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January 29, 2022 12:00 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 have hundreds of his teachings through the many books of the Bible, and encourage you to visit, cross the bridge.com to study the Scriptures along with Pastor David right now open your Bible to the Old Testament book of Job and follow along for today's teaching pastor David has been teaching practical lessons from the life of Job. We are finding out that what needed to be learned. Back then, still needs to be learned today. I think you'll find that to be true today and tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapter 40 now here's Pastor David, Job, chapter 40, and we have most of the set appear Job's mentors and challenges trousers friends show up and say this say that maybe it's a picture of how we are to be the church in a moment when he really needed compassion, love mercy, he out the rulebook. There's a time for you should y'all sure when you should. But there's also a time for me to understand what you going through Joe Bracken.
I can relate somewhat to the pain your figure and sometimes we were supposed to be doing the need to redo the you should and sometimes will do the you should wishing to eliminate or suggest unrated verse one.
Moreover, the Lord answered.
Joe said shall the one who contends with the Almighty corrective. He who rebukes God demands are at first he was just defending himself, and he slipped into talk about his goodness and he couldn't talk about his goodness without addressing the issue of God's goodness would he begin to represent their was that his goodness was above God's goodness that good.
Then Job answered the Lord and said the whole I am vile on the problem – this will Job the Savior. I am vile. He's no longer hold onto his self-righteousness is Lego lifeless near prayer is not so we can tell God what to do.
Not so until God went into Second Life lesson during the listeners prayer is often not to change the situation but to change our heart in the situation not related to that prayer is not to change the relationship but to change our heart in the relationship. So James is the whole downtown.
One way shall answer you. I lay my hand over my mouth. I really wish that more often. Verse once I have spoken, but I will not answer yes twice, but I will proceed no further. God is doing a deep work here in June the Lord answered Job of the world, and said now prepare yourself like a man will question you and you shall answer me, like, brace yourself to verse eight would you indeed know my judgment, would you condemn me that you may be justified in the new living translation verse eight grades when you discredit justice and condemn me just prove you are right people do this all the time assured before it years ago.
The rock in my pocket It in their founder, Rocco took it into the service in a pocket and there was a guy that I can get along with very well mean to live. It was legit so he was over he had his close Nyack and had an attitude toward you and Hannah Raquel apartment was the unbeliever and I thought his eyes as I get hit with a variety when the hood isn't just what I'm thinking now lean on us cannot do anything without anything like that is opaque and after my course in a diverse kingdom than he who is without sin throw the first stone and I carried that rock in my pocket for couple years. My God dealt with me about my judgment of heart is the first thing we do when we get blasted by the Holy Spirit in wrongdoing formed by a believer coming to us for the first thing we did things away has been gone a long time friend, you're not the first one. The new that there was God and Adam and Eve and God comes to Adam and says he amassed up the whole thing wanted out of sight.
I was completely my follow social now there were three people in the universe.
Adam blames the other two. It was a woman he gave me you guys are the problems that me assure you somebody else is not your biggest spiritual problem somebody else is not your biggest spiritual folk you going now, nobody is your biggest spiritual problem again.
Don't make yourself feel better by putting other people down to go to Jesus. Jesus, forgive me lifeless in years when we focus on our goodness and we focus on what's wrong with others, which is in the road of the Pharisee which is in the road of the Pharisee is exactly what they did. They thought about how good they were and how bad other people forgot they were supposed to help the other people elevated, so Job went down that path resents that here. Are you focused on your goodness only goodness of God. Are you focused on your goodness regular Cigna we put another way, are you bothered by your wrongs are the wrongs of the oriole track to start to be bothered by others sent watching them to only take the absolute wrong there doing are you watching there's a little bit of hypocrisy in observing something they shouldn't be doing change the channel. Probably not doing that on the Christian, and we have to be bothered by wrongs is what drives us to Jesus over and over again. We can start to get so focused on somebody else that will look to see our hearts are getting harder. I realize this is a pastor. This can happen to me in effect may be more susceptible to it getting a hard heart biggest spiritual problem is not you. If no humanity. Those things bothered by failure to praise God.
I hope your failures value 10. I don't think that you need me pointing out all your failures for you to Jesus. The other thing that we can get into is if you read in the book of acts Peter is a Jew and first processes hanging out with Simon the tanner tanner is a scanner which was skins of animals do you know what their houses, knowing that animals do you understand that animals are unclean or not kosher to a Jewish person. The Peter was hanging out there that's not just thrown in there no filler in their Peter staying with the Taylor. He has his dream with blanket comes down filled with unclean food hotdogs self-righteousness. I don't know. It would, but was unclean food, unclean to the Jewish mindset. There were kosher foods and nonkosher foods. Some things were unclean romantically US estate shellfish report and so this had things shellfish report and whatnot and Peter says I can't eat that that's unclean. And God says do not call unclean with Coakley Sosa seven.
Once the twice, three times so Peter get the next thing Peter does in the book of acts is he goes to minister to a Gentile, who he would've considered unclean before that dream and vision and ends up leaving Cornelius to the Lord. It says that Cornelius's prayers and giving head, before the Lord, he noticed them for that visitor's house whole house will get saved, breaks out among the Gentiles. His back to Judaism starts on awesome things are happening because he did not call unclean what God did Coakley was Lapointe when you look at another believer and you call them unclean here: something that God says is clean, unclean, and I'm not talking about those times when one accountant to restore somebody and work deal with and without signed at another gossip and tearing down, accusing the enemy is the accuser of the brethren to see when we look at what's wrong with other people. We can structural good about herself what we should really take a note of is how good God help your holy hour, not the closer I get to God the more aware I am of my shortcomings. That's the way it was in the Bible Jesus would do some awesome in one of the disciples would say what man get away. Lyman unclean man. I'm not even ready to see that.
So as you get closer to the Lord start to be bothered about other people failures you become more more bothered by yours this were domestic gods as a unit called me wrong, just so you're right in verse nine, you normally can use under with a voice like his adoring yourself with the majesty and splendor and array yourself with glory and beauty can't do that God continues to disperse the range of your last look on everyone who is proud and humble something God does. Job can do can you do that will can God do that. Everyone is proud to bring in love tread down the wicked in their place items in the dust together by their faces and hidden darkness. Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you about. I will confess to you that your own right hand can save it condensate Job you can do all these things conjunctive their sinks, whenever could you do any lesson, yes he's gone looking first to get in the doing yourself majesty and splendor array yourself away. Again, he can't do any of this disperse the rage of the wrath look on everyone was proud how one can do that God can't look on everyone is proud of bringing low tread down. We can replace the dust together binder faces and in darkness, then I will also confess you that your right hand can save but since he can't do any of that he can't save himself.
Verse 50 out the behemoth which I made along with you eating grass like an ox seen all his strength is in his hips and his power is in the stomach muscles. He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of the stars are tightly knit now. We spent a lot of time on this and still conjecture of what this animal is some say could be an elephant. Some say a hippopotamus, but verse 17 says it's got a tail like a fiend which elephant hippo don't have. Some people think it could be a dinosaur, and Christians who believe in dinosaurs probably will, something a lot of scholars believe that humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time. Part of that over suddenly found in Glenrose, Texas, which was fossils from both at the same time but we got shoring again. You can have a lot of fun researching that stuff but it's beyond the time of the scope of this study is when we do studies, we always have to balance the need to be long enough to get the desktop not so long that were here all night during the week. Sometimes you might think they does longer when you're not France's hungry, but there may be somebody beside you that start the need every minute of a long service the needs every piece of what we share for not sure exactly what this being is that the main point it got same as a high means you and I made this animal and you can control without knowing I can and I made it and you can't make something like this relates verse 18. His bones are like beans and blinds his ribs like bottom bars of iron is the first of the ways of God. Only he who made can bring them near his sword to God to take account you can't really do any of actually the mountains yield food for them and all the beasts of the field play. There he lies under the Lotus trees in a covert reads and marsh bullet Lotus trees cover him with their shape. The willows of the brook surround. Indeed, the river may rage.
It is not disturbed.
He's confident through the Jordan gushes into his mouth. The Jordan River so he drinks with water gushing into is nothing when we first read chapter 41 has some more. This being an even talks about biathlon. We start about one negative Pastor David will be back in less than one minute as he continues teaching in the book of Job.
A great way to start out each day is with a practical email devotional every morning from Pastor David is across the bridge.com to start receiving yours for free. If you have a cell phone. You can also text the word encourage 29453 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day. That's 94253 and now back to the teaching were 24, though he takes it into is as one pierces his nose for the snare of time that this background will talk about the big animal in chapter 41 is it important for us to focus on the goodness of God and be aware of our shortcomings is probably better way to put my focus on our shortcomings but be aware of our children focus on the goodness of focus on your goodness. If you're going to be aware of somebody's wrongdoing. Be aware of your course if God reveals something about someone else to pray over many times is not for you to do anything except pray and prayer got in a change of heart about the situation feared is contagious. Faith is contagious. What do you want to be friends feared her faith with what we say we spread faith sometimes what we say we spread fear that Joe Manning's he's learning a lot. At this point, but again it starts out with unknown God.
And that's how our relationship with God's… Of how to do it your way and we should come back to that off, I got this from.
I looked at that moment I said this, can you repent or ask forgiveness for others. Can you repent mass forgiveness for yourself.
You soon. Have you seen her so aware of someone else's repent and ask God to forgive you because you're so concerned with them and getting this can spread and here we are in the midst of the fellowship that amazingly is having an influence around the world. How many other churches did God call to do that will all of really good Matthew 20 is a going to hell. So all churches involved with global evangelism now and I can answer so that I can only answer for here we reach and teach. We take very seriously the spreading of the good news. And God saw and God is using this fellowship in ways that are just so incredibly is so awesome and yet he really popped out to me the close of this Jesus was limited in what he could do before you disagree with the statement, which are virtually Matthew 1358. Now he, Jesus did not do many mighty works because of their unbelief. So Jesus was limited in his ministry because of the unbelief of the people and that's Jesus as pastor I have to wonder, how much do we not because of unbelief by doubters and complainers. I can do anything about anyone else in particular, other than teach the word in faith comes by hearing and hearing by what, where God's when they hear the word of God. Faith is built and were all in this together we can accomplish more when you don't hear the word of God. The Bible says in the last days. People become lovers of themselves as not just the other kindness for each of us because in our society… I just focus on the individual that they will take the reins of thousands of millions of people to make sure the ones okay that's not the way the rule of law works in the part about buying the party of Christ Jesus's husbands, love your wives quail of the church view of the church.
Jesus love the church is not wrong. The sale of the church is a good healthy thing.
It's the body of Christ.
It would be a strange thing the same love, the body rep again. Jesus said he loves the body of the church were following him. We should let the chart in a nontraditional way are you dating the church remarried its unconditional it's confident that we make with one another to come in the fellowship. I confident teach the word share the gospel and be a blessing ex-convict, which means as long as I have a written and be teaching Oregon as a body we can accomplish so many credible things. The friend of the ministry of Jesus was limited because of unbelief. We have to realize that the danger here. We should encourage each other in our faith.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing about word of God. Thank you for hearing the word of God and God will give you faith for set aside the time for you to hear the word of God was thank you, thank you for speaking.
Help us to listen what we thank you that we have this place we can learn the word Lord, thank you for all the anointed men that you have raised up to share the word with us to stare our face but help our faith to continue to grow to be strange. God help us to be going in for the next round and not throw it in the town. God help us to launch out of the deep waters will not be going in the work us. We are good to store. Thank you.
This is the best in the darkest times that this planet is a receipt God is going to get darker in the sky get brighter, this is our opportunity.
The church is up to the two shot like never before.
People are scared their heart and are so desperate for somebody to like them that the spending hours online or lying about who they are. So somebody likes a false image in the hole while you're standing off to the side Jesus showing us your wounds I love you. Are you looking for Linux are you looking for this loss we focused on others focused on him. We think you you are still worthy to be worshiped was so worthy of our focus so worthy of at least the whatever it took for you.
And when I pray that Lord as we get more mature faith that we don't get stagnant. There were like Joshua and Caleb.
Caleb is an elderly going to the mountains.
Despite the Giants hardly know there's Giants after and we thank you that you have put your power in us to make us giant killers would thank you for your power the Holy Spirit life changing resurrection power source fresh with your Holy Spirit, the Lord to show you a fresh just list the handle both hands produces those hands still goes afresh with your Holy Spirit overflowing with your Holy Spirit through the Spirit is law joint use. Thank you Jesus you are the only one with a real piece we have nowhere else to get this while we think of it tonight. You stand here you sick. Do you want peace and comfort is the presence of space you need prayer ministry you have been filled with the Holy Spirit gifts to be stored inside of you can come up and have these folks pray for it that you want to spend some time at the altar, praise God.
We know will linger for shipments they will linger in the presence of the Lawrence what you need to come for Stinson, the war. This worshiped the Lord.
Thank you, thank you for reminding us consistently to last year. A lot of people Lord we ask that we get past their goodness that you would remind us of your grace God when we get requests with our strengths. We know what has to happen we have to put less trust into our street more trusted joke didn't get any answers of why you never gave any need to be okay with the times we don't give us help us to trust you ask will regroup when you don't know what's going on. We trust when we lose our job when we trust their spouses out of the source. We trust you if we hear the answer we trust in spite of bad reports in spite of our Mrs. in spite of the weakness of monitors we all need you as well. Best of us is okay without you. It is in fact Micah, I will copy the demand picks up used rooms, sheets, season strengthens the doldrums off and comes back with another wounded dog. Can you successfully meeting of this and then he goes and gets another one and another one that's our ministry, bringing people to Jesus are perfect. Thank you for your Holy Spirit is so evident here tonight. Thank you for your presence would show the blood of Christ is in fact washed away our sense, could not be in your holy presence. If we had not been redeemed away been redeemed. So now we can experience your press would. Thank you. From there to Stanley to God. You have to ponder weakness in the worship. Thank you minister to her family was due to Scott, thank you for their family is protect you.
God we know they're not perfect. We know they love you and we know we love them would help us to figure out this crazy shook up to love each other and the sheer will sink you that you fill us with the love you discussed, I have show us the loss in your wounds and when our hearts are tempted to wonder think we need a stranger like to somehow feel complete or approved the legality you for your meeting to review, not your life much or can dish out eternal law Lord bless you and keep you Lord's sake, shine upon you, baby, gracious to you and your daughters may the Lord turn his face toward you and gives you his show all his blessing in the name of Jesus. Everybody said amen and amen got a lot of however while one another. You've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations. If you're not able to make it to your home church this Sunday. Why not join us for our lifestream at 10 AM Eastern time or on Thursday nights at 7 PM Eastern time. Just visit cross the bridge.com and click on a lifestream link.
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