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Bible Teaching by Rev. Percy Gutteridge
Shownotes for episode #27: Holiness—
The Preparation for His Coming

A Second-Advent message: "Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord!"

A Second-Advent message: “Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord!”

Scripture Reading:

Hebrews 12

Summary:

In a season when we celebrate Advent — the first coming of Jesus — Pastor Percy Gutteridge reminds us that we are now in the time of the Second Advent — that is, we are in the days before Jesus’ Second Coming.

This message is an exposition of the twelfth chapter of Hebrews. Yes, it deals with the “future tense” of the Second coming; but the wonder of this message is its focus on the present tense of Hebrews 12:22-24:

“Ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant.”

From the One who said, “Blessed are [click to continue…]

Bible Teaching by Rev. Percy Gutteridge
Shownotes for episode #26: The Law of the Firstfruits 

Scripture Reading:

Firstfruits-123RF-22626807_s-450x450

The firstsfruits belong to God – materially and spiritually!

Leviticus 23:9-14

Summary:

There is much significance in the fact that the Feast of Firstfruits and the Feast of Pentecost were to be celebrated on the first day of the week. It signifies God's law of firstfruits. The Lord Jesus Christ, “the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Corinthians 15:20), rose from the dead on the first day of the week. But there is a greater significance: all of our firstfruits must be given to God; “it shall be a statute forever” (Leviticus 23:14).

God's laws never become void, and they each have a purpose. When one of God's physical laws is broken, there is a physical reaction; for example, when Jesus' life was taken, there was darkness over the earth for three hours; and when He rose from the dead, there was a great earthquake. God's law of rest is illustrated in [click to continue…]

025 Grains from Gutteridge – The Year of Jubilee

Bible Teaching by Rev. Percy Gutteridge
Shownotes for episode #25: The Year of Jubilee 

The Liberty Bell and its proclamation of Jubilee

The famous Liberty Bell is inscribed with the words of Leviticus 25:10: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” — the proclamation of Jubilee!

Scripture Reading:

Leviticus 25:1-55

Summary:

In this message Percy Gutteridge clearly explains the wonderful analogy between the Old Testament celebration of Jubilee and the glorious and complete freedom and joy which the Lord Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, gives to those who trust Him and His sacrifice on Calvary. Just as the Israelites were freed from their debts and servitude at the Year of Jubilee, Jesus sets sinners free from their bondage to Sin. And just as an Israelite could declare his love for his master and his desire to remain in His service, we can choose out of love to [click to continue…]

Bible Teaching by Rev. Percy Gutteridge: Why Elijah Must Make Way for Elisha (show notes for podcast episode #24)

Scripture Readings:

2 Kings 2; Luke 1:17

Summary:

Doré's 'Elijah and Elisha'Elijah and Elisha
by Gustav Doré

The Scriptures include many types, or figures, which help illustrate important foundational truths. In this look at the ministries of Elijah and Elisha, we see Elijah as a type of Old Covenant prophet, while Elisha is a type of the New Covenant prophet. Similarly, John the Baptist is the last of the Old Covenant prophets, ministering in the spirit of Elijah with repentance, while Jesus is the greatest Prophet under the New Covenant. All who are baptized in the Holy Spirit are meant to carry on this New Covenant prophetic ministry. Just as Elisha's ministry brought the removal of a curse, Jesus ministers in the Spirit of His Father, removing the curse of sin and bringing life. In 2 Kings 2, after Elijah was taken up, Elisha healed the [click to continue…]

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #23:
The Resurrection of Our Lord by Rev. Percy Gutteridge

Doré's 'Jesus on the Road to Emmaus'Resurrection Day:
Jesus on the Road to Emmaus
by Gustav Doré

Scripture Reading:

Luke 24:1-35

Summary:

This message examines the false theories concerning our Lord's resurrection, including

  • the “Swoon” Theory;
  • the Telepathic Communication Theory;
  • the Intoxication Theory,

and shows their errors. Pastor Gutteridge's teaching fully vindicates the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on the third day, and shows [click to continue…]

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #22:
The Three Parables of Loss, a message by Rev. Percy Gutteridge

Painting entitled 'The Lost Sheep' by Alford Usher SoordThe Lost Sheep
by Alford Usher Soord

Scripture Reading:

Luke 15

Summary:

“Uh, oh — another message on the parables of Luke 15!” If that was your first thought as you read the title, it's time for an attitude check. And that check would be very appropriate, because in this message, Pastor Percy Gutteridge looks at the different attitudes of the things and persons mentioned by Jesus in these three stories, including the attitudes of:

  • the unconverted moral man;
  • the devil;
  • a coin;
  • the lost sheep;
  • the lost son; and
  • the angels of God.

For example, the coin was lost but didn't [click to continue…]

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #21:
The Three Seed Parables, a message by Rev. Percy Gutteridge

Illustration by Jim Padgett made available by Distant Shores Media/Sweet Publishing“Behold, a sower went forth to sow.”

Scripture Readings:

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, 24-30, 31-32

Summary:

As detailed in Matthew 13, Jesus told many parables, three of which had to do with seeds. With the words, “A sower went forth to sow,” the first parable describes a sower who casts the seed of the word; the final disposition of the seed sifts out the true heirs of the Kingdom. The second parable is concerned with the seed of God, which shows the refining of the Kingdom by the final rejection of the false seed sown by the evil one. Then comes the final seed parable, that of the mustard seed, which reveals the growth and glory of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Other Scriptures Cited:

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020 Grains from Gutteridge – The Vineyard Parables

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #20:
The Vineyard Parables, a message by Rev. Percy Gutteridge

Detail from a photo by Jim Kerwin taken in Pe?tere, Constantin Davaciu, Caransebe?, Romania.“Go and work in My vineyard.”

Scripture Readings:

Matthew 21:28-32
Matthew 20:1-16
Matthew 20:20-28

Summary:

Jesus taught us both the parable of the vineyard and the servants and the parable of the vineyard and the sons. One of the revealed truths in Scripture is the difference that the Lord makes between Servants and Sons. The exposition of these two parables brings out the difference clearly; although they share the same eternal life, they differ in character and responsibility.

Other Scriptures Cited:

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Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #19:
Good Servants and Unprofitable Servants

Rendering of the Parable of the Talents by an anonymous artistParable of the Talents
(Anonymous)

Scripture Reading:

Matthew 25:14-30

Summary:

From the parables of Jesus, the Good Servants and the Unprofitable Servants are delineated with their ultimate rewards. But there are not just two divisions on earth — the saved and the unsaved. There is a division in the ranks of the saved: there are servants and servant-sons. Servants may believe they are sons because they have been taught so. But sons have an inner witness to sonship, given by [click to continue…]

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #18:
The Wise But Unfaithful Steward

Scripture Reading:

Luke 16:1-13

Summary:

God has always put His work out to the care of stewards. In the past, “Sons of God” came to report to Him at intervals (Job 1:6, etc.). Some have been unfaithful. In the present, God has His faithful and unfaithful servants who have the choice of far greater service in the everlasting future. In this parable, the unfaithful but repentant steward was forgiven and restored; the unrepentant steward was punished. In this message, the true meaning of the difficult passage of Scripture concerning making “friends through the mammon of unrighteousness” is made clear.

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017 Grains from Gutteridge – The Prodigal Son

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #17:
The Prodigal Son

Scripture Reading:

Luke 15:11-32

Summary:

This message unfolds a fresh look at this story which is so familiar to us that we tend to think we'll be hearing the “same old, same old.” But this is an entirely different approach, and may leave you amused, instructed, enlightened, stirred, challenged – but definitely not bored! The story of the prodigal son is part of a larger revelation: the heart of the Son searching for His sheep is revealed in the parable of the lost sheep; the Spirit‘s search to complete the bride of Christ is revealed in the parable of the lost coin; and the Father‘s compassionate heart toward lost sinners is revealed in the parable of the lost (prodigal) son.

Other Scriptures Cited:

  • John 3:16
  • Revelation 4:8
  • Revelation 5:11
  • Revelation 5:13
  • Romans 8:15
  • Hebrews 2:15
  • Romans 8:15 (again)
  • Hebrews 2:16
  • Romans 8:15 (again)
  • Galatians 4:5-6
  • Matthew 25:35
  • John 4:14
  • John 6:35
  • John 7:37
  • John 14:10
  • John 6
  • Mark 8:5-20
  • John 3:16 (again)
  • Romans 3:22
  • John 1:12
  • Song of Solomon 7:1
  • Luke 15:28-32
  • Philippians 3:3

 

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Tracy B. for providing the show notes.  And we thank Fellowship member Brian Fettes for providing the digitization of the original cassette tape through the services of Audioanalogy Musicworks of Canada.

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Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #16:
Gethsemane—The Olive Press

Summary:

Doré's image of Jesus in GethsemaneJesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (woodcut by Gustav Doré)

The name Gethsemane means olive press. King David had his Gethsemane, and “great David’s greater Son,” the Lord Jesus, had His. It came on a pleasant night in spring under a full moon. From Christ’s Gethsemane, by way of Calvary, the gift of the golden oil of the Spirit comes to us. But it is only if we will allow Him to take us through our own personal Gethsemanes, by the way of the Cross, that we shall be like Him, and share His power and exaltation. When He returns, He will abolish Gethsemane, says Zechariah; then there will be no more sorrow for His children.

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 61:1-11; Matthew 26:30-46

Other Scriptures Cited:

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #15:
The Seamless Garment of Christ

Summary:

Casting lots for the seamless garment“…now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.”

Have you ever clearly understood how Jesus Christ is God and Man, perfectly, at the same time?

Here's a seemingly unrelated question: Have you ever given thought to Jesus' seamless garment, for which the soldiers gambled during the Crucifixion (John 19:23)?

Why did Jesus wear a seamless garment, and why does the Holy Spirit bring that point out in the Gospel of John?  Why is it significant that the garment is like the ephod of the high priest, “woven from the top throughout?”  Pastor Percy Gutteridge unfolds the [click to continue…]

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #14: The Vine and the Branches

Summary:

Grapes hanging from a vine.“I am the Vine, you are the branches.”

Of this message, Pastor Gutteridge wrote:

God is the Husbandman, the great Vine-Dresser. He intends that His children should be fruitful with ever-increasing fruitfulness, so He purges them, that they may bring forth more fruit.

But they must abide in the Vine as living branches in the Vine; and the Vine is His own well-beloved Son. This abiding means complete obedience to the Son’s commandments, and in their loving obedience, God’s children bring forth much fruit.

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