Our Foundations… Really? (Part 18)

April 30, 2017

sermon date 04-30-2017
speaker Pastor Cliff Allcorn

PASTORS NOTES

Biblical Reference:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Is 55:8-9, ESV

Cross References:

(in order of mention from sermon)

Isaiah 55:8-9
Philippians 2:3-6

Last Time We Learned…

  • That trusting God must extend to every area of a believer’s life.
  • That God’s sovereignty touches everything in life.
  • That God’s sovereignty goes far beyond just His people.

Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…

  • That God does not think of nations the way that we do.
  • That understanding sin and cursing leads to giving more glory to Christ.
  • That faulty human presuppositions can completely alter the meaning of words.

Important Words:

Ten Commandments

Roman Catholic Version Protestant (Biblical) Version
1. I am the Lord thy God…Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. 1. I am the Lord thy God…Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.
3. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house. 10. Thou shalt not covet.

Important Term:

Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.

Important Quote:

The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own Glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added …” 1


1 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I, Article VI (Emphasis Mine)