1. It is possible to appear very devout, to sing hymns, to hear sermons, to teach in the Sunday School, to pay your religious contributions punctually, maintain the habit of prayer, and yet you may be a somnambulist. Matthew tells us the conversation between Jesus and the Pharisees and the Sadducees. Revolving suns bring it continually nearer. (1) The forces of evil are far spent. A man may be awake as to all the things of time, and asleep as to all the concerns of eternity. 3. It is a certainty. "Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep.". "It is high time to awake out of sleep." 3. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. To the Corinthians Paul said, "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh or spirit. The Old Testament (2) The guilty wakefulness of the night is also past. 4. They say that it is always the darkest just before dawn. Rejoice that you are so much nearer heaven. Some amongst you are very near to salvation indeed. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Pentateuch At the end of each day we can say, "I am one day closer to the coming of Jesus Christ.". I hate that clock. 3. We are too indifferent to the value of time. "When you believed." Duties in our sphere of life. We see darkly through a glass. And while there is not now "the same excess of riot," still there is considerable proneness to conform to the customs of irreligious people in pleasure. Not only will the darkness be gone for ever, but the day of perfect and eternal sunlight will have come. ", 2. 2. It is not over yet; but they must be fewer than they were. "The night is far spent, the day is at hand." Embed coganhousecommunitychurch 8 views 2020-11-09T10:50:03 Now is the Time by Pastor Cleveland Way, November 8, 2020. Wisdom Literature II. 2. C. Jesus pictured the church as sleeping before His return. 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He who can look back to when he believed, looks back upon a period of unparalleled moment and eternal influence. Many Sunday-school teachers there are of that kind. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The Christian state is at the best, in many respects, no better than the dawn. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed Fervent application to the throne of grace. The prince of the power of the air keeps his servants well up to their work. Sermon Outline for Romans 13:11-14 The Christian and the Return of Christ The Time of Christ’s Return It is near The first Christians believed it was KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. 2. Some of you are sixty years nearer to heaven than you were. - C.H.I. WHAT TIME IS IT? ◄ Romans 13:11 ► (1) "Nearer than when we believed." Not only will there be a deliverance, but a crowning. 1. I hate that clock. And that - The word "that," in this place, is connected in signification with the word ""this" in Romans 13:9.The meaning may be thus expressed: All the requirements of the Law toward our neighbor may be met by two things: one is Romans 13:9-10 by love; the other is Romans 13:11-14 by remembering that we are near to eternity; keeping a deep sense of "this" truth before the mind. In applying it to the latter, I just tell him that he has less time in which to escape, and therefore less likelihood of obtaining deliverance. The discovery of printing had already prepared the way for the spread of the emancipated Bible. ROMANS 13:11-12. But he is to look over all these lower glooms to the brighter horizon into which these things merge. RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR . "Let us cast off the works of darkness" (ver. He must do it before daybreak, and "the night is far spent." Pauline Epistles So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! Ten years? Sins and follies are to be cast off when we put on the garments of light. Then began feelings to which you were before strangers: then arose penitence, impelling you to mourn over your vileness: love, binding you in firm attachment to Him who died for you: hope, irradiating the otherwise darkened future: holiness, beginning the grand process by which it world refine every faculty by assimilating them to the Divine likeness. THE EARTHLY STATE IS RAPIDLY EXPIRING, THE HEAVENLY IS ABOUT TO DAWN. Is encouraged by the worldly maxims and excitements, the spirit of mammonism, amidst which so many live. Sermon Bible Commentary. Paul felt the need to exhort the brethren in Rome to awake from sleep - Ro 13:11-14 a. 1. 2. The salvation will be a salvation from death to life; from sin to holiness; from shame to glory, Divine and everlasting.3. Not only will the darkness be gone for ever, but the day of perfect and eternal sunlight will have come. THE WORD IS NEAR YOU. They are inactive and idle, and are doing nothing to prepare the way of the Lord. The nominal Christian ought to be much struck with this. We are to wage war with our own temptations, and with the evil that is in the world. II. "(Homiletic Monthly. (2)The night of mystery — seeing things as through a glass darkly — will soon see as we are seen, and know as we are known. Jesus is coming soon to deliver us from this present evil world. Protestantism may slumber, but Jesuitism never does. WHAT FOLLOWS?1. The opportunities with which each year comes laden go into the grave of the past with it. (3) Its abounding wickedness. David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). 1. II. Parents, avail yourselves of your opportunities. -------------------- So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! II. 3. In possession of immortality. Moses again, "Like the grass," etc. At night a man may yawn and stretch himself; but when the morning comes he should be brisk, for the day will be none too long. Johannine Writings There is such easy access to things that pollute the mind, and cause every imagination to be only evil continually. Knowing the time - Taking a proper "estimate" of the time. b. -------------------- That is "the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.". "Lo here is the promise of His coming, or lo there" is the cry of impatient credulity. There doesn't seem to be an urgency about the things of the Lord. Those who are awakened to the sense of the danger of their fellow-men are sent out by God to awaken others. You may open shop to-morrow morning for the last time. By prayer we have advanced some steps. AN INTERESTING PERIOD IN THE PAST — "when we believed." The waters of the river as they roll to the sea, caught up in mist, may again flow down the mountains into its channel, but an hour once gone in the roll of millenniums shall never return. "Now it is high time to awake out of sleep" (ver. The cry of the gospel trumpet is "Awake!" The salvation will be a salvation from death to life; from sin to holiness; from shame to glory, Divine and everlasting.3. After the first few stages there begins to be accumulated a fund of experience; the sense of strangeness goes, and the faculties begin to adapt themselves to the new mode of life, and the man soon begins to have a foretaste of some of the fruits of his labour. Christ will be with us; our communion with Him shall be sweet. It means, therefore —. THE EFFECTS WHICH IT IS CALCULATED TO PROMOTE. Comes from the weakness of our nature. The call to love our neighbor as ourselves ups the ante of living as a Christian. Beyond care and anxiety. The salvation will be a salvation from death to life; from sin to holiness; from shame to glory, Divine and everlasting.3. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual … A CONDITION OF DANGER. Major Prophets 2. Like Cassandra, there was a warning in the voice. 1. Luke-Acts As the captain said to Jonah, "What meanest thou, O sleeper?" You have been nearly but not quite wrecked. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. -------------------- Christians advanced in life are warranted to conclude that their salvation is very near. 3. (2) The clouds of mystery will soon be lifted. "(2)Nearer at the close of each year, each day. Johannine Writings Some, of course, derive more excitement from the past than others, but no remembrances can ever possess a charm to be named with this. Every mystery will be solved. (3)The night of sin and suffering. Many Christians are asleep. The character of the times. The Christian is to cast off everything that will not bear the light, to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. 4. 2. 1. "The day is at hand." Your life is going to be controlled either by your flesh or by the Spirit. Is it a time to sleep when each moment's slumber may take a pearl from the crown, a city from the sceptre? There ought to be a great contrast between believers in Jesus Christ and those who are in this evil world. IV. 2. And it is the duty of all who know the time to echo the apostle's cry. Some time after the operation he was led out of the dark room, and the shade lifted. Here Paul says to walk honestly as in the day. There is danger inseparable from the dawn. The man acts as though he believed that the true end of life is to glorify God; and hence he seeks to obtain a change of heart and life — cultivates holy principles, practises holy actions, and has respect in all things to the recompense of the reward. But, whatever the instrumentality, faith is the gift of God. Rate this sermon from 1 to 5 'stars' with just a click, then close.] You have had a great deal of fair weather, too, since you left port. But simple faith waits on in hope that makes no calculation. "The night is far spent, the day is at hand." "Now is salvation nearer.". Thus, Paul s constant prayer is that his churches will be found guiltless and blameless on the Day of the Lord and thus be able to stand and inherit eternal life in the judgment (cf. The powers of darkness are awakened into more malignant activity by the morning light. “Besides this”—or “Do this” (v. 11a). Persons walk along giddy heights safely enough when fast asleep, where they would not venture when wide awake. Then the man begins that course which terminates in everlasting life. Can any of you say, "Go thy way for this time; when it is more convenient, I will attend to these things"? I. So soon to stand with the ransomed on the heights of glory and shout, "Thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! (2) Impurity, "not in chambering and wantonness." ", 2. It is nearer in order of time. (2) Ignorance, and the unconverted man has no discernment as to spiritual things. All the power to be holy, forgiving, heroic, enthusiastic in the service of God, comes through Christ when we are in Him. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. He is one of the company that shall receive the Lord. Let it be considered, too, that the present is a time marked by the peculiar activity of some in the cause of Christ. Let us never do evil that good may come. Above all the billows Jehovah's power has kept you. The salvation will be a salvation from death to life; from sin to holiness; from shame to glory, Divine and everlasting.3. Their strong impressions have subsided, their souls have left their first love; they did run well, but they have been hindered. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And why? Romans 13:11-14 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. THE PRACTICAL RESULTS WHICH A CHRISTIAN REFERENCE TO THE PAST AND THE FUTURE MUST LEGITIMATELY SECURE. As they have been directed to an exercise of memory, so they are directed to an exercise of anticipation. We are now in the midst of the fray; let us, then, be awake, "putting on the armour of light," which alone will secure us the victory in the conflict with darkness. It would help your sermon if you wore some kind of “garment” that signified your ordination or calling. 1. Salvation is far from the wicked; and what is most horrible, ye have put it from you, and judged everlasting life unworthy of your acceptance. How happy are they who have obtained precious faith through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ! "It is high time that you should awake out of sleep, for now is your damnation nearer than when you first heard the gospel and rejected it." There is not only a preponderance of evil. Not only will there be a deliverance, but a crowning. Here the Christian is presented to us as a soldier. It is at that happy season that a man is brought from a state of condemnation into a state of acceptance, and that a principle of holiness is implanted in the soul. 2. We are shut up to faith, which must in all things rule until the vision of Christ shall begin the reign of sight. "The day is at hand." 1. Seeing ye look for such things, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness? How dark is the hour of sickness! It is the midnight cry, behold the Bridegroom is coming. They have "cast off the works of darkness," detesting the habiliments of night in which they slept and sinned. I. If you have been caught in the filth available in the videos of the internet, stop immediately. The fairest sights may be around us, but, so long as we are asleep, for us they do not exist. How valuable and dignified human life, which in general appears so base and miserable!" Recollect when you believed. Like Sir Galahad, whose strength was as the strength of ten because his heart was pure, the man who is Christ-like in spirit will overcome all temptations, and will grapple victoriously with all difficulties. I. Let us attend to the view here given of THE PRIVILEGE OF GOOD MEN — "Now is their salvation nearer than when they believed.". But when I turn to the believer, there is by no means the same appearance of force in the motive. He does not say our salvation is nearer than when we were christened or confirmed, but than when we believed. It was the work of God wrought upon you by the ministry of His gospel, the private admonition of a friend, the perusal of His Word, or by affliction. The doctrine in these verses Romans 13:11-14, therefore, is, "that a deep conviction of the nearness of eternity will prompt to an upright life in the contact of man with man. 3. )LinksRomans 13:11 NIVRomans 13:11 NLTRomans 13:11 ESVRomans 13:11 NASBRomans 13:11 KJVRomans 13:11 Bible AppsRomans 13:11 ParallelRomans 13:11 Biblia ParalelaRomans 13:11 Chinese BibleRomans 13:11 French BibleRomans 13:11 German BibleRomans 13:11 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)The night of sin and suffering. Read verse in New King James Version DOING NOTHING. 5. Of many who have made a profession of the gospel and felt its power. 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Enough of your time has passed in an unaroused, unawakened state already. He must lose his particular sorrow in the general joy. 4. In going to Australia it is the custom to toast "Friends behind," till they get half way; and then it changes, "Friends ahead." How did His eyes stream with tears over perishing Jerusalem! I cannot think of any scientific reason that that would be so, but I believe that we are in one of the darkest eras in the history of man. To repentance — "Put off the works of darkness. ", 2. 2. In the influences by which it was attended. 1. And when the apostle says, "Put on the armour of light," he suggests the whole mystery of evil that wars against the pilgrims of the dawn. Which ever force you yield to. IN DARKNESS. The woman in despair of her soul said, "Call back time again, then there may be a hope for me: but time is gone for ever!" Romans 13 tackles three big areas that living-sacrifice Christians must address. UNCERTAINTY. 2. Well, without blaming any for the weakness of the flesh, I take this sleepy habit to be a fit illustration of the state of some Christians. A very large number of us are half asleep. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible But He did not banish them, and so they haunt the travellers. "For now is our salvation nearer," etc. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. Note —. Some works are literally works of darkness, as for example those specified in the thirteenth verse. -------------------- It intimates that saints sometimes fall into a state of indolence and carelessness. Earnest activity in this high vocation is urged by the nearness of our own salvation; and because of the nearness of our own salvation therefore our opportunities for usefulness are rapidly contracting. (2) That they may be morally fitted for the world they have finally to inherit. II. 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. THE NATURE OF THE CHANGE BY WHICH THIS STATE IS TO BE REVERSED. The nature of the Christian profession. The slumber is so potent that none but He can awake from it. Romans 13:11-13 - NIV: And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 24:42-44), “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. Many a man, tossed on a sea of doubt and uncertainty concerning creeds and theological systems, gradually loses his former spiritual intensity, and languidly suffers the work of salvation to remain stationary. Each throb of the heart and each beat of the pulse is the requiem of a departed moment. 2. -------------------- So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and 2. General Epistles BREVITY., The years of Jacob wore an hundred and thirty, yet he says, "Few and evil," etc. The cultivation of Christian activity. "Millions of money for an inch of time," cried Queen Elizabeth on her death-bed. Lesson 91: Your Present Walk and the Coming Day (Romans 13:11-14) 1. 1. In the New Testament two states, and only two, are distinguished:there are "children of night" and "children of the day." Past conquests lend a power for future triumphs. As the days slip from our grasp, each remaining moment should become more intensely precious to us. When we see Jesus as He is, we shall put some such question. Pentateuch ", (3) The dark hours of pain and sorrow will soon be over. They will conquer. This world in which we live is instinct with the life of God. Be wise, then, and dress according to what you will meet with during the day. 3. And what, then, is the text but an admonition that nerve and sinew, time and talent — all must be centred more fixedly than ever in the service of Christ, lest we are summoned to depart ere we have done the little which with all our strenuousness we might possibly effect for the Lord and His kingdom? The Christian sees "through a glass darkly" now. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV. This sleep, however, has not the restfulness of natural sleep. 5. And if religion had advanced in those early days, what is it now? There was a Sunday Morning several years ago when one of our people at our church came to services. Every time you hear in vain, you grow more sleepy, and the preacher's voice becomes only as so much music to lull you. And we have known professors going on very carefully, exactly where others have fallen, and have attributed it to the grace of God, whereas in part it has been attributable to the fact that they were spiritually asleep. Let the young be exhorted to activity in goodness and piety. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. 2. 2. a. A sleeping man is no better than a dead man, so far as present action is concerned. It is an expectation with which you live. The Reformation shook off the dust of centuries from the Word of God. 1. Think of your coming victory over the last enemy, of the flight of your spirit to paradise, of the resurrection of the body, of your public recognition and welcome in your perfected nature by the Judge before the assembled universe, of your enjoyment in that perfected nature of heaven. I … The present life is a time of shadow and obscurity. Prophets How happily is this consideration adapted to lighten the infirmities of old age! Can you slumber while they thus hold forth the Word of life? 1. Would you like to live those sixty years over again? Who is there that knows how long he has to live? The New Testament 12). C. Finally Paul closes by saying. And so it is, sometimes, in spiritual sleep. Romans 13:11. 11). TIME TO AWAKEN OUT OF SLEEP. II. Paul writing to the church in Thessolonica said, 3. One life here, only one, is given, how precious should it be! 1. 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There is no time to waste in dreamy indolence. "To awake out of sleep." The battlefield of good and evil is here. There is a spot in the Atlantic called the Saragossa Sea, which is subject to long calms, and is covered with a thick, entangling seaweed; and nothing of all he has to encounter on the wide ocean fills the experienced mariner with more genuine dread than to be caught in the meshes of this region of dead calm and entangling weeds. "(1)The night of spiritual conflict. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. These relationships are at the center of everything that Paul puts into place in his letter to the Romans, but they are articulated most concretely in chapters 12-15. V. POWERLESSNESS. "The day is at hand," and the pilgrims are bidden to anticipate it in the holy decorum of their lives, and to be clothed with the only garment worthy of the day, Christ Himself. 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