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June 29, 2022 6:00 am
Pastor author and Bible teacher I will use our nation's liberty in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Alan Wright welcome to another message of good view that will help you see your life will Daniel Britt excited for you to hear the teaching today. In this series Galatians is presented at renewal the church in North Carolina 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 made to Allen Wright ministries so as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today special offer. Contact us Pastor Alan.org Pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 877-544-4860. More on this later in the program.
Now let's get started with today's teaching here is Allen right. Galatians chapter 1 and we got me an Galatians of our long time. Not that I hurry we are going to take our sweet time and we need to linger on a personal linger on aversive Anita linger on a word linger on that word because this is our Magna Carta. This is our proclamation of absolute liberty in Christ Jesus. Galatians is what transform Martin Luther's life and thus transform the world as we know it by this Reformation that came about and we're living in a day of a new I think move of God in which there is a fresh Reformation within the church. So many hearts that are becoming infused with a passion for the purity and the simplicity of the gospel.
My heart is bursting with the gospel for you. My heart is exploding with good news take great delight in what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.
In his famous Screwtape letters.
CS Lewis has a senior devil writing to a junior level Screwtape writing to warm and in chapter 25. He gives them this advice on how to try to lure his quote subject away from the pure gospel. What we want is men become Christians at all is to keep them in the state of mind. I call Christianity and you know Christianity in the crisis Christianity and the new psychology Christianity in the new order, Christianity and faith healing Christianity and psychical research, Christianity and vegetarianism, Christianity and spelling reform if they must be Christians let them at least be Christians with a difference.
Substitute the faith itself. Some fashion with a Christian coloring temptation is not generally for us as Christians that we of the band then the gospel. The temptation is that we modify the gospel. The temptation is not that we completely rid ourselves of belief and Christ the temptation is to believe that the answer is Christ. Plus something you do. Galatians chapter 1 verses six through 10. I am astonished. Paul writes that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel. Not that there is another one.
But there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached you could let him be accursed. As we said before, so now I say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed from I now seeking the approval of matter of God my tree trying to please man, if I were still trying please man, I would not be a servant of Christ to starve everything. Why could the Galatians, or any of us be so easily misled the which take away the. The gospel secondly why is Paul so mad. And thirdly, why is the gospel so magnificent after all. I had a good time preaching at the Sojourn church in Carrollton Texas last week after leaving the helping lead a conference theological Roundtable that we could, but I missed you and I love being back home but I got to meet men and before we got to know Chris McRae, the youth pastor at Sojourn church in Carrollton Bob Rhodes and I were there. We had supper with Chris and also the young adult pastor and they told me a story I never heard before I could leave. I never heard this story, but is legendary in that church as part of the fabric of the story of those charges.
Seacrest was a young man still got young children but eight years ago he was on their staff. He was doing various janitorial work and he aspired to be in ministries with students, or maybe measures of families and so he was working there in the janitorial work and he Coming to pastor Terry and saying you went cannot be promoted to this night it bashed tears a listen. You just keep working where you are flourish where you are.
Your time will come. So this one off going on. Several years ago, when when I think I'm ready now. They say this flourish where you are and will grow where you been planted. Your time will come.
This went on for it for a few years and one day the staff had a big staff outing and they went hunting deer hunting and they also were hunting. There'd seen a wild hog out there is big Ranger hot net and got dark and Chris said he was going back to the Y but he stopped on the way by this beautiful lake and he just wanted to sit there and meditate.
He was on the four wheeler and I just got out there to sit and meditate for a while. Quote the guys over 100 yards away in the in the little bit of light, and they couldn't see very well, and one of the guys said hey look across the lake.
There's that wild boar would hog and they all agreed yeah that's yet had said and so they plot the AK-47 and unloaded it bullet went through Chris's abdomen all the way through luau $. They heard some bullets hit metal. I knew something was wrong.
They go over and there is line their he starts telling them what he wants them to tell his wife take an hour and 1/2 for the helicopter to get there and all allow senior pastor Terry. Is this crying and get to the hospital bullet had missed his vital organs and yet and and so he lived obviously, and yet he had this horrible wound severe pain and had to leave the wound open for a long time is about a seven month recovery. We got home from the hospital. I thought this was interesting. One day was feeling up under his arm and his wife. He said field is what is and so now you go check that out feels funny. Go back and is a bullet that was in his arm sent him over the hospital bullet still unidentified in his arm and the seven months of recovery and he got well from this and when he came back to church pastor Terry said not to think about.
I think it's time to promote you and put them over the young children and is that all pastor Terry figured is doing that because I your snapshot me. They said no, no really, I think you're ready for this and said that RI and Chris is funny guy and he's flooding and Karen, big guy, you know, and so many bring upset I would not only shot but I was mistaken for a loud moan staff and he said you know every now and then if you need your pastor, he does thereby remember that open wound and have the scumbag is a bad guy gets out and I got freaked out here this story now eight years later, they can laugh about items that brought his chart said all I don't know who does what. Around here and submit this man to get job security. You cannot fire a guy that you have shot with an AK-47 and you can do it as a doctor to criticize and you want to be in charge of this place. I got more out of this than you have got you out of the auto place by now brother, and thereby just as I why I would think this way is that there is something within us that is has this notion that big sacrifice somehow elicits big reward big sacrifice could pay for something or big sacrifice could learn something and so the brother takes a bullet for the team and you get promoted something on happen instinctively while why are we so easily misled away from the purity of the gospel.
Because instinctively we know there must be some sacrifice great enough to get us forgiven and to earn his favor talent right will have more teaching moment from today's imported series. Many Christians in America today. You're starting a nation's culture has turned away from God values in our country have changed. Suddenly, most people don't go to church or had a difficult one to make you feel like an alien in your uncle. Check. There's a lot to learn from Danielle when he was exiled to the page Amanda I. Through our special effort is not you can learn to live under the favor of God in Aryan culture the way Daniel when you give before the end of the month senior Pastor Alan's idea series, Daniel favored for you may feel like a stranger in this world that is God shared favor to Daniel and his four man God's grace is a timeless plan ordination will not only help you navigate through these troubling times. It will also help someone out.
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We are in our final days of offering the special product Collison 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor Alan.like today's teaching now continues here once again is Alan writing class talking to Dr. Mickey in office of the day we we somehow subject object so that I preached on not too long ago, the warrior who had been ostracized by his brothers because he was a son of a prostitute and made harsh ungodly oath and said to the Lord. If you'll give me victory, victory over the ammonites, whereby his own people would accept him again is if you give me victory out anything else.
Sacrifice anything that comes out of my house and he goes home and it's his only daughter that comes out, I was reflecting about how that Tim Tatian, that tendency in the human heart is if we want to get something from God week. We tend to think the way we think is people in the flesh but tended us to merely go there gotta be some price. What is the price I'll lay it all down outside sacrifice my own child in order to get this from you got in and and the reason we feel that way is because there is a need for sin somehow to be atoned for to be paid for.
There is a sense in which none of this is is is free and and so what Jeff didn't realize is that that there is a price to be paid, but you can't pay it see the gospel of Jesus Christ doesn't say OCN doesn't matter ended that need to be paid for in the gospel the Lord Jesus Christ doesn't say that all God's favor is upon you, because he just loves everybody and everything just fine with him that some of the gospel announces the gospel says that there is a price that must be paid for sin and there is a price if we are going to be bought back into the family of God wherein we would receive favor upon favor grace upon grace, but that price was too dear to big impossible for any human being to pay and therefore God became a human being, so that a human being could pay that price. On behalf of all humanity. Our problem is that we actually think too small and too big of ourselves.
We have nothing valuable and not to offer God that would ever be able to buy his favor.
We are like little children that are spilling piggy banks open and holds to buy a Ferrari is not anything valuable enough to win God's favor nor pay the debt of human sin, but we tend to think that way because a price was needed to the Galatians are susceptible just like we are to agitators. False teachers they come in and they begin to mislead the people essentially saying okay you got Christ but you also need to follow this Old Testament right of inclusion circumcision. If you're really going to inherit the promises that were given to Abraham you have to not only accept Christ but you have to take on the Jewish custom is what you have to add these things to what Christ has done because it feels wrong to us that it could be so free and we we are prone to think that therefore we must add some that we easily misled reasons. The reason written, easily misled just as the Galatians were we desperately want to belong.
It is ancient and modern. It is urgent in every heart I want to belong and increasingly orphaned generation will look for any potential means to know that you belong your included what I was in high school I really wasn't into all the civic clubs all that stuff out land soccer Tennyson had a girlfriend but I did the guys they were doing one of the high school civic clubs and so I had little initiation rightfully had to do something and I that this was no big no hazing going on at some no fraternity. This is a solicitation book.
I had a couple things to do one of one of which I who came up with this, but in order to get at the club I had to put on a black robe well from a shopping center.
People come and stores and I had to sell enough coat hangers to think had to make five bucks tested out in front of the drugstore in a black robe selling coathanger for a penny or two to let me five bucks I made money in the thought this was Mrs. this is the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life is amazing what people do to be a club coming, people would do stuff the be in the club.
People brand themselves on the people will scar themselves. People will people.
People were nearly die, and some of them had time to get into a club to join gangs people do almost anything.
People will live people per 10 people do want to belong.
So, here the Galatians and someone comes along and says, you know, in the Old Testament the sign of belonging circumcision and locate your your your question you got Christ but have you know that you really fully belong to God. You need if you do this ritual, then you'll also note that only what I'm saying is that we look forced some outward sign some physical some tangible demonstration evidence that were in see Christians completely tend to do this to when you realize as we do this I mean like I've been in churches where you it the thought that you raised your hands, you and by that whole church would like the cannot raise your hands in this chart and I've been editor like if you don't raise your hand you will like what I want you raised your hand or by other men and I've been in meetings is like if you got a new meltdown under the power the Holy Spirit. Every bilevel baby I call an ambulance or maybe what what is been another being is where you didn't fall down is that you don't belong in this place we can turn anything into an learned extra evidence of including and what delays is to teach us the positive side over and over and over and over again until you get it is that you were baptized into Christ that you first any healing by the power of the gospel and the Holy Spirit is a deposit inside of you guaranteeing your inheritance in the safe bears witness to your spirit that you are a child of God. You don't need anything else in the presence of the Holy Spirit, bearing witness to the power of the gospel you and Christ no juvenile great. There's no slave, no freight, no black or white. There is no male or female. We are one in him we belong because of Christ and Christ alone. So whoever whatever rejects you cannot ultimately reject you because you already fundamentally belong in the family of God. One message we have to tell this orphan world. We have a message come in belong, when I invite you to a cult when you get to come to secret initiation rites when inviting you into the freedom that is in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, one family you belong sister you belong brother you my sister and my brother and Jesus is our brother will easily misled for a lot of the reason I had a move on now. Why was Paul so mad he's mad normally.
In his letters. At this point he starts going into a traditional prayer of thanksgiving for no how wonderful everybody is the church and how I give my God thanks in every remembrance of you and so forth and no lovey-dovey all this, but as a then do this. It is because I am us on its later he says who has which to foolish Galatians, Matt Allen, right, and I can't wait to hear the conclusion in more of his teaching. No other gospel's are teaching.
It's from the series. Galatians Allen is back in a moment with additional insight on this for your life in our final word today, many Christians in America today. You're starting a nation's culture has turned away from God values in our country have changed. Suddenly, most people don't go to church or had a difficult one to make you feel like an alien in your uncle. Check.
There's a lot to learn from Daniel when he was exiled to the page. Amanda cattle through our special offer. This night you can learn to live under the favor of God in Aryan culture the way Daniel Ted when you give before the end of the month with senior Pastor Alan's idea series, Daniel favored for you may feel like a stranger in this world that is God shed favor to Daniel and his four man God's grace is upon you as well.
Nation will not only help you navigate through these troubling times. It will also help someone out.
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So what is our what can our take away be a moment like this is what you learn a lot about somebody about what makes them mad, you learn something about their priorities and I think that what you see in the earliest part of the letter. Galatians what we see throughout Daniel is that he is infuriated by those that have infiltrated the congregation and have spread little pieces of misinformation that have poisoned the gospel for any little bit of legalism start robbing the gospel of its power and Paul is hopping mad about that because he loves this church and he wants them to know the true and pure gospel, and not some mixture of law and grace. Thanks for listening today. Visit us email@example.com or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860 if you only caught part of today's teaching. Not only can you listen again online but also get a daily email devotional matches today's teaching delivered right to your email inbox free. Find out more about these and other firstname.lastname@example.org that's pastor out.org. Today's good news message is a listener supported production Allen Wright ministries