Damon Thompson – Kinsman Redeemer

 

Videos

  1. YouTube
    1. Small Segment
      Link
    2. Full Segment
      Church :- Redemption Point Church Highland Park Campus,Chattanooga Tennessee
      Publisher :- Ricky Ricardo Smith
      Date Preached :- 2016-August-28th
      Date Published :- 2016-August-29th
      Link

Outline

  1. Redeem the Land
    • Passages
      • If one of your fellow Israelite’s becomes poor and sells some of their property, their nearest relative is to come and redeem what they have sold. ( Leviticus 25:25-28 )
      • Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me: .. your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’” ( Jeremiah 32:6-9 )
  2. Redeem the Enslaved
    • Passages
      • “If a foreigner residing among you becomes rich and any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to the foreigner or to a member of the foreigner’s clan, they retain the right of redemption after they have sold themselves.” ( Leviticus 25:47-55 )
  3. Provide Heir
    • Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother. ( Genesis 38:8-10 )
    • If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her. ( Deuteronomy 25:5-10 )
    • Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. ( Matthew 22:23-28 )
  4. Justice
    • The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet. ( Numbers 35:16-21 )
  5. Trustee for the Redeemed Land
    • Any man or woman who wrongs another in any way and so is unfaithful to the Lord is guilty and must confess the sin they have committed. They must make full restitution for the wrong they have done. ( Numbers 35:16-21 )
    • I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven ( Matthew 16:13-20 )

 

Passages

Redeem the Land

Leviticus 25:25-28

 

Jeremiah 32:6-9

Redeem From Slavery

Leviticus 25:47-55

 

Provide a Heir

Genesis 38:8-10

 

Deuteronomy 25:5-10

 

Matthew 22:23-28

 

Justice

Numbers 35:16-21

 

Provide Trustee for the Redeemed

Numbers 5:5-8

 

Matthew 16:13-20

 

Sin that leads to death ( Study Notes )

Background

Wanted to share some of the study notes that I stitched together as I listened in on one video after another.

The original post is :-

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
Link

 

 

Bible Verses

  • 1 John 5:16
    • If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life — to those who commit sins that do not lead to death
  • Deuteronomy 21:18-21
    • If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
    • Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
    • And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
    • And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
  • Job 42:7
    • After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.
  • Galatians (6:1-2) [ Bear One Another’s Burdens ]
    • My friends, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way.
      And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too.
    • Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.
  • Hebrew 6:4-8
    • For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and shave shared in the Holy Spirit,
    • and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,
    • and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
    • For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.
    • But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.
  • New Life in Christ ( Ephesians 4:28-31 )
    • Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.
    • And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
    • Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.…
  • Timothy 1:13
    • I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.
      I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man; yet because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief, I was shown mercy.
      And the grace of our Lord overflowed to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.…

 

Commentaries

Michael Heiser

What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?

Link

  1. Summative Thoughts
    • Casting out daemon
      • Demonstrates God presence & advancement of his purpose
      • Attribute God’s work to Satan
  2. Commentaries
    • R.T. France
  3. Old Testament
    • Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart
    • Leviticus
      • Intentional disobedience of God’s law
  4. Determined not to believe
    • If you are determined not to believe, that unbelieve will likely carry on the world beyond here
    • It is not just a temporary sin
    • If you reject the Gospel there may be no other way to salvation

 

Rob J Hyndman / The Christadelphian Watchman

What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Link

  1. The Pharisees knew that Jesus was casting out by daemons through the Holy Spirit
  2. But, for political reasons they ascribed Jesus’s work to the Evil Spirit

 

Alan Ballou

What is sin that leads to death (verses included) – Part 1

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  1. Apostle Paul ( 1st Timothy 1:13 )
    • Verses
      • Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.
    • Interpretation
      • I was formerly a Blasphemer
      • Shown Mercy ( Grace)
      • My sin was out of Ignorance
  2. Matthew 24:24
    • For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
    • There are miracles on both sides
  3. 1st Corinthian 6:9-11
    • Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
    • nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
    • And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
  4. Galatians 5:19-21
    • The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
    • idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
    • and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
  5. Ephesians 5:15-20
    • Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
    • making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
    • Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
    • Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
    • speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
    • always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. Proverbs 15:5-10
    • A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
      but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
    • The house of the righteous contains great treasure,but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
    •  The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
    • The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
    • The Lord detests the way of the wicked,but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
    •  Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.

 

 

What is sin that leads to death (verses included) – Part 2

Link

  1. Ezekiel 18:4
    • Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
      • Discussion
        • Soul is God’s
        • All Sinners shall die
  2. Ezekiel 18:23
    • Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
      • Discussion
        • But, do we think that God takes our passing/dying lightly
        • Oh No
        • What he actually wants most of all is our return to him
  3. Isaiah 64:5-6
    • Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. ( KJV )
    • You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them,you were angry. How then can we be saved? ( NIV )
    • You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;  in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved? ( ESV )
  4. Romans 18:2
    • For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
  5. 2nd Peter 2:20-21
    • 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.
    • 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
  6. Matthews 5:20
    • For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  7. Galatians 5:5
    • For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.
    • For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
  8. Hebrews 6:4-6
    • Verses
      • For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
      • And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
      • If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
    • Discussion
      • When Christians fall away they fall away from repentance.
      • In other words they stop repenting from sins they commit.
  9. Repentance ( Acts 20:21 )
    • Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
  10. Isaiah 26:10
    • Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
  11. Titus 2:11-12
    • 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
    • 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

Timothy Keller – 2017/Summer

Teachings

  1. The One God uses
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • TIM KELLER || THE ONE GOD USES||NEW SERMON 2017
          Channel :- Reformed Gospel Audio
          Published On :- 2017-September-28th
          Link
        • YouTube
          Published On :- 2017-August-10th
          Link
  2. TIM KELLER 2017 – An Immigrant’s Courage
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • TIM KELLER 2017 – An Immigrant’s Courage
          Channel :- Christian Voice
          Published On :- 2017-August-26th
          Added On :- 2017-Oct-23th
          Added On :- 2018-April-11th
          Link
        • TIM KELLER 2017 – An Immigrant’s Courage (POWERFUL SERMON 2017)
          Published On :- 2017-July-4th
          Link
  3. A World of Idols | Timothy Keller
    Sermon :- Acts 17:16-34

    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-August-7th
      Link

 

Indepth

The One God Uses

  1. The calling of God
    • Divine Call
      • Being
      • Doing
  2. Apprentice of 18 years
  3. Prophetic of 30 years

 

An Immigrant’s Courage

  1. Deuteronomy 23
    • “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever,
      because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
      But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you.
      You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. ( Deuteronomy 23:3-6 )
    • “You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were a sojourner in his land.
      Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the Lord. ( Deuteronomy 23:7)
  2. Barren Woman
    • “Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the LORD. ( Isaiah 54:1 )
    • …But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
      For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have never travailed; because more are the children of the desolate woman, than of her who has a husband.”
      Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of the promise.… ( Galatians 4:26-28 )

A World of Idols

  1. Gehazi’s Greed and Leprosy
    …Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules’ load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
    “In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter.”
    He said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him some distance.… ( 2 Kings 5:17-19 )

Matthew Parris – As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God

Prelude

Back in March 2014, I listened in on a Ravi Zacharias, Michael Ramsden, and Nabeel Qureshi discussion at University of Uppsala ( Universitetshuset), Sweden.

Here are links to the  RZIM’s videoes:

Everyone knows these guys dig deep.  Here are some of what was shared:

Ravi Zacharias:

  • Laws
    • Moses gave 613 laws
    • David took the 613 and reduce it to 15
    • Isaiah reduced it to 11
    • Micah reduced it to 3  – “What does the Lord require of you ? But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God”
    • One would have thought Jesus will reduce it to 1, he didn’t. He reduced it to 2 — “Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself on these 2 commandments stood all the laws”
  • Discipline your prayer life
  • An expenditure of words without an income of ideas will lead to conceptual bankruptcy
  • Learn how to define pleasure
  • Live in such a way that you will draw lines that you will not cross

Here is another of Ravi’s take on Mosaic Laws and how different Kings and Prophets have interpreted it:

Interpreting Failures, Conserving Victories
http://library.generousgiving.org/articles/display.asp?id=150

When you read the law of Moses, there are 613 precepts there. If you go 500 years past Moses to King David and read Psalm 15, those 613 are reduced to eleven. If you go a bit further to Isaiah, he reduces the number to six. A little later the prophet Micah reduces them to three: to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Later still, the prophet Habakkuk reduces them to just one: the just shall live by faith. And the New Testament writers repeat that one command three times over. The whole moral law is reduced to one statement: your faith in the living God. (And if you want to unpack it further, you can read James to see what faith really looks like.)

In the same video series, there is a short but important mention of Loyal D. Rue’s work.  Please refer to the Reference section and follow the link to get a summarized read on Loyal’s work.

At the end of the 2nd video, Michael Ramsden spoke about Matthew Parris’ dated opinion piece.

Matthew Parris

Here is Matthew Parris Opinion piece:

Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
By TIMES ONLINE

Added: Wednesday, 07 January 2009 at 4:00 PM


http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/3502-matthew-parris-as-an-atheist-i-truly-believe-africa-needs-god

Before Christmas I returned, after 45 years, to the country that as a boy I knew as Nyasaland. Today it’s Malawi, and The Times Christmas Appeal includes a small British charity working there. Pump Aid helps rural communities to install a simple pump, letting people keep their village wells sealed and clean. I went to see this work.

It inspired me, renewing my flagging faith in development charities. But travelling in Malawi refreshed another belief, too: one I’ve been trying to banish all my life, but an observation I’ve been unable to avoid since my African childhood. It confounds my ideological beliefs, stubbornly refuses to fit my world view, and has embarrassed my growing belief that there is no God.

Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.

I used to avoid this truth by applauding – as you can – the practical work of mission churches in Africa. It’s a pity, I would say, that salvation is part of the package, but Christians black and white, working in Africa, do heal the sick, do teach people to read and write; and only the severest kind of secularist could see a mission hospital or school and say the world would be better without it. I would allow that if faith was needed to motivate missionaries to help, then, fine: but what counted was the help, not the faith.

But this doesn’t fit the facts. Faith does more than support the missionary; it is also transferred to his flock. This is the effect that matters so immensely, and which I cannot help observing.

First, then, the observation. We had friends who were missionaries, and as a child I stayed often with them; I also stayed, alone with my little brother, in a traditional rural African village. In the city we had working for us Africans who had converted and were strong believers. The Christians were always different. Far from having cowed or confined its converts, their faith appeared to have liberated and relaxed them. There was a liveliness, a curiosity, an engagement with the world – a directness in their dealings with others – that seemed to be missing in traditional African life. They stood tall.

At 24, travelling by land across the continent reinforced this impression. From Algiers to Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Central African Republic, then right through the Congo to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya, four student friends and I drove our old Land Rover to Nairobi.

We slept under the stars, so it was important as we reached the more populated and lawless parts of the sub-Sahara that every day we find somewhere safe by nightfall. Often near a mission.

Whenever we entered a territory worked by missionaries, we had to acknowledge that something changed in the faces of the people we passed and spoke to: something in their eyes, the way they approached you direct, man-to-man, without looking down or away. They had not become more deferential towards strangers – in some ways less so – but more open.

This time in Malawi it was the same. I met no missionaries. You do not encounter missionaries in the lobbies of expensive hotels discussing development strategy documents, as you do with the big NGOs. But instead I noticed that a handful of the most impressive African members of the Pump Aid team (largely from Zimbabwe) were, privately, strong Christians.

€Privately,€ because the charity is entirely secular and I never heard any of its team so much as mention religion while working in the villages. But I picked up the Christian references in our conversations. One, I saw, was studying a devotional textbook in the car. One, on Sunday, went off to church at dawn for a two-hour service.

It would suit me to believe that their honesty, diligence and optimism in their work was unconnected with personal faith. Their work was secular, but surely affected by what they were. What they were was, in turn, influenced by a conception of man’s place in the Universe that Christianity had taught.

There’s long been a fashion among Western academic sociologists for placing tribal value systems within a ring fence, beyond critiques founded in our own culture: “theirs” and therefore best for Anathema€; authentic and of intrinsically equal worth to ours.

I don’t follow this. I observe that tribal belief is no more peaceable than ours; and that it suppresses individuality. People think collectively; first in terms of the community, extended family and tribe. This rural-traditional mindset feeds into the €œbig mana€ and gangster politics of the African city: the exaggerated respect for a swaggering leader, and the (literal) inability to understand the whole idea of loyal opposition.

Anxiety – fear of evil spirits, of ancestors, of nature and the wild, of a tribal hierarchy, of quite everyday things – strikes deep into the whole structure of rural African thought. Every man has his place and, call it fear or respect, a great weight grinds down the individual spirit, stunting curiosity. People won’t take the initiative, won’t take things into their own hands or on their own shoulders.

How can I, as someone with a foot in both camps, explain? When the philosophical tourist moves from one world view to another he finds – at the very moment of passing into the new – that he loses the language to describe the landscape to the old. But let me try an example: the answer given by Sir Edmund Hillary to the question: Why climb the mountain? €œBecause it’s there, he said.

To the rural African mind, this is an explanation of why one would not climb the mountain. It’s… well, there. Just there. Why interfere? Nothing to be done about it, or with it. Hillary’s further explanation – that nobody else had climbed it – would stand as a second reason for passivity.

Christianity, post-Reformation and post-Luther, with its teaching of a direct, personal, two-way link between the individual and God, unmediated by the collective, and unsubordinate to any other human being, smashes straight through the philosophical/spiritual framework I’ve just described. It offers something to hold on to to those anxious to cast off a crushing tribal group-think. That is why and how it liberates.

Those who want Africa to walk tall amid 21st-century global competition must not kid themselves that providing the material means or even the know-how that accompanies what we call development will make the change. A whole belief system must first be supplanted.

And I’m afraid it has to be supplanted by another. Removing Christian evangelism from the African equation may leave the continent at the mercy of a malign fusion of Nike, the witch doctor, the mobile phone and the machete.

References

References – Noble Lie

References – Matthew Parris