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July 10, 2022 1:00 am
Teacher why on earth we are here on earth bring up the question of the greatest pondering I don't know the God of the universe right now let you know the answer to this question is a lot of know-how in the world but there's not a lot of know why this passage is actually giving us kind of the know why welcome cross the bridge with David McGee. David is the senior pastor of the bridge in Kernersville, North Carolina.
While the world may look around the question are just God wants to tell us why with you on this in the answer may surprise. Find out more today is Pastor David continues in the book of Romans chapter 5.
But before we get into the base teaching is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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I think all churches are supposed to be teaching churches that talk about God and talk about the Bible but the fact is the ministry of Jesus week.
We emphasize the miracles of the thing he did more than anything else.
Stage a tall, and so you know, a lot of times we think will. God is know God is this ever elusive mysterious doesn't want to reveal himself God is, like, you know, the Wizard of Oz is kind of like the eyes behind the black curtain that want anybody to see what he can reveal any such true friend.
He wants to communicate to. He has communicated to you through this book and he wants you to learn that I want to be your partner in and help and lead you on this journey and Jesus said this in Matthew 11 credible versus my father's given me authority over everything. No one really knows the son except the father.
No one really knows the father except the son and those to whom the check, the son chooses to reveal how sounds a little mysterious equipment. Look what he said.
Verse 20 then Jesus said come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, let me teaching because I am humble and gentle. You will find rest for your souls, what it says in the new living translation that action of taking somebody's yoke upon is actually to begin the following learn what they have to teach and Jesus. As you know, I want to teach you want to teach you about Adam and Jesus I want to teach about life and death want to teach about how I want teaching why people fight my death, my forgiveness really matters was to teach us the things that is some cadre can't believe you're asking me the same question again teacher and I was growing up is kind of a rebellious teenager had some teachers it really, you know, got fed up with me actually think that was all of that wasn't good, but God is not that way this patient is kind that's is limited. When we reveal to you who I am and part of that transaction. Understand if you grew as a non-Christian in a non-Christian home not knowing the Bible. In some ways that's a good thing. And here's why. Because you can take the Lord in an and read the Bible and see him plainly, I don't.
I came from a spiritual heritage or religious background.
Also thing, that's a great thing to great thing to give your kids when I came, the Lord, you know what to start unlearning about God because some of the pictures and I got got him being angry and Jason's round big stick and really a person really get fired up and I that's not a biblical picture of who God is. God wants to teach us what is teach us about the important things first life lessons.
God wants to teach us. Why on earth we are here owners. God wants to teach us while nurse we are here on this earth friend that's a question that the greatest minds are still pondering and don't know. And yet, the God of the universe right now.
Today selection of these question answers to these questions can lead to brilliant people in the world. There's a lot of know-how in the world but there's not a lot of know why this passage is actually giving us kind of the no wives know why this happened.
Know why that happened and this is all again the actions of Jesus motivated by love talks about him giving us is free gift offering this for you motivated by love wasn't motivated by guilt wasn't motivated by shame wasn't motivated.
He didn't look down the hall.
While there are some people who are really basically good people and I need to extend myself to the minute that wasn't was his love for you for me. Now we not only get to receive it. There's a possibility of potential tell others about your listening to Pastor Digby Dione crossed the bridge to be back with more in just a moment but first, the resurrection of Jesus has been called the linchpin of Christianity. Without it we have no hope. Yet despite how important the resurrection is so many accepted on blind faith. We want to show you there's a real hope based on historical evidence in the resurrection by sending you pastor David CD message. What are the odds.
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And if you're able to give a gift of $50 or more will say thanks by sending you Pastor David's complete CD series resurrection volume 1, which includes the message. What are the odds go to cross the bridge.com to request your copy today. Again, that website is cross the bridge.com, this is Pastor David McGee was cross the bridge and want to thank you for listing the cross the bridge also want to tell you about an exciting website. The website is lost loved ones.org and it works very simply like this you go to the website you put the first names of up to 10 people that we begin praying that they get saved takes two things to get same presentation and prayer, and what were offering is prayer and also there's different tools there to help you present the gospel to them.
So were there with you, helping you with the presentation helping you with a prayer. There's over 920 people that belong to the prayer team on lost loved ones and you can join the prayer team as well and help us to pray for others who don't yet know Jesus and together we can see a huge revival starting with your lost loved ones. Now back to today's teaching ever. 17 here for support father one man's offense again I speaking about Adam death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the grip of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. Adam is mentioned several times in this passage and notice what's missing are not in this not really missing but notice what not. In this chapter he is not in this chapter. Sorry about the fall of man and it doesn't even mention me to say to the sounds are the fault of one woman keeps using Adam's name and keep Sam through one man tells us a bunch of things that fear God Thursday morning want to. The reality is, Adam messed up.
For all of us know as a young believers young Christian I I used to think Adam and when you do you know if only I had been in the garden, everything would still be okay.
Eric spiritual pride longer walk with the Lord. The more I realize it probably one of in chapter 3 that I fell in and probably been like a second version God. David felt Adam messed that you sent me the woman in the know I'm a naïve ate the fruit first.
That's true in another time was spent a little bit more time with us but but apparently from this chapter, God held accountable for the actions of the as well as his own, and also understanding you know when you read that Genesis chapter 3.
Understand that at least he had to be taught into it. You know that the servant comes and goes a he didn't really say that he didn't really mean that he's still trying to twist God's word and cast out all but if you eat this all this will be great yeah and so at the end of it even goes well, okay, look at this verse is verse six Genesis 3 verse six says so when the woman saw that the tree was good for food that was pleasant to the country desirable make one wise, she took the fruit and ate Xian.
They also gave to her husband with her NEA. She had to be talked into it. The big exchange with Adam and talk and then they think was will include all it was all over, got related commands on what you food, I'm not sure what it not sure where it came from been in the fridge for months at a scrape the fuzzies off her.
So Adam blew it. Adam blew it and again, let me point out you know that exchange in Genesis 3. It doesn't say then they walked over the tree look at it. They were hanging out under the tree.
They were not especially the fruit of that that was like mistake artist's receipt of this word is can I hang out when you select the fruited good looking fruit.
There don't hang out in a place of temptation, know, and if you're tempted by alcohol don't go witnessing in the bar. If you're tempted by pornography don't go online after my mouse is asleep for certain don't park under place of temptation them that a preacher is was in Southend on the hunt. But that's not really where we are were back and were back in room now with any of us in the garden. The result would've been the same in the same the problem was not just with Adam. The problem is with any and all of us every one of us had we been in that garden would've done the same thing at time frame may have been different, but we would've made the same same mistakes.
The disobedience would lead to death and get kicked out wise that because the heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart. It's amazing to me. Sometimes when people says out here. The problem is in the world know the problem is with each and everyone about see the world and all its problems and stuff going up and amazes me.
Some people do what I have probably been in love and God. When I look into the world and see that all the way from when you look into the world and see all the traumatic looking in the mirror because is a statement only what's wrong with humanity sent a comment on God thing about this, we will have plenty to eat today and praise God for that. Everything is matter fact will have two months will be a lot of waste and whatnot understand today in the next 24 hours over 24,000 people will starve to death.
That's not God's fault understand about 20% of the total crop of India.
Every year is wasted because they believe those rats that needed her deity as I gospel €24,000 last. That's a thousand an hour that's easy math right or about one every three seconds person on this planet is starving to death. Somehow we think that's God's fault. I got in the light with we we think that man is on this evolutionary were getting all better well than to join hands and think about the battle scenes indicate that saga happened, but getting it were getting better. Why didn't more people in the last hundred years from a percentage basis or number basis and wars 200 million in the last hundred years, anytime up to hundred million people in the little every three second think you have to keep doing that today and not actually tomorrow not sleep and keep doing that for about 24 years of when people kill been killed last hundred years. The problem is not with God. The problem this is point out is that the problem is with us. This verse in the new living translation reads like this, the sent of this one man, Adam calls death to rule over us.
But all who receive God's wonderful gracious gift of righteousness will live in triumph over seven death to this one man, Jesus Christ's again this fall. Adam passes on to us and you get to choose now whether you continue in the dominators will that way about him that way of death. That way of condemnation. You can choose to continue in that unit choose to be placed in 8 inches where you were born when you're born to your parents work.
Choose a relative work still get a choice now choose Jesus we can all become God's children any of us any of us can be adopted. Here's what the Bible says John chapter 1 verse 12 says, but the him but to all who believe them and accepted him. He gave the right to become children of God to all who believe been accepted him, he gave the right to become the children got to how to become a child you believe any accepting. So if you haven't done that friend love used you're still an orphan as the bad. The good news is heavenly father. Most of the and all you need to do is believe and accept one now. It's not that easy pastor yet is Eddie's is that simple. God kept it simple for us and we been trying to complicated for 2000 years.
How do you get saved we do this you gotta do that got older mouse right no delayed right and I got a Hair like that look like that can wear earrings Due to going to have. We just try to take something that's so simple, so pure and so convoluted and complicated disability leave confess with your mouth whoever calls on the name Lord shall be saved.
The disciples came to Jesus and Anniston aptly said that weave in the garden. We went from being human beings to human doing or trying to earn God's favor answer was Jesus a bit. The disciples came to Jesus and Jesus. What we have to do to do the works of the father knows the emphasis on doing Jesus and believe on him was sent believe that's where it starts to start believing in Jesus and accepting and in Jesus because of what he did change everything change history.
Adam change history. Jesus change history and others there something in us that God give and I believe that we desire to change history and in essence we desire to change the environment that we find ourselves. I believe that I believe everyone of us has that we want to make the world a better placement. I believe that's put into us by God. How we go about that well is not always in God. What happens a lot of times as life goes on. And then things get hard and we get a little callous and then we either don't think God can use us to change the world.
Or we don't care anymore doesn't want that.
The reality is, everyone of us is going to change history.
The question is how are you going to change your changes for the better your changes for the worse that that's not a decision that you make the day you go to be with the Lord is a decision you make today that's really a decision you make everything Jesus told us in a couple places that as he's change this world. He wants us to change the world again and he says when we come into his presence.
You will save some well done, thou good and faithful servant. I know that if I took a poll here today and ask each person is would you like to hear that when you get to heaven. I thinkI will absolutely no personal choice B is for him to look at you and say depart for me.
I never knew anybody would check me check. I will done a good and faithful servant. Was he going to say that two people that are servant people are serving God. People are following Jesus. You can change the world. When I say change the world.
Some people get a picture. Well I gotta go tell the world how messed up it is still get me a bullhorn and at the stoplight. I don't make maybe maybe God told some of the people to do. A lot of people think Christianity condemns people. It doesn't Christianity sets people free.
Jesus sets people free. Jesus doesn't condemn anyone hear me out on this. Some people decide to be condemn by their actions and rejecting Jesus's with about us is John chapter 3 verse 17 it says for God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
Jesus didn't come here to condemn some people choose to be condemn. That's her choice sad choice. I wish I could make the decision for them but I can't. All I can do is let them know what the decision. That decision is before everybody and if somebody rejects Jesus there selecting to be condemn me mention this to because occasionally I have getting email or phone calls… Well, I think I've committed the unpardonable sin.
Think of blaspheming the Holy Spirit's place in the Bible talks about it to do if you commit a certain sin that you can be forgiven of it. A lot of theologians of talk about what it is very apparent if you stay true to the context what it is.
So what is this unforgivable sin will remember that the ministry of the Holy Spirit's conviction is his main ministry to to drive us to convince us of our need for God. If you reject that ministry. In essence of you blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
That's us and you cannot be forgiven. The sin of rejecting Jesus bless understand Jesus doesn't condemn anyone he came down here went through all this basically set up shop outside the gates of hell and said you know what don't go in there God for you that you can be forgiven. It doesn't have to happen but sadly some people say no one I want to Jesus march on this gift is available to all throughout Adam condemnation through Jesus, grace, friend.
You know for sure that your sins have been forgiven.
You can know right now own Legion. A short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. God wants you to pray this prayer so much that he died to give you the opportunity and the ability to ask him to forgive you. Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now.
Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I can have a new life not done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things. Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen it friend if you prayed that prayer according to the Bible. You've been forgiven you've been born again, so congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you, if you prayed that prayer with David for the first time we'd love to hear from you. You can call us toll-free at 877-458-5508 to receive our first steps package with helpful resources to help you begin your walk with Christ before we go, the resurrection of Jesus Christ isn't just a fanciful story or an outdated myth. It's firmly rooted in historical fact. We want to show you the hope that you can have in the resurrection of Christ by sending you pastor David CD message. What are the odds. This resources our thank you for your donation to help more people cross the bridge from death to life, and if you can give a gift of $50 or more will say thanks by sending you pastor David's complete CD series resurrection volume 1, which includes the message. What are the odds call us at 1-877-458-5508 or go to cross the bridge.com to request your copy today. You know each day comes with share of stress.
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