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John Chapter 5:39-47

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October 29, 2020 1:00 am

John Chapter 5:39-47

Cross the Bridge / David McGee

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October 29, 2020 1:00 am

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Proverb says, the fear of man is a snare that desire is enough.

We need to recognize that we need to turn out to God to God. You're the one I want to please you. The one I want to live for. We live in a climate and we think that were more carrying and more politically correct it on the Internet, newspapers are filled with these mutual congratulations on business and levers to help other people and all these things are in some of those are good efforts but at the same time. It's interesting that while that has been happening.

We continue to criticize in scoring the word of God. We don't understand the sanctity of marriage the glory of Chasity and purity, and it does seem that as we live God or man were not honoring God's way it works. Welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee.

David is the senior pastor of the bridge in Kernersville, North Carolina, one of David's associate pastors is pastor DA Brown welcome the age of the program today and Bob is very easy to be people please want to make everyone happy all the time.

But the truth is we should live. Please God today because today was helpless understand the important pleasing God. As we continued in John chapter 5. Now here's David McKeen with part two of his teaching that God of the board. We've been in John chapter 5 and first 35 says, speaking of John the Baptist here because he was the burning and shining lamp and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light, but I have a greater witness and John's for the works which the father is given me to finish the very works that do bear witness of me, that the father has sent me in the father himself who sent me has testified me, you have neither heard his voice and anytime nursing this form but you do not have his word abiding in you because who he sent you do not believe verse 39 you search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they which testify of me heard some people really twist this passage and say well Jesus is saying there that we can overvalue Scripture is nobody saying it all what he is saying is, these guys knew the word. The Pharisees, they knew the Bible but they didn't know Jesus it's awesome to know the word of God and we should all know the word of God. But if you don't know the God of the word.

The Nero fall far short again. I know people who know the word of God but they don't know the God of the word and support that you have that relationship with him.

And that's the next life lesson we need to know the word of God and we also need to know the God of the word an amazing member reading the Bible, you know, perhaps before you became a believer when you were young or in your teenage years are in your older years and you weren't saved, yet you read it. What is get understand that and then after you asked the Lord to forgive you of your sins, you picked it up and you doing great and there was only stuff any spirit of God revealing the word of God to support the know God and to know God's word. If you love Jesus, you should love your Bible and if you love your Bible, you should love Jesus and to me this is the real litmus test of a church are there Bible teaching church. I don't mean you know and explain what we do here.

Sometimes it got. It's interesting because also, you know, we teach the word got all that with each word of God. Everybody teaches the word of God. My question is what Heidi teach you know a little bit there little bit here one verse or one verse or an out.

I challenge people is that we are not teaching the word of God.

Your teaching out of the word of God you're figuring up. You're figuring out a sermon topic, you get another versus the kind of back up that topic and in your teaching out of the word of God. You're not teaching the word of God, and they seem confounded when a site is and what you do not say what were going from Genesis to Revelation.

Verse by verse were not leaving anything out when I skip anything word in the New Testament on Sunday morning when the Hebrew Scriptures on Sunday. On Thursday night. Verse by verse and spent some stuff in Deuteronomy. I probably would've wanted to skip over, but it was still good stuff in there and it's powerful sword last week was last week or week before last week were in Deuteronomy 28 guy comes up because management let you know I got saved Thursday night in Deuteronomy 28. Praise God. That is the word of God accomplishing that which it was sent forth to accomplish and it's an amazing thing.

And so as you read the Bible. Make sure that your Bibles renew as you read it you all boy that speaks to that and it is amazing how the word got does that you have something going on. You pick up your Bible, you start to really Goldmine contents in the Israeli maybe after you had an argument with somebody or something, and you know you try to get spare drama read the Bible and then you and then you know you really got all you get that from any other. This is super natural book and when you proclaim it. Stuff happens in so many people come to me and said you know I didn't know how starving I was for the word of God tortured up and actually heard you going verse by verse grown so much since been here. As you know well that is because were focused on the word of God.

The word of God is powerful is not next.

It's not that I'm just, you know, just this awesome teacher and you've never heard some of the stuff for some of you heard it before but it's been reinforced in the power of God is with his word and that's what's changing lives and bringing people to salvation here because I want to stand before the Lord as Paul stood in the book of acts chapter 20 verse 2076 Rob not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

Now there's only one way I can say that there's only one way I can declare that that's if I am teaching the whole counsel of God. It's important that you be in the word of God because you know you understand Jesus is in the word of God. If you been here on Thursday night. Some of you email me and called me and said I'm shocked. I never saw Jesus so much in the book of Deuteronomy is an amazing thing is you teach a book that didn't know this was in there priest got Jesus is on every page of the book is amazing some the stuff you see when you begin to be open to the supernatural power of the word of God how Jesus is so in the book is do you search as you search you search the Scriptures get to know your Bible get to know Jesus as you get to know the word of God. You get to know the God of the word and is a little additional motivation, realism, have you thought about this if you know Jesus. And here you ask him to forgive you ever sent your going to heaven praise God and that good night God were going to have you, Lord's can they generate the book I read part of it, you read part of it yeah yeah I know I didn't have a lot of time down there and I only had like 84 1/2 years and and I just couldn't get that one book you read gone with the wind. 13 yeah I know but you know that that I have that exchange. Yeah read the book studied how loved every word of it. There's a love for this word. There's a passion for the word they do when they're teaching the young Jewish children. The letters of the Hebrew alphabet and and and when they're teaching them the passages that connect the letters with verses and what they do they have these pieces of paper has verses on and then when they're young kids, they place honey on the piece of paper so the kids lick the honey as their learning. The verse, and they begin to equate the sweetness with the word of God. See that's what we need to do guys to attach sweetness with the word of God and realize are going to meet my good name is Noah Obadiah's cousin Evan with its own encouragement. Verse 40 you are not willing to come to me that you may have life, and what a tragic verse what a tragic verse you are not willing to come to me that you may have life.

They came back they came with excuses. We can't follow you. Because of this we don't like this about you. We don't like that about you so we can't receive from you. Reminds us of the man earlier in John chapter 5.

How do you want to be healed.

I can be healed about zero put nipple because it's only excuses in the tragedy of this statement. It's not that you can't come but that many are not willing to come. What a tragic statement that Jesus says to us this morning.

You're not willing to come.

There's people here right now listening that are willing to come. How sad that is people that are listening on the radio were perhaps listen on the Internet are not coming to Jesus as a wall, not willing to come to. He's willing to accept them is willing to forgive but they're not willing to come to you come to Jesus. When you come to them often you fill your life with everything else. You fill your life with this that the other you come to Jesus you come to the Lord and said, Lord, I come to you again this morning and spend time willing are you not willing to come to don't be so easily amused with the things of this life. Don't be so easily satisfied with the things of this life.

Don't sell yourself that she purchased your career or money or prestige or the sinks don't sell yourself that cheap.

That's not what life is about. If you haven't already discovered that most things will leave you empty and dissatisfied come to Jesus just once in your lifetime, but every day of your life. Verse 41 I do not receive honor for men, but I know you that you do not have the love of God in you, you know, as you look at this exchange. Another exchange it it it's it's interesting to read editorial pages or talk to people who don't really know the Bible and they don't know the Jesus of the Bible and they still say things like what Jesus would never say anything if I ever did anything wrong. Jesus would never tell somebody they were in San. What Jesus would never tell anybody they were going to have an what book are they reading possesses fairly confrontational event you do not have the love of God in you. What happened to just was all just get along, Christianity is not in their Jesus love people left on the truth, and he knew that it some point he probably knew this was enough in them water it down or make it.

Well, you know, we mix a little candy in there to be easy for them as well. Now he he said I gotta speak the truth.

I love them enough.

I care enough for them to tell them the truth that may happen in here. You may hear something from up here and then you go if it's the truth. My sincere prayer is everything that comes from this pulpits based on the word of God, and I think that very seriously. If it's the truth. Perhaps you need to rethink that area of your life. Because if you sit still long enough to receive the word of God to receive the teaching from the word of God.

It may even change your life. I need truth desire truth in Jesus is laying out all these truths that show he is the Messiah. He leads him to this place were instantly reasonable rational thing to believe that Jesus is the Christ, and yet they chose not to believe. I still think today in light of all the proofs of Christianity.

In light of all the changed lives. You can't disregard that people still cling to their irrational things in their unreasonable in their disbelief of the Lord will be right back with more from David McGee on cross the bridge right now is a word from associate pastor DA Brown and Bob were excited about God's word, going forth and want to pray for some listeners in these cities, Susanville, California.

Talmage Chucky Victorville Westwood Yankee Hill in Yreka, California God.

We pray for the people listening in the cities today and the surrounding areas.

We pray that they would put their trust and hope in you, that they would be encouraged and how much you love them, Lord, that they would look for other people. You place in their life to share this good news with as well and got that they would get plugged into a Bible teaching Bible believing church. In Jesus name, amen, amen. Thank you brother and now get back to David McGee as he continues teaching verse by verse, verse 43 outcome in my father's name, and you do not receive me of another comes in his own name, him you will receive is interesting and it we see this in our day is teachers come in their own names in the receive lot because I never say anything that's confronting.

It's always just this real syrupy feel good. Got nothing and granite dirt times in the word of God were encouraged and I feel God in its and it's affirming me and there's other times when I read it cool that hit me right between us and, perhaps, and I believe that is speaking of antichrist who will be extended an open invitation or maybes come in with a cure for cancer for world hunger, or whatever. We know biblically he's going to come with the answer for world peace, but it's not to be a real piece in the world to jump on the bandwagon and is coming in his own name, verse 44 how can you believe receive honor from one another and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God while this is, this passage is just so rich. Jesus is making the statement here and this is a this is a mind blower got. He is making a statement that if you seek honor for one another that is exclusive to seeking the honor of God and other what I'm saying is is you can't do both.

Jesus is saying if you do this if you seek honor for man. You're not to be seeking honor from God. And if you're seeking honor from God. Not gonna need the honor of man. What a challenging statement.

What a challenging statement? Which are you living for this morning. Which are you living for this morning are you living to be a people pleaser and honor people and men are. You live in the please God say I want to live to please God and again what what happens because I'm living the please God the things I do things I say that might not be popular with people.

I'm sorry for that but it's unavoidable. I have to be obedient to the Lord. I don't apologize for being obedient to the Lord. What are you living for. Because cedars can be times in your life where you have to make that decision what God or man, or to honor God. A lot of us make those decisions every week and perhaps a muddy work ask you do some dishonest. Perhaps the ask you to do something that will violate your conscience and live in our Christian life. Perhaps they ask you to do something that would keep you from fellowship and come into the Bible study you have to choose whether you're going to honor Manor honor God, you have to honor God. You have to live that way you know what you will never please everybody in your life whether you try to whether you honor Manor not it'll never happen. Everybody will not always be happy with you. Now if you follow God. Same thing is true.

Every body will not always be happy with you, but you will have the joy in the comfort and peace that comes with knowing that you're following God that your honor in the warts of the life listeners don't be a people pleaser live to please God live to please God, the desire to be a people pleaser. Proverb says the snare of the fear of man is a snare that desire is in us. We need to recognize that we need to turn that to God to God. You're the one I want to please you.

The one I want to live for.

We live in a in a climate and we think that were more carrying and more politically correct sensitive to the Internet, newspapers are filled with these mutual congratulations on business and in endeavors to help other people and all these things and in some of those are good efforts but at the same time. It's interesting that while that has been happening. We continue to criticize and score the word of God we have this contempt for the word of God. This we don't understand the sanctity of marriage the glory of of chastity and purity.

And it does seem that as we lived on her man were not honoring God. That's the way it looks. I mean, we probably never been so politically correct and yet less godly. I'm not sure we've ever been that the history of this nation. You can pick compare yourself to another man and feel good about. Well, at least I'm not a mass murderer like such and such and so on.

So we killed a couple people, you can always compare yourself to some I like that feel good but the question since geysers Christians as believers, what is God see when he looks at your life, what you think God feels as he looks at your life. Are you concerned about is that what you're living for. That should be the one thing that your living for the glory of God seeking God's glory and God's will for your life. I studied classical music for long-term one of things. It was very cool the light of these guys were very spiritual man. They were Christian in some of the recent literature and movies are not very accurate. To be honest, but these were Christian men and and on some of their compositions. They wrote something in Latin solo deal. Gloria wrote it on a lot of his manuscripts.

What that means is to God alone be the glory to God alone be the glory.

That's what I want written in my life. That's what I want to know is that I live for the glory of God for his righteousness, and if I have to occasionally offend somebody may send man rather than offend my God made you live your life in such a fashion that you live in for the Lord living for his glory. Verse 45 do not think that I shall accuse you to the father. There is one who accuses you Moses and whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. This is interesting. He was speaking to the religious people of the day and we have the same problem now people are trusting in the 10 Commandments to get them off. You don't think this is true. Go out this afternoon and asked people pick up the phone calls and people they are going to have all sure why going LOL you know, because I've basically been a good person to person, based I've got most of the and you think that gets you in the heaven. We've done this before and but you know me do a check list them in the first have no other gods before me.

Speaking about to speak about taking the name of the Lord in vain. Coming changes were not doing real good when it comes Commandments. If were honest, if a real have you ever seen anything higher than the Lord.

Yes, you have to know what that makes you make shall not dollars or if you've done it once. If you've ever borrowed something that you didn't get back to you you aware that what that makes you makes you receive if you are not told the truth even want to note that makes a mature liar allying leaving idolaters, and we think were get in the heaven on her own good works to the good news starts with badness. Bad news is we can't get in on her own good works. We just had been that good. You can't trust in Moses and what happens is as you read the writings of Moses as you look at the 10 Commandments, you become convicted and you think you know what the schoolmaster just as Paul said to point you to salvation, because you know you can save yourself you while not doing so good on this works in the 10 Commandments and what awesome that's the spirit of God communicating to you that you can't do it because then Hope walks in the form of Jesus Christ is exactly you can't but I can and I desire to forgive you if you just asked me to if you be willing to come to me.

Verse 47 but if you do not believe his writings. How will you believe words your attention please. You can believe the Bible you can believe the Bible, you can't believe everything on the Internet you can't believe everything on television.

Even the history Channel, Discovery Channel, you can't believe everything in print what you can believe, is this book you can trust. You can believe it, and if you got this over here, casting doubt on the word of God and you got the word got know which one you should doubt you doubt this, you don't doubt the word of God. I've seen doubters converted I've seen scoffers make silly people of themselves trying to cast doubt on the word of God, believe the Bible and be willing to come to Jesus. Be willing to come to Jesus. Maybe some of your cynical why you came to Jesus. Once praise God, I'm glad you came first. When the last time he came to see. Somewhere along the line we got off track. We thought well you know it. As long as we come that one time in life were okay granite. It needs to start with that one time if you if you're here this morning need. You've never asked the Lord to forgive you of your sins need to do that this morning and I want to give you the opportunity to do that but also will remind those people who have perhaps done that you should come back to them every day I have to come to the Lord every day we are plastered from the Lord everyday. Perhaps you're thinking a branch of the Lord everyday at your job have to come to the Lord everyday for my relationship with and you friend need to come to the Lord every day as well and today only give you that opportunity to come to to come to them in your heart you probably want to make some things right with the Lord. Perhaps he's laying on your heart to put some stuff down. Perhaps he is laying on your heart pick some stuff up when the last time you just came to him in just the Lord forgive me again do a work in my life Lord I desire these changes them. Pastor Dave speak about. I want you to do that in me. God's willing God's not even just choose me to change my life desires to change every license in here but are you willing to come. If you are willing to come.

This could be the day the changes your life. This could be the day that everything becomes different if you're willing Lord saying you know what I'm willing to change him willing to forgive you what you want to walk in the come back to the Lord and so you know Lord forgive me again, help me to live for you pastor David was describing living for man.

That's what happened up in sync and honor for man in a been disillusioned and dissatisfied.

And I want to live for your glory today could begin that change in you if you're willing to come to friend you know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now only Jenna short, simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now.

Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I can have a new life now done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things.

Please give me the power to live for you.

All of my days in Jesus name, amen friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible. You've been forgiven you've been born again, so congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make.

God bless you, if you pray that prayer with David for the first time we'd love to hear from you. You can visit cross the to receive our first steps package with helpful resources to help you begin your walk with Christ. Or you can write to cross the bridge at PO Box 12, 515 Winston-Salem, NC 27117 and share how God is working in your life will DA before we go.

What are some ways that we can bless our listeners each day.

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From the heart of David McGee. That sounds good Pastor day and again. It's been great to have you with us on the program today but tell us what else can a listers find on cross the If you're not able to make it to your home church this Sunday.

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As David McGee continues teaching verse by verse in the Gospel of John

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