"The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a Rod of Iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star." – Revelation 2:26-28 (ESV)
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
Larry Vincent along with his beautiful wife, Cindy, serves at Heritage Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas.
Pastor Larry Vincent continues his lesson on the Doctrine of the Mercy of God. He begins with the objections to Go’s Mercy, further defines it, and reminds us that as we have been shown great mercy, so we should show great mercy.
My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; 8 He guards the paths of justice,
And preserves the way of His saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice,
Equity and every good path.
10 When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, 11 Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things, 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice in doing evil, And delight in the perversity of the wicked; 15 Whose ways are crooked,
And who are devious in their paths; 16 To deliver you from the immoral woman,
From the seductress who flatters with her words, 17 Who forsakes the companion of her youth,
And forgets the covenant of her God. 18 For her house leads down to death,
And her paths to the dead; 19 None who go to her return,
Nor do they regain the paths of life— 20 So you may walk in the way of goodness,
And keep to the paths of righteousness. 21 For the upright will dwell in the land,
And the blameless will remain in it; 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the earth,
And the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.
Jarrett Downs is one of our Faithful Pastors at Heritage Baptist Church.
Pastor Jarrett Downs will finish up our lessons on The Doctrine of the Wisdom of God which Glenn Woods started. I do apologizes as the lessons are a bit out of order, and we do not have the handout for this specific lesson.
In this lesson Pastor Jarrett deals with the wisdom Literature and what we are supposed to learn from them with his focus on the book of Proverbs.