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Romans Chapter 4:9-16

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June 12, 2022 1:00 am

Romans Chapter 4:9-16

Cross the Bridge / David McGee

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June 12, 2022 1:00 am

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There is something in us. We are created to worship God were created to have a relationship with this part of a sea of these ways don't get filled will try to fill them with a lot of stuff so will create in the habit relationship with God. But if you don't have this relationship with God. There's this void.

There's something missing. You are in welcome to cross a bridge with the McGee when it comes to experiencing incomplete without God's grace today. Pastor David points us to that grace as he continues in the book of Romans chapter 43.

We talked about David and and we finished up with Romans chapter 4 verse eight which is blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin blesses a manner try really hard blesses man who gets everything right but blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin. Good stuff to now call, turns back.

Paul wrote this book of Romans, to the church at Rome before he had been there since it's an incredible book, great great book of your new in the Lord great great book of you been following the Lord closely for 30 year verse does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only upon the uncircumcised also.

We say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. How, then, was accounted while he was circumcised or uncircumcised. Not while circumcised book while uncircumcised to begin with the Jewish everything we know no circumcision is like a monopoly on God. But Paul here singling out women.

God told Abraham he was righteous.

In Genesis 15 Willie Mike about this sometime today but but it was much later that Abraham was circumcised actually 14 years later Abraham service 14 years before Abraham was circumcised. God said your righteous your righteous paws presenting a an incredible discussion/argument or whatever because it is totally wiped out oversight by works night not saved by works saved by faith because any if we based our relationship with God on our righteousness to understand what that would look like on a day-to-day basis. Recent serious ups and downs going on, but she grace is standing and steadfast in God tells us in his word that his mercies are new every morning. Colossians chapter 2 verse not intensive in Christ, the fullness of God lives in a human body, and you are complete through your union with Christ is the Lord over every ruling authority in the universe see there is something in us. We are created to worship God were created to have a relationship with God.

This part of us, it desires to worship God is Interesting because Siem these boys don't get filled will try to fill them with a lot of stuff so were created to have this relationship with God. But if you don't have this relationship with God. There's this void.

There's something missing. You are in the verse 11 and he received the sign of the circumcision, the seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised that he might be the father of all those who believe though they are uncircumcised that righteousness might be imputed to them also. So circumcision was a sign of what had already occurred before that Christian bumper cigarettes also must grant but if you put a Christian bumper sticker on your car before you were born again or before you came to Jesus.

It really didn't accomplish anything. What happens usually is you come to the Lord and you asking to forgive you and anything on a bumper sticker on my car that you know proclaims my faith in a Sony time I go over 70 and it really convicted and converted friend of those he calls this the land of the fishes because almost everybody in the summer and Aeschylus grace proclamation of faith, but that is a sign that should be after the event.

Another thing some of us were baptized before we knew Jesus as our Savior, maybe were sprinkled at work.

That's awesome that your parents felt the dedication to the Lord to do that is incredible thing, but according to the Bible happens after you come to the Lord after you personally make a decision. I sprinkled a bird appreciate that, but at six weeks old really can come to Jesus and asked him to forgive me a message while I appreciate the heritage, spiritually speaking something biblically fulfilled that father Abraham if you grew up in denominational church probably had that memorable song we got allergic when I sing a little reminder the letter that father Abraham and anything and anything that well. I am missing a one of them and so were you unless all praise the Lord saying that I didn't really understand noticing thinkers in advising and then as I grew in my understanding of the Bible grew in my understanding of the roots of Christianity are in fact Jewish. The Paul talks about this book were studying that we've been drafted in and that we actually are sons and father Abraham, in the sense that the words and you know there's can be a lot of people to get blessed are you, Abraham. They may think what that's all the Jewish people is exactly what Paul is dealing with here now. Anybody who has come to faith in God can inherit these blessings.

If you and not you don't work on something that's Artie been given life lesson here. Salvation is not keeping the law, but keeping the faith. Salvation is not keeping the law, but keeping the faith.

When you come to the Lord you asking to forgive you of your sins does say well you got this issue and you got that issue need to do the things that you do the things you can come to me after you sort out all your problems and you can come to me why pastor what he say that because that's the sense that a lot of people get they think the church is the place you go when you got it all figured out. The church is a place you go when you got life you work through the difficult issues. None of it charges a place you go when you're beat up lost and wandering, we are because you know churches can turn into something when somebody walks in that's lost and wandering is like will be reviewed. What are you doing here and see your hands up and worship more sorry this is the place to be.

If you have questions you have doubts. I intentionally never beat up on an unbeliever in this place Sprint which is what you think back to a time if you know the Lord is your sacred think back to a time when you did and how scary it was going to a church because you never knew what you want and you thought this might be interesting.

That happens here, we can we count people walking there. There are scare last place I went to my told me I had to leave last place I went to my time I could come that come in dressed like this in all and on and on it goes with the grace of God is a very real thing. Why do we get is why we think people need to get squared away with God before they come to extend grace to people look at verse 12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are the circumcision, but also walk in the steps of the faith which her father Abraham had while still on circumcise steps of faith, believe it. God trusted God not through works through grace to pastor David got beaten disgracing the death origin.

This is where we are and were in the Bible were to go through this were to take this time because this is a foundational truth that you know it doesn't matter.

We got saved yesterday. Read essay 30 years ago. You need to be reminded about the grace and be honest.

Just in my personal life is a been studying and teaching hungry just felt a lightness in my spirit. Just enjoy Lord be reminded about the grace of God.

They were you saying that I can just ask the Lord to forgive me, believing that he died for my sins and be forgiven, absolutely not only my saying that that's what the Bible teaches.

What about being sorry enough what a man-made question what what is sorry enough if sorry enough that you never do anything wrong ever again friend. If somebody is coming to the Lord asking him to forgive them of their sin there.

Sorry for what happened to, and occasionally have some Isaac you should you really lead people in the prayer does it really mean anything will. If it doesn't mean anything to them and now it doesn't mean anything, but if there's part of them says no I want to be forgiven. I want to believe they say that prayer with me there.

Forget what about turn away from bad things. It's going to happen. I'm not. I don't have to force it. I don't have to create it. I can't do it God can do it. And at that moment, God begins to work is no longer beside somebody at that point of believing faith is now in talk more about the fullness of the Spirit and other places. But they have God in them. At that point. Thank you for listening to cross the bridge with David McGee will return to David's teaching in just a moment the tragedy in Benghazi. The bombings in Boston in the current unrest in Egypt are all vivid accounts of terrorism each time an event like this occurs, it often causes us to respond with fear. But it doesn't have to because God knows your future and you can to with David McGee's teaching entitled know your future immune to terrorism. You'll come to understand the realities of radical Islam while rejoicing in God's promises for your future.

Don't allow fear to consume your life. Instead, find hope with this month's special offer. Know your future be immune to terrorism know your future is available as a CD or DVD, and is our gift to you when you call today with a donation to cross the bridge ministries is because of your continued faithful support that were able to broadcast across the nation. With the life-changing word of God to help support cross the bridge and receive your CD or DVD copy of the know your future call 877-458-5508 or go online to cross the bridge.com and now let's return to pastor David's verse by verse teaching in the book of Romans six, verse 13 for the promise that he would be the heir of the heir of the world was not Abraham our to see through the wall but through the righteousness of faith. Maybe this'll help add clarity. Imagine the scene few years ago Christmas gifts walk in the living room and kids are open and stuff maybe actually gets a keyboard or something. Maybe JD gets something for his guitar, then get something first drunk walk in there actually is will this is that this is a really nice keyboard. This is so awesome I give you 100 bucks for what you hundred bucks for him given that okay hundred 20 no honey I'm I'm given that to get hundred 25 that's my phone off. No, honey that is a gift to you limitation ago. I never tried about salvation little different Smith disagree keyboard.

You know what I'm gonna do all all go out and mow the yard eight times so I own it. No, honey, you're in.

Okay, I'll mow the yard nine times so no, honey it's a gift that I'm given to you have to do anything.

It's already yours moment below frustrating my daughter.

I'm trying to give you a gift is an expression of my love for you and your child about your try to earn and you can't bite you can earn it has to be given the think of the frustration we called in the heart of God. When we do exactly that with the greatest gift to mankind is ever known by him by all learning can earn up to get I want to give. I have to do is open in the church, the grace of God were 14% shall not have dominion over you owing for the different chapter will be there in a few months later where the chapter 4 verse 14 for those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect. So the Jewish people made errors through their works and it's not faith. It is works, David, David, David, was declared righteous soon as he confessed before God with Nathan. Make sacrifices, not after he made offerings then right there sin before the Lord.

They considered your sins, but what they're put away grace indeed does leave the works will balance this out as we go through the Bible, but it all starts with grace. The law points out the problem law points out that we need salvation a few weeks ago and even if you're not taking notes. I would encourage you of your follow Jesus believer in Jesus we don't have these verses would encourage call the Roman road only given to you again to John I'm down somewhere in your Bible or carry them with you somewhere. Romans 310, 320-358-5126 23 Romans 10 910 if you know nothing about the Bible. If you jot these verses down and somebody comes up.

What's the problem what's the solution you can simply read them. These verses and lead him to the Lord.

I pray that prayer will encourage everybody to have these in your Bible have these handy when it be a tragedy if tomorrow so I can say what's up was the spiritual problem, what's the spiritual solution and you'd sat near this morning right Saturday heirs through grace were adopted. Verse 15 because the law brings about wrath for where there is no law there is no transgression.

Where there is no wall there is no transgression back. I went over Mrs. Tripp spoke at Bible college in Germany.

The graduation is really cool minister and some other places down there in the you have the autobahn over there which section of that. Have they have speed limits and intersections of it but don't and Enders Rhodes 10 lane roads are just flat for like 5 miles. The guys are going to pastor Dave and okay will okay so to be honest I get. I was in this audio. This rental rental car and and and you know I went, fast, and then the norms will freak out. Then later romantic guy from the Bible college professor, teacher he was in the car beside me norms in the back circuit really consider white knuckles or face and so this guy is going to. This is an audience. Autobahn God is trying to bless you.

So I hope that I was awesome. I mean, it was the again this is not 40. The roads were wet. I mean, it was understood want to have high-performance vehicles with was in kilometers, nor was it really sure how fast we were going. I did the math. I was fairly impressed.

I had never been 147 miles an hour before was no law now before you think you should go out and do this on 40. There's along for don't you dare go out there and then when you get will be okay if he is number no law out there was a lot to will the law is wrong to over this certain speed limit is interesting that the notice that whatever the speed limit is everybody goes like five or 10 miles an hour faster than the speed limit is 65. Most people going between 7075 it was 55. Must be going between 60 and 65. We just like to push the self after first to go well with the law employer for less than 10 miles an hour I heard, but then you know what happens. Got your little group you're going 63 and 55 welcomes a state trooper. What happened to busloads now also in 55 seems like a good idea just how to get there without a numbering there is something in getting where our hearts, 11. We want to push the words that should a little bit further than you as I go through my life. I don't go around touching every door or every park bench.

But you know what there is there something that can create in me, the need to feel like I got in touch every door, every park bench wet paint stick and then done liquid are even more Mrs. wet paint. Do not think it's dry all man see when you see that wet paint sign and you want to touch something wrong with you. That's the real you want to break the law you will amend the law you want to push it just right and the law points this out. Life lesson here law is not given the save us but that we might know we need saving law wasn't given to save us but that we might know we need saving. Given the law can't say Willie was no long I will given the law. We know the law. We know points out our need for grace our need for salvation.

Verse 16. Therefore, it is a faith that it might be according to grace so that the promise might be sure to always see not only those who are of the wall, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham was the father of us all to get its its faith. It's grace. It's not works and it's based upon God's faithfulness on his faithfulness, salvation is will timeline the father thought it the son bought it.

The spirit taught it. The Bible brought it safe on the question is have you sought father thought it son bought spirit taught the Bible brought Satan fought bushes have used audit comments in Jesus, please forgive me of my sins from the roots of this are not simply New Testament Paul's point out is when you know this goes all the way back to Genesis, we think, well, you know the right essay by work-related and labor scriptures whereby I got say the sacrifice militant saved through faith for grace, forgiveness, if you will credit verse 17 as it is written, I made you a father of many nations. The presence of God whom he believed God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did is incredible. Verse God called those things which do not exist as though they did is an incredible power nor were credible. How in our words. Words can devastate people and we had that little thing on your sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me after found the one true along the lines just like yourself.

Things got said that were very painful, but her was a power there was a viciousness and negative aspect of these words and people would say. Chances are, everyone of us have those sent to us and we set another is the bad part of the words. But there's another side to say in things that are encouraging. Think about Romans 10 says that we are saved through confession speaking is important if somebody ever can say the words to the prayer they should say is I will praise them in my heart to confess the same outline 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 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 this was your first time praying that prayer with Pastor David we would love to hear from you.

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