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Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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September 26, 2021 8:00 am


Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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September 26, 2021 8:00 am

Pastor Robert concludes the seriesby showing how God’s Word lights up the darkness in the world today.

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Welcome to worship and the word pastor ever today work, including Pastor Robert more than words which is been so full of insight and revelation about God's Word, the Bible really is more than just words on a page.

It's God's presence and power and wisdom and strength in life. Today's message past.

Robert is going to share facts about light and how God's Word helps us navigate. Let's join him. So this is the last message in the series more than words were, the Bible is more than words and the title this message is why I want to focus there know that God's word is why we show you the Scripture. I think all your familiar with this comes from the longest chapter in the Bible. By the way someone like the verse 105 your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Just think about that, even though it's a famous verse your word. The word of God. Your word is a lamp to my feet so that I would know how to take the next step and it's all like to my path so that I would know which path your life, you want me to take the next path you want me to take II. We find that in the word of God. So let me tell you three things about why write fierce number one why this fails, darkness why this fails, darkness isolates like a little pole. How many of you at some time in your life have ever been walking across a dark room may be a little delighted maybe had to get up to go to the bathroom.

Maybe that you don't have to do that yet, but you will. Maybe going to catch a snack, but maybe if you how many of you have ever been walking across a dark room and Staab your phone tonight.look at all the clumsy people that attended a white shirt were known or were not clumsy.

We did it because we didn't have like right if we had simply had think about it, a lamp to our feet. Our like her path we witnessed on the right.

Think about the analogy we are walking were supposed to walk in the spirit, but we are walking in the dark world.

Would you agree with. So how many Christians are stumbling because they're not using the right are not using their white and so they stumble so I didn't like this fails darkness if it takes it away. You need to know that there's no struggle between light and darkness.

Now we are in the struggle with darkness as believers. But God is not in the struggle with darkness. But why, why, just not having a fight with darkness. You walk in the room and turn the light switch own and see if there's a struggle there's no struggle will I just not say if I could just push a little harder I get this darkness to leave the darkness leave right when furlough.

I don't want to show you Scripture that many people are seen in the negative will get to Luke 11 a minute. This is in John chapter 3 John three verse 20 says for everyone practicing evil hates are literally stays away from the light and does not come to the light less. His deeds should be exposed so many times were read the Bible and the negative light. But I don't want you to read it that way, don't you think about this. If you're if you're caught in darkness. Many people stay away from the word don't want to read the word because I don't want what they're doing to be exposed. But this is that's not what this person is talking about. If you're caught in the darkness, the that would look that what you would think he is the last thing I want is read the Bible know the first thing you'll do is rebut because light dispels darkness and says that his deeds may be exposed with them that that means that your deeds would be demolished by the light think about, feel, and remember how feel it's it's developed in the dark room and member you see this on fingers of someone open the door. Let's all you exposed the darkness you exposed the field darkness in your lesson.

If there's darkness in your life exposed it to the light and it immediately goes away what you think about this. If you're saying if get in your mind. If you've taken pictures of dark things of negative things may become moral or sexual points exposes a block. It will ruin that for him. That's really good illustration so show ship.

Let me show you. Luke 11.

This is where Jesus now is talking about this. Luke 11 verse 33 no one when he is lit light up puts it in a secret place are under a basket, but on a lampstand that those who come in may see the light the lamp. This is important of the body is the eye. In other words, what you look at is how light or darkness gets in your body. Therefore, when your eye is good or when you're looking at good things your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad or you're looking at bad things your body also is full of darkness. Think about all the darkness that our eyes see everyday I actually fit for this message. I tried to do something for illustration. I opened up just y'all, I just opened up and I was going to count how many of the articles were either about murder or immorality. Someone getting killed or someone committing immorality and I got so discouraged I stopped telling I get. But it was over it was what I stop. I had already gotten the 7/11 so the majority were about that. Can you imagine thank you. I we open it because we want to read some funds for some good but we got all these articles about the edits just darkness count how many hours we spent in reading darkness and the darkness is entering through the it's entering our body. Can you imagine if you spent the same amount of time or more reading like and letting like get your body. I was counseling with a guy one time in we were talking about lust overcoming lust and he said Robert you just don't understand how many things I've seen that I to get on my mind the pictures that are seen the movies that are saying the things that idea that I actually did that I saw that I see you don't understand first boss at Jim. I do understand because I'm human to and I have a past what your past I understand of slaves.

I said do you really want to get free member. Jesus said to the man that was laying do you want to be healed.

That's a very important question because there's a lot of people in bondage that they, want to but they don't want to exert the effort. So I said do you really want to get free from lust. The southern something. Here's what I do a short of the Scriptures with 11. I told him I sent you. Darkness is intergroup your body is full of darkness. It's full of it because you look at it but I need you look at what the said first 30 days were not only to give her 30 days or 30 days. I want you to read the Bible. 30 minutes of it.

That's all I gave 30 minutes they go there 260 chapters of the New Testament fully start review Mark.

I learned to tell people where to read because they'll say you asked me a lot where you really used to say to him walk on the inside just but there it is. There are some good places to start. I member a letter got price once I said before you go to bed what you read the Bible so Mike is that where I sit anywhere in the next one. That's the word Dreyfus I read the book the job because I need one so they said it didn't help me much though. Okay so so I said started.

Matthew just started Matthew and just read the Bible for 30 days.

I'm in and if you read about 30 minutes a day you greeted them too much that's been three months for advertisements that so I he did that he comes back to me. A month later he says you won't believe the difference. He said give it some may say how lust has been driving driven out of my mind and how much more I think about God and godly things then I saw about six months later he said not say whatever my wife and I went to see a chick flick. That's what real men call those types a chick flick and and it was a love story and knowing so they said, but it had this one see that we shouldn't abandon their them. They just I don't know why they put a band, but they just put it in and he said here's what happened. He said what use to attract me was repulsive. I was repulsed, but because of the life that was said to anyone looking up please hear me read this book. Read this book. It has the power to change your life.

So number wanted dispels darkness. Here's number two white recovers lost things. If you lose something very simple. You get a life should be defined right you can't find it in document dark place you made out like it's under your car. It's under the seat you get a flashlight under the couch where it is you like. Jesus tells this story about a woman who lost something. He tells it in the middle of two other sports one about a shepherd who lost a sheep remember who the shepherd is she far worksheet and he tells about a father who lost a son. The prodigal son, but he tells Reich the mill about a woman who lost a point something valuable East please hear me. All three of these are, people will talk about people because people are valuable to God.

So here it is with 15 verses eight through 10 are what woman having tea in the silver coins.

If she loses one point does not light a lamp sweep of the house and search carefully until she finds and when she sounded she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, rejoice with me, for I found the piece, which I lost out.

Remember I told you all of these, people right. Look at the very next verse like lots of other words, here's the interpretation of the allegory audition I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents a surrender by people.

But what if you lose your job what you did. I'm telling you why the note read the word of God. Read God's work. What if you lose your relationship. What if you lose an investment. You know what what if you lose your integrity somehow you did something that you never thought you would what what if you lose your reputation anytime you lose something why the lamp a list of about people. There is a natural leasing cleaving that happens with children. There is a natural progression one a child begins to become an adult and in essence there's a little bit about a losing of control that you've had over the child and you have to begin trusting that child to make the right decision of the family you been through this but it's it's it's a it's a traumatic time because all of a sudden you realize you can't just say that you have to hope he or she makes the decision on his or her own thing so one of the major decisions that should child would be when he becomes an adult legislator.

She is to make the choosing government with all three of our children.

We ask them for the right to speak into their lives. During this time because that's a very important decision we said we know you better than anyone else. We we even joked about was that we've known you since you were born I tell her we know you and we know the gifts that you have and we know the personality that you might meet someone who might even be a good person, but your personality and her personality will never go and we know these things. Let me give you little exegesis of you know my means that word again of Hebrews 412 it says the word of God is living and powerful, and by between the spirit of the soul.

Listen what that means. The soul is your mind you're willing your emotions, your mind and your emotions you you will you make decisions based on what you think and what you feel that one gets that your mind and your emotions what you think and what you feel.

That's how we make decisions. That's our will decide sent but the Bible does it divide the soul divides between the soul of the spirit will be similar. It divides what we think is right. What we feel is right and what really is right to get that it divides between what we think and feel is right. But what is right okay so light recovers lost things, here's number three why shows the way. It's a lamp to my feet and it's a like my path. It shows the way.

Not only that should raise your hands because it will be like death rate will be hundred percent, you know, but have you ever had a decision you need to make a Porsche never really know whether to buy a home or not. Is this the is this the school district for our children. Is this the college what college should our children go to what job should I take what decisions you might what spouse should I marry you know I'll be all these this that we all have decision. The Bible talks about general and specific revelation general and specific revelation. There is the general revelation of God. And then there's the specific the general revelation of God's how to be married. The specific reveler represent revelation of God is merit and can God give you specific revelation.

Of course he but I'm telling you, God can actually speak through this work so what I want to do is show you how to get a word from God from God's work and its official typing just a few minutes.

It's really easy. So three word words. Remember these three words praise prayer proclaiming praise prayer proclaiming first evolved into God's presence with price of Psalm 100 irrigation thanksgiving and his courts with praise. So enter God's presence with price okay again that's Psalm 100 verse four irrigation thanksgiving from his courts with praise coming to God's presence makes this prayer. Now here's what I want you to pray about. Pray about what you need to pray about.

Pray about whatever you need. Barbara and I will ask you do something right. Your prayers. This writer just write your prayers.

You might even write Lord I'm going to write my prayers because Pastor Robert asked do you know him not.

I don't know if you write what I just write your prayers right if you know him you know how you should also just write your birthright, but I need to pray. I need to know about this job that's what I bring. Write your prayers and then proclaim, proclaim his read God's word.

Now you say where word I read God's work.

Let's say that you're praying about marriage, your marriage situation. Think about any verses or any chapters or any stories of marriages in the Bible read about Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel Boaz and Ruth, there's a marriage in the Bible Jesus in search for Ephesians 5, so just read some passages about marriage so my daughter years ago was trying to decide whether to go to OR you so I weep at the lane. Debbie and I reported the campus we went met with Dr. Rutledge. He talked to us for little while but then he turned and just started talking to Elaine and it was so clear and so godly. He was saying what you want to. She said I really think that God's calling me to speak and write on them like my dad does and spaces will that's great how are you going to prepare for the Savior, your dad, he said your dad is a theologian in the body of Christ, and he prepared so how are you going to prepare to be able to write books that people want to read and be able to preach and teach messages. People don't want to hear that will actually help you prepare so he starts talking to her and it was so clear and so on the way home. I said sure so what you think. She said I think I'm supposed to go by so that's great. But that's not good enough you can just think you're supposed to go save you have to pray and you have to get a word from God. And then this is what she said next step will I thought you were going to do that for me. By the way a lot of people think that a lot of people think that someone else's. You work for them, but we all have a personal relationship with Jesus and it will mean more to you if you get word directly from God. So I said sure no it doesn't work that way. Sugar said because in a few months so right now you think you're supposed to go but in a few months when you have two papers due on a test you might not think you're supposed to be there but if you have word from God. You, so I told her how to get word from God.

Praise prayer proclamation so she went away and prayed, came back, I said did you work from God. She said I got word from I know what I forgot just to tell me about, so she was riding her prayers she worship that she wrote her prayer so she wrote down for statements peers for sexual. She said I I believe that OR you is an open book for many ugly guys opened the door for me to go to Oregon it's an open door. Then she wrote she thought about when Dr. Rutledge spoke to her and she thought it was so clear and she remembered Micah clear sound prescriptive forking says if a trumpet makes an unclear sound and so she literally wrote. I felt like Dr. Rutledge voice speak was like a trumpet. It was so clear she write system. Then she wrote down. I think I'm supposed to go down the pulse now.

The reason tell you that it's on the way back. She said I think I'm supposed to go down the pulse of the me and so I said to her will sugar let me help you a little bit with what you just said.

I said when you live in Texas you don't go down to Tulsa you go up for Tulsa because Tulsa is north of Dallas and breeze. I said this is because she she's not real good with geography. I know Mary people are.

She was one time at a young adult event and one of the questions was name the country and she named London. So like I said it's okay. So she wrote down. I think I'm supposed to go down the Tulsa and and then she marked up down consumer correlation put up that's important.

Write up the end of the last statement she wrote was oh I think I'm supposed to go up to Tulsa but I don't know what's going to happen next. She had met Ethan and she didn't know what God was saying she was so she said I'm wondering what am I supposed to do after that after or what's next and then she just wrote all the sudden she just wrote this statement open The and this is like God speaking to. I'm going to give you a revelation that on the fourth will be the first of many new things for me to explain why she put before Teresa was seeking if she if she decided to go it was the spring semester. She had to be there on January 4.

So that's why before so I want to give your revelation that on the fourth will be the first of many new things for now. Then she remembered okay God supposed to give me a Scripture, but that's ago you were Scripture and she saw the word revelation and look she underlined she thought was a book from the Bible revelation and also to just jump Dr. for in first three got for revelation 41. You say that and she thought I wonder if it's that easy. And so she opens her Bible revelation for one remember the four statements she said, I think. OR you as an open door. I think Dr. Rutledge voice was like a trumpet. I think I'm supposed to build up their but I wonder what's going to happen next revelation. For one, since this after these things I looked, and behold, the door standing open in heaven and the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me saying come up and I will show you the things will take place after this.

She said I think I go to work. This book is more, it will change your life which you take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert shared today and listen to with the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some past rubbers at the messages.

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