Sep 27, 2020
Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses (Part 3)
Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses
 
6 Reasons We Should Not Obsess Over Miracles, Signs & Wonders Today
 
3. M,S&W have been and will be used to deceive many.
 
God’s people are not the only ones who can work miracles, signs and wonders...God Himself allows (causes) the powers of darkness to work signs and wonders in “His name”, in order to purify His Church byexposing the false believers.
 
4. M,S&W do not produce saving faith.
 
5. We have something better.
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  • Sep 27, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses (Part 3)
    Sep 27, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses (Part 3)
    Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses
     
    6 Reasons We Should Not Obsess Over Miracles, Signs & Wonders Today
     
    3. M,S&W have been and will be used to deceive many.
     
    God’s people are not the only ones who can work miracles, signs and wonders...God Himself allows (causes) the powers of darkness to work signs and wonders in “His name”, in order to purify His Church byexposing the false believers.
     
    4. M,S&W do not produce saving faith.
     
    5. We have something better.
  • Sep 20, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses (Part 2)
    Sep 20, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses (Part 2)
    Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses
     
    6 Reasons We Should Not Obsess Over Miracles, Signs & Wonders Today
     
    2. The primary purpose for most M,S&W has already been accomplished.
     
    A primary reason God used ‘signs’ and wonders…
    is to set apart a certain man as His representative,
    in order to speak to the world THROUGH that representative.
     
    God certified messengers for the purpose of revealing His message on earth
     
    Four reasons I believe miracles, signs & wonders are rare today
     
    1. The main purpose for them is completed.
    - The revelation that they bore witness to is complete and so they are not necessary.
    2. They were virtually all performed by apostles, and we have no apostles today.
    3. There is no one who has “perfect” theology like the apostles, that God could certify today.
    4. A miracle today would be done by God, not as a “sign”, but for some other reason only He knows.
  • Sep 13, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses
    Sep 13, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses
    Exodus 4 Signs and Wonders Affirm Moses
     
    6 Reasons We Should Not Obsess Over Miracles, Signs & Wonders Today
    1. To obsess over M,S&W, diminishes the constant, providential supervision of God over all things.
    - God is at work ALL THE TIME!!!
     
    Miracle - God working outside of His creation laws.
    Providence - God working through His creation laws.
     
     
    Miracle
    - Confusing of languages
    - Parting of the Red Sea
    - Water from the Rock
     
    Providence
    - Daniel and the lions
    - Jonah and the fish
    - David & Goliath
    - Defeat of the Amalekites
    - Fish with coin in mouth
    - Amazing catch of fish
     
    Miracle
    While we are waiting and praying for a miracle from God…
     
    Providence
    May we not miss the daily…
    …minute by minute…
    …(super)natural working of God.
  • Sep 6, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 3 The Burning Bush (Part 2)
    Sep 6, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 3 The Burning Bush (Part 2)
    Exodus 3 The Burning Bush
     
    “I AM”
    - Eternality of God
    - Immutability of God
    - Aseity of God
     
    Eternality - The God who exists
    He is from everlasting to everlasting.
    He has no beginning or no end.
    His nature and attributes are eternal.
    His purposes are eternal.
    His kingdom and reign will never end.
    Life and death are in His control.
     
    All sin is cosmic treason against an infinite being.
    Death must submit to the eternal “I AM”.
    Christ intercedes for His people eternally.
    We can trust Him for the future because He is there.
    Being conformed to His image means eternal life.
    Our lives now can have an eternal purpose.
    The eternal nature of God is what makes our present suffering worthwhile.
     
    Immutability - The God who never changes
    Thomas Watson
    “In God there is nothing which can change, for better or worse.
    He cannot change for the better—because then he would not now be perfect.
    He cannot change for the worse—for then he would cease to be perfect.
    He is immutably holy, immutably good; there is no shadow of change in him”
     
    Augustine
    “Whatsoever is changed from the better for the worse, and from the worse for the better, is not God, because perfect virtue can neither change for the better, nor true eternity for the worse”God cannot change His word, therefore it is always fresh and trustworthy.
     
    God cannot add to His knowledge, therefore He is perfectly all-knowing.
    God cannot react to circumstances or change His plans, therefore His purposes stands forever.
    God’s character or nature can never change, therefore His _______ will remain forever.
    He is forever the unchanging and unshakeable TRUTH, therefore His promises can never fail.
     
    Aseity – The Self-existing God
    He alone is dependent on nothing or no one.
    He is self-sufficient and self-sustaining
    His existence is not derived from or contingent on another thing or being.
    Within Himself, He is perfectly whole, complete, satisfied and without any need of any kind.
     
    He is self-divine. - His deity is derived from no other power.
    He is self-wise. - There is none who could ever instruct Him.
    He is self-virtuous. - He received His goodness from no one.
    He is self-attesting. - He alone is the source of truth.
    He is self-justifying. - He is perfectly just within Himself.
    He is self-empowering. - He derives power from no source.
    He is self-excellent. - If any being were more excellent, that being would be God.
     
    Not only is He independent and self-sufficient, but all else is dependent on Him.
    From Him, through Him, and to Him are all things.
    Nothing exists that He did not create and everything is sustained by Him.
  • Aug 30, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 3 The Burning Bush
    Aug 30, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 3 The Burning Bush
    Exodus 3 The Burning Bush
     
    YHWH
    - tetragrammaton (four letters)
    - Yahweh
     
    The primary reason God rescues men from the kingdom of darkness and brings them into the kingdom of His beloved Son, is so they are free to WORSHIP Him.
  • Aug 23, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 2 Out of Egypt
    Aug 23, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 2 Out of Egypt
    Exodus 2 - Out of Egypt
     
    Slavery – Slavery to sin
    Serving a Cruel Master – Captives of Satan
    Under Judgement – God is a just God
    The Passover – Escape through judgement
    The Crossing – Escape from enemy of death
    Mount Sinai – The giving of the Spirit/word
    Wilderness – Perfecting God’s people
    Promised Land – Saved to eternal life
  • Aug 16, 2020Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Aug 16, 2020
    Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Series: (All)
    The Call of Holiness
    1 Peter 1: 13-16
     
    Prepare your minds for Action
    Stop Sinning
    Be Holy
    Serve the Lord
  • Aug 16, 2020Kevin Distelhorst – What do you think about?
    Aug 16, 2020
    Kevin Distelhorst – What do you think about?
    Series: (All)
    What do you think about?
     
    Where do your thoughts come from?
    Are you responsible for what you think about?
    Can you control/change what you think about?
    Does it matter what you think about?
    Does it matter (all of the time) what you think about?
     
    Philippians 4:8
    Greek: Logizomai
     
    Think - King James, NIV
    Dwell NASB , Holman (literally – Ponder these Things)
    Meditate – New King James
     
    Whatever is:
    True
    Honorable
    Right
    Pure
    Lovely
    of Good Repute
    Any Excellence
    Anything Worthy of Praise
     
    Examining your Thinking
    Ask, "Specifically what am I thinking?"
    Compare those thoughts to the criteria of Phil. 4:8
    Confess thoughts that violate Phil. 4:8
    Ask, "What should I be thinking?"
    Ask, "What should I be doing?"
    Ask, "What are my responsibilities today?"
  • Aug 9, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 2 God Sends a Deliverer
    Aug 9, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 2 God Sends a Deliverer
    The Whole Counsel of God – God Sends a Deliverer
    Exodus 2:11-22
     
    God Prepares His People For Service
    God’s School of Discipleship
     
    1. God prepares by providence
    - people, places, personality, abilities, situation
    2. God prepares by teaching
    - we are to learn to know Him through His word
    3. God prepares by subtraction
    - He removes the world and kills off our ‘self’
    4. God prepares by regeneration
    - The Spirit changes our hearts
  • Aug 2, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 2 God Sends a Deliverer
    Aug 2, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 2 God Sends a Deliverer
    The Whole Counsel of God – God Sends a Deliverer
    Exodus 2:1-10
     
    To Strengthen the Faith of God’s People
    1. Our faith and love for Jesus Christ
    - Moses is a type of Christ
    2. God has a plan and moves all the pieces on the earth to accomplish that plan
    3. God WILL save His people
    - He sends a savior at just the right time
    4. God’s main purpose is His own glory
  • Jul 26, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 1 The Enemy Strikes
    Jul 26, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 1 The Enemy Strikes
    The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 1 The Enemy Strikes
     
    Exodus 1:1-22
     
    The Church Militant
    The Church Triumphant
     
    - The more God’s people are oppressed, the more that oppression strengthens them, and also works against their oppressors
    - This is true for the Church and individuals
    - Just as gold is purified by fire, so are we purified by trials
    - All things do work for OUR GOOD and HIS GLORY
    - For this reason we are to endure patiently
     
     
    Satan’s two tactics:
    - Overtly oppose God’s people
    - Covertly deceive God’s people
    - When Israel is overtly opposed by the enemy, they triumph and are blessed
    - When Israel is covertly deceived by the enemy, they are judged harshly by God
     
     
    We believe the Bible teaches us to submit to human governments...
    ...Until obeying them would mean disobeying God
    However...We should be wise (shrewd) as serpents and innocent as doves.
     
    1. Know your tendencies and lean against them.
    2. Know to which way you want to err and lean that way.
    3. Don’t expect anyone else to lead you.
    4. Don’t assume man’s motives and the devil’s motives are the same.
    5. Trust God’s word, not your feelings.
  • Jul 19, 2020Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
    Jul 19, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
    Series: (All)
    Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
     
    1 Peter 1
     
    Five God-given Thought Paradigms
     
    1. Gospel foundational thinking
    2. Biblically disciplined thinking
    3. Apocalyptic, hope-filled thinking
    4. Not old, but new creation thinking
    5. ‘Imitating Father’ thinking
  • Jul 12, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Prayer
    Jul 12, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Prayer
    The Ordinary Church – Prayer
     
    Acts 2:36-47
     
    1. Why do we not pray?
    2. Why pray?
    3. How should we pray?
     
    Why pray?
    1. Prayer glorifies God as God
    - Prayer sets God apart from His creation
     
    2. Prayer orders all things into their proper place
    - Prayer humbles us and submits us to His will
    - Prayer aligns us with Him and His purpose
    - Prayer quiets the soul in peace and rest
     
    3. Because God is sovereign and can change things...
    ...According to His purpose and promises
    - His Kingdom
    - One another’s needs
    - Our own needs
    - Wisdom and understanding
    - Perseverance in trials
    - Peace, boldness and courage
    How do we know what God’s will is?
     
    4. Because we love the One who saved us
    - Adoration
    - Praise
    - Thanksgiving
    - Repentance
    - Celebrating our adoption as His children
     
    5. Because we love others
    - Praying for the needs of others
    - Praying for God’s will for others
    - Praying for others causes us to love them
    - Praying unifies the church
     
    6. Because prayer changes us
    - Prayer aligns our will with God’s will
    - Praying is a way of “watching” for temptation
    - Praying is the practice of learning to trust God
    - Praying to become like Christ
    - Prayer changes our heart’s desires
  • Jul 5, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Prayer
    Jul 5, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Prayer
    The Ordinary Church – Prayer
     
    Acts 2:36-47
     
    1. Why do we not pray?
    2. Why pray?
    3. How should we pray?
     
    Why pray? 1. Prayer glorifies God as God - Prayer sets God apart from His creation 2. Prayer orders all things into their proper place - Prayer humbles us and submits us to His will - Prayer aligns us with Him and His purpose - Prayer quiets the soul in peace and rest 3. Because God is sovereign and can change things
  • Jun 28, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Prayer
    Jun 28, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Prayer
    The Ordinary Church – Prayer   Acts 2:36-47
     
    Prayer
     
    1. Why do we not pray?
    2. Why pray?
    3. How should we pray?
     
    Why do we not pray?1. We are not dependent on God
    - Dependent people pray
    - We are unaware of our intense, daily need for God to work on our behalf
    - In our thinking, we must separate our “doing” from our “relying”
     
    2. We don’t really believe it will make a difference
    - "Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in heaven, but for getting God’s will done on earth” – Robert Law
    - “Our great hope in prayer, therefore, is not to change what God has planned, but to bring about what God has planned.” - Unknown
    - If our prayers bring about God’s plan, do we believe that God has a plan today?
    - We should assume that God wants to bring about His will through the prayers of His people
     
    3. It is self-denying, flesh-defying hard work
    - Devoted people pray
  • Jun 21, 2020Carl Helmuth – Father’s Day
    Jun 21, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Father’s Day
    Father's Day
     
     
    Men, God is holding you accountable for how you lead
    - Lead Yourself
    - Lead Your Families
    - Lead The Church
     
    Be on the alert. Be watchful.
    - Watchful in prayer
    - Watchful against temptation
    - Watchful against indifference
    - Watchful against false teachers
    - Watch for the Day of the Lord
     
    Stand firm in the faith.
    - This means caring more about what God thinks than what men think
    - This means standing with brothers
    - This means standing firm in the truth
    - we are in a battle for truth
    - the word of truth is our sword
     
    Be men of courage.
    andrizomai
    anēr
     
    Be men of courage.
    - Be strong and courageous
    - Be strengthened (be strong in the Lord)
    - This means being willing to go against the world, the flesh, and the devil
    - This means operating in this world while we are envisioning the next
  • Jun 14, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
    Jun 14, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
    The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread   Acts 2:36-47
     
    Seven Reasons Why Breaking of Bread is a Means of Grace
    1. The breaking of bread means...REMEMBERING
    2. The breaking of bread strengthens my faith in God’s COVENANT PROMISES
    3. The breaking of bread satisfies our desire of KNOWING and HONORING CHRIST
    4. The breaking of bread focuses us on WHAT GOD HAS DONE rather than on what we must do
    5. The breaking of bread reinforces GOD’S LOVE FOR ME Which motivates my love for Him Which drives my obedience to Him
    6. The breaking of bread is a way of FIXING OUR EYES ON WHAT IS UNSEEN
    7. The breaking of bread recognizes that WE ARE ALL UNITED “IN CHRIST”
  • Jun 7, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
    Jun 7, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
    The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
     
    Acts 2:36-47
     
    Examining Three Covenants
    - The Abrahamic Covenant
    - The Mosaic Covenant
    - The New Covenant
     
    The Abrahamic Covenant
    Ratified - By God passing through the halves
    Type - Unconditional (God alone)
    Seal - Circumcision – marked God’s people
    Sign - Circumcision – physical sign
    - Genesis 15:1-18
     
    The Mosaic Covenant (the law)
    Ratified - By the sprinkling of blood
    Type - Conditional (on both parties)
    Seal - Keeping God’s Sabbaths
    Sign - Keeping God’s Sabbaths
    - Exodus 19:3-8
    - Exodus 24:3-8
    - Hebrews 9:18-20
     
    The New Covenant
    Ratified - Blood of Christ on the cross
    Type - Unconditional (Christ alone)
    Seal - Holy Spirit (spiritual circumcision)
    Sign - Baptism/Lord’s supper
    - Hebrews 9:11-15
  • May 31, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
    May 31, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
    The Ordinary Church – Breaking of Bread
     
    Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tua78-AtEqc
     
    Acts 2:36-47
     
    1 Corinthians 11:23-30
    1 Corinthians 10:17
    John 6:47-51
    1 Corinthians 10:16
  • May 24, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – The Fellowship
    May 24, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Ordinary Church – The Fellowship
    The Ordinary Church – The Fellowship
     
    Acts 2:36-47
     
    Devotion to “The Fellowship” meant… Devotion to being PRIESTS for this world
    Pictures of Priesthood: - Priests were lights - they were holy to the Lord - Priests were mediators between God and the people - The Church is the pillar and foundation of the truth - We stand in the gap and intercede for the world - The Church is the “Noah’s Ark” of this world - We are to swing the sword of the Gospel Devotion to the GOD-POWERED Church