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Sabbath 2/28/15 Alfred Station SDB Church Pastor Ken sermon “Lamp Unto My Feet” Psalm 119:105


Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible with 178 verses. Throughout the whole chapter, the message is that the Word of God is a Lamp unto our feet.

1)   Why do we need a Lamp?      The Lamp gives light in darkness. We need a Lamp because it is dark. We know it is dark when we pass a cemetery. We know it is dark because there are drugs in schools. We know it is dark because there is domestic violence in the home. The world’s violence tells us it is dark.

2)   What is the Lamp?     Scripture tells us that in the darkness, we have Lamp. It does not say candle, but it says a Lamp. In the Bible days, the lamp was a clay lamp filled with olive oil and a wick. People held the lamp in their hands. As long as we have the Word of God, we have a Lamp we can hold in our hands. The Lamp is the Word.

3)   What does the Lamp do for us?     God wants to communicate to us so He gave us the Word, this Lamp for us. It is God’s Word, no the word of our fellow believers. Only God’s Word, only the Holy Scriptures can help us and be a Lamp unto our feet.  The Lamp provides a light for our feet and a path. This way, with the Lamp in our hand, we can walk in darkness and see the way to walk through the darkness. We can trust the Lamp to show us where we should be walking thru this darkness. The Word is there to help us walk step by step as it guides us.

4)   How do we keep the Lamp working?      We have to trim the Lamp’s wick. We have to find time to read the Word of God! Whether we are busy or not, trim the wick of the Lamp! Find time to read the Word of God. Then we need to have the oil in the Lamp. The oil is the Holy Spirit. We need to let the Holy Spirit lead us as we read the Word and believe the Word. Where was the lamp held? In the hand. The Lamp is near to you in your hand. It is close by us. Keep the Word near to you. The Word is a Lamp unto My feet. The Word is a light for My path. We need to thank the Lord for the gift of the Word. It is the light that breaks through the darkness and leads us on through it.


AMEN
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Thos who attempt to be justified by the law have fallen from grace

I am justified by the Trinity because I perform good-works. I am not justified by the law.


Can you or can you not earn your salvation, and is our salvation by grace alone.
Those are yes or no questions
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Wiseup,
You remind me of someone that went by the name  "Jerome57", do you know him by any chance?

I am not "Jerome57" and I don't know him, but if he is performing good-works, I'll consider your question a compliment.
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Theology Forum / Re: A study on the nature of eternal life
« Last post by skeeter on Today at 11:39:34 AM »
fish tried again...

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The Gospel truly is JESUS CHRIST--and if we don't see that we are missing the most important message of our lives.

Actually, the gospel is about the kingdom of God, not Christ. Christ was the messenger, the author, the bringer...He Himself even states this...

Matthew 4:23
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

Matthew 9:35
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

This is another thing that people in the past got wrong and spread throughout Christendom. The gospel is not about Christ, it is about the kingdom of God, that it had finally arrived. The gospel includes the work of Christ upon the cross, but He was not the main focal point. Read the passages carefully that say "the gospel of Christ" and the "gospel of God," they do not mean that it is about them, they mean it originates from them.

The church as a whole needs to drop this "old time uneducated country preacher" attitude and educate ourselves in the Scriptures...until we become teachable and study the Word for what it says, and not what we want it to say, then Eph. 4:13-14 will never come to pass. This is not a statement aimed at you, Fish...it is a general statement for whoever fits that bill.
So you think others should educate themselves like you have... according to the ANE way?  I don't think so!  People need to look up ANE and find out what it is about.

What was 'the kingdom of God' about?  In what books does one find that phrase?
In what books does one find the phrase 'the gospel of the kingdom'?
In what books does one find the phrase  'the gospel of Christ'?

Why the  different phrases?

What version of the Bible do you use when you quote it here?
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Thos who attempt to be justified by the law have fallen from grace

I am justified by the Trinity because I perform good-works. I am not justified by the law.
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Wiseup,
You remind me of someone that went by the name  "Jerome57", do you know him by any chance?
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Theology Forum / Re: Meaning of "Son of Man"
« Last post by TruthBeTold on Today at 11:35:53 AM »
Just refers to the human side of jesus when he came
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Thos who attempt to be justified by the law have fallen from grace
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Its funny, everytime works and salvation is mentioned people think someone is proposing we must work our way into salvation.

One reason is because the faith-alones think erroneously if it is not a faith-alone salvation, then it must "works-based" salvation.

You're exactly right 4WD. Paul said it's either faith or works it can't be both.

Rom. 11:6
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Which is it 4WD?

I perform works because I have a higher level of faith. I have faith and works.
 

Higher than who exactly?

Than those who refuse to follow God's grace.

Seriously WiseUp! You are working for your justification, how could you possibly understand Grace?

Easy!
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