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Hope Is on the Way!

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie
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July 23, 2019 2:24 pm

Hope Is on the Way!

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie

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Harvest messages are brought to you by harvest partners receive free email daily devotions or to become a harvest partner, please visit us I'm very excited about the fact that were celebrating the 30th anniversary of our harvest crusades at the Angel Stadium of gray. We have a great event installed view by the way, we have a lineup of music that is hard to believe we I we have the newsboys we have for King and country. We have Lecrae we have Chris Tomlin we have Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, the passion that limit. It's amazing every night every night.

Still to be amazing and that will first present the gospel excitement tell you we started these Crusades 30 years ago, things were a lot different.

George Bush was president, not George W. Bush, but George H. W.

Bush, his father and home alone and pretty woman with the theater showing of the movie showing in the theaters. The top TV shows and we started our first Crusade were Seinfeld the fresh Prince of Bel Air and the Cosby show my how things have changed. The top songs were ice ice baby by vanilla ice.

You can't touch this by MC Hammer and flow by Madonna right the Internet which is coming into its own in social media did not yet exist. America online had just launched in the way you access America online, which is a way to read this new thing called email was through a modem and the cutting edge technology was a 50 6K modem, so you started having you got bail right. How many of you remember that your old and we did our first Tuesday.

Well, a lot has changed since that but other things haven't changed the basic need of humanity hasn't changed the answer to the need of humanity has not changed either because God never changes. Jesus says these are the same yesterday today and forever. The gospel is still the answer and say what we have a generation before us right now but is looking for those answers. Do you know that experts have described this young generation today as the hopeless generation. While one of title you go from the greatest generation, the generation that's leaving us every day. The World War II generation to the hopeless generation only the second I thought with this explosion of cutting-edge tech in a relatively good economy we would be a happy, hopeful people, but instead we have a lot of unhappy hopeless people.

According to one article I just read it said quote decades ago, young people are to real worries. The biggest issues are getting a drivers license, passing the next exam. Going to a party on the weekend or finding someone to take them to the mall, but the age of been incidences God. The stats are sobering. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 19 more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS birth defect strokes ammonia influence of chronic lung disease combined the US suicide rate is increased 30% since the year 2000, and it tripled among young girls. These young kids are dealing with depression. There dealing with anxiety and the one thing that seems to permeate is as I've already said. A sense of hopelessness when we have that hope we have it and we need to deliver it. We need to tell others there is hope in this world there is purpose there is meaning, and that is the focus of a good part of Romans 15 soap you're taking notes. Here's point number one we as Christians should be very hopeful we as Christians should be very hopeful.

Romans 1513 says Paul speaking May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit, you should be a hopeful person, but not just some home having overflowing hope that's what abounding hope is and sometimes we lose our hope story of courses in the gospel of Luke of this to downhearted disciples on the Emmaus Road their mind. Jesus had failed in this mission given crucified he was gone. They had pinned their hopes to him thinking he would overthrow the tyranny of Rome, but now it is one of thy what a disappointment they thought as her walking along this road leaving Jerusalem to Emmaus. A stranger joins a bitter know who this guy is what it turns out it's Jesus walking with them. And Jesus says to them guys what's up what's been going on why the long face as you look that they simply don't you know it's been going on haven't you heard about Jesus. Jesus is no tell me about another telling Jesus about Jesus and by the way they're not doing a very good job as a civil we hope Constance hope he would have been the one to deliver Israel but it's been three days since he died and that Jesus gave them a guided tour of all of those Old Testament passages that pointed to him and as he is talking with them on the road.

There you know that there have in the hope returned and there feeling a little bit better they get to the end of their journey to cyber dinner is a day come and join us. They still know it's Christ, and he says no guys I gotta go now to know you're not going anywhere you come in their food with us of the sit down at the table they break bread and boom. They realize it's Jesus, and he disappears and I love what they said they said to not our hearts burn within us while he walked with us on the way Luke 24, 21.

How did Jesus restore the hope of these disciples he restarted through the Scripture. You show me someone that is low-salt and I'll show you someone that is not reading the Scriptures because reading God's word bolsters our faith and it renews our hope, let me say that again reading God's word bolsters our faith in. It renews our whole Romans 1017 says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, and out of that springs hope that keeps us going. Romans 15 for whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

So number one we of all people who are followers of Jesus should be filled with hope. Number two, we are to be heralds of this hope to those who need it or to be heralds of this opera Harold or someone that announces something in verse 16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles ministering the gospel of God at the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable sink abide by the Holy Spirit is an interesting thing Saul of Tarsus raised in a good Jewish home very devout, a member of the Sanhedrin which was sort of like the Jewish Supreme Court of the day school and of the legendary Rabbi Gamaliel.

He had everything going his way. You might even describe the methods used to and then he comes to believe in Jesus and you would think the logical thing would be to call this man, this caller this expert to his fellow Jews to bring the gospel but instead the Lord says no Paul, Jesus and from Saul to Paul.

I want you to take the gospel to the Gentiles of that was his primary mission Gentiles were non-Jews.

So God took Paul out of his comfort zone to a people. He probably really didn't want to go to, or did that with Jonah to Jonah was not as cooperative as Paul Jonah druggist feet the whole way. I wasn't happy about it, even when the Lord said a spiritual awakening. But Paul embraced it and went at this mission with abandon and with great passion and his greatest joy was that people believe look at Romans 15 verse 18 I'm reading from the new living translation pulses yet I dare not boast about anything except wood. Christ is done through me, bringing the Gentiles to obey God by my message and the way I worked among popular boasted about a lot of things.

I meant it would've been easy to brag if your Paul. It is said, and Paul the greatest theologian in all history. It was truly never said anything like that real Paul I wrote more the New Testament than any other apostle Peter, are you listening again is that I I'm Paul. I've established churches about this the ultimate trump card by my name is Paul. I've been to heaven and I've come back to earth. I was caught up one of the third heaven is our glorious East those and those are not the things he boasted of at all.

Here's what he boasted he boatswain the fact that God had allowed him to share the gospel and lead people to Jesus Christ and even more that seen them completely changed by Jesus look in verse 18 of Romans 15, bringing the Gentiles to obey God by my message is he Paul understood that his calling was to tell people about Jesus. He delete them the Christ, and get them on their feet spiritually.

By the way that's your calling my calling as well. The great commission is to go into all the world and preach the gospel but it's also to make disciples of all nations.

Jesus said, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you teaching them so our job are calling our mission is to tell people about Jesus and get them up on their feet, and here's the thing. Young believers need old believers in their life in older believers need younger believers in their life. We need each other, younger believers, the older believers in their life to stabilize them in older believers need younger believers in their life to enter John them you want to see a bunch of cranky old people complaining getting together moaning and groaning about their aches and pains get some young people in their mix it up a little bit bring a little life into this conversation. Older folks need that in their life. Are you listening to me grumpy people, but kids younger people you need older folks in your life. They can provide so much wisdom to you from their life's experiences and and what they learn in all address a little bit more than just a few moments.

Point number three we are to be examples of this hope to those who are watching where to be examples of this hope to those who are watching this. Romans 1518, bringing the Gentiles to obey God by my message.

By the way, I worked among them. Paul understood he was not just called to preach the gospel.

He was also called to live the gospel. Christians are walking epistles written by God and read by men.

Does that mean that means you're the only Bible. Some people are ever going to read that your at your the Bible to that there is a literally form an opinion about God based on what they think of your workflow brochure man Johnny know. But you are his representative as I am. So what is your Bible open up to is it open up the John 316. That's a messenger given out or is it the verse in the Lord.

By now he's think of any matter now but the idea is to get out during example you can escape the fact you're an example all you to determine is this, if you're a good or a poor example, but you are examples of pulses hey you know I live this.

You know I lived it out. He wrote elsewhere in the book of Romans. We loved you so much. We were delighted to share with you not only the gospel but our lives as well.

You are witnesses of a holy, righteous and blameless. We were among you.

Another thing I would add that this is Paul give the whole gospel to not just part of it. In verse 19 he says from Jerusalem and around to a really can't cure him. I fully preach the gospel of Christ is a problem we have today. Sometimes we edit the gospel by then they mean we leave out things we think will offend people, but I forget to give the gospel we need to get the whole gospel and nothing but the gospel so help us God right so any gospel, the promises, the hope of heaven without a warning about hell is not the gospel. Any gospel that offers forgiveness from God without telling you you need to repent of your sin is not the gospel in the essential message of the gospel is Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ and him crucified. That's our message.

That's the message we need to convey point number four. Paul took the hope of the gospel everywhere and anywhere. Paul to get everywhere and anywhere.

Verse 20 of Romans that denied me to my aim to preach the gospel not work.

Christ was named lest I should build on another man's foundation but want to some really unusual places to bring the gospel to them including Marcel, which was actually like the public forum in Greece which was the intellectual center of the world at that time in their Mars Hill. Various people would get up and give their ideas and philosophies impolitic the gospel right there. You know, as I think back over 30 years of dinner cruises we been all over the United States and around the world. We been to New York City. We been there a number of times we went to Madison Square Garden garden until the Lord packet out. It was fantastic. We been to Chicago, Philadelphia, of course, Dallas puts we been to some individual places like Wollongong, Australia and Newcastle Australia.

I've never even heard of Wollongong. When I got an invitation to go over there and hold a crusade. Some of our most successful Crusades the Crusades were in places where they should not have necessarily been successful like Seattle, one of the most unchurched cities in America. Someone said there's more dogs in Seattle than Christians.

And yet I remember that not only was our attendance great, but the percentage of response was far higher there than it normally is in other places so that was exotic we went to dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The progressive already told you were going back to Los Angeles and their brand-new stadium. Once they get a bill, but some when we were talking to pastors in LA I had more than one person warned me once said Greg Los Angeles is the graveyard of evangelists. You don't want to come up here and do it while working with the Lord blessed. I remember that the attendance was so strong they had done shut the door and since so many people one on the field to accept Christ. The fire marshal walked up the gate so no more good, love the guts ever happened before.

Amazing. So one time we even did a harvest outreach in Disneyland. Do any of you remember that we took the whole park over and on every stage. We had a Christian band with an evangelist.

We saw many people come to Christ throughout the day and into the evening.

So you know we've tried to go to places one would not normally go to point number five. We are to be helpers, so others don't lose hope.

We are to be helpers, so others don't lose hope. Romans 15 verse 25 but before I came on Tuesday before I come, I must go to Jerusalem to take a gift to the believers there for you see the believers in Macedonia in a KI have eagerly taken up an offering for the poor among the believers in Jerusalem. They were glad to do this because they feel they owe a great debt to them since the Gentiles received the spiritual fruit of the good news from the believers in Jerusalem. They feel it's the least they can do in return by helping them financially.

You've heard the expression, put your money where your mouth is.

You know, it's one thing to say all you know what I see I love you. You're my friend but your friend is does not many clothes on their back or their hungry amen. Love you by the way, if you're their friend. If you love them, help them help them with food, help them with clothing help them financially as we say I love the gospel I was the gospel to global do you ever invest in it financially. Notice that Paul says in verse 26 they eagerly took up an offering. Then he later says they did it gladly.

We need to understand. It's a privilege to invest in the work of the king, a privilege and it should not be a mere duty and so this was something they enjoy doing and they raise this money and send it to the boats that were in need their in Jerusalem. Now we shift gears to chapter 16. We have a lot of personal greetings from Paul to his Christian family and friends. What an honor it would be to be mentioned by name by the apostle Paul in one of his epistles, especially if your name was Phoebe or equivalent and Priscilla and some other names will identify, but is was not a good thing to have your name mentioned in an epistle of Paul. If your name was Dimas or Alexander the coppersmith because they were mentioned as people who effectively had betrayed him to someone, but have some good news and some bad news with the good news here in Paul's epistle in your get your name is going to be known for generations to come will be reading about you 2000 years from today. That's a good news with the bad news, even every good thing to say about you will will you have some very good things to say about Phoebe. How many of you have ever heard of PB. Raise your hand knows she's tentative embedded here in Scripture. Romans 61. I commend you Phoebe are sister was a servant of the church in Santerķa that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints and assist her in whatever business as she has need of you. For indeed she is been a helper of many of myself also Phoebe helped so many people over the years of the word that Paul uses here for her helping comes from a single Greek word that translates out to benefactor us. You've heard the phrase a benefactor that's a supporter.

Someone who invest in something. She was a great benefactor is to many. She must've been a successful businesswoman who shared her resources and finances to assist the apostle and assist the church in Oak so often we hear about the computers in the Paul, so we forget about the BBs in the Lydia who was Lydia Lydia's in the book of acts and she's identified as a seller of purple says I just mean she was obsessed with purple things. No back in that day. Purple was the color of royalty.

I admit that she dealt with luxury goods.

Today we might call her a designer and does.

She was very successful and so she took her resources in support of the apostle. Then there's Mary Magdalena, the troubled aroma Jesus and the others and she supported them as well so we celebrate the computers in the balls on the Johnson but sometimes you forget about the BBs in the Lydia's in the Mary's and everybody has a very important role to play, giving your money is just to spiritual that's preaching a sermon.

It you know it's interesting because Paul earlier there in Romans 15, compared our gifts as fruits and Jesus said here and as my father glorified, that you bring forth much fruit Jesus is looking for spiritual fruit in your life is that the mark of the other day, all my favorite fruit is out, because I love summer fruit.

I love peaches I love nectarines I love plums I love charities and I love watermelon and nonmember a few weeks ago I saw the first nectarines. They were very small.

They were sad. I didn't want those nectarines another little bit bigger so I bought some the other day and that I just lie like a very hard, by the way, I don't like squishy like I like hard peaches, hard nectarines, so I went to the market looking for fruit. Then he tended to go through them you squeeze a little bit and if you're like me you take a lot of random bites out of the fruit. No I don't I don't really but John looking for fruit so Jesus is looking for fruit to pay. Is there fruit in your life is able what you mean by that without give you three illustrations of how the word fruit is used of the Christian number one when I praise and thank God that is a form of spiritual fruit. What I praise God when I glorify him when I worship you.

Hebrews 1315 says, let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God. It is the fruit of our lives, giving thanks to his name.

So if arriving at time of worship and your lips are moving. The fruits missing will do it in my heart man move your lips move them to praise to God, with your lips, lift your hands to the Lord with the Lord knows I love them.

I know, but that's with the sacrifice of praise is about to see the sacrifice of praise things I give God glory when I don't feel like it that I don't always feel like and you don't always feel like but we do it anyway and that is a form of spiritual fruit and other former spiritual fruit is bringing people to Christ, bringing people to Christ. Paul wrote to his friends in Rome. In Romans 113, I had planned to come to you that I might have some fruit among you, just as among other Gentiles, so what he saying is it when I'm with you. I'm hoping to get to tell me some great stories about people coming to Jesus. This is also said in Proverbs 1130 when it says the fruit of the righteous is the tree of life, and he that when souls is wise to worshiping God sacrificially got the former fruit, leading people to Christ. That too is a former fruit and thirdly and lastly giving our finances. As a former fruit because Paul says I want to see fruit from you so there will be fruit to your account now were introduced to a quill it and Priscilla, how many of you have heard of McQuillan and Priscilla Goodyear, the Bible students out there so he mentions them here in Romans 16, three.

Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my coworkers in the ministry of Christ Jesus. In fact they have risked their lives for me and I'm thankful to them and so are all the Gentile churches also give my greetings to the church that meets in their home equivalent and Priscilla they were preachers that we know. But they helped preachers. In particular, there was this fiery preacher named Apollo's but some of his theology was got right so we read that equality and Priscilla took up almost into their home and taught him the word of God more accurately and acts 1826 is balls, come to view these things and get you right in this way so he could be even more effective and so they were so used by the Lord is he think God for the BBs in the Mary's and the Priscilla's and the acquittal is in the Lydia's the unsung heroes of the Bible. How many of you have heard of Billy Graham reasonably handy for the Billy Graham Jan much everybody. How many of you have heard of Henrietta mirrors raise your hand.

Henrietta bears like nobody 11 heard of her either and I don't know why even mention her name. No, seriously. She was a lady in heaven now, but Henrietta mirrors Todd a Sunday school class for kids and young adults at the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood.

Among those who attended her class were Bill Bright and a young man named Billy Graham the Bill Bright went on the start Campus Crusade for Christ and Billy Graham went on to Welby Billy Graham and touch the whole world so Henrietta Mears. We don't know much about her but she invested in their lives and she impacted their lives. And I wanted to say a word to you that labor and relative evidence of security. The Lord knows what you're doing and you'll be rewarded for maybe the Lord called you to be a Sunday school teacher and and you don't know what impact are making. Who knows that that student in your class could not be the next Bill Bright, Billy Graham or whoever the God would use dramatically. Or how about that person that helped you find your seat about that person that helped to park your car about that person that talks to boats and they make a commitment to Christ about all these volunteers in our church. This is give a round of applause because they matter so much.

How many of you volunteer and serve here at Harbison's way shape or form. Raise your hand and God bless everyone of you. God bless you seriously you so powerfully use by God. Now here's another really interesting Bible character Rufus, how many of you have heard of Rufus. Well tell you what he's right here mentioned by Paul Romans 1630 green roof assume the Lord for God to be his very own and also his dear mother who is been a mother to me what what a compliment to have the apostle Paul say a woman was built like a mother to him. I been talking a little bit today about young people and so many of them today are coming from broken home, they've never known a father. Or maybe their mother never has had time for them. Or maybe they didn't even have parents to speak up.

They need fathers and mothers they need spiritual mentors, mother figures father figures. They can help them in line to mentor them to listen to them. The pray for them to love them, you could be that person for someone. And so this lady who is not name was like a mother to Paul so this is the mother of Rufus know Rufus had a brother and his name was Alexander and Rufus and Alexander were the sons of Simon the Cyrene governor Simon the Cyrene okay so he's the guy that carried the cross for Jesus member when Jesus was carrying his cross to the streets of Jerusalem and fell beneath its weight, so the Roman guards are looking for someone to carry the cross and they pick this guy Simon was from out of town for Passover. I just sort of think he was probably a big guy is cross was having hundreds of pounds. A huge Khmer biggest thing some of the weather to clear you know maybe that was unhappy about it picks up that massive wooden cross already covered in the blood of Jesus and is carrying it along. The next room is Jesus and is looking over at Jesus and in the whole thing is starting to went back to like that. This isn't just some criminal who is this man well did Simon come to Christ. What I think he did not tell you why because I read known an epistle that both of his boys, Rufus and Alexander are following Jesus and his wife is like a mother to the apostle Paul.

So I think what happened. Putting these things together connecting the dots. After he carried the cross for Christ. He believed in Jesus and what a testimony he would can imagine what you have. Simon, the Cyrene and speak tonight and tell us about the time he carried the cross of Jesus. Okay I want to hear that message Simon the Cyrene and Rufus incredible stories, incredible people and others powerful closing benediction. In Romans 16 from Paul verse 25 now all glory to God, whose aid able to establish you according to my gospel. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles a plan kept secret from the beginning of time. But now, as the prophets foretold, and as the eternal God's commandment commanded. This message is made known to Gentiles everywhere so that they might believe and obey him because all glory goes to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.

While the secret is knowing my grandkids are small. I used to have this thing I would do right would take them to secret places. There was a parka, maybe a mile from our house and there was a park that was closer side so you want to go to the regular park or do you want to go to the secret park. It wasn't secret is just another part. They said, we would go to the end of this day we still call it that because he said I'm going to the secret park. It makes me laugh inside the secret is in plain sight. We go to a restaurant and I'd say to the kids and Kitty want to go in the normal way you want to do the secret point we want to go this way. Pop so just on the back door and we are secret.

Nobody does this. They like that. Now they know it's not a secret anymore. We know this is the secret anymore. It's plainly there in Scripture. And it's the gospel. I like gumballs visits my gospel is a great moment when it becomes your gospel yet since the gospel but it's your gospel, you internalize that you believe that you know it's true, and noticed that he says my gospel, which establishes us see.

It doesn't just save as it establishes you the gospel. See you it saves you and it will save you in the future first saw it saves us the moment. I believe in Jesus, my name is written in the Lamb's book of life, and no one will ever take my name out of the Lamb's book of life never to its saving me the power of the gospel helps me to overcome sin and addiction in the attacks of the enemy, and finally will save me one day when I take that last breath on planet Earth. I'll be taken into the presence of God, and it establishes me. I know what I believe I know what is true I have a lens now, by which I view the world and thought the lens of a motion is not the lens of culture. It's not the lens of what is supposedly cool. It's a lens of the word of God. Now I know how to see things all the thing how to live the gospel establishes you. And really, the book of Romans is been just a declaration of the gospel is inspecting its most basic, comprehensive statement of what the gospel is in all of the Bible. That's why said in our first message of the book of Romans is been defined.

The gospel taught to believers and we have what is sometimes called the Romans Road could close up this the Romans Road with the Romans Road is simply is to come to Jesus all from the book of Romans. The first step of the Romans Road is Romans 323 it says all of sin and fallen short of the glory of God. The book of Romans.

I learned that no matter how good of a person I am, no matter how kind I am no matter how wonderful I am, or charitable. I am I'm not good enough to get to heaven because I broken his commandment and I fallen short of the standards with step number two on the Romans Road is the wages of sin is death, so there's a penalty for my Simba Vincent good news.

The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Then over in Romans 58. The next step says God demonstrated his love toward us know why we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Sort of a learned I'm a sinner there's a penalty for my sin. But there's also a solution for my sin and its Jesus and finally I learned in Romans 1013 everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be sending another is a way out to figure out at the beach and you get caught in a riptide or you're out to jeepers something happens and you need help there's a lifeguard there. You need to call out for their help. They can't read your mind you have to wave your hand to get out to say hello and though come though save you. That's their job.

And here's Jesus waiting and if you call upon him, he will come and rescue you and I wonder if some of you need to call upon Jesus today. Maybe you have lost hope as I was talking about earlier maybe go. Maybe I'll take a drink of water and awkward moment.

Okay, here you maybe you been so despondent in life. You've even contemplated suicide. I don't know but I know that hope has a name and its Jesus the Stanley that the door of your life right now and he is knocking, and he is saying if you hear his voice and open the door he will come in listen. Do you need Jesus. Today he has everything you're looking for. This culture doesn't have this world doesn't have it. Jesus has he has it for you and what you need to do is call out to him in a moment were going to pray. I'm going to extend an invitation to anybody here. Anybody watching anybody listening wherever you are. If you're not sure the crisis is living in your heart if you don't have confidence that your sin is forgiven. If you want to have the soap we been talking about it if you want to know that will go to heaven when you die, and of a life that is worth living. Respond now as we close in prayer as I extend this invitation. Let's all pray together. Father, thank you for your word to us. Thank you for your love for us. Thank you for sending Jesus to die in our place. Now we pray that your Holy Spirit will convict and convince those who do not get to know you of their need for you and Lord help them to call out to you that when I had served God. Her eyes are closed and were praying. How many of you would say today Greg, I need Jesus.

I've lost hope.

I don't know what's gonna happen to me after I die.

I have a big hole in my heart and I need help I need hope. I need God, pray for me. Listen if you want Jesus Christ to come into your life if you want to you to have him forgive you of your sin if you want to go to heaven when you die you want to fill the big hole in your heart, would you just lift your hand up forever. You are on the pray for you. Lift your hand up if you want Jesus today, but she's anybody else raise your hand up or I can see a combustion see the Santa bless all of you. God bless you. Anybody else raise your hand up Iraq and see a please bless maybe you fallen away from the Lord, and you need to come back to him again. You need to return to the Lord wanted to raise your hand up and let me pray for you today as well. Wherever you are. Raise your hand up combustion.

I know some of you are watching on the screen and it feels awkward for you to raise your hand but I'm in ask you to do it as well because it's just a little step of faith between you and God. In your same. I want Jesus pray for me. Wherever you are. Raise your hand and saying I need Jesus, and asked everyone of you that is, raise your hand. I want you to stand your feet and I mentally join a prayer I went to the stand your feet right now everyone of you that raise her hand. God bless you, that are standing. Anybody else even if you did not raise your hand but you want to make this commitment or recommitment to Jesus just stand up. By the way, others are standing right now. You will not be alone. Others are standing. When you join them. You raise your hand. Even if you did not you want your sins forgiven you want to know you go to heaven when you die you want to find this purpose in life we been talking about.

You want a life overflowing with hope stand up, let me lead you in this prayer. Let's get this settled right here right now only one more moment anybody else stand now accomplish, solidly standing.

Now everyone that standing.

I'm in a prayer.

Prayer and I would ask that you pray this prayer out loud after me in this prayer you're asking God to forgive you and you're asking Jesus to come and live in your life again as I pray pray this out loud after me right where you stand. Pray these words Lord Jesus, I know that I'm a seven but I know that you are the Savior who died on the cross for my sin and rose again from the dead. I turn from my sin. Now, Lord, and I choose to follow you from this moment forward as my Savior and Lord is my God and friend fill me with hope. Now, Lord, as I follow you in Jesus name I pray.

God bless each one of

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