Summary: What would you say are the needs of every child? • What are the needs of every person? • What are the needs of our soul? It is interesting how here in the United States we have so many advantages and protections for our children yet, they are in dang
A Spiritual Protection
“Stones of Remembrance”
12/7/2006 - Marsing, ID
Eph 6:1-3; 11-12
“1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
“11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
“1HIJOS, obedeced en el Señor á vuestros padres; porque esto es justo. 2Honra á tu padre y á tu madre, que es el primer mandamiento con promesa, 3Para que te vaya bien, y seas de larga vida sobre la tierra.”
“11Vestíos de toda la armadura de Dios, para que podáis estar firmes contra las asechanzas del diablo. 12Porque no tenemos lucha contra sangre y carne; sino contra principados, contra potestades, contra señores del mundo, gobernadores de estas tinieblas, contra malicias espirituales en los aires.”
• What would you say are the needs of every child?
• What are the needs of every person?
• What are the needs of our soul?
It is interesting how here in the United States we have so many advantages and protections for our children yet, they are in danger every day. We put them in play pens so that they will not be hurt by others or hurt themselves. We gather some sticks and put them in a cage hoping they will be safe.
The Lord has also provided a refuge for His children, but it is not make of sticks, it is made of Strong Stones.
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
“Torre fuerte es el nombre de Jehová: A él correrá el justo, y será levantado.”
The name of the Lord, the place of security is Jesús Christ!
The Church – Reverence, The Body of Christ, Responsibility
Economic System of the Church – Tithes and Offerings
Holiness – Living a life concecrated to Jesus Christ,
The Stones I would like to talk about today are:
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD -
We believe there is only one God who has manifested Himself to the world in various forms throughout the ages. He has specially revealed Himself as Father in the creation of the universe, as Son in the redemption of humanity, and as the Holy Spirit pouring out in the hearts of believers.
This God is the Creator of everything that exists, whether visible or invisible. He is eternal, infinite in power, and Holy in His nature, attributes, and purpose. He possesses an absolute and indivisible divinity. He is infinite in His immensity, inconceivable in His way of being, and indescribable in essence. Since an infinite mind can only be comprehended by itself, no one can completely know Him but Himself. He has neither body nor parts; therefore, He is free of any limitations.
“But to us there is but one God...” (1 Corinthians 8:6).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born miraculously from the womb of the Virgin Mary through the work of the Holy Spirit, and He is, at the same time, the One and only true God (Romans 9:5; 1 John 5:20). The God of the Old Testament took upon Himself human form (Isaiah 60:1-3). “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us...” (John 1: 14). “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe that in Jesus Christ, God’s divine attributes and human nature were combined in a perfect and incomprehensible form.
We believe that the divine attributes and the human nature of God were incorporated in an incomprehensible yet perfect form in Christ Jesus. He is called the Son of Man because He was born of the Virgin Mary in whose womb He took the form of man, and thus acquired His human nature. He is called the Son of God because He was begotten of the Holy Spirit and thus partook of the Divine nature.
He was human through Mary, in whose womb He took the form of man. He was divine through the Holy Spirit who fathered Him in Mary. Thus, He is called the Son of God and Son of man.
Therefore, we believe that Jesus Christ is God “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:9) We also believe that the Bible makes known all His attributes. He is the everlasting Father and, at the same time, a child born unto us (Isaiah 9:6).