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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Free-will—a slave


Free-will—a slave

“And ye will not come unto me, that ye might have life.” 
John 5:40

Suggested Further Reading:
 John 6:60-65

It is certain that men will not come unto Christ, that they might have life. We might prove this from many texts of Scripture, but we will take one parable. 

You remember the parable where a certain king had a feast for his son, and invited a great number to come; the oxen and fatlings were killed, and he sent his messengers inviting many to the supper. 

Did they go to the feast? No; but they all, with one accord, began to make excuse. One said he had married a wife, and therefore he could not come, whereas he might have brought her with him. 

Another had bought a yoke of oxen, and went to prove them; but the feast was in the night-time and he could not prove his oxen in the dark.

 Another had bought a piece of land, and wanted to see it; but I should not think he went to see it with a lantern. 
So they all made excuses and would not come. 

Well the king was determined to have the feast; so he said, “Go into the highways and hedges,” and invite them—stop! Not invite—“compel them to come in;” for even the ragged fellows in the hedges would never have come unless they were compelled.

 Take another parable; a certain man had a vineyard; at the appointed season he sent one of his servants for his rent. What did they do to him? They beat that servant.

 He sent another; and they stoned him. He sent another and they killed him. And, at last, he said “I will send them my son, they will reverence him.”

 But what did they do? They said, “This is the heir, let us kill him, and cast him out of the vineyard.” So they did. It is the same with all men by nature. 
The Son of God came, yet men rejected him.

For meditation: 

When you thank God for your salvation, do you give him all the credit for your conversion as well (John 15:16)?

Sermon no. 52
1 December (Preached 2 December 1855)


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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,
you can be accepted in to his kingdom.
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Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in 
the precious name of Jesus, who died for
me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus
to enter in to my heart and make me free, 
I confess that He is the son of God.
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
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