miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2012

"Do not refuse him who speaks"

"Do not refuse him who speaks"

(Hebrews 12:18-28)"18 For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, darkness, and darkness, and tempest, 19 to the sound of the trumpet, and the voice of words, which those who heard pleaded not spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and trembling; 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much less will we, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven. 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of created things, to be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. "
1Cor 16:2 ** the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him, as God hath prospered him, that when I come no collections will offerings.San ** 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?Heb 7:8 ** And here men that die receive tithes, but there, one of whom it is witnessed that he lives.Efe ** 4:11 And he gave some, apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,Luke 4:18,19 ** Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.Heb 13:7 ** Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God; Consider what has been the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.He 13:17 ** Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they do so with joy and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.1Pe 5:2,3 ** "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. "1Pe ** 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd, ye shall receive a crown of glory.
INTRODUCTIONHeb. 12:25 "See that you do not refuse him who speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much less will we, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven. "
Talking to us is God, through His Son Jesus Christ.
1. Heb. 1:1-2, "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the world "2. Matt. 17:5, "While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have pleased: hear him."3. His words matter a lot because it means life or death for us.
a) Jn. 6:67-68, "Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye ye also go away? 68 Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. "b) Jn. 12:48, "He who rejects Me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day."
Today man can dismiss (reject) the speaker. We want to study. . .
1. how can desecharle.2. why some dismiss him.3. desecharle hazards.
HOW CAN DESECHARLE?1. Do not want to hear. 2 Tim. 4:3-4, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and turn aside to myths."2. Hear no intention of obeying. Matt. 13:14-15, "So in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive. 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I heal them. "
1. Play out of curiosity. Acts 17:18-21 (NIV), "8 Then certain philosophers of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him, and some said, What will this babbler say? And another: It seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods, because he preached Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is which you speak? 20 For thou bringest strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.) "
2. Do not apply it to himself.
3. Hearing without obeying.a) Luke 6:46, "Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, 'and not do what I say?""I do not refuse him who speaks" (Heb. 12:25).b) Sant. 1:22, "But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
Reject the preacher, teacher, messenger.
1. Luke 10:16, "He who hears you, hears me, and he that despiseth you, rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."2. Acts 13:45-46, "But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and rebutted what Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, Unto the truth needed to be spoken first the word of God, but put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. "
Try to remain neutral, not taking sides.
1. Jn. 9:20-22, "His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes, we know not; age has, ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed that He was the Messiah, put out of the synagogue. "
2. Matt. 12:30, "He that is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters."
II. Discarded WHY YOU SOME?
They trust in their own righteousness.1. Rom. 10:1-3, "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is for salvation. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God; "2. Luke 18:9, "to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others, Jesus told this parable:"3. Luke 16:15, "Then I said, 'You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts: for that which men have for sublime, is an abomination before God."4. We say, "But I'm not like those Pharisees. . . "And so we justify ourselves! When we say we manifest the same fault.
Through ignorance.1. Acts 3:17, "And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers."2. Acts 13:27, "For the people of Jerusalem and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him."
For fear of losing something.1. Jn. 12:42-43, "For all that, even of the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they be expelled from the synagogue. 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. "2. Luke 14:33, "So likewise, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has can not be my disciple."
Love the world.1. 2 Tim. 4:10, "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescente went to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. ""I do not refuse him who speaks" (Heb. 12:25) 003.32. Sant. 4:4, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. "
Trust in the future.1. Sant. 4:13-16, "Come on now! who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and sell, and get gain; 14 when you do not know what will happen tomorrow. . . 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil; "2. Acts 24:25, "he reasoned about righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy, but I'll call you when I have opportunity."3. 2 Cor. 6:2, "He says: In an acceptable time I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation. "

It rejected the supreme authority.Matt. 28:18, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
Bring greater punishment.Heb. 10:28-31, "Whoever violates the law of Moses, by the testimony of two or three witnesses died without mercy. 29 How much worse punishment do you think he will deserve who trampled under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, 'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! "
NO ESCAPE.Heb. 2:1-4, "Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? . . . "
CONCLUSION:NOT reject.1. Not to hear him, but without trying to understand, without you to perform.2. Or reject the messenger.3. Not trying to remain neutral and not take a stand.
Let us attend rather more earnest. Obey today. Today is the daythousand $ k! e? d? x?? u? s-serif "'> Even that experience distressing and unpleasant surprise at the time, with shock and inconvenience caused them, not destroy their confidence in their Son, although he did meditate more in post (Luke 2:51). remained confident in Jesus even though sometimes not understood (Luke 2:50), and evidently did not disappoint again before reaching the age thirty years.At that age at a wedding in Cana, Jesus responded in a surprising way. She was confident that Jesus would solve the dilemma of the lack of wine, so taking their own initiative and no one asked him to intercede for them and because of their trust in Jesus and also his responsibility as a hostess at the wedding, asked for help .I was sure that would help. He had always helped in the past. Why should not he at the time? So she made a personal request, but Jesus' answer surprised him: "Jesus said: What you have with me, woman? Even my hour has not come. "No not even told" mother "but a woman, a nickname respectful but more impersonal (Jn 2:4).
And what did it mean that puzzling question? It was addressed to her undoubtedly due to a weakness of Mary as mother. How many mothers have wanted the umbilical cord is intact, obviously she was too slow in cutting, leaving your child in becoming independent as the Messiah, and Jesus could not wait any longer.It was thirty years old, he had little time to fulfill his mission in life. Quite frankly told him that he could not obey her, he could not always worry about the problems of his mother.YA REALLY HAD TO MEET YOUR BUSINESS OF HEAVENLY FATHER. He approached her final hour, but had not yet arrived. This same weakness was in it too when he accompanied the brothers of Jesus who believed that he had gone mad. Despite those words that hurt his heart, he remained confident in resolving the problem of the wedding, as demonstrated by his order he gave to his servants, the only order it in the Bible, "Do whatever he tells you "(John 2:5).
Despite this weakness was a woman who deserved the best possible care of his Son. Her motherly love, trust and loyalty would be rewarded in the end. When I was at the cross in the final throes of Jesus, his Son not deny, but remembered her amidst all the pain and suffering of both. She instructed the best "son" possible (John 19:26-27). And she deserved it, because I was really trusting in His Son - not in terms of being a child to solve personal and family problems, but as the Messiah promised to solve the problems of the sin of the world.If deserved to be honored for her loyalty to her Son at the hour of his death, and we ought to honor her as an exemplary mother of faith and as the human environment through which the Lord God Jehovah caused his beloved son Jesus had flesh.

Especially as a woman and mother, Christian issue highlighted the characteristic of being discreet with others. He remained silent almost hermetic about the virginal conception of Jesus. Not bragging or commented to anyone about the conversation with the angel and the Holy Spirit's work in it.He also took the precaution of calling Joseph "father" to talk about it with Jesus (Luke 2:48), and Jesus' brothers evidently believed it was too. Because of this discretion it, all the villagers of Nazareth believed that Joseph was the father of Jesus (John 6:42) and therefore identified him as the carpenter's Son (Matthew 13:55).She knew when to keep quiet and when to speak, knowing who to trust and who not. If he had spoken of that intimate experience, what people would have thought it? What was an adulteress? What had had an extramarital affair with a man, perhaps with a Roman soldier?
But yes, I knew who to disclose the most intimate secrets. The reported privately to Elizabeth, her cousin, during the three months she lived with her. However, this occurred in intimate and private confidence only several days after being on tape.
Apparently for years the most intimate family were the only ones who knew his secret. That and other things kept them in her heart (Lu 2:51). But after his most trusted knew. He trusted the Apostle Luke, Matthew and probably also because the two in their Gospels informed us. And so we realize the sensible example of this maiden discreet.
He was also a person willing to take responsibility as a leader in the community. So was available when held the wedding at Cana. Accepted the job of hostess, watching everything goes well at the reception. But when a problem arose, I knew where to turn to solve. We always gave the example of His Son to go get help for the problems of life and especially in marriage. It was at Cana where he proved he knew to give good advice and practical commands (John 2:5). Despite the cryptic reply of Jesus, without feeling offended, ordered workers to obey him in everything. This is advice and a mandate that we too must obey. Everything Jesus tells us we must fulfill in heart.
It was also a virtuous mother knew to do right decisions. Before marriage made the right decision to be the slave of God. Gave their free and obedient to conceive the Son of God, born this decision of a supreme act of faith. He made the right decision to be always beside Joseph. He made the right decision to communicate the problem came to Jesus.But the decision that undoubtedly was the most difficult of his life was to change his religion. Her parents had instilled in one faith and traditional religion. Religion was the mother of her family and her husband. She was raised in the religion of the whole family. But he had to make a decision to change his religion or reject His Son as Messiah, Lord and Savior.
Decided BUT WITH FAITH AND VALUE. Decided that he would only worship Jesus. So the last event recorded by Lucas on it, the last event of his life is written in the Bible, was the experience of associating with the new sect of Christians who gathered in the upper room after the resurrection of Jesus ( Acts 1:12-14). They were unanimous in prayer awaiting the Holy Spirit - not only she and other women and the apostles but also the brothers of Jesus.
She as a member of the new community of faith was obedient to the Messiah, awaiting the descent of the Spirit upon them to give them special powers.
She also implored the prayers coming of the Holy Spirit in his life, although he had already covered it in a moment with his power as the angel Gabriel said (Luke 1:35).

YES, if we believe in the Virgin Mary. In Jesus' day was a unique woman. We definitely believe in it, but we do not accept the traditions of worship and setting Adore or candles.
WE BELIEVE EVERYTHING the apostles wrote in the biblical books under inspiration of the Holy Spirit. She was a great woman, a holy woman, blessed and virtuous.
How otherwise would God having chosen among all his relatives to be the mother of the Messiah, the Son of Man and Son of Jehovah God? Would God allow another kind of woman carrying the Messiah in her womb for nine months? She was a single mother, because he was chosen by God for a unique role in the history of redemption. No one else has had the privilege of carrying in her womb the Messiah of the world.
Yes, believe it was a great woman, a devoted mother and very humble and mother favored.Yes, it was a special servant of God, and we believe that we should imitate in our own lives.If everyone imitate her, we would have a much better world to live in, andIf all we saw her in these positive terms, more people who honor and are devoted to it would open their ears and hearts to obey his order and hear the whole gospel of Christ.Many of these people ask us if we believe in it feel more emotionally attached to it that theologically, and its contents Luke's Gospel is preferred to recommend for reading these people who love her.

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