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Romans Chapter 1:1-4

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February 19, 2022 12:00 am

Romans Chapter 1:1-4

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This is all came across later in life when he was the following view of these on the road to Damascus and that moment in the center thing very telling Paul accepted number six of the trembling and astonished said, Lord, what you want me to do a great question. Welcome to cross the bridge with dignity. David is the senior pastor of the bridge conclusion in North Carolina.

As Christians we are not our home purchased by Christ himself so that we can live for him forever. Today Pastor David encourages us to serve our Lord with passion as he continues in the book of Romans chapter 1, but before we get into today's teaching. Every marriage needs course corrections from time to time. Some how do we make sure our marriages stay on track when the struggles and pressures of life. Find out how in Pastor David's new and Muslim is our gift to thank you for your donation to help cross the bridge broadcast on this and other stations open more people cross the bridge from death to life across the now to request a copy of that website is cross the Now here's the part two is teaching a boxer looking at the book of Romans Romans chapter 1 verse one call, a bondservant of Jesus Christ called me and apostle, separated to the gospel of God, bonds or bonds directly will be big okay what means they were servant means a survey was a actually were some type of slave and he will be Jesus Christ. It's much cooler, much deeper than in the Greek the word is due los which we get from the Hebrew concept. The bed now what that is is not just somebody was a slave in the sense that they work purchased her servant in the sense that they owed something and had to work off that we certainly see that in the Hebrew Scriptures below we see something far more beautiful. See if you were indebted to somebody or somebody had got you out of a jam. They were your Redeemer, you would serve them for six years but come that seventh year Shabbat year you would be declared free and that some at that point. Some people said you know what I don't want to go. I don't want to link them to love you as my master is my leader and I don't want to leave, I choose to stay in that Fran is a bond servant or does this isn't something Paul came across later in life is kinda interesting when he was, not following Jesus is on the road to Damascus and Jesus knocked him off his horse.

At that moment in time. It's interesting, very telling Paul accepted number six.

So he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what you want me to do. We only did a great question. You gave me the breath it's in my body you keep my heartbeat and you died for my sins, Lord, what you want and not what I gotta do when you get what you want me to do the question many of us should be asking orally only to do it again.

This is not this is.

This can be so freighting if you realize that timeout do the talking about out of religious obligation about being grateful and with joy serving the Lord serving the Lord for all he's done the things that you have your time, your life and those are yours God has given you your life informed your arms in your legs and your brain are your still in your mother's will gave you life gave you whatever intelligence that you possess whatever stuff that you have your assets not earlier your bank account, retirement accounts, house, car is not earlier.

Biblically speaking, your steward steward is a steward of somebody who looks after stuff and at some point in time gives an account of how he used or did not user thing steward about parenting steward of your children are children along the Lord along the Lord on occasion is very similar. They belong to the Lord, you just get to have a minute. If your kids or go underground, you realize you just get to leave them for a little while a brief instant you hand them off to the Lord and fullness. What we have all belongs to God when somebody will especially when a believer summarizes our father. Jesus begins to demand the right and things that there owed.

Another headed for trouble. Another headed for trouble really have a problem sometimes will say why just want what I deserve no you don't. You want this book says you deserve death condemnation judgment. I don't know what I deserve mercy and grace made the decision. I did make the decision this morning. The polygon given my life. I made that decision long time ago and I'm walking tall prior to this and made the decision to see this is my and got even said okay to suffer some things for me, it told him that as you follow me off.

It doesn't matter. God also for the things for you.

I'm following up on serving Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle is recalled, interesting, and an entrance and it is important we read this verse with okay will understand all these theological we speak Christian eight.

That's our own language. When you start become a Christian. I oftentimes after few years, you begin to speak a whole different language.

I'm around you even understand an incident asking somebody they known the forgiveness of their sins we save even say think about walking blood landfill about think about no idea what you just asked what does your speaking Christian eight call was at me, will literally click those in the Greek means invited. This is where some of us get off track.

We think there's a small little segment of people who were called there full time ministry there.

What you call professional Christians are paid to be Christians, and so then everybody else is not call print the moment you come to Jesus. You are responding to an invitation of him calling to you. And with that calling comes another calling to be a part of change in the world what he responded that calling again is between you and the Lord, but he has invited you up on that journey is your choice. Everybody has a calling that everybody's calling is different and yet everybody's calling someone is a saying love God, love people. Paul is called to be.

What called me and apostle what's an apostle, apostle somebody set out on a mission. The biblical sense, apostle called somebody call to be on the mission of telling people about Jesus Christ and everyone of us is: mission MSN you need to go to me and mar are somewhere, but your call on the mission to tell people about what we have that big sign of those doors are that you are now entering the mission field is there's people out there that don't know Jesus, the need to come to know Jesus. Apostle, separated to the gospel of God, separated, set apart, marked off by boundary separated. Notice it.

It pulled out the world's philosophy way of thinking way of acting separated to set apart if you will for special use. Paul was in. We should be as well to the gospel was gospel good news literally means good news elect Obama parasailing surely gospel it that if you try hard enough long enough and you quit acting the way you do and you fly right then God may forgive you of your sent's goodness is not good news to me so I could go cheerleading thing.

The good news is, even though your bad will always outweigh your good that you cannot reach God in your own righteousness at the bad news. The good news is, God in his mercy and grace is provided. Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins.

And even though you've messed up all that can be pardoned and forgiven. If you come to sell to good to be true to us while he caught the good news. Notice displays the gospel of what the gospel of God is not my got your God John the Baptist gospel is the gospel of God. We don't get to decide what the gospel lives.

God has said, here's the good news. Here's the gospel it's mine I want you present is not for ours to critique and say what I like that part I don't like that part.

It's not a cosmic salad bar. Let us look at Christina, got cosmic salad bar. What I mean by that your ear at the cosmic salad bar to go Julie like some of peace, all I love peace love.

I love love deserve forgiveness. I like that there servant who ties and who go to church.

No no no no it's all part and parcel if you will, separated gospel of God. Verse two which he promised before his prophets in the holy Scriptures understand Jesus was not just a new kind it was in a New Testament expression. It was expressed in the Hebrew Scriptures in the Old Testament. What we refer to as Old Testament see to understand the fulfillment in the New Testament maintenance in the Old Testament above the sink. The new speaking of the testaments of the new is an old concealed the old is in the new reveal the new is in the old concealed the old is in the new reveal, meaning all these prophecies about Jesus in the Hebrew Scriptures were fulfilled. New Testament we talked to the electric publisher couplings are about the odds of that happening about Jesus. Fill in all these problems. If the odds are one in 10 to the 23rd power. That's 23 zero memory talked about the fact that the state of North Carolina covered 9 feet in acorns all the land all the water 9 feet in acorns marking one acorn and turning a squirrel loose in thinking that on the first try. It's going to grab that one acorn and the state Norco and yet some people gambling against those odds.

Those are not good odds. That's worse than the lottery even the fulfillment of these things. Paul is he's ministering to people who he hasn't been around this is business really ministered to me want, because I'm looking at this book, he writes this book this letter to these people and he's never met PPE that he doesn't know he's ever going to meet but yet he's ministering to is using the technology that existed to minister to people he'll never make you realize that we are ministering to people that we will never meet in this church is us and we were doing it through television were doing.

If the radio were doing it the minute we get calls we get emails we get a people to hang almond where organ and I just will let you guys know that I just came hard to Jesus Christ as people coming to the Lord you were listening to Pastor David McGee only crossed the bridge to be back with more in just a moment, God desires to reveal himself to the world and the Bible teaches that marriage is supposed to be a picture of God's love to others. Pastor David and his wife Nora want to show you how to make your marriage, one that proclaims God's love in their new three DVD series endless love. It's our gift to thank you for your donation to help cross the bridge air on this and other stations helping more people crossed the bridge from death to life good across the now to request your copy of endless love, this is Pastor David McGee with cross the bridge and want to thank you for listing the cross the bridge also want to tell you about an exciting website.

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Now back to today's teaching verse three concerning his son, Jesus Christ our Lord was born of the seed of David according to the flesh noticed his son declaring Jesus is what God son God son watch Discovery Channel that they will no no no, they didn't decide that Jesus was actually sent to God to like 300 A.D. Lake did all this in the that's of bogus. I don't mind having debates with people and talk with people who are open to the evidence. A lot of people are intentionally misleading people misrepresenting historical facts archaeological facts or disregarding those things.

After that, we have to say well as an agenda going on there. You have to ask yourself the following here 56 88. He's gone God son who do you think is confused Paul or the Discovery Channel. I'm thinking the Discovery Channel gnosis of Jesus Christ, our Lord wouldn't let me help you, Jesus Christ, our Lord Jesus Christ. We think of Jesus Christ as his name Jesus first thing Christ is what, when, and in the Jesus was his given name in Hebrew Yeshua, our English word for that is Joshua Christ is his title Christos in the Greek meaning anointed one. We got that word from the anointed one in Hebrew Michiana where we get our word for Messiah again. Jesus the Messiah. Sometimes when you see you see in the Bible Jesus the lives.

Jesus in his name Christ venous title noticed our Lord. It's interesting to me. Jesus referred to as Savior in the New Testament 25.screaming is referred to as Lord in the New Testament 714 times Jesus that does want to be your savior does on his beer, get out a hell free card.

He wants to lead you through life and declared or proven to be the son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead. Jesus never sinned, he was tempted. The Bible tells us, but he never said never did anything wrong. It's interesting we see him getting angry at people with the Bible says be angry and sin not so anger itself is not sin, but it certainly can leave this think we probably would do well to get angry more often. Some of the things we see Jesus a turn turn the other cheek and say look the other way declared to be the center got power according to the spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead, and resurrection is an interesting thing to understand some churches, some movement, some seminaries out there now say it was not a literal resurrection.

Will this not a literal resurrection throw the whole thing away because it doesn't work that's not my words is what the Bible says Paul) and 15 verse 14 says and of Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Number 17 says and if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile. You're still in your sins few chapters and Romans were told this Jesus, who was delivered out because of our fences and raised because of our justification. Talk about justification other day that we were forgiven, if you will, through the process of him Diane and been resurrected, met lesson meant something. This whole resurrection thing is when faith comes in. The point is, what were saying Jesus died and did not stay there and say that I love these little animations that people send me sometimes that's all one will animated thing and the angel comes down and moves the stone away you know. And then it moves us away from the tomb and then Jesus pops out in her is very cute thinking understands. Jesus was not alive and that tomb waiting for that Angel to roll that stone away. Jesus was on the stone, Mark comedic Mumia move externally, that were told later that Jesus walk through a wall. We told that goes back to so we understand he could walk out. Didn't have to move the stone certainly could move the stone. I think it was Oregon, so I was a stone wasn't moved to let them out loud the stomach so we could see that the tomb was empty, is not there is risen and he is risen and you need understand there is more literary proof that Jesus Christ died, was buried and resurrected than Julius Caesar ever lived or George Washington ever crossed the Delaware Wenzel SMEs are is my goal level Julius Caesar thing.

I don't believe that I'm just in the mob outside the Bible there's literary proof talks about Jesus Christ been resurrected from the dead and walking around being seen by 500 people.

What you do with that friend is a question but it makes Jesus a lot different everything else. Christianity is not just another religion is distinctively different than anything there's a lot of religions today people fallen Buddha Buddha's debt following Confucius confuses that he will follow Mohammed mom is that you Confucius gravy notice that you see Confucius but you don't think it is. But you go to the grave of Mohammed. You know what you think is a Mohammed but Jesus not to seek empty tomb is not there is risen and makes it different.

I want you to go back in time with me for just a second Peter hello Peter Philip, a kinship with if you will, because Peter messed were told that were told it Peter when it came down to the moment. Peter actually denied knowing Jesus only that, but it says there was a moment in time right after it happened. He looked into the eyes of Jesus. What a look. Must've been related to Peter, in part because no one done the same thing for my actions or things I haven't done denied the Lord and I think everybody in here was honest they would say the same thing. Jesus was crucified. Peter according to the Bible, thought that's it man love me, serve me died for me and I betrayed him and of the Nada manometer.

The Bible records that John and Peter ran to the tomb and there were confused that they weren't sure what it happened.

They didn't get to the team and sit empty go. This is great is rhetoric that they were sure within the gospel of Mark were told that the angel came and said go tell the disciples and Peter Fisher, Peter Nieves, that is risen because gas this changes everything changes everything she were following a guy who had died fourth grade. He loved this awesome great to be loved by Jesus when he was resurrected, declared his power and his victory over death over sin. He shows the ability to be able to forgive you of your sin, to deliver you from the power of death changes everything. Jesus hundred percent hundred percent man and he done for you. It was resurrected. This changes everything. Now I wish I could sit up here make a decision for people that truly wish I could but I can't.

I can simply tell you that Jesus is calling right now and right now, for I'm I'm speaking of those who don't know Jesus as your Savior are rejected them. Or maybe they wanted or drifted off. But reality is unshaken. Everybody in here Jesus is calling each and every one of us is inviting us to follow him to serve him and serve people and what you do with that friend doesn't tell about God. It says about you tells about your heart and how grateful I am grateful you are the Lord you see all this of messed up a lot of people think Christianity is well you know you do your best and hope you good outweighs your bad.

The Bible says your good will never outweigh your bad your bad will always outweigh your good. The Bible says if we broke the law in one place you broken in every place anywhere depending upon your own goodness friend you are in trouble were sitting there with the scales that are tipped against us going well. There's no way in Jesus places his nail scarred hand liens on the scale forever.

The scales are tipped in the favor of mercy and grace your past can be pardoned. Evans gates are opened in your future can be assured that friend has to be your decision, I can inform you about the decision, I can inform you about the invitation. French is well everything rods on the Trinity knew for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now Legion a short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him and God want you to pray this prayer so much that he died to give you the opportunity and the ability to ask him to forgive you.

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 not 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 it friend if 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 prayed that prayer with David for the first time we'd love to hear from you.

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