Ask for and Walk in the Ancient Paths

Ask for and Walk in the Ancient Paths

Jeremiah chapter 6

In Jeremiah’s day, the city of Jerusalem was wicked and its destruction was near – Jer. 6:6  

verse 8 God, through His prophets like Jeremiah, warned Jerusalem countless times. The solution is in verse 16.

1. Asking for the ancient paths in the time of Hezekiah

2. Asking for the ancient paths in the time of Josiah

3. Asking for the ancient paths in the time of Jeremiah

4. Asking for the ancient paths in the time of Malachi

5. Asking for the ancient paths today

How to live as a Christian

Eph. 4:1-6 is on how to live as a Christian!

Lessons:

  1. Walk in a manner worthy of our calling (Eph. 4:1)
    Col. 1:10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
  2. Have all humility, gentleness, patience, and tolerance in love (Eph. 4:2)
    Matt. 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  3. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in peace (Eph. 4:3-6)
    1Cor. 1:10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.

True Happiness

What is the key to true happiness?

  • Many seek for happiness in wealth, possessions, and pleasure, only to be ultimately disappointed!
  • Many seek happiness in various sins, but any such “pleasure” is of course passing, and leads to hell.

The book of Psalms with its very first Psalm shares with us the key to true happiness

Other parts of the Bible also share with us this same key to true happiness

  • g., We started this morning with Solomon … let’s go back to his inspired findings:
    • 12:13-14 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
    • Prov. 3:13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
    • 3:18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
  • Also recall Jesus in the beginning of the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5:3-12) …
    • 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Also 1 Tim 4:7-8 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; 8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

The way to true happiness:

  • Acts 2:36-38 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ– this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent, and let each of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • Acts 2:41-42 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Why Doubt?

Doubt can hit us at anytime. It normally hits us when we believe we don’t have the capacity to properly deal with a given circumstance, whether that’s having the knowledge or the experience of the circumstance. In todays sermon we look at Peter and the boldness he exuded when he was brought before the Jewish religious leaders to give testimony of the ‘good deed’ which was done to the lame man. You would think that this man never suffered from doubt but that isn’t he case. This confidence he had came from many failures over the years spent with the greatest of teachers to walk the earth. What can we learn from him, the religious leaders and the Lame man about doubt? Please join us to find out.

 

Respect Part 2

We continue our look at part 2 of the topic of Respect through the historical event of Cain and Abel. We see how we should respect ourselves, those we come in contact with (our neighbours) and finish with how Jesus showed respect to God and his neighbours, even though he was faced with difficult circumstances.