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Romans Chapter 4:13-17

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June 18, 2022 1:00 am

Romans Chapter 4:13-17

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The Lord severely have kids rooms that he believed God literally leverage the payment to be a father of many nations grew to be 100 before he saw the fruition of the promise he feels like a man was about trusting in your abilities or God's ability. Welcome to cross the McGee Abraham didn't weigh the promises of God based on his own ability.

Instead, based the promises of God's will build today. Pastor David encourages us with these words as he continues in the book of Romans chapter 4 is teaching me was going down to verse 13 for the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not Abraham are 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 if kids are open and stuff maybe actually gets a keyboard. 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 and this is so awesome I give you 100 bucks for what I get out about four 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 to do all I'll go out and mow the yard eight times so I own it, honey, you're in. Okay, I'll mow the yard nine times so on. No, honey it's a gift that I'm given to you have to do anything.

It's already yours moment, I would probably be a little frustrating.

My daughter to be like honey 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 buy. 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 has ever known. I want to buy him a alternate can earn it, 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. Like Holly, 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 is not faith. It is works, David, David, David, was declared righteous soon as he confessed before God with Nathan not have to read 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 lead to works and will will balance this out as we go through the Bible, but it all starts with grace.

The law points out the problem of 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 believe in Jesus, we don't have these verses would encourage called the Roman road on the given to you get the job 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 and 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 now.

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 law there is no transgression. While back I went over mission trips will get Bible college in Germany. The graduation is really cool ministry 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.

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 circularly 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 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.

It 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 a visa to be okay give you his number no law out there was a lot to will the law is wrong to go over this certain speed limit is interesting that you 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. Most people going between 1655. 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.

Get your little group you're going, 63 to 55 welcomes a state trooper.

What happened to busloads now also in 55 seems like a good idea just how to get there without in them break. There is something in us getting where our hearts want to wander. We want to push the words that shipped 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 or every park bench wet paint stick and then done. Look wet 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 reality you want to break the law you will amend the law you want to push it just right and the law points this out lifeless near the law is not given the 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, who was the father of us all to its its faith. It's grace. It's not works and it's based upon God's faithfulness on his faithfulness from the roots of this are not simply New Testament metal pulse point out is when you know this goes all the way back to Genesis lines and we think well you know the essay by works related in the Hebrew Scriptures whereby I got say the sacrifice of militant saved through faith for grace and forgiveness of you will credit. 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 know your future call 877-458-5508 or go online to cross the friend. You have a heart for the lost. I invite you to send us the first names of your lost loved ones and we will have hundreds of people praying for them. Just go to cross a and click on the prayer button and you will enter their name and if you put your name and email address and they're all send you free resources to equip you to pray and teach her how to reach your lost loved ones, please don't wait this is so important, so please again go to cross a and click on the prayer button send us the first names of lost loved ones will send you some free information and together we can partner to deliver the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole world. The whole book for the whole world. And now, let's return to pastor David's verse by verse teaching in the book of Romans 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 in our 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 in her was a power there was a viciousness and negative aspect of these words of people would say. Chances are, everyone of us have those sent to us and we set another us the bad part of the words. But there's another side to say in things that are encouraging thing 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 should speak about pram in my heart to confess the same a while so that's what we should do years ago is an interesting traveling is in a mall somewhere and try to close the service and Lord just close the song is about a train ride the train get on the train with Jesus in an singsong unfinished. Whenever the pastor was just weeping and tears plan on doing that song. To be honest, when I got finished UK should yeah here's I'm really blessed us and like what's going on as well. Here's my father passed away about six months ago when he had a stroke and he couldn't speak and he said I Know ministering to them kept talking to them about salvation.

We can speak told him what he should pray and what he should say he said when he passed away. I was really not sure we knew the Lord that is Stephanie said no you don't understand the last few weeks. I keep having these dreams of my father waving to me for maturing and Having my Thinking. Why don't keep having these weird dreams about my dad on the train goes in this morning when you set there and you saying about getting on the train with Jesus and Jesus calling us on board. He said the same again see him again power of words to encourage somebody in God called me as a pastor in you will you call me a pastor long before I was God called you to an understanding that you would respond called you and saw you, you will be on time.

Beyond space is blessed James talks about this power of words we says hey you know how can blessings and curse things flow out the same should be shown, so these blessings of Abraham can be in for many observers more thereon us were blast.

We are so blessed the more you travel the Maurice the understand that we are so blessed here were blast question is blessings or flush the float not only to flow through you is not just about you being a sponge and soaking up the blessings of God.

But then you turn around and blessing others see Abraham was blessed by God and then what it needed to turn around and blessed others. Many, many others so when you serve other people you're being a blessing to them when you encouraging with your words are being a blessing when you pray for people you're being a blessing to when you report a minister you're being a blessing.

Things are flowing through the blessings of Abraham upon the powerful prayer to pray for lost loved ones just believe that God is going to save him. Certainly we can get him balanced with that some people have gotten in balance with this first but you know what I think a lot of times words were afraid to stand on the face of God were afraid to believe that God might do something incredible in our lives or through us. Part of the reason we do this week we think of our abilities. Next life listeners.

Abraham did not weigh the promises by his abilities, but by God's ability to keep them in Abraham plaintiff praised God before the evidence was there a brand in the way the promises by his abilities with God's ability to keep Abraham praise God before the evidence was there. The Lord said year and 1/2 kids. Abraham said he believed God literally neighbor he said amen amen you be a father of many nations. Amen. Was 8400 before he saw the fruition of these promises and it was like a man you and talk about trusting in your abilities or God's ability. It would seem to be fairly remarkable that 100 years old father John and Sarah was 90. Deacon temperature. My grandparents did live that long to come to me as a baby, grandma, grandpa, stop that now don't be so not durability. God's ability think a lot of times we we were afraid to believe God for something incredible. All non-another that that just can be to what I have An adventure in my life of faith seeking God come through, over and over and over and over and over again that God has placed within me through the past is experienced. I believe God from anything. Early on in ministry were traveling out to use this ministry just to bring 100 people in the kingdom. Next, no less. A lot. I really struggled with my fight we got part of the weight. Two thirds of the way through the year and we have follow-up stuff that we did and I was like 3040 people say we're just getting started, but I still pray Lord I believe in you can do this by my abilities, but by your ability. I know you can do this and know you can do this. I know you can do this. I sat there was a youth rally and everything that could go wrong seem to be going wrong 90 was like 200 kids in the opening band out on Lake so I got only about time I was getting to the gospel. There is, it was just a Masters parents that were coming in the back and trying to find her kids generally generally in a villain in the middle of the congregation. I was like I can stay focused got to the gospel. You will receive Jesus as your Savior. Raise your hand and hands flew up all over the room. I thought they misunderstood the question so okay so I got more and more detailed and then then then the second etiquette to an end that applies feeling comfortable's Phil we had we had 65 follow-up packs.

We gave away every one of those interesting as many of the kids came and said, you know, we've never heard this before broke my heart. Interesting got in the next year is okay. How many how many this year will bring a thousand people in the kingdom three ministry mission price I'm leaving for struggled hundred leaving for about why because he had a tracker. I know I can trust just expose my humanity else somewhere in Arizona. They were getting say I'm sorry for the promise of what you know I'm counting for you in case you lose track for some stop that don't do that again. I learned a lesson.

I don't do that anymore because one person one person angels in heaven or rejoice one person coming to sin. Lord forgive me. Salvation is a miracle's amazing thing uniform from Abraham in the Bible talks about this from Abraham's physically innate as far as reproducing body was God's dad talked about Sarah's womb being barren from the death came life in the tomb of Jesus death. The graveyard was a burial place his own disciples whom he told that he would be raised from the dead, thought it was done and over.

So much so that when people kingdom is that hate is not there. There like a somebodies line from the place of death came life has to be God has to be God had to be God that Abraham and Sarah had children had to be God that he came out of that had to be God that we dad in our sin can have life through grace. Salvation is a gift. You don't have to buy plane through Scripture can't learn it. The gift how do you open it bobbles very plain about calling the name of the Lord confessed that he died for your sentence telling me sorry simply telling me sorry Messed up. Please Forgive Me, Give Me the Power to Live. The Lord and Say Well Okay Well You Behave Yourself for the Next Week or Two. I'll Give You This Forgiveness You're Asking for Right Now Know in That Instant. That's Is Done.

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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.

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