BIG IDEA: Jesus, because of His humble sufferings, has been hyper-exalted and will be bowed down to by every human being to the glory of God the Father! I. JESUS, BECAUSE OF HIS HUMBLE SUFFERINGS, HAS BEEN HYPER-EXALTED (v. 9a) II. JESUS, BECAUSE OF HIS HUMBLE SUFFERINGS, HAS HAD BESTOWED ON HIM THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME (v. 9b) III. JESUS, BECAUSE OF HIS EXALTATION, WILL HAVE EVERY KNEE BOW AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESS HIM AS LORD (v. 10) IV. THE HUMILIATION, EXALTATION, AND WORSHIP OF KING-JESUS IS SOLI DEO GLORIA (v. 10c) What should we learn from Christ's exaltation? I) See how differently Christ Jesus is in His humiliation and exaltation II) The way to exaltation is humiliation III) Suffering comes before glory; The cross before the crown Thomas Watson (1620-1686), applying the truth of Christ’ Exaltation to our hearts, serves us these five comforts. (1.) Christ, being so highly exalted, has ennobled our nature, crowned it with glory, and lifted it above angels and archangels. (2.) Christ being exalted at God's right hand, the key of government is laid upon his shoulders; he governs all the affairs of the world for his own glory. (3.) Christ being at God's right hand, we may be assured he has now finished the work of man's redemption. (4.) Though Jesus Christ is so highly exalted in glory—yet he is not forgetful of us on earth. (5.) Christ being exalted at God's right hand is for the comfort of believers—that they will one day be exalted to that place of glory where he is!
OF CHRIST'S EXALTATION: Philippians 2:9-11 - Shepherd School
March 15, 2021 • Brett Baggett
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The first practical purpose of Shepherd School is to help every man lead his family. The second is to help him lead his small group, if and when he has one. The third practical purpose is to train up a would-be pastor who “aspires to the office of overseer” so that he may lead Jesus’ church in faithfulness. This is truly “a noble task” (1 Timothy 3:1) and requires that one meet the qualifications laid out in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4). In everything we want to be as practical and as helpful as possible. Therefore you will be in class once per week, and in that class you will be taught the Scriptures as well as the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. In addition, you will read helpful books throughout the week and then discuss in person with the Pastors. Finally, for those in the certificate path, you will be examined and equipped with proper instructive and corrective training as you write theological essays and biblical expositions. This will all be done so that each man may be “a good soldier of Christ Jesus“ (2 Tim. 2:1-3) to the glory of God. This is not an average Bible study or small group setting. This is training for war. We believe this will be intensely challenging and, by God’s grace, extremely edifying for all involved. WHAT WE CONFESS The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and Hermeneutics The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel
WHY SHEPHERD SCHOOL? 2 Timothy 2:1-4 - Shepherd School
January 4, 2021 • Brett Baggett
Why shepherd school? I. So that you would be strengthened by grace (v. 1) II. So that you would be taught the truth (v. 2a) III. So that you would be equipped to teach others (v. 2b) IV. So that you would be a faithful soldier of Jesus Christ (v. 3) V. So that you will adequately aim at pleasing your King (v. 4)
SERMON PREP HOW TO - Brett Baggett - Shepherd School
April 26, 2021 • Brett Baggett
I. GENERAL I) Context. II) Text Work. III) Big Idea/Theme. IV) Divisions/Main Doctrinal Points/Outline II. SPECIFIC I) Explain. II) Cross reference. III) Proclaim. IV) Questions. V) Children. VI) Illustrate. III. HELPFUL ADDITIONS I) Quotes. II) Catechism. III) Creeds and Confessions. IV) Hymn. IV. CLOSING CHECKLIST I) Gospel / Christ / Call to repentance and faith. II) Intro / Conclusion. III) Memorize and Pray.