Jerome

“My Worship” – Phil Thompson (OFFICIAL) Session Recording

My Worship

[Verse]
You are, You are worthy
And no one can worship You for me
For all the things You’ve done for me
And no one can worship You for me

[Chorus]
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship

[Verse]
You are, You are worthy
And no one can worship You for me
For all the things You’ve done for me
And no one can worship You for me

[Chorus]
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship

[Bridge]
And I will not be silent
I will always worship You
As long as I am breathing
I will always worship You
And I will not be silent
I will always worship You
As long as I am breathing
I will always worship You
And I will not be silent
I will always worship You
As long as I am breathing
I will always worship You

[Chorus]
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship
Here’s my worship
All of my worship
Receive my worship
All of my worship

[Outro]
You are, You are worthy

Jerome

IT’S NOT FOR SALE

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Our passage introduces us to a man who refused to sell the farm. A man named Naboth, whose name means “fruit”, lived in Jezreel. Naboth owned a vineyard that was situated beside the summer palace of the Ahab, the king of Israel, v. 1. Verse 2 tells us that Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard and offered to trade him a better vineyard or to pay him cash for his land. It seems like a reasonable offer on the surface. The king apparently was a gardener and wanted this patch of ground close to his palace to raise himself a vegetable garden. But, Naboth refuses the king’s offer.

I want to look at Naboth’s refusal today. I want to talk about the reasons why Naboth said “No!” to Ahab. I want to talk about what this passage has to say to us today. There are some in our world that would try to take away what we have been given by the Lord. When they come to us with their plans and ideas we need to be able to say “It’s Not For Sale!”

I. NABOTH REFUSED BECAUSE OF THE WORD OF GOD

The king’s request seems reasonable enough. He said, “Give me your field and I will give you a better field in return, or I will pay you whatever you ask in cash.” Naboth refused on the grounds that God said he could not sell the land.

God said exactly that: Lev. 25:23-28; Num. 36:7. In fact, the Word of God was clear that the king could not buy the inheritance of the people, Eze. 46:18.

Naboth realized that what he possessed was not his to sell anyway. What he possessed was the gift of God and he was merely a caretaker. Naboth was to keep the land in the family and pass it down from generation to generation.

We need to take an inventory of all the great gifts that we have been given by the Lord. (The church, the Bible, the plan of salvation, our worship, our biblical standards, our godly heritage, etc.) We need to remember that these things are not ours to do with as we please. We are merely custodians of these things. We are caretakers who must pass them along to the next generation. We have what we have because someone took care of it and handed it down, 2 Tim. 2:2. We must do the same!

II. NABOTH REFUSED BECAUSE OF THE WILL OF THE FATHERS

Naboth’s fathers had passed this inheritance down to him, one day he would join them in passing that inheritance down to the next generation. If he sold the farm, there would be nothing to hand down. (That other property would be given back to the original owner in the Year of Jubilee, Lev. 25:13. Any land Naboth bought would go back to the original family at the jubilee. If he sold what he had, Naboth would be left with nothing!) His inheritance had been passed down by the will of the fathers for centuries and he refused to sell what they had entrusted him to pass down to others. Thus, he said, “It’s not for sale!”

If we sell our inheritance we will have nothing to hand down to our children. Let’s consider what we have been entrusted to guard and hand down.

Salvation – People are preaching many plans of salvation and easy-believism rules the land. God knows but one plan of salvation, 1 Pet. 1:18-19; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:21; Rom. 10:9, 13. We must guard salvation and we do so by proclaiming it, Rom. 1:16! When they try to change the Gospel, tell them “It’s not for sale!”

2. Scripture – Many are denying the Word of God in this hour. The Bible is still the Word of God, 2 Tim. 3:16. It is still powerful, Heb. 4:12. It is still the truth, John 17:17. It is still inerrant, infallible and inspired. We guard it by reading it, proclaiming it and living it out day by day. When they try to take your Bible, change your Bible or offer you another book, tell them “It’s not for sale!”

3. Separation – Churches and the people who make them up are in the business of lowering the walls of separation between themselves and the world. The common adage in our day is this: “To win them we must be like them.” The problem with that is two-fold. 1.) We can’t win them, that is His job! 2.) We are commanded to be separate from the world, 2 Cor. 6:17. The word “separate” means “to mark oneself off from others by boundaries.” It is the picture of building walls of separation between the church and the world. We need those walls of separation in our deeds, our dress, our worship, and our standards. We guard our separation by staying separated! When they try to get you to be like them, just tell them “It’s not for sale!”

4. Shouting – We have been given a heritage of worship in our Baptist churches. There used to be a day when the saints of God would gather at the Lord’s house and they would go to a meeting. They would sing, shout and praise the Lord for his grace and his goodness. Sadly, most of our churches are enveloped in silence these days. Far too few are giving God the praise and genuine worship He deserves and demands, Heb. 13:15; Psa. 47:1; Psa. 98:4. We guard our shouting by doing it! When they try to silence your praise just say, “It’s not for sale!”

You and I have been given a precious inheritance. Our fathers gave us a heritage of holiness, praise, and spiritual power. Many of our fathers died to preserve what we have. We must guard that with our lives so that we will have something to pass down to our children.

III. NABOTH REFUSED BECAUSE OF THE WORTH OF THE KING

Those who would take what we have are not worthy to set a foot on our inheritance. We must not give them so much as an inch; for if we do so, we will be left with nothing to pass to the next generation, Ill. Eph. 4:27. What we have is worth more than pleasing the world, the flesh or the devil. What we have is worth more than fitting in and being accepted. We must guard what we have at all costs. Nothing matters but pleasing the Lord! When they try to take what you have just told them “It’s not for sale!” (Matt. 7:6 – They cannot appreciate or understand what we have in Jesus!)

The rest of the story: v. 4 Ahab Pouted; v. 5-10 Jezebel Plotted; v. 11-14 Naboth Perished; v. 15-29 God Prevailed. Naboth paid a price, but he stood his ground for the Lord and his inheritance was passed down to the next generation. What the next generation has tomorrow will be determined by what we do today. Let’s come before the Lord, thank Him, for what we have and determine that some things are “not for sale!”

Jerome

You’re Welcome In This Place (feat. Naomi Raine and Chandler Moore) – Maverick City Music | TRIBL

You’re Welcome In This Place

Verse:
You’re the King
This is your Kingdom
Jesus come
You’re the Father
This is your home
Abba Come

Pre Chorus:
If home is where the heart is

Come and dwell
Come and dwell
I will open up to you

Chorus:
You’re welcome in this place
You’re welcome in this place
Come and have your way with us
You’re welcome

Verse:
You’re the Spirit
We’re flesh and bone
Breathe on us
Without your presence
We are nothing
Fill us up

Bridge:
Now that you’re here
We have everything we need
Now that you’re here
We give everything we have

Jerome

ARE WE WALKING LIKE JESUS

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We become like those we are around. For instance, as I grew up, without realizing it, I began to walk like my father. I have also picked up many other characteristics from him, some desirable, others no so much so. Now that is from a physical point of view. However, from a spiritual point of view, there is another in Who’s steps we are to walk, and His name is Jesus Christ.

When a person first comes to Jesus for salvation, there are some instantaneous changes that take place, yet it is very natural for them to retain some of the characteristics from their old life. However, as they grow and mature in the Lord, there should be changes that begin to take place. These changes are produced as we learn more about God, Christ, and the Bible, and as we yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Hopefully, as these changes take place, we will find that our attitudes, our actions, our attractions, etc, become less like the old, pre-salvation person and more like the Lord Jesus.

It is perfectly natural for a baby to act like a baby. They cry, suck on bottles, soil their diapers and play with their toes. But, as they begin to grow, they begin to change and start to take on the characteristics of those around them. They begin to act more like people and less like babies. (Not that babies aren’t people, they are just little people with weird habits!) So it is with God’s children! When we are first saved, it is natural for us to stumble as take those first baby steps on wobbly spiritual legs. But, as time passes, we should begin to mature and to take on the characteristics of the Savior. That is what John means when he says that we are to walk like Jesus.

I. A PROFESSION DECLARED

The word “saith”. Those referred to in this passage have a profession of faith. That is, they have said that they are saved. Let’s examine their claim, as well as our own today. When they make the profession that they “abide in Him”, they are saying a mouthful!)

A Declaration Of Salvation – Those referred to in this passage claim to be “in” Jesus. There is only one way into Him and that is through receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, Acts 16:31.

To be “in” Jesus is the only place of salvation, of safety, of security. Of peace, of happiness, of being right with God, of being delivered from Hell, of being certain of Heaven. The benefits of being “in” Jesus are enormous, but the consequences of not being “in” Him are catastrophic! Where are you?)

Just in case there is those present who have never been saved, let me take a moment to tell you how you can be. Actually, getting saved is about the most simple thing a person can do. There are only a few things you need to know and accept and one thing you need to do. Allow me to share them with you.
1. You Must Know That You Are A Sinner – Rom. 3:10; 23
2. You Must Understand That There Is A Penalty On your Sin – Rom. 6:23; Rom, 5:12; Psa. 9:17.
3. You Must Know That God Loves You And That He Has Made A Way For You To Be Saved – John 3:16; Rom. 5:8.
4. You Must Believe The Gospel – Rom. 10:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:3-4.
5. You Must Be Willing To Turn From Your Sins – Luke 13:3. (This doesn’t mean that you must be perfect before you can be saved. It just means that you are aware of your sins, that you are sorry for your sins and that you are willing to let the Lord take your sins away, along with your desire for them. It means simply, that you are willing to be changed, 2 Cor. 5:17.)
6. You Must Be Willing To Call On Jesus Christ Alone For Salvation – Rom. 10:13. (This is the one thing that you must do. Salvation can never become a reality in your life until you make that decision to bow before the Lord and ask Jesus to come into your heart and life.)
7. You Must Know That You Should Not Wait – 2 Cor. 6:2.
8. Are you saved? If not, why not come to Him right now while He is calling you to come, Rev. 3:20? Please do not wait and allow the devil time to talk you out of it. Come now and be saved!

A Declaration Of Surrender – The word “abide” means “to tarry, or to dwell.” This brings to mind another passage where John used this word. In John 15:1-11, John records the words of Jesus, where Jesus says that He is the True Vine and that we, who are saved, are the branches. Just like a branch on a literal vine, our duty to our Savior is to abide in Him. This means that we are to draw our very life from Him. We are to surrender to His will and to His power in us. We are to bear fruit, but we cannot make fruit happen. We are to yield everything up to Jesus in absolute and total surrender, Rom. 12:1-2. Is your life totally surrendered to the will of God? Are you truly abiding in the vine? How do you go about abiding in Jesus? The only possible way for us to abide in Him is to spend time with Him in His Word and in prayer. As we spend more time with Him, we will learn more about Him, we will learn to love Him more and we will find more areas of our lives to yield to His will and control.)

A Declaration Of Service – The concept of abiding also carries the idea of service. Not only does one need to be saved and surrendered, but that person also needs to be serving. Love for Christ that manifests itself in service to Christ is as natural to the Christian as is breathing.

When we are saved and abiding in Him as we should be, then the natural outcome of that is fruit-bearing, John 15:5. When a person is saved and surrendered they will naturally serve the Lord and will bear much fruit for His glory, Matt. 7:17-20; Gal. 5:22-23. Are you bearing much fruit?)
While 1 John 2:6 is a small, short verse. The people John refers are making quite a boast. They say that they are saved, they say they are surrendered and they say they are faithfully serving God. They say what many in our day say. Yet, people can say anything they like! The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. John is about to tell us that it doesn’t matter much what you say, the reality of your life exists in what you do!)

A Profession Declared

II. A PERFORMANCE DEMANDED

A Reasonable Expectation – (“Ought” = “to be indebted to”) (Himself refers to the one making the profession. John is telling us that every person who claims to be saved should recognize that he has a personal responsibility to discharge a debt he owes to God. I do not mean to imply that we could ever pay God back for our salvation, however, we should all recognize that God didn’t save us just to keep us out of Hell. We have a serious obligation to the Lord!)

Every saved person owes God 100 % surrender and effort. But, let’s face it, many are doing nothing to serve the Lord and to discharge this debt. Some people feel that it is enough for them to just come to church on Sunday morning, or to drop in when they feel like it. Others fill up their lives with everything under the sun and leave no time for God or His work. Maybe we need to read Rom. 12:1-2 again! Our reasonable service is to give him everything we are in total sacrifice and surrender. If our lives are really sacrificed to Him, then we will have no rights, but all we are and do is left totally up to Him. That is biblical, 1 Cor. 6:20! By the way, your service to the Lord, or the lack thereof, says all that there is to say about your spiritual condition – James 2:18.)

According to our text, this is what you “ought” to so, but what is the real story? Does Jesus come in a distant second or worse to your activities and the plans of your life? Who are we really walking to please, us or God? It ought to be Him! Remember the terrible price Jesus paid to save our soul! Our love for Jesus is told by what we do rather than by what we say! (Calvary and the infinite love of God for you! The least you and I can do is walk for Him!)

A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE – (This verse tells us that every person ought to walk like Jesus. He is to be the standard for which we are to all reach. Every step we take should be patterned after Him and after His walk. How did Jesus walk? A few examples from His life may answer this question and teach us how we need to live.)

1. He Placed God’s Will Ahead Of All Things – John 4:34; John 6:38; Luke 22:42. (Matt. 6:33)
2. He Loved All Men Equally – (He never turned anyone away – Matt. 12:15.) Mk. 10:21 (Ill. Matt. 22:37-39; John 13:15.)
3. He Always Did Those Things That Pleased God – (In other words, He did not live for himself, but for the glory of God. (John 8:29) (Ill. John 14:15)
4. He Was Compassionate Toward Others – (Matt. 9:36; Mt. 14:14; Mk. 1:41) (Eph.. 4:32; Phil. 2:4)
5. He Was A Man Of Faith – John 11:41-42 (Mk. 11:22; Rom. 14:23; Heb. 11:6)
6. Above all, He was a man who walked with God! Jesus was the perfect revelation of God to man – John 14:9; John 10:30. His very life could be summed up by 2 verses, Gal. 5:22-23. This should also be true of us! (Ill. This is possible for us only when we yield totally to the Holy Spirit! Jesus was a Spirit-filled man!)

Just as Jesus was the manifestation of God to the world. We are to be the manifestation of Jesus to this world. When they see us, they should see Him. When we walk as He walked, they will!)

Where do you stand today? Are you “in Him”? Are you walking “as He walked?” These are reasonable, honest questions! How about an honest response today? I know that the Lord has dealt with hearts, so why not come and make right those things that are found to be lacking this morning? Some of you haven’t met with the Lord in His altar for a long time. Some of you aren’t walking as you should be. You aren’t faithful to His house, you aren’t tithing, you have begun to allow little things to slip into your life that you know displease the Lord, you aren’t witnessing. Simply, you aren’t living like the Lord wants His people to live. Some of you aren’t even saved! Now is the time to take care of all these things. Won’t you come and let the Lord have His way in your life?

Jerome

Erica Branch – You Deserve The Glory (We Will Remember – 2010)

Erica Branch on Apple Music

You deserve the glory
And the honor
I lift my hands in worship
And I bless Your holy name For you are great, You do miracles so great
There is no one else like you, there is no one else like You
For you are great, You do miracles so great
There is no one else like you, there is no one else like You

You deserve the glory
And the honor
I lift my hands in worship
And I bless Your holy name  For you are great, You do miracles so great
There is no one else like you, there is no one else like You
For you are great, You do miracles so great
There is no one else like you, there is no one else like You

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord

Let the earth hear His Voice

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord

Let the earth hear His Voice

You are great, You do miracles so great

There is no one else like you, there is no one else like You
For you are great, You do miracles so great
There is no one else like you, there is no one else like You

You are great, You do miracles so great

There is no one else like you

Nobody, Nobody
Nobody​, ​ Nobody
Nobody,  Nobody

No one like You, Lord

Nobody, Nobody
Nobody​, ​ Nobody
Nobody
There is no one else like you

No one like You