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August 29, 2021 1:00 am
Welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee weekend edition Pastor David McGee is internationally recognized for his unique conversational verse by verse and chapter by chapter teaching through the word of God.
We encourage you to visit, cross the bridge.com to study the Scriptures along with Pastor David. But right now open your Bible to the Old Testament book of Job and follow along for today's teaching in this series of special weekend edition programs. Pastor David has been teaching practical lessons from the life of Joe. Even though the book of Job is one of the oldest books in the Bible on every page. We are finding out that what needed to be learned. Back then, still needs to be learned by us today as we continue studying chapter 8 and now here's Pastor David. So here we are in Joe Joe chapter 8 verse four of your sins have sinned against him. He is cast them away for the transgression now established first was this truth may be wise there was an issue with the kids.
We exceed that intent Scriptures tell us that in the first chapter Jeff chapter 1 verse forces and his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. I gotta tell you that when you go back in the Hebrew in somebody's feasting and drinking. It means sort of a party seeing to it. So the tone of the conversation suggests that they were party and for days on end and the Job would pray for and he was concerned for, which is a good thing coming from the parents in here know you cannot directly control your children is my struggling with their kids.
The kids have issues or party and there are whenever does that person need you to gossip about them to tell somebody else do they need you to pray for and if it was you and your kids are acting up. What would you want somebody to do it. Would one of the pray for you to encourage you to maybe speak to the kids play man the way you want to be treated attempt to treat other people like that is interesting.
Maybe another night will explore this further.
But Job says it may be that they have said curse God and what's interesting about that is that phrase is the same phrase. His wife used when she said to forget your integrity want to just curse God and die. So her using that phrase with Joe makes me wonder if the kids had picked up on that phrase.
So maybe there was an issue with the kids may be the sole party and thing it got to be an issue but was at the right time for Bildad to bring in a seen people do very hurtful things and say hurtful things agency. Some Christians that in source losing children have a brother who had two daughters and one of them died when she was 18 months and in his second daughter died when she was 23 he didn't have any other kids and watch my brother go through really tough, tough time and his name is Bill I really appreciate your praying for and so when I think of my brother and I think of possibly somebody coming up to him and say in all your kids. Maybe they partied and God has cast them away if I was standing there and somebody said that the my brother. It would be hard not to hit him so glad it helped.
The kids were still alive is different situation. What is no Bildad said all man Job look drunk and worried about your cats man in which no one, pray, inform on encourage you know that the word does not return void, and that your kids may depart from it.
But don't be back to hang in there man hanging but that wasn't the situation that's not what he said here's her life lessons.
When we speak on this is so important again, and even if you don't take notes. I would encourage you to write this one down.
When we speak, we should make sure it is the right time the right place the right person for the right person's plural or the right group the right time right place by person we give you give you an example is coming easy to see you know if the children were still alive and Bildad said a I'm concerned about your children sending that's appropriate right for him to say this after they've died is inappropriate to say hey I care what you get and transform appropriate to say hey I think your kids are burning in hell for all practical purposes, that's what he said totally inappropriate. So I want to encourage you to consider these things the right time the right place, right person is acting as if I was want to talk to the ER or merit about work. I wouldn't come up to him right before we started worship and say you know I think he really had a problem with this her that her is not the time to do that. There's the right time and in what areas. The amazing thing will spread a trailer for certain is that God keeps showing the bridge and the leadership what's going on in the body of Christ years before it starts to happen and here's one of the examples of that is we started with a safety team.
Six. Seven years ago anybody and you remember when we ideas are I think is on and at first we had people freaking out.
Can't believe you got this greatly begot that he believes my interpreter has a good hand wake up, grow the amazing thing is that some people that were really thinking things through that complained about when we had men and women who took their protection.
So seriously that they went out and took courses and classes on safety we had in acts probably CIA employee when early sherbet out but I was that he helped train some of our guys, and now in the past two years as some people have been shot and killed in churches now.
We've had some other churches call us and say hey we know you got a safety team. Can you help us figure this thing out. That's wonderful example of a couple thousand.
First of all, we had some people that were they just didn't understand. And they came in they said we don't understand why you've got a safety team. Why do you have people probably around. If there is somebody that perhaps his heart want and why is that them coming to us to leadership and discussing it is appropriate. Are you coming to us with a question about anything free to stand out here in the hallway and talk about other people really can't influence any sort of decision is not right is now so back to the leasing if speak to lead and leave. There's nothing going on. I don't have any sort of correction, but was say addiction to do it right before worship, not the wrong time should I do it from Leroy Haley man I really got an issue with the way you brush your hair dated and the fact that you brush it all in the coming that would be appropriate would now one-on-one about leaving tells us that now is I have a issue with Lee course the thing to do this to go to market right now. I should go to. I got issue with Lee, I should go to. Here's what I got issue with Lee. I need to go to Facebook. That's what I should do. They meant that scriptural thing to do.
Now it's not. If you have a problem with Lee you go to Lee and will just form a line over here to left an object right time right place right person. You do this this church becomes much stronger your life bears better for me going. Today there is and it's not that this is a huge bad issue, but it's an issue because there's people here and whenever you get people to starts to happen. But here's the thing going lives are at stake and so this right time right place right person, thing we gotta start getting this one we go start again I will point out Matthew 18.
If you have an issue with my ego them directly if that's not productive you get somebody else a mature Christian.
If you're here or in Greensburg and get an elder or deacon to go with you conceiving get more traction if that doesn't work if it's serious enough about associate you should ask that person to leave the church.
Matthew 18. You can read it for your side. Reading, but this is an area air free one of us can grow stronger. That's amazing me in verse seven he says though your beginning was small, when did you read all the animals he had. It was small in comparison to what it's going to be at this point it's interesting, Bildad slips in to the prophetic and he says you have more than you started with. When I say the prophetic.
In this case he is foretelling the future. Prophecy can be. That is not always telling the future though sometimes it could be a person speaking the people on God's behalf. That's what the prophetic is it's a different direction. Then the priest and operates the profit it inflows from God through me to you or to whoever and then the high priest is a reversed flow.
It's the people representing God in the high priest represents the people to God for if. Look at verse four is your sons of sin against verse five is you would earnestly seek God. Verse six is you were pure and upright, only if… Bildad begins to blame Joe and these guys are there. Just getting that so wrong again. Some of what they're saying is right. But it's the wrong time.
I get the picture. Job is sitting there dirt on his head – is wiped on his face is closed horn boils all over his body has lost his kids crop servants, animals, and in that situation, Bildad says you're just blowing smoke shot and then begins you know if if if you were just a little more spiritual.
Reminds me what they did. Jesus Matthew 27, 39, says, and those who pass by blasting the wagon their heads and say of you who destroyed the temple building three day save yourself is you are the son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise, the chief priests also mocking the scribes and elders that he saved others and self he cannot save is he is the king of Israel them. They'll come down from the cross and we will believing he trusted in God. Look at verse 43 liquid assets verse 43, he trusted in God, let him deliver him now is he will have them for he said I am the son of God. There's people would say that Jesus never said he was the son of God. He is being put on trial and while others may have missed it again we have the Pharisees to think as he says right there. He said I am the son of God. Mark 1531 likewise decreased also mocking among themselves. The scribes that he saved others, himself.
He cannot say what the Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe in. Sadly ironic that they were so close to the truth is there right. He saved others with the Evita came down from across what you could've done. He was saved himself, but he would not have saved others in Luke 23 people stood looking on, but even the rulers with them sneered saying he saved others, let him save himself if he is the Christ, the chosen of God.
The soldiers also mocked him, coming off ramps. Our wives and if you are the king, the Jews, save yourself if if if don't let people manipulate you with that nonsense. If you really love me you'll do this.
Pastor David will be back in less than one minute. As he continues teaching in the book of Job.
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Be careful about speaking too much or as a further inquiry please of the former agent.
Consider the things discovered by other filers or sniper. We were born yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are shadow he sanely we haven't been here now will they not teach you and tell you.
In other words from your heart. Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh in the reeds flourish without water, yet it is green and not cut down, it withers before any other plant. So are the paths of all who forget God and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish, whose confidence shall be cut off, and whose trust is a spider's web persisting. He leans on his house, but it does not stand. He holds it fast, but it does not endure.
What's interesting is that in verse 14 it turned out a spider web really the picture. There's kind of been on the spiderweb the whole job I've never tried that. I'm thinking it would work whose trust he leans where's your trust what you Lena.
We run to when you feel pain. What or who the run to and what healing in the Matthew 724 therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock that everyone who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain descended, the floods came the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell."
Great was its fall and it was a couple things about them passage of time with verse 15 here verse 12 boasts parties heard the word. One part of not only heard the word but did them only a bottle here, but about will do it.
I can make sure that you hear the word of God that whether I'm up here are some another teacher's affair that you will hear the word of God.
I can encourage you to do the word it got different. You've got to do it, you've gotta make that decision to be a doer and notice it doesn't say in the storms come, storms will come and they will reveal in that moment what you're leaning on what you're trusting in his interesting study and prophetic store. From looking at it. I'm sure some another Tomlinson list. It's pretty interesting. One of the things that happen 2001 2002, there was a financially the markets and whatnot went down a lot of issues a lot of problems businesses going bankrupt, etc. etc. seven years later, 2008. Another issue with the financial system time involving banks and housing, so are we getting ready for some other type of depth or crash or something. I don't know why people pretend they know in those times, it reveals who you trust Donna when those storms hit a few years ago and of course I sat down with nowhere and sedating that Wheatley got some financial problems or get bills and staffing to improve her cash flow.
We just need to quit that path and mess is how we didn't know now we trust the word of God that says if we ties. According to Malik, then God will protect us from the devour in every wondering if you trust God, Utah is a great way to look at if you trust God that cried near Danny's life as we should lean on the Lord and build upon the rock Christ, we should lean on the Lord and build upon the rock Christ as any other thing is not gonna work. Leaning on anything other than Jesus is like leaning on a sharp stick. You put any weight on it is gone.
Her and from the storms they will, but if you're built upon the rock we have the gearing tea from God from his word that the last. Not only will it last. But during a time when unbelievers are being hammered in their unprotected believers are protected and in the midst of a recession where we just decided the church. We will not take part a man. Praise God, and they were all talking recession recession recession. Did you know that they have predicted.
28 out of the last two processions did you catch that they have predicted 28 of the last two recessions, meaning they have predicted our recession 28 times, but only happened twice. Verse 16 continues, he grows green in the sun, and his branches spread out in his garden. His roots wrap around the rocky and look for place in the stones is he is destroyed from his place, then it will deny him, saying, I have not seen you, behold this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth others will grow the whole God will not cast away the blameless, nor will he uphold the evildoers.
He will verse 21 he will fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing those who hate you will be closed with shame and the dwelling place of the wicked will come to nothing. Your attention please. It talks a lot about talking in this chapter written in this book. But even in these last couple versus what you get. Yet he will fill your mouth with laughing lips with rejoicing. We have to decide each of us and for Bill number and is we are teachable about relationships. Every person in the year has relationships with other people in here that need the touch of the Holy Spirit that need need God. I'm talking about some marriages where husbands need to quit running your wives down behind her back and winds you to quit running your husband down behind his back. Praise God again in every one of us can become a better friend a better person by watching what we say watch what we don't say in getting them telling you if we each do this you improve every relationship in your life.
And so there's a choice right here. Set before us by the word of God. Life, death, blessing and cursing each one of us has to choose. Deuteronomy 3019 visit I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendents may live, and then James goes into the power of the tongue. James chapter 3 verse eight is but no man can tame the tongue. Amen we need a woman for that moment not get no man, no man can tame the time it is and on truly evil, full of deadly poison with it we bless our God and father, and with it we curse men, who've been made in the civil tutor likeness of God out of the same mouth proceed, blessing and cursing. My brother, these things are not to be so does a spring soon forced freshwater and bitter from the same opening can a fig tree, my brother bear olives, or a grapevine bear Phoenix, thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh. You can bless curse you literally according to the word you have the power of life and death in your tongue in your mouth while Novak and I don't know if I can do any better if you can got the power of God and maybe think well I you know Pastor, I do think I'm doing pretty good at. Jesus is the model pretty good again. Each person applying this word to change this fellowship each one of us can be overcome is a big trick second Timothy 418 says yes and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely in the his heavenly kingdom.
All glory to God forever and ever. Amen. In Romans 724 sizzle wretched man that I am who will deliver me from this body of death or who will help me with my time. I think God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh but according the spirit, amen. Praise God. Yes, Lord.
I think of were all honest at this point we all need to ask God to forgive us. Maybe you need some people to forgive you if you need to send out some emails or text or call some people. When we began to glorify God with their mouths when we worship him when even our even our wounds cried out hallelujah and God will take our tears and tournament diamonds. God sees as free tear that has fallen from your eyes. He has seen your pain anyone should come to him not other things and other people seeking it's not about getting into a bad spot and then trusting God is trusting God and we had a bad spot were still trust trusting now to nine and step out in faith and make changes you been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition to need again next Saturday afternoon at 430 Eastern at 130 Pacific time as Pastor David continues teaching lessons from the life of Job.
On most CSN radio stations friends. God loves you and wants you to experience his peace, forgiveness, and life. The Bible says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. How do you receive this gift of everlasting life from God first acknowledge you are a sinner in need of forgiveness believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and died for you on the cross, taking your sin upon himself to provide forgiveness for you, then ask for him to enter your heart and life turned away from your sins as your own selfish desires and then open your heart to follow God's plan for your life. You can start your new life by praying something like this from your heart. Dear Jesus, I believe that you died for me that I could be forgiven. I believe you are resurrected that I could have a new life Lord, I have done wrong things and I'm sorry. Please forgive me for all of those things and please give me the power to live for you.
The rest of my life in Jesus name, amen. My friend, if you prayed that prayer today for the first time, or coming back to God.
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