SHARPER THAN A SWORD

SERMONS

Hebrews 4:12-13 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."

All articles are written using the NKJV, unless otherwise noted! All articles are written by David Hicks, unless specified otherwise.

Jesus said, “I Will!”

Intro: Mark 1:40-45 – read.

King James: “I will, be thou clean”

When the Lord Jesus makes a commitment, it is sure and unwavering! The leper whom the Lord was willing to heal, was immediately cleansed. This demonstrates the will to do, and the power to do! Some of the commitments of our Lord are immediate in application, some according to His purposes and time, let’s examine:

1.     Mark 1:16-20“I will make you fishers of men”

This was given as an intent, commitment to these men selected by the Lord to be His Ambassadors. Luke’s account gives further info – full nets (Luke 5:1-11).

The commitment of the Lord, would literally be as if they were still casting their nets; however, it would not be dead fish they would bring in, but capable fish, in enlarging this very practice.

Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:4 - develop; 8:5 – Phillip - example; 2 Timothy 2:2 - final example.

The Lord’s commitment to the calling of all men, should be ours!

 

2.   John 6:37 – “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” – Read: 26-40

John records that multitudes sought the Lord; however, He knew that they did not seek Him, rather the gifts He provided the multitudes.

As the Gospel of the Jesus as the Christ would be preached (All called the same way), we learn that there is a difference between Him calling us – 2 Thessalonians 2:14; and our calling on the Name of the Lord – Acts 22:16. (Why baptism? – birth, beginning of our vocation! Outward demonstration of the inward heart!)

If we seek, He will keep!!!

 

3.   John 14:21 – “I will love Him and manifest Myself to him”

Bible students have to ask and answer, who, when, and why.

Beside the Apostles of Jesus, who would be the benefactors of this promise to them? Us!

As the Spirit was given to the Apostles of Jesus the Christ to teach, revealing spiritual things to the spiritual; the benefit would be the guidance of the mind of Christ (manifesting Himself to all)! 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

 

Conclusion – In this short chain of illustrations, we learn beyond any doubt, that when the Lord demonstrates the “will to do something”, He additionally had the power to do that something!!!

 

Next: “I Will Build My Church!”