Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Importance of Our Words (1)

Thank you to all who reponded to the question regarding blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I had several who asked me to post my sermon on the topic when it was completed. The next three posts will be a written out version of this sermon. This first one is to give you the text of scripture that will be dealt with in the sermon. The second one will deal with blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and the third will deal with, idle words and our positive confession of Christ.

Doug

Matthew 12:22-37


22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" 24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons." 25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. 31 "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. 33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."


New King James Version

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, March 15, 2006 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Kyle said...

Looking forward to the next couple posts!

 
At Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:10:00 AM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

Kyle said he is, "Looking forward to the next couple posts!"

To this I add: Me too! Thanks for making your hard work and thoughts available to us. I really appreciate it!

 

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