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April 21, 2022 8:00 am

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Dr. Michael you set against today's leading the way back to the early days of the church and they want to click about this longing for the coming of the Messiah, nausea, peace, nausea, and bring salvation. The memory came the crucified but I don't want to be quick and judging them is happening all around us all along.

No sins. And yeah many of you had something like this. Someone close to using some sort of distress help the moment you mentioned God do you buy should say God gets completely shut down.

Hello and welcome to leading the way with pastor and author of more than 50 life-changing books, Dr. Michael you Seth today. Acts chapter 2 traveled where Peter delivered one of the most powerful sermons in history, pointedly giving perspective to what the world just witnessed the life the death and the resurrection of Jesus joining our listening as Dr. Michael you Seth begins this thought-provoking, leading the way audio to the preachers resort to pop psychology preachers will resort to platitudes and moralism brought preachers who resort to land centered sermons of the preachers who resort to sermons that were designed to make people feel good instead of being good. We have preachers who preach some of us about all the producing Christian CS Lewis, who tells of how he wanted to hear a sermon that was preached by a minister in the young preacher saucier slows on this planet. But what he saw CS Lewis in the congregation basically said a logical order so that you will not believe in Jesus Christ you will suffer eschatological ramification afterward.

CS Lewis came out of the young preacher is a young man, did you mean to say that those who choose not to believe in Christ will go to hell is precisely this and why didn't you say so I know that in this age of sentimentality.

Preaching is not very popular. I know that I know that in this age of make me feel good all proclamation would not win an award. I know that I know that in this age of easy believers in people would rather be entertained then be called to repentance.

Another no wonder we have few biblically sound churches these days. But if you look at the first church, identifying all proclamation of the truth was the central focus of worship. The bald proclamation of the truth was the very heart of the worship that the bald proclamation of the gospel was not designed to make them feel good and be entertaining and is not designed for their enjoyment but is designed for the conviction. But if you want to have a true model for bold preaching. All you need to do turn with me to the book of acts chapter 2. The apostle Peter stands up in order to proclaim to these hundreds of thousands of people to explain to them what this Pentecost is all about whether this phenomenon is not what this assignment is all about, and he began to address the seekers and the skeptics alike in the five things by the way just to keep focus. First there was a confrontation of the skeptics.

Verses 14 and 15, when Peter said, take heed the words that I'm about to speak is what is doing. He was expressing boldness and confidence he was saying I'm no longer hesitant about this gospel. There is no equivocation about he had no fear nor apprehension. Why, because this is a different Peter from the Peter denied his Lord before a slave girl in Caiaphas's house. This is the spirit filled.

This is all fearless.

And the first thing that he does in his sermon is refute the false accusations of drunkenness is what is saying to them, use of translation, you silly people I have anybody would be drunk at 9 AM.

I think I would've put it a little stronger than that, I would've said if you have half a brain you have made such a stupid groundless accusation of anyone getting drunk nine in the morning just because you cannot accept the supernatural.

Don't make such irrational statements. I think that's what you really meant was Peter confronted the seller skeptics. He goes on, secondly to the clarification of the sign explanation of the sign of the day of Pentecost in the Old Testament there were two comings of the Messiah.

I wanted to tell you very carefully because we have people running around saying all kinds of things about this, but there were two comings. These two comings was separated by a long interim. Time what I mean by this. Well, if you look at Isaiah 53 you gonna find that the first coming of the Messiah was going to be in suffering that the first coming of the Messiah is going to be impairing the sin of the world that the first coming of the Messiah is going to be for death and dying for the sins of the whole world according to Isaiah chapter 9 verse six, the second coming of the Messiah will be in great glory and power and majesty establish his kingdom forever his seat in the first coming of the Messiah, the rule of God is over the hearts of his people, the believers, but in the second coming of the Messiah, the rule he's going to rule supreme in the first coming of the Messiah, he establishes peace in the hearts of his believers, but in his second coming of the Messiah who establishes perfect peace in the first coming of the Messiah, he judges his people through the conviction of the Holy Spirit, but the second coming of the Messiah who would judge the whole world and what Peter is saying here as he clarifies the purpose of the coming of the Holy Spirit is saying the Holy Spirit is been prophesied by Joel Conlon the beginning of that. Why in order to minister to God's people to convict God's people in order to sanctify God's people.

He is given to minister to God's people off the first coming of the Messiah.

This he said was prophesied in the book of Joel.

What you are saying here is that the what Joel prophesied is now a reality and you seeing it with your eyes S was telling him many of these Jews who were very familiar with the terrifying picture of judgment from the book of Joel. They wanted to know what can they do in order to escape this coming judgment and Peter tells them in verse 21 he gives him the answer is that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Salvation for those who turn to him as Savior. And that is why he goes on to give them the first step toward salvation, which is my third point condemnation of sin.

I wanted to think with me very carefully on this one because there is a lot of preaching about salvation without repentance. There is a lot of preaching about salvation without confession of sin, and I wanted to listen and see how the apostle Peter handles the situation confrontation of the skeptics clarification of the sign condemnation of sin.

What you think the sin of these people who Peter was speaking what was her sin. Their sin was that the Messiah long for Florida, then waited for all readings and all of their prayers are focused on the coming of the Messiah, so the Messiah comes, he performs one article after another.

He performs one sign after another. He comes in supernaturally reveals himself watching with amazement, but the rejected they saw him raising the dead. Supernaturally they saw him healing the sick, supernaturally they saw him feeding the hungry supernatural. They saw him calling the storm supernaturally. Whether they do they refuse to believe in him instead of trusting him with their salvation. Instead of informing him to be the Lord of the liars. They nailed him across.

I want to think about this longing for the coming of the Messiah, and I sure peace, nausea, joy to come and bring salvation. And then we came the crucified, the crucified. But I don't want you to be quick and judging them. This is happening today. This is happening with your coworker this is happening with your schoolmates.

This is happening with your neighbors is happening all around us from the outside.

Even those who look wonderful. Those who live in mansions and those who look like of God altogether. Let me tell you something is the truth upon misuse of truth deep longing for peace of mind.

Deep down they all longing for relief from the guilt deep down were there all along.

They would long to be able to overcome anxiety to be able to overcome fear.

They long for the true contentment in life, longing to be able to overcome anger in the lock long to know that their sins are forgiven them. I not tell you that longing for and yeah when you took the only one who can give them all of the rejected. Don't tell me that Jesus the Messiah is only saving the work that's not a mess, beloved, I want to tell you the truth is, until sin is reprinted off until sin is condemned until sin is dealt with. There can be no salvation. Peter said you nailed him to the cross we ask you this. These people who were listening to Peter at the time. Actually the ones who had the hammer the nail and nailed Jesus to the cross know why. What is that you nailed him to the cross because everyone everyone who will not accept Jesus the Messiah as his or her Savior.

They might as well be the ones who took the hammer and nail Jesus to the cross, someone might as well you know if he was the Messiah than what was if he was the Messiah. Why didn't he use his power to escape from the cross all the answers in verse 23 book of acts chapter 23 Peter gives you the answer. He said he was delivered up the guy according to a definite plan and foreknowledge of God, what Michael you confusing the here you really are confusing me which one is it that the people kill him and nailed him to the cross or the God delivered him up.

The guy on the cross know which one is it both both the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man die together as two sides of one point tried to go to one extreme or the other you get into Hersey. Listen to what Jesus said in Luke 2222 is easy to remember.

Write about Luke 2222, the Son of Man will go as it has been decreed, but one of the man who will betray him both confrontation of the skeptics clarification of the sun.

Condemnation of sin falsely confirmation of the Scripture said the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is all the proof that you need. We can talk about the existence of God until the cows come home.

When I got to go very far. You want to prove all the proof you need is in the resurrection of Jesus Christ is what people say and that is why without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, his death would've been just another heroic death of a noble markup no more, no less. The greatest proof of his Lordship the greatest proof of his Messiah ship is his bodily resurrection from the grave. You don't need any more proof not is teaching not his miracles, not his death. Great as they may be, but his resurrection from the grave. Peter devoted one verse to Jesus's medical here in this passage one versus ministries one versus death nine versus the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why because he is improving from the pages of the Old Testament that the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ was prophesied accurately and carefully and methodically. One thousand years before he rose from the grave baby prophesied in Psalm 16, verses 8 to 11 that Jesus's body in the tomb. During those three days will never experience corruption. So David said that song again. Psalm 16, verses 8 to 11. The Old Testament prophesied that Jesus would rise from the dead. Peter said, but the Old Testament also prophesied 1000 years before Christ, that he will be exalted in the heavenly that he will be glorified with all power and authority in my distant dominion not only Psalm 16 prophesied his resurrection, but Psalm hundred and 10 prophesied his ascension and his glorification 1000 years before the place I wanted to look at verse 34 the Lord said to my Lord set up my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.

What's the implication here. Please listen carefully. The verdict is in and there were on the wrong side guilty of opposing God himself and rejecting his Messiah, and unless they repent they are condemned for eternity, confrontation of the skeptics clarification of the sign condemnation of sin. Confirmation of the Scripture. Fifthly, consolation of the spirit. The most momentous question that any man, any boy any woman any girl would ask the most momentous question is this was must I do to be saved saved somewhat saved from hell, which is the destination of everyone without Jesus Christ a wrong answer to that question, no matter how correct a person is in all other areas of life will be the path to eternal tragedy please him right because of the biblical importance of this question. I believe today Satan is working doubly hard in order to confuse people in order to confound people from finding the answer. He is working doubly hard in order to pervert the only answer to that question is only one and one answer all the other answers are false. What must I do to be saved. Listen to some examples the legalists as salvation comes through the works of righteousness. The moralist says as long as my good deeds outweigh my bad deeds. I am hoping to be saved.

The Jews in the time of Peter who were listening to Peter priding themselves.

They will be saved through the ratio heritage Universalist which is a vast majority in the mainline churches give people false hope by saying that everyone will be saved. The ritualist says salvation comes from observing the ritual.

Sadly, all of these would need millions of people into the abyss. Somebody loves you enough loves you enough to tell you the truth and the truth here is in God's word is the answer.

What must I do to be saved.

Verse 38 of acts chapter 2 Peter said repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. There is no other way but the truth is, this could not be safe you could not be safe. No one could be saved until they come to grips with the fact that they are sinners and can only be saved through faith in Jesus Christ. Pride tell me why you need a salvation if you why would you need a Savior. If you are not been convicted of sin 3000 people who responded to Peter's message but I want to tell you something about this people there were swimming upstream the reader were these people were going to answer culture going against the families going against a nation that would go against everything that they have known.

Listen to what I'm going to tell you because I'm generated to conclude is a statement I hope you'll never forget your need for Savior is far more serious than any opposition that you might face your need for the Savior is far more important for more serious than any opposition to my friends, my beloved friend Onalaska today, would you stand for the gospel.

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