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Cleansing

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This is what God gave me today in His word:

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:20-22)

Now, it is certainly true that we have been saved by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. However, this does not mean we can continue living like we once did. Paul charges us here to, “flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace,”. Paul says this more clearly in Romans 6:

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:1-4)

Jesus has already cleansed us of our sin nature, but it’s our job to, through Christ’s strengthening us, resist our flesh. In other words, we should cleanse our-self (again, through God’s strength, and not our own) from things we are tempted towards. One way we can do this is by removing any access to the thing we’re tempted towards. Other things we can do to cleanse our-self is to get in the Word, to pray, and to be around other believers. Also, there’s the obvious thing we can do, which is to obey Paul’s command to pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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Does God Get What God Wants

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This is what God gave me today in His word:

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. (1 Timothy 2:3-6)

Now, this is one of the favorite passages of Universalists, because of the simple logic that B must follow A. i.e. God wants all people to be saved, God is all-powerful and therefore can get whatever He wants, therefore all people will be saved (come to the knowledge of truth). Now, I personally won’t say one way or the other as to what I believe on this, as I just know somewhere out there, there is someone on both sides who will claim they’ve figured out all the passages on the matter fifteen years ago, after their parents and uncle just died, and using only a spoon, and I just don’t want to have that conversation as of right now. However, I will say that there are passages on both sides of the matter. Some people would say that Matthew 25:31-46 (where Jesus separates the goats from the sheep), for example, teaches that not all people will be saved.

Regardless of your personal belief on universal salvation though, there is one thing that we should never forget, and that is context. So many people read “God wants all people to come to the knowledge of truth,” and then ignore the very next couple of verses! Regardless of whether or not all people will be saved, we can know for a fact that the only way they will be saved, is through Jesus Christ’s death and Resurrection. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man (sorry Pope), because He is the only one that can be mediator between God and man. I believe the main point of the passage is that God has provided a way whereby all people can be saved. Does that mean all people will be saved? Maybe, maybe not. We won’t know until we are in Heaven, but we can always be confident that if someone puts their faith in Jesus, He will cleanse them, save them, and make them a new creation in Him.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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Faith

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This is what God gave me today in His word:

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Luke 17:5-6)

Now, real quick, it’s worth noting that this is not saving faith in God that Jesus is talking about here. Rather, He’s talking about faith that God can give us the power to move the tree (in this case) from point A to point B. Any Christian today, just as back then, can lift a real physical tree, and dump move it somewhere else, if they had the faith that it would happen. Sadly though, probably will never happen, as it is simply too ingrained into our brains that trees can not be lifted out of the ground by anything other than physical labor, much less by faith. However, there is something which even we are able to recognize as being possible, and that’s uprooting Spiritual trees in our life.

Be “Spiritual trees,” I mean sin struggles in our life which seem to have dug in and appear to have a firm grip on us. But Jesus can uproot anything, and if we ask Him to (and have faith that He will), He will indeed help us overcome the sin. That being said, we do still need to spray tree killer.-We need to cut off any chance of the sin gaining a hold on us again, but cutting off our access to whatever it is that’s causing us to sin.

Jesus is all-powerful, and because of His death and Resurrection for us, is more than capable of doing anything, regardless of how hard we believe the task to be. Our part in matters is to simply continue looking to the cross, and thinking on all that Christ has done for us. When we do that, we will gain faith, and God will work through us to will and to do.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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Alive in Christ

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This is what God gave me today in His word:

And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil. (Luke 11:18-22)

This is something we should always remember. Because, though the Devil was strong, and we had no chance of escaping from Him, Jesus was and is stronger. Sometimes we have sin struggles in our lives that seem to dominate us; to overwhelm us so completely that think we may never get free. It’s when we have times like this, when we think that we will always be in bondage to sin, that we should remind ourself of these verses: Jesus is stronger. He has already overcome the Devil on the cross. Though the Devil can attack us, He can never capture us again; He can never in-bondage us to sin for long.

That being said, when we are attacked by the Devil, we shouldn’t simply surrender to him. Jesus is superior in every way to him; for us to simply surrender to the Devil would be like a massive army (the “massive army” is my way of referring to Jesus’ power. We, by ourself, are but half a man in our own power.) surrendering to a lone man. God will always provide a way out for His children when they are tempted [1 Corinthians 10:13]; He will always provide strength. But we must use the strength that He gives us. We must cut off every access point that we might have to sin in the way that we are being tempted in, and actually resist when attacked.–We must resist, in Jesus’ power. We need to pray and ask Him to give us strength, and we need to look in His word for strength, and we need to go to other believer’s to give us strength. Jesus is the one who has overcome the Devil by His death (and we through Him), and whenever we are tempted, it will be Jesus that overcomes through us.

But there is one last question left to answer: why?  If we can never be enslaved to sin, why should we bother resisting it? This is a very good question, to which the Bible gives a very good answer:

20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21)

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? (Romans 6:1-2)

We will never be in lasting bondage to sin again, because when we are tempted, we are given grace to overcome. Does this mean we should go searching out sin and temptation? Of course not! We are no longer those who are enslaved to sin, but those who are enslaved to Christ Jesus. How then can we do anything but resist when we are tempted? Yes, sometimes we will still fall. But our new bondage to Jesus will never allow us to stay there. Where before, we would sometimes do random acts of good work, our bondage to sin would pull us back, now the opposite is true of us.

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:11-14)

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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The Unforgivable Sin

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This is what God gave me today in His word:

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. (Matthew 12:31)

A quick warning: you may find that I’ve over-clarified to the point of confusion. It may help to just skip to the last paragraph to see what I’m actually saying.

The only thing that won’t be forgiven, is… Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? I would’ve thought that the one and only sin that won’t be forgiven would be something more (physically) dramatic, like blowing up someone’s house, or mass-murder. What makes “blasphemy against the Spirit” so bad that it won’t be forgiven? (Its important to know what it is, in order to not do it). To answer that, let’s review what blasphemy actually is:

“the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God” (According to: this dictionary)

What could you do to be irreverent to the Holy Spirit? Would hitting Him be insulting? Possibly, but as its completely impossible to hit the Holy Spirit, that doesn’t bear thinking about. What about taking His name in vain? That’s the typical thing we think about when we talk about blasphemy after all. And, to be sure, that would likely offend Him. But, is it truly unforgivable?

The thing is, we’re not looking at what the Holy Spirit actually comes to do, and therefore can’t see what truly sinning against Him would be. He comes to show us, and convict us of our own sin and depravity, and to point us to Jesus as our cure. If we ignore that, we’re sinning against the Holy Spirit. We’re “blaspheming” the Holy Spirit, because when we reject Christ as our savior, we are putting ourself in the place of God; saying that we have the power to save ourself, which we most certainly do not.

To put it simply: rejecting Christ is the only sin which will never be forgiven.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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Examination of Fruit

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This is what God gave me today in His word:

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. (Matthew 7:15-17)

Now looking out for false prophets, teachers, and the like is necessary; we should be making sure that everyone we hear preach, or teach in some manner, has good fruit. i.e. That their family isn’t in disarray, that they aren’t in disarray (in sin), etc.. But have we ever looked at our own fruit before?

What are our own lives like? What are the sin struggles in our lives? More importantly though, are we asking God for His strength to overcome, or are we trying to overcome by our own strength? Anyone can play “pick apart the pastor”, but the struggle is in realizing, and being able to admit to ourselves, that something is a sin, and that we must rely on God to help us overcome it. This verse says it better than I do:

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5)

We are to examine ourselves, to make sure that we aren’t lip-worshipers only, but are actually living as a Christian should – uprightly. Paul, in the above verse, also tells us why we are to examine ourselves: he poses the question, “Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you”. We are to live upright, and holy lives, because Jesus lives in us. Romans (chapter) six tells us that our old nature has been crucified, and Jesus has come to fill the void. Thus, we should no longer want to sin, but rather, we should want to serve and bring glory to God. (Our flesh, however, still wants to sin).

The whole point of even putting ourselves to this test of fruit, is to see if we’re living the life of one saved by the death and Resurrection of Christ Jesus, or the life of one still living in sin. All Christians, at some point, will give into the flesh. So, even if we do for a time fall to sin, all true Christians will eventually “bounce back”. That being said though, we aren’t to put ourselves in the path of train! We shouldn’t put ourselves in positions where an opportunity to sin might present itself. In fact, putting ourselves into situations where we could sin is in of itself “bad fruit”. Instead of doing that, we are to put ourselves in situations where we might have a chance to do whatever God wants us to do.

The point being this: we are to examine our fruit. Are we in slavery to sin, or are we free in Christ? Are we trying to give glory to God, or trying to do the bidding of Satan? Bondage to sin is nothing to mess around with it, it is very serious. In order to have a will to break free, much less the means to do so, we need Christ’s help; in fact, we need Jesus to do it through us, because in of ourselves have no power to resist or fight back. Which is why we must make sure we aren’t simply those who profess to be in Christ, but aren’t. Otherwise we will never break free from sin – it will continually have a death grip on us. And if we do find ourselves to be lip-worshipers only, we should ask God to forgive us, and to free us.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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The Sermon Today

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Today my dad preached at The Fountain of Grace Church, here’s what he said:

Psalm 107:23-31 23 Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. 31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.

Romans 16:1-16 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. 6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was. 8 Greet Ampliatus, whom I love in the Lord. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. 10 Greet Apelles, tested and approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. 11 Greet Herodion, my relative. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. 12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brothers with them. 15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the saints with them. 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send greetings.

Let’s pray together.

We are finishing up the book of Romans, we’re in the last chapter now. Today we’ll look at the first 16 verses and then next week we’ll finish the last few verses of Romans. Next week is a very powerful passage of Scripture; it’s the grand finale, the crescendo of the entire Book.

So the first 16 verse of Romans 16 are by far the most intimate expression of love and appreciation that comes from the tender heart and inspired mind of the apostle Paul. He reveals this deep affection for many Christians, as he signs off his letter to the Romans. It is a rich and rewarding section to study.

There are so many things we can learn from this passage. I’ve titled the sermon “Commendable Christians” because Paul commends numerous people in Rome. He speaks well of them in this letter. So we can challenge ourselves right up front with a question: are we commendable Christians? As we read through this today, see if any of the things that Paul says could be true about you. Are we living our lives in such a way that will cause others to speak well of us like Paul speaks of the Romans?

Another thing we can learn right up front is that we should commend others, should speak well of our brothers and sisters, publicly. Maybe not during a sermon, as that will keep the church small, but in speaking with one another, and in our writing back and forth we should find something commendable and express it. And even as Paul is writing in the role of a parent here, parents should learn to commend their children. “Well done Suzy…that was very good how you helped your sister, Jim”, etc.

Finally, just by way of introduction, notice Paul’s warm, tender heart for people. A local church should be a friendly, welcoming church—an open, gracious church. There should be no strangers here but all who believe are family.

So now let’s begin to look at this passage, and we read this in vs. 1: Romans 16:1-2 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.

Here is a commendable Christian. And notice Paul commends her in three ways: as a sister in Christ, as a servant of the church, and as a sucouror of many (that word just means helper). She was family, a sister to many, she served, the word is “deaconess”, and she spent her life helping people. Maybe feeding the hungry, or giving clothes to those who need it, or visiting the sick, or those in prison, or the elderly. She was known for being helpful to many people. She’s a commendable Christian. Would you look with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 25. I picture King Jesus saying these words to Phoebe:

Matthew 25:34-36 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Matthew 25:40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ This is Phoebe.

Of course she’s just following Jesus Who left heaven to come and give His own body and blood as spiritual nourishment to us, who on the cross thirsted that you might be quenched, and who gave His robe of righteousness to us who were naked in sin. And Phoebe follows in His steps and loves to serve and to give and to help people.

Then let’s see a couple of other commendable Christians. In vs. 3 Paul says Romans 16:3-4 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. Greet also the church that meets in their house.

How commendable is this couple. In the original language it says they “risked their own necks” for Paul. The mental picture we get is someone placing their neck on the chopping block to save someone else. Now I don’t think it’s recorded what they did, but clearly they placed their own lives in jeopardy for Paul, probably to rescue him from the Jews who wanted to kill him.

What love that is, to see someone in danger and to step in to rescue them. This is the greatest love in the world. Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Priscilla and Aquila are commendable Christians.

And of course, they are just following Jesus.  Jesus give not only His neck, but His back to be struck, and His cheek to be hit, His beard to be yanked, His hands and feet to be nailed to a tree for Acquila and Priscila, and for you. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep, and here are two people following in His steps.

I want to ask you 2 very important questions, please think about these: First, have you ever experienced that kind of love, the love of Jesus Who gave Himself for you? Have you seen Him willingly putting His neck on the chopping block for you? That is, dying on the cross for your sins? Secondly, have you ever loved others that way?

Look with me for a moment at the Book of 1 John chapter 3. John addresses these two issues. Let’s see them both: 1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us (put His neck on the block for you). And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.  Acquila and Priscila got that, and we have to get the order right. We are not Muslims that instruct people to go and die for Allah, no we are Christians who have a God Who came and died for us. And our response to His love is to love others in the same way. We’re not winning His favor by dying for Him, Jesus won His favor for us by dying for us. And we too want to show people that love.

Now let’s look at another commendable Christian. In vs. 5 it says, “Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.” What does that mean? Firstfruits? Well Paul is referring us back to the Law, and in the Old Testament at harvest time they were to set apart the first fruits of what they gathered, and honor those first fruits as a sign of things to come. Epenetus was a commendable Christian because he was a bold Christian, having placed his faith in Jesus before anyone else dared to do so. And here he is set apart and honored as the first believer in Achaia.

Maybe you’re the first believer in your family. Maybe you’re the first Christian at your job. Or maybe you’re the first believer from the bar you used to drink at. Maybe you’re the first young person you know who loves the Bible and prayer and church. It’s commendable to be a bold Christian, the first Christian where you are.

Now here’s another one in verse 6.  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.” In 1 Timothy chapter 5 Paul is giving a definition of a widow who is worthy of being supported by the church. He says in vs. 10 she should have a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.” That’s what this Mary was known for. She knew what happened at the cross, where Jesus purified a people to make them eager to do good works.

Now let’s learn something here. Mary was a hard worker, but nowhere is it mentioned what she did. Her works, though hidden from us, are known to God; and her name is recorded with honor in this book of life. Maybe the work you do is behind the scenes and nobody sees what it is. God sees. God knows, and they will be rewarded. Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Now in vs. 7-12 Paul mentions people whom he loves, of various households, who all were commendable Christians, worthy of mention and honor. You can see some who were like Mary in that they labored much in the Lord, like vs. 12 you can see 3 people who worked hard in Christ. And we learn that the Christian life and ministry is made up of hard work. The Christian life can be described as an oxen in a yoke plodding along, laboring much. But you know what? All who work in the Lord find that the yoke of Jesus is easy, and His burden is light. Because He’s right there in the yoke working with us and in us. Paul said, “I worked harder than all the rest, yet not I but the grace of God in me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10.

Then he mentions a few more people in vss. 8 and 9 and then we come to vs. 10 where Paul says Romans 16:10 “Greet Apelles, tested and approved in Christ.” Wouldn’t you love to have that as your tombstone: Tested and approved! The mental picture we get  is precious metals, like as gold and silver, being heated up in a furnace, being tested and purified.

And we have to understand God does that with each of us. And I want to illustrate this point, so if you would please turn with me to the book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy chapter 8. Here the Israelites were completing their journey and about to enter the promised land, and Moses is reviewing their history. He says in vs. 2:

Deuteronomy 8:2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. And just like that a Christian can look back on his life and see ways in which God humbled us and tested us. Apelles passed the test, he was approved. He was a commendable Christian. Peter was humbled and tested and he failed, but was then restored. So even if we have failed the test in our lives God loves to forgive and restore. Isn’t it interesting that Peter wrote:

1 Peter 1:6-7 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

And now we come to a very interesting person. Notice vs. 13: Romans 16:13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too. Here is this choice Christian named Rufus. But we’ve heard his name before, and here’s something we can learn if we connect the dots. Mark 15:21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. Rufus’ father was Simon who carried Jesus’ cross. It’s very easy to imagine what an effect Simon had on his son. Maybe he said, you know son, Jesus prayed for His crucifiers, I was there, I heard him. Jesus forgives sin, Rufus. He forgave the thief who was crucified next to him. I heard him say to that thief, “today you will be with me in paradise.” And then Rufus, I’ll never forget when He died, because people came to life, they were just popping out of their graves like popcorn, as if His death brought life to them, just like it does us if we believe, Rufus. “Dad, tell me about the earthquake again, was it scary?” Oh, the earthquake happened right when He died, and the rocks split in two, and you know Rufus, His death broke my stony heart in two also. Oh, and then some Jewish rabbi came running up to us shouting that the curtain in the temple was torn in two, because Jesus’ death opens the way for you to go to God son. And I still remember the soldier who just crucified him saying “surely this man is the Son of God.” And Rufus listens to his dad, and eventually comes to faith in Jesus. Oh what an influence fathers can have on their children, if they know and love the gospel of grace.  

Well Paul finishes up his greetings in vs. 14-16 by mentioning additional commendable Christians and then tells them in vs. 16 to greet each other with a holy kiss. We might interpret that to say be affectionate toward one another in a holy way.

Let’s conclude this morning by reminding ourselves that we are all dying, and that one day something will be said about each one of us. We will be known for something. Will it be that we served people, that we worked hard in ministry, that we were tested and approved, that we influenced our children for the gospel? May God make it so with each one of us, that we might also be commendable Christians.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Todays Sermon

 

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