John Piper Oct 23, 1983 69 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Advocacy Scripture: 1 John 2:1–2:2, John 14:16–14:18. Shall receive of mine; or, shall take of mine-shall take of the things that pertain to my person and work, which is the same thing as taking of things that pertain to the Father, since the Father and the Son are one in nature and counsel, and the Father has committed all things to the Son. With ἐρχόμενα, compare ἃ μέλλει γενέσθαι μετὰ ταῦτα, Revelation 1:19. They bow before the mystery of his taking on him our nature. 1: The Nature and Purpose of John’s Gospel ( John 20:30-31) CONCLUSION Nay, he shall exhibit him as possessing “all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:9.). But we are not left to gather up an inference from observation, nor speculation, nor from logic. May we not say that these correspond to his own words, "Behold, I am alive for evermore;" "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world"? In John 16:13-15, Christ made direct reference to the Holy … That there is such a thing as the knowledge of the glory of God — that this knowledge is unfolded in the face of Jesus Christ, and that it comes by a Divine in-shining. That veil has been rent — not from our side — from God's side. Thou hast ten talents, but those ten talents shall make thee ten times a worse defaulter to thy Master unless the Holy Ghost help thee. He will reveal Himself to us Directly c. John 16:14 Context. He never goes backward. He is One whom Christ is, altogether willing to have taking of His. 2. John Piper Mar 26, 1989 3.4K Shares Sermon. 1. 1 John 3:16-18 Theme: The love of God for us in Christ is to so transform us that we love one another as He loves us. Jesus said, Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I dont go away, the Counselor wont come to you. At this point, multitudes are flocking to Christ, hoping to either have a miracle performed for them, or else, at least, to see a miracle performed by Him. 1. Faith. 24:27, 44; Деян. Alas! Sermons on 1 Corinthians 16:14. "Our Saviour Himself now assures us, that if we believe in Him we shall do greater works than even those which He performed on earth, and that we shall do them precisely because He goes to the Father.". The great outstanding facts, as just noted, of our Lord's manifestation to men are. BY THE SUPREMACY WHICH HE CLAIMS AND SECURES FOR HIM AMONG ALL THE CREATURES OF GOD. The teaching of the Holy Spirit within certain limits develops, reinterprets, readjusts for each successive generation the teaching which Jesus gave while He was on earth, III. I. You have come down in the world; but suppose you can glorify God more. It was by no means exhausted when the eyewitnesses and first ministers of the Word had gone to their rest, leaving behind them the memory of their oral teaching and the Books of the New Testament. This glory hath in-shined — that is the third point. But if I go, I will send him to you. Bible Text: John 6: 1-58, 1st Corinthians 11: 27-29 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John | Sermon Transcript: Today we are coming out of John chapter five as we begin to explore chapter six . Then as the sun came up, how glorious! Abraham saw Christ's day. IV. 1. No; but by the still small voice. Conclusion: The Father entrusts His all to Christ, and so surely we might venture to entrust our all to Him. 5. In John 16:12, the Lord declares that He had yet many things to say unto the apostles, but they were unable to bear them. Call us at 888-634-2038. Concluding I Corinthians, I Corinthians 16:6-24. by Chester McCalley. Giving efficacy to the work already accomplished by Christ's death and resurrection. Christ received it from the Father, the Spirit received it from Christ, the apostles received it from the Spirit, and the churches of Christ from them in succeeding generations: or this may be understood of the blessings of grace held forth in the Gospel, such as justification, pardon, adoption which are in Christ; and which the Spirit from Christ takes and shows to the saints, and witnesses their special and particular … Christ is now supreme —. All that the Father has are dear to Him as belonging to the Father, and as the gift of the Father, pledged to Him in the everlasting covenant, and bestowed in recompense of His making His soul an offering for sin. We know that men shall be blessed in Christ, and all nations shall call him blessed. But it is the Master's work, and here is the promise which he has given for the encouragement of all his servants. It is true that here below Christians see through a glass darkly - not yet face to face. Grotius' observation is correct: "By this He will show forth My glory, inasmuch as through Me future things will be fore-announced to My people." ", The Holy Spirit would glorify Christ, inasmuch as He would impart revelations which could not be explained from natural causes, leading the mind up beyond the human domain into the divine. (2) Or again, if you go back to any season of peculiar spiritual prosperity, what was it that quickened your holy graces, filled you with hatred of sin, and made duties a delight? Summary: The word translated as “heart” in the New Testament does not refer only to feelings but to knowledge.What we feel is true in the message of Jesus is, in fact, rock-bottom truth. Let not your hearts be troubled, therefore. The Holy Ghost has given us all the knowledge that we have of Jesus Christ. To doctrine. Furnishing additional proof of the great facts which form the substance of Christianity. He has the everlasting love of the Father. What of Christ's was it that the Spirit was then showing you? Christ was a Teacher; He was always at work, in public and private. They feel a present peace in the blood of his cross. It is no doubt true that the gospel record is the common property of all mankind, and that any man in the mere exercise of his natural intelligence can see clearly enough how the great doctrines of the faith are founded on the record, and grow out of it. How? In childhood he may chiefly appear as a gentle Shepherd, in youth as an earnest Counselor, in manhood as a mighty King, and in the evening of life, when its battles are well-nigh over, and its companions scattered, as a faithful, never-dying Friend. If Scripture is quoted against the Pope, he maintains that we ought not to confine ourselves to it, because the Spirit is come, and has carried us above Scripture by many additions. "For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He liveth.". It was there seen that God could not swerve — that sin must be punished. And what about the present and the future? And so the Holy Ghost, when He wishes to comfort, speaks of Christ (chap. Time and again our attention is drawn to the fact that there is an invisible world, and that that invisible world bears down upon and overpowers the visible. God, the Holy Ghost. Is not here God's glory focalized, as it swings low and kisses even your and my horizon? John 16:14(NASB) Verse Thoughts The time for Christ's departure had come.. and although the separation from their Master was a painful prospect for the confused disciples.. nevertheless, they were to discover an inner strength, and receive extraordinary comfort, that was not available to them during Christ's lifetime on earth. The Holy Ghost reveals Christ. Thus, through the illumination of the same Spirit, the crown shed its light upon the cross, and the cross and the crown shed their united light on the cradle. HIS HEADSHIP OF THE CHURCH. All the sailors on the ocean cannot make a capful of wind; but when the wind does blow they can crowd on every yard of canvas. ch. At first sight there does not seem to be any unity about this portion of Scripture. Where do we get that knowledge? 10:43; 18:28; Рим. THE GREAT AND DIVINE AGENT IS THE MESSENGER OF CHRIST. The Christ Glorified By The Spirit. If He can take charge of all that is the Father's as His own, may He not take charge of all that is yours? He has glory that they may "behold the glory which He had with the Father before the world was." If any person should mount the platform and inform us that he had been five times tried at the Old Bailey, you would say, "Well, you may have experienced that disgrace, but it is not fair to call it human experience." What of venerable authority and benignant complacency in God His Father? John 13:31. 2. Here is a simple mode. Laurie Williams Oliver Cooper, living from the latter part of the 19 th to the mid-20 th centuries, wrote the hymn Saved, Saved at Last the first line of which is “Love divine is mine .” Yet while death in and of itself is an intruder in the created order and an enemy to the people of God, there is a sense in which we can legitimately look forward to the day on which we die because at that point we will enter into our eternal, heavenly dwelling. The world would, in consequence of the confirmation which these prophecies should receive, say, as Nebuchadnezzar said, Daniel 2:47, "Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.". III. God is holy. Plainly it was not the birth of Christ, but his exaltation to the right hand of God. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Now the Bible affirms. While we make this our aim, let us take every opportunity of glorifying Christ. True religion is more widely disseminated in this than it has been in any preceding dispensation. Against a sound creed we have not a word to say; but still we must exalt Christ rather than Calvinism, or any other system of theology. (3) Magnify a certain experience — If you have felt thus, and thus, no words of praise can be too strong for you; but if you have been led in another way, you never knew vital godliness at all. (2 Corinthians 3:18). . Self can no longer be their idol, for they have become conscious of a Presence which raises them above themselves. "The world will come to an end when Christianity shall have spoken its last word" (Vinet). Yet only a few who read them under the Old Dispensation saw Christ in these Scriptures, and why? He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. The glory of God is not only His greatness, but the equipoise of His character. I. Look at Africa. The upshot is that from the instant you and I look away to Christ as our Substitute, we are eternally saved. 3. Teach us entire dependence upon the Holy Spirit. I. 1. Conscience affirms the same truth. From the disciples perspective, Jesus imminent departure seems catastrophic. It is around these that all the doctrines of the faith are clustered; out of these facts they may be said to grow. Sermon Bible Commentary. It is this consideration, indeed, which makes the statement practically important in its application to us, viz., as being in our nature. Still, amid all the imperfections of the life of faith, what they do see of the glory of Christ makes them see all things in new light, and judge all things by a new standard. The means of grace, the lively oracles, are committed especially to their trust. Christ Manifested in Remembrance . Think on the time, when, after a sudden and decided call perhaps, or a slower and more doubtful process of conviction, you have felt as if, all at once, the clouds broke and the sky cleared. Over every heart that is given to Him. The chain is formed — fixed on the throne of God at one end, twined round your heart at the other — waiting but the touch of the heavenly fire, the swift and secret influence of the Heavenly Spirit, to make it all instinct with life and meaning, so that signs and tokens may pass between. Mark the progress of the Spirit's work, in showing you what He takes of Christ's. Listen; Downloads Sermon Audio; October 2, 2016. From the Bible. And these deductions of our reason and our conscience are confirmed by Scripture. John 16:14. At first we saw only a grey indistinctness — the shapeless outline of vast rocks rising out of the water. You are afraid of it. THIS PROMISE IS CONSTANTLY FULFILLED IN ALL TRUE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE; for in the case of each individual believer the Holy Spirit takes of the things of Christ, and shows them to his soul. This is the crowning and has been the constant work of the Spirit. On this earth, where he was despised and rejected, he is yet to be crowned with glory and honor from the rising to the setting sun. IV. But in what order did he bring them into prominence? Miracle never changed any man. 1. In John 14:16, Jesus referred to the Spirit as "another Comforter." His authority over them is supreme, and altogether welcome. 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