SCBC Lord’s day #52

A Song of Praise. Of David. I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

Psalms 145:1-5 ESV


SCBC Sunday School: Exposition of 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith (Ptr. Jeremiah)

Chapter 30:1 Of the Lord’s Supper – Survey of Biblical Passages

  • The grammar of the Scriptures emphasizes the significance of the two places where the genitive KURIAKOS (possessive case) is used: Lord’s Supper and Lord’s Day (1 Cor 11:20, Rev 1:10) – only in these two verses.
  • The LORD assumes personal ownership of the supper and the day of worship. The covenant meal must be eaten in His Day. Isaiah 58:13-14 the LORD owns the Sabbath.
  • The word supper is a commonly used term for common means. God uses common things as special means of grace (Rev 19:9, 3:20 – verb form of supper).
  • 1 Cor 8-10 – One is free to eat of the food offered to idols (1 Cor 10:25) but to eat of the meat IN THE TEMPLE is an act of idolatry (partaking in their presence). To eat at the temple is to share with the demons.
  • We partake of the LORD’s supper as an act of worship. We do it in the presence (fellowship with Christ) of the LORD. – 1 Cor 10:14-22.
  • The LORD’s supper is not only fellowship with Christ but also fellowship with our brethren.
  • The LORD’s supper is an act of worship where the partaker experiences real communion with the LORD.

SCBC Morning Message: Expository Series on the Book of Romans (Ptr. Jeremiah)

Verse: Romans 11:8-10 – Should we also pray Imprecatory Psalm?

Major imprecatory Psalms include Psalm 69 and Psalm 109, while Psalms 5, 6, 11, 12, 35, 37, 40, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 79, 83, 94, 137, 139 and 143 are also considered imprecatory.

  1. Grasping the weight of the Objections to the Imprecatory Psalm
    • The morality of the OT is different from that of the NT, the character of God is misrepresented, the full inspiration is questioned, & the authority of Christ is maligned (He quoted from OT)
  2. Responding to the Objections
    • Paul quoted Psalm 69 by David. How did David respond to his enemies? He was the least vindictive man. How did David treat Saul when he had an opportunity? He dealt with him patiently.
    • Vindication (God’s justice in dealing with transgressions against YHWH) vs. Vindictiveness
    • Seldom it is against an individual but mostly against groups (Ps 139:20-21, 5:10, etc)
    • NT samples – Lu 10:10-16, Gal 1:8, 5:12, 1 Cor 16:22 – these imprecations have to do with rejecting the Kingdom of God that has come (Mt 23:13-13 – 7 woes, 26:23-24)
    • Jesus’ quotation of OT – John 10:34-35. The God of OT and NT is the same.
  3. Understanding the True Meaning of the Imprecatory Psalm
    • Acts 1:15-16 Quoted Psalm 69 – David wrote in the power of the Spirit. David was speaking by the Divine Revelation. David’s motivation is his zeal for the righteousness, name, reputation and triumph of God. David spoke objectively and judicially as inspired by the Spirit.
    • Why do we ignore man’s blasphemous statements against God? Could it be that our understanding of God is defective?
    • Psalm 104:1-35 – Imprecation must be done in light of God’s glory and praise
    • God gave David a preview of what is to come – Psalm 69 about Jesus – simple future tense uttered prophetically.


  • Imprecation comes after the preaching of repentance (Ps 69:3). After prolonged rebellion against God, pray this way! Pray that God’s judgment will be full and fair.
  • Imprecation is provoked by the horror of sin.
  • The reason why we are not provoked to pray this way is that maybe we are not bothered by sin and their persistent rejection of God’s call to repentance.
  • The wrath of God is taught in the whole Bible. If there is a preacher that speaks more about hell, it is the LORD Jesus Christ. God’s wrath is infinite as well.
  • God hates sin! (Ps 5:4-5) But God’s wrath is satisfied in Christ’s death on the cross.
  • The goodnews is, you can flee from the wrath to come when you flee to Christ by faith.

If God has no wrath, there is no other way to explain Jesus’ agony when He said, “My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken me (Mt 27:46).”

SCBC Afternoon Message: Expository Series on Psalm 119 (Bro. Lorenzo)

God’s righteous judgments give us reasons to thank Him in season or out of season.

  1. (The Time) At midnight – Midnight – alone/isolation – to be alone is a great opportunity to praise God and commune with him (Mk 1:35,1 Th 5:18)
  2. (The Action) I rise – He rose preparedly with delight and excitement in an unexpected time and uncomfortable moment (Heb 13:15) – giving praise to God engages our mind, will, and even bodies. There is an essence of sacrifice in worshipping the LORD.
  3. (The Purpose) to praise you – What he did when he rose? Only believers can truly thank God.
  4. (The Reason) because of your righteous rules – Why did he rise at midnight?
    • How do we see God’s righteous judgment?
      a. In creation – Psalm 33:9
      b. In judgment – Rev 19:1-2
      c. In salvation – Eph 1:11


  • There is no hour that is too comfortable for a Christian to get up, and get out of his way, to give thanks and praise God. Likewise, there is no hour too hard or difficult for a Christian to continue giving thanks and praising God for His righteous and perfect judgments and wise counsel.
  • Every time we complain, we question God’s righteous judgment.
  • Those who live comfortably apart from God will rise on the Dast Day to receive God’s righteous judgment. Dan 12:2-3

Public worship cannot excuse us from secret worship

M. Henry

OFW Message: Expository Series on the Book of Ephesians(Ptr. Jeremiah)

Verse: Ephesians 1:1-2

Theme: The glory of God in the church and unity that the church enjoyed in Christ. The Church Glorious.

True faith has an active component. The True Christian is faithful to the LORD. This is the center of saving faith. It demands a transformed heart faithful to the Master.

  1. The Addresses
    • Two Descriptions (Holy and Faithful) are at the heart of biblical Christianity.
    • The believers are holy and faithful. He described the ordinary Christians (v. 15)
  2. The Description of the Addresses
    • The true believer’s faith in Christ affects his life.
    • Bride- Bridegroom – Marital relationship is an image of faithfulness and loyalty. Eph 1:1 – Christian faithfulness is a full commitment to Christ
    • Master-servant relationship – “Jesus is LORD” is the earliest Christian creed (Romans 10:9-10)
      If Christ is your master, it will affect your life. If Jesus is not your LORD, you are not a Christian. Mk 8:34-37 – serving Christ is the highest priority of our life.
    • If Jesus is our priceless treasure, everything else will be affected (Col 3:1-3)
  3. The Challenge Faced by the Addresses
    • The hindrance to Christian faithfulness is unbelief. It forces man to embrace Satan’s snares.
    • Mt. 13:22 – Our Savior and LORD is all that matters. If Jesus is glorious, He will dominate everything. What is Jesus’ value in your life? Paul wrote to the faithful in Ephesus. Are you faithful? Does this describe your life?


  • Pray that God will make you more faithful.
  • Fill your life with those who are faithful to the LORD.
  • A life lived for God is glorious.

Blessed Lord’s Day!


Published by Jeff Chavez

Sinner saved by grace

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