory.----Luke's gospel makes it clear- that the promised -coming of God's Glory for all flesh to see- was, in fact, the revelation of Salvation in the life and death of Jesus.----Jesus is the Glory of God revealed in the New Testament- The Lamb is all the Glory in Immanuel's Land-


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Oh to Be With Our Lord Jesus!

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:42 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Oh to Be With Our Lord Jesus!
Subtitle: Greatest Resurrection Desire
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 10/15/2017
Bible: Philippians 1:23; John 17:24
Length: 39 min.

Overview: Attending a funeral will call to mind the important questions, one of which must be, what is the greatest desire of the saint in death and the resurrection-----For many, the desire of the resurrection is to resume an interrupted life, full of enjoyment and friends and creativity and work.----Indeed, the loss of life means never seeing the fondest desires of this life fulfilled. We all die with some great task unfinished, some cherished cause short of victory.----Such was the case with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He declared he was not worried about dying, because he had seen -the promised land- of political equality. But when he was assassinated, his chance to see the reality of his vision was forever cut off.----Contrast this with the experience of the saints- we struggle for Christ's cause and the Gospel, but when we die, we die having never seen Christ's rule actualized with a physical kingdom and throne.----But that does not mean we shall not see it, for none of the saints will miss out on the kingdom- When Christ comes to rule here, there will be no solemn memorials to the saints who did not live to see it, because we will all be raised by our Prince- There will be no -fallen comrades- to recall fondly, for we will all be present and rejoicing-----For the believer then, the important causes are not lost to us in death. One day we shall see righteousness rule, and evil put down. One day we shall see all the splendors of the heavens-----But none of these things, as banal, or as excellent as they may be, are the true greatest desire of the saints in resurrection.----Paul preached that to be present with the Lord Jesus is the greatest desire of the believer-


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Better Than Abel's Sacrifice

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:31 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Better Than Abel's Sacrifice
Subtitle: Sprinkled by Christ's Blood
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 10/8/2017
Bible: Hebrews 11:4; Hebrews 12:24
Length: 37 min.

Overview: Hebrews tells us that Abel offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, and he offered it by faith. God declared Abel righteous, and testified to the satisfaction of Abel's offering.----Abel rejected the obvious offering he could have made - the wool that he obtained from the sheep he raised - because God required a blood sacrifice for sin.----Abel offered his lamb by faith, and Abel's faith is the very first example in Hebrews' Faith's Hall of Fame. It was the very first blood offering made by a sinner to God recorded in Scripture.----We don't know how much Abel knew about the meaning of his sacrifice, but it pointed to the perfect Lamb that one day, God would provide for the sins of Abel-----Abel trusted in God's promise of forgiveness, which is why he offered up what God told him to offer.----Abel was persecuted for trusting God's required offering, and rejecting man's. Cain hated Abel because he obeyed God and God accepted Abel's sacrifice, but not his. Out of envy, Cain murdered his brother Abel.----This sets the pattern for how God's people are treated when we trust only upon His approved sacrifice for sin. The false religionists are enraged that we won't follow their false teachings, but trust only in God and His promises, and so we are persecuted.----Paul describes the Judaizers persecuting true Gospel believers in Galatians, and the Roman Catholic system persecuted Believers for trusting in Christ's sacrifice alone, and rejecting good works and church rituals that cannot save.----One day, a joyful Abel came to know how his offering by faith was fulfilled in Christ's sacrifice at Calvary. Christ's offering is better than Abels, for it cleanses from all sin-


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Our Role in Christ's Sacrifice

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 23:54 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Our Role in Christ's Sacrifice
Subtitle: We Slew God's Precious Lamb
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 10/1/2017
Bible: Genesis 4:3-5; Matthew 27:17-18
Length: 39 min.

Overview: In the Old Testament, sinners were required to bring an animal without spot or blemish, a perfect offering for their sin. Later, the Lord rebuked Israel for bringing the lame and the bruised, because they began to act as if God didn't deserve the very best offerings from His people.----Praise God, we are not required to bring the sacrifice for our sin, because God provided His Own Lamb, our Lord Jesus, as our sacrifice-----Indeed, there was nothing we could bring that would take away our sin. -Not all the blood of beasts on Jewish altars slain, could give the guilty conscience peace, nor wash away its stain------Rather, our sins are taken away once for all by the offering up of Jesus, our Lamb without spot and without blemish- He is perfect and harmless and without sin, and well-pleasing to God.----Praise God, we aren't permitted to provide the priest for the offering either, for our Lord Jesus is our High Priest. Our priests were always marred sinners themselves, who offered imperfectly before God.----But our Lord Jesus presents His Own Body and Blood before the throne of Heaven itself to make atonement for us, to purge us from all guiltiness, and to redeem us forever-----There is only one role sinners played in the offering up of the sacrifice of Jesus- we did the killing of God's Lamb.----It was required under the law that the sinner slay his own offering in sorrow, repentance, and faith, but our murder of Christ was done out of envy and hatred and contempt.----Wicked man's purpose in killing the Savior was not to make Him an offering for sin, but to destroy Him out of envy.----God knew He could trust wicked men to put to death His Own Dear Son at Calvary-


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Our Contribution to Salvation

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:08 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Our Contribution to Salvation
Subtitle: We Bring Only Our Sin
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 9/24/2017
Bible: Matthew 26:56; Acts 2:23
Length: 38 min.

Overview: Man's religion's purpose is helping us feel good about ourselves, to help us understand that we please God if we follow a specific recipe, and that there is much we can bring to the table to assist in our own salvation.----This brings up the serious question, what do we bring to God for our salvation- The Bible teaches us that all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags before God, but what do we bring unto Him-----Scriptures describe the things we bring to God for our salvation. We bring Him our hubris, our pride, and our self-aggrandizement. James and John's mother begged the Lord Jesus to give her two sons places of primacy in His kingdom, this just after He described how He would die to save us.----Then too, there is our ignorance and rejection of Christ's teaching - we bring that before God. Peter denounced Christ's substitutionary death in the place of sinners, because it would derail what Peter thought he wanted.----We bring unbelief and foolishness. Christ told the disciples that they were foolish not to believe all the the prophets had written about Him.----We bring our lethargy and disinterest. When Jesus was earnestly praying in the Garden, Peter and James and John fell asleep repeatedly.----And don't forget our cowardice - we bring that too. All the disciples forsook Jesus and fled when He was kidnapped and taken to be crucified.----Worse still, our conspiracy and betrayal is ever present. Jesus was conspired against and betrayed in His death.----And don't forget our injustice - for Christ was treated most corruptly by the legal establishment.----But worst of all, we bring murder to God. We murdered His Son on the cross.----It is all our sin we bring to God.


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Nabeel Qureshi Gone to Glory

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:23 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Nabeel Qureshi Gone to Glory
Subtitle: Far Better to be with Christ!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 9/17/2017
Bible: Philippians 1:21-24; John 14:28
Length: 26 min.

Overview: Our brother in Christ, Nabeel Qureshi, went home to Glory yesterday. We had prayed for his healing, but the Lord knew better than us-----He was converted from Islam to Christ during medical school. His parents love him, yet weep that he has left the religion of his youth. He was a powerful evangelist and apologist for the Christian faith.----Yet the Lord took him home at the age of 34.----People will ask, why didn't God heal Nabeel- Why was He so cruel to His servant- Some will scoff that this is what happens when a man abandons Islam.----But to take such a view is to completely miss the glory that Nabeel has entered into- The Apostle Paul discussed this matter when he was in prison and in jeopardy of his life.----Paul wrote that it would be far better for him to die and be with Christ in Glory, but that it was more needful for the saints for him to stay alive at present.----Sure enough, Paul was used by God to write even more Scripture which has been essential to the happiness and understanding of God's people-----But we ought to embrace Paul's viewpoint- it is better for us to die right now and be with Christ-----Indeed, the Lord does His saints the greatest kindness when He takes us home to glory to be with Him-----So when God took Nabeel away yesterday, He was doing what was best for Nabeel- Nabeel had fought for the Gospel for years, but yesterday, the battle lines swept over his position on the field, and suddenly he found himself safe behind our Prince's lines - safe at home at last-----The place where Nabeel is now has been cleared of all that is sad and hurtful and opposed to the Lamb-----There is no mourning by Nabeel in glory, only shouts of victory and praise-


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Jesus Calms the Wind and Sea

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:47 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus Calms the Wind and Sea
Subtitle: But Salvation is Far Greater!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 9/10/2017
Bible: Mark 4:35-41; Luke 5:20-26
Length: 35 min.

Overview: As we prayed this morning for the poor people in the path of Hurricane Irma in Florida, thoughts of our Lord Jesus calming the wave and the wind come to mind.----How hard it is for the saints to grasp the mighty power of Jesus to save- His miracle power is so outside our normal daily comprehension that we are almost dumb to that power.----When the disciples found themselves tossed by a violent sea, they must have thought that perhaps the Savior could help them, for they woke Him from His sleep.----The real question wasn't whether Jesus could rescue the ship, but whether Jesus could do so while He was asleep-----Surely He couldn't, for how could He know their danger- How foolishly they limited Christ's power based upon such beggarly considerations-----And then they were astounded to find that the wind and sea obeyed His voice-----Over and over the Savior showed His power over the elements and nature and demons and sickness. He healed the sick, and restored blind eyes.----Always there was a limit beyond which, His people thought, even He could not help. He could heal Jairus' daughter, but now she was dead, and what could Jesus do-----Few seemed to grasp Christ's complete authority over the creation except the centurion. He knew Jesus had the authority to command the creation, and that it had to obey His command.----Christ's power was in keeping with the fact that He created the world, and holds it together by the fiat of His Word-----But we must squarely fact this truth- that all these exploits of Jesus were nothing next to His mighty power to forgive sin and remit the punishment of death-----That power cost Him His death at Calvary, saving His people from their sin-


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Crossing Kidron To Olivet

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 00:21 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Crossing Kidron To Olivet
Subtitle: Three of God's Rulers Rejected
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 9/3/2017
Bible: 2 Samuel 15; Matthew 26:26-32
Length: 36 min.

Overview: Three times in Scripture, the rightful ruler of Israel leaves Jerusalem, crosses the brook Kidron, and ascends the Mount of Olives. In each case, his leaving is due to the rebellion of Israel again his lawful rule over them.----The first instance is King David's fleeing before the rebellion of Absalom. Scripture records that the king and his followers crossed over Kidron weeping as they went, and then he ascended to the top of the Mount of Olives.----In the second instance, Ezekiel is shown a vision of the Glory of God departing the temple because of Israel's blood shedding, perversity, and rebellion. The Glory is accompanied by the cherubim, and It passes out from the city of Jerusalem toward the east, and ascends to the Mount of Olives across the brook.----The third instance is our Lord Jesus, Who on the night He was betrayed, left Jerusalem, crossed the brook, and went to the garden atop the Mount of Olives.----He had descended that same mount just days before to receive the adulation of the crowds as He entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. But the people quickly turned against Him, as He prepared to be offered up as God's Lamb for poor sinners. He wept over Jerusalem's rebellion, and declared they would not see Him as their King until they were ready to receive Him in the name of the Lord. Meanwhile, the kingdom would be seized by Messiah's enemies.----Israel never again saw Jesus in honor or to glorify Him. They only saw Him publicly covered in shame and blood.----One day, King David returned across Kidron to be received again by Israel. Ezekiel saw a vision of God's Glory returning one day.----Our King Jesus one day will descend to Olivet, and take up His Throne-


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Jesus' Embrace of the Gospel

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 23:08 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus' Embrace of the Gospel
Subtitle: He Knew It Would Save Sinners
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/27/2017
Bible: John 5:31-47; John 12:50
Length: 39 min.

Overview: Just because God commissions the preacher doesn't mean that the people will believe him. Only the Holy Ghost can convince sinners to believe God's word on the lips of his servants, and nobody otherwise can convince them of it.----God told Ezekiel that he must take God's words into his heart and preach them whether the people listened or not.----The Lord Jesus was sent by His Father, but Israel would not believe Him. They thought He was making up the Gospel message on His own.----It is hard enough to get people to believe that God has given you a word to deliver, but Jesus had a double challenge, for the words God gave Him to preach were to trust in Jesus Himself-----God told His Son Jesus to preach to Israel that they place all their trust in Himself as God's Messiah. Naturally, most of the people presumed Jesus was a delusional man, or self promoter, for whoever heard of anybody preaching trust in themselves for everlasting life-----Jesus clearly outlined the different witnesses to His preaching God's word. He stated that He didn't speak on His own, but because the Father had commanded Him what to speak.----He pointed out that John the Baptist bore witness to the truth about Jesus, that the Father Himself declared His Son's authority, that the Old Testament witnessed Christ's coming and ministry from on high, and that the works Jesus performed bore witness to His truth.----Yet, Israel rejected every single witness and refused to believe the words of Jesus that the Father had given Him.----The Words that God gave Jesus were wonderful words of life and salvation- Christ preached that He would deliver from everlasting judgment every one that trusted in Him-


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Jesus' Commission from God

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:54 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus' Commission from God
Subtitle: It was Better than Ezekiel's!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/20/2017
Bible: Ezekiel 2:1-3:12; Isaiah 50:4-9
Length: 45 min.

Overview: God's charge to Ezekiel is similar to our Lord Jesus' commission, with some important differences.----God embued Ezekiel with the Holy Ghost to enable him to stand on his feet and hear His commandment concerning his ministry.----The Father placed the Spirit upon Christ in His humanity, and He always acted by the power of the Holy Ghost.----God commanded Ezekiel to speak God's words to the people, whether they would hear or not.----The Lord Jesus, from of old, affirmed His faithfulness to proclaim God's righteousness and salvation to the congregation, and He completely fulfilled that mandate.----But God told Ezekiel that Israel would reject his message from the Lord, because Israel was a rebellious nation. Furthermore, God said the cause of this was that Israel would not hear God's word either.----Our Lord Jesus was likewise promised that Israel would not be gathered unto His rule, that it would rebel against Him.----But while Ezekiel had no promise of success in his ministry, the Savior was promised He would be most glorious unto His God, because He would be a light to the nations and salvation to all the world-----God warned Ezekiel not to rebel his commission just because Israel would not hear. How easy it is to give up obeying God when the wicked around will not listen.----But our Lord Jesus was never rebellious to God. His ear was open to God's commandment, and He delighted to do God's will, even though it meant vicious rejection and the cruel cross.----God told Ezekiel that He had made him hard headed against wicked Israel.----Our Lord Jesus was adamant against His implacable foes. He set His face like flint to go to Calvary, knowing He would save His people-


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Our Savior Crowned with Thorns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:06 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Our Savior Crowned with Thorns
Subtitle: The Fall's Curse Laid on Jesus
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/13/2017
Bible: John 19:1-7; Genesis 3:17-18
Length: 21 min.

Overview: The Lord tells Ezekiel not to mind being surrounded by thorns and briers during his ministry, which brings to mind how our Savior was persecuted with a crown of thorns at His crucifixion.----How cruel were the Roman soldiers who pressed those awful thorns upon the Lord's head.----Those thorns were a sign and judgment of the fall announced by God in the Garden of Eden. Because Adam sinned, God promised that his labor would be hampered by the ground bringing forth thorns and thistles instead of grain.----Since then, working the ground has involved being stuck by the thorns, which often draw the blood of their victims. They bring to our labor sorrow and pain. They are a part of the judgment for our sin, and a reminder of how we have marred the creation by our sin.----Because the Lord Jesus had to be judged for our sin in our place, it was necessary that He should suffer all the judgments for sin in His own body. Our sin was laid upon Him at Calvary, and He exhausted all the judgment for it for everyone who trusts in Him.----Thus, He suffered the judgment of death for our sin. He suffered the shame of nakedness which descended upon Adam when he sinned.----And Jesus suffered the very thorns that God cursed the ground with for Adam's sin.----Our Lord Jesus became completely entangled in our judgment and our curse on the cross, and the intensity of the crown of thorns pressed upon His brow no doubt encapsulated an entire lifetime's worth of normal suffering from those cursed things-----All our judgment rained down on Him all at once, in concentrated form, including the thorns that are normally a small part of our punishment.----He is our Lamb caught up in the thicket for us-


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The Cornerstone Hated & Loved

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:27 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Cornerstone Hated & Loved
Subtitle: Jesus is Judgment & Salvation
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/6/2017
Bible: Luke 20:9-19; Acts 4:10-12
Length: 36 min.

Overview: In the parable of the wicked tenants, Jesus described how He would be rejected and murdered by the rulers of Israel, out of covetousness for His kingdom. He warned, in the parable, how God would destroy the leaders of Israel and give the kingdom to others who were obedient.----The response of His listeners that day was, God forbid-----Most of them said so in a mocking attitude, because they had a fool proof plan to get rid of Jesus, one that would absolve them of any moral guiltiness, and thus they thought they would escape the judgment Jesus told them of.----Their plan was to deny that Jesus was the blessed son, and to have a legal court adjudicate it, The parable, therefore, could never apply to them, or so they thought.----The high priest demanded to know whether Jesus was Messiah, God's Son, and when Jesus stated on His oath that He is, they all condemned Him to death for blasphemy.----They actually thought that their wicked leaders, evil court, and unjust judgment would nullify God's wrath against them for killing the Holy One of Israel-----Jesus responded to their scoffing by quoting David's prophecy that the builders would reject Christ as the stone, but He would be made the cornerstone anyway by God's power.----Thus, Jesus' parable and promise of their judgment wasn't anything new, for Messiah's rejection and exaltation had already been promised.----It turned out that they were not really -the builders- at all, because their building without Christ was demolished, while God built a spiritual temple of His people upon the Lord Jesus as the precious cornerstone-----They rejected Him as such, because they would not submit to His righteousness and truth.


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Coveting Other People's Children

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 02:15 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Coveting Other People's Children
Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 7/30/2017
Bible: Exodus 20:17; Isaiah 10:1-4
Length: 47 min.

Overview: Little Charlie Guard has died.----He was seized from his mother and father and held against their will, even as they sought to bring him home, or to America to receive treatment for his terminal illness.----It is necessary that we declare, in the interest of truth, and that justice might be known, these facts- that Charlie Guard and his parents were abused by the state- that the British courts and judges violated that boy and that family- that they used the power and violence of the state to have their way with his little body, to abduct him from the loving arms of his parents, to kidnap him away from them, and now he is dead.----We have preached previously of the necessity to call the crimes of the state by their real names, instead of the sanitized names that conceal the wickedness wrought against helpless people.----Our government routinely violates families in America, using its power and threat of violence to coerce families, and to have its own way with their children.----Whenever the government uses its power to overturn the decisions of decent, loving parents as to the raising, training, teaching, disciplines, or treatment of their own children, that government violates that family, to have its way with the very bodies of those children, thereby abducting and kidnapping them away from their family.----God gave children to their loving parents to nurture, protect, and raise them up. But covetous people desire access or control of what God has not given to them - other people's children.----When anybody deploys state power to seize away any control of children from their loving parents, the crime of covetousness has been committed, which God hates.


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Jesus Alone - A Tragic Thought

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:14 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus Alone - A Tragic Thought
Subtitle: He was the Last Seed with Life
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 7/23/2017
Bible: John 12:24; Psalm 126:5-6
Length: 32 min.

Overview: Jesus explained to His disciples why He must die using the metaphor of a seed being planted in death and springing up into new life.----Christ's teaching must not be thought to apply to the lives of Believers, for none of us can, by our death, bring forth any life at all. Rather, Christ taught that our fruitfulness comes by abiding in Him, like a branch bringing forth fruit because it is a living part of the vine.----Christ's teaching uniquely describes His laying down His life to give abundant life to all who trust in Him-----Farmers plant wheat, which in itself is a useful food. Yet they surrender it into the earth, because they believe it will spring forth and multiply unto a greater harvest of wheat.----So too Christ plainly stated that He must lay down His life in order to bring forth abundant life unto His people. Christ must die in order to bring in His harvest of the Redeemed- Our life springs from the fact that Christ's death redeems sinners from the punishment for their sins before God.----The disciples disagreed with Jesus. Here at the end of His ministry, the crowds were shouting His praises, and the corrupt leaders were throwing up their hands in frustration. Surely now was the time to bring in the kingdom, and set up His throne-----In that context, Christ repudiates all their hopes for the Kingdom now, and declares that He must die if He is to save His people.----Christ warns that, so long as He does not lay down His life, He is, like the unplanted seed, alone.----Our Lord Jesus was the only seed that had life. All the rest of us are dead. If there were to be any life in humanity at all, it would have to come from Christ's life laid down at Calvary for us-


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Jesus Our Fearless Rescuer

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:42 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus Our Fearless Rescuer
Subtitle: He Defies the Fires of Death
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 7/16/2017
Bible: John 11:33-37; Romans 5:6-10
Length: 36 min.

Overview: Our community was hit hard this week by the crash of the military plane on the west side of the county. Now the whole country is concerned by the tragedy.----Sixteen military persons were killed in the crash, and no one survived.----Our firemen and other first responders battled the fire, hampered by the loads of fuel and ammunition exploding in the flames.----Think of these men whose whole lives are dedicated to saving lives. Think of how devastated they are that there was no one left alive to save.----There is nothing anybody can do for dead people, except treat their bodies with decency and respect.----How sad when a rescuer finds out he's too late, or the case is too hard, or too dangerous, to save anyone at all. All that dedication and strength could not avail anything.----This causes us to reflect upon the mighty power of our Lord Jesus to rescue us- Death cannot stop Him, for He rescues from the very grave itself-----No case is too hard for Jesus- No case is too dangerous for Jesus-----No poor sinner is too vile or too lowly or too helpless for Jesus-----Some thought that Jesus could only go so far in His rescues. They thought that His power was limited. When He went to heal Jairus' daughter, and when she died before He arrived, the people said there wasn't any point in wasting the Savior's time, because nobody could rescue a dead little girl.----When Jesus went to raise Lazarus from the dead, all the people knew that He couldn't save a dead man. They blamed Him for not coming in time, before it was too late to save His friend.----But Jesus showed us that death itself cannot stop Him from rescuing His people-----Even His own death couldn't stop Jesus' salvation-


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Cruel Treatment for the Aliens

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:58 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Cruel Treatment for the Aliens
Subtitle: But Romans Could Not Be Beaten
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 7/9/2017
Bible: Acts 22:22-29; Mark 10:32-34
Length: 49 min.

Overview: Americans largely take comfort in the perception that our government treats us as citizens better than aliens and foreigners, and in our pride, we believe that is as it should be.----American lives matter more than foreigners in far away places. When our government tortures and murders people on the other side of the globe, we are largely comfortable with it, because we think we are protected from all that.----The Romans had the same policy- it was unlawful to beat a Roman citizen before he was judged guilty, but beating the subjects of the Roman empire was perfectly acceptable.----Empires, it seems, always work this way. The occupied are treated as second-class people, unprotected by the vaunted civil liberties enshrined in our Constitution.----As a citizen of Rome, it was unlawful to beat the Apostle Paul, and government officials were afraid when they made such a mistake and beat him anyway.----The idea that it is moral to treat aliens worse than citizens is played out in our courts, where innocent victims of torture and kidnapping by our government are shown the door and denied justice.----But before we settle in our self-satisfaction, Americans ought to know that our own citizens are also denied justice in the same circumstances. The awful story of Donald Vance's torture by the American Army, and the rejection of our courts of his pleas for justice, shows that America actually treats its citizens about as bad as it treats those in foreign lands.----It seems we deny justice to citizens and foreigners equally in America-----In fact, it is wicked and unjust to deny justice to citizens and foreigners alike. God will call us to account for such evil soon.


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A Dangerous Sort of Patriotism

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 01:11 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: A Dangerous Sort of Patriotism
Subtitle: Is Exposing Crimes Disloyal?
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 7/2/2017
Bible: Jeremiah 38:1-6; John 15:22-25
Length: 56 min.

Overview: The patriotism shown around July 4th is largely shallow and emotional, but surely one thing most Americans agree upon, is that it is unpatriotic to expose wrongdoing by the government or by our army. A patriot's duty is to suppress the evil of his country, because when those secrets are exposed, our nation is weakened.----To many Americans, to speak truth that the government disapproves of is the worst form of disloyalty.----The journalist Seymour Hersh was castigated for exposing the My Lai massacre of 450 helpless civilians in Vietnam. Those who expose police misconduct are accused of undermining law and order in our cities.----Abraham Lincoln shut down newspapers and jailed thousands for speaking out against the President's war against the South.----Julian Assange publishes documents exposing mass murder and military atrocities, and respectable American leaders and politicians call for his murder to shut him up.----During World War I, the government jailed citizens for criticizing the war. Movie producer Robert Goldstein was sentenced to 10 years in the federal prison for violating the Espionage Act when he made a patriotic movie about the Revolutionary War and portrayed the British invaders in a bad light.----Vermont Baptist minister Clarence Waldron was imprisoned for espionage after he refused to turn over a Sunday service to promote the war, and passed out a pamphlet that explained his Christian views against war.----Jeremiah told the truth about the Chaldeans sacking Jerusalem, and he tried to save the people's lives. The princes urged that he be put to death for disloyalty.----Jesus was put to death because the leaders falsely claimed He threatened the nation.


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Jesus Made Our Righteousness

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:05 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus Made Our Righteousness
Subtitle: God's Imputation to Sinners
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/25/2017
Bible: 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21
Length: 44 min.

Overview: Paul tells us that God puts us in Christ, and makes our Lord Jesus our Righteousness-----God has many infinite and perfect attributes, but the only one He clothes his people with is Righteousness. God declares us Righteous for Jesus' sake, even though we do not act righteously-----God thereby judges us to be without fault, we who have trusted in Jesus.----All other religions are about finding our own righteousness in a desperate attempt to appease an angry god. But God's Word warns us that everything we do that appears to us righteous is, to God, a stench and repugnant to Him. We cannot be perfect, for we are sinners, but God's righteousness is without a single flaw at all.----Jesus warned us that our righteousness would need to be better than any earthly righteousness in order for us to escape judgment and death.----God revealed in the Old Testament that He would transfer His righteousness to His people by His Messiah. Indeed, one of His names is, the LORD our Righteousness- Instead of our own puny efforts at righteousness, the promise of old is that Jesus will be our Righteousness.----Jesus warned against self-righteousness, that it was no good, and that it could never rescue us from judgment. He also taught that if a sinner brings only his sins before God and cries out for mercy, God sends that man home justified, that is, declared to be without fault at all-----God promises to clothe His people with a robe of righteousness, which is our salvation.----The Apostles strongly denounced reliance upon a personal righteousness, and urged God's people to lay hold of the Righteousness of the Lord Jesus.----Those who trust in their own righteousness have rejected God's.


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The Father's Sacrificial Love

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:20 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Father's Sacrificial Love
Subtitle: He Spared Not His Own Son!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/18/2017
Bible: Genesis 22:2; Romans 8:32
Length: 38 min.

Overview: Most celebrations of Fathers Day are sentimental superficial, and emotional.----A Father's true love for his children is sacrificial and costly. Fathers raise us, provide for us, protect us, discipline us, and teach us our values.----All this costs time, money, concern, and sweat. If done right, a father's care for his children is a sacrifice.----Sadly, children are oblivious to the cost of a father's love. All they care about are the fun times and cheap gifts, while the true sacrifice goes unnoticed and unappreciated.----Children completely miss the bulk of what it means to love a child until they grow up and find out how much these things really cost a father.----Thoughtful children, as they mature, will spend the rest of their lives coming to appreciate a father's sacrificial love.----A puzzle then arises- how does an exceedingly rich man show true sacrificial love toward his children, when the cost of what he gives to them is negligible-----How does someone like President Trump, or any other wealthy man, exercise the ideal love toward their children- The children of such men often struggle with the idea that their father doesn't love them because he never sacrifices for them. Perhaps spending valuable time is the only way in which a wealthy man can show true love for his children.----God's love might be thought of as such a cheap love, since God has all power and infinite resources. How can He display sacrificial love toward us-----The world desires just such a cheap love from God - that He would shower them with good things, but not require any further interaction with them.----God's love is ideal, because He spared not His own son, but delivered Him up to save us-


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Jesus Our Righteous Advocate

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:14 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus Our Righteous Advocate
Subtitle: He Pleads Only Strict Justice
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/11/2017
Bible: 1 John 2:1-2; Romans 8:34
Length: 47 min.

Overview: Former FBI head James Comey's congressional testimony this week opened a window into the dysfunction, inside dealing, hidden misconduct, string pulling, and cover ups that are the norm in Washington.----There are obviously different standards entirely for the elite and privileged versus the -common people.-----But the Lord used this news to call to my mind one of the glories and beauties of our Lord Jesus - that He is a righteous advocate for the helpless before our God-----Comey's testimony made it clear- the president asked him to pledge his personal loyalty to Mr. Trump. The president asked Mr. Comey to drop the investigation of General Flynn. The President asked Comey to signal to the public that Trump was not under investigation personally.----When Comey failed to carry out these requests by Trump, the President fired him as head of the FBI.----At the same time, Comey stated that Attorney General Lynch had also interfered with his investigation of Hillary Clinton, and that he couldn't brief AG Sessions on Trump's misbehavior, because of certain secret matters involving Mr. Sessions-----Comey is no altar boy either, leading the FBI in illegal spying, and monstrous schemes to run child porn websites and create terrorist plots in order to entrap defendants.----Trump's behavior may not be illegal, but it is a disgraceful use of his power to protect his friends from justice and demand loyalty to himself instead of the constitution and the law.----Praise God, our Lord Jesus advocates for poor sinners, but not that justice might be overturned.----Instead, Jesus pleads for strict justice in the freeing of sinners, because He already satisfied justice by dying to save us-


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Christ's Death Prophesied

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:21 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Christ's Death Prophesied
Subtitle: Old Testament Gospel Promises
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/4/2017
Bible: Luke 24:25-27; Acts 3:17-19
Length: 43 min.

Overview: Christ's crucifixion was a horrible crime against our Savior, yet God ordained it at the hands of wicked men that Jesus might be offered up as our Lamb of sacrifice to take away our sin.----Yet it is not natural for us to think of the efficacy of the crucifixion, for our lives and history teach us that nothing good ever comes from murders. Murders are senseless, useless, and tragic terminations of life and hope.----How can it be that Christ's murder wasn't the end of the Messiah- Indeed, the disciples thought that very thing- that the death of Jesus put an end to all their hopes for His redeeming His people- All their hope was crushed when Jesus died.----Jesus' reply to them was that they were foolish not to believe the Scriptures, which had foretold His shame and death, and the good reasons for it. Indeed, Christ insisted that it was necessary that He should die and rise again, to keep faith with God's Word.----The explanation for Christ's death was all laid out by Old Testament prophets, but it could only be understood fully after He rose from the dead.----Poor saints of old puzzled over the prophecies of Christ's death, but Peter tells us that they wrote those words for us, to prove the Gospel to us who hear it and receive it-----The prophecies both predict and explain how Christ's death would happen to save us, but they also put a hard stop to the false accusation that the apostles made up the explanation for Christ's crucifixion after the fact to cover up His supposed failure as Messiah.----The Scriptures warn us that all of this remains foolishness and weakness to the lost, but to those who believe, Christ's death is God's wisdom and mighty power to save us-


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Christ's Crucifixion Banner!

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:35 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Christ's Crucifixion Banner!
Subtitle: It Draws All Men to Him!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/28/2017
Bible: John 3:14-18; John 8:28-29
Length: 34 min.

Overview: The crucifixion of the Lord Jesus was a malignant evil and barbarous act by wicked men, and yet the Savior was determined not to evade it.----In spite of the detestable nature of it, Jesus knew the glorious consequences of His death on the cross, and therefore He was obedient unto death.----Jesus told Nicodemus that He must be lifted up as a sacrifice like Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so that whoever trusted in Him would be saved.----During Jesus' disputation with the scoffers of His day as to whether God had sent Him, Christ informed the people that when they had killed Him on the cross, then it would be plain that He did not His own will, but the Father's that sent Him. Christ being willingly crucified was the proof that God had sent Him and that He obeyed the Father in all things.----And yet, they thought that Christ's death meant He had been rejected by God, and they mocked Him as He hung in shame at Calvary.----Near the end of Him ministry, Jesus stated that when He was hung upon the cross, His crucifixion would be what drew every man to Him. The people knew immediately that this meant that He would die.----They thought that this crime that would be committed against Jesus would exclude Him from being Messiah. But this is exactly what Isaiah had predicted, that nobody would credit the suffering Savior as acceptable to God and as His Holy Anointed One.----The crucifixion is the great dividing line of all the people of the world- either you believe it proves Jesus was rejected by God and a failure, or you know that it is the means by which Christ saved a world.----Nobody comes to Jesus unless they come because He was crucified for them-


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Accurately Naming Open Crimes

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:28 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Accurately Naming Open Crimes
Subtitle: Holding Government Accountable
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/21/2017
Bible: Isaiah 1:21-23; Acts 7:52
Length: 47 min.

Overview: We live in an age in which euphemisms are used to cover up public criminal acts. We embrace language and words that obscure and excuse moral guilt.----We refuse to call things by the words that will convey the evil and horror of those actions, particularly when it's the government committing those acts.----If a person calls out those actions with words that convey their moral abhorrence, he will be pounced upon for refusing to assume that the state acts lawfully, or that courts cannot commit actual crimes.----This week, a local citizen filed a lawsuit against a Greenwood police officer for assaulting him, abducting him, kidnapping him, and holding him for ransom. Naturally, all those acts were called by their sanitized labels- arrest, incarceration, and bail.----But in fact, the officer broke the law, and had no legal basis for what he did to the gentleman. Though publicly known, our city officials conducted no investigation and filed no charges against the officer for his criminal actions.----Official perpetrators who harm citizens are never criminally charged in Greenwood.----In America, we won't call abhorrent acts by their actual names. We call it -war- when actually it's just mass murder.----We call it slavery when actually it was theft, violence, oppression, torture, and murder.----We call it -enhanced interrogation- when actually it is torture.----We call it -abortion- when actually it is mass murder.----God isn't impressed by the clever language we use to mask evil and crime.-----Crucifixion- has become to many a technical word, but in Jesus' time, it conveyed all the abhorrence and evil that the act was. Let us never forget how Jesus was treated by His creatures.


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Salvation is Impossible But...

Sun, 14 May 2017 21:38 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Salvation is Impossible But...
Subtitle: Nothing is Impossible to God!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/14/2017
Bible: Matthew 19:25-26; John 6:44
Length: 41 min.

Overview: The failure of lost men to see the beauty of Christ as our Redeemer is all due to a tragic, heart-breaking spiritual blindness. Only Christ's loved ones can see the beauty of His sacrifice at Calvary for us-----It is well-nigh impossible for a lost man to see Christ's beauty, or to come to the Savior. Salvation is impossible-----Jesus opined on this impossibility at the incident of the rich young ruler. Jesus had just finished teaching that a person cannot be saved unless he receives the Gospel like a little child - without cynicism, without self-reliance, and in simple faith. Children are eager to receive gifts, and salvation is a gift given to helpless people, received by trusting in God's promise of deliverance.----But the rich young ruler was self-righteous and wealthy and wanted to know what he had to do to obtain salvation. How could he earn it, he wanted to know.----Jesus quickly demonstrates that, if it's about what a sinner can do, the price is too high, and sinners cannot and will not pay it.----The ruler's riches kept him from being helpless, and without them he would be dependent like a child. That's why he would not surrender them, even for the promise of everlasting life.----The disciples were appalled - if a good, honorable, decent man, whom God had blessed with riches, can't be saved, then who can be-----In our hearts, we all naturally believe there is something we can do to save ourselves, but Jesus announces that, for man, salvation is impossible-----Christ doesn't merely assert that rich men can hardly be saved. He agrees with the disciples, that nobody can be saved.----Praise God, what is impossible for man is possible for God -- God saves sinners-


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Missing the Beauty of the King

Tue, 9 May 2017 22:56 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Missing the Beauty of the King
Subtitle: Only His Loved Ones Can Know!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/7/2017
Bible: Isaiah 53:2; Isaiah 52:14
Length: 39 min.

Overview: We are promised that we will see the King in His beauty, and through we have not yet seen Christ's physical glory, yet we have seen the glory of the Lamb that was slain to redeem us-----That beauty fills us with unspeakable joy, and a longing to see Him with our own eyes one day soon.----The Lamb's beauty is no physical beauty, but rather the beauty of One Who loves us and died as our sacrifice to redeem us from death and hell.----The Lamb's beauty is what provokes songs of praise from the Saints, even in the glory of heaven itself. It is the beauty that changes us, as we are confronted by it, into Christ's image. It is a beauty more glorious, Paul tells us, than the physical glory of God that Moses saw on the mountain.----And yet, it is a fact, that most of mankind cannot see Christ's beauty like we see it. No doubt, all men would readily acknowledge His glory were they to be confronted with the physical beauty of the King.----This truth is driven home by Isaiah's sad report, that when lost men saw the Savior, there was seen in Him no beauty at all-----But most heart-rending is this- that following Isaiah's sad lament, he describes in detail how Christ suffered in our place as God's Lamb, how He was despised and rejected by men, how He was falsely accused, how God judged Him for our sin, and how by dying for us, Jesus saved us for all time.----It is Christ doing all those things that the world looks upon, and sees nothing of beauty in Him-----What the Saints see as the beauty of God's Lamb, the world despises and rejects as ugly and tragic and pointless.----The cross is an offense and stumbling block to the lost, but to those who trust, it is God's mighty power to save-


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The Blame for Jesus' Death

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:30 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Blame for Jesus' Death
Subtitle: It was Our Sins that Caused It
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/30/2017
Bible: Acts 4:23-28; Matthew 27:22-26
Length: 27 min.

Overview: The saints in Acts 4 recited clearly who it was that rebelled against the Lord Jesus and put Him to death- Herod, Pilate, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel.----We like to claim that we are not responsible for the actions of our nation, but all throughout Scripture, God imputes the wicked acts of rulers and kings to the whole people. This is an example of -federal headship.-----In our own land we have embraced national responsibility by adopting democratic procedures. Now we are literally responsible for the criminal acts of our nation, because we select the rulers that carry out those acts.----Notice that God's people did not allow the people of Israel to avoid responsibility for Christ's death by shifting the blame off on the Romans, or even on the wicked Jewish rulers, the priests and princes of Israel.----At His trial, Jesus was betrayed by the whole nation of Israel. They cried out for His blood, and attempted to persuade Pilate to condemn Him to be crucified when Pilate had found Him to be a righteous man- They assured Pilate that Christ's blood would be on their hands, not his, and upon their children.----Pilate still bore responsibility for Jesus' murder, because he had the duty to do justice, but allowed the mob to overturn justice.----The Apostles were not hesitant to assert the culpability upon their Jewish audiences, pleading with them to repent for the murder of their Messiah.----Peter and John rubbed their noses in the fact that, despite their wicked killing of the Savior, God had raised Him up and made Him King and Ruler anyway-----Stephen went further, pointing out the nation's historical crimes against God's servants, and against Christ.


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The Absurd Plan to Kill Christ

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:01 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Absurd Plan to Kill Christ
Subtitle: Murdering the Prince of Life
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/23/2017
Bible: Isaiah 53:4; Acts 2:24-28
Length: 30 min.

Overview: It is astounding to consider the absurdity of the wicked rulers of Israel planning to kill Messiah after He had shown He had the power to raise dead men from the grave. How did they think it was possible to kill such a person-----How can you snuff out the life of a man who has the power to give life to the dead-----Their hubris and foolishness just shows the horrible corruption of the mind and heart that sin brings to us all.----It appears, however, that they thought God would forsake the Savior once they held their show trial and condemned Him to die. How sad that so many of us today put such stock in the legal pronouncements of men, as if they can control God or make what is wrong seem right.----They mocked Him as He hung in agony and shame, that He trusted in God, so let God deliver Him if God would have Him. They were convinced that God had forsaken Him for His supposed sin.----Isaiah had foretold this very attitude - that men would assume that God was pouring out wrath against Jesus for His own crimes, but they would be wrong.----Peter pointed out at Pentecost that it was impossible for death to hold Jesus, because of God's promise to Messiah, through the Psalmist, that He would not be permitted by God to see corruption or be left in the grave-----God's promise to Messiah could not be broken.----The mistake wicked men made at the time was to assume that Christ would not die if God loved Him, and that the Lord Jesus was suffering for His own sin.----They failed to recall that God had promised to judge Messiah for the sins of His people, in order to redeem them. The Lord laid on Him the iniquity of us all-----God used men's vain plans against Jesus to save His people-


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Hating Christ's Resurrection

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:56 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Hating Christ's Resurrection
Subtitle: Why Sinners Despise It So
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/16/2017
Bible: John 11:45-53; Matthew 28:11-15
Length: 40 min.

Overview: As we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ought to remember that there are those who hate Christ's resurrection from the dead.----In Christ's day, the Sadducees taught against the resurrection, but Christ set them straight with so powerful an answer to them from God's word that they dared not ask Him any more questions-----What telegraphed just how much the Jewish leaders would hate Christ's resurrection was their reaction to Jesus raising Lazarus from the grave. Jesus publicly displayed His power to save poor sinners from death itself, and those wicked rulers, instead of lauding Him as the long sought after Savior, plotted how they must kill Him before more people believed in Him.----This demonstrates the profound corruption that sin brings to every man's heart and mind, that we hate the very One Who has the power to deliver us from the chains of our sin and judgment.----Jesus had remarked upon this sad reality of the hearts of the lost, when He reported Abraham's prediction, that the lost wouldn't believe God's warnings about judgment even if told to them by a man who was raised from the dead.----Not only did they plot to kill Jesus, they did kill him. But having done so, they worried that He might rise again, like He had promised He would. Even the perception that Christ rose from the grave would do them great harm, for it would prove them liars and murderers, and validate Christ's gospel preaching.----And so they placed a guard on the tomb to prevent His body being taken away.----But a squad of Roman soldiers could not stop our Lord Jesus from rising from the grave that Sunday morning-----Their hatred only intensified, but Christ still lives-


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God Pays for What He Wants

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:33 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: God Pays for What He Wants
Subtitle: He Withheld Not His Son for Us
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/9/2017
Bible: Psalm 49:6-9; 1 Peter 1:18-21
Length: 37 min.

Overview: It is a simple truth that men will only pay for what they really value.----Talk is cheap. People go about all the time talking about how much they value the noble things, how much they love truth and honor.----But we only discover what a man really values when we find out the limit of what price he will pay to get them.----A happy marriage, well trained children, political freedom, quality in business - people all claim they want, even demand, these things. But they aren't willing to pay the price to get them.----What that reveals is, they value the price more than the thing they say they value.----Political freedom is costly. Patrick Henry said that he would exchange his very life to obtain liberty, and many patriots did just that. But do men today value their liberty like our founders did-----Jesus illustrated this principle in the matter of eternal things when He confronted the cheapness of the rich young ruler, who asked what he had to do to obtain everlasting life.----Of course, there's nothing a man can do of himself to escape death, but Jesus played along with him to show just how little he actually wanted it. Jesus told him to give all his wealth to the poor and follow him in exchange for eternal life.----The man was very sorry to discover that he wouldn't, in fact, exchange his wealth for eternal life. He couldn't stand to pay the price of poverty in this life for the riches of glory.----He claimed to love everlasting life, he just wasn't willing to pay for it.----Truth is, the price is far higher even than that. There is no cost we can pay to escape death- All that we have cannot free us from its grip.----Praise God He was willing to pay the price for our souls-


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Justified and Uncondemnable!

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 15:22 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Justified and Uncondemnable!
Subtitle: Christ's Promises Transferred
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/2/2017
Bible: Isaiah 50:8-9; Romans 8:33-34
Length: 25 min.

Overview: Isaiah 50 describes God's strengthening of Messiah to complete the saving of His people by sacrificing Himself for poor sinners whom He loves. Jesus muses about how He will not turn away from shame and spitting, because He knows He will be vindicated, and His cause will triumph.----God then exhorts His people, in light of Messiah's confidence, to trust in God no matter how dark things may be. If Messiah could face such darkness for us and be vindicated, then surely He has the power to rescue us from the darkness.----But there is a surprising similarity between Messiah's vindication and the Saints' hope as described by Paul in Romans 8. It appears that Paul actually was appropriating two specific promises made to Messiah in Isaiah 50, and placing them upon God's elect in Romans 8.----Paul too is encouraging believers to persevere as God's sons no matter the suffering, because of the glory about to be revealed in us. He notes that all things work together for our good, that God's purpose in saving us cannot be broken, that God is for us so who can be against us-----Paul sets up the believers to expect to inherit what is Christ's, to be conformed unto Christ's image, and to be given everything in Christ.----But then Paul explicitly borrows the very language of Christ's vindication and lays it upon the Saints-----For Messiah was assured that nobody can successfully contend with Him, because God is near and He will justify Messiah.----So Paul says to believers- Who can lay any charge against God's elect- It is God that justifies us-----Then, of Christ it was said, that nobody could condemn Him because God helps Him-----Paul exults- Nobody can condemn us because Jesus helps us-


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Christ Strengthened to Save Us

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:42 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Christ Strengthened to Save Us
Subtitle: So We Will Not Turn Away!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/26/2017
Bible: Psalm 80:17-18; 1 Peter 2:24-25
Length: 27 min.

Overview: In the midst of crying out for God's face to shine upon His people, and to save them, the Psalmist -Psalm 80-17- calls upon God to strengthen Messiah, and put His right Hand upon the Lord Jesus.----The Psalmist thereby concedes the fact that only by the power of Messiah can God's people be turned to God. Our only hope is in the strength of Messiah-----But the consequence is stunning- by Messiah's power from God, we will never go back from our God. It is by Messiah's strength, which His Father blessed Him with, that we are saved and kept unto our God.----Clearly, God's people are incapable of maintaining obedience and faithfulness to God in our own strength. The reason we are powerless, is that we are dead. Thus, the Psalmist calls upon God to quicken us, regenerate us, so that we will call upon His name.----Psalm 80-18 totally frustrates the Arminian teacher, because it clearly describes how we will not call upon God until He first makes us alive again by the power of Messiah.----The truth of God strengthening Messiah is repeated throughout scripture. In Isaiah 49, Messiah recites how God has prepared Him, has call Him, and is His strength, so that He will have the power to save His people and set us free.----God's care for Messiah is particularly necessary because of the Jewish people's rejection of Messiah. In the face of that disappointment, Christ is encouraged to be designated the savior of the world, a light unto the nations-----Isaiah 50 goes further- Messiah is helped by God to submit Himself an offering for sin, in which His success is guaranteed, and all His foes are put to shame.----Indeed, at the incarnation, Jesus operated in the power of the Spirit of God.


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God's Face to Shine Upon Us

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:44 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: God's Face to Shine Upon Us
Subtitle: A Threefold Blessing Fulfilled
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/19/2017
Bible: Numbers 6:22-27; 2 Corinthians 4:6
Length: 26 min.

Overview: Thinking on the subject of seeing the King in His Beauty, our mind recalls the Aaronic blessing that God commanded upon HIs people- -the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.-----This is a promise that God will bless His people by being kindly disposed toward them, as evidenced by His countenance, exhibiting a warmth toward us, and giving to us good things in His grace towards us.----There is a three-fold fulfillment of this blessing. First, God blessed His people Israel with temporal blessings, until they rebelled against Him and turned away from Him.----The Psalmist calls upon God in Psalm 80 to -turn us again unto thee, O God,- and rescue poor Israel, which is under God's hand of judgment. In the midst of his plea, he acknowledges that it will be the strong arm of Messiah, -the man of thy right hand,- Who will be the key to ensuring that God's people do not turn away from Him anymore. Then will come salvation, when God's face shines upon them again.----In Isaiah, promises are made that Messiah will come as a great light unto His people, to overcome the gross darkness.----This second fulfillment of the blessing of God's face shining upon us comes in the glorious light of Christ's Gospel- It is a shining that penetrates the darkness of poor sinners' hearts and makes them alive unto salvation-----Paul makes this more explicit, when he describes the gospel glory that the saints see in the face of Jesus - not a physical brightness, but His glory as our Redeemer, the Lamb's glory displayed in the Gospel to us-----In Jesus' sacrificial work we see that face that displays God's brightness to us. In Jesus, God causes His face to shine upon us-


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The King's Beauty Vindicates!

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:39 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The King's Beauty Vindicates!
Subtitle: The Father's Love Proved!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/12/2017
Bible: Mark 14:61-62; John 17:24
Length: 37 min.

Overview: We are promised that one day we will see the King in His beauty, and a land that is afar off.----The physical beauty of Christ will vindicate Him one day-----In His humanity, He was ordinary looking, and to the people didn't -look like- God manifest in flesh ought to look. No wonder Peter reveled in the glory of Christ's transfiguration, not understanding that it was not His physical glory that would save His people, but rather His glory at Calvary as God's Lamb.----But Scripture promises that one day every eye shall see Him in His beauty and glory, and then their mouths will be stopped. Jesus Himself remarked upon this fact, when He described coming in His glory, with angels, and being seated upon the throne in His glory, judging the world.----In that instance, Christ couples His beauty with His lowly people, for, He judges, whoever was kind to His people was kind to the glorious King- Whoever was unkind to His people He counted as having been unkind to Him.----No doubt every one would have honored Christ had they seen Him in His beauty, but too late, His glory becomes a testament to their cruelty and pending judgment.----Jesus warned the wicked men who falsely convicted Him that one day they would see Him seated at God's right hand and all glorious. They refused to believe His words, that He is Messiah the Son of God, but one day, Jesus told them, they would see that it was true when they saw Him in all His beauty.----Christ's people long to see Him in that beauty. Christ's enemies hate the very idea, because that will be His vindication that His claims were just and true, and their actions rebellious. Christ's beauty displayed will be their death warrant for deicide.


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The King's Beauty We See Today

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:04 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The King's Beauty We See Today
Subtitle: The Lamb is All the Glory!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/5/2017
Bible: John 1:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
Length: 37 min.

Overview: We are promised that one day we will see the King in His beauty, and a land afar off. Christ's beauty is manifest as a physical glory, and in the glory of His work as God's Lamb to save His people.----Today, we can see the King's beauty as God's Lamb, even though we have never seen His physical glory.----Some of the apostles saw Christ's physical glory at the transfiguration. Peter was enjoyed it immensely. Not doubt he thought that if only Christ would so display Himself publicly, they could get on with the program of setting up the kingdom and Christ's glorious reign.----But Jesus was about to reveal His far greater beauty as God's Lamb Who must be believed in unto everlasting salvation- The Father declared that His Son was well pleasing, and must be listened to.----The transfiguration ought to teach us that Christ's physical glory is wonderful and much to be admired, but His Words and His offering as the Lamb are far more glorious to His people than His physical beauty could ever be.----Thus we find that, as in our own personal lives, so it is with Christ the King- it is not the physical beauty that provokes our true and lasting adoration, but rather our Beloved's works and actions and inner character and sacrifice.----When John expressed how he had beheld the glory of Jesus, he stressed that Christ's grace and truth were the dominating characteristics that shone through.----Jesus Himself prayed to His Father that all His people might see His glory one day, because then we will understand that He was always loved by the Father, Who gave Him such glory-----Seeing Christ's glory, we are promised, will one day perfect us into His image as perfect sons of God-


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Visions of the King's Beauty

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:33 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Visions of the King's Beauty
Subtitle: as Seen by the Apostle John
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/26/2017
Bible: Revelation 1:13-18; Revelation 5:6-12
Length: 40 min.

Overview: God promised His people that one day we would see the King in His beauty, and a land that is afar off.----The Revelation depicts that land as God's glorious heaven, the New Jerusalem. It is a place of vast physical splendor, but the Lamb is the real glory in it-----The Revelation also gives glimpses of the King in His Beauty. John saw Jesus bright and shining in glory, so fierce that John fell to the ground terrified. Jesus projected great authority, strength, and power.----But note the tenderness and care of Jesus, when He told John to fear not- The basis for this command is then recited by Jesus- His incarnation, His crucifixion, and His resurrection, never again to die.----Most blessed for the saints, Christ exclaims that He has the keys of hell and of death. It is most appropriate that Jesus should show this to John, since John was the gospel writer who most clearly described Jesus' promises to save His people from judgment and death.----He promised He would save whoever trusts in Him unto eternal life. No doubt many wondered how Jesus could be so sure of His promises to us.----Now John sees Jesus in power and glory, and reminded of Christ's offering for sin and His victory over the grave, our Savior tells us He has got the keys to the places we would have been locked away in by our sin.----Jesus has the keys- He's in charge of the very terror that He promised to save us from- So long as Jesus has those keys, hell and death can never confine God's people.----This gives a whole new understanding of the Old Testament promises, that Jesus quoted with approval, that He would let loose the prisoners, and free the captives-----He has the keys to let go all who trust in Him-


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Seeing that Far Off Land

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Seeing that Far Off Land
Subtitle: The Place Where Jesus Is
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/19/2017
Bible: John 14:1-3; 2 Peter 3:11-14
Length: 40 min.

Overview: God promised His people that, one day, we will see the King in His beauty, and a land that is afar off.----The New Testament contains many references to the land that is afar off, the place that the Lord plans for His people whom He loves.----Jesus described His Father's house having many mansions, where He goes to prepare a place for us. Think of it- the glory of heaven isn't enough for the saints, but our Savior prepares a special accommodation for us there-----Moreover, He assures us that He will come again to take us to where He is now, for the purpose that we might be with Him for eternity.----Peter describes that land afar off as the new heaven and the new earth, wherein dwells righteousness. Because we believe God's promises, we look for that glorious place. Its chief characteristic is righteousness. It is the longing of every believer to finally come to the place where there is no sin in us, and no evil can touch us. That is why Peter exhorts us to cast away all unrighteousness, and seek to be holy and at peace with God, waiting for that glorious day.----John the Apostle described seeing that far away land in the Revelation. He exults in the fact that there God will dwell with His people forever, and there will be no death or sorrow or pain, because He has made everything new. God specifically commanded John to write these things down, because they were certain and precious to us-----It is a place of vast physical splendor, but the Lamb dominates above all that as the Light of the place. Nothing evil will ever be there, and Christ's saints will be there with Him.----The most important thing about this far away land is that we will see Jesus with our own eyes.


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Seeing the King in His Beauty

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:37 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Seeing the King in His Beauty
Subtitle: Seeing a Land that is Far Off
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/12/2017
Bible: Isaiah 33:17; John 8:56
Length: 45 min.

Overview: Isaiah prophesied both Israel's judgment for sin, and the judgment of those wicked nations that persecuted her.----But God also promised through Isaiah that Messiah would redeem Israel, and in the glorious text found at chapter 33, verse 17, He declared- -Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty- they shall behold the land that is very far off.-----In this sweet text, there is a beauty promised that the believer could not then see, and there is a glorious land foretold that the believer could not then see.----And yet, because it is a promise of God, those who trust in Him can see both the beauty of the King, and the land that is afar off, through the eyes of faith.----Old Testament texts describe the beauty of the Lord Jesus. Psalm 45, for example, makes it plain that Christ's beauty does not consist primarily of jewels or crowns or rich clothing. Rather, Christ's principal beauties are His salvation, His truth, His meekness, His righteousness, and His gladness.----Not only so, but Christ has in His entourage a beautiful and loving people whom He has called and beautified, and who dwell in His courts with rejoicing and gladness and praise.----The Old Testament also describes that glorious land that is afar off. In Isaiah 35, for example, it is seen as a place where God's glory and beauty are seen, a place of salvation, healing, and abundance, a place where evil is excluded, a place of safety, for the redeemed, a place of freed people with everlasting joy and happiness, and a place with no sorrow or pain.----Even before Isaiah related God's promise in these matters, Job knew that one day he would see His redeemer with his own eyes in the resurrection of the saints.


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Thoughts on Family and Culture

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:10 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Thoughts on Family and Culture
Subtitle: Concern about Society's Slide
Speaker: John Hey M.D.
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/5/2017
Bible: Proverbs 1:20-33; Luke 2:39-52
Length: 47 min.


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Jesus' Example to Teenagers

Sun, 5 Feb 2017 21:38 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Jesus' Example to Teenagers
Subtitle: A Short Communion Sermon
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/5/2017
Bible: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Luke 2:41-52
Length: 15 min.

Overview: Our youth are growing up wild and unrestrained and disrespectful of their parents. The result is failure in later life, and the dissolution of society at large. The family and the church are crucial to the raising of young people for the glory of God.----Unfortunately, teenagers are often rebellious, lazy, and selfish, but by then it's too late for the parents to do anything to save them.----Our Lord Jesus set a perfect example in His youth. The Scriptures tell us He grew as a teenager in wisdom and stature. He was an earnest and focused young man. His parents assumed He would be playing with His friends, but instead He was in the temple, studying and learning and teaching. He was eager to learn and teach the matters of God, and to be about His father's business.----He obeyed His parents and was subject to them. This example of Christ ought to be preached to our young people in our homes and churches.----How rare it is to find a young male child who is that focused on something other than himself. Mostly they try to avoid doing their chores, or studying their lessons, or helping other people around them.----Our Lord Jesus, at that early age, was studying to be God's Lamb to take away our sin.----It is that very wisdom of Christ that becomes our wisdom, for on the whole, we are a weak and foolish lot-----It is God's purpose to save the weak and the foolish, so that He might get all the glory- He will take us and make us His glorious people, beautifying and adorning us with the qualities that we ourselves do not possess.----No matter how humble a condition we come from, God has made Jesus to us our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption-


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No Price Too Great to Save Us

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 03:03 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: No Price Too Great to Save Us
Subtitle: Jesus Never Loses a One of Us!
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/29/2017
Bible: Psalm 139:1-12; John 18:7-9
Length: 52 min.

Overview: Little stories in the news can often provoke our hearts in gratitude to our Redeemer Who loves us so-----Today's paper tells the story of Patches, an elderly cat who, through fear, was lost from his master for three years. Patches was searched for high and low, but never found. Then suddenly, three years later, Patches was found and returned to his home-----It ought to come flooding into our hearts, the joy that our Lord Jesus never, ever, loses even one of His people-----He can never lose me-----He can never lose you-----The relationship between animal and owner is a pale portrait of the relationship between the believer and the Savior.----Our animals are weak, ignorant, fearful, and foolish compared to their masters. So too, the saints are weak, ignorant, fearful and foolish compared to our mighty Lord Jesus-----As masters, we compare poorly to Jesus in our ability to rescue the ones we care for.----How sad that Patches sought shelter apart from his master, and yet, we do the same thing, not fleeing to Jesus in times of distress, but trusting in ourselves or our leaders. Patches ought to have fled to his master who loved him, but how much more should we flee to Christ Who has saved us-----Patches' owner could not find him, but the Lord Jesus never loses us.----Indeed, we are weak to rescue our own loved ones, but not the Lord Jesus.----The Lord promises throughout Scripture that He will keep His people and stay with His people no matter what danger they face. David rejoiced in God's ever present help, and the impossibility that he could ever be lost from His God, or hidden from Him.----Nobody can find lost sheep like our Jesus- He never gives up until He rescues us-


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God Grants Sinners Repentance

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:53 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: God Grants Sinners Repentance
Subtitle: We are all helpless to repent
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/22/2017
Bible: Acts 5:30-31; Acts 11:16-18
Length: 45 min.

Overview: God requires repentance, but poor sinners are incapable of repenting. But with the coming of Christ, the Gospel message was finally preached, wherein forgiveness of sins was promised to all who repent.----Jesus commanded that repentance and forgiveness of sins be preached in His name, trusting on His sacrifice by which He redeemed sinners from the judgment by His own blood shedding.----The Apostles immediately began to preach this Gospel of repentance and promised forgiveness at Pentecost. Peter's sermon that day amounted to this- you have killed Messiah, but God raised Him up from the dead just like He promised David- Now Jesus is exalted as Lord and Christ.----This left the listeners in a dangerous condition, for they had betrayed the Savior and with wicked hands had slain Him. They were shown to be traitors to Messiah, and their doom was obviously sealed.----But when they asked Peter what they should do, Peter preached exactly what Jesus had told him to preach- he commanded them to repent and be forgiven - forgiven by the very One Whom they had murdered-----A few days later, Peter preached a similar message to a different crowd, explaining that their betrayal of Jesus was according to God's plan described in the Old Testament to provide a sacrifice for sinners. He also cited to them Moses' prophecy of the coming of Messiah, and the promise of destruction to all who refuse to trust in Messiah's Gospel.----Next, Peter preaches to the wicked rulers and priests who had arrested him for preaching Christ's gospel. Peter's sermon discloses this fact- that repentance is given by Christ, as is forgiveness of sin. Christ is the Gospel, unifying repentance and remission of sin.


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Come Down from the Cross!

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:29 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Come Down from the Cross!
Subtitle: Jesus refused the taunts
Speaker: John Pittman Hey
Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/15/2017
Bible: Matthew 27:39-43; Luke 23:36-43
Length: 27 min.

Overview: Last Sunday we discussed the two thieves on the cross, and how one refused to repent, while the other repented and trusted in the Savior as He hung dying beside him.----Three different groups or individuals demanded that Jesus save Himself and come down from the cross, and it is instructive to discover their different motives.----The soldiers made the demand to Jesus as a mockery of the poor, helpless victim of their own cruelty. They reveled in their power to destroy the helpless, and to rub their noses in their helplessness. Nobody comes down from the cross once these cruel men nail them up there, until they are dead. They had no desire for Christ to come down, because they knew, falsely, that He could not, as they shamed Him by their mockery.----The rulers and priests of Israel demanded that Jesus come down from the cross, and then they would believe in Him. They had no desire that He actually come down, and it would have been their destruction had He done so.----They knew He once had the power to save Himself, but, as Isaiah had warned, they believed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted for His crime of claiming to be Messiah. They thought they were safe to taunt Him so, because God was judging Him there.----The fact Jesus did not come down from the cross proved to them that they were right about Him being a liar and impostor all along. They made the mistake of believing that His misery and trouble proved God's rejection of Him. They did not know that God was well pleased in His Son as He hung upon the cross, saving His people.----The impenitent thief really wanted Christ to come down, and that for a selfish reason, for he had no faith in Christ's promises.


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Both Repentance & Forgiveness

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:01 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Both Repentance & Forgiveness Subtitle: Our Confession of Guilt Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 1/8/2017 Bible: Mark 1:1-4; Luke 24:44-47 Length: 46 min. Overview: Poor sinners cannot repent, because we will not admit that God is right to judge us for our sin. Whether under wrath, or in the longsuffering of God, we still will not repent.----But our Lord Jesus fully accepted the justice of God's wrath poured out upon Him as our substitute. He possessed the submissive attitude toward judgment that the wicked cannot and will not.----The glorious revelation of the promise of forgiveness of sin upon repentance is a Gospel revelation- In the Old Testament, it is barely perceptible. Repentance amounted to admission of guilt, followed by the judgment required by the law. Achan's stoning is a good example of this.----How can the law forgive sin upon confession- Admitting that God is right to judge our sin is but the duty of the sinner, to submit to wrath because it is right.----In Psalm 51, King David, the murderer and adulterer, declared the importance of sinners justifying God's wrath, so that it would be very clear that God is right to judge our sin. And yet he prayed desperately for an undeserved mercy that the law couldn't provide.----Job's attitude under the heavy hand of God's will is an example of a saint of God who finally broke down under suffering, demanding that God explain Himself.----Forgiveness of sin upon repentance only began to be preached by John the Baptist to announce the coming of the Lord Jesus- That is why it was called the Gospel - for it is good news indeed, the promise of remission of sin unto repentant sinners.----John the Baptist began to preach this Gospel to prepare the way for the coming of the One Who would save His people from their sin, God's Lamb of sacrifice for our redemption, Light shining in Darkness-[...]


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The Impossibility of Repentance

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:11 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Impossibility of Repentance Subtitle: Sinners Won't Accept Judgment Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 1/1/2017 Bible: Romans 2:3-5; Luke 24:46-47 Length: 38 min. Overview: Previously we have described how our Lord Jesus submitted to judgment for our sake, and made no complaint of any injustice, acknowledging God's wrath was justified for our crimes laid upon Himself.----It seems that poor sinners can never accept the justice of God's wrath for their sin. Instead, we blame everyone but ourselves, and curse God for holding us to account for our wickedness. There is no acknowledging of God's Justice in punishing sinners. There is no repentance for the wicked, because they cannot and will not admit that God is right to judge them and they are guilty.----In the Revelation, the Apostle John describes several instances where the wicked are subject to horrible wrath at the hand of God, and yet they refuse to repent, but instead blaspheme Him. Meanwhile, God's servants readily and gladly acknowledge the rightness of God's judgment.----This lack of repentance in judgment ensures that God's wrath is never ending, because we continue to pile sin upon sin even as God begins to judge us.----Lack of repentance also ensures that sinners will disregard the sacrifice of Jesus. If they cannot accept the justice of God's wrath for their own sin, they certainly will take offense at God's wrath directed upon the innocent substitute the Savior.----But even when God is long-suffering toward sinners, they will still not repent. Peter and Paul describe the wicked's twisted logic- the fact that God has not yet judged us proves we've done nothing wrong-----Thus, even the goodness of God is cause for sinners to refuse to repent-----Thus we are all in a pitiful state, unable to repent, and unable to exhaust God's judgment for our sin.[...]


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The War on Christmas Isn't Important

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:42 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The War on Christmas Isn't Important Subtitle: Provoking Our Hearts to Praise Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/25/2016 Bible: Luke 19:38-44; Matthew 23:37-39 Length: 34 min. Overview: The birth of the Lord Jesus is worthy of celebration, for by it, God joined Himself unto His creatures whom He loved, and became -God with us-- The Son took upon Himself human flesh, that He might have a body in which to pay the awful price of our sin.----All other men are born to begin the long struggle against certain death, because of Adam's fall and our own iniquities. But the Savior was immune from death, because He had done no wrong, and yet He was born for the purpose of submitting Himself to death in our place.----We celebrate the Savior's birth, for unto us was born that day a Savior-----We hear a good deal about the -war on Christmas,- whereby attempts are made to expunge the Lord Jesus from the season, because He might offend unbelievers. Sadly, Christmas has already become so consumed by materialism, commercialism, and non-Christian accretions, that it is well-nigh secular in America.----How sad to see churches canceling Sunday services because they fall on Christmas day- It seems that even many Christians care more for the secular aspects of Christmas than they do the Savior's birth.----Therefore, the war on Christmas has become primarily a cultural and political struggle, because Jesus has little to do with our affection for it. If you stripped away all the lights, and presents, and feasting, and Santa Claus, and kept only the remembrance of the Lord's birth, very few would retain any interest in it at all.----The irony is, that opposition to Christmas is mostly motivated by a despising of Christ, while support for Christmas is almost completely secular, heritage-based, and political.----Oh that Believers focused on Joy in our Redeemer at Christmas time-[...]


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The Silence of God's Lamb

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 22:05 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Silence of God's Lamb Subtitle: Christ Owned Our Guiltiness Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/18/2016 Bible: Matthew 27:12-14; Isaiah 53:7 Length: 31 min. Overview: The Lord Jesus took sad knowledge of our sin, and when He was on the cross, His Father forsook Him there, leaving Him helpless to suffer wrath in our place.----It was necessary for the Savior to submit to that wrath as entirely just and proper punishment for our sin laid upon Him.----The wicked never accept that their judgment is just. Instead, they make every excuse, and blame any person other than themselves. They rage against the just judgment.----Some might ask, how could Jesus' judgment, finite in time, ever match the wrath that the wicked will face for eternity-----The answer is, who can question God's calculus of judgment and justice- After all, the Lord Jesus was dearly beloved, making His judgment all the more painful. Unlike sinners, Jesus is pure, sinless, and perfect, making Him a satisfactory sacrifice unlike sinners. Jesus was perfectly obedient, making the pain of judgment incalculable. What happened to Christ was far worse than what happens to the wicked in Hell.----Further, the wicked rebel against their judgment, while the Lord Jesus submitted to it. He accepted it as proper and just that He should suffer, having taken upon Himself our load of guilt.----When the wicked rage against judgment, they make their crimes ever to grow larger, but not so the Savior. They can therefore never exhaust the judgment for their sin.----It was foretold that Messiah would confess our sin as His own. He cried out that His sins were known to God, and that His reproach and shame and dishonor were ever before Him.----When Jesus agreed to become our sacrifice, He accepted that whatever wrath rained down upon Him was utterly just. That's why He made no complaint at Calvary-[...]


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Forsaken by God on the Cross

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:27 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Forsaken by God on the Cross Subtitle: A Sad Consequence of Our Sin Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/11/2016 Bible: Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46 Length: 33 min. Overview: Our Lord Jesus took upon Himself the sad knowledge of our sin, in order to redeem us from it. He did not turn away from us, but rather He loved us, knowing the costly sacrifice that His love would demand of Him.----That great cost was paid by Christ and by the Father. That great cost was that the Son had to submit to the punishment of death for us, and God had to inflict His wrath upon the Son in order to save us.----What great love there must be between Father and Son, that They could agree to pay such a price in union with Each Other-----The worst price of love must be when your saving one beloved requires the hurting of another-----The Father's love for the Son is expressed fervently throughout Scripture. God delighted in Him since eternity past- He declared His love for His Son to His people during Christ's ministry- this is My Beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased-----Christ Himself was well aware of the love of His Father for Him, and of His love for His Father.----Jesus drew particular attention to one of the reasons for the Father's love- that Christ would lay down His life to save His people-----God's wrath against Jesus at Calvary does not disprove God's love for Him - on the contrary, it is Christ's obedience in that death that provokes the love of God for Him-----And yet, the sad knowledge Jesus undertook to save us on the cross cost Him that sweet presence of the One Whom He loved, and Who loved Him-----On the cross, He was forsaken by God, and left to suffer alone, without help. That is why He cried, My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me-----No doubt such an horrific event for one eternally and perfectly loved was a part of the great cost He paid.[...]


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He Knew Me, Yet He Loved Me!

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:57 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: He Knew Me, Yet He Loved Me! Subtitle: The Sad Knowledge of True Love Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/4/2016 Bible: Isaiah 53:3; John 11:33-36 Length: 42 min. Overview: Christ took painful knowledge of our sins on the cross, when they were laid on Him, and He was judged as guilty of them in our place.----It seems that true love requires taking on a sad knowledge, because only such love is sacrifice and costly. What sort of love is it that only shares the good times, and never undertakes the burdens and sorrows of the beloved-----It seems that the situations that require sacrificial love are brought on by poverty, sickness, ignorance, helplessness, foolishness, and sin. In order to sacrifice, one must engage in the consequences of these weaknesses and failures. That requires entering into a sad knowledge of the beloved's travails.----If God was going to love poor sinners, it meant He would have to interact with our sin, and its bitter consequences.----The Pharisees thought they could approach unto God because they supposed themselves righteous. But what sort of love would it be for God to embrace the righteous, when it is sinners that need saving-----That is why Jesus ate with publicans and sinners- He took on the sad knowledge of their troubles and their sins, because only a love that does that will even try to make the sacrifice to help-----Because true love is sacrifice, it is always easier not to love, for then we avoid being entangled in the sad knowledge that love imposes upon us.----We avoid drug users and mentally ill people, because the cost of loving them is deemed too much, and we want to live comfortable, uncomplicated lives.----Praise God, our Lord Jesus didn't turn away from poor sinners that way- He knew all the sad consequences of sin, because He saw them in the ones He loved, having never sinned Himself.[...]


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Christ's Knowledge of Our Sin

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:01 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Christ's Knowledge of Our Sin Subtitle: Jesus Faced the Bitter Truth Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/27/2016 Bible: Isaiah 53:11; Hebrews 4:15 Length: 37 min. Overview: We have so much to be thankful for in our Lord Jesus- Yet how easy it is to forget to be thankful.----We should be thankful that Christ is zealous for perfect justice, because it is very easy to ignore injustice, to close our eyes to it.----But our Lord Jesus did no such thing. No only does He know all things in His deity, but He also plunged Himself into the injustice of this world. He learned our sorry condition by practical experience.----When it comes to injustice, nothing we see or experience ourselves can ever exceed the injustice that our Savior personally experienced- He was perfect and innocent, yet He was cruelly put to death. No wonder He is so zealous for justice, and no wonder He will set everything right one day soon-----The Scriptures are full of examples of how the Lord Jesus learned by experience the condition of poor sinners, and the dark consequences of sin. He grew in stature and in wisdom, and He sufferer temptation from the devil, yet without succumbing to it.----But most clearly, He learned the horror of death as the judgment for sin in His humanity. This makes Him a faithful high priest, and joins Him unto His people who are under the judgment for their sin.----Jesus learned in His own body what it means to be guilty of sin, for He was made sin for us. He took our sins upon Himself and was treated as guilty as though they were His sins. He learned the shame and dishonor of being judged guilty of sin, and the punishment of death for sin.----It was our first sin in the garden that imparted to us the knowledge of evil and knowledge of sin's ultimate horrible end.----By being made sin for us, Christ took on a full knowledge of sin for us, to redeem us-[...]


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Justice for the Poor at Last

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 02:06 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Justice for the Poor at Last Subtitle: Jesus the Only Righteous Judge Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/20/2016 Bible: Proverbs 29:14; Isaiah 59:15-16 Length: 0 min. Overview: When we think about the election of our new leaders, and whether or not they will be concerned for justice for the poor and the helpless, our hearts should yearn for the reign of our Lord Jesus, for He will bring justice to the poor at last-----This week, the preacher attended a court hearing that proved to be a travesty of justice. Three young men were re-arrested after the judge had already dismissed the charges against them. No new evidence was presented, but a new judge sent them back to jail to wait three more months on the grand jury to decide their fate.----How much God hates injustice, and how little we hate it. How often we see our friends on Facebook express themselves as oblivious to the demands of justice. Kill them all, and let God sort them out, is the blood lust desire of so many Americans these days.----God's Word condemns injustice and oppression in many places. The sin recited against Israel in Isaiah was, first and foremost, injustice against the poor and helpless. It was, along with innocent blood shedding, Israel's crimson sin. God commanded the people to stand up for the oppressed and ensure that justice was done.----Scriptures exhort rulers to soberly attend to justice for the poor. Indeed, while I was sitting in the court room, I read from Proverbs 29-14- -The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.-----What a glorious explanation for the everlasting reign of Messiah- He will be perfectly faithful in bringing justice to the poor, and His throne will be established forever-----It is the Father Who has and will establish Christ's reign forever, because He is well pleased with the Son's[...]


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Can Trump Save Us?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:05 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Can Trump Save Us? Subtitle: No Question that Jesus Can! Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/13/2016 Bible: Deuteronomy 17:14-20; Isaiah 11:1-10 Length: 49 min. Overview: Across our land, there is both fear and loathing, and great rejoicing, at the election of our new president. Some say they are in fear at what might happen to them, while others breathe a sigh of relief that salvation has come at last.----In the past, it is true that every president we loved has somehow disappointed us, and every president we loathed has turned out not nearly so bad as we feared.----The question is, has God had mercy upon our land by giving us Trump as president, or has He done so as a judgment against us-----Many claim that Trump will make better appointments to the Supreme Court. How soon we forget of the bad appointments that Reagan and Bush made- Those appointments were the votes needed to usher in and uphold abortion, Obamacare, eminent domain abuses, etc.----No doubt Mr. Trump will be better for us on some issues, and worse for us on others. He is a pragmatist, and therefore not guided by moral principles. He has embraced authoritarian methods, and surrounded himself with authoritarian advisers like Giuliani, Bolton, and Gingrich.----There is legitimate fear in what an authoritarian Trump administration will do with profiling, which always harms the innocents among the targeted classes, often the poor and minorities. The American presidency has more power now than at any time in our history, and it has already been greatly abused by Trump's predecessors.----God may use Mr. Trump to accomplish good for our country, or He may use him to judge us for our great wickedness. King Saul and King Jehu are two examples in Scripture where wicked men did some good, but also harmed their country.----But our King Jesu[...]


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Our Garments of Salvation

Sun, 6 Nov 2016 22:48 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Our Garments of Salvation Subtitle: Christ Made them with Love Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/6/2016 Bible: Isaiah 61:10; Revelation 19:7-8 Length: 44 min. Overview: A famous country song tells the story of a little girl whose poor mother sewed her a coat made of different colored rags. The girl was so proud of her coat, but her school mates laughed at her. She tried to explain to them that her mother had sewed her love in every stitch, but they didn't understand the garment's value to the little girl.----This brings to mind a flood of thoughts about God's love in clothing His people in the righteousness of the Savior-----We are an unclean thing, and all our so-called righteousnesses are but filthy garments before a holy God.----But Isaiah describes what great joy God's people have to discover that He has clothed us in the garments of salvation and robes of righteousness-----The prophet Zechariah describes a scene in glory when the Lord takes away our filthy garments, and says to us, -I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment.-----How supremely valuable are the garments that Christ gives to us, and how great the doom to anyone found without them-----One reason God gives us such beautiful garments is so that we will be clothed like His Son, all perfect and without spot or stain. We will not be vile or lowly or out of place in the royal family, but as was done unto the prodigal son, He has put upon us the best robe-----In the Revelation, we are told that it is, in fact, the blood of the Lamb that renders these garments perfect and clean upon the saints. At the wedding feast, Christ's bride the Church is arrayed in robes of His righteousness.----When our Lord Jesus was, as it were, sewing these garments for us at[...]


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Jesus Always Saves His Little Ones

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:42 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Jesus Always Saves His Little Ones Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/30/2016 Bible: Matthew 18:6-7,14; John 10:28-29 Length: 37 min. Overview: We have related a specific example of an attack against children, in which they were tempted to turn against their parents and dishonor them. Christ promises complete destruction upon all who cause His little ones who have trusted in Him to stumble or to sin.----How often we read Christ's solemn promise of judgment and assume, incorrectly, that Jesus is so severe because such attacks will result in the loss of little ones to Satan. Surely if wicked men tempt away God's people into sin, and it leads to their destruction, those men will have blood on their hands, and that is why they will be judged.----But Jesus is teaching no such thing- On the contrary, Jesus promises wrath and destruction against those who lead His little ones astray, because He will surely save them anyway-----The wrath is not promised because wicked men succeed in stealing away Christ's precious ones by tempting them. The wrath is promised because they tried, and failed, to steal the Lord's people away from Him-----God has appointed angels to represent children who have trusted in Jesus before His throne, and He is ever mindful, and ever careful, for their welfare and safety. That's what makes it so dangerous to attack God's people, to try to woo them away from the Savior by tempting them into sin.----But no matter what wicked men try to do to destroy the Lord's children, to lead them astray, to tempt them away from the Savior, our Lord Jesus always seeks them out and finds them and brings them back where they belong in His arms with rejoicing-----He will accomplish the will of His Father tha[...]


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Offending the Little Ones of Jesus: An Horrific Example

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:56 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Offending the Little Ones of Jesus: An Horrific Example Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/23/2016 Bible: Matthew 18:6-7; Romans 1:28-32 Length: 58 min. Overview: In this series, we have described the duties of children to obey their parents, and the danger disobedience and disrespect puts them in. The parents have a reciprocal duty to protect, provide for, and train up their children. All this is a model of our relationship with God as our Father, and is sanctified by Christ's obedience to His parents, both earthly and Heavenly.----But we now come to a solemn and horrible example, happening right now in our state, of the evil of leading children to disrespect and disobey their parents.----Wicked grandparents attempted to seduce their grandchildren away from their parents, to belittle their adopted daddy, to cast aspersions in their hearts against their own mother, to urge the little boys to disobey and dishonor their parents.----This alienation of children from their parents was all carried out by words spoken in secret to the children by their grandparents. The horrible scheme was exposed when one boy repeated the malicious ideas to his family at home.----Once the parents discovered the damage done to their sons, they quite properly cut off all visits, and slowly restored the family's bonds of love and safety.----This attack was a depraved assault against the authority of the parents, and the duty of children to respect and obey their parents. By these means, the grandparents caused these children to stumble, to sin against their parents.----Praise God, the Lord Jesus has redeemed these two boys, and restored the family's love and the children's honor and obedience to their [...]


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Act in Your Own Self Interest!

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:21 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Act in Your Own Self Interest! Subtitle: Law-keeping vs. Gospel Faith Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/16/2016 Bible: Deuteronomy 30; Ezekiel 33:10-11 Length: 48 min. Overview: We have already spoken on the evil moral system of pragmatism, and how our Lord Jesus repudiated it in His life and ministry.----Often pragmatism is invoked as a moral fig leaf to justify our own depraved acts. But the tragedy that shrouds pragmatism is this- we are not even able to act in our own best interests, because of our ignorance, blindness, rebellion, and unbelief.----In the Garden of Eden, Eve thought she was acting in her own best interests with her pragmatic calculation. In reality, she acted against her best interests, and brought death to the entire human race.----The fact is that, objectively, it is always in our best interests to obey God's commandments, because therein is life. But we cannot, and we will not, keep His commandments. We find that our sin prevents us from acting in our own best interests.----All our talk about optimizing our lives and acting pragmatically is in vain, because we defy our Creator and His promises and His commandments.----The Bible is full of exhortations to obey God, and prosper and live, both personally and politically.----All the way back to the founding of Israel, Moses instructed the people of God's promise of blessings and curses for obedience and rebellion. In fact, Moses stressed that it's not complicated at all- the commandment is nigh unto us, close by, and the promises plain.----In Ezekiel, God pleads with His people- turn ye, turn ye, for why will ye die-----The problem is, we need a new heart and a changed will to obey God, and we cannot change them ourse[...]


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The Impractical Lord Jesus

Sun, 9 Oct 2016 22:43 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Impractical Lord Jesus Subtitle: Our Savior Rejected Pragmatism Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/9/2016 Bible: Luke 9:51-56; Matthew 16:21-23 Length: 43 min. Overview: The Scriptures condemn the evil moral system of pragmatism, which claims that noble ends justify illicit means. It is never right to do wrong, that right might prevail. Doing -whatever it takes- to get what we want is a depraved moral methodology.----The Lord Jesus life and ministry is a particular rebuke to pragmatism, for never was there a less pragmatic person than the Savior- He refused to do the practical things necessary to achieve His goals of saving His people and bringing in the kingdom - at least, from the perspective of his friends and foes alike.----Satan offered a menu of practical schemes to speed up the work of Christ. Use your power to satisfy your need for food. Prove your bona fides by testing God's promise of protection of Messiah. Receive the kingdom right now by worshiping the devil.----These were not God's approved means, and they were all sinful, no matter how pragmatic they might be.----In His youth, He left the temple, the center of God's work, and submitted Himself to His parents. This aborted His -early start,- but the pragmatic considerations could not make disobeying His parents the right thing to do.----Christ's disciples, on the other hand, urged Christ to do the practical, necessary things to hurry up His work.----They urged Him to punish those who rejected His teachings, but He made it clear it would be wrong of Him to do such things.----They condemned all talk of His dying, but He rebuked them for loving the things of men more than the things of God.----It[...]


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Turning Away from Pragmatism

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 00:06 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Turning Away from Pragmatism Subtitle: Wrong Lessons Learned at 9/11 Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/2/2016 Bible: Genesis 3:4-6; John 11:45-50 Length: 46 min. Overview: The moral doctrine of pragmatism is a wicked scheme that argues that the ends justify the means, that evil acts are sanctified when they are done to accomplish some good purpose.----This moral rot has pervaded our entire society. It is the argument used to justify the police killing innocent people out of concern for -officer safety.- It is also the supposed justification for protesters rioting and looting innocent people's homes and businesses to stand up against police misconduct.----No longer can we expect people to refrain from wicked conduct when they judge it necessary to accomplish some just purpose.----Pragmatists often claim that they have -no choice- but to commit immoral acts, so urgent and necessary and just is the end in view.----This malignant idea first appeared in the Garden of Eden., when Eve decided it was excusable for her to disobey God's commandment and eat of the forbidden fruit because it looked and tasted good, and would make her wise. She believed she could disobey God for a good cause.----King Saul thought it proper to disobey God's commandment to destroy all the Amalekite animals so that he might make sacrifices to God. Uzzah thought it right to touch the Ark to save it from utter ruin.----In each case, God's wrath was displayed against such justifications.----Paul denounced the idea that we should sin so that Grace might abound. He castigated those who claimed that sinful acts were justified if they led to God's exaltation.----God, it s[...]


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Pragmatism Always Bites Back

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:45 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Pragmatism Always Bites Back Subtitle: Wrong Lessons Learned at 9/11 Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 9/25/2016 Bible: Matthew 7:1-3 Length: 39 min. Overview: America learned all the wrong lessons from the mass murders of 9-11, and perhaps the most tragic idea we could have settled upon is the false virtue of our pragmatic response.----Our leaders told us they would do whatever it took to defend us, and so they started wars and invaded nations and tortured people who had done us no harm.----In the process, we lost our liberty while we cultivated suspicions and rage.----The idea that a country has the right to take whatever steps are necessary in its own defense is but an example of the false moral system of pragmatism. Pragmatism seeks to justify immoral acts because they are deemed necessary to achieve a moral purpose.----Pragmatism says that the ends justify the means. It teaches that whatever is necessary to achieve a noble purpose is thereby justified and ennobled.----Pragmatism is just about the only moral principle America still has. We are a -can-do- people, and dislike the idea that our goals might be thwarted because some moral scruple stands in the way. Instead, we adopt whatever morality is necessary to get us what we want.----There is nothing wrong with being practical, so long as we understand that just because something works doesn't make it moral or just.----But pragmatism says that morality is determined by the goal we seek to achieve. Since self-defense of the nation is a proper purpose, we conclude that we can do whatever it takes to defend ourselves, even if we wantonly kill innocent peopl[...]


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The False Presumption of Guilt

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:35 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The False Presumption of Guilt Subtitle: Wrong Lessons Learned at 9/11 Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 9/18/2016 Bible: John 9:1-3; Luke 13:1-5 Length: 47 min. Overview: Another wrong lesson learned from the murderous tragedy of 9-11 is the comfortable assumption that, when our government or our military kills somebody, that person must have done something wrong.----We like to assume this, because it shelters us from having to grapple with the deaths of completely innocent people at the hands of our own government.----We assume, therefore, that when our CIA or our army imprisons, tortures, or even kills a person from the Middle East, that person must have been a terrorist bent on harming America.----This is a specific example of a more general prejudice that men hold- that if catastrophe or judgment befalls a man, that man must have deserved it.----In embracing this notion, we quickly abandon a core American principle of -innocent until proven guilty.- Because we have turned our backs on this principle, even our juries now routinely convict people on inadequate evidence, and send innocent people to death row.----We ought never assume the government is right when it accuses anybody without providing the proof publicly.----In fact, most of the people jailed in GITMO were not caught under arms against America, and almost none of them have even been charged or scheduled for trial for the things our government has claimed they did. Indeed, most GITMO detainees never fought against the United States at all.----And when it comes to war, our military kills many innocent civilians, becaus[...]


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The Greater Threat to America

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:46 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Greater Threat to America Subtitle: Wrong Lessons Learned at 9/11 Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 9/11/2016 Bible: Romans 2; Romans 3:9-20 Length: 32 min. Overview: Fifteen years ago, over 3000 innocent Americans were murdered in a terrorist attack. Yet it seems we have learned many wrong lessons from that atrocity- our government has grown more tyrannical, our liberties have been stripped away, the Middle East is more dangerous, and we are all less safe.----The first wrong lesson we learned is the false idea that Muslim terrorists are the greatest threat to American lives. By learning that lesson, we have reordered our lives and surrendered our freedom.----Yet it is simply untrue that terrorism is a significant threat to our lives. In that one day, the terrorists killed almost as many innocent Americans as we kill every day, all year, for the past 43 years.----Indeed, since 2000, terrorists have not managed to kill combined more innocent American civilians than we kill every single day in our abortion mills.----Our perspective of what is the truly monstrous danger is completely gone. Our ability to accurately gauge relative evil has left us. We run about hysterically over the terrorist menace, when the overwhelming number of innocent lives are killed by American doctors and lawyers and nurses and judges and politicians right under our noses, every single day, year in and year out.----Objectively, the greater evil is not the terrorists. The greater evil is Americans.----Much is made of how the terrorists scream -allahu akbar- as they slaughter their[...]


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Christ's Desire for the Last Passover

Sun, 4 Sep 2016 22:10 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Christ's Desire for the Last Passover Subtitle: He Delighted to Do God's Will Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 9/4/2016 Bible: Luke 22:14-16; Matthew 26:20-24 Length: 35 min. Overview: Our Lord Jesus cried, in His humanity, for deliverance from judgment. His cries are our cries, and He identifies Himself with His people whom He redeems. His hope, like ours, is in the promised resurrection from the grave.----Jesus had those feelings of dread of judgment, and desires for life, but He was not governed by those feelings. Rather, He delighted to do God's will, to accomplish the sacrifice for sinners on the cross.----Yet Jesus always knew He would die as God's Lamb. At every Passover, at every sacrifice in the temple, when God's people rejoiced that the lamb was judged to make an atonement for them, Jesus knew that one day, He would be that Lamb, and there would be no substitute for Him, for He is our substitute.----Jesus told His disciples of His imminent death and betrayal, even telling them that at the last Passover, just two days hence, He would be betrayed to death.----Scriptures tell us His disciples were sad. No doubt Christ's words cast a pall over the feast. As they celebrated it that last time, Christ told them He would shed His blood for their sins.----But Jesus was eager to celebrate the last passover with them, because He was about to fulfill the type and picture of the passover at Calvary.----All those years, all those sacrifices, that could never take away sin, but now, at last for Jesus, He would be crucified to save [...]


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Jesus' Cries Are Our Own Cries

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:23 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Jesus' Cries Are Our Own Cries Subtitle: Christ Perfected by Suffering Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 8/28/2016 Bible: Hebrews 5:1-10; Luke 22:39-44 Length: 38 min. Overview: The Psalmist several times records the cries of Messiah for deliverance from death. Jesus knew He would be delivered by His resurrection, yet He cried out, -how long- until God would deliver Him.----Christ's prayer in the garden at Gethsemane was a fulfillment of the prophecies of His urgent pleas.----Jesus was not suicidal, and He had the human desire for life and avoidance of death. He was entirely like us in His humanity.----Far worse, though, was the prospect of bearing God's wrath and judgment for our sins laid upon the Savior- Jesus had a proper fear of God's wrath, for had it not been horrific and too grievous to be born, it would not have been a proper judgment for our sin.----Christ's prayers prove He knew what He was in for. They prove that He would suffer real wrath and judgment, from which His body and humanity recoiled.----They also prove that Jesus submitted Himself to His Father's will, embracing it as His very own-----Christ knew all the horror He faced, and yet He counted it as nothing because of the end He had in view- the rescue of His loved ones, His fulfillment of His promises to us, and the finishing of the sacrifice for sin.----On the cross, Jesus cried out to God for forsaking Him, literally embracing the Psalmist's prophecy of the words He would utter.----Hebrews informs us that those cries perfected ou[...]


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Christ's Pleas for Deliverance

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:13 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Christ's Pleas for Deliverance Subtitle: God Answered with Resurrection Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 8/21/2016 Bible: psalm 89; Psalm 16:9-10 Length: 38 min. Overview: The prayers of the saints for deliverance are often answered only at the resurrection, when our Lord Jesus sets everything right that was ever wrong for His people-----So too, the cries of the Savior for deliverance in the Psalms were answered at His resurrection-----There are sixteen Messianic psalms, and we tend to ascribe the victorious parts for Christ, while the cries for deliverance we consider to be the personal prayers of the psalmist.----But these cries for deliverance are the cries of Jesus in the trouble and death that He would die to save us.----Some of the Messianic psalms are unalloyed descriptions of the glory and victory and beauty of the Redeemer.----Some describe His cries for deliverance and help, but also relate the deliverance which He obtained from His Father.----But the darkest Psalm, for the Lord Jesus, is surely Psalm 89. In it, there is a promise of the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant, that Christ would rule forever one day, and His reign would be glorious. He would deliver His poor people, and God would uphold Him forever.----But then at verse 38, the psalm turns to a dark portrait of Christ's travails, that God has abhorred Him and is angry with Him.----Jesus describes how His crown has been taken, and He is a reproach and a shame. These plaints are echos of Christ's lament[...]


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Our Pleas Finally Answered

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 23:32 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Our Pleas Finally Answered Subtitle: Rescued by the Resurrection Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 8/14/2016 Bible: Psalm 74; 2 Thessalonians 1:4-10 Length: 46 min. Overview: Psalm 74 is an exemplar of scripture passages where the Lord's people cry out to Him, -how long-- - how long until we are saved-----Here, the psalmist reminds the Lord of how the wicked have overrun the country and destroyed the temple. He also recounts times in the past when God's mighty saving power was evidently manifest. He cries out to God not to allow those who trust in Him to be ashamed. Arise and save us, and don't ignore the wicked's blasphemies.----We always assume that these psalms were written in the middle of trouble, and that God soon enough answered the psalmists' pleas.----But there is no reason to believe this particular psalmist ever saw God's answer to his prayer for deliverance.----Perhaps the psalmist didn't realize it, but his only sure hope lay in his Messiah one day putting all things right.----The same is true today for us. Yet we constantly cast about for a new leader, or a revival, or this or that short-term rescue, and we wonder why God hasn't rescued us yet from our trouble.----Perhaps we are living in a day like King Manasseh, who filled the whole land with violence and bloodshed. Good king Josiah then replaced him, but it was too little, too late.----All our hopes in deliverance by any other than our Lord Jesus will turn out, at best, to be just [...]


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The Blood Draws Us Nigh

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 22:50 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Blood Draws Us Nigh Subtitle: Our God is Close to Save Us Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 8/7/2016 Bible: Psalm 73:22-28; Ephesians 2:13 Length: 38 min. Overview: The Psalmist laments the apparent success of the wicked, and how well their lives seem to go. But when he approaches God in worship, then he understands the imminent judgment that God has in store for them.----Toward the end of the psalm, a contrast is drawn between the wicked being far from God, and the Lord's people being close to Him. Even though the psalmist discovers how foolish he had been to envy the wicked, and had acted and thought like an ignorant beast toward God, yet he was with God, and God was with him- Indeed, God holds him by his right hand.----While God keeps him close by holding him, the wicked have gone whoring after other gods and left God far away.----The Psalmist concludes that it is good to draw nigh unto God, for then he will trust in God, and will be ready to glory in the good works of God.----Scripture teaches that God is far away from the wicked, but He is close by to hear the cries of His people. The Lord is exalted, yet He respects the poor and lowly, and rejects the proud.----God's closeness is related to His salvation - He is right at hand to save His people. Judgment falls upon those who are far away from Him.----God is very close to those with broken hearts, and saves those with contrite spirits. When God draws near to a pe[...]


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Loved Before We Even Existed

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 00:26 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Loved Before We Even Existed Subtitle: God's Power from Our Birth Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 7/31/2016 Bible: Psalm 71:6-8; Psalm 22:9-11 Length: 43 min. Overview: When the Psalmist pleads with God not to forget him in his old age, he remembers how God's power and protection were with him from before his birth.----Birth is a miraculous event, though it is so common that we hardly think of it that way. The biologists and doctors still cannot plumb the depths of the miracle of conception, and embryotic development, and the forming of the baby in the womb, much less the impossibility of live birth.----It all happens microscopically, and internally, and secretly, yet God's power is on display in every birth, particularly since God loved His people before we even existed-----He loved us, He made us deliberately, He kept us safe, He brought us forth alive to know Him and to be saved forever by Him-----The declaration of God's power in birth found in Psalm 71-6-8 jumped out at the preacher when he remembered the miraculous birth of a friend we have prayed for these past years. Her family has been under satanic attack by courts and judges and lawyers and ex-inlaws, her children put in danger, her health broken by the stress of it all.----Yet over twenty years ago, she experienced a true miracle in the birth of her second son. The doctors diagnosed him with multiple birth defects, and urged her t[...]


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The Death of the Testator

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:40 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Death of the Testator Subtitle: Jesus' Last Will and Testament Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 7/24/2016 Bible: Hebrews 9:15-17; Zechariah 9:11 Length: 44 min. Overview: Christ is the sacrifice that sealed the New Covenant, that executed its promise to take away our guilt and judgment.----Old Testament covenants, like the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, were sealed with sacrificial blood, but those sacrifices were ceremonial in nature.----Not so the Lord Jesus' blood shedding at Calvary- It is the power of the New Covenant, it is the operation, it is that blood that executes the provisions of the New Covenant, because Christ's blood takes away the sin of everyone that trusts in Him.----Christ's sacrifice is indispensable to the fulfillment of the New Covenant, because the promises could not be carried out without Jesus' death for sinners.----Not only so, but Hebrews informs us that by Christ's blood the saints are made perfect to perform every good work to do God's will. Thus the sacrifice of Jesus performs upon us the other promises of the New Covenant - to make us to know and obey God's will.----There yet remains something unique about the death of the Savior in the performance of the New Covenant, which is often missed by believers. Perhaps it is missed by the choice of words by the translators of Scripture.----The New Testament, referred to by Christ and by [...]


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The Sacrifice of the Covenant

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:09 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Sacrifice of the Covenant Subtitle: A Meditation upon Psalm 50 Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 7/17/2016 Bible: Psalm 50:5; Matthew 26:26-28 Length: 37 min. Overview: Psalm 50 is a prophecy of the New Covenant and the second coming of the Savior.----It is a call for judgment, which will be executed by Christ when He next comes into this world. His judgment will be righteous, and will be seen over the face of the whole world. The wicked's doom will then come to pass as He cleanses His world of all sin and sorrow.----But notice how the Lord declares He will not treat with His people according to the Mosaic Law- He will not require of them the blood sacrifices of the Old Testament. Rather, they will offer praise and thanksgiving and they will trust in Him for their salvation. These sacrifices are those laid out in the New Testament for believers today who are under the New Covenant.----The psalmist exults- Out of Zion, God hath shined- Our Lord Jesus is a light to gentiles, and when He came the first time, a people that walked in darkness saw a great light- Jesus is the brightness of God's glory. There is no greater perfection of beauty than Christ and His Gospel of redemption for sinners.----The command goes forth from the Savior- -gather my Saints together unto me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.-----Scripture tells[...]


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Sneering at Christ's Obedience

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:26 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Sneering at Christ's Obedience Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 7/10/2016 Bible: John 10:22-39; Mark 14:61-64 Length: 40 min. Overview: Satan personally attacked our Lord Jesus' sonship and sought to provoke Him into dishonoring God His Father and disobeying Him, but praise God, the devil utterly failed-----Satan didn't stop there. As in our own lives, the devil uses his mouthpieces to speak for him in provoking and trying to lead people astray. The devil also has his servants try to tear down the ties of families, and provoke disobedience in children against their parents.----The rulers attacked Christ's relationship to the Father by implying He was of illegitimate birth, a slander against Mary and Joseph and the Savior. They also asked sneeringly -where is your father------Jesus' response was to again declare His obedience to His Father, even unto death. He told them that when He was crucified, then people would know God was His Father, and had sent Him to save His people.----Jesus put His finger upon the true source of all the attacks against His pedigree and His sonship- they come through wicked men from their father the devil, who is a liar and a murderer.----Jesus thereby declares that attacks against children relating to their obedience to their parents and relationshi[...]


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The Devil Tempted God's Son

Sun, 3 Jul 2016 22:08 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Devil Tempted God's Son Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 7/3/2016 Bible: Luke 4:1-13; John 6:38-40 Length: 36 min. Overview: It is a great crime to attack a family, or to lead little ones astray from their parents.----God consecrated the family in His Son Jesus, Whom He placed within a family, giving Him a Godly adoptive father who raised Him and provided for Him and took care of Him. Jesus was obedient to, and honored His earthly parents perfectly, thereby fulfilling all the law for us.----But His obedience to God His Father was more majestic still- If you want to see the noblest exemplar of a Son's obedience to His Father, look to our Lord Jesus, for He was perfectly obedient to His Father, because He is the Son of God.----This peculiar obedience was foretold by David in Psalm 40, when he wrote of Messiah's obedience to God in the matter of providing a sacrifice, keeping all His commandments, and preaching His righteousness and His salvation to the people of God.----Jesus declared over and over again His obedience to His Father's will, most specifically to that Will that all God's loved ones must be saved to the uttermost, and that Jesus must not lose a single one of us. Jesus affirmed that He would fulfill this Will of His Father in saving Hi[...]


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Friday's Assault on a Godly Family Leads to Physical Harm

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:55 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Friday's Assault on a Godly Family Leads to Physical Harm Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 6/26/2016 Bible: Psalm 35; Matthew 11:28 Length: 35 min. Overview: What happens when wicked men attack the family, and try to lure the children away from their parents and into disobedience-----The consequences are severe, as we have witnessed just this weekend with the attack upon a Godly family in our area.----Wicked grandparents sought to steal away the hearts of the young children from their parents, and when the parents discovered it, they quite properly cut off access to their children. They took seriously the duties of parents to protect and raise their children.----Then the grandparents turned to the courts, and wicked lawyers and judges and counselors have done great harm as they have united to attack this family and to continue the poisonous access to the children by the grandparents.----The tremendous strain placed upon the parents of these precious boys at last proved too great, and mere hours after their mother was threatened by their grandparents with bodily harm, she suffered a major heart attack.----By God's grace, it appears she will recover, but the question must be asked, what can be done to rescue these poor victi[...]


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The Obedient Example of Jesus

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:09 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Obedient Example of Jesus Subtitle: Causing Children to Stumble Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 6/19/2016 Bible: Luke 2:51; John 19:25-27 Length: 40 min. Overview: God has established the family, and placed reciprocal duties upon parents and children. If children defy God's command to obey their parents, they will have trouble in this life. Not only so, they will have trouble obeying God their Father, or trusting in Him to do what is good for them as His sons.----God further sanctified the family relationships by giving His Only Begotten Son a human family at the incarnation. God provided Jesus with a Godly earthly father, Joseph, who adopted Jesus and treated Him as his own son.----God sanctified the role of adoptive father when He did so, and how dare any person denigrate adoption or belittle a man who, without any moral duty at all, nevertheless takes a child as his own out of love for him-----In Joseph's case, taking the Lord Jesus as his child was a costly decision, yet Joseph loved Him as his own.----Joseph took extraordinary steps to protect his son, defying a murderous commandment by the government in order to save Jesus' life.----Imagine- God entrusted the baby Jesus to Godly earthly parents for safekeeping - the Lord [...]


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The Pre-emptive Death of Jesus

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:38 GMT

A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Pre-emptive Death of Jesus Subtitle: Death's Sting of Sin Removed! Speaker: John Pittman Hey Broadcaster: Grace Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 6/13/2016 Bible: John 11:23-27; 1 Corinthians 15:55-56 Length: 29 min. Overview: A humorous children's story is related, how the duck stripped the rooster of his purpose in announcing the rising of the sun, by preemptively crowing ahead of time- All the usefulness and purpose of the rooster was stripped away by that interfering duck-----The death and resurrection of the saints is intertwined with the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and this was first told by the Psalmist David in Psalm 16.----The Psalmist rested in hope of the resurrection, and pleasures in God's presence forevermore, for he had the promise that God would not leave his soul in hell.----But, intertwined in that very text, is the promise of the death and quick resurrection of Messiah the Redeemer, for God also promised David that He would not permit His Holy One to see corruption-----Old Testament saints saw in this text clearly the promise of their own resurrection, but they did not perceive the promised death of Messiah. Even the apostles missed this promise that was in plain view in the Scripture- But once Jesus rose again, th[...]


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