Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sons of Belial - Pastor Tito Lyro - 1 Samuel 2:12-17

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Sons of Belial - 1 Samuel 2-4

Introduction – A bunch of copycats!
I.             The Ungodly Behavior of the Priests of God, 2:12-17.
A.   The title for this sermon is taken from the Holy Spirits description of Hophni and Phinehas in v. 12.
B.   Hophni and Phinehas provide a sad statement about the situation of the religious life in Israel.
C.   Before we move away from this ugly picture, let me remind you that our leading priest, our high priest, is nothing like Hophni and Phinehas.
D.  As a matter of fact, these two guys teach us everything that our high-priest is not.
II.          Eli Pays Lip-service to Godly Rebuke, 2:22-26
A.   Eli was an accomplice to the sins of his sons, 22 – he heard everything they did.
B.   Perhaps his conscience was bothering him, so he attempts what seems to be a half-hearted rebuke of the sons, 2:23-25a.
C.   Parents, we are influencing our kids all the time – in which direction is that influence leading them?
D.  Let me say a word about being the kid of religious leader like a pastor because it seems to be so often the case that pastor's kids become rebellious.
E.   Hophni and Phinehas did not listen to their father's half-hearted rebuke and that in and of itself was the judgment of God upon them, 25b.
III.       The Mercy of God through the Man of God Confirmed by Samuel's Prophecy, 2:27-36; 3:10-18.
A.   It might sound weird to you that I am saying that this terrible prophecy concerning the end of Eli's family is a display of God's mercy.
B.   But the fact that he is not allowing this family to continue to dishonor him and drive people away from him IS a display of his mercy.
C.   In removing them, God is restoring the Gospel to Israel.
D.  What the man of God and young Samuel say concerning Eli and his sons is partially fulfilled in 4:11-18.
E.   And it is completely fulfilled in Zadok becoming the high-priest over Abiathar.
IV.        Little Windows of Grace amidst Judgment.
A.   This is a heavy portion of the book.
B.   But even in this passage we see snippets of God's mercy and grace.
C.   Our God is known for his mercy and grace.
D.  Though judgment may be present, his grace shines even through it.

Conclusion – A glimpse of grace

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

REMINDER: March for Life at Capitol Steps Today @ 12 Noon (1/20/15)

The annual March for Life will be taking place at noon today (Tuesday, January 20) at the Capitol Steps.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

MEMORY WORK: This Week's Memory Verses

Sanctity of Human Life -  Genesis 1:26-27: 
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Know Your God! - Pastor Tito Lyro - 1 Samuel 2:1-11

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Know Your God! 1 Sam. 2:1-11

Introduction
The greatest desire of the apostle Paul was to know Jesus better.  In Philippians 3:7-11, the apostle says:
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.  Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
He describes this desire as the normative experience of the Christian.  The Christian desires to know his God.  It is a necessary result from being redeemed by the Lord.  We may not act on this desire, or we may suppress it, but it is there.
We are commanded to taste of God and to see that he is good (Ps. 34:8).  As read Hannah's song, we are struck by how she knew her God.  She had tasted of God and had seen that he was good.  Her song is a response to knowing who God is and how he works, and it exhorts us to know our God, to taste of him, so that we may see that he is good.
I.             A Couple Structural Comments.
A.    This is labeled a prayer, but it is written as a song.
B.    At the end of 2 Samuel, we find a song of David that is very similar to Hannah's
II.          The Actual Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your Deliverance, 1.
A.   Keep in mind that Hannah is in Shiloh in order to give her one and only son to the Lord.
B.   She knows that God delivered her from barrenness.
C.   The Lord has delivered us from much more than barrenness.
D.  The result of God's deliverance
III.       In Her Song, Hannah Based Her Joy and Thankfulness on Four Things She Knew about God, 2-10
A.   She knew God's nature, that is, who he is, 2-3.
B.   She knew God's providential government of all things, 4-8.
C.   She knew that God treated his saints graciously, 9.
D.  She knew that God was going to establish his kingdom through his anointed king, 10.
Conclusion
In one of the visions in the book of Daniel, God's messenger describes the attacks of the king of the north.  And he describes the powerlessness of the enemy against those who know their God.
Dan. 11:32 – He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.

So, where are you today?  Do you know your God?  Have you come to know Jesus Christ by faith?  Having believed in him, have you then grown in his grace and knowledge?  Our sister, Hannah, teaches us that we must know our God, whom to know aright is life eternal.

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