Sermon Topic: Ritual

Baptism to Preach

Date: February 27th, 1955  |  Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17  |  Topics: Baptism, Ordinances, Ritual, Salvation, Spiritual, Water, Word, cleansing

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was PaulContinue Reading

Types and Anti Types

Date: July 22nd, 1956  |  Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:6-11  |  Topics: Personality, Ritual, Types

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyeContinue Reading

Types in the Old Testament

Date: July 21st, 1957  |  Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:1-11  |  Topics: Personality, Ritual, Types

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, toContinue Reading

The Golden Plate

Date: February 2nd, 1958  |  Scripture: Exodus 28  |  Topics: High Priest, Jesus, Priesthood of Christ, Priests, Ritual, Tabernacle, cleansing

And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons. And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s oContinue Reading

The Type of the Tabernacle

Date: April 12th, 1960  |  Scripture: Hebrews 9:2  |  Topics: Ritual, Sin, Symbol, Tabernacle, Worship

For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

What God Says About Fasting

Date: March 8th, 1964  |  Scripture: Luke 5:33-35  |  Topics: Fasting, Humility, Purity, Ritual

And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

What God Says About Fasting

Date: March 8th, 1964  |  Scripture: Matthew 6:16-18  |  Topics: Fasting, Humility, Purity, Ritual

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

The Religion of Hand Washing

Date: August 7th, 1966  |  Scripture: Matthew 15:1-20  |  Topics: Faithlessness, Pharisees, Religion, Ritual, Self-Effort, works

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever tContinue Reading

Christ and the Seeking Rulers

Date: June 21st, 1970  |  Scripture: John 3:1-13  |  Topics: Affluence, Morality, Nicodemus, Religion, Ritual, urbanity

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, anContinue Reading

The Theology of Atonement

Date: February 12th, 1975  |  Scripture: Romans 3:23  |  Topics: Atonement, Confession, Cover, Repentance, Ritual, Sacrifice, Sin

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;