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January 5, 2021 5:00 am
Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan writing the sound of the gospel. There's a sound is a sound when it's really the gospel. There is a echo that comes into the heart and sits a beautiful sound Allen right another message of good news that will help you see your life in a whole new light.
I'm Daniel Britton excited for you to hear the teaching today. In the series limited as presented at renewal.
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That's what nation it wasn't just about restoring something that David had maybe a little bit better white. This is how an invisible kingdom that will never end. Every single person. The story you just you just didn't get a reminder :-) just get the story.
I don't know why kingdom. I remember a time that my wife and I had one of the youth ministry and one of the high schoolers. For some reason we had gone to see movies are Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah called Roxanne and we would see the movie is that is a retelling of the famous Cyrano de Bergerac story Steve Martin plays the character with an unseemly and unusually large nose and he really loves the character Roxanne but assumes that she would never want him with his large nose and so as I remember it Steve Martin. I thinks maybe a volunteer fireman or something and there's underling. He has a young man named Chris McConnell who wants really to get to know Roxanne and so Steve Martin character whose name is CD feels like Cyrano de Bergerac and he start coaching the young man and giving him all of the things that he should say to to Roxanne and Roxanne falls in love with the young man but you not really fall in love with him because she really fall in love with the things in the same or all of it of been fed to him by by the Steve Martin character and in the and like Cyrano de Bergerac realize it you know it's all about the matters of the heart, and how superficial we can be about our looks and so forth and we had done with the movie and we were talking about this a good point of communication with his high school girl about what really matters in life and everything is moving a lot better if they been would fix his nose at the lab like story movie you still think it's about the size of is that okay that's not what the story of the disciples are like we still things about you set up a political throat. This is just like I understand you don't understand the story you realize that they don't understand the story and the way they act. Also things I say no song by one perspective. Judas. Some scholars think betraying Jesus because Jesus wanted to escalate the political throne of Israel and thought that this would consummate the conflict so to speak, and that maybe that's why he acted in such a Rebellious Way, James and John son of Zebedee, came to Jesus. I said teacher we wanted to do for us where he asks what he wanted us to want your right hand and want to hear laughter in your glory. There vying for honestly for political positions here.
You see this one John 18 when Peter is so passionate when they get writing Jesus away had a sword and draws out and instruct the high priest servant, and cut off his right ears edges and say put it away.
What what was Peter strangely like I don't like saying I thought the story was about us taking control politically story you look at Jesus's earthly ministry started with preaching the kingdom is a story about the restoration of the kingdom is about. He taught making it clear that this is a story that was about his ultimate ruler started in Genesis 1, the Sunday of the simulcast of this message is appropriately exciting way.
What a great way to start a series of accident cost.
Pentecost didn't get much attention arguably of Good Friday and Easter and Christmas and Pentecost. In some ways, should be celebrated in anything because this is the birth of the church of Jesus Christ and the flow and power the Holy Spirit through the people of God who is with us forever because it comes from a Greek word that means 50th means five like you hear in words like the Pentagon got five sides roots of this go back to Leviticus chapter 23 where the feasts of Israel are described in this is the feast sits in the center of the year to serve as a early summer you shall count all seven full weeks from the day after Sabbath, from the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. So this is a description of when Pentecost happens it's it's after seven full weeks after Passover and you shall count 50 days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. So then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the Lord. So basically to simplify this Pentecost is called Pentecost because it's become 50 days after Passover. That's the simplest way to put it. Interestingly, the Jewish tradition. The rabbis recognized that this has probably in the imagery of what happened at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai is where the people gathered at the base of this mountain and Moses went in with God and brought back all the revelation to show your future texture about about that. Exodus 19 one on the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt. On that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai that is on the opening day of the third month is essentially to say that this is coming off of 50 days what happened is that Moses goes up on the mountain and there's all of this activity. If we look at verse 16 on the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning cloud on the mountain very loud trumpet blast you already beginning to see you think about acts chapter 2 with the wind blowing and fire that's coming in tongues of fire and this has echoes of of all of that.
Acts chapter 2 where you see this suddenness and the rushing wind, and it feels the house and the tongues of fire so basically what happened was that you have these two events at Mount Sinai and then Pentecost was called Mount Zion.
That's where Jerusalem is both occurring on the mountain, the Israelites had left Egypt after that first Passover.
40 days later they arrived at Sinai, Moses went up on the mountain to meet with God in 10 days later Moses came down with the Torah with the law.
So is 50 days from the Passover and he brings down the revelation of God would happen.
Pentecost was Jesus had died the day after Passover is part of the Passover feast and days later, Jesus went up to the Mount of olives, and 10 days after Jesus then ascended the Holy Spirit came down with interesting is that it Sinai, when Moses came down with the Torah in the Israelites already broken the covenant with God. 3000 people died. Jesus went to heaven from the Mount of olives and the Holy Spirit came down 3000 people were saved. So 50 days after sacrificing Passover lamb.
The Israelites received the covenant from God, and 50 days after sacrificing Jesus, our Passover lamb. See new covenant that is been born in his blood.
Both events that are filled with fire and smoke and in fact the Hebrew word translated thunder in Exodus is a word that means voices or languages. The fire it Sinai. It was, it was visible by all the fire Pentecost with individual tongues of fire on every person.
In other words, the Jewish rabbis realized that the celebration of the of the feast of weeks or Pentecost is at festivals called is really find its roots at Mount Sinai were what happened at that first Pentecost was the revelation of God was given to the people of God happened at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came to the church. Yes, there's power will talk about conjugate or about the gifts in spirit about all that, but the primary thing that happened was that the God again being proclaimed different languages of all the people were gathered in Jerusalem for the cost festival and they're all there and also start hearing God proclaimed in their own language.
In other words, it was God saying to us this is what was foreshadowed at Mount Sinai. This is what was foreshadowed the feast of weeks to the Pentecost festival is been celebrated for over a thousand years. This is the revelation of God coming to the people got that's what Pentecost was, and that is this really is one story started in X.
This spoken of in Leviticus and is fulfilled and continues in the book of acts Alan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series early and ready for a new year and this is the year you start planning on dreaming for a great new year everyone right ministries has produced a beautiful, inspiring blog calendar with you in mind each month not only depicts the month in a heart stirring image that also includes especially A blessing for the month, and after having Alan explains in his new book, the power to bless which releases February 2 is available from Amazon for preorder now blessing faith vision (then told them to be fruitful and multiply isn't the real word for your productivity perfume for 2021 blessing while calendar gives you space to write down all your important appointments and make plans for a wonderful new year.
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Call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website past Rowan.org days teaching you once again is the main characters Jesus is a single book is the same sort as much. This is always interesting and you got a sequel to something officially in a movie or a sorry TV series or something like that.
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This is like you need to be at this in to notice all right, but I'm in give it to you just the theme you got it. Rocky Balboa and that is something how this could max sequel. My spiritual father, Billy Hall likes to speak of the sound of the gospel is a sound is a sound when it's really the gospel.
There is a echo that comes into the heart and sits a beautiful sound. I remember many years ago, a man who'd grown up in a very legalistic tradition came to our church and he said the first time he came he said I was expecting more. The same would always have heard about law and religion. He said, and he started preaching and I love image use. He likes to hunt and he said when I see my hunting dogs and suddenly they hear something and maybe nobody got human can't hear what they hear in their ears is and I was like one of dogs as you start on your house saying was serious when you realizes you study the book of acts gives us the same sound in the gospel of Luke. It's the sound of the good news is the sound of what God is done for us in Jesus's glorious as much of the final thing that makes SQL so fascinating and this is maybe. Maybe the most mindbending part of the SQL book of acts to Luke and that is that new characters come in to join the main character for new adventures because the story isn't over. And though the main character remains Jesus there new characters and believe it or not, that you and me.
Wait, he said in Jerusalem. Acts 1458. Therefore, the promise of the father said because you're going to be baptized with the Holy Spirit will be sandwich away because you are going to be in the story in my spirit within you, and so verse verse six when they come together, they asked him, Lord, will you this time restore the kingdom to Israel and he was simply saying that that's not your business, that's not the right story. Here's the real story is. You know the times of Susan, own authority, but will receive power when the Holy Spirit is, and you my witnesses is in your to be the characters in this year and here's what's what's really exciting is we learn in these only chapter acts as anybody can be in the story. The story is for anybody. When Peter preached the first Christian sermon in acts chapter 2 reference to the store of Joel and the prophecy of Joel verse 17 in the last days, it shall be God.
I'll pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy in your young men shall see visions.
Men shall dream dreams email my mail servers and female servants and the help for my Spirit and they shall prophesy. This is for every body is for Jewish or Gentile for young for male-female and what happened was that you see because the SQL has started the SQL includes all these new characters as you begin to see God. Resist spreading like wildfire back to verse 49 it's saying they were baptized in there that day. Pentecost day thousand and we see in acts 246 you sourcing that day by day there attending the temple to breaking bread in their homes and their fellowship and praising God or praying for one another in the Lord is adding to their number day by day. Those who are being saved about the Holy Spirit that he love person and is not a respecter of persons. Your past is the problems that you have as a matter how much sin you had in your life matter.
Your stature in society and the Holy Spirit is come anybody trust in the finished work of Christ would be filled with the very presence of God. Anybody want to call this sermon anybody anywhere know what this very difficult time of pandemic. I thought we were going to have maybe 2 Sundays Which Children Pl. and we will be back in and be grand and now we realize this can be some sort of phasing back in eventually. I think some wonderful things are happening here is one of people watching our online services and other church services and hearing the gospel around the nation around the world who might not only well they opened up the barbershops only got a haircut.
It was so awesome I got a great clips either near my house. I decided to get there. The weight was two hours when I checked on app. One of their 50 Ms. Ed top stood outside the door waiting bumped into some are parishioners out there were mask you wait outside to call Yanez and Allen were ready for you to get a haircut haircut is young lady had met before and so were talking to one another.
We are mass on she's here and then I told her as a pastor, she will know how and I said you were doing church online and she said you know what she said she's I church that often. She said, but I've been watching my church online and she said I got a stepdaughter that don't go to church and she and she's been watching with me when I heard that I just enjoy joy in the middle of such a hard time. I think the gospel spreading think it happens you think about somebody that in order to receive my just invite them come over watch church with you as were.
Think about how to phase back into any kind of normal gospel spreading because the gospel goes to the people of God, how I was talking to my daughter, Abby, and I love books love dogs love writing and never written a fiction.
Maybe someday maybe someday, but I told us to do no dream of mine would be nothing. Maybe the greatest thing that I could ever do would be so wonderful. I could write SQL write something. Maybe a suit like the greatest thing be like to write a series of novels a continuous thing about CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia was a song about how some of the things that help shape the nothing on is wonderful and then later I got away from and I thought Lord, thank you. That is when I get to do every week I get to continue SQL after SQL of the acts of Jesus Christ and this is his principal act, Jesus came and lived a perfect sinless life, died on the cross in your place so that when you trust him. You become a vital part of the story is not just save menu go to heaven one day, but you become part of the kingdom and he sends his own spirit, the Holy Spirit to come and live inside of you, and you get help in partnership with Jesus change the world we call it the acts of the apostles should be called acts of Jesus to that the gospel Allen right.
Today's good news message Jesus's ministry. The SQL it's from our series, unlimited, and things were taking the journey with this get Pastor Alan back in the studio here in just a moment without parting the new stop of the day. Stick with this early then ready for a new year and this is the year you start planning on dreaming for integrating year if we want to help write ministries has produced a beautiful, inspiring law calendar with you in mind each month not only depicts the Montana hearts during image that also includes especially A blessing for my friend, Pastor Alan, Pastor Alan explains in his new book, the power to blast which releases February 2 is available from Amazon for preorder now blessing based faith vision of the last enemy then told them to be fruitful and multiply.
Isn't the reward for your productivity. The fuel for the 2021 blessing law calendar gives you space to write down all your important appointments and make plans for a wonderful new year. And most importantly, each time you see the beautiful image for them on your heart will be strengthened by empowering Pastor Alan this year. Don't just organize your life for the 2021 blessing calendar is our gift to you. When you make a donation is not to write ministries.
Contact us today and start your year out right at the power of blessing.
Call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor out and got a work pastor out and are reporting good news thought for the day and I love that we closed out Pastor Alan that said should be called the acts of Jesus part two. It really is a sequel. Think of how encouraging this is Daniel like to say to our listeners. What this means is that Jesus's ministry continues to read about Jesus's ministry in the Bible and they go okay with it with me to read about his ministry. Then what you see is that the ministry of Jesus on display in the early church is the same ministry is just is not here physically.
He's hereby spirit which means that everything that Jesus is all that he does still happening and that means that whatever it is that you need in your own life you can trust that Jesus was still at work through the body of Christ, and that means through you. Today's good news message is a listener supported production of Allen White ministries