Thomson Presbyterian Church
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        A Long Obedience by Eugene Peterson
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  • Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • Intro - Benediction

    Presidential Debate - Who got the final word?

    Sermon

    What is a benediction?
    The benediction is a blessing from God for His people.
    Covenant Context
    Blessings and Curses
    Gen 2:5-17 - Covenant with Adam
    Blessing is life
    Curse is death
    Gen 9:8-11 - Noah
    Life/Death
    Gen 17:1-8 - Abraham
    Life/Death
    It comes from God
    Not Man - priest or pastor
    Jacob and Esau
    Gen 27
    Man cannot thwart God’s Covenant and plan for redemption
    It is for God’s people
    Malachi 1:2-5
    God chooses who will receive his blessing of life
    It is for those who believe in Jesus Christ
    all who believe . . . love incorruptible
    John 14:23–24 ESV
    23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
    John 16:27 ESV
    27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
    John 21:15–17 ESV
    15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
    The benediction is a reminder of God’s sovereign saving work for each of us.
    The benediction is God’s final word for his people
    It is a reminder that God has the final word on all things
    Adam and Eve - Gen 3
    3:22-24 - God’s final Word
    Job - Job 31
    Job demands an audience with God
    Job 31:35-37
    God answers Job - 38-40
    Job 40:1–2 ESV
    1 And the Lord said to Job: 2 “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
    Job 42:10–17 ESV
    10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him. And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold. 12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. 15 And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man, and full of days.
    God restores Job - final word on the matter
    Man’s final judgment
    Rev 20:11-15
    Rev 21 - God restores Israel
    New Heavens, New Earth, New Israel
    Revelation 22:18–21 ESV
    18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
    God closes the canon of Scripture
    The benediction is encouraging as it reminds us of God’s authority and that His promises are true.

    Conclusion

    Quill from the Mandalorian.
    “I have spoken”
    We should view the benediction as “God has spoken”
    We should be encouraged:
    God loves us and has blessed us with faith that leads to salvation through love of Christ.
    We can rest in God’s promises because he has spoken and there is nothing greater than God who can thwart His Word.
    Best example of the final WORD - Communion.
      • John 14:23–24ESV

      • John 16:27ESV

      • John 21:17ESV

      • Job 40:1–2ESV

      • Job 42:10–17ESV

      • Revelation 22:18–21ESV

  • Grace Greater Than Our Sin
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        Mid-Week Bible Study

        September 23, 2020 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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        Mid-Week Bible Study

        September 23, 2020 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        Join us in studying The Epistle of James

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