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“Whom Having Not Seen We Love”   1 comment

Whom Having Not Seen We Love

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1 Peter 1, 8

I.

The heart was made to love.  It is set on something all through life, and that governs our course.  How vital it is to everyone is revealed by one’s final destiny.

II.

Many things bid for our affection.  On every hand their voices are calling to us.  They paint in rich colors the rewards they promise.  This is especially true of evil, to deceive if it were possible the very elect.  Yielding is perilous.

III.

Jesus bids for our love that he may save us and greatly enrich our lives.  “Lovest thou me?”  He is worthy of our utmost devotion.  To set our affections on him elevates and purifies every relation in live.  To love him is to enjoy the greatest inspiration for all life.  What great and heroic characters it has produced!  By it men are lifted to the greatest endeavor.

IV.

God save us from the low, degrading things that enslave men.

May we love him with all our hearts and prove how glorious is such a life.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted April 19, 2014 by neatnik2009 in 1-2 Peter, George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 M-Z

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“Whom Having Not Seen Ye Love”   3 comments

Whom Having Not Seen Ye Love

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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1 Peter 1, 8

I.

They believed in him as Lord and Savior because of his life–his manifest goodness and love.  “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  “These are written [that] ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through his name.”  (Jno. 20, 31)

II.

This faith brings him into our hearts, and so we come to love him not only for love for us in his death but for what he is to us in our inner experience.  He is our salvation indeed.  We do not see him, but [he] is more real to us than he was to his disciples when he was in the flesh.  We love him because he first loved us and because [he] is so much to us now.  How loving and lovable he is!  Who can refuse to love such a Friend?

III.

“And rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

Being accepted of God through him our hearts are filled with joy in him.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say rejoice.” (Phils. 4, 4)

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Christ’s Victory and Ours   14 comments

Christ's Victory and Ours

Above:  Part of the Original Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Acts 2, 24

1 Cor. 15, 57

1 Jno. 5, 4

I.

The death & resurrection of Jesus were in God’s plan.  That he should die for man was necessary to salvation & God willed it.  But to consumate that plan he must live to carry it on.

II.

Hence God raised him up.  It was part of the plan & due to God’s direct intervention.  Acts 3, 15; Rom. 4, 24; 2 Cor. 4, 14; Eph. 1, 20; Col. 2, 12b; 1 Thes. 1. 10; Heb. 13, 20; 1 Peter 1, 21; & text = 10 times it is affirmed.

He was not to be [the] loser in the struggle but victor.  Life is stronger than death.  He submitted to it only to redeem us.  He arose no longer subject to death.  Death was vanquished by him; it is subject to his power.  “Have the keys to death.”–Rev. 1, 18

III.

He lives to give us victory over sin.  By his grace we may resist the devil, “overcome” him.  “He is able to succour them what they are tempted.”  Heb. 2, 18  “To him that overcometh.”  The plan of salvation wrought out by Christ is no failure.  The “gospel is the power of God unto salvation,” see Jude 24.

IV.  

He will give us victory over death.  We too, shall have our Easter morning–Jno. 5, 28.  “All that are in the grace shall come forth.”

Our resurrection body is to be fashioned after his, a spiritual body–Phils. 3, 21.

Redemption is completed in our resurrection and glorification.

Victory!!  “Death is swallowed up in victory”–1 Cor. 15, 54.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Luke 24, 26 & 46   6 comments

Luke 24 Sermon Notes

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Luke 24, 26 & 46

I.

The greatest undertaking– to work out man’s redemption.  “‘Twas great to speak the world from naught,” etc.

God gave his Son for this purpose.  The cost was great.  “He bore the sins of many.”

II.

To the two en route to Emmaus he opened the scriptures.  “Ought not”–was it not necessary?  Thus he expiated  sin.  Without it no soul could have been saved.

(1)  This was the course indicated for him by the prophets–Moses; Psalm 16 & 22; Isa. 53; Dan. 9; Mal. 4, 5; 1 Peter 1, 11.

(2)  More eminently back of all these lay the divine purpose, the will of the Father, which our Lord was to fulfill.  Can man discover fully God’s thoughts or mind here?

III.

By him atonement is made for all.  “He tasted death for every man.”  In offering salvation to man God does not ignore sin.  He is just and the justifier of the ungodly.

(1)  We see the enormity of sin–its deadly effect & power.  Heroic treatment for a fearful malady.

(2)  We see demonstrated God’s boundless love–he so loved “that he gave his only begotten Son”–his greatest possible gift.  “What wondrous love is this”!

IV.

The gift is free–“without money and without price.”  Yet one condition is made by God and must be met–“That whosoever believeth in him.”  All can meet it.  “Unspeakable gift.”  Is it yours?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

1 Peter   1 comment

1 Peter

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/luke-24-26-46/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/whom-having-not-seen-ye-love/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/whom-having-not-seen-we-love/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-care-of-the-soul/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/subjection-of-the-body/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/christ-is-all-to-believers/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/christ-as-lord-in-the-heart/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-christ-of-sovereign-authority/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/make-christ-lord-of-all/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/1-peter-4-17/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/disposing-of-burdens/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/cast-thy-burden-upon-the-lord-and-he-shall-sustain-thee/

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Posted November 15, 2013 by neatnik2009 in 1-2 Peter, Guide Posts K-Z

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