Sunday, May 8, 2022. Welcome to St Joe Community Church. Today’s message is entitled Children of God and was delivered on Sunday, May 8, 2022 by Greg Byman. For more information visit www.StJoeCommunityChurch.org, click on the Sermons tab, and find today’s broadcast.
Children of God
May 8, 2022
Today we honor and appreciate mothers
-call your mom, thank God for her
-thank God if you are a mother- a privilege not shared by all
The best gift moms can give their children is faith in Jesus
-A personal and growing faith in Jesus Christ
-A guiding faith in Jesus- showing their children how to place
their own faith in Jesus Christ
Families following Jesus last forever
-God intended earthly families to reflect His spiritual family
-Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor
over it in vain.
-Family traditions are wonderful- I hope you have them!
-The only tradition that makes a family last forever is passing
down our faith to the next generation
Children of God
But to all who did receive him
-vs 11 the Jews rejected Jesus
-Spurgeon “You will never go to heaven in a crowd.”
-we are born spiritually like we are born physically, one by one!
-many choose the path of destruction, only a few choose Jesus
-illustration: minority is often right
-receive = accept
He gave them to right to be children of God
-God gave them the right or authorization
-be = better translated “become”, a change in status
-before they received Jesus = not children of God
To those who believe in his name
-believe = ginoskein, to trust in, believe on, not just knowledge
-in his name = “to believe that God is the God we see revealed in the Word and to put our trust in that God (Jesus Christ).
-The name Jesus is not a magical formula or incantation
How do we become children of God?
Not because our family members were Christians
-not of natural descent
-I’m not physically born a Christian
Not because we appear good enough
-not by the “will of the flesh”
-I cannot declare myself a Christian because I feel like one!
Not because someone says we are a Christian
-not by the “will of man”
-church membership doesn’t make me a Christian
We must be born “of God”
-Leon Morris: All human initiative is ruled out
-John 3:3 Jesus said “Unless someone is born again he cannot
see the kingdom of God.”
-John 1:12 all wo did receive him(Jesus), He (God) gave them the right (conferred upon them the rights and privileges) to be children of God.
Are YOU a child of God?
-Stop trusting in human efforts to become acceptable to God
-Trust in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross to save you
from your sins
-John 20:31 place your faith in Jesus Christ to receive life!
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Full worship service
Sermon title, by Pastor Greg Byman
Full worship service
March 8, 2020: As the 1980s investment commercial said, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” Are you an investor? If you have time, treasure or talent, you’re an investor. You’re investing yourself in one activity or another, whether at your job, your home, in the community or at church. Today, Pastor Greg Byman opens Deuteronomy 17:18-20 to see how God ordains his children to invest their time, treasure and energy in studying, memorizing, teaching and proclaiming the Word of God. When God talks, his children must listen.
By Dr. Rick Hillard
Director of Missional Coordination
State Convention of Baptists in Indiana
St. Joe presents This Week in the Word, the teaching and preaching ministry of St. Joe Community Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Today’s message is entitled, “Heaven Is Counting on You” and was preached by Dr. Rick Hillard at St. Joe Community Church on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Today’s message comes from John 1:1-14.
Dr. Hillard serves as the Director of Missional Coordination at the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Mid-Continent University and doctoral degrees from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Dr. Hillard and his wife live in Bloomington, Indiana. They are the proud parents of two adult children and three grandchildren. The Hillard family are die-hard Hoosier fans and they proudly bleed crimson red.
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