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December 2, 2021 6:00 am
My kingdom is not this world will own it. Then he goes on to say what it is to preach the truth, I have come to announce the truth were supposed to be doing the same thing and not be sidetracked by so many insignificant other things without becoming fanatics losing our balance and becoming so spiritual that were not natural as God allows this is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.
Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville.
Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the gospel of Mark.
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I have found that when I used to have to deal with people that weren't safe is now mostly I deal with people who claim to be saved in our state. I found this you not sidestep all of those arguments to get right at the heart of the matter is not a dirty heart and you know you know you are a sinner you know you do stuff the people that you never want done to you, that proves that you're sinner we do about it is nonsense about there is no God.
I'm making up things about God. Romans chapter 1 because although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God.
He's talking about the people in ancient Corinth walking around with as much debauchery as they can get their hands on.
And Paul is not giving them an excuse and well you know they don't know better he takes it right to them.
Peace is nonsense. People understand what sin is the just don't want to face it, because although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened. In spite of whatever medical, engineering, artistic, athletic accomplishments, they may lay their hands on their foolish hearts were darkened when they die. None of those earthly achievements going to get them into heaven. That's where we come. It's a very simple simple message in program. John 319. This is the condemnation, that the light is coming to the world. Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil so that they kick up the dust to him and how well the Bible is really not true. It's written by men will be written by God for the 10 commands with his own fingers.
Men messed that up. Jesus said would play a dirge for you. You do not mourn me by a melody for you and you do not dance saying is damned if we do and damned if we don't can't win with you because of dishonesty and that's the kind of people that he is standing before allowing himself to be judged by a little bit more on this.
Romans chapter 2 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory and honor him and him mortality, but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness for them indignation and wrath tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. I mean it just gets right to it. It's all about. Would Christians are supposed to be fighting sin not only in our lives. But in those around us to get people into heaven by the truth. That's why Jesus said to Pilate, I am the king and my kingdom is not this world. Although I own it.
Then he goes on to say what it is to preach the truth, I have come to announce the truth were supposed to be doing the same thing and not be sidetracked by so many insignificant other things without becoming fanatics losing our balance and becoming so spiritual that were not even natural as God allows verse eight then the multitude crying aloud began to ask him to do. Just as he had always done for them.
Pilate is being asked by the Jews after Pilate brought it up. John tells us in chapter 18 parses you have a custom and they got away from that and now the Jews have well he brought it up.
Now they going to stay on that these are likely the Jerusalem Jews mainly and some of the pilgrims from around the world like Egypt for example, that are going to side against the Christ.
Because the Galilean Christians were the ones that were laying down their garments, and taking palm branches and as he rode in on the donkey, crying out, hosanna, the scholars debate that I could save them activate is to test me, but I know everything, but I know that kidding is not that arrogantly's nonpublic pics were all in control. No one's looking.
Anyway, that he was the religious elite are aggravating. This group of people, many of them not seen the miracles of prejudice following the leaders. John chapter 8 verse 33 Jesus said this about these religious leaders in Jerusalem and their influence those influences by them you seek to kill me because my word has no place in you right right point-blank right to them. You trying to kill me and why, why don't you have, you missed a meal because of anything I've done. Verse nine Pilate answered them saying you want me to release to you the king of the Jews, so he knows he got the hikers and Pilate. The no love lost between the use of the Jewish representatives and Pilate. The insula helps to determine chance he gets. This is the official charged that they charge Christ with treason, claiming he was king of the Jews, so he's going to hold them accountable to that fact at the crucifixion on the cross he puts the indictment over the head of Christ on the cross, Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews in three languages. Nobody could message NATO take that down, but he put it, but he said he was king. The Jesus I wrote what I wrote. That's that friction between the two verse 10 for he knew that the chief priests had handed him over because of envy, envy is a vicious thing. Pilate, he saw the root call because he so the hatred in their faces, he could hear it in their voices epidemic spoke.
The hatred was so all in all overabundance of hatred, saliva, Robbie pop out of their mouths on everybody why we recommend you go sit in the front row here kidding. I want to stop saying kidding and just go ahead and let somebody, you said I was kidding anyway. John chapter 11. This is the Pharisees and the delete there elite because they say they are not because they are earned. Any such status. Anyway, John 11 was 48. If we let him alone like this.
Everyone will believe in him and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation. There is the envy. If we let him keep healing people.
If we let them keep doing these wonderful things when you lose the sweet gang we've got an Jesus could perform miracles they could not. Jesus could hold the audience listening to every word he said they could not.
Jesus spoke with authority. They repeated each other.
How could he know such things without us, who gave him permission to heal people. We are the ones that give this permission, you have to come down and file the application pay the fee get a permit.
We have regulated righteousness. It must come through us.
They never say it that way but that's what they were doing. John chapter 7 verse 15 and the Jews marveled, saying, how does this man know letters, having never studied said he never studied. We didn't study under your formal instruction disseminated in study is other ways to learn, but they felt they were the keepers of knowledge when it came to God so they viewed him as their enemy because he did great things without their permission. When Paul stood in front of Festus and Agrippa. He said these things in Christ, and were not done in the corner somewhere the things that he did more everybody know and he was cell telling Agrippa who was one of the leaders in Jerusalem is as you know this. You're the leader and his things honestly think best. You know what Christ was doing and so today, but not all.
The Pharisees were so hateful. John chapter 19. These cross-references of Scripture. They mean everything to us. This is God's word and we back up our points by pointing to the Scripture what the Bible says I can't come out and read all the Bible to you. Maybe that's not a bad idea. You can do that with a take sections of it and that allows you to go look it up if you'd like. So listen to the cross-references even if you don't listen to me.
I know Mike might my jokes wonderful and beautiful in all of that. But listen to the Bible versus John chapter 9 verse 16.
Therefore, some of the Pharisees said this man is not from God because he does not keep the Sabbath.
How can it be from God and his healing people in God's house, the sacrament this is insane. Others said see that that other Pharisees said how can a man who is a sinner do such signs and there was a division among them were you can bet the higher higher ups going to put the kibosh on any other Pharisees that shows sympathies to Christ's urgency of any profits come from Galilee catwalk about ma'am, I mean there is no realize there were prophets they they didn't couldn't even get thrown Scripture right but they had the power. Verse 11. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd so that he should rather release Barabbas to them Barabbas. The name means son of the father not very creative. I could most men are all of matter-of-fact, but of course the definite article changes everything. He is not son of the father who is in heaven as the true son, but truth is not moving this mob lies because they have an agenda and it is they want to censor to silence the voice of Christ the life of Christ. Just like any other time you look at the I mentioned India with justice weaker 16-year-old they threw acid on them to get to kill him in 45 days later he dies why she is preaching Jesus was Jesus teaching you to Dougal. Still I mean what is so bad about what Jesus says that it merits blood well. Satan's influence has an agenda that he is.
He's very serious.
We do not take him lightly before would angels fear to go where fools there to tread. Verse 12 Pilate answered and said to them again. What then do you want me to do with him whom you call king of the Jews. Now there is standing Jesus Christ listening to all this watching what's taking place.
He's waiting to be brutalized further and finally to be killed. There he stands.
This is what the writer to Hebrew says about Christ holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and there he was just like that. Verse 13 I mean we know these things we who believe but we must hear them again and again give the chance to the way I think biblical preaching ideally works is the pastor gets before the Lord, the Lord downloads into him what he wants. He gets into the pulpit.
He uploads it to the congregation than this. The Holy Spirit of God that takes it from there. If the people let him and it is not the pastor it is you and God you sit through a sermon and God says things to you a may say things like you have a wonderful pastor. I mean consistent just got us somehow get back to me.