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Eternal Life

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

I read my great-grandfather’s notes to himself and notice references I can only repeat without understanding, as in the final section of these sermon notes.  My own teaching notes are in the same style much of the time, by the way.  I criticize neither my great-grandfather nor myself on these grounds.  I still wonder what he meant sometimes, though.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT AVITUS OF VIENNE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF EDWARD HAYES PLUMPTRE, ANGLICAN PRIEST

THE FEAST OF THE MARTYRS OF JAPAN

THE FEAST OF SAINTS PHILEAS AND PHILOROMUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC MARTYRS

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John 3, 15-16

John 6, 47

I.

God is eternal, self-existent, of necessity without beginning or ending, changeless, Creator of all things.

II.

Created man in his own image, “breathed himself into man.”  Father of our spirits.  God is like his eternal Father in moral nature–intellect, emotion, will, loving, immortal.

III.

Sin entered and drove man away from God, broke up man’s communion with God, so that, left to himself, eternal death is his fate.

IV.

God intervened, gave his Son to redeem man.  Now by repentance and faith man is restored to fellowship with God.  “The gift of God is eternal life.”

(1)  Qualitative.  Communion with God, rich, constant.  How blessed it is.

(2)  Endless, everlasting.

Death hath no power over it.  Only sin can interrupt it.

V.

Christian experience compounds this teaching.  Dying testimony of

Mrs. Pace, at [unintelligible place name],

“Parson” Jimmy Fox,

Cicero Sitton.

Glorious!!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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