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The Impact for the Kingdom

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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June 24, 2021 8:00 am

The Impact for the Kingdom

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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June 24, 2021 8:00 am

As Christians, our lives are intended to count for God's kingdom. But how do we do that without being obnoxious and annoying? Find out in this lesson as Dr. Tony Evans talks about how we can make the positive impact God intended.

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Dr. Tony Evans talked about why what we have on the inside of the show on the outside is supposed to be a little celebrating.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony you authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative, as Christians, our lives are intended to account for God's kingdom today. Dr. Evans will tell us how to do that without being obnoxious and annoying. Let's join him as he takes us to Matthew chapter 5 for look at making the impact God intended. Jesus is all about what people look like this theme is God's righteousness. Matthew 633 and then you get the stuff all these things will be added to you.

Too many people in God's kingdom is they want.

And, thinking Jesus sets forth the mixup managing the women who pursue kingdom goals of the regime of the Lord Jesus Christ pronounces the blessing on them.

Be a blessing of enjoying experiencing and extending the goodness of God in your life kingdom. People will Matthew 112 60 kingdom people like one with kingdom kingdom difference impact analogies to make a staggering point.

You are the salt you are the light of the world that this mantra if you will you all the salt in the great you and the emphatic position. In other words, you and nobody else. If you is bankable and you become his disciples, his followers, not just in general not even just Christians, but those kingdom mindset with kingdom orientation and therefore make a kingdom impact. You are the salt of the human soul.

So comfortable not doing a good for the you are the salt of the that needs to be preserved by being so now biblical days. One of the reasons for having so have a burial agent or a bacterial so they want food before the refrigeration still some folks in the country do it today to preserve from the pain process to didn't being the components decomposing around you could be because salt is not located in Michigan called the church so Roman soldiers would get bags of salt as they would do their work to get their pay to get back home like this all down the food in order to preserve it. When a Roman soldier didn't do a good weeks worth of work he would not get a full allocation of salt when we get the phrase so-and-so was not worth their salt doing so receiving that not work that's you and me when I want because were not salty, so you are.

He says the light of the world. Verse 14 a city set on a hill that cannot be liked light last time I checked it only has one job description that is to shine you all the light light of the sanctuary. You are the light of the world. The world is pictured as a place to place on the site. In fact, the Bible said that this world is in the hands of the evil one and it says about this world is the kingdom of darkness is because of its rejection of Jesus Christ. I hope your it's not its rejection of God.

God is not the problem. The sermon on the Mount is about submission to Jesus Christ because what makes you a Christian is not your belief in God. What makes you a Christian is your commitment to Jesus Christ. What separation you logically think I agree with you on that one, Jesus Christ.

Specific vision comes back. Jesus says in Matthew 10 because men will accept and God only through Jesus Christ. You are the light because your city set on a hill when Israel a lot of little hills in your house is on top of the hill. The biblical days they were made of white limestone so you can actually travel at night from little town. The little town by looking at the bills because you will see the white limestone lit up by candles inside the house because they were elevated and they were illuminated and so become elevated and illuminated you could make it in the dark as you would see the light. He says you are a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. In other words, you not supposed to be a private Christian you not supposed to be a secret agent Christian you not supposed be a CIA representative in a covert operative language can be used on television and movies. Jobs can be made children and will remain Jesus Christ's life. If it's not illuminating anything. Let's say we turn on all the lights in this room and covered all the glass that looked like into the room. That means the room would be dark. It would be pitch black and the room is dark. This will be chaos and we will be bumping into each other but will be making folk man will be bumping and the chance will be tripping over courts will be walking in the walls will be walking in the darkness. Why, because we can see there is no illumination in the realm of the darkness will create chaos in the room because we can't see each other. We can't see where we're walking, but if there's some who knows when light switches will be spending the whole inordinate amount of time. Dr. Gomez will be trying to find a way to the light because whoever controls the light of the show because you have the solution whenever you want out of chaos. It's getting one every day you went.turned you are you like your job, you live in your community.

Are you like with your friends what you like where you work out like with your family. Are you as dark as they are talking about how dark everything else is you are the light of the world. Why are you the light, the light of the world because you Jesus Christ. You are supposed to be a little dark light of the world. He says in verse 15 anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. He says nobody hides a light that you don't, I light up so that there is no illumination from it.

That's contradictory to its purpose. Like put it under a big contradiction like we have done this and I'm sure that the folks have done this done this gotten up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom and not turn on the light. You thought you knew where things were and your baby talk at the edge of the bed and talk about your pic until you left some out on the floor like a shoe and trip and trip, this only applies to me. All I could've been avoided if you just turn on the nightstand like like you could've avoided all because you chose to do it your way in the darkness. You didn't get the benefit of the light have a light user might like to utilize the life you want to be a Christian. That's why 16 works not just words sound the picture you only get half of the lesson you want say only one site with you want to be able to see what they're talking about words. Now let's get something straight and feel good things because you have to be a Christian to do a good thing non-Christians.

The good thing all non-Christians feed the poor non-Christians the hospital in orphanages. Non-Christians are philanthropist. You can do a good thing and not be Christian, but he thinks non-Christians not the disciples he says let me see your good work. Please like what the different between the good work and a good thing. Ephesians 210 for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which you created beforehand that we should walk in them. Work is a beneficial action that helps someone else for which God gets the credit. It is a beneficial action that helps someone else for which God gets the credit is good thing it may be beneficial.

Companies do good things is a good phrase. What makes a good thing but it is not. It's not apart from God and God's glory and to advance God's call is not exclusive of God in the name of his son.

The sermon I Jesus Christ said all others that speaks to the quality of your service to me.

The president was coming over to your house. They wanted to spend time with you and your family things that have never been cleaned with a clean thing that I've never been dusted would get dusted because of who's coming see when you do things for the glory of God. You don't do it sloppily. Why because his good work.

You want God to give good name are you good work as well. When you go to go to store the have to talk have designed the designer's name is in all the specialty places that they offer you coffee and soda cookies, have a name tag to name his name is special and so they do special things because name is attached to.

If you go to a restaurant that took one cottage want to leave you alone to serve as a bad attitude is bad way to talk to you is that you hope they come to you. Occasionally, if at all, and is a good way to doing a good work because they're coming in making sure you take care of and make sure you serve well chilled foods. Do you need anything else like they are player to go out of the way to serve you in the name of the company that they served and so you'll say about the bad when I don't know about going back there again you say about the good work. I'm going back there again/because the work was good and he gave the company a good name.

Dr. Evans will have more about how we can serve the world better, continues her message just a moment.

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The kingdom life. It'll give you a fresh vision and change the way you think about the impact you can make and the blessings you experience when you put God's power to work in your life for just a few more days were making the kingdom life available is our gift when you make a contribution to help support Tony's ministry here on the radio went around the world along with it will include his popular booklet the grace of God which will help you understand the Lord's greatest gift and why we literally can't live without it. Visit us or give us a call, day or night at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you. That's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat that information for you later on after part to today's lesson here is Tony and seal the works, and glorify your father, not their father. Christians that are impacting some of the non-Christian world respect even if they don't buy you faith and religion but they can ignore this glorify lease, advertise, put on display like make a big deal. Glorify me it means to make a big deal of something straight. Jesus said if you will confess me before men, I will confess you before my father that if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my father is what many Christians have missed when you trust Jesus Christ as your symbiont that takes you to have but when you know Jesus as your Lord that brings heaven to you happen will not happen because they live a life he says if you would leave before men, when you don't know me at work. I charge only in the neighborhood is you before your non-Christian friends before my father you want to be associated with public lovingly, appropriately, clearly you won't have to get a bigger Christian would that be enough to would you be the sum of all charges. Not enough clarity to where you stand to follow Christ that you committed to declare all unclear who you're voting for you not to be an undecided Christian Christian independence in the sense that I'm independent. My allegiance to Jesus Christ not to be secret thing you know I'm gathering here. I like to call it like a hot little football game. 80,000 people will pay hundred dollars a ticket to watch 11 men bend over the money paid monument in over 25 seconds in the hollow, but I want to see what difference the hollow makes. They want to know how the hollow can you now school about 11 other men on the other side of the ball. There you go public or private conversation. They want to see your impact not just hear about your meeting with turtles on his church telling me you have been called yesterday he contemplated yesterday and today I want to say what is be known by buildings and property of man and activities programs to be known by her beautiful bold bold bowling sophisticated gloves briefings in the ball comparable down the alley twist risk. You can you can have Balls in the gutter for your failure because there was no impact. You just good going nowhere still stand.

No matter how expensive no matter how ball no matter how the bag ministry and life is we look we still standing on some individually as families charge so small you are the light of the world. We got Christians would not get the site will Jesus Christ genetically proclaim Dr. Tony Evans talking about how believers are wired to make an impact for the kingdom provided we are willing back with the closing comment about that in just a moment, so be sure to stay with us.

Today's message was called the impact of the kingdom, and it's available as a part of Tony's current six lesson series, the kingdom life.

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Dr. Evans says God not only wants us to live in eternal life but to live a life that's about eternity. It would explain the difference tomorrow and I hope you'll join us for that right now though he's back with his final illustration closing a man who had recently been married they were driving to their honeymoon. He pulled out the plastic card not seeing another car coming around her head on collision came to his senses days. His new bride was unconscious, bleeding from the head just so happened that he came to he saw sign office of Dr. Bill Smith. How fortunate he was hit right there at the office, but Dr. Sweeney quickly went over to me is not a cop picked up his new bride to the door on the door. An old man came to the noise you do something, my wife is not. I'm sorry I don't practice it.

The man looked at him and said well if you knuckle practice to suck.practice Jesus Christ.

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