The CJCN Daily Worship.
By Senior Pastor Don Roy Hemingway.
Pastor Don Roy.Gooooooooooooooooooooood Morning brethren, peace unto you and the grace of our lord Jesus be with you. May the Almighty God of hosts stay ever with you this evening and thank you, for joining us here at ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’ for worship and praise. Let us begin as is our tradition every day here at the Nation, by reading from the word of God. Amen………
Romans 3. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there in circumcision?
2 Much in every way; chiefly because unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
4 God forbid! Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar. As it is written: “That Thou mightest be justified in Thy sayings, and mightest overcome when Thou art judged.”
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man.)
6 God forbid! For then how shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God through my lie hath abounded more unto His glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner?
8 And why not say rather (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), “Let us do evil, that good may come”? Their damnation is just!
9 What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise! For we have before proved that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin.
10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 there is none that understandeth; there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They have all gone from the way; they have together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
13 “Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit.” “The poison of asps is under their lips,”
14 “whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 destruction and misery are in their ways,
17 and the way of peace have they not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
19 Now we know that whatsoever things the law saith, it saith to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, no flesh shall be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all those who believe. For there is no difference,
23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,
24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
25 Him God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 to declare, I say, at this time, His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay, but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.
29 Is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,
30 seeing it is one God who shall justify the Circumcision by faith, and Uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid! Yea, we establish the law.
Bible Shorts for the Kids.
The Daily Prayer.
Lord God, we kneel before you and worship you, for you do mighty deeds in heaven and on earth and allow us to become your children and your servants. You have done great things for many people, enabling them to serve you, and you will do still more. For you have promised that all our paths will be made straight. You have promised that all we do may be a service to you through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, whom we follow. He will be revealed to the whole world, so that the nations will be called to serve you and your will may be done on earth as in heaven. Praised be your name, Lord our God! We open our hearts to you. In death and in life we are yours. Amen.
Verse of the Day.
Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Isaiah 45:22-23, NIV
(19) Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. (20) Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (21) But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
Some ministers would like us to believe that justification and salvation by grace through faith just suddenly appeared when the Son of God lived and died in the first century. They imply that God changed His approach to saving men—that He was either losing the battle to Satan, or the way He had given man was just too hard. It also implies that men under the Old Covenant were saved by keeping the law.
Once a person has sinned, they are under the penalty of the law, and their righteousness is not sufficient to justify them before God. Since all have sinned, the whole world is guilty before God. It takes a righteousness apart from lawkeeping to do this.
Then Paul says that this righteousness is revealed in the Old Testament Law and Prophets! The teaching has been there all along, all through the centuries from Moses to Christ and down to our time! God never changed His course. In the first century, He only openly revealed the means, Christ, through whom would come the righteousness that will justify one before God.
Men have always been justified and saved by grace through faith. People who were saved during Old Testament times looked forward in faith to this being accomplished. We look backward at it as a promise and as fulfilled prophecy.
Have a great day Brothers and Sisters of the CJCN, The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
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