Sunday Evening Service 01-13-19
Open your bibles to Isaiah chapter 28 and verse 1. I hope you enjoy the Lord's Supper. Hope you enjoyed seeing somebody baptized. Hope you just enjoyed the Lord and he is worthy. The song said he is worthy. I couldn't help thinking the whole time. Yeah is you know, why tell me congregation say he is I said you're going to he is by one about sing it because y'all ran for the Hills.
Isaiah chapter 28 and verse 1 there is so much in this chapter and our time is already flying by but the chapters about learning Bible truth learning Doctrine in the world you live in. The Christian World Doctrine is like the least favorite thing people want to talk about it's like we supposed to love Jesus, but we don't need doctrine but in all honesty if you've ever read your Bible, that's like the most idiotic statement you ever going to hear because Doctrine simply means teaching and the Bible is teaching.
Chicken and that's what it's all about. We'll look at that in just a minute for the sake of time. I want to skip to Isaiah 28 7 and I have a lot of verses I will not cover anywhere near what I have for you tonight, but I'm going to take my time and just show you something. Another problem is right now.
It is a popular thing among preachers to promote social drinking. It's a popular thing today. And I think when I hear that, I always say they must not have read much Bible yet because in the Bible the picture from the very first time alcohol is used as a picture of drunkenness and shame as you know, you may disagree with me, but you've just read your Bible.
All right, and then you want to see you can't disagree with whatever comes straight out of. The very first story in the Bible Zone Noah getting drunk and then cursing his own grandson. I mean, I'd hate to have something happen. I cursed my grandson over it and condemned him to a horrible life, which is a very Twisted verse scripture would have still the point was there was I called now you're in Isaiah 28 7 and I really wish you'd open your Bible and just mark this.
The Bible says in Isaiah 28 show. They also have erred through wine. Would you underline that verb or Circle that verb or point an arrow towards that verb, they made mistakes because of wine and through strong drink, they are out of the way. So you might underline out of the way they have been drinking they have made mistakes and they've gotten off track.
Who all's done that the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink another line that the priest and the prophet the men of God who were the ones that so eagerly are promoting that Pastor of the one of the largest churches in South Carolina about two years ago had to step down. He was running his church was like 15 or 20 thousand.
People in attendance and he had to step down because his leadership of his church said, you know, you're such a alcoholic drunkards Bible word that you that you've got to get out of the ministry the priest and the prophet have aired Circle that word through strong drink. And they are swallowed up of wine.
I wish you'd just underline swallowed up the problem with alcohol is it can look pretty in the glass and it can be enticing but if you're not careful it'll swallow you you think you're swallowing it and it swallows you I mean, I'm just reading the Bible if you see that in the Bible say man. I know you don't aggravate that me but it's just what the Bible says and then it says they are swallowed up out of wine and they're out of the way.
Through strong drink they are Envision. They're messing up on what the Bible teaches messed up on what God would have they stumble in judgment because as they get alcohol in them, they don't make very wise decisions Warren Weir's be said that Washington has three parties. It has the Republican Party the Democratic party and the drinking party after that and now you wonder why they're stumbling in judgment.
Verse 8 this verse is horrific. I didn't write this verse I didn't put this in your Bible. The Bible says for all tables. It's always his verse 8. So verse eights context is verse 7 all tables are full of vomit. And filthiness there is no place clean. That's almost say about it. We just read two verses but could I just warn you to be a little wiser?
I know the popular thing is you can firt with girls. As long as you don't have sex with them. I know the popular thing is you can drink as long as you don't get drunk. I know the popular thing is you can play with sins as long as you don't do too much sinning, but you don't get that from the book from the book you get this desire to be holy.
Holy. And we are not legal is here. You can say I am all you want but I'll I do is go through the Bible. But this whole idea of just playing with sin is messing you up. It's going to miss your kids up is going to mess things up. We don't want to be those people. I cannot help if I read this and I know what you're going to say, but they got drunk.
I know probably did but doesn't say. It just said that strong drink and the wine made them make mistakes in the strong drink met him get out of the way. It even said they were swallowed up of wine. So you're going to say to me but is it a sin to drink and I must say well, I don't have a verse that says that I'll have versus says a lot of things.
I'm in love with my Jesus enough. I don't want to do anything that might mess stuff up. I don't need to stumble in my. I don't need to stumble in my judgment. I don't need to air in my vision and the last thing I want some table full of vomit. and filthiness. So there's no place clean. So you might be aggravated but it's what the book says and you know, I would be very careful.
If I were you don't you mean don't let these don't let drugs in don't you know, just I'm not a doctor. They like to overdose you and you like being overdosed. Let me just be a no. I'm not saying what you if you need it, you know when I had the kidney surgery. I was hurting and I wanted more drugs Betty called the doctor and the doctor said he'll need more drugs so many only drugs tough up a little bit.
That wasn't so bad. But Dianna my eyes. Said I had nine kids by C-section. I didn't want to like you too. I don't like her anymore at all. But you know what happens you you like it? And then you get addicted and you get messed up and they are young people are in schools and they don't have to even been a Christian School for porn starts playing with.
They don't have to be they don't have to be in a public school for porn search playing with them. They can be at your house. Believe me. I know I have proof. They don't have to they don't have to be with the wrong crowd. They'll figure out a way because the sin always likes to play with us as parents.
We need to say if God said such nasty stuff about it, honestly, I mean you read that right there and then you go. Yeah, but he don't mind. Yeah, I know. He said that they aired and I know he said they got out of the way and I know he said they stumbled in their judgment. I know he said they made mistakes in their Vision.
I know he said the tables are full of vomit and filthiness, but they that bad. You know, I just don't understand you. I'm just be blunt honest with you. I don't understand I would be very careful if I were you now go with me to Isaiah chapter 28 and verse 9. Now that I everybody is mad and I only have 14 minutes epicenter for a while you look at me with those daggers.
But look if you would at Isaiah chapter 28 and verse 9 see God's people didn't like being told simple truths. They don't like being treated like children. They didn't like the way the preachers talk to him. So now I said 28:9 they said they said Whom Shall. He teach knowledge and Whom Shall he make to understand Doctrine.
They that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breast there like me. We don't appreciate the the simple way you treat us, you know, we want something more and Isaiah 28:11 for with stammering lips and another tongue. Will he speak to his people? So God is going to come around. He's going to get them to hear the truth.
He is going to get them to hear the true, but they didn't want to hear the truth. So it was either too simple or too stammering of lips and Isaiah 28 12. It says this is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary dressed. This is a refreshing yet. They would not hear you need to run. These people are here in truth.
And it's good truth. It is true that says you may cause the weary to rest this is refreshing and they said we don't care. We don't want to hear what God has to say. We don't want to hear what God has to say. So what they chose was Lies Over truth. Look at Isaiah chapter 28 verse 15 because you have said we have made a covenant with death and with hell are we in agreement?
We got an agreement with hell when the overflowing Scourge shall pass through it shall not come to us bad stuff going to happen, but not to us for we made lies our refuge underline that Lord help me you and your evolution. You made a liar Refuge. I'm just a evolve being you. I know you didn't some people.
Made lies our refuge under falsehood have we hid ourselves like we got the word of God, but we choose over it. We prefer lies. We prefer falsehood, but nothing will stop God's judgment. Nothing will stop God's judgment. God is going to judge his people. Now, let me just take you real quickly. Skip it a bunch here.
But let's just go to this open your Bibles the First Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 18 at least watch it on the screen up here God's people and pride always want something more complicated than the bye. They feel insulted that God's the the preacher speak them in such simple terms and we're going to see that's a new testament thing.
Also you see in this verse is going to say precept upon precept and we read that we think that's good. But what they were saying was. We're tired of you treating us with nursery rhyme one nursery rhyme after another nursery rhyme another one little truth after another little truth. Dumped it on us we can handle it and and Isaiah is like no you can't you don't ever do what I tell you.
Anyway, God gives you instruction and you ignore it. So don't even tell me that so you get to the New Testament First Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 18. The preaching of the Cross is to them that perish. Foolishness, they hear we believe Jesus died on the cross so we can be safe. They say it's foolishness.
We say it's the power of God to Salvation in 1st Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 22, the Greeks wanted wisdom and Paul said, but I'll preach Christ crucified. It may be a stumbling block to Jews and Greeks foolishness, but it's what I preach. In First Corinthians chapter 2 and verse 1 Paul said I could have come here with some fancy words for you guys, but I came not with Excellency of speech or of wisdom because I made up my mind in verse 2 not to know anything among you save Jesus.
I want to know one thing Jesus you want simple? That's simple verse 3 said I was an I was a nervous wreck around you in fear and weakness and in fear and in much trembling and in verse 4 when I spoke to you it wasn't with enticing words of man's Wisdom. I might not have had a PhD. I might not have had a degree that I knew stuff but I had the power of the Holy Spirit verse 4 in the demonstration of the spirit and of power that your faith would not stand.
Your faith wouldn't stand in what a man said, but your faith would stand in the power of God. We're not saved because you got a smart Pastor if that was the case. We'd be in a heap of trouble. We're not saved because I know how to spend a nice story we're say cuz we just believe the book. We just believe Jesus.
We just take a simple approach. That's what he said. We believe that. We need the simple truth of God's word. We need Bible Doctrine. We just see what the Bible has to say In this passage God's people mock the preachers. They say he's too repetitive. He's repetitions. He it's more like nursery rhymes are failure or fables.
He teaches us as though we were little babies or small children. It's just two cents just too simple. It's so simple a kid could understand it. And we'd say man, but the smart people don't think that's very good. I mean if you actually believe that God said let there be light and there was that's just way too simple.
I need a few billion years to get that worked out. I need some something wise people could accept and wise people could believe. Oh, it was nothing new today that nobody respects preachers in 2nd Corinthians chapter 10 and verse 10. They said about Paul that his letters were weighty and Powerful but in his bodily presence, he was weak and his speech was contemptible.
But don't like Paul we don't like his person. It's too simple. I just real quickly like to show you that Doctrine is not a dirty word. Unless you separate it from Truth Bible over. This is all Bible New Testament New Testament. You've already heard a message out of this chap. Look at Matthew chapter 7 and verse 28 and it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings the people were astonished at his would you Circle that word in your Bible at his Doctrine?
You know when Jesus spoke he spoke. Doctrine you can't reject you can't reject doctor without rejecting the one who gave us the doctrine. Jesus gave us Doctrine the early Apostles gave us Doctrine and Acts chapter 5 and verse 8 did not we straightly command you that you shall not teach in this name, but you have filled Jerusalem with your Doctrine say.
It was precept upon precept line online. It was Isaiah was there was teaching the people little by little because that's how we need to learn Bible Doctrine speaks of the great truths of our great God and of his great book. Everything is a Doctrine everything by the way guys. Everything when I talk to you about alcohol just now was giving you a Doctrine a teaching I was saying you just read this verse and you know, can I just I wouldn't can I just ask you to do something that would seriously help you.
Why don't you get your computer or get you a sheet of paper? And you look up every time alcohol is used in the Bible. Every time wines use the Bible you find how it's used. I mean I've done that. So I already got a good idea. I gave you my idea first mention. That's a rule in the Bible find out how I got use the first time see of God like to just like it when he started the story and just follow it all the way through the Bible see how he feels about won't you do that?
That's what Doctrine is is finding out what. God says everything we believe is a Doctrine it's a it's a teaching and bad teaching leads to horrible conclusions. Nazi Germans could kill Jewish people because they taught them long enough that the Jewish people weren't human. They were Vermin and the people honestly got to a point.
They believe the Jewish people weren't people. In America, we got so far that we thought people could be slaves. And we can hold them and treat them as less than human as though they had no soul. You know, we'll have that happened. Don't you bad teaching bad teaching sad to say Southern pastors and preachers were in on it.
I'll give you another bad Doctrine babies can be aborted they're not. Is that's bad teaching you get bad Doctrine you get people to believe anything. If you do not have a foundation, but we have a foundation. We have the word of God. We have truth false truth can be taught to make people turn out to be cannibals.
some people in the world are hungry while cows walk their streets, but they can't eat the cow cuz it could be their. Somebody taught them that they can't kill the mouse. It's eating their grain because somebody taught him they can't kill that. They couldn't hurt a flea somebody taught that so when you read Isaiah 28 and you see precept upon precept in line online and wears a teach the word of God you need to understand a church is a flat-out teaching institution.
That's who we are. That's what we are. Matthew chapter 28 verse 19 our verse-by-verse. I'm Iver something to use all the time. The Bible says go ye therefore and could somebody tell me the word go ye therefore and teach All Nations invert a chapter 28 verse 20. It says teaching them to observe all things whatsoever.
I have commanded you. That's all we're you know what we are, don't you? Teachers everybody in this room want to be a teacher ever daddy oughta walk on his outside. I got to set you down. I got to do some teaching right now. Every mom out of said her daughter down and said her other children down and say I got some teaching to do all the older women are church.
I'll be teaching the younger women all the older men ought to be teaching the younger men. We ought to be to teaching and discipleship well to be teaching in Sunday school because we know truth and when you know truth you're responsible to teach truth. The church is a teacher of Truth first Timothy chapter 3 verse 15 first Timothy chapter 3 verse 15.
If I tarry long that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the Living God the pillar and ground of the truth. That's a to our message right there. Do you understand what he said? He said Timothy I need to teach you. I'm not not get there in time and you're getting together with the church people and when you get together the church people you need to know how to act when you in there.
You need to know what to do when you're in there. And here's what you need to do. You need to know the church is the pillar and the ground of the truth. It's you walk in here. We're going to say here's some rock solid fundamental truths. You need to learn will teach you about Jesus. We're going to teach you about heaven.
We're going to teach you about hell. We got the the word of God if you had the word of God when you want to know about it. look what it says in 1st Timothy chapter 4 he's talking to him first of the chapter 4 verse 13. He says it till I come give attendance to reading to exhortation and to Doctrine.
You know, what the reading was there. Don't you didn't have Bibles in their home that Scrolls, you know, they didn't buy couldn't afford a scroll. So when they came to church it was kind of like that stuff happening back there in Nehemiah chapter 8. They got everybody standing. He said y'all just listen up going to read you the scriptures because we really don't need to know what old Timothy think.
We just need Timothy tell us what God thinks and by the way, the Bible is written contrary to what the wise people of the world to the Bible is written where you can understand it. I'm not saying that you couldn't study a better and learn better. You couldn't look up words and know better and I can I'm not saying that some of the readings aren't hard when we go across them.
But if you spend enough time you figure what it says. It's not it's not I don't mean it's ugly, but it's not that hard a book. I'm not trying to belittle the Bible. I'm just trying to say you've been lied to so you don't go to the book because you think the books aren't that good, but he was told to give attention to reading just read it to him.
Just read it to him. Just read the book to him. Now. I don't need to read the book to you quite so much. We don't need to come here for three hours of offering because y'all need to get that in every week yourself. You got time all week. Read it read the book. Then he said to Doctrine exhortation challenge him in.
Then Doctrine. In chapter 4 verse 16. He said take heed to yourself and unto the doctrine unto Doctrine. Learn what the Bible teaches Tim you want to do a good job doubt the church. Learn what the Bible teaches and teach it. It is six o'clock, but I will read you the verses where all this comes from go with me back to Isaiah 28 10.
We come as little children and we learn little by little. Some of you are like frustrated because you know, you've read Genesis Exodus Leviticus and it Leviticus you stop every year and then you say I can't understand everything. You don't have to understand it. Just keep reading those so I'm going to tell you.
Just because you understand it main reason you understand. You hadn't read it enough. You say well, I read it and it getting out of it. Well good read it again. I came down to I'm over time here, but that's alright. I still got I still got counseling it ago. I came down to came to work at a church that ordain me.
And the guy was in training. I was in management in a large grocery chain. And I and the Pastor said would you rather be in full-time work? And I said, yeah and he said we'll find out what the least amount you can make is and it worked out to be less than half of what I was already making but I said I could get mounted starve.
He's I'll get you as much as I can above it. Not one penny above it churches and pastors tended not do very good at taking care of them and he didn't take very good care. And he said now I've got English Bible and math. I said look, I'll I'd like to teach Bible I said just to be honest with you. My English isn't all that great.
I could get by an English if you had to have an English teacher, but do not put me in math. So I showed up on the day of orientation for the teachers D said like to introduce y'all to mr. Gardner. He's our new math teacher. And I looked at my sock. That's a mistake and he says Christian School running Just go with it.
I said will you let me do you say go home read the book, so I went home and I read I found all the answers. I got prepared for that first less. I was scared of and I went and I said today we're dealing with integers.
And one of the guys his name is Matt Brown. Smart-aleck Punk. He goes Mr. Gardiner. You wouldn't be talking about integers. Would you I said probably will go with that pronunciation. I got pretty good at stuff. You work at you to understand stuff. You ain't as dumb as the devil wants you think you are you going to send the Bible the holy spirit will teach you?
Isaiah 28 10 precept must be upon precept precept upon precept line upon line here a little and there a little verse 13 the word of the Lord was under them precept upon precept precept upon precept line upon line line upon line here a little and there little they might fall and go back backward and be broken and snared and taken.
swear to God. And I know you read through the Bible. You silent get much. Well, just get a little everyday find one part of one small verse you understand write something down. If you don't get anything else, right? I didn't get anything here. Come find someone at the church that's going to help you find something from that day.
Learn a little little by little precept upon precept line upon line here a little and there little and you'll get where you understand the Bible. I've seen people who knew no Bible learn a ton about. I've seen people who are literally started out with by saying to them. These little numbers are verses that he's big numbers are chapters.
And this one book has 66 books in it and it has two divisions in the big book one called old and one called the New Testament in a year later. They were like Scholars. I told them would you I'd like to see you read three chapters in we get started. They come back next day and said, I read all the way through from Matthew to John and I and I got questions.
Y'all ain't American are you you telling American read Matthew three chapters American says I couldn't get through them. I couldn't get through a name genealogy things. Come on, tell the truth. Won't you commit to be a student to sit at his feet everyday and learn the word of God don't miss church services where it's preached.
Listen, like your life depends on it. Ask questions and make sure you understand apply what you learn and quit hiding in lies and excuses. Anybody anybody says anything about how this books out of date. They're either ignorant a liar or just plumb stupid because you can't read this book and think that I promise you I promise you when.
I don't ever do this. Just give me a chance. Oh. Is slave have been a slave in Virginia for 28 years and he'd been reading the Bible. We couldn't hardly understand because he was ignorant. He hadn't been given an opportunity to learn and when when he they read in the bible to read about a savior and then Abraham Lincoln freedom.
He said I think it was about Abraham Lincoln. We're finally free. What Tom at the Salvation talked about in the Old Testament he found he knew he could understand enough to know some things. Why don't you try to read the Bible? We want you give you kids an appetite for the book. Won't you sit down with your kids and make them love the book because to be blunt truth everybody in America loves Jesus.
Don't love the Bible. That means I don't love Jesus. You can't love Jesus if you don't love his book.