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Baptist Bible Hour with Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

 

When God Goes Away, Part 1

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

“Woe unto them when I depart from them” (Hosea 9:12).

In looking at this passage we first consider the reasons God had to withdraw. We look back over the preceding chapters and see that the list of reasons is quite long. We then think about reasons God has for going away from us if it were not for his great mercy. We then consider the coming judgment as described in chapter 9. And then consider what it would mean to be without Him. If the Lord did depart from us think of how impoverished we would be. And finally we consider some truths that stand out. We pray the message will be a blessing to you.

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Sin Put Away, Part 2 - Sunday, September 9, 2018

“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world; but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:24-28).

First we see in this passage sin cannot be ignored. Secondly, death is certain. And then we see judgment is real. Many deny there is a final judgment or at least prefer not to think about it but the scriptures declare it plainly. We then rejoice to see salvation is sure. And finally, Jesus is coming.

Sin Put Away, Part 1 - Sunday, September 2, 2018

“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world; but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:24-28).

First we see in this passage sin cannot be ignored. Secondly, death is certain. And then we see judgment is real. Many deny there is a final judgment or at least prefer not to think about it but the scriptures declare it plainly. We then rejoice to see salvation is sure. And finally, Jesus is coming.

Sowing and Reaping, Part 2 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up” (Hosea 8:7).

First we see the trumpet blown. The chapter begins with the command, “Set the trumpet to thy mouth.” Then, once again, the sins of the people are enumerated. And finally a declaration, the judgment coming. How are you sowing? Sowing the wind? Sowing the vain things of this world? The trumpet is being sounded today calling from sinful pursuits.

Sowing and Reaping, Part 1 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up” (Hosea 8:7).

First we see the trumpet blown. The chapter begins with the command, “Set the trumpet to thy mouth.” Then, once again, the sins of the people are enumerated. And finally a declaration, the judgment coming. How are you sowing? Sowing the wind? Sowing the vain things of this world? The trumpet is being sounded today calling from sinful pursuits.

A Cake Not Turned, Part 2 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

“Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people: Ephraim is a cake not turned” (Hosea 7:8).

As we look at Hosea chapter seven, we first see the sins of the people were great. As we read of the sins of which the people were guilty so many years ago, we must not view it as merely a history lesson but that we might see our own sins and then confess and forsake them. Secondly, we see they were blind to their condition. How often this is the case. It is easy to see the fault of others while not acknowledging our own. Then, we rejoice to see God’s mercy was available. Finally, we ask, what could have been done? As we review what could have been done by Israel we see what can be done by us today.

A Cake Not Turned, Part 1 - Sunday, August 5, 2018

“Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people: Ephraim is a cake not turned” (Hosea 7:8).

As we look at Hosea chapter seven, we first see the sins of the people were great. As we read of the sins of which the people were guilty so many years ago, we must not view it as merely a history lesson but that we might see our own sins and then confess and forsake them. Secondly, we see they were blind to their condition. How often this is the case. It is easy to see the fault of others while not acknowledging our own. Then, we rejoice to see God’s mercy was available. Finally, we ask, what could have been done? As we review what could have been done by Israel we see what can be done by us today.

Elijah The Man, Part 2 - Sunday, July 29, 2018

“Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit” (James 5:17-18).

 

A few weeks ago we brought a message entitled, “The God of Elijah.” Today we want to look at the life of Elijah and see that although he enjoyed a great victory at Mt. Carmel, he was a man of like passions as we are and struggled with some of the same weaknesses.

 

First we see the need of importunity in prayer. We have the tendency to give up when we do not received an immediate answer to prayer but we see with Elijah the importance of continuing faithfully to seek God. We then observe the weakness of man.The prophet lost sight of what God has done for him and became gripped with fear. We then note the help needed and finally there was work to be done.  

Elijah The Man, Part 1 - Sunday, July 22, 2018

“Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit” (James 5:17-18).

 

A few weeks ago we brought a message entitled, “The God of Elijah.” Today we want to look at the life of Elijah and see that although he enjoyed a great victory at Mt. Carmel, he was a man of like passions as we are and struggled with some of the same weaknesses.

 

First we see the need of importunity in prayer. We have the tendency to give up when we do not received an immediate answer to prayer but we see with Elijah the importance of continuing faithfully to seek God. We then observe the weakness of man.The prophet lost sight of what God has done for him and became gripped with fear. We then note the help needed and finally there was work to be done.  

Return Unto The Lord, Part 2 - Sunday, July 15, 2018

“Come let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1).

We first see in the text that GOD SMITES. Numerous passages in this prophecy confirm that God will smite those who break His law. But we also note that GOD HEALS. After the Lord has smitten, He binds up. He restores those who come to Him in true repentance. And finally we see that GOD HEARS. He hears the cry the comes from broken heart. He will hear when you call today.


Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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