Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Comprehensive Authority of Jesus Christ; Part 1

I will be posting a series of audio sermons, (lectures), on the subject of the comprehensive authority of God and His Son Jesus Christ. This is part 1 of I'm not sure how many posts...probably a lot. I will also be posting text of highlights from the audio as I have done below, and may interject my own commentary from time to time along the way. _____P.S., if you want to jump ahead of me on this topic, there are related sermons HERE, which I have not listened to yet (except for this one), but are my starting point on this series.

"There is no doctrine which is clearer in the Bible, even clearer than the doctrine of salvation; the sovereignty of God shouts forth. A profession and practice of 'totalism', must come from the people of God. In other words, we cannot just say, 'I believe God is sovereign'. That's not good enough. We must practice that God is sovereign. He is sovereign in every sphere of life."

"God's claim is very clear. God's claim upon all of mankind and all of the universe is comprehensive; it is total and absolute."

"There is not one place where God does not say, 'This belongs to me'."

"God is God by virtue of His supreme position as sovereign over all that is created."

"On the issue of God's total, comprehensive, absolute, entire sovereignty, there can be no compromise. God will not compromise His sovereignty with any created creature, thing, philosophy, doctrine or premise, simply because He is God, and He is the sovereign law-giver and creator, and of course, the only 'Potentate' as Paul states very clearly, over all of mankind."

1 Timothy 6:12-16 "Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time--He who is the blessed and only Sovereign (Potentate), the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see: To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen."

On The Issue of Sin: "The Christian; 'Oh, I'm beaten down. I'm such a sinner.' ...Fine. Get over it! Repent every day, and ask God for His strength to go on another day, instead of saying, 'Oh woah is me, oh woah is me, oh woah is me, oh woah is me'. It's enough with the 'whoa is me', now let's get moving. David, in the closet of his prayer time, during the writing of his psalm, he confessed vehemently. He confessed privately, publically; and yet, he was not consumed with his sin. He was consumed with God's righteousness. He was consumed with God's Kingdom. He was consumed with building the Kingdom of Heaven IN SPITE OF HIS SIN, and in LIGHT of his sin, because he understood one thing and had a handle on one thing, that God's forgiveness purged his sin...and he went FORWARD."

"Comprehensive sacrifice leads to a comprehensive obedience, which leads to a comprehensive sovereignty under the authority and sovereignty of Christ, which leads to victory.

Secondly, if the State, humanism, or any other thing which exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ, gains even a toe-hold, even a temporary toe-hold of sovereignty, or supposed sovereignty, either in your heart, in your family, in the culture around you wherever it may be, then, it has established a platform whereby it can eventually execute oppressive rule over the people of God. Remember the principle: When the wicked rule, when the wicked are in authority, the people mourn. The Christian must fight fearlessly against this."

The Comprehensive Claim of the Almighty

Pastor Paul Michael Raymond: 08/04/2002
Running time: 00:59:58
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