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Depart from me

Part 2 in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

“Depart from Me”

Matthew 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Perhaps the most horrifying words in all of Scripture: “Depart from me”.

  1. The setting here is the Great White Throne Judgement of God.  The judgement of the lost – those that did not receive Christ as their Savior.
  2. The judge is Jesus Christ and He will judge the lost from the Lamb’s Book of Life.  Only those who have put their faith and trust in Christ and Christ alone will find their names contained in this Book.
  3. The subjects here are the lost from all time.  From history past, from today, from the Tribulation period and from the Millennial Kingdom.  One final judgement of the lost.  (Revelation 20)
  4. The verdict is eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.
  5. However – there is Hope!  Our hope is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Belief and acceptance in the free gift of salvation.  Notice what the lost in Matthew 7:22 put their faith in:  Have WE not prophesied, have WE not cast out devils,  have WE not done many wonderful works?   Their faith was in their WORKS – However their fate was determined NOT by their works but by the Lambs’s Book of Life – in Christ alone!

**Here is the audio from Sunday morning 4/10/2016


Sermon Outline – God’s Warning Signs (by Rev. Thomas R. Gunther)

God’s Warning Signs

  1. Beware of False Prophets – Matthew 7:15
    1. Christ describes them (verse 16)
    2. Known by their fruits (verse 17)
    3. Judgment is waiting for them (verse 19)
  2. Beware of Men – Matthew 10:17 (the ‘self-righteous’)
  3. Beware of Leaven – Matthew 16:6 (sign of false doctrine)
    1. There has always been false doctrine (verse 12) Satan undermined God
    2. Doctrine is a Bible teaching – man rejects God’s way
    3. False Doctrine – changing God’s Word into a lie
  4. Beware of covetousness – Luke 12:15  Contentment
  5. Beware of Vain Deceit – Colossians 2:8
  6. Importance of Heeding God’s Warnings!

** This outline was preached at the Grace & Truth Bible Church of Hummelstown Pennsylvania by the late Rev. Thomas R. Gunther

Sermon Outline – “The Church Boneyard”

Ezekiel 37:1  …”and he set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones”

I. The Wishbone Christian:  Too lazy to work and full of excuses.

A. “I wish I could help with the church music…”

but they are too lazy to practice.

B. ‘I wish I could tithe…”

but they are too stubborn to trust God.

C. “I wish I could witness…”

but they are too afraid of rejection.

II. The Funny bone Christian:  Carry their feelings on their sleeve – easily offended

* The funny bone in the human body has a nerve very close to the skin making

it very sensitive.

III. The Dry bone Christian:  Cannot rejoice and judgmental

IV. The Hipbone Christian: touchy about giving to the Church

V. The Jawbone Christian:  they gossip, complain, sow discord, etc.

VI. The Knee bone Christian: The Prayer Warriors of the Church

VII. The Backbone Christian:  Steadfast, unmovable.

by the late Rev. Thomas R. Gunther of Grace & Truth Bible Church, Hummelstown Pennsylvania.



Sermon: Re-digging the Wells.

Re-digging the Wells.  Genesis 26:17-18

Isaac returns to his father’s land in the area of Gerar of the Philistines during the time of famine.  He finds that the wells that his father, Abraham had dug were now filled in and Isaac sets about on the task of re-opening these wells.

1. Over time – wells become clogged.

A. They may become clogged by sin in our lives.

B. They may become clogged by others.

** Not necessarily clogged by ‘bad things’ – but may just have become clogged up by the demands of life (Luke 14:16-24)


2. Notice that Isaac returned to His Father’s Wells

A. He knew WHERE to return – we need to return to the Joy of our Salvation

B. He found peace there – he stayed and dwelt there once again. (Genesis 26:25)


3. The Significance of the Well’s Names

A. Abraham’s Wells:

1) Beer-lahai roi = “of Him who seeth and loveth me”

2) Beer- sheba = the covenant

B. Isaac’s Wells:

1) Esek = contention

2) Sitna = hatred

** Isaac found satisfaction at the original wells, but found difficulty in digging new ones.


4. The Holy Spirit is our Well of Water

A. He is to be ‘springing up’

B. He is to be constant (Isaiah 58:11)

C. He is placed within (John 7:38-39)