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March 13, 2022 12:00 am
One of the things that God gives you to overpower and be a victor over seven lot of your home and your every word of God. It is God's truth is God's truth were told in one passage that we know there if we know the truth and and were following the then the truth will set us free. Welcome to cross the bridge with David as the senior pastor of the bridge in Kernersville, North Carolina. We all need direction and God's word.
We have between therefore we can trust. Find out more about this and stated he continues in the book of Romans chapter 1 before getting to today's teaching from beginning to end. The Bible shows the special nature of God's relationship with the nation. What does that have to do.
Romans chapter 11 tells us that God's covenant relationship with Israel has huge implications for to help you understand pastor David wants to see his teaching video recorded in his Bible. This powerful resource will encourage strength and how connected to God's chosen Israel. The Bible is our gift donations to help more people on this station and beyond cross the bridge from visit cross the bridge.com to a question again cross the bridge. Now here's David is teaching the truth. Romans chapter 1 verse 16 says, for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek for Internet the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith as it is written, the just shall live by faith.
Verse 18 for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness what was happening in the next few verses as he begins to describe what happens in this slippery slope than any of us can fall downriver not careful the wrath of God holding back the truth. What is this mean suppress the truth. You know these these programs on Discovery Channel history tells the point that I enjoy watching. I enjoy watching them some. Some of them that ask questions about spirituality asked questions about Christianity. Ask questions about the history of the church. I enjoy losing when I get disturbed is when I see clearly there's agenda and they're not presenting well known archaeological evidence, there disregarding well-known historical and literary evidence in order to make their case stronger because what are they doing they're not there not want to engage in debate they have an agenda.
They want to lead you to a certain truth to all will will you Jesus actually was married to Mary and Jesus was buried in this time we still have his bones are the Jesus was the son of a Roman soldier. All these things. It is not anything new that suppressing the truth. That's where I have a problem in some of these discussions understand the wrath of God is an emotion he has towards sin and wrongdoing need to understand that again.
The new living trace translations. Is it but God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves. I know a lot of people and we say God loves the center, but hate the sin. This this verse kind of challenges part of that notion absolutely godless people absolutely got to see people in the kingdom when somebody is messing up and suppressing the truth. This verse says it arouses God's anger.
Again, this is this is God, looking on and seen things go wrong. People being mistreated.
People being abuse in all these things that arouses God's anger and you know my friend should arouse virus if it arouses God's were following the Lord, then it should it should do something inside of now I'm not talking about necessarily having picket signs outside of abortion clinics and yelling at people and mom and him and all the sort of thing I'm talking about loving people, talking to them and seeing the things that they're going through and being upset at the evil that's in the world at the deceit that's in the world. Jesus said turn the other cheek inside look the other way and as I look on the landscape of humanity have to be honest, there are certain things that arouse anger in me. One of the things I'm passionate about is a course the way and instead of looking out at the world looking inside St. looking at the church as a whole and say why would be and why are we not more effective in reaching people. Why are we not more effective and in reaching the Jewish people why we not more effective than in reaching homosexual and lesbian communities why we not more effective in these areas and impassioned about that.
Apparently John was passionate about it because when you read the book of love Revelation 7 letters to seven churches. Now when we look at this.
We look at our own lives, which is really friend if you want to get upset about sin. You know who send new should be the most upset about yours. I'd rather be upset about someone else's. I'd rather look at the television get upset. I really don't have to do anything about that right. But when you begin to see your activities and your behaviors not in line with Scripture. There should be something in you that bored me in this area. Give me the power to be in overcome her in this area. One of the things that God gives you to overpower and and be a victor over sin.
A lot of you hold in your hands right now the word of God. It is God's truth and is God's truth were told in one passage that if we know the truth or sniff there if we know the truth and and were following the then the truth will set us free. So, shouldn't we begin to know the truth. This book is for your benefit and your blessing. It's you know it's owners manual if you will, to how to live and I know you know your God here going doing only the owners manual for you know you you got that microwave and you do need to look at the owners manual you need look at the directions right. Who knew the cat was going to end up like that just can't ingest cannot love cats I love A lot of that we don't look at the owners manual is that we should we should be in this book we should look to the owners better because it is truth and it is for our benefit and our blessing. And the more time you spend in the word, the more benefit you will derive from the work, the more blessed you will be from the word.
Let's run through some verses talk about this Bible being true. Psalm one 1943. Doesn't take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth. Five hope in your ordinances number into these quickly retaken that you want to jot them down quick someone, 19, 142 says your righteousness is in everlasting righteousness, and your law is truth. Psalm 119, 151 you are near old Lord in all your commandments are truth, 119, 160, the entirety of your word is truth in every one of your righteous judgment endures forever.
And here's that verse, I just reference John 831 then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him is Interesting because most of us believe that no Jews believe in Jesus you see that right there during the ministry of Jesus is usually willing if you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Jesus plainly says here if you know the truth song to do everything I can to communicate the truth to the truth and you follow Jesus up behind in his work, then you will begin to be set free as you give in to God if he will let go and let God in your life begins the changes you're in this book the washing of the word is what were told no, this verse uses ungodliness and unrighteousness of us understand those terms.
Ungodliness is an accurate attitude against God ungodliness is an accurate attitude against God. Unrighteousness is an accurate attitude against people. Unrighteousness is an accurate attitude against people see and and Jesus said something interesting. He said all the laws wrapped up in this love the Lord your God with all your heart all you model your soul love your neighbor as yourself.
Because if you do those two things you won't break God's law. It's interesting when you take a good look at the 10 Commandments and you look at the first four have to do with our relationship with the Lord good to me no time in the first four have to do with our relationship with the Lord that sets the next six have to do with our relationship with one another, not coveting, killing, stealing, or sorts of so being in right relationship so ungodly unrighteous and those are ungodly relationship with the Lord unrighteous and so we see that the Lord has done all that he can. He means to do in order to free us to have a relationship with him have a relationship with others.
Now occasionally run into a Christian I have horrible relationships with everybody else, but proclaims he loves the Lord. The Bible says that if somebody is like that, or does that they are a liar. They don't love God, who they've not seen and because the Bible says in those passages you know what you say that you love God you haven't seen God, but you don't like people that are gathered around so we see this in our relationships as we look at sin, hurting people, wounding people it hurts and wounds God why people have the concept that the Lord created the earth and kata Senate spinning and then discount now. He sat down and he is watching. That's not correct our sins so grieved the Lord. But the plan emerged to give his son to die for our sins didn't just happen. It wasn't 2000 years ago.
The God all of a sudden had a light bulb moments at all on the he knew from the beginning of time what he was going to do, so that we could be free from our sins in his.
He sees people in bondage as he sees people hurt he wants to reach out to them and and you know when people think God in a wise God not do this, why does God not do that why there's so much pain in the world that relates back to what God is not doing. That's an interesting concept, but let's look at that for second has God given anybody the power or the ability to write some of the wrongs that we see in the world. Yes, who did he give that power to all this people Washington DC is close when it know he gave it to us.
They gave it to us to bring the kingdom of God. If you will.
So you and actually it would appear responsible for these things course, we look at this verse and we think will this unrighteous people there's unrighteous people in this world there is materiality is there's unrighteous people here right now there's money may help you with this lot: anybody named there's an unrighteous person get Ray to sit and stare, I'm not perfect.
If you're looking for pastor this perfect you never gonna find the perfect pastor are you looking for the perfect you're never going to find a perfect. I love the Lord will follow the Lord only communicate the truth of God and the love of God we need understand that each one of us. There's that inner conflict in before you get too upset other people be an unrighteous. Keep in mind your behavior and attitudes that you exhibit some time.
The Bible in Romans chapter 3 verse 10 says, as it is written, there is none righteous, no not one not want the only righteous one is Jesus Christ. The rest of humanity is unrighteous and leaves us in a desperate state for the Lord and while we talked about that justification understand when you come to the Lord, you appeared to him to be righteous because you're covered by the blood of Jesus. Are you actually never going to mess up again will you will mess up again you will stumble.
The Bible says a righteous man even though he fall seven times will get back up again so understand that we talk about unrighteous because you know you can look at other people go see but less understand that something that's in us that God is trying to work out of us and that sanctification process you're listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge will be back with more powerful insight from God's word in just a moment but first, God's grace and mercy is greater than any of us could ever fathom.
That's why he's been so faithful to the nation of Israel throughout the ages. He's not finished. He's promised to remain true to them to the end.
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That website is cross the bridge.com. Now back to today's teaching verse 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them. For God has shown it to them because what may be known of God is manifest in them for God has shown it to them. Great verse powerful force is manifest in them. What is that me means when you begin to follow Jesus parts of your life that begin the changes that power of God emerges and your behavior change in your attitude changes in and people begin to notice those things as God is being manifested in your life that's part of the way the people come to know the Lord as a part of the way because every now and again I come across a Christian and encouraging the witness or whatever they say well mine is a silent with and I just prefer to let my light shine before people and not say anything. Well, that the problem with that concept is try to save this in love your writing that brought the cave. You think you can go if you think you can going to work and go you what you want to pray the prayer now. Don't that's not even Jesus years were to guess what we need to use words and as we do that now.
If our words are without actions there were in trouble or action should be with words.
It should be a combination of the manifestation of the word of God. We look back a few verses it and when you start talking about how to be saved. How to be forgiven, told the Bible is the power of God that's unleashed at that moment whether somebody comes to the Lord to get saved or not, that is between them and the Lord were supposed to be telling and manifesting the power the God is manifested is gospel in so many ways this is amazing as you look at so many things about.
As you work with talk before the prophetic significance of the restoration of the nation of Israel. That's the manifestation of the power of God. The prophecies of God.
You see, Jesus fulfilled so many Hebrew Scripture prophecies is the power of God as you read back through the Bible and you see Genesis 22 Abraham and Isaac a picture of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ our God revealing himself to us as you look to the last 2000 years of human history using the power of God emergent now in The Bob and how the church although so many so many times try to wipe it out. Still here is an interesting thing when you go back to Genesis, when Adam and Eve got kicked out the gardeners of verse in Romans this is even while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. What that means is what you were committing your deepest darkest scent of your life. Jesus was still desiring to forgive you, reaching out to see Adam mess that God was reaching out to. It says there Genesis 3 that when they were kicked out of the garden that God himself is interesting things in their people often miss. Do you understand that you know who planted the gardening God planted the garden of Eden that they might enjoy them when they were kicked out. God, it says made them coats of skins of animals.
The clothing was a lot of significance in that. So there is an animal whose innocent blood was shed because of their sins.
There was the covering, which in the Hebrews go far. Which means, literally, atonement is the way we translate that word pops up again. Actually we look at Noah and the ark. He was covering the ark with pitch again. So far where we get our word for cover was just not in the New Testament to the whole book back when you go through and you look at the names of the men starting with Adam was go through some losing Adam, Seth, Enoch Keenan Maglio, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, polemic, Noah know those are some of the first people who occurred on planet Earth.
But what's interesting is when you go back and you begin to look and define what their names mean in Hebrew, because when you look at Adam. You see, Adam means man when you look at Seth you see in means appointed. When you see Enoch, it means mortal when you see Keenan.
It means sorrow.
Maglio, the blessed God. Many of these definitions are given for this the beginning of the Bible makes you curious why we told what this means Jared Mitchell come down means teaching Methuselah's death shall bring the despairing Noah rest or comfort. So what happens when we put all these names together. Is there any sort of message to humanity that most definitely it says man appointed mortal sorrow. The blessed God shall come down teaching his death shall bring the despairing rest or come there in the names in the beginning of the history of humanity. The gospel itself is revealed. The gospel is not a new plan is one that constantly is being proclaimed is constantly being revealed. If you will. Through our lives. The word of God. The proclamation radio to television through Internet. It is the power of God being manifested first 20 for since the creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. These are significant versus what is this verse literally say.
Well friend, you can look at creation and know there's a God that I know there's some discussion and some debate, but when I look at creation.
When I look at a mountain when I look at planets when I look at the sky. When I look at the earth. When I look at plants. I believe God created him were told that in the beginning God created the heavens and earth. I take that literally was it a literal six days we could discuss that with the fact God and some of the concepts of we've come up with to explain away God.
I think I mean really, if you think of him analogical fashion and always amuses me when the people proclaiming the theory.
The theory of evolution. The theory of the Big Bang when you really they accuse Christians of not engaging in science when less just the Big Bang theory, but let's discuss that for just a second okay there was nothing and then it exploded.
There's kind of a major scientific flaw there because I've never in my life seen nothing explode and I have seen some explosions, but I've never seen anything explode and really produce something of order now. If you're an evolutionist call you dirty names and yet I would just encourage you to research it and understand that evolutionists are leaving the theory and rose as they realize it doesn't work as they examined the name they go no way this evolved the theories that we come up with so that we deny the truth, friend. This verse says it leaves us guilty because it takes a lot more faith to believe in The Big Bang Theory and the theory of evolution than it does to look at nature and say you know what obviously there was a creator.
Obviously this is of intelligent design, and somebody some one was constructing this not somebody must admit that say we don't know who he is not sure is a God of the Bible. Okay that's I can go with that. But understand our bodies are just a testimony of the creation of God, that the earth itself if it was it was 1/2° different. We would be in polar ice caps.
It went half degrees the other way. The temperature of the earth would be over 200°, but it was just trying what went is not a coincidence. It's it's creation friend you know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now own Legion. A 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 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.
Jesus said he would not turn anybody away who comes to him and he came for those people who knew they needed forgiveness. Those who were sick, not the righteous to congratulations bring you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make.
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