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John 4, 34

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

This document comes with a clue:  “9.23. p.m.”  From 1938 to 1942 (the timeframe for this set of sermon notes, according to evidence I have mentioned elsewhere), September 23 never fell on a Sunday.  It did, however, fall on a Wednesday in 1942, according to online sources.

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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I.

The will of God is the law of heaven and earth.  He is Creator, Preserver and Judge of all.  “What is his will?” the proper question.

Jesus recognized the Father’s will in all his life–it was constantly before him.  He will do nothing contrary to it.

II.

Jesus knew he was sent of the Father.  “As the Father hath sent me.”  “I came…not to do mine own will.”  A mighty purpose moved God to send him and he must be about the things of his Father.

III.

He is to accomplish (finish) his work–the salvation of the world.  What if he had turned from it?

IV.

His mission involved suffering and death.  Otherwise he could not have saved the world.

It is necessary to endure suffering yet men do it especially when it is for a great cause.  “He shall see of the travail of his soul and be satisfied.”

V.

“My meat is to do his will.”  It refreshes my heart like food nourishes the body.  How delightful to help others–Jesus found joy in helping this woman and others as well.

May we find our chief joy in doing God’s holy will.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted February 5, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Johannine Gospel

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