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The Importance of the Unimportant (Little Ones)

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2019 06 30 Aaron Cozort Sunday AM Sermon An Evaluation of Matthew 18 Part 1 The Importance of the Unimportant Mt 18:1 ¶ At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 “Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. 6 “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 ¶ “Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! 8 “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, …

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The King: Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (Part 2 of 2)

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Transcript:NOTE: This transcript is generated automatically by a machine and may contain errors. Feel free to contact us with any questions. 0:00:00.260,0:00:05.250 first Timothy chapter 1 verse 17 in 0:00:03.419,0:00:07.770 spite of the technical difficulties we 0:00:05.250,0:00:11.250 may be having at the moment Paul writes 0:00:07.770,0:00:13.290 to Timothy and as he is writing to 0:00:11.250,0:00:17.760 Timothy he says this beginning in verse 0:00:13.290,0:00:20.640 12 and I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who 0:00:17.760,0:00:22.050 has enabled me because he counted me 0:00:20.640,0:00:24.480 faithful putting me into the ministry 0:00:22.050,0:00:29.070 let’s let’s begin by noticing that 0:00:24.480,0:00:31.320 Paul’s discussion is writing to this 0:00:29.070,0:00:35.160 young preacher writing to this young man 0:00:31.320,0:00:38.520 to tell him of the blessing that he’s 0:00:35.160,0:00:41.070 received and the ministry that he’s 0:00:38.520,0:00:44.700 received and that they he’s received 0:00:41.070,0:00:48.180 that by the grace of God because God 0:00:44.700,0:00:51.390 allowed him to be there he didn’t merit 0:00:48.180,0:00:54.180 it he didn’t earn it it wasn’t by birth 0:00:51.390,0:00:57.809 and it wasn’t by lineage it wasn’t by 0:00:54.180,0:01:00.449 tribe and it wasn’t by the the majesty 0:00:57.809,0:01:04.589 or the glory or the education that he 0:01:00.449,0:01:09.360 had it was because God chose him and 0:01:04.589,0:01:11.640 because God permitted him to be placed 0:01:09.360,0:01:15.150 in this position to have this ministry 0:01:11.640,0:01:19.320 he says although verse 13 I was formerly 0:01:15.150,0:01:22.350 a blasphemer a persecutor an insolent 0:01:19.320,0:01:25.590 man but I obtained mercy because I did 0:01:22.350,0:01:28.619 it ignorantly in unbelief Paul says 0:01:25.590,0:01:30.780 there was a time when …

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The King: Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (Part 1 of 2)

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Transcript:NOTE: This transcript is generated automatically by a machine and may contain errors. Feel free to contact us with any questions. 0:00:00.290,0:00:06.000 take vitals if you will and open them 0:00:03.060,0:00:08.490 the first Timothy chapter 1 we will 0:00:06.000,0:00:10.530 spend a little bit of our time in this 0:00:08.490,0:00:13.730 passage this morning and then we will 0:00:10.530,0:00:17.250 continue into a number of other passages 0:00:13.730,0:00:19.820 throughout our study this morning in 0:00:17.250,0:00:26.720 tonight we are going to be discussing 0:00:19.820,0:00:33.000 this topic the king eternal immortal 0:00:26.720,0:00:35.489 invisible Paul writes to Timothy and as 0:00:33.000,0:00:38.219 he addresses Timothy most likely Timothy 0:00:35.489,0:00:40.680 at this time is in Ephesus and he is 0:00:38.219,0:00:43.110 there separated from Paul Paul is 0:00:40.680,0:00:45.390 writing to him as a young preacher he is 0:00:43.110,0:00:48.510 encouraging him he is exhorting him he 0:00:45.390,0:00:53.550 is continuing to instruct him and he 0:00:48.510,0:00:56.780 reminds Timothy of his own past he 0:00:53.550,0:01:00.629 reminds Timothy of what he used to be 0:00:56.780,0:01:03.530 Saul of Tarsus the one who was going 0:01:00.629,0:01:06.990 about seeking to destroy the church 0:01:03.530,0:01:10.470 seeking to demolish this sect of the 0:01:06.990,0:01:12.720 Jews as he saw them this group of people 0:01:10.470,0:01:14.640 who had departed from Moses had departed 0:01:12.720,0:01:18.150 from the law had departed from the 0:01:14.640,0:01:20.820 tradition of the elders in his mind who 0:01:18.150,0:01:26.939 had departed from the Lord and was doing 0:01:20.820,0:01:30.090 what he thought was right and then as he 0:01:26.939,0:01:32.700 was headed to Damascus as he was 0:01:30.090,0:01:35.430 journeying down …

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The Assurance of Hope

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Titus 1:1-2 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.  Paul opens this letter to Titus and reminds him of the acknowledgment of what God has promised in the hope of eternal life.  This hope is grounded in the assurance of God’s nature.  The certainty that God cannot lie.  God is not like the Devil, a liar from the beginning, for the Devil brought forth a message from himself.  Instead, Paul writes of eternal life that is assured because God cannot lie.   Hebrews 6:10-12  For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.  And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.  God knows what each individual does on behalf of the Kingdom.  He knows the things that we suffer, the endeavors of labor, and love for the Christians and congregations. He knows those who have served and continue to serve.   The Hebrew writer desires his readers continue on this path of diligent service until this guaranteed time when the promise is fulfilled.  There is a …