A Time of Confusion (Matthew 11:1-6)
"G. Campbell Morgan (d. 1945) had already enjoyed some success as a preacher by the time he was 19 years old. But then he was attacked by doubts about the Bible. The writings of various scientists and agnostics disturbed him (e.g., Charles Darwin, John Tyndall, Thomas Huxley, and Herbert Spencer). As he read their books and listened to debates, Morgan became more and more perplexed. What did he do? He cancelled all preaching engagements, put all the books in a cupboard and locked the door, and went to the bookstore and bought a new Bible. He said to himself, "I am no longer sure that this is what my father claims it to be--the Word of God. But of this I am sure. If it be the Word of God, and if I come to it with an unprejudiced and open mind, it will bring assurance to my soul of itself." The result? "That Bible found me!" said Morgan. The new assurance in 1883 gave him the motivation for his preaching and teaching ministry. He devoted himself to the study and preaching of God's Word." Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, Moody, 1984, p. 211.
When we begin to get wrapped up with what others are writing or saying regarding their opinions of our faith, doubt begins to creep in. You see, the Enemy makes it sound reasonable to our intellect – not Divine and Holy – just reasonable. Doubt is a slippery slope; we have to halt it by going to God, God’s Word, appealing to the Holy Spirit to redirect us and to reveal truth as He is the revealer of Truth. We must make a concerted effort to move away from doubt to the solid rock of truth and light…Jesus Christ. John the Baptist and G. Campbell Morgan ran to Jesus…so should we!
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A Time of Confidence (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Confidence means "full trust" and today we speak to that FULL TRUST we exhibit in our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus. The writer of Hebrews reminds that this High Priest is great...He is the only Exalted One; He is the great Empathizing One; and because of His position and virtues, we can be the Entering Ones..."come." Matthew Henry speaks beautifully to this: “The excellency of the high priest of our profession would make our apostasy from him most heinous and inexcusable; it would be the greatest folly and the basest ingratitude. Christians must not only set our well, but they must hold out: those who endure to the end will be saved, and none but they. Secondly, we should encourage ourselves, by the excellency of our high priest, to come boldly to the throne of grace.”
Why does our confidence shake? What diminishes our full trust? It is certainly nothing that the Great High Priest has done or failed to do. Join us today @ GBC - 11 ... See MoreSee Less
SAVE THE DATE!
All are invited to GBC@TheTable, Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Eric Saunders from McLean Bible Church.
Soul food will be served. Please bring a friend and a dish to share.
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