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Condemned No More [Part 2]

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December 11, 2020 5:00 am

Condemned No More [Part 2]

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Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan writing business doesn't leave this woman through any itemized checklist of her sensitive the government plan from tenants doesn't totally think vision is to prove that she sorry God for giving the blame that's pastor welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life in a whole new light. I'm being a Brit excited for you to hear the teaching today.

In the series you'll see as presented in an older church in North Carolina. If you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. It can be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today special offer. Contact us at pastoralan.org that's pastor out and.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on that later in the program right now. Let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan writing your God, and the parts that you least like about yourself, just bring it all and let God's love and his grace like a light come shine into every nook and cranny of your heart how the love.

So the first thing we learn from this story about the way Jesus sees sin as he sees all of it, not just a woman happen to have a flagrant sin that was caught in visible and shameful, but the sin also of the Pharisees and all of us and he loves us, is the second thing that I noticed and is so important.

The Pharisees wanted once they knew of her sin.

They wanted to use her sin to shame her and to elevate themselves.

In other words, they wanted to leverage the fact that she had this flagrant sin in order to somehow put themselves in a better position and Jesus did the opposite.

If there's going to be somebody that wouldn't leverage your sin against you. That person has to love you fully and be fully secure and have no need to leverage something against you and Estes. We are quite confused about what to do about our on cleanliness I was. I got so tickled. We have a friend who has a couple of young boys and when one of them was a will a little fella and I was having his first real bout with a stomach bug and little guys throwing up and he just you know didn't know what to do with an already messy when Angie cleaned everything up and she brought him a big bucket she said now sweetie. Next time, if you get sick and you throw up, then no do it in the bucket and so she went away and a little while later on. Sure enough, she could hear him and therefore got sick again and she goes and he said there with the bucket on his head thought she meant do it in the pocket which was a greater mass than it would've been with no bucket at all thought we would just like we like that we are we don't know what to do with our mess, and this story is about.

It's about Jesus clean up the mess is not about a technique is not about it's about what Jesus has done and here's what Jesus wants to do.

He wants to cover rather than expose the woman he wants to cover her shame and this is what God is like.

He takes no delight in seeing someone squirm under the weight of shame.

He is no delight. And what's when our son Bennett was little. We went to the circus one year and one of the acts really pretty impressive was a giant steel ball mesh steel mesh ball and they put a motorcyclist in there.

He started riding that motorcycle around and around and told I guess that whatever centripetal force were such that you always upside down and around. I now we're going to enter into steel ball of death. Other motorcycle and I put another one in there and he's running around there missing each other. Nursing around and sing and try not to get hit just hit each other anymore, and now serve motorcycle into the steel's out there and he said, and now we're going to put in the beautiful list so-and-so into the middle of the steel ball of death standing there with absolutely no helmets or any protective gear.

All I and then it looked to me said why it is really hard to explain to a five-year-old when we just love to watch somebody who might hear she is a cruel thing Pharisees how far they were from the kingdom of God.

To think that this was their religious role to bring a sinner and publishing and offer her no help there very far from God and understand the heart of God, and they should have if they had really paid attention to the Scripture at all because right in the beginning God showed us who is is what happened in the fall in Genesis 3, the Lord God called to the man and said to him, where are you and he said I heard the sound of you in the garden. I was afraid because I was naked and hid myself to this crush is hurts the heart of God that his own creatures his own children, his own visitors own image bearers would be actually afraid of him and he said, who told you that you are naked. Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat, and the man said the woman you gave to be with me. She gave me fruit of the tree.

I forgot what is not only a symbol of the serpent deceived me, and I ate surprise. I didn't say apples were eaten, and I deeply regret following the woman's advise they felt Megan and they were so ashamed you don't they're feeling they're feeling with that woman felt when the religious leaders paraded her around. Someone caught in adultery feeling when I felt when I was crouching behind a rock in her rock quarry. They were hurting. They were so ashamed of it all. They did know to do.

They just are trying to cover themselves in some kind of leaves the and here's what God did he say we just go ahead and feel what that feels like, and you just you just go ahead, experience the shame you deserve is what God did, instead of verse 21 of chapter 3 the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin and a close clothes to everything in the heart of Jesus was for this woman. He wanted to clothe her. They wanted to cover the one that the religious leaders were exposing for their personal gain.

Jesus doesn't lead this woman through any itemized checklist ever since he doesn't give her a plan for penance, it doesn't tell her the things that she needs to do to prove that she sorry no God is just at work.

Forgiving deeply is very important to understand that there is a place for confession of sin. It's not something that's heralded very often in the New Testament. In first John we read if we confess our sins, then God is faithful and just to forgive us. Some people read that say well there for.

If you haven't confessed all your sins than you remain unforgiven, beloved, limit is clear that right up when you accept Christ me tell you about what happened to your sin. All of it was nailed to the cross of Jesus Christ. None remains and furthermore if you had to confess all of your sins. In order for them to be forgiven. We will all be lost because guess what, we only know a fraction of our sins only had one moment my life where I feel like God just turn the light on for a few seconds. Let me see my sin in the way that he did just a few moments. It was once called to the ministry as a junior in college and the Holy Spirit came into my little dorm room and called in the ministry and I wept and I wept and I wept and I wept because for just a few seconds. He let me see that I have laid out a selfish plan for my life and even though I was a follower of Christ. I hadn't asked him a single time when he was calling me to do in my life and in those moments he just let me see it, and then and then I couldn't see it anymore. But I wept for about three weeks we would be walking around like Isaiah and Isaiah chapter 6 saying I am undone.

He barely even let you see so what God does is he is at work. Forgiving you by the grace of the gospel in ways you don't know he's at work. Forgiving Matteo the grace of God is light is like you know you have an immune system in your body that is right now fighting off a million bacteria that could otherwise harm you and you don't even know Alan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series want to give someone a present this Christmas that they'll never forget. Let us help you give a gift, that money can't buy this Christmas.

Give someone your blessing positive biblically-based faith filled vision for their life in the beginning God blessed Adam and Eve and then told them to be fruitful and multiply, because in God's design blessing isn't the reward for productivity. It's the fuel for it. Now more than ever, someone you love needs your blessing and we're here to help you craft this month.

Special offer from Alan Wright is a beautiful booklet that will teach you how to craft an full blessing the easy step-by-step instructions are biblically based, and even include a worksheet that helps you write your blessing. So this Christmas.

Give someone you love a present, not found in stores, a gift from your own heart that will encourage and empower write down the blessing and put it in the package under the tree or put it in your Christmas card.

They'll never forget it when you make your gift Alan Wright Ministries this month will send you this booklet is our thank you so you can discover the power to bless call us at 877-544-4860 or visit pastor and.org these teaching now can you once again is Alan Wright and recognize that anything is going on until you get a cold that somehow didn't get a erased by your immune system but all day long. Your lifespan saved by the immune system within their all day long. God's grace is that to me and to you is at work in mysterious ways. Right now cleansing them working his love throughout your heart and some angels and father, don't you think he ought to show Alan this particular syndicate Father's Day.

Not right now is not required quite ready for that one yet is the best teacher in the world and he takes you one step at a time.

What you're ready to learn next. I love them so much.

Search me and know me God to give you the third sense of what I learned from this is that here's how Jesus views sin. He does not want her to leave with a consciousness of sin. He wants to her to leave with a consciousness of no condemnation mess a way that Jesus dealt with the whole trap in the first place. So here's the posture of Jesus. He is being see is seated, which was the customary wave for Rabbi to teach and he is and when the outer courts of the temple. The seated they bring in all of a sudden in the middle of his teaching. This rude group of religious leaders cruelly brings in a woman in the middle of Jesus's teaching that it be like somebody right now in the middle of my sermon bringing in some woman accusing her of adultery and everybody gawking at her while while some group of religious people are pointing the finger at right in the middle and Jesus is seeking their and they say what you say about this Jesus trying to trap him and he just remained seated and need to start writing in the district writing down in the dust writing in the and then after he writes a little bit. He stands up and he looks around at the Pharisees said whoever is without sin be the first one to cast a stone and then he crouches back down any rights again and as he's writing they start leaving one by one. The older ones who are the most concerned about their honor leave first and then younger one. Start leaving one after the other and preachers and commentators have had so much fun. Over the years trying to guess what Jesus was writing in the ground so much that he was just doodling biding time to make us plan what is going to say. Others have said that he is written down the names of the Pharisees and my favorite, which outcome actually to believe because it makes so much sense is that he first wrote down the names of the Pharisees, letting them know I know who is one of you is and then he crouched back down to start writing the names of their mistresses in the dust. We don't know but what we do know is that Jesus love this woman. This center, and he wanted to deal with the accusations on her behalf because he's an advocate who deals with accusing voices on your behalf and they started dropping the stones one after the other and to the dust thud thud thud and God wants you to know the same for your life that the voice of the accuser has to drop impotently to the ground and light of what he's done for you on the cross what Jesus wanted her to see after that was what he wants you to see any wants us all to see through the cross. He stood up, so he was back in the dust. The woman is standing, I imagine, hanging her head in shame. He is at her feet like a servant would be. And then Jesus stands back up and for the first time in the story. Now he directs her attention to see what he sees and he said where are your accusers so that she has to pick her head up and look around and realize they're all gone. I'm not sure why most translations do not render it more literally that it doesn't literally say where are they is where are your accusers and the reason that this is important is because this is the nature of hell itself to bring accusation and Jesus says to her, has no one condemned you a different word than accusation judged you brought a judgment against you, and she says no one Lord and when she says, Lord, most commentators agree she was signifying she had come to saving faith in Christ that anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved and essentially Jesus looks at her and says I don't condemn you either. And this is the primary thing he wants her to know.

Romans 81 there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 831 what then shall we say to these things. If God is for us who can be against us. He did not spare his own son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things shall bring any charge against God's elect who is this going to be out of bring accusation is God who justifies. Who is to condemn essentially what Paul is saying is, is only one person who can sit in the seat of judgment is only one who would have the right to condemn God himself as the person of Jesus himself, but instead he said of condemning is God who justifies. And it is one Jesus Christ who died for us. More than that it was raised was in the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. You know this well. Jesus said, let him who has no sin be the one to cast the first stone and who was the only person in the crowd. In fact, the history of the world who had no sin. Jesus himself, the only person who had the right to cast the first stone is one who died for that woman, one who had a right to cast the first stone left her perfectly and wanted her free where your accusers is important because this is the word that is used in Revelation chapter 12 verse 10. Sorry verse nine, the great dragon was thrown down the ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth as angels were thrown down with them and I heard a loud voice in heaven on said saying now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers. There is a word accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them of the work them day and night before God, and they have conquered him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto that your accuser the accuser of the brothers has been thrown down by the cross of Jesus Christ because justice has come. Jesus has paid the price for your sin and therefore every accusation against the Christian has to fall like a rock down into the sand. Good good. Because when your eyes are lifted up as this woman's was in Jesus is where are your accusers.

You have to look around and go.

They've all flagged because of what you've done. Jesus has no one condemned you, no one, Lord. Neither do I and when he said go is not a word that means, oh, go get on out here. It's a word that means more like travel on to a new place and lead a life it's completely different. Some people think that the gospel message is go and sin no more, and you won't be condemned. That's exactly not the gospel. The gospel message.

Is this in Jesus Christ, you are no longer condemned and never shall be.

Therefore, you can go and sin no more. Alan that is good news is all about. It's our series title, you'll see.

Specifically, today's teaching condemned no more. Pastor Alan is back with us in the studio shearing imparting good news thought for the day.

Just a moment want to give someone a present this Christmas that they'll never forget. Let us help you give a gift, that money can't buy this Christmas.

Give someone your blessing positive biblically-based faith filled vision for their life in the beginning God blessed Adam and Eve and then told them to be fruitful and multiply, because in God's design blessing isn't the reward for productivity. It's the fuel for it. Now more than ever, someone you love needs your blessing and we're here to help you craft this month.

Special offer from Alan Wright is a beautiful booklet that will teach you how to craft an blessing for easy step-by-step instructions are biblically based, and even include a worksheet that helps you write your blessing. So this Christmas. Give someone you love a present, not found in stores, a gift from your own heart that will encourage and empower write down the blessing and put it in the package under the tree or put it in your Christmas card. They'll never forget it when you make your gift Alan Wright Ministries this month will send you this booklet is our thank you so you can discover the power to bless call us at 877-544-4860 or visit Pastor and.org, a gear in the studio with pastor and in the and I just it's about that perspective. Right now it is an and I think that changes our whole outlook a little order of events is so important in this story that Jesus is I do not condemn you, and then he says go sin no more, and I think Daniel a lot of us have had that backwards, it will him and maybe we we is just somewhere unconsciously in our souls. We think like this. If I could send less. If I could be a better Christian than God's will love and blessed me more and this story up in that order of events and reminds us of the gospel. No, God loves you.

He died for you knowing every single thing wrong with you knowing every sin in your past, present, and all your future sin and knowing all of that, he came in love, and died for you. So God's love is been set on you is forgiveness comes to you through the cross of Jesus Christ not because you have proven that you can send no more. But the more that you think on this. The more that you know is love, and the more that you let him love you more. You're going to be empowered to go and sin no more. That's what it's like to see your sin through the eyes of Jesus. The sin he hates he hates because it ruins our lives. They made us for more. But the love that he has is for us each and every one of us in Christ.

You are not so therefore there was a number that's the order. Today's good news message is a listener supported production of Alan Wright Ministries


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