Isaiah 41:25-26, Isaiah 43:9-11. What is the upshot of this? Revelation 22:16); further, the prophetic testimony of Jesus, according to that book, culminates in the Apostles. Our Lord declares that all truth is implicitly contained in himself. And this the rather because —. The college student turns his back on the pleasures and games of his boyhood. But the Holy Ghost, being Himself God, is a party to the whole arrangement by which all things that the Father hath become Christ's: nay, more, He is a party to the carrying of that arrangement into effect. The Holy Ghost reveals Christ. Consider:â I. For this purpose He was to "receive of Christ" - that is, all that related to His Person and Work - "and show it unto them," or make them, by His inward teaching, to discern it in its own light. 1. How did he see it? 19:10). (2 Corinthians 4:6). Concluding I Corinthians, I Corinthians 16:6-24. by Chester McCalley. On the glorifying of Jesus here spoken of, see on chap. THIS PROMISE WAS LARGELY FULFILLED IN THE MINISTRY OF THE APOSTLES THEMSELVES AFTER PENTECOST. Human life in all its departments is to be gladdened by his presence, inspired by his example, molded by his will. John 8:32. II. Such is the glory of His person, as combining the Divine nature with the human; and such the value of His work that whatsoever is comprehended in the fulness of the Godhead is centred in "the Man Christ Jesus," considered as obedient to the Father, "even unto death." Sermon Bible Commentary. How bitterly shall we lament much of our ministry because it hath not glorified Christ on our dying beds. The true believer has left all for Christ, has sold all to get the treasure, and now nothing but Christ can satisfy him. How should we aim to do it! That we may be washed by the blood of Christ, that sin may be blotted out in us by his death, that our old man may be crucified, (Romans 6:6,) that his resurrection may be efficacious in forming us again to newness of life, (Romans 6:4;) and, in short, that we may become partakers of his benefits. 4. (1) Call to mind the first awakening of your soul to the apprehension of things divine. He was "anointed by the Holy Ghost without measure," for the doing of His Father's will. Close. 10:43; 18:28; Ð Ð¸Ð¼. Whether ye work at a lapstone, or drive a plough, or lay the stones in a building, or are diligent with the pen, or buy and sell, do all, even to your eating or your drinking, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and so, like the Holy Spirit, let it be said of you, "He shall glorify Me.". Did He not show you the Son obedient, and the Father well pleased: the righteous and holy love of God, which is Christ's as the reward of His obedience unto death, in all its fulness and freeness? The word "another" comes from the word "allos" which refers to "one of the same kind or quality." Conscience, in every man, says: "You are guilty! George Brown. Is not that glorious? THE GREAT AND DIVINE AGENT IS THE MESSENGER OF CHRIST. The manner in which the Holy Ghost is here associated with the Father and the Son clearly shows that tie is such. 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 . 2. We now see that the information given by Christ, that he would be glorified by the Spirit whom he should send, is far from being superfluous; for it was intended to inform us, that the office of the Holy Spirit was nothing else than to establish the kingdom of Christ, and to maintain and confirm for ever all that was given him by the Father. We know that this Dispensation is an advance, because God Himself is advance — progress. Glorify me; the effect of his teaching would be to honor the Saviour. there have been Churches whose candlestick has been removed out of its place. 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. Not to withdraw us from the school of Christ, but rather to ratify that word by which we are commanded to listen to him, otherwise he would diminish the glory of Christ. 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. There lay the harbour once bestridden by the famous Colossus, the sapphire ripplings of the water touched with rose and gold — the ships, the flappings of their sails stirred lightly by the morning breeze. In its essence and substance their message is still the same - "That which was from the beginning;" in its form and expression it varies with the aspects of providence and the problems of human life. Getting to Know the Holy Spirit of God The Gospel of John John 14:15-26 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - August 16, 2017 (Revised February 18, 2020) BACKGROUND: *Please open your Bibles to John 14 as we continue to focus on the night before Jesus died on the cross for our sins. When we were at the North Cape, at midnight, a French gentleman took out a sun-glass and burned a hole in his hat with it. But if I go, I will send him to you. It is a full revelation imperfectly received, and His office is to illumine the heart, and bring home to it the things of Christ. ", 2. In what is perhaps the most significant Christian book of this decade, J. I. Packer speaks to a certain type of evangelical ministry which is well-intentioned, but cruel.149 It is a ministry which means to offer men hope and encouragement by portraying the Christian life as a kind of utopian desert island, free from the trials and cares of life.150 In actuality it creates great upset in the lives of untaught Christians. Miracle never changed any man. 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? Joy.Men are honoured by these affections; but we can only exercise them in part because of the defectiveness oft he worthiest objects. They were inspired to do this. Yet only a few who read them under the Old Dispensation saw Christ in these Scriptures, and why? Thus you will be able to stir up the gift that is in you, and to improve the Spirit's gracious dealings with you to the uttermost. "How can God," says one of our modern neologians, "how can God be free if He be the slave of His own justice?" Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? "How then do we see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ? John 16:14. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you." In the first dawn of our spiritual life, a mighty tempest of spiritual influence sweeps over the heart. To the conviction through which a sinner passes. Under his illumination the soul cannot remain unchanged. What joy it shall be to remember that, however feebly, we did extol Him. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Nor is He less qualified and able, than He is entitled, to receive of what is Christ's. Conscience, whatever modern thought may say, cries — "Eternal Justice is Eternal Fact, and God is just; and How can justice clear the guilty?" Then you are in a better position than you used to be. John 14:6 d. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Be "made meet for the inheritance of the saints to light.". But let us come closer; the ulterior and special object of the Spirit's revelation is God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ. His offices, as Prophet, Priest and King. But it is His own people that Christ has chiefly in His eye here. "He shall glorify" — "MAKE ME GLORIOUS." In John 16:13-15, Christ made direct reference to the Holy â¦ What of holy beauty, or meek endurance, or tender sympathy in Christ? This error is followed by another equally intolerable, that, having bid adieu to Christ, as if his reign were terminated, and he were now nothing at all, they substitute the Spirit in his place. Hence the blessedness of His assurance, that "as the Son of Man He has power on earth to forgive sins." By any sensible or ocular demonstration? 1 Corinthians 16:6-24. Not Christ again in all the grand kaleidoscopic aspects of His ministry, as miracles spring up beneath His footsteps like fresh flowers. So only could He glorify Christ. A wisdom not their own was given to them. ANOTHER COMFORTER. Formerly they had been like children; now they were men of full age, and became the authoritative heralds and expounders of the gospel. III. They needed, like David, to have their eyes opened to see wondrous things out of God's law. The professional man has forgotten the rivalries of college life — as narrow as its walls; and the mellowed and matured philosopher "lives already amid the peace and the power of invisible scenes," and draws from above and beyond him the springs of incentive and action. CONCLUSION Does the Holy Ghost glorify Christ? When we were sailing in the Grecian Archipelago we came, at dawn of day, to the Island of Rhodes. Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. But if any man put the works of flesh before the finished work of Christ, his ministry is not of the Holy Ghost. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. Listen; Downloads Sermon Audio; October 2, 2016. He has glory that they may "behold the glory which He had with the Father before the world was." St. Paul expands our Saviour's statement in these words: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." It is theirs to trim the lamps of life in a dark world; it is theirs to feed the flock of Christ, to stand by the wells of salvation and draw water for every one that is athirst. The Greek word translated Comforter is parakletos which literally means alongside to help. AS A TEST. Over other worlds.This supremacy will, under the guidance of the Spirit, be eventually acknowledged. So it was with our Saviour on the cross. To doctrine. The manner of intercourse between heaven and earth is here presented. 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. 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.". And we may say that these feelings and convictions of Christ's disciples are altogether reasonable - that is to say, they are entirely in accordance with the supernatural fact that Jesus is the Son of God. Let the Word of Christ then dwell in you richly. 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. John 16:12 - 16:14. II. 5. Nor the predictions of the end of the world; for the glorification ensuing was to be of a practical kind, and to serve to the extension of the Redeemer's kingdom upon earth. How essential this is may be gathered from reason, from conscience, and from the light of the Scriptures. They needed light on the light. I. Ver. His authority over them is supreme, and altogether welcome. 2. By their spoken words, by their written treatises, perhaps by their hymns of faith and hope, they declare afresh to those around them the unsearchable riches of Christ. What kind of showing is it that we need? All that the Holy Spirit would communicate, should return back to Christ, and serve to His glorification. 3. From a comparison of this dispensation with others that have preceded it. It is important to put emphasis upon the fact before us, because the effort of to-day is to destroy the balance of the attributes of God — to posit in that justice, for example — and in measurement and in adjustment everything comes back to the straight line — that justice in God is a merely optional attribute. Nor is the case altered now. Not that he brings any fresh tidings from the invisible world concerning Christ, or adds a single fact or truth to what the Scriptures contain; but to those who resist not his teaching he manifests what is already known in its reality and glory. Israel was to be revived under Elijah. Much of the experience of a Christian is not Christian experience. 3. For many foolishly imagine that Christ taught only so as to lay down the first lessons, and then to send the disciples to a higher school. The Holy Ghost has given us all the knowledge that we have of Jesus Christ. announce it unto you. With Him nowhere is there too much — nowhere a deficit. If He shows you must look. 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. "Thine they were, and Thou gavest them Me." We must have the Holy Spirit. Related Sermons Select one: Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part One (John 16:5-16) Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Two (John 16:5-16) The Works of the Holy Spirit (John 16:5-15) The Work of the Holy Spirit (John 16:5-16) The Holy Spirit (John 16:8-15) The Work of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16)(John 16:14) Grief Turned to Joy (John 16:16-24) It's Tough, but Take Heart! This implies that there is in Christ that which no eye can discover until opened by the Spirit 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. You are a sinner! The glory of God is not only His greatness, but the equipoise of His character. This is the crowning and has been the constant work of the Spirit. By illumination — by the Holy Ghost. And whence came the Bible? Hence also the value of that deed of grant, by which, "as the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself, that the Son also may quicken whom He will." 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. Satan is great, i.e., in faculties, but he is in no wise glorious, but infamous, because of the defect of his character. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. When heathen Rome was still dreaming of immortality, the Christian Church, taught by the Apocalypse, was as surely persuaded of its impending fall, as if it had already sunk before its eyes. III. 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. 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. By the fire? The work is according to the mind of Christ. IV. Be sanctified to our humiliation. 2. Not only so, but, with the Bible in our hands, how can we know anything of Christ, save as the Spirit reveals Him? 3. - G.B. Carson, John, p. 679, cites E. Haenchen, translated by R.W. THE ONE ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION IS THE REVELATION OF CHRIST. 3. 1. And these deductions of our reason and our conscience are confirmed by Scripture. 2. He knows that his light is not darkness — that his joy is not despair, and that his power is something other and more than physical elation or physical energy. 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." They belong to Him by necessity of nature. All the farmers in England cannot make it leave off raining, but when it does leave off, and the sun shines, they can get their wheat in as quick as they can. But in what order did he bring them into prominence? In the written Word, in the preaching of the gospel, in all the means and ordinances by which Christ and His salvation are brought before the minds of men and pressed upon their regard, the Holy Ghost is "taking of what is Christ's and showing it," and every time you open the Bible, or wait on the preaching of Christ crucified, if you continue unaffected and unmoved, you are resisting the Spirit. The Spirit draws from no other source of information or inspiration. 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