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Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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January 23, 2022 7:00 am


Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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January 23, 2022 7:00 am

Pastor Robert shows us how we can have a balanced, scriptural view of deathfrom recognizing grief, sadness, and anger to celebrating God’s plan for eternal life for believers.

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Today we're concluding where the rubber has been sharing how were typically selling our turn to get only look at them through Jesus Christ for today's messages about death.

Death is not typically get today. Pastor Robert shares scriptural and also very real message that will help us all of the reality of death. So let's listen with Pastor Robert now so we are precluding the series called good news. And what we've done as each week retaken a word and shown how it's without Jesus coming and bringing the good news that words really can't have a bad word like the word condemnation. Now there's no condemnation in Christ. Like the word repentance we saw that as a bad word but it's really a good word to change our minds about something on the allow God to work in her heart. Then last week we talked about judgment that were punished for our works before Christ.

But when we come to Christ. Judgment becomes a holy word, and not only word for us is that were actually rewarded for our good works so this way the word is that were going to talk about because before Christ death only had a bad connotation to it now as I thought about this. I thought I really can't say that the only definition are the only application of death is good news, so I really believe God's given me a very scripturally balanced message will help us all deal with the subject of death, not only for one day.

What will face but what we face all the time with our family, friends and loved ones and things like that so point number one is part of death is bad there's part of death is bad news because there's a person you love that you're not going to save them on the search. So we've got to recognize that we have some friends from high school, so we've known them.

I've known CM since sixth grade and so I'd like six rates so much I did it twice, but anyway I'm I'm joking. It's like so we've known this couple. They started dating in high school bed not for the nice girls we've known for a long time, her brother Mike by one of my best friends growing up then and then again we know this couple for long time, her V8 very severe had other complications and for the last two weeks is been very close to death, and so they been texting us updates and on Friday morning I got a phone call and I looked down and saw the caller ID and I saw it was my friend and here's what I knew immediately. I knew it was bad. There's wasn't texting and update. He was going to take the time to call me and and sure enough and tell me the end that his wife's brother had passed away. Now their believers, his wife, brother, I believe. So we know no more pain. We know worry is we know all of that, but still hurts that there's no reason for us to to try to avoid that truth. But why am I saying bad news because I want to go to point to a minute, which is going to sound just a little different gives more clarification. But why am I saying bad news. Let me tell you how death is really bad news for some people and that is for any person who dies without believing in Christ is very bad news by only show your scripture, you may have never even seen a Scripture or heard this phrase before John eight verse 21 Jesus is talking to some Pharisees and he said then Jesus said to them again. I am going away and you all seek me, and will die in your CM that this is the a theological phrase that we are very familiar with in theological circles but most people have probably never even heard this phrase die in your seat you will die in CM where I go you cannot come over some of you will be with her father.

You're not going to the so that you said to him will will he kill himself. They never knew what he is talking about because he says where I go you cannot come in he said to them you are from beneath an iron from above. You are of this world and I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your CM's for if it had now he's on explain what it means to diagnosing for if you do not believe that I you will die notions if you don't believe that I'm the Messiah. If you don't believe on the son of God. If you don't believe who I say I am your gonna die in your sins. And if you die in your sins you're not going to be able to go where Jesus is going which is to be with father I I want to. The majority of people that I speak to ever weekend are believers, but not everyone there people listening to me flipping through the channels and see me for the first time. There are people who are searching for God or who grew up in some sort about a religion that tells you have to work your way to heaven. Our group, and even a false religion. I want to plead with you to give your life to Jesus. And here's one of the reasons you don't know when you're going to die.

You really don't know what you think you might know, and you see all of these things on the on the movies where people give this soliloquy at the end of their life.

You know they been shot or stabbed and are able to give this one minute monologue enough, just from someone who's been close to death from from my own experience.

I couldn't talk. III have lost so much blood I could. I didn't have the energy to talk. I could hear them talking. I could hear the paramedics say I can't get a heartbeat.

Can you get a can you get a pulse. Can you post I can get a post and I want to say I have a pulse and I couldn't skate so I'm simply saying that death can happen in an instant, and you won't have time to repent, and the truth is that even if it doesn't happen in an instant the success the statistics are that if you won't give your life to Jesus. Now you're not going to end up giving your life to Jesus on your investment and what you need to know is that you're going to die in your sins, which means you're going to be eternally separated from God, but I wanted to say something else that might mean something you that maybe you've never thought about this like you will also be eternally separated from all family and friends who are believers. Here's the reason I'm saying this. I know people who have family and friends that are believers and they love them but they never think about your plea to eternally separated from them as well. I was doing a memorial service winter 110 I was probably in my 20s and when you're in your 20s set this sometimes you say things that later you think of better ways the same as you get older and I spoke so I was it was a godly grandmother that it passed away and five of her grandsons great great grandsons, ugly apartment, great grandsons were teenagers and they were unbelievers and they paid growing up in church, but they were rebellious and literally they stood outside and smoke cigarettes and made jokes and then came in and sat down together kind of leading us all of us church people know you know were were tough and cool and scope while I was speaking I thought you know they may never hear the truth again so I might as well tell you know. And so, as I shared I just had this come to me. I said, in a moment were all going to pass by the casket and I want all of you.

I want all of you to tell and that whatever her. However, they called her grandma whatever us and I want you to tell her something whenever one of you to remember working on these fibers that I want you to tell her son.

Knowing your 20s, you just go. Fortunately, just not as well and am so I said if you're a believer, I want you to say to her simulator because this will be the last time you see and then I said, but if you're an unbeliever. I said I want you to tell her goodbye and went like this because you're never going to see her again she's going to go to heaven or hell I just might've been a better way to say I one of them got states that I was so he loved his grandmother and he remembered how his grandmother told him about Jesus Christ and he was already feeling. I don't want to live this life. The answer got you set. By the way I shared that one time in a in a message.

Gateway something ushered right after it happened.

Probably 10 or 15 years ago and a few years after that. Nancy Briggs, Pastor Tommy Briggs wife was passing away from cancer and so dammit I went to visit her in the hospital we were probably the last time we saw her. And so when I got ready to leave in auto Tommy note vinyl and turned the Nancy nested by Nancy and she said see you later that she said don't tell me goodbye because were going to see each other later and we will see children so part of its badness here since the second about death part of their sentence.

We talked at bad news and good news but sentence and what I mean by this is, it's okay to be sad when someone passes away, who even was a believer, you don't have to put on a happy face because your Christian you have to did not hide your feelings.

I told more people. That is, they say, I know I should be happy no mission should be sent.

It's okay to be sent next is if it's okay. Also to be grateful that you're going to see this person that's wonderful but it's okay to be said. The Bible actually tells you to mourn.

It's a good number Atlas of the Scripture.

First Thessalonians 413 and now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope that what you notice what he said here. He didn't say I want you to know what will happen to these believers who have died so you will not grieve.

He said so you will not grieve as people who have no hope. But you can still and you should grieve and if you talk to experts in this area.

It's a part of the healing process.

You need to green.

Ecclesiastes 312. To everything there is a season, a time for every person under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die and then verse four says a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance in the New Testament back to set Romans 1215. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who wait.

It's okay to weep when someone dies, it's it's okay to be sad part of their is it said this, you're not going to see this person for a while on earth.

And here's one of the best confirmations that I've ever seen in the Bible that it's okay to weep when someone dies, it's the shortest verse in the Bible John 1135.

It has a subject and a verb. Jesus wept for Jesus weeps when someone dies. Is that okay but I want to show you why you went. I mislike everybody knows the shortest verse in the Bible but did he really weak because Lazarus died or was there another reason wet but thanks show you beat the verses leading up to verse 35 verse 33. Therefore, this is a map. Mary now when Jesus saw her weeping when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he groaned in the spirit and was troubled all explained that phrase to you moment and he said where you lady and they said to him or come and see Jesus wept.

I want you to remember for.

You can read the whole chapter labors John 11. All chapters about lessers dying to be in ration of it. Lazarus had died four days earlier and Jesus that we had tell his disciples. Lazarus is dead. He knew it was that in which he also knew he was going to raise him from the general doesn't make much sense that he would weep over Lazarus time because he's going to raise him from the dead. Why do we wet because he had become a human, and he saw what death did the other humans. He wept because Mary's heart was broken because Martha's heart was broken. He wept because Romans says weep with those who weep.

He saw Lazarus his family and friends, and he saw how much they were hurting. That's what caused him to weep because he saw they were hurting but not only did he wait something else happen that again this is a phrase it's very easy to miss if you don't go back to some definitions read that memory begin verse 33. Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping when he saw Mary weeping and the Jews who came with her weeping watch this. He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.

He groaned in the spirit of short texts that were grown in the groaned means to snort with an that's what it means in every very unusual work to snort with anger. I would imagine, like someone that just just just upset and then password was troubled me agitated.

He was angry and agitated when he saw them weeping. He wasn't angry and agitated. Then he was angry and agitated death. It made you mad.

That death had entered the world through CM and death was doing this to his previous friends people he loved the love well you talk love lessers and love Mary and love Martha. By the way they were angry and agitated.

Also except they were angry and agitated at the wrong person. Remember that they were angry and agitated. Jesus refers 21 now Martha said in Jesus, Lord, if you have been here, my brother would not.and then in verse 32 then when Mary came where Jesus was in song she felt unsafe same him ward if you had been here, my brother will not.I just want you know it's all right to be angry and agitated death. But don't be angry and agitated at the one who overcomes death be angry and agitated at the one who brought into the world that someone became the head and you gotta be really careful with regret that you would think that that when someone dies close to you that Satan would leave you alone. You think that Satan had a little bit of respect. He has none. If you would think that that he would think okay she she just lost her mother. Her mother was her best friend. I'm on leave her alone for lower know he's not coming today. What about Dolly to come and tell you how you want there for her to remind you should've said this, and you can say this tell you don't get angry and agitated, not only in God because a person died because there's a time to be born But don't get angry and agitated at yourself is very very easy to ease this time the world get angry and agitated.

Is it death is okay to be sad. It's okay to be angry and agitated that Satan just don't get angry and agitated that God or at what the devil something about yourself. So part about this is bad news.

Part of that is sad news. Here's number three.

Part of that is good news is good news. So remember I told you that Jesus got angry and agitated. So what to do about it you know anything about it. He destroyed what was destroying us and he destroyed the person that brought death in the world when a regional Scriptures that allow the Scriptures. Hebrews 214 inasmuch then as the children have been partakers of flesh and blood, he himself asked Jesus likewise shared in the same, that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil and first John 38.

For this purpose, the son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Jesus got so angry at Lazarus's funeral force discipline plan before the foundation of the world, he decided I'm just going destroyed on I'm going to turn this bad news word into good news work. Now I wanted, it's amazing how God plans that the message is that doesn't mean the perfect design I get involved messing up but God plans these things. So remember, I start this talk about the word gospel means good news so much money. Here's the last Scripture that I'm wrapping up the whole series with about Jesus destroying data and how it's good news. Second Timothy 110 but it is now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the what the gospel which means good news this next Saturday will be the one year anniversary of my mother's death. Natural death spiritually. She didn't die because Jesus died for.

She is a believer. She closed her eyes, ownership and rights in heaven. It's that quick but it was September 4 year ago for 18 days she was in the hospital before she passed.

What my father and I were talking, my sister and I talked about this. She was the happiest we had seen her in years. The last 18 days. It was amazing she was telling us jokes she was telling us about, you know, funny stories to seller stories were never heard. She told us how she met you know the first time service on my father. She told her she was just happy she was happy very happy she you know through some of some of some of the medicine she she had some hallucinations you know and and then later she should tell me.

She said she said that there I saw some snakes: on the same and then later she would tell me about that. She and I have gone somewhere, and I had a barn and she said what he will do about staffing will sell it or you know we don't do and so I know what say you know what I don't know why I was trying to figure it out and found a sublimely we go, you know, to such and such city, and I don't have a barn. She said I'm probably saying some crazy things because the medicine that you think I said you think you are said you even told me that there were snakes from a signature like this of us makes a real, but she was so happy she said to me one time when I was alone in the room with her and later found that she said to my sister when my sister was alone room.

She said I need to tell you something very important. She said I want you to be okay with what's about to happen because I'm and then she told my dad just a few days before she passed had been waiting my whole life. The only way you say things like that is if you know Jesus Christ as your Lord your Savior and you're heaven.

No want to take a moment to think about with pastor opportunity and really listen to the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with the sword.

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