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Mr. Jonathan Trebilco: “How to Enjoy Your Future Inheritance Now” (1 Peter 1:1-12)

June 25, 2007

The June issue of the REC’s Cranmer House newsletter features another sermon by one of their seminarians–this one being How to Enjoy Your Future Inheritance Now by Jonathan O. Trebilco.  This sermon is based on 1 Peter 1:1-12 and I think it is noteworthy for his emphasis on what is truly a function of Biblical prophecy: to hearten and gladden the hearts of believers:

The prophets of the past were content that the words they spoke would benefit us! It was for us that they spoke these prophecies, that we might see God’s gracious leading, God’s promise of good news, even as we experience the fulfillment of that good news in Jesus Christ the risen Lord. You see, we are to be like the prophets. We are to look forward to the consummation of things of which we have only glimpses of now. We are to grasp hold of Christ now, even as we hope for the consummation of His victory at His appearing. We are, like the seers of old, gazing through the mists of time, following the bright word of God as He revealed His Son to them, to embrace Christ in the present—yes, even in distressing trials, so that we may gain the outcome—salvation, inheritance, glory, inexpressible joy in the presence of the risen Savior.

This sermon, like the first one in this series by Lawrence Jones, gives me much hope for a new generation of preachers of the Word in the REC–see what you think.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2007 1:53 pm

    Wow…one good sermon…even this ole layman could understand it and really learn something…not always the case when seminarians are practicing on other seminarians.

    One of the neat things about the REC is that it is still small enough (not for much longer)to track the progress of induvidual clergy from seminary to curatcy to rector. It is really fascinating to see what God is doing with these faithful young men. I predict a very bright future for Mr. Trebilco.

    And yes, us Houston folks are also very proud of Cranmer Theological House under the outstanding leadership of the Rev. Dr. Curtis Crenshaw.

  2. June 26, 2007 12:52 am

    I have to say you “Houston folks” SHOULD be proud of Cranmer House. May the Lord bless their ministry abundantly.

  3. Murray KINGSLEY permalink
    July 29, 2008 7:10 am

    Dear Jonathan
    Apologies for ‘hijacking’ this site. I have been trying to find contact details for your parents Oliver and Joyce who stayed at our home near Clayton Church of Christ when I was a little boy (a long time ago). I am VERY DESIROUS of communicating with them. Could you please pass on to them the fact that the eldest son of Norm and Jean KINGSLEY (DEC) is trying to get in touch with them. I have emailed their church for past few days with no response as yet. God Bless you in your studies as you seek to serve our Lord and Master.

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