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SM170205/The Danger of the Compromised Life

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February 16, 2017 4:06 pm

SM170205/The Danger of the Compromised Life

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Harvest messages are brought to you by harvest partners to receive free email daily devotions or to become a harvest partner, please visit us asserted two passages today. Hebrews 11 which is sort of our basic text for this series that were doing that were calling world changers, but also I want you to turn to Exodus chapter 5 to be working through a few chapters in Exodus as we look at the amazing life before us in the title of the messages that danger of the compromised life. You know, prior to knowing Jesus Christ's if we knew it or not. If we like it or not we were under the power and control of the devil.

This is what the Bible teaches. The Scripture tells us that this Satan.

This god of this world is his call in the Bible, blinded the of us and we were held captive by him taken captive by him and the irony is we thought we were in control of our own lives. Amazing laugh when people say what I want to become a Christian because I do want to come under the control of God I am the captain of my own ship.

I am in control of my own life know you hundreds your under the control of the devil and he's a liar and he ripped us off.

He promised us pleasure, but he brought his misery.

He promises fun. But he brought us guilt. He promises life 40 brought us that in the most clever strategy of all he had his thinking. He did not even exist one day in each of our lives for those of us will put our faith in Christ. It was like a light went on like a lightning bolt from heaven. It hit us. Jesus Christ is the answer Jesus Christ as the one I've been searching for so we believe in him and that changed our lives.

No, this is the greatest event that will happen in any human life, the day that your born-again and I ask you today, are you born-again and are you sure your born-again and if you're not I'll tell you how to be at the end of the message you listen. After we made the commitment to Christ, you need to know what's going on. The devil well, to put it bluntly is really ticked off. He lost one of his own and he's going to do everything he can to undermine you to trip you up to pull you back if possible. It's been said conversion is made. Our hearts are battlefield and it's true.

If you're not experiencing the spiritual battle. Quite honestly, something is wrong with you and so I want you to know you're going to face devilish opposition. I wanted to talk about one of the devil's most effective strategies in this message and that strategy is compromise well as I said earlier, were in this world changers series and were looking at the life of Moses know you remember it took a while for the Lord to whip Moses in the shape it was always God's plan that Moses would be the one to deliver the Israelites from the bondage of Pharaoh in Egypt but Moses wanted to say he acted a bit premature, and took matters into his hand own hands and he made a horrible mess of it. You know the story.

He was raised in the court of the Pharaoh by the daughter of Pharaoh. One day, even though he was groomed to possibly be the next Pharaoh of Egypt, he saw an Egyptian slave driver mistreating a Hebrew when he stepped in and killed that Egyptian man and then he ran to the gills because the Pharaoh effectively put a contract out on him there in the backside of the desert. 40 years later, the Lord spoke to Moses from a bush that would not stop burning and God said Moses you're my man, you shoot to deliver the Israelites from the bondage of Egypt.

Moses had a bunch of excuses God responded and the Lord told Moses. It's not going to be easy. But what I wanted to do is take them three days journey into the wilderness so Moses was ready. His heart was full of faith and courage. By the way, faith and fear cannot coexist together. One tribes out the other when faith walks in fear walks out so if you're filled with fear today. Maybe just a lot more faith because these people that change the world that were talking about, identify faith.

That's the operative word. They believe God at his word, and here's what we learned in Hebrews 11 usually verse 27 it says I was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king's anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.

It was my previously because he had faith. He did not have fear and the thing that prompted this faith and sustain his faith was keeping his eyes on Jesus, looking to the Lord and when you have your eyes on the Lord you can do amazing things, and when you take your eyes off of the Lord you're going to face defeat. So let's see what happens now, when Moses says his first confrontation with the great Pharaoh of Egypt knowledge flip over to Exodus chapter 5 starting in verse one. Afterwards, Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh thus says the Lord God of Israel, let my people go; fees to me in the wilderness. The Pharaoh said who is the Lord why should I obey his voice to lead Israel go. I don't know the Lord nor will I let Israel go. They said the God of the Hebrews is met with us.

Please let us go three days journey into the desert and sacrifice of the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword. So no big moment has come. Moses walks into the court of the Pharaoh and says let my people go.

This angered the Pharaoh for a number of reasons. First of all, no one talk like this to the Pharaoh. He was a powerful man worshiped as a god by the Egyptians. The landscape was dotted with monuments erected to Pharaoh, which is the word begin of a man or woman executed on the spot and who is this shepherd that comes into his court. By the way back in this day the Egyptians regarded the shepherds as the lowest of the low. There were sort of the telemarketers of their day. I don't know what to compare them to, but and so for Moses to come in is this shepherd and just to confirm the fact he has been a shepherd. The Lord tells them. Take care staff in to see Pharaoh because this stuff is going to do a supercool trip in a few moments is going to turn into a snake. Let my people go in the Pharaoh that there's no way I'm in a do this and he opposed Moses and the hidden worker because he made the slavery of the Jews.

Even worse, they take the straw out of the brick make them go get their own straws and now the Israelites are ticked off that Moses there was not responding to Moses. Every one of those days. You think you're doing the will of God in all the doors shut in your face and you're saying what went wrong with that. Just the way it goes sometimes. But Moses was not going to back down.

No flip over to Exodus 7 verse 10 so Moses and Aaron went into Pharaoh and they did so just as the Lord commanded. And Aaron cast down the raw. This is the shepherd staff now before Pharaoh before his servants and he became a snake but Pharaoh also had wise men and sorcerers and the magicians of Egypt. They did the same thing with their enchantments.

Every man threw down his rod and they became snakes. But Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods and Pharaoh's heart grew hard and he did not heed them as the Lord had said so no a series of judgments are going to come upon Egypt. Each one is going to be directed specifically against a God of Egypt. You see, the Egyptians worshiped Pharaoh as God, they worshiped the Nile River as God, they worshiped animals as God, they worshiped bronzes, God they worshiped all kinds of crazy things and so God's going to bring a series of 10 judgments or plagues against Egypt. Each level at one of the gods they worship. The first thing that happens is Moses rod becomes a serpent, presumably a cobra, which by the way, was a symbol of Egypt. You can look at ancient Egyptian antiquities today and see that cobra was a part of their whole look in their whole kingdom and so the kingdom but also the magicians these guys on the payroll of the Pharaoh are able to replicate this miracle notices very interesting that they have this power which shows us the devil has certain power. Satan is not the equal of God. Sometimes people think whatever God can do.

The devil can do. That's not true. God is all-powerful, the devil's power is limited. God is all knowing the devil's knowledge is limited.

God can be everywhere at one time the devil can only be in one place at one time but having said that he's very powerful and he can do certain signs and even what we might call false miracles here. One is done the Pharaoh's magicians do the same miracle" that Moses and Aaron do.

Which reminds us one of the devil's most effective tactics is imitation. You know he'll try to stop a work out right but he often will imitate in this will minimize the power and glory of God and divert us in a sense I people stand up and they think I'm a follower of Jesus to make a public proclamation and then they'll maybe fall away or do something that would contradict what they said and we will respond why did they come to Christ and fall away from Christ. Here's a thought. Maybe they never came to Christ at all. Just because someone says a Christian doesn't mean they're a Christian. The only way I will know if a person is a Christian is.

By the way they live.

I can't see their heart. I can see their faith. I can only see their actions and interactions contradict what they have said, are they really a Christian. The apostle Paul asked the question in Corinthians check up on yourselves. Are you really a Christian.

We are just pretending to be a Christian when you really aren't one at all.

So this is an imitation that the devil brings in to dilute too confused to deceive and sure enough the Pharaoh's heart gets hard.

There comes a like number one the Nile River is turn to blood that's on in Exodus 714 to 18 God directs Moses to cover with the staff he calls Pharaoh to come and walk to the put the staff in the water and it turns to blood, no not only did the Egyptians worshiped the knob, but that was also the source of food supply.

It was a source of drinking water, are they with his water for bathing for cooking for cleaning, laundry, and of course drinking. Plus I got fish out of that Nile River and now it's all turned to blood, but the magicians, though that's no big deal. We can do it too, and they take with little clear water.

There is a term not to blood, but almost he would be a bit more logical if the magicians of Pharaoh could turn the blood he water back to clear, that would be helpful but they took what little clear water was left in turn, not the blood. Whoever said sin makes sense. There's something I discovered after years of walking with the Lord.

Sin makes you stupid. It does sin makes you stupid. I know clear thinking people or at least I thought there were clear thinking, intelligent people to the most irrational things under the control of sin is a great theologian Forrest Gump once said stupid is is as stupid does really bad Forrest Gump imitation because of this devilish imitation. Pharaoh hardened his heart, but really what was happening was God was striking down there.

God is a new worshiped the Nile as a God, your God just failed your field. You, your God is in real where's your God now know we can help gods to with a small G of God and idle is anything or anyone that takes the place of the Lord God in our life. Some people make gods out of careers.

Some even ministries so make gods out of relationships so make gods out of possession. That becomes the most important thing to them that sometimes something will happen to remove that God, that is what the true Lord of our lives.

Maybe your terminated from your job. Maybe the relationship unravels. Maybe the object you worship the stolen or damaged or whatever it is your God is knocked over and you realize it was never a true God at all that it opens your eyes to see your need for the true and living God hears Pharaoh. He seen the Nile River turned the blood but still his heart gets hard affect of Exodus 723 says he returned with scholars about the whole thing out of his mind to got big deal now plague number two comes an invasion of frocks that's in Exodus 8 and this is this is a crazy play frogs everywhere you know that I lived in Hawaii years ago as a kid always to walk around everywhere barefoot and you know so at night, you'd walk around barefoot and sometimes stuff on frogs.

There's lots of frogs alike in their big frocks. Dante that is gross, you know, if you ever stepped on the snail barefoot so bad luck of frogs. Worse, shall prevent his draw of them. I know you know there were frogs everywhere.

The Bible says there were floods on the floor. There were frogs in the charitable frogs and the others.

There were frogs in the bed. You know you kiss your wife.

Good night night honey I love you rabbit and it's a funny thing because the Egyptians worship of frog God's name in Egyptian was Kerr Moto and me that I was number two. McDermott defined Sesame Street near Sam was actually called head get HEGET they worship a prop stupid thing worship God says you want frogs this your God. All God stores and have fun. J yeah there were frogs everywhere and then the Pharaoh goes to Moses is make these problems go away and then Moses prays in the frogs all died. The only thing worse than living frog is a dead frog and stinking and coming back to my childhood, Hawaii. We would get up in the morning there would be all these frogs laying on the street that were run over by cars you know they're looking to select this position. Maybe great little Frisbees frog Frisbee. The only good for one throw the apartment. This is all true that some in the Bible says the land stank.

I love that word stank is a good biblical word someone isn't smelling well you know you need to dig a shower Pro menu piece. Thank you. Know the land stay.

So Pharaoh course. Noah's heart softened and he responded no. Exodus 815 Pharaoh's father was relieved and he hardened his heart. This is so typical of nonbelievers. Pharaoh asked Moses to call on God and Moses did once a crisis is gone, Pharaoh sagrada go back to being hard again about a hospital chaplain who kept a record of some 2000 patients, all of whom were near death, or at least thought they were, and when he found was of those who were sorry and repentant for their sins when numerous were stored back to help people only 2/2000 showed a marked change in their spiritual lives. After the recovery that originally thought they were dying all God help me. Oh God, I turned to you and then when they recovered thanks God see later at the fair was doing all you got me out of this mess will all just go back to hardened my heart, so was going on with this heart of Pharaoh. This raises one of the apparent contradictions in the Bible because we read here that Pharaoh hardened his heart with the later on in Exodus 10 one.

We read God hardened Pharaoh's heart contradiction to harden the heart was a God.

It was a Pharaoh. The answer both the sonic contradiction is two sides of the same coin. Initially, Pharaoh hardened his heart.

Listen God is given to you of free will. The choice is yours.

You decide if you will go to heaven or hell you decide if you will follow Christ, or Satan you decided your sins will be forgiven. Or you'll have to give an account for them. That's all up to you but once you've made that decision God in effect will strengthen you and it. If it's a decision to follow Christ. He will strengthen you and that decision because a better translation of the word used when it says God hardened Pharaoh's heart would be God's strengthen or stiffen Pharaoh's heart.

So Pharaoh initially hardened his heart and God confirmed him in that hardness so you're the one who decides ultimately within the Lord will confirm you in the position you hold he will not violate your free will. He will not overrule your free will and that's exactly what happened to Pharaoh and his heart got harder and harder and the more signs that were done before him, the harder his heart. God meant sort of addresses the idea of people believing that they see a miracle you really think and then I could perform a miracle. I know all of my nonbelieving friends would come to Christ like a my Super Bowl party after church.

If I can like have the you know the burgers on the grill that I can call fire from heaven on the burgers did believe) the spot, though they wouldn't they wouldn't delete because miracle after miracle was done for Pharaoh and more to the point when Christ walked this earth, he healed people of leprosy. He restored sight to the blind hearing to the deaf, even raised people from the dead. He walked on water men. What more do you want by a large almost all of the people turned against him, demanding his crucifixion and his death know we don't need to do a miracle to cause people to believe here's what Jesus said of wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given to them, but that of the prophet Jonah. As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man speaking of himself be three days and three nights in the heart of Europe. Windows ME loosely paraphrased. I think I'm doing justice to what he was saying people don't need a miracle they don't need a signed yours since I may need the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. That's our message of this culture.

Jesus loves you. Jesus died for you. Jesus rose again from the dead in Jesus will come and take residents in your heart that's a sign we need backed up by a godly lifestyle. This, how does one get a hardened heart. You might be surprised by my answer. You get a hardened heart by continued exposure to the truth of God and a refusal to obey and respond to let me say that again you get a heart heart by continued exposure to the word of God or the truth of God in a refusal on your part to obey and respond to.

We might think that the worst thing that can happen to a person is that they get into some sexual lifestyle. Drinking or partying or drugs or whatever it is, but listen, there's more chance for the person who's in the grip of some specific sin and still retain the heart and conscience them for the man or woman who is hardened and where is the easiest place to get a hardened heart right here. Yes, you heard me right right here in church because some will hear the word of God and the received the word of God and obey the word of God. Though be changed by God and others will hear the word of God. They may not even hear them. You have earplugs in, or doing something else but the just blow it off and then there heart will get heart hearing God's word to. Here's the interesting thing this same sun that softens the wax hardens the clay look, I don't know why you're here to be a church I was walking around early in the service of watching all your worshiping and it was beautiful and I went to the balcony there no one here and look around a lot of people worshiping and the other people are just standing there in and I'm thinking men are so many different kinds of people here watching, listening somewhere because they want to be here because many look forward to worshiping others. I hear well because they are supposed to be here. You know their parents brought them and they didn't really have a choice in the matter.

Some husbands are here because the wife wanted him here, some wives are here because the husband wanted them here.

Some people are here because maybe it's a tradition I don't know but look all I can say is you're here right so let's hear God's word. As we ought to curate the letter change our life because we don't cure the way we ought to curate it can harden our heart, and you can end up like Pharaoh scary, actually over the book of Hebrews we read these words in Hebrews 3. Don't harden your heart brothers speaking to Christians, and walking away from the living God. But stand firm in the faith. While it still called today, so it's basically saying we as believers can harden our heart.

Let's not let that when outcomes like number three a bunch and it's that's all folks okay and I responded to the now turning the blood not responding to the frogs everywhere. There's a bunch of thoughts that nets are horrible. I think, and in this particular plague included all kinds of insects, winged insects, primarily, you know, we have spiders and tics in an Beatles.

It was the first case of Beatlemania. Ladies and gentlemen of the beetle should say the income the Beatles and got that joke you really owe the most to be then get it. So maybe that's good so I explained that joke was Ed Sullivan introducing the Beatles on his television show mom of the Beatles. They were from England right there British band before labs from livable ever forget that I didn't cause the Pharaoh to respond his heart just gets harder. But now this is interesting. He knows what Moses is trying to do it. So he's going to change a strategy that really brings us to the heart of this message brings a series of compromises to Moses, so he'll not do what is right.

Look at Exodus 825. Read this with me. Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron all right. He said go ahead and offer sacrifices to your God would do it here in the land. Moses replied will that wouldn't be right the Egyptians to test the sacrifices we offer to the Lord our God. We offer sacrifices here with the Egyptians can see is they will stone us. We must take a three day trip another wilderness offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, just as he commanded us their reply all right, go ahead. I'll let you go to the wilderness offer sacrifices to the Lord your God, but don't go too far away. Now hurry and pray for me. So, the Pharaoh said all okay okay already. Gail Lee, but don't go too far and don't forget, pray for me. Intercede for me what's going on. He's trying to get them the compromise personally since go sacrifice here in the land but would God tell them to do vehicle three days in the wilderness. What does God wanted them to put as much distance between them in Egypt as possible so they wouldn't be tempted to go back the same way will be become a Christian, God tells us to make a break with our past and our sinful activities and begin to follow Jesus Christ.

Because you see, if you make a deal with the devil. You're going to ultimately lose the devils all right if you have to be a Christian be one, but the practical don't get fanatical you know when I first became a believer. I hung around with a bunch of lowlife guys and I was one of and we did drugs together and die in Christ to come in my life and I remember what I said to one of my friends. Right after I became a Christian I said Greg get the same name as I do with it to Jesus and his name is a Greg don't worry last thing you ever get to see is Lori becoming a fanatic, so you never get to see me walking around carrying a Bible talking about Jesus. I'm still going to be cool but I'll believe in God to famous last words and I'm thankful they were famous last words because for a little bit of time I tried to fit in with these guys and I realized I have to walk away from this life completely and you known it was hard because these were my friends as lowlife as they were. They were my friends and now I have to go and hang out with a bunch of people that seemed a little odd to be quite frankly because it's Jesus isn't Jesus that in the Bible this in the Bible then something I don't know that's a little too intense for me to realize that I needed to walk away from the old life and start a new one with Christian brothers and sisters around me. That's the way they do it. The compromise never works but a story about a hunter who went out to shoot a bear. We found a big one behind them in the sites. Just getting ready to pull the trigger when the bear turned around and said excuse me this is a true story.

Hunter shot records of the talking bear versus using what you doing under sublime and shoot you and kill you better sit there's a way that isn't better to talk than to shoot.

Let me ask you what is it you want the hunter said while I'm: one, four, verse okay, maybe we can talk. Here's what I want a full stomach, so the hunter said is going up against a tree in the bear and the hunter disappeared into the forest for a while.

A little bit later. The bear emerged alone. Apparently the negotiations have been successful. The hunter got his first coat and the bear got up.

That's all compromise works. Don't go too far. Don't be too fanatical.

The devil says we compromise with him, look at this. This is really interesting. The Pharaoh says in verse 28. I'll let you go. But pray for me while it doesn't look like he's getting closer to God.

Well maybe and maybe not. And we know of course it was maybe not.

It was a ploy. This happens to believers. They get into relationships with non-believers. Sometimes it's romantic and sometimes it even becomes sexual and they totally compromise their witness and they know it's a bad thing and they know they need to break up with this person. So the Christian says to the non-Christian. We need to terminate this relationship and the nonbelievers is awake.

Don't give up on me. Pray for me. I'm close to coming to Christ. Yeah you know what they're looking to come to Christ by you compromising they're going to come to Christ by you standing up for what is true and that's how you do it. Read about a dating service called coffee and supposedly you can go meet somebody it's better than dinner or lunch because you didn't conform long right and maybe meet this person for the person is not want to be here with them for an hour so just coffee. It's much simpler.

You don't even if the you meet them initially and you don't like the way they look really small coffee just little can I get the smallest little cup okay to see if your you're trying to find someone that right person. That guy, the girl that you can spend the rest of your life with well instead of just coffee either better idea about just church just church is works going top of that, just church that I asked you out a girl I said let's go out. Are you a believer when you ask because I'm a Christian and I will only get involved with a Christian. Hallelujah.

Even the way they say it's kind of sleazy.

Never heard it said that your creepy way is in the Bible say something about old holy kissers's. Here's a way to call them out of the really Christians they want.

I like to go out with great discomfort, the great my church. The church is coming. We have some coffee come coming your church and go to the service of the service on the children copy one of those people will not show up. Trust me, but if they do hey Donovan church. That's good though.

Here the word of God and if the really a believer than you know. You go from there.

I met my wife in church.

I was speaking. I was around probably 18 years old, maybe 19 along here.

I look like one of the Duck Dynasty guys beer down here not exaggerating. I was very nervous.

My leg was shaking all the time and that she was sitting there with her two sisters and I start now. I was not like scoping girls. When I preach normally. But Kathy just sort of stood out there was like a light coming on her wasn't quite like I noticed her and afterwards I started talking and when thing led to another and 43 years later, here we are okay. So what great place to be separate. This is a problem. You can involve romantically and especially if you marry a nonbeliever. It pulls you down here is a modern translation of a familiar verse be not unequally yoked together with nonbelievers.

Second Corinthians 614 it says don't become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong that's not partnership. That's more his life is friends with dark do Christ and the devil go strolling together to trust and mistrust hold hands so well translated that is so right to what that verse is saying it doesn't work because you're not getting end up pulling them up in more cases getting end up pulling you down and so the Pharaoh's using up oil. Pray for me man I'm close to close now now now we we gotta get outta here all right. Look at Exodus 10 were almost done so Moses and Aaron were brought again the Pharaoh and he said all right go serve the Lord your God, by the way, were the ones who are going Moses that will go with our young, old, our sons and our daughters are Fox and her Kurds will hold a feast of the Lord of the civil will better be with you if I let you and your little ones go for behold evil ahead of you know Pharaoh's in Ocala to go but I want you to leave your kids here while did you know the devil want your kids and he can't help them, because we can raise them in the way of the Lord.

That's our job.

That's not the church's job in Sunday school do what we can do reinforce what you what you're doing at home is not the job of the Christian school. It's the job it's the mission it's the calling, it's the privilege of the parent of the mother of the father new grandparents of role-playing this as well to raise those children in the way of the Lord. I love the way Moses put it. He said TT's choose to your child when you get up in the morning when you go to sleep at night when you walk together.

It's something you all the time teaching your children what is right.

Listen to this. You gotta live it to because if you tell them one thing and you do another and you contradict what you think that's a way the tribe kids away from Christ. But if you want to draw them to Christ. Show them what it is marvelous for them and teach them the word of God. So the process okay okay go and you will Moses do this today. Let's get out of here we go. Now I want to get you to get our kids. That's why it's really important. What's your harvest we want to continue to reach the next generation because I think as we get older and I include myself among you, I am getting older to of course you know we don't always like change right we get seven relational you know you're getting old when at the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle and pop but you're not eating cereal accidents problem you know you're getting older when it takes longer to rest and it did to get tired. You know you are. You're getting older when you are more patients but it's really that you just don't care anymore. You know you're getting old when it takes two tries to get up from the couch and I see these furniture is very popular. It is really low to the ground right and I look at that guy would sit in that you know you're getting older when you're resistant to change in the church because everything doesn't revolve around you and we want to keep reaching the next generation.

Then the next generation. That's why we and our crusades. It's always changing. The sound is changing them.

The look is changing with the content never changes because we want to reach each generation.

Okay, so now the final compromise. Exodus 1024 Pharaoh calls Moses and says, all right, all right. Take care whiny little kids. If you have to leave your flocks and herds that seems like a pretty decent compromise. Okay, okay, take your kids leave your animals. You know, also because it is a good deal was get out of our head.

And he's telling us we can go.

We just have to leave our animals, but I love with Moses is the Pharaoh's 26 no Pharaoh, not a host will be left behind.

Why would Pharaoh even want the animals because he knew if there was something left in the land it would keep them potentially coming back to the land. But here's what Moses is know you.

You can have our animals. You can't have our kids. You can't have any think we are leaving lock stock and barrel that we need to say the same thing that the devil, here's the deal devil listen very carefully, you get nothing you get zero. You kids did you get nada you rip me off.

You've taken advantage of me. You.

You ruined my life for years and you ruin the lives of people I don't I'm giving you nothing.

There's no compromise goodbye and you turn your back on him and follow the Lord and you'll never regret it. That's the way to live for Christ. I said earlier, you need to be born again to enter God's kingdom is seen.

This is why were searching online for meaning and purpose to know Tom Brady to play today pretty much the best quarterback in history probably can add break more records inflated or not inflated.

The guys awesome, incredible quarterback, no matter who you're rooting for you with all the Super Bowl rings. I just look at that ring about by the way, was an amazing ring. I was very tempted to steal that ring considering he played for the Rams, and he could hurt me.

I decided not to. And also there is a commandment that says thou shall not steal side ticket but it was nice. Now Tom Brady. He has four Super Bowl rings. That's a lot in one another potentially, maybe, maybe not, but you don't you think that make you happy if I had all those rings invite all that came about a beautiful model wife on my side. I know I would be happy if only I were Tom Brady somewhat say but he was interviewed and he says why do I have these Super Bowl rings and still think there's something greater out there for me and maybe a lot of people would say hey man, this is what it is I reach my goal.

My dream my life. Me, I think God it's gotta be more than this, I mean this isn't what it all is. This isn't what it's cracked up to be. While so the interviewer said, well, what's the answer. Brady response. I wish I knew. I love playing football. I love being a quarterback for this team, but at the same time. I think there's a lot of parts about me that I'm trying to find note, Tom. You don't need to point parts about you.

Here's what you're looking for you're looking for Jesus Christ. He is the answer that you're looking for the answer that Frank Correll found he's got Christ Super Bowl rings that supercool and that really sums it up perfectly.

You know you follow Jesus. He fills a void in your life you're the hope of heaven and you find what you were always looking for when you reject Jesus and have a heart-to-heart you walk through life with emptiness and guilt. Then you face a certain judgment.

What a ripoff. It's time for you to make a change. You decide if your heart will be soft or hard to close down prayer and I'm in to extend an invitation for you to break free from the power of the devil.

An invitation for you to have Christ and take up residence in your heart and invitation for you to know with certainty that you will go to heaven when you die let's all bow our heads. Father, thank you for your word and now I pray for any person here any person watching does not yet know you help them to see their need for Jesus and help them to come to you, and believe now we ask this in your name. I will answer about their eyes are closed or praying together.

How many of you would say Greg, I need my sin forgiven. I want this relationship with God.

You've been talking about. I want to go to heaven when I die I want to find fulfillment and purpose. I don't want to be under the control of that double one more day. I'm ready to say yes to Jesus.

If you want Jesus to come in your life if you want him to forgive you of your sin if you want to go to heaven when you die wherever you are, to lift her hand up and I'm in a print lift your hand up if you want Christ to come in your life today lifted up, I reckon, see, accomplish, wherever your city lift your hand, bless anybody else. God bless you. God bless you, you little watching on the screens right now, raise your hand up. I know I can see you there. That doesn't matter so is between you and the Lord your sin. Yes, like I want to be born again. I want to go to heaven. I want to find the meaning and purpose of life you've been talking about.

Would Jesus pray for me. Raise your hand up and let me pray for you publish wherever you are. Originally anybody else raise your hand. Now, plus you that a razor Hannah want you to stand your feet right now and I'm really doing a prayer to stand up, you raise your hand. Even if you did not raise her hand but you want Jesus to come of your life today and forgive you of your sin ability join a prayer were of your fear watching the screen stand up to pray this prayer together. God will hear this prayer anybody else stand now away one more moment you want to make this commitment to Jesus, you want him to forgive you of your sentence. Stand up and I'll lead you in a prayer publishes understanding you that are sending a want you to pray this prayer out loud after me again as I pray pray this out loud, you stand pray this now, Lord Jesus, I know I'm a sinner but I know you're the Savior who died on the cross for my sin and rose again from the dead. Jesus come into my life. I choose to follow you from this moment forward. Thank you for accepting me and for giving me in Jesus name I pray, amen. Bless each one of you

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