01-10-2021 – Collierville Live Worship Stream (M. Dale)

In Live Streams, Sermons by Aaron Cozort

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<inaudible> Oh, my own. It’s hot. Let’s begin this morning with a prayer. Our father in heaven, how awesome and glorious you are. We thank you so much that we have this time to come together and study your word. And we ask that we glean as much as we can from it. So we are able to use it not only to further our own spirituality,

but to bring those that are lost you this time, Lord, we ask that you be with those that are out sick and, and dealing with multiple problems, those that are dealing with surgeries and with pain. And we ask that you be with the Cozort family, dealing with a sickness right now and help them to, to come to a complete health.

And, or we thank you for your son who died on that cross sends in your son’s name. Amen. Okay. So we’re doing Luke chapter seven. I believe it’s one through 35 and chapter seven, one through 35. And this First section of Luke chapter seven verses one through 10 is the healing of the Centurion service verse one. Now, when he had entered all his or when he had ended all his things and the audience of the people he entered into Capernaum,

it is good to note here that at this time, Palestine was under the control of Roman government and such being the case. It would not have been unusual to find a band of Roman soldiers in the area. It is possible that this incident is that this incident here in Luke seven, one through 10 is identical to that in Matthew chapter eight, verses five through 13,

there are some speculations that they’re two different stories, not stories that they’re two different historical accounts, but for the most part, people believe that this is identical to Matthew eight, five through 13 verse two, and a certain Centurion servant who was dear unto him, was sick and ready to die. A Centurion here. There are at least eight centurions mentioned in the new Testament.

And every one of them is spoken of in favorable light. And you never hear of a Centurion being spoken of in a bad light. He’s always someone that people look up to and does good things is also worthy of remark that in no case, is there the slightest hint that the profession of a soldier is unlawful in the sight of God. There’s nothing in the Bible that says there that a soul being a soldier is sin.

That it’s wrong. Servant here was the man who treated here was a man, the Centurion who treated his servant with dignity and human worth. He did not despise slaves as other Gentiles commonly did. He actually treated them nicely. My teacher, Bobby Bobby Ladelle, how this note, some uncommon words describe this unusual man. Luke says this interior slave was dear to him.

This is not something you hear about a slave very often that they are dear to their master. They’re just property For the most part. And the Roman slave system, such an affection for one, no more esteem than an animal or tool to be used, abused cast out or killed at the discretion of the slave owner was very common. So it was very uncommon to hear of a Centurion,

actually loving his slave and the slave being dear to him, verse three. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent him unto the elders of the Jews, besieging him, that he would come and heal. His servant. The elders were men of maturity who were leaders in the Jewish community. It would only be natural that this interior man would entrust such a responsibility on to mature men.

Those whom he could count on to seek out Jesus and then present his case to the one who could provide healing. And Matthew, the Matthew account of this, this is represented as a personal visit upon the principle that what one does by his agent, he does by himself. So he sent these elder men to find Jesus and ask him to heal his slave.

But it was like he was coming himself as what is what the text is representing Verse four. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly saying that he was worthy for whom he should do this. The Jews pleaded the worthiness of this interior sin, but the Centurion declared his own unworthiness, declares his own own worthiness later. And we’ll see that truly greatness and humility go together.

Verse five for he loveth Our nation. And he has built a synagogue. This is why they’re saying that he is worthy of, of Jesus’s node. This in turn must have been somewhat wealthy in order to build a synagogue of his own accord, but that it said he loveth. Our nation indicates that his motives and building the edifice were not for selfish reasons.

He didn’t build it just to make sure that the Jews were at peace with him, that they weren’t going to fight with him or cause any problems where he was, he was taking charge of. He builds it because he actually loved the Jews. Truly we have before us a noble character worthy of great respect to this interior in Verse six, then Jesus Went with them.

And when he was now not far from the house, this intern sent friends to him saying unto him, Lord trouble, not thyself for, I am not worthy. That thou should enter under my roof. This entry and clearly has a great deal of humor. Humility. Humility is a prerequisite to reception of blessings from the almighty. It is a cure.

It is curious that this interior one would first and then seek to pro prohibit the Lord from coming under his roof. He came to the right person in the right way and came to Jesus humbly and respectfully telling them, I don’t even want you to come under my roof because I’m not worthy of you. Wherefore. Neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee,

but say in word, and my servant shall be healed. This is amazing. But say the word, the faith of this interaction is manifested in the words, which he spoke right there. Just say the word would that more men would trusts. So Implicitly and ESS and Simply besieged the Lord to simply say the word. That’s what we do in our prayer.

You just say it God. And I know that things are going to happen. The great tragedy Of our age is that men religiously speaking, no longer ask what God has the say on any other on any matter, we kind of just go about our day and we, we do what we need to do. And here we are seeing that. We need to ask God to say the word all the time.

We should constantly be in prayer asking about everything. If it is his will for, I also am a man said under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, go and he go with and to another come. And he cometh and to my servant do this. And he does it. The faith of this man was immeasurable. It was indeed great.

A greater miracle of healing can not be found without even seeing the suffering servant. Jesus restored him to Full health, complete health. Faith of this Centurion is complimented for the simple reason that this injury and recognized that Jesus was God in the flesh and needed, but speak the word for the man to be healed. He recognized that it’s just amazing that he a Gentile,

a Roman Centurion recognize this about G Jesus before his death and all of the amazing things that happen. Then This injury in place Jesus, on the throne of the universe, regarding him as the ruler of the world, and as having all Things under his command, he saw Him not merely as Messiah, but as God incarnate and there in lay the superiority of his faith to that of any of the Israelites,

not even any of the apostles at this present time had reached the lofty altitude on which the Gentile soldier stood. None of the apostles even had the, a grasp on the faith that this entry and had to just, you don’t even have to come to my home, just say it. And I know he’ll be healed. Verse nine, When Jesus heard these things,

he marveled at him and turned about and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith. No, not in Israel. Only one other time, as it said that Jesus marveled. And that was when he was rejected in his own country in Mark chapter six And verse six Here not found so great faith.

No, not in Israel. I remain for a Gentile to recognize the essential divinity of the power that could save at a distance. The very ones that should have recognized and received the savior were the very ones who failed in the test of faith. We can see a connection in John chapter one in verse 11 to this. So he came to save the Jews.

He did all these wondrous miracles in front of them. None of them recognized him as the Messiah, but this Roman Centurion Gentile recognize him as so powerful of the Messiah. He didn’t even have to come into his home. He just, but say the word and my servant will be saved. One of our teachers at MSOP Bobby Ladelle stated this, let us never conclude that greatness or weakness of faith is dependent upon race,

color, nationality, environment, social standing, power, wealth, or education. Neither is God’s mercy limited by the Verse 10. Yeah. And they that were sent and returning to the house, found the servant hole that had been sick, found the servant hole here. The miraculous cure for of Jesus were, were always complete An instantaneous. So it wasn’t like,

Oh, he was starting to get better. They came home. And this servant who was near death is able to get up and be a servant again, automatically completely. But this miracle is particularly significant and that none of the apostles or prophets of old for that matter ever restored health to a dying man without seeing the sufferer, having physical contact, or at least being in the presence of the one to be healed.

So that’s what makes this miracle extremely special. That’s why I said it’s one of the most special miracles. You’ll see, because this is the only account of a miracle where they didn’t, he, Jesus didn’t even have to be there. He just said, okay, your servants healed and he’s healed. And, and that’s what makes this miracle, just one of those amazing miracles.

Now we’re going Into the raising of the only son of the widow of Nane verses 11 through 17 Verse 11, And then came to pass that the day after that, he went into a city called Nene and many of his disciples went with him and much people. This miracle is recorded only by Luke. He’s the only one who records the miracle and the four gospels.

And this is the only reference to the city of Nene in the entire Bible. You never see a reference to name anywhere else in the new or old Testament. Rather, Edward Howard has this interesting observation. He said at the gate of this little city two, great precessions met in the lead one. And the lead of one was death. Her, her son was dying or dead.

And the lead of the second was life, which is Jesus, a meeting of death and life right here. And him was life. And the life was the light of men, John one, four It’s 12. Now, when he came nine to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out the only son of his mother.

And she was a widow and much people of the city was with her. One, procession was grief stricken for it was being led by the pale horse to the silent city of the dead, with great exaltation. The other procession was led by the living ward who only had immortality when life and death met. The battle was shortened decisive. Death fled from the Gates of the cities and my teacher,

Tom Wade caster Verse 13. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said unto her weep, not, it is rare in the gospels to find the expression the Lord used by itself. Jesus being Jesus, being the usual term. Usually you see Jesus here, but instead they use the word. The Lord saw her. The pulpit commentary suggests that the usage agrees with the unanimous tradition in the church,

respecting the authority ship authorship of this gospel. Neither Luke nor Paul had been with Jesus. These had always looked on Jesus thought of him as the Lord risen from the dead and throne in heaven. So Luke wasn’t there throughout Jesus’s ministry. He was made a disciple afterward. And so when he writes, he writes of knowing already that Jesus is the Lord instead of working with him through his ministry and knowing him as Jesus and eventually coming to that belief that he is the Lord.

He had compassion on her. The verse says, including this passage, the gospel accounts mentioned the fact that Jesus had compassion. Some of these being parallel accounts. And in each case he acted, we see Jesus had compassion and Matthew nine 36, 14, 14, 1530 to 2034 Mark, one 41, five 19 six 34 and eight two. It’s really refreshing to know that Jesus cares about us.

You can see that Jesus has compassion over and over and over again through the gut, throughout the gospels, the text weep, not Jesus singled out this woman and commanded her not to weep. Her son was dead. He commanded her not to weep. It was not possible at the moment for this bereaved widow to respond to such a command. However, the Lord never gave a command without supplying the power to obey it some say and do not,

but not our Lord James by inspiration condemns well-wishing without well-doing in James chapter two in verse 16. So Jesus didn’t, didn’t say weep not. And then just go on about your day. Jesus said, we’ve not because he was about to do something for this woman, verse 14. And he came and touched The bear buyer and they, That bear him stood still.

And he said, young men, I say unto thee arise to touch something associated with death, brought Sarah ceremonial defilement, which had to be removed by purification before entrance into a synagogue. The bearers must have wondered what would occur next because Jesus had touched something undefiled death here. The text young man, I say unto thee arise. The words spoken are similar to those spoken to the daughter of Jaris in Mark chapter five in verse 41.

When he healed jars, his daughter, And very similar there, The master with one solitary word, because the spirit of this young man, back from the secluded realm of the departed spirits to return to his earthly, Tim tabernacle, I say to the arise, one word, It isn’t, it is Spoken word of God almighty, which means contains the power to accomplish his divine will.

So it was with the Centurion of the world or this creation of the world. So it was with the raising of the dead. And so it is with the power contained in the gospel God’s power to save Romans one 16 and 17. It was also interesting to note the ease with which this miracle was performed. It wasn’t something difficult for Jesus to do.

We have witnessed some of the emotional hype that exists at some of the modern day healing sessions. I know I have a on occasion with some students at school watched like Hannah and all these nuts that are laying their hands on people. And you see them fly across the room and then they get up and they can walk perfectly and everything like that. And without a doubt,

the things which occur, there are nothing like that, which is recorded in the new Testament, a simple spoken word without fanfare or Austin Tanus gyrations. And this young lad Rose from the dead. So Jesus didn’t do all this crazy hype. You just said arise. And the boy arrived arose verse 15. Yeah. And he, that was dead, sat up and began to speak.

And he delivered him to his mother. The dead boys sat up and speak, but the record says nothing of what he spoke only Christ who had a bullish death has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Second Timothy one 10. If one would know about heaven, he must go to the words of Christ, not the words of one who supposedly died and returned with a fanciful tale of a journey to heaven of the seven occasions of the dead being raised in the biblical record.

Not one word, not one is recorded of there. Revealing anything about the afterlife. We never hear them say anything. Oh, there was a tunnel. There was a light, Oh, heaven was beautiful. You never see any of that in the scripture. Sure. We’re 16. And there Came a fear on all and they glorified God saying that a great prophet has risen up among us and that God has visited his people.

No prophet had visited Israel since the days of Malakai, the miracles, which Jesus performed would naturally produce this type of amazement and conclusion among those who were honest enough to accept the evidence at face value. How tragic that, excuse me, that the nation, as a whole represented by their spiritual and political leaders rejected the Lord in spite of the abundant evidence surrounding his ministry upon this earth,

they perceived of him as a prophet, but fell short of acknowledging him, Son of God, verse 17. And this rumor of him went For throughout all Judea and throughout all the region roundabout, there is no way for men to stretch their minds, to fully comprehend the impact of such a miracle as Jesus performed shocking the entire Eastern half of the Roman empire,

nor should it be left on notice that this miracle was rot within a few miles of Nazareth, whose city who citizens had refused to believe Jesus, not too long before this, this miracle was close enough that they could have, they could not have avoided knowing it happened. And thus Jesus gave his home village another chance to believe on him in whom they despised.

So Jesus had been rejected by Nazareth and this was close enough to Nazareth that they had another opportunity to see that he was the, The Third section here. Jesus is commending John, the Baptist verses 18 through 35. That’s reasonable Verses 18 through 20. And the disciples of John showed him of all these things. And John calling unto him, two of his disciples sent them to Jesus saying art thou he,

that should come or look we for another. When the men, when the men were coming to him, they said, John, the Baptist had sent us on to these saying art thou he, that should come or look we for another. He, that Should come as a reference to the anticipated Messiah. Just what the purpose for sending the disciples to Jesus is uncertain to viewers seem to exhaust the possibilities.

Either John sent the disciples to Jesus because of their wavering faith, or he sent them to Jesus because he had some doubts of his own as to whether Jesus was indeed the Messiah for EF promised before time Kaufman had this note, he’s a brother in Christ. John’s uncertainty is understandable. He had publicly identified Jesus as the Christ, but the Savior’s Messiah ship was not being proclaimed with a dogmatic certainty,

which John might’ve expected. It’s a possibility that John was thinking Jesus was going to be out there proclaiming that he was the Messiah. He was the King of the Jews. And, and that’s what John was expecting. And that hadn’t happened there. As a matter of fact, Jesus kept telling everybody to keep his identity a secret for a long time, we saw in the first year of his ministry,

therefore he did with his doubts. What every true believer in Christ should always do that is he brought them to Jesus who answered and relieve them. John was in prison at the time, his preaching had been rewarded with maltreatment at the hand of the religious and social authorities. It’s, it’s no wonder that he wanted answers to his doubts. He was in a bad place.

He was in a dark place being stuck in prison. And he, he wanted to know that everything he had worked for was coming to fruition in Christ verse 21. And in that same hour, he cured many of their infirmities in plagues and of evil spirits and unto many that were blind. He gave sight In response to John and response to John’s questions.

Jesus gives visible evidence that he is indeed the Messiah, the miracles, which he performed on this occasion should have served as an answer for these disciples on many that were blind and be stowed. He bestowed sight. The text says the Greek suggests that he kindly gave sight or he graciously gave sight. This is very characteristic of our Lord, not only the cure,

but the manner in which he performed it. And dear at him to those who were objects of his kindness and compassion Verse 22, then Jesus answering said, unto them, go your way and tell John what things you have seen and heard how the blind see the lame walk. The lepers are cleansed. The deaf hear the dead are raised to the poor.

The gospel is preached. The texts here to the poor. The gospel is preached. Jesus realized that John by his very nature would recognize the fulfillment of prophecy. When it was pointed out to him, seeing that these things must be done in fulfillment of prophecy. John would thereby curb his impatience and recognize that Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah brother Ladelle stated again,

Christ had come not with the military might of an earthly kingdom, but with the mercy from heaven. So was fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 35, five through 10. Hm. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in him. Verse 23, Jesus stated the pulpit commentary calls attention to the tender way in which Jesus deals with the doubts that John May have had a warning was needed.

But it was given in the form of a beatitude, which is which it was still open to him to claim and make his own<inaudible> Verse 24. And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John. What went ye out into the wilderness for to see a Reed shaken with the wind Jesus, his testimony concerning John is one of those tender,

earnest and exquisitely, beautiful utterances of our Lord that shines brightly. A Reed shaken with the wind. John was not a no slender trifling character blown about by every doctrine. He was no delicate spiritual character merely amusing himself by turning himself into a preacher. He was more like the sturdy Oak, which can not be moved so easily. John was not a vacillating popularity,

seeker preaching. Only those things that fit fitted the popular mood, a weather vane type of preacher pointing in all directions like a Reed in the wind. He was sturdy. He’s stood fast in God’s word verses 25 through 27. But what ye out for to see a man clothed in soft, Raymond behold, they, which are gorgeously appareled and live delicately are in Kings courts.

But what went ye out for to see a prophet? Yay. I see unto you and much more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written behold. I send my messenger before they face, which shall prepare thy way before the, it is significant that Jesus changes slightly. The words found in Malakai chapter three in verse one, the old Testament prophet had actually written behold.

I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the way before me. But in quoting the passage, Jesus says, behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which prepare the way before the, before the, the pulpit commentary States that States in the profits eyes, he, who was sending and he before whom the way was to be prepared. We’re one in the same person Jehovah.

So the one that was sending Jesus, the Lord, the one that was to be prepared, Jesus, the Lord hints the before me of Malakai, but the, but for Jesus who is speaking of himself and never confounds himself with the father, a distinction became necessary. That connection of Malakai and the words of Jesus has our Lord implying that he is in fact,

the divine God who so led Malakai to rot, right? The prophecy. So here in once in one quoting, adding just a couple of words, Jesus is not only quoting that the prophecy has been fulfilled, but that he is the one who gave the prophecy in the first place. Once again, Jesus is affirming his deity verse 28 for I see in to you among those that are born of women,

there is not a greater profit than John the Baptist, but he, that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he, none greater had arisen than John, his faithfulness, his character, his boldness and courage set him apart from those born of women. But Jesus was teaching his disciples. That one who enters the kingdom was in fact greater than John.

The greatness is not one of character, but of privileges and blessings. The lesson seems to be that if John was blessed of God, and obviously he was blessed of God, then those who have the wisdom to enter the kingdom will in a much greater fashion, be blessed as well. The words greater than he Men living this side of the cross are greater than John.

Only in the sense of the message they proclaim and the blessing which they enjoy. Even the most significant isolated child of God is greater than John. If for no other reason than the fact that the message which we proclaim is so far superior to the message, which John proclaimed, John proclaimed of the coming Christ, we proclaim the Christ has come and salvation is ours to be had verses 29 and 30.

And all the people that heard him and the publicans justified God being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves being not baptized of him. Those who rejected John’s baptism were not rejecting the winds of some eccentric man in the wilderness. They were in fact rejecting the very council of God as it, as it was was then.

So it is now those who reject the baptism of the new Testament do not reject some mere theory of men. They reject the counsel of God and his son, Jesus Christ, By rejecting Anything that has to do that comes from God. We are objecting, God verses 31 through 35. And the Lord said, where two then shall I liken the men of this generation?

And two, what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace and calling one to another and saying, we have piped unti, PIP piped unto you. And you have not danced. And we have more into you and you have not wept for John. The Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine. And you say he had a devil.

The son of man has come eating and drinking. And he say, behold, a gluttonous man and a wine. Bibber a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of all, All her children. This illustration would have been familiar to the people of this city. What Jesus has just said here, the marketplace was a place where children would play children.

Playing would invite their friends to play along as they piped and dance pretending to be at a wedding, but their friends refused to play along in turn. They would invite their friends to whale and weep as they pretended to be at a funeral. But again, they refused to play along the application, being that as these children could not be satisfied, no matter what the game.

So the Jews of that age would not be satisfied at the messengers sent to prepare the way for the coming kingdom. John came with his abstinence, his seclusion in the wilderness. They could not bear the man and even accused him of possessing a demon. Jesus came entering into homes of the publicans and sinners, eating with them and walking in the street Of the Jews.

These immature Jews, like the little Children would not accept him either. Neither motive life would satisfy them. They were as unreasonable as little children. And in fact, Jesus was saying, you men of this generation are like a troop of wayward children who go on with their own game at one time gate at another time grave and give heed to no one else and experience that everyone should conform to them.

As brother Wade caster. One of my teachers said that you were angry with John because he would not dance to your pit piping. And with me, because I will not weep to your dirge, John sensored, your<inaudible>. I rebuke your hypocrisy. You vilify both and reject the good counsel of God who has devised of men means for your salvation and wisdom is justified of all her children.

The wisdom said in this verse, these verses the wisdom revealed to John in this incident was actually manifested in life and doctrine of Christ. This verse simply means that Christ was approved and justified by all those who were truly they could see through the inconsistencies and foolish Ringlings of the farracies. All right. So I didn’t know I was supposed to stop there, but I’m supposed to stop there and we’ll go ahead and go through the questions now.<inaudible> Number one.

Why did this in Tyrian and Capernaum not come to Jesus himself concerning his dying slave. Excuse me. Yep. They felt unworthy. Correct? How did this interaction say that Jesus could heal the slave? Yeah, just by saying so just the power of his word. Jesus marveled at the Capernaum, centurions a home, be soldier skills, see obedient slaves or de faith.

Thanks. I like how they give you, like all these completely. That’s not the answer. And then they’re like, Oh, and D faith. Yeah. What was Jesus’s feeling for the widow of Dean whose son had died? Yes. He had compassion. What did the people of Nene say about Jesus after he raised the son of the widow?<inaudible> Yes.

And prophet was among them or God had visited his people. When the two messengers from John, the Baptist asked Jesus, are you the one who is coming? What was his reply?<inaudible> So in Jesus his own way, he said yes. Why? According to Jesus had the people gone out into the wilderness to see John the Baptist<inaudible> Yeah, they wanted,

they wanted to see for themselves if he was real, basically not a Reed shaken in the wind. And these people were dressed in fanciful clothes, going out there to see if this was actually the prophet, a prophet, the messenger to prepare the way for him. Was John the Baptist in the kingdom of God? No, he was before the kingdom of God.

Before the church who had been baptized with John’s baptism in Luke seven 29 through 30, Huh? Yes, sir. And who had not been baptized with John’s baptism, Pharisees, and Lord, you didn’t give anybody a chance to answer any of the questions you just did it all yourself. Very good. All right. I know we’re stopping a little bit early today,

but you got me and not Aaron, so I’m not, I’m trying to keep it down a little bit. Thank you very much. We’ll take a break and come for worship. We have a little church of Christ, Sunday morning, worship service. It’s great to see each of you here. I have a fair number of announcements. So bear with me this morning.

But first of all, I want to welcome our guest. If you’re visiting with us, we want you to know that you are our honored guest. And if you would please take a moment and pick up the card and the Pew in front of you and fill it out and hand it to one of us or just leave it on the Pew. And it will be picked up.

Also, as you came in the auditorium, I know all of the members are familiar with this, but the communion cups are on the table. As you walk through the doors, if you would pick up your bread and your wine, as it is displayed there and take it with you to your seat, if you haven’t done that yet, now’s a good time to go get it.

And while we’re going through the announcements we have, as I mentioned earlier, a fair number of members that are sick and under the weather, remember Joan Springer. She is doing a little bit better perhaps, and Dorothy Wilson. She still has problems with her blood pressure. And so on her grand daughter, Taylor Wilson and her ex daughter-in-law and her husband, and are all suffering from COVID.

So the family itself is, is pretty well down. Also remember Noah Olson, he’s the Memphis school of preaching student that is working with us here. He is out with yeah, Barbara Dillard is recovering from a rotator cuff procedure. And she’s certainly in a lot of pain from that. And I understand that is a very painful operation and she will be unable to move her arm for two weeks.

Now, I don’t know how they immobilize it, but it must be, must be very uncomfortable. Lucky Hanks is home and doing well from his procedure that he had and putting a place pacemaker in. And it seems to be, I’ve talked to him a couple of times and he seems to be doing much better and is honestly feeling better after having had the pacemaker,

Alena sharp, Shelly stacks, mother, I just talked with Shelly. She came in, she has double pneumonia and she also is suffering from Murcia, a very serious infection, and she’s holding her own, but not doing well. And Jake and Missy Sutton, they were ex church, Memphis school of preaching students. That kinda had a connection here. They visited often,

but both of those have COVID and they are working in Georgia now. So it need to keep them, and it of utmost importance to us is Aaron Cozort has a sinus infection. He doesn’t think it’s a COVID or anything like that, but just to be on the safe side. And he’s waiting to see how that develops. And he’s not with us today.

So need to keep all of these people in our prayers and hopefully we’ll get some relief from this COVID shortly. We need to also remember Francis Redmond. She lost her daughter, I guess it was Thursday night, early Friday morning. They found her body and car in the garage with the motor running. And she had left a note that she was on the way to Walgreens to get some medicine for.

She was having a lot of pain with her chest and just general pain. So the parent Frances founder, about four o’clock in the morning, we don’t know much about it, but at any rate, she passed away. And we don’t know whether it was from carbon monoxide poisoning or whether it was heart attack or what really happened. But we do know that she was headed for Walgreens to get some medicine.

And we don’t know what time of night that was, but carbon running for a good while in the garage with the door shut and the fumes. Well, Frances and she found her about four o’clock in the morning and called the paramedics or call nine one one. And the fire department came and took care of the situation. Francis ended up in the hospital for the biggest part of the day,

Friday to get the carbon monoxide Al of her system. So that’s all I know about that. So keep Francis in your prayers at the loss of her daughter, and she has fully recovered from her carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s all the announcements that I have. Our song leader today will be Jacob Wallace. We appreciate him coming and doing this on such a short notice.

Joe caisson will have the opening prayer. Tommy O’Neil will be officiating at our Lord’s supper. Michael Dale we’ll have our sermon and Murray Springer. We’ll have the closing prayer again. Thank you for your attendance. First song of worship. This morning will be number eight 69 we’re marching design come. We that love the Lord and<inaudible> join in a song with sweet corn.

Join in a song with sweet, a chord and a so around throw throw. And so around the throne were arching twos, a young beautiful<inaudible> beautiful city of God. Lactose reef used to sing who never God, but children of the heavenly King, but children of the heavenly King may speak their choice up broad may speak their choice. Bra God we’re botching juice,

Yon. Beautiful.<inaudible> beautiful city of God.<inaudible> songs about danda. Every tear be dry. We’re marching through and man Wells ground. We’re marching through him, man. UL’s ground to fam. Well, it’s hard to rope welds on high.<inaudible> beautiful.<inaudible> upward to a beautiful city. Our song before our first prayer, I’ll be number three 15 when I survey the wondrous cross.

Hm, wow. And I saw<inaudible> which<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> for<inaudible> save. And<inaudible> all the pain things that<inaudible> I sacrifice them to is see from his head. He, his hands, his feet saw arrow B go the such love. And so me needs<inaudible> so rich.<inaudible> where a whole<inaudible> that pres too small. So<inaudible> so the nine T mans.

My, so my life<inaudible> Out a smile. Oh God, our father in heaven, we truly are grateful unto thee for the privilege that we have as your children to come here and worship this day. Father we’re mine for the great love that was demonstrated through your son, coming to this earth and suffering and dying on the cross of Calvary, that we might have our sins cleansed and be able to become children of yours.

Father. We’re grateful for the Bible study period that we’ve had to come and be strengthened by your word. And we’re thankful for Michael and his ability to teach the class. We pray father that as we consider the things that we studied today, that our faith will be strengthened. It will have a better understanding of your will and that we might have the privilege to continue to serve you to the best of our ability.

We pray father that might always be mindful of those that are not members of your body. And that we pray that we might say or do something and be able to share your word with them, that they might come to them, knowledge of your wheel and want to buy it. We’re so grateful father that we can call your, our father, that we can be your children and have that peace of mine that we’re serving you and glorifying you.

And we pray. We continue to do that, that we might have that home and having with a one day father were mindful of all the sick that have been mentioned in those that have undergone procedures. For those that have the code virus, we pray father that you to be with all of these and pray for those that are administering to them, that they might do those things that are most needful to help restore them to their health father.

We’re also mindful of Francis and the loss of Sandy. We pray father that you be with her and comfort her and help us to be an encouragement to her through this difficult period of time that she has faced. We pray father specially for Aaron and for aid in the children and pray that Aaron might regain his health and would not have been inflicted by the COVID TRIBErs.

We pray father that you continue to bless them and watch over them. We pray father that you be with Michael is he’s about to break the bread of life to us today and pray that you continue to strengthen him as he goes to the school of preaching, that his ability to teach and preach your word might be increased and he’ll be effective servant in the kingdom.

We pray to be with his family and, and watch over them and pray that they might be blessed and that we, we would encourage them as we have that privilege and opportunity to be able to help them support them in this effort at the school of preaching, probably that you be with Noah is he’s try and recover from being exposed to the virus. And probably that he’ll be back with us soon and take up his place here.

We’re thankful for Jacob dear father, that he’s come to direct our songs service. We pray that you be with him in the, in the directing of our songs. And probably that we might listen a tenant to the, to the words that we saying that we might truly be praising thy name, and also being admonished in one another with the songs that we sing.

Father, we’re grateful for those that are teaching and preaching. In other lands, we pray for those that we support and pray that we might always keep them in our prayers. That many souls might hear the gospel and want to be obedient to it. Dear God, we pray that you be with our nation and the turmoil that she’s in, we pray that we will always stand up for the truth dear father,

and that we try to be the best examples we can be to those round about us, that they truly know that we’re your children, that we’re trying to follow your will and, and give you the honor and the glory and the praise help us to help those that are not your children. To be a more godly people, to not be an ungodly nation that we appear to be.

And we pray father that we have strength and courage that we continue to live our lives out in a way that would please and glorify you remind for those that are unfaithful father. And we pray that we might be able to encourage them in some form or fashion that they would know where they stand in your sight and would turn back to you and become fateful.

Children of yours. Bless us, our father and our worship today, we pray it will be acceptable. Help us always keep in mind your love and that we should extend that love to others. As we have that opportunity that we will be patient with one another and compassionate toward those that are having difficulties strengthen us each day and help us be strengthened by worship today.

And we pray that it be pleased you in Jesus name, amen For the Lord separate. We’ll be singing My love for cross course week number three 50, When my love to cry scrolls, we went for tea Fe dicey<inaudible> garden.<inaudible> that’d be how old is gunny suffered on the bit a tree C has a<inaudible> love TRIBE.<inaudible> then<inaudible> the journey.

All the, no, the pain<inaudible> and falls selves. Chris, We have this opportunity this morning to eat of this bread and drink of the cup. As we haven’t been commanded to do, to remember the death of Christ, our Lord and savior and the sacrifice that he made for all of mankind. Would you bow with me, Our heavenly father.

We thank you for this bread, which to us represents the body of our savior sacrificed for our sins. We asked, dear Lord did this. Each of us take of it that we want, think of the horrible death that he died, and that would my partake of it all on Berlin. Truly thankful manner. Yes. We ask him Christ name.

Amen. Would you bow with me? Our heavenly father, wicked 10 yard. Thanks for this fruit of the vine. Wait, Pray that as we partake of it, each one of us would think about the salvation that we might have through this Blood. We pray that we would take over dinner Manner that is pleasing and acceptable in my sight. So in Christ’s name,

we ask, Amen, your Bible with me, Our heavenly father. We thank you for all of the blessings that we receive in this life. We do not even realize how numerous they are. We thank you for the material blessings that we have in this country. We can look at other countries around us and see, I say that we truly are a blessed country.

We thank you for these blessings. As we prepared to return on the part of that, that we have been blessed with. We pray that we would do so with a cheerful, thankful heart. This we ask in Christ’s name. Amen.<inaudible> Our invitation song. After the lesson will be number nine, 15, number nine, one five, trust and obey.

We’ll sing that after the upcoming lesson, presently we’ll sing number five 65, 60 zero. Living by faith. I cannot today. What the Morrow may bring if shadow or sunshine or rain, the Lord, I know rule if thought ever be thing. And all of my worry is<inaudible> living by faith. Hey Jesus, trusting.<inaudible> hiding in his grade.<inaudible> I’m living by faith.

Hey, then feel Noah though. Tempus may blow and a storm cloud. So rise up scolding the brightness of LA live. I’m never alarmed that the overcast skies, the massive looks on at the straw living by faith. Hey, and she is also a trusting.<inaudible> hiding in his grave from<inaudible> I’m living by fear and feel. No. Well,

well we turn in his glory someday troubles. Well then I’ll be your, the masters. So gently, well Theda. So way beyond that last tab and Lee<inaudible> living by faith. Hey, Angie saw us up trusting<inaudible> from<inaudible>. I’m living by Faith. Hey, Banfield, Noah. Welcome to the Collierville church of Christ. Those of you that are visiting this morning,

I’m going to speak on the real test of discipleship. Our main text is going to be kept mostly in Mark chapter 10, verses one through 12. So if you’ll turn there, Mark chapter 10 verses one through 12, and we’re going to be reading that first and then getting into the lesson. And he arose from things and come at them to the coast of Judea by the farther side of Jordan and the people resort unto him again.

And he was not one. And he was want, he taught them again, as he was want. He taught them again. And the Pharisees came to him and asked him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife tempting him? And he answered and said unto them, what did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away.

And Jesus answered and said unto them for the hardness of your heart. He wrote you this precept, but from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. And they Twain shall be one flesh. So then, so then they are no more Twain, but one flesh,

what, therefore God has joined together. Let not man put us under. And in the house, his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he said unto them, whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committed adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committed adultery. Does that sound a little loud to you sounds a little loud to me,

probably because both of them are on. You got it. It’s still on turn this one off. Sorry about that. As disciples, we need to ask ourselves, are we ready to face the tough questions in regards to others and ourselves as Christians, we are keenly aware that there are those who watch us only to see us fall. People will constantly just try to get a Christian to fall so they could say,

see, I told ya, at times these same people will set traps in order to snare us. Their reason for doing this is simple. They want an for not living as God has instructed here in Mark chapter 10, we have a similar situation. The Pharisees come to Jesus asking a question about his teaching and divorce on remarriage and remarriage teachings on divorce and remarriage.

Jesus explains what God’s will has always been for the marriage and those involved, but we cannot overlook that which takes place here. It is also a great test of real discipleship and not merely a discussion on divorce. This section of scripture can be broken down into two parts, the Pharisee’s question and purpose and Jesus’s question and answer. So let us consider the first part.

The farrier sees question and purpose. Once again, we find Jesus teaching in the temple back to verse one in Mark, chapter 10, Mark ten one. And he arose from thence and cometh into the coast of Judea by the farther side of Jordan and the people resort unto him again. And as he was want, he taught them again on this particular occasion,

some Pharisees come to Jesus asking a question of him, verse two, and the Pharisees came to him and asked him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife tempting him? Clearly they are asking about a divorce. The question they are asking is in reference to Deuteronomy chapter 24, verses one through four, do on me chapter 24. This is one<inaudible>.

When a man has taken a wife and married her and it come to pass that she finds no favor in his eyes because he had found some uncleanness in her. Then let him write her a bill of divorcement and give it in her hand and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be known and be another man’s wife.

And if the latter husband hate her and write her a bill of divorcement and give with it in her hand and sendeth her out of his house, or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife, her former husband, which sent her away may not take her again to be his wife. After that, she is defiled for that is abomination before the Lord and now shall not cause the land to sin,

which the Lord, thy God give it the foreign inheritance. Again. Clearly we’re speaking. The Pharisees are speaking of divorce here. There are some things we need to consider about this question that they asked Jesus. First at the time, this question is asked. There are two main schools of thought on the issue by the Jewish rabbis and the century before Jesus,

before Christ learned rabbi by the name of Hillel came to Jerusalem and soon became head of the chief school in the city. One of his students, she MII separated from his master and set up another school of teaching at the time of Jesus, his appearance, the scribes and doctors of the law were broken into two parties. The followers of Hillel and the followers of shamiah the teaching on divorce for each party.

We’re an opposition to one, another rabbi Hillel taught that divorce could happen for the smallest offense. Anything your wife or husband does anything well at this point in time, it was your wife. If your wife does anything that you do not like she doesn’t make her coffee, right? Give her a writ of divorce and get rid of her. But rabbi Shammai taught that divorce could only happen because of sexual unfaithfulness.

The way the question is worded makes it clear. They are speaking of the teachings of rabbi Hillel. Let’s turn to Matthew chapter 19 in verse three. This is the, this is the same talk, but in Matthew’s account, Matthew 19 in verse three,<inaudible> The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

So they’re asking about the teachings of Hillel here, because these are the teachings that they follow let’s consider the words of Josephus and his antiquities. Josephus was a writer back in the time of Christ, a Jewish historian, if you will. And what he States in his book is he that desires to be divorced from his wife for any cause whatsoever. And many such causes happen among men.

Many such causes. He says happened among men, whatever the cause is, like I said, she made her coffee wrong. You can get rid of her, let him in writing, give assurance that he will never use her as his wife anymore for, by this means she may be at Liberty to marry another husband. Although before this bill of divorce be given,

she is not to be permitted to do so, but if she be misused by him also, or if when he is dead, her first husband would marry her. Again. It shall not be lawful for her to return to him. Sounds a lot like Deuteronomy 24, one through four second. It is clear from the text why they are asking this specific question.

Let’s read Mark chapter 10 and verse two, again, Mark chapter 10 and verse two. And the furious seas came to him and asked him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? The question that clear intent, tempting him. They were tempting Christ. They are clearly not asking this to gain some spiritual insight or some spiritual truth.

They asked this to catch Jesus in a trap like politicians in the news media of today, the Pharisees want Jesus to go on record so they can have something to use against him. The trap is found in whom Jesus sides with. Now, if Jesus sides with says that the man can divorce for any cause he sides with rabbi Hillel and they would then claim Jesus was morally lax.

If Jesus’ sides says only for unfaithfulness, he sides with Shanghai, they will claim that Jesus is unfriendly to sinners or non forgiving. He also puts himself against the most popular view held by the wealthy. If he rejected, both the Pharisees could say, Jesus is against all divorce and thus violating Deuteronomy 24, one through four. What we read from Moses,

the Pharisees believed that they had a question by which they could bring harm to Jesus and his work from the time Jesus began teaching to this point in time here in the, in the texts that we’re reading in Mark chapter 10, there had always been a resistance toward him and his teaching. Every single time, the Pharisees of the scribes or the Sadducees are around.

They were trying to find something to trap Jesus in their goal was to hold their current belief system and get Jesus out of the picture because as they saw it, Jesus, his teachings were detrimental to their way of life. He was trying to get rid of all the old and bringing the new right, following the question of the Pharisees. Jesus now responds with a question of his own and an answer.

Let’s look at Jesus’s question and answer Mark chapter 10, three through 12. And we’re going to read through the whole thing again. I want this in everybody’s mind. And he answered and said unto them, what did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them for the hardness of your heart.

He wrote you this precept, but from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. And they Twain shall be one flesh. So then they are no more Twain. That’s two but one flesh. What? Therefore God has joined together. Let no man put us under.

And in the house, his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he said unto them, whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committed adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committed adultery. Jesus begins by appealing to the law, which they claim to uphold. He is not appealing to one of their rabbis.

Current school of teachings. We see this in Mark chapter three, when he says, what did Moses command you? And verse four, the Pharisees correctly, state what? Deuteronomy 24 and verses one through four state. And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away. But in verses in verse five, Jesus explains what Deuteronomy 24,

why Deuteronomy 24, one through four even existed. And Jesus answered and said unto them for the hardness of your heart. He wrote you this precept. It was because they had hard hearts. They couldn’t accept what God wanted. And so Moses suffered them to write a bill of divorcement. What Moses permitted did not change God’s will for marriage. Moses simply stated that if they were going to send their wives away,

as certificate of divorcement should be given and no way did this alter God’s original design for marriage or mean God was pleased with the action itself. And Moses never indicates and verses in chapter 24, that it was that God was okay with it. Or even that he was okay with it. The teachers of the law believe that Moses was giving them permission to divorce their wives.

But he was not since they had already determined to divorce their wives because of the hardness of their hearts. Moses said, write a certificate of divorce. When we get to verses six through nine, Jesus does something unexpected. Instead of addressing their question on divorce, he explains God’s will for marriage. Let’s read six through nine, again, Mark 10, six through nine.

But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. And they Twain shall be one flesh. So then they are no more Twain, but one flesh what? Therefore God has joined together. Let no man put us under, Excuse me. And understanding God’s will for marriage.

You understand God, you understand God’s view on divorce. And if the Pharisees really wanted to know God’s will for marriage, Deuteronomy 24 was not the place to look because it speaks of the hardness of their hearts because they were, they Moses suffered them. This let us consider what Jesus said about God’s plan for marriage. First God’s plan for marriage begin at the creation.

Jesus States this plainly and verse six, a from the beginning of the creation, he says his plan does not arrive on the scene. When Moses gives this wall and Deuteronomy 24, his plan has been there from the beginning of creation marriage from the beginning. Second God’s plan for marriage involves a male and a female. Again, Jesus States this in plain language.

Let’s read six again, but from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. This is how God created. Let’s turn to Genesis one 27, just put it in our minds. This is how God created. Let’s go back to the beginning. Genesis chapter one in verse 27. So God created man in his own image and the image of God created,

he him male and female created he them and context, male and female are used in reference to marriage because God had created male and female. His intentions were always for marriage to take place between the two, a male and a female. This would exclude any other parties from marrying period because this was looked down on as vial and unnatural turn to Romans chapter one verses 26 and 27,

Romans chapter one 26 and 27.<inaudible> Romans one 26 and 27 for this cause God gave them up to vile affections for even their women did change the natural use into that, which is against nature. And likewise also the men leaving the natural use of women. Natural use of women burned in their lust, one toward another men with men working that, which is unseemly and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error,

which was meat. This is vial. This is unnatural against nature. This is lust. This is unseemly. This is error. All God Jesus is saying here is it’s to be between a man and a woman, nothing else. Third God’s plan of marriage involves the creation of a family. No longer are we to be with our parents. Turn back to Mark chapter 10,

Mark chapter 10, and look at verse seven For this cause Shelly man, leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife. Excuse me Again, no longer with parents. We can see this back in the beginning, go back to Genesis chapter two and we’ll look at verse 22 through 24 Genesis two 22. God sets up how marriage is supposed to be Genesis two 22 through 24 And the rib,

which the Lord God had taken from man made he a woman and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife. And they shall be one flesh.

Cleave. Here is the idea of being glued together. They are glued together, whether that is stronger than glue that we can imagine because this is a spiritual glue. This is a closer relationship than one could ever fathom having with their father or their mother. Fourth God’s plan for marriage joins two until one. Jesus tells us this in Mark chapter 10 in verse eight,

let’s go back to our main texts in Mark chapter 10. If you’re not already there, Mark chapter 10 in verse eight and they Twain shall be one flesh. So then they are no more two, but one flesh. God, the father tells us this in Genesis chapter two 24, as we read earlier, it’s the exact same thing. The two shall be one flesh.

Jesus adds. So then they are no more Twain, but one flesh for emphasis. He wants us to understand when you are married, you become one, two becoming one involves both the mind and the body. This is not merely a sexual relationship. This is, This is completely Spiritual. Mental. You are one person. Fifth God’s plan for marriage does not permit man to break it.

No man is allowed to break this marriage. Mark chapter 10 in verse nine, Jesus says what? Therefore God has joined together. Let not man put Asunder. The figure here Is yoked together. And it is God who does the yoking. Now yoke is what they used to put on oxygen. When they were threshing the fields, they would have to oxen side by side in this double arch that they would put on top of the yolks next and hinge with another one double arch that came up and they would block it together.

So when the, when the oxen were threshing, when they were doing the field, they had to stay together. One couldn’t go off in either direction. They were pooled in the same direction because of this yoke. And this yoke is what God does to a man and a woman. When they get married, they become yoked together as such let no man put us under.

Jesus says Legon has joined together in his creation. No man has the right to separate no man, if he does. So he stands in direct opposition to God. Having said this in verse 11 and 12, Jesus explains what happens if God’s plan is not followed. Let’s read Mark 10, 11, and 12 Mark chapter 10, 11, and 12.

And he said unto them, whosoever Shall put away his wife and marry another committed adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committed adultery. Jesus says, if a man or woman divorces their meat and marries another, they are committing adultery. It’s plain language here. Moses permitted them to give a certificate of divorce,

but this did not change the result of them. Marrying another person. You can get divorced for any reason because of the hardness of your hearts. But that doesn’t mean you can go off and get married to somebody else. We need to consider one other part of Jesus’s answer, not found in Mark. Let us consider Matthew chapter 19 and verse nine, Matthew chapter 19 and verse nine.

And I say unto you whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication and shall marry another committed adultery and whoso Mary with her, which has put away death commit adultery. And let us also consider Matthew chapter five, go back to Matthew chapter five, verses 31 and 32, Matthew five 31 and 32. It has been said who’s so let him per a writing of divorcement.

But I say unto you that whosoever shall put away his wife saving for the cause of fornication. That is sex outside of the marriage, causes her to commit adultery and whosoever shall marry her. That is divorced, committed adultery here. Jesus makes it clear that God does not allow divorce and remarriage to take place. If, and only if adultery has taken place on the part of the mates,

this is the only reason the word except indicates the one exception. The exception is fornication adultery, that Greek porneia, this is every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse. Anything sexual that your mate does against you? The answer Jesus gave to the Pharisees question is not what they were looking for. Clearly the fact that they were trying to catch Jesus in a trap did not matter to him.

In fact, what was not going. In fact, he was not going to side with one of their schools of thought, just to avoid this confrontation with the Pharisees. He was clear under the law of Moses. They had no reason to divorce their wives unless fornication had taken place, but because of the hardness of their hearts, because they couldn’t put it in their mind.

He allowed them to give a writ of divorcement. And considering what has been said, although the issue is divorced and subsequently remarriage, there is a bigger issue at hand that pertains to all disciples. The problem Jesus faced here in this is the same one. Moses faced the hardness of their hearts. If we look at one other passage, I think this will be made clear.

Let us read Matthew chapter 19 verses 10 through 12 Matthew, 1910 through 12. His disciples say unto him. If the case, if the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry, but he said unto them, all men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given for. There are some units which were so born from their mother’s womb.

And there are some units which were made units of men and there’d be units which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven sake. He, that is able to receive it. Let him receive it as disciples. Are we ready to face the tough questions as Jesus did here in regards to others and ourselves, this is the real test of discipleship. Are you ready to go out and answer the tough questions?

What must I do to be saved first? You must hear the word of God, Romans 10 17, because it will lead you to faith. Second. You must believe that Jesus is the Christ. The son of the living God, John eight 24. So you will not die in your sins. Third, you must repent of your past life. As God has commanded acts 1730 fourth.

You must confess Jesus as the Christ, the son of the living God before man Matthew 10 32. If we wish to be confessed before God by Christ and heaven, fifth, you must be baptized for the remission of your sins. Acts two 38. And finally you must live faithfully to God walking in the light. First, John one, six and seven until death to receive a crown of life revelation two 10.

Nobody is going to know this stuff unless we are willing to go out and teach it and to be able to go out and teach it. We must know it all ourselves. If you have yet to obey the waters of baptism already for you, or if you have need of prayers of the saints, we’re here for you, whatever your need, please come forward as Dan scene.<inaudible> way while we do his good will he abides with us still?

And we will trust and<inaudible> trust Stan Dalby for there’s no the way to be happy and jeez us, but to trust. And<inaudible> not a shadow can rise, not her cloud and sky rise, but his smile quickly drive<inaudible> wow. Are a fee here. Nada<inaudible> can abide while we trust that<inaudible> trust<inaudible> for. There’s no the way to be happy and jeez us,

but to trust. And<inaudible> then in fallow ships, we eat, we will say that his feet we’ll walk by his side in a way, what he says we will do where he sends. We will go never fear. Oh, the trust and<inaudible> trust<inaudible> for. There’s no a way to be happy and she saw us, but to trust.

And<inaudible> Our final song this morning before worship for closing, prayer will be number seven 38. Take the name of Jesus with you. Mm mm. Take that off Name of Jesus with you child off Sato and have also it well, joy and comfort.<inaudible> you take it then wherever you go. Precious name O house. We<inaudible> precious<inaudible> house.

We<inaudible><inaudible> Oh, the precious name of cheese, a us. How with thrills, our souls with your boy when his lobbying arm<inaudible> and his songs are tongues implore, precious name. Oh, house. We hope<inaudible><inaudible> house. We need hope about that.<inaudible> would you bow with me? Our God and our father in heaven. We’re thankful for this privilege that we’ve had this morning together together as a church and to sing praises to the,

and to offer into the worship without worthy Lord, we ask that you would forgive us of our sins, that we asked that you would be with us during this pandemic. Keep us safe from the virus that is there and pray for the people of the world father, that you would keep them safe from this virus, thankful that you’ve given us a vaccine that’s going to help.

We asked that you would be with us as we go to our respective homes and remember that every day of our lives, we’re supposed to be Christians. We’re supposed to behave ourselves in that way. These things we ask in Christ’s name. Amen.