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Devoted Service   3 comments

Devoted Service

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Deuteronomy 6, 13

Jno. 12, 26

1 Chron. 19, 5

I.

We owe all we are to God, Creator, Preserver, Redeemer.  All our hope for time and eternity is in him.

II.

We should reverence and fear him and devote ourselves to his service.

(1)  He has a place for us in his kingdom.  There is so much to be done and the laborers are few.  Be Christian when you are.

(2)  Would you waste your life in idleness?  What promise is there in such a life?  Why not rather invest it for the right, aiding in every good thing possible?  This is a rich life.

III.

His program is so good and great!  To save men from sin, to give life abundant, to establish righteousness and pace, to heal the hurt of sin.  Is this not enough to enlist our interest?  “Ye serve the Lord Christ.”  “Ye did it unto me.”

IV.

Who is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?  Consecrate–to fill the hand in undying service.

“He went about doing good.”  Shall we not do the same?  Let all be done in his name.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Gospel of John: The Book of Signs   1 comment

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

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-greatest-human-discovery/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-divinity-of-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/heirs-of-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/hebrews-7-25/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-resurrection-of-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/john-2-5/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/john-3-16/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-uplifted-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/justification-by-faith/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/saved-for-good-works/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/the-preeminent-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/eternal-life/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/john-4-31-38/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/john-4-34/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/devotedness-to-christ/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/sons-of-god-by-faith/

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

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-sufficiency-of-the-bible/

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

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/life-from-the-dead-or-the-valley-of-dry-bones/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-crisis-in-galilee/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/will-ye-also-go-away/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/jesus-the-bread-of-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/eternal-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/jesus-and-youth/

Chapter 7:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/experience-the-proof-of-christs-divinity/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/if-any-man-thirst-let-him-come-to-me-and-drink/

Chapter 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-uplifted-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/dwelling-with-christ-in-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/the-son-makes-free/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/gods-presence-and-approval/

Chapter 9:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/work-while-tis-day/

Chapter 10:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-resurrection-of-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/sons-of-god-by-faith/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/live-by-every-word-of-god/

Chapter 11:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/devotedness-to-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/whosoever-liveth-believeth-in-me-shall-never-die/

Chapter 12:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-uplifted-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/magnetic-power-of-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/the-attractive-power-of-a-redeemed-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/life-through-death/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/loves-anointing/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/devoted-service/

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Magnetic Power of Christ   1 comment

Magnetic Power of Christ

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

With this post I complete the process of posting my great-grandfather’s sermon outlines so far as I have them.  There were probably (and might remain) other notebooks of these, but I do not possess them.  Nevertheless, I have posted hundreds of his sermon outlines.  If, however, anyone with other notebooks of his sermon outlines wishes to send them to me, I will accept them gladly.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSAPHAT KUNTSEVYCH, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF POLOTSK, AND MARTYR

THE FEAST OF CHARLES SIMEON, ANGLICAN PRIEST

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Jno. 12, 32

I.

His life on earth was related to and in behalf of man.  He was seeking him that He might save his.  His deeds were to this end.

II.

“If I be lifted up.”  This refers primarily to His death on the cross.  It reveals His great love as nothing else could.

But the story must be told till men everywhere shall know it.  Hence we are to tell it over and over.  What a privilege it is.

Lift Him up in our lives–illustrate in all we do the beauty of His grace.  Does the world see Jesus in you?

III.

Will draw, as a magnet, all men unto Himself.  Man cannot resist, but needs not [do so], and many will gladly yield.  No other message has such power to attract men.  The old, old story is ever new when told under the power of the [Holy] Spirit.

IV. 

Let us resolve

(1)  To tell it to others–the child, the adult.

(2)  To help send others to tell it to those who cannot see.

(3)  To exalt Him in our daily lives.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted November 12, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1914-1956, Johannine Gospel

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The Self-Surrendered Christ   4 comments

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Jno. 10, 17-18

1.  Jesus came not to do his own will; but surrendered himself to do the Father’s will (Jno. 8, 29; 7, 16; 6, 57, etc.).  He lived a perfectly surrendered life.

2.  His death is a voluntary surrender of life.  “I lay it down of myself.” He did not die save by his own consent thereto, and as the Father willed.  [He] could have delivered himself by angels’ help (vs. 17-18; Matt. 26, 53; Luke 13, 32-33).

3.  This self-surrender was for the life of the world.  Nothing he did caused it.  He is the Good Shepherd who layeth down his life for the sheep (v. 11; Ch. 12, 24-25).  He did nothing worthy of death.  He “gave himself for us.”  (Titus 2, 14).

(1)  It effects deliverance from sin and its consequences–Ch. 3, 14-15.

(2)  It leads to the direct impartation to believers of his body and blood as the source of spiritual life (Ch. 6, 53; 3, 16).  “Have eternal life.”

4.  Because of his self-surrender he is the object of his Father’s love (v. 17).

Hence the Father is pleased to bless those who call for mercy in His name for mercy in His name–for Jesus’ sake.  What an encouragement to pray!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

The Uplifted Christ   1 comment

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Jno. 12, 32

Jno. 8, 21-30

Jno. 3, 11, 21

1.  We have here a reason for the crucifixion, that He might attract and save men.  Also that men might understand Him.  See Jno. 8, 28.

2.  “If I be lifted up.”  Out of love He died for all.”  His death is the supreme sacrifice of love.  Hence its magnetic power.  Whenever the story is told it draws the hearts of men.

3.  The Father set Him on high.  From His exalted throne He blesses and draws men.  He is no dead Christ but a living power felt when the story of His love is proclaimed.

4.  There is given to us to lift Him up in our lives.  When men see Christ exalted in us they are drawn toward Him.  How important that our lives communicate His power to others.  What a pity that any prove to be stumbling blocks by inconsistent living.

5.  Not all who are drawn yield.  Sin interferes and holds some down despite the Magnet’s power.  Hence these things must be given up that as we are drawn we may yield our all to Him.  Have you given up all for Jesus?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

The Attractive Power of a Redeemed Life   1 comment

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather used the word “professor” to mean “one who professes the faith,” not one who teaches at a college or university.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 11, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT BENEDICT OF NURSIA, FATHER OF WESTERN MONASTICISM

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Jno. 12, 9

1.  Christ had raised Lazarus from the dead, whose presence among men was a testimonial no one could deny of His power over death and hence of His divinity.  No one tried to gainsay his [that of Lazarus, I presume–Editor] resurrection.

2.  By such power Jesus would reveal himself & suggest his power over sin.  Would not he who gave natural life also give life eternal to the soul?  For this He died.  “Even so hath the Father given life unto the Son to quicken whom he will.”

3.  Such a life is invaluable to God.  It illustrates his power to save from sin.  Men cannot gainsay a redeemed life and holy.  “Have you considered my servant Job?”  A man to whom God can appeal in vindication of truth.

4.  Such a life attracts, draws men to Him.  What a power such men are.  How the world holds men down.  They need every possible help to lift them above the sinfulness of this world.

5.  But if we are to possess this magnetism men must see in us something better than this world can give.  Have we this power?  O for holy living by every professor!  The Christ in us is our power to attract!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Life Through Death   1 comment

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Jno. 12, 24-5

These Gentiles a first-fruit.  “The hour is come.  Hence he would come into his glory, but by death.  To prepare them for it he speaks the text.

I.  His vital power reached its true worth or influence over men through his death.

1.  Two uses of the grain (a) eat it or leave it alone or (b) plant it.

2.  So with life (a) live for self only; or (b) live for others.

(a)  Selfish men are soon forgotten.

(b)  They live not in a Godly influence.

(c)  Selfishness is sin.  “Who hath this world’s goods, etc.–Jno.”  “Deny himself.”

3.  Hence Christ lived for others.  His death necessary to man’s redemption.  Men value his live through his death.  His death & resurrection are his power over men.

II.  His power through death begets similar lives.

The grain that dies grows the harvest.  Out of his death arises life-giving power.  Hence the church–his body.

We save our lives by losing them in service to others.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT