Engage In Greatness - Pastor Rudy - Luke 22:24-27

10Jul

Engage in greatness by engaging in service, greatness comes by becoming a servant. Who is great, he that serves, Jesus came as a servant our greatest example.

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Pastor Rudy - The Lord Looks at the Heart - Faith Center San Fernando, CA

22Feb

1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV) But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”

Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

The study of the heart of man is thus a massive study and I might add from a human point of view a complex one. God knows all of our hearts, “For you alone know the hearts of all the sons of men.” (I Kings 8:39 NKJV) The question is do you and I know our own heart?

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Behold the Lamb of God, Sin Taken - Pastor Rudy

8Feb

Messge from the book of John, Jesus came to take away the sin of the world! 

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Blinkey Rodriquez 1995 - Mending the Nets

31Oct

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Finding Grace - Pastor Rudy

23Jun

WICKEDNESS WAS GREAT- BUT NOAH FOUND GRACE!

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Ge 6:1-8 - But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

GRACE - The gift of God as expressed in his actions of extending mercy, loving-kindness, and salvation to people.

It is the dimension of divine activity that enables God to confront human indifference and rebellion with an inexhaustible capacity to forgive and to bless

Noah found Grace.

WICKEDNESS WAS GREAT- BUT NOAH FOUND GRACE!

  • Noah Ge 6:1-8 8 But Noah lfound grace in the eyes of the Lord.
  • GRACE The gift of God as expressed in his actions of extending mercy, loving-kindness, and salvation to people.

Grace is the dimension of divine activity that enables God to confront human indifference and rebellion with an inexhaustible capacity to forgive and to bless. God is gracious in action. The doctrine of divine grace underlies the thought of both the OT and NT. However, the OT merely anticipates and prepares for the full expression of grace that becomes manifest in the NT.[1]

88.66 χαριτόω; χάριςa, ιτος f: to show kindness to someone, with the implication of graciousness on the part of the one showing such kindness—‘to show kindness, to manifest graciousness toward, kindness, graciousness, grace.’

χαριτόω: κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ κύριος μετὰ σοῦ ‘the Lord is with you, you to whom (the Lord) has shown kindness’ Lk 1:28; ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ ‘which he has graciously shown us in the one he loves’ Eph 1:6.χάριςa: ἐξῆλθεν παραδοθεὶς τῇ χάριτι τοῦ κυρίου ὑπὸ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ‘he left, being commended by the brothers to the kindness of the Lord’ Ac 15:40.

It is important to note that kindness in English indicates an activity in which an individual is kind to someone; it is essentially an event involving a particular quality. The same is true of χάρις in Ac 15:40, for this is not a mere gracious disposition, but an expectation of the Lord’s showing kindness.[2]

Jesus full of grace & truth

GRACE IS STILL NEEDED – WICKEDNESS STILL GREAT-

Jesus full of grace & truth

  • John 1:14 - Jesus ESV And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • John 1:17Law by Moses, grace and truth by Jesus Christ

The Word, full of grace and truth (John 1:14); grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17);  The grace of God and the gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:15); you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 8:9); from his fullness we all received, grace upon grace (John 1:16); through the grace of the Lord Jesus we are saved (Acts 15:11); the grace of our Lord was poured out on me (1 Tim. 1:14); you are deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ (Gal. 1:6).[3]

Apostle Paul “ By the grace of God I am what I am!

By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain . . . —1 Corinthians 15:10

In closing:

Acts 20:32 And now I entrust122 you to God and to the message123 of his grace. This message124 is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. NET


[1] Elwell, W. A., & Comfort, P. W. (2001). Tyndale Bible dictionary. Tyndale reference library (550). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Louw, J. P., & Nida, E. A. (1996). Vol. 1Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament: Based on semantic domains (electronic ed. of the 2nd edition.) (748–749). New York: United Bible Societies.

[3] Day, C. A. (2009). Collins Thesaurus of the Bible. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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