1 timothy 3:16 sermon
It is allowed that truths altogether unknown, and doctrines perfectly unintelligible, can be no motives to piety. (3) Rejoice that He who was seen of angels was manifest in the flesh. 2. Count all things loss and dung for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ. Johannine Writings 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy*(dispute) great is the mystery of godliness: God was. He must not be considered as a particular person, alone by Himself, but as the "Second Adam.". C. The Bible tells us that we are now the sons of God and it doesn't yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is. 5. Now all these are begun, advanced, and extended by the belief of those mysteries that we meet with in the faith, and in particular that He is a God who was manifest in the flesh.Application: If it is part of the mystery of godliness that Christ is believed on in the world, then —. ... A Sermon on 1 Timothy 3:16. This subject teaches us the necessity of implicit faith in all the truths and doctrines which God has revealed in His Word. As, for example —(1) When God had revealed that promise, which was the blooming gospel, that the seed of the woman should break the serpent's head, as it was delivered to our first parents, so it equally concerned all their posterity. Another principle that the testimony of the Spirit has an influence upon is, that peace and hope that runs through the lives of believers. Distinctions must be made. 1. There are two glories in the article: First, that it is true; and secondly, that it is too great for the comprehension of human reason; and I am sure it is no service to the former if we are striving to lay aside the latter. Bradbury. Believing in Christ is growing in the spiritual life. 1 Corinthians 11:1 - Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. But, notwithstanding this, motives to piety may be derived from that, in a mystery, which is known and understood. Nor was there any mixture of the natures. It was flesh that He took, because He was to be the second man, the last Adam; and, in that capacity, to magnify the law and make it honourable, and bruise the serpent's head. Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters Defining the Church 1 Timothy 3.14. (7)He continues the mediation between God and man.4. GREAT IS THE MYSTERY — God received into glory.1. There was a union, however, between the two natures. The acts of Christ's life illustrate or reveal how this material world is immersed in the real world of the spirit, where the miraculous becomes natural. But must nothing be preached but Christ? And therefore in the dispensations of religion God will have this only begotten, this best beloved, this Isaac of our souls (above all other offerings that a man can bring Him) to be sacrificed and given up to Him. Christ was "manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory." It is a comfort, in the hour of death, that we yield up our souls to Christ, who is gone before to provide a place for us. We need not again remind you that, as God, the Redeemer was incapable of exaltation, or of an accession of glory. Poetical Books The "glory" up into which the Redeemer was received, was not, of course, the essential glory of His Godhead. 2. Lucas.I. The Spirit, in short, led them to a height of vision whence they saw eternity and immensity filled with the majesty of His infinite Being, and flaming with the brightness of His immeasurable perfections. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES THE FULLEST PROOF OF THE COMPLACENT ACCEPTANCE OF HIS SACRIFICE.III. 1. As it is delivered to the mind and conscience, so it impresses these in a way suitable to the spirit of man. (4)His acquittance from the Father. St. Paul saith, 1 Tim. But hath reason no use, then, in the gospel? This it is both important and necessary to observe. 1 Timothy 3:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Timothy 3:16, NIV: "Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory." ii. This it is both important and necessary to observe. 2. (8) It is another part of this mystery that the Prince of Life should be obedient to the death of the cross. The statement includes THE INSTRUMENT OF CHRIST IN HIS INTERCESSORY OFFICE.V. 1. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. That success most clearly and distinctly announces the exertion of the power of God. His mediatorial office in the union of natures: He is owned by the Father; recognized by saints and angels; declares His resolution to continue so; proceeds in this character through all His works, of nature, of grace, of providence; He rules the Church; He will judge the world.3. 1. 1. The undertaking of Christ in the covenant of redemption and the promises then made Him by the Father; His personal glory, both as the Equal and Fellow of the Almighty, and as anointed in His human nature with the Holy Ghost and with power; His fitness as God-man for redeeming lost mankind. It gave light and meaning to "the dark sayings of old." Therefore a Christian hath godly principles out of the gospel, and a godly carriage suitable to those principles. Christ took our flesh that He might make the human nature appear lovely to God, and the Divine nature appear lovely to man. 1. All things are first in Christ and then in us. For no man studies things plain and evident, and such as by their native clearness do even prevent our search, and of their own accord offer themselves to our understandings. This doctrine is apparently the concern of good men, such as work out their own salvation with fear and trembling. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me or else believe for the work's sake.". A vindication of this mystery.IV. Those greater mysteries boasted of a predominant doctrine. First of all, learn hence from blessed St. Paul how to be affected when we speak and think of the glorious truth of God; that we should work upon our hearts, to have large thoughts and large expressions of it. This carries the wonder a little deeper. To refuse them, or even to be unconcerned about them, is surely the blackest and most hateful ingratitude, and must form the very climax of rebellion and guilt! (2) Again, if we would have large and sensible thoughts and apprehensions of these things, such as the blessed apostle, let us set some time apart to meditate of these things, till the heart be warmed; let us labour to fasten our thoughts, as much as we can, on them every day; to consider the excellency of this mystery of religion in itself, and the fruit of it in this world and in the world to come. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES THE SUREST PLEDGE FOR THE FULL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL JEHOVAH'S REDEEMING PURPOSES.VI. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES DEMONSTRATIVE PROOF THAT HE HAS FINISHED THE GREAT WORK OF EXPIATION.II. We need not again remind you that, as God, the Redeemer was incapable of exaltation, or of an accession of glory. 4. 1 Timothy. )The exalted SaviourS. 1 Timothy 3:16 . He took our flesh that He might take our sins, and so appease God's wrath. II. But there was matter enough in themselves. He is invested with the glorious office of interceding for lost sinners, and thus procuring their reconciliation and acceptance with God. If you would treat Christianity or any particular article as a mystery, be careful to separate the doctrine from all the mixtures that curiosity or superstition have brought into it. Hence we have a ground likewise of enlarging the gospel to all people, because the Gentiles now have interest in Christ; that merchants and those that give themselves to navigation, they may with good success carry the gospel to all people. Looking into this will give us an argument for those doctrines that promote it. In that God appeared in our nature it is much ennobled. The Gospels Hope, by owning .His Deity, we rest upon His righteousness, we trust Him for protection, we resign to Him at death.3. While beholding the love which prompted the Son of God thus to condescend and thus to suffer, angels learn to love, and willingly to attend upon, and minister to the meanest of those whom the Lord of angels loved, and for whose salvation He stooped so low. 1 Timothy 3:16 By common confession, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, was taken up in glory. 3. And it was unlike the union among the Persons in the Godhead. I say comprehend, that is, know it perfectly, and as far as it is capable of being known (1 Corinthians 13:12). If your god is hateful, you are becoming hateful. V. CHRIST WAS PREACHED TO THE GENTILES AS THE SUPREME AND UNIVERSAL JUDGE. The foundation of true religion is hereby laid bare, the object of religion is hereby disclosed, the nature of pure religion is hereby taught, the blessedness of godliness is hereby revealed, and godliness is hereby actually produced. There are glorious times coming, especially the glorious day of the resurrection. They saw Him so as they were witnesses of Him to man. The chambers of imagery would not be soon forgotten, even if its import was explained. (3)His discharge of the trust. (3) Here is still a farther narrowing of the Divine interest; for though Abraham's whole family were taken into an external covenant during his own days, yet one-half of them are cut off afterwards. Therefore He will keep His glory, in His authority over the Church, in His full and proper Deity, and expects we should keep it.III. 5. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES THE FULLEST PROOF OF THE COMPLACENT ACCEPTANCE OF HIS SACRIFICE.III. A belief of Christ's divinity teaches forbearance of one another. He was deserted of men and angels, and is now their head. (5)The union between the two natures is confirmed. Union in the faith the foundation of charity.(T. And for the proud world to believe in a crucified Saviour, it was a mystery. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES THE SUREST PLEDGE FOR THE FULL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL JEHOVAH'S REDEEMING PURPOSES.VI. II. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES DEMONSTRATIVE PROOF THAT HE HAS FINISHED THE GREAT WORK OF EXPIATION.II. They were unfaithful in that they had. The Old Testament And likewise the states wherein He executed His office. Have you, by the eye of faith, so seen Him as to abhor yourselves, and repent in dust and ashes? Affect not to be wise above what is written. 1. Lucas. V. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES THE SUREST PLEDGE FOR THE FULL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL JEHOVAH'S REDEEMING PURPOSES. Faith, by which we rest on the bare word of God, we make an honest profession of Him, we live with duty to Him.2. The original word, rendered ground, occurs nowhere else in the sacred writings. There are a company of profane spirits — I would there were not too many among us — that will scarce vouchsafe to look into these things, that have scarcely the book of God in their houses. 2. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES THE SUREST PLEDGE FOR THE FULL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL JEHOVAH'S REDEEMING PURPOSES.VI. 2. But the mystery of godliness knows no such suspicious restrictions. 2. II. How do our hearts die within us when things go cross to our sense and reason! "I and My Father are one." 3. 5. A suffering nature is united with an eternal.2. A manifestation is a making clear of that which is difficult and obscure. — Messiah enthroned, and crowned with all power and glory! These are again natural opposites. We must not struggle with the difficulties of religion with natural parts. That to live after the spirit was far superior to living after the flesh. GREAT IS THE MYSTERY — God received into glory.1. 2. Because it is a glorious body, it is received into an immortal life, and an eternal settlement.2. In the third place, a mystery in Scripture is taken for that that is a truth hid, and is conveyed by some outward thing. The view which it exhibits, both of the justice and goodness of God, affords the strongest motives to reverence of God's authority, value for His favour, trust in His mercy and obedience to His laws. Another principle of godliness which the mysteries of religion do improve, is a reverence of the Divine Majesty. THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST SUPPLIES DEMONSTRATIVE PROOF THAT HE HAS FINISHED THE GREAT WORK OF EXPIATION.II. Jesus Christ undertook mediatorial suretyship and representation. Back To Top Jesus Christ bore the Imputation, and was subjected to the stigma, of human guilt. It illuminated the deepest depths of His humiliation and reproach, and shone through the darkest eclipse of His Divinity. That is our comfort. The belief of this gives life and soul to our duty. III. Who Are the Elders? 1. 6. 4. His Divine nature; the glory of this appears in throwing off the veil that was upon it, and laying that aside for ever; a fresh exposing Himself to the worship of angels; speaking the language of a God in heaven, and thus revealing Himself on earth.4. 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. This obtains in every part of life, and it is strange we should exclude it from religion. 2. (7)He continues the mediation between God and man.4. He assumed it into His Person so that God the Son and the man Christ Jesus were not two Persons, but one. 3. They had spoken "lies in hypocrisy." For can anything in nature be imagined more glorious and beautiful than the sun shining in his full might? As Christ, being clothed with our flesh, makes the human nature appear lovely to God, so He makes the Divine nature appear lovely to man. Faith, by which we rest on the bare word of God, we make an honest profession of Him, we live with duty to Him.2. We gather from the words of our Lord, that the operations by which the Holy Spirit regenerates men through the system of evangelical truth would be inscrutable. 3. That the carriage of the soul should be turned universally another way; that the judgment and affections should be turned backward, as it were; that he that was proud before should now be humble; that he that was ambitious before should now despise the vain world; that he that was given to his lusts and vanities before should now, on the contrary, be serious and heavenly minded: here is a mystery indeed when all is turned backward. THE TEXT EXPRESSES THE ACTUAL INVESTITURE OF THE REDEEMER WITH MEDIATORIAL POWER AND GLORY. He is thus believed on in a world possessed of the greatest prejudice against Him (John 15:18). The joys and satisfaction that Christ gives to His people who thus wait upon Him may come into the general notion that we have of godliness. 1 Timothy; VINCENT CHEUNG. In the second place, that is called a mystery in the Scripture which, howsoever it be clear for the manifestation of it, yet the reasons of it are hid. Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters Timothy was not a special delegate, but a prototype pastor in the Bible's pattern for church order. He was justified by His Divine nature, or by those beams of Divinity which often broke forth, and brightly shone, in His darkest nights of humiliation and suffering. 3. Call us at 888-634-2038. 1. "Our sufficiency is of God." This He always possessed, and could not indeed do otherwise without ceasing to be God, it being inseparable from His nature as a Divine person. "He was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit." 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