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Jesus and Youth   1 comment

Jesus and Youth

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“There is a lad here.”–John 6,9

I.

Jesus would feed the hungry people.  He seeks some food with which to begin.  Andrew tells him of a lad who has his lunch with him.  Jesus takes it, multiplies it and feeds them.  Satisfied people; happy boy!

II.

Today and always Jesus seeks for young people who will yield themselves to him, let him develop their powers and use them to bless others.  Many heed his voice when young and find that every step was an advance toward greater things.

III.

What a privilege to be one of his helpers as he supplies the needs of man.  Anything done in his name is helpful.  His blessings enlarging the gift is the best part of every life.

IV.

Will you let him direct and use you, take your powers, strengthen them, and make them a blessing to the world?

You will be happy in that you labor with him and help enrich the lives of immortal souls.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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

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Eternal Life   1 comment

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

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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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 Crisis in Galilee   1 comment

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Above:  Saint Peter as Pope, by Peter Paul Rubens

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Jno. 6, 66-69

His teachings and miracles have gathered a great crowd.  He fed the multitude and they were about to crown Him king.  [The] next day in Capernaum, Jesus meets the crisis by the plain truth.

1.  Jesus does not accept superficial disciples.  Earthly motives unfit one for His service.  He repudiates selfishness.  Only those whose purposes are right are accepted.  He does not lower the standard for numbers.

2.  He turned to the twelve:  “Will ye also go away?”  What is your choice?  For that is your privilege.

3.  “To whom shall we go?”  Can we expect a deliverer and Saviour elsewhere?  Shall we seek a political Christ?  Shall we turn infidel?  Or shall we seek our peace in wealth and worldly pleasure?  Is there a ray of hope from some other quarter?  We must cling to Thee till some better help is found.

4.  “We have believed and know that Thou art the Christ, the Holy One of God.”  So we know [that] Thou only art our hope.

Happy the soul whose faith is thus founded.  It strengthens one for every vicissitude of life.  God helps us all to anchor now in this haven of rest.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Will Ye Also Go Away?   2 comments

Jno. 6, 67

1.  They heard his words, witnessed his miracles and were numbered with his followers.  He loved and would die for them.

2.  But he told them the truth–they must by faith partake of his body and blood.  They complained in their unwillingness and “walked no more with him.”  They could forsake him; he compels no more.

3.  He turned to the twelve.  They must decide afresh.  We too must decide the question afresh, or reaffirm our decision.  “Take heed lest he fall.”  “My heart is fixed.”

4.  What if we do forsake him?  Where shall we go?  What will become of others we influence?

5.  He is the only way and he will aid us by his grace.  To reject him is to reject our all.

Recommit yourself to him, or decide now to serve him.  He is asking if you will.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Jesus the Bread of Life   1 comment

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert Christopher Wright, Bishop of Atlanta (at the altar), and the Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta (to the right) with a Deacon and a Priest at the William Cannon Chapel, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, January 22, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Jno. 6, 32-35

1.  Jesus had fed the people, now meets their questions and objections.  They thought Moses gave the Manna, and want Christ’s sign.  God now giveth them the true Bread.

2.  All men are in need–they perish with hunger.

3.  Man’s help must come from heaven; this world cannot give it.  His wants are spiritual.  His soul seeks reviving and vitalizing.  What does this has the preeminent claim upon him.

4.  Jesus was the bread of life.  He came from above, brought life, pardon, peace, and sustaining grace.  These nourish the soul and preserve it unto life eternal–just what man needs.

By faith he is received.  Will you find in him your all?  He is life and health and peace.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted February 6, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L, Johannine Gospel

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